May 4, 2012 |
Back in March, Apple shifted away from using Google Maps in its iPhoto for iOS map in favor of OpenStreetMap (OSM), the open-source mapping service that relies on the public for edits similarly to Wikipedia. At the time the OpenStreetMap Foundation made a blog post saying that it was "rather pleased" to find that Apple had used OSM data to create map tiles in the latest version of iPhoto for iOS. However, Apple had neglected to give credit to the Foundation's contributors in using the data.
March 27, 2008 |
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and executives of Constellation Energy will announce today that the energy giant has agreed under a legal settlement to give 1.1 million electricity customers in the Washington-Baltimore area a one-time $170 credit on their bills, according to sources familiar with the negotiations. The deal, stemming from a lawsuit Constellation filed against the state of Maryland this month, also would eliminate an estimated $5.2 billion that electricity customers were scheduled to pay...
February 9, 2009 |
The Pentagon has been funding Texas A&M University to pay landowners near a Texas military post to protect endangered bird species on their land under a secretive program designed to free the military to conduct training activities that would damage the birds' habitats inside the post's boundaries, documents show. Despite complaints that the program is a boondoggle for the landowners, some federal officials are pushing to replicate it at other military sites and in federal highway projects.
November 4, 2011 |
Remember the federal tax credit programs offering $7,500 and, later, $8,000 to first-time home buyers? The credits were designed to deliver a jolt to the reeling housing industry. And they did: More than 4 million people applied for and have received nearly $30 billion worth of credits. Most of them, according to the Internal Revenue Service, went to people who legitimately qualified for the credits. But a series of audits has documented foul-ups by the IRS, ranging from credits...
January 3, 2012 |
TV newscasts are increasingly seeded with corporate advertising masquerading as news — and the federal government wants to do something about it. Concerned that subtle "pay-for-play" marketing ploys are seeping into the news, the Federal Communications Commission has proposed a regulation that would require the nation's 1,500 commercial TV stations to disclose online the corporate interests behind the news. The proposal, which could take months to be enacted, has drawn...
July 8, 2012 |
Nate Britt Jr. , a 2011 All-Met guard who recently finished his junior year at Gonzaga , said Sunday he has left the District private school and will play his final high school season at Oak Hill Academy, which runs a nationally renowned boys' basketball program in southwestern Virginia. Britt, a 6-foot-1 point guard who has orally committed to play at North Carolina , averaged 15.8 points as a junior last season while leading the fifth-ranked Eagles to a 27-7 record.