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businessoffashion:

“Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world” - Diana Vreeland (Taken with Instagram)

businessoffashion:

“Fashion must be the most intoxicating release from the banality of the world” - Diana Vreeland (Taken with Instagram)

parislemon:

wired:

Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating Apple hardware and software patents, a California jury ruled on Friday.
The jury found that Samsung infringed upon Apple patents having to do with physical design and user interfaces, often willfully, and that several of the South Korean company’s products diluted Apple’s trade dress, especially as it related to various iPhone models.
More @ Gadget Lab.

$1,049,343,540, to be exact.

parislemon:

wired:

Samsung owes Apple more than $1 billion in damages for violating Apple hardware and software patents, a California jury ruled on Friday.

The jury found that Samsung infringed upon Apple patents having to do with physical design and user interfaces, often willfully, and that several of the South Korean company’s products diluted Apple’s trade dress, especially as it related to various iPhone models.

More @ Gadget Lab.

$1,049,343,540, to be exact.

(Source: Wired)

parislemon:

courtenaybird:

Mark Zuckerberg Is Worth More Than Nokia

On Friday, a day after announcing it was slashing 10,000 jobs, the Finland-based company was worth about $9.3 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. That’s a mighty fall from the middle of 2000, when Nokia’s market cap neared $269 billion as cell phones first became ubiquitous.


Ouch. 
Also, look at the macro-trend. Two companies are trending upwards (Apple, Google). While two are trending downwards (Microsoft, Nokia). Just thinking about the companies the past 10+ years in general terms, this alignment makes perfect sense. 

parislemon:

courtenaybird:

Mark Zuckerberg Is Worth More Than Nokia

On Friday, a day after announcing it was slashing 10,000 jobs, the Finland-based company was worth about $9.3 billion on the New York Stock Exchange. That’s a mighty fall from the middle of 2000, when Nokia’s market cap neared $269 billion as cell phones first became ubiquitous.

Ouch. 

Also, look at the macro-trend. Two companies are trending upwards (Apple, Google). While two are trending downwards (Microsoft, Nokia). Just thinking about the companies the past 10+ years in general terms, this alignment makes perfect sense. 

To know we are not alone, that our identity is not random but has a history and a meaning shared with others—that our existence has its own special kind of beauty—this is the great force of art to people moving against alienation

—Adrienne Rich, from “The Ink-Smudged Diaries of Adrienne Rich” (via wwnorton)

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How could any rational person expect their government to spend a full decade (and counting) invading, droning, cluster-bombing, occupying, detaining without charges, and indiscriminately shooting huge numbers of innocent children, women and men in multiple countries and not have its victims and their compatriots be increasingly eager to return the violence?

Glenn Greenwald, What Might Cause Another 9/11?

When the federal judge who sentenced Shahzad asked with disgust how he could try to detonate bombs knowing that innocent children would die, he replied: “Well, the drone hits in Afghanistan and Iraq, they don’t see children, they don’t see anybody. They kill women, children, they kill everybody.” Those statements are consistent with a decade’s worth of emails and other private communications from Shahzad, as he railed with increasing fury against the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, drone attacks in Pakistan, Israeli violence against Palestinians and Muslims generally, Guantanamo and torture, and asked: “Can you tell me a way to save the oppressed? And a way to fight back when rockets are fired at us and Muslim blood flows?”

Najibullah Zazi, one of the first Afghans ever to be accused of Terrorism on U.S. soil when he plotted to detonate bombs in the New York subway system, was radicalized by the U.S. occupation of his country (“This is the payback for the atrocities that you do,” he said). Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) expressly said that the Christmas Day bomb attempt by Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab was in retaliation for the Obama cluster-bomb airstrike in Yemen that killed dozens of women and children along with U.S. support for the Yemeni dictator. The Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan was motivated by “the killing of Muslims in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

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You need to read this.

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Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.

Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

Thank you for leaving behind what you did.
—Daisy

‘Fahrenheit 451’ Author Ray Bradbury Dies At 91

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