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parislemon:

Satya Nadella:

A great idea shouldn’t have to wait for you to get back to a particular device. An impromptu call with a customer shouldn’t be delayed because you don’t have the right data on hand. Life moves too fast to put limits on where and how you work. Just as the best camera is the one you have with you, sometimes the right device is the one closest at hand. Simply put, our vision is to deliver the best cloud-connected experience on every device.

A few buzzwords aside, this is a great post. Clear and fairly concise. It seems like he gets it.

demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)
Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.
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demand-progress:

The NSA “is gathering nearly 5 billion records a day on the whereabouts of cellphones around the world.” (Washington Post)

Join us in protesting the National Security Agency’s wide-ranging invasion of privacy.

Take action →

parislemon:

Steve Ballmer, 2007:

Right now we’re selling millions and millions and millions of phones a year. Apple is selling zero phones a year.

Steve Ballmer, a few months later:

It’s sort of a funny question. Would I trade 96% of the market for 4% of the market? (Laughter.) I want to have…

Scary

falicon:

The single toughest thing I battle with in building any product is fighting feature creep. Especially when I’m doing my own thing.

As I dig into coding my latest and greatest thing, I notice all sorts of spots where I could throw in something extra and interesting. But if I give in to every one…

Great Advice Beware of Feature creep, 

falicon:

The most experienced person can still learn something from the novice, even if it’s just something as simple as remembering how the novice sees and experiences the world.

Reading manuals is often boring, repetitive, and a bit of a sloth…especially if you’ve already got ‘experience’. But, if you…

nevver:

The Corporate States of America

This is a neat image
shortformblog:

The difference between Google and Bing.

parislemon:

Emil Protalinski:

Microsoft today announced a strategic partnership with Best Buy and Future Shop. The company plans to build Windows Stores in 500 Best Buy locations across the US and more than 100 Best Buy and Future Shop locations in Canada, launching from late June through September.

Seriously, what year is this? I don’t think it’s 2006, when Apple kicked off its Best Buy partnership because the retailer was kicking ass. I thought it was 2013 and Best Buy is decaying.

Microsoft probably should have done a deal to get into Apple Stores. That’s where the customers are.

Bill Gates’s first company made software for traffic lights. Steve Jobs’s first company made plastic whistles that let you make free phone calls. Both failed, but it’s hard to imagine they were too upset about it. That’s my favorite thing that changes today. From now on, failure doesn’t matter: you only have to be right once.
meganq:

whatisadvertising:

Great advertising by FedEx.

Brilliant.

meganq:

whatisadvertising:

Great advertising by FedEx.

Brilliant.