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Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

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Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don’t take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don’t have good mobile experiences. A few startups I met at TechCrunch Disrupt SF that want to bring online dating into...
Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

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Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

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Earlier this week we published an interview with Rajesh Sawhney – the man behind GSF India and its new accelerator program – in which he voiced his expectation that “nine or ten” of the inaugural class of 15 startups will close funding in the coming months. That first step has been taken after Delhi-based event...
Delhi-based Playcez is first GSF India grad to land funding, closes 6-figure dollar seed round

Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

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Over the past couple of months, commenting service Disqus has been rolling out an advertising program that it calls Promoted Discovery with relatively little fanfare (or at least without much outreach to the tech press). Now it’s ready to talk about some of the initial results. The ad program takes...
Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

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(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com In the same way a microscope helps augment the innate ability of the human eye, Quid is trying to create tools to augment how we as humans process unstructured data and visualize it, said Sean Gourley, co-founder and CTO of Quid, on stage at Structure:Data...
How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems
Grouper users no longer have to wait for a date with iPhone app launch

10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

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Facebook can adjust their algorithms over and over again, and Twitter can find new ways to target promoted tweets, but let’s face it: sometimes, social networks are just too big. Though millions of users are checking these feeds constantly, they’re not always paying close attention to what they’re reading. There...
10 niche social platforms to leverage for new leads

DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

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There are search engines for just about everything. Computers help people find all sorts of things faster and easier, so it's not surprising that computer dating is decades old (and started out with punch cards). Technology has gotten a lot better, but has online dating really improved that much? Online...
DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating
Facebook's Answer To Pay-to-Play: The "Following" Feed

How will Facebook respond to the growth of Pinterest? A look at the social network’s history with competition

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A report from marketing services company Experian says Pinterest is the third most popular social network in the U.S. after Facebook and Twitter. In past years when a social platform started to get traction as Pinterest has, Facebook responded by launching features inspired by its would-be competitors. There was the...
How will Facebook respond to the growth of Pinterest? A look at the social network’s history with competition

Klout releases iPhone app for the influence-obsessed

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Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kk/Klout to go Influence-tracking startup Klout is making its scores accessible to members on mobile for the first time with the release of an iPhone application. Klout for iPhone, released Wednesday, is an app for the influence tracking-obsessed minimalist who needs to know her score at all times. Klout...
Klout releases iPhone app for the influence-obsessed

Huawei claims "Beyond LTE" test over 30Gbps

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Huawei claims to have tested new network technology that is capable of handling data transfer speeds in excess of 30Gbps. The Chinese company suggests its "Beyond LTE" technology achieves such performance due to improvements in antenna structure, radio frequency architecture, algorithms and multi-user multi-input multi-output (MIMO) management.......
Huawei claims "Beyond LTE" test over 30Gbps

Tobii’s Eye-Tracking Tech Knows What You’re Eyeing on Dating Sites

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When it comes to scouring dating sites, men tend to look at the pictures more, while women’s eyes linger longer on the text. We probably didn’t need a formal study to tell us that. But that’s exactly what Tobii, maker of eye-tracking technology, set out to do. The Sweden-based company,...
Tobii’s Eye-Tracking Tech Knows What You’re Eyeing on Dating Sites

Retargeting Is Just Phase One

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The post Retargeting Is Just Phase One appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.Toward the end of the year, annual predictions come out (I’ve been guilty of this for nearly ten years now). I was perusing these from Triggit founder Zach Coelius, and his ninth one hit me right between...
Retargeting Is Just Phase One

DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

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In a fevered mash up of blockbuster films directed by James Cameron, DARPA is looking to put soldier controlled bi-pedal robots on the battlefield. Think Terminator meets Avatar. The agency has set aside $7 million of it's $2.8 billion 2012 budget to develop an "Avatar program" that will "develop...
DARPA's 'Avatar project' aims to give soldiers surrogate robots, make James Cameron proud

What the Heck Happened to Zynga This Quarter?

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Zynga might have a few good excuses for missing its earnings estimates this quarter, but investors do not seem to care. After the company’s third consecutive quarterly loss–and a wide one at that–blood is in the water. The company’s stock traded shockingly low, dipping at one point below $2 per...
What the Heck Happened to Zynga This Quarter?

Tailored Trends bring you closer

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Trends help you discover the emerging topics people are talking about on Twitter. You can see these topics as a worldwide list, or select one of more than 150 locations. In order to show emerging topics that matter more to you, today we’re improving our algorithms to tailor Trends based...
Tailored Trends bring you closer

Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

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Finding a good restaurant – even in a city you’ve never been to – has never been easier. Thanks to Yelp, Urbanspoon and its various brethren, a good place to eat is generally just a few clicks away. What if you want to find a restaurant with a very specific...
Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants
New York Times completes $300M sale of About.com to IAC

From Surface Keyboards To Teddy Bear Robots, Microsoft's Mad Scientist Develops The Art Of Innovation

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Stevie Bathiche's team of tinkerers occupies a niche between research and product development. Of his team's need for creative freedom, he says: "They have to feel like they can be wrong." "I think I have the best job in the company," says Stevie Bathiche, Distinguished Scientist of Windows Hardware...
From Surface Keyboards To Teddy Bear Robots, Microsoft's Mad Scientist Develops The Art Of Innovation
Google Earth to get radically better 3D images, new UI on iOS and Android

Google Shopping's Transition To Pay-For-Play Expands Internationally, Search Results To Change By Feb. 13

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Google Shopping‘s pay-to-play service is going global. The commerce-focused vertical formerly known as Google Product Search, is now expanding the roll out of its commercial model to other countries outside the U.S., including the U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Netherlands, Brazil, Australia and Switzerland. The announcement comes on the...
Google Shopping's Transition To Pay-For-Play Expands Internationally, Search Results To Change By Feb. 13
How one journalist cracked 8,000 passwords in 24 hours

Bits Blog: Photos Take the Spotlight in Updates to Google's Social Network

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Google is using its expertise in algorithms to offer users better social sharing tools through its Google Plus network. The company's software will now select the best photos and fix their flaws, offer more links to topics mentioned in posts by members of a user's social network and archive long-running...
Bits Blog: Photos Take the Spotlight in Updates to Google's Social Network

The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

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After just six weeks of hard work, Digg‘s new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight deadline, the Digg team managed to get this completely rewritten version of the site out ahead of...
The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?

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antifoidulus writes "I'm about to get my masters in Computer Science and start out (again) in the 'real world.' I already have a job lined up, but there is one thing that is really nagging me. Since my academic work has focused almost solely on computer science and not software...
Ask Slashdot: Transitioning From 'Hacker' To 'Engineer'?
Why are journalists hostile to Forbes' Lewis DVorkin? He wants them to get real
Watch this: quadrocopters perform amazing pole-catching acrobatics

Will a bunch of +1′s help your Google rank? Not necessarily

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One of the most interesting trends in the search industry right now is the integration of different social media “signals” into the results provided by Google and Microsoft Bing in response to search queries. But there’s a difference between a search engine’s extra features and its raw algorithms for ranking...
Will a bunch of +1′s help your Google rank? Not necessarily
Finovate: Quantopian debuts live data trading for consumer quants
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