Noogler Poach — Google Nabs Top Maps and AR Engineer From Microsoft (Video)

A big talent leaves Microsoft.

Larry Summers, Gabrielle Giffords and Extreme Pilots Headline Google’s Partner-Petting Conference in the Desert

Larry Page and company head to Arizona to entertain customers and partners.


Talking TED (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.

News Byte

Distributor Magnify, a Web Video Curator, Raises $1 Million

Magnify, a video distribution and curation startup, has raised $1 million from a group of investors that includes TED conference producer Chris Anderson and Chris Kelly, Facebook’s former chief privacy officer. Magnify, which has previously raised $4.2 million over five years, helps publishers find, sort and publish Web video on some 90,000 sites. The New York-based company has 13 employees.


A Contrarian Futurist

Remember when we used to spend our days looking down at those little screens?

Marissa’s Million-Dollar Bonus, YouTube’s Money Woes and Cellphone Unlocking: The AllThingsD Week in Review 3/03/13 — 3/09/13

The Top 10 stories of the week, in one convenient serving.

The Disappearing Interface

What do vibrating insoles that help blind people navigate, Google Glass, live brain simulcasts and talking to dolphins have in common?

Don’t U Dis Txtspeak; It’s a “Linguistic Miracle,” Says Professor

“Texting is fingered speech. Now we can write the way we talk.”

Shopping in the Future:’s Augmented-Reality Fitting-Room App

Coming soon: See how glasses fit your face and your style from the comfort of your own iPad.

“We Need a Plan B for the Internet,” Warns Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis

“We don’t know the consequences of what an effective denial-of-service attack on the Internet would be. So what we need is a plan B.”

The TED Conference Is Moving to Canada

HBO Hangs On to Universal’s Movies

BuzzFeed Hires Web Video Pioneer Ze Frank

DARPA’s Regina Dugan Will Join Google