Netflix used an open-source network, the U.S. Postal Service, to launch an...– Netflix a Fast-Growing Rival to Hollywood and Cable - NYTimes.com
Woman claimed TSA security staff singled her out... →
According to a new USA Today/Gallup poll, 57 per cent of air travellers are ‘bothered or angry’ about the TSA pat-downs and dislike the alternative of a full body scan. (via dailymail.co.uk)
The Mobile Web Takes Over for Generation Y →
According to Opera, the largest demographic of Opera users are between the ages of 18- and 27-years old in 13 countries representing major and emerging markets. The report highlights show mobile phones becoming ubiquitous in this generation, with definite variations: Almost 90% of respondents in the United States aged 18-27 have used their phones to share pictures. Of the profiled countries,...
Android Surpasses Symbian, becomes Asia’s most... →
Reporting results from the third quarter, GfK notes that Android is the second most used mobile operating system globally, matching statistics provided by Gartner, suggesting that just over 25% of smartphone owners used Google’s software globally. (via TheNextWeb)
Today’s Lesson: Make Facebook Angry, And They’ll... →
Not only is it currently impossible to share a Lamebook link to your News Feed or a friend’s Facebook Wall — you can’t even include them as part of a direct message or email to friends (you get an error message indicating that it’s “abusive or spammy”, which isn’t even accurate). That’s completely outrageous, and it’s a warning flag that comes only a few days after Facebook announced a new hybrid...
iPad 'newspaper' created by Steve Jobs and Rupert... →
Intended to combine “a tabloid sensibility with a broadsheet intelligence”, the publication represents Murdoch’s determination to push the newspaper business beyond the realm of print. According to reports, there will be no “print edition” or “web edition”; the central innovation, developed with assistance from Apple engineers, will be to dispatch the...
Get Groped By The TSA Next Wednesday And Loopt... →
As a slight gift to opt-outers out there, Loopt is giving away 10 iPod Touches for TSA touching. Just check into your airport on Loopt* on Wednesday, November 24 (with iPhone, iPod Touch or Android), share a bit about your experience, push it to Twitter with the hashtag #touchedbyTSA, and you can win an iPod Touch. That simple.
Instead, the problem with the attention-span discourse is that it’s founded on...– The Attention-Span Myth - NYTimes.com
Exclusive: Foursquare's New Partnership With... →
Foursquare is partnering with PepsiCo and Safeway to launch a pilot program which could serve as the future of the company’s business model—and as an answer to competitors Facebook Places and Gowalla. Today, the New York-based geo-location service will introduce a rewards platform built on top of Safeway’s existing loyalty program. The platform enables users to link their...
TSA is sad that we don't want them to touch our... →
Sources at the TSA are bitterly angry that CNN is covering the global horror at the new pornoscanner/genital-fondling procedure: because, you know, it hurts their feelings. Unlike, say, irradiating breast-cancer survivors, terrorizing three year olds, or sexually assaulting mothers while their children look on. Diddums.
That problem being that gamification isn’t gamification at all. What...– Buzzword Watch: The Gamification of Work