Yelp, Cord-Cutting, Expensive Eggs, Facebook and 7 Billion Mobile Subscribers

In the middle of the slow summer months, this has been one hectic week: Earnings and other news have kept the information flowing at a much faster pace. I have been taking notes and wanted to share these interesting tidbits, which have gotten lost in the noise. Yelp calls for help! You might not have paid attention…

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Yahoo Livetext

Yahoo Livetext is a new communications app from the house of Yahoo, the first one that tries to catalyze a new mobile broadband native behavior by combining video and text. It is the first time in many years Yahoo has tried to launch a brand new behavior instead of trying to coast in the slipstream…

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Recommended reads from across the internet

How to clean your sneakers I think dirty sneakers are disgusting. And if your excuse is "I-don't-know-how-to-clean-them" then here is a nice how-to article that takes you through the process, one step at a time. And if you do a good job, then you don't have to buy those new Chuck Taylors, everyone is talking about. [Die Workwear]
When I'm Gone  A moving story of a life unfolded, through a series of letters, opened by a son, left behind from a father who died young. Poignant, and amazingly creative story telling. Get some Kleenex and put this on your read-it-now list. [Rafael Zoehler]

Will the New Chuck Taylors Be Big for Nike?

Brace yourselves, sneakerheads, because today Converse is releasing a new version of its Chuck Taylors. If you’ve been hiding in some unhip corner of the universe, the heritage footwear brand and these sneakers have inspired a generation. Converse Chuck Taylor All Star II was launched on July 23 in Boston, and the sneakers are now…

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WiFi or LTE—which is faster?

Today was one of those mornings. When I woke up, I found that my Internet connection was on the fritz. No worries—there was network maintenance at my ISP, Webpass, last night, so perhaps there was a need to reboot the devices and the routers. I did that dutifully. Twice. Nothing happened. Since it was way…

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Apple and Its iPhone Money Machine

Here is Apple’s report card for the three months ending June 30, 2015: revenues of $49.6 billion (up 33 percent year over year, from $37.4 billion), net income of $10.7 billion (up from $7.7 billion during the same three months last year) and a gross margin of 39.7 percent (compared with 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter). And yet the number…

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