Don't Let Your Company's Scale Tip Your Bathroom Scale
Any programmer or blogger knows that when you work on the Internet, on a computer, it's easy to gain weight. Tech office pantries are stocked with Red Bull, candy, chips and even things you wouldn't think were too unhealthy, like protein bars. Protein bars are basically injections of sugar. That's why they taste like a Snickers. But what no one talks about is that the "Startup 15" or 40 is unavoidable if you put in the effort, not to diet, but to be healthy. Because she is constantly around tech geeks and herself works online, blogger Darya Pino, who is both my friend and the wife of Google Ventures Partner Kevin Rose, is acutely aware of this pain and has a solution: Foodist, a way to stay healthy without going crazy dieting.
Judge Tosses DMCA Defenses, Creating Unexpected Copyright Liability for Web Services In New York
Editor’s note: Sid Venkatesan is an IP partner specializing in high stakes IP disputes and IP counseling for technology companies in the Silicon Valley office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP. James Freedman is an associate in Orrick’s IP group and a recent Stanford Law School graduate. A New York appellate court has recently ruled in UMG Recordings v.Escape Media Group that the safe harbor protections that Congress designed for Internet companies do not cover sound recordings made before 1972. The decision is a new and unexpected break with earlier decisions by state and federal trial courts.
Your Bitcoins Are Finally Worth Something
Bitcoins are nominally worth $113 as of this very moment. That means very little in the real world. As Forbes writer Kasmir Hill notes, it's pretty difficult to go up to the McDonald's cashier and offer an invisible fiat currency that resides entirely on the Internet in exchange for a Big Mac. She's survived a week using nothing but Bitcoins and, although she's still alive, her experience wasn't friction-free.
Coming Soon To Microsoft's Office Web Apps: Real-Time Co-Authoring, Editing On Android Tablets, Easier File Management
Microsoft’s Office Web Apps have been around since 2010. Since then, they have slowly morphed from lightweight document viewers to relatively full-blown Office apps. Going forward, Microsoft senior product marketing manager Amanda Lefebvre wrote in a blog post last night, the plan is “to deliver Office Web Apps that people can rely on to create polished Office documents from start to finish, all from the Web.” To do this, Microsoft is going to focus on three key areas: user experience, social and collaboration, as well as better cross-platform support. In concrete terms, Lefebvre writes, this means the Office Web Apps will soon get better collaboration tools. Currently, the Web Apps allow users to co-author documents, but Microsoft’s doesn’t allow for Google Wave-like real-time co-authoring just yet. That, however, is in the pipeline. Microsoft, she writes, will “introduce real time co-authoring in the Office Web Apps so that all file authors will automatically see presence and ...
Betaworks-Backed Telecast Brings The TGIF TV Experience To Mobile Internet Video
When this generation looks back to retell the best and most amazing past times of the early oughts, surfing YouTube will undoubtedly be on the list. But as we shift to a more mobile lifestyle, content discovery — with particular regards to internet video — is becoming less and less fluid. That's why betaworks is today launching Telecast, a new service that bundles internet video content into an easily digestible, themed package.