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Rethinking Mobile First

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I wrote the Mobile First Web Second blog post a few years ago. In that post, I talked about apps that were designed to be used on mobile primarily with the web as a companion. There have been a number of startups that have taken that approach and done well...
Rethinking Mobile First

Bayer Fights India's Compulsory Licensing Of Cancer Drug By Claiming It Spent $2.5 Billion Developing It

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Back in March last year, the Indian government announced that it was granting its first compulsory license, for the anti-cancer drug marketed as Nexavar, whose $70,000 per year price-tag put it out of reach of practically everyone in India. Nexavar's manufacturer, the German pharmaceutical giant Bayer, naturally appealed against that...
Bayer Fights India's Compulsory Licensing Of Cancer Drug By Claiming It Spent $2.5 Billion Developing It

iPad as an e-reader? - Not in sunlight. Update2

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Len Edgerly, host of the excellent TheKindleChronicles and TheReadingEdge podcasts, is also a long-time Apple fan, and then some.  You can read his Twitter tweets for the last two days to see just how much, as he was in line at 4:30am to get his iPad.  He loves it...
iPad as an e-reader? - Not in sunlight. Update2

★ Miscellaneous Thoughts and Observations on iTunes 11

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There are redesigns and there are redesigns. This one’s the real deal. It’s not a rewrite though. Clearly, in its heart, under the hood, this is still the same iTunes. It’s what you see (at least in the main window; see below) that’s all new. That’s not a complaint, and...
★ Miscellaneous Thoughts and Observations on iTunes 11
First piece of Seattle’s Space Shuttle Trainer arrives

Facebook’s Timeline is coming for you today, whether you like it or not. Are you ready?

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Facebook’s Timeline is coming to your profile today. Already as people are switched from the old layout, streams of comments, queries and update advice are running through Twitter and of course on Facebook itself. The immediate and striking changes are the banner photo at the top and the switch to...
Facebook’s Timeline is coming for you today, whether you like it or not. Are you ready?

B&O Play H3, H6 headphones debut stateside: danish design, premium prices

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It was just last month that Bang & Olufsen unveiled the H3 and H6 headphones under its cheaper-to-enter B&0 Play brand for the EU. Today, B&O introduced these two dapper additions stateside, announcing them at its SoHo NY shop. If you'll recall, the aluminum-clad H3 in-ears pack 10.3mm drivers...
B&O Play H3, H6 headphones debut stateside: danish design, premium prices

Your First Look At Kim Dotcom's Newest File-Sharing Site, Mega

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Over the weekend, Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom revealed his newest file-sharing site, Mega. Mega debuted exactly one year after New Zealand authorities arrested Dotcom on charges of racketeering, copyright infringement, and money laundering in connection to a similar service called Megaupload. Megaupload was shut down. Mega is very similar to Dropbox,...
Your First Look At Kim Dotcom's Newest File-Sharing Site, Mega

A First Look At Nokia's Blazingly Fast iPhone Maps App (NOK)

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Today Nokia released a standalone iPhone and iPad app for Here Maps, its newly renamed mapping service. Our first impression: The maps are very functional but they don't look that great. But while Nokia's maps aren't the best-looking, the app is very fast and provides a key feature for urban...
A First Look At Nokia's Blazingly Fast iPhone Maps App (NOK)

Xiaomi Phone 2 review: high-end specs in a surprisingly affordable package

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As mobile phones have become more powerful, prices for many flagship models have managed to linger were they always were -- at the top end. The Xiaomi has always been one exception, though. Last year, this Beijing startup launched its very first namesake phone at just CN¥1,999 ($320), which...
Xiaomi Phone 2 review: high-end specs in a surprisingly affordable package
Startups: Whatever You Do, Startup CFO, Don't Pull a Facebook

Love and Hate in the iOS 6 App Store

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By now you know that Apple has released the latest version of its mobile operating system, iOS 6. Amidst the controversy over imperfect maps (which our editor Adam Penenberg wrote about here), a bit of a problem with the Swiss Federal Railways, and Siri convincing New Yorkers that it’s 20...
Love and Hate in the iOS 6 App Store
BeautifulPeople.com Launches Recruitment Site for Unemployed Hotties

Video look at AT&T's new Motorola Atrix HD

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Motorola recently announced its new Atrix HD smartphone specifically for AT&T’s LTE network and a review unit just arrived a short while ago. My first impression is that at $99 with contract, this Android 4.0 handset will certainly get potential buyers looking at it in detail. Similar to the Motorola...
Video look at AT&T's new Motorola Atrix HD

Airtime makes an awkward first impression

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Sean Parker’s new video venture launch had A-list appearances but more glitch than glitz — and no word of a business plan [cnnmoney-byline src="By Alex Konrad, reporter"] FORTUNE — Airtime, the new video networking service by Napster co-founders Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, is supposed to help you branch out...
Airtime makes an awkward first impression

Why Timeline engagement ‘studies’ should be ignored

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In the lead-up to today’s mandatory switch to Timeline for pages, a number of companies released so-called studies about how the new design affects fan engagement rate. However, these reports — and many news outlets that covered them — completely misinterpret cause and effect. Timeline is primarily a design change...
Why Timeline engagement ‘studies’ should be ignored

In legal fog, Kim Dotcom removes 3D gun design

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Kim Dotcom has ordered the removal from his Mega file-storage service design plans for a controversial one-bullet plastic gun.The decision seems an unlikely one for Dotcom, who has become somewhat of an Internet folk hero for fiercely contesting criminal copyright infringement charges levied by U.S. prosecutors over his former...
In legal fog, Kim Dotcom removes 3D gun design
Webs.com Adds A Facebook Cover Image Designer To Its DIY Page Creation Tool, Pagemodo

Video look at Microsoft Surface RT: Quite impressive

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After spending most of the day at Microsoft’s Windows 8 launch event, I spent about 30 minutes with a Microsoft Surface RT tablet and then received a review unit. I’ll be using it full time for the next week — in the place of my Chromebook and MacBook Air — and I’m...
Video look at Microsoft Surface RT: Quite impressive

How to Create a Website Header Image Using PowerPoint

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I’m sure everybody is familiar with the terms “Love at first sight” and “First impression will last forever”. Those statements tell you the importance of first impression. There’s even a statement saying “You only have three seconds to make your first impression”. In the terms of web presence, the...
How to Create a Website Header Image Using PowerPoint
Equally Creepy And Creative, Cheek’d Is Online Dating In Reverse
The new iPad is for gaming

Google's new search page design: highly redundant, needlessly stark and sometimes useful

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Yesterday, Google began rolling out a brand new Search page design in the US — coincidentally right as the Presidential Election reached its climax. The timing may or may not have been intentional, but either way you’ll be forgiven if you’re only just noticing the new design now as the political fog settles. At first...
Google's new search page design: highly redundant, needlessly stark and sometimes useful

Face It Silicon Valley, You're Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.

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I remember my first networking event in Silicon Valley back when I’d just started at Forbes in 2008. I was standing with the only two people I knew when we were approached by a tall, handsome entrepreneur, whom I will not name. He said, “Hello” to the men I was sitting...
Face It Silicon Valley, You're Socially Awkward. Now, Fix it.

Vizio's Laptop Debut Dazzles, Then Fizzles

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Vizio is a company known for its televisions and home entertainment products, but now it’s hoping to also make a name in the world of personal computers. This summer, the company launched its own line of laptops and all-in-one PCs that focused on design and value, and this week, I...
Vizio's Laptop Debut Dazzles, Then Fizzles

Get an instant reaction with Blinc

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Blinc is a new iOS app from Lines of Cocoa. It’s available now as a free download from the App Store, and does not carry any additional in-app purchases. It’s currently featured in the “New” section of the App Store’s Social Networking category. Blinc is a simple social photo-sharing app...
Get an instant reaction with Blinc

★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

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Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily’s failure: Audience clarity. It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily. It excelled at interactive elements and visual appeal, but the...
★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

WSJ gets early, slightly uncomfortable look at Google's Project Glass

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It's about time someone got the chance to test-drive Google's $1,500 smart-glasses independently, without any rose-colored lenses getting in the way. The Wall Street Journal's Spencer E. Ante just became that lucky person -- he played with prototype specs for 10 minutes and described them as a "wearable smartphone"...
WSJ gets early, slightly uncomfortable look at Google's Project Glass

Ooooh coool: My first trip to Reddit, guided by a few locals

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Every now and then you get tired of hearing so much about something you know nothing about. This week I resolved to get to know Reddit. The ginormous social forum made headlines over the summer when President Obama answered questions live on the site, then again earlier this month when...
Ooooh coool: My first trip to Reddit, guided by a few locals

Google Chrome browser arrives on Android (video)

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The latest step in bringing Google-based unification has arrived. The Chrome browser is here on Android. This beta version is available for that elite crowd of ICS phones and tablets, and like it's desktop progenitor, the synced settings and bookmarks are all in tow. Expect to see the card...
Google Chrome browser arrives on Android (video)
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?