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Bloomberg Announces Funding, Calls For Startups in NYC

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"Small businesses are the future of America," said New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in NYC. Bloomberg described New York City as "the place to come" for entrepreneurs and startups, announcing that the city-sponsored NYC Entrepreneurial Fund had made its first investment in...
Bloomberg Announces Funding, Calls For Startups in NYC

Binding of Isaac creator: Nintendo rejection shows internal divisions over company's image

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When Binding of Isaac developer Edmund McMillen tweeted last week that Nintendo had rejected a planned Nintendo 3DS version of the game over "questionable religious content," many weren't surprised. After all, a game about a religiously fanatic mother who hears a voice from God telling her to kill her...
Binding of Isaac creator: Nintendo rejection shows internal divisions over company's image

Google Cloud vs. Amazon Cloud: How They Stack up

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Google's new IaaS cloud boasts strong compute performance but lacks the breadth of features in Amazon Web Services' 4-year-old Elastic Compute Cloud, according to one industry analyst's side-by-side comparison of the services....
Google Cloud vs. Amazon Cloud: How They Stack up

Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs

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We know that smartphone adopting is growing fast in India — particularly for the iPhone — but what about tablets? They’re growing too, albeit at a lesser rate, with Apple ranked third behind local players Micromax and Datawind, according to a new report. CyberMedia Research estimates that shipments of tablet...
Tablet shipments in India jump 159% year-on-year in Q1 2013, Apple third behind local OEMs
The Sky Is Not The Limit

Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

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CEO Marissa Meyer risks blowing the blogging platform's cool - but the deal could rejuvenate the tech giant's ad businessDespite the breadth and diversity of life online, there are relatively few opportunities to make the kind of acquisitions that make the industry stop and take stock. Yahoo's $1.1bn deal to...
Yahoo's Tumblr takover is a bold roll of the dice

Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo

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Justin Sullivan/Getty Images Here’s Rupert Murdoch’s official “internal” announcement explaining the News Corp. split. The important stuff: Murdoch will remain CEO of both the publishing business and the entertainment business. Chase Carey will be COO of the entertainment business. No details on the leadership of the publishing business. (Inside News...
Rupert Murdoch Announces The News Corp. Divorce: The Full Memo
Hulu Plus app lands on Windows 8 (and it actually looks pretty cool)

Earth Braces for Inevitable Martian Attack As NASA Prepares to Broadcast Will.i.am. From Mars

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Aliens can’t even handle this. (Photo: Last.fm) When one considers the ultimate symbol of American progress and invention, there is really only one person who comes to mind: Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am. His sartorial savvy? Swoon-worthy. His talented vocal breadth? Impeccable. Will.i.am. is not the hero America needs, but...
Earth Braces for Inevitable Martian Attack As NASA Prepares to Broadcast Will.i.am. From Mars

Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

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It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features it announced...
Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database
Xeneta Raises $1.6M To Crowdsource Price Comparisons For Sea Freight

Sphero And Augmented Reality: Made For Each Other

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Sphero had a big 2012, but it’s clear that 2013 will be even bigger for the company. This week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the makers of a phone-friendly robotic ball launched a handful of augmented reality games, expanding the breadth of the little sphere’s functionality....
Sphero And Augmented Reality: Made For Each Other

SoundCloud Hands Out Fellowships to Three New Yorkers

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Mr. Noël (Photo: SoundCloud) SoundCloud, the agreed-upon poster child for Berlin’s burgeoning startup scene, has been making aggressive moves here in the New World over the last year. So it came as no surprise when the company reached out to let us know that three users from “The city of...
SoundCloud Hands Out Fellowships to Three New Yorkers

This Simple Khan Academy Interface Hack Improved Learning By 5%

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In a recent demo, Khan Academy showed how analytics are being used to reinvent learning--massively and online. Sal Khan's website Khan Academy applies everything from graphical modeling to "brute force empirics" and a/b testing to test tweaks that can make all the difference in students' learning. The ultimate hope...
This Simple Khan Academy Interface Hack Improved Learning By 5%
Introducing the Knowledge Graph: things, not strings

EU Demands Canada Gut Its Copyright and Patent Laws

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An anonymous reader writes "Late last year, a draft of the European Union proposal for the intellectual property chapter of the Canada — EU Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement leaked online. The leak revealed that the EU was seeking some significant changes to Canadian IP laws. Negotiations have continued and Michael...
EU Demands Canada Gut Its Copyright and Patent Laws

Are Monster’s $200 Gratitude in-ear headphones worth the cash?

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In case you’ve not noticed, I have a bit of a headphone fetish. There are probably no fewer than 20 sets sitting around my house right now. So when Monster got in touch and asked if I wanted to review a set of in-ear headphones with a $200 price tag,...
Are Monster’s $200 Gratitude in-ear headphones worth the cash?

The "Linux" of online learning? edX takes big step toward open source goal

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Since launching early last year, edX, the online learning site backed by Harvard and MIT, has emphasized its plans to be an open-source platform. Last week, in fact, at the SXSWedu education technology conference in Austin, while arguing that it’s good for online learning to have multiple players, edX’s president...
The "Linux" of online learning? edX takes big step toward open source goal

A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup

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Editor’s note: Phil Freo leads the engineering team at ElasticSales. Previously he was at Quizlet and Google. Follow him on Twitter. There is often confusion about the various roles of a web engineering team. I have had to explain, even to technical recruiters, the differences between these roles and that the lines...
A Full-Stack Web Team Will Provide Much-Needed Breadth And Depth To Your Startup

Cloudability exits beta, giving killer analytics and helping you track cloud spending

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It’s long been established that moving to cloud services isn’t always the cheaper option. But for those who have made the jump, keeping track of what they’re spending and wading through the seas of TOS is certainly less fun. But today, after being in beta for a year, Cloudability is...
Cloudability exits beta, giving killer analytics and helping you track cloud spending

Sony Xperia range does well to avoid Nokia's Lumia feature trap

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The launch of the new distinctly middling Xperia M smartphone reaffirmed one thing in my mind: the mid-range is where the battle for smartphone market share really matters for most mobile makers. The device is the newest addition to the Xperia range and features a 1GHz Qualcomm dual-core processor,  5-megapixel...
Sony Xperia range does well to avoid Nokia's Lumia feature trap
Presentz and Mozilla's Popcorn: 2 Platforms For Creating Video Slide Shows From Vimeo, YouTube, SlideShare And More

Why Sublime Video scooped my TV startup prize in Cannes

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Judging a startup competition is difficult at the best of times — but what do you do when the industry you’re focused on is a highly defensive one like TV? That’s the dilemma I had over the weekend as one of the judges of MIPCube Lab, a pitch program aimed...
Why Sublime Video scooped my TV startup prize in Cannes

Yahoo-Facebook: Brace for the countersuit

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In an interview with Fortune, the IP analyst who foresaw last November the patent suit Yahoo just filed yesterday against Facebook, now predicts how the case will play out. By Roger Parloff, senior editor FORTUNE -- The patent suit filed yesterday by Yahoo against Facebook was effectively predicted last November by...
Yahoo-Facebook: Brace for the countersuit

Is that 500,000 Physicians in Your Pocket, or Is it DoctorsElite for iOS?

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Some smartphone apps, once downloaded, become an essential part of our everyday workflow. Others, although perhaps equally valuable, are only called upon in specific circumstances. DoctorsElite for iOS is the latter kind, assisting patients to search for physicians and medical facilities based on a given medical diagnosis or treatment....
Is that 500,000 Physicians in Your Pocket, or Is it DoctorsElite for iOS?

Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest

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Sprint has created a new service to entice mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to base their operations on its network. With the new service, Single Source Enablement, Sprint manages every aspect of the business, from customer care to the distribution of devices. The only thing the MVNO has to worry...
Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest

Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’

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Great piece by Paul Ohm on the breadth of material taken by authorities when they confiscate modern computers: In other words, all of the rules that govern police searches of news offices were created in the age of typewriters, desks, filing cabinets, and stacks of paper. Now, flash forward thirty...
Paul Ohm: ‘Searching Journalists in the Terabyte Age’
Tumblr's extended Friday night outage caused by 'networking issues'
Cook stirs the pot: Apple CEO on TV, Siri, upcoming products and more

Microsoft: Facebook's Graph Search is a "unified search experience" with Bing technology

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From Microsoft’s lips, Graph Search is Bing’s new best friend. Moments ago Facebook announced a new search tool, immediately sparking speculation that Bing was on the way out of the social giant. For now, that is not the case. Bing remains integrated into the core Facebook search experience, essentially providing it with breadth:...
Microsoft: Facebook's Graph Search is a "unified search experience" with Bing technology
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