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Departing Autodesk CEO says he became dumber and less funny the moment he quit

Carl Bass says quitting will mean people stop laughing at his jokes as we noted in passing yesterday, Autodesk's Carl Bass has stepped aside as CEO. And now he's penned an unusually sincere missive explaining why. Bass writes that “When I first became CEO, people asked me what it was like and I joked 'I immediately became …
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Facebook investors yell at CEO: Get the Zuck out of our boardroom!

An activist shareholder proposal is calling for Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to give up his position as chairman of the board. The proposal [PDF], floated by online advocacy group SumOfUs and backed by a group of Facebook shareholders, requires Zuck to cede the position atop Facebook's board of directors to an …
Shaun Nichols, 7 Feb 2017
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Autodesk vapourises ten per cent of jobs to go completely cloudy

Autodesk, which is getting close to phasing out physical product sales, has announced it's also going to farewell 925 jobs, about ten per cent of its global workforce. The move comes less than two months after the company woke to find not one, but two “activist” investor funds on its share register: Eminence Capital and Sachem …
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It’s Adobe’s Creative Cloud TITSUP birthday. Ease the pain with its RGB-wrangling rivals

Feature Exactly a year ago today Adobe’s Creative Cloud servers went dark for a whole day, leaving some users unable to open their apps. Deadlines were missed, clients were let down, digital editions failed to appear and a generally crap time was had by all. Adobe Photoshop For more challenging jobs, stacking elements and effects in …
Adam Banks, 14 May 2015
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Adobe and software pals haul Forever 21 to court over piracy allegations

A trio of software firms is taking a large US-based fashion retailer to court for allegedly pirating their software. Adobe, Autodesk and Corel claim that clothes bazaar Forever 21 infringed their copyright by illegally copying a raft of well-known software tools and not paying license fees. Forever 21 is a $3.8bn retailer …
Gavin Clarke, 2 Feb 2015

Storage for BUILDERS: No, it's not a roomy cupboard, it's Nasuni's BIM file bash

Cloud storage gateway startup Nasuni has added global file locking tuned for Autodesk's building design software and a natty little desktop gateway box. V6.2 of its Nasuni Service software has had its global file locking software developed to support the work-sharing features in Revit, which is Autodesk's Building Information …
Chris Mellor, 3 Dec 2014

Autodesk CEO: '3D printing has been way overhyped'

Solid 3D printing may be all the rage these days, but the headman at one of the world's leading 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software and services companies thinks its promise has been overblown. "Much of what's been said of the benefits of 3D printing has been way overhyped," Autodesk president and CEO Carl Bass said …
Rik Myslewski, 22 May 2014
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Autodesk to release 'open' 3D printer

Design software specialist Autodesk is taking a step into the wonderful world of hardware, after announcing it intends to released a 3D printer. CEO and president Carl Bass has blogged about the new device, to be called the “Spark”, and explains that the company is trying to get the computer-aided design community enthused …
Simon Sharwood, 16 May 2014
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AutoCAD daddy buys UK design software firm Delcam for £172.5m

Autodesk is all set to slurp British firm Delcam for £172.5m in a bid to snatch more software to offer to the manufacturing sector. The US computer-aided design (CAD) software firm offered Delcam £20.75 per share, a premium of 21 per cent compared to the price at which the company closed on the London Stock Exchange yesterday …
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Look ma, no plugins! Streaming web video with just JavaScript

Mozilla and Los Angeles, California–based graphics software company Otoy have jointly announced ORBX.js, a new JavaScript library which the companies say can deliver full 1080p, 60fps digital video in a browser window using only web standards–based technologies. "It is a remarkable achievement to see a high performance video …
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Moviemakers on a quest for their real-time 3D Holy Grail

The massive blockbuster Avatar reintroduced 3D to the 21st century. The big difference from the previous 3D invasions was digital technology. Optically and physiologically the principle was the same: pairs of frames, representing a left eye view and a right eye view, are presented (near-) simultaneously to the viewer. The 3D …
Chris Bidmead, 27 Nov 2011
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Autodesk shifts design apps to the cloud

Autodesk is planning to take the bulk of its software onto cloud services in the next three years, beginning with AutoCAD WS. “The collaborative aspects of cloud working are going to revolutionize the design field,” Andrew Anagnost, vice president of suites, web services and subscription at Autodesk, told The Register. He …
Iain Thomson, 22 Sep 2011
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Autodesk Fluid FX

iOS App of the Week A very long time ago, graphics guru Kai Krause - a name sure to make any Mac user over a certain ago go all misty eyed and nostalgic - created an app - or 'program', as we called them then - named Goo. It allowed you to morph and distort photos in various, vaguely amusing ways. It was primarily just a bit of fun, but Goo did …
Cliff Joseph, 25 Aug 2011
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AutoCAD bear hugs interwebs, Apple iOS

Autodesk has released a web service and an iOS app for viewing, updating, and sharing AutoCAD designs when AutoCAD isn't handy. With the help of a plug-in for the desktop incarnation of AutoCAD, you can upload files to the web service — known as AutoCAD WS — and the files can then be viewed from a browser or, thanks to the …
Cade Metz, 1 Oct 2010
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Software re-sale restricted by US Court of Appeals

Software company Autodesk can stop a man from re-selling second-hand copies of its software because the programs are licensed to users, not owned by them, a US appeals court has ruled. Software producers who clearly impose restrictions on buyers and make it clear that buyers are only licensing material rather than buying it …
OUT-LAW.COM, 13 Sep 2010
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Games console 'killer' powers Avatar 3D power package

A fledgling gaming service claimed to be a "console killer" is being used to test delivery of high-end 3D modeling and design software from the cloud. Autodesk has been testing the delivery of its signature AutoCAD, Maya - the visual effects software used by director James Cameron in Avatar - plus its Inventor and Revit …
Gavin Clarke, 26 Mar 2010
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US court says software is owned, not licensed

Software company Autodesk has failed in its bid to prevent the second-hand sale of its software. After a long-running legal battle, it has not been able to convince a court that its software is merely licensed and not sold. Like many software publishers, Autodesk claims that it sells only licences to use its software and that …
OUT-LAW.COM, 6 Oct 2009
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New Yahoo! CEO's former company cuts and restructures

Oh, the irony. Autodesk has announced it will cut 10 per cent of its workforce and has lowered its fourth-quarter earnings forecast. Usually, we wouldn't pay the travails of the 2D and 3D software design firm too much heed, but the cuts come just two days after executive chairman Carol Bartz was named the next CEO of Yahoo!. …
Austin Modine, 15 Jan 2009

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