Today’s Scuttlebot: Personal Drones, and Age Bias in Silicon Valley

Loads of interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Third-Party Vendors vs. AmazonSeattletimes.com |  Setting up shop on Amazon can generate a lot of sales. Just don’t expect to win any disputes with the e-commerce king. – David Streitfeld The Cognitive Burden of UnbundlingTomtunguz.com |  One venture… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Personal Drones, and Age Bias in Silicon Valley

Loads of interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Third-Party Vendors vs. AmazonSeattletimes.com |  Setting up shop on Amazon can generate a lot of sales. Just don’t expect to win any disputes with the e-commerce king. – David Streitfeld The Cognitive Burden of UnbundlingTomtunguz.com |  One venture… Read more →

Today’s Scuttlebot: Personal Drones, and Age Bias in Silicon Valley

Loads of interesting items that the tech reporters and editors of The New York Times found on the Web recently. See more here. Third-Party Vendors vs. AmazonSeattletimes.com |  Setting up shop on Amazon can generate a lot of sales. Just don’t expect to win any disputes with the e-commerce king. – David Streitfeld The Cognitive Burden of UnbundlingTomtunguz.com |  One venture… Read more →

Microsoft: We’ve sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses to date

Microsoft has sold 40 million Windows 8 licenses since October 26. Tami Reller, the Chief Marketing and Financial Officer for Windows announced the tally during the Credit Suisse Annual Tech Conference on November 27. Microsoft had not released any sales figures for Windows 8 other than saying the company sold 4 million upgrade licenses of… Read more →

Does a tablet really need eight cores?

The core wars have reached a détente on the PC with most mainstream laptops still relying on dual-core processors. But mobile is another matter. Some high-end smartphones and tablets are already packing four cores, but chipmakers apparently aren’t stopping there. MediaTek, a Taiwan-based company which has recently grown to become one of the world’s largest… Read more →

Cyber Monday 2012: By the numbers

Now that Cyber Monday is over and the holiday shopping season is well underway, retailers would be wise to pay attention to the biggest e-commerce trends that played out over the weekend. Lots of stats about digital traffic to online storefronts are flowing in, and while there are a lot of impressive numbers here and… Read more →

Fedora Linux 18 beta finally released

MATE makes the beta Fedora Linux desktop much easier to use… once you have it installed. Fedora 18, Red Hat‘s community Linux distribution, may have an odd name, “Spherical Cow,” but with the GNOME 2.x fork, MATE, it may also be the most user-friendly version in years. Fedora, a cutting-edge Linux distribution, has long been… Read more →

A Netflix for Luxury Nail Polish Gives Cosmetics Rental a Try

Lacquerous lets members rent several bottles of high-end nail polishes for up to a month. The first time you hear about Lacquerous, a company that bills itself as “the Netflix of nail polish,” you’re bound to raise an eyebrow, or two, in disbelief. After all, although many people have become quite comfortable sharing cars, DVDs and even their spare bedrooms… Read more →

Apple Fires Maps Manager

Apple continues to clean house after it stumbled badly with its mobile mapping service, firing a manager who oversaw it. Eddy Cue, the senior vice president for Internet software and services at Apple, fired the manager, Richard Williamson, according to two people briefed on the matter who did not want to be named to avoid Apple’s ire. Mr. Cue dismissed… Read more →

Apple and Google’s Tax on Developers

Before Apple sent its iPhone out into the world, anyone with a great idea for a cellphone app had to deal with the carriers — a difficult and time-consuming proposition. Apple simplified the process so a bright high school student could bring an app to market. What’s a fair price for offering that platform? Apple concluded that it was 30… Read more →

Autonomy’s Ex-Chief Calls on H.P. Board to Defend Allegations

Hazel Thompson for The New York TimesMike Lynch, who founded Autonomy, blamed internal foot-dragging by Hewlett-Packard for problems after H.P. bought his firm. The former head of Autonomy, the British software maker that Hewlett-Packard acquired last year, is not happy about H.P.’s accusations of accounting fraud at his former company. So he is calling on H.P. to defend its $8.8… Read more →