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Naval researchers soak up the sun below sea level with special solar cells

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Have you ever harbored delusions of living in an underwater city inhabited by the likes of Ariel or those aliens from The Abyss? Yeah, well keep dreaming, because this engineering feat won't necessarily lead to that (the fictional mer people part, that is). What it will pave the way...
Naval researchers soak up the sun below sea level with special solar cells

Tumblr: The Musical!

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Exclamation point added, because the Internet demands it. Move over, "Zuckerberg: The Musical"! Your time is up, LOLpera! There's a new semi-satiric Internet-themed musical in town -- and this one stars Hipster Ariel, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Tumblr!...
Tumblr: The Musical!

Colorized Launches To Help iPhone Users Turn Any Photo Into Social Sketches

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If Instagram and Draw Something had a baby, it would be Colorized. The iPhone app, which is developed by startup Happiness Engines, allows people to upload and turn photos into sketches, which they can actually draw on and color, remix and share. The startup has also announced an undisclosed amount...
Colorized Launches To Help iPhone Users Turn Any Photo Into Social Sketches

Videolog partners with OvermediaCast, brings social analytics to Brazilian video producers

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Video analytics platform OvermediaCast has closed a partnership with video portal Videolog.tv, the Brazilian startup announced today. Following the agreement, Videolog’s 800,000 publishers will get access to a stats dashboard about the videos they are sharing – and automatically convert into users of OvermediaCast’s free analytics plan, with the option...
Videolog partners with OvermediaCast, brings social analytics to Brazilian video producers

Netflix: ‘We’re bullish on the cloud’ despite outage

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Last week’s Amazon Web Services outage outage might have outsmarted Netflix’s Chaos Monkeys, but the content-distribution giant isn’t about to turn its back on cloud computing. According to a Friday blog post from the Netflix cloud team, the outage (which started with a generator failure and resulted in a cascading...
Netflix: ‘We’re bullish on the cloud’ despite outage

Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App

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Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies via their location, is unveiling a new suite of tools to allow companies to manage local work via the phone. Gigwalk, which launched last year, basically allows companies to tap into a mobile workforce...
Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App
Check For appFigures Brings App Metrics And Sales Data To The iPhone

Photo of the day: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play ping pong

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Now, here’s a pairing we’d love to see at GeekWire’s upcoming ping-pong tournament. At the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting earlier this week, billionaires Bill Gates and Warren Buffett busted out some ping pong paddles to take on U.S. Olympic ping-pong master Ariel Hsing. “I held my own for a while, but she...
Photo of the day: Bill Gates and Warren Buffett play ping pong

Boundless Vows To Continue Disrupting The Textbook Market, Even As Second Founder Departs, Litigation Drags On

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Since emerging on the scene in early 2012, the Boston-based Boundless has been on a mission to give students of all ages a free, open-source digital alternative to the pricey world of hard-copy textbooks. But when you try to rock the boat, the powers-that-be will likely have something to say...
Boundless Vows To Continue Disrupting The Textbook Market, Even As Second Founder Departs, Litigation Drags On
‘Firebase’ Does for Apps What Dropbox Did for Docs

DARPA begins development of ocean-launched, upwards-falling UAVs

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This "Upward Falling Payloads" (UFP) program is actually quite clever. First of all, the Navy needs to plant autonomous devices like unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) inside of capsules across the ocean floor. From there, the device can hibernate inside of the protective capsule for years on end. When the Navy...
DARPA begins development of ocean-launched, upwards-falling UAVs

Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

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Gigwalk, the mobile workforce application, is announcing today that it has raised $6 million from August Capital for its Series A round of funding. This round will allow it to extend their work to help give businesses “instant access to talented, smartphone-enabled workers across the country”. Launched in 2010, it...
Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

Logitech promises continued support for Squeezebox, says it won't force a switch to UE Smart Radio

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With Logitech's Squeezebox platform having quietly and unexpectedly reached its EOL status, the company found it necessary to let its customers know where they stand going forward. In a very detailed letter from UE product director Ariel Fischer, the Harmony maker reassured current Squeezebox owners it will continue to...
Logitech promises continued support for Squeezebox, says it won't force a switch to UE Smart Radio
SAP to acquire Hybris to jumpstart its presence in e-commerce

SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads

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With $2 million in seed capital from First Round Capital, Dave McClure, Joi Ito, Ariel Poler and Brian Sugar, SocialWire wants advertisers to hyper-optimize their Facebook ads experience. With SocialWire, brands can get users to organically share a story on Facebook’s Open Graph, and then use Facebook Sponsored Stories to promote that...
SocialWire Gets $2M From First Round Capital And Others To Be A One-Two Punch For Facebook Ads
This Is 'Apple's Biggest Challenge' Making An iWatch (AAPL)
Free, Open-Source Digital Textbook Provider, Boundless, Releases Its Content Under Creative Commons

Online bullying - a new and ugly sport for liberal commenters | Ariel Meadow Stallings

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Even if you're fighting the good fight, if it's more about shaming, righteousness and public performance I'm not fighting with youI'm the Seattle-based publisher of a network of lifestyle websites read by roughly one million people each month. Almost all of our readers are women, most of them are educated...
Online bullying - a new and ugly sport for liberal commenters | Ariel Meadow Stallings

MB&F's New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And 'Relatively' Affordable (But Still $63K)

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If you’re into drooling over watches that you’ll likely never be able to afford (and I am), then you’ll probably recognize the name MB&F (Max Busser & Friends). The boutique watch-maker has created some stunners, including the HM3 special edition profiled by contributor Ariel Adams last May. While that watch...
MB&F's New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And 'Relatively' Affordable (But Still $63K)

Pinbooster Brings Sponsored Pins to Pinterest

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Can you spot the ad? Pinbooster cofounder Dave Weinberg has been working feverishly to get a platform for sponsoring pins on Pinterest launched before any competitors do. He’s not aware of any specific competitors right now. But given the nation’s Pinterest obsession—he gets a Google Alert every hour with 50...
Pinbooster Brings Sponsored Pins to Pinterest

Flip video cofounder launches learning platform Knowmia

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Ariel Braunstein knows a little something about video. He cofounded Pure Digital, maker of the popular Flip video recorder, which landed in the hands of millions of consumers before Cisco (the company’s owner since 2009) shut it down last year. So it’s not too surprising that his latest venture revolves...
Flip video cofounder launches learning platform Knowmia

Several Major Canadian Universities Reject Access Copyright Deal, But Who Will Stick Up For Smaller Colleges?

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When the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) drafted a terrible deal with the collection society Access Copyright, and then withdrew from their fight before the Copyright Board, the onus fell on the schools themselves to stand up for their rights and reject the ridiculous fees and terms...
Several Major Canadian Universities Reject Access Copyright Deal, But Who Will Stick Up For Smaller Colleges?

A Musicians’ Guide To Google – Tips To Maximize Your Google Experience

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There’s no denying Google's impact. It has become part of the vernacular (I am going to google...). On Music Think Tank, Ariel Hyatt explains why Google is awesome and shares 9 tools the search engine offers. “The best reason for you to be using Google Calendar is that multiple users...
A Musicians’ Guide To Google – Tips To Maximize Your Google Experience

Beyond IaaS: VMforce to Prime Enterprise Java for Cloud Delivery

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Today, VMforce was officially unveiled by its parent organizations VMware and SalesForce. The companies came together to produce this love-child and are now proudly sharing it with the world. The new organization, VMforce is disruptive to the core premise and architecture, bringing a new generation mix of services and software...
Beyond IaaS: VMforce to Prime Enterprise Java for Cloud Delivery

Facebook is music to some users' ears

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A cheery new YouTube video called "Facebook - The Musical" is on its way to going viral at more than 500,000 views during its first few days on the Web, thanks to a campy crew of crooners singing the praises of the social network. [ BLOCK YOUR EARS:BlackBerry band...
Facebook is music to some users' ears

The 404 1,153: Where we're not yelling (podcast)

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Tune in to today's 404 episode to learn how to enter for a chance to win one of three Threadless t-shirts and a $30 gift certificate to Threadless.com! Richard "Gems" Peterson fills in for Ariel and tells us about his trip to Seattle with Affirmation, an organization supporting gay and...
The 404 1,153: Where we're not yelling (podcast)
Netflix attacks own network with "Chaos Monkey"--and now you can too

VIDEO: 50 years since UK went into space

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Britain sent its first satellite into space 50 years ago when Ariel 1 launched on 26 April, 1962....
VIDEO: 50 years since UK went into space

Gigwalk's mobile workforce nabs $6M, expands Microsoft relationship

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Gigwalk demonstrated how a legion of iPhone-wielding users can become an on-demand mobile workforce for companies willing to pony up some money. Now, it’s getting $6 million to expand on its vision of matching the right mobile workers with companies like Microsoft, which are turning to Gigwalk more and more for...
Gigwalk's mobile workforce nabs $6M, expands Microsoft relationship

OER Textbook Startup Sued By Publishers For Copyright Infringement

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Blog: Hack (Higher) EducationBoundless Learning can boast a bunch of features that make it sound like an incredibly promising education startup: it's focused on open educational resources. It's rethinking the textbook. It's student-focused. It's got a great set of advisors, including folks from Creative Commons, Connexions, MIT, and O'Reilly Media (disclosure:...
OER Textbook Startup Sued By Publishers For Copyright Infringement
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