The biggest takeaway from today’s Apple announcements at their annual worldwide developers conference was how many companies they’ve just disrupted.
Anthony De Rosa
The first time I used Skype I was in awe. The video quality, the effortlessness it allowed me to see and hear my family far away over my laptop computer screen was magic. It was even more magical when I tried it on my iPhone — a Dick Tracy moment. And it was more impressive than FaceTime because it allowed me to talk to anyone with Skype, not just with those who had an iPhone.
Is Facebook just an elaborate direct marketer’s masterwork? Should I think twice before using my existing Twitter account to log into various services all around the web? Should I be worried about handing my credit card over to Sony? These and other perfectly valid and simultaneously conspiracy theoretical ideas tend to float in and around my head from time to time. The big scare du-jour, is if Apple’s iPhone and Google’s mobile OS, Android, are tracking and archiving our every movement.
Twitter in negotiations to bring back Jack Dorsey as chief product officer – Business Insider
CNN moves past MSNBC in primetime viewers for the first time in over a year – Forbes
Magazines can now count iPad and other digital edition sales toward paid-circulation – Ad Age
Up-to-the-minute updates on aircraft maintaining the no-fly zone over Libya – Guardian
Chris Tenant out at Vanity Fair after 5 weeks on the job (2nd item down) – NY Daily News
Flipboard raising capital at a $200 million valuation – BoomTown
Google exec : We are not at war with Apple – Telegraph
Newsrooms are transforming to a great degree because the way we consume and create news is changing. The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is check my Twitter. I know I can rely on my Twitter Lists, which I’ve carefully curated to be finely focused by reliable sources, both traditional and non-traditional, from the ground and from newsrooms.