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Suddenly I like Steve Jobs that much more.
Mike Elgan originally shared:
Steve Jobs was unimpressed by President Obama

The new bio coming out next week reveals that Steve Jobs refused to accept an invitation to meet the president extended by his handlers, and demanded that Obama personally invite him.

Once they met, Jobs told Obama he was headed for a one-term presidency unless he got his act together. Jobs offered to design ads for Obama's upcoming re-election campaign, and chided the president for being business un-friendly.

Jobs also told Obama that the key to saving the American educational system was to break the back of the teacher's union, which he said was crippling education reform.

Jobs also told his biographer that he was not that impressed by Obama.

Damn this is going to be a good book.
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Funny, cause a read a newspaper article about his bio today that started with "considered himself a skeptic, and abandoned religion" and followed with "shunned further cancer treatment and instead tried alternative medicines, met with psychics, and tried other unproven methods". Suddenly I dislike Steve Jobs that much more. If you fall for snake oil you're just as much a "skeptic" as a religious nutjob. What a fuckin' tool
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I have a phoner.

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Dig it!
Pete Cashmore originally shared:
Great news for Android users: new operating system Ice Cream Sandwich coming October or November.

I love how Eric Schmidt spills the beans from time to time.

Some rumored features include:

-USB hosting - use it with a keyboard, mouse, Xbox controller etc

-Face tracking for the camera

-Camera panoramas

-New Gmail theme to match OS
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Not eligible for an upgrade... $600 is a bit steep.
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Uh oh, Al Gore!
Science: Experiments performed by a European nuclear research group indicate that the sun, not man, determines Earth's temperature.
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This is awesome.
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One step closer to world domination. +Larry Page , I welcome your overlord-ship.
Larry Page originally shared:
Supercharging Android: Google to Acquire Motorola Mobility

Since its launch in November 2007, Android has not only dramatically increased consumer choice but also improved the entire mobile experience for users. Today, more than 150 million Android devices have been activated worldwide--with over 550,000 devices now lit up every day--through a network of about 39 manufacturers and 231 carriers in 123 countries. Given Android’s phenomenal success, we are always looking for new ways to supercharge the Android ecosystem. That is why I am so excited today to announce that we have agreed to acquire Motorola (

Motorola has a history of over 80 years of innovation in communications technology and products, and in the development of intellectual property, which have helped drive the remarkable revolution in mobile computing we are all enjoying today. Its many industry milestones include the introduction of the world’s first portable cell phone nearly 30 years ago, and the StarTAC--the smallest and lightest phone on earth at time of launch. In 2007, Motorola was a founding member of the Open Handset Alliance ( that worked to make Android the first truly open and comprehensive platform for mobile devices. I have loved my Motorola phones from the StarTAC era up to the current DROIDs.

In 2008, Motorola bet big on Android as the sole operating system across all of its smartphone devices. It was a smart bet and we’re thrilled at the success they’ve achieved so far. We believe that their mobile business is on an upward trajectory and poised for explosive growth.

Motorola is also a market leader in the home devices and video solutions business. With the transition to Internet Protocol, we are excited to work together with Motorola and the industry to support our partners and cooperate with them to accelerate innovation in this space.

Motorola’s total commitment to Android in mobile devices is one of many reasons that there is a natural fit between our two companies. Together, we will create amazing user experiences that supercharge the entire Android ecosystem for the benefit of consumers, partners and developers everywhere.

This acquisition will not change our commitment to run Android as an open platform. Motorola will remain a licensee of Android and Android will remain open. We will run Motorola as a separate business. Many hardware partners have contributed to Android’s success and we look forward to continuing to work with all of them to deliver outstanding user experiences.

We recently explained ( how companies including Microsoft and Apple are banding together in anti-competitive patent attacks on Android. The U.S. Department of Justice had to intervene in the results of one recent patent auction to “protect competition and innovation in the open source software community” ( and it is currently looking into ( the results of the Nortel auction. Our acquisition of Motorola will increase competition by strengthening Google’s patent portfolio, which will enable us to better protect Android from anti-competitive threats from Microsoft, Apple and other companies.

The combination of Google and Motorola will not only supercharge Android, but will also enhance competition and offer consumers accelerating innovation, greater choice, and wonderful user experiences. I am confident that these great experiences will create huge value for shareholders.

I look forward to welcoming Motorolans to our family of Googlers.

-Larry Page

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All hail Lord Page!
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Ring ring ring ring ring...
Tom Anderson originally shared:
We have the Blackberry and Apple phone... what's next? Banana phone?

Seriously, traveling in Hong Kong/China where my phone did not work at all got me to thinking about the future of phones. Here's what I'd like:

1. Use your phone to pay for anything / credit card replacement (NFC / swipe / scan pay)
2. Do away with roaming charges/SIM cards - phone should work anywhere in the world
3. Flexible / rubbery / waterproof (basically unbreakable for when you drop them)
4. Battery life dramatically improved so power is not an issue (also enables features like broadcasting your location constantly to select group)
5. Everywhere reception - cel phone towers must improve
6. Data stored in cloud, so replacing a lost phone is easy
7. Projector keypad so you can "type on full keyboard" when you need to
8. Devices like iPads and Laptops should be interoperable and can do everything your phone can do. If you're carrying one, you don't need the others.

Here's a cool look at 17 "concept" phones:

What do you want from phones of the future?
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The owner of a south Philadelphia cheesesteak shop who once instructed customers to order only in English has died, according to to relatives.
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Now we're gonna have people ordering Cheesesteak in all sorts of languages!
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I want Google Games. Why aren't they up for me yet!?
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The Republican debate is absolutely not lacking in entertainment value.
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vote for nixon's head!
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