Tech News – March 13th 2012 to March 17th 2012
Tech news – March 13th 2012 to March 17th 2012:
- Retraction | This American Life-
We’ve discovered that one of our most popular episodes contained numerous fabrications. This week, we detail the errors in Mike Daisey’s story about visiting Foxconn, which makes iPads and other products for Apple in China. Marketplace’s China correspondent Rob Schmitz discovered the fabrications. Transcript. Press Release.
- Retracting “Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory” | This American Life-
Ira writes: I have difficult news. We’ve learned that Mike Daisey’s story about Apple in China – which we broadcast in January – contained significant fabrications. We’re retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth. This is not a story we commissioned.
- How Y Combinator Started-
- New iPad: A Million More Pixels Than HDTV – Walt Mossberg – Personal Technology – AllThingsD-
The new iPad offers dramatically increased cellular speed and one of the most spectacular displays ever seen in a mobile device.
- Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs-
- By GREG SMITHAn executive resigns from his position over an integrity problem too big to ignore.
- From Twitter – 1080p video smackdown iTunes vs. Blu-ray http://t.co/Fd8myj2U
- After 244 Years, Encyclopaedia Britannica Stops the Presses – NYTimes.com-
- By JULIE BOSMANBowing to the competition online, the encyclopedia’s publisher said the 2010 edition, a 32-volume set that weighs in at 129 pounds, would be the last.
- From Twitter – Iran hacks BBC Persian TV | ZDNet http://t.co/gZyeiUkr
- Twitter Acquires Blogging Platform Posterous-
- Matthew PanzarinoBlogging and sharing company Posterous has announced via its company blog that it has been snagged by Twitter in an apparent ‘acqui-hire’, with Twitter interested mostly in the people, not the product. Various Posterous engineers, product managers and more will join the Twitter team and the existing ‘Spaces’ that users have will remain up and running for now.
This is all despite Posterous being emphatic just 19 days ago that it had ‘no plans to sell’.
Twitter says that it will give users ‘ample… show all text
- I’m not a “curator” – Marco.org-
Curator’s Code is an attempt to codify and standardize “via” links and attribution from link blogs and aggregators with two new symbols:
ᔥ means “via”
↬ means “hat tip”
It’s completely misguided.
First of all, readers aren’t going to learn what those symbols mean. The distinction between them is also unnecessary and will lead to more confusion: I’ve been running a hybrid articles-and-links blog here (↬DF) for a while, I wrote the function that added “via” links to billions of reblogged posts on… show all text