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Larry Page Thinks It Won't Bother You To See People Wearing Google Glass Next To You While You Pee (GOOG)

James Cameron to use underwater motion capture for Avatar sequels

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Producer Jon Landau says director will 'take advantage of the technologies brilliant people are putting out' in next two filmsJames Cameron's forthcoming Avatar sequels will feature underwater motion capture, according to Jon Landau, producer, along with Cameron, of the record-breaking first film.Speaking at a technology in cinema conference, Landau said...
James Cameron to use underwater motion capture for Avatar sequels

The opportunities and dangers in the native advertising land rush

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Even if you’re not in the media or marketing space, you’ve surely noticed that there’s a content boom right now and that many media outlets are handling ad-like stuff a bit differently. Brands are now making more and sometimes better content than in years past, and seasoned journalists and editors...
The opportunities and dangers in the native advertising land rush

Drew's Mom Reviews "Startups: Silicon Valley"

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Editor’s Note: We had Lynda Harrison, writer Drew Olanoff’s mom, review an advance copy of the first episode of Bravo’s “Start Ups: Silicon Valley,” premiering Monday, November 5th. Because we can. Harrison, a nurse who loves to sew, lives in New Jersey and tweets at @sw33ti3. I really wanted to watch this program...
Drew's Mom Reviews "Startups: Silicon Valley"
ZipDial Has Turned 400M Missed Calls Into Moneymaking Connections

My last day at Yahoo!

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After over four years, spread over several teams and two continents, today will be my last day at Yahoo! It's been a pretty extraordinary ride, all things considered. I came into the company at the same time as a whole bunch of extraordinary people, a number of whom I've had...
My last day at Yahoo!
Twitter acquires big data and large-scale computing startup Ubalo

Rawporter Is A Brilliant, But Poorly-Executed, Idea

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The future of journalism, as Rawporter sees it, will include armies of regular people selling raw video footage to outlets who can't get a crew to breaking news events. But, based on a test of Rawporter's iOS app Tuesday, the future of journalism is going to have to wait. And...
Rawporter Is A Brilliant, But Poorly-Executed, Idea

5 ways startups can slay giants

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(Editor’s note: Dave Kellogg is CEO of Mark Logic, an information infrastructure software company. He submitted this column to VentureBeat.) I’ve spent my career competing against companies 10 to 1000 times bigger than mine, winning more than my fair share of skirmishes along the way. It’s definitely an uphill battle,...
5 ways startups can slay giants

Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

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Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers 8 Feb 2012 – Singapore It all started innocently enough. I was thinking of implementing a Path Mac OS X app as part of our regularly scheduled hackathon. Using the awesome mitmproxy tool which was featured on the front page...
Path uploads your entire iPhone address book to its servers

Want to know the future? Join TNW at Defrag and Blur 2012, November 14-16th in Colorado

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One of the issues that I’ve had with the majority of conferences is that they tend to be an in-depth rehash of things we already know. But what if you could see the future? Looking back at the life of the Defrag conference, its attendees have done just that. It’s...
Want to know the future? Join TNW at Defrag and Blur 2012, November 14-16th in Colorado

[STUDY] Why Do People Use Instagram?

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Instagram is the iPhone photographer's app of choice, and it's not just because of those slice and dice filters. Are Instagram users hasty and lazy, or do they actually take time to craft the photos before uploading them? A study done back when Instagram was fairly new suggests that the...
[STUDY] Why Do People Use Instagram?

Technology's Biggest Troublemakers

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The tech world has produced some brilliant people capable of harnessing computer technology for all kinds of purposes. They create interesting products, further political interests, or just get bored and cause trouble. Much to the chagrin of many a music executive, Shawn Fanning created Napster and caused the music industry...
Technology's Biggest Troublemakers

Seattle's social media queen Jenni Hogan leaving KIRO

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Jenni Hogan Seattle’s social media queen is leaving KIRO and dreaming big. Jenni Hogan, the KIRO 7 traffic anchor and Seattle’s popular social media maven, announced today that Dec. 28 will be her final day at KIRO. Hogan will be teaming up with Target to “celebrate service” on projects involving...
Seattle's social media queen Jenni Hogan leaving KIRO
Take control of your serendipitous success

New jobs to make you jealous: Eytan Oren, Senior Lab Associate at IPG Media Lab

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As the creative economy continues to evolve & expand, a bevy of new job opportunities have burst onto the scene — many placing young talent in roles that use technology, products, and even words that didn’t exist 5 years ago. I caught up with Eytan Oren of the IPG Media...
New jobs to make you jealous: Eytan Oren, Senior Lab Associate at IPG Media Lab

Twitter Acquires Palo Alto-Based Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo

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It’s only been a few weeks since the folks behind music charting app We Are Hunted confirmed that it was acquired by Twitter, and it seems that Twitter isn’t done snapping up startups just yet. Ubalo CEO Jacob Mattingly and CTO Ian Downes announced earlier today via blog post that...
Twitter Acquires Palo Alto-Based Scalable Computing Startup Ubalo

Ex-CIA director: The smart grid needs to wake up to security

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© 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com According to former CIA director James Woolsey, the utility companies don’t want to think about issues like data security, so it’s up to the people working on smart grid technologies to do that. Right now, he said, they’re more concerned with adding fun new features,...
Ex-CIA director: The smart grid needs to wake up to security

The 50 new radicals

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Last autumn the Observer joined forces with Nesta to find examples of inspirational Britons improving the lives of people and communities across the country in radical and creative ways. Here's how we arrived at the 50 visionary projects Tell us who we missedLast November, the National Endowment for Science, Technology...
The 50 new radicals

Invalid Argument - Episode 0

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Well, we tried to tape our first episode of Invalid Argument today, but a clusterf--- of Google+ Hangout and YouTube bugs messed that one up pretty thoroughly. Google tells us that three different bugs combined today for a perfect storm. Anyone who tried to tune in live (we love you)...
Invalid Argument - Episode 0

Makerbot's Bre Pettis On The Addictive 'Rush' That Comes From Making Stuff That Works [Video]

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One of the reasons that coming to South By Southwest Interactive continues to be worthwhile despite all its flaws is that it still attracts some of the most intelligent and fascinating people to the same place at the same time. Getting to bump into brilliant people leads to some...
Makerbot's Bre Pettis On The Addictive 'Rush' That Comes From Making Stuff That Works [Video]

Startup Talent Wars: Why You Can’t Be Like Steve Jobs

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Steve Jobs was not a people person. When in a rotten mood - which apparently was often - he’d storm around Apple reducing employees to tears. But he was Steve Jobs. And you’re not. Today’s startup founders are learning that hiring and keeping the best talent may be the...
Startup Talent Wars: Why You Can’t Be Like Steve Jobs
CERN scientists inexplicably present Higgs boson findings in Comic Sans

More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups

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Our first stop for our Northern meetup series was Toronto and it was an absolute blast! Almost 1,000 hungry and thirsty techies poured into the Steam Whistle Brewery to hang out, drink, eat, mingle, meet and talk with us. It was an amazing time and we hope to go back very soon....
More Tickets Released For Detroit And Chicago Meetups
If The Health Care Industry Married Silicon Valley, They'd Have Babies Named "Cure"
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