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- Daring Fireball Linked List: Why This Is What Samsung Is Calling Ice Cream Sandwich "the vast majority of Galaxy S II users are not technically savvy, have no idea what “Ice Cream Sandwich” is, and, most importantly, would totally freak out if they OK’d an over-the-air software update that completely changed the entire UI of their phone."
- Boxcar Raises $150K, Preps Push Notifications Service For Developers "Boxcar will soon offer push notifications as a backend service for mobile developers’ use."
- How Germany’s Wooga took Facebook by storm (interview) Wooga-Geschäftsführer Jens Begemann: "Our focus, really clearly, is Facebook, and on mobile it’s iOS [iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch]. We like being on a small number of platforms. We have a great relationship with Facebook, and we like the iOS platform a lot. And over time, especially on mobile obviously, there will be more. I think it’s quite natural to think of Android and potentially also Windows Phone — I think that’s quite natural, but on the PC, we’re really happy with Facebook. Other companies may go to other places, but for us, it’s the right platform to focus on."
- Hacker-Interviews für dctp.tv Philip Banse: "Ich habe mit dctp.tv eine neue Interview-Reihe gestartet. Nach den Bloggern zerren wir jetzt Hacker vor die Kamera. Den Anfang machen Harald Welte, Thorsten “ths” Schröder, Pavel Mayer und Andreas Bogk."
- The ironic truth about sincerity "The truth is that it's what we perceive that matters, not what you bring to the table. If you care but your work doesn't show it, you've failed. If you care so much that you're unable to bring quality, efficiency and discernment to your work, we'll walk away from it.
And the irony? The best, most reliable way to appear to care when it matters–is to care."
- Innosaurier: Media Markt in der selbst gebauten Strategiefalle
- parislemon • Power "Want more battery life? Get a bigger battery.
If someone can truly disrupt this space, it will act as a lubricant that accelerates our already amazing pace of technological transformation."
- What Cameras Inside Foxconn Found – NYTimes.com "More tellingly, the broadcast showed 3,000 young Chinese workers lining up at the gates for Foxconn’s Monday morning recruiting session.
Now, these workers know about the 2010 Foxconn suicides. They know that the starting salary is $2 an hour (plus benefits, and no payroll taxes). They know they’ll have 12-hour shifts, with two hourlong breaks. They know that workers sleep in a tiny dorm (six or eight to a room) for $17 a month.
And yet here they are, lining up to work! Apparently, even those conditions, so abhorrent to us, are actually better than these workers’ alternatives: backbreaking rural farm work that doesn’t prepare them to move up the work force food chain."
- Fabulous journalism | Felix Salmon "To build a mass movement quickly, it helps to have an over-simplified, emotive narrative with a single demand. It also helps to tells people that by doing easy tasks – sharing a link on Facebook, buying a bracelet — they can save lives. Central to the formula is that the agency of local actors gets downplayed to hype up the importance of action by outsiders. But all those ingredients inevitably lead to eventual failure when the simple solutions can’t fix the complex reality. The movement walks away, disillusioned. And in the meantime untold resources have been expended on solutions that have been out of step with what local activists need."
- Steve Jobs Solved the Innovator’s Dilemma – James Allworth – Harvard Business Review Freaks. "When I first learned about the theory of disruption, what amazed me was its predictive power; you could look into the future with impressive clarity. And yet, there was a consistent anomaly. That one dark spot on Professor Christensen's prescience was always his predictions on Apple. I had the opportunity to talk about it with him subsequently, and I remember him telling me: "There's just something different about those guys. They're freaks." Well, he was right. With the release of Jobs's biography, we now know for sure why. Jobs was profoundly influenced by the Innovator's Dilemma — he saw the company he created almost die from it. When he returned to Apple, Jobs was determined to solve it. And he did. That "subtle difference" — of flipping the priorities away from profit and back to great products — took Apple from three months away from bankruptcy, to one of the most valuable and influential companies in the world."
- Dagegen wollen wir klagen: ACTA-Transparenz gefährdet Öffentliche Sicherheit Hm, Crowdfinanzierung mit simpler Überweisung.
- Press Release – 2012 U.S. Wireless Smartphone and Traditional Mobile Phone Satisfaction Studies – Volume 1 | J.D. Power "For a seventh consecutive time, Apple ranks highest among manufacturers of smartphones in customer satisfaction."
- OneSwarm – About "OneSwarm is a new peer-to-peer tool that provides users with explicit control over their privacy by letting them determine how data is shared. Instead of sharing data indiscriminately, data shared with OneSwarm can be made public, it can be shared with friends, shared with some friends but not others, and so forth. We call this friend-to-friend (F2F) data sharing."
- The New Apple TV Will Finish What The Mac Started: Killing Off Discs | TechCrunch "The true key to the Apple TV is AirPlay. And the latest version supports 1080p streaming as well. And soon, with the release of OS X Mountain Lion, you’ll be able to AirPlay your entire desktop to your television. Meanwhile, the potential for gaming here is just starting to be tapped."
- Daring Fireball: iPad (3) "What is changed — and what is unchanged — in this newest iteration of the iPad reveals Apple’s priorities. Most important: how things look on screen, how they feel, how smoothly they animate. Not important: a faster CPU. Important: faster graphics. (Those last two priorities emphasize the hole that Intel has dug itself. Their expertise — CPUs — is no longer the most important processing bottleneck for personal computing. Graphics are.)
Somewhat important: pricing. Pricing remains unchanged from last year at each existing tier, but Apple added a new tier at the bottom, the 16 GB iPad 2, at a $100 reduction ($399 Wi-Fi-only, $529 for 3G). Not important: increased storage capacities. (I’ll bet next year’s iPads go from 16/32/64 to 32/64/128.)"
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