The New Yorker: What Yahoo Bought with a Billion... →
It’s too early to say whether Yahoo will screw up Tumblr—by making it ugly, by introducing terrible advertising, by obscuring its wealth of adult content, or by simply casting a pall over it so great that the site’s fickle younger users abandon it. It’s also too early to say whether Yahoo…
Moral of the story: When you sell your company, no matter what promises were...– My one talk with Marissa Mayer from Dave Winer.
The One-Person Product – Marco.org →
A great read about Tumblr’s early days from Marco Arment.
AllThingsD's Kara Swisher And Peter Kafka Are Not...
bymichaelandrew: This is not the first time this has ever happened, and this will not be the last either. Seems like a pretty stupid move on Yahoo’s side though, if you ask me. They’re essentially telling the media not to do their jobs if they want to be invited to the company events. (Source: @KaraSwisher (1) (2)) Pretty dumb.
Imagine What Tumblr Will Look Like When Yahoo Buys... →
The only sensible move is for Nintendo to take its brands to other formats, but...– Nintendo Wii U: Death By Apathy A sad day for the console.
Will Yahoo Try to Get Its "Cool Again" by Doing a... →
Oh my. Yahoo is innovating through acquisition. I do like their new iOS forecast app. Running tumblr? Not so sure…
Listening to Bitsplitting (Episode 5: Brent... →
Daniel is joined by Brent Simmons, founder of Ranchero Software. Brent is a long-time member of the independent Mac development community, serving as a role-model to many others, Daniel included. He is the original developer of both NetNewsWire and MarsEdit, and was one of the developers of Glassboard. Brent has recently returned to his indie roots, developing again under the Ranchero banner. ...
Tumblr’s Teenaged, Double-Edged Sword | ... →
Now children have the Internet. And Tumblr has become their platform for those universal, familiar urges at self-expression falling somewhere in between the diary, the slam book and the cork board. Notes on Tumblr blogs range from mundane (“ive been telling myself ill start my homework soon for the last 4 hours,”) to the confessional (“a cute necklace for school tomorrow” which accompanies a...
Knowing our footprint is so vast, you can really see this thing taking off and...– Different vibe at this year’s ACC meetings - ACC Blog - ESPN The ACC has never been stronger. Syracuse made a wise decision to join. I’m very hopeful for the future of Syracuse University sports. This has been a long time coming.
Is it me or is there a lack of great women’s sports news/blogs?
We have an astonishing amount of freedom at work. Not just the freedom to call...– Seth Godin Great advice. We have a lot more power and opportunity than we generally realize. Don’t to take it for granted and do something good.
Listening to Accidental Tech Podcast (12:... →
FU on Apple’s tick-tock pattern. Marco’s PHP framework and sponsor-tracking web app, and why both exist. Usability and security implications of passwordless login systems. The Mac Mini’s seemingly accidental success. Podcasters who hate the word “podcast”, its quality connotation, efforts to invent alternative names, and barriers to entry. Brent Simmons’...
Fairfax approves third new large development for... →
The ‘other’ green space in Tysons Corner will be upgraded, surrounded by office and residential towers. Progress? I hope more people move to Tysons than decide to commute.
The challenge of communication isn’t to never miscommunicate, it’s...– Seth Godin
Listening to Debug (5: Craig Hockenberry, Sean... →
Craig Hockenberry and Sean Heber of the Iconfactory talk to Guy and Rene about Twitterrific 5, the early days of the iPhone, Chameleon, beefs with nibs, underscores, colons, and ternary operators, App Store realities, and the importance of blame avoidance optimization. Show notes Twitterrific 5 Behind The App: Twitterrific 5 Iterate 35: Gedeon Maheux, David Lanham and Twitterrific 5 xScope ...
Google Now is kind of creepy
Earlier this week I updated Google’s iOS app and logged into my Google account. I also allowed the app to use location services. This morning I used Google Maps to search for the SoccerPlex in Maryland. I was interested in taking my daughter to see a women’s professional soccer game. I used the app to find out how long it would take to get there. It said around 45 minutes with...
Our fire pit getting started.