Tech News – September 29th 2012
Tech news – September 29th 2012
- Jack & Coke with a giant piece of ice. Winning. –
- Al-Shabab rebels pull out of key Somali town – Africa – Al Jazeera English –
Rebel group pulls out of Kismayo, its last stronghold, after an assault by Kenyan and African Union forces.
- US TV network apologises over live ‘suicide’ – Americas – Al Jazeera English –
Fox news anchor says sorry after network showed man, who was being chased by police, shooting himself in head.
- Rest In Peace, Charles Alfred Eldon: A Pioneer Of Silicon Valley, A Role Model For This New Generation | TechCrunch –
- Eric EldonDecades before Steve Jobs, the Google founders, and Mark Zuckerberg, small groups of unglamorous technologists turned Santa Clara Valley into the world-changing region we are still reinventing today. My grandpa, Charles Alfred “Bud” Eldon, was one of them, a Hewlett-Packard engineer and executive since the days of the apricot orchards. He passed away at 7:45am this morning.
I’m going to share a little bit about his life below, because my generation in Silicon Valley and the tech world needs to … show all text
- Google’s Spring Cleaning program removes AdSense for Feeds and decreases Drive storage – The Next Web –
- Ken YeungAs part of its effort to minimize resources while also focusing on products that they feel could improve users’ lives, Google announced that it was continuing its spring cleaning program and shared that it’s going to end a bunch of more features that just haven’t necessarily gained any traction–bringing the total number of features deadpooled at nearly 60 since they started last fall.
You might remember that last year around this time, Google told its users that as technology improves, people c… show all text
- Jure Klepic: Fitting The Social Media Cube into a Round Marketing Strategy –
It sounds like the opening line of a corny joke. What would happen if an anthropologist, an innovator, a neuroscientist, and a social media marketer got together and decided to create a brand marketing campaign?
- As Apple’s Maps Stumbles, AOL’s MapQuest Flourishes – NYTimes.com –
- By JENNA WORTHAMApple's map application debacle has been a boon for an unlikely suspect: MapQuest. The map company, owned by AOL, seemed to have been eclipsed in the era of in-car GPS and smartphones, but it is experiencing a resurgence.
- Real-time — building43 –
- Justice Department’s Warrantless Spying Increased 600 Percent in Decade | Threat Level | Wired.com –
- David KravetsSource: American Civil Liberties Union
The Justice Department use of warrantless internet and telephone surveillance methods known as pen register and trap-and-trace has exploded in the last decade, according to government documents the American Civil Liberties obtained via a Freedom of Information Act claim.
Pen registers obtain, in real time, non-content information of outbound telephone and internet communications, such as phone numbers dialed, and the sender and recipient (and sometimes sub… show all text
- Hamilton Nolan: ‘I feel like I’m obliged to speak the unvarnished (and sometimes mean) truth’ | JIMROMENESKO.COM –
- JimI recently saw a Globe and Mail interview with David Carr in which he mentioned Gawker writer Hamilton Nolan and how “he will just step up and fill somebody with ack ack.” (Bill Keller the target?) The New York Times media columnist added: “I think to myself: Hmm, whether it was true or not, it was executed with a great deal of vigor, in a way I probably do not do any more.”
Carr made his observations just as I was sending questions to Nolan for this Q-and-A. I called the Timesman and asked him… show all text
- As It Followed a Car Chase, Fox News Showed a Man Kill Himself – NYTimes.com –
- By BRIAN STELTERThe episode, which occurred despite a five-second delay, led to a detailed apology from the host at the time, Shepard Smith.
- Founders & importance of friends | Om Malik –
Yesterday, True Ventures (a firm that has backed my company and where I spend time as a venture partner) hosted its fourth annual founder’s camp. It was a gathering of those who can simply be described as “the crazy ones.” There were over 125 founders in attendance – talking to each other, teaching each other,…
- Color CEO Bill Nguyen Checks Out Of Day-To-Day Operations, While A New Leadership Team Re-Tools | TechCrunch –
- Colleen Taylor and Ryan LawlerSources tell us there is turmoil at the executive levels of Color Labs. As you may know, the startup launched with a focus on photo-sharing but quickly became the poster child of Silicon Valley hype after landing more than $40 million in funding but failing to gain any real user traction. In recent months the company’s leadership has been in a state of flux, we’re told — and some are attributing the instability to Color’s charismatic but controversial founder Bill Nguyen.
As with any startup dr… show all text