Daily links for 01/04/2013
A Martian Dream: Here’s What the Red Planet Would Look Like With Earth-Like Oceans and Life – Atlantic Mobile
“What if instead of dust and rocks, our planetary neighbor Mars were a bit more lush? What if it had oceans, an Earth-like atmosphere, and green life coating its land? These are the questions Kevin Gill, a software engineer living in New Hampshire, sought to answer with his project, A Living Mars.”
Decline in Holiday Sales Is Ominous Sign for Barnes & Noble – NYTimes.com
“Retail sales from the company’s bookstores and its Web site, BN.com, decreased 10.9 percent from the comparable nine-week holiday period a year earlier, to $1.2 billion, the company reported. More worrisome for the long-term future of the company, sales for the company’s Nook unit — which includes e-readers, tablets, digital content and accessories — decreased 12.6 percent over the same period.”
In Victory for Google, U.S. Ends Antitrust Investigation – NYTimes.com
“The Federal Trade Commission on Thursday found that Google had not violated antitrust or anticompetition statutes in the way it structures its Web search application — handing a big victory to the search giant in its ongoing dispute with regulators.”
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