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mobiletestingfordummies:

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We thought we’d share some information on our testing process.

My name is David Blooman, I am the principal tester for responsive news, all questions and queries can be sent to me at david.blooman@bbc.co.uk. Twitter @davey_blooman

When testing the devices, there are 4 main areas to…

Antitrust+?

parislemon:

Given my post last night, this will probably sound like piling on. But I’m sorry, it’s the first thing that comes to mind. I don’t see how it can’t.

How on Earth is Google going to avoid antitrust inquiries with their new Search+ features announced today? If Facebook, Twitter, etc, have any decent presence in DC, the ball began rolling a few hours ago.

This is the type of case that Senators die for. Google wrapped it in a bow and placed it in one of their laps.

Most of the broader antitrust concerns against Google are bullshit in my opinion. You can argue that they have a monopoly on search, but it’s a natural one. They’ve earned it. They’re simply better at search than their competitors. This has always been true. It remains true.

But when they use that natural monopoly to start pushing into other verticals, things get gray. Travel, restaurant reviews, etc, etc. We see more of it each year. 

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matthewfraser-thismuchiknow:

The French are notorious for their obsession with maddening, micro-meddling rules and regulations.

Anglo-Saxons who live in France, as I do, constantly struggle with the puzzling paradox in a society universally admired for its splendid “joie de vivre” — yet infamous for its oppressive…

ex-genius:

NEWS: Space Shuttle Enterprise completes historic flyover of New York City on the back of a modified 747 before delivery to the intrepid museum. This is totally an actual photograph of what actually happened. 

ex-genius:

NEWS: Space Shuttle Enterprise completes historic flyover of New York City on the back of a modified 747 before delivery to the intrepid museum. This is totally an actual photograph of what actually happened. 

evgenymorozov:

The essay below runs in the April 5 issue of the London Review of Books. I post it here for educational purposes only!

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In Your Face

Evgeny Morozov

Our Biometric Future: Facial Recognition Technology and the Culture of Surveillance by Kelly Gates

NYU Press, 261 pp, £15.99, March…

thenationmagazine:

Although most of the Affordable Care Act wont take effect until 2012, one of its main stipulations, that anyone under age 26 is covered under their parents’ plan, is having an enormous, positive impact.

thenationmagazine:

Although most of the Affordable Care Act wont take effect until 2012, one of its main stipulations, that anyone under age 26 is covered under their parents’ plan, is having an enormous, positive impact.

fromme-toyou:

What my memories of fashion week look like…
Spectra Polaroid camera, Impossible film, from Bill Blass 

fromme-toyou:

What my memories of fashion week look like…

Spectra Polaroid camera, Impossible film, from Bill Blass