What you can learn from the visual distribution of app ratings (hint: look for “the claw”) http://oreil.ly/f0tx5Q
How the #ipad is shaping content and development. Interview with “Best iPad Apps” author @petermeyers http://oreil.ly/f0tx5Q
Aggregation = community newspaper gig for a new... →
A great observation by Nick Summers: … while entry-level gigs in journalism are still hard to come by, where they are to be found, they’re mostly in aggregation. “Yeah, I think that coming in and doing curation and aggregation in many ways is the new ‘go out to a small paper and earn your stripes covering the school board,’” Bob Cohn, the editorial director of...
RT @OReillyMedia #Ebook Deal/Day: Head First SQL - $17.99 (Save 50%) Code DDHTQ http://oreil.ly/h2GbHG
Idea > Discussion > Build > Show > Discuss > Tweak > Show again http://bit.ly/igYHkE
Making for health: Calling Boston-area makers Feb 19 at Microsoft NERD campus http://bit.ly/gWM15p
Loathe your Kindle? Swap it for a bunch of books http://oreil.ly/hVDOcc #toccon
RT @make Tune in. Make: Live premiere today, Jan. 26, 9pm ET/6pmPT http://makezine.com/live First episode is all about Arduino. #makelive
25% of Verizon’s current subscribers use smartphones, but ~75% of new customers are opting for the devices. http://nyti.ms/dN0qyT
Open question: How is your publishing organization addressing #DRM? http://oreil.ly/g3ms7u
650k magazine subs and single issues have been sold through the Nook Newsstand. http://bit.ly/hx975q
Metadata isn’t a chore, it’s a necessity. @ljndawson on how metadata keeps publishers relevant. http://oreil.ly/dQ1uX2 #toccon
The digital music industry is at a crossroads: what if this is as good as it gets? http://nyti.ms/hWe8Uh
RT @newsycombinator: XBMC now works on Apple TV, iPad and iPhone http://j.mp/fwh45y
BitTorrent inventor @bramcohen is working on a P2P live-streaming protocol. http://bit.ly/f6WBJY
The Maker Generation in the Enterprise – confused... →
Fantastic essay that examines how the Maker Generation will influence (and should influence) the workplace. The following segment on cognitive surpluses really hit home because the notion of looking busy for the sake of looking busy has always driven me batty — particularly when you’re in knowledge-worker environments. It’s as though managers and higher-ups in knowledge...
The AP's best idea since the stylebook →
The Associated Press and Shepard Fairey have reached a settlement over the Obama “Hope” image, and the agreement includes future collaboration: “The two sides have also agreed to work together going forward with the Hope image and share the rights to make the posters and merchandise bearing the Hope image and to collaborate on a series of images that Fairey will create based on...
H.264 is being phased out of Chrome’s #HTML5 video support. http://bit.ly/h7mDoE
Google TV Jailbreak Opens the Doors to Developers,... →
This is a hard-core hack: Don’t expect this hack to be widely adopted by Hulu-loving GTV fans everywhere, however. Jailbreaking the Logitech Revue unit involves opening up the box, soldiering some wires onto the circuit board, and then going through a relatively lengthy software hack.
RT @jesserobbins: RT @souders: new blog post: “Announcing my focus on mobile” - http://bit.ly/f6gMu0 #velocityconf
.@brianoleary on why publishers should tackle book piracy with open minds and lots of data. http://oreil.ly/gCW2ud #toccon
RT @diveintomark: I write free books and people buy them. It works out surprisingly well. http://is.gd/kufTM
The revenue power of free →
Mark Pilgrim, author of “HTML5: Up & Running,” on the success of his new book: “HTML5: Up & Running” sold over 14,000 copies in the first six weeks, of which about 25% were digital downloads and 75% were books on paper. Folks sure do love them some paper. The book continues to be available online for free, as it was during the entire writing process, under the liberal...
What lies ahead in Gov 2.0: @timoreilly on open government’s next phase and similarities to Web 1.0 http://oreil.ly/eJtHVF #gov20
What lies ahead in #DIY and #Make: @timoreilly on the early signals from hackers and why mobile sensors are key http://oreil.ly/fp7tTZ
4 free data tools for journalists (and snoops), by @petewarden http://oreil.ly/dGhkoC #strataconf
Data lovers, this one’s for you: Register for #StrataConf now + Save up to $650. Use discount code: str11dw http://oreil.ly/htiPlJ
It’s clear accessible publishing is the right thing to do, but @AccessGeek says it’s also good business. http://oreil.ly/gquDcE #toccon
Advice for new angel investors from @paultoo: 1. assume you’ll lose money. 2. invest in a lot of companies http://bit.ly/f59MuA
A field day for puzzle fans: MagicTile, geometrical and topological analogues of Rubik’s Cube. http://bit.ly/g0EEkr
Want to show off an interesting tech/tool? Submissions for the Strata Conf. Science Fair are due by 1/14. http://oreil.ly/eK3QTe
RT @aallan: My answer on Quora to: What do you do when a great iPhone app has a horrible app icon? http://qr.ae/tShp
A VC: Mobile Economics Will Trend Toward Web... →
From Fred Wilson: A central issue with the Internet, no matter what device and presentation layer you use to access it, is that there is an unlimited amount of content available … What is valuable is filtering and curation. Restricting access to content doesn’t work. Someone else’s content will get filtered and curated instead of yours. Scarcity is not a viable business model...
Offshore book production is a relationship, not a transaction. http://oreil.ly/hW1oip #toccon
What lies ahead in data: @timoreilly on open data, predictive analytics, mobile sensors and more. http://oreil.ly/dPaYsY #strataconf