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10 New York City startups we're crazy about

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VentureBeat’s been taking a close look at the New York City startup scene. You’ve seen our top New York City technology influencers, but we wanted to spotlight the top 10 most interesting startups the city has to offer. We wanted to look beyond well-established names like Foursquare and Tumblr...
10 New York City startups we're crazy about

Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS

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Slovak startup Piano Media, which has challenged the online media industry with an aggregated paywall concept, has raised 2 million Euros from 3TS, one of the leading private equity funds in Central and Eastern Europe. Piano Media, launched in May 2011, enables online publications to offer their readers premium content...
Shared Online Paywall Service Piano Media Secures Euro 2 million from 3TS

VMware to join OpenStack: Now what?

gigaom.com
If VMware’s application to join the OpenStack Foundation is approved, it could mean several things for the server virtualization kingpin. First, it adds more weight to the argument that VMware “gets” open source. Last month, news of its acquisition of Nicira, an OpenStack contributor, showed that VMware might be more...
VMware to join OpenStack: Now what?

Android poised to hit its peak this year, Windows Phone to become No. 2 smartphone OS by 2016: IDC

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A new report from research firm IDC suggests that Android will reach the peak of its growth in 2012, as overall mobile shipments begin to slow, but states that it will be Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform that will make inroads into the smartphone market currently dominated by Google and Apple....
Android poised to hit its peak this year, Windows Phone to become No. 2 smartphone OS by 2016: IDC

How Social Media Will Save - Not Kill - the Television Ad

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David Griner doesn’t think television advertising needs to be saved from the Internet and social media. On the contrary, Griner says television ads need to be saved from themselves. “I personally find that most television ads are gutless and self-obsessed,” said Griner, director of digital content for the ad...
How Social Media Will Save - Not Kill - the Television Ad

From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

www.guardian.co.uk
It turns out that if you play Civilization II for long enough, you enter a world very much like Orwell's 1984. Coincidence?If you happen to have touched a computer some time within the last 20 years, the chances are you may well have spent a regrettably long time playing on...
From Civilization to Big Brother: how a game recreated Orwell's 1984

Another Sign Of A New iPhone? Apple Will Pay You To Recycle Your 4S

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Apple is, as usual, remaining tight-lipped about whether it will be releasing any new devices this autumn — and even if there will be an event scheduled for September 12, as many have been reporting. Meanwhile, here is a sign that the company could be preparing for a new phone...
Another Sign Of A New iPhone? Apple Will Pay You To Recycle Your 4S

The PC looks like its dying

tech.fortune.cnn.com
PC makers aren't just losing to Apple. They're struggling on multiple fronts -- and things look gloomy going forward. By Peter Suciu, contributor FORTUNE -- Blame it on lack of innovation. Blame it on the economy. Blame it on the tablet. Whatever one blames it on, PCs are not doing...
The PC looks like its dying

The emerging market that could kill the iPhone

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A handful of tech startups are competing for a foothold in the nascent market for personal data control. And that could mean major changes for the likes of Apple, Google and Microsoft. By Francesca Robin, contributor FORTUNE -- Internet users have heard plenty about third-party aggregators filching their data, spying...
The emerging market that could kill the iPhone

Under siege, Amazon shifts on taxes

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For years, the online retail giant has taken an adversarial stance towards states seeking to collect sales tax. That is starting to change -- beginning this weekend. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- Amazon.com has long played hardball to avoid collecting sales tax from customers. States that failed to cooperate...
Under siege, Amazon shifts on taxes

What employees really need at work

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In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced "the hierarchy of needs," showing how people are motivated to fulfill certain basic desires. The very same could be done in the office. By Padmasree Warrior, contributor FORTUNE -- In 1943, psychologist Abraham Maslow introduced the concept now known as "The Hierarchy of Needs"...
What employees really need at work
Social: YouTube Is Developing a Secret Weapon Against the Internet’s Worst Commenters

Universities are failing at teaching social media

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Social networking may have been born in a dorm room.  But when it comes to equipping students with the social media skills demanded by today's jobs, colleges are failing miserably. By Ryan Holmes, contributor FORTUNE -- "Overall, the higher education system is failing to prepare students with the needed digital...
Universities are failing at teaching social media

Google's audacious bet on fiber -- and why it could work

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The company is building an Internet Valhalla in Kansas City. Most observers have scoffed at the effort. But they're wrong. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- Last month, Google announced its Google Fiber initiative promising 1 gigabit of Internet speed for $70 a month and throwing in dozens of high-definition television...
Google's audacious bet on fiber -- and why it could work

HP and IBM: Two paths, one future

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Despite bedrock similarities, the two giants have very different philosophies. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- On the face of it, Hewlett-Packard and IBM have a lot in common. Both are storied brands with rich legacies that shaped high-tech. Both are working with companies large and small to help manage...
HP and IBM: Two paths, one future

The next major patent skirmish is already here

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So-called LTE networks promise to dramatically speed up the mobile Internet. Too bad patent squabbles may stand in the way. By Yewon Kang, contributor FORTUNE -- As dramatically shown in Apple and Samsung's epic legal conflict, patents have become the new currency among tech giants. Dull-sounding legal instruments have become...
The next major patent skirmish is already here

MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees

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I hate to see employees leave our portfolio companies for many reasons, among them the loss of continuity and camaraderie and the knowledge of how hard everyone will have to work to replace them. Many people see churn of employees in and out of companies as a given and build...
MBA Mondays: Retaining Your Employees

Samsung tipped to continue strong growth with record profits in Q1 2012

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Samsung is tipped to post record profit once again when it announces figures for business during the first quarter of the year, which are expected next month, according to a Korea Times report. Citibank expects that the Korean firm will post “historically high” results as it continues to grow impressively. January saw Samsung post record...
Samsung tipped to continue strong growth with record profits in Q1 2012

Where the women are: Online

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As the Web grows more social and more mobile, women - entrepreneurs and users - are heeding the call. By Jennifer Alsever, contributor FORTUNE -- It's a woman's World Wide Web. Today's online experience is increasingly about connecting with people and sharing information -- and female users have responded enthusiastically....
Where the women are: Online
Lead Android developer thinks a five-month wait for an update is 'very reasonable'

The story of Energy Cache, a drop-dead simple energy idea

gigaom.com
Last week Bill Gates briefly mentioned that he made an investment in an energy storage startup that he called “gravel on ski lifts.” Contributor Michael Kanellos put two and two together and guessed that Gates’ reference was to the startup Energy Cache. Well, following that article on Monday, we’ve done...
The story of Energy Cache, a drop-dead simple energy idea

Twitter's IPO, not Facebook's, will define social

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Too much has been made of Facebook's botched offering. Here's why Twitter's will matter more. By Don Reisinger, contributor FORTUNE - The hype surrounding Facebook's initial public offering in May was overwhelming. Nearly every investment bank was clamoring to get its hands on the company's shares. Analysts were calling the IPO...
Twitter's IPO, not Facebook's, will define social

New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

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New York City will soon welcome a delegation of Latin American entrepreneurs, the city’s Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has announced. Called ‘LatAm to NYC,’ the program is part of a larger initiative aimed at attracting foreign businesses, known as ‘World to NYC.’ During the three-day event, which will take...
New York opens its arms and Rolodex to Latin American entrepreneurs

The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry

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Facebook is known for operating in a perpetual beta state, making major changes not infrequently. Problem is, that can stifle a quickly growing niche. By Ryan Holmes, contributor FORTUNE -- Mark Zuckerberg is famous for keeping Facebook (FB) in a state of permanent beta.  And while each new wave of...
The Facebook tweak that killed a billion-dollar industry

Facebook vs. Google: It's on! (Again)

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Facebook's IPO woes have taken the spotlight off its rivalry with search giant Google. That's changing. Here's why. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- 2011 was a good year for Facebook. The social network was adding 100 million users every few months. It was on track for an IPO valued...
Facebook vs. Google: It's on! (Again)

Here come the tweeting robots

tech.fortune.cnn.com
Companies are being overwhelmed trying to monitor chatter about them on Twitter and Facebook. That is giving rise to a breed of super-smart automated agents. Question is, is it taking the social out of social networking. By Ryan Holmes, contributor FORTUNE -- The Twitterverse hasn't been entirely kind to United...
Here come the tweeting robots

Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

www.techdirt.com
The situation with Charles Carreon just keeps on progressing. The latest is that, according to a report from Courthouse News Service, Carreon has now not only sued Matthew Inman, but also IndieGoGo and the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Read on for the details... If you've been...
Charles Carreon Sues Matthew Inman... And The Charities He's Raising Money For

In mobile, it's now a three-way race

tech.fortune.cnn.com
In just a few weeks' time, the three-way death match for the future of the mobile operating system has shifted dramatically. Here's where Apple, Google and Microsoft stand now. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE - In a world increasingly going mobile, platform is destiny. The operating system will determine who...
In mobile, it's now a three-way race

The $99 box that wants to crush the Xbox

tech.fortune.cnn.com
The designers of the Ouya game console set out to raise $900,000 on Kickstarter. Instead they brought in over $8 million -- and became the most talked about device maker in tech. By Peter Suciu, contributor FORTUNE -- It could be the ultimate high score. Hardware start-up Ouya began a...
The $99 box that wants to crush the Xbox

Who Wrote OpenStack Essex? A Deep Dive Into Contributions

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It's always interesting to see who really contributes to open source projects. That's doubly true when it comes to projects that are corporate-driven, because they provide a lot of insight into which companies are driving a project and have a stake in supporting it. Looking at the numbers for OpenStack's...
Who Wrote OpenStack Essex? A Deep Dive Into Contributions
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