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Tuesday: February 9, 2010

Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.Pirating an unreleased Nintendo game? That'll cost you a million and change.

'The legal proceeding resulted in a settlement in which the individual will pay to Nintendo the sum of 1.5 million (Australian) dollars by way of damages to compensate Nintendo for the loss of sales revenue caused by the individual's actions,' it said in a statement.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 6:32 AM | Tags (8) | australia | damages | gaming | lawsuit | mario | piracy | revenue | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 3, 2010

88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.88,000 students team up to try and break world record for jumping rope.

Organizers say more than 88,000 people participated at more than 500 schools. That would easily beat the current record of 59,000 jump ropers set in Australia. The results still have to be certified by the Guinness people.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in World Records @ 6:58 AM | Tags (6) | california | guinness | jumprope | neat | records | world |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.A handy tutorial regarding how to make your very own rubber band bass.

Yes, it's true - a rubber band bass guitar will make yet another lovely addition to any office desk or cubicle. Also, making rubber band music with your co-workers is a great way to pass the time (play at your own risk).

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 6:44 AM | Tags (7) | bands | bass | guitar | music | rubber | tutorial | wikihow |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 26, 2010

AOL decides to acquire an Internet video firm for $36.5 million.AOL decides to acquire an Internet video firm for $36.5 million.

AOL is looking to do a stronger nationwide video push across their numerous web properties. I guess they are banking on this video thing really taking off on the Interwebs. Anything is possible right?

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:32 AM | Tags (6) | acquisitions | aol | business | millions | video | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: January 8, 2010

Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.Find out just how well you know your cable connectors with this handy quiz.

It seems that I've done enough under and over the desk wiring in my life to warrant the 100% grade I just received on this quiz. I am a very proud man today.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Nerdy @ 4:06 PM | Tags (6) | cable | connectors | geeky | mentalfloss | nerdy | quiz |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 49 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: January 5, 2010

Apple to acquire Quattro Wireless Ad Company for a mere $275 million.Apple to acquire Quattro Wireless Ad Company for a mere $275 million.

The news comes after Google announced plans in November to buy AdMob, another mobile ad provider, for $750 million. Both Quattro and AdMob focus on in-application and other types of mobile ads...

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:46 AM | Tags (8) | acquisition | admob | ads | apple | company | competition | quattro | wireless |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.Nokia decides to add an additional fourteen patents to case against Apple.

The assertion made in Nokia's latest amended complaint is that Apple based the design of the iPhone around Nokia concepts, implying that Apple may have actively reverse-engineered Nokia's phones to do so -- rather than stumbling upon the same concepts accidentally in its own research.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:39 AM | Tags (6) | patents | nokia | phone | lawsuit | infrigement | betanews |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: January 4, 2010

World's tallest building officially open for business.World's tallest building officially open for business.

Dubai is banking on the $1.5 billion tower and a related $20 billion development to help resurrect its status as a commercial megapolis that can host the biggest and best events around, including a huge airshow.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Scary @ 2:20 PM | Tags (7) | dubai | tallest | building | popsci | scary | big | skyscraper |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: December 24, 2009

Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.Twitter decides to up and acquire a geo-location firm.

The example used was a tweet saying 'Earthquake!'. This would be a lot more useful and informative if it came with some information about where the bleeding earthquake was.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 6:57 AM | Tags (6) | twitter | acquisition | geo | location | register | interwebs |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 4 Clicks | Posted by Vin


FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.FTC decides to take a better look at Google's aqcuisition of AdMob.

The FTC's decision to take more time digging into the AdMob deal means Google probably won't be able to take over the company for several more months, Stifel Nicolaus analyst Rebecca Arbogast wrote in a Wednesday research note.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:49 AM | Tags (7) | ftc | investigation | admob | acquisition | regulators | monopoly | google |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 2 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 21, 2009

Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.Microsoft gets themselves sued due to previous trademark of the term 'Bing'.

Bing! Information Design, based in St Louis, Missouri, launched a legal action last week in a local court - alleging that the multibillion-dollar software corporation 'had knowledge of the mark' and 'intentionally interfered' when it relaunched its search engine with a new name earlier this year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interwebs @ 9:48 AM | Tags (9) | bing | dispute | lawsuit | legal | microsoft | search | software | trademark | trademark |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Friday: December 11, 2009

The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.The three best ways in which to build an iPhone app according to The Wall Street Journal.

Here I thought WSJ was providing methods in which to actually build an iPhone apps and not advice on how to BUILD UP an iPhone app. A couple of extra words in the headline may have fixed that mixup for me, WSJ. Cough.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:25 AM | Tags (7) | apple | iphone | app | development | building | wsj | wallstreet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 14 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 7, 2009

FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.FCC quite curious about some of Verizon's questionable fees.

There's much more along these lines. The FCC also wants a detailed accounting of the 'the cost differentials that Verizon pays for advanced devices over what it charges its customers.'

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:49 AM | Tags (9) | verizon | fees | ars | technica | interesting | termintation | double | fcc | inquiry |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 11 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Apple decides to acquire Lala, a streaming media service.Apple decides to acquire Lala, a streaming media service.

I have a strange feeling that the 'Genius' functionality in recent copies of iTunes are due for an upgrade thanks to this brand new acquisition. Just a hunch.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:17 AM | Tags (7) | lala | acquisitisions | streaming | apple | media | itunes | genius |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 10 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.Fifteen things that have happened since Mario's last 2D console game.

Take a stroll down memory lane with fifteen Mario events and happenings that have occured in the last twenty years or so. And yes, the Princess is still in another castle.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Video Games @ 2:49 PM | Tags (9) | 2d | classic | console | gaming | luigi | mario | nintendo | sidescroller | videogames |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 52 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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