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“If Scotland takes itself out of the United Kingdom, it would probably make sense for the United Kingdom to remove Scotland from its flag. Yes, the Union Jack as we know it might be at stake in Thursday’s referendum on Scottish independence. The British flag’s blue-and-white cross represents Scotland.” Von Belinda Lanks > Weiter bei Bloomberg Businessweek
“Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are officially at war. And how.
On Wednesday, Bezos presided over a press conference in which his rocket company Blue Origin formed a partnership with United Launch Alliance, or ULA. The deal between the companies will see Blue Origin develop an engine for use with ULA’s rockets, which currently carry U.S. government and military satellites to space.” Von Ashlee Vance > Weiter bei Bloomberg Businessweek
“Research firm Gartner is predicting that 2015 will be the year in which the number of tablet devices finally overtakes the number of PCs shipped worldwide. The company’s latest report foresees that the number of traditional PCs (that includes both desktops and notebooks) and ultramobile devices will reach 317 million in 2015, up slightly from its estimate of 308 million for this year. In contrast, Gartner estimates that the number of tablet devices will increase from 256 million in 2014 to 321 million in 2015.” Von Jon Russell > Weiter bei The Next Web
“The road trip may be the perfect expression of American’s obsession with freedom. The ability to hop in a car and go wherever we want whenever we want has inspired a canon’s worth of books and films. It is the stuff of dreams, and very often of vacations.” Von Alex Davies > Weiter bei Wired
“There’s yet another tech industry group focused on the internet of things in town. Samsung has partnered with Atmel, Broadcom, Dell, Intel and Intel-owned Wind River to launch the Open Interconnect Consortium, an organization aiming to create engineering standards to help electronic devices ‘talk’ to one another — e.g. controlling your Samsung fridge from an Intel-powered smartphone.” Von Jon Russell > Weiter bei The Next Web