Tech News – November 12th 2012 to November 14th 2012
Tech news – November 12th 2012 to November 14th 2012:
- Introducing the New Mashable: Social, Mobile, Visual-
- Pete CashmoreWe’re excited to announce an all-new version of Mashable. Beginning today, you can request access to our beta version. Over the coming weeks, we’ll invite readers to test the new site and provide feedback before rolling it out to everyone. Read on for more details about the new Mashable and how to get into it.Social, Mobile, Visual The new Mashable can be described in three words: social, mobile and visual.
Our community has always been one of the most socially connected news audien… show all text
- Facebook And Partners Launch Social Jobs App With 1.7M Listings | TechCrunch-
- Anthony HaThe Social Jobs Partnership — an initiative that includes The US Department of Labor, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), DirectEmployers Association, the National Association of State Workforce Agencies, and Facebook — is launching a new Social Jobs Application today, where recruiters can share job listings with the Facebook community.
At launch, the application includes 1.7 million listings from BranchOut, DirectEmployers, Work4Labs, Jobvite, and Monster.com, which can … show all text
- NASA – NASA Social at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting 2012 -
- Google Fiber is live in Kansas City, real-world speeds at 700 Mbps | Ars Technica-
- Cyrus FarivarMike Demarais posted this to Twitter during the first few minutes that Google Fiber went live in his Kansas City home.
After months of fanfare and anticipation, gigabit home Internet service Google Fiber finally went live on Tuesday in Kansas City. The search giant is offering 1 Gbps speeds for just $70 per month—significantly faster and cheaper than what any traditional American ISPs are offering.
“We just got it today and I’ve been stuck in front of my laptop for the last few ho… show all text
- Foxconn reportedly installing robots to replace workers | Business Tech – CNET News-
- Steven MusilFollowing a rash of suicides and criticism of factory working conditions, the Taiwanese hardware maker announced the move last year, saying it was designed to improve efficiency and combat rising labor costs.
- Understanding Like-gate | Dalton Caldwell-
Several prominent people are up in arms about Facebook charging for access to users who have already Liked their page.
I believe this debate is missing the big picture, and what we are in fact witnessing is the unfurling of the full-fledged Facebook business model. Facebook is showing us how they will cross the chasm from low-CTR low-CPM ad-units into what investors have been waiting for since the beginning: a Facebook analogue to Google Adwords.
The newsfeed optimizer
Picture the firehose of p… show all text
- Microsoft delivers operating system updates for Surface RT | ZDNet-
Here’s a list of non-security-specific updates that Microsoft is making available for Windows RT as part of today’s Patch Tuesday.
- Text messaging falls for first time in U.S. – Nov. 13, 2012-
Cell phone users’ texting per month fell for the first time ever in the United States in the third quarter, according to a new wireless industry report.
- Iraq Veterans Launch RallyPoint: A LinkedIn For The Military (And Life After) | TechCrunch-
According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics, while the unemployment rate among U.S. veterans has dropped to 8.3 percent, it still sits above the national aver..
- The White House challenges designers to revamp medical records | PandoDaily-
The White House, along with angel fund Designer Fund, is holding a challenge open to designers—help them develop a new way for users to view medical records through layout and usability. The contes…
- ReadWrite – Mark Cuban: Facebook Is Driving Away Brands – Starting With Mine-
“They have to determine what their business is right now and how they will make money at it. I don’t believe they are clear about either.”
- Dropbox Is Now The Data Fabric Tying Together Devices For 100M Registered Users Who Save 1B Files A Day | TechCrunch-
“At this scale, when you help people save 10 minutes or an hour, you’re saving lifetimes of pain…And we’re just getting started.” That&#..
- TED Celebrates One Billion TEDTalk Views With Mashable-
- Adam OstrowTEDTalk videos, the iconic 18-minute or less presentations from some of the world’s most remarkable people, have now been viewed more than one billion times. To celebrate the milestone, TED has teamed up with Mashable and iTunes to showcase curated TEDTalk playlists from notable members of the TED community, including Bill Gates, Bono and Ben Affleck.
On Mashable, you’ll find these playlists on our TopTED hub, where you’ll be able to watch the TEDTalks that have inspired the curators, along with show all text
- BetaKit » Airbnb for Dogs DogVacay Adds $6M to Take a Bite Out of Sharing Economy-
- Humayun KhanThe sharing economy trend continues with the “Airbnb for Dogs,” Santa Monica-based DogVacay, which helps dog owners to find a home for their pets while they’re away. The company announced today that it has secured $6 million in Series A funding from Benchmark Capital. BetaKit also covered the startup when it closed an initial seed round of $1 million earlier in the year from Science, Andreessen Horowitz and others. The company will use the funding to scale its platform by adding to its technolo… show all text
- The Next CEO Of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works At Microsoft | TechCrunch-
- Mg Siegler“Floored.” “Wow.” “Wild.”
Those are some of the reactions within Microsoft tonight upon hearing that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company “effective immediately“. Those are the reactions because nearly all Microsoft employees found out about the news tonight alongside the rest of us.
Microsoft and Sinofsky are trying to spin this as a “mutual decision” — and understandably so. That’s how this works. Nearly all of these types of exits are “mutual” until… show all text
- YouTube Adds AirPlay-Like Functionality For Google TV With An Update To Its Android App | TechCrunch-
The addition of the Google TV connectivity to YouTube’s Android apps will go a long way toward improving usability of both. The new feature will allow YouTu..
- Windows Chief Sinofsky Reveals Why He Left Microsoft in Goodbye Email-
- Anita LiIn a farewell email to Microsoft employees, former Windows president Steven Sinofsky details why he is leaving the company.
Under the subject heading “RE: Windows Leadership Changes,” Sinofsky says he wanted to “seek new opportunities” to build on his 23 years of experience developing Microsoft products.
“My passion for building products is as strong as ever and I look forward to focusing my energy and creativity along similar lines.”
Sinofsky also dismisses rumors about his surprise departure,… show all text
- The iPad Mini and the cost of Retina – Marco.org-
The iPad Mini is a conflicted product.
It’s much better than the iPad 3 and 4 to handle, carry, and hold up during use. It has the best external design of any iPad to date. It runs cooler than the iPad 3 or 4, it has almost the same battery life despite its much smaller size and weight, and it matches the iPad 2 and 3 in most performance benchmarks. It charges more quickly than the iPad 3 or 4, and it’s more versatile in charging, since it’s the first iPad able to charge at full speed from an “… show all text
- Microsoft Announces Leadership Changes to Drive Next Wave of Products-
Steven Sinofsky to leave the company; Windows executives Julie Larson-Green and Tami Reller take expanded roles.
- Should Live Tweeting Be Protected Like Broadcast Rights?-
- Sam LairdA University of Washington sports policy limits reporters’ live tweeting rights at games, raising an interesting set of questions for the social media age.
More About: Media, Sports, Twitter
- Jay GreeneSinofsky battled with executives, alienated workers in groups outside his Windows empire, and created a toxic environment, according to sources. His departure shouldn’t surprise anyone.
- Who is Julie Larson-Green? Meet the new head of Windows | ZDNet-
Microsoft announced on November 12 that Windows President Steven Sinofsky is leaving, effective immediately. Meet the new head of Windows engineering, Julie Larson-Green.
- How four companies took over the Internet – Nov. 12, 2012-
Four giants control the industry’s direction: Apple, Google, Amazon and Facebook. Will they still be ruling in a decade?
- A billion dollar software tech company is founded every 3 months *in U.S. – minming-
Ron Conway once said: “There’s a billion company created every 3 months. Now, it is every 2 months”. I finally got the chance compile “The Billion Dollar” list. I tried to limit this list to only software tech companies. I also included a couple of near billion dollar companies (~0.7 B and above).
Update: I should clarify that in the context of the quote, he was mostly talking about mostly software tech companies founded (or for the most part operated) in US. There will be plenty of companies o… show all text
- Google ad revenue surpasses all of print media