What I’m reading and finding for April 28th 2011 through April 29th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for April 27th 2011 through April 28th 2011:

  • From Twitter – RT @sdtips Live on http://j.mp/zo6r4 @ 10a London time. 2a (PST), 5am (EDT), 10a (London), 11a (CEST), 2 30 (IST)…
  • Greplin: 1.5 Billion Documents Indexed, Six Engineers
    techcrunch.com – Michael Arrington
    Late last year we first mentioned Y Combinator startup Greplin – it’s a startup that indexes your social stuff in the cloud, making all your Facebook, Gmail. LinkedIn, Google Calendar, Evernote, Twitter, Dropbox and just about everything else searchable. The easiest way to describe it is “the other half of search.”
    They opened their doors to customers in February. The company won’t talk about total user numbers yet, which isn’t surprising. But we have dug one..  show all text


  • YouTube Founders Acquire Delicious from Yahoo! | Yodel Anecdotal
    ycorpblog.com – Yahoo
    Today YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced they have acquired the Delicious technology from Yahoo!. They plan to continue the service that users have come to know and love and make the site even easier and more fun to save, share and discover the web’s “tastiest” content.
    Providing a seamless transition for users is incredibly important. Yahoo! will continue to manage Delicious over the next couple months as users are able to sign up for new accounts. After th..  show all text


  • Clay Hasenfuss – 3rd story of my apt – TwitVid
  • danah boyd | apophenia » Tumblr disappeared me…
    zephoria.org – zephoria
    People wonder why I have control issues. I refuse to use third party email services because I’m terrified of being locked out of my account (as I was when Yahoo! thought I was a part of a terrorist organization because I was working with Afghani women in 2001). I maintain a blog on my own server because I’m terrified of it all just disappearing. So I shouldn’t be surprised when it actually happens but it doesn’t stop me from being shocked, outraged, and disappointed.
    I&r..  show all text


  • Yahoo Sells Delicious To YouTube Founders
    techcrunch.com – Michael Arrington
    Yahoo has finally found a buyer for long suffering Delicious. YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen have acquired the company, says Yahoo, via a “new Internet company, AVOS.” We’re still gathering details, but here’s the official stuff:
    Yahoo’s statement:
    Today YouTube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen announced they have acquired the Delicious technology from Yahoo!. They plan to continue the service that users have come to know and love and make the site ..  show all text


  • Apple – Press Info – Apple Q&A on Location Data


What I’m reading and finding for April 26th 2011 through April 27th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for April 24th 2011 through April 26th 2011:

  • From Twitter – RT @Tinu How to track Social Media within Google Analytics http://t.co/CbgB243 via @tnwsocialmedia
  • Joichi Ito to Be Named Head of M.I.T. Media Lab
    nytimes.com – By JOHN MARKOFF
    Mr. Ito is a 44-year-old Japanese venture capitalist who has played important roles in the development of the Internet and invested in many high-tech start-ups.

  • Hard economic lessons for news « BuzzMachine
    buzzmachine.com – Jeff Jarvis
    I’m working on a talk that I hope will become the canonical link to my essential message about the business rules and realities of news. I continue to be astonished at the economic naiveté I hear in discussions of the business of news. (Look at this comment thread and and this one.) Here is my answer, the basis of a talk — to be delivered in tweets, in the model of John Paton — and a lesson for my classes. Work in progress. Thoughts so far; please join in….
    RULES..  show all text

  • Innocent Man Accused Of Child Pornography After Neighbor Pirates His WiFi
    BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lying on his family room floor with assault weapons trained on him, shouts of "pedophile!" and "pornographer!" stinging like his fresh cuts and bruises, the Buffalo homeowner didn't need long to figure out the reason for the early morning wake-up call from a swarm of federal agents. That new wireless router.

  • What Should You Do with Your Crappy Little Services Business?
    techcrunch.com – Mark Suster
    Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Mark Suster (@msuster) a VC at GRP Partners. He blogs at BothSidesoftheTable
    There’s a line of thinking in Silicon Valley that you should build product businesses rather than services businesses. This thinking is largely driven by the venture capital industry (and subsequently Wall Street) who are in search of high margin, highly scalable businesses.
    It’s nearly impossible to get a services company financed by VCs. You’re ..  show all text

  • CRASH Japan – Love On Japan 2011

  • How Are Mac & PC People Different? [INFOGRAPHIC]
    mashable.com – Charlie White
    In an infographic that’s bound to cause arguments and perhaps fistfights, researchers at Hunch placed data from about 700,000 of its website visitors onto a deep illustration that shows just how different users of Macs and PCs are.
    They came up with interesting correlations between users’ chosen computing platforms and their demographics and personalities, as well as tastes in food, fashion and media.
    Did it sort out like a comparison between Tea Party members and liberals? Are PC u..  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for April 21st 2011 through April 23rd 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for April 19th 2011 through April 21st 2011:

  • From Twitter – visual.ly is launching soon and I'm one of the first in line! Join me. #launch http://t.co/FbdsqlM via @visually
  • From Twitter – RT @thinkupapp Fresh out of the oven ThinkUp beta 10! Download, install, tinker http://bit.ly/gveCCV
  • 3 Major Issues with the Latest iPhone Tracking “Discovery” | Alex Levinson
    alexlevinson.wordpress.com – alexlevinson
    Today, two researchers for O’Reilly media published an article claiming discovery of a hidden tracking system on the iOS 4 operating system. Using simple techniques, Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden extracted data off of an iOS version 4 device and wrote an open source software utility to effectively graph this data onto a map. As a fellow researcher, I champion their creativity and their development. As an expert in this field, I have three points of argument to raise.
    1) Apple is not coll..  show all text

  • ‘Restrepo’ Director Is Killed in Libya
    nytimes.com – By C.J. CHIVERS
    Three photographers were wounded in an attack that killed Tim Hetherington, a photographer who co-directed an Oscar-nominated film.

  • Microsoft Research Biology 2.0 Extension for Excel – This is a Microsoft Office Excel 2007 and 2010 add-in that provides a simple, flexible way to work with genomic sequences, metadata, and interval data in an Excel workbook by exposing the features and functions of the Microsoft Biology Foundation 2.0.
  • Got an iPhone or 3G iPad? Apple is recording your moves – O’Reilly Radar
    radar.oreilly.com – Alasdair Allan
    By Alasdair Allan and Pete Warden
    Today at Where 2.0 Pete Warden and I will announce the discovery that your iPhone, and your 3G iPad, is regularly recording the position of your device into a hidden file. Ever since iOS 4 arrived, your device has been storing a long list of locations and time stamps. We're not sure why Apple is gathering this data, but it's clearly intentional, as the database is being restored across backups, and even device migrations. A visualization of iPhone location da..  show all text

  • Active Twitter Users Have Shorter Relationships [STATS]
    mashable.com – Ben Parr
    The romantic relationships of active Twitter users apparently don’t last as long as the rest of the population, according to stats published by dating website OkCupid.
    The dating website, which regularly publishes information about dating trends and statistics, has compiled a number of charts about the sexual habits of its millions of users. The website determines dating compatibility based on how users answer thousands of questions.
    Among OkCupid‘s findings are two conclusions abou..  show all text

  • SAY Media Acquires Dogster (And Has More Acquisitions In The Works)
    techcrunch.com – Jason Kincaid
    Just six months after its creation, SAY Media is already going to the dogs: it’s acquired Dogster, a web community for dog-owners that draws around 2 million unique visitors a month. It’s a move that sounds confusing at first, but also brings some clarity to SAY Media’s mission. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
    SAY Media was born last fall when popular advertising network VideoEgg acquired struggling blogging platform Six Apart, in a union that didn’t imme..  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for April 17th 2011 through April 19th 2011:

  • Starting today, the @Square credit card reader will be available for $9.95 in all 235 U.S. Apple stores. Online too. – Jack Dorsey
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  • Why Twitter Wants to Acquire TweetDeck
    mashable.com – Ben Parr
    Why is Twitter so interested in acquiring TweetDeck? To answer that question, one has to dig deeper into Twitter’s complicated relationship with “frenemy” UberMedia.
    Earlier today, The Wall Street Journal published a story claiming that Twitter is in talks to acquire TweetDeck, the most popular third-party client on Twitter’s platform, for around $50 million. This wouldn’t normally surprise us; however, TweetDeck was reportedly acquired for $30 million by Bill Gros..  show all text

  • Five Reasons Why Twitter Will Kill TweetDeck
    techcrunch.com – Guest Author
    Editor’s note: The following guest post is written by Mrinal Desai, co-founder of CrossLoop and addappt. You can follow him on Twitter.
    On reading today’s report by the Wall Street Journal that Twitter is in talks to buy TweetDeck, I believe the only reason it is doing so is to protect its turf.
    Less than a week ago, CNN wrote a piece that UberMedia will be developing a competitor. Ubermedia, is the same company, that was supposed to have bought TweetDeck two months ago. UberMedia i..  show all text

  • Big Day : Pelago, Inc.
    pelago.com – Jeff Holden
    If you haven’t heard, we have a big announcement today:  Groupon has acquired Pelago.  (You can read Groupon’s blog post about it here.)
    You might think at first that this is strange…  But it actually makes a ton of sense.  Many people think of Groupon as one thing:  the inventor of the daily deal.  But as it often is in such cases, there is an amazing vision behind the company that goes far beyond what is visible on the surface today.
    Whrrl&rsqu..  show all text

  • From Twitterhttp://tinyurl.com/3lytbf2 Nvidia GeForce 270.61 Graphics Drivers Now Available for Download
  • From Twitter – Twitter in talks to buy @tweetdeck for around $50 million http://j.mp/dPu2LA
  • A VC: Recycling Capital
    avc.com – Fred
    The Gotham Gal and I have been fortunate to accumulate signficant capital over the past fifteen years. And the vast majority of it is invested in startups. We get distributions from a sale of one company and within months that capital (after taxes) is invested in more startups (including non profit startups). This has caused a few liquidity issues over the years. The Gotham Gal is always saying that we'll set aside a bunch of cash next time and then we go and do the same thing. I guess we can't..  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for April 14th 2011 through April 16th 2011:

  • Square’s Disruptive Payment Service About To Get A Huge Retail Boost From Apple
    techcrunch.com – Leena Rao
    Mobile payments company Square has landed a big coup—sales placement on Apple’s online store. And we’ve just confirmed with Square that the startup has a deal for in-store sales as well. Apple will start selling Square devices in all of its U.S. retail stores starting this week.
    Square offers both an iPhone/iPod Touch and an iPad app which allows merchants to process and manage credit card transactions with a handy little credit card swiping device that plugs into the headset/..  show all text

  • Keep Your Thumbs Still When I’m Talking to You
    nytimes.com – By DAVID CARR
    In the digital revolution, it’s become fashionable to be rude.

  • Could Twitter Get “MySpaced”? | Mark Evans Tech
    markevanstech.com – Mark Evans
    As difficult as it might be to believe, it was not that long ago that MySpace dominated the social networking market, and made Facebook look like a pipsqueak. MySpace ruled the roost in such a major way that Rupert Murdoch spent nearly $600-million to make it part of his News Corp. empire. Now, MySpace is evaporating before our eyes while Facebook is battling Google for digital dominance.
    …which brings us to Twitter, which dominates the micro-blogging world after vanquishing wannabes suc..  show all text

  • This Tech Bubble Is Different – BusinessWeek
    Tech bubbles happen, but we usually gain from the innovation left behind. This one—driven by social networking—could leave us empty-handed.

  • Blogging for HuffPo Is Like Writing Open-Source Software: Tech News and Analysis «
    gigaom.com – Mathew Ingram
    There’s been a lot of sturm und drang recently about the lawsuit that some bloggers have launched against The Huffington Post, arguing they deserve to be compensated for their writing, despite having agreed to provide their work knowing full well they wouldn’t be paid. Many of those commenting on the issue can’t seem to understand why someone would choose to write for free, and I’ve been trying to come up with an analogy that would help. I came across a blog post about a..  show all text

  • Exclusive: Flipboard Confirms $50 Million Funding at $200 Million Valuation | Kara Swisher | BoomTown | AllThingsD
    kara.allthingsd.com – Kara Swisher
    Late last month, BoomTown posted about a huge venture funding effort by the high-profile and even more highly designed social media reading app for the Apple iPad, Flipboard.
    Today, its co-founder and CEO Mike McCue confirmed the $50 million round at an eye-popping $200 million valuation, in a wide-ranging interview at the start-up’s Palo Alto, Calif., HQ.
    “We’re obviously thrilled, because we think it confirms our focus that people want a beautifully designed way to interact ..  show all text

  • The Tragic Death of the Flip – NYTimes.com
    pogue.blogs.nytimes.com – By DAVID POGUE
    The creators of the Flip resisted the urge to gunk it up with complexity. It was a wonderful device and getting better. Then Cisco killed it the day before a new one was supposed to ship.

The Windows 7 and Win2k8 R2 SP1 upgrade process leaves behind up to 3.5GB of roll back data.
If you are OK with not being able to roll back to non-SP1, you can remove this data. You just need open an elevated command prompt and then execute a simple command.

Click the Start Orb
Type CMD to bring up a link to the command line
Right click on the CMD icon and choose Run as Administrator
Type the following in the command window:
dism /online /cleanup-image /spsuperseded

The process take a few minutes depending on your system’s speed.