The consequence is that people will yearn and beg for more functionality and...– The case for the iPad’s future | asymco
New Alamo to have 'micro-cinema,' cocktail lounge,... →
Alamo Drafthouse’s newest location will feature a 34-seat “micro-cinema” for screening niche films, a cocktail lounge and a “food lab,” where new menu items will be tested before being rolled out to the entire chain, founder Tim League said Wednesday. The eight-screen cineplex, which will have about 800 seats, is set to open early next year in the Parkside Village...
Hypercritical #32: The Next Big Move - 5by5 →
John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin discuss the future of Apple without Steve Jobs. What decisions defined the Jobs II Era, and can Apple continue to make such big moves without the big man at the top?
Shane's Newsletter #38: My first email to Steve... →
This Week: My First Email to Steve Jobs, NETA and Online Fundraising, The Onion that is Google and Motorola, and HP Gives Up the Ghost.
Jobs pried open many content companies’ thinking, because his focus was always...– Steve Jobs’ Greatest Legacy: Persuading The World To Pay For Content | paidContent
I would argue that these efforts are misguided. Television is more than the TV...– Tele Vision | asymco
Alison Stewart to Leave PBS's 'Need to Know' -... →
PBS’s Friday newsmagazine “Need to Know” is losing Alison Stewart, the second of its original co-anchors to depart, when it switches to a half-hour format on Sept. 16. Ms. Stewart has been anchoring the hour-long show on her own since Jon Meacham became a contributing editor of the program in April. With the shortened show will come a new format focused on the 2012 election, and Ms. Stewart said...
Evernote plans new studio, aggressive hiring in... →
Evernote Corp., a Mountain View., Calif.-based company that makes note-capturing applications on a variety of platforms, is aggressively expanding starting with Austin. The company told the American-Statesman that it will announce today its first major expansion with a new Austin office to open soon and the hiring of at least a dozen employees by the end of the year. Evernote, which has just...
There's No Room For Nostalgia In The Tech Business... →
In the last few days, Apple lost its iconic CEO; Motorola’s cell phone division lost its independence. Cycles of innovation have long been fueled by loss and renewal. Though, rarely does so much ground shift so suddenly. Steve Jobs is generally considered a genius of marketing and industrial design. He reinvented the personal computer, digital music player, tablet PC, cell phone and...
Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter is usually credited with using the term...– Michael Hiltzik: Hewlett-Packard, blindsided by the future - latimes.com
Three cheers for the end of American empire |... →
Consider briefly what the past decade’s economic policies, military interventions and strategic priorities have brought the country: a Great Recession, debts that are fundamentally irrecoverable, a credit crisis, a housing collapse, and two wars with immense costs in lives and treasure. A country that employs more than one million people within its intelligence community, and still is surprised...
A Phone Threat to South Korea - Motley Fool Mobile →
Who’d have thought that Google’s acquisition of Motorola Mobility would have sovereign implications? Well, apparently it does. The South Korean government has urged its major electronics companies, Samsung and LG, to join a coalition of other Korean companies in developing their own mobile phone operating system. A South Korean deputy commerce minister said that “In the long...
How to Tap Employee Ideas | Inc.com →
Encouraging your employees’ creativity can not only create an engaging work environment, but create new business. Seven experts share their tips on getting employees to share their ideas.
Up in the Air | Macworld →
The MacBook Air is really an always-on device. For the most part, the concepts of on and off are deprecated. Instead, there’s just open and closed, with a wake time that’s virtually instantaneous. Reboot times are among the fastest in the industry, with less than ten seconds going from cold boot to connected system. While other PC vendors talk about this ability in limited devices such as the...
How to embrace remote meetings — GigaOm →
Consider this: managers spend between 30 to 80 percent of their time in meetings and more than 50 percent of them consider many meetings to be a “waste of time.” Ninety percent of managers attribute the failure of most meetings to a “lack of planning and organization,” and most managers have never been trained on how to host a productive meeting. When you add in the complexity of leveraging the...
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Apple is a testament to the idea that “little things matter”. Users may not...– One More Thing… | TechCrunch
Nigerian-born artist Toyin Odutola goes through a painstakingly slow process...– Deborah Kim, “Sinewy Silhouette Sketches: Toyin Odutola Reduces Her Subjects to their Basic Makings” (TrendHunter.com) Deborah, you cut right through me. Thanks for the write up! Very much appreciated. (via tobia)
Russia plans $65bn tunnel to America - Times... →
Russia has unveiled an ambitious plan to build the world’s longest tunnel under the Bering Strait as part of a transport corridor linking Europe and America via Siberia and Alaska. The 64-mile (103km) tunnel would connect the far east of Russia with Alaska, opening up the prospect of the ultimate rail trip across three quarters of the globe from London to New York. The link would be twice as...
A look at Apple's CEOs: From 1977 to 2011 - TNW... →
Tim Cook becomes Apple’s seventh CEO in the company’s thirty-four year history. Steve Jobs may have held his position for nearly fifteen of those years but the Cupertino-based company has seen former PepsiCo and Intel executives take the helm – and here they are.
Burger King Adds Mom-Friendly Food as Whopper... →
It’s enough to make a Burger King fan choke on his Whopper. Strawberry smoothies, Asian chicken salads and oatmeal are coming to Burger King Holdings Inc. The Miami-based chain is broadening its offerings to attract more women and families as its core customers — Whopper-munching 16- to 34-year-old males — endure the highest unemployment of any cohort. The makeover at the...
Vic, unless the Caller ID said ‘GOD’, you should never pick up...– Steve Jobs - “Icon Ambulance” via Vic Gundotra on Google+
In business as in sports, the vast majority of victories are determined before...– Tim Cook, Apple CEO, Auburn University Commencement Speech 2010 | Fast Company
Apple design guru Jonathan Ive featured in German... →
The Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe (Arts and Crafts) in Hamburg, Germany opened the design-focused exhibition this weekend, with plans to run it until Jan. 15, 2012. Entitled “Stylectrical: On Electro-Design That Makes History,” the exhibit will examine “the complex development processes of industrial electrical design in a cultural studies context.” More than half of the...