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TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

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I met Nelly Yusupova as we were recruiting software engineers to teach computer science in the NYC schools. She's a software engineer and entrepreneur with a passion for sharing what she knows with others. A few weeks after we met Nelly came to see me to tell me about a...
TechSpeak for Entrepreneurs

Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

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Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

Apple Designers Sick Of Doing Things Steve Jobs' Way Just Scored A Big Win (AAPL)

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Steve Jobs loved software interfaces that mimicked design from the offline, non-software world. This type of software design is called skeuomorphism. There's a faction of designers at Apple that hate it. One former Apple designer recently told Fast Company's Austin Carr that skeuomorphism is "visual masturbation." "It's like the designers are flexing...
Apple Designers Sick Of Doing Things Steve Jobs' Way Just Scored A Big Win (AAPL)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, WMT, AMZN, P)

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Ready? OK. News: Pandora pays Drake ~$4 million a year. This is what the Facebook "Want" button will look like. Google hid a tribute to Steve Jobs in its Gmail app for iOS. Steve Ballmer's pay took a hit this year because Microsoft didn't deliver on Windows and browsers. Facebook...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (FB, GOOG, AAPL, MSFT, WMT, AMZN, P)

Microsoft announces the 106 finalist teams of its student ‘Imagine Cup’ competition

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It’s always pleasant to see major corporations working to engage youths and students, spurring them to learn more, try new things, and of course, excel. Microsoft’s Imagine Cup, a global challenge, today announced the 106 teams, from 75 countries around the world, that made this year’s finals. This is the...
Microsoft announces the 106 finalist teams of its student ‘Imagine Cup’ competition

Apple Rumor Patrol: Tracking The Worldwide Developers Conference

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Apple's all-important developers conference starts June 10. Speculation about what's being announced starts ... yesterday. Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference has become one of the most critical dates in the company's calendar, partly because apps and their developers have become an ever-more important part of its business and partly because...
Apple Rumor Patrol: Tracking The Worldwide Developers Conference
Apple Earnings: An Anxious World Awaits

Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents

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After three days of deliberation a federal court jury has found that Samsung has infringed on six of Apple’s patents and awarded Apple one $1 billion Samsung must pay in damages. Apple had asked the Jury to award it $2.5 billion in damages, claiming Samsung violated patents related to the...
Jury finds Samsung violated Apple patents
Yves Behar says Apple is behind on software design

How Jony Ive Became The Most Important Executive At Apple (AAPL)

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In September 1997, one of 30-year-old Apple's designers was on the cusp of quitting. After a shake up of the company's executives yesterday, he's the company's most important employee. In 1997, Apple had lost its way. The top executives were focused on maximizing the company's profits, instead of building great...
How Jony Ive Became The Most Important Executive At Apple (AAPL)
Startups: In the Kickstarter Future, Hardware Is the New Software

The Apple Reshuffle In Brief

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Tim Cook reshuffled the top deck of Apple executives yesterday. Out went Scott Forstall, the cheerleader for Apple's skeuomorphic design for iOS, and retail chief John Browett (his tenure was brief: six months). And it will be Jonathan Ive, the brains behind pretty much all of Apple's iconic hardware of...
The Apple Reshuffle In Brief
EnableTalk Turns Sign Language Into Speech, Wins Imagine Cup Prize

The Lab Vs. The Real World: Product Testing Is Hard

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Unless you've been living under a rock for the last couple months, you know that Toyota has had problems with sudden acceleration of some of its vehicles. Apparently, the root cause of the problem is still unknown, which is a little troubling to the average consumer. Toyota claims to be...
The Lab Vs. The Real World: Product Testing Is Hard

Do kids want to code in class?

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The controversy over plans to focus on software design in class...
Do kids want to code in class?

Bob Mansfield's Return to Apple Reportedly Influenced by Scott Forstall's Departure

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AllThingsD offers a look at the back-and-forth situation with Apple executive Bob Mansfield, who announced his retirement as hardware chief in late June only to rescind the move two months later in order to work on special projects under CEO Tim Cook. With this week's management changes, Mansfield is now...
Bob Mansfield's Return to Apple Reportedly Influenced by Scott Forstall's Departure

Apple's Design Problems Are Deeper Than You Think (AAPL)

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When Apple promoted Jony Ive to lead its software design, some people rejoiced because they believed it meant the death of some hokey design elements in iOS. There has been a debate inside Apple and out, about whether it should have, for instance, a Podcast app that has a digital...
Apple's Design Problems Are Deeper Than You Think (AAPL)

There's A War Inside Apple Over The Direction Of Its Design (AAPL)

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Apple is known for its great design, but inside the company, there is a growing divide over the direction of its software design, Austin Carr at Fast Company reports. Carr says the evolution of Apple's software design, which continues to emphasize skeuomorphic design, is causing embarrassment within the company. Skeuomorphic...
There's A War Inside Apple Over The Direction Of Its Design (AAPL)

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too. Once a week we introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can say thanks to...
Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too. Once a week we introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can say thanks to...
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Meet The Winners And Losers In Apple's Huge Shake Up (AAPL)

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Scott Forstall, the Apple executive who was a former favorite of Steve Jobs but botched the launch of Siri and Maps, is out! So who's in? A host of executives who clashed with him and are now gobbling up the turf he built as Apple's mobile-software and -services czar.WINNER: Craig...
Meet The Winners And Losers In Apple's Huge Shake Up (AAPL)

Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite: Four Years in the Making

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Amazon executives gush about their new e-reader as the Kindle they always wanted to make. While the latest Kindle Touch came out last year, the technology behind the Kindle Paperwhite’s new lit screen is four years in the making. Amazon purchased a Finnish company a couple years back that was...
Amazon's Kindle Paperwhite: Four Years in the Making

Ukraine's Team QuadSquad Wins Microsoft's Imagine Cup With Its Sign Language-To-Speech Translation Gloves

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During an awards ceremony in Sydney today, Ukraine’s team quadSquad just won this year’s Microsoft Imagine Cup student technology competition thanks to its gloves that can translate sign language into speech. The team beat out 75 other groups that made it to the worldwide finals in Australia where they had...
Ukraine's Team QuadSquad Wins Microsoft's Imagine Cup With Its Sign Language-To-Speech Translation Gloves

Study: Facebook Relies on Good Design to Retain Users

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What is Facebook's secret to keeping the world's largest user base content? Sticking to well-proven software design principles, one study has concluded....
Study: Facebook Relies on Good Design to Retain Users

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too. Once a week we introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can say thanks to...
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Enyo 2.0 released in finished form, shares webOS' web app legacy with everyone

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HP's plans to open-source webOS included mention of Enyo 2.0, a framework designed to spread webOS' learnings to other platforms -- to spread the love around, so to speak. The code foundation, while behind schedule, has just left beta: any developer with a mind to producing web apps can...
Enyo 2.0 released in finished form, shares webOS' web app legacy with everyone
A tip for designers, from designers: Don't be an egotistical jerk

CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship & Why His Startup Stands Out [TCTV]

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Back in October, CreativeLive pulled back the curtain on its live broadcast platform for creative entrepreneurs with the announcement that it had raised $7.5 million from Greylock. This month, it added $500K more to its Series A with a host of prominent investors joining the round, including Creative Artists...
CreativeLive Founder Chase Jarvis Talks Online Education, Entrepreneurship & Why His Startup Stands Out [TCTV]
Motorola and Cisco pay TiVo $490M to dodge East Texas patent trial

Apple's Biggest Mistakes Since Steve Jobs Saved The Company (AAPL)

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A year after Steve Jobs died, Apple is getting fresh scrutiny. The catalyst is the ouster of Scott Forstall, which led to revelations of a company filled with infighting. It's also led to a fresh round of criticism about Apple's software design. This was to be expected. Since Jobs returned...
Apple's Biggest Mistakes Since Steve Jobs Saved The Company (AAPL)
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