Planning for some big changes in 2012. Stick around…I promise things are...– Shane
Like many American workers, you might be using up your vacation time over the...– NPR.org » Take The Day Off. In Fact, Take A Month
Will 2012 be the year of hypermedia? | GigaOm →
The hypermedia movement, spearheaded by people like HTML5 developer Mark Boas and the Mozilla Foundation’s Ben Moskowitz, wants to make the remix and curation of audio and video sources as easy as Carvin’s countless retweets. The end goal is that “someone with a laptop in a coffee shop can do a very compelling news report,” Moskowitz told me a few days ago during a phone call with me and Boas.
oneafter909: Robert Johnson - Stop Breakin’ Down...
5by5 | The Critical Path #19: The hiring and... →
Horace talks with Bob Moesta, a pioneer of Job To be Done research. We go over the theory and process of understanding what products are really hired to do and ask why this understanding is so hard to come by. In a discussion rich with examples from multiple industries Bob illustrates how marketing, design and engineering are all dancing around the question of how product should be developed....
2011 Gov 2.0 year in review - O'Reilly Radar →
All around the country, pockets of innovation and creativity could be found, as “doing more with less” became a familiar mantra in many councils and state houses. New open data platforms or citizen-led initiatives sprouted everywhere. Here’s just a sample of what happened at the local level in 2011: In Texas, Christopher Groskopf looked to bring open data and open source to...
Storify shifts several paradigms — the audience/public as contributors, not just...– Three trends from 2011 that will reshape digital news in 2012 | Poynter.
You need to show up at the proper precinct, based on your address. You can...– Confused About The Iowa Caucuses? Here’s A Guide | KCUR
What nonprofit news orgs are betting on for 2012 »... →
Blur the lines between writer/producer/coder If you want to do visual storytelling, you need people who can marry words with images, animation, video. We’re not only hiring people who have advanced data app and video skills, but we’re also training our entire editorial staff to experiment with video, make charts, and use tools like Document Cloud and Storify to enrich the reader experience. To...
Steve Jobs and Japan | Nippon.com →
Zen Buddhism had a major impact on Jobs’s philosophy and aesthetic sensibility. In the commencement address he gave at Stanford toward the end of his life, he revealed that he asked himself the same question every morning: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” It was a question that occasionally pushed him into making tough decisions. This...
Things have changed so dramatically over the past few years that starting with...– ‘Mobile First’ by Luke Wroblewski (Currently reading this book. It’s great! -Shane)
Apple headlines 8 of WSJ's 10 most-read corporate... →
The Journal proclaimed 2011 “the year of Apple Inc.” on Thursday, noting that the Cupertino, Calif., company had “dominated” the paper’s headlines throughout the year. The most-read corporate story was the news in October in that Jobs had died at age 56. The second most popular article was the news that Verizon would begin selling the iPhone. Jobs’ decision to...
It works like you’d expect, with a couple constraints: First, every morning it...– Chris Kalani - Make yourself some to-do items here - http://todokyo.com
thelisanguyen: The Velvet Underground - Sweet...
Apple only wants users to have an iOS experience on an iOS device. And if that...– Missing the Point — The Brooks Review
Shopping while drinking has long benefited high-end specialty retailers; now the...– Online Retailers Home In on a New Demographic - The Drunken Consumer - NYTimes.com
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Six Predictions for Digital Business in 2012 -... →
Yogi Berra is said to have said the same thing in less adorned language: “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” So a lot of what’s below will be off-base or dead wrong. But predictions are both fun for writers and popular among readers, so here goes. My crystal ball devoted to the intersection of business and digital technology brought forth six...
The Verge year in review | The Verge →
RIM IN TURMOIL 2011 was the year that reality caught up with RIM — or at least it was the year that its investors and customers finally began to notice. How did the company come to this pass? Many blame the two co-CEOs, Jim Balsillie and Mike Laziridis, who are awaiting word from a so-called “independent committee” on whether their unique management structure can survive. Strange...
Apple TV set’s fortunes will depend heavily on what kind of content Apple can...– Analyst: Device and content choice key to Apple iTV success — Apple News, Tips and Reviews
In Apple’s vision, customers would choose whichever channels or shows they...– AppleInsider | Apple wants to offer television subscribers customized channel lineups
The tablet boom: Great for Wi-Fi, but not for... →
95 percent of tablet traffic will be on fixed access networks - That’s a shockingly high number, since tablets are first and foremost mobile computing devices, but as the emergence of new WiFi-only tablets such as the Kindle Fire show, consumers are much less interested than carriers had hoped in the “mobile” half of mobile broadband. Part of the reason is the higher cost of 3G and 4G connected...
Number of the Week: Billions in Gift Cards Go... →
The vast majority of the money put on gift cards gets redeemed, but Riley estimates that since 2005 $41 billion in money on gift cards has been lost or is likely never to be cashed in. The lion’s share of money lost on gift cards from 2005-2009 came from fees and expiration dates. All that changed with the passage of the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009 that...
1. Speaking to an audience is like feeding apple sauce to a two-year old. The...– 10 Zen Ways to Nail Your Next Presentation | Inc.com
Yves Béhar :: Why Designers Should Be In Love With The Process (by 99%)
The total customer experience here is haphazard at best, and, at worst — I hate...– Former New York Times design director Khoi Vinh on the New York Times subscription experience. (via soupsoup)