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Reporter Freaks Out on Air, Internet Laughs and Laughs [Randomly Viral]

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Live TV can be tough, especially if you’re in a cranky mood. Case in point: WVLT TV Volunteer News reporter Gordon Boyd, whose on-air freak-out has gone viral this week.Reporting from a courthouse in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Boyd seems to be having a bit a trouble wrapping up a...
Reporter Freaks Out on Air, Internet Laughs and Laughs [Randomly Viral]
No Luck With Facebook Gifts? Giftivo Offers More Customizable Recommendations, Filtered By Price

Hey Rocket Internet, your wooden furniture supplier is looking for you. Something about late payments.

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We break a lot of news about German startup incubator Rocket Internet around here (case in point: its Southeast Asia-focused Zappos clone ZALORA just landed investment from JP Morgan), which is apparently drawing attention from…its wooden furniture supplier. This message just hit my inbox (only slightly redacted): Dear Robin, Hello,...
Hey Rocket Internet, your wooden furniture supplier is looking for you. Something about late payments.

FriendFeed Goes Down Hard. Maybe 50 People Notice.

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FriendFeed is down right now. It has been down for the past 30 minutes or so. Sadly, that’s not news anymore. Not because, like Twitter of old, it’s down all the time, but rather, because it seems like no one really uses it anymore. Case in point, it’s been down...
FriendFeed Goes Down Hard. Maybe 50 People Notice.

Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks €10M From Earlybird

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There’s something about Soccer (and as a Brit, by that I mean Football, pulease…) that seems to have captured investors’ imagination of late. A case in point: FTBpro, a large fan-generated content platform has now secured $5.8 million from Battery Ventures and Gemini Israel Ventures to fund global expansion. The...
Soccer Apps Get Hot As FTBpro Secures $5.8M To Go Global While The Football App Inks €10M From Earlybird

CVTrust wants to make it so you can't lie about your education on your resume

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It happened to former Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson, it’s happened to thousands of other professionals and it’ll happen again.  Lying about Embellishing your resume is never a good idea, and as time goes on, it’s just going to become easier and easier to get caught. Case in point: CVTrust is a startup that’s looking to change...
CVTrust wants to make it so you can't lie about your education on your resume

Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management

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Jive Software is acquiring meetings.io, a real-time communications platform and Producteev, a cloud-based task management provider in a combined deal worth $7.6 million and 460,000 in Jive stock. Meetings.io is a platform that Jive CEO Tonuy Zingale says fits into the company’s social platform by allowing screen sharing, video conferencing...
Jive Software Acquires Meetings.io and Producteev To Enhance Social Platform With Real-Time Messaging And Task Management
Streaming the Olympics: How YouTube and NBC do it

A silver lining in the bad news about newspapers

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A Pew Research study finds that newspapers are struggling to resist the “inertia” that is keeping them from successfully transitioning to the online world. FORTUNE — Last week, the Eugene Register-Guard published an article online about David Imus, a local mapmaker who was buried in debt until the online magazine...
A silver lining in the bad news about newspapers

Amazon promotes AmazonLocal with $10 gift card for $5

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Many companies are still trying to make it in the market for daily deals, competing with giant Groupon and a host of smaller rivals. But Amazon.com is in a unique position with its AmazonLocal deals site thanks to the fact that it’s, well, Amazon.com. Case in point: Today’s nationwide AmazonLocal...
Amazon promotes AmazonLocal with $10 gift card for $5
Flipboard dips its toes into commerce with shoppable Levi's catalog

How To Protect Yourself From Facebook Video Virus, Scams & Pranks

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Facebook being the most popular social network attracts many users and continues to grow in popularity. Not all Facebook users are computer savvy. This fact is often exploited by unscrupulous people. There have been many a scam, pranks and even malicious links and software that spread through Facebook. A lot...
How To Protect Yourself From Facebook Video Virus, Scams & Pranks
The Nokia 301 Is An $85 Feature Phone With Smartphone-Style Camera Tricks To Nip At Android's Low End

Facebook for Android Bug Holds Lessons for Developers, Users

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App updates may not seem like a big deal. Sure, they fix bugs and provide fun stuff like new features and enhanced user interfaces. But they can also patch potentially serious security holes. Case in point: a recent Facebook vulnerability found in the company's Android software developer kit (SDK). A...
Facebook for Android Bug Holds Lessons for Developers, Users

Read This Before You Run Out And Buy An HTC Phone

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HTC just announced its sales forecast for the first quarter this year. It doesn't look good. The company even admitted it's getting spanked by Apple and Samsung. It also blamed poor sales of its LTE phones, those super fast "4G" devices you keep hearing about in Verizon and AT&T...
Read This Before You Run Out And Buy An HTC Phone

Facebook as a single point of failure for the Web

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If Facebook has its way (and it usually does), over the coming years a ton of websites and online services will become part of the open graph that Facebook is promoting, with Facebook firmly planted in the middle. The concept is very interesting, and the potential for this web...
Facebook as a single point of failure for the Web
Watch 15,000 volts ripple across plywood in stunning time-lapse video

First GHz Edition Radeon HD 7970 hits shelves, throws $699 wrench into AMD's pricing strategy

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The GHz Edition was supposed to deliver a significant mid-cycle performance bump to AMD's flagship 7970, without any attendant rise in cost. Instead, according to AnandTech, it looks like third-party vendors are looking to exploit the GE has a chance to max out every other spec in addition to...
First GHz Edition Radeon HD 7970 hits shelves, throws $699 wrench into AMD's pricing strategy

Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric

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Man with the plan? (Photo: Twitter/SuccessMag) When you’re as stylish as Tumblr CEO David Karp, who needs to sweat the small stuff? Case in point: his company’s profitability. During an interview at a conference hosted by paidContent, he informed the audience that Tumblr isn’t making money—but it’s “not a metric that is...
Tumblr's David Karp Apparently Doesn't Consider Profitability a Particularly Important Metric
Which is less expensive: Amazon or self-hosted?

iTunes Movies in the Cloud now in UK, Canada, Philippines, Australia, Brazil and 28 other new markets

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Following today’s iTunes Match expansion into Hungary and Poland, Mac Rumors reports that movie support for Apple’s iTunes in the Cloud feature is expanding internationally into more than 30 different markets, as films are now able to be re-downloaded via iCloud in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland and...
iTunes Movies in the Cloud now in UK, Canada, Philippines, Australia, Brazil and 28 other new markets

GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

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It seems fair to say that Linux users enjoy a degree of choice that's unmatched by the proprietary players in the desktop computing world, what with the wide variety of both distributions and desktop environments from which they can choose. For that reason, it's all the more striking when...
GNOME 2: Still king of the Linux desktop

The next Apple TV is still a box, just smaller

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Apple is getting ready to launch the next generation Apple TV — and it’s still just a box. An FCC filing first spotted by Engadget reveals that Apple has been working on an updated Apple TV device with a slightly smaller casing. 5 millimeters smaller (0.2”) on each side, to...
The next Apple TV is still a box, just smaller

The 7 Least Used Facebook Features

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From All Facebook: Facebook constantly updates their social network to include and remove features, a case in point being their recent removal of application spam Facebook notifications. We’re all familiar with the changes that actually made a difference - the news feed, the redesign, the “like” button - but we...
The 7 Least Used Facebook Features

Which Linux distro is best? Survey says: Slackware

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One of the biggest ongoing challenges for Linux advocates has always been that there is such a paucity of data available to demonstrate the preferences of the people who are actually using the free and open source operating system. That's especially true on the desktop, where virtually countless different...
Which Linux distro is best? Survey says: Slackware

Using A Cloud Service At the Office Without Permission? You're Not Alone

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I don’t usually like to look too deeply into surveys of customers by one company or another, usually because they tend to arrive at some kind of self-serving point. But sometimes there’s some interesting nuggets in them that illustrate something interesting, or confirm something widely suspected but not often quantified....
Using A Cloud Service At the Office Without Permission? You're Not Alone

ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

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The world of data breaches and other malicious online acts are on the rise — with some $2 trillion lost to IT thefts and other cybercrimes annually, according to research from Goldman Sachs — so we will continue to see a focus on companies that try to combat these threats....
ThreatMetrix Picks Up $18 Million To Expand Its Fight Against Cybercrime

New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

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Facebook’s tough first six months on the Nasdaq soured some investors on the company’s money making prospects. But a few analysts are still keeping the faith. Case in point: The latest “Buy” rating coming from J.P. Morgan Chase, complete with a shiny new price target raised to $35, up six...
New Year, Same Rating: J.P. Morgan Still Bullish on Facebook

Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And That’s Good.

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Would you prefer a CEO who’s in the trenches making their company worth more, or one who sings and dances for potential investors? In Facebook’s case, having Mark Zuckerberg remain the visionary rather than become a celebrity salesman will be crucial to the company staying on top. Zuckerberg’s steered Facebook around...
Zuck’s So Busy Buying Billion $ Companies, Facebook May Delay IPO. And That’s Good.
Microchips: Linux Does Beer: Raspberry Pi Moonlights as Dutch Brewmeister
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