Tech news – June 26th 2012 to June 30th 2012:
- Twitter Drops LinkedIn Partnership–
UPDATELinkedIn announced via a blog post on Friday that Twitter would no longer be partnering with the business-networking site to sync updates from one site to the other.
This ends a partnership that began in 2009. LinkedIn users can still create updates on the site and click a button to share to Twitter as well, but the the reverse is no longer possible.
The LinkedIn post by Ryan Roslansky, head of content products at LinkedIn, pointed to Twitter’s own Friday blog post about “delivering a con… show all text
- Twitter’s Mobile Ads Begin to Click – WSJ.com–
Twitter is showing early signs of success selling advertising on mobile devices, an area that is bedeviling Internet companies including Facebook and Google.
- Instagram Launches Sexy New “Photo Page”–
- Google vs everyone: an epic war on many fronts — Tech News and Analysis–
Google celebrated day one of Google I/O 2012 conference with a slew of new products and more announcements. Stand back a little and you start to see a company has pitch battles on its hand on many fronts, despite being strong on search, advertising and android.
- News Corp.’s Board Approves Split in Principle – WSJ.com–
News Corp.’s board approved a plan to split the media conglomerate in two pieces, separating its lucrative entertainment operations from its publishing business, said a person familiar with the situation.
- From Twitter – Siri v Google Search Jelly Bean http://t.co/YcM8BJTM http://t.co/1JZyuhCP
- Live From the Google I/O Keynote [LIVE BLOG]–
Google I/O, Google’s eagerly anticipated developer conference in San Francisco kicks off with a closely watched keynote this afternoon. During this event, Google typically sets the tone for the next 12 months of product innovation, where new platforms emerge and where existing ones get major overhauls.
This time, Google will likely unveil some new, possibly home-grown Nexus tablet hardware to help drive Android to greater slate success. We also expect Google to give us all the details on the ne… show all text
- the recruiter honeypot | Elaine Wherry–
The Recruiting Crisis
- Writer and Filmmaker With a Genius for Humor–
- News Corp. Considers Splitting Company Into Two, Spinning Off Publishing – WSJ.com–
News Corp. is considering splitting into two companies, separating its publishing assets from its entertainment businesses, say people familiar with the situation. A final decision on the split hasn’t been made.
Yesterday, Google announced that you can now invite others to Google events. The idea is that doing this will let you all share on Google+ your photos and other event details. When you set up an event, an invitation goes to all who you have invited. A side effect of this is that when you get an invitation, even if you choose to ignore it, a place holder is put onto your Google Calendar. To me, my calendar is the hard landscape for what I am going to do. I don’t need to see these thing cluttering up my calendar. Fortunately the fix is easy:
- Go to your Google Calendar and click the gear icon in the upper right and then click settings.
- Scroll way down until you come to “Automatically add invitations to my calendar”
- Select ” No, only show invitations to which I have responded”
- Click Save
The nice part is this is retroactive. So if you have a bunch of entries on there you haven’t responded to, they’ll all automatically disappear from your calendar when you set this up.
At Google IO today, they announce their new Google tablet made by Asus. The Asus Nexus 7. Here are the details I grabbed while watching the presentation:
Tegra 3 Quad core CPU
12 Core GPU
9 Hour video play back
300 hour standby time
First device to ship with Chrome as the standard browser
$199 for 8GB and $249 for 16GB.
You get Transformers, Dark of the Moon. Also the book Bourne Dominion, and free magazine issues of Popular Science, Food Network, Traveller and others.
You also get $25 credit to use at Google Play
Order from Google Play
Tech news – June 23rd 2012 to June 26th 2012:
- On Orbitz, Mac Users Steered to Pricier Hotels – WSJ.com –
Orbitz has found that people who use Apple's Mac computers spend as much as 30% more a night on hotels, so the online travel agency is starting to show them different, and sometimes costlier, travel options than Windows visitors see.
- Facebook Changed Everyone’s Email to @Facebook.com; Here’s How to Fix Yours –
Facebook just removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you. Here's how to easily fix the problem. More »
- Facebook Changed Everyone’s Email to @Facebook.com; Here’s How to Fix Yours –
Facebook just removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address without asking you. Here's how to easily fix the problem. More »
- Flipboard Adds Complete New York Times Edition for Subscribers – Peter Kafka – Media – AllThingsD –
Like the New York Times? Like Flipboard? Here’s a corporate mash-up for you: The Times’ subscribers will soon be able read the entire paper on the aggregation/recommendation app.
The news is important for Flipboard because it marks the first time the start-up has convinced a big publisher to give it full access to its “premium” content. Previously it has let users sample bits of stuff from magazines, newspapers and the like.
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- Flipboard in Content Deal With New York Times – NYTimes.com –
Times subscribers will be able to view articles, videos, slide shows and blog posts inside the mobile app Flipboard, and nonsubscribers will be able to read a free sampling of articles.
- ‘Find Friends Nearby’: Facebook’s New Mobile Feature For Finding People Around You [Updated] | TechCrunch –
Facebook has created a new feature that lets users find friends and potential friends nearby. Currently Initially called “Friendshake” and also accessible through a URL that is the abbreviation of “find friends nearby” (http://fb.com/ffn
), it’s another step in Facebook furthering its reach into mobile, and creating services to meet new people — rather than building up more connectivity with the ones you already know. And, in keeping with Facebook’s emphasis on being as ubiquitous as possible, f… show all text
- Hands-Off: Microsoft Surface Tablet Review –
After seeing yet another “hands-on” review of the Microsoft Surface tablet, I thought it would be interesting to shed more light on what exactly the journalists who assembled in Hollywood this week for the Surface launch event actually got to do with the tablets. In short, not a lot…. Please visit Marketing Land for the full article.
- Apple’s Retail Army, Long on Loyalty but Short on Pay –
While consumers tend to think of Apple’s headquarters as the company’s heart and soul, a majority of its workers in the United States are hourly wage earners selling iPhones and MacBooks.
- Katherine Losse, the Woman in the Facebook Frat House – WSJ.com –
Memoirs of Mark Zuckerberg, Sheryl Sandberg and others from the raucous days of a company in transition from dorm room to Silicon Valley titan.
- In bid for patent sanity, judge throws out entire Apple/Motorola case | Ars Technica –
One of the most outspoken judges in the craziness that is the US patent system made a bold move tonight, throwing out a lawsuit in which Apple and Motorola were seeking injunctions against each other's mobile products.
Judge Richard Posner previously canceled a jury trial in Chicago in the case, and then castigated both Apple and Motorola while calling the entire US patent system chaos. Posner, a US Court of Appeals judge who is sitting by designation for this case in US District Court in Illin… show all text
Tech news – June 20th 2012 to June 23rd 2012:
- Google to launch Amazon, Microsoft cloud rival at Google I/O — Tech News and Analysis –
Google is very likely to launch a cloud services platform at its annual developer conference, Google I/O next week in San Francisco. It was one of the topics of discussion in the hallways of our Structure 2012 conference. We have since confirmed with multiple sources who are familiar with Google’s plans which include a more comprehensive offering that its current app engine and storage offerings. The Mountain View, Calif-based Internet giant declined to comment.
In early May, my colleague Derri… show all text
- Pay attention to what Nick Denton is doing with comments » Nieman Journalism Lab –
As comment bait goes, I’m a Gay Mormon Who’s Been Happily Married for 10 Years is a corker. That’s Gawker’s headline for a piece by Joshua Weed (excerpted from a longer version posted on Weed’s own site) about how he balances his homosexuality, his marriage to a woman, and his Mormon identity. Once up on Gawker, it quickly attracted several hundred comments.
As you might imagine, some of those comments are moronic. One read, in its entirety, “lol mormons.” Some are grating: “…the idea of putting show all text
- Twitter Blog: Today’s turbulence explained –
Not how we wanted today to go. At approximately 9:00am PDT, we discovered that Twitter was inaccessible for all web users, and mobile clients were not showing new Tweets. We immediately began to investigate the issue and found that there was a cascading bug in one of our infrastructure components. This wasn’t due to a hack or our new office or Euro 2012 or GIF avatars, as some have speculated today. A “cascading bug” is a bug with an effect that isn’t confined to a particular software element, … show all text
- From Twitter – In-Flight Connectivity Qantas trialing iPads for everyone on board. http://t.co/08TjeYaO
- New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social media – CNN.com –
A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state that criminal status on their social networking pages.
- 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity –
People aren't always awful. Sometimes, they're maybe even just a little bit wonderful. Here are 21 pictures to remind you of that fact.
This picture of Chicago Christians who showed up at a gay pride parade to apologize for homophobia in the Church.
… and the reaction from the parade.
This story about Japanese senior citizens who volunteered to tackle the nuclear crisis at Fukushima power station so that young people wouldn't have to subject themselves to radiation.
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- Governor Statement on Lana’i Sale — Office of the Governor –
- Twitter / colerise: Pier 29 fire! Roof collaps –
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
- Action.IO –
Action.IO is a cloud-based development environment platform with a web-based IDE and cloud VMs, and supports Ruby, Python, Node.js and more.
- Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8 finally gets a ‘real’ Windows core | ZDNet –
The rumors were true: Windows Embedded is out and the Windows NT kernel is in with Microsoft’s Windows Phone 8.
- Reading Rainbow Returns As A Startup And An iPad App | TechCrunch –
Back in 2009, NPR ran a story titled “‘Reading Rainbow’ Reaches Its Final Chapter.” At the time, that probably seemed like a reasonable headline — after all, after 26 years, the beloved TV show was going off the air, the victim of changing government funding priorities. But it looks like there’s actually a lot more to the Reading Rainbow story, and its next chapter is starting in earnest today, with the launch of a new iPad app.
The app was created by RRKidz, a startup co-founded by Reading Rai… show all text
Tech news – June 17th 2012 to June 20th 2012:
- Twitter Blog: A new way to experience profiles: with or without replies –
When you visit a Twitter user’s profile, you may want to see his or her original Tweets rather than their conversations. Then again, you may enjoy seeing the back-and-forth exchanges they have with other Twitter users. Now you can have it both ways.
When you visit the profiles of verified accounts, such as @bubbawatson, @NASCAR or @Pepsi, by default you will see their timeline of Tweets without replies: that is, you won’t see Tweets that begin with an @username. If you’d like to see all Tweets … show all text
- Ex-Googlers Launch MightyText, An iMessage For Android Users | TechCrunch –
During their lengthy careers at Google in both senior technical and product management roles, Maneesh Arora and Amit Sangani were able to geek out on products like AdSense, AdWords, and the now-defunct Google Health. Arora tells us that, while his time at Google was defined by smart people and ambitious ideas like these, in development there was often a tendency to "over engineer" without thinking about "the average user." He said that, while Google employees always had Gchat open and used Goog…
- leweb – YouTube –
- Surface by Microsoft –
A tablet that's a unique expression of entertainment and creativity. A tablet that works and plays the way you want. A new type of computing. Surface.
- FREE Face Recognition API, Face Recognition Software Apps for the masses – face.com –
- From Twitter – WebDev Introducing Thimble webmaking made easy http://t.co/Li0sq1GF
- Digital Media’s Ever-Swifter Incursion –
In just one week, developments solidified the future of a new kind of media, with The Huffington Post and Time Inc. both announcing new tablet offerings.
- Search and Social: How The Two Will Soon Become One | TechCrunch –
Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ben Elowitz (@elowitz). Elowitz is the co-founder and CEO of next-generation media company Wetpaint, and the author of the Digital Quarters blog about the future of digital media. Prior to Wetpaint, Elowitz co-founded Blue Nile (NILE).
Bing and Google each recently unveiled its own new search interface, designed to better intuit your intent and help you get to the one best answer more efficiently. And they’ve meet it ever more clear that search is heading show all text
- How Depressives Surf the Web –
– By SRIRAM CHELLAPPAN and RAGHAVENDRA KOTIKALAPUDI
In a study, students who showed signs of depression tended to use the Internet differently from those who showed no symptoms of depression.
- Target Practice | TechCrunch –
Apple’s WWDC keynote had a different rhythm befitting the post Jobs post Facebook IPO world we’re in. Days after Larry Ellison’s wooden capitulation to the Cloud, the tech press could be forgiven for the pedestrian way they consumed the news. Ellison has clearly absorbed Marc Benioff’s script for the last 3 or 13 years, but made no attempt at challenging his protege’s style and passion. Tim Cook and his team relied on the power of their strategy rather than the stagecraft of the event.
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Tech news – June 11th 2012 to June 16th 2012:
- Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (for Start-Ups Unknown) – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD –
A top-level departure at the social networking giant, especially in the wake of continued intense media and investor scrutiny over its rocky IPO last month.
- Yammer Agrees to Sell Itself to Microsoft – WSJ.com –
Business-software company Yammer agreed to sell itself to Microsoft Corp. for $1.2 billion, according a person familiar the matter.
- Microsoft Is Buying Yammer, According To People At Yammer – Business Insider –
UPDATE: Bloomberg is now reporting that Microsoft is in talks to buy Yammer for more than $1 billion, with a deal coming as soon as Friday.
EARLIER: We just heard from a source inside Yammer that the office has been abuzz since Monday with talk of Microsoft buying the social-enterprise startup.
And the talk is spreading outside Yammer's office hard by the Caltrain station in San Francisco. Sarah Taylor, an administrative manager at Ignition Talent Group, tweeted about overhearing people talking show all text
- U.S. Investigates Cable Companies for Limits on Online Video – WSJ.com –
The Justice Department is conducting a wide-ranging antitrust investigation into whether cable companies are acting improperly to quash nascent competition from online video.
- After Rapes Involving Children, Skout, a Flirting App, Bans Minors – NYTimes.com –
After a spate of rape cases involving adults and minors in California, Wisconsin and Ohio who connected on Skout, the start-up is rethinking its business model as a flirting app for adults and teenagers. Christian Wiklund, Skout's founder, is suspending its service for minors on Tuesday.
- Technology – Megan Garber – Why the World’s Most Perfect News Tweet Is Kind of Boring – The Atlantic –
Researchers have found a way to predict a tweet's popularity — with an astounding 84 percent accuracy.
Here, per one algorithm, is the Platonic version of the news tweet:
Bits Blog: Apple Buddies Up With Cheaper Wireless Partners for iPhone nyti.ms/LcLviE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) June 8, 2012
If that seems a little dull for Twitter Perfection … well, that's the point. Steadiness — compelling news expressed in straightforward, not hyperbolic, language — is actually a component of a … show all text
- Apple – iOS 6 Preview –
- From Twitter – Windows 8 Google releasing a Metro browser for Windows 8. http://t.co/YtyAwGG8
- Swedes’ Twitter Voice: Anyone, Saying (Blush) Almost Anything –
Under a government initiative, each week a different citizen is entrusted the country’s Twitter account, @Sweden, to post at will.
- A Primer for Blogging –
If you would like to get further into blogging, here is a brief primer:
Get a blog. (Easy: tumblr.com
. Better: host your own -affiliate link.)
Pick an area of focus, but one that has broad sides. (Mine: helping people do digital business in a human way.)
Start by planning to publish 1 post a week.
Get daring and try for 2 posts a week (eventually).
Make the posts more than 100 words and less than 1000 words most days.
Delete the sentences … show all text
Tech news – June 8th 2012 to June 10th 2012:
- Newspaper as Business Pulpit–
Douglas Manchester owns the former San Diego Union-Tribune, where he is engaging in a very personal, pro-business brand of civic boosterism.
- Rethinking HBO Go’s Business Model — Disruptions – NYTimes.com–
Despite the popularity of TV shows like “Game of Thrones,” HBO doesn’t offer a stand-alone service that allows fans to stream episodes.
- Suicides Outpacing War Deaths for Troops–
There have been 154 suicides among active-duty troops this year, a rate of nearly one death a day that is on pace to set a record annual high since the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
- CLANG by Subutai Corporation — Kickstarter–
Subutai Corporation is raising funds for CLANG on Kickstarter! Neal Stephenson wants to revolutionize sword fighting video games.
- Why Is Gizmodo Paying People To Harass Zuckerberg? | TechCrunch–
Gizmodo posted a “story” yesterday entitled “We’ll Pay You for Photos of Mark Zuckerberg.” Desperation aside, this is as crazy as it is stupid (And we’re not even sure it’s legal).
See, Mark Zuckerberg is the CEO of a company. Sure, that company is all about sharing with friends, but when you have more than 14 million people subscribed to your page, sharing a photo or a link on Facebook becomes an entirely different beast. He’s scrutinized on everything that he’s ever publicly shared. Just take… show all text
- The 30 Most Popular Passwords Stolen From LinkedIn [INFOGRAPHIC]–
Think your password is unique and clever? A new inforgraphic from security firm Rapid7 has revealed the top passwords stolen from this week’s LinkedIn security breach. There are hundreds of duplicates and patterns associated with the compromised log-in information.
“Link” was the number one hacked password, according to Rapid7. But many other LinkedIn users also picked passwords — “work” and “job” for example — that were associated with the career site’s content.
Religion was also a popular p… show all text
- Famous judge spikes Apple-Google case, calls patent system “dysfunctional” — Mobile Technology News–
A U.S. judge yesterday threw aside a much-anticipated trial between Apple and Google-owned Motorola Mobility over smartphone patents. The decision and a blog comment by the same judge could prove to be a watershed moment for a U.S. patent system that has spiraled out of control.
In his remarkable ruling, U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Posner stated that there was no point in holding a trial because it was apparent that neither side could show they had been harmed by the other’s patent infringement…. show all text
- Twitter Confirms Facebook Integration of Usernames, Hashtags, Photos–
Twitter has quietly tweaked the way usernames, hashtags, photos and more are cross-posted to Facebook.
More About: Facebook, hashtags, Social Media, trending, Twitter
- U.N. could tax U.S.-based Web sites, leaked docs show | Security & Privacy – CNET News–
Global Internet tax suggested by European network operators, who want Apple, Google, and other Web companies to pay to deliver content, is proposed for debate at a U.N. agency in December. Read this blog post by Larry Downes on Security & Privacy.
- Twitter / JoshHelfferich: So uh… if you turn the n–
Instantly connect to what’s most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
Tech news – June 5th 2012 to June 7th 2012:
- Twitter Logo in CSS –
- Rather Than Share Your Location, Foursquare Wants to Suggest One –
Foursquare, a start-up whose app lets users share their locations, has seen its growth slow, and its founders hope that suggesting places to users could change that.
- How to Check If Your LinkedIn Password Was Stolen –
Worried that your LinkedIn password may be a part of the nearly 6.5 million compromised on Wednesday? Password management firm LastPass has released a secure tool to see if your password was among the stolen.
News first surfaced about the security breach after a Russian hacker said he stole 6,458,020 encrypted LinkedIn passwords and posted them online (without usernames) to prove his feat. The breach comes on the heels of news that LinkedIn's iOS app potentially violates user privacy by sending… show all text
- R.I.P. Ray Bradbury, Author of Fahrenheit 451 and The Martian Chronicles –
Ray Bradbury — author of The Martian Chronicles, Fahrenheit 451, Something Wicked This Way Comes, and many more literary classics — died this morning in Los Angeles, at the age of 91. More »
- From Twitter – Cyber Security Linkedin Blog » An Update on LinkedIn Member Passwords Compromised http://t.co/G3zfjdjL
- Take My Money, HBO! –
- From Twitter – Cyber Security LinkedIn passwords reportedly leaked http://t.co/lnP9hJkW
- Trying out Airtime, ran into Zuckerberg “Thanks… | RONENV.COM –
Trying out Airtime, ran into Zuckerberg
“Thanks for making facebook!”
- FACEBOOK FALLOUT: Y Combinator’s Paul Graham Just Emailed Portfolio Companies Warning Of ‘Bad Times’ In Silicon Valley – Business Insider –
- Paul Graham’s Letter to YC Companies | Hacker News –
Tech news – June 2nd 2012 to June 5th 2012:
- From Twitter – Media Boxee announces a cloud service. http://t.co/QEwVj3Tu
- Airtime –
Airtime, the live video network. The most simple, fun way to connect live to people you know, and those you should.
- If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming – SplatF –
The Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.
Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called “Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse.” Henry’s post argues that changing TV viewer behavior, catalyzed by things like the Internet, Netflix, Hulu, iPad, etc., could cause the TV industry to rapidly collapse, the way the n… show all text
- CRM, the cloud, and the social enterprise – Salesforce.com –
CRM software and cloud computing for the social enterprise from salesforce.com
, the leader in CRM solutions. Free 30-day trial.
- NYT: “MEN invented the internet” – Boing Boing –
What a steaming turd of an opening line in David Streitfeld's otherwise serviceable New York Times piece about the Ellen Pao/Kleiner Perkins sexual harassment lawsuit, and gender discrimination in Silicon Valley.
Here's the opening graf (bold-ing, mine):
MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes show all text
- Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse – Business Insider –
In the first decade of the commercial Internet–the 1990s and early 2000s–there were frequent murmurings that newspapers were screwed.
The digital audience didn't read newspapers, people pointed out. They visited web sites. They read articles here and there. But they didn't put the stack of articles, photos, and ads known as a "newspaper" on their breakfast table and flip through the whole thing.
What's more, the digital audience stopped using newspapers as a reference and source for commerce…. show all text
- siberianfruit – Startup CEOs, stop acting like victims. –
The overwhelmingly popular top answer to the Quora question: “What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?” has received a whopping 931 upvotes and at least one down vote – from me! (Anyone else down voted that? Let me know 🙂 )
Read the answer and a sad-sad picture of a victim with extremely unhealthy dependencies emerges. As a startup CEO, you can’t sleep! You don’t have weekends! You live with endless guilt (assuming that you spend any minute of the day on anything other than work). Y… show all text
- The Instagram Effect? Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3 | TechCrunch –
PicPlz, the mobile photo sharing app that is perhaps known best for being an early and direct competitor with Instagram, will shut down permanently on July 3.
PicPlz delivered the news through a short post on its company blog as well as in a brief email to users that read:
“On July 3, 2012, picplz will shut down permanently and all photos and data will be deleted.
Until then, you can log in and download your photos by clicking on the download link next to each photo in your photo feed.
Thank y… show all text
- 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow –
An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.
- Can You Handle the Truth? Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie is Going to be a Disaster | PandoDaily –
Here’s a prediction: Aaron Sorkin’s film adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography is going to be a disaster. It will likely be a good-looking, entertaining disaster, full of fast-talking geniuses who deliciously get their comeuppance at the hand of the even smarter, faster-talking Jobs. When it opens at a theater near you in a few years’ time, the film will become the toast of Hollywood and an instant blockbuster, and not long after it will attain the status of documentary truth: So… show all text