Saturday, February 26, 2011
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Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Well, it's official: Apple has just sent out invitations to a press event being held March 2 in San Francisco.
"Come see what 2011 will be the year of," Apple's invitation reads. A
large "2" features prominently on an iCal-like design over what appears
to be the edge of an iPad.
The next generation iPad is predicted to be the star attraction at
the event. "Apple will hold its much-anticipated event on March 2, where
the tech giant seems poised to unveil a new version of its hugely
successful iPad, according to multiple sources," All Things Digital wrote.
See the invitation below, then tell us what you think Apple will be announcing:
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
LONDON — President Huffingtonpost: will make a state visit to Britain in May at the invitation of Queen Elizabeth II, officials said Thursday.
Prime Minister David Cameron's office said it is pleased that Obama has accepted the invitation to visit the U.K. along with first lady Michelle Obama from May 24-26. The trip will come just before a G-8 summit in France, which Obama is expected to attend.
Obama is expected to meet with Cameron while he is in the country, and the prime minister's office said the visit demonstrates the "strong and enduring relationship" between the two countries.
The White House confirmed the trip, noting it will be the president's first state visit to a European country. Further details on the visit will be made available later, White House spokesman Jay Carney said.
Obama's state visit to the U.K. will be the first by a U.S. president since George W. Bush came in November 2003. Obama was in London for the G-20 summit in 2009, but that was not a state visit.
At the time, the first lady made a strong impression on the queen. The two made headlines for wrapping their arms around each other – a rare moment of public affection for the monarch. Later that year, Michelle Obama returned to London with her daughters, taking a guided tour of Buckingham Palace and getting a special greeting from the queen.
On the state visit in May, Obama and his wife will stay at Buckingham Palace. The U.S. president will receive a full ceremonial welcome and a banquet will be held in his honor.
Friday, February 18, 2011
Mark Zuckerberg, Mark Zuckerberg Obama, Obama, Steve Jobs, Technology News
The guest list (see below) included tech luminaries such as Apple CEO Steve Jobs, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and outgoing Google CEO Eric Schmidt.
One photo of the dinner offers a glimpse into the seating arrangement for the evening, as well as of Jobs, who is currently on medical leave. Notably, Jobs and Zuckerberg were seated directly to Obama's left and right, respectively. Jobs donned his trademark black turtleneck, while others in attendance opted for suits and ties.
A White House official described the meeting as "part of our ongoing dialogue with the business community on how we can work together to win the future, strengthen our economy, support entrepreneurship, increasing our exports, and get the American people back to work," noting prior to the event, "The President and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy."
See the photos below, followed by the guest list.
Image credit: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza
- John Doerr, partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
- Carol Bartz, president and CEO, Yahoo!
- John Chambers, CEO and chairman, Cisco Systems
- Dick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
- Larry Ellison, co-founder and CEO, Oracle
- Reed Hastings, CEO, NetFlix
- John Hennessy, president, Stanford University
- Steve Jobs, chairman and CEO, Apple
- Art Levinson, chairman and former CEO, Genentech
- Eric Schmidt, chairman and CEO, Google
- Steve Westly, managing partner and founder, Westly Group
- Mark Zuckerberg, founder, president and CEO, Facebook
(CNN) -- A photo released by the White House on Friday shows Apple CEO Steve Jobs, along with other tech luminaries, raising a toast with President Barack Obama at a dinner Thursday night in San Francisco.
The photo, of a private dinner during the President's visit to California, comes as tabloid reports, some featuring alleged photos of Jobs, have questioned the Apple leader's health.
In the photo, Jobs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg flank Obama during the toast. Wearing his trademark black mock turtleneck shirt, Jobs is photographed from behind.
Jobs was diagnosed with cancer in 2003. He took a six-month leave of absence in 2009, during which he was reported to have had a liver transplant.
He began an indefinite medical leave of absence on January 17.
This week, a supermarket tabloid and a gossip website ran unconfirmed reports suggesting that his health was declining.
Neither Apple nor Jobs, or anyone directly familiar with his health care, have commented publicly on the reason for his leave or the most recent rumors.
Jobs had kept a low profile since unveiling a new line of MacBook laptops in October.
Obama's meeting with the tech luminaries was intended to discuss innovation and spurring job growth.
Monday, February 14, 2011
Boeing unveils new 747-8 passenger plane
Boeing has unveiled a new 747 passenger jet to rival the Airbus A380.
The new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental, which measures 250 feet in length, will be the world’s longest passenger jet.
The 747-8 has a capacity of 467 passengers, 51 more than the current 747. It was introduced to an audience of 10,000 in a factory in Everett, Washington, yesterday.
The 747-8 also has 16 percent less carbon emissions per passenger, and a noise footprint that is reduced by 30 percent from its predecessor the 747-400, according to Boeing.
"The new 747-8 Intercontinental features the latest in innovative technologies -- applying many of the breakthroughs also found on the 787 Dreamliner," said Jim Albaugh, Boeing Commercial CEO, referring to the carbon-composite plane whose delivery has been delayed by three years.
"We think our customers will value the low operating costs and passengers will enjoy the comfort of the striking new interior," said Albaugh.
The redesigned interior consists of a new curved, upswept architecture that is intended to give passengers a greater sense of space. There's also more room for personal belongings on the new plane.
Reuters reported that the 747-8 is currently listed at US$317.5 million. So far, Boeing has secured 33 orders for the passenger jet, including orders from Lufthansa and Korean Air.
The first delivery will take place in the fourth quarter this year.
The freighter version of the 747-8 has already taken flight and is set for delivery later this year. Boeing has so far won 74 orders for the 747-8 freighter.