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Archive for May 2011

Bookmarks for 31 May 2011

You Are Solving The Wrong Problem « Aza on DesignBrilliant story… "MacCready’s insight was that everyone working on solving human-powered flight would spend upwards of a year building an airplane on conjecture and theory without the grounding of empirical tests. Triumphantly, they’d complete their plane and wheel it out for a test flight. Minutes latter, [...]

Bookmarks for 29 May 2011

Microsoft has received five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone | asymco"Microsoft gets $5 for every HTC phone running Android, according to Citi analyst Walter Pritchard, who released a big report on Microsoft this morning. Microsoft is getting that money thanks to a patent settlement with HTC over intellectual property infringement." (android [...]

Bookmarks for 27 May 2011

The Ryan Giggs story was not run with any noble intentions | Marina Hyde | Football | The GuardianMarina Hyde cuts to the nub of the matter: "The solemn tones used to debate the Ryan Giggs affair belie the fact that it is simply money-spinning titillation" (superinjunctions newspapers legal privacy ) Sign altered – Viewing [...]

Bookmarks for 26 May 2011

London’s BERG Reinvents the Concept of a Product Tech News and Analysis"I asked Matt Webb, [BERG London's] CEO, what’s occupying him right now, and he said BERG is trying to balance client work (including projects for the BBC, the U.K. government and Japanese ad agency Dentsu) while trying to build out its own products, too." [...]

Bookmarks for 26 May 2011

Psst, Twitter: Your Stickiness Problem Is Showing Tech News and Analysis"Twitter announced Monday that it will start sending users emails each time one of their followers retweets or favorites a message. The news, which was broken casually in a Tweet, has been covered mostly from a user experience perspective– as an ego-stroking “nice addition” at [...]

Bookmarks for 24 May 2011

The stupidity of our copyright laws is finally laid bare | Technology | The Observer"Some of us feared, therefore, that Hargreaves would be pressured into being more sensitive to the needs of hard-pressed pop stars and their agents. His report, published this week, suggests that we seriously underestimated him. What he has produced is a [...]

Bookmarks for 23 May 2011

Want a Better Bank? BankSimple, New Web-Native Bank, Nears Its Launch"BankSimple, the Web-native bank built by a team that includes former Twitter API Lead Alex Payne, has begun testing its first small batch of bank cards among its staff. Payne announced one year ago this week that he was starting the company and BankSimple says [...]

Bookmarks for 20 May 2011

Opportunities lost – AlphaGov | disambiguityA critique of the newly-launch AlphaGov project: "You can’t take a User Centred approach to design when your user is ‘Everyone’. You need to define who your users are. You must clearly identify the behavioural characteristics that you most want to support and focus on designing to best support these." [...]

Bookmarks for 19 May 2011

More app developers sued over patent claims | Technology | guardian.co.ukA problem for people developing for iOS… "MacroSolve, a US-based company traded "over the counter", has so far sued 10 app development companies, claiming that they infringe a patent 7,822,816, entitled "system and method for data management", which covers the collection and transmission of data [...]

Bookmarks for 19 May 2011

500 Internal Server Error500 Internal Server Error (none) Worst PPT Slide Contest Winners | InFocus"Our "What Not to Present" contest was epic! Many thanks to all of you kind folks that submitted entries and spread the word about it. Many amazingly horrendous slides were sent in from all around the world. We laughed. We cried. [...]