July 2012 Archives
Tuesday, 24th July 2012
What drives app developers? Is it creating great new experiences for consumers on their smartphones and tablets? Scratching an itch of an idea they've always hoped would be more than a napkin sketch? Well, sure, but the most powerful motivation is simply to make a buck, and that is why many developers are are building apps for the enterprise rather…
DoJ Whacks “Self-Serving” Apple in Response to E-Book Settlement Comments
Despite criticism of its actions from high-profile political figures, the Department of Justice is standing firm on its settlement with three publishers in the DoJ’s lawsuit against Apple and five publishers accusing them of conspiring against common enemy Amazon.
Girls Who Code: Crashing the “Brogram”
The high-tech industry is largely a guy’s world made up of "brogrammers" and job ads that ask, “Want to bro down and crush code?” Small wonder that women made up just 21% of all programmers in 2010, off from 24% in 2000. Or that less than 10% of venture-backed companies have women founders. An organization called Girls Who Code is trying to…
YouTube Fights Comment Trolls By Discouraging Pseudonyms
YouTube head of Product Dror Shimshowitz told Wired last May, “We’re working on some improvements to the comment system." Well, YouTube's "secret weapon against the Internet's worst commenters" has arrived: asking people to use their real name.