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Zero gravity roller coaster will give you eight seconds of weightlessness

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Right now, the only way to experience the sensation of complete weightlessness is by becoming an astronaut or booking a trip on a reduced-gravity plane like the "Vomit Comet." But that may be about to change. Design team BRC Imagination Arts has proposed a roller coaster that would travel...
Zero gravity roller coaster will give you eight seconds of weightlessness

Akamai’s Blaze buy and what is says about today’s web

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Look ma! It's all so rich and dynamic. Akamai said it purchased Canadian web site optimization company Blaze Wednesday, ahead of its financial results call. In acquiring Blaze, content-delivery network leader Akamai offers an excellent example of how the web is changing as we access it from more devices and as...
Akamai’s Blaze buy and what is says about today’s web
Pew: 65% of experts say most people will adopt mobile payments by 2020

Apple rules top three smartphone spots but loses new users to Android

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Apple continues to hold the title for some of the top-selling smartphone models, with the iPhone 4S being the best selling handset in the US last quarter, according to a new report by market research firm NPD. But while the iPhone has repeatedly made Apple the top smartphone vendor...
Apple rules top three smartphone spots but loses new users to Android
Skobbler wants to take on Google in the maps biz

New Samsung Remote Trades Its Buttons for A Touch Pad and Voice Control [Accessories]

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As TV's have packed on more and features, including multiple inputs and Internet connectivity, the complexity of the remote has grown to match. Now you're lucky to get a remote shorter than your forearm. This new remote from Samsung, however, will replace the bevy of buttons for a touchpad...
New Samsung Remote Trades Its Buttons for A Touch Pad and Voice Control [Accessories]

Bitly Goes Beyond Link Shortening, But Its Users Are Not Amused

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Bitly launched a major update and redesign of its link shortening service today that, in the eyes of many of its users, de-emphasizes some of its core feature. Instead of being able to just copy and paste a link, users now have to go through a few extra steps to...
Bitly Goes Beyond Link Shortening, But Its Users Are Not Amused

Is Cisco back?

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Not yet. But — for the first time in a while — it’s showing positive signs of a working turnaround. FORTUNE — Cisco’s turnaround efforts are starting to pay off — slowly. The networking equipment giant released better-than-expected profits and sales on Wednesday, but it still has a long road...
Is Cisco back?
This planet obeys the law—stats on volcanic eruptions show pattern called Benford's Law
Andreessen Horowitz’s Jeff Jordan: Are Companies Building On Top Of Facebook Really Growing Or Just “Spam?”

Publishing is no longer a job or an industry — it’s a button

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As he has shown with books like “Here Comes Everybody” and his ideas about how the “cognitive surplus” has created a social-media explosion, Clay Shirky has a way of putting his finger on trends in media — disruptions that we are all experiencing, but sometimes fail to properly appreciate....
Publishing is no longer a job or an industry — it’s a button
Microsoft launches no holds barred anti-Google campaign [video]
Blue Jeans: Flipping 200B minutes of audio conference calls into video

WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

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A Tel Aviv startup, WalkMe, aims to do for your website what your UX team should have already done: make it easier for your users to understand. The service creates little pop-up bubbles over various points in order to lead your users through a typical interaction, be it a...
WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

Disrupt NYC Day 1: Your Startup Battlefield Companies

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Our very first day of Disrupt NYC is over and the conference started off with a bang. We had memorable chats, dove into fashion for a bit, hung out with the Startup Alley companies and witnessed 15 startups launch their products in our first day of the Startup Battlefield. Even...
Disrupt NYC Day 1: Your Startup Battlefield Companies

New Version of Amen App Unleashes Its Location Data Goodness

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‘The best and the worst of everything’ app Amen has hit ‘one Million Amens’ says the startups and is about to start releasing all the data its collected. The “Explorer Release” that is available on the Appstore as of this morning allows for a more topical browsing experience and is...
New Version of Amen App Unleashes Its Location Data Goodness

New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

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Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress and Automattic (see disclosure) says that the service is preparing for a significant change of direction — by releasing a much simpler version designed to work on mobile. Speaking at the paidContent 2012 event on Wednesday, Mullenweg said that he had been hard at...
New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

Lithium-air battery advance could be jaw-dropping improvement over li-ion

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Lithium-air batteries have the potential to be the next big leap in battery tech because they get rid of a lot of the weight and complexity involved with standard batteries. That's because, instead of having all the battery components stored inside the battery itself, lithium-air batteries use oxygen in the...
Lithium-air battery advance could be jaw-dropping improvement over li-ion

The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally

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Outsourcing is pretty much de rigueur for modern startups looking to conserve capital. But making outsourcing work for your startup isn’t always easy. One of the first steps is figuring out where to outsource. There are a lot of choices. The first major decision is geographical. Should you outsource locally,...
The Pros and Cons of IT Outsourcing: Globally, Nationally and Locally

What Facebook’s world-class engineers will do to Instagram

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Facebook is home to some of the best, brightest hackers in the world. Its brain trust of developers is pretty much legendary, and with today’s Instagram acquisition, some of those developers will be spending time on Instagram now, as well. Think about the contrast: Facebook’s campus holds thousands of...
What Facebook’s world-class engineers will do to Instagram
FBI worried about IPv6 public traceability, says legislation may be needed
After the pwnage: Critical Google Chrome hole plugged in 24 hours

Credit Card Agreements Easier to Understand Than Facebook, Google Policies

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Just how complex are those user agreements that most people skip reading when they sign up for Facebook or Google? More complex than a credit card agreement or a government notice, according to a study released Tuesday by branding firm Siegel+Gale. On average, 400 survey participants who had carefully reviewed...
Credit Card Agreements Easier to Understand Than Facebook, Google Policies

Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on

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For some, the company Color has been a cautionary tale to raising money in Silicon Valley. The company itself is hearing nothing of the sort and seems to be quite happy with the direction in which it’s going. After raising north of $41M and launching two unsuccessful iOS apps, it...
Color inks deal with Verizon, but the real story is the file format it’s working on
Meg Whitman Details Layoffs To HP Employees In Internal Video, Thinks HP Is Currently “Rebuilding Credibility”

Why Zynga loves the hybrid cloud

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The gaming company's Z Cloud initiative is just getting off the ground, but the company already has high hopes. Zynga's CTO explains his strategy. FORTUNE -- About 54 million people play Zynga (ZNGA) games like FarmVille, Hidden Chronicles and Words With Friends each day. That level of activity adds up...
Why Zynga loves the hybrid cloud

Smartphone customer satisfaction is hard to get right

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The annual ratings of customer satisfaction with mobile phone manufacturers will be released by the American Customer Satisfaction Index Tuesday morning, and for the first time, feature phone makers will be judged right alongside smartphone makers, who are newcomers to the list. It’s not totally surprising, but Apple makes its debut on...
Smartphone customer satisfaction is hard to get right
Google’s next OpenFlow challenge: taking SDNs to the consumer
'The Fourth Dimension' for iOS: learn to see in 4D (hands-on)
Verizon shows off OpenFlow’s benefits for carriers
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