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What I’m Reading Today – Jan 8, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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Google’s latest media hit involves a private ferry that transports employees from SFB to Redwood City (The Verge); this comes just weeks after demonstrators smashed the window of a G-bus to protest the area’s gentrification (The Verge); did some digging, SF Mayor Lee intends on charging tech co’s $100k/year to use…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 7, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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Saw this Tweet and thought I’d include it – apparently Apple has more cash than Citi’s entire cap. Fun stuff. Enjoy today’s reads. #FunThingoftheDay – something about white privilege; in a very charming way, artist Jamie Kapp put together this nifty comic (Buzzfeed) Using scans from over 1,200 volunteers, researchers from Washington University have put…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 6, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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How Zuckerberg “grew up” and took the helms of the $100 advertising company; good read on Facebook‘s mobile monetization (WSJ); An unusually long and human piece for TC – Silicon Valley‘s rise and fall through the past half decade; a tale of immigration, innovation and your smartphones (TechCrunch); “It really isn’t a floor,…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 5, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads (“Weekend Ed”)

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Two physicists tried to find time travelers on social media – apparently, Stephen Hawking wanted to hold a party for them once (The Atlantic); reminds me of that Safety Not Guaranteed movie – watch it (Rotten Tomatoes); #longform “There are laws against drunk driving, but not against driving with a hangover.” A dive into the ‘hangover’ (New Yorker); “Do…

What I’m Reading Today – Jan 3, 2014 #KevinsDailyReads

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Happy Friday! Read up and enjoy the weekend. “Part of my job is to raise the cost of producing bullshit in this area” – Meet Evgeny Morozov, the digital critic who, quite astutely, is calling everyone from major tech companies to TED talks our on their “bullshit” (Columbia Journalism Review); #vidsoftheday…

Jan 2, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

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And… now we’re done with exciting festive days for a while. Till MLK or something, I suppose. Here’s to another day. I refuse to write about the recent Snapchatdb debacle (it’s everywhere). Google it. Benefits of being a Berkshire Hathaway newspaper company – deep pockets; so far, Buffet has spent ~ $400M…

Jan 1, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

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Hurray! 2013 has finally come to a close and we get a fresh start for 2014 – from Taipei, a big happy new year wish to everyone (pic: fireworks from Taipei 101). Here’s the first lot of reads for the year. Biggest news in #tech over the past two days…

Dec 30, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads

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We’re coming close to the end of the year – one day left. One day left to tie up all those loose ends for 2013 and start thinking about those New Year resolutions. Many years ago, one of my NY resolutions was to create a mailing list – I guess…

Dec 29, 2013 #KevinsDailyReads (“Weekend Ed”)

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Hello. Just flew back into Taipei from Penghu from a nice family vacation in a vacation (“vacationception?” as Kameron pointed out). This pic (http://instagram.com/p/igPrRUwn02/) basically highlighted my trip – totally disregards the ridiculous wind all weekend. Hope your weekend is going well too – enjoy the weekend’s reads. The app game –…

Dec 26, 2013 #KevinsDailyRead

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Happy Thursday everyone – now that Christmas is done, get over the Christmas hangover with the hangover sandwich (http://buswk.co/1bVXEVb) with today’s reads. Rap Genius just got whacked by Google; Rap Genius (http://rapgenius.com/), the Andreesson Horowitz backed startup that helps rap fans decode lyric meanings, was caught #growthhacking the search giant’s algorithm; it’s one…