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Monthly Archives: June 2016

Tech Weekly Live: Tech City Talk (Intellectual Property) reading list

Here’s your weekend reading about creative ownership in a post-scarcity world. Hargreaves Review: Digital Opportunity (Intellectual Property and Growth) (IPO) Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property Commons Select Committee Hearing (1 November 2011) Coadec’s reponse to Hargreaves (COADEC) Hargreaves review: Viewpoint – UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey (Music Week, March 2011) U.K. Study Says Private Sector Undervalues Creative Industries (Billboard Magazine, ... Read More »

Boot up: A sister’s eulogy for Steve Jobs, NYT’s David Pogue on Windows Phone 7.5, and more

A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs >> NYTimes.com Moving. Windows Phone Is back, full of great tricks >> NYTimes.com David Pogue likes it: “Windows Phone 7.5 is gorgeous, classy, satisfying, fast and coherent. The design is intelligent, clean and uncluttered. Never in a million years would you guess that it came from the same company that cooked up the bloated ... Read More »

Tech firms are banking on a cloudy future

While 2011 has been the year of the smartphone, 2012 looks set to be the beginning of a major push by the likes of Sony, Apple and Samsung to sell their customers families of interconnected screen devices, serving up digitally stored entertainment libraries. People will be urged to throw out their remaining CDs and boxed sets and store music, films, ... Read More »

Can Microsoft’s Kinect take care of business?

Kinect is celebrating its first birthday. Originally designed as an Xbox 360 game controller, in June this year Microsoft opened up an SDK to allow people to develop apps for it, providing they weren’t commercial in nature. This week, the company announced that anyone, commercial or not, will be able to develop apps for Kinect. The question is, will we ... Read More »

Boot up: ‘Jester’ hacktivist speaks publicly (sort of), Apple readies new store app, and more

New Apple Store app launches Thursday; here’s how it will change Apple’s retail operations >> BJR Intrigued to see take-up of this. Samsung: show us the source code, Apple >> Smart Office And now in Australia: “In Federal court today Samsung counsel Cynthia Cochrane said her client would need the source code for the iPhone 4S and agreements Apple had ... Read More »