How Big Data And The Internet Of Things Will Change The Postal Service
Federico Guerrini, forbes.com

Do you pos­sess “exper­tise and crit­i­cal knowl­edge of the Inter­net of Things, data strat­e­gy and ana­lyt­ics, and the Postal Ser­vice’s oper­a­tions, infra­struc­ture, prod­ucts and ser­vices”? You might try and send your pro­pos­als to the…

Corporate colonisation of cyberspace
Marwan Bishara, aljazeera.com

It is time to counteract the stranglehold of corporate monopoly on net neutrality.

I love the fact that every time I buy a bot­tle of Fairy Liq­uid, I am help­ing over­throw a dic­ta­tor some­where around the world. Proc­tor & Gam­ble, the…

Instagram is brands’ best bet for consumer engagement
Abigail Silverman, stylelist.com

But not for long. Accord­ing to new research from For­rester, the plat­form’s pop­u­lar­i­ty will wane as more brands jump on the bandwagon.Given the steady stream of Insta­gram posts gen­er­at­ed by the fash­ion set, which reach­es a fever pitch…

Apple, Sharp said to spar over displays: ‘Don’t supply to Samsung’ - CNET
Brooke Crothers, cnet.com

Apple owns a big chunk of LCD production at a Sharp facility. Now Sharp would like it back, thank you.

Apple and Sharp are spar­ring over pro­duc­tion equip­ment, pro­vid­ing a win­dow into Apple’s siz­able role in man­u­fac­tur­ing the…

By Ronald Grover and Lisa Richwine, reuters.com

LOS ANGE­LES (Reuters) - YouTube has embarked on a new round of dis­cus­sions with Hol­ly­wood and inde­pen­dent pro­duc­ers to fund pre­mi­um con­tent, two sources with knowl­edge of the talks told Reuters, a move that could bol­ster a…

Beats Sues Chinese Counterfeiters For Billions Over Phony Headphones
TechnoBuffalo, businessinsider.com

The peo­ple behind Beats are about to rake in sev­er­al bil­lion dol­lars in a deal with Apple, but before that the headphone-maker could pull in even more money in a law­suit going after Chi­nese coun­ter­feit­ers. Accord­ing to Apple…

Still running Windows XP? That’s the way Bill Gates planned it
John Naughton, theguardian.com

Bill Gates’s vision was of ‘a computer on every desk, each one running Microsoft software’. Now the true cost is emerging

One evening a few years ago, I found myself at a Christmas party in London. The event took place on the eighth floor of a…

Asus C200, C300 Chromebooks and the HP Chromebox on the way
Kevin C. Tofel, gigaom.com

Early this year, Asus added its name to the ranks of PC mak­ers enter­ing the Chrome OS mar­ket. The com­pa­ny began sell­ing its $179 Chrome­box in Feb­ru­ary and is now fol­low­ing that up with a pair of Chrome­books, the C200 and C300. We knew…

From The Ivy League To State Schools, Demand For Computer Science Is Booming
Colleen Taylor, techcrunch.com

For years, peo­ple in the tech indus­try have worked to per­suade more young peo­ple in the Unit­ed States to become inter­est­ed in study­ing com­put­er sci­ence. It now looks like they’ve final­ly got­ten the mes­sage.

Demand for com­put­er…

A Platform and Blogging Tool, Medium Charms Writers
By DAVID CARR, nytimes.com

SAN FRAN­CIS­CO — Evan Williams is at it again. Mr. Williams is sit­ting in an office here a mile up the road from Twit­ter, where he is a founder and is still a board mem­ber, work­ing on Medi­um, an amorphous-sounding com­pa­ny that could be one…