At StrongLoop we are very excited and honored to announce that as of this morning, TJ Holowaychuk has transferred the Express repo and Expressjs.com domain to StrongLoop.

I’ve been using LoopBack off late and been blown away with what all it allows me to do in such little time. Really psyched about Express coming to them and look forward to a stronger dev environment going forward.

Some really interesting numbers in this study of high school kids graduating this year.

It seems Facebook still has some footprint (at least in US). Foursquare, LinkedIn, etc. are obviously not as popular.

But if you consider Facebook as a source of news & photos, like other apps in the top category, it’s a great place for consumption. Kids are consuming videos, music, photos & news.

Then comes a wave of communication - I’d have like to see iMessages separately, but surprised to see GChat & Kik in there.

Maybe the survey didn’t cover many apps for creation, but that seems to be a big missing category.

This season’s Game of Thrones has also recorded the largest audience ever … 18.6 million viewers, up 29% from the last season.

Jon Erlichman sharing some data on GoT.

I wonder if anyone has the analysis of “non-hbo” viewership and how the P2P craze in the early seasons impacted this.

Needless to say, this is an Epic story and all that… Looking forward to some 13 episodes seasons like GRRM wishes.

fastcompany
vanityfair:

You Can Make Billions Saving People from Having to Make a Call

That’s a fairly good summary of some recent startup successes.
A flip side to this is also the effect on phone companies. Not only customers are using less of their minutes & plans, but businesses don’t have to rely too much on a “phone line” as compared to “connectivity”.
Good times!

vanityfair:

You Can Make Billions Saving People from Having to Make a Call

That’s a fairly good summary of some recent startup successes.

A flip side to this is also the effect on phone companies. Not only customers are using less of their minutes & plans, but businesses don’t have to rely too much on a “phone line” as compared to “connectivity”.

Good times!

Imagine a new TV product, with two models:

$99 with a full set of entertainment options, but no gaming

$179 with a full set of entertainment options, plus gaming

Great piece overall. This is also going to bite Amazon Fire to some extent. But I’d say there isn’t a need for a “Pro” model in the puck size Apple TV.

If you think about the WWDC messaging with Metal, they really stressed on the fact that “console grade” games were done so easily on the A7 chip. Apple generally doesn’t let random apps share the center stage. The inherent message is that all levels of gaming are now accessible via iOS.

In a few months, we’ll see the A8 and it’ll make the zen garden even more attractive.

Just upgrade the puck size Apple TV to A8 and you’ve got enough to sweat MSFT & Sony.

parislemon

parislemon:

Definitely useful, and I wholeheartedly welcome this new functionality, but does it strike anyone else as odd that is this in Notification Center and not Control Center? It’s a minor detail, but Apple is all about the minor details.

You should swipe down to be notified of things, and swipe up to control things.

I’d rather have the control center be controlled by Apple, no 3rd party changes to that & keep all the variability in Notification center.

If they allowed 3rd party apps to modify both areas, it’d get very confusing.