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  • Apple knocks it out of the park — will be first trillion dollar company

    Calacanis.com
    Emily
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Apple crushed it today. Bottom Line: Apple will be the first company to hit a trillion dollar market cap. Six Point Recap [ Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/m06k_ ] 1. Apple Pay will add $100B in market cap -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Tap your phone or watch to a base station and pay with one click. You sign with your fingerprint reader. There are no credit card numbers stored into the phone so the person at the counter can’t steal them. People were doing this five years ago in Tokyo and Seoul when I was rolling with Masa Son and the Naver crew. Why the frack did this take so long to make here?
  • 5 Steps to successful reinvention. And a Melissa update.

    Penelope Trunk Careers
    Penelope Trunk
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    The best way to get someone to call you from your LinkedIn profile is to put Confidential in the employer field. You might be wondering: Who does this? Answer: Melissa. For those of you unfamiliar with the story of Melissa, I will now summarize a hundred blog posts about her like this: Melissa, Queen of Reinvention, finds jobs almost anyone would kill for, they are disasters, she leaves. Then she repeats, but in a way that is different enough that I have trouble yelling at her for making the same mistake twice. This is true with men, too. And this is a good time to tell you that the bankers…
  • Checky

    Matt Mullenweg
    Matt Mullenweg
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Checky tells you how many times a day you check your phone, which Mary Meeker said in 2013 that we do 150 times a day. In a brilliant act of marketing, Checky is brought to you by the same people as Calm.com.
  • Call for Insights: How to Enhance Customer Experience with the Internet of Things

    Altimeter Group
    Jessica Groopman
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    As part of our open research process, I would like to extend an invite for your input, feedback, case examples, or any other insights you’d like to contribute to our upcoming research around the Internet of Things.
  • Permanent Capital…a Money Manager’s Dream

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    Howard Lindzon
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    In last weeks’ podcast I talked with Michael Parekh about the cautionary flags being waved by Bill Gurley, a top venture Capitalist at Benchmark. Michael Parekh has seen a few cycles as a Goldman Sachs partner who created their internet franchise. We ended the show talking about the Bill Ackman IPO (his permanent capital) and what it meant for markets. Put simply, permanent capital is: capital that does not require replacement but is in continuous existence You can’t blame Ackman for wanting it. I am sure over the years he has faced redemptions at exactly the wrong time (at least…
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  • 5 Steps to successful reinvention. And a Melissa update.

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    The best way to get someone to call you from your LinkedIn profile is to put Confidential in the employer field. You might be wondering: Who does this? Answer: Melissa. For those of you unfamiliar with the story of Melissa, I will now summarize a hundred blog posts about her like this: Melissa, Queen of Reinvention, finds jobs almost anyone would kill for, they are disasters, she leaves. Then she repeats, but in a way that is different enough that I have trouble yelling at her for making the same mistake twice. This is true with men, too. And this is a good time to tell you that the bankers…
  • Could 9/11 ever become a time of celebration?

    Penelope Trunk
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    I was there, at the base of the first tower when it fell. That night I wrote a piece for Time magazine to make sense of what happened. And each year on 9/11 I write again. This year I was thinking that I’ve been back to New York City so often with my kids that maybe my 9/11 phase of life has passed… But then I decided to tell you a story. After 9/11 my ex-husband volunteered to connect lawyers with immigrants who were illegally detained. One of those immigrants was a Palestinian guy who was in the US raising money to fight the Israelis. His seventeen-year-old son was in New York…
  • Personality type master class: Four-day webinar with Penelope

    Penelope Trunk
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This webinar will show you how to leverage your strengths by understanding personality type. The course is 8pm EST from Mon. Oct. 13 – Thurs. Oct. 16. It includes four days of live video sessions, live chat and email-based course materials. The cost is $195. Buy it now. The most popular webinar I’ve done is about personality type. I’ve taught thousands of people how to crack the code on personality type to get what they want in life. But you know what? The on-deamand webinar that people have been downloading is really bad video quality. And people complain. To be…
  • You can’t get respect until you know what you want to be respected for.

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    I was talking to this woman who’s in her late 20s about how you have to know what you want to be respected for in order to feel respected. People can’t respect you if you don’t respect you. I can’t tell you her name. Let’s call her Imogene because it’s one of the most popular names of 2014 and I want this blog to feel fresh even though I’m writing about a topic that I have not been able to shut up about for five years. My investors respect me. But I’m pretty sure they respect me for my track record and not for what I’m doing now, which…
  • We need to talk more about Melinda Gates

    Penelope Trunk
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    I took my son to a Lady Gaga concert. I could tell you that. And I could tell you I take at least one kid on every business trip I have, and they are sick of it, so I tried to make Seattle fun by adding Lady Gaga. My son loved the spectacle. Even from nose-bleed seats. He loved dancing in the aisles. And even though he told me he didn’t want them, he finally admitted that he loved that I brought ear plugs, too. Should I tell you I went to Seattle and saw Lady Gaga with my son? Or do I tell you I went to Seattle because I’m using Infusionsoft on Quistic and it’s a mess…
 
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  • Checky

    Matt Mullenweg
    23 Sep 2014 | 12:58 am
    Checky tells you how many times a day you check your phone, which Mary Meeker said in 2013 that we do 150 times a day. In a brilliant act of marketing, Checky is brought to you by the same people as Calm.com.
  • Fog of Sadness

    Matt Mullenweg
    22 Sep 2014 | 9:29 pm
    It’s happened every year for the past five years. Sometimes it sets in the afternoon I arrive home, like today. Sometimes it sets in after I wake up from the post trip nap (last year’s “nap” was 18 hours long, due to sheer exhaustion from too much fun). Lori McLeese on the post-meetup Fog of Sadness.
  • Automattic Grand Meetup 2014

    Matt Mullenweg
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:05 pm
    Although Automattic is a fully distributed company with most people working from home in 197 cities around the world, we think it’s really important to meet in person as well and we bring the entire company together once a year. This year we went to Park City, Utah, and were blessed with amazing weather all week. We were right at the base of a mountain so there were beautiful trails for hikes and runs and gorgeous views no matter what direction you looked. There were all sorts of activities people did throughout the week from paintball to skydiving to a Magic: The Gathering tournament…
  • Cuomo’s Embarrassment

    Matt Mullenweg
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Last week in the New York elections my friend who was running for Lieutenant Governor, Tim Wu, lost. However, the New Yorker has a great look at how close the race was. As John Cassidy puts it, “The strong showing by Teachout and Wu was a victory for progressive voters who warmed to their message about tackling rising inequality, political corruption, and corporate abuses.” Hat tip: Cody Brown.
  • Zero to One

    Matt Mullenweg
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Zero to One by Peter Thiel and Blake Masters is one of the best business books I’ve read in a while.
 
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    Trends... Find them, ride them and get off.

  • Permanent Capital…a Money Manager’s Dream

    Howard Lindzon
    21 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    In last weeks’ podcast I talked with Michael Parekh about the cautionary flags being waved by Bill Gurley, a top venture Capitalist at Benchmark. Michael Parekh has seen a few cycles as a Goldman Sachs partner who created their internet franchise. We ended the show talking about the Bill Ackman IPO (his permanent capital) and what it meant for markets. Put simply, permanent capital is: capital that does not require replacement but is in continuous existence You can’t blame Ackman for wanting it. I am sure over the years he has faced redemptions at exactly the wrong time (at least…
  • The Alibaba IPO…The Climactic Top or a Continuation of the Boom?

    Howard Lindzon
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    First of all, what was #Scotland thinking: If #scotland had been smart they would have filed for IPO as a server farm not separation — howardlindzon (@howardlindzon) September 19, 2014 But enough about Scotland… I have long underestimated and underappreciated China. I like the good ‘ol’ USA. My thesis has always been if you can’t find investments in America you are not working hard enough. Furthermore, you can own China by owning great American companies. Today’s Alibaba IPO does not change my thinking, but does put an exclamation point on how profitable…
  • Stocktwits Growth/Changes and What Does Google Know…

    Howard Lindzon
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:11 am
    Over the last month I have reassumed the role of CEO at Stocktwits. As an active Chairman, I was working closely with our former CEO, John Melloy, but not so much the team. It has been fun and exciting getting back into the mix. We have so many veterans on the product, community, content and curation side with Justin, Sean, Daniel and Stefan that we have not missed a beat. I love this Harvard Business piece on community and networks. The title is ‘You Need a Community, Not a Network’: The internet is great for spreading information and rallying crowds, but you can’t mobilize…
  • The ‘War on Leisure’… USA, USA, USA!

    Howard Lindzon
    14 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    I was golfing with a few friends at Liberty National on Friday. It was a beautiful Manhattan day and as our boat pulled back to the harbor at Tribecca, we passed the spectacular ‘Freedom Tower’. Next to the Tower is the Goldman Sachs building. It too was a beautiful building and I could easily see the money Goldman is putting to work in downtown Manhattan to make it a great place to live (even if only for wealthy Goldman employees). They are winning. Goldman hit 52-week highs Friday and while I love to hate them, they are the US Bank best positioned for the disruption coming to…
  • Internet Slowdown Day…

    Howard Lindzon
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    I live by ‘too small to fail’ since the crash of 2008. The internet has quickly become all about ‘Too Big to Fail’. Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Time Warner… Unlike the banks, this new generation of ‘Too Big To Fail (TBTF)’ will not risk failing because they live by a different level of greed. It’s a lazier, less ambitious, cash flow gynormous big. This group of ‘TBT’F controls how we access content on the internet for the most part. Today, Stocktwits is joining other great web businesses like Etsy and Netflix who started an…
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    Calacanis.com

  • Apple knocks it out of the park — will be first trillion dollar company

    Emily
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Apple crushed it today. Bottom Line: Apple will be the first company to hit a trillion dollar market cap. Six Point Recap [ Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/m06k_ ] 1. Apple Pay will add $100B in market cap -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- Tap your phone or watch to a base station and pay with one click. You sign with your fingerprint reader. There are no credit card numbers stored into the phone so the person at the counter can’t steal them. People were doing this five years ago in Tokyo and Seoul when I was rolling with Masa Son and the Naver crew. Why the frack did this take so long to make here?
  • RFP (Request for Prototype): Brutal Real Estate Reviews

    Emily
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:28 pm
    I’ve invested in 70 companies. To do this I have a secret process that involves nine full-time staffers that I’m not going to reveal right now. Perhaps when I hit 250 investments and I’m “done” (as in, 50 years old) I’ll write a book about it. Here’s a little peek into the process: I generally meet with 10 startups a week during lunch and for coffee. This is absurdly efficient, as I need to eat lunch, I like to drink coffee and I don’t like being alone. Given that, I wind up investing in 30 of the 500+ companies I meet with per year — however, those 500 meetings are…
  • An update on my angel investing & AngelList Syndicates

    Emily
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:42 pm
    Angel investing is a brutally hard job … … said no one ever! [ 1,600 words on the topic below. Click to tweet: http://ctt.ec/_G49d ] I’m absolutely loving being an angel investor. It’s a blast to meet smart folks with killer ideas who want to change the world — and then I get to write a check and give one out of every 250 of those ideas a try! In the past year I’ve invested $1.95m in 30 startups from the LAUNCH Fund (from my $10m angel fund). We are now 19.5% invested in 13.5 months. We’ll invest another $4.05m in the next 24 months for a total of $6M/60% invested,…
  • Startups are about SCALE

    Emily
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:53 pm
    Startups today are about one thing: scale. As in getting big and doing it fast, like: Uber, Airbnb, Dropbox, Snapchat and a couple dozen others. In this post I want to accomplish two things: 1. Explain why SCALE is so critical today. 2. Get ideas from you on topics and speakers for the LAUNCH SCALE event I’m hosting. [ LAUNCH SCALE: Oct 23-24, San Francisco -- http://events.launch.co/scale ] “But wait Jason,” I can hear one of you tweeting me, “didn’t you say just two years ago that we are living in the ‘age of excellence’ and all that matters is how good the product is?” [The…
  • BRD’s slick electric motorcycles

    krute
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:16 pm
    Think electric motorcycles don’t sound badass? Definitely don’t tell Harley-Davidson; they’re testing one. And definitely don’t watch the video of BRD Motorcycles street racer in action. Founder Marc Fenigstein won’t tell us what the company name stands for, but it’s clearly all about speed, maneuverability and performance. Yes, electric vehicles are getting sexy. Never miss an episode! Subscribe in iTunes: Audio (http://bit.ly/TwiStA) || Video (http://bit.ly/TwiStV) Thanks to our sponsors. Click here to tweet your support (can edit before…
 
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

    Tim Ferriss
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    (Photo: Ariel H.) “One of the rare noncharlatanic books in finance.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile “There is more to be learned from Jim Paul’s true story of failure than from a stack of books promising to reveal the secret formula for success…this compact volume is filled with a wealth of trading wisdom and insights.” – Jack Schwager, author of Hedge Fund Market Wizards The newest book in The Tim Ferriss Book Club (all five books here) is a fast read entitled What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars. It packs…
  • Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man’s Attempt…

    shanesnow
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Can you rewire your brain in two weeks?  The answer appears to be — at least partially — yes. The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company andauthor of the new book SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate SuccessLast year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments.  He knows how to stir up controversy. In this post, Shane tests the “brain-sensing headband” called Muse. It’s received a lot of PR love, but does it stand up to the hype?  Can it…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview with Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator

    Tim Ferriss
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost This episode’s guest is the incredible Peter Thiel. Peter is a serial company founder (PayPal, Palantir), billionaire investor (first outside investor in Facebook, 100+ others), and author of the new book Zero to One. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or simply a free thinker aspiring to do great things, I highly recommend you grab a copy.  His teachings on differentiation, value creation, and competition alone have helped me make some of the best investment decisions of my life (e.g. Twitter, Uber, Alibaba,…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

    Tim Ferriss
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Download the transcript. Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click here to stream): This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list.  You can also find all 20+ episodes of this podcast here. Some are sober and some are drunk, but the guests…
  • The Art of Strategic Laziness

    shanesnow
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.  Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progress How “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related) A basic intro to computer programming…
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    Seth Godin's Blog on marketing, tribes and respect

  • But the Beatles were out of tune

    Seth Godin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:33 am
    The pedant (that's what we call someone who is pedantic, a picker of nits, eager to find the little thing that's wrong or out of place) is afraid. He's afraid and he's projecting his fear on you, the person who did something, who shipped something, who stood up and said, "here, I made this." Without a doubt, when the Beatles played Shea Stadium, Paul was a little out of tune. Without a doubt, the Gettysburg Address had one or two word choice issues. Without a doubt, that restaurant down the street isn't perfect. That's okay. They made something.  Sure, make it better, by all means put…
  • Producers and consumers

    Seth Godin
    21 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    In the short run, it's more fun to be a consumer. It sure seems like consumers have power. The customer is always right, of course. The consumer can walk away and shop somewhere else. In the long run, though, the smart producer wins, because the consumer comes to forget how to produce. As producers consolidate (and they often do) they are the ones who ultimately set the agenda. Producers do best when they serve the market, but they also have the power to lead the market. The more you produce and the more needs you meet, the more freedom you earn.        
  • What everyone reads

    Seth Godin
    20 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Everyone used to read the morning paper because everyone did. Everyone like us, anyway. The people in our group, the informed ones. We all read the same paper. Everyone used to read the selection of the book of the month club, because everyone did. And everyone used to watch the same TV shows too. It was part of being not only informed, but in sync. Today, of course, that's awfully unlikely. Only 1 or 2 percent of the population watch the typical 'hit' show on cable. Of course, it's entirely possible that everyone in your circle, the circle you wish to be respected by, is watching the same…
  • What are you seeking at work?

    Seth Godin
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Some people want safety and respect. They want to know what the work rules are, they want a guarantee that the effort required is both predictable and rewarded. They seek an environment where they won't feel pushed around, surprised or taken advantage of. Other people want challenge and autonomy. They want the opportunity to grow and to delight or inspire the people around them. They seek both organizational and personal challenges, and they like to solve interesting problems. Without a doubt, there's an overlap here, but if you find that your approach to the people around you isn't…
  • Two elements of an apology

    Seth Godin
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    Compassion and Contrition "We're sorry that your flight was cancelled. This must have truly messed up your day, sir." That's a statement of compassion. "Cancelling a flight that a valued customer trusted us to fly is not the way we like to do business. We messed up, it was an error in judgment for us to underinvest in pilot allocation. Even worse, we didn't do everything we could to get you on a flight that would have helped your schedule. We'll do better next time." That's what contrition sounds like. We were wrong and we learned from it. The disappointing thing is that most people and…
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  • Reblog: Minimum Viable Personality

    Fred Wilson
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:46 am
    There are two guest posts that are essentially tied for the most popular guest post ever on AVC. They are both in the top ten of all posts on AVC since I put Google Analytics on this blog at the start of 2007. They each have seen about 125,000 page views since they were published. The first is Joel Spolsky‘s guest post on The Management Team. The second is this post below from Fake Grimlock. Both are great, but I felt like putting some dino magic on the blog today. —————————————- MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY…
  • My Current Home Screen

    Fred Wilson
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:13 am
    here’s the current state of my phone’s home screen. adds: – snapchat – which along with Kik is how i stay in touch with my son Josh at college – audible – which we are using to listen to audiobooks on our trip. i think we will continue to use audible on our drives back and forth to our house in long island so it’s now on the home screen – wordpress – because i’ve been blogging on my phone a lot on this trip. i think i will continue to do that when we get back. it’s awesome. to make room for all of these adds I took off the search bar. i find…
  • Audio Books – Late To The Party

    Fred Wilson
    21 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    We were driving up the coast of Italy from Rome to Genoa listening to music being bluetoothed from my phone to the car’s audio system and the Gotham Gal said, “let’s listen to some audio books on this trip.” I was dubious but she was adamant. “I tried it on a drive from NYC to Long Island this summer and it is really great”, she said. So I replied “sure.” Later that night in our hotel, using their wifi, I downloaded the Audible app and a few books onto my phone. We started with Peter Mayle’s A Year In Provence. That was awesome. Listening…
  • Video Of The Week: The Visitors

    Fred Wilson
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:43 pm
    We visited the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao earlier this week. They were exhibiting a video installation called The Visitors by Ragnar Kjartansson. It’s not easily captured in a YouTube video, but that’s the best I can do for all of you. Basically you walk into a big room and on every wall there is a video playing of a musician and each is playing a part in the song. You walk around and you hear the various musicians playing. It’s awesome. I loved it.
  • The Coin Center

    Fred Wilson
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    We have found that the best way to deal with policy makers and regulators when something new and threatening and dangerous looking comes around is to educate, educate, educate, educate. You can hire expensive lobbyists, you can try the “ignore and deal with it later” approach, and you can try operating in other more welcoming locations. But in our view the best approach is to take the time and effort to explain things, listen to the concerns, get the best and brightest minds involved to work things out together and come to the right answers. It is in this spirit that a new…
 
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  • Inside Solid: who will build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things?

    Jon Bruner
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Everyone’s racing to build the “god platform” for the Internet of Things: the highest, most generalized layer of intelligence and user interface that ties together connected devices and web services. It’s tempting to look for analogy in mobile phone platforms, where Apple was initially dominant and now enjoys an extremely lucrative and influential minority position against Android. There are some crucial differences, though. For starters, adoption won’t be quite as easy; domestic appliances last for a long time, and nothing consumers have seen yet makes…
  • Four short links: 23 September 2014

    Nat Torkington
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Thoughts on the Alibaba Bubble — Alibaba is an offering that encourages the kind of negative Wall Street behavior none of us really want to see happen again. (via Tim O’Reilly) Reactive Manifesto — We believe that a coherent approach to systems architecture is needed, and we believe that all necessary aspects are already recognised individually: we want systems that are Responsive, Resilient, Elastic and Message Driven. We call these Reactive Systems. The Log: What Every Software Engineer Should Know About Real-time Data’s Unifying Abstraction (LinkedIn) — You…
  • Four short links: 22 September 2014

    Nat Torkington
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Significance of Javascript For OS X Scripting — not just for shell scripting-type automation, now you can build Cocoa applications with Javascript. This is huge. keybase.io — social media as trust vector. I Banned E-Mail At My Company — Email should not be used to share information. Especially if that information is a resource that might be useful again in the future. Building Microservices at Karma — The biggest challenge with microservices is testing. With a regular web application, an end-to-end test is easy: just click somewhere on the website, and see what changes…
  • Multipeer Connectivity on iOS 8 with Swift

    Paris Buttfield-Addison
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Multipeer Connectivity is a means of identifying and connecting services together, and allows for very easy passing back and forth of data with minimal setup. If you are thinking that this seems similar to Bonjour, you are correct; however, Bonjour is for service discovery, not connection or transmission. Multipeer Connectivity handles everything in one neat package. Multipeer Connectivity is comprised of a few different components, but it works by having applications advertise their services asking if anyone is available to connect. The service browser listens for these advertisements and…
  • Four short links: 19 September 2014

    Nat Torkington
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Deep Learning Bibliography — an annotated bibliography of recent publications (2014-) related to Deep Learning. Inside the Go Playground — on safely offering a REPL over the web to strangers. Wolfram Tweet-a-Program — clever marketing trick, and reminiscent of Perl Golf-style “how much can you fit into how little” contests. Memory Management Reference — almost all you ever wanted to know about memory management.
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    TechCrunch

  • Dropbox Is Now iOS 8-Ready With A Notification Center Widget, App Extension Support And More

    Sarah Perez
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
     Now that iOS 8 is on the loose, Apple users are receiving much-improved versions of their favorite apps, designed take advantage of new iOS features – like the ability to create custom widgets in the Notification Center. Today, file-sharing application Dropbox has rolled out its iOS 8 upgrade, which now includes a new Notification Center widget of its own, offering a quick overview of… Read More
  • Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

    Ingrid Lunden
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
     Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google’s factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company’s driverless car project and was the project lead on Google Glass, is no longer a VP and Fellow at the company. Thrun, who also co-founded and currently runs online… Read More
  • Belkin WeMo Crock-Pot Review: Not The Smartest Of Smart Devices, But It Gets The Job Done

    Darrell Etherington
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
     Belkin is going all-out on the connected home, with products ranging from connected lighting systems to smart outlets. But one of its oddest offerings might just be a collaboration with slow cooker industry leader Crock-Pot, whose name is essentially synonymous with fire-and-forget meal-making. Belkin and Crock-Pot now offer the Smart Slow Cooker with WeMo, a $130 kitchen appliance that can… Read More
  • Your iOS GIF Keyboard Is Finally Here, Thanks To Riffsy

    Ryan Lawler
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:23 am
     Arriving today on iOS, Riffsy GIF Keyboard can be installed alongside all your other keyboards to send out funny animated GIFs via SMS, Twitter, Facebook Messenger or WhatsApp in the same way you would send a text. Read More
  • PayPal Enables Bitcoin Transactions For Merchants Selling Digital Goods

    Kim-Mai Cutler
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:15 am
     Bitcoin’s momentum among key merchants and platforms on the web keeps accelerating. After hinting at it a few weeks ago when Braintree enabled Bitcoin-based transactions for PayPal developers, the company is now enabling Bitcoin across the PayPal network for merchants of digital goods. The company has expressed interest in Bitcoin for awhile, with eBay CEO John Donahoe saying in the… Read More
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    Scripting News

  • 23 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am

    23 Sep 2014 | 10:41 am
    Scripting News: Now there's an image in my river!
  • Looking ahead

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    From the last episode of The Roosevelts, a friend explains that when Eleanor Roosevelt was touring, when she'd meet someone who wanted to tell her how she had helped them, she didn't show interest, she just rushed on to the next thing. Why? She didn't have time for that. She's busy doing stuff. I feel the same way when people say they respect me for work I did ten or twenty years ago. I only care about that to the extent that it means it might be a little easier for me to do the next thing I want to do. Ironically, it works exactly the opposite way. The more people feel your accomplishments…
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    23 Sep 2014 | 7:53 am
    Radio3: What to do if you lose your posts.
  • 23 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am

    23 Sep 2014 | 7:01 am
    Scripting News: The NYT has a pulse! (Sort of).
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    22 Sep 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Video: Waiter, there's a tweet in my river!
 
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  • 6 Impressive Women in Engineering

    Craig Newmark
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:42 am
    It's important to acknowledge and support the people on the backend doing good work. Too often, women engineers get little to no acknowledgement for the work they're doing. As a nerd, it's my philosophy that everyone gets a fair chance to be heard. It's one of the reasons I started craigconnects.org. My team and I have compiled a list of women in engineering who are the real deal. These women work and build the companies that many of us use every single day, but you may have never heard of them. This is a selection that people don't hear enough about, as opposed to…
  • 5 Voter Rights Orgs You Should Follow

    Craig Newmark
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Hey, the Founders of the US tell us that everyone's equal in the eyes of the law, meaning that citizens have the right to vote. However, there are politicians who don't like that, and they're attacking the integrity of the election by making it hard for people to vote. Fortunately, there are some organizations doing really good work to ensure that any barriers to voting are removed for everyone who's got the right to vote. We also gotta vote and make sure the politicians hear our voices and know we count and we matter. I'd like you to help out all Americans…
  • La Vida Craigbert

    Craig Newmark
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Craigbert, or a really accurate portrait During my IBM and Charles Schwab years (1976-95) I lived La Vida Dilbert [dilbert.com], seriously hardcore. Dilbert really captures the truth of much corporate life, and does so perfectly from the software worker's perspective. It's also a brilliant commentary on organizational behavior. Personally, I have to always commit to the Dilbert attitude, that things can be better, and that can be very trying when I spend time in Washington or in the nonprofit world. It'd be too easy to lose hope, and then to work the system much like Wally, or…
  • Are You Ready to Vote?

    Craig Newmark
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:55 am
    Folks, we're only 2 weeks away from National Voter Registration Day (NVRD), on September 23. In 2008, 6 million Americans didn't vote because they missed a registration deadline or didn't know how to register. In 2014, NVRD's continuing their efforts to make sure everyone has a fair chance to vote. And please remember that the Declaration of Independence reminds us that everyone should be treated equally under the law, and that includes voting rights. You may wonder what NVRD will actually accomplish, and according to their site, the purpose of this day is to:…
  • 8 Things Only a Nerd With an Appreciation for Nature Will Understand

    Craig Newmark
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Craig and the Mrs are ok with our four 2am visitors…they hang out in the birdbath that the pigeons dominate in the day. It's imperative to photograph home office visitors. A recent visitor to my home office, right from The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill…. Always use the Squirrel-resistant Suet Palace, or risk full takeover from the squirrels. (note to self: refill the Palace) New bird alerts are included in my list of important news. For example, recently spotted a Swift, possible a Vaux's. Will assign spouse to get a photo. Home cooking at Eileen and Craig's…
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