Why AOL Let AIM Die Even Though Everyone Loved It

As a company, AOL has made some horrible decisions. Slightly worse than its merger with Time Warner—one of the biggest disasters in American business history—was its decision to let its incredibly popular messaging client, AIM, wither and die. This is why that happened.Read more...

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Why AOL Let AIM Die Even Though Everyone Loved It

As a company, AOL has made some horrible decisions. Slightly worse than its merger with Time Warner—one of the biggest disasters in American business history—was its decision to let its incredibly popular messaging client, AIM, wither and die. This is why that happened.Read more...

Is Facebook establishing itself as a modern-day AOL?

We look at how Facebook is taking steps to become AOL 2.0, with the introduction of the FB Newswire being another piece of the walled garden puzzle.Read more: http://www.itproportal.com/2014/04/28/is-facebook-establishing-itself-as-a-modern-day-aol/

Do Startups Stand A Chance Against Valley Incumbents?

A few weeks ago, I was talking with an entrepreneur in the search space who had a simple question: “Can Google ever be beat?” It’s actually quite profound, one at the heart of everything we do in startups. Is it possible to defeat the incumbent players,

Facebook’s Messenger And The Challenge To Google’s Search Dominance

To understand how a digital personal assistant that lives inside a mobile messaging app represents a disruptive threat to Google, let’s look at why Google is in this situation in the first place. Read More

The Extremely Shitty Way One Man Learned He'd Been Fired From Twitter

This morning, Twitter co-founder and CEO Jack Dorsey announced he’s laying off 336 employees, but would do so “with the utmost respect for each and every person.” Also this morning, Twitter engineer Bart Teeuwisse woke up, checked his phone,

No One Wants to Admit It, but Reddit Can't Be Saved

It’s looking more and more like Ellen Pao was, in some sense, set up to fail by her male board of directors. Her predecessor Yishan Wong says it. A top Reddit engineer said it right after quitting . It might sound conspiratorial if it weren’t about this particular site.http://gawker.

Burning Man Riddled with Brutal Pest Infestation 

Burning Man, favorite summertime gathering place for Silicon Valley’s VC-funded shirtless mollybros , is combating a large-scale pest infestation at Blackrock City, Nevada. Crawling over every surface of the pop-up desert city—biting,

Did Reddit's Former CEO Just Reveal a "Long Con" to Sabotage the Site?

After Reddit’s surrender to white supremacy this week, users and observers alike have been trying to figure out how exactly we got to this nadir. How could something so popular get so much wrong, over and over again? A new post by Reddit’s ex-chief suggests it’s all been an inside job.http://gawker.

'Everything Really Hit Rock Bottom': How Nasty Gal's Culture Went Nasty

“Be a nice person at work,” Sophia Amoruso writes in her 2014 book #GIRLBOSS, a combination memoir and self-help book for hungry millennial feminists looking to get ahead in life and business. “If you are a total terror to work with, no one will want to keep you around.

Inspiring: A Full 0.56% of Facebook's 2013 Hires Were Black

Love Facebook or hate Facebook, you’ve got to respect the company’s commitment to inspiring everyone else in America to do worse. Read more...

All the Trash Verizon Now Owns

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Mt.

Mt. Gox, the beleaguered Bitcoin exchange, reportedly told a Tokyo court that it's giving up the ghost. It will shut down entirely and pay creditors out of what's left. That means its creditors are likely to get relatively few of their lost bitcoins (and other investments) back.Read more...

Is Mark Zuckerberg Too Old to Run Facebook?

The fable of the dropout prodigy is so widely-told in Silicon Valley that it even came back to bite the enfant terrible who inspired it. In a new Q&A in the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo asks 29-year-old Mark Zuckerberg if he's out of touch with teens.Read more...

Google Glass Wearer in L.A. Gets Robbed at Taser-Point

One good reason to avoid buying a $1,500 privacy-degrading headset is that people will hate you because of it. Another good reason is that you might get threatened with a stun device and robbed.Read more...

Previously Unknown Warhol Works Recovered From '80s Amiga Disks

First time accepted submitter mooterSkooter (1132489) writes "Magnetic Imaging tools were used to recover a dozen images produced by Andy Warhol on his Amiga computer. I would've just stuck the disks in and tried to copy it myself.

HTML5新增核心工具——本地存储 - Darly

除了Canvas元素外,HMTL5另外一个新增的非常重要的功能是可以在客户端本地存储数据库的Web Storage。本文就介绍下Web Storage以及SQLLite操作。Web Storage分为两类:- sessionStorage:数据保存在session 对象中(临时)- localSto...

Bill Cosby breaks silence on rape allegations, friend drops bombshell

MELBOURNE, Florida — Bill Cosby lay on his back onstage,

2014年创投界融资排行榜:29家公司单轮融资过亿美元

记者:娄月 /编辑:张轩铭  7 亿、8 亿、11 亿美元!这是一个诞生融资王的时代。2014 年下半年,创投界的单轮融资记录被不断刷新。仅在 12 月,就有小米科技、大众点评、美团和滴滴打车四家公司的融资额跨越了 ... ...

岩石为什么会有年龄?

如 @Ben [email protected] [email protected]飞花落雪 所言,对于火成岩,其年龄(绝对年龄)实际指的是其所含矿物中放射性同位素封闭的年龄。也就是说,从此时起,矿物内的放射性同位素和其衰变产物与外界再无交流。

A History of Internet Spying, Part 2

How long have intelligence agencies been keeping tabs on the internet, and what role did these agencies play in creating the internet we use today? For the most part, these kinds of questions have been relegated to comments sections on random blogs and the occasional tweet from researchers.

不谈参数谈体验的华为 P8,靠的是群狼战术

华为去年颇有些诚惶诚恐,Mate 7 的热销是在华为预期之外的。这款大屏手机在国内的热度一度甚至可以比肩 Note 4,也让华为多了一份信心,即国产手机也有有可能踏上高端舞台,在相近价格上贴身肉搏。

Watch this kid's jaw literally drop the moment he sees Wayne Rooney

Jaw-dropping. LiterallyThat the best way to describe one lucky young boy's up-close encounter with Manchester United star Wayne Rooney after it left the kid in awe and his chin suddenly forgot how to fight gravitySee also:

Lumia Creative Studio Beta updated, adds support for Windows 10 Mobile

Windows Insiders who have a Microsoft Lumia phone with the Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview installed should be happy to know that Microsoft’s photo editing app, Lumia Creative Studio Beta, now supports Windows 10...The post Lumia Creative Studio Beta updated,

Take That!One Direction!巨星雲集 Apple Music Festival London 2015

今年的 Apple Music Festival 2015 就會係 9 月 19 至 28 日再次於倫敦舉行,而且繼續巨星雲集:請來 Take That、One Direction 等天王巨星,認真厲害!The post Take That!One Direction!巨星雲集 Apple Music Festival London 2015 appeared first on UNWIRE.

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