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informal poll

iPhone 5 owners report scuffs and scratches out of the box

Facebook's Timeline Is An Annoying Waste Of Time (FB)

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I love Facebook. It's my favorite way to keep tabs on my friends and relatives. I like seeing pictures of their kids, having the occasional 11 p.m. chat and sharing my own photos, videos, funny stories. So when Timeline came out, I thought -- why not? I picked a...
Facebook's Timeline Is An Annoying Waste Of Time (FB)
Top 5 lessons learned at OpenStack Summit

What Tech Companies Look For In A CFO

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In the last 12-18 months many of the tech industry's most innovative and successful private companies ...the real disrupters ...have hired a new CFO as they consider and prepare for an IPO. This list includes Daversa Partners clients like Gilt Groupe, Twitter, Groupon, Yelp, Hubspot, Palo Alto Networks, Shoedazzle,...
What Tech Companies Look For In A CFO

Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

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For months, we've been fielding rumors (and filtering out the facts) about MySpace's proposed redesign and rebranding. Tonight's report on TechCrunch outlines a few minor details of the overall plan to stop the site's hemorrhaging users and stem its financial decline. As we've known (and as we predicted last year),...
Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

Land O'Lakes CIO shares keys to success at IT Roadmap conference

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Despite all the talk about the economic recovery, the IT purse strings are still pretty tight, at least based on an informal poll of practitioners at the recent Network World IT Roadmap conference in Chicago....
Land O'Lakes CIO shares keys to success at IT Roadmap conference

The New World Order

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Industry trends come and go. The ones that stay with us and have lasting impact are those that fundamentally change the cost equation. Public clouds clearly pass this test. The potential savings approach 10x and, in cost sensitive industries, those that move to the cloud fastest will have a...
The New World Order

Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and Magazines; Facebook 1%

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For my presentation on Twitter Marketing Tactics at SMX West this week I wanted to get a sense of just how much traffic Twitter is driving to major news sites. So I conducted an informal poll of 10 US newspaper and magazine sites that Define works with or I...
Survey: Twitter Less than 1% of Traffic to Newspapers and Magazines; Facebook 1%

App.net growth spurt demonstrates the power of a great mobile client

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The alternative real-time communication platform App.net has been averaging roughly 30 new users a day for the month of September. Today, it gained over 1,000 new users on the back of lowered pricing and the release of the instantly popular new Netbot client for iOS. The introduction of Netbot, by...
App.net growth spurt demonstrates the power of a great mobile client

iPad writing app showdown: four apps enter, one app leaves

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It's not feasible for most folks to do their everyday work on an iPad yet, but writers seem to be one of the quickest growing groups to attempt it. It makes sense: the act of writing doesn't require that many technical resources outside of a way to input text, a...
iPad writing app showdown: four apps enter, one app leaves

Timeline still optional for Facebook users more than 6 months after global launch

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More than six months after Timeline launched for users around the world, Facebook still hasn’t made the new profile mandatory. Timeline, like most Facebook changes, has a large group of critics. But unlike most Facebook changes, this one has been opt-in. The social network has been patient about not forcing...
Timeline still optional for Facebook users more than 6 months after global launch
Windows RT license could cost OEMs as much as $85 per device

This Election Day, I'm Axing My Loudmouthed Facebook Friends. Are You? (Poll)

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Yes, I voted. You have too? Fantastic. But I can’t wait for everyone with an opinion to stop typing about Election 2012. I’ve had enough. Over the past month, I’ve systematically chopped all whose annoying updates have populated my social streams. Asking for Obama’s birth certificate? Unfollow. Just posted a...
This Election Day, I'm Axing My Loudmouthed Facebook Friends. Are You? (Poll)
Let's talk about enterprise: Our readers weigh in
Do real programmers ‘like’ Facebook?

Are We There Yet? How Will You Know When You’re Rich?

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This is a guest post by Ami Kim, who blogs about searching for a calling at 40 Days to Change. Ami is a long-time GRS reader. Here at Get Rich Slowly, we imbibe many flavors of frugality, smart investing, and money management. Between J.D.’s (and others’) posts and the treasure...
Are We There Yet? How Will You Know When You’re Rich?

Can We Kick Our Keyboard Addiction by 2013?

www.readwriteweb.com
This morning, everyone is looking agog at the words of Google Europe boss John Herlihy, who's quoted in the Silicon Republic predicting the demise of the desktop computer. "In three years time, desktops will be irrelevant. In Japan, most research is done today on smart phones, not PCs," Herlihy said....
Can We Kick Our Keyboard Addiction by 2013?

Where next for Steven Sinofsky?

gigaom.com
Steven Sinofsky, the former president of Microsoft’s Windows group probably never needs to work again — he’s a 20-year-plus veteran of the company who is vested many times over. But no one really thinks he’s retiring. So … where will SteveSi land next? Interesting question. He’s not talking (much), so let’s...
Where next for Steven Sinofsky?

Scuffgate? Some Early Adopters Claim iPhone 5 Case Is Scratch-tacular

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It wouldn’t be another iPhone launch without a surrounding air of controversy. Or two. Complaints about the new Apple-created Maps in iOS6, continue to pour in as users find more things that appear to be a step back from the previous Google Maps-powered application. But the software issues may only...
Scuffgate? Some Early Adopters Claim iPhone 5 Case Is Scratch-tacular

When Saving The Business Means Firing Your Customers

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The first hint that Aprigo CEO Gil Zimmermann needed to rethink his data security business was that his company had stopped using its own product. Aprigo's employees were no longer storing documents locally, and so the company didn't need on-site data protection--the very service it specialized in. They were instead...
When Saving The Business Means Firing Your Customers

We Don't Want Everything For Free. We Just Want Everything

www.techdirt.com
Recently, I gave a Sita Sings the Blues talk to a roomful of 15-to-17-year-olds. Near the end I explained Free Culture and my stance against copyright, which led to some interesting discussion. Turns out most of them are manga fans, and familiar with publishers’ complaints about scanned and translated manga...
We Don't Want Everything For Free. We Just Want Everything
Companies Are Looking At Windows 8 Tablets Instead Of iPads (AAPL, MSFT)
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