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The people who do well at Amazon are often those who thrive in an adversarial atmosphere with almost constant friction. Bezos abhors what he calls ‘social cohesion,’ the natural impulse to seek consensus. He’d rather his minions battle it out backed by numbers and passion.
Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon: Excerpt From ‘The Everything Store’ by Brad Stone - Businessweek (via courtenaybird)

You gotta be frickin’ kidding me. The older I get the less I identify with Silicon Valley management.

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Apple would be smart to add biometric technology to the iPhone. Fingerprint authentication is a good balance between convenience and security for a mobile device.
Biometric systems are seductive, but the reality isn’t that simple. They have complicated security properties. For example, they are not keys. Your fingerprint isn’t a secret; you leave it everywhere you touch.
Bruce Schneider, from a blog post on the security prospects of the new iPhone fingerprint scanning authentication.

Filed under iphone information security biometrics authentication

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Instagram Is Getting Video
Christina Warren, mashable.com
Video is coming to Instagram. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom officially introduced the rumored video functionality to an audience in San Francisco on Thursday.Similar to Vine and other short-video services, video is limited, this time to 15…

Boom! Competition heats up for short videos.

Instagram Is Getting Video
Christina Warren, mashable.com

Video is coming to Instagram. Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom officially introduced the rumored video functionality to an audience in San Francisco on Thursday.Similar to Vine and other short-video services, video is limited, this time to 15…

Boom! Competition heats up for short videos.