Tech News – July 22nd 2012 to July 25th 2012
Tech news – July 22nd 2012 to July 25th 2012:
- OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion: the Ars Technica review | Ars Technica –
- John SiracusaApple's traditional desktop computing business has suffered many indignities over the past decade. Once Apple's flagship product line, the Mac first found itself playing second fiddle to the iPod—a mere music player—in the early 2000s. Today, matters are worse; on a graph of Apple's revenues, the Mac now appears as a thin strip of earth while iOS devices are the mountain that sits upon it.
Apple presented last year's release of OS X 10.7 Lion as part of a turn "back to the Mac." Ostensibly, the… show all text
- Twitter Is Working on a Way to Retrieve Your Old Tweets – NYTimes.com –
- By JENNA WORTHAMTwitter's chief executive, Dick Costolo, said in an interview that the company was working on a way to allow users to download and export their entire archive of personal posts.
- Silicon Valley Says Step Away From the Device –
- By MATT RICHTELComputers, smartphones and other gadgets have made life easier, but now tech firms are worried that they may be harming people.
- How to suck at your religion – The Oatmeal –
- App Cubby Blog – The Sparrow Problem –
- Marissa Mayer Has a Secret Weapon | Wired Business | Wired.com –
- Steven LevyPhoto: Telstar Logistics
Everyone agrees that one of Marissa Mayer’s most urgent tasks at Yahoo will be hiring great managers and product people. Yahoo’s talent pool has been reduced to puddles, as the best techies have gone elsewhere and promising newcomers have come down with colorblindness when it comes to purple. Some people wonder whether even Mayer can lure back the brains.
It turns out, though, that the new CEO has a unique advantage in fulfilling this quest. For the past decade, she has show all text
- Justice Department slams Apple, refuses to modify e-book settlement — paidContent –
- Jeff John RobertsThe Justice Department released a document today that characterized criticism by Apple and publishers of a controversial price-fixing settlement as “self-serving” and ill-founded. The Department also pointed to recent ventures by Google and Microsoft as evidence that the e-book market is thriving and that Amazon’s dominant position has been overstated.
The arguments came as a reply to the 868 public comments that were filed in response to a settlement announced in April under which three publis… show all text
- Question for a C.E.O.: What Is Yahoo? –
- By DAVID CARRWhile Yahoo is many things, it leads in media. To succeed, its new chief executive, Marissa Mayer, must come to grips with its sprawling array of content.
- Area Journalist Partying Too Hard « Uncrunched –
- Michael ArringtonI’m obviously not getting invited to the right parties, because the Silicon Valley I know and love bears no resemblance to the “obscene” picture painted by the NY Times’ Nick Bilton in his article earlier today.
The money here is obscene. The newly minted rich are obsessed with outperforming their rivals. One industry party I attended had a jungle theme. This included a real, 600-pound tiger in a cage and a monkey that would pose for Instagram photos. A prominent Googler’s Christmas party in Pa… show all text
- Disruptions: Looking Beyond Silicon Valley’s Bubble – NYTimes.com –
- By NICK BILTONWithin the bubble of Silicon Valley, everyday conversations can touch on private jets and billion-dollar deals. But if you look past the ostentation, truly magical work is taking place.