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Firefox will be translated into South American Quechua to promote digital inclusion

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The Internet browser Firefox may soon be available in Quechua, Mozilla has announced on its Peruvian blog. The translation work will be crowdsourced, and you’re welcome to join the project if you can speak or write this language. As you may know, Quechua is a native South American language, which...
Firefox will be translated into South American Quechua to promote digital inclusion

Pinterest integration turns content discovery site Trapit into a pinner’s dream

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If you’ve been paying attention to the web lately, or the special lady in your life according to its demographics, you might know that the curation service Pinterest is on fire. The site lets you add interesting things you find on the web to a virtual pinboard to share with...
Pinterest integration turns content discovery site Trapit into a pinner’s dream
Pinterest Co-Founder Paul Sciarra Is Now EIR At Andreessen Horowitz

DJ Software Specialist Algoriddim Brings Video To The Turntable With vjay iPad App

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DJ software specialist Algoriddim has come out with a new app for the iPad, and man is it cool. The company already makes the incredibly popular djay app, which has been a mainstay for Mac-, iPad-, and iPhone-equipped DJs over the years. But its new vjay app adds a whole...
DJ Software Specialist Algoriddim Brings Video To The Turntable With vjay iPad App
The Internet Puts Up A Billboard In Front Of Lamar Smith's Office: Don't Mess With The Internet

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, FB, MSFT, HPQ)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Here's the breakdown on the Superbowl's impressive Twitter traffic. You can win a vacation for abusing your 3G connection in Russia. Google has poached an Apple exec for a big secret project. The least stealthy startup in the Valley has officially launched. Mark Zuckerberg's...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (GOOG, AAPL, FB, MSFT, HPQ)

Why Silicon Valley might be the right place for you

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Internet Explorer 9. Learn more here. Missed the tweet and just now seeing this post? Pin this page in IE9 to see all of the content as it happens. After traveling around the world visiting and talking to entrepreneurs, I’ve come...
Why Silicon Valley might be the right place for you
Bye bye coolest dorm ever, Berkeley can’t handle your automated lights
Y Combinator-Backed SmartAsset Helps With The Tough Financial Decisions, Starting With Homebuying
With the Surface, Microsoft just started writing its next chapter

Vyclone Launches An iPhone App For Truly Social Video Creation And Sharing

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There’s no shortage of ‘social/mobile/location-based’ video sharing apps out there, which will let you take a video and maybe slap a filter on it and share what you’re doing with people nearby and show off how friggin cool you are. Think Socialcam/Viddy/Klip/etc. But how social is that, really? Well how...
Vyclone Launches An iPhone App For Truly Social Video Creation And Sharing

Exclusive: a sneak peek at the new tablet taxi Verifone is bringing to New York City

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One thing Sam hates about being a Manhattan cabbie is picking up tourists hoping to see a Broadway show. “They are always yelling at me, drive faster, we’ve still got to buy our tickets.” So Sam, who asked we not use his last name, was first on line to try...
Exclusive: a sneak peek at the new tablet taxi Verifone is bringing to New York City

LG's 5-inch Optimus Vu shipping soon in white (in Korea, at least)

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Just under two months after LG's Optimus Vu got priced for the hometown market, in flies news that another hue will soon be on those very same shelves. The 5-inch, 4:3 ratio'd Android smartphone will soon hit South Korea in white, purportedly targeting the "younger" market -- you know,...
LG's 5-inch Optimus Vu shipping soon in white (in Korea, at least)

Facebook launches App Center on iOS, Android and the web, for socially driven app discovery

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We’ve known it was coming since early May, and Facebook has finally started rolling out its App Center to users. At an event in San Francisco which was advertised to us with the theme of “Apps and Drinks”, the company is discussing all of the potential for developers to get...
Facebook launches App Center on iOS, Android and the web, for socially driven app discovery

4 Cool Things You Can Do With Wappwolf and ifttt

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Wappwolf and ifttt are a bit like the chocolate and peanut butter in Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. Separate, they're pretty good. Together, though, is when the magic happens. For folks new to the services, Wappwolf is an application that performs actions when you drop a file into your Dropbox....
4 Cool Things You Can Do With Wappwolf and ifttt

Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

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We’ve talked about Scan.me before here on TNW. They’re a Google Ventures-backed company that’s doing some very cool things to fix QR Codes. Now, the company is launching their new Scan Pages product for businesses. These are simple pages that allow a customer to scan a QR code at a...
Scan launches new landing pages to make QR Codes actually useful for businesses

With 4 million videos, YouTube now has the largest collection of Creative Commons videos in the world

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It’s been a year since YouTube launched its Creative Commons video library, inviting people to upload videos that could be repurposed and remixed for brand new content. Since then, over 4 million Creative Commons-licensed videos are hosted on YouTube and are ready for your creative mind. In case you were...
With 4 million videos, YouTube now has the largest collection of Creative Commons videos in the world

Sōsh For iPhone Gives You Cool Socializing Ideas On The Go

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Eclectic local recommendation service Sōsh is launching on the iPhone, giving people a way to find cool things to do in San Francisco even when they’re away from a computer. Sōsh founder Rishi Mandall holds that users have moved from the “willing to spend time to save money” mentality of the deep...
Sōsh For iPhone Gives You Cool Socializing Ideas On The Go

Viddy takes social video to the next level: Officially opens up its API

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Today, social video sharing site Viddy has made a huge leap towards becoming a powerhouse. The company has announced the availability of its API, which will allow developers to build around the platform and come up with new ways to share videos. In a blog post, the company has challenged...
Viddy takes social video to the next level: Officially opens up its API

Roadtrippers Helps You Plan Your Summer Road Trip, Lands $250k Seed Round

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If you’re planning the great American road trip this summer, here is a new site that can help you get the most out of your time. Roadtrippers, which also just secured its first round of seed funding, launched in public beta today. The Cincinnati-based service lets you create a basic...
Roadtrippers Helps You Plan Your Summer Road Trip, Lands $250k Seed Round

Americans Elect

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Yesterday my partner Albert and I sat down with the people behind Americans Elect. For those that don't know, Americans Elect is an online third party movement. In their words, "Pick A President, Not A Party." Here's how it works (in short): They are going to get on the ballot...
Americans Elect

Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad

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For all the cool things an iPad can coaxed into doing, I find myself using mine to read more than anything else (rewatching old episodes of Doctor Who on Netflix is a close second). I’ve been begun to use it more than my trusty Kindle, and thanks to the timely...
Updated Kindle iOS App Appears Just In Time For The New iPad
Google’s First Foray Into Hardware Is All About The Ecosystem

Instacanvas Raises $1M Round For Its Instagram Prints, Expands Its Product Offerings

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One of the cool things about Instagram is that it has spawned a whole ecosystem of companies that use the popular photography app’s APIs to develop their own services. One of these is Instacanvas, a recent graduate of the L.A.-based MuckerLab accelerator. The company, which allows Instagram users to sell...
Instacanvas Raises $1M Round For Its Instagram Prints, Expands Its Product Offerings

Help! I’m Being Forced To Steal An iPhone Against My Will!

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Here’s my situation: I love using my iPhone. Not that it’s the best smartphone (I’m only on a 4!), but it allows me to do some pretty cool things. I get to use Twitter on the go, play Oregon Trail, heck, I even get to listen to music while my...
Help! I’m Being Forced To Steal An iPhone Against My Will!
SoundCloud unveils Next, a completely revamped web app

Tableau and the Datastore

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This week will see Tableau expert Andy Cotgreave contributing to the DatastoreWe're big fans of free visualisation tools and one of the most powerful on offer at the moment is Tableau Public.You may have noticed a Tableau viz making it onto our pages - and this week, Tableau's Andy Cotgreave...
Tableau and the Datastore

GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New "Experiences" Service Into Beta

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The team at GroupMe has certainly had an impressive ride so far — after winning the Disrupt NY Hackathon in 2010, they quickly locked up some funding, and were eventually acquired by Skype. So what’s next for GroupMe co-founders Jared Hecht and Steve Martocci? As it turns out, they’re looking...
GroupMe Branches Out Into Group Buying, Launches New "Experiences" Service Into Beta

Task and action automator IFTTT looking to build mobile apps for iOS and the web

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The wonderful service IFTTT, which allows you to pin various web services together to make cool things happen, is looking to build apps for iOS and mobile. This is indicated by a recent job posting for a full-time iOS/Mobile Engineer in San Francisco. The posting says IFTTT is ‘seeking a...
Task and action automator IFTTT looking to build mobile apps for iOS and the web
Aziz Ansari follows Louis CK’s lead with $5 DRM-free stand-up special
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?