It's not clear what caused American's problems with its computer system.
“American’s not telling anyone exactly one happened,” said Brett Snyder, who runs the blog crankyflier.com. He says all we know is that the link between American Airlines and its reservation system, known as Sabre, went down. “And so American was unable to do a lot of things that are required of daily business."
Today, the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is expected to approve a decision that will allow non-Latin letters to be used in internet domain names. It’s a significant change in how people will access the Internet, but Takeaway technology contributor Queena Kim says it might not be such a great one – at least for web surfers in the United States.
“It’s a great win for the 60 percent of Internet users out there who don’t speak English and don’t use Roman characters.”
—Queena Kim, Takeaway technology contributor, on Internet authority ICANN approving the use of non-Roman characters in website URLs and other domain names
The Apple Tablet: an all-in-one multimedia device with a touch pad you use like an iPhone and a screen the size of a laptop. If were to exist, someday, it might have a movie player, an e-reader, a properly sized web browser... But right now, it's an entirely imaginary device. Apple is, as usual, staying silent ahead of their next public event on September 9th.
With iPhone sales at 5.4 million units in the last quarter alone, there's no wonder expectations are high for Steve Jobs to build this. To find out why the tablet has techies so revved up, we speak to Sam Grobart, personal technology editor for The New York Times, and Queena Kim, who produces a podcast called CyberFrequencies at KPCC Public Radio in Los Angeles.
Axl Rose, the songwriter and singer behind Guns N’ Roses, has been working on a new album for longer than many bands have existed. He’s still trying to top his biggest hit, 1989’s Sweet Child O’ Mine. How do great expectations turn into no expectations?
Axl Rose, the songwriter and singer behind Guns’n’Roses, has been working on a new album far longer than many bands have existed. Holed up in a mansion in Los Angeles, he’s still trying to top his hugest hit, 1989’s “Sweet Child o’Mine.” How do great expectations turn ...
Axl Rose, the songwriter and singer behind Guns N’ Roses, has been working on a new album far longer than many bands have existed. Holed up in a mansion in Los Angeles, he’s still trying to top his hugest hit, 1989’s “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” How do great expectations turn ...