Tech News – October 28th 2012 to October 29th 2012
Tech news – October 28th 2012 to October 29th 2012:
- Twitter / mcuban: FB is blowing it ? This is …-
Mark Cuban says FB is blowing it. “The Mavs are considering moving to Tumblr or to new Myspace as primary site”
- Cisco predicts that by 2016 datacenter traffic will reach 6.6 zettabytes | ZDNet-zdnet.com
- An Open Letter to E-Book Retailers: Let’s have a return to common sense | TeleRead: News and views on e-books, libraries, publishing and related topics-
Trying to make sense of the latest e-book news.
- CrunchGov and the emergence of a tech-political ecosystem | PandoDaily-
- Hamish McKenzieToday, TechCrunch announced the launch of CrunchGov, a policy platform that it hopes will bridge the worlds of tech and politics. It’s a positive step, but not without its potential pitfalls. On Twitter, writer and full-time curmudgeon Evgeny Morozov was one of the first to criticize the initiative. “The new euphemism for ‘lobbying’: ‘crowdsourcing,’” Morozov wrote, before linking to a Boing Boing post about CrunchGov.
Morozov declined a request for an interview to discuss his thoughts about Cr… show all text
- Reading Jeff Bezos | David Lee-daslee.me
A compilation of letters to shareholders. A 15 year narrative of building long-term value. show all text
- How Authors Write | MIT Technology Review- technologyreview.com - The technologies of composition, not new media, inspire innovations in literary styles and forms.
- Matt Petronzio1. “Favorite” Files for Offline Reading
If you “favorite” images or text documents on your mobile device using the Dropbox app, you can access those files later, even if you’re not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular service.
Click here to view this gallery.Between hosting webpages and emailing files straight to your folders, there’s a lot you can do with Dropbox that you never knew before.
More About: Dropbox, apps, cloud, data storage, features
- Google Is Testing Same-Day Delivery for Shoppers – NYTimes.com-
- By CLAIRE CAIN MILLERGoogle’s same-day delivery service, which has been in development for more than a year, is now live in San Francisco for certain people, and several big retailers are participating. The service propels Google into commerce, as well as competition with rivals like Amazon.com, eBay and Wal-Mart Stores.
- Stan SchroederAs Hurricane Sandy moves near the U.S. mid-Atlantic coast, Google is helping those affected prepare for the storm with a dedicated crisis map.
The map tracks Sandy’s path, letting users choose between several layers of information, such as the current location of the storm, forecast track, shelter locations, cloud imagery, public alerts and more.
Google has also launched a special Sandy crisis map for New York City, displaying such info as evacuation zones, evacuation centers and Red Cross emer… show all text
- To Successfully Launch A Product, You Have To Tell A Compelling Story | TechCrunch-
- Romain Dillet“The art of narration and dramatic presentation, together with a keen sense of the oral epic style, became a characteristic quality of the Russian people.” —Vladimir Propp, Morphology of the Folktale
At the end of a week filled with product launches and press conferences, it’s hard not to compare those marketing events. Without even talking about the products, some were much more compelling than others. And it all comes down to the story that you tell, as a company. Failing at that task will gr… show all text
- Raw Video: Dragon Splashes Down in the Pacific-
- How Will Hurricane Sandy Affect The Internet? [VIDEO]-
- Neha PrakashHurricane Sandy might take out power for the server farms for Amazon, Apple and Google, perhaps even taking the Internet with it.
More About: Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, Frankenstorm, Hurricane Sandy, trending
- How a Supreme Court ruling may stop you from reselling just about anything | Ars Technica-
- Joe MullinAurich Lawson / Thinkstock
On Monday, the US Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case that pits a major textbook publisher against Supap Kirtsaeng, a student-entrepreneur who built a small business importing and selling textbooks.
Like many Supreme Court cases, though, there’s more than meets the eye. It’s not merely a question of whether the Thai-born Kirtsaeng will have to cough up his profits as a copyright infringer; the case is a long-awaited rematch between content companies seeking to… show all text
- Passbook: Developer Integration the Weakest Link-
- Lauren HockensonEver since I made the switch to the smartphone three years (and four generations) ago, I’ve always carried around an iPhone. Granted, this doesn’t make me a special snowflake, but for all intents and purposes, I’ve been “that girl” with my phone.
I don’t get every new upgrade or shell out big bucks on peripherals, but I do my best to stay informed and I’m an early adopter (and avid proponent) of many third-party applications that have made my life easier. But, for the first time, I’m experienci… show all text