• Quote of the Day: Tim Edwards

    “Windows 8 is a tax on your brain.” — Tim Edwards

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  • It Will Be Exhilarating

    A new book from the guys at Studio Neat. I had a chance to read an advance copy (I also provided a quote on the site) and I really urge you, no I beg you, to read this book before you launch your next Kickstarter project. I cannot tell you how many Kickstarter projects I […]

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  • A Private Facebook

    I love how Gabe uses Glassboard as a sort of private-single-use Facebook, with privacy. I think this would be a great thing for my family too — and plan on setting it up. I called for suggestions on how others are using Glassboard, so I am glad I came across this post from Gabe. One […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Garrett Murray

    “I’m not a fan of software patents, but I am a fan of ethical and respectful business practice.” — Garrett Murray

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  • ‘What Neil Armstrong Could Have Said’

    A great article from the Esquire archives that polled celebrities in the summer of 1969 and asked them what they would say if they were first on the moon. My favorite is Truman Capote’s: “So far so good.” Of course Neil Armstrong topped them all — may he rest in peace.

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  • Amazon Item of the Week: Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day Liquid Hand Soap

    Specifically the Lemon Verbena scented soap. I wish this was made in a foaming soap, but I like it so much that I don’t really care that it isn’t foaming. Actually what I really like about it is the clean scent it leaves behind — not over powering like other soaps, just enough that it […]

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  • Innovation, Patents, and Drugs (I Assume Samsung is on Drugs)

    Jim Dalrymple: What Apple’s win prohibits Samsung, and others, from doing is blatantly copying Apple’s design. There is nothing in the ruling that says Samsung can’t continue to innovate. Great post from Dalrymple that perfectly shows just how far “news” outlets are willing to stretch the truth to craft the perfect anti-Apple headline for their […]

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  • How a Philips Light Bulb Uses Blue LEDs to Produce White Light

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  • The Amazon Retail Domination Strategy

    I have been thinking a lot about Amazon and the future impact that online retailers will have on commercial real estate — an industry that I work in for my “day job.” More specifically, I’ve been thinking about whether or not Amazon is going to hamper the ability to refill vacancies in commercial shopping centers. […]

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  • Thermonuclear

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  • Oh, Well If We Can Claim Apple Is Evil…

    Interesting read from Jean-Louis Gassée that refutes the notion that Samsung (and other Android devices) will now need to assess an Apple Tax on consumers for settling licensing and lawsuits. As Gassée points out, this is nothing new: Last year, Apple and Nokia settled an IP “misunderstanding” that also resulted in a “Tax”…but it was […]

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  • Retina MacBook Pro Review as a Mac Pro Owner

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  • Why I Think This Win for Apple Is Good for Everyone

    I was watching Twitter yesterday when the Apple vs. Samsung jury came back and announced its findings. The overall sentiment on Twitter was one of worry — mostly about the reaffirmation that this gives to litigation and the patent system itself. The worry is that with such sweeping victory, Apple now has massive power over […]

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  • ‘The Boolean Graph’

    Kevin Rose wonders out loud why he is using Facebook less and less, concluding: The people I friended three years ago in passing I hardly know and un-friending is hard and socially awkward. The concept of “friending” on Facebook is both its biggest strength and biggest weakness. I explained a lot in this post about […]

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  • ‘Supporting Content Makers’

    When I was talking with Myke on CMD+SPACE the other day, he mentioned his internal thought process on how he decides to support a site by becoming a member or not. After mentioning it I urged him to write it up, because his rationale is simply fantastic. This is that write, and I really don’t […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Dustin Curtis

    “It now expects those developers to continue supporting Twitter by syndicating content into its platform, but it no longer wants to provide any value to developers in return.” — Dustin Curtis

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  • ‘Fred Wilson on Why the Collapse of Venture Capital Is Good’

    Rachel Metz in an interview with super-blogger-VC Fred Wilson, introduces the interview with this nugget: Lately VCs haven’t come close to generating the returns on their investments that made them stars in the 1990s. It’s even becoming questionable what value they generate for society. IT companies are finding it cheaper than ever to get going […]

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  • Quote of the Day: Horace Dediu

    “The irony is that by thinking small, Apple became the biggest company that ever was.” — Horace Dediu

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  • Glassboard Premium

    I have never used Glassboard for more than a few moments to try it out. Here’s the thing though, I really want to sign up for the premium service because of how great the platform is. I really want to use Glassboard, but my company is basically me — so that’s out. So, here’s my […]

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  • ‘Translation of Selected Portions of AT&T’s Blog Post Regarding FaceTime Over Their Cellular Network’

    Nick Heer translates AT&T’s BS press release: You won’t believe how tightly we are threading our FaceTime policies through some loopholes we found. You are going to be amazed, where by amazed, we mean “totally pissed off”. I actually didn’t read the AT&T press release because I couldn’t keep from rolling my eyes long enough […]

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