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Is Social Media as Dangerous as the Telephone?

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It was expected to cause the “destruction of community because [it encourages] far-flung operations and far-flung relationships.” At the same time, it was called the “antidote to provincialism.” It's not Facebook. It's not Google. It's not even a technology invented in this century - or the last. The telephone mirrored many of...
Is Social Media as Dangerous as the Telephone?

Pitchfork, Torch Sales Spike in Advance of RIM Shareholders Meeting

allthingsd.com
Shareholders meetings are typically sedate, if not soporific, events — colorless, thinly attended affairs full of familiar company metrics and messaging. But not always, as we’re likely to discover Tuesday, when Research In Motion holds its annual meeting for shareholders. With its stock down some 50 percent since Thorsten Heins...
Pitchfork, Torch Sales Spike in Advance of RIM Shareholders Meeting

Social Media's Quick-Twitch Honesty Shows We Hardly Care About the Truth

pandodaily.com
If you move in liberal circles and followed the coverage of the Republican National Convention closely, the big takeaway from Paul Ryan’s speech last week would have been that it was stuffed with lies. The factory lie. The Medicare lie. The credit rating lie. The debt commission lie. The...
Social Media's Quick-Twitch Honesty Shows We Hardly Care About the Truth
The Ground Beneath Apple’s Walled Garden

Search Underway at HP for Autonomy's Next Chief

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The search is on at Hewlett-Packard for an executive to run Autonomy, the former British software firm for which HP paid $12 billion in combined cash and debt last year. While there’s no word on who’s on the short list — I’m told the process is just getting underway —...
Search Underway at HP for Autonomy's Next Chief

Mary Meeker Talks About How Digital Is Changing Everything

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We all hear it every day: The Internet and digital technologies are changing everything. It’s become one of those big pronouncements that tends to end a bad conversation or start a good one. But few people have thought about the subject as clearly and completely as Mary Meeker, the Kleiner...
Mary Meeker Talks About How Digital Is Changing Everything

The complicated history of simple scientific facts

arstechnica.com
This story originally ran November 30, 2009.Sometimes, even as a person pisses you off, they make a point that you can't ignore. In a recent forum discussion that I was involved in, scientists were accused of making pronouncements from on high. The argument was that scientists jump to a conclusion...
The complicated history of simple scientific facts

Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Talks More About the Cloud

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comOracle CEO Larry Ellison certainly had a big day. He delivered his second keynote at the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, and also gave a rare interview to CNBC’s Maria Baritoromo. In the TV interview (see it below) Ellison made news, saying that Oracle will not...
Oracle CEO Larry Ellison Talks More About the Cloud

Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

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A federal last week wrote that he was “concerned” Oracle and Google had paid journalists and bloggers to comment on their highly-publicized intellectual property trial and ordered them to provide a list of names. The responses are now in. Oracle’s list is headed by patent propagandist, Florian Mueller, a long-time...
Meet the sock-puppet: Oracle, Google file list of paid authors

50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

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Digital dating is nothing to scoff at; it’s a big business, and it’s changed a lot of lives — mostly for the better. Yet, while dating has seen enormous progress during the Digital Era, there’s still a lot garbage out there, and the space is still mostly dominated by a...
50M Matches Strong, Hot Mobile Dating App Tinder Is Ready To Go Global, And Move Beyond Flirting

Presidential candidates' mobile websites ripped for poor performance

www.computerworld.com
Despite pronouncements that they are pro-technology, all of the U.S. presidential candidates have made fairly feeble attempts at building mobile campaign websites....
Presidential candidates' mobile websites ripped for poor performance

#Parenting Science No folk theories No preachy advice No authoritarian pronouncements or pseudoscientific political dogma http://j.mp/9uDt7Z

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#Parenting Science No folk theories No preachy advice No authoritarian pronouncements or pseudoscientific political dogma http://j.mp/9uDt7Z

The toxic coral reef

www.scripting.com
Shared by Bud Dave Winer is often iconoclastic in the bad sense of the word, but his individualism can be quite refreshing. The last few days have belonged to Facebook and their new developer program. Stuff that's coming (as Jerry Pournelle would say) Real Soon Now. It's a familiar tactic,...
The toxic coral reef

Even a superstorm is no excuse for journalists not to check Twitter trolling | Heidi Moore

www.guardian.co.uk
The rage reserved for @ComfortablySmug's mischievous tweet about a flooded NYSE should be aimed at media professionals"On the internet," notes one pooch to another in that wise old New Yorker cartoon from 1993, "nobody knows you're a dog."That is still true, nearly two decades later. At some point, you will...
Even a superstorm is no excuse for journalists not to check Twitter trolling | Heidi Moore

Amanda Palmer: visionary or egotist?

www.guardian.co.uk
She gets her fans to play in her band for free, retweets praise and wrote a terrible poem about the Boston bomber. Is singer Amanda Palmer a free-spirited visionary - or a deluded egotist?It is early May in the bar of Philadelphia railway station. The singer Amanda Palmer is quite...
Amanda Palmer: visionary or egotist?
Why the Google+ long game is brilliant

What Does The Election Of France's New President Mean For European Copyright?

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Whatever you might have thought of his policies, Nicolas Sarkozy probably had more impact on European copyright policy than any other EU politician. He consciously tried to the lead the way in bringing in more extreme copyright enforcement, most notably with the "three strikes" HADOPI law. That alone makes his...
What Does The Election Of France's New President Mean For European Copyright?
Social: Facebook Search All But Announced by Mark Zuckerberg

When you think you know it all

www.scripting.com
When I said I'm "nearing the end of a top-to-bottom rewrite of the software behind Scripting News," what I really meant is that I'm "just beginning a top-to-bottom rewrite..." I've been doing this a long time, but software projects still kick my ass, even when I'm doing it for the...
When you think you know it all

Google's Taken a Break From Buyouts So Far This Year

allthingsd.com
Google’s appetite for acquisitions seems to have dulled in recent months. After buying 79 companies in 2011, Google hasn’t made a single purchase yet in 2012. In fact, its last acquisition was the restaurant-recommendation app maker Clever Sense, which was announced Dec. 13. A Google spokeswoman confirmed the company hasn’t...
Google's Taken a Break From Buyouts So Far This Year

Nigella and Charles - red faces after a Sunday red-top scoop

www.guardian.co.uk
A couple of weeks ago I asked whether there was any point to the continued publication of the Sunday People.Ever since - and I know it's not because of what I wrote - the paper has been coming up with must-read stories (see here and here).But none was more spectacular...
Nigella and Charles - red faces after a Sunday red-top scoop

Renewable energy: the chancellor is misguided to back a new dash for gas | Observer editorial

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Reliance on renewable power offers us independence on the issue of energyIt has become an axiom for the British right wing to claim that renewable energy will only work through the provision of vast subsidies. Stick to fossil fuels instead, runs the argument and we will maintain an economic power...
Renewable energy: the chancellor is misguided to back a new dash for gas | Observer editorial

Amid PC Sales Slide, All Eyes on Intel's Quarterly Results

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When the chipmaker Intel reports its quarterly results today after markets close in New York, no one is expecting especially good news, nor much of a positive outlook. Intel shares have traded lower since last Thursday, when the market research firms IDC and Gartner said they had tracked one of...
Amid PC Sales Slide, All Eyes on Intel's Quarterly Results

'Gee, I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On The New OLPC Machine,' Says No One

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The Verge reports seeing the new OLPC XO-4 in the wild at CES being demoed by Marvell Technology Group, which became a corporate sponsor for OLPC back in 2006 and then in 2010 widened its deal to include jointly developing future machines. The new machine has a touch screen and runs...
'Gee, I Can't Wait To Get My Hands On The New OLPC Machine,' Says No One

As Feared, Brazil's 'Anti-ACTA' Marco Civil Killed Off By Lobbyists

www.techdirt.com
A couple of weeks ago, we worried that Brazil's innovative "Marco Civil", a civil-rights based framework for the Internet, was being gradually subverted as it passed through the legislative process. Sadly, it looks like that subtle attack has been taken to its logical conclusion, as Rick Falkvinge reports: Yesterday, the...
As Feared, Brazil's 'Anti-ACTA' Marco Civil Killed Off By Lobbyists

Here Is a Round Up of BuzzFeed Hires Making Grand Pronouncements About the Social Web

www.observer.com
BuzzFeed launched a new tech blog today, FWD. Not "forward" as in, like, progress, but "forward" as in sharing.  Spreading content on the social web. FWD editor Matt Buchanan lays it out in his introduction post: "FWD is a way to share things. To pass them on. To nudge the...
Here Is a Round Up of BuzzFeed Hires Making Grand Pronouncements About the Social Web

Practical Advice From Female Entrepreneurs Who Stand Out In A Sea Of Dudes

www.fastcompany.com
Like many entrepreneurs, Nicole Kendrot turned a problem into a business opportunity. In her case, the problem was student loans--not just the amount of debt, but managing the payments. Her solution: to design a mobile app to track multiple loans and gamify the payback process so users can earn cash...
Practical Advice From Female Entrepreneurs Who Stand Out In A Sea Of Dudes
Why the Fall of 2012 Will Determine Microsoft's Fate

Is RIM the Next Palm?

allthingsd.com
Research In Motion gave developers and partners the hard sell on its upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform at the annual BlackBerry World conference in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday morning. And while the OS certainly looked promising, it wasn’t enough to appease investors and analysts who worry that the company’s struggle to...
Is RIM the Next Palm?

Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about the tech industry

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If there were one lesson I'd want to impress upon people who are interested in succeeding in the technology industry, it would be, as I've said before, know your shit. Know the discipline you're in, know the history of those who've done your kind of work before, understand the lessons...
Why you can't trust tech press to teach you about the tech industry
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