Tech News – May 1st 2012 to May 3rd 2012
Tech news – May 1st 2012 to May 3rd 2012:
- Evernote Raises $70M At A $1B Valuation To Prep For An IPO, And The Next 100 Years | TechCrunch –
It's official. To transition from a startup into a late-stage company that aims to be around for 100 years, Evernote today confirms it's raised a $70 million Series D round of funding at a $1 billion valuation. Meritech Capital and CBC Capital were chosen to lead the round because they're the firms that can help Evernote prepare for an eventual IPO.Evernote doesn't need the money. It still has much of the $96 million that it's raised to date in the bank plus over one million paying customers o…
- How To Fix Popchips’ Racist Ad Campaign – Anil Dash –
- AnilUpdate: I just got off the phone with Popchips founder Keith Belling, who was sincere and contrite as he offered a thoughtful, apologetic response that indicates he understood much of what I was trying to say here. I'm cautiously optimistic to see the company's response, and willing to give them time to do it properly. Maybe we can get a good result.
I like Popchips; I probably eat them once a week. Well, I used to. But they stopped that habit, and revealed a much larger, more complex problem… show all text
- Google is making a huge and annoying mistake. – WWdN: In Exile –
- Wil WheatonI like Google Plus. Some of the smartest people I've ever read are on Google Plus, and the Hangout is amazing.
But Google is doing everything it can to force Google Plus on everyone, and it's pissing me off.
Yesterday, I tried to like a video on YouTube. I wasn't signed in to my Google Plus account, and this is what I saw:
Where the thumbs up and thumbs down used to be, there is now a big G+ Like button. When you go anywhere near it, you get a little popup that tells you to "upgrade to Google… show all text
- just tristan. – what’s next. –
Once in a lifetime, if you’re lucky, you nail your dream job. It happened to me a little over two and a half years ago when I walked onto the 5th floor at 36 Cooper Square. From day one, the opportunity at foursquare enabled me to think big, take risks, re-imagine what’s possible … and following an incredible journey, I have decided to resign from foursquare to pursue my next big dream. The past two and a half years spent with the foursquare team have been nothing less than life-changing and it show all text
- Bing Strips Down Results Page To Make Google Look Like “Search Overload” | TechCrunch –
- Josh ConstineWhile Google keeps cramming its search results pages full of tools and social content, today Bing confirmed with me the full roll out a redesigned search results page that completely clears the left sidebar, and replaces the tabbed header with a cleaner set of links. Bing’s Facebook integration is also more subtle now, instead of plastering names and faces beneath Liked results.
This more relaxing, dare I say zen, design gives Google a more claustrophobic and exhausting feel by comparison. Micr… show all text
- Mozilla Slams CISPA, Breaking Silicon Valley’s Silence On Cybersecurity Bill – Forbes –
While the Internet has been bristling with anger over the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, the Internet industry has been either silent or quietly supportive of the controversial bill. With one exception. Late Tuesday, Mozilla's Privacy and Public Policy lead sent me the following statement: While we wholeheartedly support a [...]
- Apple rejecting applications which use Dropbox. The horror. « Dropbox Forums –
- Android Ported to C# – Xamarin –
- MiguelOracle and Google are currently in a $1 billion wrestling match over Google’s use of Java in Android.
But Java is not the only way to build native apps on Android. In fact, it’s not even the best way: we have been offering C# to Android developers as a high-performance, low-battery consuming alternative to Java. Our platform, Mono, is an open source implementation of the .NET framework that allows developers to write their code using C# while running on top of the Java-powered operating system,… show all text
- Twitter Blog: Discover better stories –
- twitterThe Discover tab makes it easy to discover information that matters to you without having to follow additional accounts. Starting today, the Discover tab will begin to surface content that is even more personalized and meaningful to you. We’ve incorporated additional personalization signals to select Discover stories, including Tweets that are popular among the people you follow and the folks they follow. The Discover tab’s new design shows who tweeted about particular stories. You can click “… show all text
- Facebook Is Urging Members to Add Organ Donor Status –
- By MATT RICHTEL and KEVIN SACKIn a rare foray into social engineering, Facebook announced a plan to encourage users to list their donor status on their pages, a move that organ transplant experts are calling historic.