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Archive for December 2010

Bookmarks for 31 Dec 2010

Google Launches ‘The Google’ For Older Adults | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source"The popular search engine Google announced plans Friday to launch a new site, TheGoogle.com, to appeal to older adults not able to navigate the original website's single text field and two clearly marked buttons." (google humour ) CHART OF THE DAY: [...]

Bookmarks for 30 Dec 2010

Can Martha teach the government not to think it’s Google? « Labour Uncut"During my time at the cabinet office, not a day went by where there wasn’t a Jim Hacker moment. “The problem with Google, minister” said the very high up IT man “is that it doesn’t find the pages we want people to read.” [...]

Bookmarks for 29 Dec 2010

5 Enterprise Startups to Watch in 2011 # 1: DokDok"[DokDok's gadget is] essentially trying to turn email into a document management system based on existing user behaviors. We appreciate DokDok's approach of trying to augment, rather than change, existing behavior." (startups enterprise_computing document_management ) Watch the next series of the Ashes on the Times website [...]

Bookmarks for 28 Dec 2010

Lessig: It’s Time to Demolish the FCC – Newsweek"President Obama should get Congress to shut down the FCC and similar vestigial regulators, which put stability and special interests above the public good. In their place, Congress should create something we could call the Innovation Environment Protection Agency (iEPA), charged with a simple founding mission: "minimal [...]

Bookmarks for 27 Dec 2010

Nathaniel Johnston » Generating Sequences of Primes in Conway’s Game of Life"One of the most interesting patterns that has ever been constructed in Conway’s Game of Life is primer, a gun that fires lightweight spaceships that represent exactly the prime numbers. [...] The gun works by firing lightweight spaceships westward, and destroying them via glider [...]

Bookmarks for 26 Dec 2010

Anthony Rose leaves YouView • The Register"The man who revived the BBC's new media fortunes, Anthony Rose, is to step down as CTO of the YouView venture, formerly known as Project Canvas. It's a surprise move. Rose is well respected throughout the industry and inspires great loyalty from his team." (bbc moves iplayer youview ) [...]

Bookmarks for 24 Dec 2010

Come On, Demand Media, Just Drop The Bogus AccountingHenry Blodget smartly and straightforwardly explains the problems with Demand Media's unusual accounting in its IPO documentation. (demand_media investing ipo financials ) Frankie Boyle’s use of racial language intended as satire, says Channel 4 | Media | guardian.co.uk"The Tuesday night episode of Boyle's Tramadol Nights series on [...]

Bookmarks for 22 Dec 2010

What AOL Got When it Bought About.me"Get a little bit more of [About.me founder Tony Conrad's] time spent at AOL, together with Arrington, Jason Shellen, creator of Google Reader and most recently co-founder of Thing Labs (Shellen worked on a startup called Plinky with About.me's Freitas, too) and a growing number of others, and you've [...]

Bookmarks for 22 Dec 2010

British Library Maps Evolution of English, Contribute Your Accent by Reading Mr. Tickle Aloud (language audio research ) Anonymous comments not the problem, ignoring the conversation is | Poynter."[Barton Cromeens, editor of the Abilene (Texas) Reporter-News] wrote earlier this month that the problem with reader comments is not that many are anonymous, but that most [...]

Bookmarks for 21 Dec 2010

Spotted: TFL introduces new measures to help deal with delays… on Twitpic (photograph tfl humour ) Publishers take note: the iPad is altering the very concept of a ‘book’ | Technology | The Observer"The concept of a "book" will change under the pressure of iPad-type devices, just as concepts of what constitutes a magazine or [...]