I must apologize to Dave Winer. He warned me about supporting services that aren’t the open web and I wasn’t willing to listen to him a month ago, because I was infatuated with a cool new service that lots of insiders were supporting.
I’ve seen a LOT of discussion about Quora in the past few weeks since I wrote it could be the biggest blogging innovation in the past decade.
Activist investors buy lots of stock in public companies they believe are being run incorrectly.Usually, there is one specific thing the activist investor would like their public company targets to do, e.g. spin-out a division, merge with a rival, or commit to cost cuts.When giant Chinese Internet company Alibaba held its IPO two weeks ago, Yahoo netted approximately $10 billion before taxes.
Sometimes it's the little things that make a big difference, like apps that take proper advantage of the extra screen real-estate of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, so consider it welcome news that Gmail has updated for iOS 8 . The new app - with the tongue-in-cheek version number of 3.
I am what many people would call, a “cord-cutter”. In my living space I don’t subscribe to cable, and generally watch my TV online with services such as Netflix, Hulu, and Youtube. A few years ago I lived in England and loved watching BBC iPlayer, but now that I live back in the US, I can’t do so since it’s blocked from any location outside of the UK.
When you travel the world, having a few drinks with your hosts is a great way to get a sense of the local culture. But excessive alcohol consumption can cause physiological consequences . Don't worry—a hangover is universal, and your new friends probably already know a way to cope with it.Read more...
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether it should adopt specific requirements for backup batteries to residential phone systems to make sure that consumers can call 911 during a power outage.
There's a group of people at Microsoft who are like internet superheroes on a mission to protect the world from evil hackers . And this week, that group convinced a judge to turn over a chunk of the internet to their control, and then messed up that control, bringing websites down for "millions" of people. It's a strange story of good intentions coupled with, arguably, zealous overreach.
Facebook has stopped including results from Microsoft's Bing search engine on its social networking site. The move, confirmed by a company spokesperson, comes as Facebook has revamped its own search offerings, introducing a tool on Monday that allows users to quickly find past comments and other information posted by their friends on Facebook.
There are things fitness trackers are generally pretty good at. You know, like counting your steps, measuring how many calories you burned. And then there are things fitness trackers are generally bad at. Logging your food intake is a particularly sore point.
For writers and bloggers, the choice of a text editor can make a huge difference in productivity. The best tools simply fade out of the way and let you write, then magically transform your work into published format with a click. That's the case with developer John Saddington's new app, simply named Desk (US$29.99).
Secret, the app that lets people post messages anonymously, has been beloved by the tech insiders who use the service to gossip about their jobs and love lives.But now Secret’s founders want to push the service into the mainstream with new features intended to broaden the potential audience of the app.
It's official: following anearlier agreement, Seattle council members have voted eight to onein favorof legalizing transportation network companies. The move letsridesharingoutfits like Lyft and UberX operate in the West coast city without fear of bans ordriver caps, so long as they get the appropriate license and otherwise obey relatively light regulations.
Parents can childproof their homes by covering the electric sockets, adding parental controls on the cable box and putting a padlock on the liquor cabinet.Is it possible to do the same for the web?A handful of entrepreneurs with young children think so, including a company called Kuddle based in Norway. Kuddle is a mobile photo-sharing application aimed at the elementary and middle school set.
It’s quite obvious Google I/O is Google’s biggest event of the year and one of the biggest tech events in general. This year Google had lots to say, they announced a bunch of stuff, but Andorid “L” preview was one of the biggest, definitely.
Occasionally it's instructive to take a look at how various rumor blogs react to the same rumor... such as the recent rumors of a new 4-inch iPhone model in 2015.
Unlikely supply-chain rumor suggests a new 4-inch iPhone model next year (9to5 Mac)
9to5 Mac follows its usual schtick of calling a rumor "unlikely" but still putting it in front of the masses anyway.
of Zappos has a team of 4-5 full time email handlers I think. Part of the image/Zappos culture is openness though- so I'd guess that some other execs as mentioned in the question might not have the same volume of email from external parties.Fun fact, I think their official titles are Email Ninja.""I only get maybe 40 or 50 emails a day, it's not that much," he told TODAY.com.
During Twitter's analyst day conference there was also talk about future plans for features and even completely new apps. For one, there's been talk about expanding the use ofDirect Messages. The idea would be that you could DM someone a public tweet and have a private conversation about it. The company is also planning to bring real-time video capture and editing to the Twitter platform proper.