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Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried

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Paul Graham is the genius behind Y Combinator, one of the first startup incubators and the birthplace of immediately recognizable companies such as Reddit, Scribd, Disqus, Dropbox, Posterous, and many, many more. So if he gets worried, people listen. Right now, Graham is worried. Worried enough, at least, to send...
Facebook flop means hard times ahead for startups? Y Combinator’s Paul Graham is worried

Portable notification service GuardIt and Project HOPE create device to aid in detection of pneumonia

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GuardIt, the product development company that creates portable notification systems and sensors, has teamed with Project HOPE to launch a new device that will help aid in diagnosing pneumonia. Called INSPIRE, this pediatric device is an electronic aid that is attached to children under five. It is also intended to...
Portable notification service GuardIt and Project HOPE create device to aid in detection of pneumonia

DailyDirt: Making Four Eyes Better Than Two

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Wearing glasses can be annoying at times -- especially when wearing them in inclement weather as they fog up or get wet. But it's also nice to see clearly. Sure, contact lenses and LASIK (and other eye surgeries) can correct a lot of vision deficiencies, but for some people, wearing...
DailyDirt: Making Four Eyes Better Than Two

Barclays buys 8,500 iPads in one of the biggest corporate tablet rollouts in the UK

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In what is believed to be one of the biggest rollouts of the iPad in the UK, Barclays Bank is to outfit its staff with more than 8,500 units of the Apple tablet in an effort to improve service levels, The Register reveals. A Barclays spokesperson confirmed that it was...
Barclays buys 8,500 iPads in one of the biggest corporate tablet rollouts in the UK

Square Is Filled With Former Apple Designers, And It's Starting To Feel Like Apple (AAPL)

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Square has hired a lot of former Apple designers, and its culture is becoming similar, according to a former Apple employee close to the situation. According to LinkedIn, 19 Square employees used to work at Apple. Only Google has fed more people to Square -- 31 at last count....
Square Is Filled With Former Apple Designers, And It's Starting To Feel Like Apple (AAPL)

JavaScript package offers a smarter way to serve hi-res images

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Given enough time, all simple, previously solved problems of the web eventually rear their ugly heads again. Remember when limited bandwidth was a huge problem? Then bandwidth was infinite. Now it’s a problem again. And that means serving up images is once again a complex problem with no elegant...
JavaScript package offers a smarter way to serve hi-res images

Self-healing, self-heating flash memory survives more than 100 million cycles

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Macronix, one of the world’s largest producers of flash memory, has produced a new kind of flash memory that can survive more than 100 million program/erase (PE) cycles — most likely long enough to persist until the end of human civilization. By comparison, the NAND cells found in conventional flash...
Self-healing, self-heating flash memory survives more than 100 million cycles

How to watch live digital TV on an iPad mini or Galaxy Note 2

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Outside of the U.S., mobile television is a bit more accessible. In Europe and Asia, for example, there are heavily used standards with solid backing, while here we’ve seen most efforts turn into relative flops. That leaves it up to the consumer to find solutions. And there are a number of...
How to watch live digital TV on an iPad mini or Galaxy Note 2
Android apps with ads found to pose privacy and security risks
Blackberry closes down nearly 5% after Home Depot switches execs to iPhones

Ask Engadget: best Mac gamepad?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is coming to us from is from Jaime, who's really just showing off about their new Retina MBP. If you're looking to...
Ask Engadget: best Mac gamepad?

Why It Could Make Sense To Get Rid Of Patents Entirely, Even If They Work In A Few Cases

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Over at The Atlantic, Jordan Weissmann has a great article covering the latest paper from economists Michele Boldrin and David Levine (names that, I hope, are familiar to Techdirt readers), which argues why it might make sense to abolish the patent system entirely, even while admitting that patents may have...
Why It Could Make Sense To Get Rid Of Patents Entirely, Even If They Work In A Few Cases

Immigration and Customs Deports BlackBerry

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It’s had a good, long run of it, but the BlackBerry’s days as the smartphone of choice at the United States Immigration and Customers Enforcement agency (ICE) are over. Evidently ICE is switching to iOS. According to a document first spotted by Reuters, ICE has ended its BlackBerry contract with...
Immigration and Customs Deports BlackBerry

Captricity Announces Investment from the Knight Foundation to Digitize Your Ocean of Paperwork

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You’d think that we would no longer depend on paper. It’s flimsy, easily destroyed, and a pain in the ass to store or handle. Unfortunately, paper continues to dominate as the primary method of capturing and storing information, at least partially because it’s so cheap and was the best...
Captricity Announces Investment from the Knight Foundation to Digitize Your Ocean of Paperwork
Quixey wants to help you find apps that matter, gets $20M
Adobe launches Shadow, a new toolkit for mobile developers

ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

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Via Lauren Weinstein, we find out that ICANN has effectively lost its bid to retain control over IANA functions, though the fact that everyone else sucks too means it gets to hang on for at least six more months. In the meantime, though, it appears the whole thing took an...
ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

Announcing the Seesmic Desktop Platform and Seesmic for Windows Phone

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Seesmic announces the development of a new desktop platform designed with extensible plugin features to create a programmable social client, and also announces the development of the Seesmic for Windows Phone.A few months ago, Seesmic had the honor and privilege of unveiling a native Windows Twitter application for Ray Ozzie's...
Announcing the Seesmic Desktop Platform and Seesmic for Windows Phone

gleeBox– Browse The Web Faster & Save Lots of Mouse Clicks

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Douglas Engelbart did all of us a huge favor. He is the guy who invented the first mouse. Although it was way back in the sixties when even computers weren’t common stuff, his device influenced the ones that came after it. And of course, till this day, it’s influencing the...
gleeBox– Browse The Web Faster & Save Lots of Mouse Clicks

Orange explains why it overblocked GigaOM… sort of

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British mobile operators have come in for criticism recently for the practice of “overblocking” — misidentifying websites as adult content and preventing ordinary web users from using them in the name of child protection. This de facto censorship is largely unregulated, happens a lot, and can hit closer to home...
Orange explains why it overblocked GigaOM… sort of
Square Vs. NCR: Disruptive Innovation In Action
Meta, The World's First Entry-Level VR Glasses, Hires The Father Of Wearable Computing As An Advisor

Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

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Privacy is a bit like the weather — everyone talks about it but no one does a damn thing about it. Sure, it’s creepy that these companies track you and munch your personal information. But are you really going to ditch Facebook and every other online convenience of modern life?...
Privacy rater adds Facebook apps to report card

Mozilla details how old Adobe Reader, Flash, and Silverlight plugins will be blocked in Firefox 17

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Last week, Mozilla announced it will prompt Firefox users on Windows with old versions of Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash, and Microsoft Silverlight, but refused to detail how the system will work. Today, the organization announced “click-to-play plugin blocks” will be on by default in Firefox 17, starting with the three...
Mozilla details how old Adobe Reader, Flash, and Silverlight plugins will be blocked in Firefox 17

Amazon Makes Push Notifications Simple

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Amazon announced a new system today that will make it simple for developers to provide push notifications to users of their applications and even to other applications. The new feature, which is part of Amazon’s web services, is known as Simple Notification System or SNS for short. According to the...
Amazon Makes Push Notifications Simple

CoupFlip Is A Secondary Market For Daily Deals

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Now this is an interesting, if potentially flawed, concept. It’s called CoupFlip and it’s essentially a secondary market for Groupons, Amazon Deals, and the like. Say, for example, you buy a Groupon to the local stoat grooming place and you realize you don’t have a stoat. Before CoupFlip you’d have...
CoupFlip Is A Secondary Market For Daily Deals

Is Data Throttling a Necessary Evil for Cellphone Carriers?

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Data throttling has become a common practice for cellphone carriers. Verizon, AT&T and T-Mobile all say they do it to some customers to keep their networks usable for everyone. But that doesn't mean throttling is the only and best solution. Among the suggestions; Charging volume users more....
Is Data Throttling a Necessary Evil for Cellphone Carriers?

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

The US Postal Service's Business Model Is Outdated. Is It Time To Wind It Down Or Privatize It?

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Just recently, we discussed whether or not ceasing Saturday delivery was a good idea or not for the USPS. John Potter, the US Postmaster General, recently said that the postal service's business model is as outdated as the newspaper industry's. Potter said: "Twenty years ago we would laugh at the...
The US Postal Service's Business Model Is Outdated. Is It Time To Wind It Down Or Privatize It?

I bought the fastest server so why is my app slow?

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It may seem obvious that having the “best” solution doesn’t guarantee a better outcome, but it seems in IT we don’t always see it that way. It seems that we often forget that there are larger issues at play than whether or not a piece of our infrastructure or one...
I bought the fastest server so why is my app slow?
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