From GigaOm – Who has built the fastest network? The most resilient network? The network with the most room to grow? Gigaom takes a look at how the carriers stack up on LTE given their recent flurry of activity.
From Wired Business – “According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon is developing checkout systems based on its Kindle tablet, and these devices could appear in brick-and-mortar stores as early as this summer. Apparently, the project is a result of Amazon’s recent acquisition of engineers and technology from GoPago, a point-of-sale startup that struggled to escape the shadow of rival Square.”
By the time a topic is “trending” on Twitter, it’s probably old news already. Today in New York City, data-crunching company Dataminr announced a new tool for journalists. Its goal is to seek out news stories before they’re heavily reported.
Inside.co is cutting “around the world in 80 days” down to 18.This travel startup introduced its portal for $10 travel guides today, which aim to provide a local experience of a new place in just three days.Inside was founded by Andrew Hyde and Brady Becker, two Boulder-based serial entrepreneurs who wanted to combine their love of startups with their love of travel. The result is Inside Travel Guides.
Wired slideshow. The Mac put Apple on the map. Thirty years ago today, the company announced the iconic computer with a truly revolutionary Superbowl commercial. Inspired by Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984, the 60-second TV spot directed by Ridley Scott is still considered one of the landmark ads of the 20th century.
“…now, in a new paper called “Information Preservation and Weather Forecasting for Black Holes,” Stephen Hawking has cast the cat among the black, holey pigeons and caused a scattering of incomprehension.
His precise words were: “The absence of event horizons mean that there are no black holes — in the sense of regimes from which light can’t escape to infinity.”
Apple is preparing to expand its presence in the mobile-payment space, according to a new report.
Makes good sense – so many iPhones, so many iTunes accounts already in place.
“….for all the chatter of the “quantified self,” few on stage, in the hallways in between panels comparing rubber bracelets and over dinner and cocktails could rationally explain how all this data could be used to improve our lives.”
Interesting article about a question many of us ask. It’s easy to understand how some of the data we’re collecting is useful, especially to us personally. But all of it, collectively?
“Anticipatory shipping may be closest that retail can come to a crystal ball. Amazon, which now has a patent for the algorithm-based system, could conceivably use the system to ship products before you even place an order.”
Mashable explains Amazon’s newest patent. I’m not sure how this will work – for as long as I can remember I’ve filled up shopping carts and purposefully never bought them. How will they know if I really want to buy?