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10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, ORCL, YHOO, NOK)

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Howdy! Here's the big news: Sheryl Sandberg recently gave away $11.8 million in Facebook stock. It may have gone to a charity she supports. Pandora shares were down 20 percent in after-hours trading following disappointing guidance in their fiscal Q3 financial results. Marissa's Mayer latest redesign of Yahoo.com could launch...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, ORCL, YHOO, NOK)

Y Combinator's first batch: where are they now?

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From small seeds grow mighty oaks. When a tree grows, at what point do you say it has achieved success? When it has reached its full height, and stopped growing? When it has dropped seeds of its own, to produce new shoots to hopefully grow into their own huge trees?...
Y Combinator's first batch: where are they now?
SheerID integrates with Magento to give discounts to the deserving

Awesome Stuff: Lasers, Infrared And Photons

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Another week, more awesome crowdfunding projects. No need to waste time with the intro, let's get right to it. Lasertag has been around for a while but a bunch of students (high school?) have tried reinventing it for the modern era, using infrared devices that are more stealthy and have...
Awesome Stuff: Lasers, Infrared And Photons

Collegefeed Launches With Service To Connect Students And Employers, Offers What They Can't Get At LinkedIn

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Collegefeed launched today, offering a social platform for students to connect with each other and employers long before the career fairs and short interviews begin. The service is designed for college kids who do not have the experience yet to have any meaningful use of LinkedIn and need to connect...
Collegefeed Launches With Service To Connect Students And Employers, Offers What They Can't Get At LinkedIn
Startups Navigating China: Better To Be Yahoo Than Groupon

Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

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Michael Brutsch, a 49-year-old man who posted on Reddit under the name Violentacrez until Gawker's Adrian Chen outed him, went on Anderson Cooper 360 to defend himself on camera for the first time. Brutsch's Reddit persona became famous for creating offensive subreddits, most notably r/jailbait. It was Brutsch's masterwork,...
Watch Reddit's Biggest Troll Defend Himself

Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

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Teaching the world how to do something on a computer generally kind of sucks. You’ve got two options: You can record (or “screencast”) a video of whatever it is that you’re trying to show, or you can take a bunch of screenshots and slap them together into one long...
Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

Reddit user Violentacrez to explain 'gallows humour' in CNN interview

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Texas programmer Michael Brutsch was fired from his job after a Gawker expose on his involvement in misogynistic postsThe prolific anonymous Reddit user who was exposed by a Gawker article as the troll 'Violentacrez' has issued an apology of sorts for his involvement in posts that included racist and misogynistic...
Reddit user Violentacrez to explain 'gallows humour' in CNN interview

Snapchat Co-founder Evan Spiegel Responds To Poke: "Welcome, Facebook. Seriously."

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Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel responded to Facebook’s new Poke app today with the brief statement, “Welcome, Facebook. Seriously.” He declined to comment further. Facebook’s Poke is a standalone app for impermanent messaging; the interface and features are very similar to Snapchat, a young startup that sees 50 million photos shared...
Snapchat Co-founder Evan Spiegel Responds To Poke: "Welcome, Facebook. Seriously."

This TV Remote From Roku Has A Feature I Need On My TV Remote Now

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In our apartment, my wife and I have one TV, and it's in the living room. Sometimes, one of us will want to watch a show that the other does not. That means one of us has to get out of the room to escape the noisy TV. (She can...
This TV Remote From Roku Has A Feature I Need On My TV Remote Now
Crowley: The press puts tech companies through a hazing period

All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

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Editor’s note: Marc Ruxin is CEO and co-founder of TastemakerX. Follow him on Twitter @ruxputin. If you went to SXSW 20 years ago, you would have been there to see and discover new music. You worked at a label or publishing company, or perhaps you were a journalist or PR rep....
All Things SXSW (Re)Considered

Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

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This could be yours, college kids! If you think the products on Kickstarter were terrible, just wait until you see how Microsoft completely ruined (disrupted?) the crowdsourcing paradigm. Introducing Chip In, a program from the computer giant that lets college students amass donations from people that go toward the purchase of...
Microsoft Creates Crowdfunding Campaign So You Don't Have to Buy Your Own Damn Computer

Corporate America's next creative consultants? College kids on MindSumo

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When big companies want new ideas, they typically turn to outside consulting and innovation firms. But MindSumo, a startup backed by Google Ventures, wants them to tap the creativity of college kids. Launched by three co-founders who weren’t in college so long ago themselves, the startup provides an online marketplace...
Corporate America's next creative consultants? College kids on MindSumo

Facebook Is Now Being Used to Find 'Young Alcoholics'

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Betabeat? (Photo: Facebook.com) Beware, college kids: If you post pictures of yourself getting drunk on Facebook (because college), it’s now scientifically proven you’re likely to become an alcoholic. Researchers from the Seattle Children’s Hospital were looking to identify alcoholism at a younger age, so they surveyed nearly 400 fresh meat freshman–where the...
Facebook Is Now Being Used to Find 'Young Alcoholics'

Help! How Do I Get Rid Of The Brothel In My Apartment Building?

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A 44-year-old Manhattan mother of four is due in court today to face charges that she ran a brothel from an East 78th Street apartment building for 15 years. Anna Gristina apparently earned millions from her home-based business, but barely raised an eyebrow among her neighbors, according to a...
Help! How Do I Get Rid Of The Brothel In My Apartment Building?
Social: Network Effects and Global Domination: The Facebook Strategy

Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

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Teaching the world how to do something on a computer generally kind of sucks. You’ve got two options: you can record (or “screencast”) a video of whatever it is that you’re trying to show, or you can take a bunch of screenshots and slap them together into one long...
Iorad Wants To Make Tutorial Building Suck Less

Restaurant Check Wallet Cuts Waits For Waiters, Takes Your Data With The Tip

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We've all fallen victim to that period between finishing a meal and trying to flag down a harried and distracted waiter for the check. And some of us have also fallen victim to the estimated 70% of credit card skimming that happens at restaurants each year since it's one of...
Restaurant Check Wallet Cuts Waits For Waiters, Takes Your Data With The Tip
Why play when you can code? MakeGamesWithUs breeds next generation of gaming prodigies

Violentcrez Admits He Did It All for 'Meaningless Internet Points' on Anderson Cooper 360

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(Photo: CNN) Michael Brutsch, whom Gawker outed last week as the man behind the racist and misogynistic Reddit troll account Violentacrez, is slated to appear tonight on Anderson Cooper 360. In sound bites published to CNN’s Press Room blog, Mr. Brutsch speaks with CNN’s Drew Griffin about his experiences moderating the controversial...
Violentcrez Admits He Did It All for 'Meaningless Internet Points' on Anderson Cooper 360

The Olds Shall Inherit the Web: Most of the People on Your Social Networks are Over 35

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(Photo: Shermanave.com) Uptime monitoring company Pingdom crunched the numbers behind the U.S. demographics of some of the Internet’s most devoted communities in 2012, and unearthed some pretty interesting stats. Though the majority of the web’s infrastructure was built by people who have never played Pokemon or seen an episode of Boy...
The Olds Shall Inherit the Web: Most of the People on Your Social Networks are Over 35
Network Effects and Global Domination: The Facebook Strategy

California On the Verge of Solving Crisis That Maybe Isn’t

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This pic is still not a good idea. (flickr.com/BluEyedA73) Soon our friends on the West Coast will have one less HR-related thing to worry about: California is well on its way to making private social networking information off-limits to potential employers. The LA Times reports that the state Assembly just...
California On the Verge of Solving Crisis That Maybe Isn’t

CHART OF THE DAY: Pinterest Is The Social Site For Grown Ups

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A lot of social networking sites get hot with kids first, then slowly find their way to an adult audience. Pinterest is different,  according to data from comScore, TechCrunch, and Shareaholic compiled by Modea. Not surprisingly, its used most by individuals between the age of 25 and 34 --...
CHART OF THE DAY: Pinterest Is The Social Site For Grown Ups

Zimride Launches in NYC to Make Riding in Cars with Strangers Less Strange

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(Photo: Zimride) Traveling in the company of strangers has been around long before Amtrak or those super cheap (and equally as sketchy) Fung Wah buses. Chances are our ancestors had to deal with the hot breath of a Western-bound fur trapper, who looked like he might be coming down with...
Zimride Launches in NYC to Make Riding in Cars with Strangers Less Strange

Kony 2012 Sends Cease & Desist to NYU ITP Students Behind Kickstriker

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(Photo: Kickstriker) Oh good, the clueless public relations folks behind Invisible Children’s botched Kony 2012 campaign are at it again. After the highly-criticized campaign’s frontman Jason Russell was caught running around the streets of Los Angeles naked, the campaign tunneled underground to avoid further scrutiny. But now they’re back in...
Kony 2012 Sends Cease & Desist to NYU ITP Students Behind Kickstriker

Qualcomm "Likes" Facebook, Apple, Google And Samsung

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Editor’s note: Howard Lindzon is co-founder and CEO of StockTwits, a social network for traders and investors to share real-time ideas and information. You can read his full bio here and find him on Twitter @howardlindzon. It’s Superbowl week so it’s time to talk about chips – the ones that go in “smart” things, not...
Qualcomm "Likes" Facebook, Apple, Google And Samsung

GeekWire Awards: Vote for Do-Gooder of the Year

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We’re back for another day of voting in the GeekWire Awards, and today’s category is all about the geeks who give back. The Do-Gooder of the Year category — presented by Seattle Children’s Research Institute — is designed to recognize the people who are making the community stronger through philanthropic efforts and...
GeekWire Awards: Vote for Do-Gooder of the Year
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