Most Interesting Tech Stories of the Day (6/13)
Jason Calacanis: "Blogging Is Dead" & Why "Stupid People Shouldn't Write"
Why Google Earth Can't Show You Israel Since Google launched its Google Earth feature in 2005 , the company has become a worldwide leader in providing high-resolution satellite imagery. In 2010, Google Earth allowed the world to see the extent of the destruction in post-earthquake Haiti . This year, Google released similar images after Japan's deadly tsunami and earthquake.
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) An 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.
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 2011 Last 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
AOL's Patch Takes on Groupon with Patch Deals, Powered by AmEx's Serve Platform
Read full article A field guide to bullshit - opinion - 13 June 2011 - New Scientist (Build 20110413222027)