Pretty great visualization of how ads get served online.
John Oliver interviews John Howard on Gun Control #WhoopDeeDoo
Eric Schmidt, speaking with Alan Rusbridger of The Guardian:
“There’s a lot of discussion in the world about the two billion that are connected,” he says. “We spend all day talking about the issues of e-commerce and start-ups and globalisation and so forth, and we forget that the majority of people are not online and that they will come online, the majority of them in the next five years.
It’s going to happen very fast. It’s going to happen in countries which don’t have the same principles that we in America have from the British legal system – around law and privacy and those sorts of things. All sorts of crazy stuff is going to happen. Human societies can’t change that fast without both good and negative implications.”
Three eras of currency
Commodity based, e.g. Gold
Politically based, e.g. Dollar
Math based, e.g. Bitcoin
Google Glass wins because of everything else.
Apple’s Siri was sleek, while Google’s voice search was boring and no one had heard of Google Now. Today, G’s voice search destroys Siri and G Now is everything Siri could have been.
The difference between a sleek idea and a useful one is huge. And Google’s access to everything else (maps, your calendar, friends) gives it a significant leg up.
Google Now makes me want to bet on Google Glass.
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SXSW Real-time Trackers (A Bunch of Them!)
SXSW is like a certain adult magazine — suuuure you’re going for the “panels” just like you’re reading it for the “articles.”
Hey, we’re not judging, we love parties too!
To add to it, here are some fun real-time trackers for various SXSW-related conversations.
Telephone company executives wondered whether the standard cord, then about three feet long, might be shortened. Mr. Karlin’s staff stole into colleagues’ offices every three days and covertly shortened their phone cords, an inch at time. No one noticed, they found, until the cords had lost an entire foot. From then on, phones came with shorter cords. Mr. Karlin also introduced the white dot inside each finger hole that was a fixture of rotary phones in later years. After the phone was redesigned at midcentury, with the letters and numbers moved outside the finger holes, users, to AT&T’s bewilderment, could no longer dial as quickly. With blank space at the center of the holes, Mr. Karlin found, callers no longer had a target at which to aim their fingers. The dot restored the speed.