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Facebook Under Fire For Suppressing Unpaid Content

readwrite.com
Facebook is unliking any suggestions that it is actively favoring paid content over unpaid content on within its News Feed tool, even as such allegations are gaining a lot more volume within the social media sector. The latest set of accusations have come from New York Times blogger Nick Bilton,...
Facebook Under Fire For Suppressing Unpaid Content

Digital capitalism is the most Darwinian capitalism: The economics of building a platform

gigaom.com
Pricing is at the heart of every business, and pricing decisions are far more complicated than merely covering expenses. In the price of a good there are connotations of quality, the volume sold and even the perception of the brand. But when it come to digital goods — where the...
Digital capitalism is the most Darwinian capitalism: The economics of building a platform

Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus: I’m back in Chicago for good

thenextweb.com
Last night at the monthly Technori Pitch event, Dag Kittlaus, co-founder and ex-CEO of Siri brought down the house with tales of the future, anecdotes of working with Steve Jobs, and a few notes on Chicago, where he was speaking. “I’m back in Chicago for good,” he told the crowd, to raucous applause....
Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus: I’m back in Chicago for good

Facebook's Sandberg Has Penned "Lean In" -- a Book on Women and Leadership -- Set for 2013 Publication

allthingsd.com
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg has written a book on challenges facing women in the workplace that is expected to be published next year by Knopf. Titled “Lean In,” the book is not a memoir, but a “call to action” with a lot of research and data, laced with anecdotes...
Facebook's Sandberg Has Penned "Lean In" -- a Book on Women and Leadership -- Set for 2013 Publication

500 Startups launches a podcast series to highlight the stories of its portfolio's founders

thenextweb.com
The prominent startup accelerator and early-stage investment group 500 Startups has announced that it will produce a series of podcasts that highlight founders from companies that it has incubated and invested in. It’s a good idea. If you have spent even a modicum of time with startup founders, you know how...
500 Startups launches a podcast series to highlight the stories of its portfolio's founders
INFOGRAPHIC: Inside The Massive Mobile Video Ecosystem
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INFOGRAPHIC: The Booming Mobile Video Ecosystem Explained

#1reasonwhy: the hashtag that exposed games industry sexism

www.guardian.co.uk
The games industry is still dominated by men, and women in the industry have taken to Twitter to explain whyThe treatment of women in and by the video games industry has been a hot topic for most of the year - and for the last couple of days in particular....
#1reasonwhy: the hashtag that exposed games industry sexism

Vice's Shane Smith and CollegeHumor's Ricky Van Veen Are Kings of All Media

allthingsd.com
Build a brand and an audience, and you can do whatever you want. That’s the takeaway from a wild interview with Shane Smith, founder and CEO of Vice Media, and Ricky Van Veen, co-founder of CollegeHumor, which closed out D:Dive Into Media. Both are about to release big projects through...
Vice's Shane Smith and CollegeHumor's Ricky Van Veen Are Kings of All Media

Strategic Link Building: Why You Don't Need To Outrun Lions

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Posted by oline123This post was originally in YouMoz, and was promoted to the main blog because it provides great value and interest to our community. The author's views are entirely his or her own and may not reflect the views of SEOmoz, Inc. One of my favourite SEO anecdotes goes...
Strategic Link Building: Why You Don't Need To Outrun Lions
It's Starting to Dawn on PayPal: We Might Really Be in Trouble

Facebook responds to criticisms of newsfeed, says it's algorithms are designed to keep users happy

gigaom.com
Are you more likely to see posts surfacing in your newsfeed if the author pays to promote them? NYTimes writer Nick Bilton wrote this weekend that he’s seen engagement on his posts drop recently, but Facebook has come back to refute some of his arguments. Bilton’s column pointed to a...
Facebook responds to criticisms of newsfeed, says it's algorithms are designed to keep users happy

Wired does a Steve Jobs cover complete with halo and horns

9to5mac.com
Article sounds a bit boring with the TIRED anecdotes from the Isaacson bio, but it is something to see Wired still trotting out the Jobs covers to sell some mags. 40.714513 -74.005122...
Wired does a Steve Jobs cover complete with halo and horns

The funniest joke a tech CEO told us today

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We can't tell you who, but it is pretty funny. FORTUNE -- As you might imagine, we get a lot of CEOs and executive coming through the Fortune offices. Most are prepared with facts and figures about their industries and many have great anecdotes and advice. Less common are jokes....
The funniest joke a tech CEO told us today
White House Launches 'Being Joe Biden' Website. Can't...Get...Enough...Folksy
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Facebook is now testing an ad unit that allows developers to drive app installs

thenextweb.com
Yes, we’re all aware that Facebook has to figure out how to monetize its powerful mobile platform. Facebook is clearly aware of this too, as it has just announced a new beta ad unit that lets developers drive app installs. Here’s what Facebook had to say about it: Facebook has...
Facebook is now testing an ad unit that allows developers to drive app installs

New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

thenextweb.com
Let’s see if this trips your BS sensor: according to a new study, executed by McAfee, 32% of teenaged folk in the United States have watched pornography online. You’re laughing, right? I thought so.  The study has an even better number to report, however. Ready? Here goes: only 12% of...
New study indicates that teens are liars, parents morons when it comes to online porn

Taking 'Internet answers' for granted

www.computerworld.com
That there is nothing unusual about either of these anecdotes is what makes them so remarkable....
Taking 'Internet answers' for granted
Former Zuck Speechwriter Kate Losse Refuses to Lean In

Eventbrite sees over 20,000 tickets uploaded to Apple's Passbook in 1 week

thenextweb.com
Eventbrite launched Apple Passbook support in its app on October 3rd. Over the next week, it says that 20,095 tickets were uploaded to the ticketing and card-keeping app on Apple’s iOS 6 devices. The company says that’s 40 reams of paper in tickets that were sent digitally. This is the second...
Eventbrite sees over 20,000 tickets uploaded to Apple's Passbook in 1 week

Sheryl Sandberg Has Written A Book Filled With Career Advice For Women (FB)

www.businessinsider.com
Sheryl Sandberg thinks the world would be a better place if "half our institutions were run by women, and half our homes were run by men," she told Kara Swisher at AllThingsD. She's trying to do something about it. She's written a book due out in 2013 called Lean In, published...
Sheryl Sandberg Has Written A Book Filled With Career Advice For Women (FB)
WikiLeaks To World: We're Still Relevant -- Really!

Sinofsky reportedly blew off presentations, told execs to read his blog if they wanted Windows updates

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As we anticipated, Steven Sinofsky’s departure from Microsoft (MSFT) has opened the floodgates for insider anecdotes chronicling the ways that the former Windows president allegedly failed as a “team player.” The latest tidbit comes from the New York Times, which reports that Sinofsky one time failed to prepare a presentation...
Sinofsky reportedly blew off presentations, told execs to read his blog if they wanted Windows updates
Ken Segall on Steve Jobs: 'When 'dad' is happy, you will be happy'

Walter Isaacson Gives A Presentation About Steve Jobs (AAPL)

www.businessinsider.com
Walter Isaacson, author of the Steve Jobs biography, appeared at the John Adams Institute in Amsterdam where he gave a presentation sharing anecdotes about his time with the Apple cofounder and discussing the process of writing the book. Hat tip to Your Daily Mac for posting the video. Please...
Walter Isaacson Gives A Presentation About Steve Jobs (AAPL)

Steve Jobs' obsession with simplicity drove Apple to success

www.computerworld.com
A new book reveals a fresh insight into Steve Jobs' mind, and how his obsession with simplicity drove Apple to success. Anecdotes from 'Insanely Simple' include Jobs' Willy Wonka competition idea, and his dislike for the iPod's silhouette ad campaign....
Steve Jobs' obsession with simplicity drove Apple to success
How the ARM architecture was born at Acorn Computers

The delusions that companies have about the cloud

gigaom.com
In the years that I led the Google Apps team, I heard every imaginable objection to cloud computing. Back in 2007, perhaps, those arguments may have had more merit, given the immaturity of most services and limited track record of the providers. But over time, it became clear to me...
The delusions that companies have about the cloud
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