PayPal As Moral Police? Forces E-Book Sellers To... →
Regardless of whether you are a reader of such material or not, the move by PayPal raises questions of whether a middle-man payments company should be calling these kinds of shots over content, which some might even go so far as to call censorship
Look, This Is What It Comes Down To →
parislemon: What If... (Office For iPad Edition) →
parislemon: Watching the back-and-forth yesterday about the whole Microsoft Office for iPad thing was nothing if not amusing. The basic rundown: “It’s coming, here it is.” “That’s not it.” “Yes it is.” “No it’s not, but we didn’t say it’s not coming.” “A Microsoft employee showed it to us.” “No…
From The "Um, What?!" Department
parislemon: Google now asks you to enter your credit card as part of the Gmail signup flow. Bold. twitter.com/rmatei/status/… — Robert Cezar Matei (@rmatei) February 22, 2012 This is going to go over well.
parislemon: Google: Microsoft Is Full Of Shit →
parislemon: Earlier today, I posted a link to a Microsoft blog post calling out Google for bypassing IE security measures. Google saw the post and sent me the following on-the-record statement (below). It’s a bit verbose, so I’ll summarize: “Microsoft is full of shit.” Statement: Attributable to…
Hollywood's Next Great Business Model: Praying... →
parislemon: When asked why The Bodyguard was pulled from Netflix streaming following Whitney Houston’s death, Dan McDermott got the following response from a Netflix rep: I just went and talked to my main supervisor as to why the movie had been pulled and the reason it was pulled was the production company pulled the streaming rights from us because all the publicity after Whitney Houston’s...
280.vc: Build an Autobahn from SF to LA, Not... →
280vc: Don’t build high-speed rail from SF to LA - create an American Autobahn instead. Here’s how it could work: Build another three lanes of the I-5 from LA to Sacramento, completely separated from the current lanes but within the existing right-of-way. No need for tunnels or extensive bridges to…
Why there are so many $h1t small business websites
I gained a great perspective on why there are so many $h1t small business websites out there today. A friend mentioned to me that he was having another friend do something for him from scratch. When he described what was being done, I freaked. Firstly, he mentioned that what he wanted was quite similar to what this friend does at work, and they could copy-paste to do his site easily. All I could...
I haven’t been drunk in 3 years... and I’ve been... →
parislemon: Fantastic post on the joys of not drinking by Darius Monsef.
Apple Is Totally Serious About That Stuff They Put... →
Welcome, kids, to TIL – Today I Learned. Today’s TIL is “Don’t post your correspondence with AppleCare representatives or Apple will totally tell the government on you.”
Microsoft’s Facebook investment: Smartest deal... →
A $240 million investment by Microsoft in Facebook in 2007, valued the social network at $15 billion at the time, and gave them a 1.6 percent stake in Facebook.