Archive for April 6, 2012

Microsoft Paying Popular App Makers to Create Channels of Growth for Windows Phone – Forbes



Microsoft Paying Popular App Makers to Create Channels of Growth for Windows Phone
Microsoft has a strategy to make Windows Phone a player in mobile and is using its control over pricing tactically to ramp up consumer adoption of the platform. We are seeing this played out most prominently in Sunday's release of the Nokia Lumia 900 ...
Microsoft Is Writing Checks to Fill Out Its App StoreNew York Times
Microsoft Banks on Mobile AppsWall Street Journal
Windows Phone's Big Problem: Google Ignores ItInformationWeek
USA TODAY -TG Daily -Mobile Burn
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Rumbling Seats, Chic Weed Eats, and Various Things on Fire [Video]

Roll that spliff phatly, pack some fresh ice into the binger, and set the Volcano to "toastify." It's time for tonight's Stoner Channel. We've collected our best high-times material for the discerning pothead so sit back, relax, and pass that shit on the left, yo. More »

FCC Fridays: April 6, 2012

We here at Engadget tend to spend a lot of way too much time poring over the latest FCC filings, be it on the net or directly on the ol' Federal Communications Commission's site. Since we couldn't possibly (want to) cover all the stuff that goes down there individually, we've gathered up an exhaustive listing of every phone and / or tablet getting the stamp of approval over the last week. Enjoy!

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How To Share a Cake Over the Internet


mikejuk writes "The problem to be solved sounds trivial — cut up a cake so that each person thinks they get a fair share. This classical problem gets even more difficult if the 'players' can't all see what is going on at the same time — for example because they are negotiating via the internet. Now there is an asynchronous algorithm that is guaranteed to be fair and it all depends on using an encrypted auction. The new algorithm is simple and easy to use, and might be the solution to any number of difficult situations where people need to share things so that everyone comes away happy."

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Making a Stretch Cruise Ship Is Tougher than It Looks [Boats]

Today's mega-sized cruise liners are more akin to a floating city block than they are to any boat that harnessed the wind. More »

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