iPad 3 Rumor Roundup (Techcrunch) Apple joins the exclusive $500bn club (FT) Google+ is a virtual ghost town (WSJ) What’s wrong with OpenTable (Felix Salmon)
Why Android Is Doing Better With Phones Than Tablets (M G Siegler) Tech Startups Take on Banks (WSJ) Oracle’s Big Plans for Taleo (ReadWriteWeb) DropBox Is a Feature Not a Product (Farhad Manjoo)
The Age of Big Data (New York Times) Amazon’s App Store is seeing some success (Techcrunch) How to validate a project idea (Rob Fitzpatrick) You are what you read (Inkspeare)
What happened when The Oatmeal tried to watch The Game of Thrones (The Oatmeal) The “Unhyped” New Areas of the Internet (Vinod Khosla) Negotiation technique when you are a buyer (Mark Suster) Look for opportunities, not ideas (Daniel Tenner)
I don’t really think anything Microsoft does puts pressure on Apple.– Apple CEO Tim Cook talking to Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Vascellaro about the new OS X Mountain Lion. Times change. (via parislemon)
Hey Bill, It's Steve...
Some great lessons associated with Steve Jobs’ call to Bill Gates in 1997 asking for help to save Apple: Steve Jobs saw that there’s a bigger picture, always. So you capitulate. You surrender the righteous fight, apologies to the angels. You agree to make this guy’s crappy Internet browser the default on your gorgeous machines and stand there with a straight face and try to sell it to...
A new model of teaching
Felix Salmon on Salman Khan’s Khan Academy & Sebastian Thrun’s Udacity: I think that Khan and Thrun are at the forefront of a new, more personal way of teaching — think of them as having screen-actor skills in a world which has historically rewarded stage-actor skills. When you teach online, you’re teaching in a conversational manner, in a one-on-one space. And it turns out that...
Google’s “mysterious” entertainment device? (GigaOM) How does Facebook make money? (SplatF) Friendfeed’s 70x exit (parislemon) Why aren’t Indians using Twitter (Sarah Lacy) Blast from past: Is it time for your to learn or earn? (Mark Suster)
Hypernet + Hyperweb: Internet of the future
The internet of the future by Roger & Mike: Hyperweb experiences will redefine our expectations of how we interact with technology. Today, we interact with web services via browsers and windows and PCs and graphical apps on tablets and smartphones. But in the future, there will be entire new experiences that result from a new way of linking the billions of smart nodes in our lives to the...
Amazon's net margin
MG Siegler on Amazon’s net margin: Amazon’s problem is that the “printers” they’re selling have crappy margins and the “ink” they’re selling has crappy margins.
Mark Zuckerberg Loves It When a Plan Comes Together (Sarah Lacy) Dispersion And Entropy in Social Media (AVC) Who Should Learn to Program (cdixon) Idea Reach and Cofounder Myth (Daniel Tenner)
On the lame textbook thing that Apple launched (AVC) Facebook post-IPO predictions…if history repeats itself (cdixon) The iBook edition of electric sports car by Tesla Motors (Tesla Motors) Visualization of Apple’s quarterly results (Francesco Schwarz)
Why Apple trades at low P/E
Horace Dediu in Asymco on Apple’s valuation: A disruptive company is inherently unpredictable. Success and growth are unrewarded because there no understanding of the underlying causes of these phenomena and therefore there is no expectation of repetition. In other words, a five year dead-straight line of logarithmic growth is not a sign of anything resembling reliability if the...