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Report: Kevin Rose moving within Mountain View, now a partner at Google Ventures

www.engadget.com
Have you been wondering what Digg co-founder, Kevin Rose, has been up to since joining the Mountain View team a couple months back? Well, AllThingsD is reporting that Mr. Rose has left his duties as senior product manager of Big G's social network in order to make a move...
Report: Kevin Rose moving within Mountain View, now a partner at Google Ventures

From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

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Regardless of your definition of the category or whether you believe it has staying power, native advertising is as hot a topic as they come in the adtech world. It’s comparable to flash sales in 2009, daily deals in 2010, influencer marketing in 2011 or ambient social networking in 2012....
From buzzword to bloodsport: native advertising gets competitive with new leaderboard

Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program

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Over the past couple of months, commenting service Disqus has been rolling out an advertising program that it calls Promoted Discovery with relatively little fanfare (or at least without much outreach to the tech press). Now it’s ready to talk about some of the initial results. The ad program takes...
Disqus Says 10,000 Publishers Have Signed Up For Its 'Promoted Discovery' Ad Program
Leaked video: New Microsoft Office Suite reveals cloud features

MonoDroid - Mono for Android Beta Program

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We are hard at work on MonoDroid -- Mono for Android -- and we have created a survey that will help us prioritize our tooling story and our binding story. If you are interested in Monodroid and in participating on the beta program, please fill out our Monodroid survey. Here...
MonoDroid - Mono for Android Beta Program
Let's talk about the cloud: Share your thoughts for a chance to win tickets

Has Nick Denton really reinvented comments?

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Gawker Media and founder Nick Denton got a lot of attention earlier this year, including some from us at GigaOM, when the blog network launched a new commenting system called Kinja. At the time, Denton said he had grown dissatisfied with the state of comments — both at Gawker...
Has Nick Denton really reinvented comments?

Live Q&A: How does your charity use social media? Tuesday 26 June

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Join our experts from 1pm to 3pm to discuss how your charity uses social media and how this could be improvedThe voluntary sector has often been considered a great proponent of social media. From the nfptweetup to global tweet chats, charities are constantly challenging the boundaries of social networks.But are...
Live Q&A: How does your charity use social media? Tuesday 26 June

Here’s what we REALLY thought about this week’s news (video)

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Skyrim is awesome; Pinterest users need to calm the hell down; and Facebook users need to stay away from the gun cabinet. In this week’s episode of VB Weekly, the VentureBeat writing staff takes a front seat, with a range of our editors and reporter spouting off about the...
Here’s what we REALLY thought about this week’s news (video)

What To Read As Nemo Comes To Town

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We recommend breaking out some hot chocolate and curling up on the couch tonight with these longreads... Worried about the incoming blizzard hitting the Northeast (dear weather forecasters, is it going to be 8 inches or two feet in New York? Have you decided?) Here are some longreads to...
What To Read As Nemo Comes To Town

THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year

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In the past few years, New York City has become a tech hotspot. And while it hasn't had any LinkedIn or Facebook-size exits, it has produced a few IPOs and near-billion-dollar acquisitions. It's become the home to some of tech's most promising new companies, from Etsy to Makerbot to Kickstarter....
THE SILICON ALLEY 100: The Coolest People In New York Tech This Year
When Is It More Than Inspiration? Burner CEO Calls Out Hushed As An "Obvious Clone"

Data, at last: Native ads are killing it, say the sellers of native ads

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Amid all the hype about native advertising and its potential to save the world (or at least, the media world), we’ve been missing one thing: proof. Part of the issue is related to the IAB. The Interactive Advertising Board validates various digital ad units and like any big governing body....
Data, at last: Native ads are killing it, say the sellers of native ads

Professional Boxer Gets Trolled On Twitter, Shows Up At Guy's House

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Sadly, for my purposes at least, internet trolls aren't always as entertaining as the antics of On press Inc. In fact, often times childish and uncreative trolling can produce some really unfortunate results. In particular, I'm recalling the twitter troll whose efforts culminated in a SWAT team and TV...
Professional Boxer Gets Trolled On Twitter, Shows Up At Guy's House

10 Obvious Things Amazon's Next Kindle Will Do To Compete With The iPad (AMZN, AAPL)

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Editor's note: Apple's iPad tablet launched last weekend, and one of its obvious competitors is Amazon's Kindle e-book reader. Already, we're happy enough reading e-books on our iPad that we're glad we never bought a Kindle or a netbook. But we don't anticipate Amazon boss Jeff Bezos giving up on...
10 Obvious Things Amazon's Next Kindle Will Do To Compete With The iPad (AMZN, AAPL)

YouTube hints at a cleaner, simpler redesign that closely resembles Google+

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YouTube could be getting a full redesign in the not so distant future, adding a Google bar along the top of the page and a fresh look that closely resembles the company’s aspiring social network, Google+. Earlier today OMG! Chrome! picked up on a post shared by Chand Hamal Thakuri...
YouTube hints at a cleaner, simpler redesign that closely resembles Google+

Why Ad Execs Are FURIOUS After P&G CEO Said Hits On Facebook Are 'Free' (PG)

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On Jan. 30, I wrote an item describing how Procter & Gamble CEO Bob McDonald was going to "moderate" — i.e. reduce — his $10 billion global ad budget because his brands can get "free" impressions on Facebook and Google. The article enraged some ad execs, who were livid at...
Why Ad Execs Are FURIOUS After P&G CEO Said Hits On Facebook Are 'Free' (PG)

Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

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Amazon's been doing a pretty decent job at blanketing those Android and iOS Kindle applications with the latest and greatest, but the same couldn't exactly be said about its Windows Phone counterpart. Today there's great news for users of Redmond's mobile OS, however, as the Fire maker has announced...
Amazon adds Windows Phone 8 support to Kindle app, keeps the Live Tiles going

Embed Plus For YouTube: Enhance your YouTube viewing experience

www.pcworld.com
YouTube is the most popular video sharing website on the Internet. But during its entire existence, not much has changed in its design, apart from a few very minor cosmetic changes here and there. The actual video player still has the same basic controls, so browser extensions such as...
Embed Plus For YouTube: Enhance your YouTube viewing experience

The Unbearable Lightness of Branding

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Lots of trackbacks (or pingbacks) are spam, and I don’t approve them for the comments section. But some pass the first sniff test, and some are interesting enough to warrant a reply. That’s what happened with the post “To be (a brand) or not to be (a brand)”, at...
The Unbearable Lightness of Branding

Dark Souls comes to PC – and your questions for From Software

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Namco Bandai is bringing its brilliant action RPG to the PC, with extra stuff included. And we're talking to the developers in a couple of hours...As you may well have heard by now, Namco has announced that it's bringing From Software's relentless masterpiece Dark Souls to PC. Subtitled 'The Prepare...
Dark Souls comes to PC – and your questions for From Software

MySpace Employees Speak Their Mind. Lots Of Yelling Going On, Apparently.

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We’ve had lots of emails from MySpace employees with their response to our most recent post about the crumbling mid level management structure. “If you’re a MySpace employee and feel differently, please contact us anonymously,” we said. And they did contact us. But they don’t feel differently. There was also...
MySpace Employees Speak Their Mind. Lots Of Yelling Going On, Apparently.

Boston Dynamics Robot BigDog Now Has New Tricks

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The Pentagon-funded robot can now lift large loads, according to a newly released video. A robot funded by the Pentagon and created by Boston Dynamics is now strong enough to throw cement blocks, a video published on Thursday shows. The robot, named BigDog, has been in development since 2005...
Boston Dynamics Robot BigDog Now Has New Tricks

Google To French Media: We May Have To Cut You Off

www.techdirt.com
If you're like me, you may have thought that France was simply a repository for cheese-eating surrender-monkeys. It turns out that's not true. They also have a wonderful court system that doesn't want to understand the digital world. That same French court system also managed to make a complete mockery...
Google To French Media: We May Have To Cut You Off

In wake of Boston tragedy, Google launches Person Finder

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As it has done for every major tragedy in the last three years, starting with the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Google has launched a Person Finder for Boston. One of the primary strains for those with friends and family in areas like today's Boston Marathon explosions is anxiety over...
In wake of Boston tragedy, Google launches Person Finder

Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

gigaom.com
Whenever newspaper executives get together to bemoan the fate of their industry, someone inevitably brings up the so-called “original sin” of the online news business — namely, a failure to charge for content when the web was new. One of the latest manifestations of this idea appears in an...
Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time

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Technology never stops moving foward. Hardware gets faster, and operating systems gain new features and (we hope) finesse. This is natural computing law. But just because computers are one big exercise in evolutionary progress, that doesn't mean certain computing maxims ever go out of style. Take, for example, the...
28 pieces of computing advice that stand the test of time
Design trends of 2012: The good, the bad, and the 'die already'

London 2012 basketball - Wednesday's Google doodle game

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After Tuesday's button bashing hurdles game, Google is back with a slightly trickier hoops simOn Tuesday, it was hurdles; today, it's hoops. Yes, Google has given over its Olympic doodle to another mini-game this morning. This time, visitors to the Google homepage get to lob basketballs through a hoop by...
London 2012 basketball - Wednesday's Google doodle game
Startups' Missed Connections
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