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What's Next for Kik, One of the Original Mobile Messaging Hotshots

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Mobile messaging apps — WhatsApp, KakaoTalk, Line, WeChat, Voxer, Kik, etc — are in an interesting spot. They are some of the largest, most-used and best-loved apps in the world. They dominate their various countries and regions. But it’s not necessarily clear how they evolve and become long-lasting businesses. Are...
What's Next for Kik, One of the Original Mobile Messaging Hotshots
Music Streaming App Songza Surpasses 1 Million iOS Downloads In 10 Days

A 3-D Printing "Pen" Project Hits Kickstarter

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3-D printing has a new champion, in a slightly unlikely Kickstarter project. A new Kickstarter campaign from WobbleWorks has taken the core idea of modern 3-D printing tech and applied it to an old-world tool: The pen. The 3Doodler device is essentially the plastic printing head from a 3-D...
A 3-D Printing "Pen" Project Hits Kickstarter

With Fitbit And RunKeeper Data, Notch Offers A Creative Way To Visualize Your Health

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It’s a good time to be a healthy geek — and to start becoming one. Of late, we’ve seen an exponential increase in digital health data thanks to growing popularity of a new generation of smart, wearable devices that help us track and stay on top of our health. These...
With Fitbit And RunKeeper Data, Notch Offers A Creative Way To Visualize Your Health

Five Years In One Place, An Appreciation

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Five years and about two months ago, I wrote a blog post announcing the creation of Federated Media Publishing. I will admit I was scratching an itch, not certain that it would work out. In that post I hedged a my bet - mainly because I was still smarting from...
Five Years In One Place, An Appreciation

Delicious Founder Creates New People Search Engine, Skills.to

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Joshua Schachter and his team of star developers at TastyLabs have begun work on a second project, an endorsement and people search engine called Skills.to. The site lets you endorse people for their skills in various fields, see what the people you know have been endorsed for and search for...
Delicious Founder Creates New People Search Engine, Skills.to

This Quote Explains The Difference Between Silicon Valley And The Rest Of The World

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Marc Andreessen was on Charlie Rose this week, and he dropped this super smart nugget on the tech industry: The core idea we have, the core theory we have, is that the fundamental output of a technology company is innovation and that's very different than a lot of businesses, right?...
This Quote Explains The Difference Between Silicon Valley And The Rest Of The World

7 Gorgeous icon fonts to speed up your site and your design process

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TNW first covered the growing popularity of icon fonts back in January, and since then the Web has practically exploded with impressive icon fonts for use in Web design. For those that are out of the loop, you can think of an icon font as a grown-up version of dingbats…with an...
7 Gorgeous icon fonts to speed up your site and your design process

Why The Hell Did I Save This? Annotary Adds Context To Your Bookmarks By Letting You Highlight Them

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Bookmarking things is one of those quiet, thoughtless interactions with content that probably peppers your days without you even being aware of it. Did you just discover an awesome recipe for tabbouleh? Cmd (or Ctrl) + D that thing. Does some newly-found bit of literary criticism seem tailor-made for your...
Why The Hell Did I Save This? Annotary Adds Context To Your Bookmarks By Letting You Highlight Them

The "iPad Is A PC" Argument

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The "iPad Is A PC" Argument: Microsoft Communications Chief Frank X. Shaw on the trend he noticed at the D conference (that nearly everyone in the audience was using an iPad): I actually think the PC is alive and well and thriving, it just comes in tons of different form...
The "iPad Is A PC" Argument

If-Then and Antiquities of the Future

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Over the past few months I’ve been developing a framework for the book I’ve been working on, and while I’ve been pretty quiet about the work, it’s time to lay it out and get some responses from you, the folks I most trust with keeping me on track. I’ll admit the idea...
If-Then and Antiquities of the Future
The three P's of a pivot
Yahoo launches Axis web browser plug-in for Windows and Mac, Axis browser on iOS
Spotify app Soundrop relaunches, becomes social music player

Weotta Releases A Social-Centric Update To Its Activity-Planning App, Raises Google Ventures-Led Round

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Weotta is releasing a big update to its iOS app today, one that should make the app even more useful for planning cool things to do — particularly with friends. The company, which first launched at TechCrunch’s Disrupt conference in 2011, is also announcing that it has raised an undisclosed...
Weotta Releases A Social-Centric Update To Its Activity-Planning App, Raises Google Ventures-Led Round

Microsoft Surface Pro review

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It's a compelling proposition: all the power and application compatibility of a laptop running a proper desktop operating system, all the portability and convenience of a tablet, all mixed together in one package. That's the core idea behind Microsoft's Surface tablets but, as we saw with the Surface for...
Microsoft Surface Pro review

Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation

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There are plenty of travel sites out there, but have you ever noticed that almost all of them help you get where you’re going and then leave you all alone in the dark once you actually arrive there? What spots are must-see, what food is must-eat, and which shops do...
Fathom Travel Site Taps Kate Spade To Guide You Through Your Next Vacation

Top 25 games of 2012: 10-6

www.guardian.co.uk
And so we're into the top ten of our Christmas countdown, from Xbox 360's Fez to SpelunkyHello again, and welcome to the penultimate section of our festive countdown. There have been complaints that many of our choices so far have been rather - let's say - obscure. We disagree, but...
Top 25 games of 2012: 10-6

Boot up: iPads are PCs (Microsoft says), patent trolls unmasked, Denmark's snoopers, and more

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Plus HTC v Samsung's displays, Turkey throttling social web?, Twitter moves, and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamThe future is killer devices connected to amazing cloud services >> The Official Microsoft BlogFrank X Shaw, head of Microsoft PR, was...
Boot up: iPads are PCs (Microsoft says), patent trolls unmasked, Denmark's snoopers, and more

Menshn closes as founders fall out

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Louise Mensch and Luke Bozier shut Twitter-like social networking site as working relationship between pair collapsesFormer MP Louise Mensch's would-be rival to Twitter, the social network Menshn, has closed after she and co-founder Luke Bozier fell out.Bozier announced the move on his blog, saying that "Louise and I no longer...
Menshn closes as founders fall out

Video: Fanhattan's new WatchList wants to track all your movies & shows

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Online entertainment guide Fanhattan rolled out a significant update to its iPad app Tuesday that includes new content partners as well as a new feature dubbed WatchList that is supposed to keep track of all your favorite movies and TV shows, no matter where they’re playing. Fanhattan’s core idea hasn’t...
Video: Fanhattan's new WatchList wants to track all your movies & shows

Spark Core brings open hardware plus a cloud service to the internet of things

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What would you do with a Wi-Fi connected Arduino board and a cloud service that lets you write code to control your new Wi-Fi enabled computer? Would you design a refrigerator magnet that tweets? Maybe set your lights to flicker when your high school crush changes his or her relationship...
Spark Core brings open hardware plus a cloud service to the internet of things
New 9to5 Feature: Asides
With Over 300 Pro Athletes On Board, Egraphs Wants To Reinvent And Personalize The Autograph For The Digital Era
Ovooko Takes The Organizing Out Of Organizing A Meetup
Livescribe Sky WiFi Review: The Perfect Pen To Take Notes When You Can't Use A Laptop
Facebook: The Wimps Will Inherit the Data Center

Keen On… Vibhu Norby: Why Privacy Is Better And How It Defines EveryMe [TCTV]

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If 2012 turns out to be the year when the online privacy economy really takes off, then the “private social network”, EveryMe is likely to become one of the big new stories in Silicon Valley. Formed a year ago in Menlo Park out of the Y Combinator stable, EveryMe...
Keen On… Vibhu Norby: Why Privacy Is Better And How It Defines EveryMe [TCTV]

Whrrl 3 Wants To Kill Farmville. Not Foursquare. Not Gowalla. Farmville.

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Pelago knows that just about every location-based app in the world is seeking coverage right now just prior to SXSW where they will all battle Highlander-style. So they approached me with a pretty smart pitch: curing the “social rut.” What they mean by that is these days, despite the prevalence...
Whrrl 3 Wants To Kill Farmville. Not Foursquare. Not Gowalla. Farmville.
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