• B&B Podcast Episode 13

    Shawn and I talked about standing while working, the Amazon Mac software downloads, cloud backups abd why Gmail scares me. Sponsored by: Evernote Essentials the definitive guide for everything Evernote.

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  • Hands-on with Amazon's Mac software store

    Dan Frakes on trying out Amazon’s new, Mac Software Download App Store Download Web Site Section: The first thing you actually download is a small disk image (2.1MB in size, in my case) containing an application-specific [Software Name] Downloader program. Open this disk image, if your browser doesn’t mount the image automatically, and double-click the […]

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  • Microsoft has received five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone

    Horace Dediu: So Microsoft has received five times more income from Android than from Windows Phone. Awesome, clever bastards.

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  • PayPal v. Google

    Interestingly PayPal filed a lawsuit against Google over a couple of things — not the least of which is that one of PayPal’s main executives was interviewing, or had just finished interviewing, for a job with Google at the same time he was negotiating on behalf of PayPal for a payments deal with Google. That’s […]

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  • Microsoft board backs Ballmer over Einhorn

    Bill Rigby, reporting on Microsoft’s board backing Steve Ballmer, quotes BGC Partners Colin Gillis: “It’s on. David Einhorn likes to shake things up,” Gillis said. As for Microsoft’s stock staying flat over a decade, “the question is, is it because of Ballmer, or is it because people are concerned about a post-PC era?” That’s not […]

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  • Reign of Error

    Ryan Block calling for Gates to come back as Microsoft’s CEO: There’s taste, though, and there’s cunning — and it was Bill’s killer instinct that made Microsoft the undisputed winner of the first wave of personal computing. And with each passing quarter, it’s becoming increasingly clear that in matters of both taste and cunning, Steve […]

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  • Amazon’s Mac App Store

    Interesting move from Amazon and logical. I would still buy from the Apple Mac App Store as the licensing terms appear to be better on the surface and the ease/upgrade features are well worth it. However if you are leery of software vendor websites and the software you want isn’t on the Mac App Store, […]

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  • Google Unveils Wallet

    Exactly what was expected. Also I am really glad to see that they found a use for the Google Wave logo.

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  • TSA Cries

    First I heard of this, but Texas was set to vote on a bill in the State Senate that was already passed in the Texas House of Representatives. The bill would make it a misdemeanor for TSA to grope passengers. TSA responded by saying: […]Texas is barred by the U.S. Constitution from regulating the federal […]

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  • Splinternet Era

    Josh Bernoff: This is yet another step in a trend we call the Splinternet. The open, standards-based Web experience that we’ve embraced for the last 15 years is becoming a set of platforms that people love, but that are controlled by companies (like Apple, Facebook, and now Twitter). While these platforms are exciting, do not […]

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  • Like a Headless Chicken

    I have never had the privilege(?) to see a a chicken after its head was cut off, nor do I ever want to. What I used to picture growing up was a bloody, but oddly comical scene, of a headless chicken aimlessly running around Ozzy Osbourne. Now after witnessing the transgressions of the Twitter crew […]

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  • How PayPal Sees Square

    Austin Carr reporting: “Existing models don’t go away until they are replaced by models that work better,” PayPal’s Nayar says. “I think people are getting held up in the technical possibilities, and are forgetting that at the end of the day, the consumers have to choose to use it. Unless they can see advantage in […]

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  • David Einhorn Calls for Microsoft’s Ballmer to Go

    A bunch of Reuters reporters1 : An investor who put $100,000 into Microsoft stock 10 years ago would now have about $69,000 worth. That’s pretty bad, Einhorn really nails it though: His [Ballmer] continued presence is the biggest overhang on Microsoft’s stock[…] Amen. Honestly there are five credits listed… ↩

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  • When is sharing stealing?

    Bob Sullivan writes a great post about the pros and cons of sharing photos on social sites such as TwitPic and others. The rights the photo takers have and the rights that journalists and the like have. This is a very interesting problem that we find ourselves in right now. In the past I have […]

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  • ‘All Decked Out’

    Dick Costolo on the TweetDeck acquisition: This acquisition is an important step forward for us. TweetDeck provides brands, publishers, marketers and others with a powerful platform to track all the real-time conversations they care about. In order to support this important constituency, we will continue to invest in the TweetDeck that users know and love. […]

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  • Verizon Ads for Tablets vs. Apple Ads for Tablets

    This is a fantastic comparison, just so happens that last night my wife and I saw the Verizon commercial he is poking fun at. After seeing it I read this Tweet to my wife and she said something to the effect of: “Wait, that was a commercial advertising a tablet? Why didn’t they show the […]

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  • BookBook for Air

    I’ve had my complaints about Twelve South in the past, but that doesn’t change the fact that they make beautiful products — this one is no exception. Love it, sadly I am far over budget on bags from back in 2010 still… Also if you have used one of these cases (they make them for […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Michael Scott

    “It’s always been Apple’s goal to ship something we were proud of and something people would be proud to own, and I think that’s still true from thirty years ago.” — Michael Scott (Apple’s first CEO)

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  • Daedalus touch

    A very nice looking new writing app from The Soulmen. I have been beta testing it for a little while now. What I like best is the overall look of the app, which I am sure certain people will point out is not a feature — it certainly isn’t. What is a feature is the […]

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  • Site Navigation

    A couple of weeks ago Shawn Blanc posted about his thinking for changing how a reader navigates his site. The biggest of the changes was the removal of blog pagination — the little link at the bottom of the main page that takes you to the next page, which is laid out identically to the […]

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