Tag Archives: mobile apps

Nick Bilton’s ‘Hatching Twitter,’ part I

We’ve got two new books in the mix currently, and let’s start with the one I’m most excited about (and thoroughly enjoying): Nick Bilton’s ‘Hatching Twitter: A true story of money, power, friendship and betrayal.’ Bilton, a tech reporter and … Continue reading

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Now Reading: Internet ruining TV, write like Hemingway, dating apps, LeBron James in GQ, bullet wounds

A selection of stories I read around the Web today … How the Internet sucks the joy out of TV shows Vijith Assar had an interesting essay on Wired the other day about how the Internet, and how we align … Continue reading

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Now Reading: Uber’s great potential, Spotify’s mobile business, being nice online, snooze buttons

‘Now Reading’ is a collection and sharing of online stories and is meant for minimal consumption by the few readers of this blog. Topics include books, food, culture, photography, media and technology … there are no rules. Have a story … Continue reading

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Tumblr and Marissa Mayer’s expertise in making life easier

Aesthetically, it’s a brand and a box, centered on a mostly antiseptic page. Theoretically, of course, it’s much more. It’s a powerful engine, a suite of consumer tools, the executive chef’s virtual kitchen where anything can be cooked up on … Continue reading

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Google Glass: A four-app wish list

Maybe I shouldn’t be amazed by technology anymore. We have cars that drive themselves, warm robotic voices that suddenly emerge from the clouds to answer questions, massive worlds contained in little devices that we store in our pockets. I mean, … Continue reading

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iPads and a world without personal notebooks

Farhad Manjoo wrote in Slate recently that the “next big thing” for Apple will be the iPad. In a way, they are facetious words; we know how innovative and vital the iPad is already. This is not new. But in … Continue reading

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Nick D’Aloisio, Summly and the power of simplicity

The first thing you notice about Nick D’Aloisio is the ease with which he delivers his genius, a polished and endearing display of intellect, wit and self-deprecating humor. It’s not the image that first comes to mind when you read … Continue reading

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