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Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

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It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

Google, Microsoft and Yahoo fix serious email weakness

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Google, Microsoft and Yahoo have remedied a cryptographic weakness in their email systems that could allow an attacker to create a spoofed message that passes a mathematical security verification. The weakness affects DKIM, or DomainKeys Identified Mail, a security system used by major email senders. DKIM wraps a cryptographic...
Google, Microsoft and Yahoo fix serious email weakness

iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries

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The advent of movie support in iTunes for the Cloud was a boon to Apple TV owners as well as any iTunes user with a tendency to hop between devices -- within the US, that is. Apple today swung the doors open and let Australia, Canada, the UK as...
iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries

Someone Better Put Facebook’s Big Fat Mobile Problem on Atkins

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(Facebook.com) No wonder that oft-rumored Facebook phone keeps not happening. Given the amount of time the average smartphone user spends on Facebook, building a devoted offering would just be redundant. The site claims more of their time than Foursquare, Twitter or Tumblr. But that’s not exactly a boon for the...
Someone Better Put Facebook’s Big Fat Mobile Problem on Atkins

Op-ed: the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades

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Op-ed: Talk about how to improve the Mac App Store experience has steadily increased since its launch in 2011. In this op-ed piece, Omni Group and Delicious Library founder Wil Shipley argues why the Mac App Store needs a mechanism for paid upgrades and how it would improve the...
Op-ed: the Mac App Store needs paid upgrades

Qihoo's iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apple's Rules

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According to multiple sources cited in a Tencent QQ Tech report (link via Google Translate, h/t Tech In Asia), Apple removed all of Qihoo’s apps from its App store last week for violating its terms of service. Qihoo said last week that it did not know the reason for the...
Qihoo's iOS Apps Reportedly Removed For Violating Apple's Rules
Citing "The Math," HBO's Alison Moore Says There Are Still No Plans For Standalone HBO GO In The U.S.

Startup Takes Aim at Credit Card Companies by Eliminating Transaction Fees

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One of the basic tenets of the modern financial system is that it takes money to move money. In its most basic form, that means that when you make a transaction with your debit or credit card, the processing companies, such as MasterCard, Visa or American Express, are taking some...
Startup Takes Aim at Credit Card Companies by Eliminating Transaction Fees

Cloud gaming is the future

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Against all the odds, and contrary to some of the world’s greatest network and software engineers, OnLive has proved that cloud gaming is possible. Exact figures, as always, are hard to come by, but as of November 2011 OnLive apparently had “tens of millions” of users in the US and...
Cloud gaming is the future

Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

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Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts. I hate that some companies use the vague quiet period rules to duck important questions about their business. But more importantly, I hate the feeling of unfairness. My goal isn’t to beat up on...
Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

The iPad Is Airport and TSA Friendly

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Not only is it kid friendly, but the iPad is also apparently TSA friendly as well.Unlike your laptop, which the Transportation Security Administration requests you take out and place in a separate bin during airport security screening, Apple’s new tablet is apparently deemed small and thin enough to not...
The iPad Is Airport and TSA Friendly

Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices

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Sony appears to be gearing up to offer native DualShock 3 controller support in upcoming Xperia handsets, according to Xperia Blog. The addition of functionality was found in a Sony Xperia SP phone (which has yet to be officially released), and allows a user to connect a PS3 controller...
Sony Adding DualShock 3 Controller Support To Xperia Devices
Redbox Instant Taps Microsoft's Xbox 360 As Its Exclusive Game Console Launch Partner
Holiday rental firm HouseTrip rakes in $40m as big backers multiply

What if Microsoft exited the search business?

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What if Microsoft exited the search business?: Probably safe to largely throw away most of this piece as it's by Scott Cleland, a known anti-Google lobbyist (often on behalf of Microsoft). But, there is at least one interesting thought: Only some professional investors are aware that Microsoft has cumulatively lost...
What if Microsoft exited the search business?
Hands On With Spotify For The Browser: Speed Sizzles, But Discovery Fizzles
Glide Lets You Video Chat Live Or Watch Recorded Video Calls Later

iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks

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Among other things, one of the iPhone's competitive advantages is the unparalleled ecosystem of - no, not apps - accessories. But the iPhone 5's new Lighting connector threatens to destroy that advantage. There are only a relatively small number of iPhone models with tens of millions of sales each, and...
iPhone 5's Lightning Connector Is A Bigger Problem Than Apple Thinks

Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

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Battery Ventures has promoted Itzik Parnafes to general partner as the firm continues to make investments in the enterprise IT sector. The venture firm and Parnafes is betting that the wave of change in IT brought about by large-scale data centers and cloud computing is still providing solid investment opportunities....
Battery Ventures promotes a partner as enterprise IT keeps going strong

Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier

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Google Wallet, the company’s NFC-based virtual wallet for Android, got a major update earlier this month when Google started giving its users the ability to use cards from Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. Today, Google and Discover announced that they are now making it even easier for Discover customers...
Discover Partners With Google, Makes Adding Its Credit Cards To Google Wallet Easier

WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

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A Tel Aviv startup, WalkMe, aims to do for your website what your UX team should have already done: make it easier for your users to understand. The service creates little pop-up bubbles over various points in order to lead your users through a typical interaction, be it a...
WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

How iOS 6's Facebook integration is a boon to developers

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Developers are excited by the new features, according to Millennial Media. [Read more]...
How iOS 6's Facebook integration is a boon to developers

Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

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Stripe, the YC-backed payments startup funded by Sequoia and Paypal’s original founders, is launching a new way for marketplaces and collaborative consumption startups to let their users directly accept payments. It could be a huge win for early-stage peer-to-peer marketplaces, since many more mature companies in the space like Airbnb...
Stripe's New Payments Product Could Be A Boon For Collaborative Consumption, E-Commerce Startups

Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

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Square may see the iPad to as an excellent retail tool, but Eventbrite thinks Apple's tablet a box office boon, which is why it created the At The Door app and card reader solution. Eventbrite's a self-service ticketing platform and its new dongle, which connects via Apple's 30-pin connector,...
Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

Crossrider’s Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Comes Out Of Beta

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The reinvigorated competition in the browser market over the last few years has definitely been a boon for users, but having a number of browsers with very high user numbers makes life a bit harder for developers who want to write extensions. Crossrider, which is coming out of beta today,...
Crossrider’s Cross-Browser Extension Development Platform Comes Out Of Beta

Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

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Soft robotics, typically inspired by octopuses, starfish, and squid, could get a boon from plants thanks to a new hydrogel out of Berkeley. [Read more]...
Shape-shifting hydrogel takes cue from plants, moves to light

Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

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We all know by now that the right mentor can be a huge boon to your career. But actually finding the right Larry Summers to your Sheryl Sandberg can be awkward at best, and impossible at worst. A new startup launching today called Everwise is looking to help. The San...
Everwise Launches To Be The eHarmony For Finding The Right Career Mentor

Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

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Today Tonara announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, and participated in by the investors of its seed round, in which the company raised $750,000 in 2011. Tonara is an iOS application that displays sheet music, and follows users as they...
Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

Second-Hand iPhones a Boon for Resellers

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Apple's latest iPhone is seeing strong demand around the world, but desire for older versions is leading to rapid growth for companies that deal with the used device...
Second-Hand iPhones a Boon for Resellers

7 CES announcements IT pros should know about

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The Consumer Electronics Show is not only about consumer gadgets, as enterprise vendors such as Dell and Intel tend to announce major new technology advancements as well. CES 2013was no different. Here are the top business tech announcements from Las Vegas. Sysomos MAP The Sysomos data analytics tool could...
7 CES announcements IT pros should know about
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