Tech News – October 20th 2012
Tech news – October 20th 2012
- Is Pheed the New Twitter? – Forbes –
Miley Cyrus seems to think so. As does Ashley Tisdale, David Guetta, Paris Hilton, Chris Brown, and thousands of others who have joined the site in a matter of days. So what is Pheed? In short, think of it as Twitter, with a business plan. We always hear of “the-next-greatest-idea” social network [...]
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- TSA Removes X-Ray Body Scanners From Major Airports – ProPublica –
by Michael Grabell
The Transportation Security Administration has been quietly removing its X-ray body scanners from major airports over the last few weeks and replacing them with machines that radiation experts believe are safer.
The TSA says it made the decision not because of safety concerns but to speed up checkpoints at busier airports. It means, though, that far fewer passengers will be exposed to radiation because the X-ray scanners are being moved to smaller airports.
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- Zuck’s Advice To Startups: Explore Before You Commit, Listen, Build Something Fundamental, Don’t Copy | TechCrunch –
- Josh ConstineFacebook didn’t guess that users wanted to share photos. It learned it, Mark Zuckerberg explained in his talk at Y Combinator Startup School. “We really listened to what our users wanted, both qualitatively listening to the words they say, and quantitatively looking at behavior that they take.” Users didn’t necessarily say they wanted photos, but were uploading new profile pics every day.
So Facebook built out photo sharing, it exploded with popularity, and proved that sometimes the data can re… show all text
- Some advice from Jeff Bezos by Jason Fried of 37signals –
- Jason FriedJeff Bezos stopped by our office yesterday and spent about 90 minutes with us talking product strategy. Before he left, he spent about 45 minutes taking general Q&A from everyone at the office.
During one of his answers, he shared an enlightened observation about people who are “right a lot”.
He said people who were right a lot of the time were people who often changed their minds. He doesn’t think consistency of thought is a particularly positive trait. It’s perfectly healthy — encouraged, e… show all text
- Missouri Pastor’s Fiery Speech Against Equal Rights for Homosexuals Has Stunning Twist Ending –
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- Rupert Murdoch, other potential buyers eye L.A. Times – latimes.com –
News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch is said to be in early talks to buy the L.A. Times and the Chicago Tribune from Tribune Co.
- ‘Malala Moment’ May Have Passed in Pakistan, as Rage Over a Shooting Ebbs –
- By DECLAN WALSHWhat had been a unified voice against the Taliban, and the possibility of action, is receding before a backlash.
- Waze Is The Only App To Gain Meaningful Marketshare After Apple Maps Fail, Onavo Finds | TechCrunch –
- Kim-Mai CutlerThe poor reception for Apple’s new maps app temporarily boosted usage for other map applications. But it didn’t actually increase longer-term marketshare for any of them — except for one.
Waze boosted its market share to 10 percent of U.S. iPhone users from 7 percent, according to a study from Sequoia Capital-backed mobile data compression company Onavo. You may not have heard of Onavo, but they have a data compression app that helps users shut down wasteful apps and make the most out of their … show all text