Google co-founder Sergey Brin ‘demonstrates’ his... →
To succeed, he concluded, the site that was to become Huffington Post would have...– CJR: How The Huffington Post ate the Internet
Your 1920×1080 TV takes a 1920×1080 signal, chops the edges off it and then...– Matthew Garrett: TVs are all awful
The titanic showdown between Facebook and Google might not be the News Feed vs....– Robin Sloan: Pictures & Vision
San Francisco put on a serious fireworks show for the 75th anniversary of the Golden Gate Bridge
When I went into IT in the mid-90s, there was this idea that we were making a...– Former IT salesman anonymously interviewed for The Guardian’s Banking Blog
One recent estimate placed annual direct consumer losses at $114 billion...– Microsoft: The Cybercrime Wave That Wasn’t
The SpaceX Vimeo channel has some intimate videos of cheering employees, fascinating.
It is disruptive competition for ad dollars, not changing reader engagement,...– Clay Shirky on Warren Buffett’s newspaper purchase
An American soldier dies every day and a half, on average, in Iraq or...– A Veteran’s Death, the Nation’s Shame
A documentary about Swedish telecommunications giant TeliaSonera which has been in collaboration with security services in some of the harshest dictatorships.
Custom CSS to optimize Tumblr Effector theme for...
Effector is a great minimalistic Tumblr theme, but sadly it isn’t iPhone optimized. You can thus either use the terrible standard Tumblr mobile theme or implement a solution yourself. Use this code hack to optimize it. Insert this meta-tag in the <head> section. <meta name = "viewport" content = "width = device-width"> And put this custom CSS in the Advanced box. @media...
How could a 300-person company not have any formal management? My observation is...– Working at Valve Software
America’s prisons are its blind spots, places where complaints cannot be heard...– N+1: Raise the crime rate
Virtual retail banks: All former constrains are...
Retail banks offer three services: money storage, transaction facilitation and credit availability. This combination of services is a result of the situation at the time when most retail banks were incorporated, since personnel, knowledge, opening hours and postage were scarce resources. With the arrival of the internet, a new business platform has been created that replaced resource scarcity with...
It’s hardly the system you would dream up in a civics class. Nonetheless the...– Vanity Fair: The Camorra Never Sleeps
The questions I wish Adam Lisagor would have asked...
Dan Benjamin and John Gruber did a podcast show about Apple called The Talk Show together for many years and recently Gruber decided to switch from Dan’s 5by5 network to Mule Radio Syndicate. This was a big surprise for many listeners and it is still unclear why it happened as it did. Last week, Adam Lisagor joined John Gruber on the second episode of the reincarnation of The Talk Show and...
Increasingly, the true audience for mobile technology is not the technically...– Khoi Vinh on reception of technology, illustrated by a Sesame Street iPhone app that mimics FaceTime calls
Fake goods aren’t totally bad, at least it created jobs at some counterfeit...– Patrizio Bertelli, CEO of Prada.
In most conflicts,” Popovic argues, “the only arena in which protesters cannot...– Intelligent Life: A Velvet Fist. “If you want to start a peaceful revolution, the person to call is a Serb with a passion for Tolkien. Srdja Popovic is advising rebels in 40 countries.”
Lately, though, perhaps because at age 41 I’d begun feeling less like the...– GQ: The Cooler Me
Several months later, after the model had finished running a second time, the...– Washington Monthly: A Fish Story. This is why not only the rules of government have to be transparent, but also its data, source code and models.
Many people consider the censor to be a fanatic and uneducated person, but this...– Dalal Al-Mutairi, head of the Foreign Books Department at the Ministry of Information, explains the censoring process to the Kuwait Times
If the euro does completely unravel, the German mark will come back. And the new...– Matthew O’Brien for The Atlantic: Bad News, Germany Can Borrow for Free
Recently, Flickr rolled out a “Justified” view, a way to scan your...– Gizmodo: How Yahoo killed Flickr