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For Microsoft, Google's RoboHornet Benchmark Isn't Real-World Enough, Launches Its Own Version

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Yesterday, Google launched the alpha version of RoboHornet, a new open source browser benchmark that, as Google engineer and project lead Alex Komoroske put it, is “a living, dynamic benchmark that aims to use the collective efforts of the web development community and ultimately get browser vendors to fix real-world...
For Microsoft, Google's RoboHornet Benchmark Isn't Real-World Enough, Launches Its Own Version

Meet Ms.Mac 2012: "The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed"

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Turns out 18 percent of female Mac users have an unusually large head, more than half of them have freckles, and only 9 percent wear skirts. That is at least according to BlueStacks, a Silicon Valley company that enables Android apps to run on Windows and Mac computers. The ‘Ms.Mac...
Meet Ms.Mac 2012: "The average female Mac user is pretty hot, if awkwardly dressed"
Startup News: Ashton Invests in Bitcoin, Hacking Sandy, and Shaving Heads (and Hopefully Neckbeards) For Cancer

BitTorrent Turns Web Browsers Into a File-Sharing Hub

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Downloading torrents in a web-browser is nothing new. Opera integrated BitTorrent support half a decade ago, and for other browsers there are plugins and web-based tools available. However, BitTorrent Inc. believes that much more can be done from the browser environment. A few hours ago the San Francisco-based company released...
BitTorrent Turns Web Browsers Into a File-Sharing Hub

NBD: NYU MBAs Code Up a Simple Top 10 Site Based on Social Media Sentiment

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Mr. Grant. (Twitter) Adrian Grant and Vivek George, self-identified "NYU biz guys," may not have gotten into Y Combinator. But they did teach themselves to code. While working on their first project, they struggled with finding the best software-as-a-service tool for the job--which led them to abandon the idea and...
NBD: NYU MBAs Code Up a Simple Top 10 Site Based on Social Media Sentiment
Bluestacks beta lets you run almost any Android app on Windows
Dropbox kills torrent startup Boxopus over piracy potential

BitTorrent brings torrent discovery, downloading directly to the browser with Surf Chrome extension

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BitTorrent on Thursday announced Surf, a Chrome extension that lets you discover and download torrents directly in Google’s browser. The company says it also plans to release an add-on for Firefox soon, as well as for other browsers, but for now Chrome users can get an alpha version of the...
BitTorrent brings torrent discovery, downloading directly to the browser with Surf Chrome extension
BitTorrent Sharpens Enterprise Focus, Launches SoShare To Send Large Files, Offering First Terabyte Free

App.net hits 250k posts as first iPhone and Android apps are released

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Half of posts so far coming from external clients, but Hooha for App.net and AppNetRhino may boost thatMore than 250,000 posts have been created on App.net, the service launched by US entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell as an alternative to Twitter - or as its slogan puts it: "a real-time social feed without...
App.net hits 250k posts as first iPhone and Android apps are released
BitTorrent's new SoShare app lets you share files of up to 1TB for free

Believe It Or Not, There's A Way To Get Android Apps On Your Mac (GOOG, AAPL)

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If you're bummed out that certain Android apps don't have an iOS counterpart, you might have some good luck on the way. BlueStacks is a piece of software that lets you run Android apps on your Mac. It's still very early in its development, but anyone with a Mac can...
Believe It Or Not, There's A Way To Get Android Apps On Your Mac (GOOG, AAPL)

Hands on with ARMA III and DayZ, PC gaming's E3 vanguards

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E3 has never been a bastion of PC gaming, but the pickings are incredibly slim at this year's show. Sure, there's a virtual cornucopia of console titles destined to land on PCs as part of a cross-platform push, and yeah, Sega is showing off the PC-exclusive Rome: Total War...
Hands on with ARMA III and DayZ, PC gaming's E3 vanguards

Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net

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The San Francisco developer who caused a stir by proposing an alternative to Twitter has released an alpha version of his own social service. After blasting Twitter on his blog, Dalton Caldwell started work on a competitor that would never take ads and would always love app developers. Two days...
Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net
Tweetbot for Mac alpha updated with notifications, keyboard shortcuts, performance improvements

Radical.fm Goes After Traditional Radio's "Last Bastion of Security"

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As a reporter, it’s not often you ask an entrepreneur about their competitors’ products and they respond, on the record and without hesitation, “Just boring as hell.” But that’s Thomas McAlevey. Regardless of whether you believe in what he’s doing, you do not walk away from a conversation unclear...
Radical.fm Goes After Traditional Radio's "Last Bastion of Security"
Electronic Arts officially launches Origin game platform for the Mac

StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

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We've all misplaced keys, gadgets and occasionally even children. Well, no more. StickNFind is a nifty, inexpensive solution for tagging and locating electronics, keys and pets. For roughly $25 a pop (estimated retail), you get a small adhesive disk that can be affixed to any flat surface or attached...
StickNFind Bluetooth stickers let you tag and locate your goods with a smartphone (hands-on video)

About the future of Thunderbird

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Jb Piacentino Today I have the pleasure of welcoming Jb Piacentino, the managing Director of Thunderbird, following the recent Thunderbird announcement. TN : Hi Jb, I read on the Web that Thunderbird is dead. Is it true or is the rumor of Thunderbird’s death greatly exaggerated? Jb: No, Thunderbird is...
About the future of Thunderbird
A New Problem for Tech to Solve: Connecting People Offline

Dropbox, Google Drive get in-browser security boost through BoxCryptor plugin

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Here’s one for business or otherwise privacy-hungry users of Chrome: BoxCryptor has released an experimental plugin that makes it possible to encrypt and decrypt files stored in Dropbox and Google Drive without needing to fiddle around with desktop apps. Cloud storage services are pretty secure but, as Dropbox ably demonstrated...
Dropbox, Google Drive get in-browser security boost through BoxCryptor plugin
Bluestacks brings every Android app to Macs

Wrike Releases A Free Version Of Its Project Management App

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Wrike is hoping to expand its audience today with the launch of a free version of its project management tool. Wrike says it already has 2,000 customers including Accenture, Stanford, and Ticketmaster, but until now, the cheapest pricing level was $49 per month. Even though releasing a free version is...
Wrike Releases A Free Version Of Its Project Management App

Here's why you should back App.net with two days left (and why you shouldn't)

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After a few weeks of pondering the merits of App.net, three days ago I finally decided to bite the bullet, back the crowdfunding campaign and jump into the alpha version of the service, which is already open and in use by an army of keen users. Given the summer news lull,...
Here's why you should back App.net with two days left (and why you shouldn't)

Student and itching to do a startup? How'd you like to spend the summer in Silicon Valley?

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If you’re a student and aspiring startup founder, you’re going to want to pay close attention to the following. Startup Dream Team, started by Paris, France-based student organization Silicon Students, is actively looking for 45 young aspiring entrepreneurs from all around the world who are interested in joining a 9-week...
Student and itching to do a startup? How'd you like to spend the summer in Silicon Valley?

A Passive Newsreader App: Guide Wants Its Avatars to Read Your News

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There are times when it’s inconvenient to read — for instance while cooking or working out at the gym — so you might find yourself tuning into a TV newscast. But perhaps instead of facile local news or the jabbering heads of cable news, it could be a personalized newscast....
A Passive Newsreader App: Guide Wants Its Avatars to Read Your News

Bluestacks for Mac hits beta, injects a little Google in your Apple

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If you're one of those folks that like to bridge the divide -- rocking an Android handset, but rely on a Mac for heavy lifting -- we've got some good news. Bluestacks, the emulator that lets you run Android apps on your desktop has hit beta on OS X....
Bluestacks for Mac hits beta, injects a little Google in your Apple

Popular Twitter App TweetBot Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay

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Exciting news for fans of the popular Twitter iOS client, TweetBot: the company has just announced the launch of its highly anticipated desktop counterpart via blog post this morning. The good news? You can now download TweetBot for Mac and give it a whirl. But the bad news is that...
Popular Twitter App TweetBot Comes To Mac In Alpha Version, Hopefully Gets To Stay
Guide Raises $1M In Seed Funding To Replace TV News With Feeds And Virtual Anchors

[Exclusive] Cory Booker Coming To Disrupt SF, 50 Alpha Invites Available For #waywire

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We are thrilled to announce that Newark Mayor and part-time superhero, Cory Booker, will be speaking at our annual conference, Disrupt San Francisco, September 10-12. In anticipation for his talk, he’s given TechCrunch readers 50 invites to the Alpha version of his breakout personalized video news platform, #waywire (the first 50...
[Exclusive] Cory Booker Coming To Disrupt SF, 50 Alpha Invites Available For #waywire
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