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Of course, despite yesterday’s warming rhetoric, the NSA’s widespread data collection was a highly and tightly kept state secret, which rather undermines the idea that this is a debate the White House welcomes.
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.
A statement from Samsung • Hailing the ruling, by a judge with the International Trade Commission, that several older model Apple products (AT&T models of the iPhone 3 and 4, as well as 3G versions of the iPad 1 and 2) infringe on a patent held by Samsung. The practical ramifications of this is that a limited bar has been placed on the sale of those models within the United States. For Apple, the next likely step is an appeal, but their options have dwindled – the final ruling from the ITC would require a Federal Circuit appeal, or a reprieve from the White House itself. source (via shortformblog)
This patent system is a giant mess.
At one time or another, everything seems to be considered dead and buried. The latest tripe is that the Social Media Editor, as a practice, is dead. This is ridiculous.” —Anthony De Rosa, Soup - Kill off the social media editor at your own peril. (via brooklynmutt)
My mom has been the primary breadwinner for a household of four since I was born. Well, lets be honest: I count twice.
A dentist acted legally when he fired an assistant that he found attractive simply because he and his wife viewed the woman as a threat to their marriage, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court ruled Friday.
The court ruled 7-0 that bosses can fire employees they see as an “irresistible attraction,” even if the employees have not engaged in flirtatious behavior or otherwise done anything wrong.” —Not The Onion: This is the legal reality of fireable hotness in America today. (via motherjones)