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Visual artist and filmmaker Rä di Martino visited the Tunisian desert in order to capture the abandoned film set of the legendary Star Wars film series. The project began when the photographer learned it was common practice to leave film sets without tearing them down to let them crumble over time like ancient ruins. With a bit of luck and the help of a local police station, Martino was able to find what remains of Luke Skywalker’s childhood home and capture what you see above.
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BlackBerry today announced plans to make its ground-breaking mobile social network, BlackBerry Messenger, available to iOS and Android users this summer, with support planned for iOS 6, andAndroid 4.0 or higher. Upon release, BBM customers would be able to broaden their connections to include friends on other mobile platforms.
BBM is loved by customers for its “D” and “R” statuses, which show up in chats to let people know with certainty that their message has been delivered and read. It provides customers with a high level of control and privacy over who they add to their contact list and how they engage with them, as invites are two-way opt-in. iOS and Android users would be able to add their contacts through PIN, email, SMS or QR code scan, regardless of platform. Android users would also be able to connect using a compatible NFC-capable device.
If approved by Apple and Google, the BBM app will be available as a free download in the Apple App Store and Google Play store. Additional details about system requirements and availability will be announced closer to the launch.
“I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.”
Hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb, who previously pushed for corporate changes at Yahoo, has called on Sony Corp. to spin off or sell a stake in its entertainment operations, the New York Times reported, citing people familiar with the situation.
It said Loeb, whose fund Third Point has quietly acquired a 6.5% stake in Sony, also signaled that he would be open to taking a seat on the entertainment and consumer electronics board.
The stake makes his company a big shareholder in the company.
Sony’s entertainment business includes the Sony film studio, which has released the likes of “Skyfall,” and its music operations. Loeb suggested a spin-off of a 15%-20% stake of the entertainment business to Sony shareholders to sharpen the conglomerate’s focus, revive its electronics business and boost profits, the Times said.
The paper didn’t provide further details.
Loeb flew to Tokyo this past weekend for meetings with government officials and Sony executives, according to the Times. He hand-delivered a letter on Tuesday to CEO Kazuo Hirai that praised his team’s turnaround efforts, but asked for more changes.
“While Third Point supports your agenda for change, we also believe that to succeed, Sony must focus,” Loeb wrote in the letter, the Times said.
After the meeting with Sony representatives, the hedge fund billionaire told associates that he was impressed by Hirai and was supportive of Sony’s management, the Times said.
His push for change is expected to face hurdles given that activist investors don’t have a track record of success in Japan. A spokesman for Sony told the Times he had no immediate comment on Loeb’s proposals.
Last week, Sony reported its first annual profit in five years, helped by a weakening yen and some asset sales.
“When you put fear behind the wheel, you’re bound to crash, but when you drive in faith the ride will be rough, but preceding into a journey of your lifetime.”
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