obsession

obsession

Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

thenextweb.com
Earlier this week we published an interview with Rajesh Sawhney – the man behind GSF India and its new accelerator program – in which he voiced his expectation that “nine or ten” of the inaugural class of 15 startups will close funding in the coming months. That first step has been taken after Delhi-based event...
Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round
YouTube starts automatically converting 1080p videos into 3D

LG unveils world's smallest wireless charger, preps it for global availability

www.engadget.com
LG may have an obsession with hulking smartphones, but it's taken a different tact with its latest wireless charger, which is being hailed as the world's smallest. Christened the WCP-300, the pad juices up Qi-compatible devices such as the Nexus 4 (if you're not in the mood for a...
LG unveils world's smallest wireless charger, preps it for global availability

Where The Ladies At? Pinterest. 2 Million Daily Facebook Users, 97% Of Fans Are Women

techcrunch.com
OMG. Pinterest now has over 10.4 million registered users, 9 million monthly Facebook-connected users, and 2 million daily Facebook users, according to Inside Network’s AppData tracking service. With gorgeous photography, and links to shopping sites, Pinterest is becoming an obsession for flocks of women. And they’re not afraid to show it, I mean, Like...
Where The Ladies At? Pinterest. 2 Million Daily Facebook Users, 97% Of Fans Are Women
'Start Using Your Full Name' Begs Desperate YouTube Message

Freakonomics Obsession With Patents Strikes Again: Says If More Women Got Patents The Economy Would Grow

www.techdirt.com
While the Freakonomics guys have shown a willingness in the past to be skeptical about the traditional claims concerning copyright, they often seem to have a blindness to similar criticisms of patents. In fact, in the Freakonomics book sequel Superfreakonomics, there's what's basically a puff piece about massive patent troll...
Freakonomics Obsession With Patents Strikes Again: Says If More Women Got Patents The Economy Would Grow

The Smartest Acqu-Hires In The History Of Tech (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Kevin Rose's app incubator, Milk, was just acquired by Google. He had just shut down Oink, the incubator's first app, and TechCrunch reports that the whole deal was an acqu-hire worth somewhere between $15 million and $30 million. That's quite the price tag — but acqu-hires aren't uncommon. We've...
The Smartest Acqu-Hires In The History Of Tech (GOOG)

PaulT's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

www.techdirt.com
It's been a good week for articles that interest me personally, a good thing as I've been asked to write this post about my favorites! First mention has to go to Jonathan McIntosh's great recap of the problems he's had to go through at the hands of Lionsgate. In short,...
PaulT's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week
APPLE DROPS BELOW $500 PER SHARE

Foxconn's New Push to Brighten the Picture of Its Working Conditions

www.theatlantic.com
Somehow Foxconn has convinced the world that its treatment of workers isn't that bad. Sure, we've heard the stories from those on the inside, seen workers in their natural habitats, and we know all about the suicide nets. And yet, Foxconn has managed to turn its image around, allowing us...
Foxconn's New Push to Brighten the Picture of Its Working Conditions

Ex-Six Apart CEO Joins Wolfram Alpha

gigaom.com
Barak Berkowitz, a veteran of Silicon Valley has joined Wolfram Alpha, an intelligent search engine by Wolfram Research, a Champaign, IL company founded by scientist Stephen Wolfram. He joins as the managing director, a position that is roughly equivalent to the title of chief executive officer. Wolfram, who is English...
Ex-Six Apart CEO Joins Wolfram Alpha

Donate Your Facebook cover photo & timeline to save a homeless pet

thenextweb.com
As many as four million pets a year are euthanized simply because they don’t have a place to call home. This saddening fact is exactly why a new initiative has been created by GolinHarris for PetSmart Charities, which poses an interesting take on how we can use our Facebook cover photos...
Donate Your Facebook cover photo & timeline to save a homeless pet
I was struck by lightning yesterday--and boy am I sore
'Insanely Simple': an oral history of Apple's rebirth

Why Mike Daisey had to lie to tell the truth about Apple

www.washingtonpost.com
A couple of months ago, the wildly popular public radio program “This American Life” aired a show that detailed the work of a performer named Mike Daisey. Daisey had been performing a one-man show in theaters called “The ­Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” which detailed his obsession with...
Why Mike Daisey had to lie to tell the truth about Apple

Google Might Have To Pay Unbelievable Fines For Privacy Violations (GOOG)

www.businessinsider.com
Google recently fell into hot water when it bypassed the privacy settings for people using Apple's Safari web browser. Now the investigations into exactly what was going on behind the scenes could keep the company tied up in court cases for years, reports the Wall Street Journal. The issue...
Google Might Have To Pay Unbelievable Fines For Privacy Violations (GOOG)

Dad hires hit men to kill son's video game characters

news.cnet.com
A father is so fed up with his son's video game obsession that he decides to take radical action. [Read more]...
Dad hires hit men to kill son's video game characters

What the Internet's Nikola Tesla Obsession Means for the Future of Museums

www.theatlantic.com
The promise and peril of crowdfunding...
What the Internet's Nikola Tesla Obsession Means for the Future of Museums

A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'

www.guardian.co.uk
Poppy Dinsey, 25, is the creator of What I Wore Today – a blog showing her wearing a different outfit every dayPoppy Dinsey set up her What I Wore Today blog on 1 January 2010, uploading and sharing one photo of herself in a different outfit every day. But having...
A life online: 'I flew to San Francisco to spend the weekend with someone I'd only met on the net'
BuzzFeed's Jonah Peretti Explains If You Don't Like Cute Animal Pics (Hence BuzzFeed), You're Not Human
Defenders of The Oatmeal create parody websites to pick up the fight

Rapper T-Pain Has A New Facebook Game (And Some Crucial Life Advice) For You

www.businessinsider.com
Gig-it is a new game on Facebook that lets players create a virtual 3D concert with some of the biggest names in hip-hop. The game held a huge launch event last night with live performances by 2 Chainz, Busta Rhymes, and Nas. We also got the chance to sit down with...
Rapper T-Pain Has A New Facebook Game (And Some Crucial Life Advice) For You
WALL STREET CURRENCY ANALYST: One Hour Ago, I Had My First Client Ask About Bitcoin

Kevin Rose Joins Google

www.businessinsider.com
Digg and Milk founder Kevin Rose has joined Google, according to AllThingsD. Rose and some others at Milk, which shut down its first app Oink yesterday, have been hired by Google, according to the report, which lists unnamed sources. The future of Milk is still unclear, since Google did...
Kevin Rose Joins Google

'Minecraft' Hits Mother Lode

online.wsj.com
Mojang, a small videogame developer from Stockholm, boasts one of the hottest games on the Internet. The game is 'Minecraft,' which has become an obsession for players around the world....
'Minecraft' Hits Mother Lode

Deko

parislemon.com
Deko: Since the inception of the App Store, there have been no lack of wallpaper apps. Almost all of them are ugly or spammy or both. Deko is the opposite. It's a beautiful app that lets you make custom, pattern-based wallpaper for your iPhone/iPad on the fly. Deko is free,...
Deko
The End: A journey through America's doomsday obsession

Steve Jobs almost engaged in Willy Wonka fantasy but was foiled by California law

9to5mac.com
There are a few interesting stories coming out of the recently released Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success released earlier this month. Perhaps the most intriguing story is one about Steve Jobs’ idea to celebrate the sale of the millionth original iMac shortly after his return to the...
Steve Jobs almost engaged in Willy Wonka fantasy but was foiled by California law
Where's the big money going in Europe? On money itself

Reconciling the iPad Mini with Apple's Retina obsession

news.cnet.com
Apple created the Retina display brand as a key selling point for its leading products. Is the iPad Mini an exception? Or is it only a matter of time before it goes Retina too. [Read more]...
Reconciling the iPad Mini with Apple's Retina obsession
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?