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PSA: Which iOS 6 features can my device run?

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So you're eagerly awaiting iOS 6 in the fall, but you'd like to know just how many features you'll end up skipping if you cling on to your existing iPad, iPhone or iPod touch for one more generation. Apple has gone to the trouble of alerting would-be upgraders just...
PSA: Which iOS 6 features can my device run?

The Yin and Yang of Audience

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(image) The Signal San Francisco conference is less than a week away, so I thought I’d take the time to explain my reasoning for the theme, and offer a curtain raiser of sorts on the day-long program. The theme, a portion of which is the title of this post, is “The Yin...
The Yin and Yang of Audience

Disorganised but effective: how technology lowers transaction costs

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The most profound social revolutions in human history have arisen whenever a technology comes along that lowers transaction costs for everyoneSince our primate ancestors began to band together to collectively share hunting, child care and sentry duties, every one of us has been subjected to an invisible, crushing tax. That...
Disorganised but effective: how technology lowers transaction costs

Marissa Mayer Hasn't Figured Out The Trick To Massive Revenues Yet, Says Huge Yahoo Client (YHOO)

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Today, Yahoo will report to its shareholders how its business did during the last three months of 2012. It's expected to report $1.24 billion in revenues. Yahoo brings the vast majority of that money into the company selling brand advertising.  Most of that brand advertising Yahoo sells is bought by...
Marissa Mayer Hasn't Figured Out The Trick To Massive Revenues Yet, Says Huge Yahoo Client (YHOO)

Should we trust Google when it comes to piracy and search?

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As we reported earlier, Google recently announced that it will start filtering its search results based in part on the number of copyright-takedown requests that have been filed against a site: according to a blog post from the search giant, it will tweak its algorithms to rank a website lower...
Should we trust Google when it comes to piracy and search?

Munster: How Apple becomes the first $1 trillion company

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Its market cap today is $577 billion. Where do the next $400-plus billion come from?  Click to enlarge. In a note to clients issued early Tuesday, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster raised his Q2 iPhone estimate (to 33 million), set a new 12-month price target ($910 per share) and -- most...
Munster: How Apple becomes the first $1 trillion company

Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

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The clock is quickly winding down to the official launch of Windows 8. Along with a completely redesigned interface and Windows experience, hardware partners are lined up, ready to offer Windows 8 ultrabooks. The question businesses and consumers will need to answer, though, is whether or not a Windows...
Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook
Drawing The Line Between Clever And Creepy With Customer Data
LOLWUT? "I Can Has Cheezburger" can has its own TV show

RIM wants to license BlackBerry. Good luck with that.

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Research In Motion is reportedly weighing options with financial advisors, in an effort to stem the company’s continued fall from grace. Sales of iPhones and Android handsets have grown since their introduction in 2007 and 2008 respectively while BlackBerry sales have stagnated by comparison. According to Bloomberg, RIM doesn’t plan to...
RIM wants to license BlackBerry. Good luck with that.
Google confirms prescription frames & lenses in the works for Google Glass, shows off prototype

Even Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Know Who Facebook's Billionth User Is (FB)

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Facebook announced that it crossed a billion users in mid-September. Mark Zuckerberg handled the announcement that his company is serving one-seventh of the world's population exactly as we recommended--don't make a big deal, and say that the company's focused on the next billion users. Still, it's a milestone, and Zuckerberg did...
Even Mark Zuckerberg Does Not Know Who Facebook's Billionth User Is (FB)

Weekend Ar(t)s answers your questions before seeing Prometheus

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During the weekend, even Ars takes an occasional break from explaining SSDs or trying to understand Flame cheats. Weekend Ar(t)s is a chance to share what we're watching/listening to/reading or otherwise consuming this week. There's a lot more to see... Let's not waste any time. Prometheus is in theaters now...
Weekend Ar(t)s answers your questions before seeing Prometheus

Is your smartphone a good investment? If it’s an iPhone, yes

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Credit: Priceonomics Priceonomics, which keeps track of the resale value of items like cars, bikes and gadgets, published a report Wednesday that shows how the value of iPhones, Android devices and BlackBerrys hold up over time. Short answer: iPhones, even years-old models, retain their value the longest, which means iPhone owners...
Is your smartphone a good investment? If it’s an iPhone, yes

How Unplugging From The Internet Helped This Guy Quit Porn And Meet Real Girls

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The Verge writer Paul Miller is conducting an experiment on himself: he's going a year without the Internet. Miller's posts on the topic are routinely fascinating. His most recent is particularly good. It's about how Miller answers one of the most common questions about his year offline: "How do you...
How Unplugging From The Internet Helped This Guy Quit Porn And Meet Real Girls

Can A Corporate Culture Be Built With Digital Tools?

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A whopping 20% of the world's workforce telecommutes: virtually traveling to work via robot or iPad; conversing on Yammer, HipChat, or 37Signals' Campfire; sharing over Box or Dropbox. But while the tangible benefits of conducting business digitally are manyfold, companies that are moving their employees online have largely ignored one...
Can A Corporate Culture Be Built With Digital Tools?

Hot Potatoes – create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises

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The Hot Potatoes suite includes six applications, enabling you to create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises for the World Wide Web. Hot Potatoes is freeware, and you may use it for any purpose or project you like. It is not open-source. (Link: Hot Potatoes –...
Hot Potatoes – create interactive multiple-choice, short-answer, jumbled-sentence, crossword, matching/ordering and gap-fill exercises

Spotify's Chief Content Officer: playlist searching 'could use a lot of improvement'

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Spotify's Chief Content Officer Ken Parks stopped off in Boston today for a quick appearance at the Berklee College of Music's Rethink Music conference to answer questions from an audience full of music professionals and students. We had the opportunity to ask Parks if Spotify plans to improve search-ability...
Spotify's Chief Content Officer: playlist searching 'could use a lot of improvement'

So UK carriers are selling anonymized customer data? That may not be a bad thing.

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The news that British 4G carrier EE is trying to sell anonymized user data, in league with market research firm Ipsos Mori, has been greeted with wrinkle-nosed outrage — particularly the part about the Metropolitan Police being a potential customer. After all, the UK has just (mostly) dodged proposed legislation...
So UK carriers are selling anonymized customer data? That may not be a bad thing.
Google now lets you explore its data centers with Street View [video]
How would Google's Project Glass HUD work for those with prescription glasses?

Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think

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It's a sign of the times when The Economist, the house journal of the global business elite, holds a conference in London on 'design thinking' (official Big Rethink site here). Having attended the conference, produced in association with The Design Council and held over 11-12 March, I was left...
Design thinking:Everywhere and Nowhere, Reflections on The Big Re-think
What Advertisers Really Think About Mobile

Yes, An Independent Invention Defense For Patents Is Completely Feasible

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Mike has been advocating an independent invention defense against patent infringement for quite some time now -- that is, in the absence of actual copying, a patent holder should not be able to sue a subsequent innovator. There are plenty of posts going over the rationale for such a defense,...
Yes, An Independent Invention Defense For Patents Is Completely Feasible

PBS picks YouTube newbies National Film Society to host film fest

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A YouTube channel called the National Film Society sounds like it should be hosted by someone with a Ph.D and a graying beard. Instead, it’s hosted by Stephen Dypiangco and Patrick Epino, who have between them one mustache and barely six months of YouTube experience. But their passion for filmmaking...
PBS picks YouTube newbies National Film Society to host film fest

Apple's new rule for developers about apps promoting apps is about not duplicating the App Store

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A recently added clause in Apple’s App Store Review Guidelines for apps has caused a bit of a stir among the developer community today. The clause appears to outlaw any apps that display apps from other companies for sale inside them. I reached out to several developers whose apps do...
Apple's new rule for developers about apps promoting apps is about not duplicating the App Store
Where in the U.S. is the new iPad? Rich, coastal states

In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

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Tim Cook gave one of his most revealing quotes to date about how he's running Apple in an interview at Duke's Fuqua School of Business. Cook got his MBA at Duke 25 years ago. He was on campus for a reunion and did a one hour interview with Fuqua's Dean....
In One Of His Most Revealing Quotes, Tim Cook Explains His Strategy For Running Apple (AAPL)

Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?

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Windows 8 is supposed to be Microsoft's majestic OS reset--a dramatic overhaul designed to usher the Windows platform into the age of mobility. And Windows 8 is also Microsoft's bid to achieve feature parity with iOS and Android, the other two OS powerhouses in the mobile universe. But one...
Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?
Dick Costolo Doesn’t Want You To Worry About Twitter’s Business
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