As soon as Facebook stopped hyper-promoting frictionless sharing in news feeds,...– ‘Frictionless sharing’ is an instructive failure of 2012 (via courtenaybird) Instructive is generous. (via journo-geekery) “Is” is a bit too present tense
Apple iWatch Rumors Surface Again →
parislemon: I continue to have this suspicion that the most interesting Apple-related news in 2013 won’t involve a television, but a wearable computing device. It’s starting to make too much sense. And they know that. And have known that. Agree. The time is right this year. It could well include ‘remote’ functionality for controlling said TV and any other iDevices too I’d...
Beautiful London at Christmas
Superb time lapse video of the great Capital’s decorations. Proud to live here! http://vimeo.com/m/56089786
Best of both worlds
http://www.macworld.co.uk/ipad-iphone/news/?newsid=3417565&olo=rss Nice review of Apple vs Google maps. It’s great to have the backup of a good search system, but Siri integration and simplicity is putting Apple Maps at the forefront for me.
A professional response from Instagram
Fire, extinguished. http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2012/dec/18/instagram-issues-statement-terms-of-service
RIP Dave Brubeck
http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-73579309/ “For as long as I’ve been playing jazz, people have been trying to pigeonhole me,” he once told the Tribune. “Frankly, labels bore me.”
Strong Opinions @marksbirch: The Question of Scale →
marksbirch: The team is awesome and the product is great, we are just not sure it can scale. I often hear some version of this quote from conversations with investors. Just the other day in fact this line came up almost verbatim with a VC partner. Generally I ignore it as some trite brush off of a startup… Smart analysis. Worth reading.
Does the publishing industry ever go online and...
There’s so many great ideas out there on how to save the industry and so many wise words on what will happen if they don’t change things around - case in point here http://gigaom.com/2012/11/30/sub-compact-media-rethinking-the-way-we-publish-online/ I just think that if they took a look around the world of online news and comment they’d find no shortage of ways forward. Maybe they need an...
Is smartphone journalism the way forward?
“What we see with Hipstamatic and Instagram are images that are obviously filtered, but in the history of photography there has never been such a thing as a pure image” “Should we at the Guardian reconsider the kind of photography we use?” I love that my news’paper’ questions itself like this.
Windows 8 - Square pegs in square holes please....
Microsoft - spent many years trying to put a desktop OS on a mobile. Now they’re trying to put a tablet OS on the desktop. Go figure… Ps. Round pegs go in round holes too.
I wouldn't want to live anywhere else →
Amazing time lapse video of London. 2 mins well spent. I am not yet tired of life….
Siri coming to cars
Doesn’t it seem like this is taking forever - especially in the UK? http://gigaom.com/apple/apples-siri-assistant-coming-to-2-chevy-cars-in-2013/
Can Technology Throw a 'Hailo' on the London... →
Good article. Interesting that Uber is coming to the UK - they’ve had a massive backlash from cabbie unions in the US but have a great reputation. I thought the article was pretty down on UK cabbies using Hailo though - I reckon the ones using it here are among the most pleasant I’ve met and a bit more forward thinking. I’ve not had a bad experience yet. Interesting comment...
Happy Holidays Windows Phone 7 Users →
It’s scary just HOW bad Microsofts handling of EVERYTHING has become. Almost entertaining. Why would anyone give them consideration, let alone spend hard cash with them? parislemon: Paul Thurrott: Today, almost exactly one month after the Windows Phone 8 release and over 5 months after it was announced, Microsoft has never really publicly discussed Windows Phone 7.8 again nor has...
In online dating, data dictates design as well as... →
“Zadeh acknowledged this, explaining that “[Your] mental map of who [you] * should*be interested in is not the same as who [you actually] should be interested in.” ” Great insight about the way people interact in this GigaOm article
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