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Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel

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“They are slow, and we are fast. They have bloat and drag; we are lean and scrappy.” That’s how Jon Feldman, founder of Open Air Publishing, describes his startup’s relationship to traditional publishers. He believes his interactive e-books (available on iPad, and as of today, iPhone and iPod Touch) are...
Open Air is Out to Remake Publishing, Now with Cash from SV Angel
Don't make the mistake of overlooking your Minimum Viable Segment

Google's DROID RAZR Jelly Bean update kills Motoblur bloat

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Google's DROID RAZR Jelly Bean update kills Motoblur bloat

Betaworks Kicks Off Its 'Openbeta' Initiative To Turn Early Product Testers Into Design Partners

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There’s something very thrilling about getting to play with something before everyone else does (that’s at least partially why I fell in love with tech journalism), but opportunities for that sort of early access can be hard to come by unless you’ve got an in. The folks at New York-based...
Betaworks Kicks Off Its 'Openbeta' Initiative To Turn Early Product Testers Into Design Partners

Samsung looks to cut the bloat, free up more Galaxy S4 storage

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Samsung looks to cut the bloat, free up more Galaxy S4 storage
"Okay Glass, now try to do everything imaginable right out of the box"

Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon

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Google on Wednesday announced a significant bridge between Chrome and Chrome OS: the app launcher, a little window that features all your apps in one place. The company has ported the dedicated “home for your apps” from Chrome OS to its Chrome browser. As of today, the new feature is...
Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to the Chrome browser Dev channel on Windows; Mac and Linux coming soon

Aereo CEO says free content might be on the way

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Aereo’s approach to letting consumers access broadcast TV content on their mobile devices and computers is nothing if not disruptive, and Wednesday at our paidContent Live conference in New York, CEO Chet Kanojia upped the ante even more. Discussing how the company will be able to expand its channel offerings without...
Aereo CEO says free content might be on the way

Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

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Trying to keep your PC running smoothly sometimes feels like an impossible task. Windows is prone to all kinds of bloat, which can bog down your PC or--in severe cases--even render a system functionally useless. Over time, it's almost impossible to prevent unsavory apps and other files from infiltrating...
Faster, better, stronger: Get your PC in tip-top shape

Newsrooms Should Use Blogs to Battle Bloat, Complexity

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Newsrooms Should Use Blogs to Battle Bloat, Complexity
Adobe announces rebranded Creative Cloud 'CC' apps with big updates to Photoshop and more

How to stop buffering a YouTube video

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Filed under: Video Here's a semi-useful nugget from YouTube: You can easily stop a video from buffering by using the context menu. I'm not quite sure when this option actually comes in handy, but it's there if you need it. The blog post over at Google Operating System says that...
How to stop buffering a YouTube video

Top 25 games of 2012: 25-21

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Ho ho ho, it's time for another festive round-up of the year's greatest games - running throughout this weekThe days are short and dark, the nights long and cold, and there are a lot of celebrity cooks stuffing turkeys on TV. It can mean only one thing. Christmas is coming,...
Top 25 games of 2012: 25-21

Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing

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more, More, MORE. STOP! Rather than cram more features into Bump 3.0, the team behind the 75 million-installs mobile app combed the data and brushed off all the features no one used. Now, instead of letting you wirelessly share apps, music, and calendar events with nearby devices, it only allows...
Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing
First look: Word 2013

Free as in awesome: our favorite open source apps for Ubuntu 12.04

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Ubuntu 12.04, codenamed Precise Pangolin, was released last week, and I’ve been updating my Linux boxes to the shiny new version of the operating system. The upgrade system has gotten a lot smoother in recent years, but I still like to do a fresh installation for each release on...
Free as in awesome: our favorite open source apps for Ubuntu 12.04

Microsoft planning $899 Nokia Lumia 800 bundle for Valentine’s Day

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This isn’t Microsoft’s best idea. In fact, a recent move by Microsoft and Nokia has us scratching our heads. This Valentine’s Day at Microsoft stores, sources have leaked, Microsoft will launch the Nokia Lumia 800. That’s the good part. The bad part is that it is to be imprisoned in a bundle...
Microsoft planning $899 Nokia Lumia 800 bundle for Valentine’s Day

Five surprisingly great things about Outlook 2013

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I've made no secret of my dislike for Microsoft Outlook. In fact, last year I announced my plans to "divorce" Outlook in favor of a smaller, faster mail client. Alas, because a lot of the writing I do centers around Microsoft Office, I've stuck it out with Outlook, at...
Five surprisingly great things about Outlook 2013

Huddle CEO: 'It's Pretty Obvious' Microsoft 'Will Destroy Yammer' (MSFT)

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Alastair Mitchell, Huddle's CEO and co-founder is happy Microsoft just bought Yammer for $1.2 billion. Of the many file sharing cloud services out there, Huddle most closely competes with Microsoft SharePoint. Huddle already has a social component, too, which is what Yammer will bring to SharePoint. Plus Huddle has a...
Huddle CEO: 'It's Pretty Obvious' Microsoft 'Will Destroy Yammer' (MSFT)

The Next Big E-Commerce Wave: Vertically Integrated Commerce

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Editor’s note: Boris Wertz is the founder of version one ventures, and has invested in more than 35 early-stage consumer Internet and mobile companies, including Chloe & Isabel, Julep, and Indochino. Follow him on his blog and Twitter. There has been more e-commerce innovation during the past year than there has been...
The Next Big E-Commerce Wave: Vertically Integrated Commerce
CyanogenMod 10 lets crafty Android users enjoy 'stock' Jelly Bean while avoiding carrier bloat

Instagram’s billion dollar idea wasn’t photos after all

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I wasn’t alone in almost spilling my coffee mid-drink when I discovered Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion.  A billion?  As a startup CEO, it’s sometimes hard to grasp how these types of platforms, which openly opine they are not concerned with making money can end up in such a...
Instagram’s billion dollar idea wasn’t photos after all

LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T detailed: Snapdragon 600, LTE and a Full HD IPS display

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There's not much surprise left to LG's Optimus G Pro reveal set for next Wednesday in New York. We've already seen the device slip through the FCC and recently had a previewed glimpse of the potential hardware. But thanks to an anonymous tipster, we now have more insight to...
LG Optimus G Pro for AT&T detailed: Snapdragon 600, LTE and a Full HD IPS display
Le Tote launches the Netflix of fashion clothing

Humans: Still The Weakest Link In The Security Chain

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With CISPA still floating around in a heavily-revised state and tons of words being thrown at all things cyber-related, it certainly woud seem as though the "defensive" half of the cyber-struggle is covered. But for all the time, effort and money being thrown at the problem, it appears that a...
Humans: Still The Weakest Link In The Security Chain

Galaxy S4 software update marginally cuts down on storage bloat

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Galaxy S4 software update marginally cuts down on storage bloat

eBay To Fire Hundreds Of PayPal Workers (EBAY)

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Oct. 13 (Bloomberg) -- EBay Inc.'s PayPal is cutting as many as 400 jobs, or about 3 percent of the workforce, an effort by President David Marcus to reorganize the payment processor and trim costs, a person with knowledge of the plans said yesterday. PayPal is eliminating jobs primarily in...
eBay To Fire Hundreds Of PayPal Workers (EBAY)

BlackBerry CEO Hints Research In Motion May Be Up For Sale

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Research In Motion is a company in transition. It is going from a global powerhouse smartphone maker to a struggling equipment manufacturer with too much company bloat, an aging operating system and declining user base. In a letter to investors today, CEO Thorsten Heins acknowledged that RIM had contacted bankers...
BlackBerry CEO Hints Research In Motion May Be Up For Sale

Upcoming Firefox update to fix add-on bloat, reduce memory consumption by up to four times

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One of the most common complaints when it comes to Firefox is that the browser is, self admittedly, quite the memory hog, and using leaky add-ons only makes it all that much worse. An announcement by Mozilla programmer, Nicholas Nethercote, points to improvements which have resulted in a majority of...
Upcoming Firefox update to fix add-on bloat, reduce memory consumption by up to four times
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