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How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

gigaom.com
Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

"HTML5" versus Flash: Animation Benchmarking

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"HTML5" versus Flash: Animation Benchmarking 22 March 2010 36 comments I've written before about why you shouldn't let your current toolset dictate what it is you create and I still firmly hold to that mantra. Some of my more recent work has revolved heavily around animation (real-time, interactive motion graphics, to be...
"HTML5" versus Flash: Animation Benchmarking

LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

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Can InPulse find that gap in the market provided by the shuttering of Google Reader? LinkedIn has finalised its sale with Pulse, it announced yesterday. The social network for networkers paid $90 million for the news aggregator, around $10 million less than was originally thought. Deep Nishar, LinkedIn's SVP...
LinkedIn Announces Acquisition Of News Aggregator Pulse For $90 Million

From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

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Regardless of your definition of the category or whether you believe it has staying power, native advertising is as hot a topic as they come in the adtech world. It’s comparable to flash sales in 2009, daily deals in 2010, influencer marketing in 2011 or ambient social networking in 2012....
From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

Monetize that low-hanging fruit! T-shirts + horrid business clichés = Corporateez

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If you’re into validating your paradigm shifts by synergizing your ideation and optimizing actionable value-adds … you’ve got some serious issues my friend. But nobody says you can’t look swanky while you’re dealing with them. Enter Corporateez, which sells simple t-shirts imprinted with terrible corporate clichés like ‘leverage your synergies’...
Monetize that low-hanging fruit! T-shirts + horrid business clichés = Corporateez

Zappos to let Pinterest users show picks via PinPointing

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With all the social networking and such online it was only a matter of time until shopping got more into the act, too. Zappos has announced a new page called PinPointing that recommends products based on Pinterest posts. As Bloomberg reports, San Francisco-based Zappos Labs created PinPointing, which loads Zappos...
Zappos to let Pinterest users show picks via PinPointing

Usablenet is the Biggest Mobile Company You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

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Mr. Taylor (retail-systems.com) New York-based Usablenet is the largest provider of mobile and multiplatform services for brands, powering the mobile presences of 75 of the top 300 retailers--so why have we never heard of them? Usablenet was founded way back in the dark ages, after the 90's dotcom boom but...
Usablenet is the Biggest Mobile Company You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Social gifting may be a buzzword, but it’s also the future of e-commerce

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Last week, a Swedish company by the name of Wrapp made its way stateside, bringing with it a new mobile app that is helping to make “social gifting” the new buzzword in e-commerce. Interested in what this new app had to offer, I tried it myself.  I quickly found...
Social gifting may be a buzzword, but it’s also the future of e-commerce

Wearable technology: a vision of the future?

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Intelligent ski goggles, glasses that film what you see - it's the next wave of technology. And pretty soon you'll be wearing itNot so long ago I was skiiing down a slope in France, wearing a pair of ski goggles which, when I looked down and to my right, showed...
Wearable technology: a vision of the future?

Airbnb Home Rentals Aren't Even Legal In Its Hometown Of San Francisco

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Airbnb is fighting in Washington to get legal cover for its business of helping people rent out their homes, apartments, and couches to strangers. But it's also facing a struggle in its hometown of San Francisco, despite backing from Mayor Ed Lee, and the president of the Board of Supervisors,...
Airbnb Home Rentals Aren't Even Legal In Its Hometown Of San Francisco

New reads: what's your method of discovery?

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The way in which we find out about books is changing, with countless 'new discovery' tools aiming to shape what we readThink back to the last five books you read. How did you find out about them? Now imagine being asked the same question in June 2022. How different do...
New reads: what's your method of discovery?
Big data at work: 12 stories about reinvention
Intel moves into 'big data' software with Apache Hadoop distribution

Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile

techcrunch.com
Moo.com, the online-to-print business card company that was one of the UK’s earlier startup successes, branching out: it is buying all of the assets of Flavors.me, the site where people can create online personal profiles, effectively the digital equivalent of the business card. Hii Def Inc., which had created Flavors.me, is selling...
Business Card Upstart Moo.com Buys Flavors.me To Expand Its Digital Profile

Google Ventures Has $1 Billion To Invest And It Likes Big Data Startups (GOOG)

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Google's investment arm, Google Ventures, doesn't divide its $1 billion into tech-specific funds. Even so, big data is one area it has begun to focus, says partner Karim Faris. Faris is one of the backers of CloudStory Data, a big data startup that launched this week. But he told...
Google Ventures Has $1 Billion To Invest And It Likes Big Data Startups (GOOG)

Get Engaged…Whatever That Means

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Engagement will go down in history as the most ambiguous advertising buzzword of all time. Influencers all over industry are talking about it, but the lack of a definition for engagement in online advertising is creating confusion. Is it the amount of time consumers spend with their mouse on an...
Get Engaged…Whatever That Means

It’s not an eelusion: Berlin game studio raises $1.7 million in just 3 weeks

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We caught this one rather late, but Berlin, Germany-based mobile games maker eelusion has raised $1.7 million in seed funding. According to the startup, the capital was raised 3 weeks after kicking off its fundraising efforts. The game studio didn’t, however, name any of its investors in the press release,...
It’s not an eelusion: Berlin game studio raises $1.7 million in just 3 weeks

Jesse's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Just as with our discussions on the efficacy of rain dances, I am most fascinated by stories of the baffling choices of copyright maximalists which, albeit unintentionally, most definitely promote content piracy/theft [insert Chris Dodd's buzzword of the week]. With that in mind, my favorites list will consist of stories...
Jesse's Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

First-Time Startup Entrepreneurs: Stop Fucking Around

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Editor’s note: Paul Stamatiou is Co-founder of Picplum, a Y Combinator-backed photo printing service, where he obsesses over both design and development. He also co-founded Notifo (YC W10) and Skribit. Follow him on his blog, PaulStamatiou.com, and on Twitter: @Stammy. Reminisce with me for a bit. Do you remember the first time you got...
First-Time Startup Entrepreneurs: Stop Fucking Around
500friends raises $5 million to focus on "omnichannel." Really, though

This week's new games

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Nick Gillett rounds up the news from the biggest gaming show of the year, E3E3 is the international games industry's annual bunfight, a jam-packed gathering for which new announcements are hoarded and luminaries duly trundled out. This year's show lacked really big news, with Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all simply...
This week's new games
Nitro, the other PDF software company, raises $3.5 million
Why we don’t need the government to protect us from online tracking

There's No Such Thing as a "Datasexual"

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You can't work in the tech industry without suffering buzzwords and marketing speak. But for anyone with an interest in big data, the term "datasexual" goes well past buzzword territory to wandering in the weeds of silliness. The attempt to coin the term comes from Dominic Basulto, who wrote...
There's No Such Thing as a "Datasexual"
Writers of Disney Sitcom Fail to Understand Open Source
Deutsche Telekom partners with Fon for crowdsourced Wi-Fi, plans to cover Germany in hotspots
The post-PC era takes shape: Tablet sales to top notebooks next year

SAP's Jonathan Becher On The Future Of Marketing: 'I Don't Have A Social Strategy'

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This article is sponsored by SAP. In the rapidly changing world of marketing, it's hard to keep up with the latest trends. What's more important to a brand: generating business or increasing awareness? How do you integrate social media? What about interactive ads? SAP's CMO Jonathan Becher recently took...
SAP's Jonathan Becher On The Future Of Marketing: 'I Don't Have A Social Strategy'

The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA

thenextweb.com
More STEM visas? Sounds great, doesn’t it? STEM, the acronomic buzzword that stands for ‘Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, encapsulates the side of education that is often referred to as ‘hard.’ As the holder of a philosophy degree, I take minor offense. I kid. Here’s what’s at stake: The United States needs...
The House is likely to vote on and pass a STEM-visa act that is utterly DOA

Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own

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Editor’s note: Jack Krawczyk is Senior Product Marketing Manager at StumbleUpon, the discovery platform. Jack was a founding member of Google+ and tweets about stuff @JackK. No buzzwords are more prominent in today’s Silicon Valley lexicon than social and mobile. They’re so big that they have their own love-child buzzword,...
Your Mobile Phone Is The Least Social Device You Own
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