5th February 2012 Archive
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Comment We drill into the uphill battle ex-Playstation boss Hirai faces
When Faultline first began following Sony in 2003, it was worth $36 billion on the stock market. At the time Apple was worth $9.8 billion and it was about to launch the iTunes Music Store. We said that Sony should buy Apple and put Steve Jobs in charge. Of course it was whimsical, Apple and Jobs in particular would never have …
Music and Media 5 Feb 12:30
Whip? Check. Dead horse? Check.
Movies studios are moving on the defunct Limewire, filing a complaint in a US Federal Court to take their cut from the company’s copyright infringments. Following a 2010 summary judgment against the company in a case brought by record labels, the company last year settled with the music industry majors for $US105 million. That …
Law 5 Feb 21:49
Hope for cheaper telecoms kit
University of Southampton and Penn State researchers have demonstrated a technique to embed electronics into optical fibres, which if commercialised would enable simpler and cheaper telecommuniations kit. The idea, according to head of the university’s Optical Research Centre Dr Pier Sazio, is to build an electro-optical …
Science 5 Feb 22:30
Cooler, marginal reefs don’t mind warmer water
While Austraia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef has been suffering bleaching and damage, the combined impact of warmer oceans agricultural runoff, a few thousand kilometers to the west, coral growth seems to be enjoying the changing climate. The research, published on February 3 in Nature, shows that the Porites coral – so stressed …
Environment 5 Feb 23:00