ios9: ads, content-blocking and the mobile economy

It’s being called “a blow for mobile advertising.” It’s a start. 

read

Dumb and Dumber

Dumb and Dumber: a usability lesson from the phone system.Not terribly long ago the local telephone company in Kansas City introduced ten-digit dialing. Up to that point, phone system users within the Kansas City metro had been able to ignore the area codes that...
It’s (Still) Not About the Technology

It’s (Still) Not About the Technology

With 100,000 subscribers, The New Yorker is enjoying better sales on the iPad than its sister Condé Nast publications — including Wired Magazine.

But wait… Wired is all about technology — and in particular all things digital — and the iPad is a digital platform. Shouldn’t they go together like peaches and cream? Pizza and beer? Like Wired Magazine and a freaking 21st century wireless multimedia tablet display? Well, yeah.

You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.

Albert Freakin' Einstein

Bloggers Are the Sizzle, Not the Steak

Quotes the L.A. Times: “But make no mistake, this moment of blogging legitimization and temporary press credentials doesn’t turn bloggers into journalists. “ Given the current state of journalism, I consider this quite the...

Roasting the Mocha-Java of Yore

I’ve been working my way through the Green Mountain line of coffees, making myself familiar with the flavors and roast styles that the folks here in Vermont bring to bear. [You can find tasting notes here, and here and here.] Next in the coffee...

Are You Pod People?

The PR machinery is running full tilt! It’s single-cup coffee machines — or, pod machines — everywhere you look… Phillips’ Senseo, Melitta One, Black & Decker Home Cafe, and the Keurig Brewer, to name those most buzzed about at the...

At Ken David’s Coffee Review

Perhaps channeling Baba Budan, Ken David’s latest round of coffee reviews zooms in on coffees of India; from the subtly sweet Mysore Nuggets Extra Bold [can’t help but giggle every time I read that] to the funky, fat and fuzzy...

Coffee History Series: Drink of Patriots

It’s December 16th, 1773 on Union Street, in Boston’s north end. Here, in the heart of the city’s financial district, stands an imposing two-story building. Above its door swings a copper dragon, long since turned green in Boston’s salt air. This is the Green...

Coffee in pop culture

From the coffee as icon department… Alyson Ward says: “Ten years ago, coffee was an adult beverage, usually found in plastic-foam cups or commuter mugs. Today, though, some teens seem to carry a Starbucks cup everywhere they go. How did coffee become such...

Have Roaster, Will Travel

It would probably surprise no one that, while I have furniture in complete disarray in every nook and cranny of my new home and boxes piled to the ceiling most everywhere you might look, I have managed nonetheless to set up my roasting bench, coffee roaster and...

Callin’ All Noo Yawkuz

Found on The Food Section… It’s your last chance to catch the Chocolate, Coffee, Tea special exhibition at the Met. The exhibit runs through Sunday, July...

Calling all cMembers

Fortune needs your input for the SCAA 2005 Conference cMember agenda. She’s posted the proposed track on her little corner of the Web… why don’t you swing by and add your...

Coffee History Series: Penny Universities

Coffee made its introduction to Europe in the early 17th century as medicine for what ails you… whether your ailment include headaches, consumption, dropsy, gout, scurvy or any number of sundry and unmentionable maladies. First offered by apothecaries in Venice...

The Saga Continues…

Our furniture was supposed to arrive last Friday, July 2nd. We’d have a lovely, long holiday weekend to figure out what goes where. Get settled. Nest. And then it was supposed to arrive today. Latest report from the movers… “Definitely the truck will...

Coffee History Series: Baba Budan’s Beans

While coffee originated in Arabian lands, the legend of its powers of sobriety and mental clarity quickly spread far beyond Arabian borders. The Christian world grew increasingly alarmed about the legendary qualities of coffee, which was even then being sold by...

a cat in the hat moment

while the adult — um, the proprietor, dougie — is away, time for the children to play! i might sweep up when i’m done, but don’t count on it. . . fortune here, of bccy & scaa consumer membership fame. while dougie breaks half of what he...

Cupping with NYBOT

Don’t miss Fortune’s fab posting on a recent c-member cupping with the New York Board of Trade and then again at Oren’s Daily Roast… Tres cool, and very...
Page 40 of 60« First...102030...3839404142...5060...Last »

Pin It on Pinterest