All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Sky’
Did you witness the witching hour light show in the sky this morning? Me neither. It’s always nice to see these kinds of events live; but if you’re like me, you might have missed the Camelopardalid meteor shower on account of cloudy skies. Lucky for the both of us, media capturing the cosmic firework display was posted all over the …
A high school track team from Columbus, Texas was disqualified when a runner pointed to the sky after crossing the finish line. The issue is being discussed as possible religious discrimination, though the reason given for disqualification was not based on religion, but because the gesture was deemed “an unsporting act”. I’m not sure that Tim Tebow has even been …
British Sky Broadcasting has announced that it will dedicate an entire channel to the full catalogue of James Bond films. The movies will be broadcast 24 hours a day in HD on a channel called Sky Movies 007 HD. The channel will premiere on October 5, less than one month before the premiere of the latest James Bond movie, Skyfall. …
It’s been a year since Southwest Airlines announced they were going to test in air Internet service. Now it’s really happening. The satellite broadband will be tested on one plane first. Then they plan to expand to at least three more planes by March.
The test will run for 60 days. They will gauge demand and see how the service works before determining if and how much they’ll charge.
Google offers a lot of products and services, and out of all of them, I might have judged Sky to be least in need of an update. After all, the program’s practically brand new, and furthermore, the night sky seems like a pretty stable thing to a casual observer like me. A fresh mashup will update Sky every 15 minutes, however, and it’s starting to sound like a great idea.
The big Google news today related not so much to the “Earth” part of “Google Earth” but to the new arm of it known as “Sky.” Sky’s very nifty, to be sure, and deserves all the attention. Yet there’s also a new “Gigapxl Photos” layer that shouldn’t go unnoticed.
It’s weird being back at Microsoft just a few yards from the building I last worked at. I’m sitting in the front row with Jeff Clavier, Scott Beale, and a bunch of others (there are several hundred journalists here for Microsoft Research’s 15-year-blowout TechFest).
Employee and staff motivation is an often discussed topic. The opinions about how to get employees working range from hard driving close supervison to hands off and let the people create on their own. Most business owners and managers fall somewhere in between these two extremes.