Why Times and Timezones Still Confuse the Hell Out of Developers

There have been no end of time and calendar mess-ups in software over the years, and they still seem to keep happening. So why is it that times and timezones still confuse the hell out of developers? » 12/31/13 4:37am 12/31/13 4:37am

NYT and OpinionLabs Slap Apple Patent Troll Lodsys with Lawsuits

When Lodsys started targeting iOS developers, it probably wasn't looking for the kinds of fights it's been running into. A few days after Apple came to the aid of its devs, word comes that the New York Times and OpinionLabs are counter-troll-suing as well. » 6/14/11 3:12pm 6/14/11 3:12pm

The NYT's Paywall Is a Success Even Though We're Not Using It?

We all thought the New York Times' paywall was a bit harebrained when we first heard about it. But a surprising (and profitable) side effect of it has been an uptick in print subscriptions since it went into effect. It makes sense if you think about it, since you're no longer paying for something you can get for free… » 6/08/11 3:46pm 6/08/11 3:46pm

TimesReader 2.0: Best Way to Read Newspapers on a Computer Gets Even…

Forget Kindle DX: I liked the TimesReader a lot—it echoed the experience of a newspaper in a way that exploited the best parts of reading it on a computer. Version 2.0 is better. » 5/11/09 6:20pm 5/11/09 6:20pm

17,000 Square Foot LED Billboard Flipped On at 1 Times Square, Wraps…

When we first wrote about this comically huge Walgreens LED sign » 11/21/08 7:34am 11/21/08 7:34am — the largest of its kind in the world — construction was just getting under way. That was May, and now they're done. D3 LED, the firm behind the sign, finally turned on this 17,000 square foot, 340ft tall, three-sided tribute to technical and commercial…

Media Watch: Bogus Trendspotting from the NYT on Vista Launch

Today the Times is running an article with a now familiar trope: the Vista launch was a solid "meh," rather than an exuberant "wow." This kind of piece was fine before the launch when they said there was no hype. It was fine the day after the launch, when they said there were no lines. A week later, surely they have… » 2/05/07 8:30am 2/05/07 8:30am