Tech News – June 2nd 2012 to June 5th 2012
Tech news – June 2nd 2012 to June 5th 2012:
- From Twitter – Media Boxee announces a cloud service. http://t.co/QEwVj3Tu
- Airtime –
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- If You’re Expecting The TV Industry To Just ‘Collapse’, Keep Dreaming – SplatF –
- Dan FrommerThe Internet has already changed the television industry significantly, and will continue to do so. But the idea that the web will cause the TV business to “collapse” is fantasy.
Henry Blodget has just written a wildly popular post called “Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse.” Henry’s post argues that changing TV viewer behavior, catalyzed by things like the Internet, Netflix, Hulu, iPad, etc., could cause the TV industry to rapidly collapse, the way the n… show all text
- CRM, the cloud, and the social enterprise – Salesforce.com –
CRM software and cloud computing for the social enterprise from salesforce.com, the leader in CRM solutions. Free 30-day trial.
- NYT: “MEN invented the internet” – Boing Boing –
- Xeni JardinWhat a steaming turd of an opening line in David Streitfeld's otherwise serviceable New York Times piece about the Ellen Pao/Kleiner Perkins sexual harassment lawsuit, and gender discrimination in Silicon Valley.
Here's the opening graf (bold-ing, mine):
MEN invented the Internet. And not just any men. Men with pocket protectors. Men who idolized Mr. Spock and cried when Steve Jobs died. Nerds. Geeks. Give them their due. Without men, we would never know what our friends were doing five minutes show all text
- Don’t Mean To Be Alarmist, But The TV Business May Be Starting To Collapse – Business Insider –
- Henry BlodgetIn the first decade of the commercial Internet–the 1990s and early 2000s–there were frequent murmurings that newspapers were screwed.
The digital audience didn't read newspapers, people pointed out. They visited web sites. They read articles here and there. But they didn't put the stack of articles, photos, and ads known as a "newspaper" on their breakfast table and flip through the whole thing.
What's more, the digital audience stopped using newspapers as a reference and source for commerce…. show all text
- siberianfruit – Startup CEOs, stop acting like victims. –
The overwhelmingly popular top answer to the Quora question: “What does it feel like to be the CEO of a start-up?” has received a whopping 931 upvotes and at least one down vote – from me! (Anyone else down voted that? Let me know )
Read the answer and a sad-sad picture of a victim with extremely unhealthy dependencies emerges. As a startup CEO, you can’t sleep! You don’t have weekends! You live with endless guilt (assuming that you spend any minute of the day on anything other than work). Y… show all text
- The Instagram Effect? Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3 | TechCrunch –
- Colleen TaylorPicPlz, the mobile photo sharing app that is perhaps known best for being an early and direct competitor with Instagram, will shut down permanently on July 3.
PicPlz delivered the news through a short post on its company blog as well as in a brief email to users that read:
“On July 3, 2012, picplz will shut down permanently and all photos and data will be deleted.
Until then, you can log in and download your photos by clicking on the download link next to each photo in your photo feed.
Thank y… show all text
- 32 Innovations That Will Change Your Tomorrow –
An abridged guide to the many ways that your day is about to get better.
- Can You Handle the Truth? Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie is Going to be a Disaster | PandoDaily –
- Farhad ManjooHere’s a prediction: Aaron Sorkin’s film adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs biography is going to be a disaster. It will likely be a good-looking, entertaining disaster, full of fast-talking geniuses who deliciously get their comeuppance at the hand of the even smarter, faster-talking Jobs. When it opens at a theater near you in a few years’ time, the film will become the toast of Hollywood and an instant blockbuster, and not long after it will attain the status of documentary truth: So… show all text