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Not All Traffic Is Created Equal

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To build the online media giants of tomorrow, companies need models where the costs of both content and distribution are near zero. Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and countless others employ this model. These models allow scale to emerge at very low-cost. And in these particular examples, the scale achieved...
Not All Traffic Is Created Equal

12 ways to create a more connected office

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This post is brought to you by Comcast Business Class. _ In a flattened digital world, we build our teams from contributors scattered around the globe. Differences in time and location can hamper productivity, but there are digital tools that can make your remote team more connected. Use these...
12 ways to create a more connected office
Unsecured passwords, photos, and other files found on Amazon's cloud

Technology, middlemen and the future of news

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The internet is supposed to be about the end of intermediaries. So why are middlemen so successful? For years, aggregators have ruled the content space and now a new breed of brokers is using technology to redefine the interaction between readers and publishers. One of the most successful is NewsCred, a...
Technology, middlemen and the future of news

Why Did SquareSpace's CEO Haul Diesel Up 17 Flights of Stairs? Anything Less Would be 'Lame'

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One of the Fog Creek volunteers, buckets in hand. (Photo: Squarespace) When Hurricane Sandy smashed into lower Manhattan last week, customers of the data center Peer1 faced the prospect of major downtime. Just a blackout would’ve been no problem. But when the basement flooded, it took out the pumps that transport...
Why Did SquareSpace's CEO Haul Diesel Up 17 Flights of Stairs? Anything Less Would be 'Lame'
So, how good is SoftBank as a giant-killer?

Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

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We spoke earlier today with Bulldog Gin, which plans to be the first alcohol brand with a page on Pinterest starting next week. While discussing Bulldog's strategy for Pinterest with brand manager Daniel Udell and Global Director of Marketing VP Josh Hayes, we came up with five good points...
Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

Facebook Offers Are A Viral Hit: Friend-To-Friend Sharing Drives 3/4s Of Popular Coupon Redemptions

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David Fischer, Facebook’s vice president of marketing and business relationships, just offered a new statistic on the Facebook Offers program: He said that among the 100 most popular offers on the social network, three-fourths of the claims came not from the people who had been initially targeted with an offer,...
Facebook Offers Are A Viral Hit: Friend-To-Friend Sharing Drives 3/4s Of Popular Coupon Redemptions

A Look at DeltaCloud: The Multi-Cloud API

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Amazon Web Services, OpenStack, CloudStack, VMware... Developers have no shortage of IaaS offerings to support. And, lucky them, no shortage of different APIs to deal with, either. DeltaCloud, a top-level Apache project, is designed to help developers cut through the complexity and work with everything from EC2 to Red Hat...
A Look at DeltaCloud: The Multi-Cloud API

The Buckets free online comic strip library at comics.com

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The Buckets free online comic strip library at comics.com

Dish Network bids $25.5 billion for Sprint, goes head-to-head with Softbank

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In the battle for Sprint's heart, Dish Network always seemed to be stuck in the "friend zone". That's not the case anymore, however, now that Dish has quietly lobbed an informal $25.5 billion offer to purchase the carrier. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that after Dish was knocked-back...
Dish Network bids $25.5 billion for Sprint, goes head-to-head with Softbank
Co-working robots like Baxter promise a future for home robotics

Angry Bonds? Bloomberg LP Lets Developers Play With Its Data for App Store Launch

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Financial data just little (little) more fun, with Bloomberg LP announcing a new platform for third-party applications powered by the Bloomberg data and news. There are already more than 45 apps available on the new platform, called the Bloomberg App Portal, including products for data analysis, portfolio management and risk...
Angry Bonds? Bloomberg LP Lets Developers Play With Its Data for App Store Launch

Meg Whitman Hints Restructuring Is In Store For HP (HPQ)

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During today's quarterly conference call, Meg Whitman admitted that HP has some big cost cutting in front of it. "Our current cost base isn't sustainable," she said. "For years we've been running our business in silos. But it's too complex and too slow." Although she said that the "obvious...
Meg Whitman Hints Restructuring Is In Store For HP (HPQ)
Why tiny Stockholm has the most stunning startup ecosystem since Tel Aviv

Squarespace, Fog Creek, Peer1 Kept NY Data Center Alive By Carrying Fuel Buckets To The 17th Floor In The Dark

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Small businesses may have been even more affected than big companies by Hurricane Sandy, as they don’t have the same resources. When Squarespace sent an email on Monday morning, it looked like they had tried everything to keep the servers alive. They asked for forgiveness in advance. But the unbelievable...
Squarespace, Fog Creek, Peer1 Kept NY Data Center Alive By Carrying Fuel Buckets To The 17th Floor In The Dark

AT&T's new sharing plans optional, undercut Verizon on price

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AT&T revealed the shared data plans it’s been hinting at for so long. The new pricing structure looks very similar to the shared tiers Verizon announced last month, charging a per-line rate for each device, bundling in unlimited voice and SMS and offering a flat fee for buckets of common...
AT&T's new sharing plans optional, undercut Verizon on price

MetroPCS starts throttling, but keeps unlimited data on option

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MetroPCS on Tuesday became the latest operator to begin throttling mobile data, but before the boos and hisses start, we should also point MetroPCS isn’t eliminating its unlimited data plans entirely. It has added a $70 price tier that preserves unlimited voice, SMS and LTE data use, but customers buying...
MetroPCS starts throttling, but keeps unlimited data on option

Researcher finds unsecured photos, data on Amazon S3 storage

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An investigation into Amazon's Simple Storage Service (S3) discovered a sixth of data stores, known as buckets, on the service are left open to public viewing. Further examination showed that a number of items on open display were of a sensitive nature, including source code for mobile games, user log-in...
Researcher finds unsecured photos, data on Amazon S3 storage
Apple rests its case after claiming it lost 2 million iPhone and iPad sales due to Samsung

FreedomPop starts taking orders for 4G iPhone sleeve

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Though FreedomPop remains mysterious on exactly when its “free” mobile broadband service will go live, it seems to be nearing a launch date. The company started selling it’s first product online, a WiMAX sleeve that fits over the iPhone 4 and 4S. FreedomPop also revealed a new wrinkle in its...
FreedomPop starts taking orders for 4G iPhone sleeve

Menshn closes as founders fall out

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Louise Mensch and Luke Bozier shut Twitter-like social networking site as working relationship between pair collapsesFormer MP Louise Mensch's would-be rival to Twitter, the social network Menshn, has closed after she and co-founder Luke Bozier fell out.Bozier announced the move on his blog, saying that "Louise and I no longer...
Menshn closes as founders fall out

What Goes Into Redrawing

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I’m redrawing the ways I do business, the ways I connect with people, the ways I spend my day. It’s a process that requires a lot of thought, a lot of reconsidering, a lot of paper. It requires asking myself tough questions, and deciding whether or not I can...
What Goes Into Redrawing
AT&T makes it cheap to connect tablets - as long as you don't also own a phone

Whispers are out that early sales of Windows 8 are far below Microsoft's expectations

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According to sources inside of Microsoft speaking directly to the well-connected Paul Thurrott, Windows 8′s early sales figures have disappointed, and are below the company’s forecasts. Interestingly, again according to what Paul is hearing, Microsoft is fingering weak hardware as the cause of the halting launch for Windows 8. Perhaps. It’s...
Whispers are out that early sales of Windows 8 are far below Microsoft's expectations

Microsoft Isn't The Only Tech Company Doing Forced Employee Ranking (MSFT)

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Microsoft has been taking a lot of heat over its employee review process known as "forced ranking" or "stack ranking." But Microsoft is far from the only tech company doing it. We've heard from employees at Dell, Accenture and Deloitte who tell us they've experienced the same sort of thing....
Microsoft Isn't The Only Tech Company Doing Forced Employee Ranking (MSFT)

You’ve Heard Of Foursquare. How About This Start-Up?

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In the shadow of Foursquare Inc., which is fast becoming a start-up darling, the marketing chief of a competing location-based service wondered how hype could help propel his company. Dan Gilmartin, vice president of marketing for Where Inc., was watching the frenzy building around Foursquare Chief Executive Dennis Crowley as...
You’ve Heard Of Foursquare. How About This Start-Up?
Purported Gmail images show new tabbed interface for sorting email

Friend Manager lets you drag and drop your Facebook friends into different categories

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One of the most difficult parts about using Facebook is knowing exactly who is going to see the things that you post on your profile. It’s not the most user-friendly experience, but luckily we now have an app for that. Friend Manager comes via former Blip.tv CEO and current Facebook...
Friend Manager lets you drag and drop your Facebook friends into different categories

Amazon spreads net wider by federating Facebook and Google (and AWS) identities

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Good news for developers who use Amazon Web Services and want to make those apps available to millions of Facebook and Google users: Amazon Web Services Identity Access Management (IAM) can now “federate” Google and Facebook user identities. Oh, and it also supports AWS new Login With Amazon feature which promises...
Amazon spreads net wider by federating Facebook and Google (and AWS) identities
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