Silicon Valley is a place where seemingly impossible problems solved every day, while Washington is place where solvable problems prove impossible to do anything about.The future is awesome, unless you’re following politics | The Verge
Which is the most memorable tech ad of the past decade?
The good, the bad, and the indescribably ugly
I burned through my inbox with Mailbox for Mac
Email, right guys? Some love it. Some hate it. Some are trying to replace it. But the fact is, we all use it. And since early 2013, Mailbox has been the fastest way to manage it, but it’s only worked on iPhone and Android. Today, however, Mailbox for Mac is finally available in beta, and it offers a taste of how email might feel if it weren’t bound by the age-old technologies underpinning it. All current Mailbox users will soon receive an email with a “beta coin” offering access to the app. (Everybody else will have to sign up for access on MailboxApp.com and wait a few weeks.)
Can anyone stop Comcast?
What happens when the most unpopular company in the US merges with the runner-up?
Tumblr to scan your images for #brands
If you’re the sort of person who’s constantly posting photos containing #brands on social media, you might want to be aware that Tumblr wants to track you. Companies attempting to understand customer sentiment for their #brand is nothing new, but a new deal between Tumblr and Ditto Labs will go deeper by analyzing photos posted to to the blog network instead of just text. As Mashable reports, the scans won’t be used to present you with advertising “right now.” Instead, Ditto and Tumblr will be collecting information for these #brands to help their companies learn how people feel about them.
The future — of news, of storytelling, of knowing — has to, in some way, address this. The methods by which we filter and evaluate and accumulate information need to be transparent and readily interrogated. Not because openness is a panacea — it isn’t — but because knowing something is an iterative process which depends upon collaboration, and collaboration can’t happen in a dark room.Byron the bulb: how the velocity of journalism is changing | The Verge