A) they had a global presence
B) they had global clients
and C) they had a global vision.
In a few years, you’ll either be a global company or you won’t be a company at all…
Start ups make the world go ‘round. And NYC knows it. (at gulf gas station)
Officially very excited for the Steve Jobs biopic with Ashton!
Simply put, PRISM is only a small piece of the NSA’s larger digital surveillance efforts.
“President George W. Bush secretly authorized the NSA to plug into the fiber optic cables that enter and leave the United States, knowing it would give the government unprecedented, warrantless access to Americans’ private conversations.
Tapping into those cables allows the NSA access to monitor emails, telephone calls, video chats, websites, bank transactions and more”
Everything you have done online is stored somewhere, by your government, for use at their discretion, either with a warrant or without, depending.
The question is simple: would you rather have digital, and telephonic privacy, and do you trust the government to be responsible with your data, or would you rather take a larger risk regarding your physical safety.
Wondering what’s wrong with Microsoft? Start with this!
(Source : ahmetalpbalkan.com)
Richard Gringras, Senior Director of News & Social Products at Google, talking to Wired about why they decided to kill off Google Reader.
In my own case, this is absolutely accurate. I used to sit in front of Google Reader all day, every day. Then Twitter came along and I just stopped doing that. Most of the news I consume now gets pushed to me from Techmeme or a few other sources via Twitter on my various iOS devices.
In a way, this reminds me of the cable television situation. I have moved from a bundled approach where I get everything from every source dumped in my lap to a à la carte approach, where I choose what I want.
The next evolution of this will be the Google Now approach Gringras hits upon. But I think that will be pretty complicated to get right.