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Showpad partners with Jive Present to create a powerful sales app designed to increase productivity

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Sales teams are always worried about whether they’re going to get the latest materials when they go out into the field. Being well-prepared when you’re trying to make a sale is vitally important, but just how can you support your sales force and give them the tools they need to...
Showpad partners with Jive Present to create a powerful sales app designed to increase productivity

Marissa Mayer Wants To Give Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone (YHOO, AAPL)

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Even while she was at Google, New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer used an Apple iPhone. ("I use lots of phones," she once told us.) Now, according to two sources close to Yahoo employees, Mayer wants every employee at her new company to use one too. To make sure they do,...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Give Every Yahoo Employee An iPhone (YHOO, AAPL)

Windows 8 may not let you boot to the desktop, demands you accept not-Metro

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If you were hoping that you could force Windows 8 to bypass the don't-call-it-Metro homescreen and boot straight to the familiar desktop you've come to know and love, we've got bad news. Word on the street is, Microsoft has removed this ability from the latest builds of the OS...
Windows 8 may not let you boot to the desktop, demands you accept not-Metro

Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice

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I’m amazed that it took this long, but Twitter has finally added support for line breaks to the Web version of its service. Line breaks had been supported in standalone apps for a while now, so it was somewhat of an awkward omission that the website couldn’t handle them. Twitter’s...
Twitter finally adds support for line breaks on the Web, poets rejoice
How Google obsessively monitors its employees to make sure they're the happiest in the world

Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

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The trend toward consumerizing IT seems unstoppable, whether the IT department likes it or not. Individuals and departments are doing an end run around corporate IT to use the devices and services they want, not necessarily the approved choices. So how does IT respond? Ranging from acceptance to resistance...
Hippies, Cops, Plumbers and Payoffs: 4 Ways IT Copes With Change

Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’

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I have written before about my concern for Facebook's lack of respect for it's users privacy and preferences. It seems to think that the 400 people who use Facebook are raw materials, whose personal information can be sliced, diced and served up in demographically culled chunks to advertisers and direct...
Why I don’t like Facebook ‘Likes’
Daniel Ek: New York tops Silicon Valley precisely because its not Silicon Valley

Microsoft: Gone Google and Now You Regret it? We Have Alternatives

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When Google announced that it was going to integrate Google+ with its search results, its biggest competitor in the search market, Microsoft's Bing, remained quiet while social networks like Twitter raised the hue and cry. Now, however, it looks like Microsoft is about to pounce on this chance to raise...
Microsoft: Gone Google and Now You Regret it? We Have Alternatives
Giftango powers the digital gift card revolution, gets tapped by Shopkick
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Review - Part 1

Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook revealed why he decided to give Jony Ive responsibility for much of the future success of Apple in his interview with Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Ive had only be in charge of Apple's hardware design until Cook pushed Scott Forstall out of the company. Ive was then promoted...
Tim Cook: Here's Why Jony Ive Won The Battle To Lead Apple Into The Future (AAPL)

Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is the founder of two acquired startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of the Facebook IPO story....
Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

Mozilla sends the Internet Explorer team a cake, proving that it can sling saccharine with the best of them

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It’s a tradition that had all but flickered out: the sending of cakes by Microsoft to Mozilla for major Firefox releases. It started downhill when Mozilla switched – a la Chrome – to smaller, more frequent releases. Microsoft downgraded the cake size as Firefox streamlined its update process, when the...
Mozilla sends the Internet Explorer team a cake, proving that it can sling saccharine with the best of them

Readers Pay More For New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less

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Give the New York Times credit for consistency: All year long, it has been recording a declining ad business and a growing consumer business, and that’s what it reported again today. The Times says ad sales dropped 8.9 percent last quarter, while circulation revenues climbed 7.4 percent. The Times blames the...
Readers Pay More For New York Times, Advertisers Pay Less

Love IPOs? Here's how different tech genres have performed after their public moment

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According to a study by Emergence Capital, initial public offerings (IPOs) executed by Software as a Service (SaaS) companies are generally successful over the long term, and business to business (B2B) offerings trump business to consumer (B2C) stock debuts when their following performance is considered. Emergence compiled information on 103...
Love IPOs? Here's how different tech genres have performed after their public moment

The Problem with Wikidata

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Fundamental changes are afoot at Wikipedia. Changes that have worrying connotations for the diversity of knowledge in the world's sixth most popular website. Wikipedia, with a new initiative called Wikidata, is radically reconfiguring itself to take advantage of the "Semantic Web." Wikidata will create a collaborative database that is...
The Problem with Wikidata
In the name of consistency, Twitter releases new apps for iPhone and Android

Facebook Says It Will Simplify Ad-Buying Process By Eliminating Standalone Sponsored Stories, Other Ad Units

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Facebook is wrapping up a session at its Menlo Park headquarters today where brought reporters up-to-date on its ad program and announced some upcoming changes. The big vision, according to Product Manager Fidji Simo, is to simplify the general process of running ad campaigns. She said that when Facebook looked...
Facebook Says It Will Simplify Ad-Buying Process By Eliminating Standalone Sponsored Stories, Other Ad Units

Songza partners with Re:Sound to expand its music service beyond the US into Canada

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After winning us over with Music Concierge and launching on Android, Songza is now finally taking its first steps outside of the US thanks to a licensing agreement with Canadian-based Re:Sound. Yes, Songza is now available in Canada, where there is currently no Pandora or Spotify. Now, this might not sound like such a big...
Songza partners with Re:Sound to expand its music service beyond the US into Canada

Buffer's new Twitter optimization partnership with Moz boosts retweets and click-throughs 200%

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? With 555 million Twitter users and 58 million tweets on an average day, good luck. Enter tweet optimization. For almost three years,  Buffer has been providing tweet optimization services:...
Buffer's new Twitter optimization partnership with Moz boosts retweets and click-throughs 200%

Wunderlist 2 task manager app hits the iPad

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6Wunderkinder's Wunderlist 2 has been developing something of a following among the highly organized, although there's been a conspicuous gap when iPad owners couldn't keep up with the to-dos and reminders they'd created on their phones. The hole is closing quickly: Wunderlist 2's iOS version is now a universal...
Wunderlist 2 task manager app hits the iPad

Formal Logic Club

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I've been laughing at this for weeks. It's too good not to share. The first rule of Formal Logic Club is you do not prove the consistency of Formal Logic Club. The second rule of Formal Logic Club is you do not prove the inconsistency of Formal Logic Club. —...
Formal Logic Club

BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

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The RIM PlayBook by just received a developers update that adds some interesting new Android functionality to RIM’s tablet. This new version now supports Android apps running in their own windows, improving compatibility with the general Android app universe. From Crackberry: Improved HTML5 support Portrait support for Email, Calendar and...
BlackBerry PlayBook Update Adds Improved Android Compatibility

Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

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Editors, section heads and senior production staff have a wider responsibility to act, if they judge that there is a clear errorThe readers' editor's job is not just about the admission of error but the correction of it, too. When the role was established at the Guardian in 1997 there...
Open door: The readers' editor on… fixing and footnoting erring articles as soon as possible

Twitter reveals how it painstakingly overhauled mobile client [Photos]

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Twitter recently released an update to its mobile effort, and rival client Tweetbot followed the frenzy by making its public alpha for Mac available today, but the microblogging service is not ready to share the limelight. Coleen Baik, a designer at Twitter, took to the network’s blog this afternoon to fully...
Twitter reveals how it painstakingly overhauled mobile client [Photos]

The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

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Even if you don’t follow Playboy on Twitter, you have probably heard about something the company does every Friday using the hashtag #FriskyFriday. Basically, Playboy asks ladies to share pictures of themselves and then chooses a winner at the end of the day. The company gets tons of entries and...
The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

Want Me Get Me Gets You The VIP Treatment In Any Hotel

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Everyone enjoys a little VIP status now and then, especially while on vacation. But when we head out for sunnier spaces, we also crave a bargain deal on a hotel room that's not next to the ice machine. Enter Want Me Get Me, a new hotel booking site that treats...
Want Me Get Me Gets You The VIP Treatment In Any Hotel

Tech accelerators can bring diversity to all-white, all-male startups

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This is a guest post from Media Ideation Fellowship’s, Erin Polgreen  The Slurpee straw is the pinnacle of straw innovation. Widened to accommodate refreshment the consistency of baby food — and with a little shovel-shaped bottom — the Slurpee straw gets it done. So, consider a Slurpee straw with a hole...
Tech accelerators can bring diversity to all-white, all-male startups

Microsoft finishes rolling out Bing's new high resolution aerial maps in the US

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Microsoft’s Global Ortho (GO) project, a two-year initiative to capture high-resolution aerial imagery for Bing Maps, is coming to a close in the US, reports The Verge. With the continental US completely photographed at a claimed 30cm resolution (1 foot = 1 pixel), Western Europe is all that’s left for the GO project...
Microsoft finishes rolling out Bing's new high resolution aerial maps in the US
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