1. Fotoshop by Adobé
2. Search, plus Your World
Google Search has always been about finding the best results for you. Sometimes that means results from the public web, but sometimes it means your personal content or things shared with you by people you care about. These wonderful people and this rich personal content is currently missing from your search experience. Search is still limited to a universe of webpages created publicly, mostly by people you’ve never met. Today, we’re changing that by bringing your world, rich with people and information, into search. Read More
3. Why I Hate Android
Why do I hate Android? It’s definitely one of the questions I get asked most often these days. And most of those that don’t ask probably assume it’s because I’m an iPhone guy. People see negative take after negative take about the operating system and label me as “unreasonable” or “biased” or worse.
I should probably explain.
Believe it or not, I actually don’t hate Android. That is to say, I don’t hate the concept of Android — in fact, at one point, I loved it. Read More
4. If I Die: Facebook App Lets You Leave Sweet Last Words
Facebook profiles don’t die the same way people do. If I Die is a Facebook app that makes sure, even if you die, your social self can still send out your last wishes and post messages to your friends years after you’re gone. Read More
5. Real-Life Examples Of How Google’s “Search Plus” Pushes Google+ Over Relevancy
The new Google “Search Plus Your World” feature — which I’m now simply calling “Search Plus” — has just gone live for me. Huge debate erupted yesterday over whether it somehow favors Google+. I can see now that it clearly does, even more than I thought. Here’s a closer look at the changes, including how they turn Google+ into an essential social network for any search marketer. Read More
1. Police officer pepper-sprays seated, non-violent students at UC Davis
At the University of California at Davis this afternoon [November 18], police tore down down the tents of students inspired by the Occupy Wall Street movement, and arrested those who stood in their way. Others peacefully demanded that police release the arrested.
2. Racism And Meritocracy
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have missed the recent dust-up over race and Silicon Valley. Like almost every discussion of diversity and meritocracy in this town, it turned ugly fast. One side says: “All I see is white men. Therefore, people like Michael Arrington must be racist.” The other responds, “Silicon Valley is a colorblind meritocracy. If there were qualified women or minority candidates, we’d welcome them.” Read More
3. Announcing the 2011 Mashable Awards Finalists
The seven finalists from each category, spanning the areas of Social Media, Tech, Business and Entertainment have been announced. Thank you to everyone who voted for us; Summify is a finalist for Up-and-Coming Social Media Service! The final round of voting has begun and it will end on Dec 16. You can vote once per day in each category – good luck to all!
4. How Facebook is ruining sharing
I’m afraid to click any links on Facebook these days. No, it’s got nothing to do with the spam attack and the flood of nasty images making their way into news feeds all last week. Instead, it’s because the slow spread of Facebook’s Open Graph scheme is totally ruining sharing. Read More
5. Open Letter to Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi
I am a junior faculty member at UC Davis. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of English, and I teach in the Program in Critical Theory and in Science & Technology Studies. I have a strong record of research, teaching, and service. I am currently a Board Member of the Davis Faculty Association. I have also taken an active role in supporting the student movement to defend public education on our campus and throughout the UC system. In a word: I am the sort of young faculty member, like many of my colleagues, this campus needs. I am an asset to the University of California at Davis. You are not. Read more
1. The world at seven billion
The world’s population is expected to hit seven billion in the next few weeks. After growing very slowly for most of human history, the number of people on Earth has more than doubled in the last 50 years. Where do you fit into this story of human life? Fill in your date of birth, country, and gender and this interactive infographic can will show you your position in the world’s 7 billion people – pretty cool stuff.
2. A Sister’s Eulogy for Steve Jobs
A beautifully written tale of Steve’s life.
“…Death didn’t happen to Steve, he achieved it.” – Mona Simpsons
3. Facebook’s Zuckerberg: If I Were Starting A Company Now, I Would Have Stayed In Boston
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg took the stage at Y Combinator’s Startup School in a candid interview with Y Combinator Partner Jessica Livingston. You can watch the full interview here, and it starts around the 43 minute mark, and lasts for roughly 40 minutes. If you have some time to spare, it’s well worth a look.
4. 9 Incredible Tech-Themed Halloween Costumes
5. Introducing the Gmail app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
Update: 11/2/11: Earlier today we launched a new Gmail app for iOS. Unfortunately, it contained a bug which broke notifications and caused users to see an error message when first opening the app. We’ve removed the app while we correct the problem, and we’re working to bring you a new version soon. Everyone who’s already installed the app can continue to use it.