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Fighting obscurity, Wolfram Alpha set to launch pro product with consumer appeal

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If one robotic personal assistant can show off the sexy insides of computational search engine Wolfram Alpha, perhaps an upcoming release can breathe even more life back into the engine often thought to be a tool for nerds. Three year-old Wolfram Alpha is set to launch a $4.99 per...
Fighting obscurity, Wolfram Alpha set to launch pro product with consumer appeal

Verizon to throttle pirates' download speeds

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Piracy has been made into a huge issue thanks to cabals like the RIAA and MPAA. For many years, court was where the battles between pirates and copyright organizations were held. Thankfully, that is becoming more of a rarity. However, copyright enforcement is moving to the venue of ISPs, and...
Verizon to throttle pirates' download speeds

JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games

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Today at the LAUNCH Education Conference in Mountain View, an Israeli startup named JoyTunes showed off the work its been doing in an exciting and active space: Instrument-activated video games. Co-founder Yuval Kaminka tells us that 85 percent of the population wishes it had learned to play an instrument but...
JoyTunes Wants To Teach You To Play Real Instruments With Interactive Video Games

GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future

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For just about a week now, GE and product development network Quirky have been running an interesting contest — they’ve challenged people to come up with ways to improve everyday objects by making them “smarter with software”. Unlike the traditional Quirky production and development process though, the winning concept will...
GE And Quirky Team Up To Develop The Milk Jug Of The Future
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Startup Spotlight: Qoiza helps you share your favorite products with friends, and earn rewards along the way

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The recent explosion of sites dedicated to sharing products that you love (Pinterest, Fancy, Wanelo) has brought another trend to the startup world, analytics and rewards platforms.  Brands want to know who is sharing their goods and, a good thing for average Joes and Janes, want to reward them.  Services...
Startup Spotlight: Qoiza helps you share your favorite products with friends, and earn rewards along the way

Glove Tricorder helps train doctors, may lead to DIY cancer screening

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It may look like an early prototype of the Power Glove, but this wearable "tricorder" is not only less embarrassing than the doomed Nintendo peripheral -- it's also quite a bit more advanced technologically. This second prototype of the medical gadget is home to a veritable arsenal of sensors,...
Glove Tricorder helps train doctors, may lead to DIY cancer screening

Peter Thiel & Reid Hoffman-Backed 100Plus Unveils Its First iPhone App, "A Life Coach In Your Pocket"

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Founded in late 2011, 100Plus set out to tap into the growing popularity of the Quantified Self movement to create a personalized, mobile health prediction platform to help Average Joes like you and me stay active and get healthy. Like some of today’s better known activity and health trackers, like...
Peter Thiel & Reid Hoffman-Backed 100Plus Unveils Its First iPhone App, "A Life Coach In Your Pocket"

Refer.ly Launches Influencer Affiliate Platform Ahead of YC Session

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Share links and earn rewards! It sounds like a shady Internet get-rich-quick scheme. Or a way to spam your friends in exchange for pennies. There is a reason pay-per-tweet businesses geared at average Joes and Janes haven’t quite taken off. But word-of-mouth marketing is so damn tempting to capitalize on,...
Refer.ly Launches Influencer Affiliate Platform Ahead of YC Session

How I Bought Facebook Stock and Why I'm Keeping It

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What to do with that $500 cash balance burning a hole in my IRA? Buy Facebook. It ended up being so much easier than they said it would be. My initial limit order with a maximum price of $45 for 10 shares was placed early this morning after I heard a...
How I Bought Facebook Stock and Why I'm Keeping It
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