Sunday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

The Next BYOD: Glass In The Enterprise: While the Google Google Glass wearable computing device is still in its early stages of development, it’s only a matter of time until this next iteration of consumer-centric computing systems becomes available at reasonable prices and starts to filter into the workplace. – by EMC?Voice – http://www.forbes.com/sites/emc/2013/10/22/the-next-byod-glass-in-the-enterprise/

How Twitter’s largest outside investor tricked me: Twitter’s largest outside investor used a brilliantly simple way to avoid detection. – by Dan Primack – Tags: term sheet, twitter ipo, venture capital deals, chris sacca, j.p. morgan chase, rizvi traverse, twitter, twitter ipo, venture capital – http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/11/06/twitter-investor-trick/

They Loved Your G.P.A. Then They Saw Your Tweets.: At Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Me., admissions officers are still talking about the high school senior who attended a campus information session last year for prospective students. – by NATASHA SINGER – http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/business/they-loved-your-gpa-then-they-saw-your-tweets.html

Early Xbox One delivery reveals 500MB initial update, 17 second startup — then banned (update 3): Now that there are Xbox Ones in the wild — thanks to Target’s apparently leaky pre-order system — we’re finding out more and more about the system. – by Richard Lawler – http://www.engadget.com/2013/11/09/early-xbox-one-details/

“Because Marissa Said So” — Yahoos Bristle at Mayer’s QPR Ranking System and “Silent Layoffs”: According to a multitude of top-ranking posts on an anonymous internal message board used by Yahoo to vent their frustrations to top staff, employees there are becoming increasingly upset by an evaluation system instituted by CEO Marissa Mayer that has apparently resulted in the firings of mor – by Kara Swisher – Tags: general, media, news, featured post, marissa mayer, qpr, quarterly performance review, stack ranking, yahoo – http://allthingsd.com/20131108/because-marissa-said-so-yahoos-bristle-at-mayers-new-qpr-ranking-system-and-silent-layoffs/

Why is the first medical tricorder coming from a startup, Scanadu, and not a med-tech giant?: At the Dublin Web Summit last week, I met Sam de Brouwer, co-founder of one of the most interesting startups of the past couple of years, Scanadu. Following its successful crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo, Scanadu’s Scout tricorder is set to go to market in March 2014. – by Martin Bryant – http://thenextweb.com/video/2013/11/09/first-medical-tricorder-come-scanadu-startup-med-tech-giant/

A Founder of Twitter Goes Long: Between downtown San Francisco and the new Twitter offices six city blocks to the west, things get sketchy. – by MATT RICHTEL – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/business/a-founder-of-twitter-goes-long.html

Google and Facebook may be our best defenders against Big Brother: Over a few weeks’ worth of bedtimes in the summer of 1984, my dad read me Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Though the dystopian context would have been lost on nine-year old me, the pervasive malevolence and the futility of the struggle was not. – Tags: Technology,NSA,Privacy,Google,Yahoo,Internet,Facebook,Media,Social networking,US national security,UK news,United States,World news,Technology – http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/nov/10/google-facebook-big-brother-reforms-data

An iPhone Tester Caught in Apple’s Supply Chain: Beneath the spotlight in a San Francisco performing arts theater, Apple (AAPL) marketing chief Phil Schiller was about to stage-manage one of the most anticipated product unveilings of the year. It was the first post-Steve Jobs reveal of a new iPhone. – by Cam Simpson – http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-11-07/an-iphone-tester-caught-in-apples-supply-chain

The Rise Of The Mobile-Born: Editor’s note: Paul Holland is a general partner at Foundation Capital, helping early-stage startups go from zero to $100 million in revenue. He was previously a senior vice president of worldwide sales at Kana Communications. – by Paul Holland – http://techcrunch.com/2013/11/08/the-rise-of-the-mobile-born/

‘Ferrari Of Space’ Crashing Back To Earth — Maybe Tomorrow: Sometime Sunday or early Monday, a 2,425-pound satellite that ran out of fuel last month and began falling from its already low orbit will plunge back to Earth. – by Greg Henderson – http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/09/244213231/ferrari-of-space-crashing-back-to-earth-maybe-tomorrow

Doug Rauch Wants to Sell Outdated Food at Junk-Food Prices: You’re opening a store called Daily Table early next year. It’s going to sell food that’s past its sell-by date. Can you elaborate? Yes, and food that’s cosmetically blemished or food that is excess — like fish that is perfectly wholesome, but not the fish they were going out to catch. – by HOPE REEVES – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/10/magazine/doug-rauch-wants-to-sell-outdated-food-at-junk-food-prices.html

A HEALING TOUCH / OPINION: This article is the third in a series of inquiries about the future of brands and haptic technologies. Read Christian Haas’ take on rewarding touchscreen interactions and Jesús Gorriti’s article about The Humble Sense. The notion of brand has evolved considerably in the last decade. – http://www.contagiousmagazine.com/2013/11/a_healing_touch.php

 

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