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BunchBall Opens a Research Lab to Legitimize "Gamification"

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Buzzwords ride the hype cycle in Silicon Valley the same way companies do. Right now I’d argue the term “gamification” is in what Gartner calls the “Trough of Disillusionment.” The question is whether its industry leaders can resurrect the idea. With its new labs program, enterprise gamification company Bunchball...
BunchBall Opens a Research Lab to Legitimize "Gamification"

Applications for the 85,000 US STEM visas open this year have outstripped supply, inducing a lottery

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The debate on STEM immigration may be in a Congressional lull at the moment as the Gang of Eight dithers and other proposals wither, but all parties involved have something new to think about: the 85,000 high-skill visas open this year were overbid in just 5 days. STEM, a now-common...
Applications for the 85,000 US STEM visas open this year have outstripped supply, inducing a lottery

Read It and Cringe: LinkedIn's Overused Buzzwords

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To Whom It May Concern:* I’m writing to apply for the job opening you posted on ResumeBlast.com. I feel my extensive experience, analytical problem solving skills and my team playerness** make me the perfect motivated candidate for this position. My track record proves that I’m a creative and innovative worker....
Read It and Cringe: LinkedIn's Overused Buzzwords

Apple's Academy Awards iPad ad features app that helped documentary win Oscar

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Apple aired a new iPad ad during yesterday’s Academy Awards that featured its typical ‘let the device do the talking’ setup. The device displays a series of apps that a disembodied hand interacts with and there are a series of buzzwords that relate to those apps. But the ad also...
Apple's Academy Awards iPad ad features app that helped documentary win Oscar

Crash Course: 5 Ways to Get a Tech Industry Analyst to Cover Your Product

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A common question among technology companies looking for attention is: “How do I trick an analyst into talking about my product?” The answer: Find a really bad analyst. Still, the question raises a good point. A lot of vendors view analysts as mythical, cave-dwelling beasts who demand ritual sacrifices...
Crash Course: 5 Ways to Get a Tech Industry Analyst to Cover Your Product

Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

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One of the tech buzzwords du jour right now is “Big Data,” the idea of companies mining ever-increasing data sets to glean insightful information. That’s an arena where supercomputers can have an especially powerful role, in part because the machines are built to crunch complex numbers used in everything from...
Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’
CloudPhysics puffs up with $2.5M for analyzing virtualized datacenters

Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory

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The news that’s been telegraphed for weeks is done: Yahoo has finally confirmed that roughly 2,000 staffers, 14.1 percent of its workforce, are losing their jobs as new CEO Scott Thompson remakes the business around the buzzwords smaller, nimbler, core, best in class.  Thompson, the surprise choice to fill the gap left...
Yet another Yahoo CEO tries to cut to glory

Infographics: Buzzword Ban: Are You Motivated, Effective and Experimental? Try Being Something Else

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LinkedIn has its year-end roundup of the buzzwords most overused in LinkedIn profiles culled from its 135 million members. If you find yourself describing yourself with any of these terms, stop, now....
Infographics: Buzzword Ban: Are You Motivated, Effective and Experimental? Try Being Something Else
Saturday Night Live lampoons Pandora music channels, but don't expect NBC to stream it online

NextStories for iPad surfaces fresh articles based on the site and subject you're currently reading

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Curation, aggregation and just about any other kind -ation has become something of a well-flogged horse in the mobile news space. So it’s just as well NextStories doesn’t use either of these buzzwords in its proposition, even though aggregation is a word I would use to describe it. Earlier this...
NextStories for iPad surfaces fresh articles based on the site and subject you're currently reading
Isis adds four new payment system providers to its mobile wallet venture

Josh Harris Is Back With His Latest Plan For A Real-World 'Truman Show'

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Internet pioneer Joshua Harris is back again, trying a new cut at his idea for a 24/7 Internet broadcast of people's lives. It's called Net Band Command. The fanciful name is an allusion to channels of communication: That's "band" as in "radio frequency band," not "band" as in "musical band."...
Josh Harris Is Back With His Latest Plan For A Real-World 'Truman Show'

Execs Abandon Airtime as Sean Parker Resorts to Meaningless Buzzwords

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(Photo: flickr.com/christmas-on-mars) Tech’s golden party boy, who was once portrayed by a mugging Justin Timberlake in a dialogue-heavy Aaron Sorkin flick, has hit a wall with his new startup, Airtime. Sean Parker, (in)famous for cofounding Napster, serving as the first president of Facebook and as a Spotify board member, opened...
Execs Abandon Airtime as Sean Parker Resorts to Meaningless Buzzwords
Opal Labs wants to facilitate global, collaborative brainstorms
Elasticsearch nabs $24M because search is hard, and big data makes it harder

This app teaches you about startup culture and business using mobile flash cards

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If you’re wondering how to get started with your own company and are looking to Silicon Valley as a measuring stick, you might want to make sure you’re up on all of the latest buzzwords and who’s who in technology. One of the best ways to learn things is by...
This app teaches you about startup culture and business using mobile flash cards

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"

BlueGlass Interactive Acquires Digital Agency Voltier Digital

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Internet marketing agency BlueGlass Interactive has just acquired Voltier Digital, a digital agency specializing in content marketing, infographic creation and data visualization. Voltier, whose clients include eBay, CEO.com, Fanhattan, WellHome, COLOURlovers.com, Greatist, and others, will be relocating its entire six person team to BlueGlass’s Tampa offices immediately. In addition, Voltier’s three founders,...
BlueGlass Interactive Acquires Digital Agency Voltier Digital

Top 10 startup spoofs you need to see now

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Listening to startup people speak can either be exciting and inspirational… or it can make you do a little gag. It’s hard not to poke fun at self-righteous entrepreneurial types that pepper their language with buzzwords and act as if they got their Ph.D. in passion – so here’s...
Top 10 startup spoofs you need to see now

Nate Silver's Sweep Is a Huge Win for Big Data

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(Illustration: ilovecharts.tumblr.com) Like “pivot” and “cloud computing,” “big data” is one of those startup buzzwords that gets thrown around indiscriminately–partly because it means different things depending on the intel you’re trying to unearth and partly because it sounds like the kind of futuristic jargon that opens doors. Using machine learning to analyze...
Nate Silver's Sweep Is a Huge Win for Big Data
Satirical 'Startup' Vooza Gets Serious About What It's Really Up To -- A New Kind Of Web Advertising
Gigya, the startup that adds social to brand name apps, gets $15.3M

H.P.'s Servers Are a Play Against the Cloud

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Hewlett-Packard's latest servers hit all the buzzwords, including automation, power savings, density and low heat, all with faster computing. Their real potential, however, may lie in persuading companies to keep buying office computers and not head for cloud computing....
H.P.'s Servers Are a Play Against the Cloud

Next digital health IPO: Practice Fusion, Castlight or ZocDoc?

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In the last year, several health tech startups have gained momentum, but according to a survey of digital health entrepreneurs, Practice Fusion, Castlight and ZocDoc are the closest to making their public debut. The survey of 100 entrepreneurs was conducted Conducted by Interwest Partners, the venture capital firm behind Epocrates, Doximity and...
Next digital health IPO: Practice Fusion, Castlight or ZocDoc?

Mobile Thursday? Smartphone Shopping Is Still Tiny, But It's This Year's Big Online Buzzword

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In what has become an annual holiday tradition, those who keep track of these things have started in on touting just how digital the holiday shopper has become, whipping out all manner of buzzwords to do so. Last year, it was Cyber Monday — this year, it’s turned out...
Mobile Thursday? Smartphone Shopping Is Still Tiny, But It's This Year's Big Online Buzzword

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
Fragmentation? Open Source? Buzzwords For Android, And Also Google’s Latest Effort, Google Campus

How to Choose a Cloud Hosting Service

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Not sure what cloud computing is, or how it can benefit your business? In this article, I'll introduce you to the cloud, help you interpret the buzzwords, and explain how your business might save time and money using a cloud hosting service such as Windows Azure, Amazon EC2, or Rackspace....
How to Choose a Cloud Hosting Service

Geoloqi, Solver of the Great Location Problem, Partners Up

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App makers just want the ability to push messaging to a phone based on where you are. It’s the age-old idea of, you walk past a Starbucks, and your phone goes off with a coupon. But we’re now years into this smart phone thing and it’s still, not, here. Portland...
Geoloqi, Solver of the Great Location Problem, Partners Up
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