stroke of genius

stroke of genius

Estonia's plan to get 6 year olds coding is a stroke of genius

gigaom.com
Teaching people to code is the new hotness: startups like Codecademy and Bloc are all about helping people learn to program quickly and easily online, and they have helped spawn a cultural movement lauded by the likes of Tim O’Reilly and Douglas Rushkoff. Some people are taking the idea a...
Estonia's plan to get 6 year olds coding is a stroke of genius

IKEA announces furniture with integrated TV, speakers, and Blu-ray

www.extremetech.com
If you long for those balmy days when TVs looked like pieces of furniture, good news: This fall, IKEA will release Uppleva, a range of home entertainment systems that integrate a flat-screen full HD TV, 2.1 sound, and a Blu-ray player. At this point, I strongly encourage you to watch...
IKEA announces furniture with integrated TV, speakers, and Blu-ray

LinkedIn’s Twitter upgrade may be that “light bulb” moment for a new generation of Tweeters

thenextweb.com
In an upgrade to their Twitter app, LinkedIn have introduced a feature which allows you easily see which of your contacts have Twitter profiles and to add them to your following list. In making the simple connection, I think that LinkedIn may have opened up the wonders of Twitter to...
LinkedIn’s Twitter upgrade may be that “light bulb” moment for a new generation of Tweeters

After Nixing M&A Offers, Android Panorama Developer TeliportMe Nabs Funding From Bill Gross, 500 Startups

techcrunch.com
Last July, TeliportMe launched an Android app that allows users to capture and share panoramic images. The app, appropriately called 360, is gives users the ability to not only capture high-res 360 panoramic views, but share their images on Facebook and Twitter and view, comment on, and “fav” images captured...
After Nixing M&A Offers, Android Panorama Developer TeliportMe Nabs Funding From Bill Gross, 500 Startups
Microsoft announces Surface: a sleek Windows 8 tablet with killer accessories

YouTube videos play up the crude to appeal to youths

www.pcworld.com
YouTube videos that appeal to pre-adolescents can be a stroke of genius, and perhaps no one knows that better than South Korean singer Psy. Already credited with the most viral video on YouTube ever, Psy this weekend posted to the video-sharing platform the sequel to "Gangnam Style," an entertainment...
YouTube videos play up the crude to appeal to youths
Now this is how you announce a new product: WePay gets creative with its iOS launch

Why You Can Blame Your Inability to Find an iOS Developer on VCs

www.betabeat.com
Mr. Webb. I meet all sorts of people starting new companies. A ton of them are starting hot new tech startups and are out there looking for funding and often succeeding. Many more are starting much-needed service firms in high tech—providing much-needed services along the lines of iOS app development,...
Why You Can Blame Your Inability to Find an iOS Developer on VCs
What's behind the price signaling between Verizon and AT&T?

The Great Startup Prank War of Boulder, Colorado

pandodaily.com
It started harmlessly enough, with a simple sticker. Most startups have ‘em and stick them, for better or for worse, on everything. At various points of SXSW, I was unpleasantly surprised to find a sticker of some startup tangled up in my hair. But to slap your company’s sticker onto...
The Great Startup Prank War of Boulder, Colorado

Tesla's Elon Musk enjoys sweet revenge

www.guardian.co.uk
His company has just scored its first profitable quarter and consumer reports put the Model S at the top of its rankingPalo Alto is known, primarily, as the cradle of high-tech. Its birth registry stretches from pre-World War II Hewlett-Packard, to Cisco, Sun Microsystems (after Stanford University Network), Logitech, and...
Tesla's Elon Musk enjoys sweet revenge

Epic resignation letter is satire, sparks serious discussion about employee privacy and Facebook

thenextweb.com
Reginald Scott Braithwaite is not the Director of Software Development at the White House, despite the claim in his recently posted resignation letter. In a stroke of genius, the developer wrote up a spectacular letter of resignation, inspired by the recent spate of incidents in which employers have been asking...
Epic resignation letter is satire, sparks serious discussion about employee privacy and Facebook
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