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Welcome Kif Leswing, Gigaom’s newest mobile writer

gigaom.com — We've added a new member to the team: Kif Leswing is our new mobile writer based in New York. Kif jumped into the mix right away on Monday, noting how Google's distribution strategy so far with Google Glass mimics that of high-end fashion brands (even if it's a pretty ugly product) and taking a look at Microsoft's new Office subscription plan.
RT @gigaom: Please welcome Gigaom's newest mobile writer! You can follow him at @kifleswing. Info here: gigaom.com/2014/04/16/wel… http://t.co/…
RT @gigaom: Please welcome Gigaom's newest mobile writer! You can follow him at @kifleswing. Info here: gigaom.com/2014/04/16/wel… http://t.co/…
RT @laurahazardowen: Meet @gigaom's new mobile reporter @kifleswing. He's working out of NYC covering smartphones, tablets & apps for us ht…
RT @tomkrazit: Say hi to @kifleswing, who is our newest mobile writer based in NYC. gigaom.com/2014/04/16/wel… Me: Hi! Oh wait: he meant you all
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A few accumulated thoughts on media

gigaom.com — A few days back my friend Pip Coburn, who runs an investment advisory service, and his colleague Brynne Thompson asked me to discuss what I have learned about media after spending nearly 12 years on Gigaom, pretty much most of my working life in various aspects of media, and two decades on the internet.
Upshot: nobody knows anything, but this is a start RT @om: A few accumulated thoughts on media trib.al/fO13cQF
Media by @om >> forecasters use statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts — for support rather than for illumination gigaom.com/2014/04/16/a-f…
A great overview of what's happening to media, from @om — a must read: bit.ly/1eKmM9Q

Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy

gigaom.com — There are plenty of apps out there that help people calculate and lower their carbon footprints, but the reality is that most of these apps receive little use - they're just not that compelling and useful.
Oroeco looks like maybe the first app to tie your purchases to your carbon in a meaningful, non-bullshit way. bit.ly/1ncraRm
Here comes an app to tie your carbon footprint with what you buy, my @GigaOm post goo.gl/6q0s2V

Goodreads users can now sync Amazon purchases with their accounts

gigaom.com — Since Amazon acquired book-based social networking site Goodreads about a year ago, the retailer has gradually been integrating Goodreads' functionality into Kindle. Kindle Fire tablets and the new and first-generation Kindle Paperwhite e-readers support Goodreads, for instance, letting users log into their Goodreads account from the devices and share what they are reading.
It's a start. How about highlights integration? -> Goodreads users can now sync Amazon purchases with their accounts gigaom.com/2014/04/16/goo…

Mark Zuckerberg on the shift to mobile and the Great Unbundling of Facebook

gigaom.com — When you're as big as Facebook is - with over a billion users worldwide and a stock-market value of more than $150 billion - it would be tempting to just sit back and watch the money roll in.
In case you missed it, I pulled some themes out of Mark Zuckerberg's recent interview with Farhad at the NYT: gigaom.com/2014/04/16/mar…
RT @aprildunford: I think @gigaom's insight on the NYT Zuckerberg interview is better than the NYT piece gigaom.com/2014/04/16/mar…
"Mark Zuckerberg on the shift to mobile and the Great Unbundling of Facebook" gigaom.com/2014/04/16/mar…

MtGox tries to recover $5M from Homeland Security, moves to liquidate

gigaom.com — Give up hope all ye who enter MtGox, or whatever is left of the bankrupt bitcoin exchange that is "missing" hundreds of millions of dollars worth of customer deposits. According to reports on Wednesday, MtGox asked a Tokyo bankruptcy court to convert the proceedings from a restructuring process to an outright liquidation, which further lessens the chance that its 127,000 creditors will obtain any meaningful recovery.
RT @jeffjohnroberts: MtGox want Homeland Security to give seized $5M back.. Good luck with that, guys gigaom.com/2014/04/16/mtg…
MtGox want Homeland Security to give seized $5M back.. Good luck with that, guys gigaom.com/2014/04/16/mtg…

Microsoft launches personal Office subscription, including iPad editing, for $7 per month

gigaom.com — A A According to a tweet from Microsoft, 12 million people downloaded the Office iPad app in the first week since it launched on March 27. But it's unclear how many actually kept and used the app, due to its required $100 yearly subscription.
#Microsoft offers personal Office 365 subscription for $7 per month: ow.ly/vOt8K I'll be buying this. Love Office for iPad.

“OK Glass, book a room”: Starwood Hotels comes to Google Glass

gigaom.com — A A Need a place to stay? Starwood Hotels is happy to oblige, particularly if you're wearing Google Glass. The hotel chain has a beta app called SPG for Glass under development to be released soon. The software looks to offer the same or similar functions for the company's apps on other mobile devices.
RT @gportell: The potential of friction-free and discovery is amazing - if made operational correctly. gigaom.com/2014/04/16/ok-… via @gigaom @…

We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? You won’t like the answer

gigaom.com — Thanks to the web and real-time measurement tools, the media industry has gone from having virtually no hard data on readers and attention to an embarrassment of riches - not only can we measure what people click on, but we can measure how far down the page they got when they were reading, whether they posted a comment, which social networks they came from, and a hundred other pieces of data.
Which metrics really matter? @mathewi says you won’t like the answer @GigaOm ow.ly/vQM0s
Journalists are drowning in data about who reads, clicks, and follows. Which metrics really matter? tinyurl.com/qfhzj5o
We are drowning in data about readers and attention, but which metrics really matter? gigaom.com/2014/04/15/we-… via @gigaom
Whether someone shares a link to an article has virtually no relationship to whether they have actually read it. gigaom.com/2014/04/15/we-…
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Google revenue, profit up in Q1, but Wall Street not impressed

gigaom.com — On Wednesday, Google released its earnings statement for Q1 of 2014, reporting revenue of $15.4 billion, up 19 percent year on year, and an increase in net income. But the numbers come in just shy of analysts' expectations, which projected the company to rake in $15.58 billion.

Forensic linguistics study names Nick Szabo as author of original bitcoin paper

gigaom.com — It's been a month since Newsweek "outed" bitcoin's creator, Satoshi Nakamoto, as none other than Dorian Satoshi Nakamoto. That declaration was met with immediate skepticism from the bitcoin community and an outright denial from the model train-loving man they identified. Now, research from Aston University in the U.K.
RT @bizcarson: Another day, another bitcoin creator: Forensic linguistics study names Nick Szabo as author of original bitcoin paper http:/…

Google’s downloadable Android camera app gets bokeh with Lens Blur

gigaom.com — It seems like all of the newest camera apps are coming with a way to refocus the image after the fact and now Google is getting in on the game as well. The company introduced Google Camera for Android on Wednesday in the Google Play Store that includes a new Lens Blur feature.
Google's downloadable Android camera app gets bokeh with Lens Blur gigaom.com/2014/04/16/goo… via @gigaom Me: MOAR BLURRY PICS FTW!!!

Time Warner bets big on easy and secure Wi-Fi, rolling out Hotspot 2.0 across its network

gigaom.com — Time Warner Cable has turned on the Hotspot 2.0 capabilities across its public Wi-Fi network, letting customers with newer smartphones or tablets connect to its 33,000-node wireless network without entering passwords or dealing with login screens.
Time Warner bets big on easy and secure Wi-Fi, rolling out Hotspot 2.0 across its network gigaom.com/2014/04/16/tim… tip @techmeme

Google’s Project Ara still has a long way to go before modular smartphones become a thing

gigaom.com — Google will release a modular smart device in January 2015, according to the the leader of Project Ara, Paul Eremenko. This is the first time Google has given an estimate of when its ambitious smartphone hardware platform will go on sale.
Google's Project Ara still has a long way to go before modular smartphones become a thing gigaom.com/2014/04/16/goo… Me: Indeed but interesting.

With more than 25M users, We Heart It has found a niche with girls under 24

gigaom.com — Teens and younger adults are a special kind of currency for social media sites: high concentrations of the under-24 demographic is often seen as a sign of longevity or potential (think SnapChat or Tumblr), while a decreased number can lead some to believe that the platform is struggling to keep up (see: Facebook).
We Heart It has struck a chord with young women, but can it hit the mainstream?: buff.ly/1mdIJ0S
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