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Asteroid mining company flooded with job applications

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Who wouldn't want to work with these guys? Peter Diamandis, Chris Lewicki and Eric Anderson of Planetary Resources at the news conference this week. Planetary Resources, the Bellevue-based company that this week unveiled plans to launch robotic spacecraft into space to mine asteroids, has received nearly 1,000 job applications since...
Asteroid mining company flooded with job applications

7 stories to read this weekend

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It has been a crazy week, one that has been hectic with activity and multiple news events. Of course, we hosted our RoadMap conference earlier this week. And there was the election that preoccupied all us. Nevertheless, I found time to read quite a few stories and here are seven of...
7 stories to read this weekend
Sequoia's Aaref Hilaly Says Messaging Apps Are A New Kind Of Social Network

Suddenly, Everyone's Talking About Bitcoin...

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I was at a technology conference earlier this week, and the most popular topic of casual conversation was Bitcoin, the electronic currency invented and unleashed a few years ago. Interestingly, the conversation started before Bitcoin prices went bananas earlier this week. During dinner on Sunday night, Bitcoins were worth about...
Suddenly, Everyone's Talking About Bitcoin...

AT&T CEO: Unlimited data was a mistake, iMessage a threat

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AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson shared some thoughts on his relationship with Steve Jobs, the iPhone and the way the device continues to shape his company during an on-stage interview at the Milken Institute's Global Conference earlier this week, reports The New York Times. Among the revelations was his view that...
AT&T CEO: Unlimited data was a mistake, iMessage a threat
After Years Of Flirting, Facebook And Apple Set To Achieve Relationship Status In iOS 6

"You won't keep control of your time, unless you can say 'no.' You can't let..."

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"You won't keep control of your time, unless you can say 'no.' You can't let other people set your agenda in life." - Warren Buffett at a conference earlier this week....
"You won't keep control of your time, unless you can say 'no.' You can't let..."

Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad

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By keeping its Office productivity suite off the iPad, Microsoft has given its new Surface tablet a key competitive advantage in a market to which it is a very late entrant. That might seem like a strategically sound decision — creating a perceived deficit on a rival’s tablet by limiting...
Microsoft Could Make Billions From Office for iPad

Netflix claims Canada has 'third-world' Internet access

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Broadband caps in Canada are too low and too costly, according to a Netflix executive. Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos called out the Canadian Internet service providers at the Merrill Lynch Media, Communications and Entertainment conference earlier this week, echoing other bandwidth-related comments against the country's ISPs earlier this year.......
Netflix claims Canada has 'third-world' Internet access
Stop Fretting About Spotify's Business Model, It's Pandora We Should Be Worried About

Science- And Tech-Focused 'STEAM Carnival' Hits Its Kickstarter Goal

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Looks like Kickstarter can add “reimagined” carnivals with “robots, fire, and lasers” to the list things that its users have crowdfunded. Earlier today, an event called the STEAM Carnival, put together by a company called Two Bit Circus, reached its $100,000 Kickstarter goal. The initials are a twist on STEM,...
Science- And Tech-Focused 'STEAM Carnival' Hits Its Kickstarter Goal

Apple Board Member Mickey Drexler on Steve Jobs' iCar Dreams, Apple's Living Room Push

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Speaking at Fast Company's Innovation Uncensored conference earlier this week, J. Crew CEO and Apple board member Mickey Drexler shared his thoughts (via Business Insider) on several topics related to Apple, including Steve Jobs' dream to build an "iCar" that would have revolutionized the automobile industry. While the idea obviously...
Apple Board Member Mickey Drexler on Steve Jobs' iCar Dreams, Apple's Living Room Push

Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown)

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Facebook’s high-profile CTO Bret Taylor is leaving the Silicon Valley social networking giant later this summer, with future plans to work on an undetermined start-up. The move is likely to be of concern to some over the newly public company’s ability to hold onto entrepreneurial leadership, especially in the...
Exclusive: Facebook CTO Bret Taylor Departs (For Start-Ups Unknown)

On Yahoo & Tumblr: "We have vision, delusion and hallucination and I want to know which one this is."

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"We have vision, delusion and hallucination and I want to know which one this is."  - quote anonymously attributed to Yahoo COO Henrique de Castro while an exec at Google. Looks like Yahoo may buy Tumblr for the sticker-shock price of $1.1 Billion. Wow. Since Yahoo CFO Ken Johnson spoke...
On Yahoo & Tumblr: "We have vision, delusion and hallucination and I want to know which one this is."

Tumblr Now Officially Open to Advertisers With Sponsorship Packages Starting at $25,000

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A few weeks ago, Tumblr founder David Karp rather abruptly announced that he was reversing his long-held anti-advertising stance and opening Tumblr Radar up for sponsorship. According to an email from Tumblr communications rep Katherine Barna, the ad shop is officially open for business. "We're very excited to announce...
Tumblr Now Officially Open to Advertisers With Sponsorship Packages Starting at $25,000

The PC market in Western Europe is in a Downward Spiral

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At Goldman Sachs Technology Conference earlier this week Tim Cook spent a moment on comparing iPad to traditional PC sales. Cook stated, "To put the 23 million iPads sold in the last quarter in some context, HP, who is the world's largest PC seller, in that same quarter, sold 15...
The PC market in Western Europe is in a Downward Spiral

ASUS EPad: like the EeePad, but with less ecstasy

www.engadget.com
Well, isn't this typical ASUS. Yet another Eee Pad, or this time an 'EPad' as the placard says, has shown up on the Computex show floor. While the company introduced two Eee Pads at its press conference earlier this week -- the 10-inch EP101TC with NVIDIA Tegra 2 /...
ASUS EPad: like the EeePad, but with less ecstasy

Microsoft's Surprising Business Plan For Windows In Big Companies (MSFT)

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Windows 8 is an important product for Microsoft -- it has to rekindle consumer interest in PCs while meeting the threat of the iPad. But in the enterprise? Not so much. For enterprises, Microsoft still thinks there's plenty of upside in selling Windows 7, even after Windows 8 is...
Microsoft's Surprising Business Plan For Windows In Big Companies (MSFT)
Kickstarter launches are up 50% in the last six months [charts]
Facebook COO: Lots Of Our Users Hate Facebook Home, So We're Trying To Fix It (FB)
Designed by Apple in California -- Assembled in the U.S.?
AT&T CEO: iMessage disrupts our messaging revenue stream, unlimited data was a mistake

Facebook's 'Move Fast And Break Things' Mantra Won't Fly For Mobile

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If you can't keep up with Facebook's identity crisis, you aren't alone. After claiming over and over that it would get serious about mobile - and then debuting an entirely un-mobile product at a press conference earlier this week - the company is now tacking on one more feature to...
Facebook's 'Move Fast And Break Things' Mantra Won't Fly For Mobile
Hulu Plus hits 2 million subscriber milestone

Yuri Milner: 40 Million Retail Jobs Are Going To Disappear

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Russian internet investor Yuri Milner had an ominous prediction for the retail industry and its many workers at a conference earlier this week in Ukraine. He said that there will be "a pretty significant job loss in the retail sector to the tune of 40 million jobs in the next...
Yuri Milner: 40 Million Retail Jobs Are Going To Disappear

Yahoo CEO Calls AOL A “Mini Yahoo,” Defines Patchwork Strategy For Success

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Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz continued the to talk about Yahoo’s regrouping strategy at an advertising industry conference earlier this week. She touched on the topics we covered in our post last week, The Steady, Efficient Decline Of Yahoo. Specifically, she’s counting on an improvement in the economy to drive Yahoo...
Yahoo CEO Calls AOL A “Mini Yahoo,” Defines Patchwork Strategy For Success
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