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App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

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Sendboo for iOS translates text messages in real-time. So you're looking to work with an overseas supplier for parts. Or you need to hire a programmer whose English is fractured at best. Now what? Do you really need to hire a translator just so you can communicate with these...
App Spotlight: Sendboo translates multi-lingual messages on the fly

Quantcast Open Sources Hadoop Distributed File System Alternative

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Quantcast is an internet audience measurement service — sort of like a Nielsen Ratings for the web. Thecompany processes over 20 petabytes of data per day using Apache Hadoop and its own custom file system called Quantcast File System (QFS). And today QFS is being released as open source under...
Quantcast Open Sources Hadoop Distributed File System Alternative

How record labels are learning to make money from YouTube

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Rather than getting unauthorised versions of videos taken down, labels are monetising them through YouTube's ad partnershipsShortly before Christmas the Gangnam Style official video broke a YouTube record by clocking up a billion views. How much Psy will pocket for these views depends, of course, on what his record deal...
How record labels are learning to make money from YouTube

Pirate Bay Blockades Upheld By Finnish Court of Appeal

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Faced with a Pirate Bay that cannot easily be taken offine, in recent years anti-piracy companies have taken a different approach – disrupting Internet users’ access to the site instead. This is currently being achieved (with varying results) through court action and subsequent ISP blockades in countries including the Netherlands,...
Pirate Bay Blockades Upheld By Finnish Court of Appeal

Facebook Is Primed To Disrupt Online Dating

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Editor’s Note: Brian Bowman is founder and CEO of LikeIt.com, a fun way to discover people, places, and things. Follow him on Twitter @BowmanBrian. The responsibility of dating sites should be to facilitate great first dates. Unfortunately, the dating industry has chosen to protect its charge-to-communicate business model instead of give consumers...
Facebook Is Primed To Disrupt Online Dating

100rabh: How to Create a Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs – Send Personalized Email Messages with Gmail

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100rabh How to Create a Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs – Send Personalized Email Messages with Gmail – http://www.labnol.org/softwar… 6 minutes ago from Google Reader - Comment - Like...
100rabh: How to Create a Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs – Send Personalized Email Messages with Gmail

With a little help from AngelList, Cucumbertown bakes a new recipe platform

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Go ahead and put another notch in AngelList’s bedpost. Cucumbertown has used the crowdfunding service, which we have covered pretty extensively, to raise seed funding and get its feet off the ground. The company is also the first startup to use AngelList’s Docs, a feature that makes it easier to...
With a little help from AngelList, Cucumbertown bakes a new recipe platform

Six ideas from entrepreneurs for solving your big-data problems

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Entrepreneurs from six big data startups took the stage Wednesday at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference to share insights on the industry as a whole. Taken together, one gets a sense of the ideal way to crunch big data in an enterprise or any other organization with large data sets on their...
Six ideas from entrepreneurs for solving your big-data problems

Robert Scoble Is Switching To Android

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Social media maven Robert Scoble says he's migrating from Apple to Android. "I'm longer an Apple fanboy," Scoble wrote in a post on Google+ yesterday. "I'm getting ready to leave the Apple platform and switch to Android." That might not seem like a big deal. But the fact is that...
Robert Scoble Is Switching To Android

Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

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We've noted that both Russia and China recently pushed for even more internet censorship, and both did so while claiming that it was really to "protect the children." Of course, lots of other countries are following suit. For example, Argentina is now considering a bill that appears to created a...
Add Argentina To The List Of Countries Looking To Censor The Internet (For The Children, Of Course)

Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use?

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I’ve been a Mac guy for almost my entire adult life. I wrote my first college papers on a typewriter, but by the end of my freshman year – almost 20 years ago – I was on an IBM PC. Then, in 1984, I found the Mac, and I never...
Am I An Outlier, Or Are Apple Products No Longer Easy To Use?

Windows Phones Will Finally Get A Feature They've Been Missing For Years (MSFT)

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Your only option for taking a screenshot on Windows Phone currently is to photograph the screen, but The Verge reports that this is coming to an end with Windows Phone 8. You'll be able to take screenshots by pressing Windows key and camera button. It's not an often-used feature, but...
Windows Phones Will Finally Get A Feature They've Been Missing For Years (MSFT)

Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

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Admit it, you’ve thought about dabbling in affiliate marketing. After all, who wouldn’t want to make an extra buck by sharing a few products on their blog or Twitter? But unless you’re an Internet superstar, chances are you won’t end up making much from traditionally low-commission affiliate programs. Amazon’s...
Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts
Joor Banks $3.25M to Modernize Fashion Wholesale

This Is The Only App You Need To Use To Read Stuff On Your iPad (AAPL)

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How do you stay on top of the latest updates from your favorite sites? When it comes to browsing our RSS subscriptions on the iPad, there's only one way to do it -- a handy app called Reeder. Available in iTunes for $4.99, it's not cheap, at least compared to...
This Is The Only App You Need To Use To Read Stuff On Your iPad (AAPL)

After 2 Years In Stealth Mode And A $180 Million Acquisition, OMGPOP Founder Debuts New Startup, Picturelife

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Last year, as his startup OMGPOP was getting acquired for $180 million, Charles Forman announced a new venture. Forman, Threadless co-founder Jacob Dehart and OHours founder Nate Westheimer were quietly working on a photo startup called Picturelife. The idea, which the three spent two years building, was to put "all...
After 2 Years In Stealth Mode And A $180 Million Acquisition, OMGPOP Founder Debuts New Startup, Picturelife

Ask Engadget: What's the best way to store my media collection?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Michael, who is suffering from a storage crunch. If you're looking to ask one of your own, drop us...
Ask Engadget: What's the best way to store my media collection?
Microsoft Surface uses an insane 16GB for Windows RT alone
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 reportedly now has an S Pen slot

8 Reasons Microsoft's Surface Is Better Than The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

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The Surface is here, ready to shake up the tablet space. Is it worth giving up your iPad for Microsoft's new tablet--or opting for one instead of the market leader, if you're a first-time buyer? This is just the beginning for the Surface line: Right now, you can buy a...
8 Reasons Microsoft's Surface Is Better Than The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Is This the Best iPad Case?

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Is This the Best iPad Case? is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedI think I have found a case for my iPad that I am happy with. This is the Elan Passport from our friends at Griffin....
Is This the Best iPad Case?

The Story of Dropcam, a Little Hardware Start-Up With Its Head in the Cloud

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Before hardware start-ups, Kickstarter products and “The Internet of Things” were the new hotness, a little company called Dropcam entered a world unfriendly to all those concepts. It was 2009. Dropcam co-founders Aamir Virani and Greg Duffy Today, Dropcam is the best-selling surveillance device on Amazon. The company is fairly...
The Story of Dropcam, a Little Hardware Start-Up With Its Head in the Cloud
Pinterest's Attribution Program Grows: Dreamstime Joins To Help End Battle Over Watermarked, Copyrighted Images

My PC doesn't see the new, second hard drive

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Elsullo2 installed a new, second hard drive into a desktop PC. But Windows doesn't see it. [Email your tech questions to answer@pcworld.com or post them on the PCW Answer Line forum.] Before we discuss your problem, let's consider why you would want a second hard drive in your PC....
My PC doesn't see the new, second hard drive

Hey Path, Just Nuke All The Data

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The story of the day is definitely about Path (a CrunchFund portfolio company). The company has been copying address book information to their servers without user knowledge. The company was apparently already aware of the issue and was taking steps to address it prior to this post coming out. The...
Hey Path, Just Nuke All The Data

Apple EarPods hands-on

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By now, you're probably familiar with Apple's latest earbuds. But are they an improvement over their arguably disposable predecessor, you ask? You bet. Still, they're not going to win out over high-end or even mid-range audio options. That's to be expected, though -- the EarPods do sound better, and,...
Apple EarPods hands-on
Vibram Boss: IP Enforcement Is A Waste Of Time; You're Better Off Building A Relationship With Customers

Startup looks to the cloud to make dumb phones smart [video]

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Nokia (NOK) had big plans to bring a more capable platform to emerging markets but three consecutive billion-dollar quarterly losses forced the company to discontinue development of its secret OS. The Finnish’s vendor’s plans to bring smartphone functionality to developing markets at rock-bottom prices remain unclear, but a startup...
Startup looks to the cloud to make dumb phones smart [video]
Solar farms for data centers: better for PR than the environment?

Late State Convertible Debt

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I've written about convertible debt a few times on this blog, most notably here and here. My general take on convertible debt is that its very good for the founders and not very good for the investors in seed and early stage investments and a much better solution in late...
Late State Convertible Debt
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