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Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity

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Jeremy Lin may be the most popular athlete in history whose physical skills are equally proportional to his consummate nerdiness. One example: The Landry Fields/Jeremy Lin "Nerdshake." For another, just look to his fanbase, which apparently includes coders and the tech-savvy users they cater to, both of whom are...
Linstapaper and Linstagrams: Popular Web Apps Now Rife with Linsanity

How One Kitchen Table in Brooklyn Became a School for Coders

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At the studio of Amit Pitaru and David Nolen, small groups get together every week to discuss and study a new subject.Every week at a kitchen table in Brooklyn, coders Amit Pitaru and David Nolen host a salon/workshop called Kitchen Table Coders, bringing together a small group of people to...
How One Kitchen Table in Brooklyn Became a School for Coders

Zombieland: when fan power turns bad

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The Kickstarter-funded Veronica Mars movie showed fan engagement at its strongest, but as the canned Zombieland TV pilot proves, viewers can also kill a projectAfter jumping into the TV game with a set of eight free-to-watch sitcom pilots last month, Amazon is now acting like a proper US network by...
Zombieland: when fan power turns bad

Google+ developers page launched, is an API on the way?

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One of the key differences between Google+ and rival social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter is the lack of extensibility for developers. Facebook's Open Graph API has — for better or worse — made sharing even more effortless than it was before, while Twitter's API has led to...
Google+ developers page launched, is an API on the way?

New Blog Post: FriendFeed Data Joins Its Coders At Facebook http://goo.gl/fb/0z8N

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New Blog Post: FriendFeed Data Joins Its Coders At Facebook http://goo.gl/fb/0z8N

When Code Is Hot

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Suddenly programming is sexy. Codecademy is drawing hundreds of thousands to its online programming tutorials. “Those jumping on board say they are preparing for a future in which the Internet is the foundation for entertainment, education and nearly everything else … ensuring that they are not left in the dark...
When Code Is Hot

Late Labs: A 'Crowdcoding' Site Where Developers Trade Code For Equity

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A new startup called Late Labs wants to connect coders with worthwhile side projects, and to reward them for their work with startup equity. The company lays out the problem on its mission page: “For Hustlers, its hard to find Hackers.  For Hackers, side projects lose traction in the design & distribution...
Late Labs: A 'Crowdcoding' Site Where Developers Trade Code For Equity

Google reCAPTCHAs now featuring Street View addresses, 221b Baker St. to get even more famous

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If you've enjoyed decrypting the often frustratingly skewed (and occasionally humorously juxtaposed) reCAPTCHAs, you might be a bit sad to learn that Google is mixing things up with some rather more boring numerals. The combinations of two words are typically used as part of a registration form to ensure...
Google reCAPTCHAs now featuring Street View addresses, 221b Baker St. to get even more famous

Aperture iOS app hinted at in Apple job postings

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Apple's Aperture team is looking for managers, user interface engineers and software coders who have experience operating in the iOS environment, possibly signaling that the company is developing an iDevice-centric version of the high performance photo editing program....
Aperture iOS app hinted at in Apple job postings

Foursquare Tries a Bicoastal Approach to Engineering

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Some companies are almost entirely virtual, like blog host Automattic. Others grow through acquisitions, like what Groupon is doing in the Bay Area — piecing together a tech team thousands of miles from its Chicago headquarters. Another strategy is to build strategic outposts, like Facebook’s new engineering office in New...
Foursquare Tries a Bicoastal Approach to Engineering

Hackathon will turn hard data into works of art

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The Observer teams up with tech curator 3beards to stage an event where you can think up creative new ways of using numbersData: with every call, tweet and purchase we create it, websites and governments harvest vast amounts of it and, in the spirit of "open", much of it we...
Hackathon will turn hard data into works of art
YC-backed Zapier launches status board to track downtime for nearly 200 APIs

Cyber Attack Retaliation Plans Expected From White House

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Following accusations of a Chinese-led cyber attack, it's expected the White House will act. The Associated Press is reporting that the Obama administration is going to reveal how it will retaliate in the wake of a cyber attack on U.S. properties. The punitive measures may include fines, penalties, trade...
Cyber Attack Retaliation Plans Expected From White House

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

So much for open source webOS: HP’s core Enyo team goes to Google

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The main coders working on HP’s Enyo  — the HTML5 application framework first seen in the HP TouchPad — have jumped ship and are headed to Google, the Verge reports. This puts a huge dent in HP’s plan to open source webOS, which admittedly was weak from the start....
So much for open source webOS: HP’s core Enyo team goes to Google

GitHub users warned over security risk

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Search tool on programming site turns up SSH keys, which could allow attackers to hack sites or alter programs silentlyCoders who use the popular code-sharing site GitHub were put on alert on Thursday after it was found that many have been inadvertently posting private files, including their private encryption keys,...
GitHub users warned over security risk
Announcing The TC Disrupt NY Hackathon API Workshop Schedule, Prizes & More

Adobe to charge Flash coders to use 'premium' features

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Flash Player 11.2 and AIR 3.2 arrived today. But starting in August, Adobe will require programmers to share 9 percent of app revenues when making "console-quality" Flash games. [Read more]...
Adobe to charge Flash coders to use 'premium' features
‘Anonymous’ hackers to create a new social music platform [video]

What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

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Building products or services for free is a sticky subject in a variety of realms, from tech to academia to media, and it’s not likely to get any less controversial as the web keeps growing. At the MIT Sloan School of Management‘s conference on the Digital Economy in San Francisco Friday,...
What happens when we build things for free? Only time will tell

Ex-Nokia MeeGo team unite to create new smartphones

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A team of ex-Nokia employes have joined with a group of MeeGo coders to form a new smartphone companycalled Jolla. Jolla is Finnish for 'dinghy,' which suggests that their goal to create a life raft for the stalled platform and push it forward commercially. The new organization is headed up...
Ex-Nokia MeeGo team unite to create new smartphones

Anonymous Now Has Anontune, Its Own Social Music Platform

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(via YouTube.com) The relationship between Anonymous and the recording industry could not be described as copacetic. Nor is this likely to improve things: Wired reports that a band of affiliated coders is building its own open social music platform. Naturally, it is named Anontune. This is just the latest in...
Anonymous Now Has Anontune, Its Own Social Music Platform

Today's Scuttlebot: Talent Agency for Coders, and Sewer Bots

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include Foursquare's plans to expand its ad sales and search, robots that live in the sewers and one of the first agents for software developers....
Today's Scuttlebot: Talent Agency for Coders, and Sewer Bots
This City Never Sleeps, And Neither Do The Hackers

Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

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Another day, another story of Olympics insanity. Apparently the website for the London Olympics has a really awful interface that highlights tickets that are available. So, some enterprising coders quickly hacked together a better system, called 2012TicketAlert that would help alert people when new tickets were available. It was just...
Olympics Shuts Down Non-Commercial Online Service That Helped People Get Tickets

Microsoft Exec Blames Google For Windows Phone Woes

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Is Google trying to sabotage the Windows Phone? Once upon a time Apple was blamed for some strange iPhone app woes that may have also been Google's fault. (More recently Google's gone rogue with its own iOS apps.) Now a variation on the same story is being played out...
Microsoft Exec Blames Google For Windows Phone Woes

How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers

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How did security firm Mandiant put names to two previously unknown Chinese hackers who, it says, steal American corporate secrets for the Chinese government? With a little inadvertent help from Anonymous. Mandiant's 74-page report covers a particular hacking group referred to as "APT1" and contends that the group works...
How Anonymous accidentally helped expose two Chinese hackers
'Black Girls Hack' breaking out at SXSW to host #blackhack Hollywood

Tolls on I-90: Here's your chance to comment

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Electronic tolling was implemented on the 520 bridge last January. WSDOT photo. Tolling of the Interstate 90 is inching toward reality, with the Washington State Department of Transportation saying that it is continuing to investigate whether to implement tolls on the floating bridge. For the past year, drivers in the...
Tolls on I-90: Here's your chance to comment

Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space

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Even great game franchises fall prey to mergers, acquisitions, and the vagaries of the game business. Such was the fate of FreeSpace 2, a space simulator originally released in 1999 to great critical acclaim, as part of the Descent and FreeSpace franchise. Due to business circumstances, it was the...
Review: FreeSpace 2 sim launches you into space
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