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Once Again: High Tech Jobs Are Important, Growing And Everywhere

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A few months ago, we wrote about a presentation from the Bay Area Economic Council, in association with Engine (I'm on their steering committee, but had nothing to do with this), showing that high tech jobs were a high point in the economy. Unlike many other sectors, those jobs were...
Once Again: High Tech Jobs Are Important, Growing And Everywhere
THE YAHOO DIASPORA: Where All Its Amazing Talent Ended Up (YHOO)
Obama wins, Nate Silver wins, tech wins
Apple v. Samsung jury foreman: only the 'court of popular opinion' can change the patent system

SlingPlayer App Comes to Kindle Fire, Expanding the Tablet’s Video Offerings

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SlingPlayer is now available on the Amazon Appstore. Photo: Sling MediaKindle Fire owners, your Slingbox is waiting. SlingPlayer, the software platform for “place-shifting” home TV content to desktop computers and tablets, has joined Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Vimeo in offering streaming service on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. Paired with one of...
SlingPlayer App Comes to Kindle Fire, Expanding the Tablet’s Video Offerings

Building and dismantling the Windows advantage

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When the Macintosh was launched in 1984, computers running the MS-DOS operating system were nearing a dominant position in the market. Having launched in 1981 as the IBM PC, they were quickly cloned and four years later “PCs” were selling at the rate of 2 million/yr.  The Mac only...
Building and dismantling the Windows advantage

One big fiction, read and written by us all

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From Geoff Ryman's trailblazing website 253 to a new app called The Silent History, the evolving story of networked fiction is pointing the way forward"There are seven carriages on a Bakerloo line train, each with 36 seats. A train in which every passenger has a seat will carry 252 people....
One big fiction, read and written by us all
Apple's iPhone 5 display orders reportedly cut in half, weak demand blamed

Two months in, Jelly Bean only represents 1% of all Android traffic

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, which was open-sourced back in July, is doing very well, if this headline from Chitika Insights is read out of context: “Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Adoption Jumps 1500% in Two Months.” Thankfully, we’re here to put things into perspective, and the status quo really isn’t that...
Two months in, Jelly Bean only represents 1% of all Android traffic

Groupon's Shares Continue Falling to Close at All-Time Low

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Everyone loves a discount, and yet, no one seems to be buying. Less than five months after going public, Groupon’s stock is trading more than half off. The daily deals company’s shares slid another 3.2 percent, or 48 cents today, to close at $14.54 a share. That’s less than half...
Groupon's Shares Continue Falling to Close at All-Time Low

"Not, admittedly, a high point in the history of the mutual intelligibility of Germanic languages,..."

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"Not, admittedly, a high point in the history of the mutual intelligibility of Germanic languages,..."

Jay Z’s 100th problem: His terrible Facebook game

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This isn’t an app review, as if I actually gave the Facebook app in question a real review, you might play it, and that would be a shame. Jay Z has a Facebook app out, and it has a single high point: Spotify integration. Really, that’s it. While you are playing,...
Jay Z’s 100th problem: His terrible Facebook game

Google Wallet: A year of failure, and how to fix it

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In early 2011, the rumors were hard to ignore and it seemed inevitable that Google was going to get into the mobile payments business. It was one year ago that we got all the details. Google announced Google Wallet with much fanfare, but right from the start things looked bleak;...
Google Wallet: A year of failure, and how to fix it

Groupon Shares Pop 11.6 Percent After CEO Andrew Mason Defends His Vision And Leadership

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Groupon shares (NASDAQ:GRPN) closed at 4.42, 11.62 percent above yesterday’s level. CEO Andrew Mason’s interview was highly anticipated today. Yesterday, AllThingsD reported that the board questioned Mason’s vision. Mason didn’t try to deny nor to pretend that nothing happened. Instead, he was very candid, going as far as to say...
Groupon Shares Pop 11.6 Percent After CEO Andrew Mason Defends His Vision And Leadership

AOL's Stock Has Quietly Climbed To Within A Dollar Of Its All Time High (AOL)

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AOL has been getting hammered by activist shareholder Starboard Value LP lately. The funny thing about that is that AOL's stock has actually done decently as of late. Since bottoming out in October, AOL has climbed 131% to $27.48, which is a dollar within its high point since becoming a...
AOL's Stock Has Quietly Climbed To Within A Dollar Of Its All Time High (AOL)

Chelsea’s Champion’s League win against Barcelona becomes the most tweeted sporting event ever

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Sporting events draw a huge number of people to Twitter and a recent Champions League game was no exception, as a late goal from Fernando Torres helped Chelsea’s win against Barcelona on Tuesday become the most tweeted sporting event ever. Twitter says that during the game, total global traffic on...
Chelsea’s Champion’s League win against Barcelona becomes the most tweeted sporting event ever

Designer Nicholas Felton Leaves Facebook After Pioneering Timeline Overhaul

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Nicholas Felton, who came to fame through many super-detailed infographics and reports about his life as quantified through data, is leaving Facebook almost two years after being acq-hired to work on projects like Timeline. His early work, which compiled data on things like all the songs he had listened...
Designer Nicholas Felton Leaves Facebook After Pioneering Timeline Overhaul

Sony announces a 6.9mm thin 10.1-inch 1080P Tablet Z with 8 megapixel camera

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From Sony Japan comes news of Sony’s latest and most impressive of Android tablets. Apparently the Tablet Z wasn’t quite ready for CES earlier this month but it is, at 6.9mm thin svelter than Apple’s iPad Mini while using a “Bravia”, “Retina” 1080P display. Also a high point for a tablet, Sony...
Sony announces a 6.9mm thin 10.1-inch 1080P Tablet Z with 8 megapixel camera

Summly creator Nick D'Aloisio: 'I try to maintain a level of humbleness'

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Last week Nick D'Aloisio was a pretty average 17-year-old, with good mates, a girlfriend and £40 on his debit card. This week he sold his app for a reported £19m. Not that average, thenIs Nick D'Aloisio exhausted? Apparently not. In a week that has seen the 17-year-old newly minted tech...
Summly creator Nick D'Aloisio: 'I try to maintain a level of humbleness'
Why Samsung Is (Also) Screwed (AAPL)

Facebook gets ready to deliver first earnings report after disastrous start

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Social network to release maiden financial results amid calls for Mark Zuckerberg to take lead role in reassuring investorsFacebook's maiden financial results as a listed company will not make pleasant reading. With Mark Zuckerberg criticised for taking a back seat during the company's disastrous Nasdaq listing, Wall Street will be...
Facebook gets ready to deliver first earnings report after disastrous start

Evolution Bike by Roel Verhagen Kaptein

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This Evolution Bike concept tries to incorporate the best of existing bike designs, without their drawbacks. Recumbent bikes have a benefit of low wind resistance and a comfortable seating position, but the looks of these bikes are often questionable. The low models are barely visible in traffic, they need a...
Evolution Bike by Roel Verhagen Kaptein

Leaked photos point to rumored co-branded LG Optimus and Google Nexus smartphone

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Anticipation for Google’s next Nexus smartphone is reaching a high point, and a set of leaked photos posted to a Belarusian website (translation) is further stoking the flames. Although unverified, the images could represent another hint that Google is readying a Nexus-branded device with the help of LG. Though the...
Leaked photos point to rumored co-branded LG Optimus and Google Nexus smartphone

Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone

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The best way to get someone to spread your dumb video is to include something controversial. That’s day one material in Viral YouTube Marketing 101. And so, Samsung, clearly a graduate of said class tapped that knowledge and took a shot at iPhone users, somewhat calling them sheep for...
Wake Up, Sheeple: Samsung Hypes Next Galaxy S Smartphone

Facebook IPO Post-Mortem

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The much-anticipated Facebook IPO has come and gone. In terms of optics, it was a flop. The stock closed barely above the offering price and so failed to exhibit the "pop" that it was supposed to deliver. Google, in contrast, saw its stock price rise 18 percent on the first...
Facebook IPO Post-Mortem

Facebook prices IPO at $38 per share

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The wait is over. In what is being dubbed as the biggest Internet IPO of all time, Facebook today priced its shares at $38 this afternoon. That was at the high point of the expected range, generating an estimated $18 billion. The company will have a market value of $84...
Facebook prices IPO at $38 per share

Android Is Winning

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The latest numbers are in: Android is on top, followed by iOS in a distant second. This word comes from Gartner, a top research firm for these sorts of things. Overall, within the last quarter, Android outsold iOS devices nearly three to one while capturing 64% of the worldwide market...
Android Is Winning

Patent fights rage on in 2013

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Over the past year, patent battles have been fought by tech companies in courtrooms all over the world. The litigation is far from over though, however, and will continue throughout 2013. This is what's at stake on the patent battlefield in the near future. The patent brouhaha reached its...
Patent fights rage on in 2013

Apple pulls its products from EPEAT 'green' certification registry

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From its hardware to its data centers, Apple is known for touting its environmentally-friendly bona fides — but the company has modified that stance when it comes to its hardware. This past month Apple pulled its 39 products that were featured in the Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)...
Apple pulls its products from EPEAT 'green' certification registry
Apple has shed the equivalent of a Google or a Microsoft since September 2012
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