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Bookmarks for 20 Sep 2011

  • Google +1 = -2
    "Either way, the numbers for +1 really aren't big enough to justify all the fuss at this stage – though I appreciate this is going to be a long game and we're only just starting out." (google social_media bbc )
  • Facebook roll out some more huge Google + style changes to news feed
    "In a week that has seen Facebook make all sorts of changes to the news feed we are starting to see some even bigger changes being tested on the site this afternoon. most of them seem to copy Google + and it the changes involve the News feed, photos and how content is updated in real time. Facebook absolutely have their pedal to the metal at the moment and this is possibly the biggest week of changes that we have ever seen on the site in it’s history. Since Monday the entire look and feel of the site has been changed." (facebook google_plus competition )
  • Alec Baldwin bolts Emmys over Rupert Murdoch joke | Inside TV | EW.com
    "Alec Baldwin has pulled out of tonight’s Emmy telecast after a joke about News Corp CEO Rupert Murdoch was cut from a segment that he had recorded to open the broadcast. EW has confirmed the story, originally reported by Deadline." (fox_news emmys rupert_murdoch )
  • http://blog.netflix.com/2011/09/explanation-and-some-reflections.html
    Netflix CEO Reed Hastings apologises for changing his brands too quickly, and on splitting Netflix's DVD and streaming businesses: "It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming, and the price changes. That was certainly not our intent, and I offer my sincere apology. I’ll try to explain how this happened." (netflix streaming business_models apology )
  • Voices of finance: computer programmer at a trading company | Joris Luyendijk | Comment is free | guardian.co.uk
    Fantastic interview with a financial software developer: "We meet at the Royal Exchange Grand Cafe just off Bank, at the heart of the City of London. It's around 6pm, there's a light drizzle and outside on the street the heels of business people's shoes go tick-tack on the pavement, like tap dancers, each moving to their own metronome. The computer programmer is in his mid-30s and dressed in jeans and a shirt. As we are sitting down he says he doesn't like the area around Bank: "There's no greenery here, if you need to go out for a walk to think." He orders a cola." (interview finance software_development )
  • Javascript Probe
    "I have seen the future, and it is called Google Wallet. Note, however, that this future is just that: the future. As in, something notnow. I’ve lived with Google Wallet in my life for the past week or so, and have walked away thoroughly impressed — but while Google Wallet may be launching today, don’t expect it to kick your actual wallet out of your pocket any time soon." (payment_systems google nfc review )

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