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1:51 PM, June 11th, 2012

newsweek:

shortformblog:

And here’s the spec sheet for the new Macbook Pro with Retina Display

This is happening now. We’re watching here.

Reblogged from Newsweek
2:28 PM, May 16th, 2012

In the first Occupy Wall Street protest trial, video from a livestream is used as evidence against the police’s side of the story, leading to an acquittal of the arrested journalist, Alexander Arbuckle. (“The relevant section in the video above begins around minute 31:50 and ends with the arrests around minute 35:00.”)

As your Tumblr quoted a protester in October, the livestream is "our greatest weapon for letting people see things as they develop."

1:39 PM, May 9th, 2012
TechCrunch’s history since AOL bought it in 2010 has been as turbulent as the private roller coasters many Facebook employees will likely install in their Silicon Valley mansions post-IPO.

Gawker’s Adrian Chen • Commenting on AOL’s reported plans to sell TechCrunch, Engadget and most of its other tech-related properties in a single package. One amazing line really says it all. (via shortformblog)

We LOL’d too. 

Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
6:09 PM, May 1st, 2012

nedhepburn:

deathandtaxesmag:

RIP Hulu – 2007-2012.

Really sad news about Hulu.

Talk about pulling a Netflix! 

Reblogged from Ned Hepburn
6:32 PM, April 24th, 2012
thedailywhat:

Kindle Passage of the Day: The most highlighted passage in all of Kindle Land? It’s Katniss talking about her mom in Catching Fire:

“Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.”

Not suprisingly, the Hunger Games trilogy accounts for eight of the top 10 most-highlighted Kindle passages. Which begs the question: Readers are taking theHunger Games so seriously that they’re highlighting passages using Kindle?
[amazon]

Cool page. 

thedailywhat:

Kindle Passage of the Day: The most highlighted passage in all of Kindle Land? It’s Katniss talking about her mom in Catching Fire:

“Because sometimes things happen to people and they’re not equipped to deal with them.”

Not suprisingly, the Hunger Games trilogy accounts for eight of the top 10 most-highlighted Kindle passages. Which begs the question: Readers are taking theHunger Games so seriously that they’re highlighting passages using Kindle?

[amazon]

Cool page. 

Reblogged from The Daily What
4:08 PM, April 12th, 2012
Remember Hot Potato? Wonder what ever happened to the location-based chat client? It got bought by Facebook, and then shut down, just like these other 10 other companies. Will Instagram be next? 

Remember Hot Potato? Wonder what ever happened to the location-based chat client? It got bought by Facebook, and then shut down, just like these other 10 other companies. Will Instagram be next? 

11:46 AM, April 10th, 2012
One billion dollars might seem like a high price to pay for a company with 13 employees and not much, if anything, in the way of revenues. But that’s what Facebook will pay to acquire Instagram, maker of a popular photo-sharing app for mobile phones. And though at first glance the deal might seem nutty, it may turn out to be a brilliant strategic maneuver—and a bargain to boot.
Dan Lyons likes Facebook’s billion dollar bet on Instagram for one big reason: mobile
3:16 PM, April 9th, 2012
In an experiment I called “Month of Microsoft,” I’ve spent the past four weeks using nothing but Microsoft products—Windows computers, Windows phones, Xbox, Bing, Internet Explorer—instead of my usual lineup of Apple and Google products.
Our Dan Lyons actually subjected himself to this. The least you can do is read about it
1:06 PM, April 9th, 2012

I’m excited to share the news that we’ve agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.

For years, we’ve focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we’ll be able to work even more closely with the Instagram team to also offer the best experiences for sharing beautiful mobile photos with people based on your interests.

4:30 PM, March 7th, 2012
1:26 PM, March 7th, 2012
reuters:

The new interface of Apple TV, unveiled Wednesday at Apple’s event in San Francisco. The upgraded device supports full 1080p resolution and will cost the same price as its predecessors: $99. The device hits the shelves on March 16th with pre-orders beginning today. [REUTERS]
Live blog: Apple’s San Francisco event

New iPad will have a retina display! 

reuters:

The new interface of Apple TV, unveiled Wednesday at Apple’s event in San Francisco. The upgraded device supports full 1080p resolution and will cost the same price as its predecessors: $99. The device hits the shelves on March 16th with pre-orders beginning today. [REUTERS]

Live blog: Apple’s San Francisco event

New iPad will have a retina display! 

Reblogged from Reuters
12:39 PM, February 16th, 2012
Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
4:25 PM, February 15th, 2012

iOS ‘86

I would download this in a heartbeat. A heartbeat. 

Reblogged from A/H
11:43 AM, February 15th, 2012

shortformblog:

onaissues:

“Twitter Inc. has acknowledged that after mobile users tap the “Find friends” feature on its smartphone app, the company downloads users’ entire address book, including names, email addresses and phone numbers, and keeps the data on its servers for 18 months.

The company also said it plans to update its apps to clarify that user contacts are being transmitted and stored. The company’s current privacy policy does not explicitly disclose that Twitter downloads and stores user address books.”

Read more on the LA Times: Twitter stores full iPhone contact list for 18 months, after scan.

Sounds like Path was only the tip of the iceberg on this whole privacy thing.

Reblogged from ShortFormBlog
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