Why LinkedIn dumped HTML5 & went native for its mobile apps

“There are a few things that are critically missing. One is tooling support. The second is operability. Because those two things don’t exist, people are falling back to native. It’s not that HTML5 isn’t ready; it’s that the ecosystem doesn’t support it.”

The top 10 social-media stories that shaped 2012

With outlandish lawsuits, a botched IPO, and a detailed social record of historic world events, 2012 will be remembered as a year of extreme highs and lows in social media. Here are the top 10 social stories that defined the year.

Reid Hoffman and Steve Ballmer in bowler hats

Steve Ballmer makes case for total Windows domination

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer sketched his view of technology’s future in an onstage discussion with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman tonight in a wide-ranging discussion that covered everything from Surface to Windows Phone to Xbox to cloud services.