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Obama's Convention Speech Breaks Political Twitter Record With 52,000 Tweets Per Minute

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Twitter records were broken last night as Barack Obama took to the stage in Charlotte to accept the Democrats' nomination as their candidate for the upcoming presidential election. An average of 52,000 tweets were sent each minute during his speech. But then, what do you expect from a politician who,...
Obama's Convention Speech Breaks Political Twitter Record With 52,000 Tweets Per Minute

Instagram 3.0 adds Photo Maps, infinite scrolling and speed improvements (video)

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Wondering if that Facebook acquisition would slow down the pace of innovation at Instagram? Perhaps v3.0 will answer that. The famed photo sharing network -- now some 80 million users deep -- is detailing its latest user interface overhaul today, and geolocation is at the heart of it. Lining...
Instagram 3.0 adds Photo Maps, infinite scrolling and speed improvements (video)

Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

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App.net has so far raised nearly $800,000 in membership fees with the promise that it will be a non-commercial, user and developer-friendly version of Twitter. It's off to a good start, with early adopters enthusiastically kicking the tires of App.net's alpha service and (perhaps more importantly) its API. But there...
Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini storage devices now up for pre-order

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Hankering for a Drobo with Thunderbolt? They're here... almost. Starting today, consumers far and wide can place their pre-orders for the Drobo 5D and the Drobo Mini. As a refresher, the former is a BYOD desktop solution with a pair of T-bolt ports and a lone USB 3.0 connector;...
Thunderbolt-equipped Drobo 5D and Drobo Mini storage devices now up for pre-order
Facebook Acq-Hires Part Of Design Firm Bolt | Peters To Beef Up User Research Team

Pocket God’s Other Success: Digital Comics

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Pocket God is best-known as a hit game for iOS and other smartphone platforms, but Dave Castelnuovo, head of developer Bolt Creative, says the story and characters have been embraced in another medium, too — namely, comic books. Ape Entertainment started publishing the Pocket God comic series (both in print...
Pocket God’s Other Success: Digital Comics

HTC hints at plans for Android-based, Google Play-powered iPod Touch rival

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HTC looks like it’s gearing up to take on the iPod Touch with an Android-powered personal media device equipped with Google Play, according to a patent submission spotted by Patent Bolt [via Cult of Android.] The patent, which was filed in Q1 2011 and published by the US Patent and Trademark...
HTC hints at plans for Android-based, Google Play-powered iPod Touch rival
TechCrunch Giveaway: International Olympics Committee Goes Social, Win A Samsung Galaxy And More

Microsoft Invents Projector Eyewear for Xbox & Beyond

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It came to light in 2008 that an Apple research team was working on a visual headset for the iPod. In recent months news has surfaced that a next generation super high res micro OLED display is ready to support new visual headsets coming to market later this year. The...
Microsoft Invents Projector Eyewear for Xbox & Beyond

Usain Bolt sets new Twitter Olympics record

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Usain Bolt has set a new Twitter Olympic conversation record with more than 80,000 tweets per minute last night after his 200m victory....
Usain Bolt sets new Twitter Olympics record

Bolt Browser 2.0 Launching Tomorrow At CITA — Brings Tabbed Browsing To BlackBerry

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Bolt Browser 2.0 Launching Tomorrow At CITA — Brings Tabbed Browsing To BlackBerry

SAP loses bid to overturn $345 million patent judgment

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An appeals court has rejected SAP's attempt to overturn a US$345 million judgment awarded to Versata Software, which had brought a patent-infringement case against the software maker."Sufficient evidence supports the jury's verdict," Chief Judge Randall Rader wrote in the decision, which was released Wednesday.In the 1990s, Versata developed and...
SAP loses bid to overturn $345 million patent judgment

Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass

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Google might not realize it, but Project Glass isn't alone in the patent race these days. Sony has quietly applied for a patent on a familiar-looking smart glasses system whose advantage over Mountain View would be an emphasis on things in twos. Eyepieces are the most obvious, but Sony...
Sony patent filing for glasses would share data face to face, carry more than a hint of Project Glass

Grishin Robotics Invests In Boston-Based Incubator, Bolt

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Grishin Robotics, a Russian VC group dedicated to the commercialization of robotics, has dropped an unnamed sum into Bolt, a hardware incubator in Boston. Grishin’s investment is part of a $3.5 million financing package closed this week. “Since our launch in June last year and past 2 investmens, we realised...
Grishin Robotics Invests In Boston-Based Incubator, Bolt

Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing

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User research doesn’t have to be expensive and time-consuming. With online applications, you can test your designs, wireframes, and prototypes over the phone and your computer with ease and aplomb. Nate Bolt shows the way....
Quick and Dirty Remote User Testing

Genius is misunderstood as a bolt of lighting

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Genius is the act of solving a problem in a way no one has solved it before. It has nothing to do with winning a Nobel prize in physics or certain levels of schooling. It's about using human insight and initiative to find original solutions that matter.Genius is actually the...
Genius is misunderstood as a bolt of lighting
Basis: Moving beyond the glorified pedometer

Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans

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Sprint sees several question marks for the wireless industry as the company wraps up its product planning for next year. The carrier said it has 90 percent of its product lineup for the first half of next year set, with Motorola’s lineup the straggler owing to its recent acquisition by...
Google's Motorola, Windows 8, iPhone Are Key Variables in Sprint's 2013 Plans

Google patent suggests new QWERTY slider possible

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Recently revealed patent applications filed by Google show that the company has at least considered the production of smartphones incorporating a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. The design seen by Patent Bolt, should Google produce any phones based on it, would possibly give the company more leverage in trying to grow the...
Google patent suggests new QWERTY slider possible

Q&A: How will e-mail, social media marketing merge?

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E-mail marketing giant ExactTarget bought CoTweet, an early leader in helping businesses manage their presence on Twitter, today in a move that will combine their strengths in e-mail and social media. For now, the two products will remain separate but they may merge into a platform where companies can run...
Q&A: How will e-mail, social media marketing merge?

Swann debuts Bolt HD 1080p action camera

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Security monitoring solutions provider Swann has unveiled the Bolt HD mini high definition action camera. The mini HD camera and DVR combo is ruggedized, waterproof to 32 feet, and comes with a myriad of mounting options for outdoor and sporting enthusiasts. The camera boasts a 1920x1080 resolution at 30 frames...
Swann debuts Bolt HD 1080p action camera

The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

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Yahoo's weird-looking Summly acquisition is looking weirder by the minute. Yahoo made big news this week when it bought Summly, a startup with a 17-year-old CEO named Nick D'Aloisio, for $30 million. The acquisition was led by Yahoo HR boss Jackie Reeses. Before Yahoo shut it down, Summly was an...
The 17-Year-Old That Yahoo Paid $30 Million Was Renting His Startup's Core Technology

The Cost of Paying Lip Service

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I just read this piece by David Weinberger about how the Internet wasn’t especially useful to him during the traffic misery caused by the Iceland volcano issue. The services work fine when everything is going well, but when the crisis hit, the sites became immediately useless. I’m not surprised, but...
The Cost of Paying Lip Service

Facebook hires development team from Pieceable Software

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Facebook has hired the three people behind Pieceable Viewer, which is software that allows developers to demo their iOS apps on the web. According to Pieceable’s website, Facebook is not acquiring the company, technology or customer data. This is similar to another recent “acqui-hires” of mobile photo sharing app Lightbox and UX...
Facebook hires development team from Pieceable Software
Patent reveals Microsoft’s detachable dual display technology
By the numbers: the social and digital explosion of the 2012 Olympics

It’s the Social Media Strategy Struggle

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I had a fascinating conversation on the first day of SXSW with Ryan McCormack of Sequence, a brand experience strategy and design firm in San Francisco, about social media strategy. My question to him was something my own company struggles with: “Where does strategy end and where do tactics begin?...
It’s the Social Media Strategy Struggle

Ditch Blackberry's Built-in Browser - Get Opera Mini or Bolt!

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Ditch Blackberry's Built-in Browser - Get Opera Mini or Bolt!

Is Samsung's Brainwave Tablet Realistic or just a PR Ruse?

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Patent Bolt was first to break the news that Samsung had filed for a patent relating to technology surrounding a brain computer interface back in November 2012. The patent described neural activity being tracked on a neural activity detecting device. Preferably, the neural activity tracked includes EEG, EOG, and EMG...
Is Samsung's Brainwave Tablet Realistic or just a PR Ruse?

Firm says Epicor wants to 'monopolize' services market for its ERP software

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An IT services firm recently sued by Epicor has responded, calling the claims "unwarranted" and part of an attempt on Epicor's part to "monopolize" the services market for its ERP (enterprise resource planning) software.Epicor sued Alternative Technology Solutions in March, alleging that the company illegally used Epicor's software to...
Firm says Epicor wants to 'monopolize' services market for its ERP software
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