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Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

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With over 15 billion page views a month Tumblr has become an insanely popular blogging platform. Users may like Tumblr for its simplicity, its beauty, its strong focus on user experience, or its friendly and engaged community, but like it they do. Growing at over 30% a month has...
Tumblr Architecture - 15 Billion Page Views a Month and Harder to Scale than Twitter

Being pulled kicking and screaming across the chasm

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Being pulled kicking and screaming across the chasm

That Instagram Taco Bell Commercial Isn't Part Of Its Business Model

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvgGgQ_6a6s Beloved phone camera app Instagram sure had a tumultuous week before Christmas, when a change in the wording of its terms of service caused the Internet to erupt in a chasm of knee jerk reactions: “Instagram is going to sell my photos!” the jerkiest knees exclaimed. The clamor was...
That Instagram Taco Bell Commercial Isn't Part Of Its Business Model

Sen. Lieberman asks the Senate to not tack 'irrelevant' bilge onto his cybersecurity bill

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This is the sort of story that makes you chuckle, because it should be in the Onion, and not in the pages of our political press. However, I digress. Today, according to a report in The Hill, Senator Lieberman asked that the Senate not tack unrelated amendments onto his cybersecurity...
Sen. Lieberman asks the Senate to not tack 'irrelevant' bilge onto his cybersecurity bill

Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?

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Both the Financial Times and the New York Times have either already crossed or are close to crossing an important threshold: namely, the point at which revenue from reader subscriptions exceeds the revenue they get from advertising. For an industry that has been as dependent on ad revenue as the...
Crossing the newspaper chasm: Is it better to be funded by readers?
Larry Page Thinks It Won't Bother You To See People Wearing Google Glass Next To You While You Pee (GOOG)

A Glimpse Into the Strange World of Today's Digital Youth

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Most of the youngsters who will be starting college this Fall were born in 1992. To help professors bridge that generational chasm, Beloit College prepares an annual list of cultural and technological touchstones for incoming freshman. Man, kids are weird. More »...
A Glimpse Into the Strange World of Today's Digital Youth

Understanding Like-gate

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Several prominent people are up in arms about Facebook charging for access to users who have already Liked their page. I believe this debate is missing the big picture, and what we are in fact witnessing is the unfurling of the full-fledged Facebook business model. Facebook is showing us how...
Understanding Like-gate

Birst Enables Roll-Your-Own Business Intelligence

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Birst, the business intelligence startup I first wrote about last fall is back today with an interesting new capability that combines data that resides in the cloud or on premise into a single customized view. We’ve all seen how attention to the business intelligence sector is quickening. There are scads...
Birst Enables Roll-Your-Own Business Intelligence
In the post-PC future, businesses will use notebook and tablet hybrids

Free Game Friday: More good games about the bad guy

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Since even indie devs take time off for the holidays, there weren't a lot of new games this week. Luckily, this month's Ludum Dare about villainy produced enough games for two weeks of great games. Ore Chasm I started playing Ore Chasm earlier today and looked up to find...
Free Game Friday: More good games about the bad guy

T-Mobile's new pricing is an improvement for the US, but it still pales in comparison to Europe

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T-Mobile has completely overhauled the way that it charges users in the United States. Gone are the restrictive two-year contracts and heavily subsidized handsets that consumers have begrudingly come to terms with over the last two decades. In its place is an entirely new structure, based solely on the amount of...
T-Mobile's new pricing is an improvement for the US, but it still pales in comparison to Europe

New study finds small startups typically overspend on Amazon web services by 50% or more

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One of the big changes in the startup world over the last half-decade was the rise of Amazon Web Services. It allowed a small team with limited capital to quickly and easily build a web company that could operate at a fairly large scale by letting them rely on servers...
New study finds small startups typically overspend on Amazon web services by 50% or more
Welcome To The Seedy Underbelly Of Publishing: Paid Chick-Lit Reviews Site Silences Author

From SXSW: Google Buzz and User Empathy

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I was having lunch with Dare Obasanjo and Louis Gray yesterday. We were talking about FriendFeed and Google Buzz, and I was saying how I really didn't get either product. And something occurred to me that I think about sometimes, but rarely articulate.I have been writing code and/or developing products...
From SXSW: Google Buzz and User Empathy

It's Time To Debunk The Myth That Copyright Is Needed To Make Money - Or That It Even Makes Money

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Since the copyright monopoly is primarily an economic construction, there is a chasm in public support between its abolition for noncommercial activity, and its abolition overall. In the population, there is a strong majority for reducing the monopoly so that it doesn’t limit noncommercial sharing of knowledge and culture between...
It's Time To Debunk The Myth That Copyright Is Needed To Make Money - Or That It Even Makes Money

Polycom Shifts Gears Amid Changes in Conferencing

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One of the hardest tricks in high tech is for a hardware company to become a software company. Polycom, which has been preparing for some time to cross that chasm, is announcing more leaps on Monday....
Polycom Shifts Gears Amid Changes in Conferencing

What's your six-second state of the union address? Tell us with Vine

www.guardian.co.uk
What should Obama focus on in 2013? Tell us using #SOTUin6 on Twitter and with its new video sharing app, VinePresident Obama will address the nation Tuesday with his annual state of the union address. Last year, as an incumbent for re-election, Obama addressed the growing ideological chasm between Democrats...
What's your six-second state of the union address? Tell us with Vine

What impact will Facebook have on organ donations?

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People are turning to social media to bridge the chasm between those in need of life-saving organs and those who can help. This offers hope but also introduces risks. [Read more]...
What impact will Facebook have on organ donations?

Drawbridge aims to solve 'cross-device' ad targeting problems

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US startup decloaks from stealth mode armed with funding from Sequoia Capital and Kleiner PerkinsApple and Google may own their own mobile advertising networks – iAd and AdMob respectively – but there is still room for innovation in the mobile ads world from startups.The latest is Drawbridge, whose chief executive Kamakshi...
Drawbridge aims to solve 'cross-device' ad targeting problems

Facebook-connected vest hugs you when you get a 'Like'

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Bridge the chasm between the online and real worlds with a vest that inflates to squeeze you when you get a "Like" on Facebook. [Read more]...
Facebook-connected vest hugs you when you get a 'Like'
Korea Times posts its latest 'Apple moving away from Samsung' claim

Startup vet Bob Crimmins: A huge chasm between good ideas and good businesses

www.geekwire.com
Bob Crimmins SURF Incubator, Seattle’s newest startup incubator, celebrated its launch last week at its new facility in the Exchange Building in downtown Seattle. We got an inside look at the incubator a few months ago, but now Seaton Gras’ dream is brimming with activity. To kick off the festivities,...
Startup vet Bob Crimmins: A huge chasm between good ideas and good businesses
Evernote Launches Reminders

Backed With $2M, YC's Amiato Launches To Bring Big Data A/B Testing With SQL To All

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Sometimes it takes a bit more time to get something right — especially when it’s technically challenging. That’s why Amiato, a Palo Alto, California-based startup, labeled itself as one of the “off the record” Demo Day companies when it graduated last spring from the Winter 2012 class of Y Combinator....
Backed With $2M, YC's Amiato Launches To Bring Big Data A/B Testing With SQL To All

Court Orders Yahoo To Pay Mexican Yellow Pages Companies $2.7 Billion In Mystery Case

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We've covered stories about the Yellow Pages and other directory companies in the past, as their business and general worth appears to be just short of evaporated, but this is a strange one. Frustratingly, there is a chasm worth of unknowns in this story, and not just by us here...
Court Orders Yahoo To Pay Mexican Yellow Pages Companies $2.7 Billion In Mystery Case

Linking simple chemistry to something like life

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A computer model of a growing membrane. Szostak Lab Origin of life researchers have made impressive progress in recent years, showing that simple chemicals can combine to make nucleotides, the building blocks of DNA and RNA. Given the right conditions, these nucleotides can combine into ever-longer stretches of RNA....
Linking simple chemistry to something like life
New review site lets consumers 'get fresh' with cutting-edge hardware
40M users later, Viddy arrives on Android

Michael Gove's computer science revolution is long overdue

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Michael Gove's move to include computer science in the science options for the Ebacc is a big step in the right directionMichael Gove is possibly the most unpopular minister in the government, but on Wednesday he made a courageous and enlightened decision. On that day, the Department for Education announced...
Michael Gove's computer science revolution is long overdue
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