On June 13, 2011, a news website The Register reports that Twitter has filed a complaint with the World Intellectual Property Organization citing “cybersquatting” and trademark infringement charges as cause to gain control over the domain twiter.com – a web property they could use to redirect to their official website should anyone accidentally type “twiter.com” with a single letter “t”.
Truly, twiter.com would be a hot commodity for the social network and most likely help create more hits and traffic. Although the twiter.com domain was registered a full two years (in 2004) before Twitter registered theirs, Twitter will have to prove that it was registered in bad faith.
Twiter.com appears to have changed ownership one or more times and may give Twitter just enough of an edge to win their case. Interestingly, Twitter made the decision to take the route of filing through ICANN’s Unform Dispute Resolution Policy rather than using the courts.
Source: The Register
When Apple purchased iSlate.com last year, everyone naturally thought that would be the name of their new tablet device – the iPad.
Now that we know the name of Apple’s iPad, what we don’t know is what is going on at iPad.com Below is an image of the homepage the way it appeared on March 20, 2010 and lists the domain as registered by Enero 6 Corporation. Enero being spanish for January.
But now the homepage looks like this and states iPad.com is “COMING SOON.”
Even though Enero 6 Corporation is still listed as the registered owner, it makes us wonder and raises the questions who, what, and when? Another Apple mystery waiting to be solved! Any ideas or facts anyone?
From personal computers to notebooks to netbooks to tablets and quickly closing in on fashionable wrist wear The personal computer has come a long way in such a short time. From small monochrome screens to huge HD flat screen monitors and now narrowing back down to photo frame sized HD quality screens that, according to Steve Jobs, “fill a niche.” Netbooks appeared to be close to filling that niche but Amazon and Apple’s Steve Jobs proved them wrong. The popularity of netbooks grew fast but their lifespan fell horribly short. Enter the iPad.
Steve Jobs said that the wave of the future is mobile devices.
Thanks to Apple and the introduction of the iPad, tablet computing
and gaming have become widely accepted among the masses and
other companies are quick to follow suit.
Apple iPad users are making claims in many of the online forums that they are using their desktops, laptops, and even iPhones less and less. Many users are even going so far as to claim them as “dust magnets” now that they have an iPad due to its many functions and features. One particular forum member says…”The iPad has completely changed the way I use computers.”
So now we might truly wonder, what is the future of Apple”s Mac Mini, iMacs, and all other forms of PC’s by other companies altogether? Will the likes of the Mac Mini be the first to go? The introduction of Apple’s iPad obviously raises the question about the future of some of their current products with the popularity of the iPad and its future ability to function like a laptop.
Also, companies are now incorporating software and chips into
tv’s that can, and will, do everything a computer can. So will iMac’s be replaced with an actual 60″ Apple technology induced TV?
An HD flat screen with a camera lens, an Apple logic board and software
built in to use side by side with Facebook and DirectTV?
How much life is left for current computer platforms? Will the Mac Mini possibly get one or two more revisions and then be discontinued altogether? Will iMacs survive or be replaced with high powered tablets that could include an HDMI or maybe a “mini HDMI” port to connect a monitor to? Or perhaps tablets will forego monitor connections altogether and incorporate micro
projectors for use on any surface, anywhere, anytime?
The future of computing has arrived and these features and more
are being developed as we type. In just a few short years you can
most likely count on carrying around a “keyring computer” on your
key fob with a micro projector that will allow you to compute on
any surface, anywhere, anytime! Virtual keyboard! Data banks filled with your entire personal info, documents, and work folders that you can wirelessly access anytime on the fly at the press of a virtual button! Google will make sure of it. And Apple will want to be at the forefront of the competition.
Thus the introduction of “keyring” computers is closer than you think. So what might Apple introduce in a keyring form? And what would Apple call it? The iFob? Oh yeah! The future of computing is here folks and coming to a keyring near you!
RIP oh desktops and laptops in the Valley of Intel!
Lost in English to Arabic translation or vice-versa? A new website launching today aims to provide automatic translation with hope that it will help promote peace between Middle East and Western civilizations. The new website ran in beta mode for ten months and officially launches today. Interestingly, the new website operates where a government closely monitors the internet but so far the site continues to operate without getting blocked by government firewalls.
Written by Ryan Singel
EPIC, or the Electronic Privacy Information Center, filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commissions last Tuesday in an effort to expose Google Buzz as violating consumer privacy laws and suggests that Google may have even gone so far as to have broken federal wiretap laws as well.
Written by Bob Sullivan
Still excited about buying that iPad? Coming to a home or mobile device near you. NEWS! That is, if you want it bad enough to pay for it. Free news online is coming to an end sometime soon. Like next year!
We already know major news providers are striking deals to format their content for so called “e-readers.” It’s only a matter of time that you will be given the “privilege” to view news articles after you pay for them. Anyone got a quarter? I need one to put into the slot on the side of my new iPad so i can read the news. So much for sarcasm.
Read Full Story: Inquirer
Pharmaceutical companies are gearing up to provide consumers with
apps and devices for video-game consoles and mobile devices.
Bayer, for instance, has a glucometer that will connect to your Wii
to promote consistent blood sugar testing in diabetic children.
Drug makers can no longer rely on making big money based on popular
drugs so now they are turning to technology to create apps and services
that target consumer devices. You don’t think MONEY has anything to do
with it do you? Get the answer……..
Applied Physiology Ltd., a company that develops biomedical devices, appointed a new CEO in time for its launch of the Navigator System that’s designed to target flow and pressure in the body’s circulatory system.
Philip Daffas, the newly appointed CEO, has a wide range of experience
related to innovative medical products and marketing. The Navigator
System is set to launch early this year.
The Department of Labor requires businesses with a pension
plan or 401k plan to file certain forms. However, as of January 1st,
the DOL switched to paperless filing and now requires that businesses
file forms electronically. The DOL will fine businesses $15,000
who cannot file electronically because they are without internet
or email service.
Story: OC Register
American Airlines announced on Monday it is removing
the free blankets on all flights in North America beginning
in May. However, on flights that last more than two hours
passengers can buy a pillow and a blanket for $8.
Full Story: Dallas News