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This Year on Twitter

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Every day, we’re amazed and humbled by the many ways in which people use Twitter, which range from simply retweeting to igniting conversations with hashtags (even around lesser-known topics) to sharing spectacular and far-flung views. In 2012, everyone on Twitter brought us closer to moments and places that used...
This Year on Twitter

Samsung Galaxy Note II Will Hit AT&T Stores November 9, Pre-Orders Begin October 25

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AT&T has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Note II, the next big thing to come out of the South Korean electronics maker, will be available on blue carrier shelves starting November 9. Online pre-orders begin October 25, around the same time that the phone will be released on Sprint....
Samsung Galaxy Note II Will Hit AT&T Stores November 9, Pre-Orders Begin October 25

The Ultimate SXSW infographic: The most popular influencers, parties, brand campaigns and more

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In our recent “Best of: Austin SXSW” breakdown, we asked a few folks why they came to the annual tech conference, which draws Internet lovers from across the globe. “To meet my Twitter friends in real life,” was one girl’s twee answer. “To get people excited about my startup!” exclaimed...
The Ultimate SXSW infographic: The most popular influencers, parties, brand campaigns and more

RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

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There are quite a few Pinterest clones out there, and to be quite honest with you, there’s nothing wrong with a clone if it adds value in a fundamentally different way than the service it’s cloning. This is why I’m totally amped to tell you about RankBoards. Yes, I know,...
RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

With Six Million Uniques, Upworthy Gets $4M From NEA to Find More Virals That Aren't Cat Videos

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In March, a new start-up called Upworthy launched a site that promised to find viral content on important topics. It seemed an earnest aspiration — it’s like cat videos, but serious! — that was unlikely to work. Well, early traffic numbers have actually been rather good — Upworthy got six million...
With Six Million Uniques, Upworthy Gets $4M From NEA to Find More Virals That Aren't Cat Videos

How to create the best video chat experience

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This post is sponsored by Citrix® GoToMeeting®. Attend your meetings from anywhere. Try GoToMeeting today for Free! Whether you’re using a top-of-the-line TelePresence solution (remember them from 24?) or simply playing with a standard laptop webcam, it’s a good bet that you’ve already had a video chat in one...
How to create the best video chat experience

Google goes Moogle, celebrates Moog's birthday with interactive doodle

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It's time to surrender another afternoon to an interactive Google doodle. The search engine has outdone itself in celebration of the late-Bob Moog's birthday. The electronic music pioneer was born on May 23rd, 1934. Seeing as how the anniversary isn't until tomorrow, the doodle hasn't actually hit our Google...
Google goes Moogle, celebrates Moog's birthday with interactive doodle

Live Nation acquires wiki site Setlist.fm (and its database of 400,000 set lists)

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Setlist.fm, an awesome wiki-like service for set lists, has been acquired by Live Nation Entertainment for an undisclosed sum. The site was home to a community of music fans who collect and share concert set lists on the Web, enabling Setlist.fm to build up a database of more than 400,000...
Live Nation acquires wiki site Setlist.fm (and its database of 400,000 set lists)
Netflix adding TEDTalks to its streaming library

Check out this 2,000 photo stop motion video and learn how the photographer did it

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The recent Google+ photography conference in San Francisco was a huge hit and there has been a ton of really great content and stories coming out of it. Photographers from all over converged to discuss their love of photo-taking, as well as teach each other a thing or two. One...
Check out this 2,000 photo stop motion video and learn how the photographer did it

Chaotic Moon's Board of Awesomeness gains mind controls, becomes Board of Imagination

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Remember the Board of Awesomeness we took for a spin back at CES? Well, the folks from Chaotic Moon went back to the lab to make it even better with a new control system, swapping out the Kinect sensor bar for an Emotiv EPOC headset and re-christened it the...
Chaotic Moon's Board of Awesomeness gains mind controls, becomes Board of Imagination

Netflix Would Like to Tell You About the Internet's Fastest Internet

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If you have known the frustration of a buffering movie, you know something else, too: Netflix's terribleness, and Netflix's awesomeness, are pretty much directly correlated to the speed of your Internet connection. Netflix, of course, knows this, too. Which is perhaps why, starting today, the movie service will begin releasing...
Netflix Would Like to Tell You About the Internet's Fastest Internet

Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet

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In a move that will shock and disgust bleeding-edge technophiles everywhere, Asus has announced at Mobile World Congress 2012 that its new Transformer Pads — the high-end Infinity Series — will use the recently-announced dual-core Qualcomm S4 SoC. The critically acclaimed Transformer Prime, the Infinity Series’ predecessor which was released...
Asus drops quad-core Tegra 3 in favor of dual-core S4 in new Transformer tablet

Free Wifi is Coming to Six NYC Subway Stations This Summer

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(Photo: Travelpod) The dog days of summer are upon us, but there’s a bright spot gleaming like Gatsby’s green light from the West side of Manhattan. Google Offers, which apparently still exists, has teamed up with Boingo to provide free Wifi in six subway stations this summer. Can you imagine...
Free Wifi is Coming to Six NYC Subway Stations This Summer
Zaarly "unleashes the awesome" with Storefronts, a fresh take on local commerce

Tech & Media Events You Should Be Attending [Discounts]

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Grab your agenda and check the balance of your bank account because it’s about time again to look at which hot tech events you should be purchasing tickets for this year. Here at the TNW offices, we are insanely excited that in less than 46 days we’ll be kicking off...
Tech & Media Events You Should Be Attending [Discounts]
What did *you* tweet about in 2012? Twitter releases end of year data

Artichoke + MRI + GIF = Awesomeness

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About two years ago, Andy Ellison needed to test one of the MRI machines he works with at his job at Boston University Medical School. He reached for an orange. The result was stunning:...
Artichoke + MRI + GIF = Awesomeness

Jeff Bezos Is Indulging His 11-Year-Old Self And We Love It (AMZN)

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Jeff Bezos once was a very precocious child who loved science and reading, particularly science fiction. Jeff Bezos is now a business executive who just spent $775 million on a robot company. If you had asked an 11-year-old Jeff Bezos to let his imagination run wild and think of...
Jeff Bezos Is Indulging His 11-Year-Old Self And We Love It (AMZN)
Toyota and Microsoft working on driver gesture recognition (no, not those gestures)

Naveen Is Out At Foursquare

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Foursquare cofounder Naveen Selvadurai has decided to leave the company, reports GigaOm. Selvadurai confirms this in a blog post. He doesn't reveal specifically what's next, but as for the present, he writes the following: “I’m on the board, I’ll still be advising, and I’m obviously going to be the...
Naveen Is Out At Foursquare

Here It Is: The Best Word Ever

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A man, his blog, and an adventure in lexicographic awesomeness Ted McCagg is a creative director in advertising in Portland, Oregon. In his spare time, for the past five years or so, McCagg has been keeping a blog,"Questionable Skills" -- the content of which consists almost entirely of drawings, some...
Here It Is: The Best Word Ever

The Co-Founder Of One Of New York's Hottest Startups Is Checking Out

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Naveen Selvadurai, who co-founded Foursquare along with Dennis Crowley, is leaving the location-based check-in company. Selvadurai will still remain on Foursquare's board as an advisor. He isn't sure of his next steps, but he felt like it is time to do something new, he wrote in a personal blog...
The Co-Founder Of One Of New York's Hottest Startups Is Checking Out

The Awesomeness of Singing About Frogs, Toads, and Newts

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How do you celebrate the 7,000th amphibian species? You stomp your feet, and clap your hands!...
The Awesomeness of Singing About Frogs, Toads, and Newts

17 awesomely geeky things we’ve loved in Web design this year

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The world of Web design is constantly evolving and endlessly growing, and that’s exactly why it’s worth taking a step by and looking at how far we’ve come. Of course, designers and developers are never going to be purely serious (as you’ll see below), and that adds to the awesomeness...
17 awesomely geeky things we’ve loved in Web design this year
Superoscillatory lens captures evanescent waves for super images

Review: Tweetbot for Mac - blame the $20 on Twitter, the awesomeness on Tapbots

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It’s finally here. Tapbots unleashed a new member of their extremely popular Tweetbot family on the world today in the form of Tweetbot for Mac. The new bot has been eagerly awaited by Twitter users since it went into public alpha in the middle of July. The OS X version of...
Review: Tweetbot for Mac - blame the $20 on Twitter, the awesomeness on Tapbots

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Blows The Windows Skype App (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Sideways In Positive Market    The market is rebounding as inflation stays flat and retail sales come in line. Shares of MSFT are up with tech. Catalysts for the stock include Windows...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Microsoft Blows The Windows Skype App (MSFT)

Cloud Complexity Clouts Enterprise Customers

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How complicated is Amazon Web Service's cloud? So complicated, it had to devote a full conference track to managing cloud resources at last week's re:Invent conference, including - kid you not - a complete session just  to explain AWS billing. This is just one example that for all the talk...
Cloud Complexity Clouts Enterprise Customers

Ted Labs Limited Beta: Can You Score One of 50 API Keys?

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Big fan of TED talks? Think you can do something stellar if only you had an API with RESTful access to the TED library and its data? Now through May 16, the TED folks are issuing up to 50 API keys to developers "whose vision and plan we believe will...
Ted Labs Limited Beta: Can You Score One of 50 API Keys?
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