- YouTube enlists big-name help to redefine channels (AP)February 20, 2012
- Ask Slashdot: How Do You Deal With Priorities Inflation In IT Projects?February 20, 2012
NetDanzr writes "I work for an IT company that has a steady stream of projects, new features to our existing products and technical support issues. As it is customary, though, our development resources are not sufficient to cover the amount of projects. As a result, our delivery dates are slipping, and as a result the average priority of projects is rising. Where the goal was to have only 10% of projects rated high, within a year nearly 50% of projects are rated as such. Our solution is to completely wipe out the project list once per year and start a new, properly prioritized list. How does your company deal with this inflation of priorities?"Read more of this story at Slashdot.
- Decision day for second Greek bailout despite financing gapsFebruary 20, 2012
- Sony makes mobile gaming push with handheld Vita (AP)February 20, 2012
- Top UN inspectors in Iran for crunch nuclear talksFebruary 20, 2012
- Congress demands FTC investigation into Google's Safari trackingFebruary 20, 2012
- Etc: ABC's Nightline will air a report on Foxconn's Shenzhen, China factory on Tuesday, February 21 based on exclusive access to the facility granted by Apple and Foxconn.February 20, 2012
- Iranian ships reach Syria, China warns of civil warFebruary 20, 2012
- Microsoft Extends Operator Billing Platform for Windows Phones AppsFebruary 20, 2012
- Japan's Softbank to Launch 76Gbps Mobile Data Service This WeekFebruary 20, 2012
- Clean-tech startup GreatPoint scales up in ChinaFebruary 20, 2012In a $1.25 billion deal, GreatPoint Energy's coal-to-natural gas technology will be built in China, the first large-scale plant for that technology in the world. [Read more]
- Should The FTC Investigate Google's Safari Gaffe?February 20, 2012
- Chinese Court Orders Ban On Apple's iPadFebruary 20, 2012
zacharye writes "A lawyer representing Proview International on Monday announced that the Intermediate People's Court in Huizhou, a city in southern China, ruled that distributors should stop selling iPads in China. From the article:'The ruling, which was also reported widely in China's state media, may not have a far-reaching effect. In its battle with Apple, Proview is utilizing lawsuits in several places and also requesting commercial authorities in 40 cities to block iPad sales. Apple Inc. said in a statement Monday that its case is still pending in mainland China. The company has appealed to Guangdong's High Court against an earlier ruling in Proview's favor.'"Read more of this story at Slashdot.
- Google Latitude launches Leaderboards, your friendly global check-in competition (Digital Trends)February 20, 2012Digital Trends - Remember Google Latitude? The little Google feature that comes alongside its Maps application which allows you to see the location of your friends and how to get to them by public transportation, walking or bicycling? The app was quickly forgotten under the radar of iOS 5â²s Find My Friends, and even though it added a check-in function much to the likes of Facebook Places and Foursquare, it never became quite as popular to do so. So was Googleâs solution to quietly add a Leaderboard function over the weekend to give users points for checking into places?
- Microsoft quietly extends consumer support for Windows 7, VistaFebruary 20, 2012
- Wal-Mart to take majority stake in China e-commerce firmFebruary 20, 2012
- Clear tops iOS Apps of the Week (Appolicious)February 20, 2012Appolicious - This week’s top iOS apps are all about finding new things. There are apps to help you learn new words, apps to help you find new music, apps to help you find new hot spots and apps to help you find presidential landmarks. If that’s not enough, there’s an app to help you organize your life. So keep reading and enjoy the best this week has to offer.
- ABC peeks into Apple factory's working conditionsFebruary 20, 2012Nightline is touting an exclusive look inside Foxconn's facilities amid public pressure on Apple to improve the working conditions in its supply chain. [Read more]
- Google Latitude Adds Leaderboards, Game-like Check-insFebruary 20, 2012
- LightSquared defaults on Inmarsat paymentFebruary 20, 2012
- UK Government To Demand Data On Every Call, Email, and TweetFebruary 20, 2012
judgecorp writes "The UK government is proposing a law that would require phone and Internet companies to store information on all communications, and hand it to the security services when required. The Communications Capabilities Development Programme (CCDP) abandoned by the last government is back on the table, proposed as a means to increase security, and likely to be pushed through before the Olympics in London, according to reports."Read more of this story at Slashdot.
- Mozilla Gives CAs a Chance to Come Clean About Certificate Policy ViolationsFebruary 20, 2012
- Chip designer CSR boosts shares with $50 million buybackFebruary 20, 2012
- 911 broadband network: brought to you by TV spectrum selloffFebruary 20, 2012
- PS Vita set for European launchFebruary 20, 2012
- Nielsen: Smartphone ownership rates clash over age, incomeFebruary 20, 2012
- LG Announces Optimus VuFebruary 20, 2012
- How the UK plans anti-terror phone, email monitoringFebruary 20, 2012
- Why Apple didn't include Siri in OS X Mountain LionFebruary 20, 2012
- Photo of (quite possibly fake) iPad 3 mainboard makes an appearanceFebruary 20, 2012
- 'Hot for Teacher' lands student in hot waterFebruary 20, 2012
- FHU enters Apple 'Distinguished program'February 20, 2012
- Why Siri isn't included in OS X Mountain LionFebruary 20, 2012
- Top 10 apps for the iPad including a sneak peek at a brand new oneFebruary 20, 2012
- How the Simpsons will spark EA's freemium pushFebruary 20, 2012Electronic Arts plans to launch a freemium Simpsons game for iOS in the coming weeks, in what it expects to be one of its biggest mobile titles of the year. [Read more]
- Fifty years on, Glenn's flight remains a giant leapFebruary 20, 2012John Glenn, the enduring face of America's early space program, blasted off and into history 50 years ago today, kicking off NASA's bid to catch up with the Russians in the Cold War space race. [Read more]
- Chrome kingpin Pichai promises Android upgradesFebruary 20, 2012In a Q&A, Chrome leader Sundar Pichai promises the Android version will improve "by leaps and bounds" and says the browser will make Google money directly. [Read more]
- A conversation with John GlennFebruary 20, 2012With razor-sharp clarity, John Glenn recalls his pioneering 1962 flight to become the first American in orbit. Now 90, he discusses the mission, a subsequent shuttle flight, and the current state of NASA. [Read more]
- John Glenn: The Man Behind the HeroFebruary 20, 2012
On March 1, 1962, thousands of people lined New York City s Broadway. Some climbed into an unfinished building to use it as a makeshift grandstand. They all wanted a glimpse of a real life hero. In the back of a car driving slowly down the street sat John Herschel Glenn Jr., smiling and giving onlookers a thumbs up. He looked just like an astronaut should. Nearly five foot ten inches of trained muscle, his receding red hair cut close to his head accented his ruddy face that was freckled from months of running on the beach in Florida. His wife Annie, whom he met when both were toddlers, sat next to him beaming.
- Internet again disrupted in Iran ahead of electionFebruary 20, 2012
- ITC rules in Apple's favour in HTC patent disputeFebruary 20, 2012
- Samsung approves LCD spin-off; focus shifts to OLEDFebruary 20, 2012
- Alibaba to secure loan, eyes HK unit buyoutFebruary 20, 2012
- Factbox: John Glenn's spaceflightFebruary 20, 2012
- John Glenn's fury over death of Nasa space programmeFebruary 20, 2012John Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, has launched an attack on the adiminstration of George W Bush after Nasa was forced to retire the space shuttles last year.