Tech News – October 16th 2012
Tech news – October 16th 2012
- The BlackBerry as Black Sheep –
- By NICOLE PERLROTHThe phone once coveted by the elite and the powerful is becoming an object of ridicule as Androids and iPhones corner the smartphone market.
- Infogr.am Launches To Kill The Careers Of Struggling Infographic Designers | TechCrunch –
Infogr.am wants to create a sort of Adobe Illustrator in the Cloud, allowing anyone to create cool info-graphics on the fly. Back in February European accelerator HackFwd invested in the startup from Riga, Latvia, and now it's fully launched its service. It's competing in the space with Piktochart and Easel.ly. And not to mention one or two infographic designers out there…
- Wanted: fresher fables for business – FT.com –
Once upon a time, in a not-so faraway land, an evil poisoner stalked the apothecaries’ aisles, tainting the good things there and spreading fear, until a wise leader decreed the shelves should be cleared. Behold, the danger was averted and trust was
- Path Might Get A Bit Noisier, It Now Lets You Import Things From Facebook, Foursquare And Instagram | TechCrunch –
Remember when Path was super quiet with your nice group of fifty people? That's all going to change now. As I broke at TNW, Path has been tinkering with the notion of importing items from other social networks. The feature has now been released in the latest update to the app.You can now import Facebook status updates, Instagram photos and Foursquare check-ins right to your Path stream. Is this something that you really want? We'll get to that.
- Facebook gives more to Republicans – Oct. 16, 2012 –
Facebook gives Republicans more than Democrats this election cycle, despite top level executive's Democrat connections
- Focus & Flow: Hashtags and Group Mentions | Convo –
- Khurram ZahidiA little while ago we released the much requested feature allowing you to @ mention a coworker and tag them in a conversation. This time we have upgraded the @ mention feature and now not only can you @ mention your coworkers you can also @ mention groups within your networks. By @ mentioning any group in a conversation you automatically add that group to the recipient list and share your post with all group members. Pulling an entire list of people into conversations was never easier.
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- Create infographics | infogr.am –
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!
- In Ohio, Paul Ryan apparently washes clean dishes | Politics Extra –
Enquirer political reporters blog on political news and updates in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio and Washington
- Romney Is Attacked by His Father’s Longtime Aide – NYTimes.com –
- By MICHAEL BARBAROWalter De Vries, who worked for George W. Romney throughout the 1960s, issues a 700-word essay that attacks Mitt Romney and his presidential campaign.
- Twitter / Circa: We’re pleased to announce that … –
Instantly connect to what's most important to you. Follow your friends, experts, favorite celebrities, and breaking news.
- Reflections of a Newsosaur: The incredible shrinking newspaper audience –
- NewsosaurOnce the definitive mass medium, newspapers – in both their print and digital incarnations – have shrunk to being niche players in the typical market, according to a number of must-read research reports released in the last few weeks.With approximately a third of adults in the average community saying they use either a print or digital edition of their local paper to stay informed, newspapers
- WordPress Web Help Workshop – WordPress Web Help Workshops (San Diego, CA) – Meetup –
A 2 hour guided workshop to work on your project or idea, share questions and answers, and make progress immediately!Use this opportunity to turn your thoughts into action – that idea you've alw
- Hipster Coffee Lovers Rejoice, Blue Bottle Coffee Raises $20M | TechCrunch –
- Drew OlanoffThe best part of waking up, is $20M in your tip cup.
I drink a lot of coffee, if you can’t tell. I love coffee so much that I make it a point to hit all of the best spots in every city that I visit. One of my favorite joints in San Francisco is Blue Bottle Coffee. It’s so good that words can’t describe the taste of its coffee.
It looks like the company will be around serving us great coffee for a long time, and perhaps in cities all over the world. According to a SEC filing, Blue Bottle Coffee … show all text
- Rebekah Brooks received £7m pay-off – FT.com –
Rebekah Brooks, the former chief executive of News International, Rupert Murdoch’s UK newspapers business, received a pay-off totalling more than £7m following her resignation from the newspaper publisher last year. The pay-off consisted of cash and
- atebits 2.0 –
In 2007 I left Apple and started my own company. In 2010 that company was acquired by Twitter. Today I'm giving it another shot. Say hello to atebits 2.0.
My goal is simple. Make things. Fun things, useful things, new things, improved things. Some may be popular, some may be failures. But I love creating, so that's what I'm going to do.
The first thing will be an app and that app will be a game. Can't wait to share it with you.
- Henrique de Castro Named Chief Operating Officer of Yahoo! | Business Wire –
Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) announced today that Henrique de Castro has been hired as chief operating officer (COO). Reporting directly to Yahoo! CEO M
- NASA – Celebrate the Final Journey of Space Shuttle Atlantis –
- Circa’s New iOS App Will Change The Way You Consume News | TechCrunch –
The way that we consume information on the Internet has changed dramatically over the years. The main reason is because there is simply more content available to us than we could ever consume during our time on Earth. Back in the day, our only options for news were newspapers and then eventually the local TV or radio station telling us what's happening in our immediate area. Circa has launched its iOS app today, and it aims to change the way that we consume and retain information. It's a drasti…
- Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic –
- Alexis MadrigalHere's a pocket history of the web, according to many people. In the early days, the web was just pages of information linked to each other. Then along came web crawlers that helped you find what you wanted among all that information. Some time around 2003 or maybe 2004, the social web really kicked into gear, and thereafter the web's users began to connect with each other more and more often. Hence Web 2.0, Wikipedia, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, etc. I'm not strawmanning here. This is the domi… show all text
- Survey reveals techies, not hippies, dominate Burning Man | VentureBeat –
- Christina FarrThis year, a record 55,000 people made the annual pilgrimage to Black Rock Desert in Nevada to build a temporary city in the desert. For over a week, they inhabit the dusty abyss, dancing and sharing gifts, before taking off and leaving no trace of civilization behind.
Would you believe that your typical costume-wearing, drugged-out attendee at Burning Man, is almost as likely to vote Republican as Democratic or Independent? And probably works 9 to 5 in the computers or technology field, the mo… show all text
- Textbook Publisher Pearson Takes Down 1.5 Million Teacher And Student Blogs With A Single DMCA Notice | Techdirt –
If there's one thing we've seen plenty of here at Techdirt, it's the damage a single DMCA takedown notice can do. From shuttering a legitimate ebook lending site to removing negative reviews to destroying a user's…