politeness

politeness

Now you too can watch Valve's Gabe Newell and Bad Robots' J.J. Abrams talk about storytelling

www.engadget.com
For some reason or another, Valve head Gabe Newell and Bad Robot head J.J. Abrams' DICE 2013 keynote wasn't available via livestream or on Variety's YouTube channel last week. We're guessing it's because they're both such nice gents that they wanted to give everyone else some time in the...
Now you too can watch Valve's Gabe Newell and Bad Robots' J.J. Abrams talk about storytelling
Canada says it will impose 'iCrime' registry if telcos don't act soon

Google’s New Terminator Glasses Bring the Future to Your Goddam Face

www.betabeat.com
*Precogs not included. You know when people say " . . . not until they figure out how to put computer chips in our brains"? Well this is one step closer. We would smash our iPad 2 on the floor right now if we could get our money back and...
Google’s New Terminator Glasses Bring the Future to Your Goddam Face

A highly taxing session with the public accounts committee | Simon Hoggart's sketch

www.guardian.co.uk
This public accounts committee interrogation made other recent grillings look like a chat on the sofa with Richard and JudyIt was one of the great committee disasters, like watching the Titanic, the Bismarck and the R101 all go down in the same afternoon. The public accounts committee had summoned executives...
A highly taxing session with the public accounts committee | Simon Hoggart's sketch

Imagination Technologies snaps up CPU designer MIPS in an attempt to wrestle ARM

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Looks like we can kiss goodbye to any lingering politeness in the rivalry between these two UK chip houses, because the smaller one has just embarked on a cheeky expansion. Having been known mainly for its PowerVR graphics processors, not least in many Apple products, Imagination Tech could potentially...
Imagination Technologies snaps up CPU designer MIPS in an attempt to wrestle ARM

There is an inverse relationship between level of anonymity and quality of conversation

37signals.com
37signals Answers (recently launched) is our first new app built with 37signals ID integration. That means everyone involved is using real names and avatars. And wow, what a difference it makes. Trading anonymity for accountability has led to radically improved conversations. I’d point to a specific example but it’s more...
There is an inverse relationship between level of anonymity and quality of conversation

Keen On... Marketplace 3.0: Why The Future of E-Commerce Might Be Japanese [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517723936"] So what’s the future of e-commerce? According to Hiroshi “Mickey” Mikitani, the multi-billionaire founder and CEO of the Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten, it lies in making online stores more hospitable. In his new book, Marketplace 3.0; Rewriting the Rules of Borderless Business, Mikitani lays out his vision for...
Keen On... Marketplace 3.0: Why The Future of E-Commerce Might Be Japanese [TCTV]

Minding your manners when sharing in social media

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We learn how to act with politeness, respect, and courtesy in the real world. But in the virtual world, manners are still developing. Some thoughts on commonsense considerateness in the realm of social media. [Read more]...
Minding your manners when sharing in social media

The reaction to Viva Brother's break-up proves we love being part of a mob

www.guardian.co.uk
Viva Brother's split and Samantha Brick's Daily Mail article provoked torrents of abuse. Why? Can't we separate a person's worth from the quality of their workIt's a commonplace in consideration of art: separate the work from the person. Larkin's poetry is not diminished by the racist, sexist content of his...
The reaction to Viva Brother's break-up proves we love being part of a mob

Who do you really know on Facebook? Try this cute game and find out

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As our own Courtney Boyd-Myers only just pointed out – the world of social media can feel a bit like a video game where you are pressured to ‘KNOW ALL THE PEOPLE!’ It’s easy enough to add people into your social feed out of politeness or under social pressure, but...
Who do you really know on Facebook? Try this cute game and find out
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