Tech News – September 17th 2012 to September 18th 2012
Tech news – September 17th 2012 to September 18th 2012:
- How James Carter IV Helped Spread Romney Video — Daily Intel –
- Joe CoscarelliThe damning video of Mitt Romney telling a room of wealthy donors how he really feels about the free-loading 47 percent of Americans "who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it," among other candid things, has been floating around online in bits and … More »
- Massive escape from Mexico border prison – Americas – Al Jazeera English –
Police have detained director of prison in Piedras Negras after more than 100 convicts escape from workshop tunnel.
- What’s The Most Difficult CEO Skill? Managing Your Own Psychology // ben’s blog –
- Where Are the 47% of Americans Who Pay No Income Taxes? – David A. Graham – The Atlantic –
Mitt Romney says citizens who don't pay income tax will never vote for him. But eight of the top 10 states with the highest number of nonpayers are red states.
- Reuters interview with Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia | Liveblog live blogging | Reuters.com –
Reuters.com brings you the latest news from around the world, covering breaking news in business, politics, entertainment, technology, and more in video and pictures.
- Twitpic – Share photos and videos on Twitter –
- Foursquare Turns Tomorrow’s National Cheeseburger Day Into A Way To Generate Social Good | TechCrunch –
- Drew OlanoffSomeone told me last week that National Cheeseburger Day was on the way. As far as I’m concerned, every single day could be National Cheeseburger Day, because they’re yummy. Tomorrow is the official day, and foursquare has teamed up with KRAFT to generate some charitable giving based on your potential eating habits.
It’s all quite simple: check-in at Five Guys Burgers and Fries, and KRAFT will donate the equivalent to Feeding America. Here’s what foursquare had to say:
Foursquare’s great for ex… show all text
- States Vary Widely in Number of Tax Filers with No Income Tax Liability | Tax Foundation –
- Paul Ryan body fat: He claims 6 to 8 percent body fat. – Slate Magazine –
In case you haven’t heard, Paul Ryan works out. A lot, apparently; he’s so much of a “fitness guy,” as he’s said, that for days after Mitt Romney chose him as his vice-presidential candidate, the media could talk about little else but the fact that Ryan leads a group of…
- Romney Calls 47% of Voters Dependent in Leaked Video – NYTimes.com –
- By MICHAEL D. SHEAR AND MICHAEL BARBAROA video of Mitt Romney at a fund-raiser shows him saying that those who pay no federal taxes would vote for President Obama "no matter what."
- Fanning furor, Justice Scalia says appeals court judge lied| Reuters –
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Monday escalated a war of words with a prominent appeals court judge, saying the judge lied in a recent criticism of Scalia's judicial
- How Many Times Can You Tweet the Same Tweet? – NYTimes.com –
- By MELINDA F. EMERSONHow do you strike a balance between making sure you reach all of your followers and making sure you don't annoy all of your followers?
- Where iPhone 5 will have 4G – CNNMoney –
- Android niceties –
A collection of screenshots encompassing some of the best, most beautiful looking Android apps.Aiming to provide inspiration and insight into Android UI conventions. Feel free to ask, tweet or email a…
- -svs- –
I recently concluded a migration away from MongoDB to PostgreSQL for one of my apps – digiDoc. I’d like to tell you why I did so.
To be honest, the decision to use MongoDb was an ill-thought out one. Lesson learned – thoroughly research any new technology you introduce into your stack, know well the strengths and weaknesses thereof and evaluate honestly whether it fits your needs or not – no matter how much hype there is surrounding said technology. What follows is also not a litany of the usual show all text
- Call the world | vox.io –
World calling made simple. Make voice and video calls straight from the browser. No installation required. Call the world. Vox.io.
- Arian Foster says Twitter eliminates the middleman – More Sports – SI.com –
- Failure is a feature: how Google stays sharp gobbling up startups | The Verge –
The Verge is a technology-focused news publication founded in 2011 by Joshua Topolsky and Marty Moe in partnership with Vox Media and its CEO Jim Bankoff. The Verge's mission is to offer breaking news coverage and in-depth reporting, product information, and community content via a unified, modern platform.
- Report: 15 Percent Of Social Media Ratings, Reviews, Facebook Likes May Be Fake By 2014 – AllFacebook –
- David CohenAs more consumers rely on social networks for recommendations and reviews, more and more of that content, including likes on Facebook, is being paid for by brands, with a report from research firm Gartner projecting that 10 percent to 15 percent of social media ratings and reviews will be fake by 2014, going as far as to predict that the Federal Trade Commission will bring litigation against at least two Fortune 500 companies for such conduct over the next two years.
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- Google Acquires Photoshop Competitor Snapseed –
- Lauren IndvikGoogle has acquired the makers of iOS photo-editing app Snapseed, Nik Software, for an undisclosed sum.
Snapseed is one of the most sophisticated photo-editing and enhancement apps on the market, going beyond Instagram's simple filters, rotation and tilt-shift effects to allow users to spot edit and tweak white balance, contrast and saturation. It lacks, however, Instagram's built-in social network — Snapseed is all about photo optimization and film-like filter effects. It's available as both … show all text
- The Adweek 50 | Adweek –
- Ben Folds Five and Fraggle Rock "DO IT ANYWAY" [Official Video] –
- Windows 8 pricing for system builders said to be roughly the same as Windows 7 | ZDNet –
Summary: If you want to build your own Windows 8 PC, expect to pay just under $100 per copy for the consumer version, according to the latest scuttlebutt.
- Cultural Clash Fuels Muslims Raging at Film –
- By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICKIn Egypt, some say that the protests at the American Embassy in Cairo and in about 20 countries over an anti-Islamic video was about more than religious sensitivity.
- Ayaan Hirsi Ali on the Islamists’ Final Stand – Newsweek and The Daily Beast –
Once again the streets of the Arab world are burning with false outrage. But we must hold our heads up high. Ayaan Hirsi Ali on how she survived Muslim rage—and how we can end it.
- Everything’s broken and nobody’s upset – Scott Hanselman –
- Scott HanselmanSoftware doesn't work. I'm shocked at how often we put up with it. Here's just a few issues – literally off the top of my head – that I personally dealt with last week.
My iPhone 4s has 3 gigs of "OTHER" taking up space, according to iTunes. No one has any idea what other is and all the suggestions are to reset it completely or "delete and re-add your mail accounts." Seems like a problem to me when I have only 16 total gigs on the device!
The Windows Indexing Service on my desktop has been runn… show all text
- Obama hits China with trade complaint on autos – Sep. 17, 2012 –
With electoral politics in focus, the White House will file a new trade complaint over China's auto subsidies with the WTO.
- Cloud Expo Daily –
A newspaper by Cloud Computing Expo – updated daily with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos.
- Apple: iPhone 5 pre-orders topped 2M in 24 hours – USATODAY.com –
- | Cloud Computing Expo 2012 West –
- Obama administration, Libyan president clash over explanation on consulate strike | Fox News –
The Obama administration is doubling down on its theory that the attack a week ago on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi was a spontaneous act, despite the Libyan president calling that idea preposterous.
- 4 Social Media Goals Every Business Should Measure | Social Media Examiner –
- Andrew K KirkAre you winging it when it comes to your social activity?
The expression “social media ROI” gets tossed around frequently and you know it’s important.
But where do you start and how do you relate what to measure online with your overall business goals?
Here are four business goals, how social media can impact these goals and most importantly, how you can measure the impact of your social media efforts on these goals.
Determine how each goal below relates to your specific business goals and then… show all text
- Why CIOs Are Quickly Prioritizing Analytics, Cloud and Mobile – Forbes –
Customers are quickly reinventing how they choose to learn about new products, keep current on existing ones, and stay loyal to those brands they most value. The best-run companies are all over this, orchestrating their IT strategies to be as responsive as possible. The luxury of long technology evaluation cycles, introspective [...]
- Don Tapscott: Are Corporations People (Redux)? Why Jack Welch Is Wrong –
- Don TapscottThe "are corporations people?" debate returned to the public eye when Elizabeth Warren made it part of her speech to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. Warren has had an ongoing feud with Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on the topic, with Romney saying corporations are people and Warren saying they are not. Unfortunately, the debate really hasn't progressed beyond slogans.
The only substantive discussion of the topic was a recent article by Jack (and Suzy) Welch… show all text
- Korea Times: Samsung to leapfrog iPhone 5 in February – Apple 2.0 – Fortune Tech –
- Philip Elmer-DeWittPlans to unveil the Galaxy S4 at the 2013 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona
FORTUNE — Three weeks after Samsung lost a billion-dollar U.S. patent infringement case, and three days after Apple (AAPL) began taking orders for its latest iPhone, the South Korean manufacturer was talking to the local press about the successor to the Galaxy S3 — the iPhone's most successful rival.
The scoop came Sunday from the Korea Times, which MORE