Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

#futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 3307 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-11-04 14:40:03
    Android dominates the smartphone market !

    #android   #iOS   #blackberry   #smartphone   #euromaestro  

    Google's Android software for mobile devices was running on 75 percent of smartphones shipped in the third quarter, as the search company extended its lead over Apple, according to research firm IDC.

    Apple's iOS system, used in iPhones, was second with a market share of 15 percent. Apple's new iPhone didn't come out until late in the quarter, while Samsung Electronics Co. and other Android makers had major releases earlier.

    A year ago, Android had just 58 percent to the iPhone's 14 percent. Gains came largely at the expense of BlackBerry and Symbian phones, according to Thursday's report from IDC.

    See the NPR article.
    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=164200607

    While Android phones dominate unit sales, 90% of profits in the smartphone market is held by two companies, Apple and Samsung.

    Apple still manages to make more profits (twice as much actually) in the smartphone market than all the other operators combined

    What does this leave for Windows and Blackberry ?
  • 2669 plusses - 452 comments - 559 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-05-13 00:46:43
    Removing traffic lights to improve circulation and safety.

    #futuredesign   #traffic   #roadsafety   #sciencesunday   #euromaestro  

    Thanks, over half a million views ! And over 1 000 reshares

    Li Xu, a college student at the Harbin Institute of Technology devised this interchange system to reduce severe traffic congestion in China's capital city Beijing. 

    A town in the UK has removed traffic lights at a busy intersection to improve flow and safety. 
    Experiment Town in England turns off traffic lights surprising results

    European Towns Remove Traffic Signs to Make Streets Safer
    http://www.dw.de/european-towns-remove-traffic-signs-to-make-streets-safer/a-2143663

    Paris to allow cyclists to run red lights in bid to cut accidents
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2097882/Paris-allow-cyclists-run-red-lights-bid-cut-accidents.html

    Will removing traffic signs and traffic lights improve safety and reduce the travel time for motorists and pedestrians ?
  • 0 plusses - 487 comments - 1409 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 1271 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 1271 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-31 17:51:30
    NASA working on faster-than-light space travel.
    NASA says warp drives are plausible.

    #NASA    #futuretech   #space   #spaceexploration   #ftl  
    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro     #williamshatner   #williamshatnerwednesday   #startrek  

    An article in extremetech.com says that we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/136408-nasa-working-on-faster-than-light-travel-says-warp-drives-are-plausible

    Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power it.

    Alcubierre’s design called for an American football-shaped spacecraft with a flat ring attached to the ship. Space time would warp around it, accelerating the ship to as fast as 10 times the speed of light without the ship itself ever breaking the speed of light. This would make trips to local stars a relatively quick jaunt: a trip to Alpha Centauri — some four light years away from Earth — would take just shy of five months.

    Up until now, the biggest problem was that the Alcubierre warp drive required prohibitive amounts of energy to power it. That may no longer be true, say NASA researchers.

    Dr. Harold White, of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, was able to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by altering the shape of the ring around the ship from flat to more of a rounded donut. Instead of requiring a ball of antimatter the size of Jupiter to power the theoretical warp drive, only 500 kilograms are now required, or a ball about the size of the Voyager spacecraft. White says that if the intensity of the warp bubble is oscillated, the amount of energy is reduced even more.

    This is certainly exciting news, but it’s important to remember that the true breakthrough — proof that Alcubierre’s designs actually work — do not exist. Dr. White and his team of researchers have set up a miniature version of the warp drive in their labs, attempting to create small warps in space and time.

    While certainly on a far smaller scale, White’s work may be the beginning of real-life warp drive.

    Here’s the thing though: antimatter is horribly dangerous. Just a third of a gram of the stuff interacting with matter in the wrong way could release energy equivalent to the Hiroshima blast. That means White’s Alcubierre warp drive still requires the amount of energy equivalent to 1.5 million Hiroshimas — enough to wipe civilization off the Earth.

    Regardless, if we’re ever going to reach for the stars, we need to think and do things that seem a little crazy. Dr. White seems to believe that attempting to get this to work is indeed something humanity should pursue.

    The findings I presented today change it from impractical to plausible and worth further investigation,” Dr. White tells Space.com. “The additional energy reduction realized by oscillating the bubble intensity is an interesting conjecture that we will enjoy looking at in the lab.”

    Are you ready for travelling at faster than the speed of light ?

    Good use of our tax dollars ?

    Go science !
  • 1080 plusses - 459 comments - 320 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-31 17:51:30
    NASA working on faster-than-light space travel.
    NASA says warp drives are plausible.

    #NASA    #futuretech   #space   #spaceexploration   #ftl  
    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro     #williamshatner   #williamshatnerwednesday   #startrek  

    An article in extremetech.com says that we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/136408-nasa-working-on-faster-than-light-travel-says-warp-drives-are-plausible

    Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power it.

    Alcubierre’s design called for an American football-shaped spacecraft with a flat ring attached to the ship. Space time would warp around it, accelerating the ship to as fast as 10 times the speed of light without the ship itself ever breaking the speed of light. This would make trips to local stars a relatively quick jaunt: a trip to Alpha Centauri — some four light years away from Earth — would take just shy of five months.

    Up until now, the biggest problem was that the Alcubierre warp drive required prohibitive amounts of energy to power it. That may no longer be true, say NASA researchers.

    Dr. Harold White, of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, was able to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by altering the shape of the ring around the ship from flat to more of a rounded donut. Instead of requiring a ball of antimatter the size of Jupiter to power the theoretical warp drive, only 500 kilograms are now required, or a ball about the size of the Voyager spacecraft. White says that if the intensity of the warp bubble is oscillated, the amount of energy is reduced even more.

    This is certainly exciting news, but it’s important to remember that the true breakthrough — proof that Alcubierre’s designs actually work — do not exist. Dr. White and his team of researchers have set up a miniature version of the warp drive in their labs, attempting to create small warps in space and time.

    While certainly on a far smaller scale, White’s work may be the beginning of real-life warp drive.

    Here’s the thing though: antimatter is horribly dangerous. Just a third of a gram of the stuff interacting with matter in the wrong way could release energy equivalent to the Hiroshima blast. That means White’s Alcubierre warp drive still requires the amount of energy equivalent to 1.5 million Hiroshimas — enough to wipe civilization off the Earth.

    Regardless, if we’re ever going to reach for the stars, we need to think and do things that seem a little crazy. Dr. White seems to believe that attempting to get this to work is indeed something humanity should pursue.

    The findings I presented today change it from impractical to plausible and worth further investigation,” Dr. White tells Space.com. “The additional energy reduction realized by oscillating the bubble intensity is an interesting conjecture that we will enjoy looking at in the lab.”

    Are you ready for travelling at faster than the speed of light ?

    Good use of our tax dollars ?

    Go science !
  • 1080 plusses - 459 comments - 320 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-31 17:51:30
    NASA working on faster-than-light space travel.
    NASA says warp drives are plausible.

    #NASA    #futuretech   #space   #spaceexploration   #ftl  
    #sciencesunday   #euromaestro     #williamshatner   #williamshatnerwednesday   #startrek  

    An article in extremetech.com says that we’re moving closer to making faster-than-light travel truly feasible.
    http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/136408-nasa-working-on-faster-than-light-travel-says-warp-drives-are-plausible

    Researchers found that making adjustments to the design of a real-life warp drive first proposed by physicist Michael Alcubierre in 1994 significantly reduces the amount of energy required to power it.

    Alcubierre’s design called for an American football-shaped spacecraft with a flat ring attached to the ship. Space time would warp around it, accelerating the ship to as fast as 10 times the speed of light without the ship itself ever breaking the speed of light. This would make trips to local stars a relatively quick jaunt: a trip to Alpha Centauri — some four light years away from Earth — would take just shy of five months.

    Up until now, the biggest problem was that the Alcubierre warp drive required prohibitive amounts of energy to power it. That may no longer be true, say NASA researchers.

    Dr. Harold White, of NASA’s Johnson Space Center, was able to significantly reduce the amount of energy required by altering the shape of the ring around the ship from flat to more of a rounded donut. Instead of requiring a ball of antimatter the size of Jupiter to power the theoretical warp drive, only 500 kilograms are now required, or a ball about the size of the Voyager spacecraft. White says that if the intensity of the warp bubble is oscillated, the amount of energy is reduced even more.

    This is certainly exciting news, but it’s important to remember that the true breakthrough — proof that Alcubierre’s designs actually work — do not exist. Dr. White and his team of researchers have set up a miniature version of the warp drive in their labs, attempting to create small warps in space and time.

    While certainly on a far smaller scale, White’s work may be the beginning of real-life warp drive.

    Here’s the thing though: antimatter is horribly dangerous. Just a third of a gram of the stuff interacting with matter in the wrong way could release energy equivalent to the Hiroshima blast. That means White’s Alcubierre warp drive still requires the amount of energy equivalent to 1.5 million Hiroshimas — enough to wipe civilization off the Earth.

    Regardless, if we’re ever going to reach for the stars, we need to think and do things that seem a little crazy. Dr. White seems to believe that attempting to get this to work is indeed something humanity should pursue.

    The findings I presented today change it from impractical to plausible and worth further investigation,” Dr. White tells Space.com. “The additional energy reduction realized by oscillating the bubble intensity is an interesting conjecture that we will enjoy looking at in the lab.”

    Are you ready for travelling at faster than the speed of light ?

    Good use of our tax dollars ?

    Go science !
  • 1080 plusses - 459 comments - 320 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-18 06:45:11
    Instagram changes its TOS. Now it claims the right to sell your photos without payment and without notification.

    #instagram   #facebook   #photography   #euromaestro  

    The first TOS change since Facebook acquired instagram.  Instragram now claiming a perpetual right to sell your photos without payment or notification.

    Also, there's no way to opt out.

    Read the CNET article.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

    How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Kill Your Account
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/how-to-download-your-instagram-photos-and-kill-your-account/

    You may want to let your friends to know.

    Plus one if you are not happy with Instagram !

    Who owns your photos ?  You or Instagram ?
  • 682 plusses - 298 comments - 441 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-18 06:45:11
    Instagram changes its TOS. Now it claims the right to sell your photos without payment and without notification.

    #instagram   #facebook   #photography   #euromaestro  

    The first TOS change since Facebook acquired instagram.  Instragram now claiming a perpetual right to sell your photos without payment or notification.

    Also, there's no way to opt out.

    Read the CNET article.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

    How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Kill Your Account
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/how-to-download-your-instagram-photos-and-kill-your-account/

    You may want to let your friends to know.

    Plus one if you are not happy with Instagram !

    Who owns your photos ?  You or Instagram ?
  • 682 plusses - 298 comments - 441 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-18 06:45:11
    Instagram changes its TOS. Now it claims the right to sell your photos without payment and without notification.

    #instagram   #facebook   #photography   #euromaestro  

    The first TOS change since Facebook acquired instagram.  Instragram now claiming a perpetual right to sell your photos without payment or notification.

    Also, there's no way to opt out.

    Read the CNET article.
    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57559710-38/instagram-says-it-now-has-the-right-to-sell-your-photos/

    How to Download Your Instagram Photos and Kill Your Account
    http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/12/how-to-download-your-instagram-photos-and-kill-your-account/

    You may want to let your friends to know.

    Plus one if you are not happy with Instagram !

    Who owns your photos ?  You or Instagram ?
  • 682 plusses - 298 comments - 441 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
  • 0 plusses - 457 comments - 682 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-12-20 14:26:49
    Major blow to Apple as one of its key patents is invalidated. The patent helped it win a 1 billion dollar judgement against Samsung !

    #patentwars   #apple   #samsung   #applevssamsung   #euromaestro  

    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has dealt a blow to Apple in its legal battle with Samsung Electronics over smartphone patents, declaring that a patent that helped Apple win $1.05 billion in damages against Samsung in a jury trial should not have been granted.

    Read the New York Times article !
    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/20/technology/patent-office-rejects-apple-patent-used-against-samsung.html?_r=0

    Apple is expected to appeal the patent office’s ruling, so the patent has not been invalidated yet.

    The patent, No. 7,844,915, is one of six that a jury in August found that Samsung had infringed. It covers usability software that distinguishes between single-touch and multitouch gestures on a smartphone or tablet screen.

    The patent is widely known as the “pinch to zoom” patent, but the software is actually narrower in scope.

    Apple’s legal documents refer to it as controlling a “scroll versus gesture” feature.

    What do you think ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-13 15:02:05
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  

    Tributes to Aaron most welcomed in the comments !

    Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach

    So says the family of Aaron Swartz in a statement.  Aaron 26 was found dead, he had hanged himself the coroner reports.

    His family also said :

    He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.

    A victory for the US justice system ?

    The US justice system no longer has to worry about the threat posed by Aaron Swartz the 26 year old who co-authored RSS at the age of 14 and was an early developer of Reddit. He was a champion of internet freedom and battled against SOPA.  He was also a fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics  

    The US Justice system was pursuing him with 13 felony accounts threatening him with a fine of 1 million dollars and more than 35 years in prison if convicted.

    His crime ?
    Downloading academic journal articles with the intent of sharing them online for free with others.

    Alex Stamos, CEO of Artemis Internet, is a computer forensics investigator employed by the Swartz legal defense as an expert witness. On January 12, 2012, he posted a summary of the expert testimony he was prepared to present in the JSTOR case, concluding "I know a criminal hack when I see it, and Aaron’s downloading of [academic] journal articles from an unlocked closet is not an offense worth 35 years in jail."

    Lawrence Lessig, an attorney and friend of Aaron's, called his prosecution an abuse of proportionality and said "the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a felon.

    =========================================
    Echos of Nick Starr.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/fashion/04twitter.html?pagewanted=all

    Reminds me of the Blair Newmann story
    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/26/weekinreview/ideas-trends-programmed-for-life-and-death.html?src=pm
    =========================================

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the European inventor of the World Wide Web - commemorated Mr Swartz in a Twitter post: "Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep."

    Today I weep.  This is truly a loss for us all.

    See the long form of Sir Tim Berners-Lee tribute
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    What will we do about this ?

    +Anonymous left a tribute for Aaron Swartz on a MIT page that was hacked saying : 

    Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for - freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it - enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing - an ideal that we should all support.

    Anonymous also used the following hashtags :
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec  

    +Roger Clark said 
    Rest well young brother.  Your ascension will not go unnoticed nor your legacy forgotten.  Thank you, brave and noble soul.

    Tributes in the comments most welcomed !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-01-13 15:02:05
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  

    Tributes to Aaron most welcomed in the comments !

    Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach

    So says the family of Aaron Swartz in a statement.  Aaron 26 was found dead, he had hanged himself the coroner reports.

    His family also said :

    He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.

    A victory for the US justice system ?

    The US justice system no longer has to worry about the threat posed by Aaron Swartz the 26 year old who co-authored RSS at the age of 14 and was an early developer of Reddit. He was a champion of internet freedom and battled against SOPA.  He was also a fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics  

    The US Justice system was pursuing him with 13 felony accounts threatening him with a fine of 1 million dollars and more than 35 years in prison if convicted.

    His crime ?
    Downloading academic journal articles with the intent of sharing them online for free with others.

    Alex Stamos, CEO of Artemis Internet, is a computer forensics investigator employed by the Swartz legal defense as an expert witness. On January 12, 2012, he posted a summary of the expert testimony he was prepared to present in the JSTOR case, concluding "I know a criminal hack when I see it, and Aaron’s downloading of [academic] journal articles from an unlocked closet is not an offense worth 35 years in jail."

    Lawrence Lessig, an attorney and friend of Aaron's, called his prosecution an abuse of proportionality and said "the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a felon.

    =========================================
    Echos of Nick Starr.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/fashion/04twitter.html?pagewanted=all

    Reminds me of the Blair Newmann story
    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/26/weekinreview/ideas-trends-programmed-for-life-and-death.html?src=pm
    =========================================

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the European inventor of the World Wide Web - commemorated Mr Swartz in a Twitter post: "Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep."

    Today I weep.  This is truly a loss for us all.

    See the long form of Sir Tim Berners-Lee tribute
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    What will we do about this ?

    +Anonymous left a tribute for Aaron Swartz on a MIT page that was hacked saying : 

    Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for - freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it - enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing - an ideal that we should all support.

    Anonymous also used the following hashtags :
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec  

    +Roger Clark said 
    Rest well young brother.  Your ascension will not go unnoticed nor your legacy forgotten.  Thank you, brave and noble soul.

    Tributes in the comments most welcomed !
  • 809 plusses - 252 comments - 276 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-01-13 15:02:05
    Aaron Swartz, authored RSS, developer of reddit, fighter for internet freedom, battled against SOPA, aged 26, dead !

    #internetfreedom   #aaronswartz   #piracy   #euromaestro  

    Tributes to Aaron most welcomed in the comments !

    Aaron's death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach

    So says the family of Aaron Swartz in a statement.  Aaron 26 was found dead, he had hanged himself the coroner reports.

    His family also said :

    He used his prodigious skills as a programmer and technologist not to enrich himself but to make the Internet and the world a fairer, better place.

    A victory for the US justice system ?

    The US justice system no longer has to worry about the threat posed by Aaron Swartz the 26 year old who co-authored RSS at the age of 14 and was an early developer of Reddit. He was a champion of internet freedom and battled against SOPA.  He was also a fellow at Harvard University's Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics  

    The US Justice system was pursuing him with 13 felony accounts threatening him with a fine of 1 million dollars and more than 35 years in prison if convicted.

    His crime ?
    Downloading academic journal articles with the intent of sharing them online for free with others.

    Alex Stamos, CEO of Artemis Internet, is a computer forensics investigator employed by the Swartz legal defense as an expert witness. On January 12, 2012, he posted a summary of the expert testimony he was prepared to present in the JSTOR case, concluding "I know a criminal hack when I see it, and Aaron’s downloading of [academic] journal articles from an unlocked closet is not an offense worth 35 years in jail."

    Lawrence Lessig, an attorney and friend of Aaron's, called his prosecution an abuse of proportionality and said "the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a felon.

    =========================================
    Echos of Nick Starr.
    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/04/fashion/04twitter.html?pagewanted=all

    Reminds me of the Blair Newmann story
    http://www.nytimes.com/1990/08/26/weekinreview/ideas-trends-programmed-for-life-and-death.html?src=pm
    =========================================

    Sir Tim Berners-Lee - the European inventor of the World Wide Web - commemorated Mr Swartz in a Twitter post: "Aaron dead. World wanderers, we have lost a wise elder. Hackers for right, we are one down. Parents all, we have lost a child. Let us weep."

    Today I weep.  This is truly a loss for us all.

    See the long form of Sir Tim Berners-Lee tribute
    http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/www-tag/2013Jan/0017.html

    What will we do about this ?

    +Anonymous left a tribute for Aaron Swartz on a MIT page that was hacked saying : 

    Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for - freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it - enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing - an ideal that we should all support.

    Anonymous also used the following hashtags :
    #justiceforaaronswartz   #freemanning   #opfreeassange   #antisec  

    +Roger Clark said 
    Rest well young brother.  Your ascension will not go unnoticed nor your legacy forgotten.  Thank you, brave and noble soul.

    Tributes in the comments most welcomed !
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-18 18:08:31
    How would you like to take courses from MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley for free ?

    #MIT #harvard   #berkeley   #mcgill  
    #onlineeducation   #euromaestro  

    A revolution in Education ?

    Thanks for resharing and the plus ones and the comments.

    The post now has well over 400 000 views !

    You guys rock !

    Not only are these courses from some of the top universities in the world offered for free but they are open to anyone and everyone anywhere in the world.  

    There is no charge and there are no entrance requirements. 

    The university also provides a certificate with successful completion. 

    Last year I wrote about MITx, MIT's online program that has the potential to revolutionize education.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/B7nzEyrhvK5

    Now the program has been expanded to several universities.
    https://www.edx.org/

    Are you ready to get your certificate from MIT, Harvard or Berkeley ? 

    Will this revolutionize University Education ? 
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  • Euro Maestro2013-03-18 18:08:31
    How would you like to take courses from MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley for free ?

    #MIT #harvard   #berkeley   #mcgill  
    #onlineeducation   #euromaestro  

    A revolution in Education ?

    Thanks for resharing and the plus ones and the comments.

    The post now has well over 400 000 views !

    You guys rock !

    Not only are these courses from some of the top universities in the world offered for free but they are open to anyone and everyone anywhere in the world.  

    There is no charge and there are no entrance requirements. 

    The university also provides a certificate with successful completion. 

    Last year I wrote about MITx, MIT's online program that has the potential to revolutionize education.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/B7nzEyrhvK5

    Now the program has been expanded to several universities.
    https://www.edx.org/

    Are you ready to get your certificate from MIT, Harvard or Berkeley ? 

    Will this revolutionize University Education ? 
  • 704 plusses - 192 comments - 363 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-03-18 18:08:31
    How would you like to take courses from MIT, Harvard, and Berkeley for free ?

    #MIT #harvard   #berkeley   #mcgill  
    #onlineeducation   #euromaestro  

    A revolution in Education ?

    Thanks for resharing and the plus ones and the comments.

    The post now has well over 400 000 views !

    You guys rock !

    Not only are these courses from some of the top universities in the world offered for free but they are open to anyone and everyone anywhere in the world.  

    There is no charge and there are no entrance requirements. 

    The university also provides a certificate with successful completion. 

    Last year I wrote about MITx, MIT's online program that has the potential to revolutionize education.
    https://plus.google.com/u/0/107040353898400532534/posts/B7nzEyrhvK5

    Now the program has been expanded to several universities.
    https://www.edx.org/

    Are you ready to get your certificate from MIT, Harvard or Berkeley ? 

    Will this revolutionize University Education ? 
  • 704 plusses - 192 comments - 363 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

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    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
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  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2012-09-23 21:14:41
    Iran blocks Google, will launch domestic internet in March 2013.

    Please re-share. Please plus one to support Google access in Iran.

    Wow, over 500 shares, thanks! Let the ripples reach Iran!

    https://plus.google.com/u/0/ripple/details?activityid=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz&context=z13fxhrpfu2htv5uu234zl3p0lnvxhasz

    #iran   #china   #internetfreedom   #euromaestro  

    Iran plans to switch its citizens onto a domestic Internet network in what officials say is a bid to improve cyber security but which many Iranians fear is the latest way to control their access to the web.

    The announcement, made by a government deputy minister on Sunday, came as state television announced Google Inc's search engine and its email service would be blocked within a few hours.

    Google and Gmail will be filtered throughout the country until further notice, an official identified only by his last name, Khoramabadi, said, without giving further details.

    We see more and more countries going down the same route that China has done to block internet access and really control the content to which people have access.  

    ===========================================

    See the post by Reuters.
    http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/23/net-us-iran-internet-national-idUSBRE88M0AO20120923

    TechCrunch Article
    http://techcrunch.com/2012/09/23/iran-domestic-internet/

    ===========================================

    Let's defend freedom of expression.

    I was asked by some Iranians that use Google plus to help.  Google has already been blocked now in Iran.  
    I don't often ask for shares but I feel this is important.

    Please share this post and share any thoughts on what can be done. 
  • 140 plusses - 189 comments - 507 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
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  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+
  • Euro Maestro2013-02-16 17:11:48
    Facebook earns $1.1 billion in profits but pays zero taxes !

    #facebook   #taxes   #occuypy   #euromaestro  

    Facebook not only managed to pay zero in federal and state income taxes but also will receive a refund of $ 429 million for previous income taxes paid !

    Facebook also gets to carry forward for future years tax breaks of $2.17 billion ! 

    These tax reductions are related to the stock options exercised from Facebook's IPO.

    The current and future tax reductions amount to a total $3.2 billion.

    This is the information that was garnered from Facebook's first 10-K annual financial report as determined by the Citizens for Tax Justice.
    http://ctj.org/pdf/facebookexcess.pdf

    Now, Facebook isn't the only company that is particularly good at not paying taxes.

    Earlier I had reported how Starbucks paid no taxes for 14 years.
    https://plus.google.com/107040353898400532534/posts/HKUwog3pPcF

    The G20 finance ministers meeting in Moscow have pledged to crack down on tax avoidance by multinational companies.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21481932

    With Facebook not paying any income taxes, US citizens will have to pay more.  

    Some have argued that this corporate behavior is unethical and even unpatriotic while others think it's fair game for the company to do any legal maneouvre to avoid paying taxes and maximize its profits for its shareholders.  

    What do you think about Facebook ?
  • 0 plusses - 446 comments - 448 shares | Read in G+