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The Daily Read – Robin Williams Edition – 8/12/2014

The whole world is feeling the loss from Robin Williams death. There’s nothing else that can be said. For that I dedicate today’s Daily Read to Robin Williams. RIP.

RIP Robin Williams

KnowTechie Daily Read

The whole world is feeling the loss from Robin Williams death. There’s nothing else that can be said. For that I dedicate today’s Daily Read to Robin Williams. RIP.

RIP Robin Williams
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Uber’s dirty tricks quantified: Rival counts 5,560 canceled rides

(www.cnn.com)

“Uber is using a pattern of aggressive and questionable tactics in its effort to control the car-on-demand market, according to rivals.“

by @EricaFink

App Store Reviewers Are Furious At Facebook’s Mandatory Migration To Messenger

(www.buzzfeed.com)

“This is what terms of service and online privacy confusion looks like.”

by @jmbooyah

Why Is There A “Forrest Gump” iPhone Game?

(www.buzzfeed.com)

“Does the world really need it?”

by @jbasher

Yo, The One-Word Messaging App, Updates So It’s Not Quite So Absurdly Simple Anymore

(www.techcrunch)

“One-word messaging app Yo is growing up, fueled by its recent $1.5 million in seed funding at a $10 million valuation. The startup has now released an update (v1.1.0) to its iOS app which introduces a series of new features — including the ability to send more than just the word “yo”

by @riptari

Snapchat Is Now The #3 Social App Among Millennials

(www.techcrunch.com)

Snapchat is now the third most popular social app among millennials, according to a recent report by comScore, which finds that Snapchat has 32.9% penetration on these young users’ mobile phones, trailing only Instagram (43.1%) and Facebook (75.6%).”

by @sarahintampa

Face it: The internet of things isn’t going to develop like the web

(www.gigaom.com)

“We spend a lot of time on the show discussing standards and how data should move easily around the internet of things, but this week Tom Coates tells us that vision isn’t realistic.”

by @gigastacey

Flesh, Drugs and Instagram: How Dolls Kill Built a Breakout Online Fashion Brand

(www.recode.net)

“Breaking into Dolls Kill’s Instagram account was likely a strategic move by the hacker. After all, the photo-sharing network is perhaps the most critical medium for the fast-growing, get-the-fuck-out-of-my-way online fashion brand.”

by @delrey


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