Steve Jobs’ legacy isn’t the Mac. It’s not the iPhone. Or the iPad. His legacy...– Jobs made Apple great by ignoring profit | The Great Debate (via davemorin) Well said
parislemon: Alongside Tim Cook’s appointment as CEO of Apple, the company is granting him one million RSUs. Half will vest in exactly five years from his appointment, the other half in ten years. At Apple’s current stock price, these shares would be worth a cool $383.5 million. For you non-math majors, this works out to roughly $38 million a year to be CEO of Apple. As a result, I fully...
Twitter adds an unbiased photo album
Twitter just recently added a photo stream on their website. it’s actually very snazzy. I see this as being interesting idea for a few reasons. One, Twitter has grown throughout the years by being the hub or information traffic center on the internet. They always relied on third party applications to allow people to use Twitter. Take the iPhone Twitter app, or even Tweet Deck or...
Steve Jobs, my idol and inspiration
Today, Steve Jobs, a legend in the tech world, has made the decision to retire as CEO of Apple and finish his days as Chairman of the Board. I had always known this day would come but it’s still not easy now that it’s here. Here is the letter he wrote the world about his transition: I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations...
The New Silicon Valley [Your zip code]
Paul Graham wrote an article in 2007 about startups and how living in a startup hub makes all the difference. He stated: “…startups are better off in Silicon Valley than Boston, then they’re better off in Silicon Valley than everywhere else too.” Everyone says, if you want to start a company, you must move to where the action is. Move to the hub of technology. I...
What Great Customer Service Looks Like
I just want to express how delighted I am with Summify. I am writing this post to explain what great customer service looks like. This is in complete contrast to the piece I wrote about Airbnb. First let me tell you that I have no investment or connection to anyone in Summify. I am merely a active and happy user of their service. The other day I was having a challenging time with...
Google Chrome UPDATE now has OSX Lion swiping
FYI to all you Google Chrome users. They have now updated Google Chrome to use the same swipe back and forth features that happen with in the new OSX Lion upgrade in Safari. This is good news because Chrome is considerably faster than Safari (although Safari looks better). Now you can benefit from the same features on Chrome! If you are currently using Chrome as your default browser, try...
Foursquare Lists brings users to their website
Foursquare continues to grow an innovate. I love that about them. Now with their Foursquare lists, they taking the next step and making their website more social. 99% of everything relating to Foursquare is done on their iPhone, Android apps because it involves checking into locations. Now they add another dimension to their core functionality. That is the ability to create lists from the...
LinkedIN finally thinks for themselves
LinkedIN has finally grown up and moved from the Facebook copy cat status and created their own iPhone app. I can’t believe it took them this long to realize the important of their mobile user. I can understand why years ago they modeled their iPhone app after Facebook’s, (http://bit.ly/2hljyz), because they are the monster on the block of social networks, however, their iPhone app...
parislemon: Sometimes you want so badly to say “I told you so!” after months of getting kicked in the ass, that you do so without really looking into what you’re writing about. Or even thinking, really. Such is the predicament Dan Lyons finds himself in today. The artist formerly known as Fake Steve Jobs wrote the following this morning immediately after hearing about Google buying...
Stop Coddling the Super-Rich - The New York Times →
This is awesome. Warren Buffet for president
Dont trust the Apple iPhone App Store ratings
If you are like me then you love new technology apps for the iPhone. Inside the App store you can search for the newest, most popular apps to hit the scene and while navigating you can choose the app that has the best user reviews. After all, you can trust the opinions of your fellow iPhone users, right? Wrong. The iPhone app store may be misleading you from a rating standpoint. Notice the...
Facebook Messenger is a WIN & crushes the...
Facebook recently launched their text messaging application, Facebook Messenger, and I think it is fantastic. After using it for a week I am beginning to see the vision behind Facebook’s creation of this app. It’s main target is attacking Google+ Circles. Since Google+ came out, one of the core features that made it popular was the ability to group your friends into different...
Google+ Games now LIVE! Beware the Sudoku masta!
Things keep getting better and better on Google+. At the same time, the arguments on why you should use Facebook over Google+ is shrinking. Did you notice the new Games Tab? https://plus.google.com/games The game selection looks great. Although I am not impressed with my first Sodoku score. Be sure to check it out! See you at the games!
Badger...1st impression...Meh →
After downloading this i either dont get it or wont use it from here. The user interface isn’t clean enough. It looks complicated to figure it out. I’m not even sure what I’m doing on it. I guess I can give it another shot but Instagram is just too easy to use. I dont want to have to figure this application out. I’m not sure what problem it solves.
Google+ Announces Games, Facebook Announces An... →
parislemon: I love that people still try to argue that Google and Facebook aren’t at war. They’re absolutely at war. And I predict it will quickly get much more ugly than the Google/Apple war. Apple doesn’t have an easy way to threaten Google’s core business. I guess if they go with Bing across all their products by default that could hurt, but that’s not an Apple product. (Plus, I think the...
Facebook [ATTACKS] ... Everyone with "Messenger"
Facebook has launched a new application called Facebook Messenger. You can download it here: http://bit.ly/q7pjtl Why is this significant? It’s finally an attack against their competition: Apple’s iMessage, Google’s Huddle, SMS and various other “group texting” applications. They’ve been waiting patiently to strike and here they go with a great application...
Color loses their Chief Product Officer to... →
DJ Patil, previously Color’s chief product officer has left Color and joined Greylock investments. Why is this significant? How bout the fact that Color, which was a huge hit in technology potential that hasn’t done well against Instagram has lost their main product guy. Color, who was recently offered 200 million to be acquired by Google, turned them down. I, still, have no idea...
How to wirelessly move photos and video from... →
This looks valuable for the next month or so. As soon as iCloud becomes available, you may want your 2 bucks back.
QuickTime Player gains advanced features in Lion →
This looks like a cool update.
I used GLMPS last night. Was it a one night...
So I tested out GLMPS yesterday at a friends 30th wedding anniversary and learned a lot about it’s pro’s and areas of improvements Pro’s It’s a lot of fun taking the photo/video glimpse and when you show a glimpse to someone it’s a wow moment It’s very easy to use once you get the hang of it You can add Twitter (@ and hash tags) when typing in the Title...
Google+ [Advantage] 5 Free Tools for Recording... →
If you haven’t signed up for Google+ and are still hanging on Facebook…here’s another reason for you to check out the other side of the fence. If for no other reason, how about one word… innovation
[iPhone App] GLMPS aims to dethrone Instagr.am!
New iPhone app, GLMPS (glimpse) has just thrown their name into the mobile photo marketspace with a cutting edge alternative to traditional photo sharing. Here’s what it does in a nutshell… Today when you take photographs with your iPhone you click the “take the picture button” once everything is lined up for the photo. Now imagine if there was a video recording...
Google will soon make it easier to invite friends... →
Let everyone know what’s coming… Google engineer Balaji Srinivasanannounced today on the service. “We’ve heard that you want to invite your friends, but sometimes you don’t know their email addresses… or sometimes it’s not easy to find it,” he wrote. The new links feature, which will be rolled out over the next few days, will appear as another option in the “invite friends” section...
Instagram: 150 million photos shared →
They deserve this. These guys are awesome. Here’s a comment from Kevin, their CEO on the Instagram blog: On October 6, 2011 we launched Instagram in the App Store as a way for people to easily share their lives through photos taken on their iPhones. Since then, we’ve seen more than 7 million people from all around the world share photos on our platform. Today, we’re excited to announce...
[UPDATE] Turntable.fm is still awesome and now has... →
Turntable.fm is my favorite way to listen to music. I wrote a post about it here It appears they are catching the attention of some influential celebs out there like the Queen Monster herself, Lady Gaga, and Kanye West. If you haven’t checked it out yet all you need is a Facebook login to get in. Check it out here: www.turntable.fm They deserve the great publicity because...
Amazon Quietly Backs Down from Apple
You may or not be aware but Amazon has quietly backed down from Apple and removed their Kindle store link from the Kindle iphone/iPad app. Amazon has been using the “free” apps from the Apple app store to sell ebooks online through Apple’s backend infrastructure with out paying Apple for any royalty fee’s. If you plan on downloading any new books through the Kindle...
[MG Spiderman does it again] Not Only Do iCloud... →
MG - you’re the man. I can always count on you to get the quick scoop. You’re like Peter Parker, always where the action is.
Airbnb created their own nightmare
In a contrite blog post published Monday, Airbnb’s chief executive Brian Chesky apologized for his company’s handling of the matter, writing: We felt paralyzed, and over the last four weeks, we have really screwed things up… We should have responded faster, communicated more sensitively, and taken more decisive action to make sure [the victim] felt safe and secure. But we weren’t prepared for...
TWITTER BLOG: "Your world, more connected" →
Twitter is exactly what is mentioned in here. Clear and simple. Twitter is where people around the globe come to instantly connect to what’s most meaningful to them. This makes Twitter the only place in the world to get a real-time pulse on what people are thinking and doing practically anywhere. This is why I believe Twitter isn’t going anywhere. They have a clear understanding of...
After Bartz Throws Yahoo Sales Under A Bus, Top... →
Another example of how Yahoo is moving in the wrong direction. When the CEO is calling out their sales organization it’s clear there is a lack of accountability from the top. If Yahoo is going to survive and rebound similar to Apple, then they need to believe in the product (which I’m not sure what it is exactly) and they need to believe in their leader (which may now be a big...
Google+ Updates: 7 New Features →
This service just keeps getting better and better. Very pleased with it so far.
MasterCard Rewards Facebook Places Checkins in New... →
First American Express joins with Foursquare and now MasterCard joins with Facebook? This is getting interesting.
Apple expected to launch next-gen 'iPhone 5' in... →
AmEx Serve digital wallet is now on Verizon →
Being able to pay for items by simply entering your phone number is becoming a reality real quick. I wonder how this will affect Square, which is the latest mobile payment success.
YouTube’s Creator Playbook: Your Guide To... →
This is a great read for those trying to learn the ropes on YouTube broadcasting. This guide breaks down everything from A - Z. If you didn’t already think YouTube was easy to use, now they are helping you be the most effective with your posts. Right on.