The trouble with an “AutoRip for Books” mostly seems to be that no one has a real incentive to offer it yet
Now we are seeing the emergence of a group of companies who seem to be hungry buyers for technology. Just take a look: we are not even ten days into 2013 and we have already seen had two big acquisitions by what we in the Valley don’t see as technology companies. Avis bought ZipCar for about $500 million and today Athena Health announced that it was spending about $293 million on a doctor-focused app/service called Epocrates.[..]
The big non-technology companies have similar needs but they are in much more desperate need of this makeover. Not only do they need the talent, these traditional corporations need a new technology-centric way of thinking if they need to evolve their business models for the post iPhone world.
I agree. It is the inevitable next step.
GitHub continues to build out its unique social network with Contributions, a new addition to profile pages that displays the projects developers created and what they are contributing to, as well as a calendar that shows all of their updates.
Like a social graph, the repositories with the most starts and watchers makes it to the top of the list.
Given that your open source contributions have become a major part of your cv when you are a programmer this makes completely sense.
Github is making it easier and easier to show what you have created.
Meanwhile, Foursquare is also changing the amount of information available to venue owners. Currently, they can see check-ins at their locaitons from the past three hours, as well as location ‘mayors’. From 28 January, when the new policy comes into effect, Foursquare says that it will allow them to see “more of those recent check-ins, instead of just three hours worth.”
Sharing information with venues is going to be a big part of foursquares business model. It will be the bait that lures business owners in.
On a sidenote: The end of december could become the time when web services announce changes to their TOS for obvious reasons..
Just keep in mind the rule of vaporware: there’s an enormous chasm between “We’re working on something” and “We have something ready to sell”.
Under this agreement, Nielsen and Twitter will deliver a syndicated-standard metric around the reach of the TV conversation on Twitter, slated for commercial availability at the start of the fall 2013 TV season.
1. This is the future of Twitter as it itself intends it to be. ‘We are big and we make bilateral deals.’
2. Did Nielsen forget about Facebook?
I think we’re beginning to uncover the edges of a world where lack of x86 compatibility is no longer the kiss of death it used to be. It’s unclear to me that Intel can ever reach equivalent performance per watt with ARM; Intel’s ultra-low-end Celeron 847 is twice as fast as the ARM A15, but it’s also 17 watts TDP. In a land of ARM chips that pull an absolute maximum of 4 watts at peak, slapping Intel Inside will instantly double the size and weight of your device – or halve its battery life, your choice. Intel’s been trying to turn the battleship, but with very limited success so far. Haswell, the successor to the Ivy Bridge CPUs in the Surface Pro and Yoga 13, only gets to 10 watts at idle. And Intel’s long neglected Atom line, thanks to years of institutional crippling to avoid cannibalizing Pentium sales, is poorly positioned to compete with ARM today.
A textbook example for disruption.
Both Lifehacker and Venturebeat outpaced TechCrunch in referrals
How about that.