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Girls Who Code: Crashing the "Brogram"

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The high-tech industry is largely a guy's world made up of "brogrammers" and job ads that ask, "Want to bro down and crush code?" Small wonder that women made up just 21% of all programmers in 2010, off from 24% in 2000. Or that less than 10% of venture-backed companies...
Girls Who Code: Crashing the "Brogram"

Why "Instagram For Video" Apps Will Go Big

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The latest trend in smartphone apps is social video. That's because ever since Facebook acquired Instagram for $1 Billion, attention has focused on video sharing apps and whether one of them will win the next Zuckerberg lottery. The two leading contenders are Socialcam and Viddy. ReadWriteWeb's Alicia Eler profiled those...
Why "Instagram For Video" Apps Will Go Big

The geek's guide to dealing with email overload

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Even though I’ve been using email since Excite Mail was popular (remember that?) and I consider myself to be literate, email is still one of the most time-consuming habits in my life. Ding goes the email client, and boom go the endorphins in my brain. Email is an addiction and...
The geek's guide to dealing with email overload

Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom

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That Cisco's always been prescient. Three years ago, the networking giant predicted a 66-fold increase in worldwide mobile data traffic -- a surge that was expected to dovetail with the spread of 4G networks. With us so far? Sounds pretty obvious sensible, right? Well, the company's got more wisdom...
Cisco: mobile connections will hit 10 billion by 2016, helped by tablet boom
Facebook Gives Its Ads a Boost, Using Your Photos

Bump launches Flock so you never have to ask "Can you send me that photo?" again

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I’m a big fan of photosharing apps, and I mean fanatical. I shared my thoughts a while back in a piece called “What are we going to do with all of these photos?” and popular app and company Bump has come up with an answer. The company has launched a...
Bump launches Flock so you never have to ask "Can you send me that photo?" again

VIDEO: India's boom in green technology business

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India has risen to the challenge of feeding its need for energy by investing in clean technology, after dedicating over $10 billion to green energy....
VIDEO: India's boom in green technology business

How Big Data Gets Real

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Big Data is moving up a classic modern curve, from discovery to science, and on to engineering and mass use. We are not as far along as a lot of people selling the boom would have you believe, but lots of good businesses are being built that will make a...
How Big Data Gets Real

Apple Share Price Hits $600, Just One Month After Hitting $500

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Apple's share price touched the $600 mark as trading opened this morning, just a month after reaching $500/share for the first time in mid-February. The stock has, however, pulled back slightly since the open and now sits at $594. The stock price has been on a tear ever since Apple...
Apple Share Price Hits $600, Just One Month After Hitting $500
It’s Morning in Venture Capital

WordPress bloggers with iPhones can now publish photos direct from Camera+

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WordPress has announced that it now allows its iPhone-owning users to publish photos to their blog directly from popular iOS app Camera+. Bloggers that have Camera+ 3.0 and one of the latest versions of WordPress for iOS (2.9.5 or higher) on their Apple smartphone are all set to enjoy a far...
WordPress bloggers with iPhones can now publish photos direct from Camera+
Social Media Is Key for Marketers (But Not How You Might Think)

Dell ultrabook sales better than expected: Who needs a tablet after all?

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Dell’s ultrabook sales are three-times what it had expected, marking a rising boom in enterprise sales. Who needs an iPad when the next-generation notebooks are on sale?...
Dell ultrabook sales better than expected: Who needs a tablet after all?

Verizon’s first-quarter iPhone sales reach 3.2 million units as iPhone 4S launch demand subsides

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US mobile operator Verizon revealed today that it sold 3.2 million iPhones in its first financial quarter, helping to contribute towards a strong financial period where it posted $3.91 billion in net income compared to $3.26 billion a year previous. The statistic was divulged during the company’s financial earnings call, where...
Verizon’s first-quarter iPhone sales reach 3.2 million units as iPhone 4S launch demand subsides

One-Third of U.S. High School Students Now Own an iPhone

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Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster today issued a report on his firm's latest semi-annual survey of U.S. teenagers, the 23rd such survey in the firm's history. The results of the extensive survey of 5,600 U.S. high school students show that 34% of surveyed students now own an iPhone, an all-time...
One-Third of U.S. High School Students Now Own an iPhone

Publicity stunt done right: Thanks to Smore, you can add Microsoft’s Clippy to all your websites

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Alright, it’s a bit. Sure, Smore is looking to drum up publicity for their product in a way that is quickly becoming traditional: do something wonky, shareable, and fun. And, boom, articles. It works because such little stunts tend to entertain, and are often useful for pranks. Such is the...
Publicity stunt done right: Thanks to Smore, you can add Microsoft’s Clippy to all your websites

Zappos Clone StyleTread Secures $12 million To Keep Australia Heeled

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StyleTread, the leading Australian online shoe store modelled around Zappos principles, has secured a Series C financing of AUD$12 million led by Starfish Ventures, joining existing investors Lakestar, Nine Entertainment Co., and Adinvest. Nine Entertainment recently invested $4 million and is further evidence of a bit of a tech boom...
Zappos Clone StyleTread Secures $12 million To Keep Australia Heeled

Middle East witnessing a regional e-commerce boom, says Arab Advisors

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A recent survey conducted by Arab Advisors in Jordan has shown a significant growth in the e-commerce department, with the research firm concluding that the figures bode well for Middle Eastern e-commerce and broadband adoption. Conducted in February, the survey showed a significant increase in the number of people purchasing items online,...
Middle East witnessing a regional e-commerce boom, says Arab Advisors
Pinterest Ponders A San Francisco Home

Dropbox doubles the space that you get from referrals to 500MB per signup

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Insanely popular folder synchronization service Dropbox has doubled the amount of free space you get from referring another user to the service. You now get 500MB instead of 250MB of extra space. The person signing up will also get 500MB of space to start off their account. How much space...
Dropbox doubles the space that you get from referrals to 500MB per signup
DigiMo Cracks The Code: Mobile Payments With No Point Of Sale Changes

LG smartphone boom follows major R&D reshuffling, says analyst

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South Korean electronics giant LG came out swinging with its line of Optimus products at Mobile World Congress this year, delivering the 4X HD, 3D Max, Vu and a trinity of L-series handsets. So how does one shop deliver six handsets to the public, you ask? Resources. A recent...
LG smartphone boom follows major R&D reshuffling, says analyst
Open Sourcers Drop Software Religion for Common Sense

$1 billion, photo filters, and what the hell Facebook is doing

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Right, Facebook is buying Instagram. But let’s not get ourselves too twisted over the dollar tag. I suspect that there was a bidding war of a sort with Google over the app. The app itself, Instagram, isn’t too important. It’s a photo app. Facebook could build it in a week, without breaking...
$1 billion, photo filters, and what the hell Facebook is doing
Kickstarter, M.D.: MedStartr Finally Brings Crowdfunding To Health Projects

Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding

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Global mobile money transfer service m-Via is officially rebranding as Boom Financial today as it announces the close of a $17 million round of funding, led by mobile operator Digicel Group Ltd. The carrier stretches across 31 markets, including the Caribbean, Central America and South Pacific – all geographies Boom...
Bringing Banking To Immigrants & Unbanked, m-Via Rebrands As Boom Financial, Closes On $17 Million In Funding
Is there really a market for cross-platform recommendation engines?
How To Get Your Projects Crowdfunded And Created: The Kickstarter Alternatives

PayPal Refreshed To Promote Its Mobile Pay Push

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News updates all day from Fast Company.PayPal, one of the earliest surviving success stories from the dot com boom, is giving its system a sweeping overhaul today. The redesigned site is simpler and less cluttered, and has more capacity for promoting PayPal's newer services like its big play for the...
PayPal Refreshed To Promote Its Mobile Pay Push

Airbnb Hits Hockey Stick Growth: 10 Million Nights Booked, 200K Active Properties

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It looks like Airbnb, the online marketplace for listing and booking short-term housing accommodations, has officially accelerated out of startup mode and into a full-on big business. The San Francisco-based company will announce today that it has reached a major milestone: 10 million guest nights have been booked worldwide through...
Airbnb Hits Hockey Stick Growth: 10 Million Nights Booked, 200K Active Properties
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