EA Has No Games in Development For Nintendo's Wii U -
Will Yahoo Try to Get Its “Cool Again” by Doing a Deal for Tumblr? -
Could an investment in or purchase of the hipster blogging service take years off the Silicon Valley Internet giant?
Continuations: Google IO: Google Is the New Microsoft -
Two years ago I wrote a blog post titled “Is Google the New Microsoft?” hedging it with a question mark. I think after the announcements at Google IO there can be very little doubt that Google is the new Microsoft.
Here is a short check list. Dominant position in one market that generates huge…
Google+ completely redesigned
Just over a year since the last major redesign to Google+, Senior Vice President Vic Gundotra has revealed at I/O 2013 that the search company is completely reworking the layout of its social network.
Polishing a turd.
Facebook Home and Dogfooding -
Facebook Home isn’t an iPhone idea. It’s just a bad idea. Facebook is an app, not a platform.A good home screen interface is one that accommodates any app or service, not just one.
The future of iOS design? — Thoughts and words -
To me, there is a distinct movement towards a particular style and I would be very surprised if Apple were ignorant of it. It’s not ‘flat design’ per se and it’s certainly nowhere near the ‘Metro’ levels that people are suggesting they may follow, but it’s a mellowing out of the visual indicators that people need to trigger the idea of a tappable element
A good overview of current design trends in iOS, some thoughts and even a mock-up. A nice way to see where mobile design in general is trending.
Google Maps overhaul leaks ahead of I/O conference
It looks like Google is set to unveil a new version of Google Maps for the desktop at I/O this week. Droid-Life discovered a description on the revised service’s landing page that reveals what’s in store: a “tailored map for every search,” a new UI reminiscent of Google’s recent mobile apps, WebGL-powered overhead views borrowed from Google Earth, Flight Search integration, and the ability to compare multiple modes of transportation on the map itself.
Long overdue. Looks nice.
Now all they need to do is fix WebGL maps on the Retina MacBooks.
More info here.
A Humbled Kleiner Perkins Adjusts Its Strategy -
After big hits in the dot-com boom, Kleiner Perkins has been sideswiped by a series of lackluster bets in green technology and missed chances in social media.
Echoes Fred Wilson’s recent post about VC returns. It’s a tougher industry than people think, partly because of the glitzy image seed funds give themselves and VC’s status as darling of the SV press.
For more information, it’s also worth reading Forbes’ interview/profile on John Doerr.
Bill Gates on the iPad -
“They can’t type, they can’t create documents, they don’t have Office there.”
Last time I checked, the lack of Office on iPad was nothing to do with Apple or the device. What a stupid thing to say.
Coming Soon To Facebook: Video Ads -
In an attempt to open up a new revenue stream for shareholders the social network is bringing videos to the newsfeed.