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What I’m reading and finding for August 28th 2011 through August 31st 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for August 25th 2011 through August 28th 2011:

  • When @Irene Met Hurricane Irene – Digits – WSJ
    blogs.wsj.com
    – Pui-Wing Tam
    By Vauhini Vara
    When Hurricane Irene started moving up the eastern seaboard, Irene Tien, a 28-year-old New Yorker, provided a punch line for her coworkers.
    “I’m very, very calm and pretty relaxed and laid-back—pretty much the opposite of a hurricane,” says Ms. Tien. “I guess that’s funny.”
    It became less funny when people started mistaking Ms. Tien for the hurricane on Twitter. On the social-messaging service where people post 140-character messages that anyone can read, Ms. Tien has since 2006…  show all text
  • 031 | Flickr – Photo Sharing!
  • Twitter, faster than earthquakes
  • City Orders Evacuation of Coastal Areas
    nytimes.com
    – By JAMES BARRON
    With Hurricane Irene pushing toward the East Coast, officials made plans to shut down the city’s mass transit system on Saturday, and the mayor ordered a mandatory evacuation of certain coastal areas.
  • Bloody Thursday: Google Deadpools All Slide Products Except One | TechCrunch
    techcrunch.com
    – MG Siegler
    Because we needed more big tech news this week. Yes, it’s true that Google has just brought the hammer down on Slide, as Liz Gannes of AllThingsD first reported earlier this evening. Yes, it’s also true that Max Levchin is leaving. Now we also know the fate of all of the Slide products. And it’s not pretty.
    All of them are being discontinued — except one, we’ve learned. This means both the Slide products before Google’s acquisition of the company a year ago, and the newer ones that the Slide te…  show all text
  • New Apple CEO Tim Cook: ‘I’m Thinking Printers’ | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source
    SAN FRANCISCO—Following the resignation of Apple founder Steve Jobs, incoming CEO Tim Cook called a meeting of shareholders and members of the press Thursday morning to announce that he envisioned printers as the company’s future.
  • Steve Jobs’s Best Quotes – Digits – WSJ
    blogs.wsj.com
    – Jennifer Valentino-DeVries
    Steve Jobs has stepped down as CEO of Apple, the company he founded and turned into the largest technology company in the world. Although his tenure as CEO will be remembered for ushering in fundamental changes in the way people interact with technology, he has also been known for his salesmanship, his ability to turn a phrase – and a knack for taking complicated ideas and making them easy to understand. Below, a compendium of some of the best Steve Jobs quotes.
    On Technology
    “It takes these ve…  show all text

What I’m reading and finding for August 22nd 2011 through August 24th 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for August 20th 2011 through August 22nd 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for August 18th 2011 through August 19th 2011:


What I’m reading and finding for August 16th 2011 through August 18th 2011:


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

  • President Obama Joins Foursquare
    mashable.com
    – Ben Parr
    Foursquare has just gained its highest-profile user yet: President Barack Obama.
    “The White House is now on Foursquare, a location-based social networking website, which is the latest way for you to engage with the administration,” The White House said on its blog. “There are over 10 million people already “checking in” around the world, and now you’ll be able to discover “tips” from the White House featuring the places President Obama has visited, what he did there, plus historical information…  show all text
  • Rope-A-Dope, Indeed
    Sometimes you want so badly to say “I told you so!” after months of getting kicked in the ass, that you do so without really looking into what you’re writing about. Or even thinking, really.
    Such is the predicament Dan Lyons finds himself in today.
    The artist formerly known as Fake Steve Jobs wrote the following this morning immediately after hearing about Google buying Motorola:
    Everyone was baffled when Google made those crazy bids for the Nortel patents last month. Remember? They bid things …  show all text
  • Exclusive: Guess who else wanted to buy Motorola? — Tech News and Analysis
    gigaom.com
    – Om Malik
    Google may not have had much of a choice when it came to buying Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion. If it didn’t, someone else would have and that would have put the company in an even bigger patent hole.
    Our sources say that Motorola was in acquisition talks with several parties, including Microsoft for quite some time. Microsoft was interested in acquiring Motorola’s patent portfolio that would have allowed it to torpedo Android even further. The possibility of that deal brought Google to the  show all text
  • 21 Outrageously Beautiful Free Poster Fonts for Designers
  • Stop Coddling the Super-Rich
    nytimes.com
    – By WARREN E. BUFFETT
    We mega-rich should not continue to get extraordinary tax breaks while most Americans struggle to make ends meet.
  • A Theory of Everything (Sort of)
    nytimes.com
    – By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
    From Athens to Barcelona, the middle classes are boiling mad. Why now?
  • Control what apps (including Google+ games) have access to your account information