Daily Archives: July 7, 2011

While technology professionals used to make up just 5 per cent of the Sun Valley guest list, they now account for nearly half of those attending.

Some of the most sought-after attendees this week will not be the chief executives of entertainment groups such as Time Warner or Disney, but the young founders of sites like Facebook, Groupon and Zynga, the social games company which last week filed to go public. Read more

So far, Twitter has been a case study in how a really good idea can survive the benign neglect of its originators. But eventually, with enough fumbling, even good ideas can be superseded. The latest writing on the wall: no sooner had Google unveiled the new Google+ service last week than its deal to pay Twitter to include tweets in its search service lapsed.

For now, tweets remain the intellectual currency of the digerati, and the links they carry have become a human index of the real-time web. Read more

Tech news from around the web:

A survey from Nielsen that tracks music sales across real and digital sources shows that album sales actually increased in the first half of this year, Techcrunch reports. The increase – albeit one of just 1% – was the first time album sales had risen since 2004.

In an apparent move to take on Apple’s iCloud, Amazon has made a series of enhancements to its Amazon Cloud Drive and Cloud Player services, says bgr.com. For a limited time, anyone who signs up will get unlimited space for music while Cloud Drive customers can now store all MP3s purchased from the Amazon MP3 music store for free. On top of this, the Cloud Player for Web is now available on the iPad. Read more