This week, TDD team (including Tom Cheredar) discuss Mona Simpson’s eulogy for her brother Steve Jobs, Sony buys Ericsson out of their mobile joint venture, HP decides to keep PC division, E-PARASITES would create the Great Firewall of America, Apple acquires mind-blowing 3D mapping technology, creepy PETMAN robot is the first iteration of the Terminator, Google launches an iPhone GMail app (then takes it back), and Rockstar releases a trailer for GTA V.
Later, we discuss Google’s new updates to Google TV and 100 new content channels for YouTube and how these may disrupt the home TV viewing experience. Lastly, we explore the lack of racial diversity in the tech sector, causes and potential solutions.
This week, we look at Facebook’s new Groups and Download features, Twitter’s new CEO, CNN’s Rick Sanchez vs. Jon Stewart, Apple hit with $625.5 Million patent violation, Android moves ahead, Apple preps an iPhone for Verizon, Google TV gets more real, Goo.gl gets a website, an alternative to JPEG, Google goggles comes to the iPhone, and Search terms Google Instant doesn’t want you to see.
Kevin Rose on the cover of BusinessWeek, circa 2006
This Guest Post is written by Asif Youssuff, a founder of quippd, a new social news network that enables more community involvement. Follow @quippd on twitter, or check out their site.
By this time, all of you have read about the new Digg, Digg 4. Some of you may have even tried it. Reactions to the new site seem to be mixed, with a vocal number of people saying that they dislike the changes. Those changes have been covered extensively elsewhere, so I won’t get into that here.
While much of the backlash has been focused on the technical changes, like the revised UI, following features, and changes to how “digging” works, the change that really annoys users and small publishers alike is the “selling out” of Digg. Continue reading →