Category Archives: Linked

September 6, 2014

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via Vanity Fair: Newson’s hire comes amid something of staffing up by Apple. The company recently acquired Beats Music, founded by music industry pioneers Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. Tech-industry observers characterized that move as underscoring the value of tastemakers. Other recent hires by the company include Angela Ahrendts, a former Burberry C.E.O., Yves Saint […]

September 5, 2014

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via Waffle & Brent Simmons: Eventually, communities moved from BBSes and newsgroups to forums, email, chats and instant messaging. But at some point, it became “social media”, and forms of media turned into products. And this isn’t just Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, it goes as far back as del.icio.us, Flickr and Yahoo Groups. The reason […]

September 4, 2014

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via FastCompany: The fuzzy focus culminated in Square Wallet, which was initially called Card Case. Though Dorsey won’t acknowledge it publicly, the aim internally, says one source, was to “own both sides of the counter”–vendor and customer–so the company could one day “cut out the credit-card companies altogether.” (At weekly all-hands meetings, former COO Keith […]

September 3, 2014

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via The Atlantic: Last, Silicon Valley startups seem to be able to offer the great experiences that they do because they centralize our information within their server farms. But email proves that this is not necessarily the case. Progress can come from much more distributed decision-making processes. The email protocol evolves based on the deliberations […]

September 2, 2014

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via The Bold Italic: I think you would have had to live in both SF and New England to fully appreciate this. If you have, it’s worth the read.

September 1, 2014

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via McSweenys: I’d noticed that in my store, only Managers, Creatives, and Geniuses have their face on their employee key cards. Everyone else’s card is white. How do you get your face on your key card? You get it by visiting Cupertino.Managers, Creatives, and Geniuses, the senior positions in the store, are flown on the […]

August 29, 2014

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via Matt Gemmell: It’s important to have a boundary between your work and home life, psychologically and physically. For anything but the most casual, occasional periods, you need a dedicated working environment. there are a lot of tips in here and I encourage teleworkers to read it but this one really stands out. It’s good […]

August 28, 2014

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via Sweet Mac Setup: I find it depressing whenever anyone suggests that RSS is dying, because I honestly think it is one of the greatest inventions in the history of reading. What’s not to love? You get to handpick a series of feeds that will then send you articles to read, and instead of piling […]

August 27, 2014

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via NYTimes: Unlike pens, fingers don’t run out of ink, they’re free and you always have one with you. I use mine to take notes on my phone, highlight books on my Kindle and draw pictures on my iPad. I don’t have to worry about losing this work because, unlike a piece of paper, my […]

August 26, 2014

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via Shawn Blanc: Since the Synology is attached directly to my modem, it has its own connection to the Internet. But all NAS drives connect direct to the modem (usually). The Synology is cool because, since it has its own operating system, it doesn’t require a dedicated Mac in order for the files to be […]