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Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence from Apple due to heath concerns

Steve Jobs taking a leave of absence from Apple due to heath concerns

First there were plenty of rumors in reference to the personal health of Steve Jobs, enough in fact to flush him out to where he made a statement about it. It seems commenting on his health has only made situations worse for Jobs. Now Steve has come fourth again with a notice stating that we will be taking a leave of absence.

In the letter Jobs mentions that the curiosity around his health issues have only served as more of a distraction for not only him and his family, but Apple as a company as well. For the time being Jobs will leave the day-to-day work to Tim Cook. If all goes well jobs plans to return to duty in June. See below for full letter.

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Nokia announced increase adoption of Qt with additional licensing option

Nokia announced increase adoption of Qt with additional licensing option

Today Nokia announced that their Qt cross-platform User Interface (UI) and applications framework would be available under the Lesser General Public License (LGPL) version 2.1 license from the release of Qt 4.5 that is scheduled for March 2009.

In addition, Qt will now be available from a new source over at www.qtsoftware.com. This move to LGPL licensing will provide open source developers with more permissive licensing than GPL and also increase flexibility for the developers. The Qt source code repositories will be made publicly available and will encourage contributions not only from desktop but also embedded developer communities. These changes are meant to drive developers to evolve the Qt framework.

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Sony to post first loss in 14 years

Sony to post first loss in 14 years

With our current economic state we are finding that even the largest most established companies are not recession proof. In fact they are the exact opposite as several of them are showing significant loss. Sony is about to post their first loss in 14 years and its nothing to laugh at.

Japan's Nikkei and Reuters are both reporting that losses for the fiscal year ending in March could hit $1.1 billion. Nikkei said that they might even hit closer to $2 billion if things keep going the way they are. Needless to say this is the exact opposite as they said foretasted a $2.2 billion profit. So what could have gone wrong between then and now?

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