Tech News – October 30th 2012
Tech news – October 29th 2012 to October 30th 2012:
- 7 Fake Hurricane Sandy Photos You’re Sharing on Social Media-
Fake Hurricane Sandy photos flew around Twitter and Facebook on Monday, as users shared jaw-dropping images. Unfortunately, the race to post the most strik
- Scott Forstall Leaving Apple – Business Insider-
- Jay YarowThere has been a massive shake up in the executive ranks at Apple.
Scott Forstall, the brilliant, but polarizing SVP who leads iOS, is out. As is John Browett who took over Apple’s retail operations earlier this year.
Forstall’s responsibilities are going to be split amongst three long time Apple execs.
Jony Ive, who leads hardware design, will lead Human Interface across the company.
Eddy Cue, who leads Internet services, will take over Siri and Maps.
Craig Federighi, who runs OSX, will also … show all text
- Twitter Blog: Hurricane Sandy: Resources on Twitter-
- TwitterAs Hurricane Sandy bears down on the east coast of the U.S., here’s a roundup of accounts suggested by local and state government officials you can follow to get real-time emergency information, plus tips for using Twitter during a crisis. In the event that power (and the Internet) are down, you can still get alerts from accounts on Twitter using your mobile device through text messaging (SMS):
Receive Tweets via SMS: Even if you don’t have a Twitter account, you can receive Tweets from any T… show all text
- Twitter Gives Away Promoted Crisis Tweets to Red Cross, FEMA-
- Zoe FoxAs Hurricane Sandy batters the Eastern Seaboard, Twitter is offering free promoted crisis tweets to the Red Cross, FEMA, the New York City’s Mayor’s Office and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency to help keep users updated on the storm. Other state and local authorities can contact Twitter to join the pro bono program.
The site published a blog post Monday afternoon, including a list of suggested accounts to follow for real-time updates on the Frankenstorm, including state and local govern… show all text
- Instagram users are posting 10 Hurricane Sandy pictures every second | Poynter.-
- Jeff SondermanInstagram CEO Kevin Systrom tells us via a spokeswoman: “There are now 10 pictures per second being posted with the hashtag #sandy — most are images of people prepping for the storm and images of scenes outdoors.”
The total… Read more
- Comparing Hurricanes Sandy And Irene — Photos – WSJ.com-
Experts say Hurricane Sandy is wider and stronger than Hurricane Irene, which caused more than $15 billion in damage in 2011, and could rival the worst East Coast storm on record.
- Why we ought to have a Random Penguin | Business blog-
- John GapperThere are many serious things to say about the merger of Random House and Penguin but the aspect that most strikes me is what a wasted opportunity it is to have an entertaining brand name.
As widely noted on Twitter, the decision to call the merged entity Penguin Random House is aesthetically far inferior to the alternative: Random Penguin. Jane Thynne, the journalist and author, summed it up nicely:Penguin Random is clunky. Random Penguin has poetry. Surely a business devoted to writers can … show all text
- Bob Ross Google Doodle Will Make Your Day Sunnier-
- Todd WassermanThose on the East Coast of the United States who are expecting more than a few “fluffy little clouds” to come their way thanks to Hurricane Sandy may not be aware that the originator of that phrase, painter Bob Ross, would have been 70 years-old on Monday.
However, Google is commemorating the event with a Google Doodle that shows Ross in his prime with his permed Afro, beard and a squirrel on his shoulder.
Ross, the creator and host of PBS’s The Joy of Painting, died in 1995. However, his legend show all text