10 March 2012

Twitter's Secret History As the World's Worst Tech or Media Business

Twitter's Secret History As the World's Worst Tech or Media Business
By Ryan Tate
It's notoriously hard to build a profitable tech startup, even in these bubble times. But Twitter, the business, has been provided a huge leg up by Twitter, the technology platform. It counts somewhere north of 100 million global active users.
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Feature: Review: iPhoto for iOS out-does Adobe for mobile image editing
Ars Technica
By Chris Foresman | Published March 10, 2012 11:45 AM Apple released the final piece of its iLife suite for iOS on March 7, delivering a universal version of iPhoto for iPad and iPhone (sorry, iPod touch users). We spent some quality time with the app ...

Ars Technica

At hacking contest, Google Chrome falls to third zero-day attack
Ars Technica
By Dan Goodin | Published March 9, 2012 7:52 PM "These kinds of things are finicky." Within seconds of this machine visiting a booby-trapped website, it was commandeered by a remote-code attack that exploited a fully patched version of Chrome.

Apple admits to two key allegations in ebook price fixing case
BetaNews
By Ed Oswald While Apple and book publishers may find themselves on the precipice of an antitrust lawsuit from the Justice Department, filings in a concurrent civil class-action lawsuit obtained by BetaNews indicate that Apple has already admitted to ...

BetaNews

Week in Apple: sweet Apple event release
Ars Technica
By Jacqui Cheng | Published March 10, 2012 11:00 AM It should come as no surprise that this week's top Apple posts were about the iPad event in San Francisco that took place on March 7. A new iPad was announced, as was a new Apple TV and the public ...

Earliest Fossil of Iridescent Dinosaur Feathers Reveals New Behavior Clues
Voice of America
March 09, 2012 Earliest Fossil of Iridescent Dinosaur Feathers Reveals New Behavior Clues VOA News Paleontologists say winged dinosaurs with glossy feathers likely used their flashy plumage to attract a mate in the same way as their modern descendants ...

Capcom Street Fighter X Tekken Vita trailer teases motion control
SlashGear
Fighting fans the world over are getting really excited about Street Fighter X Tekken, a game that, for the first time, merges two of the greatest fighting game franchises of all time and puts them into one solitary experience.

SlashGear

Strong solar flares still shooting out from active spot on sun
Fox News
The biggest solar storm since 2006 reached earth Thursday morning.NASA/AP The sun is continuing its active streak this week, firing off another solar flare late Thursday (March 8) from the same region that produced this week's strong solar storm.

Apple's iPad Will Help Sell Every Other Tablet On The Market
Forbes
I think there is an artificial market for tablets, and it's being inflated by the media. With tech commentators and reporters looking for the next big thing, they have latched on to the stellar performance of Apple's iPad and decide this means the next ...

Save Helpless Faraway Africans From The Comfort Of Your Armchair!
TechCrunch
Wow. I never dreamed that I'd have a legitimate excuse to write a TechCrunch post about Joseph Kony, the crazed Ugandan warlord whose Lord's Resistance Army has been a pet obsession of mine for some years now. The first draft of my thriller set mostly ...

TechCrunch

Island nation Kiribati considers moving populace
CBS News
(AP) Fearing that climate change could wipe out their entire Pacific archipelago, the leaders of Kiribati are considering an unusual backup plan: moving the populace to Fiji. Kiribati President Anote Tong told The Associated Press on Friday that his ...

iOS 5.1 Does Not Provide 4G on an iPhone 4S
Forbes
Apple's iOS 5.1 upgrade has left iPhone 4S-owning Americans baffled after their shiny smartphones claimed to have 4G connections, er, when they don't. It's all slightly arguable, this is true. AT&T themselves say: But HSPA+ is not really a 4G...

ON THE WEB: Optimized your website for search
Las Cruces Sun-News
Most small business owners who've had a website for even a brief period know they want to ranki high in search engine results, but few understand just how important it really is. A 2010 study by the Kelsey Group found that 90 percent of people who are ...

Filmmaker Cameron plans record 7-mile ocean dive
Quad City Times
AP | Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:54 pm | Loading… FILE - In this April 11, 2011 file photo, director James Cameron speaks at the National Association of Broadcasters convention in Las Vegas. Cameron said Thursday, March 8, 2012, he plans to take ...

The Problem With BioWare's Mass Effect 3 Day-One DLC And The Importance Of ...
Forbes
Mass Effect developer BioWare has been lambasted by fans for releasing day-one DLC (downloadable content) that many gamers think should have been included as part of the game itself. Casey Hudson, an executive producer on Mass Effect 3, disagrees.

Forbes

Google exec: We won't break users' trust
CNN International
By Doug Gross, CNN Austin, Texas (CNN) -- After concerns over a revamped Google privacy policy surfaced last month, some questioned whether the Web giant is still living up to its longstanding motto: "Don't be evil." Absolutely, says Vic Gundotra, ...

Raspberry Pi production derailed due to manufacturing error, initial shipments ...
Engadget
By Joseph Volpe posted Mar 10th 2012 9:27AM Those Raspberry Pi Linux PCs you've been waiting on? Well, they've hit another "bump in the road" no thanks to a manufacturing process error. The production gaffe, which integrated non-magnetic jacks where ...

Apple to discontinue iWork.com in July
CNET
by Topher Kessler March 9, 2012 2:20 PM PST If you have used Apple's iWork.com service to store documents, be sure to save them before July. With the progressive push to gain a footing in cloud-based services, Apple has tried a number of approaches in ...

Dell Seeks Edge Over Apple's IPad With a Business-Friendly Windows Tablet
Bloomberg
Dell Inc. (DELL) Chief Executive Officer Michael Dell said there's growing demand for tablet computers that can run the next version of Windows, which may help his company siphon away corporate customers from the iPad.

Bloomberg

Highlight Is Like the 'ChatRoulette' of iOS Apps
PCWorld
By Tony Bradley, PCWorld Mar 10, 2012 6:27 AM One of the apps that is getting a lot of attention in Austin at this year's South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive conference is Highlight. The social app automatically notifies you when other Highlight ...

Company aims at lucrative luxury segment
The Detroit News
By Doug Guthrie and Jaclyn Trop Mike White, in town for tonight's Professional Bull Riders competition, rides around the new 2013 Ford F-450 Platinum on Friday at Ford Field where Ford introduced the 2013 F-Series Super Duty truck models.

How Apple got a Retina display on new iPad
USA TODAY
By Matt Brian, The Next Web The new iPad's Retina Display was perhaps the most expected feature to be included in Apple's new tablet, especially after it incorporated the high-resolution display into both its iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S smartphones.

USA TODAY

AT&T's Nokia Lumia 900 launch delayed, now set to debut on April 22nd for $99.99
BGR
BGR exclusively reported this past January that the Nokia Lumia 900 will retail for a mind-blowing $99.99 with two-year agreement when it launches on AT&T. We also reported that the sleek smartphone was slated for a March 18th release, ...

“Angry Birds Space” Q&A: Your Guide to the Angry Universe
National Geographic
Green pigs across the cosmos should start looking for places to hide, because the Angry Birds are headed to space. In partnership with NASA and National Geographic, series creator Rovio is bringing the popular game to the final frontier with Angry ...

Samsung: The new iPad is no work of art
CNET
by Chris Matyszczyk March 9, 2012 9:19 AM PST In an e-mail sent to the media, Samsung declares that its Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is far better at creating than is the new iPad. Why didn't Samsung make a huge Apple-bashing ad, though?

Mass Effect 3's Gay Romance Option Leads To User Backlash On Metacritic
Forbes
Gamers refuse to grow up as reactions to BioWare's Mass Effect 3 turn from bad to worse. [Spoilers.] BioWare's Mass Effect 3 introduces more than a compelling story and incredible graphics. The game allows you to pursue various romantic story-lines, ...

U.S. Appoints New Chief Technology Officer
By Alex Fitzpatrick
President Obama appointed Todd Park as the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO) on Friday. ...Now he'll have the opportunity to try to improve how the entire federal government works throughtechnology.” President Obama created the ...
Mashable!

Silicon Valley Tech Leaders Help Undocumented Students ...
By Perez Hilton
A group of Silicon Valley tech head honchos are banding together for the sake of education. ...
PerezHilton

'High tech and communications most attractive for investors' — RT
By RT
Energy 'powerhouse' Russia has poor showing in green tech list. Russia has placed last in a global list of countries ranked in terms of startup conditions for clean technology. Given its current position, some experts say it's understandable that ...
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