Tech News – November 15th 2012 to November 17th 2012
Tech news – November 15th 2012 to November 17th 2012:
- Twitter is pivoting | Dalton Caldwell-
Peter Chernin had this to say during his days as President of News Corp, owners of MySpace, in 2006:
If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it’s Flickr, whether it’s Photobucket or any of the next-generation Web applications, almost all of them are really driven off the back of MySpace… Given that most of their traffic comes from us, if we build adequate if not superior competitors, I think we ought to be able to match them if not exceed them.
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- When the Nerds Go Marching In – Alexis C. Madrigal – The Atlantic-
- Alexis C. MadrigalThe story of the 40 engineers who helped get Obama reelected
- By NICOLE PERLROTHPrivacy experts say people grossly underestimate how transparent their e-mail accounts are. No matter what you hide there, someone may find out.
- Facebook Explains The Four Ways It Sorts The News Feed And Insists Average Page Reach Didn’t Decrease | TechCrunch-
Today Facebook addressed the controversy surrounding the news feed and a reduction in reach for some Pages. It outlined the four main factors that determ..
- Twitter Blog: Sharing Tweets just got easier-
- TwitterIf you’re like me, you probably come across Tweets every day that you’d like to share. They might be funny or include a striking photo. They might be breaking news or feature old news. Of course, you can retweet any of these to your Twitter followers, but sometimes you want to share with another group, like your college roommates or your parents or a friend who isn’t yet on Twitter.
That’s why we’re introducing the ability to email a Tweet directly from twitter.com –– a feature that will be rol… show all text
- Battleground Twitter | The Stream – Al Jazeera English-
- Rules for Work: The Zaarly Employee Handbook | Hacker News-
- Nearly a Third of Voters Watched Election Night on TV and Internet – Peter Kafka – Media – AllThingsD-
Did you watch the returns with a remote in one hand and an iPhone in another? You had lots of company.
- » Napster, Udacity, and the Academy Clay Shirky-
- clayFifteen years ago, a research group called The Frauenhofer Institute announced a new digital format for compressing movie files. This wasn’t a terribly momentous invention, but it did have one interesting side effect: Frauenhofer also had to figure out how to compress the soundtrack. The result was the Motion Picture Experts Group Format 1, Audio Layer III, a format you know and love, though only by its acronym, MP3.
The recording industry concluded this new audio format would be no threat, bec… show all text
- Gmail Now Lets You Search for Emails by Size and More-
- Anita LiGmail has unveiled new ways to make searching for messages “faster and easier,” the service announced Wednesday.
Google’s email client now lets users search by size, by exact match, with more flexible date options and more, according to a blog post written by Gmail software engineer Christian Kurmann.
For example, type in “size:5m” or “larger:5m” to find emails larger than 5MB, while searching for “older_than:1y” produces emails sent over a year ago.These changes “go hand in hand” with other… show all text