Hacker Monthly: It’s the best of the Internet,... →
We’ve written before about the money to be made from repurposing existing content into ebooks and other forms, even when aimed at a highly digital audience. Ars Technica generated $15,000 overnight by selling John Siracusa’s OS X Lion review as a $5 ebook. Foreign Policy, ProPublica, The Huffington Post, the L.A. Times, even the small Fargo-Moorhead Forum are doing it, too. Lim calls himself...
illbehappywhenimdead: The Who - A Quick One,...
Microsoft Windows 8 Consumer Preview detailed impressions — Engadget My first thought upon watching this video was that Apple is about to sell a ton of Macs and iPads. -Shane
[Facebook and Twitter] aren’t the real problems in the office. The real problems...– Jason Fried via http://www.ted.com/quotes (via nolagrrlnyc)
Pop superstar Lady Gaga brought her star power, her mom and some of her famous...– Lady Gaga Lends Star Power to Anti-Bullying Efforts - NYTimes.com
IBM's Quantum Computers Could Change The World... →
101010: That’s the number 42 represented in binary, which is the mathematical way today’s binary computers see every single piece of information flowing through them, whether it’s a stock price, the latest Adele track, or a calculation to generate an MRI of a tumor. But now IBM believes it’s made progress in developing quantum computers, which don’t use binary...
Google Cable TV Coming To Kansas City →
parislemon: I’m all for anything that disrupts the region-based cable monopolies. But remember that Google had a hell of a time trying to reach agreements with content providers for Google TV. And recall that it’s coming up on two years (!) since Google first showed off their music product — and they still don’t have a deal with all the labels. The types of deals needed for content plays don’t...
New Apple TVs Alongside New iPads? →
parislemon: Mark Gurman of 9to5Mac cites “reliable sources” and has some part numbers to back it up. I don’t have any information about this, but it sounds right because I’d imagine Apple will want higher quality video content to show off on the new iPad’s Retina screen. That likely means upgrading current HD iTunes content from 720p to 1080p (which is still less than the new iPad’s supposed...
TED Blog | Peter Weyland at TED2023: I will change the world A TEDTalk from the future as envisioned by Prometheus director Ridley Scott
Current: At NPR, Wilson promoted to chief content... →
NPR President Gary Knell has restructured the news organization’s top ranks, elevating digital chief Kinsey Wilson to executive v.p. and chief content officer, and appointing Margaret Low Smith as senior v.p. of news, a job she took on an interim basis last year. When Wilson joined NPR as senior v.p. and general manager of digital media in 2008, the position was parallel to the senior news...
You know when you flush the toilet, and for a while the water is circling,...– Daring Fireball: AOL/TechCrunch Traffic Plummets
Ep. 22: "My Own Dungeon Master" - Roderick on the... →
The Problems: This new chickenshit Navy, high school steel-folders, late-night Casals lesson, and John’s curious imperviousness to est®.
NCME: EXPERT SPEAK: SHANE GUITER ON HOW YOUR... →
From more ways to share content to tighter budgets, there’s no doubt the public media landscape is evolving. So, how can stations take advantage of new opportunities? Shane Guiter invites your station to start thinking like a start-up. Join us for our first-ever Expert Speak webinar on Wednesday, February 29 at 2 p.m. ET featuring Shane Guiter, director of development at KLRU-TV in...
"We're no longer a PC company, we're an IT... →
parislemon: That’s not IBM. That’s not HP. That’s Dell. But you’ll notice the trend. Everyone is getting out of the PC business because it’s a shitty business to be in. IBM was way ahead of the curve (and is reaping the rewards as a result). While seemingly insane at the time, HP had the right idea last year (then backtracked and got burned last quarter). Now Dell.
What the carriers want is a world where the iPhone doesn’t exist or isn’t so...– Daring Fireball: Eric Raymond’s Advice to Mobile Carriers: Drop the iPhone
In 2009, Steve Jobs wanted to pay more than a hundred million dollars for...– Steve Jobs was right: Dropbox is a feature, not a product | PandoDaily
Each year, Startup Riot gives entrepreneurs three minutes and four slides to...– How To Pitch A Startup In Three Minutes | Fast Company
How much does it cost to manufacture an iPhone? |... →
An iPhone generates approximately $650 in revenue for Apple. This figure has remained fairly steady over time. Using deduction from overall margins, it’s possible to estimate the gross margin on the product to be around 55%. That means that the cost of goods sold (COGS) for the iPhone is about $293. Is that a lot? Where does that money go? What else does it tell us about how the company...
The Virgin Media Business report also notes that face-to-face meetings with...– 60% of UK Employees Working Remotely Within a Decade
Innovating Office For iPads: Or, Why Microsoft... →
Microsoft would be foolish not to address the iPad App Store as a market space because Apple’s tablet is continuing to dominate the scene, is likely to do so for a while, is affecting PC sales and is penetrating into business workplaces (with a recent survey saying 91% of business and IT pros using one for work). That’s MS’s traditional Office stomping ground. MS’s own...
ABC News Taps Social Media Analytics Company... →
ABC News is collaborating with the MIT-spawned social media analysts company Bluefin Labs for its 2012 election coverage. As part of the agreement, ABC will have exclusive access to data visualization provided by Bluefin during a number of key election events, including debates, the party conventions and election night itself.
thesunsetunlimited: A Punchup At A...
Tweeting a War: How One Journalist Is Using... →
Kazemi’s coverage provides a window into Afghanistan from a native writer’s eyes that simply can’t be matched by foreign writers. He manages this all while building an online following and readership the way any web-savvy journalist would: through interaction and engagement. He’s got just less than 3,000 followers, but that number’s going up every day. Kazemi makes it a point to respond to his...
In contrast to conventional computers that are based on transistors with...– Physicists Create a Working Transistor From a Single Atom - NYTimes.com
Apple’s facility will be just minutes from a Facebook server farm that...– Apple confirms plans for ‘green’ data center in Oregon