Most Interesting Tech Stories of the Day (6/13)
Jason Calacanis: "Blogging Is Dead" & Why "Stupid People Shouldn't Write" "Blogging is largely dead." "There are a lot of stupid people out there ... and stupid people shouldn't write." "There needs to be a better system for tuning down the stupid people and tuning up the smart people."
Why Google Earth Can't Show You Israel
In my article earlier today about iClouds chances for success I mentioned that it was likely that we would see some web components of iCloud eventually and that it was too early to gripe about their absence. Now a Macrumors reader has uncovered what seems to be a portion of Apple’s MobileMe architecture that has been ported over to the new iCloud branding. The reader sent themselves an event invitation from inside iOS 5 and got this screen, showing what resembles a MobileMe event page but with iCloud branding, hosted on the iCloud domain. It looks like iCloud will have some web apps after all - Apple (Build 20110608151458)
Egyptian anti-government bloggers work on their laptops from Cairo's Tahrir square in February. US funds secret 'internet in a suitcase' for dissidents (Build 20110608151458)
Heart With No Beat Offers Hope Of New Lease On Life : NPR (Build 20110608151458) hide captionAn X-ray shows the dual turbinelike blood pumps that replaced Craig Lewis' heart.
When Hard Books Disappear (Build 20110608151458) [Translations: Japanese] Hard books are on their way to extinction. Biologists maintain a concept call a "type specimen." Every species of living organism has many individuals of noticeable variety. There are millions of Robins in America, for instance, all of them each express the Robin-ness found in the type of bird we have named Turdus migratorius.
Last Monday, Steve Jobs debuted one of Apple's boldest products to the world, iCloud. At long last, the brains in Cupertino seemed as if they were set to fully embrace the internet and its inherent, omnipresent power. There had been rumors swirling previous to the event (and even some slight confirmation from the company) that the new product would encompass all manner of content and services, particularly when it came to your media collections, and even more particularly, your iTunes library. iCloud and Apple’s truth: can you win if you don’t play? | This is my next... (Build 20110608151458)
Spanish police website hit by Anonymous hackers 13 June 2011Last updated at 06:50 ET
by James Allworth | 11:45 AM March 31, 2011 Innovation has emerged as a key means by which the US can pull itself out of this lackluster economy. In the State of the Union, President Obama referred to China and India as new threats to America’s position as the world’s leading innovator. "Big Content" Is Strangling American Innovation - James Allworth - The Conversation
The recently launched digital payment and commerce platform from American Express known as Serve has just announced a new partnership with Patch, AOL's big bet on hyperlocal news and content. Under the new partnership, Serve will power the Patch Deals platform, which will now offer Patch users deals and discounts, Groupon-style, with local merchants on the American Express network. Patch Now Doing Local Deals Patch Deals, like Groupon, Living Social and other similar coupon-sharing startups, is a group-buying deals program that targets local communities. Users sign up for free to receive email alerts from businesses and can then click on any deal that is of interest to them. AOL's Patch Takes on Groupon with Patch Deals, Powered by AmEx's Serve Platform
Read full article Continue reading page |1|2 How do people defend their beliefs in bizarre conspiracy theories or the power of crystals? Philosopher Stephen Law has tips for spotting their strategies A field guide to bullshit - opinion - 13 June 2011 - New Scientist (Build 20110413222027)