Stowe Boyd: Deepthinking is Less enthralled with... →
deepthinking: I haven’t really grown tired of it but I now have an iPad and find two aspects of it keeping me away from tumblr these: The iPhone app is great but they really need to step up the game and get an iPad/tablet app out…relying on the iPhone app on the iPad is seriously… Calling out to Tumblr HQ, where is the iPad app? Even Twitter did one.
Android Economics | Asymco →
digithoughts: So in terms of returns, Android is sustainable. However, in relative terms the value created leaves much to be desired. Whereas Android generates $1.70/device/year and thus an Android device with a two year life generates about $3.5 to Google over its life, Apple obtained $576.3 for each iOS device it sold in 2011. The economics of Android are nothing like the economics of...
Canada Gets Rid of the Penny →
thedailybeast.com PINCHER The Royal Canadian Mint will end production of the penny this fall thanks to Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s austerity budget, and he told reporters Friday that the coins are a “nuisance.” “The penny is a currency without… Nice to see some sanity up north. Hopefully this can trickle south and we can ditch both the penny and the...
Video from a recent talk at Sup’Internet →
fuselabs: Paul Steckler and David Raskino recently spoke at Sup’Internet, a web design and engineering school in Paris, about So.cl and Fuse Labs. The school put together a video with some highlights and an interview, enjoy! Tooting my own horn a bit, but I like this video. Thanks Yannick for making it.
Google Drive Gets A Jump →
parislemon: Om Malik says Google is planning to launch Google Drive next month (maybe as soon as next week). Yes, finally. He touches upon some of the illustrious history of the Google Drive rumors throughout the years, but they haven’t actually been rumors. Google had a project several years ago that they were widely using internally, but they killed it. The project started up again last year...
Check out Pay with Square
Pay with Square About time. I know NFC is coming someday but there really was no reason a trial like this couldn’t happen. If I can bump info from phone to phone, why not cash? I hope there is a merchant nearby I can test this with Check out this application on the App Store: [image: Cover Art] Pay with Square Square, Inc. Category: Lifestyle Updated: Mar 26, 2012 ...
Cory Doctorow: I wish weather reports wou ... →
twitter.com This is a clever idea and to my knowledge novel. Complaining about the weather is a Northwest specialty, why not show that yes in fact yesterday was better/worse. To assist here is the forecast I snapped from yesterday; this is an easy app in these parts:-) http://flpbd.it/oWKoi
If you’re younger than 13, don’t use Tumblr. Ask your parents for an Xbox or try...– The new Tumblr TOS. [NPR Books site, for those of you younger than 13.] (via nprfreshair) Short, simple, and to the point.
Microsoft Fuse Labs Blog: Read what some of our... →
fuselabs: Today we found some nice So.cl reviews written by our users. Enjoy! “to be honest, I liked it when started using it, but after writing this, I like it even more!!” Read more “Personally I have big hopes for this network and I think Socl has what it takes to make a difference in the… Nice wrap up of one my projects at work. Nice when someone else spends the time and energy...
Social is the new Internet (Why I left Google - JW... →
Interesting read from a guy who left Google (disclaimer: I don’t know him, no idea what he is doing at Microsoft). The interesting quote is a paragraph towards the end (italics and highlighting are mine): *As it turned out, sharing was not broken. Sharing was working fine and dandy, Google just wasn’t part of it. People were sharing all around us and seemed quite happy. A user exodus...
@kevinrose, 3/16/12 9:29 AM
*Kevin Rose (@kevinrose )* 3/16/12 9:29 AM It’s official, I’m joining Google! More details here: plus.google.com/u/1/1103189825… Interesting… Not clear if this was an acquisition of Milk/Oink or just a hiring. Regardless it’s a good move for Google likely as they could use a few fresh ideas in the space. Update: looks like Oink was shuttered and is closing...