"The law of DRM means that neither the writer who created a book, nor the publisher who invested in it, gets to control its digital destiny: the lion's share of copyright control goes to the ebook retailer whose sole contribution to the book was running it through a formatting script that locked it up with Amazon's DRM."
Pretty powerful commercial for Beats, which happens to be banned from the current World Cup by the FIFA Sony marketing agreement. Apple might have bought a pretty cool company in Beats, whether you like their headphones or not. Wow.
I remember seeing Tony Gwynn play in the Olympic stadium against the Expos on a few occasions. Because the Big O was largely empty, we would move down as close as we could to the action. During games, Tony Gwynn always seemed to be having fun in the dugout, on-deck, in the batter’s box, at first base and even after games, win or lose. He seemed like a nice guy who happened to be a superstar. Sports needs more nice guys these days. It is a real shame they lost one of the nicest at only 54.
Tesla Motors has “open-sourced” a large swath of their patent portfolio. Great new if they are actually open sourcing them, but there isn’t a specific license attached, so be warned if you start building on them and don’t have a license agreement in place. Still very cool for the electric vehicle industry and planet earth.
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