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Chris Ismael
Image credit: This week, two major tech events took place just miles from our office. Apple announced the iPhone 5 at the Yerba Buena Center, and Tech Crunch Disrupt SF announced its winner. Scoble had a great blog post about how, despite the upgrades to Siri in iOS 6, its context awareness was still a major flaw. Siri is quite stupid about context, location, and a bunch of other things. He’s right, but context as simply more data is better data doesn’t solve the underlying problem. Siri’s bugs don’t come from a lack of data, they come from…
Augusto Marietti
It’s Hackathon time again, and this time, you should participate in the biggest hackathon of this year: TechCrunch Disrupt SF Hackathon! is sponsoring this event with a simple E-commerce API which makes it easy for you to add e-commerce functionality to your website or application. You start within minutes by just downloading the client libraries for PHP, Obj-C (iOS!), Java (Android!), Ruby (Rails!) or Python (AppEngine!). Some cool ideas that you can create with the API include: Facebook app (social marketplace), iPhone app (take a pic and sell it), selling digital stuff (ebooks, 3d models, music, Flickr
Augusto Marietti
These are some highly recommended books for startups Image credit: Hi there! I have compiled a list of blogs which Mashapers read regularly. Apart from Hacker News which has become my daily drug, we go through every blog mentioned below at least once a week 🙂 Hacker News Hacker News was created by the Y-Combinator team, and acts more like a moderated hacker voice. It has become my daily morning read, and first source of information to discover what’s happening out there. TechCrunch Founded by Michael Arrington in 2005, TechCrunch has quickly become the standard for tech startups news.…