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Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Series A To Make Crowdfunding Go Mainstream

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Indiegogo, the website that allows people to contribute money to the causes, artistic projects, and small companies they support, has attracted a good amount of success in the four years since it was founded in early 2008: 100,000 projects have been funded in more than 196 countries through the...
Indiegogo Raises $15 Million Series A To Make Crowdfunding Go Mainstream

Apple and Facebook Should Be Terrified Of Google-Tinted Glasses

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Google’s augmented reality eyewear is coming to disrupt your face and your business model. If you don’t even have to pull your phone out to take a photo, get directions, or message with friends, why would you need to buy the latest iPhone or spend so much time on Facebook?...
Apple and Facebook Should Be Terrified Of Google-Tinted Glasses

AppHarbor Launches Its Azure Competitor In Europe

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Heroku was a hit with Ruby developers because it was an easy-to-use development platform. Others have tried to do the same with other languages such as PHP Fog, dotCloud. Then last year AppHarbor, a ‘Heroku for .NET’ out of Y Combinator launched. And today AppHarbor has extended its service to...
AppHarbor Launches Its Azure Competitor In Europe

SCHOTT claims Xensation glass is toughest, tells Corning to come get some

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Corning and its Gorilla Glass might get most of the press, but SCHOTT claims that it, not the 160-year-old New York-based manufacturer, makes the toughest sheets for smartphones. The German company launched Xensation Cover Glass, a break and scratch-resistant alumino-silicate, at SID. Originally announced last year, the material had...
SCHOTT claims Xensation glass is toughest, tells Corning to come get some

There’s a new open source cloud in town. Meet Apache CloudStack

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It looks like OpenStack won’t have the open-source cloud spotlight to itself anymore. Citrix Systems has released its CloudStack software (which it obtained via its acquisition of Cloud.com last year) to the Apache Software Foundation, creating a competitive option to the OpenStack project of which Citrix was an early member....
There’s a new open source cloud in town. Meet Apache CloudStack
Zagat goes free with launch of Google+ Local

Bing Strips Down Results Page To Make Google Look Like “Search Overload”

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While Google keeps cramming its search results pages full of tools and social content, today Bing confirmed with me the full roll out a redesigned search results page that completely clears the left sidebar, and replaces the tabbed header with a cleaner set of links. Bing Facebook integration is also...
Bing Strips Down Results Page To Make Google Look Like “Search Overload”
HootSuite: 4 million users can now manage Instagram & SlideShare too
Lenovo Windows 8 ThinkPad Tablet 2 aimed at iPad business users, includes pen input and dock

Big Apple Leads Millennial Q1 Device Ranks By Wide Margin: 28% For Brand, 15% For iPhone

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Mobile advertising company  Millennial  Media, one of the biggest in the U.S., has released its quarterly ad impression report, and the results show that Apple continues to remain the single-biggest brand, and most popular phone maker, on the Millennial ad network — with the rest of the list largely dominated...
Big Apple Leads Millennial Q1 Device Ranks By Wide Margin: 28% For Brand, 15% For iPhone

Apple ordered to run adverts stating Samsung did not copy iPad

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Judge rules that Apple must take out newspaper and magazine ads that say Samsung did not copy its iPad, according to BloombergApple has been ordered to take out advertisements in major newspapers - including the Daily Mail, the Guardian and the Financial Times - pointing to a UK High Court...
Apple ordered to run adverts stating Samsung did not copy iPad

This Robot Will Beat You at Rock-Paper-Scissors 100 Percent of the Time

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You're throwing scissors in the next round? This machine is totally onto you. Rock-paper-scissors isn't so much a game as a lighthearted decision-maker. You use it, usually, to decide who picks up the bar tab, or who does the dishes. You rarely use it, however, as a legitimately competitive thing...
This Robot Will Beat You at Rock-Paper-Scissors 100 Percent of the Time
Virgin becomes first UK service provider to block The Pirate Bay
Is this Spotify's official iPad app?

Microsoft SmartGlass hands-on

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Sure today's Microsoft E3 keynote was jam-packed full of high octane explosions, but the biggest excitement from the hardware-free event was arguably SmartGlass, a new technology from Redmond that promises to help to bring together users' diverse array of screens. When it was initially leaked ahead of the event,...
Microsoft SmartGlass hands-on

Microsoft's New Social Network, So.cl: It's Like Google+ For Wonks

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File this in the "we-try-it-out-so-you-don't-have-to" category. So.cl is a derivative social network that may be useful to students, but it won't fly elsewhere. Over the weekend, Microsoft quietly launched an experimental social network called So.cl. It's a mix between Google+ and Storify. Users are encouraged to search for information about...
Microsoft's New Social Network, So.cl: It's Like Google+ For Wonks

Outsourcing Chores to Strangers Online

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I recently returned home from several days of work-related travel to mountains of mail, unpaid bills, heaps of laundry and an apartment piled with boxes, due to a roommate moving out. It was just the impetus I needed to finally try Web services that help people find other people to...
Outsourcing Chores to Strangers Online

Music streaming service Deezer goes live in 35 Latin American territories today

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Back in December, we reported that Spotify competitor Deezer was to begin rolling out in 200 countries (but not the USA). And it has taken a big step towards this goal today by launching in 35 Latin American territories. Deezer was launched in France in August 2007, and it reached...
Music streaming service Deezer goes live in 35 Latin American territories today

Apple posts $2.6M bond to block sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Almost immediately after the company won an injunction against Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple posted the necessary $2.6 million bond to block sales of the iPad competitor in the U.S....
Apple posts $2.6M bond to block sales of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone

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MapMyFitness today announced a $9m Series B funding round led by Austin Ventures and Milestone Venture Partners. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based health and fitness tech firm powering the likes of MapMyRun.com, MapMyRide.com and MapMyWalk.com, and back in April we reported that on the company’s efforts to map the fittest states...
MapMyFitness reels in $9m in Series B funding led by Austin Ventures and Milestone
Rafter Scoops Up HubEdu To Help It Challenge The Textbook Industry

RIM admits it is responsible for the anti-Apple ‘Wake Up’ campaign in Australia

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There’s been much speculation about which company is behind the controversial ‘Wake Up’ campaign currently going on in Australia. We previously reported that Samsung might be culpable but RIM has now stepped up and acknowledged that the creation is its. The Canadian mobile maker issued a statement this morning, via its...
RIM admits it is responsible for the anti-Apple ‘Wake Up’ campaign in Australia

Buffer Acquires ShareFeed, Brings KISSmetrics CEO Hiten Shah On As Advisor

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Buffer, the little service for scheduling your social media updates, has some big news today: it’s acquiring competitor ShareFeed, and is bringing its CEO Hiten Shah on board as a mentor and advisor. ShareFeed was launched in 2009 as a side project from Shah’s company KISSmetrics, which is backed by...
Buffer Acquires ShareFeed, Brings KISSmetrics CEO Hiten Shah On As Advisor

What Facebook May Do With Glancee, its Latest Mobile Acquisition

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Over the weekend Facebook bought another mobile social app, this time a product called Glancee. One of the leading apps in a very new category known as "ambient location," Glancee and its main competitor Highlight were the most talked about apps at this year's SXSW Interactive conference in March....
What Facebook May Do With Glancee, its Latest Mobile Acquisition

Is Facebook building an iTunes/Google Play competitor?

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While Amazon and Apple have huge leads, Facebook has enough users, personalization, technology, and convenience to gain a foothold selling movie, music, and other digital goods. [Read more]...
Is Facebook building an iTunes/Google Play competitor?
Windows Phone 8: Nokia Maps will reportedly replace Bing Maps with 3D navigation

Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup

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You can now try Google Drive, Google’s Dropbox competitor, at drive.google.com. UPDATE – The app is now available for download and I installed it, creating a folder on my computer that acts as a GDrive sync area. All of my Google Docs appeared as “icons” in the folder. And I...
Google Drive Is Live With 5GB Of Free Storage And Google Docs Hookup
Chat app Viber releases Windows Phone and BlackBerry betas, but no voice calls for now

Nokia And Microsoft Were Totally Slammed By Their Most Important Partners (MSFT, NOK, AAPL, GOOG)

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More bad news for Nokia and Microsoft.  Their line up of Lumia smartphones are getting slammed by executives at mobile carriers in Europe in a spectacularly harsh article from Reuters (via Techmeme.) Reuters isn't known as some Apple/Android fanboy blog, so the critiques it unearthed are pretty shocking. This is...
Nokia And Microsoft Were Totally Slammed By Their Most Important Partners (MSFT, NOK, AAPL, GOOG)

A head start is not a head start

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Most people agree that Mosaic was the first browser for the World Wide Web, but it was actually preceded by ‘WorldWideWeb’ and the lesser-known Erwise and ViolaWWW. Netscape didn’t invent the browser, but it did see a commercial opportunity, and room for improvement while it was working on Mosaic. Google wasn’t...
A head start is not a head start
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