Tycho performs Coastal Break at The Independent in San Francisco, Dec. 10, 2011. Listen to Tycho’s last album Dive on Spotify.
Monthly Archives: December 2011
Week of 12/5/11 Tech News Roundup
Flipboard for iPhone was released.
- The Power of Flipboard In Your Pocket (Official Flipboard blog)
- Inside Flipboard’s Project to Rethink Its iPad App for the iPhone (Xconomy)
Some people are losing patience with Siri.
- Siri is Apple’s Broken Promise (Mat Honan / Gizmodo)
- The Siri backlash threaten’s Apple’s future magic (Dwight Silverman / Houston Chronicle)
- “…Â the whole thing still isnâ€™t up to Appleâ€™s usual level of fit and finish, not by a long shot” (John Gruber / Daring Fireball)
- HP to Contribute webOS Â to Open Source (HP press release)
- HPâ€™s Whitman: Weâ€™ll Make WebOS-Powered Tablets In 2013 (TechCrunch)
- Let’s Fly (Twitter Blog)
- A Twitter for My Sister (Nik Bilton / New York Times)
- Twitter hits the big time with their new Art Deco headquarters (VentureBeat)
Week of 11/28/11 â€“ Tech News Roundup
The Wall Street Journal reports thatÂ Facebook is targeting an IPO between April – June 2012 (VentureBeat)
Spotify launches a music platform (Evolver.fm)
Complaints pop up for Jawbone’s UP wearable health/fitness device (All Things D)
RIP Napster. Napster officially merged with Rhapsody. (Mashable)
It was a bad week for Mozilla. Chrome overtakes Firefox (ZDNet) and their deal with Google is ending (ZDNet)
- SAP acquires SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion (NY Times DealBook)
- Facebook acquires the Gowalla team but not the app (Gowalla blog)
Path launches the 2.0 version of their app and got mostly positive reviews. Some concerns were raised about the feature that automatically tracks your location.
- One Year Later, Path ‘Personal Network’ App Still Brings the Love (Wired Gadget Lab)
- New Path 2.0 automatically chronicles, shares your life (Rafe Needleman, CNET)
- New Path kicks ass… (Robert Scoble)
Robert Scoble interviews Path founders Dave Morin and Dustin Mierau:
Good Advice From Steve Jobs
I saw this on Twitter earlier today. Very inspiring.
When you grow up you tend to get told that the world is the way it is and your life is just to live your life inside the world. Try not to bash into the walls too much. Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money.
That’s a very limited life. Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
– Steve Jobs