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Week of 10/24/11 – Roundup

Tech News

It was another dismal week for Netflix. The stock dropped 35% after announcing that they lost 800,000 subscribers and projecting that fourth-quarter earnings would be below expectations. Henry Blodget (Business Insider) says: Sorry, but this Netflix collapse is overdone.

HP announced that it will keep it’s PC division but there was speculation that they would shut down the webOS division. The head of HP’s PC division this was an unfounded rumor.

Google announced an update to Google TV and there were rumors of a Siri-powered, integrated Apple TV coming in 2013.

The New York Times published a very touching eulogy of Steve Jobs written by his sister Mona Simpson. A must-read.

Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.

– Mona Simpson, A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs

People aren’t happy about Google’s plans to discontinue the social features of Google Reader.

Flipboard, the popular news/social reader application for tablets, is about to get some competition from Google (Propeller) and Yahoo (Livestand).

Benchmark-backed Nextdoor launches a private social network for neighborhoods.

Y Combinator held their Startup School. Mark Zuckerberg, Paul Graham, and Marc Andreessen all spoke.

Mark Zuckerberg interview at Y Combinator Startup School

Apps

Television / Movies

Sports

David Freese’s Game 6 walk-off home run:

The Week Ahead

The Groupon IPO is scheduled for Thursday, November 3rd. Before you consider investing, read this piece by Nicholas Carslon (Business Insider): INSIDE GROUPON: The Truth About The World’s Most Controversial Company

Week of 10/17/11 – Roundup

Steve Jobs

A couple of weeks after his death, Steve Jobs continues to be a huge topic. On Wednesday, Apple celebrated the life of Steve Jobs at the Apple campus in Cupertino.

The biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was released on October 24th.

Here’s the video of the celebration of Steve Jobs

Sixty Minutes devoted an entire show Sixty Minutes devotes an entire show to the Steve Jobs Biography

Reviews of the Steve Jobs biography by Walter Isaacson

An unabridged version of the biography is available on Audible

More from 60 Minutes videos: The Steve Jobs Family Photo Album

Lots of speculation out there about the final project(s) that Steve Jobs was working on.

Tech News

Other tech news this week:

Sergey Brin at Web 2.0 Summit

Apps

Music

Radical Face – Mountains (video by YouTube user celmannn)

Sports

links for 2009-10-31

  • “Quieter is the new quiet,” apparently. Despite calls for the whisper-folk pair to make Øye’s house and techno background more apparent, Declaration of Dependence doubles down on hushed Scandinavian understatement. No drums, unless you count slapped fretboards or squeaking fingers: just two voices, two acoustic guitars, and occasional cello, viola, or one-finger piano plinks. Along with sharper songwriting focus, this go-for-broke softness makes for the most durable, rewarding Kings of Convenience album yet– a Pink Moon to past efforts’ Five Leaves Left. Barring a last-minute José González surprise, it’s also probably the best new full-length of its style you’ll hear this year.”

links for 2007-09-10