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Zappos CEO Reveals His Radical Plans To Change Las Vegas [Presentation]

DEAR DEMOCRATS: We Do Need To Talk About How Big You Want The Government To Be

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Unfortunately, most of the talk from the Republicans on how we're going to get our debt-and-deficit problem under control is crazy-talk. The Republicans generally just want to slash government spending, even though federal tax rates and receipts are historically low (see chart below). Most non-partisan economists, meanwhile, agree that...
DEAR DEMOCRATS: We Do Need To Talk About How Big You Want The Government To Be

The Future Of Shopping Could Look A Lot Like Booking A Plane Ticket

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Former America Airlines exec Jeff Katz thinks that shopping in the future will be a lot like booking a plane ticket.  Like booking a ticket on Kayak, Orbitz, or Priceline, shoppers could select and pay for "a package of services that we value most -- from an aisle seat ......
The Future Of Shopping Could Look A Lot Like Booking A Plane Ticket
The Iron Yard stokes startup fires in the Southeast

Tim Cook: 13 million Apple TVs sold, half in the last year; 'grand vision' for TV

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Speaking at AllThingsD's D11 conference, Apple CEO Tim Cook just dropped the latest sales figure for the Apple TV: 13 million, with "about half" sold in the last year. Despite being prodded by interviewers Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Cook repeated his "area of great interest" line (again) regarding...
Tim Cook: 13 million Apple TVs sold, half in the last year; 'grand vision' for TV
Evernote's new features are for the pros

Tim Cook Talks Taxes (Video)

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Last week, Apple CEO Tim Cook appeared before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations to defend Apple’s utterly legal tax practices. Onstage at our D11 conference tonight, Cook said he viewed that appearance as “an opportunity, not a pain in the ass.” In the video below, he explains why and...
Tim Cook Talks Taxes (Video)

The Future Of Video: Interactive Clips With A 180-Degree Viewing Angle

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We've been fans of ConditionOne for a while. That's the augmented reality app backed by Mark Cuban that lets users view videos with a 180-degree field of vision. But we recently tested out ConditionOne's version 2.0 iPad app and now we're more impressed than ever. The company, led by Academy Award nominated storyteller...
The Future Of Video: Interactive Clips With A 180-Degree Viewing Angle
If Facebook Can't Change How You Discover Music In 2013, It's Time To Question Zuckerberg's Grand Vision (FB)

Watch SpaceX's Reusable Grasshopper Rocket Blast Off And Safely Land On Its Feet

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Spoiler: The video above shows SpaceX’s 100-foot-tall Grasshopper rocket blasting off, hovering in the air for about 30 seconds and then descending back to terra firma. And it’s set to Johnny Cash’s Ring of Fire. That’s it. There’s no drama, fireworks or anything shocking, but it’s still absurdly important and...
Watch SpaceX's Reusable Grasshopper Rocket Blast Off And Safely Land On Its Feet
Tim Cook says Apple has a "grand vision" for the Apple TV

Podcast: Apple's knack, AP hack, and TV's future track

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A good time was had by all recording this week’s new wrap up podcast! Erica Ogg called into the studio to break down Apple’s latest earnings. Then Eliza Kern popped in to chat about the recent hack of the AP Twitter account (and subsequent dip in the stock market), and...
Podcast: Apple's knack, AP hack, and TV's future track

Burstly Debuts Its Testing-To-Revenue Restructure, Opens SkyRocket Monetization To All

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Burstly‘s grand vision coming out of its TestFlight acquisition is getting full reveal today with the announcement of the company’s new corporate structure, which rebrands Burstly’s monetization tools as SkyRocket, and opens them up to all mobile developers and publishers with a new self-serve option, whereas previously they’d been accessible...
Burstly Debuts Its Testing-To-Revenue Restructure, Opens SkyRocket Monetization To All
Disney's John Blackburn Says 'Infinity' Game Mash-Up Could 'Change The Way That People Look At Disney'

A Poem For Dropbox And Its 100 Million Users

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“How do I love thee, cloud storage? Let me count the ways.” You see, Dropbox’s CEO Drew Houston is an inspiring guy, and a joy to talk to as a tech journalist because he’s not afraid to describe the grand vision for his company in bold quotes. So this morning...
A Poem For Dropbox And Its 100 Million Users

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs

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[Editor’s note: James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and entrepreneur. He is Managing Director of Formula Capital and has written ten books. His latest books are I Was Blind But Now I See and 40 Alternatives to College. You can follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.] I’m pretty mediocre. Particularly as an entrepreneur. I’m ashamed to admit...
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Mediocre Entrepreneurs

Apple's Tim Cook: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

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There was a lot to talk about as Apple CEO Tim Cook made his second appearance on the D: All Things Digital stage. Cook declined many, many opportunities to talk about new products. But he did give his view on taxes (the current system should be gutted), talked a bit...
Apple's Tim Cook: The Full D11 Interview (Video)

Marissa Mayer's grand vision for Yahoo is in technology, not media

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With revenues drying up in online content creation, sources say that Yahoo will revert back to a technology company. For years, the Silicon Valley company has been caught between an online content and news provider, and a supplier of technology tools. If it embraces the latter, the company will...
Marissa Mayer's grand vision for Yahoo is in technology, not media

Some Thoughts on App.net

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A few weeks ago Dalton Caldwell, founder of imeem and Picplz, wrote a well received blog post titled What Twitter could have been where he laments the fact that Twitter hasn’t fulfilled some of the early promise developers saw in it as a platform. Specifically he writes Perhaps you...
Some Thoughts on App.net

Kenya building a digital future in Africa's silicon savannah

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Fibre optic cable delivering revolutionary change was laid while African neighbours were booking hotels for more talking shopsIf there is such a thing as an African version of California's Silicon Valley, the country that is arguably leading the race to the future is Kenya.Household tech names such as Google, Intel,...
Kenya building a digital future in Africa's silicon savannah
This Could Be The World's First 3D-Printed Car

TIM COOK: Apple Has A 'Grand Vision' For The TV Market (AAPL)

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CEO Tim Cook says Apple has a "grand vision" for the TV market. Speaking at the D Conference tonight, journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher tried to get him to reveal details about what Apple wants to do with television. Not surprisingly, Cook didn't want to reveal much. However, he...
TIM COOK: Apple Has A 'Grand Vision' For The TV Market (AAPL)
The greatest obstacle between a startup and a killer brand

Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to Join Apple

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Lisa Jackson, former head of the United States Environmental Protection Agency, is joining Apple. Apple CEO Tim Cook announced the new hire in conversation with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher at the D: All Things Digital conference on Tuesday. Jackson will be “coordinating a lot of [environmental practices] activity across...
Former EPA Chief Lisa Jackson to Join Apple

Why a jewelry startup had to build enterprise software to survive

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When Chantel Waterbury decided to launch a jewelry startup, she had no idea she’d spend a huge chunk of her time developing backend software. She just wanted to take what she knew was a workable business model — direct sales — and bring it into the Internet age. It sounded...
Why a jewelry startup had to build enterprise software to survive

Zynga's Downfall Exposes The Biggest Threat To Zuckerberg's Grand Vision (ZNGA, FB)

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CEO Mark Zuckerberg's long-term, grand vision for Facebook is that all industries will, eventually and to their great profit, re-invent themselves through "social." By "social," Zuckerberg means through a partnership with Facebook. His view is that Facebook will, in turn, collect value from the value it creates. In this vision,...
Zynga's Downfall Exposes The Biggest Threat To Zuckerberg's Grand Vision (ZNGA, FB)

Chiplets: Xerox's grand vision for next-generation computer assembly

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A new way to build computers is on the horizon, and Xerox intends to be the company that brings it to us. Their new technique, known as xerographic micro-assembly, breaks down old-fashioned silicon chip designs into thousands of tiny chiplets, and then custom assembles them with an advanced and mysterious...
Chiplets: Xerox's grand vision for next-generation computer assembly

It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)

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Microsoft insists that things are going well for Yammer since Microsoft bought it for $1.2 billion a year ago this week.  The user base has grown by 55% to 8 million and sales of paid networks are up by 200%, it says, though Microsoft won't reveal the actual sales figure....
It's Been A Year Since Microsoft Bought Yammer And Ballmer's Grand Vision Has Yet To Materialize (MSFT)
Why This Loyal Apple User Switched From Apple TV To Roku

Beamr For iPhone Lets You Share Photos In Full Resolution

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A new iPhone application called Beamr, launching today, allows users to share high-resolution 8 megapixel photos and 28 megapixel panorama photos more easily, without reducing image quality. The app does so using a technology called JPEGmini, which has previously only been available for Mac desktops and server applications. Many iPhone...
Beamr For iPhone Lets You Share Photos In Full Resolution
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