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Walter Isaacson, author if “Steve Jobs” and “The Innovators”

Walter Isaacson and two pioneers of the Internet, Vint Cerf and Bob Kahn, discuss Isaacson’s new book, and how their collaboration changed the way the world communicates.

In his new book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution, Walter Issacson explores the power of creative and disruptive innovation.

This conversation, led by Cerf, Google’s Chief Internet Evangelist, and delves into Isaacson’s story of the Digital Revolution and the people who made it happen.

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We have been receiving spam from the owner of these sites:

Spammer websites: www.trafficadlinks.com and www.worldprofit.com

Spam is always annoying.

When the spammer sends you spam using your own email address as his, it’s extra scummy.

When the spammer supplies non-working emails on his registrant’s form it’s illegal and a sure sign that he’s got many pissed off victims trying to contact him.

www.trafficadlinks.com and possibly www.worldprofit.com (Home Business Experts)

Since George Kosch illegally uses non-working emails for his contact info, we have been unable to reach him to request that he remove us from his spamming list We therefore publish his information here in the hopes that word eventually reaches him.

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The Men Who Made Us Spend  – BBC

Here’s the acclaimed BBC series on how marketing manipulates us all into spending our hard earned money on mostly worthless junk.

We buy things we don’t need with money we don’t have to impress people we don’t like. – Dave Ramsey, The Total Money Makeover

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Google Begins to Quietly Drop the Egregious Google+

As a brand, Google+ is about at toxic as you can get. Any mention of the service getting close to a Google product usually results in instant rage among the denizens of the Internet.

Arstechnica

It’s the beginning of the end for the universally reviled and ignored service that no one asked for. We hate to say we told you so, but we told you so. The absolutely worst attempt at a social networking platform ever conceived is quietly being dropped. Mark Zuckerberg is dancing a happy jig on its grave.

Google really screwed it up. It wasn’t just the G+’s impossible to use interface that drove users mad. No, it was Google’s belligerent attempts at forcing everyone to use it. First there were the threats from Larry Page:

Ignore Google+ and Google search will ignore you. – Larry Page, Google CEO

Good-bye, Google Plus. It was not good to know you.

Good-bye, Google Plus. It was not good to know you.

When that wasn’t enough, Google forced a G+ account on everyone who had a Gmail or YouTube account.

When the masses scrambled to disable their new G+ accounts, Google borrowed a favorite Facebook tactic and started changing accounts settings so that disabled G+ accounts were reactivated magically while we slept. This was like throwing gasoline onto the fire.

Finally, with an angry mob practically ready to storm its HQ, the company conceded that G+ was a failure and that it needed to go.

The G+ mastermind then got the bum’s rush:

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