Posts Tagged ‘Goodbye’
In Markus “Notch” Persson’s goodbye letter, the game designer mentions a YouTube video that helped him reevaluate his role in the video game community.
I was at home with a bad cold a couple of weeks ago when the internet exploded with hate against me over some kind of EULA situation that I had nothing to do with. I was confused. I didn’t understand. I tweeted this in frustration. Later on, I watched the This is Phil Fish video on YouTube and started to realize I didn’t have the connection to my fans I thought I had. I’ve become a symbol. I don’t want to be a symbol, responsible for something huge that I don’t understand, that I don’t want to work on, that keeps coming back to me. I’m not an entrepreneur. I’m not a CEO. I’m a nerdy…
Outgoing Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has always been a speaker and performer like no other — his absolute enthusiasm for his company is electric in person, turning ordinary corporate events into raw displays of emotion that are often criticized but never forgotten.
That energy was on full display earlier this week, as Ballmer led his last Microsoft employee meeting as CEO — he’s announced his plan to step down within 12 months, and the search for a new chief executive is currently underway. And while earlier reports hinted at the intensity of Ballmer’s feelings during his speech, The Verge has obtained exclusive video of Ballmer’s final moments on stage. It powerful and touching footage — one of the most influential men in the…
Goodbye Nexus 4, hello new PayPal, Twitter all the things! This week Joe Hindy takes a look at some huge updates to PayPal, says goodbye to the Nexus 4 8GB, …
This is ‘Goodbye, my brothers’, a series of super sad Ninja Turtle fan art by Joao Pires. And not super sad like they look like they were drawn by a preschooler, super sad like, crying sad. Each depicts one of the turtles mourning the loss of his brothers. Which, personally, I don’t even want to think about. But if one had to go I definitely wouldn’t miss Donatello as much as the others.
Hit the jump for the other three.
Harry McCracken is calling it: the era of the PC magazine is over. PCWorld announced Wednesday that after 30 years in print the issue on stands now will be its last. McCracken, who worked at PCWorld from 1994 to 2008 as both an editor and a writer, has written what is essentially an obituary for the general-interest PC magazine for his new workplace, Time magazine. If you’re not familiar with PCWorld, it could be considered the Sports Illustrated of PC magazines in the 1980s. But while it’s leaving print, the publication will live on as a website and digital magazine.
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BT’s got much more important things to do than fill in the gaps in its fiber broadband protection, like blowing around & pound; 10 million ($ 15 million) on buying ESPN’s UK and Ireland stations from Disney. BT is trying to take on Sky on sporting rights, and requires a stations to broadcast 38 Premier League games a year for the next 3 years– which cost the phone business & pound; 738 million ($ 1.1 billion). At the same time, ESPN is shuttering ESPN Classic, the satellite stations devoted to revealing classic sporting events complimentary of cost. Generally speaking, BT just understands ways to brighten our Mondays.
Sony Mobile’s top-tier Xperia Z may have been one of CES’s most pleasant non-surprises (seriously, is there anyone Sony didn’t brief about that thing?), and it turns out that the company’s future efforts may be more of the same. According to a recent CNET interview with Xperia Product Manager Stephen Sneeden, Sony is contemplating leaving the entry-level smartphone market to other companies.
“We’re ready to be a premium smartphone provider, logically then, at the very entry level is where you lose the ‘Sonyness,’” Sneeden told CNET.
Should Sony really give this plan a go, they’ll be treading on well-worn ground. HTC announced its own intention to focus on producing a smaller number of quality smartphones nearly one year ago exactly, though it hasn’t been without its problems. The Taiwanese company’s strong hardware releases belie its recent sketchy financial performance. Motorola Mobility also intimated that it would take a similar route, and these days murmurs of a high-end X Phone currently under development at MM continue to make headlines. We’ll soon see if CEO (and former Googler) Dennis Woodside sticks to his guns, as the company makes its transition, but in any case, it may be that Sony’s potential plans may end up doing more harm than good if enough companies decide to take a similar tack.
If all goes according to plan, Sony hopes to be uttered in the same smartphone breath as Samsung and Apple within the next two years. I’m not entirely convinced that Sony would be able to make strides that great even if these two years go off without a hitch, but perhaps the company is owed the benefit of the doubt. After all, they’re clearly pretty damn good at crafting great smartphones when they feel like it; I was generally fond of the Xperia ion, and devices like Z have managed to excite some people in ways Sony has rarely been able to do with a smartphone. This move could be just what the doctor ordered, but I have a feeling it’ll be some time before Sony officially makes up its mind.