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Sorry, But People Who Lost Money On Facebook Stock Have Only Themselves And Their Advisors To Blame

www.businessinsider.com
One of my favorite business pundits, the New York Times and CNBC star Andrew Ross Sorkin, has written a column laying the blame for Facebook's stock collapse at the feet of one man: Facebook CFO David Ebersman. "It is David Ebersman's fault," Sorkin says. "There's just no way around it."...
Sorry, But People Who Lost Money On Facebook Stock Have Only Themselves And Their Advisors To Blame

Killer cloud: report says Amazon Web Services threatens all IT incumbents

gigaom.com
Amazon Web Services faces growing competition from a dozen or more legacy name-brand IT giants. But instead of taking a hit, it poses a bigger-than-ever threat to the those vendors — all of which are building their own competitive clouds, according to new Morgan Stanley research. Oh, and the researchers...
Killer cloud: report says Amazon Web Services threatens all IT incumbents

We've Seen This Movie Before...On Traffic of Good Intent

battellemedia.com
The post We’ve Seen This Movie Before…On Traffic of Good Intent appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.(image) Back in 2005 I whipped off a post with a title that has recently become relevant again – “Traffic of Good Intent.” That post keyed off  a major issue in the burgeoning...
We've Seen This Movie Before...On Traffic of Good Intent
Purported Galaxy S IV pictures leak on a Chinese forum
Cook Reveals More Details About Apple’s Product Naming Policies, And Yes, The ‘S’ Stands For Siri

Internet taxes: Is the inevitable about to happen?

www.computerworld.com
Some things never happen the way that us pundits expect. Back on Independence Day in 1999 I wrote this about government taxing the purchase of goods over the Internet: "I fully believe in the ingenuity of the government when it comes to imposing taxes. We will be paying these taxes...
Internet taxes: Is the inevitable about to happen?

FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

techcrunch.com
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission just announced that its chairman Jon Leibowitz will make an announcement about the agency’s investigation of Google at 1pm ET/10am PT. Leibowitz will be joined at the press conference by Bureau of Competition Director Richard Feinstein and Deputy Director Pete Levitas, as well as Bureau...
FTC To Make Announcement About Google Antitrust Probe At 10 AM PT

Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

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When you visit a review on Google Play for an app, book, song or movie, you won’t have to worry as much about whether someone is sheepishly hiding behind a computer firing off nasty words, as Google has now flipped on the switch to display your Google+ name and profile...
Google Play Gets Real: Reviews Will Now Be Posted With Your Google+ Name And Picture

The "B" Word

allthingsd.com
In the wake of FaceTagram and Zynga/OMGPOP and in anticipation of Facebook’s May IPO, we convened our first Forum and asked the members the inevitable bubble question: Pundits and others are using the B — bubble — word more than ever. Is it time to stop or will this gain...
The "B" Word

Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

thenextweb.com
After launching back in August, Backspaces, an iPhone app for telling stories using just photos and text, has passed 50,000 users and 90,000 stories. The service received a considerable boost during Instagram’s terms of service debacle, and has since taken on an interesting, reflective role in the mobile sharing space. In short, Backspaces...
Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

Apple’s Television

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People have been talking about an Apple television for the last couple of years, but nobody knows for sure if the company will actually make one or not. I wouldn’t count Apple out of that market. I’ve long held that Apple will enter markets that it feels it can make...
Apple’s Television

AT&T is terrible, but it is hardly killing Windows Phone

thenextweb.com
Great news: the Nokia Lumia 900 is coming to AT&T for the low, low price of $100. For a flagship device, that’s a killer price point. I expect it to sell briskly, boosting Nokia, Microsoft, and the Windows Phone franchise all at the same time. Given that Windows Phone is...
AT&T is terrible, but it is hardly killing Windows Phone

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS

www.engadget.com
Google's next iteration of Android wasn't quite the full-point release jump that many of you were perhaps anticipating. Rather than using Google I/O 2012 as the launching pad for Android 5.0, we're being formally introduced to v4.1 -- a mere 0.1 ahead of where Ice Cream Sandwich placed us...
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean review: a look at what's changed in Google's mobile OS

VMware: Faster app provisioning makes SDN a keeper

www.pcworld.com
Software defined networking (SDN) is generating a lot of buzz these days, but the technology will ultimately make itself useful in the enterprise largely because it will save enterprises time in deploying new applications, predicted Martin Casado, chief architect of networking at VMware.Casado invented the OpenFlow protocol, one of...
VMware: Faster app provisioning makes SDN a keeper

This Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

www.pheedcontent.com
Evgeny Morozov compares Kyrgyzstan to Iran: [F]or obvious geopolitical reasons, pundits are paying much less attention to protests in Kyrgyzstan than they did to protests in Iran and Burma (or even Thailand). If there were no U.S. military bases in Kyrgyzstan, I doubt that this story would ever have made...
This Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted

Apple Reveals Updated iBooks App, Packs Continuous Scrolling, Improved Social Sharing, And Japanese And Korean Support

techcrunch.com
As more than a few pundits had predicted in the days leading up to the event, Apple has just officially pulled back the curtains on an updated version of its iBooks iOS app. The new version of iBooks is available today, and always it won’t cost you a penny to...
Apple Reveals Updated iBooks App, Packs Continuous Scrolling, Improved Social Sharing, And Japanese And Korean Support

Premier League adopts goal-line tech, puts armchair pundits in tailspin

www.engadget.com
We all have that one ghost goal that stays buried in our subconscious, be it Frank Lampard in 2011, Luis Garcia in 2005 or, erm, Frank Lampard in 2010. But perhaps such tribulations will end with the news that the Premier League is following in the footsteps of FIFA...
Premier League adopts goal-line tech, puts armchair pundits in tailspin

Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy

techcrunch.com
What if political candidates could see the public’s reaction to their debate answers in real-time while they’re on stage? That’s the future laid out at today’s Stanford University Future Of Media Conference by Twitter’s Director of Content and Programming Chloe Sladden. If candidates saw tweets that they were dodging a...
Flock The Vote: Twitter’s Plan To Change Democracy
How social video apps leverage Facebook Open Graph to rapidly gain new users

Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

thenextweb.com
Yahoo has confirmed that it has disabled the Google Chrome extension from its new Axis browser, after security concerns were raised by a developer who managed to forge the extension. A company spokesperson provided The Next Web with the following statement that confirms the temporary shutdown: Yahoo! takes online security...
Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

America risks being "too timid to fail"

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Like other critical national resources, entrepreneurs deserve nurturing to be a vital and enduring force. By John Doerr and Ted Schlein, contributors FORTUNE -- As we fast approach the U.S. elections the rhetoric about the economy is hitting a fever pitch. It is important that policymakers, pundits and the public...
America risks being "too timid to fail"

RIM Was Behind This Bizarre Apple Store Stunt In Australia (AAPL, RIMM)

www.businessinsider.com
RIM hired a protesting flash mob to swarm a Sydney Apple Store chanting "Wake up!" and waving signs that said the same, as confirmed in a statement by RIM Australia to MacTalk: "We can confirm that the Australian ‘Wake Up’ campaign, which involves a series of experiential activities taking place...
RIM Was Behind This Bizarre Apple Store Stunt In Australia (AAPL, RIMM)
What To Do With Microsoft? Chop Up The Borg -- Now

Google co-founder Sergey Brin spotted wearing Project Glass prototype IRL

www.engadget.com
Wondering what it might be like to sport Google's Project Glass augmented reality HUD in your daily life? It would appear company co-founder Sergey Brin already knows, as he was spotted by tech pundits Robert Scoble and Thomas Hawk rocking a prototype at a Dining in the Dark charity...
Google co-founder Sergey Brin spotted wearing Project Glass prototype IRL

"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch

allthingsd.com
For some time, Nokia CEO Stephen Elop has been referring to its initial crop of Windows Phones as the first real Windows Phones, a move that draws cringes from the other companies that have been making such phones. Now Nokia’s hubris appears to be targeted at the entire phone industry....
"Smartphone Beta" Teaser Site Hints at Nokia's New Sales Pitch
Two weeks away, still no SDK: Windows Phone 8 teeters on the edge of failure

One Example Of How The Public Market's Reaction To Tech Companies Could Pop The Tech Bubble (YELP)

www.businessinsider.com
Foursquare has been teasing a revamp to its mobile app, and it looks like its going to shift from being centered on check-ins to centering on exploring your world. We have screenshots here. Foursquare is going to become Yelp 2.0. It's a more social way to help people find restaurants,...
One Example Of How The Public Market's Reaction To Tech Companies Could Pop The Tech Bubble (YELP)

Study: Apps not that important to smartphone users

www.wpcentral.com
We've seen the headlines, we've heard the pundits (looking at you, Scoble) that tout apps as the "big" thing on smartphones. And while initially this may hold true for new users, the novelty wears off, or so suggests a new study by the Pew Research Center's Internet & American...
Study: Apps not that important to smartphone users

People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And That's Why It Will Survive

techcrunch.com
The ranters are out in force this afternoon about Red Hat announcing the preview of its OpenStack distribution. It’s like OpenStack inserted a lightning rod into my TweeetDeck stream. OpenStack really pisses people off.  You either despise it or love it. And that’s why the open cloud effort will survive....
People Get Pissed Off About OpenStack And That's Why It Will Survive

Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones

techcrunch.com
We’ve all been inundated with political back and forth over the past few weeks. Curse you, social networks! And you too, Internet! And yet, what’s really frustrating isn’t the political back and forth, but the content that is being volleyed back and forth. More specifically, the lack of content. Watch 9...
Arguments About Politics Are Like Arguments About Phones
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