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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
Verizon 'Share Everything' plans announced: share voice, text, and data across devices

Verizon Wireless Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices

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Verizon Wireless today announced the addition of Share Everything plans. They’re essentially family plans, allowing you, mom, dad, and big or little brother to share from a pool of unlimited voice minutes and text messages, plus a specified amount of data. The service also offers a free mobile HotSpot service...
Verizon Wireless Intros Share Everything Plans: Unlimited Talk/Text And Shared Data For Up To 10 Devices

Betterment Talks About The Disrupt Bump And The Future Of Investing

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Betterment, the better investment app, launched at Disrupt in 2010 and went on to manage approximately $50 million in two years. The site is essentially an investment engine. Seamless automatic deposits ensure that you drag cash over to your investment account every month and the UI is clean, readable,...
Betterment Talks About The Disrupt Bump And The Future Of Investing

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

Nike, Foursquare, VEVO Launch Facebook Timeline Apps, 3000 Others Already Have

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If your company doesn’t have a Facebook Timeline app yet, you’re late to the party. 3,000 Timeline apps have spawned since Facebook launched the platform 3 months ago, and today Foursquare, VEVO, The Onion, Fandango, BandPage, and more big companies are launching theirs to cash in on the free virality....
Nike, Foursquare, VEVO Launch Facebook Timeline Apps, 3000 Others Already Have

Software Inventory

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Imagine, for a moment, that you came upon a bread factory for the first time. At first it just looks like a jumble of incomprehensible machinery with a few people buzzing around. As your eyes adjust you start to see little piles of things that you do understand. Buckets of...
Software Inventory

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

Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

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According to GigaOM, the main provider of US Internet service, Comcast has raised its data limits to 300GB from 250GB. The key reasoning for this, according to Comcast itself, is set-top boxes like Roku and of course the iPad phenomenon: Four years ago, when we first instituted a broadband Internet...
Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

Freemium Medical Care? Indian Hospital Shows That A Charitable Hospital Can Still Make A Profit

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Aaron DeOliveira points us to an interesting documentary (and related series of articles) about a hospital in Bangalore, India called Narayana Hrudayalaya, which is providing top notch medical services to all comers and still making a profit in doing so. The trick appears to be a variation on the basic...
Freemium Medical Care? Indian Hospital Shows That A Charitable Hospital Can Still Make A Profit

This VC Is Putting More Than $100 Million Into Big Data Startups -- Here's Why

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Ping Li, general partner at VC firm Accel Partners, says that big data is so hot, he's seeing three to five new ideas pitched to him per day. "It's not just the entrepreneurial activity but the inbounds from the broader industry like reporters, analysts, CTOs, CIOs of enterprises. All...
This VC Is Putting More Than $100 Million Into Big Data Startups -- Here's Why
Facebook Interest Lists: The social newspaper done right

Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – review

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Xbox 360 Kinect; £29.99; cert 3+; UbisoftThe most important thing to realise about Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 is that it's not a game. It's firmly aimed at people who want to exercise, so (unsurprisingly) I wouldn't recommend it if that's not on your agenda. It's not designed for having...
Your Shape: Fitness Evolved 2012 – review
New Netflix iOS app capitulates to bandwidth caps

Who’s eating up AT&T’s data capacity? It’s not new customers

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What does a mobile network hosting 41.2 million smartphones look like? A network where growth in data traffic far exceeds data revenue growth. AT&T is selling a lot of smartphones and data plans, but even millions of new iPhones customers don’t fully account for the huge spikes in mobile data traffic...
Who’s eating up AT&T’s data capacity? It’s not new customers

Verizon offering new international data plans, but they ain’t cheap

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Verizon Wireless next week will begin selling international data roaming plans much the same way it sells domestic data: buckets of megabytes for a set price. But don’t expect to get a lot for your dollar. Verizon is selling 100 MB of international data for $25 a month with access...
Verizon offering new international data plans, but they ain’t cheap

FCC Chairman questions AT&T’s merger math

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Performing a few mental calculations during his keynote at CTIA Wireless on Tuesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski quickly concluded that the same amount of mobile spectrum exists in the U.S. today as existed before the FCC slapped down AT&T’s merger with T-Mobile. Given that the sums are...
FCC Chairman questions AT&T’s merger math

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

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

New study: Half of games played with mobile devices at home, often on couch or bed

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In yet more breaking news about our evolutionary slide into slothdom, PopCap released details of a study showing that half of U.S. and UK gamers use their mobile devices as their primary device at home. The kicker? The most popular places to play are on the couch and in bed....
New study: Half of games played with mobile devices at home, often on couch or bed

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)

Oh Boy, It Sounds Like AOL Is Ready To Start Suing People Over Patents (AOL)

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CEO Tim Armstrong has an innovative new business plan for AOL. Or maybe not. Looks like he's ready to sue over patents, just like Yahoo. Here's a transcript of his comments from this morning via Bloomberg. (It's a little messy in places, we've tried to edit for clarity where...
Oh Boy, It Sounds Like AOL Is Ready To Start Suing People Over Patents (AOL)
LivingSocial's new Shop site takes on Groupon's Goods, doesn't impress

Your milk might expire, but 3G data from Walmart won’t

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In a new twist on old pre-paid data plans, Walmart and TruConnect have partnered to offer “Internet on the Go.” The service offers pre-paid 3G data in small buckets for use with a Novatel Wireless MiFi 2200. What makes this different from other pre-paid data services? The data capacity you...
Your milk might expire, but 3G data from Walmart won’t

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
AT&T confirms shared data plans launch on August 23rd

Dying optical drive segment faces EU price fixing investigation

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The European Commission has never shied away from flexing its regulatory muscles where it perceives consumer injustice to exist, as both Microsoft and Intel can attest (both have been hit with billions of dollars in fines over the years). But targeting the optical disk drive (ODD) industry? That almost seems...
Dying optical drive segment faces EU price fixing investigation

How One NYC Agency Helped Google Collect Kids’ Drawings

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The winning doodle, by Dylan Hoffman, Age 7. (googleblog.blogspot.com) Last week, Google announced the winner of Doodle4Google, the company's annual contest that solicits drawings from students in grades K-12. After collecting 114,000 submissions from kids all over the country, Google and some guest judges--including Katy Perry and Jordin Sparks--selected Wisconsin...
How One NYC Agency Helped Google Collect Kids’ Drawings

PayPal shows off answer to Google Wallet at SXSW

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As expected, PayPal has demonstrated its newly redesigned Digital Wallet service. Two videos outlining the thorough changes to the service are embedded below, made by the eBay Ink blog. The desktop interface sports a plethora of options of how user can user their money, pay for purchases, and even split...
PayPal shows off answer to Google Wallet at SXSW

Is the iPhone overcrowding the world’s 3G networks?

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Regardless of which platform is winning today’s smartphone race, the install base of active iPhones in remains huge, and according to a new report from mobile infrastructure maker Ericsson, those iOS devices are having an outsized impact on the world’s 3G networks. Traffic originating from the iPhone is nearing 50...
Is the iPhone overcrowding the world’s 3G networks?
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