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By Thomas Baekdal - December 2010

What You Need To Know Today (Dec/13)

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Silicon Alley Insider says location based services would be better if they didn't happen in real time. I agree, but what we really need is a hybrid, and a much more automatic approach.

Microsoft launches Montage; a social newspaper like Flipboard and Paper.li. This one uses Microsoft Bing to curate content. Here is one about snow sculptures. There is an important trend here, in creating more useful and dynamic news layouts.

Lateral Action has a good article about the importance of creating a workplace where you stand up and work. It is important for your health. The keyword here is changing your work position throughout the day.

CEO of Time Warner still doesn't get it - comparing Netflix to the Albanian Army. Read also "Google isn't a Cable Company, and Other Silly Ideas" where I dissect his previous comment about 99 cent per views.

German magazine Bild has begun to block iPad users from viewing their website, instead showing a big splash screen directing them to download the app. The big problem is that it not only prevent people from visiting the site; it also breaks all the links. If a friend tweets a link to an article, all you get is the blocked screen. Stop destroying the connection.

Note: How did they get their iPad app approved by Apple, with all those semi-naked women?

As you have probably heard, Gawker Media was hacked this weekend, revealing an appalling level of security inside the organization.

Amazon unofficially says it has sold millions of Kindles. "Thanks to you, in just the first 73 days of this holiday quarter, we've already sold millions of our all-new Kindles with the latest E Ink Pearl display. In fact, in the last 73 days, readers have purchased more Kindles than we sold during all of 2009. We're grateful for and energized by the overwhelming customer response."

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