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iPhone 5 will be just 7.6mm thin - thinner than the Galaxy S III and even HTC's One S

Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

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Walter Isaacson author of the Steve Jobs biography has said in the past he omitted certain details and even referred to the book as a “first or second draft” when discussing plans to expand it with an addendum in a future re-release of the best-selling bio. While we’ve heard...
Biographer Walter Isaacson on the Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

Lengthy profile on famed jailbreaker Geohotz from the New Yorker

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iUvuaChDEg “I hack because I’m bored.” The New Yorker has published a very lengthy piece this morning that profiles the famed jailbreak George Hotz — aka Geohotz. This 22 year-old has seen a ton of publicity over the years for being the first to unlock the iPhone, getting sued by...
Lengthy profile on famed jailbreaker Geohotz from the New Yorker
Fisker fails to deliver 1st government loan payment, DOE has already taken $21M

HOA President Receives Public Criticism; Responds With Baseless Claims And Empty Legal Threats

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If there's one thing our judicial system has taught the layman, it's this: when faced with public criticism, your first reaction should be to craft angry letters/emails full of baseless legal threats. (Of course, the internet teaches exactly the opposite lesson, one that many have failed to learn...) Today's angry...
HOA President Receives Public Criticism; Responds With Baseless Claims And Empty Legal Threats

Tech Today: Battling ‘Phishing’ and Guessing Facebook’s Ticker

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Robert Galbraith/Reuters Email Giants Fight ‘Phishing’: Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and AOL along with financial-service companies are hoping to make email more secure by promoting a set of technologies that authenticate each email’s origin. The goal is to reduce “phishing” emails–scams that attempt to trick recipients into thinking that the...
Tech Today: Battling ‘Phishing’ and Guessing Facebook’s Ticker

Apple vs. Google gets personal: "Steve Jobs simply hates Eric Schmidt" (video)

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Nothing sells papers (or ads) like turning a little corporate competition into something personal. Case in point, a New York Times piece from the weekend titled "Apple's Spat With Google Is Getting Personal," that opened with this rather ominous, one-sentence paragraph: "It looked like the beginning of a beautiful...
Apple vs. Google gets personal: "Steve Jobs simply hates Eric Schmidt" (video)
NYT: ‘Hacker’ Marius Milner identified as Google’s personal data cropping engineer

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
Microsoft gearing up to make smartphones, tablets and PCs in company-saving strategy shift
Walter Isaacson reflects on The Genius of Steve Jobs in Smithsonian Magazine cover feature
Google wants to replace the password with an electronic ring that grants access to all web content
Developers give in-depth look at Google Maps iOS SDK vs Apple's MapKit

Microsoft's lost decade, chronicled

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In a lengthy piece titled “Microsoft’s Lost Decade”, Vanity Fair’s Kurt Eichenwald profiles CEO Steve Ballmer’s role in the company’s steadily decreasing dominance in the tech industry. The piece includes interviews with current and past executives of the company, and thousands of internal docs and legal records, and not surprisingly,...
Microsoft's lost decade, chronicled
iOS devs give in-depth look at advantages of Apple's MapKit vs Google Maps SDK
Read this: Steve Wozniak writes about the Apple II in 1977

Glassmap is a real-time location sharing app that says it solves battery drain issues

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There’s no question that I’m not a fan of the location-based sharing app craze, as I wrote about in a lengthy piece last month. The idea of sharing your location with strangers in the hopes of “serendipity” has always sounded like a parlor trick to me. Not only is forcing...
Glassmap is a real-time location sharing app that says it solves battery drain issues

Richard Jalichandra Calls Time On MapMyFitness, Resigns As CEO

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MapMyFitness has been on a role lately. Debuting in 2005, the veteran of the online health and fitness space has built a suite of websites and apps (like MapMyRUN.com, MapMyRIDE.com, MapMyWALK.com, et al) that let users track and store their running, cycling, walking and hiking activities — along with offering...
Richard Jalichandra Calls Time On MapMyFitness, Resigns As CEO
Instagram's rise and the billion dollar deal that made it

Coca-Cola Hacked Ahead Of Proposed Takeover Of Chinese Firm

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The I.T. system of Coca-Cola was hacked ahead of a planned takeover of a Chinese drinks firm, Bloomberg reports today. The attack happened over three years ago, and the first executives at the drinks firm knew of it was when they were contacted by the F.B.I., six months after they...
Coca-Cola Hacked Ahead Of Proposed Takeover Of Chinese Firm

Microsoft reveals more multi-monitor improvements in Windows 8 Release Preview

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If you're a multitasking extraordinaire who depends on Windows as your primary computing platform of choice, there's a good chance you utilize more than one monitor to get your work done -- unfortunately, the seventh iteration of Microsoft's OS didn't offer as much support in this arena as most...
Microsoft reveals more multi-monitor improvements in Windows 8 Release Preview
Google Glass Can Use iPhone's Data Connection Via Bluetooth

PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global

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Online video learning platform Lynda.com is making a big addition to its management team today, announcing that it has hired of Frits Habermann as its new chief technical officer. Habermann joins Lynda.com from EA’s PopCap Games, where he was CTO and VP of social game operations and led the global...
PopCap CTO & Veteran Adobe Exec Frits Habermann Joins Learning Platform Lynda.com To Help It Go Mobile, Global

WSJ: Facebook Revenues For 2010 Could Hit Between $1.2 To $2 Billion

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Late last year, we published a list of the top 10 IPO candidates of 2010.  Leading that list was Facebook, which has grown to 400 million users and is finally starting to turn on the revenue pumps as it works toward its inevitable IPO. But this evening, the Wall Street...
WSJ: Facebook Revenues For 2010 Could Hit Between $1.2 To $2 Billion
Former Google exec: Larry Page ruined Google

Platforms Are For Pussies

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From the first conversation our new Senior Editor, Mark Ames and I had about NSFWCORP, it was clear he and I shared a similar view of the future of journalism (with jokes). Really there was no question that Ames belonged at NSFWCORP or that it was my job to figure...
Platforms Are For Pussies

Ouch! The WSJ Just Blasted Apple's New Retail Boss (AAPL)

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The Wall Street Journal's Ben Rooney just wrote a lengthy piece on John Browett, Apple's new Senior Vice President of Retail, and it ain't pretty. The story starts off with a bang: Presumably Mr. Browett interviews really, really well, and perhaps Apple CEO Tim Cook has yet to visit...
Ouch! The WSJ Just Blasted Apple's New Retail Boss (AAPL)

Happy Yelp Reviews Make Bank for Restaurants

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Looks like someone has quality Yelp reviews! (Photo: flickr.com/foundingfarmers) Did you pick your Sunday afternoon brunch spot based on Yelp reviews? If a recent study is any indication, you have plenty of company. The Guardian reports that two Berkeley economists have decided to quantify the impact of your glowing Yelp review on...
Happy Yelp Reviews Make Bank for Restaurants

Steve Jobs used to tell Disney CEO Bob Iger his movies sucked...which Iger appreciated

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Bloomberg BusinessWeek published a lengthy piece today on “How Disney Bought Lucasfilm- and Its Plans for ‘Star Wars’” and within we get some insight from Disney CEO Bog Iger on his relationship with Steve Jobs. According to Iger, after becoming a Disney board member and the company’s largest shareholder,...
Steve Jobs used to tell Disney CEO Bob Iger his movies sucked...which Iger appreciated

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google To Launch "Semantic Search," Understanding The Actual Meaning Of Words (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up With Tech  The market is wavering in early trading as initial jobless claims beat expectations and February PPI numbers rose less than anticipated. Shares of GOOG are up with the...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Google To Launch "Semantic Search," Understanding The Actual Meaning Of Words (GOOG)
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