<iframe id="53285d432edc1" name="53285d432edc1" src="http://ox-d.sbnation.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=554248&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" mce_src="http://ox-d.sbnation.com/w/1.0/afr?auid=554248&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" width="970" height="250"><a href="http://ox-d.sbnation.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=53285d432edc1&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" mce_href="http://ox-d.sbnation.com/w/1.0/rc?cs=53285d432edc1&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE"><img src="http://ox-d.sbnation.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=554248&cs=53285d432edc1&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" mce_src="http://ox-d.sbnation.com/w/1.0/ai?auid=554248&cs=53285d432edc1&cb=INSERT_RANDOM_NUMBER_HERE" border="0" alt=""></a></iframe> Every once in a while, the Lytro Illum blew my mind. I’d take just the right picture at just the right moment, and I’d suddenly have it captured in a way that felt more real, more alive than anything else I … [Read more...] about Lytro Illum review: this is the camera of the future
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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has bought minority stakes in major American companies including Boeing, Facebook and Citigroup, a regulatory filing showed, giving it a portfolio of nearly $10 billion in U.S.-listed stocks. The $300 billion Public Investment Fund (PIF) has been buying minority stakes in companies across the world, taking advantage of market weakness in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. The PIF disclosed stakes worth $713.7 million in Boeing, ABOUT $522 million in Citigroup, $522 million in Facebook, $495.8 million in Disney and $487.6 million in Bank of America, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filing https://bit.ly/3e2A01B on Friday showed. The PIF has a nearly $514 million stake in Marriott and a small holding in Berkshire Hathaway, according to the filing. The PIF also disclosed an $827.7 million stake in oil company BP, which has American Depository Receipts (ADRs) listed in the United States. "The Saudi sovereign fund went … [Read more...] about Saudi wealth fund boosts US holdings with stakes in Citi, Boeing, Facebook
"It's not a question of an inference being available; no inferences are available because nothing has been established yet, which would supply a basis to say that [Facebook Ireland] is conducting its business as an agent of Inc," senior counsel Noel Hutley said in the preliminary hearing on Friday. … [Read more...] about Facebook Inc says it does not have contractual relationship with Australian users
Lately, Apple's draconian requirements for ISVs to sell their apps through their store is attracting more attention. David Heinemeier Hansson, Basecamp co-founder and CTO, complained loudly and publicly that Apple's App Store rejected an update to Basecamp's new email app Hey because it didn't offer in-app purchases that would be handled by Apple's payment system and give it a cut of sales. The email service costs $99 a year, and Apple is in the position to cut revenues from iOS devices if Hey doesn't comply with the rules. Indeed, Apple can just block Basecamp from selling Hey at all.said in a discussion with Hansson on The Verge's podcast that Apple was charging "exorbitant rents" that were tantamount to "highway robbery." Cicilline continued, "It's crushing small developers who simply can't survive with those kinds of payments. If there were real competition in this marketplace, this wouldn't happen." … [Read more...] about Was Microsoft in the 1990s really better than Apple in the 2020s?
The conflict started because Basecamp dislikes Apple's App Store fee structure. As Hansson tweeted last week, "We've been in the App Store with Basecamp for years. We know the game. It was always rigged. It was always customer-hostile, deeply confusing, but the unstated lines were reasonably clear. Now, Apple has altered the deal, and all we can do is pray they don't alter it further." … [Read more...] about Apple approves Hey e-mail app, but the fight’s not over yet