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Here’s What Facebook Stock Looks Like

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In a few months time, here’s what the world will be fighting to get its hands on, or get rid of depending on your confidence in Facebook’s business plan. The image of a Facebook stock certificate was included in the amended S-1 Facebook filed today with the SEC. It’s sure...
Here’s What Facebook Stock Looks Like

Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types

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Samsung's main camera plant in China is being converted to produce high-end mirrorless cameras instead of cheaper compacts. That's a steel-and-concrete sign that the manufacturer is trying to boost digital imaging profits by focusing on cameras with higher margins, and it implies a level adaptability that other companies can...
Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types

Meet Kyle York of Dyn who says it’s okay to not know what you’re doing

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Dyn Chief Revenue Officer Kyle York says that everyone makes mistakes when they first hire staff for a startup. York came to The Next Web conference to give a talk on being self aware when it comes to running your startup and to share the fact that there is no...
Meet Kyle York of Dyn who says it’s okay to not know what you’re doing
When the Google+ Platform is opening for developers & why it’s taking so long

This App Will Make Any Website iPhone-Friendly In A Snap

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Business owners, pay attention. We would like to introduce you to bMobilized.  bMobilized allows you to view your web optimized  Just two months ago, bMobilized released a refresh to its advanced do-it-yourself tool that instantly converts any website into a full-featured HTML5-enabled mobile site, optimized to any mobile device, OS or browser....
This App Will Make Any Website iPhone-Friendly In A Snap

Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool

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    It’s tough being a journalist, especially if you’re covering technology and living in Silicon Valley, because it seems as if everyone around you is getting fabulously rich while you’re stuck in a job that will never, ever make you wealthy. What’s worse is that all these people...
Hit men, click whores, and paid apologists: Welcome to the Silicon Cesspool
Can startups afford to be socially responsible?

What are Boxee’s upcoming mystery products?

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Boxee’s spat with cable companies over their desire to encrypt basic cable programming got a lot of press this week, but one interesting detail hasn’t been reported yet: A publicly available copy of Boxee’s most recent filing with the FCC (PDF) contains large sections of blacked-out content. An accompanying letter...
What are Boxee’s upcoming mystery products?

Why Twitter May Have the Edge in Online Ads

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For all their popularity, social networks have turned out to be barren soil for advertisers. Facebook famously has 901 million users, but it only saw $4.12 in revenue from each of them last year. Twitter has taken even longer to implement a business plan for monetizing its 140 million...
Why Twitter May Have the Edge in Online Ads

Instagram’s Business Plan

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Instagram’s Business Plan

One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

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Over the past week, I’ve used no search engine but Bing. Both on my phone, and on my computers, it’s been a Bing world. This week long test came to be during an excellent meeting in Portland. I was enjoying a few cocktails, talking smack with locals and Microsoft PR folk, and...
One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine
Why Read It Later/Pocket Went Free

A First Look At Rebel Mouse, The New Startup From Ex-HuffPo CTO Paul Berry

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Former Huffington Post CTO Paul Berry is launching his new venture, Rebel Mouse this morning. We've been playing with it for a few hours, and at first glance it appears to be an combination of the biggest social publishing platforms on the web. It has elements of Flipboard, Tumblr, Pinterest,...
A First Look At Rebel Mouse, The New Startup From Ex-HuffPo CTO Paul Berry

Imgur Partners With Brisk And “Scumbag Steve” For Meme-ified Ads

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Imgur has built a massive audience for the sometimes amusing, sometimes adorable images and memes that it hosts. Now it faces another challenge: Making money. With 2 billion monthly page views, advertising seems like an obvious business plan. The problem, says CEO Alan Schaaf, is that “the Imgur audience has...
Imgur Partners With Brisk And “Scumbag Steve” For Meme-ified Ads

Sponsor post: Conferences are all about networking

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If you were at the Santa Clara Convention Center for TiEcon2011 you could not have missed a familiar figure in the registration area for almost the entire duration, talking incessantly to a panoply of people. When I asked Rohit Chandra about his motives, he 
said, “I registered for the conference...
Sponsor post: Conferences are all about networking

FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

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"Freemium" mobile broadband outfit FreedomPop has pulled back the curtain on how it plans to make money while giving away 4G internet. In an interview with GigaOm, Marketing VP Tony Miller revealed that once it has got enough consumers hooked on the gratis data, his company will start selling...
FreedomPop plans to give away mobile internet, still make money somehow

The end of the clipboard? Driving test examiners to be kitted out with tablets

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Driving Standards Agency to begin testing the use of tablets during practical tests from this yearAn examiner's clipboard hitting the dashboard may have been the signal for an emergency stop in thousands of driving tests, but it could soon be replaced by a more hi-tech option.Driving test examiners are to...
The end of the clipboard? Driving test examiners to be kitted out with tablets

The 13 Secrets To Facebook's Success

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Eight years ago, Facebook was a coding project in Mark Zuckerberg's dorm room. Now its a global business with $4 billion of revenue that is used by 1/8th of the world's population. And it's worth more than $100 billion. When Facebook started, there were dozens of other social networks going...
The 13 Secrets To Facebook's Success

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough
Self-Improvement Marketplace Betterfly Raises $1.5M, Gets A New CEO

Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

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Amazon's primary claim to fame is online retail - beginning with books, remember? - and the company has been very effective at growing that side of its business. So effective, in fact, that it's easy to mistake the Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud-based computing platform as little more than...
Popping the Amazon Web Services Capacity Myth

Four Management Rules You Can Learn From Facebook's Seventh Employee

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As Facebook's seventh employee and first advertising sales rep, Kevin Colleran had a front row seat watching Mark Zuckerberg take his dorm room startup from a half dozen employees to more than 3,000. We posted an extensive Q&A with Colleran earlier today. In it, Colleran talks about a bunch...
Four Management Rules You Can Learn From Facebook's Seventh Employee

This 24-Year-Old Founder Wants To Keep A Billion More Cars Off The Road

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During the summer of 2009 at the Singularity University, Google co-founder Larry Page challenged a class of 40 students to pick an idea that could impact a billion people. One of the program's students, Jessica Scorpio, thought that if she could get enough people to share their cars with...
This 24-Year-Old Founder Wants To Keep A Billion More Cars Off The Road

Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Today’s Uncubed Philidelphia Talent Fair

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Smelly, underslept entrepreneurs. Every tech event these days seems to have an all-night hackathon, so that’s what you get. But startups, incubators, blogs — consider what’s going down at today’s Uncubed Tech Talent Fair in Philidelphia. Rather than a 24 hour hackathon, they’re having a “napkin pitch contest”. Entrants get...
Ditch Your Hackathon, Have A Napkin Pitch Contest Like Today’s Uncubed Philidelphia Talent Fair

Here Is A Hilariously Inept Beer-Pouring Robot

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Business Insider startups reporter Alyson Shontell thinks robots are the next big thing. Clearly she has not seen this video. (Be careful about laughing at this little fella too hard. Its cousins might take revenge some day.) Thanks to Scott Beale for posting this on Google+. Please follow SAI on...
Here Is A Hilariously Inept Beer-Pouring Robot

Apple Downplays Role Of "Kindle Threat" In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy

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A court filing provides new insight into Apple’s version of events concerning an incident in which Steve Jobs told a reporter that “unhappy” publishers might withhold e-books from Amazon. According to Apple (NSDQ: AAPL), lawyers “mischaracterized” the exchange and Jobs simply meant to say that his company had a...
Apple Downplays Role Of "Kindle Threat" In Alleged e-Book Conspiracy

WATCH: Tiny Flying Robots Play Musical Instruments

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Penn professor Vijay Kumar did an amazing demonstration at the TED conference in California yesterday. He and his team are building flying robots. He didn't actually release the robots over the crowd -- that would have been way cooler than Bill Gates' mosquitoes from 2009 -- but he did...
WATCH: Tiny Flying Robots Play Musical Instruments

Does Germany need its own Kickstarter or AngelList?

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The German technology startup scene is heating up nicely, but it’s not quite there yet. That’s fair enough: the real energy has only been showing itself in the last year or two. But how do you get investment in the next generation of services pumping? There’s local support for the...
Does Germany need its own Kickstarter or AngelList?

Nothing Scales Like Stupidity

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An argument we frequently hear in the comments is how whatever's working for sucessful artist A won't work for artists B-Z. Whether it's Jonathan Coulton giving away his music while still making $500,000/year, Joe Konrath bypassing major publishers on his way to megabucks in self-publishing or a game developer using...
Nothing Scales Like Stupidity

Elevator Pitch: This MBA student wants to change how you buy picture frames

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Frameable's Nick White pitches his business plan to Andy Sack, Rebecca Lovell and John Cook in The Elevator Pitch We’re back for another episode of The Elevator Pitch, the show where entrepreneurs pitch their business plans in the 43 seconds it takes to ride to the top of Seattle’s iconic...
Elevator Pitch: This MBA student wants to change how you buy picture frames
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