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Findery's iPhone App Lets You Turn Notes on Maps into Stories

Findery's iPhone App Lets You Turn Notes on Maps into Stories
time.com — Since 2012, Caterina Fake -- best known as the co-founder of Flickr -- has been quietly rolling out her new startup's service, Findery, in slow-motion. It's been a web site you could use on a PC or phone; it's been available as an iPhone app, but only in Australia.

YouTube, Advanced Technology, And The "Billion-People Problem"

YouTube, Advanced Technology, And The "Billion-People Problem"
fastcompany.com — "All right, here we are in front of the elephants. The cool thing about these guys is that they've got really, really, really long, um, trunks. And that's cool. And that's pretty much all there is to say."

Amazon's Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far

Amazon's Kindle Oasis: The Highest-End High-End Kindle So Far
fastcompany.com — For years, the conventional wisdom about Amazon's Kindle e-reader was that the company, which likes to say that it wants to make money when customers use its products, would eventually make buying e-books irresistible by offering a Kindle e-reader for free. But Amazon has refused to play along.

The Future Of Microsoft Office: Many Apps, Many Interfaces, Many Devices

The Future Of Microsoft Office: Many Apps, Many Interfaces, Many Devices
fastcompany.com — More than a quarter of a century ago, Microsoft put a word processor, a spreadsheet, a presentation package, and an email client into one box and called it Microsoft Office. In doing so, it created the productivity suite as the world came to know it.

9.7" iPad Pro Review: It's Two Tablets In One

9.7" iPad Pro Review: It's Two Tablets In One
fastcompany.com — For months, the Apple rumor mill predicted that the company was going to unveil the iPad Air 3, a 9.7" tablet with a variety of hardware improvements and support for the Pencil stylus and Smart Keyboard. And then the scuttlebutt took a new turn.

Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.

Regis McKenna's 1976 Notebook And The Invention Of Apple Computer, Inc.
fastcompany.com — At first blush, it appears to be an utterly unexceptional spiral-bound notebook. Manufactured in the U.S. by the National Blank Book Company of Holyoke, Massachusetts, it's got a light green cover and 80 sheets of narrow-ruled 8-by-10-inch paper. The first sign that its contents might matter are a request haphazardly rubber-stamped on the front: "RETURN TO REGIS McKENNA HIMSELF."

Whisper's Master Of Content Moderation Is A Machine

Whisper's Master Of Content Moderation Is A Machine
fastcompany.com — When people are granted anonymity on the Internet, does that make them more likely to behave in a way that's sincere, constructive, and uplifting, or trollish, disgusting, or even dangerous? You could spend hours debating that question, but one thing is pretty clear: even if the nice anonymous people dramatically outnumber the sketchy ones, even a few troublemakers can ruin it for everybody.

To Get Profitable, Shyp Is Shrinking

To Get Profitable, Shyp Is Shrinking
fastcompany.com — The last time I talked to Kevin Gibbon, CEO of Shyp-the shipping-on-demand startup I profiled for our Most Innovative Companies issue-he told me that the shipping service's big priority for 2016 was to reach profitability. That was in Janauary, when the company announced that it was suspending operations in Miami and introducing packing fees for larger, more delicate items that require more TLC and materials.

Learning Larry Page's Alphabet

Learning Larry Page's Alphabet
fastcompany.com — "It's kind of counterintuitive," Google cofounder Larry Page remarked a couple of years ago. "Normally in a business, you think about, 'What's the adjacent thing that I can do?' But maybe you can actually do more projects that are less related to each other."

On Twitter's 10th Birthday, What I Learned From Rereading My 32,417 Tweets (So Far)

On Twitter's 10th Birthday, What I Learned From Rereading My 32,417 Tweets (So Far)
fastcompany.com — Ten years ago today, Jack Dorsey, the cofounder of a service then called Twttr, sent the world's first (and possibly still most famous) tweet: Slightly less than a year later, I joined Twitter as the 817,268th person to sign up-which makes me either a late early adopter or an early late adopter.
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May 05, 2016

I'm at AT&T Park and the people behind me are talking about Yahoo bids. httppic.twitter.com/UsLejMtEm5

May 05, 2016

RT @elizmccracken: This is the face of a man who is either doing something at gunpoint or wearing no pants & feeling naughty. httptwitter.com/realDonaldTrum…

May 05, 2016

A couple of years ago, someone broke into the trunk of my car in SF. My Google Glass was there. They didn't take it. sfgate.com/news/article/S…

May 05, 2016

Microsoft now calls Windows--the most famous operating system of all time--an online service blogs.windows.com/windowsexperie… pic.twitter.com/gTa1nDyeri

May 05, 2016

@brandee @drew @bobmcmillan @CadeMetz @qhardy It isn't a formal beat here, but should be. Certainly a majormajormajor topic.

May 05, 2016

As with tech punditry, political punditry would be 1000% better if it WEREN'T ABOUT FRICKIN' PREDICTIONS. gawker.com/the-best-of-ne…

May 05, 2016

RT @puellavulnerata: I liked the other fake Satoshi better. He had trains and sushi. This guy just has weird emotional guilt-trips.

May 05, 2016

RT @iblametom: World not in shock or horror as Craig Wright says he can't offer proof he's Satoshi Nakamoto, Bitcoin creator forbes.com/sites/thomasbr…v8bp2atO


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