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Google's mysterious 'Solve for X' launching today? (video)

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Google's X Lab is the search giant's top-secret facility even its own employees didn't know about. It's believed to be working on driverless cars, internet connected appliances and Majel: a Star Trek-inspired rebuttal to Siri. It's also apparently behind the Solve for X website, which hints at a TED-style...
Google's mysterious 'Solve for X' launching today? (video)

Want An In-App Notification Center? There’s A SDK For That

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Today, mobile promotion and discovery service AppsFire is launching a new toolkit for developers called App Booster. Meant to boost user engagement and retention, two of the toughest challenges developers face today, the App Booster SDK (software development kit) introduces a suite of tools for things like in-app notifications, user...
Want An In-App Notification Center? There’s A SDK For That

Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP

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Back in November, we reported that Sean Garrett, Twitter’s Head of Comms, would be stepping down from his post. As he tweeted at the time, for the first time in his career, he would be taking more than a two week break between jobs. Since Garrett stepped down, Karen Wickre,...
Twitter Nabs Googler Gabriel Stricker As Comms VP

Sierra Wireless outs thinnest-ever 4G LTE module, teases skinny AT&T-ready laptops and tablets

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One of the bigger challenges of spreading LTE has been size; going 4G has tended to put on a little weight. A new Sierra Wireless embedded modem, the AirPrime EM7700, could be just the ticket to shedding those pounds. It's reputedly the thinnest module ever made, at a tenth...
Sierra Wireless outs thinnest-ever 4G LTE module, teases skinny AT&T-ready laptops and tablets
Social Fitness Tracker Endomondo Hits 10 Million Users, Tracks 250K Workouts Each Day
Clothes Horse Wants To Solve The Biggest Problem With Online Shopping: Finding Clothes That Fit

Kodak gets the green light to sell digital imaging patents

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It's been a long road for Kodak to get to this point, but it seems the floundering company has finally won approval to sell off its digital imaging patents. Over the objections of Apple and Flashpoint (nothing like kicking a company when its down), the Bankruptcy Court awarded Kodak...
Kodak gets the green light to sell digital imaging patents
iPad review (2012)

5 Tips To Manage Your Multinational Social Media

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One of the biggest challenges to delivering an effective social media campaign for big, multinational brands is executing the strategy on a practical level: you’ll have multiple networks, profiles, languages, and social media managers to control across different countries. Implementing your... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
5 Tips To Manage Your Multinational Social Media
UK retailer GAME enters administration

4 Alternatives You Need To Consider Beyond AdWords

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While there’s no arguing with the fact that Google’s Adwords program is the dominant player in the PPC industry, it’s by no means the only option when it comes to paying for website traffic. In fact, the size of the Google Adwords program creates a number of challenges for “small-time”...
4 Alternatives You Need To Consider Beyond AdWords

#startupstories

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The NY Tech Meetup has produced a series of short videos talking about some of the key early challenges that startups face. They call this series #startupstories and currently there are three videos up on the web, one about pitching your company, one about building the team, and one about...
#startupstories

Second Google-Sponsored Legal Report Argues Government Would Lose Antitrust Case

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Google is playing a sophisticated form of “head games” with antitrust regulators. A second legal report-cum-brief (embedded below) has appeared. It argues that antitrust challenges against Google are likely to fail because Google’s critics’ arguments lack legal merit and/or... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
Second Google-Sponsored Legal Report Argues Government Would Lose Antitrust Case

3 Step Model For Developing Insights Through Keyword Trends

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Knowing what topics are top of mind to your customers can sometimes feel like an uphill battle. After all, there are always unique challenges and obstacles to every prospect and client. The good news is that your search program can be an amazing resource to identify topics of interest to...
3 Step Model For Developing Insights Through Keyword Trends

IPad 3: Predictions and Challenges From iFixit

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iFixit's Kyle Wiens has a darn good track record when it comes to Apple predictions. Here, he opines about the next iPad....
IPad 3: Predictions and Challenges From iFixit
Pepsi Puts A Pop Culture “Cheat Sheet” At The Heart Of Its New Campaign

Facebook Ads Work, Except When They Don't. Sometimes. Maybe.

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Fresh fuel for the “Do Facebook Ads Really Work?” debate: A survey that indicates advertisers themselves don’t really know what to think about the social network and its $3 billion a year ad business. This one comes from Advertising Age and Citigroup, and the results are so varied that the...
Facebook Ads Work, Except When They Don't. Sometimes. Maybe.

Tim Cook: Siri has “unbelievable potential”, expect new features in the coming months

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Tim Cook has revealed that Apple will launch a set of new features for Siri “in the coming months”, as it looks to build on the “unbelievable potential” that the virtual personal assistant has. Cook teased an audience at the All Things D conference by revealing that Siri users can expect...
Tim Cook: Siri has “unbelievable potential”, expect new features in the coming months

5 Minutes on The Verge: Facebook's Joey Flynn

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Joey Flynn is design lead on Facebook's mobile app, one of the most popular apps in the world. His hands are on everything but from the way it looks to the way it works. And he's a really funny guy, too. Flynn took a few minutes to talk to...
5 Minutes on The Verge: Facebook's Joey Flynn

Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

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You probably recall all the excitement that went around when a group finally won the big Netflix $1 million prize in 2009, improving Netflix's recommendation algorithm by 10%. But what you might not know, is that Netflix never implemented that solution itself. Netflix recently put up a blog post discussing...
Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

Analyse your ‘tweet-reach’ with social media analytical tool, Content Scorer [Invites]

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While Facebook provides Page administrators with a little bit of insight into how their campaigns are doing, on Twitter, aside from retweets and replies, it’s hard to know if your updates are having any effect at all. Brands are increasingly being told to invest time into tools, without having the...
Analyse your ‘tweet-reach’ with social media analytical tool, Content Scorer [Invites]
Six things you must include in every enterprise social media proposal

Notes From Chad: Funding Etsy’s Future

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Photo by maudvantoursI joined Etsy back in September 2008 because fundamentally I was inspired by the community of sellers and all they represented: art, beauty, collaboration, and the success of individual people around the world making and selling amazing things. At the time, Etsy had grown beyond all expectations and...
Notes From Chad: Funding Etsy’s Future

Skype for Windows Phone working on Nokia Lumia 610, scoffs at memory restrictions

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Remember the unfortunate news that Skype's new Windows Phone app wasn't compatible with low-memory devices? Well, the app is now compatible with the incoming Nokia Lumia 610. After "some challenges early on", Nokia tells us that the app is primed for use when the entry-level Windows Phone eventually hits...
Skype for Windows Phone working on Nokia Lumia 610, scoffs at memory restrictions
Watch this: Google CEO Larry Page discusses 'big bets' on future technologies

Enterprise SEO Panel Preview For SMX West 2012

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SMX West is approaching fast, and one of the sessions that caught my eye was the Enterprise SEO – Challenges & Solutions. The panel is loaded with speakers with deep experience in enterprise SEO. I decided to reach out to the panelists and get a preview of their presentations, so...
Enterprise SEO Panel Preview For SMX West 2012

Sony applies for wireless power patent, wants to daisy-chain your energy

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As much as we're familiar with wireless power, we know developing a truly contact-free form of charging has a whole raft of extra challenges, such as getting into the sweet spot for power delivery and the potential traffic jam caused by throwing another device into the mix. Sony thinks...
Sony applies for wireless power patent, wants to daisy-chain your energy

Ubuntu challenges OS status quo

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Ubuntu's plans to revolutionise computing...
Ubuntu challenges OS status quo

Geotargeting And The Slippery Slope To Fragmenting The Internet With Localized Censorship

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For years we've talked about the challenges a global internet creates for legal questions that are based on more limited jurisdictions. As different countries start to deal with this, there has been some fragmenting of a global internet in the form of country-wide censorship, such as those seen in the...
Geotargeting And The Slippery Slope To Fragmenting The Internet With Localized Censorship

Looking for love? Online dating algorithms won't help you

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Online dating has some benefits, but accurate matching apparently isn't one of them. A team of researchers led by Eli Finkel of Northwestern University has concluded that despite claims that "matching algorithms" can predict long-term compatibility based on personality questionnaires and demographic information, the data dating sites collect is...
Looking for love? Online dating algorithms won't help you
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