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6 Great Products Designed By The Internet

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Ever have that frustrating feeling of knowing exactly what you want and not being able to buy it? It used to be that consumers were more-or-less powerless. We had to take what products were offered to us. For practical reasons, manufacturers couldn't ask everybody in the world their opinion before...
6 Great Products Designed By The Internet
OXO Shows The Right Way To Respond To Bogus 'Outrage' Over 'Copied' Product

Rakuten takes majority stake in The Grommet, an online marketplace for 'undiscovered products'

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Japanese e-commerce juggernaut Rakuten today announced its second investment in The Grommet, a freshly renamed online marketplace for cool products that haven’t hit the big-time yet. The capital injection gives Rakuten a majority stake in the e-commerce and product discovery website. Formerly named Daily Grommet, The Grommet digs up, curates...
Rakuten takes majority stake in The Grommet, an online marketplace for 'undiscovered products'
Everything an outsider needs to know about LA
Google kills cool Gmail Labs features but at least it adds e-mail translation

Twilio Is Raising A Series D Of Around $50M

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I’d been hearing whispers as of late that Twilio is meeting with VCs to raise another round, and I just got the good word from a very, very solid source. I’m told that Twilio is in the process of raising a Series D, with a goal of raising around $50...
Twilio Is Raising A Series D Of Around $50M

What To Expect From Us At SXSW

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I just arrived in Austin, Texas for South By Southwest Interactive. It's my first time. I see it as a chance to bump into some of the great minds in the tech industry and find out where they think we're headed. It will surely also be a chance to drink...
What To Expect From Us At SXSW

Apple Reveals New Machinery for Creating Liquidmetal Forms

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On January 31, 2013, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a patent application from Apple that reveals new method for fabricating a sheet of metallic glass matrix composite. Metallic glass is a form of liquidmetal. In order to make cool products with this exotic material one must first invent...
Apple Reveals New Machinery for Creating Liquidmetal Forms

Toast: An App That Guarantees A Good Gift Every Time

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We have access to more cool products than ever before. So why are we still giving bad gifts?...
Toast: An App That Guarantees A Good Gift Every Time

SOURCE: Marissa Mayer Was Not Forced By Yahoo's Board To Return Cash To Shareholders

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There has been a perception in the tech community this week that Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was essentially forced by Yahoo's board of directors to return most of the proceeds from the Alibaba stock sale to shareholders. This perception stems from the fact that, a couple of months ago, Mayer...
SOURCE: Marissa Mayer Was Not Forced By Yahoo's Board To Return Cash To Shareholders

Apple Engineers Say Company Secrecy Makes It A Bad Place To Work For (AAPL)

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Despite an unprecedented number of leaks last year, Apple still has a reputation for being one of the world's most secretive companies. It's so secretive, it annoys employees who say they don't even know what they're working on half the time. A number of recent reviews on Glassdoor, a site...
Apple Engineers Say Company Secrecy Makes It A Bad Place To Work For (AAPL)

Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

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Admit it, you’ve thought about dabbling in affiliate marketing. After all, who wouldn’t want to make an extra buck by sharing a few products on their blog or Twitter? But unless you’re an Internet superstar, chances are you won’t end up making much from traditionally low-commission affiliate programs. Amazon’s...
Forget affiliate marketing, Consignd lets you earn more with Pinterest-driven storefronts

Would We Prefer HTC To Be Making Cool New Products? Or Just Getting More Patents

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HTC has, quite rightly, decried the insanity of the patent thicket in the smartphone arena. In fact, some clueless analyst had written a note suggesting that HTC was at risk because it didn't have enough patents. The idea that quantity of patents matters is a really scary thought, but with...
Would We Prefer HTC To Be Making Cool New Products? Or Just Getting More Patents
Commerce Department's Own Study Debunks Commerce Department's Defense Of Said Study

Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

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For many, many years, we've talked about all kinds of business models, including ideas (and early attempts) at crowdfunding before "crowdfunding' was a word. Obviously, over the past couple years, Kickstarter has become "a thing," along with a number of other platforms, like IndieGogo, PledgeMusic and many more. On a...
Crowdfunding Picks: Throw Trucks With Your Mind & Other Cool Control Interfaces

The Perfect Ratio: New Hackathon Brings Ladies and Gents Together to Build Cool Products

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Ms. Koo (twitter.com) If you've ever been to a hackathon, you're probably well-acquainted with the fact that the majority of attendees and participants are usually dudes. The paucity of gender diversity in tech is a controversial issue, but one that probably won't be solved by responding to the over-saturation of Y chromosomes...
The Perfect Ratio: New Hackathon Brings Ladies and Gents Together to Build Cool Products

Apple: Newest victim of the law of large numbers

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Tim Cook can't do much more than spin, but vague promises about cool products sometime in the future won't change the new reality on the ground. [Read more]...
Apple: Newest victim of the law of large numbers

Cool Stuff: Hitchcock Posters Re-envisioned

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It takes a bold designer to take on the iconography of Alfred Hitchcock. Between his own sensibilities and collaborations with designers like Saul Bass and cinematographer Robert Burks, Hitchcock’s films have some of the most memorable images in the mainstream film canon. So here comes graphic designer Laz Marquez...
Cool Stuff: Hitchcock Posters Re-envisioned

Not your grandma's cookies: 3D printing goes culinary

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3D PRINTED CHRISTMAS COOKIES from Ralf Holleis on Vimeo. With 3D printing the possibilities seem endless. We’ve already seen 3D-guns, 3D-dildos, and a slew of 3D-printed statuettes. But today, because everyone is getting into the holiday spirit, we bring you 3D-holiday-cookies. That’s right, those delicious sugar cookies don’t need...
Not your grandma's cookies: 3D printing goes culinary

ProPublica's New App Explains Why the President Sent You That Email

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With the presidential horse race slowly trotting toward November, both Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are doing what political campaigners do best: Asking for your money. Now, a nonprofit news site is pulling back the curtain on how the campaigns use different forms of the same email to ask for...
ProPublica's New App Explains Why the President Sent You That Email
Resignation Media Hires CEO John Ellis To Run Tapiture, Its Fast-Growing Pinterest For Men

Would We Prefer HTC To Be Making Cool New Products? Or Just Getting More Patents

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HTC has, quite rightly, decried the insanity of the patent thicket in the smartphone arena. In fact, some clueless analyst had written a note suggesting that HTC was at risk because it didn't have enough patents. The idea that quantity of patents matters is a really scary thought, but with...
Would We Prefer HTC To Be Making Cool New Products? Or Just Getting More Patents

Cool Stuff: Brandon Schaefer’s Movie Posters

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25-year-old Massachusetts-based graphic artist Brandon Schaefer has created an impressive collection of retro-minimal movie posters. The Ghostbusters-inspired posters above have been making the internet rounds recently, but Schaefer has a huge portfolio of posters, some of which can even be purchased as prints on inPRNT.com. Check out some of...
Cool Stuff: Brandon Schaefer’s Movie Posters

'Cool' gadgets shine at Stanford

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At the Cool Products Expo, entrepreneurs showed off everything from electric cars to personalized 3D printers to a scent production machine. [Read more]...
'Cool' gadgets shine at Stanford
Our hands can do more than tap and poke, so why shouldn't our phones understand?

High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy Launches Commerce Platform With Help From Jack Dorsey

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With just 250,000 users, high-end Pinterest competitor The Fancy may not seem like much competition at all to Pinterest, which boasts more than 10 million users. But the New York-based startup, which features gorgeous products and allows users to "Fancy" them, has a few serious competitive advantages: The backing...
High-End Pinterest Competitor The Fancy Launches Commerce Platform With Help From Jack Dorsey
3D printers and 10 more gifts for the DIY set
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