They're called realtors...Realators often stage and photograph their houses so they can sell them...Zillow is a realtors' classified ad site...not a social media site. The images are licensed to Zillow by professionally licensed realtors who not only own the copyrights of the photos, they also make their own pages to display those images.
I don't quite understand what you're getting at. Samsung lost the case they had against Apple due to wholesale laws. The case was not about fanboyism at all because if Samsung would've been able to collect FRAND royalties off of something wholesale that a company had license to sell...meaning that the company selling wholesale already paid the royalties...it would've set a nasty precedent to allow double dipping...meaning a company could collect on royalties more than once for the same standards essential patent under FRAND.
Well, Apple doesn't have to focus on hardware as much in the smartphone market...They're focusing on OS development for that. They fired the entire iOS team that developed iOS6 and put in a few people from OSX development for iOS7...
This whole thing basically stems from a certain 3G antenna used in the CDMA version of the iPhone 4...You see, Infineon was the designer of that 3G Antenna...and they were allowed to sell those chips to Apple as wholesale. That meant Apple didn't have to pay royalties on the standard essential patents used to design the chips...Specifically, all Samsung did was write the optional BIOS embedded into the logic of those chips. That equated to less than 1/1000% of the patent...
I do have it on good authority that Apple does in fact have a metalergy patent for the graphite-based heat sinks it uses in its mobile devices to dissipate heat. Hardware design might not change externally by design, but the arangement and guts of the devices do.
I'm sure I'm likely to get flogged for saying this...but I'm glad at least that Apple did win this case. Even if Apple didn't get the amount they wanted, if they hadn't won, a victory for Samsung would've opened the FRAND market to double-dipping through wholesale production.
It'd be useful to spy on those countries. We'd get a clear look at how people really feel vs what they are told to feel by their suppressive leaders. What establishes most of that trust is that the US gvt contracts and funds these projects rather than run them itself...
I honestly think that even if some of these programs initially fail...they are still successful in raising the awareness that some countries actually try to oppress basic human rights. It's simply unfortunate that such countries now use our survalince scandal as propaganda...but I think the genuine intent of the program will eventually outweigh politics for the greater sense of good.
The meshes are meant to stop digital spying in those countries...Believe it or not...citizens of countries that censor the Internet, are more heavily monitored than the NSA did us...The mesh is also a means to help get around such censorship from the outside world.
"The key to DRM is that it can?t interfere with the customer?s ability to play the game,? Sullivan says. ?It?s not uncommon for people to get a new computer every few years, or to have multiple computers. Sometimes they don?t have reliable internet connections. There?s no perfect solution yet.?
Translation: Consumer: There is something wrong with the way you programmed the game...I have the latest parts for a gaming rig and it still causes severe framerate lag.
Square Technical Support: Did you upgrade to the latest computer parts?
Harassment via proxy aliases should NEVER be covered by the First Anendment when concerning academic works and opinions. This is especially when it affects the opinions of others...and steers arguments to one opinion through the actions of a single person representing him or herself as many people.
While man-made climate change does happen, it's mostly localized. The major "global warming" issue with the Midwest's cold snap has to do with a certain long-winded named volcano that erupted in 2010 in Greenland. The ice caps aren't melting either...They are actually getting bigger as we are overdue for another ice age...though I don't think that will happen in any of our lifetimes.
Eminent Domain can be abused, but given that MPAA production companies often make cities (hello I'm from Ohio, we don't give Disney or Tigue Productions (Kevin Costner's Production Company) pay and then give tax breaks for filming here, "Frick's Law" is only fair and reasonable. In order to shoot a major movie scene on site in a city, you have to shut down a few grids and perimeters for a number of weeks until second unit can move in to get stock footage...This costs most cities hudreds of millions of dollars...I think Maryland has something there...Usually Disney and Tigue only ever shot at Cleveland's sports arena's or in the case of The Avengers...Tower City Mall...I admire Frick for having the freaking balls of steal to do this :-3
This problem is extends into the NFL...I happen to live within 10 miles of Ohio's geodetic center...aptly named Centerburg...Half the town gets Browns and Indians games...the other half gets Bengals and Reds.
We have one of those towns in Ohio...Bixly....and the Village of Bixly, Ohio lost its mayorship and was annexed into a neighboring town.
He's given away so much money to bring technology to schools, it'd take 70 years of a person working at $20 an hour working around the clock to match that...That's more than 3/4 of his 2012 fiscal net worth....and it's estimated he's still worth $54.7-billion...