August 2, 2012

twicr:

Robots have conquered spiral staircases? Nothing can stop them now.

What about escalators? They might have trouble with those. Especially because they might think escalators are an enemy robot.

July 2, 2012
thisistheverge:

Marvel and Star Wars Computer-Books
Oh C-3PO, just Google it

Does C-3PO really need to sit down and type on a computer? R2D2 is already hooked up to it, anyway.

thisistheverge:

Marvel and Star Wars Computer-Books

Oh C-3PO, just Google it

Does C-3PO really need to sit down and type on a computer? R2D2 is already hooked up to it, anyway.

June 20, 2012
thisistheverge:

xkcd: Exoplanets

thisistheverge:

xkcd: Exoplanets

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Filed under: tech space xkcd 
May 22, 2012
courtenaybird:

Study shows 52% leave a site on seeing a paywall

Actually buying a subscription doesn’t even appear as an option. Guess I should read the article.

courtenaybird:

Study shows 52% leave a site on seeing a paywall

Actually buying a subscription doesn’t even appear as an option. Guess I should read the article.

(via emergentfutures)

May 10, 2012
courtenaybird:

How You’re Turning Sitcoms Into Social Phenomena 

courtenaybird:

How You’re Turning Sitcoms Into Social Phenomena 

(via emergentfutures)

March 18, 2012
Stowe Boyd: The Second Screen Gets Most Of The Attention

stoweboyd:

In a study published last year, S. Adam Brasel and James Gips studied the behavior of TV use when a computer was also present:

Media Multitasking Behavior: Concurrent Television and Computer Usage - Brasel and Gips, published in Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking

Changes in the…

January 24, 2012
A "Holy Fucking Shit" Quarter

parislemon:

Remember back in October when after a rare “miss” by Apple (which was only a miss because analysts are stupid and lazy), the early signs pointed to the potential of a $40 billion quarter? Some thought that was insane given that Apple had never even had a $30 billion quarter before. Well, turns out that projection was a little insane — insanely low.

Try a $46.33 billion quarter.

It’s a number so insane that it even destroys the $42.76 billion blow-out “whisper” number.

As for the early projections of 34 million iPhones sold — which again, some people thought were crazy — also low. Try 37 million.

But hey, Android is winning, right?

As for the other numbers. 15.43 million iPads. A record. 5.2 million Macs. A record. 15.4 million iPods. Not a record, but no surprise — this is the age of the iPhone.

Net quarterly profit was $13.06 billion. Again, holy shit.

That stock you were an idiot for selling after aforementioned “miss”? Up 10% now in after-hours trading, well past $460 a share. By far an all-time high, pushing Apple’s market cap well past $400 billion. 

Apple now has $97.6 billion in cash.

I’ll be listening to the call at 2PM PT and posting some follow-up thoughts on TechCrunch. Stay tuned.

Some thoughts:

  1. I wonder how much of that cash is stuck overseas.
  2. Is it the age of the iPhone, or the age of the iPad?
  3. How successful was the iPhone 4S compared to all other iPhone sales?

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Filed under: tech apple earnings 
August 29, 2011

parislemon:

Apple’s vision for the future of computing versus Microsoft’s vision for the future of computing.

Any questions?

This does say it all. Apple and Microsoft are headed in two different directions.

(via stevewoolf)

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Filed under: tech apple microsoft 
August 24, 2011
Technology Devices Either Sell Big or Die Fast

infoneer-pulse:

These days, big technology companies — particularly those in the hypercompetitive smartphone and tablet industries — are starting to resemble Hollywood film studios. Every release needs to be a blockbuster, and the only measure of success is the opening-weekend gross. There is little to no room for the sleeper indie hit that builds good word of mouth to become a solid performer over time.

» via The New York Times (Subscription may be required for some content)

August 14, 2011
How Rafat Ali Found A Job

tanya77:

soupsoup:

I’m lucky to call Rafat a friend. For anyone trying to make a business out of blogging, this is a must read.

Great linear history of the explosion of the digital space.

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