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Jan 21, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto
"Windows 10 will be free for existing Windows users running versions of Windows back to Windows 7. That includes Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and Windows Phone. Microsoft specified it would only be free for the first year, indicating Windows would be software that users subscribe to, rather than buy outright."
Jan 14, 2015
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto
The next billion internet users will be from smartphones...
Mar 3, 2014
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto

January 2014: Americans used smartphone and tablet apps more than PCs to access the Internet last month -- the first time that has ever happened.

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Jan 27, 2012

Is that Blood on your iPad?


I've been reading a New York Times series about Apple's fiscal control of manufacturing with Foxconn in China. Here's the article: In China, Human Costs Are Built Into an iPad,
Category: General
Posted by: mtoto

It links to an earlier article on Apple as well: How the U.S. Lost Out on iPhone Work.

Well, since I'm working on developing media to run on a Kindle Fire and the iPad, I'm implicated as well.

China is undergoing an industrial revolution like America did 100 years ago. I recently watched a documentary on Andrew Carnegie, where they said steel workers commonly worked 12 hour days, 84 hours a week. So it doesn't seem there are any innocent parties in this process. Personally I want everybody-all-at-once to express more simple and human conditions for everyone so we don't destroy the planet or exploit the poor.

I'm also rooting for the $35 tablet, which will be sold in India, to jump-start mobile devices to the next billion internet users.

 

 

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