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Should Startups Pitch Associates For Funding?

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As an entrepreneur raising funding, it's easy to get into the mentality of pitching to anyone who will listen, but an active discussion amongst the investment community has sparked considerable debate on whether or not entrepreneurs should be more respectful of the chain of command. Should startups be pitching associates...
Should Startups Pitch Associates For Funding?

Data Scraping Comes of Age With ScraperWiki.com

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A scrappy company to help journalists dig into Big Data has come into its own in the past year, including the requisite all-night hacking codathon this week at the Investigative Reporters and Editors Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference in St. Louis. The company is called ScraperWiki.com and was started by Julian Todd...
Data Scraping Comes of Age With ScraperWiki.com

London Olympics opening ceremony sees 9.66m tweets, beats Beijing 2008 total in just 24 hours

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Twitter has revealed that the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games generated more than 9.66 million tweets, as the first day of the event went on to rack up more tweets than the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing. The chances are that if you logged in to Twitter...
London Olympics opening ceremony sees 9.66m tweets, beats Beijing 2008 total in just 24 hours

Zeebox to get live in-app video feed from Sky's Got to Dance final

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BSkyB's investment in social TV startup starts to bear fruit with real-time commentarySocial TV app Zeebox will be getting a live in-app video feed during the final of Sky 1 HD's Got to Dance show when it airs on Sunday 4 March.The feed won't be the show itself, but will...
Zeebox to get live in-app video feed from Sky's Got to Dance final

Hacker Hours: The awesome grassroots meetup that teaches New Yorkers to code

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Right now, it feels like more people want to learn to code than ever before. This may be due to the drought of talented developers and all the available jobs, or the allure of working in the startup scene. These reasons are probably relevant, but I believe the most important...
Hacker Hours: The awesome grassroots meetup that teaches New Yorkers to code

Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

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We've discussed before the ways law enforcement groups use social media. Frankly, the general theme tends to be that they aren't very good at internetting. Whether it's mocking invasive vaginal searches or catfishing music fans with well-tread tropes, it seems the wider internet plays the web game better than...
Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

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As we move closer to the launch of the (probably awful) Facebook phone, let’s examine just what the social network and its ilk have created. Millions of us use these new tools to joke, flirt and share memories, but just as many of us use these tools much to our...
The Idiocy Of The Social Animal

Internet Commenters Help NYPD Track Down Brooklyn Subway Mugger

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(Screencap: YouTube) Yesterday a video of a 56-year-old woman being brutally mugged in the F train station in Brooklyn’s Borough Park neighborhood went viral. The video shows a woman descending the stairs into the station before she is pushed up against a door and hit and kicked. The assailant then...
Internet Commenters Help NYPD Track Down Brooklyn Subway Mugger

Beyond: Two Souls trailer debuts at Tribeca -- don't mess with Ellen Page

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For the first time ever, a video game took center-stage at a major U.S. film festival tonight. A new trailer for Quantic Dream’s Beyond: Two Souls, its follow-up to the cinematic Heavy Rain, premiered tonight at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival. The trailer lays out the basic premise...
Beyond: Two Souls trailer debuts at Tribeca -- don't mess with Ellen Page
Q&A: Windows business chief calls Windows 8 launch a solid start, but just a start

Watch Dogs - preview

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We talked to Ubisoft creative director Jonathan Morin about the cyberpunk adventure that won E3Privacy is history. We all know that. From social networks that pry on our personal data to hacked gaming services that let slip our credit card numbers to an underclass of cyber-criminals, everything we do online...
Watch Dogs - preview

That was quick. Facebook shuts down Face.com APIs, kills Klik app, enrages developers

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Fresh from its acquisition by Facebook last month, Face.com is closing down its facial recognition API over the next 30 days. While such a move isn’t that surprising, third-party developers may well have reason to be upset seeing as just weeks ago the company said that it would continue to support them....
That was quick. Facebook shuts down Face.com APIs, kills Klik app, enrages developers

Apple’s attention to detail and its extension into ‘iPad in Business’ case studies

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You would expect that when Apple reached out to businesses to learn more about how they used iPads and create case studies around them, it would do so with the incredible level of detail it employs in all other areas of its operations. And you’d be right. The company recently...
Apple’s attention to detail and its extension into ‘iPad in Business’ case studies

Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

www.techdirt.com
We've discussed before the ways law enforcement groups use social media. Frankly, the general theme tends to be that they aren't very good at internetting. Whether it's mocking invasive vaginal searches or catfishing music fans with well-tread tropes, it seems the wider internet plays the web game better than...
Police Search For Mugger For 3 Weeks, Internet Finds Him In An Hour

Microsoft announces Windows Server 2012′s versions, kills Small Business Server in the process

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Microsoft posted the version list for Windows Sever 2012 this morning, outing it to the world. By the time that ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley picked it over for its every juicy detail, Microsoft had seemingly pulled the webpage that contained the information. The site is now back online. Here’s the...
Microsoft announces Windows Server 2012′s versions, kills Small Business Server in the process

Read/Write Daily: Shifting Perspective

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Today’s theme is shifting perspective. We’re changing our outside world faster than ever, but inside we haven’t changed much in thousands of years. Are we ready for the future we’re building? For all our social networking and interest graphs, we still don’t have a clue about the basics of...
Read/Write Daily: Shifting Perspective
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