Tech News – July 26th 2012 to July 28th 2012
Tech news – July 26th 2012 to July 28th 2012:
- Apple Officials Said to Consider Stake in Twitter –
- By EVELYN M. RUSLI and NICK BILTONApple, which has stumbled in its efforts to get into social media, has talked with Twitter in recent months about making a strategic investment in it, according to people briefed on the matter.
- Olympics Coverage: NBC Apparently Thinks It’s 1992, Seemingly Unaware Of Twitter’s Existence – Forbes –
Olympics on NBC (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Well, NBC was trending this afternoon on Twitter across the U.S. – and not because of some hilarious new sitcom. No, it's the wired multitudes taking to that interconnected series of tubes to blab about the opening ceremonies of the London Olympics … and NBC's [...]
- The New York Times Is Now Supported by Readers, Not Advertisers — Daily Intel –
- From Twitter – IFTTT has an ESPN Olympics channel for all your #London2012 mashup needs. http://t.co/hVRrsCsW http://t.co/iQs6iYgR
- Twitter Blog: Spotlight on Olympic stories –
- TwitterWhen it comes to events that capture the world’s attention, the Olympic Games have long been the gold standard — and never more so than right now, when Twitter is on hand for every competition. Even today, heading into the Opening Ceremony, we’re already seeing more Tweets about the Olympics in a single day than we did during the entire Beijing games in 2008. (Yes, you read that right.) With the entire world tuning in to enjoy the games, Twitter will carry the roar of the crowd. And as the dra… show all text
- Twitter Blog: Our apologies for today’s outage. –
- twitterWe are sorry. Many of you came to Twitter earlier today expecting, well, Twitter. Instead, between around 8:20am and 9:00am PT, users around the world got zilch from us. By about 10:25am PT, people who came to Twitter finally got what they expected: Twitter. The cause of today’s outage came from within our data centers. Data centers are designed to be redundant: when one system fails (as everything does at one time or another), a parallel system takes over. What was noteworthy about today’s ou… show all text
- The Mac App Store’s future of irrelevance – Marco.org –
Postbox’s exit from the Mac App Store should sound very familiar to anyone who buys Mac software. If you read between the lines a bit, I think the real story there is one we’ve seen a lot since June 1: they tolerated the App Store’s lack of paid upgrade mechanics before, but sandboxing — and more accurately, needing to remove important app features because of their incompatibility with the current set of sandboxing entitlements — was the last straw.
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- AppFog Wants To Do For Developer Platforms What Google Did For EMail | TechCrunch –
AppFog is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) provider that wants to do for developer platforms what Google did for GMail.GMail launched in 2004 by giving its users a distributed service with 2 gigabytes (GB) of free disc space. Search made it possible. It disrupted competitors like Hotmail that provided a measly 2 mb of free space.
- Path Debuts Version 2.5: Bigger Photos And Videos, Book And Movie Sharing, New ‘Nudge’ Feature | TechCrunch –
Path, the mobile-based social networking app aimed at helping people connect with their close circle of friends and family, is rolling out the latest update to its app: Path Version 2.5.The update, which will roll out tonight to the 17 languages Path supports on its iPhone and Android apps, doesn't have any groundbreaking new features, but there are some very clever incremental updates. It comes just as Path's new user growth is booming, CEO Dave Morin told me in an interview this week.
- No credit for Uncle Sam in creating Net? Vint Cerf disagrees | Internet & Media – CNET News –
A legendary figure in the invention of the Internet weighs into a new debate about the U.S. government's role during that heady era. Read this blog post by Charles Cooper on Internet & Media.