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Mark Zuckerberg Used To Buy Facebook Investors' Voting Rights For $100 (FB)

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Early investors in Facebook signed away their voting rights to Mark Zuckerberg in exchange for $100 cash, reports The New York Times. This quirky arrangement was described in part of the documents that Facebook filed for its IPO: "This agreement is being entered into in exchange for a payment...
Mark Zuckerberg Used To Buy Facebook Investors' Voting Rights For $100 (FB)

A license to link? Lowe's has one

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In the course of building a large framed mirror last month—a process which cemented my belief that doing pro-quality wood staining is a black art best left to necromancers—I visited the website for hardware giant Lowe's. While exploring the site, I came across something peculiar: a short Lowe's "customer...
A license to link? Lowe's has one

Meet Facebook’s Fall Guy

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I’ve only been skimming the news about Facebook’s IPO over the last 24 hours, but two or three times now I’ve read that Facebook’s CFO David Ebersman “decided” to increase the size of the offering at the last minute. Example (and, shame on the WSJ for just publishing what...
Meet Facebook’s Fall Guy
Facebook gives us some clues about the next 12 months of Timeline

Meet ooVoo, The New Google Hangouts Killer You Can Use In Facebook

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ooVoo, the social video chatting service we recently introduced you to, has just launched a new Facebook app, bringing a Google Hangouts-like service to the social network. Video is surprisingly crisp due to ooVoo being a cloud-based service instead of peer to peer (computer to computer). You can even connect...
Meet ooVoo, The New Google Hangouts Killer You Can Use In Facebook

Reading Rainbow is back! Our in-depth video interview with LeVar Burton

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Reading Rainbow is making a big comeback, and it’s skipping your TV in favor of the other screen in your living room: your iPad. In an in-depth chat in VentureBeat, Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton came to chat about how the reincarnation came to be. As always, Burton was...
Reading Rainbow is back! Our in-depth video interview with LeVar Burton

mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage

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You rarely ever hear someone say, “boy, I sure did enjoy that mobile ad.” In fact, it’s rare to hear someone say they enjoyed any ad unless it’s around Super Bowl time. But I hold firmly to the belief that the only reason we don’t really enjoy ads is because,...
mBlox Launches New Cloud-Based Mobile Marketing Platform: Engage
Sony says PlayStation 4 will launch ahead of next Xbox

Apple's Macroscalar Architecture: Will it Take iOS to the Next Level?

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The general consensus in the market today is that Apple's upcoming A6 quad core processor is to bring more performance to the 2012 iPad and iPhone. It's said that it will also preserve battery life due to a shift from a 40-nanometer to a 28-nanometer process. Joel Hruska, writing for...
Apple's Macroscalar Architecture: Will it Take iOS to the Next Level?

Theoretical physicist explains why Moore’s Law will collapse

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Moore’s Law has been around since 1965 when Intel co-founder Gordon E. Moore described it in a paper. Since that day, the law has been in full effect, and the number of transistors placed inexpensively on an integrated circuit has roughly doubled every two years. It’s also a commonly held...
Theoretical physicist explains why Moore’s Law will collapse

New York City's energy consumption mapped out

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Ever wonder how much energy your neighbor is using? If that neighbor lives in New York City, it's your lucky day. The entire city has had its power consumption statistically analyzed by Bianca Howard, a PhD student in mechanical engineering at Columbia University, together with Mechanical Engineering Professor Vijay...
New York City's energy consumption mapped out

With new app, Sharypic aims to be Instagram for events

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I’m on the record stating my belief that photo apps space is the most over-saturated around. And it’s hardly a left-field claim: a quick look online shows more than 10,000 photography apps for the iPhone alone. There are just so many players in this space that it’s hard to know...
With new app, Sharypic aims to be Instagram for events

Google's Motorola Acquisition Is A 'Cocky' Attempt To Do Everything At Once (GOOG)

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Even within Motorola and Google, there's a complete lack of understanding as to why Google would want to buy the smartphone manufacturer, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. Instead, the acquisition seems more like what we constantly hear from industry sources: a crazy attempt to be...
Google's Motorola Acquisition Is A 'Cocky' Attempt To Do Everything At Once (GOOG)

Apple posts $2.6 million bond to begin preliminary injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Earlier this week there were reports that District Judge Lucy Koh issued a preliminary injunction on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. related to the ongoing cases between Apple and Samsung. At the time reports claimed the ruling would kick in once Apple posted a $2.6 million bond,...
Apple posts $2.6 million bond to begin preliminary injunction on Galaxy Tab 10.1

Blocky Earth turns Google Maps terrain into Minecraft-like blocks

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If you have ever wondered what Google Maps would look like in Minecraft, then wonder no more. Blocky Earth, an experiment by Jaume Sánchez, uses JavaScript, Google APIs and WebGL to turn Google Maps terrain into cubic blocks. You'll need Chrome 15+ or Firefox 9+ to view Blocky Earth...
Blocky Earth turns Google Maps terrain into Minecraft-like blocks
Apple pulls virus immunity claims from its online store

Apple's Evolution Under the Leadership of Tim Cook

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Back in November, The Wall Street Journal took a look at how Tim Cook was putting his stamp on Apple just two months after officially being elevated to the position on Chief Executive Officer. But with Cook now having been on the job for nine months, Fortune examines in a...
Apple's Evolution Under the Leadership of Tim Cook

Will Verizon throw its weight behind Windows Phone?

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Verizon gives a little shout-out to Microsoft during its quarterly conference call, expressing the belief that the carrier can do for Microsoft's Windows Phone what it did for Android. [Read more]...
Will Verizon throw its weight behind Windows Phone?
RIM guarantees developers will make $10,000 on their BlackBerry 10 apps in first year

Two Florida judges reject copyright troll fishing expeditions

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Last week we reported on a scathing order signed by a Florida state judge in one of several copyright trolling cases pending in the state of Florida. After we published the story, we learned that Judge Marc Schumacher had withdrawn the order. Evidently, it had been drafted by one...
Two Florida judges reject copyright troll fishing expeditions

Ultralight Startups Think Big, Keep It Simple, Move Fast

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What's the secret to startup success? According to Jason Baptiste, CEO of Onswipe and author of the new book, "The Ultralight Startup: Launching a Startup Without Clout or Capital", it's all about thinking big, keeping it simple and shipping quickly. Sponsor In quintessential entrepreneurial fashion, Onswipe was born when Baptiste...
Ultralight Startups Think Big, Keep It Simple, Move Fast

A Non-Tech Person's COMPLETE Guide To The Tech Bubble—And Why There ISN'T A Tech Bubble

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A lot of people seem convinced that we're in a tech bubble, and since Facebook bought Instagram for $1 billion, that idea has broken into the mainstream.  The reality is we're not in a tech bubble. As an analyst with Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's internet market research service, I...
A Non-Tech Person's COMPLETE Guide To The Tech Bubble—And Why There ISN'T A Tech Bubble

NimbleTV aims to succeed where Comcast and Time Warner failed with a TV anywhere platform

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Earlier this year we reported quite a bit on Aereo, a New York startup that offers customers the ability to watch network TV (the free stuff you get over rabbit ears) on any internet connected device. They are now embroiled in a court battle with the big networks. Today another...
NimbleTV aims to succeed where Comcast and Time Warner failed with a TV anywhere platform

Diller Explains How Tiny TV Antennas Will Change Everything (Video)

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Earlier today, Barry Diller introduced Aereo, a company backed by IAC, at a press conference in New York City. Aereo streams broadcast TV to your browser and provides a DVR in the cloud by miniaturizing TV antennas and packing them in equipment that sits on the network. In the...
Diller Explains How Tiny TV Antennas Will Change Everything (Video)
RIM’s Q4 likely to disappoint, iPhone 5 will overshadow BlackBerry 10

Facebook: a tale of two media models | Michael Wolff

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The irony of the Facebook epoch is that old media covet its IPO billions, while the new social media envy the old's contentWhat are social media – I mean, as opposed to plain old media?That's the unexamined question that will only become more pressing – and less clear – when...
Facebook: a tale of two media models | Michael Wolff

Nokia Lumia 610 review

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More Info Nokia World 2011: Lumia's birth Windows Phone Mango review Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile review Lumia, Lumia, Lumia. Who would have thought, way back at Nokia World 2011, that the name would come to ring as affectionately as it does today? The first three releases in the...
Nokia Lumia 610 review

Visit Versailles, Yosemite, and the Ancient Temples of Japan With Google's World Wonders Project

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A new site from Google puts its Street View tools to work to showcase some of the most storied and beautiful places on Earth. Google unveiled this morning a new undertaking from its Cultural Institute called the World Wonders Project. On the site, viewers can explore a map with pins...
Visit Versailles, Yosemite, and the Ancient Temples of Japan With Google's World Wonders Project

Why Music Is Not A Product & Three Reasons Why That's A Good Thing

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Perhaps the biggest illusion in content-centric industries is the belief that the content itself is the main product. For the end-consumer, music is not a product or a service. End-consumers rarely pay for music. They put down money for copies of music, such as CDs, sheet music or music downloads. They...
Why Music Is Not A Product & Three Reasons Why That's A Good Thing

VC Explains Why A Founder's Initial Idea Often Doesn't Matter At All

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Investor Laura Sachar says she can spot entrepreneurs who have ideas, but don't know how to execute them. Sachar, general partner and founder of StarVest Partners, has been involved in early stage companies since the mid-'90s. She shared her insights on a panel at Business Insider's Startup 2012 conference: Sachar...
VC Explains Why A Founder's Initial Idea Often Doesn't Matter At All
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