"The Life And Times Of Prophecy"
Sorta… Not really.
Lindsay Lohan decided to make a Rare Event appearance, making her the Headlining Guest of Honor at the Supper Club last night in Hollywood for the Grand Launch of “Saints Row: The Third“, available for play on Microsoft’s XBOX 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3.
I’ll tell ya, to get Lindsay out the house right now to come to an event, is major, and they probably paid major loot to make her keep this obligation as well. But wouldn’t ya know, they pulled out all the stops for this party. Because other folks that came through included Audrina Patridge, Carmen Electra, Karina Smirnoff, Aly Michalka, Mary Carey, Bridget Marquardt, Dane Cook and more !!
Oh yeah, and let’s not forget the fact that Legendary Hip-Hop Sensation of the West Coast Bay, “Digital Underground” came through, with original founding members, Shock-G a.k.a. Humpty-Hump and Money B, with special guest Ras Kass. And ya know the boys had to pay Homage to Tupac Shakur.
Oh, and let’s not forget another special guest of honor… my boy Arif S. Kinchen who plays the vocals of “Pierce” in the entire “Saints Row” series, and also lends his voice to various other video games out there like “Spider-Man : Web Of Shadows” “Mercenaries” and “The Sopranos“.
But what some might consider something along the lines of “Saintly” moves… it’s lookin like Lindsay and her former driver / right-hand man Jazz have made amends and are as one again… Hopefully to help keep her life straight and in order.
So yeah, last night’s party was definitely where it was at. Stay In Tune to SunOfHollywood.com and check out more of the action from this krackin party
That’s if our world even survives that long.
Nokia announced that it will be letting go of 7,000 jobs, 4,000 direct jobs from their company worldwide, and 3,000 jobs will be transferred to outsourcing and consulting firm, Accenture.
While Nokia was at one era a favorite amongst standard handheld cell phones, they have seen a dramatic drop in their market share, as it has lagged behind in the Smartphone industry as dominated by Apple’s iPhone and Blackberry.
Nokia has also seen their Symbian system as far less popular than the Android operating system by Google, but has recently signed a deal with Microsoft and will start producing Smartphones with their Operating System.
This decision to cut 7,000 jobs was deemed as necessary by the company in order to make the head way it needed into the Smartphone market. Considering that Smartphones are the standard in cell phones these days, I’m pretty sure Nokia’s decision to do this was do or die.
In the worst outage suffered by the Sony Playstation 3 Network since 2006, Sony has had to shut down its Playstation Network and Qriocity music service since the evening of April 20th, after revealing an “external intrusion” that was malicious.
The shutdown affects some 77 Million gamers who have way too much time on their hands and play war and fantasy role playing games with other players from all over the world. The United States has some 36 Million PS3 gamers online, with Europe in at 32 Million and Asia comprising 9 Million of the total, mainly in earthquake stricken Japan where Sony is Headquartered.
At first it seemed a security breach that just caused the network to shut down. But now the heads of Sony fear the possibility that credit card information belonging to its 77 Million users may in fact be stolen. From what is reported, it is still too early to tell, but it is definitely something the company has not ruled out.
The organization known as “Anonymous” which has targeted Hustler Magazine, Gene Simmons and of course the Church of Scientology, was originally thought to be the culprit behind the attack, but has denied any involvement in the incident.
The breach could possibly cost the company Billions of dollars. The attack also comes at a bad time for Sony as it just released “SOCOM 4” which is one of Sony’s biggest online game franchises. The outage is also giving an edge to Microsoft’s XBox gaming platform. Microsoft requires a $60 a year membership for their network, but Sony’s is free of charge. While that may help Sony with having problems of refunding membership costs, it will have little consolation to those who use their PS3′s to access services such as Netflix, Vudu or Blockbuster Online.
Sony said the 3-digit security code information located on the back of customer credit cards has not been stolen, hopefully making it difficult for fraud criminals to use customer credit lines.
Apple filed a lawsuit against Samsung claiming copyright, trademark and patent infringement from its Galaxy line of phones and tablets, claiming they are too similar to the design and operating system phone in Apple’s revolutionary iPhones and iPads.
Truth be told, there are definite similarities between the two phones. I myself own a Samsung Galaxy S 4G which I indeed love, but without a doubt, everytime I pull the phone out, everyone asks, “Is that an iPhone?” noting the similarities, yet apparent differences.
There are loads of developments coming out right now between the two companies, as to who came out with the phone design first, and who came out with the chip designs first. For sure this will be a fight to the finish.
But I also wonder what that will do with the impending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, as AT&T is the first and main carrier for the iPhone before Verizon started carrying it earlier this year, and T-Mobile being the main carrier for the Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets. That’s like two moms that are best friends fighting over their kids.
The iPhone and Galaxy problems reminds me much of Apple and Windows, as Windows was made to emulate Apple’s user friendly operating system. We never saw Apple try to sue Windows, although that’s a history that requires several posts on its own.
Let’s see which 12 figure company wins