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Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

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A quick follow-up on this month’s stories pointing out the decline of the “social reader” on Facebook. Upshot: They’re still in free-fall. Two quick snapshots, via Cristina Cordova, using stats from AppData. Here’s the usage data for the Washington Post’s Social  Reader. Note the second steep drop, in the middle...
Facebook's "Social Readers" Still Fading

How to Handle a Narcissist

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Years ago, I worked with a woman who scared me silly. And I’m not easily scared. What I found the most frightening was the way she would lie, steal, cheat, manipulate, control, charm and cajole to get what she wanted. Oh, and by the way, she had to be the...
How to Handle a Narcissist

AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”

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Thought: Maybe AMC Networks shouldn’t have waited until Dish Network actually pulled its channels off its service to take this punch. But punch the cable programmer did just after midnight Eastern time, releasing a statement that doesn’t beat around the bush. The upshot: Dish’s decision to end carriage of AMC,...
AMC: “Dish never even talked rates with us”

HP: Companies Don't Trust Amazon, So They'll Use Our New Cloud Service (HPQ)

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Today HP officially opened its own cloud. HP is very late to the cloud game, years behind the likes of Amazon, Rackspace, IBM, Verizon, AT&T and others. So how is HP going to make people want to use its cloud above all others? We caught up with Biri Singh, SVP...
HP: Companies Don't Trust Amazon, So They'll Use Our New Cloud Service (HPQ)

Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

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Call it a noble experiment: only a month to re-imagine institutions with centuries of tradition and, some might say, baggage. But that’s exactly what the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program pursued as it re-thought higher education in April. Hanson Hosein Hacking Edu wrapped up this...
Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

Xbox One: we need time to figure this out

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The Xbox One event has had a tough reaction from critics - the same fate befell PlayStation 4. But are we placing too much importance on these strange presentations?In his fascinating book, You Are Not A Robot, the tech veteran and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier spells out a major...
Xbox One: we need time to figure this out

Samsung tipped to appeal US Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction after the tablet was ruled innocent

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Samsung may have lost its landmark case against Apple last week — with the verdict handing down a fine in excess of $1 billion – but there could be a fringe benefit to the ruling, as the company is said to be planning to appeal an existing US sales injunction on...
Samsung tipped to appeal US Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction after the tablet was ruled innocent
Department Of Defense To Private Sector: We Need Your Help With Mobile Innovation
5 Can't Miss Gaming Predictions For 2013
When developing for Google Glass, simplicity is key

How To Be Happy Anywhere

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For my job I spent 300 days traveling the world last year. I met a lot of happy people. Who they are and where they live will surprise you.The other day, as I took a taxi ride across Manhattan, the driver was pondering the state of the world. “I can’t...
How To Be Happy Anywhere

Online ad spending up 18 percent from a year ago, hits $9.26B in Q3

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In 2012, publishers worried about how to make money from the growing tide of audiences who are consuming media on mobile devices. No clear answers have emerged to the mobile morass but the good news is that the overall online ad pie is growing rapidly. According to the to Interactive...
Online ad spending up 18 percent from a year ago, hits $9.26B in Q3

Apple's mega-complicated Lightning connector analyzed

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As with most iPhone 5 features, the new smaller dock connector was leaked far ahead of time. What we could never know from those blurry-cam shots is that the Lightning connector is not just a shrunken down version of the 30-pin Apple port from years ago. Lightning is all digital,...
Apple's mega-complicated Lightning connector analyzed
Best Buy's Amazon price match is a $400M all-in bet it can't win

Adobe: Strong Q4, works cloud transition with a few bumps

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The upshot for Adobe is that the company has navigated a transition to cloud revenue well, but the outlook for fiscal 2013 is bumpy....
Adobe: Strong Q4, works cloud transition with a few bumps
Attention women: Marissa Mayer's life as a working mom has nothing to do with you

Boot up: Windows 8, Tech City's retort, Han gets bought, iPad's cool factor and more

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Plus HTC's woes, Orange's French outage, why Thunderbird is a zombie and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamJanuary 2007: New touch-sensitive screens could give us a whole new way to work with computers >> The GuardianJanuary 2007: Both [Jeff]...
Boot up: Windows 8, Tech City's retort, Han gets bought, iPad's cool factor and more

Slow And Low: Smartphone Sales Grew By Only 32% This Quarter; Overall Mobile Market Just 1%, Says StrategyAnalytics

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Now that all the big handset makers have put in their quarterly sales figures, Strategy Analytics has done the number crunching for an overall picture of what happened in the mobile market. The upshot: just as many predicted, mobile as a whole — facing wider economic slowdown and “shifting consumer tastes”...
Slow And Low: Smartphone Sales Grew By Only 32% This Quarter; Overall Mobile Market Just 1%, Says StrategyAnalytics

Why a Haswell PC may quench your thirst for tablets

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The days of choosing between PC performance and tablet convenience may soon be over. With a notebook running Intel's fourth-generation Core processor, code-named Haswell, consumers may be able to get both. In some ways, the justifications for buying a Haswell notebook sound familiar: The new Core architecture offers better...
Why a Haswell PC may quench your thirst for tablets

Digital story-telling and the rise of the new publishers

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In order to tell the story of Star Wars, George Lucas had to create a new technology company that was powerful enough to tell that story. The same thing has to happen in digital news publishing. That’s the conclusion of Jim Bankoff, CEO and Chairman of Vox Media, whose sites The...
Digital story-telling and the rise of the new publishers

The Efficient Community Hypothesis

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The visionary Stowe Boyd recently kindly invited me to give a talk at his awesome Social Business Edge conference next week. I couldn't make it, unfortunately — so here's the talk I was going to give instead. Enjoy!! "Why Are 25 Hedge Fund Managers Worth 658,000 teachers?" A poignant question...
The Efficient Community Hypothesis

Hiring in the Digital Age

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The biggest change has been in the transition from vertical to horizontal job descriptions. Not so long ago, magazine and newspaper editors knew exactly what they were looking for when hiring young journalists. Certain jobs called for certain skills: Reporters had to report, researchers had to research, designers had to...
Hiring in the Digital Age

YouTube's Homegrown iPhone App Appears, Along With YouTube's Ads

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Here’s the end of the Google-Apple-iPhone-YouTube app saga: A new YouTube app, built by Google, which should be available at Apple’s app store by the time you’re reading this. Just in time for Apple’s iPhone 5 event. If you’re been following this story, this conclusion won’t be a surprise. Especially...
YouTube's Homegrown iPhone App Appears, Along With YouTube's Ads

Sorry Facebook, This Was A Privacy Bungle! Here's What You Should've Done

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A week ago Facebook got itself caught up in yet another privacy controversy, when old Wall posts from 2007-09 were automatically converted into Timeline posts. The confusion was that for some people, those old posts seemed private in nature. So it was thought that Facebook had mistakenly turned private messages...
Sorry Facebook, This Was A Privacy Bungle! Here's What You Should've Done

Facebook Stops Its Long-Awaited Ad Network Before It Starts (For Now)

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Looks like we’ll have wait a bit longer to see Facebook’s much-anticipated ad network. The social giant is putting the brakes on a test it launched earlier this year that that let it place its own ads on other developer’s mobile apps. And while it has also been talking to...
Facebook Stops Its Long-Awaited Ad Network Before It Starts (For Now)
iPad Mini Display Under The Microscope: Not As Good As iPad 4th Gen, But Much Better Than iPad 2

It May Not Be Televised, but the (Journalism) Revolution Will Be Hacked

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What a weird weekend for journalism. On Sunday, a day once reserved for fat feature-laden newspapers, a new television show and a San Francisco hackathon brought the future of the media into the limelight in very different ways. The TV show was HBO’s “The Newsroom,” the newest project of...
It May Not Be Televised, but the (Journalism) Revolution Will Be Hacked

FCC announces National Broadband Plan

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Today the FCC finally unveiled the National Broadband Plan, following months of speculation. The plan — for how to extend internet access to all American citizens — marks the first time that broadband access, and internet access in general, have been given considerable government attention in America. Judging from the...
FCC announces National Broadband Plan
Watch As China Has Grown To Become Apple's Second-Biggest Market

Google Buzz is planning more changes to please -- and appease -- users

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Even more changes are coming to Google Buzz. That’s the upshot from my conversation with Google product manager Todd Jackson. His team has assembled a “war room” in its Mountain View, Calif., headquarters where engineers and executives are weighing user criticism and rolling out updates. Google has twice tweaked its...
Google Buzz is planning more changes to please -- and appease -- users
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