A Message To Eric Schmidt And Android: Put Up Proof Of Profits Or Shut Up | TechPinions:
“Please stop. There’s nothing more important to a business than profits. Stop talking about:
– market share without context. – how much profit you’re going to make in some distant, undefined future. – how much you’re making from some undisclosed and undiscoverable content, advertising, data gathering or other nebulous activity. – how your business model is different and it shouldn’t be compared to other companies. You’re wrong. Every company’s profits can and should be compared. Profits are the great equalizer.
The proof is in the profits. If you don’t the have profits, you don’t have the proof. And if you don’t have the proof, then please, just stop talking.”
I’ve often wondered how much money Google actually makes from Android. I suspect, even if you factor in mobile ad sales, it’s peanuts.
Christine “Mother of Julian” Assange:
Human Rights Watch:
Ecuador’s laws restrict freedom of expression, and government officials, including [President] Correa, use these laws against his critics. Those involved in protests marred by violence may be prosecuted on inflated and inappropriate ‘terrorism’ charges.
Impunity for police abuses is widespread and perpetrators of murders often attributed to a “settling of accounts” between criminal gangs are rarely prosecuted and convicted.
Spurious criminal charges were brought against human rights defenders, including Indigenous leaders. Human rights violations committed by security forces remained unresolved. Women living in poverty continued to lack access to good quality and culturally appropriate health services.
The willingness of radicals on both left and right to embrace vile regimes when it suits them continually sickens me.
“It was obvious Lance Armstrong was doping”
It touches on a wider issue in the world of sports journalism – what Walsh describes as journalists as “fans with typewriters”.
“There was a time when it wasn’t cool to be a fan with a typewriter. When you went to a stadium you went as a journalist, and you didn’t express any partisanship for one team or another.
“Because the Armstrong story was deemed to be so good, so remarkable, an inspiration to countless millions, who wants to rain on that parade? Who wants to be the one to say, ‘hold on, it may not be what it seems’. Journalists then begin acting like fans with typewriters.
For “sports journalists” read “tech journalists”. Whether they’re following Google or Apple, we have way too many “fans with typewriters”.
Reddit Readies for Brewing ‘Inter-Website War’; Major Subreddits Ban Links to Gawker Media:
It’s okay for anonymous Redditors to post upskirt photo after upskirt photo, but a huge violation of privacy for a journalist to report on the men who post them? How does that make any sense?
Can’t really argue with that one.