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Tune in to I/O Live at 9:30 a.m. PDT on June 27

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Google I/O, our annual developer conference, begins in just two days, and this year, we’re bringing you more than 130 technical sessions, 20 code labs and 155 Sandbox partners. If you’re not here in San Francisco, you can still sign up for one of our 350+ I/O Extended events around...
Tune in to I/O Live at 9:30 a.m. PDT on June 27

Steve Jobs one of Time's 20 'most influential Americans'

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The late Apple co-founder's name appears on a list of "the trailblazers, visionaries and cultural ambassadors who defined a nation." [Read more]...
Steve Jobs one of Time's 20 'most influential Americans'

Wikileaks announces new Assange TV show to be released on April 17 online

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According to a statement on the Wikileaks Twitter account, Julian Assange has completed filming twelve episodes of his forthcoming show, “The World Tomorrow”. The first episode will be aired on RT and released online on Tuesday 17 April 2012, with other networks to follow. The statement reads: Julian Assange, founder and...
Wikileaks announces new Assange TV show to be released on April 17 online

TIME Names Steve Jobs One Of The 20 Most Influential Americans Of All Time (AAPL)

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TIME's list of the 20 most influential Americans of all time is out now. Steve Jobs makes the list along with George Washington, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, and Henry Ford. We can't help but notice how most of the people on the list are innovators in science and technology. Very cool....
TIME Names Steve Jobs One Of The 20 Most Influential Americans Of All Time (AAPL)

GAME-CHANGERS: 27 Great New Hires That Made A Difference

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A single hire can turn around an organization. Game-changer hires include product visionaries, a whistleblower CEO, campaign wizards, outstanding coaches and more. Many started in the middle of the recession and were able to lead their organization into the recovery. Our list includes hires from the past three years...
GAME-CHANGERS: 27 Great New Hires That Made A Difference

You Can Learn To Be The Next Steve Jobs: Nine Ways To Become A Visionary

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant. Anyone can come up with one good idea. Visionaries come up with big ideas over and over again. Now, here's a secret: Anyone can learn to be a visionary. "People seem to think that innovation...
You Can Learn To Be The Next Steve Jobs: Nine Ways To Become A Visionary
Valve's Gabe Newell discusses the frontiers of gaming, from wearable technology to "tongue controllers"

Here's Why Facebook Will Fail Miserably Building A Smartphone (FB)

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This weekend the NY Times cited sources that Facebook is out looking to staff up a hardware development team to build a smartphone.   So let’s get this straight: in 2010, two years ago, and 2 iPhones ago, Facebook assembled a team tasked with creating the Facebook phone, then the project died when...
Here's Why Facebook Will Fail Miserably Building A Smartphone (FB)
How Facebook Could Save Its Shattered Share Price

Marc Benioff, Lars Dalgaard, and David Sacks Are About To Do Battle, Says VC Who Backed Them All (SAP, MSFT, CRM)

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Get ready for a fight between Salesforce.com's Marc Benioff, Lars Dalgaard of SAP's SuccessFactors, and Yammer's David Sacks. "The cloud titans are lining up for battle," Jason Green, partner at VC Emergence Capital recently told us. He would know. His firm funded all three of these guys. Green personally backed...
Marc Benioff, Lars Dalgaard, and David Sacks Are About To Do Battle, Says VC Who Backed Them All (SAP, MSFT, CRM)

Gateshead honours an engineering giant whose genius has lessons for our times

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The UK's railways lost 70 years through sidelining the inventions of Sir Vincent Raven. They liked his steam engines too muchSir Vincent Raven sounds like a man to reckon with, and he was. Here's a big hand for Gateshead council, those visionaries in public art (the Angel, the Baltic, the...
Gateshead honours an engineering giant whose genius has lessons for our times

If You Go To Stanford Or Are A VC In Silicon Valley You Need To Know This 20-Year-Old VC

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Ernestine Fu is a woman of incredible ambition. She's just 20 years old, but she's already a VC. She has even graduated from Stanford yet. She also taught a class called "Entrepreneurship Through the Lens of Venture Capital." In the class, students listened to tech visionaries such as Evan Williams, co-founder...
If You Go To Stanford Or Are A VC In Silicon Valley You Need To Know This 20-Year-Old VC

15 Tech Visionaries Wouldn't Have Been Successful Without These Key People

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Every great visionary has had a mentor, including Steve Jobs and Jack Dorsey. A mentor isn't just someone who gives advice occasionally, it's someone who is a trusted confidante for business and personal matters. Here's who top tech people have turned to throughout their careers.Square's Jack Dorsey is mentored by...
15 Tech Visionaries Wouldn't Have Been Successful Without These Key People

Everyone Was Super Psyched About New iPad…Until They Actually Tried It

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The worst product on the market, the new iPad. (apple.com) It was the fanboy gasp heard 'round the world: the newest incarnation of the iPad would not follow the tradition of a new number for every iteration. Instead of the iPad 3, the new iPad would be just that: The New...
Everyone Was Super Psyched About New iPad…Until They Actually Tried It
Google Data Artist Aaron Koblin and Chris Milk Launch "This Exquisite Forest"

These guys are traveling 10,000 miles by bike to discover Europe and Asia’s young visionaries

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Postulate One is one part citizen journalism, one part a study in the global definition of what it means to be an entrepreneur, and one part … a 10,000 mile bicycle trip across Eurasia. Recent American university graduates, Morgan Hartley and Chris Walker have taken on the task of travelling across...
These guys are traveling 10,000 miles by bike to discover Europe and Asia’s young visionaries

How to Spot the Future

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Photo: Brock Davis Thirty years ago, when John Naisbitt was writing Megatrends, his prescient vision of America’s future, he used a simple yet powerful tool to spot new ideas that were bubbling in the zeitgeist: the newspaper. He didn’t just read it, though. He took out a ruler and measured...
How to Spot the Future

Startup God Paul Graham: Apple Has No More Great Stuff Coming (AAPL)

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Y-Combinator founder Paul Graham has some bad news for Apple investors: the company is toast without Steve Jobs. In a blog post he writes: I was talking recently to someone who knew Apple well, and I asked him if the people now running the company would be able to...
Startup God Paul Graham: Apple Has No More Great Stuff Coming (AAPL)

Will The Need For Tech Talent Become Obsolete?

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The way things are trending, you may not need to be a technical person to build an amazing website. Take for example, Scroll Kit. Co-founder Cody Brown stumbled into our office last week and showed us a website creation tool that operates like Adobe InDesign. With Scroll Kit, text boxes...
Will The Need For Tech Talent Become Obsolete?
Jim Balsillie, Mike Lazaridis, and the giant with no legs

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 15 May 2010

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The upcoming week is full of thought-provoking social media, startup and tech-related events. One that caught our eye was the SF MusicTech Summit, which looks at the intersection of music, business and technology. Speakers include Ben Folds, the musician, Michael Tilson Thomas, a conductor, and Tim Westergren, founder of...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 15 May 2010

Newsweek in 1995: Why the Internet will Fail.

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This is good. A blog called Three Word Chant has dug up an infamous Newsweek article dating back to 1995 titled “The Internet? Bah!” . There are a number of quotes that will leave you grinning proudly about how wrong author Clifford Stoll was, but before we criticise, let’s accept this...
Newsweek in 1995: Why the Internet will Fail.

Having Ideas Versus Having a Vision

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In the past decade, firms have been praised for ideas. Experts have celebrated the power of brainstorming and idea-generation techniques. Eureka light bulbs have populated the covers of many books. Businessmen have been asked to improve their creative attitudes. And 2009 was named the Year of Creativity and Innovation by...
Having Ideas Versus Having a Vision

When Was the iPad Really Invented?

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When Was the iPad Really Invented? is a post from Chris PirilloWay back before I was even born, Alan Kay (of the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center) published a paper detailing a device much like Apple’s iPad. Keep in mind that back then, most people had no idea what a...
When Was the iPad Really Invented?

Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

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Kinect for Windows sensor announced Just as Steve Ballmer promised when he mentioned a 1 February launch at CES, the Kinect for Windows Software Development Kit (SDK) is now officially available, alongside dedicated hardware for the motion gesture platform. The Kinect for Windows sensor looks just like its Xbox...
Kinect for Windows goes live with new hardware

Julian Assange's extradition battle enters final round

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WikiLeaks founder to face seven supreme court judges in appeal against extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegationsHe has been described as everything from Messianic visionary to terrorist, courageous battler for government accountability to sexual abuser. So why not chatshow host? That is the latest surprise incarnation announced by Julian...
Julian Assange's extradition battle enters final round

Geek Power: How Hacker Culture Conquered the World

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The author of Hackers circles back some 25 years later to catch up with some of the coders, visionaries and nerds who built our digital world -- and checks in with the next gen of masterminds....
Geek Power: How Hacker Culture Conquered the World

Why Bowie and the Grateful Dead are the web's real visionaries

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If you want to know our online future, ask a musicianPsst: want to know the future of cyberspace? You could try asking a rock star. Why? Well, some of them have turned out to be perceptive futurologists. Eight years ago, for example, David Bowie said this to a New York...
Why Bowie and the Grateful Dead are the web's real visionaries

Watch the 2011 Crunchies live!

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Missed your chance to get a ticket to the sold-out Crunchies? Never fear. We’re hosting the livestream of the entire event right here. Watch from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today to see what companies, technologies, products and people were chosen by their peers as the most innovative, most exciting and...
Watch the 2011 Crunchies live!
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