Derivatives: Innovation In The Era of Financial Regulation | Demos – or just read Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
Fuck the Forest Documentary Sees Failure in Carnal Idealism – SPIEGEL ONLINE – it’s like a social enterprise meets Nathan Barley. I really don’t know what to say
TelecomTV | News | Google in the dock as EC investigates Android the Trojan Horse – “IBM rose and fell across about 40 years, Microsoft arguably across 30. It looks like Google might complete the cycle well inside 20.”
A Big Night Out in… Magaluf! | VICE United Kingdom – It’s Blake’s “Jerusalem” remixed by Avicii.
ITC recommends import ban against Android-based Samsung devices | MacNews – high stakes poker
Steven Spielberg and George Lucas predict ‘massive implosion’ in film industry | The Verge – “You’re at the point right now where a studio would rather invest $250 million in one film for a real shot at the brass ring,” he said, “than make a whole bunch of really interesting, deeply personal — and even maybe historical — projects that may get lost in the shuffle because there’s only 24 hours.”
Yahoo to broadcast Sky News morning show across website network | guardian.co.uk – reinforces stereotypes about the kind of audience Yahoo! has
Yahoo invites people to get a new ID | CNET News – interesting move, one of the things that AOL had problems with was running out of meaningful IDs. Also says a lot about how much Yahoo! IDs are dormant
Facebook to introduce clickable hashtags | guardian.co.uk – acknowledgement that a lot of content on Facebook is syndicated from Twitter?
Google Glass Teardown – It is currently available in limited beta to eminent members of the tech community and to a selection of “Glass Explorers”. As members of the latter program, we are delighted to be able to explore Glass.
Growing up on a rich diet of dystopian tech fiction, we were filled with both intrigue and concern about Glass and decided to take our model apart to bring you a detailed view into the electronics guts of the device.
Gargoyles represent the embarrassing side of the Central Intelligence Corporation. Instead of using laptops, they wear their computers on their bodies, broken up into separate modules that hang on the waist, on the back, on the headset. They serve as human surveillance devices, recording everything that happens around them. Nothing looks stupider; these getups are the modern-day equivalent of the slide-rule scabbard or the calculator pouch on the belt, marking the user as belonging to a class that is at once above and far below human society.— Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
NSA revelations damaging for American tech companies … especially in China – GeekWire – interesting perspective on how the ‘trojan horse’ status of US tech companies may affect their brands abroad
Exclusive: Hewlett-Packard has slashed R&D spending to fraction of valley norms – SiliconValley.com – surprised how much Yahoo! spends on R&D
CERN | Restoring the first website – gives you an idea of how transient digital history is, even with open standards rather than proprietary document standards
Windows NT grandaddy OpenVMS taken out back, single gunshot heard • The Register – and you think that ‘data center’ technology is innovative, in reality it hasn’t changed in 30 years
For New Business Development, Agencies See Facebook As Overrated – err yes, which is one reason why the numbers don’t stack up on Facebook and TBG Digital were so controversial
Fueled by cheap credit, two Thai tycoons spend $27 billion on acquisitions – Quartz – Iceland with sweet chilli sauce?