TechReads for June 30, 2014

Technologizer Reach ReadsPsychological study no biggie, says Facebook. (Kasmir Hill, Forbes)

Seems obvious that the company is going to have to come up with a much better response to this kerfuffle.


Google is finally shutting down Orkut. (Paulo Golgher/Google)

The social network which had a shot at being Facebook before Facebook was Facebook.


Windows “Threshold” preview due this fall. (Mary Jo Foley/ZDNet)

I still can’t believe that Microsoft got rid of the Start menu, or that it’s only now restoring it.


How software will cure information overload. (James Fallows/The Atlantic)

Every time Jim Fallows or anyone else raves about Lotus’s legendary, long-defunct Agenda information manager, I want to try it.


Google using crowdsourcing to improve Google Voice transcription accuracy. (Mariella Moon/Engadget)

I’m relieved to hear any evidence at all that the company isn’t planning to abandon Google Voice.



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