Samsung Electronics Co. aims to stop Apple Inc.’s iPhone 4S handset being sold in France and Italy on patent-infringement claims, escalating the dispute between the world’s two biggest makers of smartphones and tablets.
It’s ironic that the composer Milton Babbitt , who died in a Princeton hospital yesterday at the age of 94, shared his surname with Sinclair Lewis’s archetypal emblem of American narrow-mindedness. For Milton Babbitt was everything George F. Babbitt was not.
The Shard’s owners were so optimistic about rising rents in 2010 that they bought out Transport for London’s contract to rent about a third of the skyscraper. They have yet to find a new tenant for the 72-story tower’s offices.
I hate being coerced by movie scores. Why must sad scenes call for sorrowful strings? Do romantic interludes really require soaring orchestral throbs? Most of the time I prefer the minimalist Antonioni route: No music at all.