Today in Tech: What to expect from Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs movie
The highlights included a frank quote that whoever ends up playing Jobs in his movie — not to be confused with the one already in production with Ashton Kutcher — will have to be “good, and intelligent.” He also confessed to being fully engaged in the “three screens” movement, but wasn’t too prideful to admit that he taps into the brain of his 11-year old daughter for lots of technological help. Pretty wild for a guy that many would label “genius.”
Google, Facebook vie for stake in Vevo [NEW YORK POST]
Sources say the search giant and the social network have held talks with Vevo — the digital equivalent of MTV — about buying an equity stake as they each compete to land an ad pact with the venture. An outside investor could help fund Vevo’s expansion on multiple platforms as well as acquire music rights outside of its home base here, sources said.
Kevin Rose’s next move: partner at Google Ventures [ALL THINGS D]
Kevin Rose, who joined Google in March to work on Google+ along with some of his team from mobile app incubator Milk, has moved to Google Ventures.
Though Spotify CEO Daniel Ek didn’t comment, Parker was more forthcoming on Apple’s role: “There was a sense in which Apple was threatened by what we were doing,” Parker said.
In a post published on Kleiner’s official website, Doerr wrote that while he is unable to respond fully to the claims because of legal constraints, he could say that an independent investigation by Kleiner Perkins has found the lawsuit’s claims to be “without merit” and expressed confidence that his firm will prevail in the end.
Announced Wednesday, Google Plus Local is the latest push by Google to incorporate its networking site into more of its other products, with the goal of creating a single, seamless Web experience. Plus Local is designed to let users discover and share information about local restaurants, shops and other sites.
Wasting time is new divide in digital era [THE NEW YORK TIMES]
As access to devices has spread, children in poorer families are spending considerably more time than children from more well-off families using their television and gadgets to watch shows and videos, play games and connect on social networking sites, studies show. This growing time-wasting gap, policy makers and researchers say, is more a reflection of the ability of parents to monitor and limit how children use technology than of access to it.