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The dystopic fast lane future of the internet

The Verge has imagined what our not so distant internet future could look like with fast lanes and prioritized content … Your corporate internet nightmare starts now.

Recommended reading … get yourself aligned with just how bad things could get.  As I don’t currently subscribe to Comcast – nor to I even have the option – I’m curious how things will evolve for the smaller broadband providers like Cablevision.  So far they’ve been decent enough … but they are about to be considerably over run by a mega-corp producing, distributing and carrying what could be perceived as the majority of content we want.

 

Sunday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

Facebook’s New Offline Sales Measurement Trick Could Make Ad Clicks Obsolete: Facebook is launching a new way for brick-and-mortar business owners to measure if their Facebook ads drove in-store sales, even if customers never clicked. – by Josh Constine – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/13/facebook-custom-audiences-measurement/

What Tech Hasn’t Learned From Urban Planning: SAN FRANCISCO — The tech sector is, increasingly, embracing the language of urban planning — town hall, public square, civic hackathons, community engagement. So why are tech companies such bad urbanists? – by Allison Arieff – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/opinion/what-tech-hasnt-learned-from-urban-planning.html

14 ways Google gets it right even after 15 years: Earlier this fall, Google wished itself a happy 15th birthday. There was pomp, circumstance, and of course, a Google doodle. And the company has every right — if there ever was any doubt about its dominance, it’s gone now. – by Scott Gerber – http://thenextweb.com/entrepreneur/2013/12/14/14-ways-google-gets-right-even-15-years/#!pWAwr

T-Mobile’s self-defeating resurgence: It’s a standard part of flying, these days: the minute you touch down, you pull out your phone and get back up to speed with the world — especially if you’ve been on a long flight without wifi. And then there’s the standard exception: when you’re flying internationally, you don’t. – by Felix Salmon – Tags: telecommunications – http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/15/t-mobiles-self-defeating-resurgence/

Chromecast in 2014: an open SDK, big international plans and maybe even new devices: Google landed a bit of a coup with Chromecast this year, launching a device that no one saw coming but that has proven to be very popular. – by Janko Roettgers – Tags: Chromecast,Dial,Google Cast,Mario Queiroz,multiscreen technology,Smart TV – http://gigaom.com/2013/12/13/chromecast-in-2014-an-open-sdk-big-international-plans-and-maybe-even-new-devices/

Samsung: Uneasy in the Lead: Lee Kun-hee, the man who built the most successful, most admired and most feared business in Asia — a $288 billion behemoth that is among the most profitable in the world — had a message for his employees this year: You must do better. – by ERIC PFANNER, BRIAN X. CHEN – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/technology/samsung-uneasy-in-the-lead.html

A Message That Tries to Blend In: AS Madison Avenue continues debating the pros and cons of a hot trend in marketing known as native advertising — digital pitches styled to look like the editorial content of the publications in which they run — Vanity Fair magazine is voting “aye” by bringing out its first such effort, for – by STUART ELLIOTT – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/business/media/a-message-that-tries-to-blend-in.html

Ford Unveils Its First Autonomous Vehicle Prototype: Ford has thrown its hat into autonomous car ring with the debut of its Automated Fusion Hybrid Research Vehicle, the latest in a series of steps the automaker is taking to realize its grand vision of transportation in 2025. – by Damon Lavrinc – http://www.wired.com/autopia/2013/12/ford-fusion-hybrid-autonomous/

Snowy Saturday Recommended Reads

Another bit of a catch up …

How many Americans will be using an iPhone when the US smartphone market saturates?: As previously noted, the US smartphone market has followed an almost perfectly logistic growth. The measured data (via comScore, in green below) follows a predictive logistic function (thin blue whose formula is discussed here). – by Horace Dediu – http://www.asymco.com/2013/12/13/how-many-americans-will-be-using-an-iphone/

Today In Dystopian War Robots That Will Harvest Us For Our Organs: You’re in luck today, true believers! We have four exciting robots that will eventually enslave and/or eat us. – by JOHN BIGGS – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/13/today-in-dystopian-war-robots-that-will-harvest-us-for-our-organs-9/

An Introvert’s Guide to Better Presentations: I am an introvert and I have always feared public speaking, and despite having given an industry conference presentation every year for the last fourteen years, it’s only gotten marginally easier for me. – by Gene Driskell – https://medium.com/what-im-reading-on-medium/be7e772b2cb5

Google Adds to Its Menagerie of Robots: SAN FRANCISCO — BigDog, Cheetah, WildCat and Atlas have joined Google’s growing robot menagerie. Google confirmed on Friday that it had completed the acquisition of Boston Dynamics, an engineering company that has designed mobile research robots for the Pentagon. – by JOHN MARKOFF – http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/technology/google-adds-to-its-menagerie-of-robots.html

Facebook self-censorship : What happens to the posts you don’t publish?: A couple of months ago, a friend of mine asked on Facebook: Do you think that facebook tracks the stuff that people type and then erase before hitting ? (or the “post” button) Good question. We spend a lot of time thinking about what to post on Facebook. – by Jennifer Golbeck – http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2013/12/facebook_self_censorship_what_happens_to_the_posts_you_don_t_publish.single.html

Big Idea 2014: Predictions from PayPal: This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers pick one big idea that will shape 2014.See all the ideas here. Prediction lists are everywhere this time of year and they often have more to do with sounding clever than sharing insight. – http://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20131211235041-356899-paypal-looks-ahead-six-predictions-for-2014

Why cab drivers should love Uber: Last month the city of New York raised more than $200 million by auctioning off 200 new taxi medallions — essentially, the right to operate a yellow cab in the city. – by Felix Salmon – Tags: economics – http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/12/11/why-cab-drivers-should-love-uber/

John Doerr’s last stand: Can a dramatic shakeup save Kleiner Perkins?: Jesus Christ, Kleiner Perkins just can’t catch a break. The latest news – in a year-long deluge of mea culpas, nasty lawsuits, and admissions of strategic missteps – is that the firm is retrenching, refocusing on the consumer Web, and cutting its early stage investment staff. – by Michael Carney, Sarah Lacy – http://pando.com/2013/12/11/john-doerrs-last-stand-can-a-dramatic-shakeup-save-kleiner-perkins/

We who spoke LOLcat now speak Doge: In the internet meme war between cats and dogs, the dogs are currently winning. The “doge” meme features an image (often of an adorable shiba dog), annotated with distinctive phrases representing the thoughts of the dog — or the dragon, or whatever is being depicted. – by Annalee Newitz, on io9 – http://io9.com/we-who-spoke-lolcat-now-speak-doge-1481243678

Amazon said to launch Pantry to take on Costco, Sam’s: SAN FRANCISCO — Amazon.com is working on a new business called Pantry that will help it expand further into the giant consumer package goods market and take on warehouse club stores Costco and Wal-Mart’s Sam’s Club, according to three people familiar with the effort. – by Alistair Barr, USA TODAY – http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/12/12/amazon-pantry/4001707/

Twitter’s Latest Partnership, With Truecaller In India, Links Phone Number Look-Ups With Tweeting: Twitter has been inking deals with third parties outside of the U.S. to drive more international usage, both in emerging and mature markets. Today comes news of yet another deal that it hopes will expand its presence in one country in particular: India. – by Ingrid Lunden – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/12/twitters-latest-partnership-with-truecaller-in-india-links-phone-number-look-ups-with-twitter-accounts/

The case for a six-hour workday: Today, workers are putting in increasingly more hours—so much so that the 40-hour week has become a relic of the past. But pushing employees to clock up those extra hours is bad for their well-being and detrimental to your company. – by Lauren Davidson – http://qz.com/157092/the-case-for-a-six-hour-workday/

Gmail blows up e-mail marketing by caching all images on Google servers: Ever wonder why most e-mail clients hide images by default? The reason for the “display images” button is because images in an e-mail must be loaded from a third-party server. For promotional e-mails and spam, usually this server is operated by the entity that sent the e-mail. – by Ron Amadeo – http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/12/gmail-blows-up-e-mail-marketing-by-caching-all-images-on-google-servers/

Wearables, ubiquity and the future of the smartphone, part I: The smartphone is in for a radical change, not only in its function, but also in the way it looks and is carried. And it will spin off its functions to other devices, creating a vast and vibrant electronic ecosystem. In the first of a two-part series, Siegfried Mortkowitz reports. It’s 7.02 a.m. – Tags: Apps & Mobile Tech, smartwatch – http://analysis.openmobilemedia.com/apps-mobile-tech/wearables-ubiquity-and-future-smartphone-part-i

Bitcoin’s Biggest Bet: Andreessen Horowitz Leads $25 Million Investment in Coinbase: If you’re a bitcoin doubter, you might want to turn away. The doors to venture funding in bitcoin startups are about to swing wide open. – by Jason Del Rey – Tags: commerce, general, news, andreessen horowitz, bitpay, chris dixon, coinbase, featured post, founders fund, fred wilson, ribbit capital, union square ventures, usv – http://allthingsd.com/20131212/bitcoins-biggest-bet-andreessen-horowitz-leads-25-million-investment-in-coinbase/

Science Says Art Will Make Your Kids Better Thinkers (and Nicer People): Those who would consider themselves part of the creative class would probably agree that art is an important part of primary school education. – http://m.fastcocreate.com/3023094/science-says-art-will-make-your-kids-better-thinkers-and-nicer-people

First Lasing Nanofibres Open The Way For Cheap, Soft Laser Textiles: There was a time, not so long ago, when lasers were exotic devices that lived in specialist labs and relied on a team of experts to keep them going. – http://www.technologyreview.com/view/522561/first-lasing-nanofibres-open-the-way-for-cheap-soft-laser-textiles/

4 Reasons Why Apple’s iBeacon Is About to Disrupt Interaction Design: You step inside Walmart and your shopping list is transformed into a personalized map, showing you the deals that’ll appeal to you most. You pause in front of a concert poster on the street, pull out your phone, and you’re greeted with an option to buy tickets with a single tap. – by Kyle VanHemert – http://www.wired.com/design/2013/12/4-use-cases-for-ibeacon-the-most-exciting-tech-you-havent-heard-of/

Wednesday’s Recommended Reads

A bit of a catch up today. Been traveling …

The Emerging Technologies Shaping Future 5G Networks: It may seem as if the fourth generation of mobile communications technology has only just hit the airwaves. But so-called 4G technology has been around in various guises since 2006 and is now widely available in metropolitan areas of the US, Europe and Asia. – http://www.technologyreview.com/view/522401/the-emerging-technologies-shaping-future-5g-networks/

One standard to sync them all: AllSeen Alliance forms to accelerate Internet of Things adoption: Eighteen months ago, Qualcomm SVP Rob Chandhok succinctly explained why the internet of things was failing. Instead of working together, manufacturers designed their smart televisions and appliances to only communicate with their own proprietary applications. – by Sean Hollister – http://theverge.com/2013/12/10/5194342/one-standard-to-sync-them-all-allseen-alliance-forms-to-accelerate

How Apple’s Lightning-Plug Guru Reinvented Square’s Card Reader: The new Square Reader is 45 percent thinner than the previous version–a slimming that took careful consideration of the device’s components. Photo: Josh Valcarcel/WIREDThe effort was led by Square’s VP of Hardware, Jesse Dorogusker, formerly the head of accessories at Apple. – by Kyle VanHemert – http://www.wired.com/design/2013/12/the-new-square-reader-a-look-at-how-gadget-guts-are-designed

Xiaomi’s plan for expansion is to invade the two most saturated smartphone markets in the world: Ever since Xiaomi poached Hugo Barra from Google, the world has been waiting for the Chinese smartphone maker to sell its inexpensive, highly customized Android handsets beyond the confines of greater China. – by Adam Pasick – http://qz.com/155901/xiaomis-plan-for-expansion-is-to-invade-the-two-most-saturated-smartphone-markets-in-the-world/

AT&T chief: We can’t keep doing big subsidies on phones: AT&T’s top executive says the era of big subsidies for devices is coming to an end, as wireless operators can no longer afford to fund a constant smartphone upgrade cycle. – by Marguerite Reardon – Tags: mobile, AT&T – http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57615114-94/at-t-chief-we-cant-keep-doing-big-subsidies-on-phones/

Android Action Bar overflow changes could mark beginning of the end for hardware menu button: When Android started making the move away from hardware buttons, and giving manufacturers the option to present users with fully on-screen virtual buttons, it sounded like we were moving towards a promising future where Android might feel more consistent across devices – you wouldn’t go from us – by Stephen Schenck – http://pocketnow.com/2013/12/09/android-menu-button

This is Nokia’s Android phone: Nokia has been building its own Android phone according to multiple sources familiar with the company’s plans. Codenamed Normandy, and known internally at Nokia under a number of other names, the handset is designed as the next step in low-end phones from the Finnish smartphone maker. – by Tom Warren – http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/10/5197746/nokia-android-phone-normandy

How Google Decimated A $2 Billion Search Business: As Variety reports, it turns out that Google was a key player in the company’s downfall. Richard Rosenblatt co-founded Demand in 2006 as a “content farm” that would take advantage of search engine optimization. – by Richard Feloni – Tags: Google, Demand Media, Richard Rosenblatt, Content Farms, Richard Feloni – http://www.businessinsider.com/googles-blow-to-demand-media-2013-12

Everything visible: How wearable cameras are changing the way we think about public space: The presence of surveillance cameras is becoming a growing norm in public spaces. For example, currently in the United Kingdom, there are an estimated 4. – by Ricardo Bilton – http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/08/everything-visible-how-wearable-cameras-are-changing-the-way-we-think-about-public-space/

The Brilliant Hack That Brought Foursquare Back From the Dead: Dennis Crowley thought his 13-year dream might never come true. Crowley is the founder of Foursquare, the seminal social networking service that broadcasts your location across the net and serves you tips and deals based on where you are. – by Ryan Tate – http://www.wired.com/business/2013/12/the-brilliant-foursquare-hack/

Imgur: The Biggest Little Site in the World: What does Imgur, one of the most highly-trafficked sites on the web, want to be when it grows up? Television. The whole thing started with a picture. An extremely tall fellow, Dan, peeked over a door—over a door—to watch TV. It was funny. Someone took a photo. – by Megan Garber – Tags: The Atlantic, The Atlantic Magazine, TheAtlantic.com, Atlantic, news, opinion, analysis, commentary, Science, technology, innovation, James Fallows, Alexis Madrigal – http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/12/imgur-the-biggest-little-site-in-the-world/281872/

Layoffs at stealth payment startup Clinkle: Clinkle still wants to kill Square. But first it needs to get its own house in order. FORTUNE — Clinkle, a stealthy mobile payment startup that recently raised the largest seed financing round in history, today has completed an internal reorganization. Or, in other words, layoffs. – by Dan Primack – Tags: term sheet, clinkle, venture capital – http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2013/12/09/layoffs-clinkle/

Smarty Ring Sends Smartphone Updates to Your Finger [VIDEO]: One ring to rule them all — or at least manage all of your incoming smartphone alerts. That’s the idea behind Smarty Ring, a Bluetooth-enabled wearable gadget that allows users to check smartphone alerts and manage incoming calls right from their finger. – by Kurt Wagner – http://mashable.com/2013/12/08/smarty-ring/

The Test Begins: Do Google Shopping & Other Shopping Search Engines Give You The Best Deals?: It sounds pretty damning. Two recent surveys suggest that Google Shopping isn’t leading searchers to the best prices on products. But the surveys weren’t well documented, nor did they include competitors like Bing, Shopzilla, PriceGrabber and Nextag, which have similar issues. – by Danny Sullivan – http://searchengineland.com/do-shopping-search-engines-give-you-best-deals-178980

The iWallet Is Coming: Post updated to reflect a misstatement about when Apple rolled out self checkout to its stores. – by Tristan Louis – http://www.forbes.com/sites/tristanlouis/2013/12/07/the-iwallet-is-coming/

The War For Your Wrist: The past decade has seen the consumer electronics war grow more furious and more personal: your living room is a battlefield, as are your desks and your pockets. – by Chris Velazco – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/08/the-war-for-your-wrist/

Pebble Review: The Underdog That Proves Smartwatches Are Worthwhile: Even before the Pebble smartwatch was available to buy, Pebble had caught the imagination of the geekerati with their Kickstarter campaign that raised over ten million dollars. It gave them visibility, but also put the pressure on to deliver a compelling product. – by Ewan Spence – http://www.forbes.com/sites/ewanspence/2013/12/08/pebble-review-the-underdog-that-proves-smartwatches-are-worthwhile/

Netflix’s War on Mass Culture: Given all the faces you see glued to computers, tablets, and cell phones, you might think that people watch much less television than they used to. You would be wrong. – by TIM WU – Tags: Technology, Culture, TV, Netflix, television, Media – http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115687/netflixs-war-mass-culture

Sunday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

What the Hell Is Wrong With Nintendo?: Earlier this week, amidst all the hype over the launches of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the Bloomberg news service took a step away from the wall-to-wall coverage of the new consoles to discuss Nintendo and the Wii U. They say no press is bad press, but… – by Chris Kohler – http://www.wired.com/gamelife/2013/12/wii-u-sales/

NASA Sent Phones Into Space, and Now They’ve Called Home: Ever since NASA launched a new group of tiny, phone-powered satellites into space a few weeks ago, we’ve been waiting for one of the little PhoneSats to phone home. Now, one of the nano-satellites has successfully communicated with Earth, an important test of a much-needed capability. – by Max Cherney – http://motherboard.vice.com/blog/nasa-sent-phones-into-space-and-now-theyve-called-home

How Intel TV failed — pay attention, Google and Apple: Intel was set to revolutionize television. In fact, Erik Huggers, the head of Intel Media, said in February that this would be the year Intel shakes things up. – by Joan E. Solsman – Tags: Sony, Apple, Microsoft, Intel, Amazon – http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57613334-93/how-intel-tv-failed-pay-attention-google-and-apple/

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day: If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you’re going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn’t get the nickname “Whole Paycheck” for nothing.) – by Maria Godoy – http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/05/249072685/what-separates-a-healthy-and-unhealthy-diet-just-1-50-per-day

Overrun With Messaging Apps: Because I’ll install almost any app on my iPhone just to take a look, I’ve got a jam-packed folder called “messaging apps” that’s now five pages deep. – by Sarah Perez – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/06/overrun-with-messaging-apps/

Nintendo of America president shows off ‘Cranky Kong’ in Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze: Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime took the stage today during Spike’s VGX show to demonstrate the Cranky Kong character in the upcoming Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze for the Wii U game console. – by DEAN TAKAHASHI – http://venturebeat.com/2013/12/07/nintendo-of-america-president-shows-off-cranky-kong-in-donkey-kong-country-tropical-freeze/

Jessica Lessin talks about paywalls, The Information and the virtues of knowing who your audience is — Tech News and Analysis: Former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin got some attention when she left the newspaper six months ago to start a new online news venture, and this week she launched the project, known as The Information: a subscription-only technology and business news service that costs $399 a year and – by Mathew Ingram – Tags: Future of Media,Jessica Lessin,media,paywalls,Subscription,The Information,Wall Street Journal – http://gigaom.com/2013/12/07/jessica-lessin-talks-about-paywalls-the-information-and-the-virtues-of-knowing-who-your-audience-is/

National Geographic puts more than 500 historic maps on Google: National Geographic and Google are trying to recreate the thrill of cracking open one of the magazine’s signature paper maps, but in the digital world. A new project puts more than 500 of National Geographic’s 800 historic maps online using Google’s Maps Engine platform. – by Josh Lowensohn – http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/7/5183906/national-geographic-puts-more-than-500-historic-maps-on-google

The Open Secret Of iBeacon: Apple Could Have 250M Potential Units In The Wild By 2014: Yesterday, Apple began a small press push on its new iBeacon technology, pushed an Apple Store app update to support them and turned the feature on in 254 U.S.-based stores in an initial rollout. – by Matthew Panzarino – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/07/the-open-secret-of-ibeacon-apple-could-have-250m-units-in-the-wild-by-2014/

Twitter’s Dorsey Vies With SoftBank’s Son for Japan Shops: Tech: Twitter Inc. co-founder Jack Dorsey sparked a price war over Japanese credit-card transactions with SoftBank Corp. (9984)’s Masayoshi Son. Entrepreneurs like Yukiko Kurano are the biggest winners so far. Kurano said she began using Son’s venture with PayPal Inc. – by Mariko Yasu, Takako Taniguchi – Tags: financial news, business news, stock quotes, markets quotes, finance stocks, personal finance, personal finance advice, mutual funds, financial calculators, world business, small business, financial trends, forex trading, technology news, bloomberg financial news – http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-12-06/twitter-s-dorsey-vies-with-softbank-s-son-for-japan-shops-tech.html

Amid Drone Talk, Amazon Has Real Robots That Could Save It A Lot of Money : Digits: Amazon got a lot of ink for its sci-fi drone delivery idea this week, but a more real and immediate robot effort underway in the Seattle retailer’s warehouses could save it as much as $916 million a year, according to one analyst. – by Greg Bensinger – Tags: Amazon,Drone,E-commerce,kiva,robots – http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2013/12/06/amid-drone-talk-amazon-has-real-robots/

Thursday’s Recommended Reads

Some recent saved favorites from Pocket:

RISD President John Maeda to become design partner at Kleiner Perkins — Tech News and Analysis: If you need any more proof that venture capital firms are increasingly seeing the value of design, here it is: on Wednesday the President of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), John Maeda, announced that he’ll be joining Silicon Valley venture firm Kleiner Perkins as a design partner starti – by Katie Fehrenbacher – Tags: Airbnb,Joe Gebbia,John Maeda,Kleiner Perkins,RISD – http://gigaom.com/2013/12/04/risd-president-john-maeda-to-become-design-partner-at-kleiner-perkins/

Why A New Tech News Site Spurns Ads for Subscriptions: The Information, former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin’s new tech news site, debuted today with a seemingly counterintuitive business model: no ads, only subscriptions. – by John McDermott – http://digiday.com/publishers/will-readers-pay-to-read-the-information/#sthash.8v7UgsMr.uxfs

AT&T goes after T-Mobile with lower off-contract plan pricing: AT&T is announcing changes to its Mobile Share line of wireless plans today, rolling out a new “Mobile Share Value” structure on December 8th that offers subscribers a discount on service if they’re not on a hardware contract. – by Chris Ziegler – http://www.theverge.com/2013/12/5/5177276/at-t-goes-after-t-mobile-with-lower-off-contract-plan-pricing

AT&T’s EverThere could be the first wearable for your parents or grandparents — Tech News and Analysis: Is there a connected wearable device market for the senior crowd? Surprise: There sure is given that one in three adults over the age of 65 in North America fall every year. For years, monitoring services have been there for those on the floor and now AT&T is getting in on the game with EverThere. – by Kevin C. Tofel – Tags: AT&T,EverThere,wearable devices – http://gigaom.com/2013/12/04/atts-everthere-could-be-the-first-wearable-for-your-parents-or-grandparents/

Volvo to put 100 self-driving cars on Swedish roads in pilot project: Volvo is about to take its biggest step yet towards bringing a self-driving car to market with a pilot project that’ll put 100 such vehicles onto public roads in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. – by Trevor Mogg – http://m.digitaltrends.com/cars/volvo-put-100-self-driving-cars-swedish-roads-pilot-project/

Twitter Is About To Officially Launch Retargeted Ads: Twitter is ready to roll out retargeted ads fueled by browser cookies, sources confirm. Twitter could make the announcement as soon as tomorrow, expanding retargeted ads beyond the “experimental” phase that started in July. – by Josh Constine – http://techcrunch.com/2013/12/04/twitter-retargeted-ads/