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Now is the Time to Quit Facebook

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There's a debate going on about whether or not Zuck should hand over some cash to users. Nick Bilton at the New York Times is waiting for his cash out. I, too, have argued that Zuck should "share" his Facebook kingdom, an online culture that he created (and owns more...
Now is the Time to Quit Facebook

FAA to take 'fresh look' at gadget restrictions on flights

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The only thing worse than the Terrible 10,000 Feet is the underlying sense that it's all so unnecessary. Why should using an iPad, Kindle or bag-holding alarm clock be banned during take-off and landing, even with all wireless comms switched off? Nick Bilton from the New York Times has...
FAA to take 'fresh look' at gadget restrictions on flights
Facebook News Feed Is Getting Faster, So I Made It This Tramp Stamp

Facebook launching “blazing fast”, rebuilt iPhone app next month

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The New York Times’ Nick Bilton reported today that Facebook is planning on doing something about its “painfully slow” iPhone app. Citing unnamed FB engineers, the report claimed Facebook is going to release a new, “blazing fast” iOS app that is rebuilt “primarily using Objective-C”. However, according to Bilton who...
Facebook launching “blazing fast”, rebuilt iPhone app next month

Facebook Just Fixed One Of The Biggest Complaints Users Have About Its iPhone App (FB)

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Facebook's app on the iPhone is notoriously slow to load, but not for much longer. Facebook has completely rebuilt its iPhone app to make it run much faster, according to New York Times reporter Nick Bilton. Bilton spoke with two Facebook engineers who said the app has been rebuilt using...
Facebook Just Fixed One Of The Biggest Complaints Users Have About Its iPhone App (FB)
Facebook giveth, Facebook taketh: A curious case of video apps
Facebook readies 'blazing fast' native iOS app for summer release, New York Times reports

Facebook is bringing photo filters to all phones, leveling the Instagram advantage

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According to a post by Facebook Brasil, the company is adding photo filters to its mobile apps (via Google Translate): “As part of our efforts to establish a better Facebook experience in all types of phones, we are very happy to announce that the Facebook application to any device now has filters sepia and black and white toyour photos. Take a picture, play with the new...
Facebook is bringing photo filters to all phones, leveling the Instagram advantage

Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

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While the hand-wringing over the future of journalism, blogging, the nature of conflicts of interest, yada yada, has been deeply interesting (alongside the personal attacks – we all like a good public fight don’t we?), it’s worth recalling that the furore was kicked off by a fairly pertinent point. To...
Apps Uploading Address Books Is A Privacy Side-Show Compared To DPI

Instagram & The Android Effect

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The wait is over. Instagram has finally arrived on the Android (not all of the phones, but quite a few of them.) And predictably, the reaction to the release of the app has been tremendous – though not everyone is that impressed by it. Either way, it is giving...
Instagram & The Android Effect

NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year

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It's not the first time that rumors have surfaced of Google working on some heads-up display glasses (9 to 5 Google first raised the possibility late last year), but The New York Times is now reporting that the company is not only working on them, but that it's set...
NYT: Google to sell Android-based heads-up display glasses this year

Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink

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This morning, I woke up and read Nick Bilton’s weekly New York Times’ column. Nick is a friend and one of the best bloggers/writers/journalists out there. But with today’s column, he was way off base.  Having already said what I wanted to say about the Path situation, I debated...
Content Everywhere, But Not A Drop To Drink
FAA taking 'fresh look' at ban on personal electronic devices during takeoff and landing

For the last time, let’s all say it together: “Google+ is NOT a Social Network”

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How well or how poorly Google+ is doing has become quite a hot topic in tech news. It’s easy to talk about because most people lump the product into the category of “social network”, which is a phrase that we automatically tie to Facebook. Rightfully so, and not just because...
For the last time, let’s all say it together: “Google+ is NOT a Social Network”

AOL says it plans to “evolve” AIM and not kill it, but it’s a bit late for that

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Oh, AOL. The company that opened the gates to the Internet for so many of us has definitely had its troubles as of late. It’s sad to see what is going on at the company, especially since products like AOL Instant Messenger were commonplace for so many of us “back...
AOL says it plans to “evolve” AIM and not kill it, but it’s a bit late for that

Google Plus: The problem isn’t design, it’s a lack of demand

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While Google continues to maintain that its Google+ social network is doing just fine, thank you very much — with a user base of about 100 million, according to the web giant — skepticism about the actual popularity of the service remains high. New York Times writer Nick Bilton...
Google Plus: The problem isn’t design, it’s a lack of demand
Google heads-up display glasses to sell for $250 to $600 this year, NYT says

Sorry Nick, Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Owe You Fifty Dollars

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Nick Bilton wants his fifty bucks. The New York Times tech writer figures that’s his share of Facebook’s $100 billion valuation — based on his own contribution to the “poking, liking and sharing on the site”. After all, Bilton argues, “without me, and the other 844,999,999 [users] Facebook would look...
Sorry Nick, Mark Zuckerberg Doesn’t Owe You Fifty Dollars

Facebook Set to Offer Faster iPhone App This Summer

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Facebook engineers speaking off the record gave the strongest signal yet that the company is addressing investor concerns about its mobile strategy and user complaints about its mobile offering. Facebook hasn't confirmed the story, but The New York Times reported on Wednesday that Facebook engineers are working on a revision of the company's...
Facebook Set to Offer Faster iPhone App This Summer

Social apps & doing the right thing

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For the past week or so, our little corner of the Internet has been abuzz with news of mobile apps uploading iPhone address books without asking us — the iPhone (and address book) owners. It all started with Path, a much talked about iPhone app that offers a very limited...
Social apps & doing the right thing

iPhone apps given access to location data can upload a user’s entire photo library

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After the recent uprising over the way that applications were handling your contact information, it only stands to reason that any existing skeletons would be swept out of the closet as well. The latest bit of information to come to light is the fact that, if an app is given...
iPhone apps given access to location data can upload a user’s entire photo library

Five Apps That Would Get Me To Put On Google's Weird New Computer Glasses (GOOG)

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Google is going to start selling glasses with computers in them, the New York Times's Nick Bilton has been reporting. The computer "screen" will be graphics layered over the lenses, kind of like a "heads-up display" or "HUD" in a fighter jet. The computer glasses will run on Android,...
Five Apps That Would Get Me To Put On Google's Weird New Computer Glasses (GOOG)
iOS loophole gives developers access to photos, sources say a fix is coming

Boot up: Apple's secret weapon, internet trolls targeted in libel shake-up, and more

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Plus how Google and Microsoft taught search to "understand" the web, and don't hold the Samsung Galaxy S III wrongA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamApple's Stash of Credit Card Numbers Is Its Secret Weapon >> NYTimes.comNick Bilton: While companies...
Boot up: Apple's secret weapon, internet trolls targeted in libel shake-up, and more

Apple's Next Privacy Scandal: Apps That Steal Your Photos

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It's only been a few weeks since the last major iOS privacy scandal. In case you were getting bored, a new, somewhat related controversy just started brewing thanks to reporting by Nick Bilton at The New York Times. This one comes three weeks after Path apologized for a privacy loophole...
Apple's Next Privacy Scandal: Apps That Steal Your Photos

If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble…

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The debate over whether we are in a technology bubble — and if so, what kind of bubble it might be — flared up again over the weekend, sparked by a piece in the New York Times that said venture-capital investors are encouraging startups to forego revenue so they...
If it looks like a bubble, and it feels like a bubble…

Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

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Editor’s note: Guest author Keith Teare is General Partner at his incubator Archimedes Labs and CEO of newly funded just.me. He was a co-founder of TechCrunch. Just.me is a stealth company in the mobile space and as such Keith’s opinions on this issue are likely to reflect his product focus. The controversy that began last week...
Mobile Address Book—Much Heat, Little Light

Google's 'Terminator' Glasses Will Contain A Camera And Track Your Location (GOOG)

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Google's augmented reality eyeglasses are going to include a camera and information pulled from Google's location-based services, like Maps and Latitude. Nick Bilton at the New York Times uncovered some new information about the glasses, which were first reported by 9to5Google. The basic idea is that people will wear...
Google's 'Terminator' Glasses Will Contain A Camera And Track Your Location (GOOG)

FAA Reconsiders Takeoff, Landing Ban On E-Readers, Other Devices

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Welcome news from Nick Bilton: the FAA finally is revisiting the policy that keeps Kindles, iPads and the like turned off during takeoffs and landing. The FAA told Bilton it will take a “fresh look” at whether some devices can be used safely and how a policy could be...
FAA Reconsiders Takeoff, Landing Ban On E-Readers, Other Devices

Blubble Time!

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Seriously, you can set your calendar by posts about the tech bubble. Time machine back to April 2011 and you can watch the press about last year’s tech bubble, which I dubbed a “blubble”: If you’re an early stage venture capitalist or angel investor there is no time like the...
Blubble Time!
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