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Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

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A quick follow-up on this month’s stories pointing out the decline of the “social reader” on Facebook. Upshot: They’re still in free-fall. Two quick snapshots, via Cristina Cordova, using stats from AppData. Here’s the usage data for the Washington Post’s Social  Reader. Note the second steep drop, in the middle...
Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets

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TechCrunch, the long-time darling of the digerati, is smashed to bits and all of AOL’s horses and men will be hard-pressed to put it together again. The site has lost almost every one of its top writers and traffic has fallen sharply, dropping by 35 percent from a year...
As Staff Flees, TechCrunch's Traffic Plummets

How AT&T Plans to Keep SxSW From Swamping its Network

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Smartphones, including iPhones were all the rage at SxSW in 2009. Last year, the hordes of South by Southwest-attending geeks toting iPhones blew out the AT&T network around the convention center in Austin, resulting in dropped calls and crappy connections for many attendees. The subsequent news coverage showed off Ma...
How AT&T Plans to Keep SxSW From Swamping its Network

“Winning” SXSW Has Yet To Produce a Winning Business

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It’s pretty easy to write yet another post about who “won” SXSW or, if you’re feeling ornery or ambitious, how there are no longer any breakout stars. But there’s an important point lost in this repetitive debate. SXSW is good at producing cultural phenomena — think apps that take off...
“Winning” SXSW Has Yet To Produce a Winning Business

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

A few thoughts on the “next iPhone” story

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It’s been an interesting few days for the digerati. First Engadget posted some pictures over the weekend of what was purported to be the next iPhone. They came from a source who had apparently acquired the phone after it was left in a bar. Other sites first debunked them as...
A few thoughts on the “next iPhone” story
Snow Fall: Finally an articulation for the digerati of what a big, expensive newsroom can do

iPhone 5 - review

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With features including Siri, turn-by-turn navigation, new maps, a panoramic camera, 4G, restore to iCloud and a new digital dock, the iPhone 5 has it all - and it is ahead of the competition againThe digerati mostly greeted the iPhone 5 last week with a collective yawn. So much was...
iPhone 5 - review

In New York, Digerati Flock to Tom and Jerry’s. http://r2.ly/2zbm

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In New York, Digerati Flock to Tom and Jerry’s. http://r2.ly/2zbm

The end of online privacy?

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Phone apps help themselves to our contacts, Google tracks our web history, and supermarkets monitor our buying habits. Can anything stop the great data grab?If you use a smartphone and download apps, as half the UK population does now, you've probably used an app which pops up a dialog box...
The end of online privacy?
All Things D is Haunted by the Man Who Isn’t Here

Jaron Lanier And Gobbledygook Economics

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Okay, okay. So many people have been submitting Jaron Lanier's latest Wired opinion piece, which is really an excerpt from his new book, Who Owns the Future?, that clearly it needs some sort of response. As you may recall, Lanier trades on his cred as an early-digerati-turned-contrarian to sell lots...
Jaron Lanier And Gobbledygook Economics

The iPad in the Eyes of the Digerati

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The iPad in the Eyes of the Digerati

On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills The Great White Fail Whale

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In one pithy, three-word sentence, Twitter creative lead Doug Bowman summed up the microblogging service’s election day perfectly. “RIP Fail Whale.” Indeed, all throughout November 6th, that cutesy, once ubiquitous cartoon — a symbol of a young Twitter’s infrastructure problems — was nary to be seen. The company saw record...
On Election Day 2012, Twitter Kills The Great White Fail Whale

The best OHs at SXSW?

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The digerati at South by Southwest say lots of ridiculous--and hilarious things, and not with their inside voices. Now there's a Twitter feed showcasing some curated favorite "overheards." [Read more]...
The best OHs at SXSW?

Tasty: FoodyDirect Gets $3M, As Former Goldman Banker Turns Entrepreneur

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For a long time in Web 1.0 and Web 2.0, Brad Koenig was one of Silicon Valley’s top investment bankers, shepherding deals such as Yahoo’s IPO and a plethora of others. That’s no surprise, given he was the managing director and head of global technology investment banking at Goldman...
Tasty: FoodyDirect Gets $3M, As Former Goldman Banker Turns Entrepreneur

HBO's New Tactic for Promoting Game of Thrones? Courting Techies

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Sure. (Photo: Hashgram) As HBO drums up promotion of the upcoming season of Games of Thrones, the premium cable network is trying a different approach: cozying up with the digerati. (Historically, HBO has greeted the Internet much Night’s Watch would approach a horde of White Walkers.) Last week, the cabler...
HBO's New Tactic for Promoting Game of Thrones? Courting Techies
FaceTagram? InstaBook? Whatever You Call It, All Your Photo Are Belong to Facebook (for $1 Billion)!
Can Marissa Mayer turn Yahoo around?

Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side

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Conferences devoted to spiritual topics such as mindfulness, compassion and the teachings of Buddhism are becoming increasingly popular among the Silicon Valley digerati....
Digerati Get Connected to Their Spiritual Side

Free Klout trips a success, says Seattle tourism bureau

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What’s the price of influence? It may just be a free trip to Seattle. While the digerati, including Wired in its May issue, debate the true influence of high-scorers on the social media ranking site Klout, the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau declares its Klout-centric experiment a rousing success. Early...
Free Klout trips a success, says Seattle tourism bureau
PeopleRank: You’re Already Indexed… Now what?

Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto

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While it is one of the largest consumer electronics and mobile companies in the world, Korean’s Samsung has a relatively quiet profile in Silicon Valley. In fact, while it has had a longtime facility in San Jose for two decades, its execs are not well known to many except...
Valley Cred: Samsung Plans to Open New Start-Up Accelerator in Downtown Palo Alto

13 things you can do instead of going to SXSW

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You might notice a sudden surge of inexplicable tweets from the digerati over the next few days, as the hippest kids in hipsterdom descend upon Austin, Texas for the annual nerd-fest known as South by Southwest, SXSW, or just “South-By” if you’re really cool. It’s a festival of parties, schmoozing,...
13 things you can do instead of going to SXSW

Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

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Nokia said today that it has agreed to purchase Novarra — a Chicago company that attempts to deliver a faster browsing experience for feature phones — for an undisclosed amount. I covered Novarra two years ago in a story about the rush of companies attempting to deliver a build once/run...
Nokia Nabs Novarra for Better Browsing on Low-end Phones

Yahoo Sings Along With Spotify – And May Profit, Too

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Earlier this year Spotify rolled out a plan to get its “play” button on a host of Web sites, which let the streaming music service broaden its reach beyond Facebook. Now it’s making the same move, but with one very, very big Web site: Spotify has a distribution deal with...
Yahoo Sings Along With Spotify – And May Profit, Too

Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

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Editor’s Note: This guest post is written by Nir Eyal (@nireyal) and Katy Fike, PhD (@innovate50). Katy is a gerontologist and partner at Innovate50 while Nir is a founder of two startups and blogs about technology and behavior design at nirandfar.com. As web watchers, entrepreneurs, and investors search for the next big thing,...
Go Ask Grandma: How To Design For “Normals”

Technology is a double-edged sword

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When it comes to technological innovation and its effects on our lives and culture, both the luddites and the evangelists have a pointOver at the New Statesman, Steven Poole is Mad as Hell. Like Howard Beale in the film Network, he's Not Going to Take It Any More. What's bugging him...
Technology is a double-edged sword

An alternative to incubators: the co-working space

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If you’re a startup, you’ve probably considered joining an incubator. But residency can be competitive and the requirements stiff. TechStars and Y-Combinator are well-known incubators that offer funding, mentorship, and access to a community of venture capitalists and anointed digerati — but only for a select few. Applicants also have...
An alternative to incubators: the co-working space

10 Austin Startups You Should Meet While You’re at SXSW

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Since more than 30,000 people are coming here to Austin for South by Southwest, I figured I’d offer up a list of local companies that members of the digerati should take the time to meet while they’re in town. Austin has a ton of startups, but I tried to...
10 Austin Startups You Should Meet While You’re at SXSW
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