sad state

sad state

The VC drain: Yes, we're a big importer of capital too

www.geekwire.com
At the Technology Alliance annual luncheon this week in downtown Seattle, industry leaders lamented the sad state of the educational system. Zillow co-founder Rich Barton and Apex Learning CEO Cheryl Vedoe spoke in detail about how Washington state isn’t doing a good job of educating our own students, relying on “imported”...
The VC drain: Yes, we're a big importer of capital too

A VC Who's Been An Investor For 11 Years Says Startup Pitches Have Never Been So Terrible

www.businessinsider.com
Bryce Roberts, the cofounder of O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, says startup pitches have never been worse than they are right now. "In all of my 11 years as a VC, I'd argue we're at the low watermark for startup pitches," he writes in a post titled "The Sad State of the...
A VC Who's Been An Investor For 11 Years Says Startup Pitches Have Never Been So Terrible

Why No Love for the Universal Inbox?

www.readwriteweb.com
A couple of years ago, the new launch from Webwalks, a universal inbox, news aggregator, password manager and kitchen sink-type application would have caught my eye. I'd rush out to try it, merging my multiple accounts under its one roof then wait to see how well my life improved, how...
Why No Love for the Universal Inbox?
Illinois Library Embraces Crowdfunding To Bring Its Patrons A 3D Printer (And A Giant Hulk Statue)

Google Calls Its Smart Ad Relevance System “Smart Ass” (Yes, Seriously)

techcrunch.com
What’s the best thing that I (and others) learned at D10 this year? (Other than the fact that Steve Jobs used to own a peacock, of course.) Onstage at D1o, Google SVP of Advertising  Susan Wojicicki revealed, in answering Walt Mossberg’s question about the sad state of ad relevancy, that...
Google Calls Its Smart Ad Relevance System “Smart Ass” (Yes, Seriously)

The Real Story Behind Snapchat Leaked

betabeat.com
(Photo: BBC/Snapchats Leaked) Over the past 24 hours, the biggest fear of every avid Snapchat user came to fruition. The sexy, silly and innocuous photos sent using the buzzy app were being submitted for all to see and share  on Snapchat Leaked, a website that collected and published user-submitted screenshots. It garnered worldwide...
The Real Story Behind Snapchat Leaked

On The State of Google’s Advertising Business: Neal Mohan at Signal SF

battellemedia.com
If you’ve been reading Searchblog, you know I’ve been writing quite a bit about Google, privacy, and the advertising business. All of those topics are going to be coming together in my interview with Neal Mohan, VP Product at Google, on the Signal SF stage next month. Neal oversees display and...
On The State of Google’s Advertising Business: Neal Mohan at Signal SF
You don't know how lucky you are: Stop complaining about in-app purchases

The Sad State of the Old Music Business « Pakman’s Blog: Disruption

dpakman.wordpress.com
The Sad State of the Old Music Business « Pakman’s Blog: Disruption

A Sad State of Internet Affairs: The Journal on Google, Apple, and “Privacy”

battellemedia.com
The news alert from the Wall St. Journal hit my phone about an hour ago, pulling me away from tasting “Texas Bourbon” in San Antonio to sit down and grok this headline: Google’s iPhone Tracking. Now, the headline certainly is attention-grabbing, but the news alert email had a more sinister headline:...
A Sad State of Internet Affairs: The Journal on Google, Apple, and “Privacy”

The Ridiculous State Of Gay Marriage In The U.S., Illustrated By Fab.com CEO's Recent Marriage

www.businessinsider.com
Jason Goldberg, the CEO of e-commerce startup Fab.com, just married his boyfriend, Christian Schoenherr, over the weekend. Before he could marry Schoenherr, though, he had to take care of a not-so-small matter: his previous marriage to his ex, Thomas Goldberg, whom he'd wed in Canada years ago, when same-sex marriage...
The Ridiculous State Of Gay Marriage In The U.S., Illustrated By Fab.com CEO's Recent Marriage
The Sad State Of Video Apps

The other fall election: Robot Hall of Fame opens voting to the public

arstechnica.com
ASIMO accepts its induction into the Robot Hall of Fame in 2004. flickr user: HondaNews During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from fretting over the sad state of passwords or trying to understand certain patent law decisions. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're...
The other fall election: Robot Hall of Fame opens voting to the public

Cloud Computing's Sad State: Innovation is in Short Supply

www.pcworld.com
While everyone copies one another or rebrands old software as the private cloud, enterprise buyers must sniff out real value....
Cloud Computing's Sad State: Innovation is in Short Supply
Why bother? The sad state of Office 2013 touch support

Europe Shoots For The Clouds: EC Lays Out New Cloud Strategy To Add €160B To EU GDP By 2020

techcrunch.com
Up to now, the European Commission has kept a relatively light position on where it stands with cloud services — putting more effort into the wider issues like broadband and mobile regulation and ensuring that users all get a fair deal as these services continue to grow. Today that changed,...
Europe Shoots For The Clouds: EC Lays Out New Cloud Strategy To Add €160B To EU GDP By 2020

The sad state of the world explained as only The Onion can.

parislemon.com
The sad state of the world explained as only The Onion can.

Sad State Of Copyright: Guy Using Short Clips Of Music In Viral Videos Accused Of Infringement

www.techdirt.com
Brian LaSorsa points us to the unfortunate case of Steve Kardynal, a pretty popular maker of funny online videos. There are all sorts of creative people who have been enabled to create and put their works out to the world thanks to things like YouTube. Kardynal makes funny sketches, with...
Sad State Of Copyright: Guy Using Short Clips Of Music In Viral Videos Accused Of Infringement
Apple, Microsoft, Google and the sad state of TV
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?