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Woah, Meetup Had a Huge Spike in January

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Meetup.com had a record 1 million "joins" (when a user joins a Meetup group) in January, the same month in which Betabeat undertook a seven-day exploration of the compendium of subculture the site has become. We knew this thing was zeitgeisting! As you can see on this chart, the joins...
Woah, Meetup Had a Huge Spike in January

Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram

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We first reported on Clinch‘s social video editor when it hit the App Store back in September, a mobile app that helps its users create “enhanced video experiences”. In real terms, this means that Clinch combines videos, pictures and content from multiple sources, based on location and time, and can...
Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram
The mobile free for all is over: Andreessen Horowitz funds ItsOn, hoping to keep data gouging at bay
'Fifty Shades of Grey' trilogy outsells Harry Potter series on Amazon UK

Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone – review

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William Poundstone's guide to Google's selection processes works better as a book of challenging logic puzzlesSome way into this book, you realise something, or at least I did. Only the first 136 pages have anything to do with Google's interview technique. The rest, for almost as many pages, is consumed...
Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google? by William Poundstone – review

Shuffler.fm shuffles onto Spotify, bringing its Flipboard-for-music app to the music-streaming masses

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“Shuffler.fm is a music discovery service designed to help users navigate the music shared by blogs in a visual way,” wrote TNW way back in 2011, just as it had launched on the iPad. It essentially brought a Flipboard-esque browsing experience to those seeking to discover new music on their...
Shuffler.fm shuffles onto Spotify, bringing its Flipboard-for-music app to the music-streaming masses

Ultimate Windows 8 starter guide: Must-know tips, apps and utilities

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The year is drawing to a close, so there's a very good chance that you now find yourself staring straight down the gaping maw of Windows 8. Maybe someone gave you a new Windows tablet or PC as a gift. Or maybe you decided to use your holiday down...
Ultimate Windows 8 starter guide: Must-know tips, apps and utilities

Take a look at the incredible typeface collections on Typecache

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We first highlighted Typecache, an independent online compendium for typography, when we featured its list of 30 Alternatives to Helvetica back in May. Since then, the site has grown significantly and now offers 6 different themed typeface collections — what it calls “Font Clusters” — in addition to plenty of other...
Take a look at the incredible typeface collections on Typecache

Microsoft's rebirth: How Ballmer's plan to rebuild the company is crossgrain to its past

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You might have missed it, but Microsoft in the process of fundamentally changing its business model. Decades into its history, the company has realized that to best serve the technology market, it must rethink its methods of business. From the enterprise to the consumer and from the cloud and back again, Microsoft...
Microsoft's rebirth: How Ballmer's plan to rebuild the company is crossgrain to its past

Everything that Apple announced today at WWDC

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Today at the WWDC event Apple released a slew of announcements, covering a wide range of products. This post is a compendium of what they released, and promised to release today. For convenice, the order of this post mirrors the order of Apple’s event. The event was packed, as always,...
Everything that Apple announced today at WWDC

New year's tech resolutions: Best digital practices for 2013

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Losing weight and quitting smoking are resolutions most of us don't keep through January. But there are ways to improve your online security, PC hardware performance and even financial bottom line that require little vigilance and just a few mouse clicks. You don't even need to break a sweat. Yes,...
New year's tech resolutions: Best digital practices for 2013

Instagram now lets you tag people in photos, adds 'Photos of You' section

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Today Instagram released version 3.5 of its iOS and Android applications. Key to the release is a new feature dubbed ‘Photos Of You’ that tracks the pictures that you have been snapped in; it’s a running compendium of images that you are featured in. Facebook, of course, has done this...
Instagram now lets you tag people in photos, adds 'Photos of You' section

Steve Jobs's Best Quotes

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of former Apple CEO Steve Jobs' passing. Here's a compendium of some of his best quotes....
Steve Jobs's Best Quotes
If news makes us sick, Twitter must be a cancer

More than 100 of Quora's all-time best answers are now available as a free, 400-page PDF book

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Back in October, we reported on Quora’s attempts at recognizing around 500 of its most valuable users with its new Top Writers badge. The move was largely taken to recognize Quora’s power users and, well, show their appreciation. In the wake of this news, Quora subsequently announced that it would...
More than 100 of Quora's all-time best answers are now available as a free, 400-page PDF book
Tech disasters: The worst $#!% that ever happened to our electronics

With its Bing Fund, Microsoft appears set to invest in its own backyard

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Yesterday TNW brought you a short analysis piece concerning Microsoft’s larger incubator and accelerator strategy, noting that the company was investing monetary and human capital into startups that used its products. The goal, we surmised, was that Microsoft was buying mindshare in startups on the cheap, that could later become...
With its Bing Fund, Microsoft appears set to invest in its own backyard

Loving Encyclopaedia Britannica

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For years I've heard people go on and on about how, as electronic books replace physical ones, we'll lose the precious "tactile" dimension of the written word. But I had never really taken the point to heart until I heard last night that Encyclopedia Britannica would cease publication of its...
Loving Encyclopaedia Britannica

Loving Encyclopedia Britannica

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For years I've heard people go on and on about how, as electronic books replace physical ones, we'll lose the precious "tactile" dimension of the written word. But I had never really taken the point to heart until I heard last night that Encyclopedia Britannica would cease publication of its...
Loving Encyclopedia Britannica

This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Xbox, and ebooks

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Friday has arrived in all its glory and splendor, meaning that while it’s almost martini-o-clock, you still have some work to do. As always, this post is a short compendium on all things Microsoft from the past week. And, again as always, there is so much that we can’t fit...
This week at Microsoft: Windows 8, Xbox, and ebooks
Why you should never, ever use a question mark on Twitter or LinkedIn (infographic)

Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle

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Every year we have a little tradition around TC: a “back to school” series for folks who are either entering college or just leaving the confines of academia for their first job. Our goal in this series is to talk about all the gadgetry, great and small, that would help...
Back To School 2012: Welcome To The Whiteboard Jungle

DestinationDoc: This app is a pocket compendium of medical professionals for your stay in London

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With the London Olympics a mere 14 days away, the UK capital is on course to receive millions of visitors from across the country, the continent and, indeed, the world. With that in mind, the good people at Nabu Medical, Inc have launched an app to help visitors easily locate...
DestinationDoc: This app is a pocket compendium of medical professionals for your stay in London

8 hours of TV? - Alex Halavais (A Thaumaturgical Compendium)

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8 hours of TV? - Alex Halavais (A Thaumaturgical Compendium)

Midweek roundup: Windows Phone bits and pieces

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Good morning, evening, and afternoon TNW readers, depending on where you are. This post is a brief compendium of several Windows Phone newsy bits and rumors. Instead of breaking them down into several posts, we’re compiling the group here to save you time. Of course, if you want to get a good...
Midweek roundup: Windows Phone bits and pieces

Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

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2011 was a tumultuous year for the Middle East, but the troubles also served as a reminder of the role technology can play in giving everyone a voice. Live video-streaming platform Bambuser is one example of how citizens took the initiative and reported on events from their own perspective, often...
Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

NYT launches Compendium, a Pinterest-like tool for the paper's content

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Many newspapers and magazines have already created accounts on Pinterest, and it’s not surprising they’re thinking about other ways to get readers to share their content. This week the New York Times Research & Development Labs launched a new tool called Compendium, which lets readers “use articles, imagery, videos, and quotations...
NYT launches Compendium, a Pinterest-like tool for the paper's content

I’m Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York’s Meetups

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The Start Living in 2012 inaugural meetup. Around 8 p.m. on a recent Monday, about 35 people of disparate ages were sitting on the marble steps of the public atrium inside Two World Financial Center, listening to a 25-year-old in baggy jeans named Jordan Phoenix talk about Living. “This is...
I’m Here to Make Friends: A Spin Through New York’s Meetups
The iPhone 5: see how the rumors look and feel (video)

Say It Loud: ATD Relaunches the "Voices" Section

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One of the least-changed parts of AllThingsD since we started this site has been our “Voices” section, which has attracted robust and ever-increasing traffic over the years. But today Voices gets a new look as we relaunch an updated section to bring you even more writing and information from...
Say It Loud: ATD Relaunches the "Voices" Section
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