The most interesting link I’ve read in this week where Google decided to “sunset” Google Reader:
- Google Has Killed Android (the Brand) – Gizmodo
The operating system is becoming less and less relevant, desktop computing is becoming less and less relevant while brands and services are becoming more and more relevant. What matters now isn’t iOS, Android or Windows, but Google, Apple or Microsoft, and that’s why Microsoft has a grim future.
RIP Google Reader – Mashable
We saw this coming: RSS is in decline, Google Reader lost its space inside Google (to Google+ or Currents), lost its space to social media (Facebook and Twitter) and lost its space to news aggregators (Flipboard and such). And with the end of Reader comes another problem, the various apps and services build around it, like my favorites: news reader Feedly or Android podcast app BeyondPod. Update: Feedly will be moving seamlessly to their own infrastructure, gotta love that service!
- How I ended up with Mac – Miguel de Icaza
While I’m not using Apple (at least until it’s time to upgrade my computers) I can totally relate to this. I’ve chosen Ubuntu some years ago so Linux fragmentation issue is not an issue to me, but some things and have been annoying me: sudden broken support with the latest upgrade of Xorg or the huge mess of the release of Gnome3 or Unity… But one thing is certain: I won’t go back to Windows in the near future.
- Why do most of the successful startups come out of the USA? – Robert Scoble answer on Quora
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