Archive for June, 2012

Michelle Obama Cites Jesus as Model for Citizenship

Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

First lady Michelle Obama Thursday offered a rare public reflection on her religious faith, telling a conference of the African Methodist Episcopal church that the life of Jesus Christ is a model for democratic organizing. “It’s kind of like church,” Obama said. “Our faith journey…

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    Canada won’t predict reaction to any RIM takeover bid

    Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

    A sign of Research in Motion is seen at its headquarters in WaterlooOTTAWA (Reuters) – Struggling BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is important to both Canada and the world, Canadian Finance Minister Jim Flaherty said on Friday, but he refused to be drawn on whether the government would allow a foreign takeover of the company. "If there were a proposal for RIM or part of RIM coming from outside Canada, then that's a matter that of course the minister of industry would review, should it fall under the terms of the Investment Canada Act. …


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      Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean, installs end on August 15th

      Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

      Adobe won’t support Flash in Jelly Bean, installs end on August 15thThe late Steve Jobs famously predicted the death of Flash more than five years ago, and barred it from the company’s iPhone and iPad. One of the apparent advantages Android always had over iOS was Flash, but this will not be the case come August 15th when fresh installs of Adobe Flash will come to an end. “We will use the configuration settings in the Google Play Store to limit continued access to Flash Player updates to only those devices that have Flash Player already installed,” the company wrote on its website. “Devices that do not have Flash Player already installed are increasingly likely to be incompatible with Flash Player and will no longer be able to install it from


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        RIM prospects dire after launch delay: analysts

        Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

        A logo of the Blackberry maker's Research in Motion is seen on a building at RIM Technology Park in Waterloo(Reuters) – Research In Motion Ltd could run out of cash and ultimately fail, even with the launch of its now-delayed BlackBerry 10 device early next year, Wall Street analysts said. At least 10 brokerages cut their price targets on the stock, some by as much as 50 percent, a day after the company reported worse-than expected quarterly results and said it would delay the launch of its next-generation device to early 2013 from late this year. RIM shares were down 16 percent in pre-market trading on the Nasdaq. …


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          Tulsa Is 14th City to Proclaim June 30 Social Media Day

          Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

          Tulsa Is 14th City to Proclaim June 30 Social Media DayTulsa, Okla., has officially named June 30 , making it the 14th city in the world to recognize the day.


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            20 Worst-Named Phones and Tablets

            Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

            20 Worst-Named Phones and TabletsThese days it’s just not good enough to give your phone or tablet an unassuming name like the RX-5050 or M3420e.  Instead, devicemakers spend their days masterminding memorable monikers that are supposed to generate buzz. More often, though, they cause static or confusion. Here are the very worst of the lot.


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              Apple’s iPhone

              Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

              Apple’s iPhoneFriday marks five years since the world first got its hands on a smartphone that would turn the industry on its head. In five short years, Apple went from the ground floor to being the most profitable company in the smartphone business by a staggering margin. Apple and Samsung — two companies that weren’t even on the smartphone industry’s map a few years ago — are now the only two major global vendors making money, and the split was estimated at 80/20 in Apple’s favor last quarter. That’s 80% of smartphone industry profits in less than five years with just five different smartphone models under its belt during that span. But this isn’t just about Apple. The advent of the


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                RIM Is Dying Because It Got the Future of Phones Completely Wrong

                Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                RIM Is Dying Because It Got the Future of Phones Completely WrongFollowing yesterday's sad quarterly earnings report that confirmed the deterioration at Research in Motion we've heard about for the last year, The Wall Street Journal's Will Connor tells us why exactly the BlackBerry maker failed so hard, and it has a lot to do with getting everything wrong about the future of phones. When faced with the decision to make an iPhone competitor, for example, RIM didn't see that kind of smartphone as a real threat, predicting businesses and individuals would stick with the e-mail-centric device. …


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                  Tampa Officially Declares June 30 Social Media Day

                  Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                  Tampa Officially Declares June 30 Social Media DayTampa, Fla. has officially declared June 30 . It joins 13 other cities and two U.S. states in formally marking the day.


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                    Adobe Won’t Support Flash in Android 4.1

                    Jun 30 2012 Published by under General Interest

                    And thus ends the tale of Flash on mobile browsers: Adobe has announced it will not support Flash Player browser plugin for Android 4.1 and onward.

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