Episode 589: The mother of all patents
Imagine a patent to end all patents, and IBM in control of the whole thing. Er. Bad?
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How to get to 10 million iPhone sales by 2008.
Molly is RIGHT.
Apple needs to keep everyone locked down because AT&T is paying them part of the subscription.
Secret trove of unlocked iPhones.
I couldn't help but write in, but I think the serial numbers on the non-retail employees' free iPhones were restricted on redeeming the $100 credit, because, er, a bunch of us tried to do it "just to see." We got dialog boxes saying that the credit was nonredeemable on Apple-provided phones.
It looks like maybe there was an oversight on the retail guys' phones, perhaps because they could switch them out with the plentiful stock surrounding them.
Thanks for the podcast guys, love the show!!!
Oh my God. What is the patent office thinking?
As a Web developer, I've been doing this for years.
Well that didn't take long. UCLA just sent out this e-mail to all its students shining a big spotlight on the recent $9,250/song RIAA court ruling, and advising them to visit campusdownloading.com for more info. Sounds suspicious...because it is! A whois lookup shows that it's registered to Widmeyer Communications, which as it turns out is a PR firm for--you guessed it--the RIAA! I can't say that I'm surprised.
In reference to your discussion on show 588 about Sprint possibly dumping WiMax:
I shouldn't be sending you this considering I work for Sprint, but I can tell you for a fact that Sprint is not abandoning WiMax. Yesterday, Oct 23, Sprint internally announced that the first successful data test was completed eariler this month in Illinois. Tranfer speeds were in excess of 3MBs.
Sprint tends to only offically announce positive news, so I am taking them at its word here.
Anonymous Sprint Employee
Intense Google map being updated regularly.
Here's another with more maps from Google, Berkeley, NASA, and others...
You guys stay safe.