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Archive for March 2011

Bookmarks for 30 Mar 2011

Engadget"We'd say this was getting silly but that would imply that it wasn't already. Microsoft and Apple are still at each other's throat over the latter's trademark application for the term "App Store," with Microsoft now bringing in a Dr. Ronald Butters, Professor Emeritus at Duke University and a man with a taste for hardcore [...]

Bookmarks for 29 Mar 2011

Malcolm Gladwell: Social Media Still Not a Big Deal: Tech News and Analysis «Malcolm Gladwell's faulty logic is coming in for a bit of a drubbing at the moment on Twitter. Here's some more permanent insight: "This is the same point Gladwell made in a short note about Egypt he posted at the New Yorker [...]

Bookmarks for 28 Mar 2011

Investing Like It’s 1999 – NYTimes.com"Banks pouring money into technology funds, wealthy clients and institutions clamoring to get pieces of start-ups, expectations of stock market debuts building — as Wall Street’s machinery kicks into second gear, some investors with memories of the Internet bust a decade earlier are wondering whether this sudden burst of activity [...]

Bookmarks for 26 Mar 2011

Andrew Lansley takes rap from MC NxtGen over health policy in viral video | Politics | The Guardian"Eschewing the traditional hiphop themes of bling, booty and babes, Donnelly has recorded a caustic three-minute rap about the Department of Health's white paper "Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS", and dedicated it personally – highly personally, one [...]

Bookmarks for 25 Mar 2011

At last an IT supplier that tells it like it is – The Tony Collins BlogI don't agree with everything Martin Rice said to the Public Administration Select Committee, but most of it is very incisive: “If a systems integrator puts in what is called a 'non-compliant bid' to Government, they are discarded. It is [...]

Bookmarks for 24 Mar 2011

Color Looks To Reinvent Social Interaction With Its Mobile Photo App (And $41 Million In Funding)"$41 million. From Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, and Silicon Valley Bank. Pre-launch. That’s how much a brand new startup called Color has to work with. Your eyebrows should already be raised, and here’s something to keep them fixed there: this [...]

Bookmarks for 24 Mar 2011

In two years, Amazon moved from journalism savior to afterthought; is today the day the trend reverses? » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism"Like Frommer, I think it’s unlikely that the mainstream Kindle will be radically altered. It is simply too successful for what it is. The Kindle DX, however, is [...]

Bookmarks for 23 Mar 2011

Three Years After Launch, Men’s Custom Clothier J. Hilburn Discovers E-Commerce"J. Hilburn, which is based in Dallas, Texas, cuts out the retailer and its mark-up. The startup is a direct-to-consumer manufacturer, just like Dell Computer, but for fancy men’s dress shirts.[...] What’s incredible is that until today, the company didn’t sell its clothes online." (retail [...]

Bookmarks for 22 Mar 2011

The Biggest Flaw in NYT Pay Plan: It’s Backward-Looking: Tech News and Analysis «"In that sense, the Times pay plan seems to be motivated by the same impulse as other paywalls at newspapers such as the Times and the Sunday Times in Britain — where News Corp. erected subscription plans last year — and at [...]

Bookmarks for 21 Mar 2011

JAMES FACE – OLI + ALEXAlthough I laughed at this, my sympathy is with the subject, not his so-called friend who changes the photos: "I LIKE GOING ONTO MY FRIENDS FACEBOOK PAGE, TAKING PHOTOS OF HIM, CHANGING HIS FACE SLIGHTLY THEN PUTTING THEM BACK UP ON FACEBOOK. HE DOESN'T LIKE ME DOING THIS." (facebook photoshop [...]