common knowledge

common knowledge

Google on Maps in iOS: 'committed to offering those services on all platforms'

Mail.Ru CEO Dmitry Grishin's robotics investment firm puts $250k in RobotAppStore (Interview)

thenextweb.com
Grishin Robotics, the personal robotics fund kickstarted by Mail.Ru Group co-founder and CEO Dmitry Grishin, has pumped $250,000 into RobotAppStore, an open, online marketplace for robotics applications. The investment firm had earlier backed Y Combinator graduate Double Robotics with the exact same amount. In both cases, detailed terms of the...
Mail.Ru CEO Dmitry Grishin's robotics investment firm puts $250k in RobotAppStore (Interview)

Groupon Is Ticked That This Startup Is Poaching Its Salespeople (GRPN)

www.businessinsider.com
Top Hat Monocle has just raised $8 million, and the Toronto-based educational software maker is on a hiring tear. That aggressive recruiting caught the attention of Groupon. Deputy general counsel Matt Miller fired off a letter to Top Hat CEO Mike Silagadze demanding that the company knock it off, according...
Groupon Is Ticked That This Startup Is Poaching Its Salespeople (GRPN)

Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google

torrentfreak.com
Entertainment industry groups including the RIAA and MPAA view BitTorrent sites as a major threat. The owners of BitTorrent sites, however, believe they do nothing wrong. In fact, to the surprise of many copyright holders they are very responsive when they are asked to remove infringing links. While it’s common...
Top Torrent Sites Respect Copyright Takedowns, Just Like Google

Can a sexual harassment suit shatter the glass ceiling in tech?

gigaom.com
She’s right. She’s wrong. She’s justified. She’s litigious. She’s a hero. She’s a spurned lover. Whatever you think of Ellen Pao and her sexual harassment lawsuit against Kleiner Perkins, there are a couple of things we know for sure. She has sparked a watershed moment for women’s rights in the...
Can a sexual harassment suit shatter the glass ceiling in tech?

New Ruling May Mean More Googling In Court

searchengineland.com
A federal appeals court ruling this week may open the door for judges to increase their use of search engines during court cases. Monday’s ruling authorized a judge’s use of Google to “confirm an intuition about a matter of common knowledge,” according to Reuters. The case in question was a...
New Ruling May Mean More Googling In Court
Clear: Why This Simple To Do List App Has Everyone Talking

New tech cools batteries 50-80% more than liquid cooling

www.extremetech.com
It's common knowledge in the tech industry that the battery is the bottleneck that limits the potential of new devices. Either the battery can't provide a large enough amount of power, can't provide power long enough, can't recharge quickly enough, or some combination of those three. Another issue with batteries...
New tech cools batteries 50-80% more than liquid cooling
Think micropayments for media can't work? Greg Golebiewski says you are wrong

Apple and Samsung account for 90% of smartphone profits, control 55% of the market

thenextweb.com
It’s common knowledge by now that Apple’s smartphone business is all but unique in the mobile world in terms of its ability to generate profits. However, when a competitor is added to it, and the pair are compared to the larger smartphone market, the difference between those at the top...
Apple and Samsung account for 90% of smartphone profits, control 55% of the market

Google's Vint Cerf explains how to make SDN as successful as the internet

gigaom.com
Vint Cerf, VP and chief internet evangelist at Google has a few regrets about the original design of the internet, but he’s hoping software defined networking may help right those wrongs. Cerf spoke at the Open Networking Summit Tuesday in Santa Clara, Calif., where he juxtaposed the creation of the internet...
Google's Vint Cerf explains how to make SDN as successful as the internet
With New Sign In Feature, Google Plus Makes Its Developer Pitch

VC Transparency Is The New Black

techcrunch.com
When Instagram was bought by Facebook earlier this spring for $1 billion, one question lingering on everyone’s minds was how much VC firm Andreessen Horowitz made on the deal. The firm had made an early investment in the photo sharing startup but then bet against it after Instagram’s pivot by...
VC Transparency Is The New Black

Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

www.businessinsider.com
It's common knowledge that success is two-parts hard work and one-part luck. But what about smarts? Are the world's richest people really the most intelligent people around? Pretty much, yes, according to new research by Duke University's Jonathan Wai, sent to Business Insider and first reported by CNBC's Robert Frank....
Billionaires Really Are Smarter Than The Rest Of Us, Researcher Finds

Apple Isn’t Laughing at Ellen’s iPhone Commercial Parody [VIDEO]

mashable.com
After airing a send-up of an iPhone commercial on Monday’s Ellen DeGeneres Show, the comedienne apologized for the parody at the behest of, well, Apple.According to DeGeneres, Apple was none too pleased with her spoof, which depicted the actress fumbling with the device, trying (and failing) to send a...
Apple Isn’t Laughing at Ellen’s iPhone Commercial Parody [VIDEO]

Andreessen Horowitz invests $15M in hip hop Wikipedia Rap Genius

venturebeat.com
$15 million is a lot of cash to invest in a rap lyrics site, but for Andreessen Horowitz its investment in Rap Genius is the start of something much, much bigger. Founded in 2009 by a trio of Yale University graduates, Rap Genius is a community-driven site dedicated to explaining and providing the context behind the...
Andreessen Horowitz invests $15M in hip hop Wikipedia Rap Genius

Bing is made up of 300 petabytes of data, adds one new terabyte daily

thenextweb.com
According to Microsoft this morning at its TechEd event, as reported by NeoWin, the Bing search engine is comprised of some 300 petabytes of data, or 2.4*10^18 bits, and is currently packing on a terabyte of fresh information each day. A terabyte may not sound like too much, but it is certainly...
Bing is made up of 300 petabytes of data, adds one new terabyte daily
Could the ROBS Project be your startup's funding solution?

Facebook's Email Scanning Isn't A Privacy Issue, It's A Credibility Issue

www.readwriteweb.com
Facebook confirmed on Thursday that it scans private messages for links and records them as likes, according to the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. The revelation undermines not only Facebook's commitment to remove phony links but the company's very credibility. Facebook has not kept secret its scanning of private...
Facebook's Email Scanning Isn't A Privacy Issue, It's A Credibility Issue

Facebook Messenger is killing BBM, which RIM has to ignore for the sake of BlackBerry 10

thenextweb.com
Research In Motion (RIM) is scared of Facebook Messenger. I’ve seen the fear first hand when I worked at the company last year. Thankfully though, the Canadian firm appears to be getting over it, or at least it isn’t in panic mode anymore as everything turns full throttle towards starting...
Facebook Messenger is killing BBM, which RIM has to ignore for the sake of BlackBerry 10

5 ideas to help everyone make the most of big data

gigaom.com
Big data is going mainstream, but there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from Silicon Valley data scientists whose businesses depend on data to survive. Although their use cases don’t always align with what more-traditional businesses are doing, they know enough about the science and technology to save...
5 ideas to help everyone make the most of big data

Nielsen Sued For Billions; TV Network Claims It Manipulated Ratings

www.techdirt.com
In a somewhat massive legal filing, in a NY State court, India-based New Dehli Television Limited (NDTV) has sued Nielsen for billions, claiming that the famous TV ratings service manipulated ratings in India in a way that harmed its own offerings. The accusations suggest massive corruption, which NDTV tries to...
Nielsen Sued For Billions; TV Network Claims It Manipulated Ratings

Let's not hide behind the argument that anonymity isn't possible on the web | Jane Martinson

www.guardian.co.uk
A victim's right to dignity in sexual offence cases shouldn't be abandoned just because new media raise complex issuesWhat can be wrong, in this internet age of harsh and ready opinion, with venting one's view of the world in 140 characters online? When footballer Ched Evans was convicted of raping...
Let's not hide behind the argument that anonymity isn't possible on the web | Jane Martinson
UN establishes guidelines for the battle against internet terrorism

More Consumer Reports sensationalism

www.marco.org
Let’s start with the headline of this Consumer Reports linkbait, which worked, because I’m linking to it: Our test finds new iPad hits 116 degrees while running games That sounds like a lot. And those colored thermal images appear to show a large difference, since the colors are so different....
More Consumer Reports sensationalism
Why other hotspots need Paul Graham's binding handshakes more than the Valley

Everything Amazon's Rumored Smartphone Needs To Be A Smash Hit

www.businessinsider.com
Word leaked last week that Amazon is preparing to release its own smartphone. The online retailer is entering a crowded world, full of competition and high standards. The company is showing signs of preparation. It recently acquired a 3D mapping start up and released GameCircle, a social gaming service similar to...
Everything Amazon's Rumored Smartphone Needs To Be A Smash Hit

UK Police Planning To Arrest Twitter Users For Mentioning The Name Of A Rape Victim

www.techdirt.com
The UK apparently has a law that protects the identity of the victims of sexual assault and rape. It's understandable why such laws exist. However, once a name gets out, as it has in a recent high profile case involving footballer Ched Evans (sentenced to five years in jail for...
UK Police Planning To Arrest Twitter Users For Mentioning The Name Of A Rape Victim

The Truth about Mobile Application Stores

www.readwriteweb.com
At the recent Mobile World Congress 2010, Dutch app store analytics firm Distimo presented their findings on the six largest mobile application stores in existence today: the iTunes App Store, BlackBerry App World, Google Android Market, Nokia Ovi Store, Palm App Catalog and Windows Marketplace for Mobile. In their presentation,...
The Truth about Mobile Application Stores

Forget Med School - Be a Startup Doctor

www.readwriteweb.com
Late last year, Mark Cuban (self-made billionaire and owner of the Dallas Mavericks) wrote that entrepreneurs should ignore what their customers want. This may sound shocking, but it's nothing new. In fact, it's practically common knowledge for start-up companies; many entrepreneurs (including Steve Jobs) consider it one of the "best...
Forget Med School - Be a Startup Doctor
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?