Tech News – September 13th 2012 to September 14th 2012
Tech news – September 13th 2012 to September 14th 2012:
- Smashing debut: Billy Corgan opens tea shop – chicagotribune.com –
Billy Corgan of Smashing Pumpkins fame opened his tea shop, Madame Zuzu’s, to a full house this morning as both fans and Highland Park neighbors sampled teas from around the world as soft music played and Corgan worked the room.
- Behold, the iPhone 10 [PHOTO] –
Before you get all jazzed to show off your new iPhone 5, take a look at the gadget you'll be flaunting in a few years: the iPhone 10.
- Apple Co-founder Steve Wozniak Hates The Samsung Patent Verdict –
Late last month in a California court, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple over $1 billion as part of a patent lawsuit in which an American jury concluded the Korean company copied the …
- The iPhone 5 forecast: a predictable 73 degrees and sunny | The Verge –
The weather icon on the iPhone's homescreen always reads a pleasant 73 degrees and sunny. It has since the original iPhone was released, a comfortable, inoffensive temperature that matches the…
- 500 Startups – AngelList –
500 Startups – Silicon Valley internet seed fund & accelerator. 500 team has worked @ @paypal, @google, AOL, @rackspace, @yahoo, @youtube, @mint-com-1, @facebookfbFund, Founders Fund – 500 Startups provides funding & operational expertise in product development, design & user experience, customer acquisition, business metrics, pitch prep, & investor intros. Our team and global network of founders & mentors help startups succeed in ways other venture firms do not.
- eBay: A new look for the global online marketplace. –
eBay introduces a new logo that reflects our commitment to delivering a cleaner, more contemporary and consistent experience.
- How We Built AppFog Using Cloud Foundry | CloudFoundry.org Blog –
- Lucas CarlsonThe value proposition of using the cloud is that “things will be easy this way.” Building and operating large scale clouds, however, is rarely easy. As Mark Lucovsky said in his recent interview, “Who said large scale distributed systems are simple?” While solutions … Continue reading →
- USA TODAY redesign: A look at the #newusatoday –
- The Washington Post: Login – The Washington Post –
- Olympic Gold Medalist to Speak at the Social Good Summit –
Mashable is thrilled to announce that Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix and NIKE brand president Charlie Denson will join #SGSglobal.
- At Tech Conferences, All Eyes Are on the Celebrities – NYTimes.com –
- By NICK BILTONAt the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco this week, the banter was not about a bubble, but rather the tech and Hollywood celebrities at the event.
- Federal Reserve Decision: UNLIMITED QE – Business Insider –
- Apple’s Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige | TechCrunch –
The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan's 2006 film, The Prestige:Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called
- Drive Me: Lyft Just Might Have The Customer Experience Advantage Over Uber | TechCrunch –
- HBO’s Boardwalk Empire & Uber Team Up to Offer New Yorkers Rides in a Vintage 1920′s Vehicle –
- Rusty BlazenhoffTo celebrate the Season 3 premiere of Boardwalk Empire, HBO has partnered with Uber to offer fun rides in vintage 1920′s automobiles in New York City on Thursday September 13 and Friday September 14, 2012 from 11 AM to 6 PM. If you’re in Manhattan and want to try to get a ride, download the Uber app on your smartphone. Last year, for the Season 2 premiere, HBO ran a vintage 1920′s NYC subway train.
- What you need to know about that anti-Islam video that contributed to U.S. embassy attacks | Poynter. –
- Andrew BeaujonA roundup of what has been reported about “Innocence of Muslims,” the anti-Islam film that contributed to attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya, Cairo and now Yemen, killing U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three staffers:
• It… Read more
- What’s Microsoft’s father of C#’s next trick? | ZDNet –
- Why So Many People Hate The iPhone 5 – Business Insider –
- Steve KovachAs soon as I got the official news up about the iPhone 5, the comments started rolling in. They were overwhelmingly negative.
Now, it's easy to assume this is just a vocal minority of Apple haters flooding the comments section. The Tea Party of the tech world. But if you look past all the spelling errors and vitriol, there are some intelligent nuggets buried in there.
Most notably, a lot of people took Apple to task for including hardware upgrades that already feel outdated because Android ph… show all text
- Nintendo TVii: Second Screen, Wii-Style –
Nintendo announced its TVii service for the Wii U console, which will bring content from multiple sources into once place.
- Will Go be the new go-to programming language? — Cloud Computing News –
- Barb DarrowThe Go programming language doesn’t show up on Github’s list of top ten languages, but it’s on the rise, at least for many important workloads, according to Derek Collison, founder and CEO of Apcera, a stealthy startup building a platform as a service.
Collison sparked a discussion about Go’s prospects when he tweeted that he felt Go will become the dominant language for systems work in infrastructure as a service, orchestration and platform as as service.
Prediction: Go will become the dominant show all text
- 500 Startups Accelerator Is Taking Applications For The First Time, And AngelList Is Helping Out | TechCrunch –
Dave McClure's 500 Startups is looking for participants to join its next incubator program, which will run from October through January. And for the first time ever, it's going to open the process up to allow anyone to apply. To help with the process, 500 Startups Accelerator will be using AngelList to help it get through the process, making it the first incubator to leverage the platform for applications.McClure told me that historically, the program has avoided having an open application proc…
- Cops might finally need a warrant to read your Gmail | Ars Technica –
- Cyrus FarivarIf Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) is able to pass his amendement, e-mail and other electronic communication will have stronger privacy protection.
Right now, if the cops want to read my e-mail, it’s pretty trivial for them to do so. All they have to do is ask my online e-mail provider. But a new bill set to be introduced Thursday in the Senate Judiciary Committee by its chair, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), seems to stand the best chance of finally changing that situation and giving e… show all text
- Context is the new battleground between Android and iOS — Scobleizer –
- Robert ScobleContextual apps arrived at Techcrunch Disrupt. It’s not just Google Now that shows you information about your next meeting, either. I saw a bunch of cool apps that are using context and I kept hearing that iOS is behind.
Here, listen in as I talk with the team behind Maluuba, which is a new way to search, organize, and connect on your phone. Think of a new Siri.
Maluuba isn’t the only company that has told me that iOS is behind. Glympse‘s CEO, Bryan Trussel, told me his team develops its contex… show all text
- The iPhone 5 is Boring and Amazing | Gadget Lab | Wired.com –
- Mat HonanApple shows off its newest iPhone. Photo: John Bradley/Wired
The iPhone 5 is the greatest phone in the world. It has top-notch hardware with a zippy new A6 processor and amazing four-inch display. Its new operating system, iOS 6, is slicker than slugs on ice. And its ultra-slim body, an all-glass and aluminum enclosure, is a triumph of industrial design. There is nothing not to like about the phone. It’s aces. Just aces.
And yet it is also so, so cruelly boring.
Yes, it’s better than the iPhone… show all text
- 15 Photos Of Libyans Apologizing To Americans –
A peaceful demonstration from Benghazi, the Libyan city where a U.S. ambassador was killed in a consulate attack Tuesday. “Chris Stevens was a friend to all Libyans.”
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- Obama Grows More Reliant on Big-Money Contributors –
- By NICHOLAS CONFESSOREPresident Obama’s top “bundlers” raised or gave at least $200 million for his re-election bid and the Democratic National Committee through the end of May, close to half the total.
- Ancient flower lives only on two Spanish cliffs, and uses ants to survive | Not Exactly Rocket Science | Discover Magazine –
This story begins with a cliff-hanger. On the Spanish side of the Pyrenees mountains, around 850 metres above sea level, two adjacent cliff faces hold the entire population of Borderea chouardii – one of the world’s rarest plants. It’s a small herb that grows into crevices in the rock. Its leaves are heart-shaped and its flowers green and unassuming. There are around 10,000 individuals here, all growing on a square kilometre of vertical rock.
Now, Maria Garcia form the Spanish National Research… show all text
- Paul Carr’s NSFW Corp Picks Up 3,000 Subscribers and Hires ‘The War Nerd’–All to Help Save Journalism | Betabeat –
- Nitasha Tiku(Photo: NSFW Corp)
In case you haven't been keeping up with the antics of rapscallion writer Paul Carr since he dropped that resignation bomb on TechCrunch last year, here's a little refresher: After accusing his former editor of being a man without hap, Mr. Carr migrated across the tech blogosphere to PandoDaily, where he and his charming British accent cohost a video series called "Why Isn't This News?" with the ever-righteous Sarah Lacy.
A few months ago, Mr. Carr did one better than just qu… show all text
- Watch the Entire iPhone 5 Keynote –
- Peter PachalApple just posted a recording of the iPhone 5 keynote that took place Wednesday morning at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
Company CEO Tim Cook emceed the proceedings, followed by presentations by executives Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall, Eddie Cue and others. In addition to the iPhone 5, Apple also unveiled new iPods, a revamped iTunes and brand-new earphones that will ship with every Apple portable product.
THE LATEST: iPhone 5 Unveiled | iPhone 5 vs. Competitors | More of i… show all text
- Inside the public relations disaster at the Cairo embassy | The Cable –
- Social Media Intelligence Brief, Sep. 13, 2012 | Social Media Today –
- Steve MomorellaToday's social media intelligence brief includes news from Apple, YouTube, Nissan Motors and a new report on social gaming.
- Dissed Fan Teaches NFL Team a Social Media Lesson on Twitter –
- Sam LairdThe Kansas City Chiefs didn't know who they were messing with when a team staffer sent a brusque Twitter message to a disgruntled fan who had vented about the team's ownership on the social network this week.
It all started on Monday, when decades-long Chiefs supporter Travis Wright (pictured at right), who uses the Twitter handle @teedubya, was texting with a friend about what they felt was absenteeism and stinginess on the part of Chiefs owner Clark Hunt. The team last won an NFL playoff game… show all text
- And The Winner Of TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 Is… YourMechanic! | TechCrunch –
- Chris VelazcoAfter nearly three days and plenty of pitches, our list of 30 hungry startups was trimmed down until there were only seven startups left standing: Expect Labs, Gyft, Lit Motors, Prior Knowledge, Saya, YourMechanic, and Zumper. Their task? To take the stage one last time in front of our amazing panel of expert judges — Mike Arrington, Roelof Botha, Chris Dixon, Eric Eldon, David Lee, Marissa Mayer, and David Sacks — to undergo even more intense scrutiny.
The deliberation was a lengthy process, so show all text
- The Strange Details of the YouTube Clip Sparking Mideast Protests –
- Alex FitzpatrickBizarre details about a YouTube film trailer that's continuing to fuel protests around the Middle East began to emerge late Wednesday evening.
The 14-minute trailer for the film, titled "Innocence of Islam," angered many Muslims across the world because of its derogatory stance towards Islam and its depiction of the Prophet Mohammad as a barbarian and abuser of women.
Early reports indicated that Sam Bacile, a California-based Israeli-American real estate developer, was behind the film. Bacile,… show all text
- The Official Rackspace Blog – Rackspace Powers gdgt, Handles 55 Million Page Requests for iPhone 5 Event –
Rackspace helped power gdgt's Live Blog of the iPhone 5 event, serving over 55 million page requests.
- Freelance Journalism Job Offers to Pay $6 Per Day, If You’re Lucky –
- Cord JeffersonPrefix magazine, a New York-based music and film publication, is hiring news writers for its website. But they can't just be any lame bloggers off the street, of course. Aware that this is a buyer's market when it comes to hiring writing talent, Prefix demands top candidates, noting in a Craigslist job posting that all writing applicants must have "an encyclopedic knowledge of music or film." More »
- Apple – Apple Events – Apple Special Event September 2012 –
- GoPro STOLEN by a SEAGULL!! – Unique San Francisco sunset… –
- Vinod Khosla: “I Feel Sad Sometimes For Y Combinator Companies That Get So Much Hype” | TechCrunch –
The legendary mentor Vinod Khosla criticized accelerators like Y Combinator who produce startups with overly slick pitches that he says garner
- British Health Open for Research | The Scientist –
- Jef.AkstStarting this month, biomedical researchers will have access to an unparalleled new resource—the health records of everyone enrolled in the United Kingdom’s National Health Service (NHS), unless the patients opt out. The records, which will be made anonymous before being opened up to the scientific community, could revolutionize medical research in Britain, The Guardian reported, allowing scientists to probe for causes and consequences of a vast range of diseases, as well as the effectiveness a… show all text
- Origins of Provocative Video Are Shrouded –
- By ADAM NAGOURNEYThe trailer for the video at the center of the violence in Libya and Egypt was uploaded to the Web by an individual whose identity remains in question.
- Apple iPhone 5 First Impressions: A Remarkable Achievement –
- Lance UlanoffThe media gets a first look at the iPhone 5
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Apple iPhone 5 isn’t the biggest or most powerful smartphone on the block. But that may not matter to iPhone purists, those who have fallen in love with the original iPhone 4 designs and were horrified at the thought that their precious device might develop a glandular condition and grow to near-tablet sized proportions.
I got to spend a little time with one of the many iPhone 5 phones Apple had lying around … show all text
- Apple Shutting Down Ping on September 30th –
- Matthew PanzarinoAfter making hints about its future back in May, Apple has announced plans to shut down Ping as of September 30th via a notice in its iTunes 10.7 update, reports Mark Gurman at 9to5Mac.
When asked at the All Things D conference if he would kill off the music-based social network, Cook said “some customers love it, but there’s not a huge number that do, so will we kill it? I don’t know. I’ll look at it.”
“We tried Ping and the customer voted,” Cook continued, ”and we said, this isn’t something… show all text
- Introducing New Mobile Photo Pages – Instagram Blog –
We’ve redesigned mobile photo pages! Our new mobile photo pages have a look and feel consistent with the web-based photo pages and make it easier for your friends to interact with your photos when viewing them outside of Instagram on their mobile device.
When logged in, your friends can like and comment on your photos directly from their mobile web browser. They can also go directly from the mobile photo page into Instagram. Clicking on the Open in App button will automatically launch the Insta… show all text
- The iPhone 5′s Lightning Connector: a Pain in the Neck? – WSJ.com –
Apple's new iPhone 5 sports a redesigned plug for cords that connect the device to electrical outlets or home computers—which could prove to be a big pain in the neck.
- Anonymous Romney-Bashing Quote Disappears From New York Times Story –
An early version of the article had a campaign adviser saying the candidate had mishandled the crisis. What happened to it?
DULLES, Va. — Early Wednesday evening, the New York Times published an article online titled, "Behind Romney’s Decision to Attack Obama on Libya,” that included an exceptionally juicy quote about halfway down.
In that story — whose text was emailed to reporters by the liberal group Americans United for Change — there was a paragraph that read as follows:
And as an adviser show all text