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An Entrepreneur's Guide To Patents: How To Determine Whether They Are Right For Your Company

Time Traveling with 1940 Census Data

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Big data is usually discussed in terms of its applicability to business or scientific research, but it can be valuable for much more. Consider, for instance, the release of the 1940 census data by the U.S. National Archives earlier this week. Hey, they've even managed to find Jimmy Hoffa!...
Time Traveling with 1940 Census Data

The World's First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)

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Sure, 3D printing is fun and cute. And products like the Makerbot and Form 1 will most certainly disrupt manufacturing, even if it’s only on a small scale. But the possibilities of 3D printing stretch far beyond DIY at-home projects. In fact, it could entirely replace the construction industry. We’ve...
The World's First 3D Printed Building Will Arrive In 2014 (And It Looks Awesome)
Smokin' hot avatars: Microsoft patents system for 'attractive cartoon faces'

Hadoop vs. EDWs: trends in enterprise adoption

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There is an interesting clash of perspectives occurring in the enterprise market between the Hadoop newcomers and the old-school data warehousing providers. The latter are attempting to paint Hadoop into a corner, narrowing its usefulness to a limited set of functionality, while at the other end, the Hadoop providers are...
Hadoop vs. EDWs: trends in enterprise adoption

Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

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After a huge buildup and splashy product announcement, Lytro’s trendy refocusing camera has so far failed to live up to its hype. While the idea of being able to point, shoot, and worry about focus later sounds appealing, the cost in dollars, missing features, and lost image quality has just...
Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

"Christ, what an asshole" is only .001% of New Yorker caption contest subs

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The phrase is the Internet's multi-tool, yet is rarely used in its official capacity. http://web.archive.org/web/20061121233120/http://modernarthur.com/blog/christwhatanasshole.html "Christ, what an asshole" seems a fitting caption for nearly every New Yorker cartoon, and yet it's only been submitted 27 times out of well over 1.5 million entries in the magazine's caption contest....
"Christ, what an asshole" is only .001% of New Yorker caption contest subs

CK-12′s 'Get-Real' competition aims to test students use of tech and K-12 concepts in the real world

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Education technology company CK-12 has launched a student competition, called “Get-Real“, to see who can come up with the best real-world application of a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concept they’ve learned. The incentive to participate is high as the winning submission will receive not only a prize for themselves,...
CK-12′s 'Get-Real' competition aims to test students use of tech and K-12 concepts in the real world

Team behind webOS Enyo framework reportedly leaving HP and joining Google

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Earlier this year, HP published the source code of Enyo, the underlying JavaScript framework of the webOS platform. The code was made available under the permissive Apache license as part of a broader plan to open the entire webOS environment. HP intended to continue advancing Enyo, but the extent of...
Team behind webOS Enyo framework reportedly leaving HP and joining Google

Mobile Payments For Everyone! Barclays Pushes Future Tech Into Now

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Barclays bank, which already intertwines NFC chips and antennas into its banking cards in the U.K., has just taken a page out of Apple's book and released a new mobile app that should shake up the U.K. financial game.Pingit is a smartphone app that lets anyone with a Barclays account...
Mobile Payments For Everyone! Barclays Pushes Future Tech Into Now

Windows Phone ‘Tango’ update may land in early June

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According to Mi Movil, sources are placing the landing date for the ‘Tango’ in early June. Tango is the long-expected update to the Windows Phone platform that will lower its minimum hardware specifications. Microsoft intends to use those lowered standards as an opportunity to bring Windows Phone hardware into local markets...
Windows Phone ‘Tango’ update may land in early June

Q&A: Randall Stross on the World of Y Combinator

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Y Combinator is a topic of much fascination in Silicon Valley and the greater aspirational world of start-ups. Whether it can grab the imagination of a larger audience is yet to be seen. The preeminent three-month start-up accelerator program gets book-length treatment in Randall Stross’ new book “The Launch Pad,”...
Q&A: Randall Stross on the World of Y Combinator
Must-read for founders: A VC explains how to build a killer value proposition

ITC lawyers argue that Barnes & Noble didn't infringe Microsoft's patents

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Barnes & Noble received a boost in its patent infringement case against Microsoft after staff attorneys at the US International Trade Commission recommended that ITC Judge Theodore Essex find that the book company had not infringed on three Microsoft patents, reports Bloomberg. Microsoft brought the case against Barnes &...
ITC lawyers argue that Barnes & Noble didn't infringe Microsoft's patents

GigaOM teams up with Facebook for a June Open Compute hardware hackathon

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Data center hardware nerds, where are you going to be on June 18 at noon? You may not be sure right now, but keep reading, because Facebook and the Open Compute Project are holding a hardware hackathon at Facebook headquarters that Tuesday. The winners will get time onstage to present to...
GigaOM teams up with Facebook for a June Open Compute hardware hackathon

German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

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Bad news for Nokia if it had serious hopes of extracting licensing fees from Android manufacturer HTC: a German court has just booted out two of the patent claims it launched there in May last year. The patents in question cover the use of “intelligent network” services such as alternative...
German court backs HTC over Nokia patent claims

Hadoop vs. EDWs: trends in enterprise adoption

gigaom.com
There is an interesting clash of perspectives occurring in the enterprise market between the Hadoop newcomers and the old-school data-warehousing providers. The latter are attempting to paint Hadoop into a corner, narrowing its usefulness to a limited set of functionality, while at the other end, the Hadoop providers are expanding...
Hadoop vs. EDWs: trends in enterprise adoption

Bill in UK may disallow public wi-fi

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Good luck sorting this one out, short-sighted lawmakers. An upcoming piece of major legislation in the UK, called the Digital Economy Bill, would essentially force all public wi-fi points offline by requiring impossibly high levels of copyright protection by libraries and small businesses. The bill, which bears some similarity...
Bill in UK may disallow public wi-fi

US Treasury issues guidance on virtual currencies, but regulatory details remain unclear

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FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Network of the US Treasury, has turned its attention to virtual currencies after releasing a new guidance note on the management and usage of virtual currencies like Bitcoin, Facebook Credits and others. However, precise details of its scope of regulation remain undefined. There’s been a marked increase in...
US Treasury issues guidance on virtual currencies, but regulatory details remain unclear

Dutch court rules Samsung didn't infringe on iPad design

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The Dutch Supreme Court has ruled that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 doesn't infringe on the design of the Apple iPad, according to reports. Although Apple does hold a European design patent, the Court has limited the applicability of the patent based on prior art. The iPad has predecessors, such...
Dutch court rules Samsung didn't infringe on iPad design
California DoD bases sitting on 7 gigawatts of solar potential
Cloud atlas: A weather forecast on the Chinese cloud industry

Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job

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It’s easy to get lost in the Silicon Valley and Bay Area tech bubbles, where it seems that everyone carries five phones, owns three laptops and just had lunch with a sentient robot. But, the reality is outside of the bubble is a little different. Digital literacy is a privilege,...
Building Digital Literacy: JobScout Brings Its Online Learning Platform To iOS To Teach You How To Find A Job

Online learning goes official as five Coursera courses get approved by the American Council on Education

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Coursera announced a big milestone today: the first big step towards credit options. The American Council on Education‘s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has made credit recommendations for an initial five Coursera courses. In other words, students who complete select courses on Coursera’s online platform will be able to...
Online learning goes official as five Coursera courses get approved by the American Council on Education

Sunday marks new era in cellphone carrier market power

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New cellphones purchased after this Saturday Jan. 25, 2013 can be unlocked only with the permission of the carrier; phones purchased before Sunday are exempt from this restriction and have been since 2006. Back in October, the U.S. Copyright Office filed a new decision on unlocked phones in the Federal...
Sunday marks new era in cellphone carrier market power

Xing social network toys with news aggregation

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Social networks need to evolve to keep up, and Xing is no exception. The German LinkedIn rival is investing heavily right now, and it seems to be paying off – a couple of weeks ago the firm reported the addition of 436,000 members in German-speaking countries during the first half...
Xing social network toys with news aggregation
US Appeals court upholds Fifth Amendment right to not decrypt hard drives
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