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"We Are Supposed To Be Truth Tellers"

techcrunch.com
A couple of weeks ago CNET was put into an absurd situation – they could not favorably cover a technology product because the company behind that product was in litigation with CNET’s parent company, CBS. I wasn’t all that interested in the story at the time. Reporters and bloggers are...
"We Are Supposed To Be Truth Tellers"

Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

techcrunch.com
I sat down with Scott McNealy today after he spoke on a panel here at TUCON, the Tibco annual conference here in Las Vegas. McNealy covers a lot of topics. He discusses his new startup WayIn that provides a corporate social media experience. He jokingly says Larry (Ellison) never calls,...
Scott McNealy: The World Lacks A Major Corporate Sponsor For Open Source

GDGT Doubles Down On Product Reviews; Hires Former Consumer Reports Guy As Director Of Content

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Social product review site gdgt is announcing a key hire today as the startup continues to try to innovate on technology product reviews. Gdgt has brought on Marc Perton, the former Executive Editor of Online Media for Consumer Reports (basically the guy who oversaw the Consumer Report’s online strategy), as...
GDGT Doubles Down On Product Reviews; Hires Former Consumer Reports Guy As Director Of Content

Crash Course: 5 Ways to Get a Tech Industry Analyst to Cover Your Product

www.readwriteweb.com
A common question among technology companies looking for attention is: “How do I trick an analyst into talking about my product?” The answer: Find a really bad analyst. Still, the question raises a good point. A lot of vendors view analysts as mythical, cave-dwelling beasts who demand ritual sacrifices...
Crash Course: 5 Ways to Get a Tech Industry Analyst to Cover Your Product

Apple's over-compliant media | Dan Gillmor

www.guardian.co.uk
Instead of writing breathless press releases for the next iPad, journalists should be asking harder questions of the tech giantIt's become the stuff of headlines lately when Apple announces a new product. But should rumors and content-free announcements of announcements also be considered news?They are in the weird world of...
Apple's over-compliant media | Dan Gillmor

Show Me Your Best DEMO

erickschonfeld.com
Ever since I left TechCrunch six months ago, people have been asking me, “What’s next?” I’ve been purposefully silent about most of my activities, but today I can share some news. Beginning next month, I will become the new executive producer of DEMO, the original product launch conference. Yes, I...
Show Me Your Best DEMO

Why the enterprise matters and deserves your attention

thenextweb.com
It’s all too easy to get caught up in the glamour of consumer technology startups. Just recently, Facebook acquired Instagram for a cool billion dollars, and before that, Zynga acquired OMGPOP for a couple hundred million. So why not just make a nifty mobile app or game, and then flip it for a few...
Why the enterprise matters and deserves your attention

Bill Introduced To Fix Anti-Circumvention Provision Of DMCA

www.techdirt.com
While there was a lot of talk after the White House agreed with an awful lot of people that mobile phone unlocking should be legal, there's been little real action. Part of the problem might be that the White House suggested that this could be fixed via telecom law, when...
Bill Introduced To Fix Anti-Circumvention Provision Of DMCA
Houzz raises $35M to inspire better homes and gardens
SAP gives startups millions of dollars worth of software. Here's why.
SAP boosts startup fund by 2.6X to stimulate big data innovation

This Ex-Employee Has Some Simple Advice For Getting A Job At Google (GOOG)

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If you're trying to get a job as a software engineer, you're more likely to be hired by learning just one programming language and mastering it, according to a former Googler on Quora. That's despite the existence of a huge number of programming languages. You don't want to be okay at...
This Ex-Employee Has Some Simple Advice For Getting A Job At Google (GOOG)
BALLMER: Wow, Am I Glad We've Spent So Much On Bing (MSFT)

AOL Has A New CTO (AOL)

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AOL just named interim CTO Curtis Brown its fulltime CTO. He joined the company in 2010. Before that he was CTO at Kaplan Test Prep. On LinkedIn, he describes his specialties as: Partnering with executives to align and deliver technology strategy, products, services and costs to the rapidly changing needs...
AOL Has A New CTO (AOL)

Why online advertising will get easier for publishers (and why it won't)

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The concept of selling digital ads is basic enough — offer up a piece of screen and invite brands to buy it. But for publishers, the ad tech industry can feel like a mix of quantum physics and witchcraft. Instead of simple transactions between publisher and buyer, digital ad sales...
Why online advertising will get easier for publishers (and why it won't)

Mitt Romney and Pinterest: A history

thenextweb.com
This post is something of a medley, because we are not exactly sure where to start. It involves two things that you are by now certainly aware of: Mitt Romney, frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, and Pinterest, the hot app. We start in February, when Ann Romney, Mitt’s wife, joined Pinterest. Given...
Mitt Romney and Pinterest: A history

PC sales dip year-on-year as ultrabooks fail to stave off economic woes

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Macroeconomic concerns, the wait for Windows 8 and sated markets seem to be slowing down purchasing of PCs as both Gartner and IDC report year-on-year sales down 0.1%The "ultrabook" lightweight laptop concept is showing no sign of reviving PC sales, with figures from the research companies Gartner and IDC suggesting...
PC sales dip year-on-year as ultrabooks fail to stave off economic woes

Go to the Head of the Class, iPad

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With a growing number of schools across the nation embracing the iPad, the device is gaining significant momentum in the education market. And while it’s still early in its history, it’s beginning to look like the iPad could be the biggest thing happen to the classroom gadget market since the...
Go to the Head of the Class, iPad

A Health Monitor That Gets You Up and Moving

allthingsd.com
Here come the holidays—and with them the extra pounds from family feasts, eggnog and gingerbread. Rather than wait to make a New Year’s resolution to get in shape, one technology product might get people off the couch and moving now. It’s appropriately named Up. This health-monitoring band is one tech...
A Health Monitor That Gets You Up and Moving
Samsung pushing Congress for more smartphone airwaves

HTC says users prefer thinness over battery life

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HTC's Freqs event in Seattle on Thursday saw it reveal a handful of surprise details that also saw it weigh in on phone technology. Product strategy VP Bjorn Kilburn revealed that customers in a study, when pressed, preferred having a thinner phone over getting more battery life. Battery life was...
HTC says users prefer thinness over battery life
Twitter founders Branch out, back tool for “high quality public discourse”

NYTimes: Google X Glasses will be sold by year end, augmented reality interface

9to5google.com
In what seems to be a confirmation of our earlier reports, (here and here), the NYTimes’ Nick Bilton today offers more information on the Heads Up Display Glasses that Google is building.  Some new bullet points: The glasses are not designed to be worn constantly — although Google expects some...
NYTimes: Google X Glasses will be sold by year end, augmented reality interface
Epic hack trip: Be one of 50 to join me on the Startup Bus
Bill Gates wants to reinvent the toilet, from UI to back end

Baidu confirms Google Glass-like 'Baidu Eye' prototype, but says consumer launch is not guaranteed

thenextweb.com
Chinese search giant Baidu has confirmed rumors that it is developing a Google Glass like wearable technology product that is initially code-named ‘Baidu Eye’, but has stressed that no consumer launch is planned as yet. Numerous Chinese media — summarized by Tech In Asia — this week reported that Baidu...
Baidu confirms Google Glass-like 'Baidu Eye' prototype, but says consumer launch is not guaranteed

Apple Wins $30 Million iPad Contract From L.A. Unified School District

allthingsd.com
Here’s one school district that won’t be availing itself of Microsoft’s “Surface for education limited-time offer“: L.A. Unified. On Tuesday evening, the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) awarded Apple a $30 million contract to provide its students with iPads. The deal, which was approved in a 6-0 vote by...
Apple Wins $30 Million iPad Contract From L.A. Unified School District
Apple pushing Congress for more smartphone airwaves
Great deal for startups looking to come to DEMO Fall

Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

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More than 20 years ago, I wrote an essay for Online Magazine, published at the time by Jeff Pemberton, a former New York Times executive. The title of the write up was “Dreams into Dollars.” The main point was that anyone involved in electronic information could see that eliminating the...
Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux
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