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Episode 361

Tech News Today 361:

Zuckerberg says Silicon Valley is unnecessary, Sony's last ditch efforts to save their TV department, Ubuntu's world conquering plans, and more.

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  • Zuckerberg: Silicon Valley isn't necessary for startups
    • Mark Zuckerberg spoke yesterday at Y Combinator's Startup School
    • "You get this feeling when you are out here in the Silicon Valley that you have to be out here."
    • "it's not the only place to be, I think. If I were starting now, I would have stayed in Boston. There are aspects of the culture out here where I think it still is a little short-term focused in a way that bothers me."
    • "There's a culture out here where people don't commit to doing things...I feel like a lot of companies that have built outside of Silicon Valley I just think seem to be on a longer-term cadence than the ones in Silicon Valley, for some reason."


Discussion Stories

  • Sony splits TV business in three as trouble persists
  • Sony may break up with Samsung
    • Reuters reports that tomorrow Sony splitting TV division into LCD TVs, outsourcing operations, and next-generation TVs.
    • Sony's television operation expected to post a loss for the eight-straight year in 2011.
    • The Register reports Sony may end joint venture with Samsung to produce LCD panels, in order to cut costs
    • If Sony pulled out of making its own panels, it could outsource them instead, potentially reducing its costs.
  • Hackers' threaten Mexican drug cartel in YouTube film
  • Anonymous online activists threaten Mexican drug cartel
  • Anonymous Threatens Mexico’s Murderous Drug Lords
    • A video attributed to Anonymous threatened to expose details about a Mexican drug cartel
    • The YouTube message said it was tired of a group "which is dedicated to kidnapping, stealing and extortion". It said the cartel "made a great mistake" carrying out an abduction of one of their members in Veracruz.
    • It said it will publish photographs and other details unless the kidnapped member of its group - who has not been identified - is released.
    • uploaded on 6 October, but was first reported at the end of last week by the global intelligence think tank Stratfor.
    • In September the bodies of a man and woman were found hanging from a bridge in the northern city of Nuevo Laredo. Attached signs read: ""This is going to happen to all of those posting funny things on the internet"" and listed the names of two blogs.
    • Last week, Anonymous followed up its threat to the Zetas by defacing the website of former Tabasco state prosecutor Gustavo Rosario Torres, accused by anti-crime activists three years ago of discussing a $200,000 cocaine deal with a deputy on audio tape.
    • another Anonymous member says #OpCartel — referencing the Twitter hashtag for their attacks — is “very much alive.” Another member warns: “The dice are already rolling. It’s not possible even for us to stop them. The first strike will be made within the few hours.”
    • Anonymous Mexico has reportedly cancelled attacks on the Zetas. “Our struggle is not of this type and our ideals do not go with that operation. The article published by various electronic means is completely false,” a member tells Milenio.
  • Ubuntu Heads To Smartphones, and Tablets
  • Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
  • Ubuntu Developer Summit Kicks Off, Mark Shuttleworth Shares Plans for Ubuntu 12.04 and Beyond
    • Shuttleworth said, 'This is a natural expansion of our idea as Ubuntu as Linux for human beings. As people have moved from desktop to new form factors for computing, it's important for us to reach out to our community on these platforms. So, we'll embrace the challenge of how to use Ubuntu on smartphones, tablets and smart-screens.'
    • Ubuntu Developer Summit in Orlando, FL
    • taking Ubuntu Linux to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs.
    • Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise Panglon), the next long term support (LTS) of their Linux distribution, as stable as possible and to give the Unity desktop interface, it’s final fit and polish for both home and business Linux desktop users. 2.04, desktop users will enjoy support through 2017
    • If I were a betting man, I’d bet we’d see developer tablets and smartphones with ARM processors to appear in the second quarter of 2012.
    • Thinks manufacturers will welcome a disruptive strong third-party to use as leverage against iOS and Android

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