Johan Skåntorp

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Developers are too Late to the Messaging App Party

As an American who recently moved to Asia, one of the most challenging adjustments were my mobile habits; especially <i>how</i> I communicate.<p>In the US, my phone had zero messaging apps. None. Not even Snapchat. All my communication was done through Apple’s iMessage service. I moved to Tokyo in June, and …

Winklevoss Twin Discusses Bitcoin on Reddit

Cameron Winklevoss, one half of the notorious twin brothers who once battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, took to Reddit to host an AMA this weekend to discuss the duo’s big interest: Bitcoin.<p>The Winklevoss twins were early Bitcoin advocates but have never revealed their total …

What Would an Apple Moonshot Look Like?

“We have all this money, we have all these people, why aren’t we doing more stuff? You may say that Apple only does a very, very small number of things, and that’s working pretty well for them. But I find that unsatisfying. I feel like there are all these opportunities in the world to use …

Interior Design in a Boat Doesn't Have to be Nautical. http://bit.ly/1c9qxmA @sailmagazine

Early outlook suggests downwind Hobart race

<i>Roger Badham says fast passage south seems on the cards</i><p>Wednesday December 18th 2013, Author: Rob Mundle, Location: Australia<p>It’s eight days out from …

Iain Percy in the top job

<i>Artemis Racing's Team Manager on losing Bart, looking back at AC34 and what lies ahead</i><p>Iain Percy has made the jump from British Olympic hero and …

Artemis Racing

Google Exec Admits 'Real Problems' with YouTube's Google+ Comments

Bradley Horowitz, Google’s Vice President of Product Management for Google+, today admitted there were “real problems” with the way YouTube’s new Google+ powered commenting system was first implemented.<p>“Out of the gate, we weren’t doing so well and a lot of that had to do with ranking and how we …

Gmail for Android gets a vacation responder, printing and universal attachment support

Many workers are about to leave on holiday trips, and Google is more than willing to help them avoid the office with an updated Gmail app for Android. The new release includes a vacation responder that will let fellow employees know that you're off the clock. If you're running Android 4.4 KitKat, …

Google's Control Room adds better audio and video management to Hangouts on Air

Google announced yesterday that a new feature for Hangouts on Air called Control Room will be rolling out over the next few days. Control Room, which was announced by Google software engineer J.D. Salazar on Google+, will allow all Hangout users to better manage the audio and video levels of a show.<p>…

YouTube opens live streaming for all verified channels, even yours

What's that, your YouTube channel has fewer than 100 subscribers, but you feel it's a travesty that you can't share your video opus <i>as it happens</i>? Well, start popping bottles: Google has begun rolling out live streaming capabilities to all of its verified users that are in good standing (hopefully …

Gmail change means faster images, fewer clicks, less risk, says Google

If you’re sick of clicking on those “display images below” links in your email, you’ll probably like the change Google(s goog) just initiated for …

Google Tips: New Site to Help you Use Google Products

Google today launched a new site called Google Tips, which gives you helpful guidelines on how to use Google products. The site is broken into cards, Google’s latest design style of choice, each of which offers a quick description and the option to flip over to learn more. Every card can be shared …

Google buys military robot-maker Boston Dynamics

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1037000/1037334_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534402791_8950493ea2f7e2e797d641416963ccd7<p><b>Google has acquired the engineering company that developed Cheetah, the world's fastest-running robot and other animal-based mobile research</b> …

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Microsoft loses top engineer to Google

Blaise Agüera y Arcas, a former distinguished engineer at Microsoft, is joining Google. Agüera y Arcas originally joined Microsoft in 2006 after the software giant acquired his Seadragon startup. He was a key software architect who helped develop and build Microsoft’s Bing Maps service and its …

14 Ways Google Gets it Right Even After 15 Years

But how does a company founded by two grad students become one of the most powerful businesses on the planet?<p>In order to find out, I asked a panel of successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council the following question:<p>What do you think a main factor in Google’s ongoing success has …

Engineer Connects 27-Year-Old Macintosh Plus to the Internet

Engineer Jeff Keacher says his first “real” computer was a Macintosh Plus. Now 27-years-old, the device has an 8 MHz processor, 4MB of RAM, and a 512×342 resolution 1-bit screen. Keacher decided he wanted to use it to surf the Web:<p>Since this is 2013, Keacher used a Raspberry Pi to do the heavy …

Back of a Napkin aims to get the specifics of building a startup out of the way

A common mistake that many startups make from the beginning is not discussing what’s ultimately important down the road; money and how the company will make decisions in the future.<p>Often, startups fail because founders are afraid to talk about the hard things such as what happens if the company …

7 'digital nomads' explain how they live, work and travel

Feel miserable working in a cubicle or living in a boring town? The Internet has revolutionized the term ‘work’ today, bringing new opportunities and employment that didn’t exist until recently.<p>For many, the Internet is an opportunity to combine work and traveling the world. The term ‘digital …

Ocean going Moth

<i>Brian Hancock gets his crystal ball out to contemplate the future of SpeedDream</i><p>Friday December 13th 2013, Author: Brian Hancock, Location: United …

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Posted by John Rae-Grant, Product Manager Have you ever wondered why Gmail asks you before showing images in emails? We did this to protec...

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How to Use Flipboard to Create a Killer DIY Hyperlocal Publication in 5 Minutes | Street Fight

<b>Published:</b><p>For anyone who owns an iPad, it’s no surprise that Flipboard is a breakthrough. The one-year-old application allows you to instantly turn …

Spin around a mountain in super speed like Superman

Things that usually spin really, really fast: a top, the wheel of fortune wheel, other wheels, circular objects, knobs and other things of that …

Both the new Sony Xperia Z1 refresh and the Xperia Z1s mini (Amami - D5503) shows up in Benchmarks

The updated Sony Xperia Z1 (I don’t know why Sony is making one though), has showed up in some AnTuTu benchmarks, and scores as high as 35,485, and …

Microsoft Expands Global Startup Accelerator Program In The UK

Microsoft has announced the names of 12 early stage start-ups it is backing through its recently launched London-based accelerator programme next year.<p>Microsoft is launching similar accelerators in ten cities worldwide, including Bangalore, Beijing, Paris, Seattle and Tel-Aviv.<p>The 12-week Microsoft …

Humans Make Up Less Than 40 Percent of the Internet’s Traffic

The human race is a minority on the Internet. And no, it's not because your pets have all of a sudden gotten computer-savvy.<p>A recent report published …

As Google slowly preps the Chromecast ecosystem, waves of new apps are on the way

HBO Go, Songza and Pandora are about to get more company on Chromecast, according to a <i>Gigaom</i> interview with Google's VP of product management Mario Queiroz where he stated additional waves of apps are coming soon. A public release for the Chromecast SDK -- which should allow developers to build and …

Facebook Wants to Know Why You’re Self-Censoring Your Posts

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine asked on Facebook:<p>Do you think that facebook tracks the stuff that people type and then erase before hitting …