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“Why We Should All Root for the Miami Heat”

“Why We Should All Root for the Miami Heat”

While Bennett said all the right things about keeping the Sonics in Seattle, a team executive dinner on September 9, 2006, tells you all you need to know about the man and his motives. On that fine evening, the Sonics management, all held over from the previous ownership regime, all Pacific Northwesters, gathered in Oklahoma to meet the new boss. [...]

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Facebook just bought Instagram for $1 billion in cash and stock. Instagram is a mobile-only photo-sharing app. It grew from 1 million users in January 2011 to 15 million in December 2011. It has 30 million users now. What's great about it is that it is very fast... especially compared to Facebook. With the Facebook iPhone app, there are [...]

AIM is (unofficially) dead

AIM is (unofficially) dead

For anyone inside the generation for which AOL was synonymous with the internet, and AIM was prerequisite to any social life at all, some pretty sad news: AOL just sacked its IM team. The old king of chat is paraplegic. The NYT's Nick Bilton reports the mass canning: The AOL Instant Messenger group took the deepest cut so far. A former AOL [...]

What Watson might do after crushing humankind on Jeopardy

What Watson might do after crushing humankind on Jeopardy

Now that Watson has predictably used his inhuman buzzer skills to romp on non-inhumankind, what does the big lug do for a follow-up? Stephen Baker, who has written a whole book and this blog about Watson, explains: Consider Watson as a research assistant on a medical diagnostic team. A patient comes in with a puzzling set of symptoms. Watson [...]

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Phone-to-Twitter bridge for use in an Internet-less Egypt

Over the weekend, engineers from Google, Twitter and SayNow (a recent Google acquisition) built a phone-to-Twitter bridge to allow Egyptians to transmit and receive #jan25-related tweets without accessing the Internet: We worked with a small team of engineers from Twitter, Google and SayNow, a company we acquired last week, to make this idea [...]