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The Future of TV is More Than Social, It’s Distributed and Always-On

As Software Industry Patent Wars Rage, the Consumer Is Not Without an Advocate

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Microsoft’s recent acquisition of a $1 billion chunk of AOL’s patent portfolio, followed hot on its heels by Facebook’s payment to Microsoft for access to a significant part of that portfolio, is just the latest intrigue in what has become a worldwide intellectual property mêlée between the tech giants. No...
As Software Industry Patent Wars Rage, the Consumer Is Not Without an Advocate

Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story?

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New technology is changing the world of books beyond recognition, yet little reference is made to it in fiction. Why?This blog, and thousands like it, is part of the IT revolution that's changing the world of books beyond recognition. I've said it before, but it bears repetition: not since the...
Why have authors written the IT revolution out of the story?

Seed Incubator Panel: YCombinator, VentureHacks, Capital Factory, TechStars

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A decade ago, entrepreneurs saw seed funds as a means to an end. There was little effort to brand the separate groups, there were few celebrity angels and the entire VC community seemed shrouded in mystery. Enter the seed incubator model. Between Paul Graham of YCombinator, David Cohen of TechStars,...
Seed Incubator Panel: YCombinator, VentureHacks, Capital Factory, TechStars

Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

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It’s not a huge surprise that Google is dropping Google Reader, the blog reader it operated since 2005. After all, they’d let it go for some time now (not that I’m complaining – it was after all, a free service, a fine product, and a boon for the overall ecosystem...
Why Google killed off Google Reader: It was self-defense

19 Tips Every Windows 7 User Needs to Know

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Your OS drives your whole PC experience, so it's your job as an enthusiast to keep it in a high state of tune Twist cap carefully. Only pour into Maximum PC-approved computer tanks. After installing a new OS, most people just jump right in and start driving it through...
19 Tips Every Windows 7 User Needs to Know

I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin

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I often wonder if plumbers reach a point in their career, after cleaning clogged drain after clogged drain, that they begin to hate plumbing. They hate pipes. They hate plumber’s putty. They hate all the tricks they’ve learned over the years, and they hate the need to have to...
I hate computers: confessions of a sysadmin

Handicapping Android Music Vs. iTunes

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Forget the Football World Cup: Summer 2010 is shaping up to be one of the most exciting periods in digital music’s short history. Spotify is preparing to launch in the US (still); Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is rolling out multiple new Comes With Music territories; MOG is finding its feet...
Handicapping Android Music Vs. iTunes

Why Did Andy Rubin Get Demoted? Here's The Most Surprising Gossip We've Heard

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A couple of weeks ago, Google announced that Andy Rubin, the inventor of Google's Android smartphone operating system, was stepping down. In a blog post, Google CEO Larry Page said that an executive named Sundar Pichai would take Rubin's place. It was a shock.  Rubin created Android as a startup,...
Why Did Andy Rubin Get Demoted? Here's The Most Surprising Gossip We've Heard
Resistance is futile: Google Glass and the genesis of the hive mind

Judge: jury won't hear Jobs's "thermonuclear" comments against Android

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A jury won't hear about former Apple CEO Steve Jobs's now-famous remarks about his intent to "destroy" Android, a US federal judge has ruled. In a pre-trial hearing, US District Judge Lucy Koh agreed with Apple that the comments were a "distraction." Jobs told biographer Walter Isaacson that he was angry...
Judge: jury won't hear Jobs's "thermonuclear" comments against Android

Cyberwarfare takes Heidegger's ideas to their logical end

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Cyberwarfare offers governments the prospect of waging casualty-free warsIf you write about technology, then sooner or later you're going to meet a smartarse who asks whether you've read Heidegger's The Question Concerning Technology. Having encountered a number of such smartarses in recent years, I finally decided to do something about...
Cyberwarfare takes Heidegger's ideas to their logical end
Video Highlights From Disrupt NY 2012 – Day 3 [TCTV]

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

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Last year, when Sarah and I toured the south looking for new tech companies, the tech world was actually quite a different place. Most notably, neither Facebook nor Groupon had debuted on public markets. Businesses built around social media or social networks still had that frisson attached to them, like...
Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

Facebook's head of brand design shares strategies for social apps

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Facebook Global Head of Brand Design Paul Adams offered marketers at Pivot Conference in New York City recommendations for applying Facebook’s product development principles to their own apps and social campaigns on the platform. These include “Build many lightweight interactions” and “Design, build and ship in six weeks.” Adams, who...
Facebook's head of brand design shares strategies for social apps

Inside Manpacks, the hot essentials subscription service for dudes

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I’m a somewhat lousy adult. A fair percentage of my socks have holes in them, and I pretty much always need a few more shirts. I’m just not very focused on my appearance. In the word’s of my best friend, ‘Honey, your just a little bit of a mess.’ She...
Inside Manpacks, the hot essentials subscription service for dudes
Instagram’s Systrom: Video Is Hard But Cinemagram Is Interesting; Also, Focus On Big Problems

How The 80/20 Rule Applies To Your Social Media Strategy

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The Pareto Principle, more commonly also known as the 80–20 rule, states that for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes. In business for example, 80% of a company’s profits tend to come from 20% of their customers, 80% of sales are made...
How The 80/20 Rule Applies To Your Social Media Strategy

Judge: Apple v. Samsung trial 'not about Steve Jobs'

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The Apple versus Samsung legal showdown over the iPad and the Android-powered Galaxy Tab is set to kick off in a San Jose, Calif. courtroom at the end of July. And the presiding judge, Lucy Koh, took steps to ensure that Apple founder Steve Jobs — and more specifically, quotes...
Judge: Apple v. Samsung trial 'not about Steve Jobs'

Farewell, Keyboard - Generation I Will Grow Up on Touchscreens

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The analysts at Gartner must have been fairly impressed with the Apple iPad because their latest research report predicts that over 50% of the computers purchased for children will have touchscreens by 2015. In this case, Gartner defines children as those under the age of 15 or, as we like...
Farewell, Keyboard - Generation I Will Grow Up on Touchscreens
US CTO Todd Park: Obama Has A Very High Geek Quotient, But It’s All A Means To An End

Thermonuclear Threat Defused in Apple-Samsung Case

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Looks like Samsung won’t get a chance to use the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs’s own words against the company he founded. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh this week granted Apple’s request to ban some incendiary remarks Jobs made about Google’s Android operating system from the companies’ upcoming patent trial....
Thermonuclear Threat Defused in Apple-Samsung Case
Forget about ‘content management’–and focus on ‘audience development’
Ex-Google employee calls Google+ a ‘stupid Facebook clone’

Going all in: How to run a company on 21 apps in the cloud

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A lot of companies are debating whether — and what — to move to the cloud. The company I work for, Australia-based Proactive Accountants Network (PAN), made a pretty unusual decision to go all-in on cloud technology and made the leap in a span of 10 weeks, dramatically changing our IT...
Going all in: How to run a company on 21 apps in the cloud
These Are The Cold, Hard Truths About Startup Life That You Never Hear
Steve Jobs' 'thermonuclear' comments won't be part of Apple vs. Samsung patent lawsuit
Former Google exec: Larry Page ruined Google
The Future Of Content: Content Is The Future
Productivity Porn: 7 specific ways to achieve better work/life balance
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