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@mcarney To be fair, he's talking specifically about educational contexts. I don't think he's trying to singlehandedly stem the tide of tablets.
2 years ago on With 1M users in six months, CloudOn strengthens its case for throwing away your laptop
I really like Uber but I'm less of a fan of its "surge pricing" around big events or holidays. As corrupt and bureaucratic as the TLC may be, its mandate is also to protect consumers from practices like this. I hope a happy medium can be reached.
2 years ago on Who’s the real bully, Uber or New York?
Interesting insight on tablets and productivity from Eben Upton, founder of Raspberry Pi, from a recent TC interview:
"I am a little sceptical about tablets generally in education because they’re appliances – they’re devices for consuming, not devices for producing. Producing is where the value is, producing is where the fun is. "
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2 years ago on Shocker! Marissa Mayer Has No Magical, Secret Plan to Save Yahoo
The role of that activist investors have played in the Yahoo saga is fascinating. Whatever happens with FB, its share structure will protect it frim these type of external pressures. That's great -- as long as the CEO knows what s/he's doing.
This is just a sign that a young industry is maturing. Feels bittersweet. Some other signposts on the road to corporate maturity include more focus on diversity, philanthropy and corporate social responsibility. That last one will continue to be tricky for high-profile hardware manufacturers who've outsourced their production to countries with questionable labor practices.
2 years, 1 month ago on Fast Chat: Have Tech Giants Gone to the Dark Side by Teaming Up for Beltway Lobbying?
Couldn't agree more. Take Myanmar. This country was on its way to be the next Asian Tiger before the military coup happened. Now it's rehabilitating itself and rejoining the international community. Coca Cola, Visa, Mastercard -- they're all salivating to get in on the ground floor. It won't be easy, but imagine if Square were to have an ambitious plan to own physical payments and capture the flow from the tourists, prospectors and carpetbaggers that are starting to flood the country.
2 years, 1 month ago on Stripe Opens in Canada: Can It Keep Payments This Easy as It Goes Global?
Beats networking over another tired cocktail party!
2 years, 1 month ago on Adrenaline-Seeking Techies Converge at The Gorge For Kiteboarding and Cliff Jumping
Strangers can offer some of the best advice because they're objective. Would I use it myself? Probably not.
2 years, 1 month ago on WotWentWrong Launches New Feature To Crowdsource Romance Advice
Wow. I'm certainly rooting for you!
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