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Phil Bosua's Supersmart Light Bulb

bloomberg.com — Photographs by Brian Stevens for Bloomberg Businessweek About two decades ago, Phil Bosua dropped out of college in Australia, where he was studying to be an electrician, to pursue his dream of becoming a rock star. He spent a few years playing with a band called Propeller, and did concert lighting for other bands, honing his knowledge of circuitry.
Nov 03, 2012

fun story by my colleague @markmilian on a lightbulb that talks to your smartphone Phil Bosua's Supersmart Light Bulb buswk.co/Subl6w

Security-Enhanced Android: NSA Edition

bloomberg.com — Illustration by 731 Tech giants listed as part of the National Security Agency's Prism spying program have gone to some lengths to convince the world they aren't in bed with the U.S. government. has filed a request with the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court asking permission to disclose more information about the government's data requests.
Sep 10, 2013

NSA wanted to "improve our understanding of Android security," recalling nice @markmilian piece from July buswk.co/19Z2lmr via @BW

Kickstarter’s Funded Projects See Some Stumbles

bloomberg.com — Kickstarter Inc. began in 2009 as a way for entrepreneurs to raise money to get projects off the ground. Though the company's fundraising platform has been a success, many projects have not. More than a million backers have given $274 million to more than 28,000 home-grown ideas through the New York-based website, which entreats visitors to "fund and follow creativity."
Aug 21, 2012

nice story by my colleague @markmilian explaining where the money goes when Kickstarter projects stumble bloom.bg/PSHFSr

Uber’s Michael Said to Retain Support After Remarks

bloomberg.com — (Corrects 15th paragraph of story that ran on Nov. 21 to remove erroneous reference to Michael's consulting work for Foursquare and Tumblr.) Nov. 21 (Bloomberg) -- Emil Michael, the Uber Technologies Inc. executive whose criticisms of journalists led to calls for his firing this week, is so far withstanding that pressure.
Aug 24, 2015

Emil Michael is the best, Uber should definitely have him speak to press and the public more often 😁 bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

These Nerds Are Creating the Ultimate Super Mario Level

bloomberg.com — At Facebook's headquarters earlier this week, some employees mocked up designs on whiteboards, while others, fueled by Red Bull, hunched over in front of screens, tapping furiously. The company was holding one of its signature hackathon events, which in the past have produced its chat feature, Timeline profile design, and the iconic "Like" button.
Jul 30, 2015

In addition to apps, drones and laser Internet, Facebook is developing a level for the next Super Mario game bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 30, 2015

These nerds got to make their dream Super Mario Bros level: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 31, 2015

RT @markmilian: In addition to apps, drones and laser Internet, Facebook is developing a level for the next Super Mario game bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Apple’s IPhone 6 Ends China’s Cheap Streak

bloomberg.com — After years of declining smartphone prices worldwide, it looked like the hottest technology had quickly become a commodity. A slump that took decades in computers seemed to have happened to phones in just a few years. Perhaps most troubling was China, the biggest market and traditionally one of the fastest growing.
Jun 29, 2015

The iPhone 6 ends China's cheap streak, and blows up the notion that premium phones are dying bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jun 29, 2015

RT @markmilian: The iPhone 6 ends China's cheap streak, and blows up the notion that premium phones are dying bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Why Apple, Google, Microsoft won't streamline video chat

cnn.com — (CNN) -- Apple CEO Steve Jobs made a bold gesture at the company's annual developers conference last June when he pledged to unite the technology industry under one video-calling standard. "FaceTime is based on a lot of open standards," Jobs said, referring to Apple's video-chat product.
Jun 08, 2015

@lillerik no, they said they were going to make it "an open industry standard" cnn.com/2011/TECH/mobi…

Google Designer Says You Don't Need a Smartwatch, and That's OK

bloomberg.com — Sporting an Android Wear device on his wrist, Google Vice President Matías Duarte makes a convincing case for why no one needs the thing he has on. This wasn't some kind of reverse psychology but a declaration that the watch computer represents the future, and the future hasn't quite arrived yet.
May 02, 2015

RT @billg: "You don't need a smartwatch" bloomberg.com/news/articles/… Me: no one needs a traditional watch either. However, 1.2B are sold each year

Facebook is hiring like crazy

smh.com.au — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.

Facebook Is Hiring Like Crazy

bloomberg.com — Mark Zuckerberg is going to need to find some more pinball machines and rock-climbing walls. The social networking company, known for its many perks that make it a regular on the hottest-places-to-work lists, is increasing headcount at an incredible pace. Facebook, which reported Wednesday that sales fell short of estimates, passed the 10,000-employee mark last quarter.
Apr 23, 2015

. @Facebook ups headcount 48% in 12 months! That's now 10k employees... bloom.bg/1OIDaU6 via @business

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Feb 07, 2016

And the Oscar goes to … every kid in the pit acting excited to see Coldplay. #PepsiHalftime

Feb 07, 2016

I prefer Super Bowls where the Patriots are playing because at least you know who to root against.

Feb 07, 2016

@amir Kik is bigger than you'd think. 240m registered. Very popular among kids.

Feb 05, 2016

This is the full extent a company should go when unveiling a "rebranding campaign." It's just an icon. #atomsandbits pic.twitter.com/SMwLavb9Im

Feb 05, 2016

Jessica Alba may be the one to end the tech IPO drought. The cool kids always win bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Feb 04, 2016

Soon you will finally be able to go to Cuba. Here's how to get online there so you can brag about it on Instagram bloomberg.com/news/articles/…


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