Huawei Pulls Back on Network Side, but Still Hopes to Build U.S. Brand for Phones
13 Dec 2013, 11:19 am
In an interview, Huawei Executive VP Colin Giles says the company doesn't have an Apple- or Samsung-level marketing budget but needs to somehow build its brand in order to compete beyond the entry-level phone market.
Mark Zuckerberg and Yuri Milner announced on Thursday evening the establishment of the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, a set of $3 million awards given to recognize outstanding achievement in the discipline. These are in addition to the Breakthrough Prizes in life sciences and fundamental physics
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The invention of laughter: Charley Douglass and the laff box
Charley Douglass was first guy who could make anyone laugh at the push of a button. The sound engineer invented the laff box and the laugh track technique, which was quickly adopted by television in the 1960s and named "sweetening." The laff box was a typewriter-like machine that could produce a spe
Every week, players of the global augmented-reality game Ingress receive an email that starts the same way. "Greetings Agent," it begins. "The global struggle for control of XM and human Mind Units continues." To an outsider, the emails can come across like low-rent basic-cable sci-fi. But to the ga
Despite the alleged recommendations of a presidential advisory panel, the White House will not be splitting the roles of NSA head and US Cyber Command chief, The Washington Post reports. "Following a thorough interagency review, the administration has decided that keeping the positions of
Sony Pictures has big plans for the Spider-Man universe. Though The Amazing Spider-Man 2 won't be hitting theaters until March, the studio is already announcing three new movies in the franchise: a third Amazing Spider-Man film, a Venom film, and a film featuring The Sinister Six — a group of
CPJ Internet Channel: While tech companies call for spying reform, telcos silent
On Monday, eight of the world's leading technology companies set aside their rivalries to issue a direct challenge to U.S. lawmakers: lead the world by example and fix America's broken surveillance state. Although the tech companies' statement sends a powerful message, notably absent from the letter
The concept of network neutrality holds that all Internet traffic should be treated equal and that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, should serve as free-flowing gateways for information rather than as filters. But in politically polarized Venezuela, neutrality is an increasingly rare commodity a
Everyone agreed at the panel discussion I took part in yesterday in Washington that the fate of about two dozen journalists working for The New York Times and Bloomberg News in China is unresolved. No one knows what will happen by the ostensible deadline of midnight, December 31, 2013,...
Police arrested four journalists on December 3, 2013, and detained them for nearly a week for covering a peaceful protest in the capital of the semi-autonomous republic of Somaliland, according to local journalists and human rights organizations....
Inside the Gospel narrative
Author Jay Parini shares details from his book, “Jesus: The Human Face of God.”