Melinda Gates and Bill Gates Why giving away our wealth has been the most satisfying thing we've done In 1993, Bill and Melinda Gates—then engaged—took a walk on a beach in Zanzibar, and made a bold decision on how they would make sure that their wealth from Microsoft went back into society.
photo: GigaOM The Wall Street Journal reports that Twitter is unveiling 15 new ad units, along with an expanded analytics platform for brands. Read more » Amazon is working on a Spotify-like music subscription service, which could launch as early as next month.
*Boy, Alexis Madrigal’s magazine, or whatever that thing is, is plenty good. Anyone who can comprehend English should be reading the Atlantic nowadays. http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2014/01/where-do-we-go-from-here-8-hypotheses-about-tech-in-2014/282790/ “If there was a feeling that defined the cultural backdrop for 2013, it was technoanxiety.
What’s New With Naomi Klein | Beyond The Beyond *Rather a lot. Looks like, ten years after Seattle 1999, she’s figured out that there is no global Left and no world government. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/jan/16/naomi-klein-branding-obama-america in the past 10 years I have written very little about developments like these. I realised why while reading William Gibson’s 2003 novel Pattern Recognition. (((gets popcorn)))
Xeni Jardin at 11:21 am Fri, Jan 17, 2014 • 0 Image: Reuters Reuters reports that digital security firm IntelCrawler claims to have uncovered "at least six ongoing attacks at merchants across the United States whose credit card processing systems are infected with the same type of malicious software used to steal data from some 40 million credit cards at Target Inc." The firm has alerted "law enforcement, Visa Inc and intelligence teams at several large banks about the findings." Xeni Jardin at 11:02 am Fri, Jan 17, 2014 • 1
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