Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Facebook, published a 5,800 word article (12 pages if typed out) on the future of Facebook. Basically, he wants to go beyond simply connecting everyone and build communities that are supportive, safe, informed, civically engaged, and inclusive. It’s a lofty goal that’s still a little fuzzy. Functionally, it means you’ll see less sensationalized (ie. fake) news on the site. The rest of the stories are below, including a really cool one about future telescopes.
And we’re back to a “normal” week of tech. This week we start off with the kid on the block: Peach. We then talk about the struggles of Bitcoin and Wikipedia. That’s followed up by the nominations for this year’s Crunchies. There are some good choices! We also talk about Amazon’s new shipping business, an iOS listening hack, Tinder’s secret scoring system and one problem with automation. See below for all the links.
RadioShack “consisted of” many store, but due to a lack of revenue will be declaring bankruptcy and it’s stores will no longer be “composed of” cell phones, accessories, and geek parts. Below are the links to the rest of the stories.
Episode 57! MIT makes a bandwidth breakthrough using algebra, Bald Bieber fans reminds us that not everything on Twitter is true, Singapore start vertical farming, and Wikipedia struggles to keep editors interested. Oh yeah, Apple unveils the iPad Mini, and Microsoft releases Windows 8 and Surface.
Episode 25! We talk about Marvel’s new augmented reality comics, how awesome the iPad is, Android fragmentation, the end of Encyclopedic printing, RIM $120 keyboard, Microsoft’s security fix, Google’s toilet cooled data center, and the FAA’s review of their gadget policy.
This week’s episode is a little dark. We talk about Hulu expanding into original shows, kites that harness wind power, computer worms, SOPA protests, disrupting politics and Hollywood, Apple’s iBooks, and Lego’s new social network ReBrick.