This week in pictures: RIM fires (nearly) everyone
Also: SOPA sponsor NBC caught stealing graphics, Tim Cook visits China, spammer spams Pinterest, TiVo files DVR lawsuits, and much, much more!
On Thursday, the company reported results for its fiscal fourth quarter ended March 3. It also announced additional personnel changes, including that Jim Balsillie, former co-CEO of the company, has given up his board seat. Balsillie and company founder Jim Lazaridis recently handed over their positions as co-CEOs to Thorsten Heins, who had been chief operating officer.
NBC Universal website for a new reality series is caught stealing Apple's logo for Xcode, their software for app developers.
Yes, the same NBC supporting SOPA with comments like, "content theft on the Internet, which is a major threat to the strength of our business," and, "tidal wave of content theft." Guess NBC only considers TV shows as content, but icons developed by others are fair game. Or they are learning that draconian stances for content theft can bite them, too.
Rolling out now, new Family Link alert system lets you track OnStar vehicles for $3.99 per month.
Automate accounts and "pinning" to make your Amazon affiliate links look popular, then bank the bucks.
IDG News Service
Apple CEO Tim Cook met with a top Chinese official on Tuesday, who called on foreign companies to pay more attention to the care of their workers in the country, according to state-run media.
Former White House cybersecurity advisor Richard Clarke tells Smithsonian magazine that state-sanctioned Chinese hackers are stealing R&D from U.S. companies.
IBM CIO Jeanette Horan has plenty of IT projects and systems to worry about, but perhaps one of the most pressing and timely is Big Blue's ongoing BYOD (bring your own device) rollout, which is aimed at including all of the company's 440,000 employees over time.
TiVo drops suits against Microsoft, files against Motorola and Time Warner Cable.
Programmers need a good reference library. But some "classics" are recommended far more often than they are read.
The Ten Commandments of Egoless Programming, written in 1971, appear now and then to inspire and instruct.