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Focus@will launches an Android version of its productivity music service, iOS app coming soon

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Focus@will, the subscription music service designed to increase your productivity, has gone both international and mobile as it launches on Android with plans to release an iOS app soon. We took a look at the service back in February and found it to be an intriguing one. It’s a lot...
Focus@will launches an Android version of its productivity music service, iOS app coming soon

The 30 Most Creative People In Mobile Advertising

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Being creative in mobile advertising is much more difficult than in traditional media. The real estate -- the "creative palette," if you will -- is smaller. The users' attention span is shorter. The medium itself is new. And a lot of it can't be seen easily, the way TV commercials...
The 30 Most Creative People In Mobile Advertising
Report: "Digital omnivore" population grew 160 percent last year
Why Zynga is losing in the attention-deficit economy

Conservative Writer Has Become A Hero After Swiping Woman's Cell Phone In Theater And Throwing It Across The Room

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National Review columnist Kevin Williamson is so fed up with people using their cell phones during the theater-going experience that he physically removed a woman's phone from her hands and threw it across a New York theater. Here's how it all went down. The play was high brow --"Natasha, Pierre,...
Conservative Writer Has Become A Hero After Swiping Woman's Cell Phone In Theater And Throwing It Across The Room

Even Google won't be around for ever, let alone Facebook

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In the world of internet technology a company can go from zero to hero in a very short timeSome years ago, when the Google Books project, which aims to digitise all of the world's printed books, was getting under way, the two co-founders of Google were having a meeting with...
Even Google won't be around for ever, let alone Facebook

Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

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Here are the stories you read, shared, tweeted, and pinned this week. In case you were one of the few who missed it this week, check out "The Lost Steve Jobs Tapes." We have some great business and self-improvement stories as well as a new glimpse into how Google is...
Top 10 Most Popular Stories Of The Week

Video Startup FlixMaster Lands Funding From Golden Seeds

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We tend to think of video on the Web as a fairly linear thing. When a video catches your attention, you may choose to watch it, you may not, or you may watch part of it before your Web-shortened attention span gives out and you’re ready to move on to...
Video Startup FlixMaster Lands Funding From Golden Seeds

YC-Backed Survata Wants To Replace Paywalls With Research-Friendly 'Surveywalls'

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re checking out what’s new on the Wall Street Journal’s website, only to be stymied by a message saying the content you want to see is only available to paying subscribers. It seems like everyone has an opinion on paywalls, and even though there’s...
YC-Backed Survata Wants To Replace Paywalls With Research-Friendly 'Surveywalls'

Facebook’s Plan For World Domination

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People have been complaining about Facebook and their privacy changes for what seems like an eternity. Recent developments have shown that this is all part of Facebook’s plan for world domination. Besides the various privacy policy changes, they have recently decided to share your profile with selected third party sites....
Facebook’s Plan For World Domination

The formula for Hollywood movies

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After analyzing dozens of Hollywood films, a team of researchers has found evidence that the visual rhythm of movies at the shot level matches a pattern called the 1/f fluctuation, the same pattern that is found in dozens of natually occurring phenomena, including the length of the human attention span....
The formula for Hollywood movies

10 Amazing Scientific Facts About Lists

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If you visit any popular text-based site on the internet, you'll find articles that are lists of things. People like lists, but why? Well, here are 10 cool scientific facts about lists that may explain the fascination.People like lists of things. They're everywhere on the internet. You name any subject...
10 Amazing Scientific Facts About Lists

Song Pop gets the official Zuckerberg endorsement, but can it avoid Draw Something’s fate?

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Is there much better for promotion than getting approval from Mark Zuckerberg? The Facebook man himself has just noted how much he likes the Song Pop app on his own profile. Let’s see how this one grows with that kind of attention. Earlier this week, Christian Hernandez, Facebook’s director of...
Song Pop gets the official Zuckerberg endorsement, but can it avoid Draw Something’s fate?

Where Young Facebook Refugees Are Going Next

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The question isn't about why teens are leaving Facebook; it's about where they're going instead. We've known for a while that teenagers have been edging away from Facebook. Heck, even Facebook has admitted as much: "We believe that some of our users, particularly our younger users, are aware of...
Where Young Facebook Refugees Are Going Next

How I used Pinterest to plan my wedding

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Planning a wedding can be a dream come true. I was lucky enough to find the right person and was super excited to get engaged last July and begin planning our destination wedding. Being a busy real estate agent in Seattle and knowing no one in Maui, I was...
How I used Pinterest to plan my wedding

PR people! Here are 5 ways to make tech reporters like you more

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ed Zitron, the founder of EZPR, an east coast USA media relations firm focusing on consumer tech startups. He has been published by Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, Eurogamer, PC Gamer and PC Zone. His book, This Is How You Pitch: How To Kick Ass...
PR people! Here are 5 ways to make tech reporters like you more
“Apple DNA” Attracts Nate Johnson to Join Path as VP of Marketing
Startup Team ManCard Spreads The Testosterone

Send To Kindle: Amazon's Land Grab For What's Left Of Your Attention Span

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Amazon's new "Send To Kindle" button is nothing original. Its functionality is exactly what we've already seen (and used) with apps like Instapaper and Pocket. But it's an important move for Amazon, which stands to benefit from capturing more of our fractured attention spans. The more we turn to Amazon...
Send To Kindle: Amazon's Land Grab For What's Left Of Your Attention Span

Sneak a peek at Animal Planet’s new & gorgeous Channel ID design

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Not to be confused with a new visual identity (aka core branding and logo design), Animal Planet has released their newest station identity, which is a 5 second-ish segment that reminds you what channel you’re watching. Yes, Animal Planet is still holding strong with its controversial logo redesign from 2008,...
Sneak a peek at Animal Planet’s new & gorgeous Channel ID design
Facebook And Games: Can The Social Network Turn All Of Us Into "Gamers," Or Are We Already?
How Rod Stewart helped me get the attention of VCs and angels

Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

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The net is 30. Where could you go before, if you liked watching Frasier while someone tickled your feet and called you Nigel?The internet turned 30 this week. As an avid user of the internet, and someone who also recently entered her third decade, I wanted to commemorate the anniversary....
Happy birthday internet! Here are 15 reasons why I love you | Bim Adewunmi

Great Job, NBC!

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It seems the favorite Olympic sport these days for everyone who didn't make the actual Olympics is to trash NBC for its horrendous Olympics coverage. There seem to be a litany of complaints, including: Tape delay Glitchy online streaming Obsessive focus on American athletes Boring up-close-and-personal docu-essays that interrupt the...
Great Job, NBC!

Brain Games: User Data May Improve Research

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Ivy League neuroscientists may soon be able to gain valuable insight into how people learn, based on data crowd-sourced from online brain games that aim to help people improve their memory, attention span and creativity....
Brain Games: User Data May Improve Research

500px's new iPhone app sees over 100K downloads in 48 hours, average sessions above Angry Birds

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On Wednesday, Canadian startup 500px released version 2.0 of its iOS app, finally adding iPhone support. By Friday, the app had already been downloaded more than 100,000 times from 141 countries across the world. That’s just the beginning. 500px’s Dustin Plett tells TNW the “real story is the time in...
500px's new iPhone app sees over 100K downloads in 48 hours, average sessions above Angry Birds

YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

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Have you ever found yourself frustrated with the fact that you can’t find clips of your favorite quote or sequence easily without having to scan through the entire video? What if there was a way where you could compile all the best scenes into one giant reel so you could...
YC alumni ReelSurfer rolls out new user profiles to help you "claim" your clips

Why Your Infographic Is Evil (And Three Ways To Fix It)

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Blogger's confession: I can spend a couple of hours interviewing sources and crafting a post several hundred words long and get a couple of thousand hits. Or I can write a pithy introduction, repurpose an infographic that has already appeared on several other sites and most likely was created...
Why Your Infographic Is Evil (And Three Ways To Fix It)
New Universal Exploit Lets Cyber Thieves Immediately Snatch Data From Browser Forms [Video]

Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own

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Editor’s note: Jack Krawczyk is Senior Product Marketing Manager at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff @JackK. No buzzwords are more prominent in today’s Silicon Valley lexicon than social and mobile. They’re so big that they have their own love-child buzzword,...
Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own
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