If you’re backwards compatible, you’re really backwards.
Microsoft’s Don Mattrick to Ian Sherr at the Wall Street Journal.
‘I’m kind of the Chief Creative Officer.’
Absurdity is not a barrier to consideration. Teller and colleagues say they’ve spent time contemplating levitation and teleportation. The latter was nixed as an area for further study in part because any unique item that you would want to teleport—a Picasso, say—would have to be completely destroyed before it could be reconstituted on the other end.Inside Google’s Secret Lab - Businessweek
Foursquare is getting more ambitious with the data it has on you and your friends: the company today debuted “super-specific search” for its iOS and Android mobile apps. The new feature lets users make search queries at a level of granularity that Foursquare says competitors simply can’t match. It accomplishes this through a range of filters, some of which are common (price, open now, etc.), with others that leverage Foursquare’s treasure trove of check-ins and user data.
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Streaming services, such as Pandora and Spotify, aren’t as profitable for music publishers. They want to change that.
Have an intern windex the Ideas Wall clean, and rake the Digital Sandpit. I don’t want corporate getting an eyeful of our jungle gym. All Macs will be replaced with PCs, because this is a business, not a summer camp. If Russell Crowe can play Javert, you can use MS Expression to mock up your wireframes. And we’re not all “amigos” now Ben, I’m your “boss.” Nikki’s too, but there is a clanking silo wall between you and her, so if you need rescuing, you sure as hell better yell up.McSweeney’s Internet Tendency: The Start-Up Ride Stops Here.
We shot the actors pretending to have sex and then had the body doubles, who really did have sex, and in post we will digital-impose the two,” Vesth explained. “So above the waist it will be the star and the below the waist it will be the doubles.Cannes: ‘Nymphomaniac’ Producer on Sex Scenes | The Hollywood Reporter
The cable box is the canonical interface for television, and every attempt to usurp or overlay it has failed.Live TV on the Xbox One: Microsoft learns nothing from Google TV’s mistakes | The Verge
Internal upheaval comes at a bad time for the struggling phone maker
“Kinect has always been able to tell that you’re moving. But now it can tell if you’re moving your thumb, and which way your thumb is facing.”