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Tim Cook joined Apple because even 'when customers got mad at Apple, they'd continue to buy'

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It's epic storytelling time at AllThingsD 10 as audience Q&A has begun, with Apple CEO Tim Cook opening up on why he came to join the company in the first place in response to a question from Lance Ulanoff of Mashable. To hear him tell it, an executive search...
Tim Cook joined Apple because even 'when customers got mad at Apple, they'd continue to buy'

5+ Ways Entrepreneurs are Different from Everyone Else

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Successful entrepreneurs are really smart. Just look at Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, guys who could get a lobotomy and still do your math homework. But intelligence is not the defining characteristic of successful entrepreneurship. Instead, the secret is a more prosaic quality: good old-fashioned stick-to-itiveness. That’s the conclusion...
5+ Ways Entrepreneurs are Different from Everyone Else

Chocolate: all round your Facebook

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Once, when a chocolate bar was discontinued, that was the end; nowadays it's the start of a social media campaign to bring it back. What would you like to see revived?Chocolate has always been marketed to allure; wrapped in silken packaging and advertised in commercials with husky voiceovers and lustrous...
Chocolate: all round your Facebook

$900 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now At Amazon

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If you were thinking that the Lumia 800 would somehow go for less than it is at Microsoft stores — $899 with Nokia Play 360 Bluetooth speakers, Nokia Purity HD headphones and a Luna Bluetooth headset — let me just do you a favor and burst that bubble right here...
$900 Nokia Lumia 800 Bundle Available Now At Amazon
Andreessen's Advice to Marissa Mayer: Cut 10,000-Plus Jobs

Google and the Great Firewall: an Interesting New Twist

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In a post that went up a few minutes ago on its official "Inside Search" blog, Google offers some fascinating tips on "improving our user experience" for people inside mainland China. As a background reminder: after its showdown with the Chinese government two years ago, Google moved its Chinese search...
Google and the Great Firewall: an Interesting New Twist

Watching the Angry Birds Space promo videos almost guarantees that you’ll buy it

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There’s quite a few things that Rovio, the company behind the massively successful Angry Birds franchise, is good at. The company makes extremely compelling and addictive games, distributes them on every major platform, and markets the heck out of its characters. The latter is the most impressive feat and probably...
Watching the Angry Birds Space promo videos almost guarantees that you’ll buy it

REPORT: Company Behind Crazy Taiwanese Animations Is Hemorrhaging Cash And Looking To Sell

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We're not sure how this happened given its brilliance, but Next Media Ltd., the Taiwanese company behind the hilarious animated takes on current events, has been taking massive losses and is now up for sale. The Taipei Times reports the firm is seeking a $500 million price. Owned by...
REPORT: Company Behind Crazy Taiwanese Animations Is Hemorrhaging Cash And Looking To Sell

What I’ll be looking for in a Square competitor

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PayPal is set to launch a competitor to media darling Square at an event in San Francisco scheduled for tomorrow, according to GigaOm and Bloomberg. Mobile payment enabler Square has set the benchmark for small business applications in terms of design elegance and simplicity. Here’s what I’ll be looking for...
What I’ll be looking for in a Square competitor

Apple Rumor Patrol: The iPad 3 Cometh Edition

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The iPad 3 ScreenApple's press invite to the March 7th event in Apple's usual stomping ground of the Yerba Buena Arts Center in San Francisco (matching its predicted date) carried a simple image of a finger probing an iPad screen, and the simple text "We have something you really have...
Apple Rumor Patrol: The iPad 3 Cometh Edition
GroupMe Launches Experiences, Makes Partying And Planning With Friends That Much Easier

10 Lessons I've Learned in My First Start-Up Job Out of College

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So, you just graduated. If you were wise enough to pursue a degree that is in demand among start-ups and have landed a job, congratulations! Despite the hesitancy common amongst your peers, you’ve taken the adventurous route and have found yourself in the midst of a small group of people...
10 Lessons I've Learned in My First Start-Up Job Out of College

Behold the brilliance that is The Next Web Conference in this 3-minute film

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While cruising through Shelby.tv today (the New York-born product that WON The Next Web Conference last week in Amsterdam), I came across this brilliant short film of the 2012 TNW conference produced by Marjolijn Kamphuis, the co-founder and CEO at Foodzy and the Editor-in-Chief of Dutch Cowgirls. While it’s not been a week since the big...
Behold the brilliance that is The Next Web Conference in this 3-minute film

CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

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This is clever. A new Kickstarter project aims to disrupt the pill case market. True, it’s not the sexiest industry in the world, but it’s ripe for some disruption, since there just so happens to be a huge market for it and there’s very little, if any, differentiation between current...
CapsulePen Is A Pen-Shaped Pill Case That May Resurrect The Pocket Protector

Google Officially Introduces Creepily Futuristic Augmented Reality Glasses

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The glasses. (Google+) It's well-known that all Googlers are brainiacs, but the Google X team represents the cream of the crop: some of the most elite programmers and thinkers in the company are handpicked for Google X, which is tasked with some of the most innovative projects Google outputs. The most recent...
Google Officially Introduces Creepily Futuristic Augmented Reality Glasses

Here's What Every Google Employee Must Do Before They Quit (GOOG)

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Even if you want to work at Google, you probably don't want to be there forever So before you make your exit, Scotty Allen, a former Google software engineer, has some advice on Quora: Use your massage coupons/credits.  You undoubtedly have some left over from a birthday, a favor you did...
Here's What Every Google Employee Must Do Before They Quit (GOOG)

Super Angels Agree: Bleeding Edge Innovation Is Not Where It's At

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While "most groundbreaking innovation" may conjure up images of self driving cars and Minority Report, the most important innovation coming from Silicon Valley is more mundane. Expect apps to be so usable that you'll never need to read a manual, and for normal things around the house (like doorknobs)...
Super Angels Agree: Bleeding Edge Innovation Is Not Where It's At
Tumblr-Wave: A 'Genre' of Music That Must Be Killed Before It Begins

England braced to battle for top spot

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Andrew Strauss's men should dispatch West Indies but preserving their No1 status will hinge on the Tests against South Africa as another rebuilding process beginsAndrew Strauss will be reacquainted with the ICC mace on Wednesday, that which bears a passing resemblance to the one lying between the leaders of the...
England braced to battle for top spot

Some of the Technical Magic behind the iPhone Wins Patents

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Like millions of Macites around the world, I simply love my new iPad with its Resolutionary Retina Display. It's a stunningly crisp display with no equal. I also happen to be in the market for a new smartphone later this year, and so I wanted to be fair and at...
Some of the Technical Magic behind the iPhone Wins Patents

Facebook Updates IPO to Admit Mobile Is Its Kryptonite

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Facebook user map Facebook has amended its IPO forms and the changes are significant. The social networking giant admits in the revised docs that while "daily active users (DAUs)" are on the rise, those numbers are outpacing the average number of ads delivered each day. AllThing D breaks it down for us:...
Facebook Updates IPO to Admit Mobile Is Its Kryptonite

Why the days are numbered for Hadoop as we know it

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Hadoop is everywhere. For better or worse, it has become synonymous with big data. In just a few years it has gone from a fringe technology to the de facto standard. Want to be big bata or enterprise analytics or BI-compliant?  You better play well with Hadoop. It’s therefore far...
Why the days are numbered for Hadoop as we know it

HTC One S Review: Head-To-Head With The One X And iPhone 4S

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I’ve been fiddling around with the HTC One S for a few days now, and I have to say it’s stolen a little piece of my heart. The hardware is just about perfect, with a 4.3-inch qHD display and a slender aluminum unibody shell, and software like HTC’s Sense 4...
HTC One S Review: Head-To-Head With The One X And iPhone 4S

DEAR TWITTER: Don't Mean To Be Rude, But Maybe It's Time To Hire A Full-Time Product Guy?

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It's hard to find anyone anywhere who has anything less-than-glowing to say about Jack Dorsey, the entrepreneur who invented Twitter and another red-hot company called Square and is now Twitter's product guru. Jack Dorsey, everyone agrees these days, is "the next Steve Jobs." And it is Jack's obvious brilliance,...
DEAR TWITTER: Don't Mean To Be Rude, But Maybe It's Time To Hire A Full-Time Product Guy?

The Glory of the Pinball Machine

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An homage to the innovations of Steve Kordek, pinball-machine tinkerer, who passed away last weekend at the age of 100. Please use a JavaScript-enabled device to view this slideshow What is it about the pinball machine that draws us in? Even today in our time of gorgeously illustrated video games,...
The Glory of the Pinball Machine

Oddly Enough, I Don’t Hate Business Insider Because Of Its Brilliance

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To head off any allegations of inter-blog rivalry, let me start off by saying that Sarah loves Business Insider. Clicks for hours, she does. Adores every preposterous headline and asinine slideshow. She explains as much in this episode of “Why Isn’t This News.” I, as any of my Twitter...
Oddly Enough, I Don’t Hate Business Insider Because Of Its Brilliance

Festival of goals, goals and more goals at top of Premier League | Dominic Fifield

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Is tiredness to blame for a frenzy of scoring among the top five? Is it brilliance or incompetence? Don't complain – just enjoy itThe quintet of managers at the Premier League's pinnacle merely offered a collective scratching of heads at the apparent anomaly. Sir Alex Ferguson could only describe the...
Festival of goals, goals and more goals at top of Premier League | Dominic Fifield

10 apps every iPad user should own

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There are many thousands of apps available. (As Apple's advertising campaign says, "There's an app for that.") But some apps are simply must-haves -- whether for their functionality, interface brilliance, or sheer entertainment factor....
10 apps every iPad user should own

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – video

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Nintendo has released a fresh trailer for Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, aimed at those of you who still haven't succumbed to Shigeru Miyamoto's latest masterpiece (what on earth are you waiting for?) The clip features plenty of exciting footage from the fantasy RPG, as well as reminders of all...
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword – video

The Rise of the Buddy VC

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Mr. Heitzmann. These days, venture capitalists do so much more than write checks; in fact, it's starting to seem like some VCs will do everything short of give their portfolio companies backrubs. Investors—many of them former or current entrepreneurs themselves—host dinners, make introductions, sit on boards, and gently or not-so-gently...
The Rise of the Buddy VC
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