Roger Federer Hits Another Tweener Between The Leg... →
Sick. Just sick.
How Google Cost Me $4 Million →
… we started paying companies to reach out to relevant sites and ask them for links Yeah, well, don’t do that. As someone who receives link requests — many of them from sites that have zero relevance to mine — I have no empathy for anyone who engages in this nonsense.
YouTube is baseball ambassador overseas →
Further proof that Major League Baseball understands the web like few other organizations: MLB’s YouTube’s channel will feature highlights from Japan-born players. Fans can watch Hideo Nomo’s first game in the big leagues or Hideki Matsui’s MVP performance in the 2009 World Series, YouTube said. The move may not mean much to U.S. citizens, but for YouTube and Google the...
Mac Developer To Software Pirates: If You’re Going... →
Drunk Employee Shoots Server, Kills Career →
Why Large Hadron Collider Scientists are Using... →
Show all formulas in your spreadsheets →
Kindle Sales Hit Record High →
New Apple TV will have ARM processor, App Store... →
Wu did not indicate, however, how iPhone or iPad applications would run on a TV set, as those that rely on the touchscreen interface require users to interact with the images on screen. But games that rely on the accelerometer in Apple’s mobile devices would likely be suited for the allegedly forthcoming set top box. I can think of one way this could work: let those tens of millions of...
Study: Internet users dislike online ads →
Hostess won't wear Disney's head scarf... →
Pencil Art →
E-books, Piracy Peril or Promotional... →
Kevin Rose - blogg - Why Apple's iTV Will... →
If the rumored iTV is only $99, I’ll buy it just to see what it’s capable of. Only problem is what should I do with my first generation Apple TV?
Virtualizing the University Computer Lab →
The Deal With Facebook Places and Privacy in Plain... →
Big splinter pierces Md. boy's abdomen on... →
The Tragic Death of Practically Everything →
A fresh look at reporting skills →
Google launching a Chrome OS tablet on Verizon,... →
Take this post with a grain of salt, what with the anonymous and undefined “source” (it’s not even a “source with inside knowledge” or a “Google source” … just “our source”). But if this is legit, the Google/Verizon tablet is going open a very interesting chapter. Let’s say this thing sells for $199, which seems reasonable since...
Ray Kurzweil does not understand the brain :... →
This is an elegant takedown of flawed thinking: Again, what we know of its function is experimentally determined, not calculated from the sequence. It would be wonderful to be able to take a sequence, plug it into a computer, and have it spit back a quantitative assessment of all of its interactions with other proteins, but we can’t do that, and even if we could, it wouldn’t answer...
Shopkick: mobile check-in app aimed at retailers... →
I’m interested in how digital analytics will combine with mobile applications to improve the brick-and-mortar experience, from both the business and consumer sides. ShopKick, an app mentioned in this New York Times article, is in the ballpark. Of note: ShopKick rewards consumers for simply visiting a store. Shoppers don’t have to buy anything to get credit. Amazon uses this same...
Twitter Allows Tweets Longer Than 140 Characters... →
Newspapers are about to lose their beloved...
The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating interview / opinion piece with Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Among his many insights — the article is brimming with good stuff — is Schmidt’s intriguing perspective on serendipity: … a generation of powerful handheld devices is just around the corner that will be adept at surprising you with information that you didn’t know you...
Microsoft's lost eight years online: More than $6... →
Wow. From the post: … the financial hit from the last eight years of Microsoft’s Internet follies is staggering. How big of a hit? Microsoft’s online unit has delivered more than $6 billion in operating losses on revenue topping $19 billion over the last eight years.
Sony, Sony – wherefore art thou? →
PayPal Plans an Enhanced Micropayment Offering by... →
PayPal hopes to make micropayments easier online →
PayPal wants to reduce the friction attached to purchasing virtual goods (i.e. users should be able to buy stuff in FarmVille without leaving FarmVille). Although the idea has been around forever, the promise of micropayments has never come to fruition. I remember it coming up in strategy meetings 10 years ago, and even then it was an old concept. But I think micropayments may soon have their...
Sony, Sony – wherefore art thou? →
Citizen Scientists Make First Deep Space Discovery... →
I ran the Seti@Home screensaver for years and always hoped I’d process the signal that proved alien life is out there (unless it led to an attack, in which case, someone else could grab the glory). This story isn’t about aliens, but it’s awesome proof that distributed computing and crowdsourcing can lead to very cool things.
Sony, Sony – wherefore art thou? →
The “big” news ebook reading devices recently has been Amazon’s new Kindles with their Pearl screen. OK, ebookers got the point: Amazon is moving right along in its attempt to capture…
Netflix to Stream Films From Paramount, Lions... →
Shared by Mac I love Netflix because it’s not making the mistake that tripped up the likes of TiVo and Palm: It’s got a vision and it’s going for it. In a sign that online streaming is coming to…
Comcast And Blockbuster Team Up To Make Us Wonder... →
Shared by Mac Did we go through a wormhole and enter a universe where streaming video is no longer on the rise? That’s the only possible explanation for this. It seems like Comcast is a bit…
Feast Your Eyes on Weezer's New Album Cover... →
Shared by Mac God bless Weezer. It’s called Hurley, naturally. [Pitchfork] More »
JetBlue flight attendant arrested for his... →
Shared by Mac This guy wins this year’s “Blaze of Glory” award, hands-down. From the post: “Slater got on the plane’s public address system and yelled: “To the passenger who called me a…
Renewed Interest in Financing Original Web Shows -... →
Web-based shows might actually take off this time because producers are looking at the web as its own medium. It’s not “TV lite” anymore. That’s such an important shift.
What Games, Places, Music And News Could Mean For... →
Shared by Mac Good piece that connects the dots between Google Checkout and other opportunities, including the “I can’t believe it’s already a behemoth” industry of social gaming. While…
Slingbox account server problems cutting off web... →
Shared by Mac So that’s why it’s crapping out. If you’re trying to watch some TV via Slingbox right now and can’t, don’t worry, you’re not alone. A support thread on Slingbox.com lays…
Click the "Getting Started" Tab on... →
Shared by Mac This works beautifully. Awesome tip! If you’ve been using Dropbox since the wee early days, you might not have noticed the “Getting Started” tab in the web…
A GearBox That Moves The Ball With Your Phone →
Shared by Mac In 20 years we’ll look back at this with the same reverence we reserve for “Pong.” It’s simple and archaic, but it’s an important step toward a whole new world. Atoms and bits…
Let’s Celebrate Google’s Biggest Failures! →
I remember most of these — heck, I used many of them — but a couple were curveballs: Google Catalogs? Google Page Creator? As for the next product to get the axe, my money is on Knol. It’s a little too “publishy” for Google’s taste. To be fair, Google’s hits are monsters. I use Gmail, Docs, Reader and Voice on a daily basis and I’d be lost...
Hard times working the Patch →
FT Claims Paywalls Are Morally Necessary... And... →
Sweetest catch ever →
This center fielder could hit .150 for his career and it wouldn’t matter because he can claim the sweetest catch ever. Watch as he tries to look casual, post-catch. He can’t, ‘cause he even he knows that … was … awesome.
Key Ring Stores Loyalty Cards on Your Phone →
This is a fantastic idea. From the post: Key Ring is a free application for iOS and Android phones that stores numerous types of cards so you don’t have to keep a wallet stuffed with them. From your gas rewards key chain tag to your shopper card at the local grocer, you can scan the barcodes off all your cards and store them in Key Ring. You can even store cards without barcodes by manually...
Japan Has Somehow Misplaced Most of Its Extremely... →