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The Secret To Marketing Success On Facebook? Advertise Like Your Grandfather

Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, There’s Hope.

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Well, we’ve said it before: Technology is changing education, it’s flipping the classroom, bringing instructional videos to the masses, and dragging online higher education into legitimacy. Investors have begun to hear the call, as was evidenced today when Benchmark Capital made its largest seed investment to date — $25 million...
Can Minerva Build An Online Ivy? With $25M From Benchmark & Larry Summers Advising, There’s Hope.

Google Drive is real: here’s what it means

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Sundar Pichai, SVP, Chrome and Apps, Google (left) and Scott Johnston, Group Product Manager, Google (right) Do you want to put about 16 terabytes of data online? If you do, you might want to give Google a call. Mind you, it isn’t going to be cheap — that amount of...
Google Drive is real: here’s what it means

Swedes' Twitter Voice: Anyone, Saying (Blush) Almost Anything

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Under a government initiative, each week a different citizen is entrusted the country's Twitter account, @Sweden, to post at will. Read more »...
Swedes' Twitter Voice: Anyone, Saying (Blush) Almost Anything

Paper: New iPad app that draws on simplicity

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http://vimeo.com/37254322 Paper, a beautiful new ‘free’ drawing and cataloging app [iTunes] with minimalist UI.  The business model might not be to everyone’s liking. In app purchases -$2 for each new brush seems kind of steep at first blush.  But with such a well done app, it might just take off....
Paper: New iPad app that draws on simplicity

Microsoft bans third-party browsers from Windows on ARM

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In a twist that’s very reminiscent of Microsoft’s naughty nineties, Mozilla has revealed that Windows RT — aka Windows 8 on ARM — will only support one web browser: Internet Explorer. While Firefox will technically be able to run in Metro mode on Windows RT, it will be so crippled...
Microsoft bans third-party browsers from Windows on ARM

Apple releases Configurator app for

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This slideshow requires JavaScript. Apple today released a new free Mac App called Configurator which allows you to administer many iOS devices like in a school or business (or my house) setting.  At first blush it appears to be much simpler than the previous configuration utility. 40.714513 -74.005122 Share this:TwitterFacebook...
Apple releases Configurator app for

Apps bar users from Internet, Facebook—and prove surprisingly popular

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Fred Stutzman, a post-doctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University, has written two programs that allow users to block their own online activities. At first blush, they seem like the answer to a question nobody's asking. But that has turned out not to be the case. Stutzman, who researches social...
Apps bar users from Internet, Facebook—and prove surprisingly popular

Should You Pick AT&T Or Verizon For Your New iPad? (AAPL, T, VZ)

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The country's two largest wireless carriers, Verizon and AT&T, will sell Apple's new 4G LTE-powered tablet starting March 16. LTE is the wireless technology that provides data speeds that can be 10 times as fast as the 3G connection you're used to. At times, we've seen LTE speeds on...
Should You Pick AT&T Or Verizon For Your New iPad? (AAPL, T, VZ)
Huawei preparing its own Emotion UI to sit atop Android
Boxee launches Cloudee video sharing service in private beta, hints at more to come (hands-on)
Nintendo’s Wii U Pro Controller may make Microsoft blush

Hands On With The Moshi iGlaze With VersaCover iPad Case

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Finding the right iPad cover is sort of a first world problem – there’s plenty of choice and you just don’t know what to spend your money on. I’ve been using a Speck case and the smart cover for a while but I think I found my new favorite, the...
Hands On With The Moshi iGlaze With VersaCover iPad Case
HTC One X and One S thickness comparison
Sephora launches iPad program, says customers gravitate toward Apple

HP Beats Street's Lowered Expectations

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Hewlett Packard just reported quarterly earnings, and the results show that HP earned 92 cents a share on sales of $30 billion. The EPS number exceeded the expectations of analysts, who had anticipated HP would report per-share earnings of 87 cents. But sales at $30 billion even were light of...
HP Beats Street's Lowered Expectations

Ex-Expedia CEO wants to make the world laugh with new iPhone app Dinamundo

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Erik Blachford helped build Expedia into one of the world’s largest online travel agencies, helping people from distant lands connect with one another. Now, the former CEO is looking to bring people together with a different approach: humor. Blachford just launched a new iPhone app called Dinamundo, which he said...
Ex-Expedia CEO wants to make the world laugh with new iPhone app Dinamundo
The Discovery Economy: How Your Credit Card Is Becoming A Data, Discounts Doorway

Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

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I didn’t spend a lot of time with the software but a quick look at the hardware was impressive. At 340 grams, this feels more like a heavy phone (see anything HTC made last year) than a small tablet. We’re not sure how the mA hours/16 core processor/9 hours...
Nexus 7 Hands on. Super-light and super-bright

Enterprise Open Source Usage Is Up, But Challenges Remain

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I think we can all safely agree that open source software development is here to stay. Open, collaborative development has fundamentally changed not only how we code, but also the code we produce. It’s easier than ever to build complex solutions by reusing existing components. A new report from Sonatype...
Enterprise Open Source Usage Is Up, But Challenges Remain
Feature: Review: iPhoto for iOS out-does Adobe for mobile image editing

Facebook made this guy a spokesperson for personal lubricant

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Facebook is planning to make a bulk of its money from advertising, that’s no secret. When you’re logged into the social network you’ll see display ads on the right-hand side of your Newsfeed that loosely fit your interests. The company is also dropping “Sponsored Stories” directly into your Newsfeed as...
Facebook made this guy a spokesperson for personal lubricant
Escape Plan Review - No way out
Samsung Galaxy Beam hands-on
Play this: 'Redder'

Google’s indecipherable foray into consumer electronics

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In a very out-of-place about-face, it has emerged that Google is about to make its first foray into the realm of consumer electronics. It isn’t an Android phone, Google TV, or Chromebook, however — no, Google’s first in-house device will be… a home entertainment system.Now, this doesn’t come as a...
Google’s indecipherable foray into consumer electronics

After poker, is gaming set to be a TV hit?

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This month, millions of people have sat down at their computers and tuned in to watch. . .other people playing video games. At first blush that may sound as much fun as watching paint dry, but in reality it’s a growing industry. Gaming channels are already a well-established phenomenon in...
After poker, is gaming set to be a TV hit?

Jesse's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Just as with our discussions on the efficacy of rain dances, I am most fascinated by stories of the baffling choices of copyright maximalists which, albeit unintentionally, most definitely promote content piracy/theft [insert Chris Dodd's buzzword of the week]. With that in mind, my favorites list will consist of stories...
Jesse's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Assessing Hatch Labs’ Accelerator Hybrid Strategy One Year In

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Hatch Labs isn’t an accelerator. But it’s not not an accelerator, either. The IAC-owned “lab” has taken a unique approach to the increasingly crowded category. It has focused exclusively on mobile, avoiding the Valley altogether with offices in New York and LA, and it invests in people, not companies. Just...
Assessing Hatch Labs’ Accelerator Hybrid Strategy One Year In

In-flight Wi-Fi, missing science and a survey

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At first blush, it's another one of those, "Sure, it will happen ... eventually," type of situations. I mean does anyone envision a commercial air fleet without readily available Internet service 20 years down the runway?...
In-flight Wi-Fi, missing science and a survey
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