Tech News – September 14th 2012 to September 15th 2012
Tech news – September 14th 2012 to September 15th 2012:
- White House asked YouTube to review anti-Muslim film –
- David NakamuraThe White House asked YouTube on Tuesday to review an anti-Muslim film posted to the site that has been blamed for igniting the violent protests this week in the Middle East.
However, the video remained on the site as of Friday afternoon, and it is posted many other places on the Internet… show all text
- Smaller News Sites Rely On Facebook For Exposure – AllFacebook –
- Justin LaffertyPrint media may be a dying enterprise due to the Internet, but thanks to Facebook, some smaller news sources are actually gaining more exposure. A study of newspapers and websites in Chicago showed that the smaller sites derived one-half of their traffic directly from Facebook.
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- New Haven, Facebook Spar Over City’s Page Name – AllFacebook –
- David CohenWhat’s in a name? Plenty, if you’re following the debate between Facebook and the city of New Haven, Conn., over the latter’s page on the social network.
New Career Opportunities Daily: The best jobs in media.
- Suddenly, Hollywood Is A Startup Hotbed – Business Insider –
- Alyson ShontellThere's something brewing in Los Angeles.
Suddenly, Hollywood has becoming a startup hotbed.
Incubators and accelerators are popping up everywhere. Venture capitalists are becoming frequent fliers at LAX. Celebrities are stamping their names on new companies. And TV industry executives are quitting their jobs to become entrepreneurs.
In many ways, Los Angeles looks like New York City did three years ago. One early-stage investor, Gary Vaynerchuk, thinks LA will eventually trump both New York and show all text
- Need wicked smart problem solvers who love to code! – Austin, TX, United States – Geeklist –
Do you want to have an impact on the world’s largest e-commerce website? Interested in working with cutting edge technologies and high-volume systems? Are cloud computing, distributed systems, online services and high-volume transactional environments interesting for you? Are you a wicked-smart problem solver with great coding skills?If you answered yes to the above questions, then eBay Austin is for you. We are looking for talented and highly motivated software engineers to work on the new fea…
- WhatsApp is broken, really broken | fileperms –
- filepermsWhatsApp, the extremely popular instant messaging service for smartphones that delivers more than ~1billion messages per day has some serious security problems. I will try to give a detailed analysis on some of the issues.
Until August 2012, messages sent through the WhatsApp service were not encrypted in any way, everything was sent in plaintext. When using WhatsApp in a public WiFi network, anybody was able to sniff incoming and outgoing messages (including file transfers). The com… show all text
- Collapse Of The Wintel Monopoly – Business Insider –
- Henry BlodgetAnalyst Horace Dediu of Asymco created the chart below, which shows the collapse of the Microsoft-Intel personal computing monopoly.
The chart is being tweeted around. We got it from Paul Kedrosky.
The chart appears to include unit sales of PCs, smartphones, and tablets. I've also added a chart from BI Intelligence below Asymco's that shows the unit sales of each of these gadgets.
And here's the chart from BI Intelligence showing the unit sales of PCs, smartphones, and tablets:
SEE ALSO: W… show all text
- We Need a Warby Parker for Mattresses –
The official Priceonomics price guide for Mattresses. Get accurate information on used Mattress prices before you buy or sell.
- Source: ‘Tentative contract’ reached with striking Chicago teachers – chicagotribune.com –
Chicago Public Schools and the teachers union have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract and classes could resume for 350,000 students on Monday, according to a source close to the negotiations.
- Updates on Protests Over Anti-Islam Film – NYTimes.com –
- By THE NEW YORK TIMESThe Lede is following protests across the Muslim world on Friday in response to a film posted on YouTube by Christian extremists in California that mocks Islam's prophet.
- Cloud computing: A threat to your finances? – Yahoo! Finance –
From Yahoo! Finance: Does every cloud have a scammy lining?Even if you don't know what cloud computing is, it's likely that "the cloud" is playing an ever-increasing role in your financial life. Whether it's a company …
- Google Apps Says Goodbye To Internet Explorer 8, Pulls Support For the Browser | TechCrunch –
- Drew OlanoffToday, the Google Apps team announced that it will no longer support Internet Explorer 8 (and lower). Thank goodness. This will affect everyone using Google Apps: businesses, educational and government institutions. The drop of support officially starts November 15th, a few weeks after Internet Explorer 10 launches.
This means no support for GMail, no Calendar, no Drive, no anything for Internet Explorer 8. Good riddance.
Here’s what the team had to say:
As we announced last year, we support the show all text
- Deutsche Telekom Sends iPhone 5 Customers to Adult Dating Hotline –
- Emil ProtalinskiDeutsche Telekom users just wanted to preorder a new iPhone 5. Instead they got phone sex. Nope, it’s not April Fools’ Day. It’s just a Friday. You can’t make this stuff up.
Since Deutsch Telekom is Apple’s partner for Germany, the company was able to offer customers a voucher which would guarantee they could buy Cupertino’s latest and greatest. Germans with the carrier called the number provided to them via a text message. What they didn’t know was that Deutsche Telekom had royally screwed up,… show all text
- USA Today explains its ‘cool balls’ | JIMROMENESKO.COM –
- JimGannett chief marketing officer Maryam Banikarim sent a memo to employees this morning with USA Today artist/illustrator Sam Ward’s explanation of his paper’s new logo and “cool balls.”
“Just what are our balls? Well, they are what we will make of them. I believe our balls are symbols of who we are and where we’re headed. They are not stories, graphics, or illustrations. They are signposts, perhaps; reminders that offer inroads into America’s stream of consciousness. …
“Sure, our co… show all text
- BetaKit » Dispatch Launches in Public Beta to Help People Discuss Files in the Cloud –
- Erin BuryDispatch, a New York City-based startup that helps people share and discuss their files in the cloud, launched its platform in public beta this week. The company’s productivity tool was created at TechCrunch Disrupt’s Hackathon in 2011, and aims to help teams consolidate their files into one place to discuss, add comments, and review.
Originally billed as a “Finder for the cloud,” the company launched the current version of Dispatch in private beta in May 2012. Co-founder Alex Godin said the go… show all text
- Downtown scare ends quietly with no bomb – KansasCity.com –
After a man went into a federal building to ask if he were on a terrorist watch list, authorities cordoned off part of downtown Kansas City on Friday afternoon to handle what they thought was a credible bomb threat. But after five tense hours, federal officials announced there was no bomb and no public threat.
- Cover Story — 40 Under 40 Awards 2012 | San Diego Metro Magazine –
- mannycruzRebecca Kelley, a 40 Under 40 Award winner, skydives over South County with instructor Vanessa Poteet of Skydive San Diego
Presenting Our 40 Under 40 Honorees — 2012 A salute to 40 outstanding San Diegans
SD Metro is proud to present winners of our 40 Under 40 Awards for 2012, a group of men and women who represent some of the the best and brightest minds of San Diego County. A record 103 nominations were received, an indication of this region’s reputation for attracting top talent. The 2012 40 show all text
- iPhone 5 Pre-Order Batch Reportedly Sold Out In 1 Hour –
UPDATE: As of Friday afternoon, CNET reports Verizon has pushed delivery dates back to September 28, while AT&T's website states iPhone 5 orders will be shipped in 14 to 21 business days. If you want that shiny new iPhone 5 as soon as possible, then grab your folding chair and an umbrella, because you may have to wait in a long line outside the Apple Store.
- Why Silicon Valley and Wall Street See Facebook So Differently | PandoDaily –
- Sarah LacyThere’s a strange gap between a startup world still mostly bullish on Facebook, which views its declining stock as little more than a temporary set back, and the mainstream media/Wall Street world that views the company is an over-hyped disappointment, gleefully jumping up and down on its premature grave with every headline, throwing its executives under the bus one-by-one, and foolishly suggesting they should be fired. (Never mind those same people lauded the same executives just a few months … show all text
- Twitter Hires Elite Apple Hacker Charlie Miller To Beef Up Its Security Team – Forbes –
Ex-NSA hacker Charlie Miller in his home in a 2010 photo. In Twitter’s early days, hackers enjoyed breaking into the company’s accounts to embarrass news anchors or make obscene jokes about Britney Spears' nether regions. Lately, it seems like world-class hackers are less interested in attacking Twitter, and more interested in [...]
- BuzzFeed Hires Web Video Pioneer Ze Frank – Peter Kafka – Media – AllThingsD –
- Peter KafkaHere’s a good chocolate/peanut butter combination: Buzzfeed, the click-factory that has figured out Facebook and Twitter, plus Ze Frank, the guy who figured out Web video back in its infancy.
Together they’re going to try to figure out modern-day YouTube.
Buzzfeed has bought Ze Frank’s games/video start-up, which means it has “acqhired” Frank and two of his three employees. Frank’s job is to help Buzzfeed CEO Jonah Peretti break into Google’s video giant.
“Facebook and Twitter have been huge for show all text
- Apple –
Apple designs and creates iPod and iTunes, Mac laptop and desktop computers, the OS X operating system, and the revolutionary iPhone and iPad.
- Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use? | John Battelle’s Search Blog –
- Revealed: inside story of US envoy’s assassination – World Politics – World – The Independent –
The killings of the US ambassador to Libya and three of his staff were likely to have been the result of a serious and continuing security breach, The Independent can reveal.
- National Voter Registration Day –
National Voter Registration Day is the single day of coordinated ﬁeld, technology and media efforts will create pervasive awareness of voter registration opportunities–allowing us to reach tens of thousands of voters.
- Google Glass and the Future of Technology – NYTimes.com –
- By DAVID POGUEDavid Pogue tries out a pair of Google glasses (Google calls it Google Glass) and is impressed by the early prototype.
- Microsoft employees getting free Surface tablets, new work PCs, Windows Phone 8 – GeekWire –
Microsoft employees are just getting out of their big company meeting at KeyArena in Seattle, and if you hear any of them comparing Steve Ballmer to Oprah, ther
- The Facts About iPhone 5 Lightning Dock Adapters –
There has been a considerable amount of fear, uncertainty and doubt sown about Apple's new Lightning Dock Connector adapters for iPhone 5
- Friendster Founder Jonathan Abrams Launches Nuzzel: A Fast, Simple, Social News Reader | TechCrunch –
Jonathan Abrams, whose resume as a founder or co-founder includes the Founders Den startup workspace, event service Socializr, social bookmarking service HotLinks, and Friendster (I don't need to explain that last one, do I?), is launching his latest startup today: Nuzzel, a site for browsing the news that your friends have shared on social networks.There seems to be a glut of social newsreading services, but Abrams says there's nothing that delivers the experience he's looking for — something …
- Apple’s iPhone 5 Sells Out, Shows 2 Week Shipping Times –
Demand for the iPhone 5 has proved so strong in the US that Apple's website is already showing two week shipping notices.
- Ultra-HD Video of Curiosity Rover’s Landing Is the Best Yet | Wired Science | Wired.com –
- Adam Mann
Immerse yourself in every eye-popping detail of Curiosity’s harrowing plummet to the Martian surface in this new ultra-high-definition video.
Curiosity Close-Ups: The Rover’s Detailed Photoshoot of Itself
Amazing New Image Captures Curiosity Rover’s Tracks From Space
High-Res Interactive Panorama Lets You Stand on Mars With Curiosity
The painstaking labor of love comes from filmmaker Bard Canning, who spent over a month getting every piece of the video… show all text
- Lincoln Trailer –
- Why the iPhone 5 on Verizon and Sprint Won’t Juggle Calls and Data – NYTimes.com –
- By BRIAN X. CHENA lot has changed in Apple's new iPhone. But with the Verizon Wireless and Sprint versions of the iPhone 5, there's something that will remain the same from the old model: The phone still won't be able to place a call and handle data activity over the cellular network at the same time.
- New York State Legislature Primaries – Election 2012 – NYTimes.com –
- iCloud –
Store contacts, calendars, photos, music, books, apps and more in the cloud and access them on all your devices.