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Yes, Apple Is In Discussions With Cable Operators, And Everyone Has Known This For Months belgium france

 

August Journalism, anyone? Just because some outlets have a short memory, let’s get this out of the way right up front: Yes, Apple is in discussions with cable operators, and has been for months. Of course, just because Apple’s strategy hasn’t actually changed recently won’t stop some other sites from acting like the heavens have opened up and Steve Jobs himself is negotiating these deals.*

Anyway, just to bring everyone up to speed about why I’m even writing this today: The latest non-news in the Apple TV saga comes from the Wall Street Journal, which reports that Apple is “is in talks with some of the biggest U.S. cable operators” about getting them to deliver live TV through one of its products — maybe a next-generation set-top box or even (gasp!) a TV.

Well, that’s great except Bloomberg reported that Apple was talking to carriers like AT&T and Verizon about some sort of TV back in February. Oh yeah, and the Globe and Mail reported Apple was pursuing partnerships with Canadian operators Rogers and BCE around the same time.

Apparently the news here is that the companies Apple is talking to are really fucking big. After all, AT&T and Verizon are relative newcomers on the TV market, compared to industry stalwarts like Comcast or Time Warner Cable.

Or maybe it’s that Apple is offering up one of its own devices as a set-top box replacement? If true, it’s not that revolutionary of an idea, and it’s not that surprising. After all, Apple has pay TV providers like Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Cablevision, AT&T, Verizon, DirecTV, Dish Network, etc. are all already building iPad apps… So why not get them on board with apps that would take their live and on-demand video streams over the top and put them on their subscribers’ TV, without needing a second or third set-top box? (Microsoft’s Xbox already allows cable operators to do this, and they seem just fine with that.)

So there are plenty of reasons why this isn’t news, and isn’t particularly earth-shattering, but here’s why it would make sense:

  • Cable companies know that users are already buying Apple products like iPads and the Apple TV anyway, so why not build apps for devices that they already own, or may want to.
  • The current generation of set-top boxes sucks, and they could most likely build a better user interface on an Apple device with an open SDK, and update and iterate on it more quickly than some legacy piece of shit from Cisco or Motorola.
  • Cable companies would rather have the consumers bring their own devices, rather than having to pay for crappy set-top boxes themselves and leasing them out to subscribers.

Maybe the reason we’re all talking about this is that it finally sort of shuts the door on Apple’s long-rumored plans to build its own over-the-top TV service. Or maybe it’s because the mythical iTV, whichGene Munster has been saying will come any day now, looks like it’s not coming by the end of the year after all?

Or maybe, well, maybe it’s just because it’s August and there’s nothing else going on.

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* Seriously, Business Insider? What the fuck?

 

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Spotify Gets Hit With A Patent Suit From Nonend, A Dutch Peer-To-Peer IP Holder

 

The neverending patent wars keep on raging, and Spotify is the latest to get targeted in the social media skirmishes. The popular music streaming company is getting sued by Nonend Inventions, a Dutch company, which claims Spotify is infringing on five of its U.S. patents covering streaming media, peer-to-peer search, and retrieval and playback techniques. Nonend says altogether it holds more than 40 issued patents and patent applications in the areas of peer-to-peer networking and streaming technology. This is the first suit it has filed in defense of these.

The complaint, which we have embedded below, was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, against Spotify Limited and affiliated companies, today. Nonend is demanding a jury trial in the case.

Nonend says it is targeting Spotify and not Pandora or others because Spotify is built on a P2P architecture, meaning that users actually get very little of Spotify’s music from Spotify’s servers (8.8% Nonend claims); relying instead a distributed model using other subscribers on the network.

“This feature makes the Spotify service faster, more efficient, and less costly to operate, and uses the technology at the heart of the Nonend Patents,” the complaint says. Spotify, it notes, has three million U.S. subscribers who have shared over 27 million songs, and listened to over 13 billion songs. Spotify has been reportedly valued at $4 billion.

We have asked Nonend’s legal counsel if it plans to file suit against other P2P streaming companies as well. Nonend’s counsel, Richard C. Vasquez of Vasquez Benisek & Lindgren LLP, notes that Nonend has not yet, but would be willing, to license the technology.

This is not the first time that Spotify has been sued over patents. Just two weeks after it launched in the U.S. in 2011 it was sued by PacketVideo, which alleges that Spotify’s cloud-based music distribution architecture infringed on one of its patents. Spotify said at the time it would strongly contest that allegation. Spotify itself currently appears to have five patent applications with the USPTO but holds no assigned patents.

The is the latest in a series of social media patent suits. Facebook and Yahoo famously sparred over patents covering different features in Facebook until they finally reached an amicable settlement. Facebook itself has purchased and licensed dozens of patents for these features. Facebook is currently suing Mitel Networks, and Mitel is suing Facebook, over different features on the social network, so some of these newly acquired patents are coming into play.

Nonend Inventions describes itself as a “P2P and streaming technology innovator” but it doesn’t appear to have productized any of those innovations itself. Vasquez notes that when the technology was first created and the patents filed in 2000 and 2001, the company did have the “goal of becoming a streaming Internet radio company.”

Nonend’s website is very brief on what its current activities are: “Due to business developments this website is limited,” reads the homepage. It appears that all the patents in question at the moment (the exact phrase in the complaint is “include, but are not limited to”) have been created or co-created by Marc van Oldenborgh, who describes himself as the owner/inventor at Nonend on his LinkedIn profile.

The specific patents cited in the suit are U.S. Patent No. 7,587,508 (“Multiple Source Receiver-Driven Streaming of Content Between Peers”), U.S. Patent No. 7,590,752 (“Playing Media Content on a Media Player while Streaming the Retrieved Parts of the Media Content to Other Devices”), U.S. Patent No.7,779,138 (“Streaming Content Between Media Players Configured to Locate Each Other”), U.S. Patent No. 8,090,862 (“Initiating an Alternative Communication Channel for Receiving Streaming Content”), and U.S. Patent No. 8,099,513 (“Streaming Content from One or More Production Nodes or Media Player Systems”).

“The Nonend Patents have been recognized as state-of-the-art, cited as prior art in at least twelve (12) U.S. patents issued to the likes of IBM, Samsung, and Sony,” the complaint notes.

Financial damages are not specified in the complaint.

Facebook Now Gives You Privacy Control Over Each Of Your Old Profile Photos

 

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Facebook used to only let you set a single privacy setting for all your old profile photos, but now there’s a privacy widget on every past profile photo. This puts your Profile Photos album in a special category alongside Mobile Uploads that Facebook tells me “gives people more granular control” over photos you upload one at a time. More controls may translate into more willingness to upload photos.

Your current profile photo and cover photo are still public, though, so you might want to keep the beer and cleavage out of those.

All your other albums beyond Profile Photos and Mobile Uploads will only have a cross-album privacy setting that applies to every photo inside. The “Edit Album Privacy” button seen below was how the Profile Photos album previously functioned as well.

To make sure people undersand their newfound control, Facebook will be doing some education in the form of sidebar ads explaining the change and leading to the Help Center

It’s a big day for Facebook photo privacy, considering this morning it confirmed with Ars Technicathat after years of criticism from privacy groups and blog, its new server system completely erases photos users click the “delete” button on.

With these new controls, users may be more willing to share shots of themselves because they know they’ll always be able to control their visibility individually, and they can nuke them if need be.

Training PC Applications Series: Concepts of Information Technology (IT) – 1 day

Class overview :

After taking this course, the learner will be able to identify and differentiate various kinds of computers, hardware, and software. The learner will also be able to describe the concept of networking and list strategies for protecting their computers and the data they contain.

Class goals :

  • Identify various kinds of computers, from mainframes to microcomputers
  • Distinguish between computer hardware and software
  • Identify the steps in developing a computer-based system
  • List several ways that networking extends the capabilities of a personal computer
  • List several precautions to follow to prevent damage to a computer and its data
  • Distinguish differences among copyrighted software, shareware, and freeware

Content of PC Applications Series: Concepts of Information Technology (IT)

  • Information technology
  • Understanding computer types
  • Main parts of a personal computer
  • Computer performance
  • Input and output
  • Computer storage devices
  • Software
  • Types of software
  • Systems development
  • Networks
  • The electronic world
  • Health, safety, and environment
  • Security
  • Copyright and the law
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Training PowerPoint 2010 Series: Introduction to PowerPoint – 2 days

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This course provides an overview of the use of PowerPoint 2003 and shows how to get started using the program.

Class Goals :

  • Start and navigate the PowerPoint interface
  • Create and open a presentation
  • Review and edit a presentation
  • Display and print a presentation
  • Save and close a presentation
  • Outline a presentation

Content Of PowerPoint 2010 Series: Introduction To PowerPoint

  • Introducing presentations
  • Navigating the interface
  • Creating a new presentation
  • Using the AutoContent Wizard
  • Editing text
  • Manipulating slides
  • Displaying, printing and saving a presentation
  • Working with objects
  • Working with text
  • Working with slides
  • Using the Outline toolbar
  • Working with the outline
  • Checking spelling and the thesaurus
  • Using the Style Checker and the AutoCorrect options
  • Using Smart Tags

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