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Vook Releases ‘Digital Publishing House in a Box’

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Mr. Cavnar (linkedin.com) Hate to break it to you paper purists, but it looks like creating and publishing e-books just got a whole lot easier with Vook's new visual editor. Today, the e-book publisher launched a new platform that allows you to create, edit and publish your e-books across multiple devices,...
Vook Releases ‘Digital Publishing House in a Box’

Why can't we just admit that journalists are human?

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Should journalists be allowed to have opinions? If so, when and where — and how — should they be allowed to express them? Such questions have been a thorn in the side of the traditional media industry almost since the web was invented, and they have become even more irksome...
Why can't we just admit that journalists are human?

A Love Letter To The App That Makes Email Suck Less

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Everyone is going ga-ga over a new iPhone app called "Mailbox" because it lets you treat your inbox as a to-do list and clear out all of your emails really fast. But no one seems to love the app more than top Cablevision PR guy Jim Maiella, who just posted...
A Love Letter To The App That Makes Email Suck Less

The new TaskRabbit API could turn to-do list apps into outsourcing ones

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Having a publicly available API instantly turns any service into a platform, allowing developers to utilize its functionality and data in their own projects. Whether this platform turns out to be a strong one is depending on how good the original service is. In TaskRabbit’s case, the service is really...
The new TaskRabbit API could turn to-do list apps into outsourcing ones

Appfog buys Nodester to strengthen its Node.js bench

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Appfog, the provider of a multi-language, multi-cloud platform as a service, is buying Nodester to beef up its Node.js capabilities. Company CEO Lucas Carlson said the deal — terms of which were not disclosed — will give the company deeper and broader Node.js support and access to more Node.js developers....
Appfog buys Nodester to strengthen its Node.js bench

Cap That raises $2.3 million to bring video stills to the custom merchandise market

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Custom merchandise platform Cap That has received a $2.3M Series B investment from Canadian tech incubator Intertainment Media Inc, the Hollywood-based company announced today. While there are other players in this market, such as CafePress or Zazzle, Cap That differentiates itself by its patent-pending technology, which lets customers use video...
Cap That raises $2.3 million to bring video stills to the custom merchandise market

Grafetee builds its "location-bookmarking" platform with help from the Finnish police force

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Grafetee, a location-bookmarking startup with backing from Finnish government, has officially launched. The company’s apps, available for free on the App Store and Play Store, make it easier for users to find, bookmark, and share places of interest with their friends, family, and the Finnish police force. Essentially, Grafetee is...
Grafetee builds its "location-bookmarking" platform with help from the Finnish police force
AppFog lets you pick your cloud, (almost) any cloud

OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)

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Between the giant screen gaming demos, the shiny new hardware and the ever-present booth babes, the Electronic Entertainment Expo may well be the short attention span capital of North America at the moment. How does one possible manage to up the ante on electronic attention deficit disorder? Nintendo and...
OnLive Multiview on an LG Google TV, eyes-on (video)
The handy list of Ars Technica editors and writers on Twitter

5 Innovative Uses Of Timeline For Facebook Pages

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More than a pretty new layout, here are the ways Timeline is helping everyone from Coldplay to Sierra Club and The New York Times to Doctors Without Borders rethink their public personas. Facebook rolled out its Timeline format for brands this week. It's still early, but we've already seen how...
5 Innovative Uses Of Timeline For Facebook Pages

Capture the world around you in 360° video with Dot [VB Store]

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This sponsored post is produced by StackSocial. We all love capturing video on our iPhone and now thanks to Kogeto we can take amazingly awesome 360 degree video with the click of a button. It’s that simple. Not only is the video quality great but the interactive 360 views...
Capture the world around you in 360° video with Dot [VB Store]

Cyber thieves profit via mobile malware

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Stealing cash from smartphones at the click of a button...
Cyber thieves profit via mobile malware
Samsung unveils Series 5 Ultra touch ultrabook
YouTube adds Face Blur tool for protecting anonymity in videos

Operators Globe and SingTel launch cross-platform app store in the Philippines

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Philippines telecom operator Globe has hooked up with its Singaporean counterpart SingTel to bring a new apps store to its subscribers free of charge, as a report from ABS-CBN reveals. The duo are launching MyAppsMall, which will carry more than 20,000 items that includes games, social networking, sports and other apps....
Operators Globe and SingTel launch cross-platform app store in the Philippines
YC's iCracked Is Blowing Up With A New "Uber" For iPhone Repairs Service

A Non-Geek's Guide To Pinterest, The Biggest Internet Hit Since Facebook

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By now you've surely heard of Pinterest. But you might not know what it is, where it came from, or why it is getting so much attention. Here's everything you need to know about the latest social media craze. What the heck is Pinterest? Pinterest is a digital bulletin...
A Non-Geek's Guide To Pinterest, The Biggest Internet Hit Since Facebook

Razer Game Booster enters closed beta, ready to fine tune your rig (video)

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Normally we associate Razer with hardware. Gaming mice, keyboards and headsets are the company's bread and butter. It even has a laptop geared expressly towards the serious pixel pusher. But, you might be surprised to learn it's also in the software business. The latest member of its burgeoning application...
Razer Game Booster enters closed beta, ready to fine tune your rig (video)

Parallels 8 virtualization software goes live for all users with Retina support, faster graphics, startup and more

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As we detailed last week, Parallels released version 8 of its market-leading Virtualization software for Mac for existing users. As of this morning, anyone can download Parallels 8 now. Parallels also announced the availability of Parallels Desktop 8 Switch to Mac™ Edition, which includes Parallels Desktop 8 software and a set...
Parallels 8 virtualization software goes live for all users with Retina support, faster graphics, startup and more

Logitech Trackpad for Mac review: A viable Magic Trackpad alternative, with an unfortunate trade-off

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A couple of days ago Logitech announced the impending release of its Trackpad for Mac, a $69 alternative to Apple’s own Magic Trackpad offering. Logitech was quick to ship one our way, and it only took a few minutes of use in order to see the positives and perhaps fatal...
Logitech Trackpad for Mac review: A viable Magic Trackpad alternative, with an unfortunate trade-off

Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

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Creative Commons recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, with well-deserved praise for its work flooding in from around the world. There's no doubt it has played an important role in raising people's awareness of the problems with copyright, and in offering some alternative licenses that ameliorate some of its worst aspects....
Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Hulu Plus Launching on Nintendo Wii U with Integrated Second Screen Experience

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At Hulu’s development center in Seattle, we spend our time focusing on making the Hulu Plus living room experience delightful for our subscribers. With our latest innovation, we’ve teamed up with Nintendo to bring you a brand new way to watch your favorite current season TV shows on the biggest...
Hulu Plus Launching on Nintendo Wii U with Integrated Second Screen Experience

How To Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post.  How To Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network (LinkedIn) LinkedIn can be a valuable sales lead-generating tool, as well as an indispensable...
How To Strengthen Your LinkedIn Network

Forget Paywalls – How About More Serendipity?

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If ChatRoulette does nothing else, at least it seems to be getting some traditional media outlets to think about their content differently. For Chris Thorpe of The Guardian, the lightbulb went on during a lunchtime presentation by media analyst Clay Shirky at the newspaper’s offices in London. Thorpe, a...
Forget Paywalls – How About More Serendipity?

Parallels 8 with Retina Support Now Available for Existing Customers

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Parallels announced the availability of Parallels 8 upgrades for the Mac for existing Parallels Desktop customers. Parallels 8 is the latest version of their virtualization software that allows Mac users to run other operating systems, such as Windows, alongside OS X. "People don't need to make an either/or choice between...
Parallels 8 with Retina Support Now Available for Existing Customers
Put Instagram In Your Mac's Menu Bar With Instabar

Eventbrite And SponsorHub Team Up For Easy Event Sponsorship Integration

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If you’re an event organizer selling tickets through Eventbrite, it’s about to get easier to find sponsors, thanks to integration with a startup called SponsorHub. SponsorHub founder and CEO Robert Johnston compares the event sponsorship industry to online advertising 12 or 15 years ago — largely unchanged and ripe for...
Eventbrite And SponsorHub Team Up For Easy Event Sponsorship Integration

6 cool activities taking place on Google+ right now

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Every so often, yet another tech blogger has to come out and theorize on why Google+ is dead. I’ve already ranted extensively about all the reasons Google+ isn’t going anywhere any time soon, but rather than write yet another post about why these posts are off-base, I figured I’d take...
6 cool activities taking place on Google+ right now
Logitech BCC950 ConferenceCam review: the ultimate A/V conferencing setup
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