Yahoo has agreed to pay $1.1 billion for Tumblr, a six-year-old company with more than 100 million users…
Great pickup by Yahoo for what it seems like a bargain given Tumblr’s massive user base. I’m a big fan of Marissa Mayer. If anyone can turn Yahoo around it’s her. Changing the image of a company is sometimes as important as making money. She got the image changing already by her previous acquisitions. Tumblr will help in a BIG way on that front as well and it should bring young users to Yahoo — which the company desperately needs. Money is starting to turn as well.
Btw Yahoo — please don’t ruin Tumblr.
Google I/O 2013 Keynote — worth the 3+ hours watch.
It’s very brave of Angelina to go through this and write this article. She as a mother, celebrity and humanitarian has a lot of people especially women looking up to her. Hopefully her words will better educate others about the risks of breast cancer and how it can be treated in these situations.
A double mastectomy can’t possibly be an easy choice for any woman. But hopefully people will take away that there are options. Very tough options but options.
“Oh, his sense of design. That everything had to fit a certain aesthetic. The fact that he, with as little engineering background as he had, it shows that design can lead you in a good direction…and so, phenomenal products came out.”
Bill Gates on what Steve Jobs’ had that he wished he had. One great speaking on the genius of another great in a touching interview.
Three main things Senator John McCain is trying to do.
The legislation is intended to “allow the consumer, the television viewer who subscribes to cable, to have à la carte capability. In other words, not required to buy a whole bunch of channels that that consumer may not want wish to subscribe to.”
This would be great. I don’t watch 90% of the channels that are on TV. Maybe 10 at best. But this part of the law won’t happen. If people could choose specially which channels they want to watch, those other 90% of the channels would die. So will the content and cable providers. And these groups won’t allow it.
We’ll also establish consequences if broadcasters choose to downgrade their over-the-air service.
Broadcasters threatening to move to cable because of Aero. I personally don’t see what’s the big deal with Aero. As such the threats seem empty and mostly a ploy to keep the status quo and stop the unknown. Moving to cable from over-the-air is not simple.
His legislation would also eliminate the sports blackout rule “in events that are held in publicly financed stadiums.”
I 100% back this and will probably be only thing that has any shot of passing.
This legislation is a great first step in tackling some fundamental issues about options when it comes to broadcast television. Unfortunately rightly or wrongly not much would change anytime soon. That’s because the providers right now have strong leverage over the consumers. Companies like Netflix and Amazon are disrupting it slowly though.
The guy has been medically cleared to play since early March, he practices before every game but still he won’t play. There is something wrong with that. I understand Adrian Peterson’s recovery from similar ACL tear doesn’t happen as often but I think people are justified to ask why Rose won’t play. It doesn’t seem like a physical issue anymore but a mental one. The guy is (used) to be a force to be reckoned with — remarkable athlete. He say’s his muscle memory is not what it used to be. Well even if that is true in his current state he is better than 90% of NBA players. He should play, to help his team.
What makes the situation even worse for the Chicago Bulls fans is that he keeps teasing them with the idea that he will be back. If you can’t (don’t) want to play that’s fine, rest, don’t play. But don’t play with people’s emotions with false promises. They deserve better.
The rest of team are battling injuries as well, left and right. But they are still playing and doing really great without Rose (makes you wonder if he is even needed).
Now maybe there is something we don’t know. Maybe the Bulls are asking him to sit out so that they can pick up any insurance that comes with Rose not playing this season. That seems very likely. But even if that is the case both the Bulls organization and Rose need to make that perfectly clear and not mislead the fans and most importantly the team.
One thing is clear from all this. Rose is no Jordon, no Bryant. There are players you can’t keep down from wanting to play even with their injuries. These are great players — warriors. Rose is not one.
Not quite great — but one step closer. Spotify sucked in music discovery. Music discovery/recommendation is much more than just data and algorithms. It needs some human touch as well to be good.
This should improve.
It really is something amazing when information that is important to you is shown to you without you having to search for it. Showing you what you need to know when you need to know it. Doesn’t hurt that it is presented beautifully either.
I was sad to hear that Roger Ebert passed away. He was one critic I agreed with in almost all movies. A great writer. I remember writing to him once, wondering if he had seen a certain movie I liked and what he thought about it if he did. He never replied of course, I’m probably one of millions he got e-mails from, I’m sure he had more important tasks (or maybe he just read it). But I respected him that much to reach out and ask. Enjoyed watching him as well in At The Movies with Richard Roeper.
I hope he is in a better place now. He left behind a beautiful collection of words even to the day before he passed way.
R.I.P Mr. Ebert.
Have to learn these moves. One of my favorite shows and actors.
A great article on why it doesn’t make sense (business sense) for HBO to offer a standalone service now. Even with extreme piracy, Time Warner is making a boatload with HBO.
Simply put cord-cutting isn’t mainstream. Until that happens the current HBO model is here to stay. If people really want HBO that bad and want to pay for it without getting cable, I again suggest this.
How Search Works.
Great to see Google explain this in a way that is easy to understand by everybody. Power of visuals.