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Ars Technica system guide: Bargain Box April 2012
Hands-on: NetZero to offer no-contract 4G mobile hotspot service
Food Delivery Companies Seamless And GrubHub Announce Merger
Status Symbols: Palm V

Sarah Sands is new editor of London Evening Standard

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Evgeny Lebedev confirms appointment of Geordie Greig's replacement on Twitter after Boris Johnson backs SandsSarah Sands is the new editor of London Evening Standard, the title's proprietor Evgeny Lebedev has confirmed on Twitter.Lebedev said on Friday that he was "proud to announce Sarah Sands is new #Standard Editor. Sure she...
Sarah Sands is new editor of London Evening Standard

New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

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The BBC’s new director-general has vowed to merge TV, radio and online teams so that the the corporation creates “genuinely digital content for the first time”. The BBC is often thought of as an online exemplar. In fact, the big digital ideology of the the last several years has been making...
New BBC chief vows to re-invent content, not just re-purpose it

VoIP provider Vonage gets into the calling card biz

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Vonage, one of the pioneers in the voice over IP calling market has launched a new product that bridges the old telecommunications world and the new — a digital calling card. Vonage says about 20 percent of international calls are still made using calling cards, but such products are also...
VoIP provider Vonage gets into the calling card biz
The Simplicity Thesis
Ex-Apple Employees Reveal How The Company Is So Good At Keeping Secrets (AAPL)

IronPearl Is Systematizing The Secrets That Have Helped Startups Like Wanelo, Lyft And Goodreads Grow

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If you build it, they will come, right? Not exactly. Growth is actually a lot more complicated than that. Getting users to discover your product, and then stick to it, is more of a rigorous science that uses lots of multivariate testing and traffic funnels. A pair of longtime investors...
IronPearl Is Systematizing The Secrets That Have Helped Startups Like Wanelo, Lyft And Goodreads Grow

Google Play Is Central to Google's Android Mobile Strategy

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Google has been stepping up its game around content discovery and distribution for some time. The Android Market is gone, replaced with Google Play. The latest round of announcements from Google I/O developers' conference make it clear that the search giant's content store is central to its plan for mobile...
Google Play Is Central to Google's Android Mobile Strategy
Go, Costolo, Go! Cashing Out Options Should Be a Privilege, Not a Right

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think

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Editor’s Note: David Lieb is co-founder and CEO of Bump, creators of the popular app that lets people share contact information, photos, and other content by bumping their phones together. Bump has been downloaded more than 130 million times. It’s been hard to ignore the massive shift in the last decade toward...
Cognitive Overhead, Or Why Your Product Isn't As Simple As You Think
Has Apple caught up to Windows in the 'post-PC' era?
Watch this: Massive Attack's 'Teardrop' performed with eggplant, grapes, and Makey Makey
Data: How Your Favorite Tech Companies Make Money
iPad prototype from early 2000s revealed in Jony Ive deposition
Microsoft's first stab at a tablet: Surface reviewed

Ten Years of Venture Capital Blogging

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Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of Venture Capital blogging. How do I know? Because my first post on VentureBlog was on March 5, 2003 (a pithy little post entitled “I’m a VC. Who the hell are you?” — no, it wasn’t a precursor to my post on Narcissistic Personality Disorder,...
Ten Years of Venture Capital Blogging

Facebook Now Drives More Traffic to Key Sites Than Google

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UPDATE: A couple of notes to clarify this post. First, the chart above, which I pulled from compete.com, shows the top sites that Facebook drives traffic to. Also the headline has been updated to reflect that Facebook is drives more traffic to portals than Google. The San Francisco Chronicle story...
Facebook Now Drives More Traffic to Key Sites Than Google
Joor Banks $3.25M to Modernize Fashion Wholesale

Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. Brendan O’Kane is CEO of OtherLevels Imagine this scenario: you’re launching an email campaign to promote a new product....
Retargeting for mobile messaging: An old marketing tool becomes new again

ET deals: $150 off Dell UltraSharp U2913WM, 29-inch panoramic 21:9 LCD monitor

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Since the widescreen revolution of 2005, we have all gotten used to living with the 16:9 screen aspect ratio. Displays, for the most part, started out with a 4:3 aspect ratio and resolutions like 1024×768, 1400×1050, and 1600×1200. In the early 2000s we saw a shift towards the new widescreen...
ET deals: $150 off Dell UltraSharp U2913WM, 29-inch panoramic 21:9 LCD monitor
Forget phones, maybe it's time to use electronic toll tags for mobile payments
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ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop

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With laptops, the screen situation is a tricky one. Of all the characteristics of a laptop, the screen size has the biggest impact on the portability and usability of your machine and picking the right size is critical. While we may ideally like to stare at multiple 20-inch (or larger)...
ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop
Ars Technica System Guide: Bargain Box, February 2013

Australia's Optus launches 4G network in Sydney, Perth & Newcastle

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Optus today announced that it has launched a 4G network covering Sydney, Perth and Newcastle, with coverage in Melbourne set to begin from September 15. Australian telecommunications giant Telstra has been building a 4G network for some time, and has coverage in many medium-to-large cities in all eight states and...
Australia's Optus launches 4G network in Sydney, Perth & Newcastle

10 Game-Changing Pieces of Tech From The 2000s

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The 2000s were a great decade for technology. We are still seeing influences from this recent time period today. In case you don't remember, here are 10 pieces of tech that changed everything by making our lives easier  and more enjoyable.10. Bluetooth headsets (2002) Bluetooth, a low-power, short-range wireless technology,...
10 Game-Changing Pieces of Tech From The 2000s
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