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Batman-Style Vigilantes Create A Defense League For The Internet

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News updates all day from Fast Company. Kitty cats--in all of their sweater-wearing, obese, gluttonous glory--are symbols of the unbridaled, viral web. So a cartoon feline is a fitting symbol for the band of digilantes behind the just-launched Internet Defense League. Members so far include Mozilla, Reddit, and Imgur. The League was created...
Batman-Style Vigilantes Create A Defense League For The Internet
You Were Warned: Uber Says E-Hailing Fares Will Skyrocket Amid New Year's Eve Demand

A floating pool has inspired the world. But will it sink before you can swim?

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In the summer of 2010, prominent designers, architects, and environmentalists around New York City received a small paper booklet in the mail filled with realistic renderings of a cross-shaped swimming pool floating between Brooklyn and Manhattan, filtering the polluted water of the East River through its walls. The cover...
A floating pool has inspired the world. But will it sink before you can swim?
Tokyo, Seoul, and Paris get faster, cheaper broadband than US cities

Google Street View causes stir in Botswana

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Opposition paper in Botswana, the second African nation to get Street View, says images of military bases compromise securityIn cities around the world it has provoked grumbles about invasion of privacy and jeopardising national security - and has caught unsuspecting members of the public with their pants down. So when...
Google Street View causes stir in Botswana
Tony Hsieh's New Twist on Hacking the Downtown Vegas Tech Ecosystem

Nukemap: Shall we play a game?

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A tool shows what would happen if history's most notorious nuclear weapons were dropped on different cities around the world. It's scary and sobering--and over a million people have used it. [Read more]...
Nukemap: Shall we play a game?

Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

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Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThere is a lot of...
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

At a Ribbon-Cutting for Shapeways' 'Factory of the Future,' Bloomberg Talks New York Tech

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The crowded presser for the factory of the future. (Photo: Shapways’ Instagram) This morning, Betabeat ventured forth to the industrial environs of Long Island City for a ribbon-cutting at what’s being billed as the “factory of the future.” Naturally, quite a few tech scene regulars were in attendance, like New...
At a Ribbon-Cutting for Shapeways' 'Factory of the Future,' Bloomberg Talks New York Tech

I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal

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I spent the past few days in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, to attend the annual Switch Conference and gain some insights into the Portuguese startup ecosystem (and enjoy some amazing local seafood dishes and pastry). Honestly, the reason I accepted the invitation in the first place was to...
I was shocked – shocked! – to find out there are tech startups in Portugal
Google Maps for Android now looks crisper on new devices, adds transit options
GetYourGuide grabs Gidsy to grow 'world's largest portal' for travel experiences
Vayable Launches a Concierge Service Because Alcatraz Sleepovers are No Longer Enough for People
BlackBerry 10: RIM To Run Developer Events In 11 Cities To Focus On Building Enterprise Apps

What’s next for Uber? More cities, more choice and a delivery service?

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Uber keeps rolling along, introducing its metro car services into new cities around the world. Following a big $32 million funding round late last year, the company has big plans not just for international expansion, but for new potential features. Sunday I sat down with Uber CEO Travis Kalanick to...
What’s next for Uber? More cities, more choice and a delivery service?

NVIDIA To Build A New Home, 20 Years After Our Founding

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Twenty years ago this month, we founded NVIDIA. Our vision that computer graphics would revolutionize computing has propelled us into becoming one of the leading technology companies in the world. We’ve invented the GPU, revolutionized gaming, helped Hollywood make jaw-dropping movies, and powered the world’s fastest supercomputer. Our processors power...
NVIDIA To Build A New Home, 20 Years After Our Founding

Zipcar Is Getting Acquired By Avis (ZIP, CAR)

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Zipcar, the popular car sharing service, is getting acquired by Avis Budget Group. Avis has agreed to purchase the company for $12.25 per share, which is a monster 49 percent premium over Monday's closing price of $8.24. Here's the statement from Avis: PARSIPPANY, N.J. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Jan. 2, 2013...
Zipcar Is Getting Acquired By Avis (ZIP, CAR)

CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap Surges On Wikipedia-Like User Passion

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Many people describe CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap project as “Wikipedia for maps,” and they aren’t far off. The project allows anyone to add and edit map data around the globe, and the project is now a viable open and free source of mapping data for third party developers. In some parts of...
CloudMade’s OpenStreetMap Surges On Wikipedia-Like User Passion

Twestival relaunches, using social media to raise money for global charities all year long

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A Twitter festival. Twestival if you will. The idea was that, if you took to Twitter to help raise awareness and money for a cause, you could decentralize contributions into one-day, offline events. It worked well, as Twestival efforts around the world raised millions for organizations such as charity: water....
Twestival relaunches, using social media to raise money for global charities all year long

Twitter updates Trending Topics, adds 100 more cities to share news people care about the most

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Twitter has expanded its Trending Topics feature to 100 more cities around the world, including Istanbul, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, and Incheon. Now, users will be able to scan through and see what the most popular trend people are talking about around their neighborhood and city — over 200 locations. As more...
Twitter updates Trending Topics, adds 100 more cities to share news people care about the most

The Open Cities App Challenge is set to highlight apps shaping the smart cities of tomorrow

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The idea of ‘smart cities’ that use open data and networks of sensors to empower their citizens with more information than ever before has gained real momentum over the past couple of years. A new competition is looking to highlight the best applications that embrace this ethos. The Open Cities...
The Open Cities App Challenge is set to highlight apps shaping the smart cities of tomorrow
PHOTOS: Steve Downes, Jen Taylor and hundreds of fans help celebrate Seattle's Halo 4 launch
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Google Maps Expands Transit Info

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The new version of Google Maps for Android includes public transport information for almost 500 cities around the world....
Google Maps Expands Transit Info
Google spent $70M on U.S. TV ads in 2011

London's top 10 most-loved mobile apps

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They’re in your pocket, your purse or at the bottom of your laptop bag whenever you need them. They’re built in East London, near trendy Shoreditch or the lovable eyesore known as Silicon Roundabout. (Not to be an eyesore for much longer it seems!) They connect you to the world, empower...
London's top 10 most-loved mobile apps

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

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There's plenty of new stuff on this week's calendar but nothing comes close to Global Ignite Week. And with more than 50 events all around the world, it's likely that there's an Ignite close to you. Remember, they're almost guaranteed to make you smarter. Like the the Ignite motto...
ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 27 February 2010

'This Is Now': Watch the world in real time via Instagram photos

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Web site This is Now aggregates Instagram photos as they're uploaded in five cities around the world. [Read more]...
'This Is Now': Watch the world in real time via Instagram photos

Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples

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In its first ever earnings report as a publicly-traded company, Yelp said it earned $27.6 million in revenue up 59 percent from the $16.5 million it made in the same time a year ago. It lost $9.8 million, more than triple the $2.7 million it lost in the same time...
Yelp’s Post-IPO Earnings: $27.6M in Revenue, Up 59% From A Year Earlier, But Net Loss Triples
Google Flight Search takes off around the world
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