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Likely the same way Apple has purchased parcels of property in Cupertino. SOP, I would think.
Hey grampa, I'm just blown away by advances of the last 35 years! Although, without looking at the patents, I'm only vaguely aware of what a "fast cochlear transform" is, I was only doing Fast Fourier Transforms on Unix version 5 in grad school (sans floating point math) for audio compression. Then came the DCT, then .mp3, thence H264, but audio transforms were not rageous in firmware for awhile ... My wife was trying to do isolated word-constrained voice...
Does gyro-aided image stabilization work with still photographs or just video?
Further, I personally watched how trusted BOD member Art Levinson turned Genentech into a $100B combine using his own dedication, charisma, and respect among his propeller-head reports. Levinson is no slouch and indeed groks the Jobs philosophy.
(We assume you meant 3,000,000 sq. ft. as round-off size for the Apple headquarters footprint.) For your edification, just go over to NASA Ames Research Center next door, which is about that size for its extant buildings. Now Google HQ adds 1.0-1.2 mega square feet to that, and although re-zoning within the ARC master plan makes their original 2.5-3M sq. ft. variable you might enjoy an R&D sandbox like that to play in! --retiarius P.S. When I interviewed with...
It's interesting how corporate purchase decisions can be influenced by politics and other non-technical bias. To be fair there are Stateside companies which have made the opposite decision in favor of Apple, for various reasons including technical factors made manifest via "bakeoffs" in the marketplace. For example when California's Genentech (before purchase by Swiss pharma giant Roche) opened the company cellphone purchase decision to employees, RIM Blackberrys piled...
Hmm ... thanks for a voice of sanity here. The media, including AppleInsider, makes chip selection decisions as if it were an all-or-none battle, intimating that Samsung is really a sole-supplier in a manner which is now at risk. Doesn't Apple second-source everything important, or is that a quaint notion in the OEM business?
MPEG-LA manages both the MPEG-2 and H.264 pools. For example, the aforementioned zig-zag transform coefficient scanner could apply to one or both formats. (Aside: I personally haven't studied such since implementing a sweetly recursive Peano-Hilbert plane-filling curve scanner courtesy Abraham Lempel a couple of decades ago...) This case may not be a rerun of the AT&T ambush, which was settled, but an unsettled matter of "essentiality". Perhaps the zig-zag patent was...
Thanks much for the pointer to previous analysis of Alcatel-Lucent v. MPEGLA (or vice versa). From the get-go this seems like leftovers from the MPEGLA MPEG2/H.264 "essentiality" determinations. Entities are clearly testing the "jump into the [patent] pool" entreaty from MPEGLA, and how holdouts try to game the pool, looking for bugs in the honor-amongst-thieves system. What surprises me a bit is that one of the patents was assigned to IBM. They have as much to do...
iphone 4 antennae can pick up a surprising amount of chat south of the border, besides wolfman jack on XERB! to wit: "i'm on a mexican radio i wish i was in tiajuana eating barbeque iguana i take requests on the telephone i'm on a wavelength far from home." -- stannard ridgeway, wall of voodoo
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