Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 29th 2010 through October 30th 2010:
- From Twitter – RT @newsycombinator Overclocking SSL http://j.mp/ck9YuF
- Why Twitter’s C.E.O. Demoted Himself –
Evan Williams may embody a classic Silicon Valley type: the entrepreneur with good ideas for a start-up, but not the leader to execute a sophisticated business strategy.
- Live Video Stream | Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear –
- Lars Rasmussen, Father Of Google Maps And Google Wave, Heads To Facebook –
When Google put their faith in Wave, an ambitious new project last year, they knew it was a gamble. But a big part of it was the team behind the project. A team led by Lars Rasmussen, the engineer best known as the co-creator of the hugely successful Google Maps. And now he’s left the company. And from what we hear, he’s heading to Facebook.
Rasmussen confirmed his departure on his Facebook page. Yesterday was his last day of work at Google. He didn’t give any indication where.. show all text
- From Twitter – RT @markginnebaugh David Allen's Do Lecture http://ht.ly/2VUpN #GTD
- Microsoft: Our strategy with Silverlight has shifted | ZDNet –
So what’s a developer to make of Microsoft’s messaging (or lack thereof) about Silverlight at its premiere developer conference?
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 27th 2010 through October 28th 2010:
- Herding Firesheep in New York City –
- Mount Everest gets 3G mobile network – The world's highest third generation (3G) mobile network services base station was set up at the bottom of Mount Everest on Thursday.
- Mashable Is Hiring Editors and Reporters! Here’s How to Apply –
Interested in joining Mashable’s growing editorial team? With offices in New York City and San Francisco, we’re always looking for talented writers and editors.
Read on to learn more about our job openings and how to apply. Weekend Editor (NYC) The weekend editor is responsible for overseeing Mashable’s editorial content and community over the weekend, reporting directly to Mashable’s Editor in Chief. As such, the editor will write and edit content being published on S.. show all text
- Check in and vote on foursquare | Foursquare Blog –
With election day right around the corner, we’re giving people yet another reason to go to their voting booth on Tuesday (in case choosing your government isn’t reason enough): a new ‘I Voted’ foursquare badge. On election day, simply head out to your local polling station and check in when you vote to unlock the badge. We’ve also created a data-filled map, in partnership with Rock the Vote, the Pew Trusts, Google, the Voting Information Project, Engage, Twitter .. show all text
- Twitter Blog: Twitter for Windows Phone: Pivot Power –
There is a new addition to our mobile family: Twitter for Windows Phone. This Twitter client is available now for all Windows Phone 7 devices. We want you to be able to get Tweets quickly and easily, no matter what device you’re using, and the clean design of the Windows Phone platform is particularly great for this. As with our other mobile clients, Twitter for Windows Phone includes all of the features that you’d expect from Twitter – your timeline, suggested users, messages, lis.. show all text
- Why It’s Time to Say Goodbye to Free Wi-Fi – Part Two | The Home Of Peter Shankman –
Remember my post back in August about how it’s time to say goodbye to free WI-Fi in coffeehouses, in airports, etc?
I have never been more sure of something in my life – Today, I’ll prove it.
I’m on the 6:20am Amtrak from NYC to Boston right now. For a brief moment, I switched off my Sprint EVO 4G, and am using Amtrak’s free WiFi to prove a point.
I also installed a little Add-on to Firefox (I usually use Chrome, I switched to Firefox for this experiment,) called F.. show all text
- Dictionary hung up on economic downturn | News.com.au –
- Brown opens wide lead over Whitman, poll finds – SignOnSanDiego.com –
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- Looks Like BoingBoing Got Hacked (NSFW) –
Something is definitely up at uber nerd site and “Directory of Wonderful Things” BoingBoing.net. A trip to the front page brings up the charming image above, which seems to be some sort of vulgar message from someone called “the lone” to site editor Cory Doctorow. The hack also ingeniously incorporates the “Jesse Slaughter Dun Goofed” viral video.
Diehard fans have found a workaround URL for now. And the official BoingBoing Twitter account seems to .. show all text
- Seth’s Blog: I spread your idea because… –
Ideas spread when people to choose to spread them. Here are some reasons why:
I spread your idea because it makes me feel generous.
…because I feel smart alerting others to what I discovered.
…because I care about the outcome and want you (the creator of the idea) to succeed.
…because I have no choice. Every time I use your product, I spread the idea (Hotmail, iPad, a tattoo).
…because there's a financial benefit directly to me (Amazon affiliates, mlm).
…because it's funny and laughin.. show all text
- Punk Social Media | Geoff Livingston’s Blog –
On February 2006, the Sex Pistols — the four original members plus Vicious — were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their response: “Next to the Sex Pistols, rock and roll and that hall of fame is a piss stain.”
The height of disco was the mid 70s. The movie Saturday Night Fever prolonged the light, synthesized pop music’s stay on top of America’s charts, but it had a new competitor: The very raw irreverent birth of punk music. One could say that .. show all text
- Subtraction.com: My iPad Magazine Stand –
Because I recently left a job at one of the most prominent publications in the world, people often ask me about my opinions on the cavalcade of publications rushing to the iPad — those apps designed and developed by newspapers and magazines principally to deliver their print content — and the chances I see for their success. So here it is.
To start, I think it’s too early to say anything definitive about whether these apps will become lasting delivery mechanisms for print cont.. show all text
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 26th 2010 through October 27th 2010:
- Dawn of a New Day – Ray Ozzie’s parting letter to Microsoft –
- TWiT Live – Netcasts you love, from people you trust –
- Making MKV files play nice in WMC with mkv2vob – This program is just great, not only will it convert your MKV files to MPG which work perfect in Media Center, but it will also automatically convert DTS audio to AC3, which is the only format that Media Center can work with.
- Time Warner Launched ESPN3 and Streaming ESPN Online On October 25th – As of October 25th, Time Warner Cable customers with ESPN as a part of their video subscription will have access to a live simulcast of ESPN onto their computers as well as access to ESPN3.com.
- From Twitter – Evernote 4 for Windows is here! http://t.co/1devzbj via @evernote
- WePay Drops 600 Pounds Of Ice In Front Of PayPal Conference, Hilarity Ensues –
If you’re headed to PayPal’s big developer conference in San Francisco today, you may spot an unusual landmark sitting in front of the Moscone Center: a massive, 600 pound block of ice with hundreds of dollars locked beneath the surface. The frigid booty comes compliments of the WePay team, and they’re trolling PayPal’s conference in an effort to tell everyone in attendance that “PayPal freezes your accounts” and that you should “unfreeze your money&rdq.. show all text
The Straddling Bus is one part monorail, one part monster truck. As the incredibly awesome illustration above shows, the extra-wide, extra-tall bus straddles two lanes of traffic, allowing passenger cars and small trucks to pass underneath.
That is interesting but might freak out drivers when it passes overhead.
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 24th 2010 through October 26th 2010:
- Goodbye, MacBook Pro. The New MacBook Air Is That Good. –
Last Wednesday, I got my hands on one of the new MacBook Airs. I haven’t touched my MacBook Pro since. It’s six months old. RIP.
I know that sounds outrageous. Or like hyperbole. But it’s not. When I wrote up my initial thoughts, it was after only a few hours of usage. I hadn’t even used it outside the house yet. But now I have. I’ve used it almost everywhere I’ve been for just about a week now. There’s no question in my mind that this has replaced my M.. show all text
- Tech World Welcomes Digg Refugees With Open Arms –
This morning most of us woke up to the disappointing news that social news site Digg, once a promising destination for Silicon Valley talent, was losing 37% of its staff as well experiencing key executive departures.
While the usual armchair Twitter quarterbacks responded to the what the layoffs mean for the ailing site, another more positive trend was also evidenced; People making it clear that the kind of top tier engineering talent that worked for Digg was welcome at a spectrum of high .. show all text
- Scrivener for Windows – Scrivener is an award-winning program for writers which has until now only been available for Mac OS X. Whereas the main tools of page layout programs and many word processors are predominantly focussed on the appearance of a document, Scrivener's tools are focussed on generating content. It is not intended to completely replace a dedicated word processor but is used for structuring and writing those difficult first drafts of long texts such as novels, scripts and theses.
- How To Protect Your Login Information From Firesheep –
TechCrunch reader Steve Manuel claims to have found a workaround to Firesheep, the controversial Firefox extension that allows anyone on an insecure open Wifi network to access user login info for almost every single social network in existence.
Firesheep banks on the fact that most social sites default to the HTTP protocol because it’s quicker. The already existing Firefox extension Force-TLS attempts to circumvent this by forcing those sites to use the HTTPS protocol, therefore making u.. show all text
- Tea Party climate change deniers funded by BP and other major polluters | World news | The Guardian –
Midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites DeMint and Inhofe have received over $240,000 Pdf: Read the full Climate Action Network report
BP and several other big European companies are funding the midterm election campaigns of Tea Party favourites who deny the existence of global warming or oppose Barack Obama's energy agenda, the Guardian has learned.
An analysis of campaign finance by Climate Action Network Europe (Cane) found nearly 80% of campaign donations from a number of major E.. show all text
- 10 Ways to Increase Blog Readership –
Last week while attending BlogWorld I noticed a recurring discussion pertaining to increasing blog readership. These discussions were part of the session content, as well as informal conversations I had over a meal or at an evening gathering. I decided to share these with you because, after all, who doesn’t want more readers? Off-site Ways to Increase Blog Readership 1. Blog Alliances
By building a network or Mastermind group of sorts with other bloggers in your market, bloggers c.. show all text
- Firesheep In Wolves Clothing: Extension Lets You Hack Into Twitter, Facebook Accounts Easily –
Developer Eric Butler has exposed the soft underbelly of the web with his new Firefox extension, Firesheep, which will let you essentially eavesdrop on any open Wi-Fi network and capture use.. show all text
- Adobe AIR Coming to TV –
Adobe AIR, a cross-platform runtime environment developed by Adobe Systems, Inc., is coming to the TV screen, the company announced today at its developer conference Adobe MAX 2010. With the launch of Adobe AIR 2.5, the software, already supported on various smartphone, tablet and desktop platforms, is being extended to televisions with the first AIR-enabled TV shipping in Q1 2011.
Sponsor Samsung will be the first hardware OEM to ship AIR 2.5 in its SmartTV devices, but no exact launch date .. show all text
- Local FOX Station Airs Hilarious Social Media Parody [VIDEO] –
The local FOX station in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas recorded a segment satirizing social media called “The Fox 4 DFW Roast of Social Media” and it’s pretty funny. Facebook, Foursquare, Skype and Twitter are all spoofed, and we have the YouTube video here.
The anchor opens up with breaking news about a gunman on the loose in City Hall, but every correspondent on the scene is so involved in social media technology that he or she has lost touch with what’s actually happening… show all text
- Kinect Ads: ‘You Are the Controller': Microsoft launches a Kinect advertising campaign aimed to show people how the new controller-free entertainment experience can transform their living room. –
- NSFW: Changing the world via Twitter? Yeah, you should get out more –
When you start to think about it, Malcolm Gladwell – author of The Tipping Point and frequent contributor to high-brow magazines – and Chris Dixon – co-founder of Hunch and investor in Skype, Foursquare, Stack Overflow and others – have a fair amount in common.
Like Gladwell, Dixon – as evidenced in his recent appearance on Ask A VC – is a master of giving long, thoughtful answers to straightforward questions. Like Gladwell, Dixon has turned his passions into.. show all text
- A Web Pioneer Profiles Users by Name – WSJ.com –
- Against Odds, Web Site Finds Niche –
The Awl confronts the tyranny of small numbers in an age when Web behemoths, like Gawker Media and The Huffington Post, get most of the attention.
- Sony Retires the Cassette Walkman After 30 Years –
After retiring the floppy disk in March, Sony has halted the manufacture and distribution of another now-obsolete technology: the cassette Walkman, the first low-cost, portable music player.
The final batch was shipped to Japanese retailers in April, according to IT Media. Once these units are sold, new cassette Walkmans will no longer be available through the manufacturer.
The first generation Walkman (which was called the Soundabout in the U.S., and the Stowaway in the UK) was released on Jul.. show all text
- (R)evolution Episode 6: Philip Kaplan on Social Commerce and Influence –
- Calm Down, Hippies: What San Francisco needs to Learn from the Valley –
Something culturally strange is happening in San Francisco. I’m not talking about the “let your freak flag fly,” live-and-let-live vibe for which the city is famous. I’m talking the growing cultural rift between the city and Silicon Valley, despite the obvious geographic overlap.
If you drew a Venn Diagram between San Francisco hipsters and people who work in and around the Web industry it’d look like a more shoved-together version of the MasterCard logo. While man.. show all text
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 23rd 2010 through October 24th 2010:
- Facebook to Raise Series E Funding with Apple as Investor [RUMOR] –
Is Mark Zuckerberg about to friend Steve Jobs? Facebook may be preparing to raise a blockbuster multi-million dollar Series E funding round with existing investors and potentially a new one: Apple Inc.
According to our tipster, the world’s largest social network will raise a new round of funding in the next few months to fuel its growth and bridge the gap between now and its eventual IPO. The potential amount of the Series E round wasn’t revealed. Facebook has already raised four ro.. show all text
- cdixon.org – chris dixon’s blog / You need to use social services to understand them –
I don’t know if Malcolm Gladwell is right when he claims “the revolution will not be tweeted,” but I can say with certainty that the Twitter he describes is not the Twitter I know. Gladwell’s central argument is that Twitter creates weak ties but social movements require strong ties. I’ve made more strong ties through Twitter (and blogging) than I have through any communications medium I’ve ever used before. The relationships start off weak – a retweet,.. show all text
- BlackBerry Podcast Client – Get free podcasts delivered directly to you with the BlackBerry® Podcast app. Subscribe to your favorite podcasts, or download some new ones, and watch them when you want on your BlackBerry smartphone.
- From Twitter – RT @engadgethd Netflix testing $7.99 and $8.99 streaming-only plans in US right now, one is not a discount http://bit.ly/b1JtpK #tlW
- How to pet a kitty – The Oatmeal –
How to properly pet your kitty cat.
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 22nd 2010
- Twitter Employees Get Google’s 20% Time… For The Entire Next Week –
Well this is sort of interesting. Apparently, Twitter has just kicked off something they’re calling their “Hack Week”. But instead of it being a time when various third-party developers get together to hack on things off of Twitter’s APIs, Twitter employees themselves are going to see what crazy cool things they can come up with.
A post on their engineering blog outlines this. “We’ll all be building things that are separate from our normal work and not part o.. show all text
- Mike Maples: “You Have to Be Willing to Throw it all away” [Video] –
If you are a entrepreneur– especially a first time entrepreneur or an entrepreneur outside of Silicon Valley– you need to stop what you are doing and watch this video. Yes, it is 45 minutes long. But it’s worth it.
Last night at a Founder Institute event, super angel Mike Maples gave a talk about what he calls “pivots” and “thunder lizards.” Thunder lizards are startups born from atomic eggs that “emerge with attitude” want to disrupt and ch.. show all text
- From Twitter – RT @ZDNet 12-year-old finds critical Firefox flaw, earns $3,000 bounty http://zd.net/91vg9c
- From Twitter – Collection of VERY useful teaching links about making better video http://bit.ly/bG4zgB via @pfanderson
- From Twitter – RT @Alyssa_Milano New Macs No Longer Ship with Flash Player – http://mash.to/2XXof /via @mashablevideo
Filtering the web so you don’t have to for October 21st 2010
- Foursquare Hits 4 Million Users: Tech News « –
A long time ago, someone wrote a book with the title “The First Million Is The Hardest.” Of course, the book’s title was all about the first million dollars, a lot of money in the quaint old days of Silicon Valley. Today, the first million means getting the first million users for a service. Once you get those, the rest is gravvy.
Testimony for that comes from Foursquare, which has now passed four million users, according to co-founder and CEO Dennis Crowley. In a conversation.. show all text
- From Twitter – Have you seen @glidetv 's What's On page? Interesting 10-foot UI for on-line content. http://bit.ly/bAbvH3
- Hulu May Drop Plus Service to $4.95 a Month – It looks as though video streaming site Hulu is on the verge of dropping the price of their Hulu Plus service dramatically. The pay service, which launched in June for $10 per month, could be cut in half to only $4.95 a month.
- Television broadcasters block Google TV – Three of the biggest U.S. television broadcasters have blocked their shows from Google Inc's new Web TV service, throwing a wrench into the company's plans to expand from computers to the living room.
- From Twitter – RT @TheNextWeb Amazon Launching ‘Free Usage Tier’ For AWS – http://tnw.to/16vTY by @Alex on @TheNextWebUS