Tech News – May 5th 2012 to May 7th 2012
Tech news – May 5th 2012 to May 7th 2012:
- Could These Start-Ups Become the Next Big Thing? –
The start-up scene is on fire, but a few stand out from the crowd.
- The Cozy Compliance of the News Corp. Board –
- By DAVID CARRA board remains in lock step with Rupert Murdoch, despite a growing storm of investigations.
- Quote and Comment –
Tom Brokaw blasts the White House Correspondents Association dinner.
On Meet the Press Sunday, Tom Brokaw of NBC News, an iconic figure in broadcast journalism, ripped into the annual ritual that media people in DC call “the prom,” hoping that their gentle ridicule of it will defuse some of the rage that they know the event inspires outside the Beltway club.
Brokaw essentially told them that the game is up. The people he meets on his book tours are saying: “What’s happened with political cover… show all text
- Real-time Facebook ‘likes’ displayed on Brazilian fashion retailer’s clothes racks | The Verge –
Fashion retailer C&amp;A may be a fading brand in much of Europe, but its Brazilian arm is doing what it can to stay on the pulse of social media. A new initiative called Fashion Like allows people…
- Cloud is a corporate strategy, not a tactical solution — Cloud Computing News –
- Mark Thiele, SwitchAs an IT community we are still stuck in the past relative to the strategic nature of cloud. Many of us are looking at the adoption of cloud as just another technology, and are leaving the decisions on how to adopt, own, and manage the cloud up to engineers. But acquiring a cloud management platform is not an engineering decision — it’s a strategic one. Do engineers need to be involved? Yes, but your cloud adoption strategy has already failed if you don’t treat cloud as the operational construct show all text
- Draw Something Loses 5M Users a Month After Zynga Purchase – Forbes –
We may be seeing the beginnings of a lesson as to why it's not always the best idea to buy your competition outright. Mobile giant Zynga's game development philosophy has always been, "If you can' beat 'em, buy 'em," followed by the less welcome "If you can't buy 'em, clone [...]
- Two brilliant moves that helped create the Apple iOS powerhouse by Dalton Caldwell –
Most new announcements by Apple are digested and understood by the tech press instantaneously. Great products are great products, and it doesn't take much time to realize how exciting things like the iPad or Retina displays are. But some moves can take years to completely understand.
So, I now bring you, my two favorite tactical moves by Apple, which I have only recently come to fully appreciate.
Move #1: Windows Compatible iPods
I remember it like it was yesterday. The summer of 2002.
I had a … show all text
- If VLC can ship a free DVD player, why can’t Microsoft? | ZDNet –
- Ed BottMicrosoft’s decision to remove support for playing DVD movies in Windows 8 has caused some confusion. If the VLC media player can provide DVD support for free, why can’t Microsoft? For starters, Microsoft isn’t French.
- 20 Mouthwatering Instagram Pics [FOOD PORN] –
- Christine EricksonThe Best of Instagram Series is presented by T-Mobile. Its 4G Tweet Race, a week-long campaign launching May 3, pits Twitter users against one another in a daily, frantic race for retweets. There are 7 races, and the winners of each heat win a new HTC One™ S phone with a year of T-Mobile’s Unlimited Value service, and the final winner takes home $4,000.
Instagram users often get a bit of flack for oversharing their food photos. Now that the photo-sharing app is available for iOS, Android and po… show all text
- Is This Censorship? Facebook Stops Users From Posting ‘Irrelevant Or Inappropriate’ Comments | TechCrunch –
- Colleen TaylorUpdated. Today was just another Saturday morning in blog land when Robert Scoble, the well-known tech startup enthusiast, went to post a comment on a Facebook post written by Carnegie Mellon student (and TechCrunch commenter extraordinaire) Max Woolf about the nature of today’s tech blogging scene. Scoble’s comment itself was pretty par-for-the-course — generally agreeing with Woolf’s sentiments and adding in his own two cents.
But when Scoble went to click post, he received an odd error messag… show all text