Public Notes by chase_ats Tagged #tech

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readandtrust.com
They say, "Read & Trust is committed to gathering together the best independent writers available—the ones recommended by the writers you read and trust." _A bunch of blogs of the same tech guys that whine about stuff they care about, especially when it will benefit them, to the likes of Google. Their whims are most important!_ #elitism #smug #hypocrisy #leaders #blogs #pr0n #pandering #web2.0 #tech #list #elitist #curated #pub
Ars Technica started this discussion. Of course they turned douchey and less than a week later went with the "whitelist sites you like" as if doing that is somehow morally just. Blocking ads only on sites you don't give two shits about is a good thing or something? Yes, yes, I'm pulling some red herrings and/or straw-manning here :P #discussion #adblock #advertising #web #douche #hypocrisy #elitism #double #standards #tech #ethics #pub
#funny #geeky #linkbait #easy #steal #idea #web2.0 #SEO #website #tech #circlejerk #pub
Um, amazing? #documentary #woz #apple #microsoft #history #empires #inspiration #geeky #bill_gates #nerdy #steve_jobs #tv_shows #tech #tech_companies #official_sites #pub
Anecdotes about the development of Apple's original Macintosh computer, and the people who created it. (119 stories) #apple #tech #history #inspirational #hard #work #stories #folklore #pub
"as it stands, right now app.net seems to boil down to a group of predominantly affluent white men deciding What Is Good, w/everyone else invited to join in later (if they happen to agree & have some cash on hand). i get that this is no different from virtually any other silicon valley start-up, & “as a start-up”, i don’t think app.net is super-compelling. what has my attention is the lofty goals part: if something is really going to be an ‘enlightened movement’, i think it has to start from being a lot more diverse & inclusive from the beginning. app.net wants to be “what twitter could have been,” & i’m wondering what app.net could have been (could still be?) if its early adopter userbase included a broader range of perspectives & ways of knowing." #tech #elitism #web #arrogance #pub

"In addition to market appeal based subtly and not-so-subtly on fleeing from the ‘Others,’ and on utopian rhetoric about fleeing from evil corporations (“Open. Free. Joy. Wonder. Peace. Perfection”), App.net taps into the same neoliberal self-interest on which all privatization ventures depend. Much of the enthusiasm I’ve seen in my own Twitter feed has been from people who are angry about being “the product,” but if there’s a harm to being the product (such that would motivate those who can pay to join a different social networking site to do so), shouldn’t we maybe address that harm directly and collectively?" "Buying our way out of personal exposure to a problem doesn’t address the problem itself, and it still leaves those who can’t afford to buy their way out exposed." #tech #elitism #bullshit #argument #poignant #pub
A prime example of how bad tech "journalism" is. Half of this article is basically PR writing. And so a lot of that ends up being wrong or too puffy. Like where they say it is like whatsapp when this app is nothing like whatsapp at all. #circlejerk #bullshit #journalism #tech #pub
"In 2007, the “Facebook Class” at Stanford created free apps for millions of users. But it also fired up the careers of many students…" #news #tech #formal_education #entrepreneurs #pub
"CrunchBase is the free database of technology companies, people, and investors that anyone can edit." "CrunchBase Stats Companies170,561 People185,536 Financial Organizations10,116 Service Providers6,293 Funding Rounds42,940 Acquisitions8,520" _as of August 2013_ #data #wikis #web #tech #techcrunch #subsidiary_sites #Aol #user_generated_content #web_2.0 #aggregation #pub
"EXTRAORDINARY IMAGES Autographer takes very different photographs. They are always natural, unexpected and completely authentic." Pricey as hell at $400 and is sort of big, but has a lot of things Memoto/Narrative doesn't have like 5 sensors: "Accelerometer Measuring how quickly or slowly Autographer is accelerating. Magnetometer Autographer’s compass, determining the camera direction. Temperature Autographer’s thermometer, measuring ambient temperature. Colour sensor Autographer’s ‘eye’, perceiving light and brightness. PIR Autographer’s motion detector, using infrared to sense changing conditions. GPS Autographer’s locator, calculating the camera’s position on Earth." Pretty bad ass. #quantified_self #logging #automated #photos #life_stream #gadgets #tech #products #@wish_list #geeky #cool #pricey #price:$400 #pub
"Thanks to Qualcomm's pristine balance sheet with roughly $30 billion in net cash, very reliable free cash flow, and a solid multi-year path for growth, it has now become the world's most valuable semiconductor company, even with a revenue base that's just half of Intel's" ----- "..Patents Roughly two-thirds of Qualcomm's profits actually come from its wireless technology licensing business. This is a fabulously profitable business segment, as the company collects royalties on just about every 3G/4G device sold. Now, since the transition to 3G/4G is happening at a rather brisk pace...Qualcomm should see some very nice top and bottom-line growth in its QTL business segment. -- The remaining one-third of the company's profit base (but the vast majority of its revenue base) comes from chips. Think Snapdragon SoCs, Gobi modems, Atheros Wi-Fi, and various other wireless components. Qualcomm's business model works because it has a nearly inexhaustible source of income from its patent licensing business, meaning that the company can..aggressively invest in new areas of growth." ----- "Intel's operating profit comes from two divisions: the first is the PC client group, which consists of CPUs/SoCs/chipsets for notebooks, desktops, and high-end tablets, and the second is the data-center group, which consists of server CPU/chipset sales and other various data-center-oriented products...and, combined, they generate far more operating income than Qualcomm's businesses generate, but they're not as "safe" #semiconductors #tech #finances #stocks #@Bharat #pub
tracks calories, steps, and also your posture. wear on chest #activity_trackers #gadgets #health #tech #unique_spin #pub
hover boards! #gadgets #tech #pub
$300 each for top shirt or for the shorts thing. Tracks things like heart rate, respiratory rate, muscle activity #activity_trackers #fitness #price:$300 #tech #tracking #wearables #pub
_So in 2013, revenue of $316 million, profits of $129 million, and $130 million paid to a separate company created by Notch, licensing the IP_ "Mojang more than doubled its profits in 2013, earning around $130 million in total. According to data given to The Wall Street Journal, the Minecraft developer increased its profits from SEK325 million to SEK816 million ($129 million) in 2013. Revenues were also on the rise, up 38 per cent from 2012 to hit SEK2.07 billion ($316 million). Overall, 38 per cent of the company's total revenue came from sales of the PC version of Minecraft. Console sales accounted for 30 per cent, and around 25 per cent came from the game's mobile version. The fact that Mojang's earnings are still rising on the basis of a five-year-old game is testament to its lasting appeal." #ballers #games #money #revenue #statistics #tech #pub
#companies #lists #public_companies #stocks #tech #tech_companies #pub