Apple Becomes World's Biggest Maker of Computers,... →
“But, but, but… it doesn’t have a keyboard!” Yes it does. “But, but, but… it doesn’t have a physical keyboard!” How’s that argument working out for RIM? “But, but, but… it doesn’t run PC software!” Who gives a shit? Clearly not the people buying millions of the devices each quarter. All you need to know about the “is the iPad a PC?” argument: are people buying them instead of traditional PCs?...
WSJ: How Tel Aviv became a tech hub →
By Ben Rooney
Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to request that Google reduces Android’s data...– A very interesting move from @NTT in Japan. Question remains if changing the developer’s behavior is enough, or maybe helping consumers understand that data costs money can achieve a similar (or better) result. Twitter / @TheNextWeb: Japan’s NTT DoCoMo to requ …
This post-mortem is an attempt to describe the fundamental flaws in our product...– Plancast CEO, Mark Hendrickson, explains why he decided to stop working on Plancast full-time, and what needs to change to make similar services more successful in he future. The Uphill Battle Of Social Event Sharing: A Post-Mortem for Plancast | TechCrunch
4 bullets and 2 charts about Apple's record... →
We closed a $10m series B round, led by Horizons... →
Via VentureBeat, also available on TC, others.
Bring in the nerds!! via The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Twitter tallies 3.9M total SOPA-related Tweets on... →
Some Key Subtle Details From Apple’s Textbook... →
An emphasis was also placed on being able to quickly jump to a page number via search — how often have you heard a teacher say “please open your book to page X”? This is a nice solution. Textbooks have page numbers when held horizontally, but vertically, they infinitely scroll. (But jumping to a “page” still works.) Textbooks can feature inline quizzes — “The bottom line is immediate feedback,”...
TheOatmeal.com blacked out in protest of SOPA /... →
To learn more about SOPA visit Wikipedia.
MG on Sarah Lacy's new thing - PandoDaily. →
Ricky Gervais jokes from the Golden Globes →
“For any of you who don’t know, the Golden Globes are just like the Oscars, but without all that esteem. The Golden Globes are to the Oscars what Kim Kardashian is to Kate Middleton. A bit louder, a bit trashier, a bit drunker, and more easily bought. Allegedly. Nothing’s been proved.”
The Facebook Eye - The Atlantic →
Today, we are in danger of developing a “Facebook Eye”: our brains always looking for moments where the ephemeral blur of lived experience might best be translated into a Facebook post; one that will draw the most comments and “likes.”
2012 marks: 50 years of 007, U2 and The Rolling Stones, 40 years to MASH and The Godfather, 15 to Southpark and a decade to The Wire.
Misdirection, Doublespeak, Non-Answers, And... →
MG discusses the recent changes Google did to its search results, adding Google+ results, but excluding Twitter/FB results, suggesting a serious legal breach: It looks like Google is using their natural search monopoly to shove their late-to-the-game social network in your face (to the detriment of the other social networks). It looks anti-competitive.
The Filter Economy of Instagram, via Wired →
Welcome to Samsung v Google | Technology |... →
since Samsung ships close to 55% of all Android phones, the company could be in a position to twist Google’s arm. If last quarter’s trend continues – if Motorola and HTC lose even more ground – Samsung’s bargaining position will become even stronger.
Alan Lepofsky: Enterprise Collaboration Vendors... →
NBA: all-time top moves →
Article in Hebrew, but the videos should be clear enough ;-)