Pearl Jam Twenty Hits Netflix Streaming →
parislemon: Watch away boys and girls. I just watched it last week, 20 years crammed into 2 hours by none other than Cameron Crowe. Great stuff. [via Hacking Netflix]
PBS President says no major retooling needed for... →
PBS President Paula Kerger said today she disagreed with Bill Moyers’ call for a national meeting to reconsider and re-define U.S. public broadcasting. Moyers called for a “constitutional convention” to spur a “rebirth” of public television and radio, ina speech this month to public TV executives. “The core problem,” said Moyers, “is that we...
As more video shifts to the Web, the cable operators will inevitably align their...– Netflix Viewing Seen Swelling U.S. Cable Bills Next Year: Tech - Businessweek
Steve Jobs Was Right, Android Logs Everything... →
25-year-old Android developer Trevor Eckhart has discovered a piece of software that comes installed on most Android, BlackBerry and Nokia phones called Carrier IQ secretly logs everything a user does with his or her phone, including text messages, encrypted web searches, phone calls, location and, well, you name it. What is Carrier IQ? Ostensibly, it is software meant to monitor a user’s...
AppleInsider | HP CEO: Apple likely to take away... →
HP’s new chief executive Meg Whitman told journalists Apple was doing “a great job” and that her company’s once much smaller rival could likely pass HP to become the world’s leading PC maker next year.
These are tomorrow’s householders that are in their teens (and younger) today....– ‘Cord nevers’ will drive drop in pay TV subs, says analyst
What We Really Know About Consumer Behavior - John... →
A new book produced by the Marketing Science Institute provides an abundance of answers. Consumer Insights: Findings from Behavioral Research features concise (2-3 page) summaries of reliable insights on 42 subjects, with pointers to the studies that yielded them. On a perennial topic like the effects of ad likability, for example, it saves marketing executives from making casual assumptions—the...
AppleInsider | Microsoft working to bring its... →
According to a report by The Daily, Microsoft is “actively working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple’s tablet,” in recognition of the fact that iPad now accounts for the vast majority of tablets sold, and now represents a market nearly as large as Mac OS X itself. The report also notes Microsoft is working to complete Office 2012 for Windows, already in beta, for...
29 percent of tablet owners regularly share the device with their kids. Among...– Apple’s IPad-Crazed Toddlers to Spur Holiday Sales Rush: Tech - Businessweek
What The Economist has managed to capture — to recapture — is, I think, the...– The personal(ized) brand: Yet another reason The Economist is trouncing competitors » Nieman Journalism Lab
Instagram has never spent a dime on marketing, and the company is still tiny,...– Instagram: Kevin Systrom Explains His Runaway Success
Zynga should be an example of entrepreneurship at its best,” said Roger McNamee,...– Zynga’s Tough Culture Risks a Talent Drain - NYTimes.com
PBS Presents a Sober Brand of American TV in... →
As Britain takes its news media to task, an American import, the Public Broadcasting Service, hopes to make a name for itself by offering a sober antidote to the tales of tabloid newspaper excesses that have been leading the news bulletins of late. This month, as a public inquiry delves into the intrusive Fleet Street reporting techniques that have shocked many Britons, PBS introduced a new...
The Four Paradoxes of Great Performance :: The 99... →
The more time I spend working with leaders at other companies, and leading a company of my own, the more convinced I’ve become that the paradoxical key to great performance – and leadership – is the capacity to embrace opposites. Stoic philosophers referred to this as the mutual entailment of the virtues. No virtue, they argued, is a virtue by itself. Even the noblest virtues, standing...
Here’s the news flash – the vast majority of Android users are not geeks, they...– The Race to Mobile Mediocrity
Nine Things Successful People Do Differently -... →
It turns out that even brilliant, highly accomplished people are pretty lousy when it comes to understanding why they succeed or fail. The intuitive answer — that you are born predisposed to certain talents and lacking in others — is really just one small piece of the puzzle. In fact, decades of research on achievement suggests that successful people reach their goals not simply because of who...
Newspaper Backing Could Boost Gingrich in New... →
Newt Gingrich has won the endorsement of the Manchester Union Leader newspaper, potentially providing a boost to his Republican presidential primary campaign in New Hampshire. The endorsement from the state’s largest newspaper comes as voters in the state start to weigh their options more carefully just more than six weeks before the Jan. 10 primary. “We are in critical need of the innovative,...
Write everything as if your mom is reading your work, a good way to maintain...– My 10 years of blogging: Reflections, Lessons & Some Stats Too — Om Malik
A store employee, Diego Aguirre, demonstrated an internal application running on...– A Look at Apple’s Spot-the-Shopper Technology - NYTimes.com
inessential.com: The Readable Future →
…And people don’t get fired for measuring things. People don’t often get fired for continuing to do things the same way they’ve always been done. But people do get fired for taking risks that don’t pan out. Instead I won’t appeal to publishers at all. I’ll just say again that the future is readable. This could include your site, as you’ve designed it, as it appears in a browser, where...
taylorhays: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet...
Whoever wants music instead of noise, joy instead of pleasure, soul instead of...– Hermann Hesse (via dirtcrumbgoddess)