Scratchpaper Recommended Links [Ed. 0015 / Mixed]

+Stuff ballLatest selection of the best stuff I’ve seen lately across some of the ScratchPaper focus areas. This time we have items in Apple, Crowd Sourcing, CyberSecurity, Entrepreneurship, Gadgets, Google, Green, Internet/Big Data/Internet of Things, Media/Publishing, Mobile, New Urbanism, and Social Networking, including items on whether Denis Crowly will ever get it right, how vibration may power your phone, and whether Jeff Bezos should shut down the presses at the Washington Post.  Enjoy. 


  • Where are the Android users? (Asymco)

Crowd Sourcing

  • Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? (Fast Company)
  • You, Me and We Commerce: The Future of Retail IT? (Chain Store Age)


  • Cybersecurity Is Low Priority for VC Investors (WSJ)
  • Privacy as the next Green Movement? Study Says Companies Will Compete on Data Practices (GigaOM)


  • Entrepreneurship: The Ultimate White Privilege? (The Atlantic)
  • How Entrepreneurship Is Creating New Opportunities For Women (Forbes)
  • Great Pieces of Career Advice (Quora)
  • In 30 Days My Start Up Will Be Dead  (CNN Money)
  • Entrepreneurship 101: The ‘Best’ Startup Pitch Deck & How to Raise Venture Capital (HuffPo)
  • Entrepreneurship Is Killing Me (Forbes)
  • Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? (Fast Company)


  • How Vibration Could Power Our Wearables (BusinessWeek)
  • iWatch’s Novelty Emerges as Apple Taps Sensor and Fitness Experts (9to5Mac)


  • How Google Could Solve Mobile’s Biggest Problem (Cult of Android)


  • What is electric car battery swap tech, and why is it important? (GigaOM)
  • One day your car battery could be made of wood (Grist)
  • Solar energy: African economies’ secret weapon (Fortune)
  • Forget solar panels, here come building-integrated photovoltaics (Grist)
  • Students in the Netherlands Unveil a Solar Powered Car (GigaOM)
  • What Can We Learn from the Electric Vehicle Shakeout? (GigaOM)
  • Despite slowdown, global coal remains a planet-destroying monster (Grist)

Internet / Big Data / Internet of Things

  • Lockdown: The free, minimally restricted web-service-API era is Gone (Marco Arment)
  • Where are the Android users? (Asymco)
  • Building Out the Internet of Things With Printed Electronic Smart Labels (Design News)
  • How can we design an internet of things for everyone (no just alpha geeks)? (GigaOM)
  • A Blueprint To The Internet Of Things: Bump’s David Lieb (ReadWrite)
  • The Giant Hurdle For The Internet Of Things (Popular Science)


  • Yes, Jeff Bezos Should Shut Down the Washington Post’s Printing Presses, and Here’s Why (GigaOM)
  • As Competition Wanes, Amazon Cuts Back Discounts (NYT)
  • Upheaval in the eBook World (David Pogue)
  • What MOOCs Can Learn From The Publishing Industry (EdSurge)


  • Where are the Android users? (Asymco)
  • Will Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley Finally Get It Right? (Fast Company)
  • How Terrorists Mining Tungsten in Columbia Are Linked to Your BMW and Smartphone (Bloomberg)

New Urbanism

  • Can New Urbanism Save America? (HuffPo)
  • Designing smart cities for the new century (Domus)

Social Networking

  • Bebo Social Network Sold to Founder for $1 Million (BBC)
  • Why does LinkedIn want to be a media company? It’s all about the data (Paid Content)
  • You, Me and We Commerce: The Future of Retail IT? (Chain Store Age)

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