Tech News – May 12th 2012 to May 14th 2012
Tech news – May 12th 2012 to May 14th 2012:
- Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived – The Oatmeal –
- Matthew InmanAn ode to the father of the electric age.
- Facebook giveth, Facebook taketh: A curious case of video apps — Tech News and Analysis –
More than nine million apps and services use Facebook Connect, the Open Graph developer platform, which gives company powers to predict the future. It can turn on the traffic spigot for some apps such as Socialcam. But it can turn off the spigot, equally fast.
- A preacher, 500 startups, and a dream to change it all — Tech News and Analysis –
- Katie FehrenbacherDave McClure speaking at the US Embassy in Mexico City. Photo by George Kellerman
It’s around 8:30 on a warm Friday night in Mexico City, and we’re all milling around a podium set up in the lobby of the private residence of the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, Earl Anthony Wayne. Dozens of Mexico’s tech entrepreneurs and investing elite are mingling with more than 40 members of Geeks on a Plane, a traveling tech-revue of sorts organized by the Silicon Valley investment group, 500 Startups. Just outsi… show all text
- A TV Schedule in the Hands of Whoever Holds the Remote –
- By DAVID CARRWhen it comes to the traditional screen that families gather around, live television is competing against a growing array of self-selected content, and audiences are bolting.
- The Coming Meltdown in College Education & Why The Economy Won’t Get Better Any Time Soon « blog maverick –
- markcubanThis is what I see when i think about higher education in this country today:
Remember the housing meltdown ? Tough to forget isn’t it. The formula for the housing boom and bust was simple. A lot of easy money being lent to buyers who couldn’t afford the money they were borrowing. That money was then spent on homes with the expectation that the price of the home would go up and it could easily be flipped or refinanced at a profit. Who cares if you couldn’t afford the loan. As long as prices ke… show all text
- Yahoo’s Thompson Out; Levinsohn In; Board Settlement With Loeb – Kara Swisher – News – AllThingsD –
- Kara SwisherYahoo’s embattled CEO Scott Thompson (pictured here) is set to step down from his job at the Silicon Valley Internet giant, in what will be a dramatic end to a controversy over a fake computer science degree that he had on his bio, according to multiple sources close to the situation.
The company will apparently say he is leaving for “personal reasons.”
But the evolving crisis — which is just over a week old — centered on his botched resume, and how he handled the thorny issue is clearly the key show all text
- Dresscode: Blue tie and male | –
At a Dell summit in Copenhagen we learn to say shup up bitch and that women should be keept out of IT as long as possible.
- What Eduardo Saverin owes America. (Hint: Nearly everything.) | PandoDaily –
- Farhad ManjooWhen Eduardo Saverin was 13, his family discovered that his name had turned up on a list of victims to be kidnapped by Brazilian gangs. Saverin’s father was a wealthy businessman in São Paulo, and it was inevitable that he’d attract this kind of unwanted attention. Now the family had to make a permanent decision. They hastily arranged a move out of the country. And of all the places in the world they could move to, the Saverin family saw only one option. They took their talents to Miami.
Would … show all text
- Fans Gather at Qualcomm to Celebrate Junior Seau | NBC San Diego –
Current and former NFL athletes addressed fans at a ceremony to honor former San Diego Charger Junior Seau Friday at Qualcomm Stadium.
- This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like | TechCrunch –
- Kim-Mai CutlerYou know how many Android developers complain about fragmentation? Yeah, this is what fragmentation looks like.
Animoca, a Hong Kong mobile app developer that has seen more than 70 million downloads, says it does quality assurance testing with about 400 Android devices. Again, that’s testing with four hundred different phones and tablets for every app they ship!
The photo above is just a sampling of Animoca’s fleet of Android test units. Yat Siu, who is CEO of Animoca’s parent company Outblaze,… show all text