What I’m reading and finding for October 24th 2011 through October 27th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for October 21st 2011 through October 24th 2011:

  • Apple – Apple Events – Celebrating Steve

  • Steve’s Final “One More Thing…” | TechCrunch
    – MG Siegler
    Steve Jobs was the ultimate showman. As such, it should be no surprise that he realized the power of following up a great performance with an encore. But unlike many musicians who treat encores as a given add-on for each show, Jobs seemed to recognize that encores are much more powerful if they’re used judiciously. The Steve Jobs encore was the “One more thing…” He didn’t use it all the time, and because of that, when he did, it would whip the audience into a frenzy.
    Following his passing, the …  show all text

  • Gillmor Gang 10.22.11 (TCTV) | TechCrunch
    – Steve Gillmor
    The Gillmor Gang — John Borthwick, Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — rebounded from a seven and a half minute gap to explore the mysteries of the Siri platform. As machines give up being trained by us and reciprocate by rewarding us for compliant behavior, our gestures are being finetuned to a social pitch.
    While no one was looking, Apple has provided a fresh and easy way of decorating content with social energy, and in the process setting the stage for a renaissance…  show all text

  • Making the iBio for Apple’s Genius
    Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is a clear, elegant and concise book of record.

  • At Qwiki, trouble over company’s future — Tech News and Analysis
    – Colleen Taylor
    Qwiki CEO Doug Imbruce
    Updated. We’re hearing that Qwiki, the San Francisco-based search startup co-founded by Altavista founder Louis Monier, is going through a rough patch.
    According to sources close to the company, last week saw the abrupt departures of Qwiki’s two top technical executives: VP of engineering/Six Apart veteran Brad Whitaker, and VP of product/YouTube veteran Matthew Liu. In addition, at least one of Qwiki’s early engineers quit the company in the days after Whitaker and Liu l…  show all text

  • The Next Web appoints CEO – The Next Web
    In January 2008 we started The Next Web Blog with a .org domain name. Since then a lot has changed and we've grown from a bunch of guys passionate about the web to a real company and …

    USGS Earthquake Hazards Program, responsible for monitoring, reporting, and researching earthquakes and earthquake hazards

What I’m reading and finding for October 17th 2011 through October 20th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for October 15th 2011 through October 17th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for October 12th 2011 through October 14th 2011:

  • Official Google Blog: A fall sweep
    – A Googler
    We aspire to build great products that really change people’s lives, products they use two or three times a day. To succeed you need real focus and thought—thought about what you work on and, just as important, what you don’t work on. It’s why we recently decided to shut down some products, and turn others into features of existing products. Here’s the latest update on what’s happening:
    Code Search, which was designed to help people search for open source code all over the web, will be shut d…  show all text

  • Marketing Startup Flowtown Gets Swooped Up By Demandforce | TechCrunch
    Social marketing startup Flowtown has been acquired by marketing software as a service company Demandforce, a mere thirteen months after it announced $750K in seed funding from angels Dave McClure, Travis Kalanick, Mitch Kapor, Brian Norgard, Steve Anderson, Mark Goines, Auren Hoffman and Brian Hoffman.

  • From Twitterhttp://t.co/FnlPwtXA Google pulling lots of plugs Code Search, Buzz, Jaiku, Social stuff in iGoogle
  • bitly | shorten, share and track your links

  • One Year-Old Baby Thinks Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work
    – Rusty Blazenhoff
    Jean-Louis Constanza posted a video, titled A Magazine Is an iPad That Does Not Work, featuring a one-year old baby trying to manipulate a traditional paper magazine like a touchscreen Apple iPad.
    Technology codes our minds, changes our OS. Apple products have done this extensively. The video shows how magazines are now useless and impossible to understand, for digital natives. It shows real life clip of a 1-year old, growing among touch screens and print. And how the latter becomes irrelevant….  show all text

  • From Twitter – Flowchart How Dad's are Awesome http://t.co/7ZUIomTE
  • From Twitterhttp://t.co/aVxIaRbK 31 Apps, Games, and Utilities to Enhance Your Chrome Experience!

What I’m reading and finding for October 9th 2011 through October 12th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for October 6th 2011 through October 8th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for October 4th 2011 through October 6th 2011:

What I’m reading and finding for October 1st 2011 through October 4th 2011:

  • Welcome To CrunchFund, MG Siegler « UNCRUNCHED
    – Michael Arrington
    I want to welcome MG Siegler as our newest general partner at CrunchFund. MG, who I worked with for several years at TechCrunch, will join me and Patrick Gallagher in the next couple of weeks.
    More on this shortly.
    Update: MG’s post with details on his decision is here. TechCrunch post on his future role as a columnist there is here.

  • Adobe acquires Typekit « The Typekit Blog
    – Jeffrey Veen
    Just a few moments ago, Adobe’s CTO Kevin Lynch took the stage at their annual MAX conference and explained the company’s Creative Cloud strategy. Part of that announcement is very big news for us: Typekit has been acquired by Adobe.
    We are thrilled. There honestly is no better place for us to continue building our platform. But perhaps even more significantly, this represents a huge step forward in bringing fonts to the web.
    Not very long ago, web fonts were a curious and controversial debate….  show all text

  • Read QR Codes with Google Chrome

  • Coupon Sites Are a Great Deal, But Not Always to Merchants
    Some entrepreneurs question the usefulness of pitting customers seeking deals against merchants hoping for loyalty.

  • From Twitterhttp://t.co/KwqNhPVE How to build a virtual universe
  • Police Arrest About 400 Protesters on Brooklyn Bridge – NYTimes.com
    The police warned protesters that they would be arrested if they marched on the roadway of the Brooklyn Bridge, then parted to let them through.

  • Brutal Honesty « UNCRUNCHED
    – Michael Arrington
    There are a lot of different kinds of people in this world. I’ve found that I get along best with the ones that are brutally honest.
    Earlier this evening I interviewed Vinod Khosla at the jam-packed Startup Weekend Seattle event. We had a long talk – nearly an hour in total, which is a lot longer than most interviews I do and allowed us to take a deep dive on a number of issues important to Vinod. There’s good coverage of the event at Xconomy, GeekWire (again) and AndrewDumont.me.
    What strikes …  show all text

Recently I posted an article about a great extension for Google Chrome to share to Google+ from Google Reader.  Of course the downside here is not everyone uses Chrome.  I’ve figured out a way to work around that and let people share from any browser using the Chrome send to feature and a hack of the Google+ Mobile interface. It is easy to implement with just a minute or two of your time. Here is how to do it:

Log into Google Reader.

Click the gear icon in upper right corner
Click the send to tab
Click Create Custom Link
Fill in the fields like this:
Name: Google+
URL: https://m.google.com/app/plus/x/?content=${title}%20-%20${url}&v=compose&hideloc=1
Icon URL: http://ssl.gstatic.com/s2/oz/images/favicon.ico
Click Save

Now when you are reading an article in Google Reader and wish to send it to Google+, click the Send To link at the gplus_sendtobottom of your article. A drop down will open showing Google+. Clicking that will open up a new tab showing the title and url of your article. You can edit the text and change who you are sharing with. By default, the sharing is public. Then click post.

Is it perfect? Well, like my share from anywhere bookmarklet, the good part is that it should work just fine whether you use Chrome, Firefox or even IE. Probably others too but I haven’t tested it. The caveat is that it uses the mobile version of Google+ which if you want to post publicly is easy but takes an extra step if you want to just post to some of your Circles. The mobile interface doesn’t post links as pretty as the native method but at least this saves you some time.

Edit 11OCT11: A site called HowToNew figured out a method to do this an instead use the native Google+ +1 interface.

If you use the following in your URL field, clicking on the link will +1 the article and give you the chance to share it with your circles. This is similar to +1 on a page on the web. It does open another window or tab.

So, now you have 2 choices!