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Meet The Top Five Startups From ERA's Latest New York Demo Day
All-singing devices are eating up MP3 player sales

And Here's The Secret Reason Apple Is Crushing Google...

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It's no secret that Google's products often fail to win the hearts and minds of mass-market consumers the way Apple's do. Importantly, this failure generally has nothing to do with the technology that powers Google's products, which is often amazing. Rather, it's the result of weaker product design. Google...
And Here's The Secret Reason Apple Is Crushing Google...

Augmented reality bridges sight and sound in the Project Paperclip photography exhibit

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We’ve seen augmented reality make its way into the worlds of games, media and marketing, and beyond, and we’re bound to see yet more innovation in this field in the future. Project Paperclip, an exhibition currently taking place in Portugal, and partially online, brings the world of augmented reality to photography. With the...
Augmented reality bridges sight and sound in the Project Paperclip photography exhibit
If You Share This Article, You're A Narcissist

7 markets in which tablet growth will explode

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Forget PCs, tablets have captured the technology industry's attention and is providng much of its profits. Here are the areas where tablets are poised to dominate. By Greg Andrews, contributor FORTUNE -- Tablets are compelling devices that have captivated much of the tech industry over the past year. Most tablets...
7 markets in which tablet growth will explode

Identity in the Digital Age « The Common Thread http://bit.ly/cjTFPT

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Identity in the Digital Age « The Common Thread http://bit.ly/cjTFPT
Facebook, Apple employees visited developer forum, where their computers were compromised by Java exploit
Buzzfeed's Jonah Peretti: Going Viral Is About Keeping It Simple

Facebook Has A Bad Habit Of Coming Out With Half-Baked Products (FB)

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Facebook came out with a search engine yesterday. So far, the verdict of people who have tried it - like Owen Thomas - is that it is neat, but too incomplete to be useful. That sounds familiar. Facebook has a bad habit of making a big deal about launching products...
Facebook Has A Bad Habit Of Coming Out With Half-Baked Products (FB)

What your personal brand can learn from the legend of the ninja

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What your personal brand can learn from the legend of the ninja The ninja warriors of old were greatly feared by their adversaries – shadowy operatives with superhuman powers that could single-handedly turn the tide of battle or bring clandestine death to their enemies. The ninja were capable of nearly...
What your personal brand can learn from the legend of the ninja

Microsoft's Messenger Connect: A New API Strategy for Microsoft to Build its Own Social Graph

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The new Windows Live Messenger Steve Ballmer previewed in Brazil today represents again how a loosely joined ecosystem is developing in the cloud computing world. They are growing through a network of service providers connected through open API's. Windows Live Messenger represents a re-emergence of a veteran Web product, revitalized...
Microsoft's Messenger Connect: A New API Strategy for Microsoft to Build its Own Social Graph

Why Do Britney Spears Fans Use Colon Cleansing Products? Only Facebook Knows

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An ambitious Facebook data-collection effort is turning up unlikely patterns in members' interests. Here's what that means for online marketers - and you. Ian Lurie, founder and CEO of Internet marketing agency Portent, is looking for 16,000 volunteers to help build a data set that will map patterns of interest...
Why Do Britney Spears Fans Use Colon Cleansing Products? Only Facebook Knows

Google Makes Its Big Video Push With AdWords For Video

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A couple of weeks ago, early participants in the new AdWords for Video program gathered at the YouTube offices. The ostensible justification for the meeting was a fancy photo shoot, but YouTube executives also gave a little pep talk, laying out their vision to make video advertising available to small...
Google Makes Its Big Video Push With AdWords For Video

Hey, E-Commerce Entrepreneurs! Aren't You Forgetting Someone?

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Guest author Rudy DeFelice is CEO of Bizinate.com, a consulting firm that helps young firms get their social-media sea legs. Over 20,000 e-commerce stores are opened every week in the United States. Most of them will fail. And most of those that crash will have one thing in common -...
Hey, E-Commerce Entrepreneurs! Aren't You Forgetting Someone?
Percolate is Solving the One Problem its Social SaaS Competitors Won't Touch
What To Do With Microsoft? Chop Up The Borg -- Now

Next Time Someone Suggests Piracy Will Kill Music, Remind Them That Music Survived The Last Ice Age

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Music predates agriculture. That's something I suppose I always knew, but had never thought about in such clear terms until Bryan Kim illustrated it in a talk at SFMusicTech with a photo of a 35,000-year-old bone flute. This places music before farming and written language on the timeline of humanity,...
Next Time Someone Suggests Piracy Will Kill Music, Remind Them That Music Survived The Last Ice Age

Boot up: Windows 8 navigation tips, Ozzie says we're post-PC, Facebook's mobile users and more

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Plus Google defends Google+ (yes, again), Microsoft clashes with OnLive's iPad Windows, problems in cancer and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGetting around in Windows 8 >> Windows Team blogHere you go: A common thread we've seen in the...
Boot up: Windows 8 navigation tips, Ozzie says we're post-PC, Facebook's mobile users and more

Forget iWorks — I’m Editing Google Docs on the iPad

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With all the talk about Apple’s iPad, I’m noticing two trends. First, the device is polarizing opinions — people either lust for it or say they don’t see the point of it. Very few seem to be “on the fence” about the iPad. But there’s a common thread among all...
Forget iWorks — I’m Editing Google Docs on the iPad

iPhone 5, iPod touch screens unresponsive under rapid diagonal swipes, may be due to in-cell tech

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Users have begun reporting that rapid diagonal swipes of the iPhone 5 and iPod touch 5th generation can cause the screen to stop responding to touch input. The behavior was noted by game developer CMA Megacorp in a post on Twitter and followed by a video from Recombu that displays the issue occurring on...
iPhone 5, iPod touch screens unresponsive under rapid diagonal swipes, may be due to in-cell tech

Google confirms Chrome bug is causing crashes on latest MacBook Air

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If you have the latest MacBook Air and run Chrome as your primary browser, you may have been the victim of numerous kernel panics that require a reboot. Google has now confirmed that a resource leak related to GPU acceleration is triggering the kernel panics, and an update released Thursday...
Google confirms Chrome bug is causing crashes on latest MacBook Air
Braintree quietly making sure startups get paid

5 Startups to Watch from Seedcamp’s 2012 US Demo Day [TCTV]

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Seedcamp, the European seed funding network and startup accelerator, came through San Francisco this week as part of its annual multi-city trip to the United States. On Tuesday afternoon in downtown SF, 18 Seedcamp startups pitched a roomful of industry investors, advisors, executives, and general startup enthusiasts. Each company was...
5 Startups to Watch from Seedcamp’s 2012 US Demo Day [TCTV]

YouTube reaches a billion monthly viewers, boosted by 'Generation C'

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Video site matches Facebook and reaches milestone - attracting half of all internet users - with help from smartphone viewersYouTube has a billion unique users visiting the video-sharing website every month, equivalent to one out of every two people on the internet - and the generation that has grown up...
YouTube reaches a billion monthly viewers, boosted by 'Generation C'
We Need Apple And Google To Work Together Again
Indie devs: Quality content trumps following trends, free-to-play 'is kind of a slum'
Qualtrics gets $70M to boldly scale like no one has scaled before

Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say

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Looking at historical trends and performance benchmarks, a team of researchers in Spain have concluded that smartphone chips could one day replace the more expensive and power-hungry x86 processors used in most of the world's top supercomputers."History may be about to repeat itself," researchers at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center...
Smartphone chips could replace server processors in HPC, researchers say
Kevin Rose On His New Gig At Google Ventures, What He Looks For In A Startup Founder, And More [TCTV]
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