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In One Paragraph, Ben Bernanke Explains Why The Future Is Going To Be So Amazing

Netflix dumping Microsoft Silverlight for HTML5, eventually

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Netflix says it will stop using Microsoft Silverlight’s technology to stream video on Windows PCs and Macs — just as soon as HTML5 video evolves to meet its needs for playing video in the browser without a plugin. Netflix’s use of Silverlight, Microsoft’s alternative to Adobe Flash, had at one...
Netflix dumping Microsoft Silverlight for HTML5, eventually

8 billion photos later, Flickr finally gets a new look

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Following the launch of its new iPhone app, which had gone without an update for almost a year, Yahoo has continued its Flickr revamp by rolling out a revamped design for its Flickr.com website by introducing a new “simplified navigation bar” and an overhauled Explore page. Flickr says the new...
8 billion photos later, Flickr finally gets a new look
Kid's stuff or deep gameplay? OpenForum evaluates Mists of Pandaria

After Its Worst Quarter In 8 Years, IBM Might Sell Its Server Business

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On the same day that IBM posted one of its worst quarters in eight years -- at least according to this analyst -- word leaked that it might be trying to sell its x86 server business to China's Lenovo Group. The news first broke yesterday by Kevin McLaughlin at CRN...
After Its Worst Quarter In 8 Years, IBM Might Sell Its Server Business
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JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst

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Check out the Business Insider Jobs section >> As part of our new partnership with SimplyHired.com, each week we'll feature one of the awesome jobs advertised on the Business Insider jobs board. Enterprise Technology Analyst Orange Silicon Valley San Francisco, CA Why it’s cool: Orange is one of the ten largest telecommunications...
JOB OF THE WEEK: Enterprise Technology Analyst
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Courts have likely killed media servers that copy DVDs

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Remember Kaleidescape's attempt to sell a server that enabled people to copy their DVDs for personal use? Sounded like a good idea to help keep DVDs alive but after 8 years in court, Kaleidescape suffered another court defeat....
Courts have likely killed media servers that copy DVDs

PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

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PayPal closed its second acquisition of the year today, announcing the purchase of Iron Pearl, a customer acquisition and retention startup founded by “growth hackers” Stan Chudnovsky and James Currier. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Iron Pearl’s promise: Sustained viral growth and longer-term customer retention via a suite of...
PayPal Picks Up Iron Pearl

We are the stories we tell ourselves

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I wanted to point you to this short TED talk below for two reasons: (1) It's a pretty good example of delivery while displaying visuals on a monitor, and more importantly, (2) the content will be inspiring to many of you, and especially to those who may be stuck...
We are the stories we tell ourselves

M2M: one network will not rule them all

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Machine to machine networks, sometimes called the Internet of things, are the logical extension of today’s connected society, but creating such a network will require multiple technologies; telcos to open up their networks; governments to figure out a way to assign unique numbers for each device on the network; and...
M2M: one network will not rule them all

Mark Zuckerberg Had The Chance To Sell Facebook As Early As 2004

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Facebook has been around for almost 8 years now and what an amazing 8 years it has been. Growth has skyrocketed and the social network is very quickly approaching 1 Billion users, half of which who login daily. The site launched in February 2004 and thanks to its growth...
Mark Zuckerberg Had The Chance To Sell Facebook As Early As 2004

50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

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It’s a bold claim, but if we look at the how and why it makes a lot of sense.  Nikesh Arora, Google’s president of global sales says that he expects up to 50% of all advertising, within the next 5-8 years, will be digital.  The paradigm shift toward purchasing online...
50% of Advertising Will Be Digital, Says Google Exec

digg: St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013. What a difference 8...

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digg: St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013. What a difference 8 years makes. I spy a RAZR. This is amazing....
digg: St. Peter's Square in 2005 and 2013. What a difference 8...

Watch Elon Musk talk about SpaceX over 8 years before the Dragon docked with the Space Station

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As you know, Elon Musk’s SpaceX program officially hit a milestone by docking its Dragon craft with the International Space Station. This hasn’t been an overnight success story, as Musk has been working on SpaceX since 2002. Here are a few clips from a Standord talk Musk did in October...
Watch Elon Musk talk about SpaceX over 8 years before the Dragon docked with the Space Station

Cleantech is dead, like the Internet was in 2000

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Throughout 2012, I’ve often heard entrepreneurs and investors working on technologies like clean energy, smart grid, electric cars and even biofuels, talk about what will be the future of the term “cleantech.” It’s an umbrella term that describes very disparate sectors and was created to explain an investment class that...
Cleantech is dead, like the Internet was in 2000

At DEF CON Kids convention, computer hacking is child's play

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Whether most parents like it or not, their children know more about computers than they do. That doesn’t apply to the offspring of computer savvy parental units, mind you, but it’s true of the average Bob and Mary you’re likely to bump into at the corner market. Some kids know...
At DEF CON Kids convention, computer hacking is child's play

Tim Cook Visits Foxconn, Amazon Plans Massive Seattle Office Block, Raspberry Pi Delayed Over Certification

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Breaking news from your editors at Fast Company, with updates all day. Tim Cook Visits Foxconn Factory In Zhengzou. After being photographed at an Apple Store earlier in the week, Tim Cook visited a new Foxconn factory in Zhengzou. It looks like Apple is doing its best to visibly demonstrate it is taking...
Tim Cook Visits Foxconn, Amazon Plans Massive Seattle Office Block, Raspberry Pi Delayed Over Certification

Analyst predicts Facebook will 'disappear' in 5 to 8 years

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Facebook could be a has-been within a few years, according to one analyst. Others aren't as certain that will happen, but they agreed that how the company handles mobile users will be key to its fate....
Analyst predicts Facebook will 'disappear' in 5 to 8 years

FRED WILSON: 2012 Was A 'Sh***y Year For Me'

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Influential venture capitalist Fred Wilson has been writing some very interesting, very personal stuff lately at his blog, A VC. On New Year's Eve he wrote one of his most interesting yet: I've wanted to write a year end post for days. I actually wrote one and stored it as...
FRED WILSON: 2012 Was A 'Sh***y Year For Me'

Ex-Google exec brings Kickstarter model to careers of new grads

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Upstart wants to offer students the chance to start their own companies. FORTUNE -- In his 8 years at Google, where he was president of the company's enterprise business, Dave Girouard hired new college grads in droves. While the Google gigs might have made their classmates envious, it turns out...
Ex-Google exec brings Kickstarter model to careers of new grads

Some Iranian Claims He Invented a Time Machine, But It's Basically Just a Fortune Teller

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Not even close! (Photo: Wikimedia Commons) Tsk, tsk: Doesn’t anyone have any respect for basic science fictional concepts any more? The Telegraph reports that a scientist in Iran has registered something he calls ”The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine.” But before everyone gets super psyched about watching Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence,...
Some Iranian Claims He Invented a Time Machine, But It's Basically Just a Fortune Teller

The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

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Posted by randfishI've been an SEO for a long while - nearly 8 years. In all that time, I still haven't been able to wean myself off the intoxicating drug dealt out by the Google toolbar - that "little green fairy dust" called PageRank. Intellectually, I know it's flawed in a multitude...
The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

LIVE: AOL Grow Revenues For The First Time In 8 Years!

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AOL just reported earnings. The numbers: EPS: $0.41 versus $0.41 expected. Revenue:   $599 million versus $573 expected. Click here for updates. Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
LIVE: AOL Grow Revenues For The First Time In 8 Years!

Today The Living Room, Tomorrow Your World: Why Microsoft's Xbox Is The Key To Windows 8

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Years ago, had you asked consumers to define the Xbox, they might have called it a game console used to play Halo. Not anymore: Microsoft's hot hardware has evolved into an entertainment hub, a device not simply for multiplayer games but for TV, movies, music, and apps. As many...
Today The Living Room, Tomorrow Your World: Why Microsoft's Xbox Is The Key To Windows 8

ANALYST: Buy Facebook Because It's An 'Option On The World' (FB)

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Catch the falling knife. That's the bold call from Needham analyst Laura Martin, who initiates the stock with a $40 price target, a number that would have seemed modest a couple of days ago, but which is in fact represents a 29% gain from where it closed yesterday. Martin calls...
ANALYST: Buy Facebook Because It's An 'Option On The World' (FB)

GE's 27-watt LED replacement for 100-watt incandescent bulbs set to light up our lives next year

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As if you didn't already have enough reason to be pumped for this week's Lightfair trade show in Vegas -- GE is talking up its new 27-watt Energy Smart LED bulb that can product enough power (1,600-plus lumens) to replace a standard 100-watt incandescent bulb. The bulb, which joins...
GE's 27-watt LED replacement for 100-watt incandescent bulbs set to light up our lives next year

My Love for Blogging

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Blogging is such an opportunity. I’m sad to see people abandoning the chance to express, to connect, to build relationships. For me, the love of blogging (and what it means to me) is why I’ve been in the game so long. It’s how I’ve met most of my current friends....
My Love for Blogging

8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here

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The Source-engine based remake of the original Half-Life has finally arrived. Black Mesa Source began development in 2004 as a fan-made reworking of the original classic by Valve Software and had been dubbed vaporware many times over the course of its life. Now, anyone with a PC and a copy...
8 years in the making: Half-Life 1 remake Black Mesa Source is here
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