Link: Universidade de Aveiro queixa-se do Governo
O reitor da Universidade de Aveiro (UA), Manuel Assunção, disse esta quinta-feira que o Governo ainda não cumpriu o contrato-programa assinado com a instituição na sequência da passagem a fundação.
O acordo, assinado em Setembro de 2009 com os Ministérios da Finanças e do Ensino Superior, previa o pagamento por parte do Estado de 40 milhões de euros ao longo dos próximos cinco anos. Mas até agora a UA não recebeu qualquer dinheiro, disse o reitor à Lusa.
Link: AT&T: Filing Admits Network Wasn’t Ready For The iPhone
In a new filing explaining why it wants to buy T-Mobile, AT&T essentially admits that its network wasn’t ready for the iPhone, and won’t be able to handle new smartphones and tablets as they come on board.
Link: Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves
Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. We’re not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it’s clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations.
Link: Adobe throws in towel, adopts HTTP Live Streaming for iOS
Adobe previewed some new streaming video capabilities of its Flash Media Server at the 2011 National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show, including new compatibility with iOS devices like the iPad. Instead of getting Steve Jobs to relent on his “thoughts on Flash,” however, Adobe is instead adding HTTP Live Streaming support to Flash Media Server.
Link: Are larger earthquakes a sign of the times?
Seismologists debate whether the recent spate of megaquakes is a statistical fluke or something more.
Link: How HTML5 Is Influencing Web App Development
Over the last 12 months, the momentum behind HTML5 has continued to build, with application developers, browser makers and hardware vendors fully embracing and supporting the web of the future. Consumers have started to embrace HTML5 as well, especially as more users understand the benefits and potential that HTML5 can mean for the future.
Link: How Facebook Can Beat Groupon: By Making Deals Social
Facebook is planning to roll out a new version of its Groupon-style Deals feature over the next few weeks, starting with a number of cities such as Atlanta, Dallas and San Diego, according to the company’s director of local. Not surprisingly, the new version of these digital coupons plays on the social nature of Facebook and its ability to influence a user’s social graph. While the social network may be late to this particular party, doing that is going to focus attention on one big hole in the Groupon model: namely, the fact that it isn’t really social.