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It’s “duplitecture”—a coinage by Huffington Post editor Bianca Bosker, who explores the phenomenon in her new book. And as becomes clear from her work, duplitecture is crucial to understanding China’s penchant for copying Western products. As high tech folks know, China copies a lot of ... Read more »
Bianca Bosker: Why A Picture Is Worth $1 Billion: Instagram Has Moments, While Facebook Has Memories...
Facebook just spent $1 billion to acquire Instagram, the 554 day-old company behind an app that, at least on the surface, offers everything you can already get on Facebook, only with filters that make drab photographs look pretty. You can post photos, "like" the pictures other users have ... Read more »
Facebook compiles the things your friends do that matter to them -- the famous people they've met, the lunches they've eaten, and the exotic vacations they've taken. Newsle showcases the things your friends do that actually matter. The news aggregator, which launched in beta earlier this year... Read more »
Huffington Post's Bianca Bosker wrote up an extensive origin story full of interesting nuggets. Siri was originally a project spun out from a $150 million research project sponsored by the Defense Department called CALO, the Cognitive Assistant that Learns and Organizes. It was intended ... Read more »
Bianca Bosker recounts Siri’s backstory over at the Huffington Post. What originally began as a five-year DARPA-backed project to build an intelligent virtual assistant “that could reason and learn” eventually morphed into the Apple-owned iPhone-embedded Siri we know today. However, many ... Read more »
Bianca Bosker, author of Original Copies: Architectural Mimicry in Contemporary China, began noticing these copycat towns about 10 years ago and wondered what was going on. “China has an incredibly rich architectural tradition all it’s own. Why would local officials be deciding to ... Read more »
Here are some phresh new moves to the dance that’s sweeping the nation, brought to you by Bianca Bosker at the Huffington Post: Isn’t it delightful how pundits are there to tell Apple what Steve Jobs’s legacy is all about? Whatever would the people who actually knew and worked with him ... Read more »
Kolchin, who is now 86, recently recalled those early days of the computing industry in a fascinating interview with the Huffington Post's Bianca Bosker. Women, in those days, were seen as temporary hires, holding a spot for a man, which she would relinquish if she got married. Kolchin ... Read more »
Apple announced Monday that it plans to spend nearly half of its $100 billion cash hoard to pay out a dividend to investors and buy back shares of the company. The company's quarterly dividend, its first since 1995, would be $2.65 per share and begin "sometime in the fourth quarter of its ... Read more »
Panelists including author Susan Orlean, filmmaker Tiffany Shlain, Huffington Post Technology editor Bianca Bosker and journalist/TV personality Lisa Ling discussed how women reproduce the standard social anxieties online. Orlean set the tone for the discussion with what became a central ... Read more »
" HuffPost Tech's Bianca Bosker wrote about how the new Home isn't about us checking into Facebook, it's Facebook checking in with us. The "lock screen" becomes a series of posts from your News Feed; messaging becomes "Chat Heads," faces of your friends following you around the phone, no ... Read more »
" Bianca Bosker, Huffington Post, January 2010. Is it just another laptop? "I've been to too many meetings with journalists who spent the first 10 minutes of the meeting setting up iPad to look like a laptop. " -- Steve Ballmer, CEO Microsoft, July 2010. Sony will win: "Yes, yes, Apple ... Read more »
Google's Online Ad Results Use Racial Profiling, According To New Study Latanya Sweeney's study found that certain "racially associated names" returned negative ad results in Google. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images) Every job candidate lives in fear that a Google search could reveal ... Read more »
Galaxy Note II Review: 2 Photos That Tell You Everything To Know About Samsung's Enormous New Phable...
The content has room to breathe, and there's no need to zoom in to read any of the text: The second photo shows HuffPost Tech Editor Bianca Bosker holding both the iPhone and the Galaxy Note II in her (dominant) right hand. With the iPhone, her thumb comfortably reaches the top of the ... Read more »
According to Apple's virtual personal assistant Siri, New Yorkers shouldn't be worried about Hurricane Sandy. In fact, according to Siri, there isn't a hurricane at all. To be fair, Siri knows there's a storm of some kind. But ask about Hurricane Sandy, and Siri tells you the Hurricanes-Rangers ... Read more »
Microsoft's tagline for its new Windows 8 operating system is "Windows reimagined. " But it's the Windows user that's been "reimagined," too. Recognizing consumers' growing influence on IT departments and company spending, Microsoft has been shifting its focus from the board room to the living ... Read more »
As the Huffington Post writer Bianca Bosker argued, Facebook and Twitter are inwardly focused (“Look at me!”) while Pinterest is outwardly focused (“Look at this!”). It’s the world as seen through not your eyes but your imagination. “In such a self-obsessed society, this is a place where ... Read more »