Catching Up: The Best Tech Stories of the Day (7/6)
We can only write so many stories here, but we read (or at least skim) through quite a few more throughout the course of any given day. Here is a selection of some of the most interesting and thought-provoking stories we saw today. Here is a round-up of the best stories we found today.
Today’s Headlines: Facebook/Skype, Programming Scientists and Obama
There were two major events on everybody’s calendar today: Facebook’s product announcement and President Obama’s Twitter Townhall. Facebook did indeed announce its rumored Skype integration today and now allows its users to set up one-on-one video chats right from the web interface. Obama’s townhall event didn’t bring any major surprises. Indeed, besides being called a “Twitter Townhall,” there wasn’t anything really new about the event. Twitter’s co-founder Jack Dorsey played the moderator, but never managed to relax during the event.
While today’s list focuses on the Facebook/Skype announcement, we also found a number of other stories, ranging from a short history of the Camera+ app to the issues scientist face now that programming is becoming a major part of their jobs and bugs can often undermine their results.
As an experiment, we are using Pearltrees to curate these stories. Just click on a headline that looks interesting to you and an overlay with the article will appear. Use the arrow buttons at the top of the screen to navigate between stories.
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About the author
Frederic Lardinois founded SiliconFilter in 2011. Before starting this site, he wrote about 1,500 articles for ReadWriteWeb. His areas of interest are consumer web and mobile apps, as well as Internet-connected devices like cars, smart sensors and toasters. You can reach him at [email protected]