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Why does every PC notebook’s trackpad suck? (Or, why Microsoft is building its own hardware.)

Skyhook offers devs battery-friendly persistent location

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For all the talk of persistant location apps like Highlight, Glancee, Banjo and others changing the way we live, many consumers haven’t jumped on board, in part because the battery hit to using these apps has been too great. Location data provider Skyhook said it now has an update to...
Skyhook offers devs battery-friendly persistent location

Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

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Medium, the new publishing platform created by Twitter co-founders Ev Williams and Biz Stone, is currently only open to a couple hundred “early adopters” who have crafted interesting stories and essays on specific topics. But that will change after the first of the new year, Williams said, when the lightweight...
Twitter Co-Founders' New Site, Medium, Will Open to Public in New Year

What Eight Million Livestreams Really Means

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That crazy leap that Felix Baumgartner made was astonishing. And if you’re interested in the future of Web video, YouTube’s ability to serve up eight million livestreams at the same time is a really big deal, too. As I noted yesterday, that number blows away YouTube’s previous peak of 500,000...
What Eight Million Livestreams Really Means

Roommates Carly Zakin And Danielle Weisberg Quit Jobs At NBC To Help You Skim News Every Morning

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Monday marked Danielle Weisberg and Carly Zakin's first day of unemployment. The two New York roommates, who met studying abroad in Rome, both recently resigned from NBC. Yesterday they launching The Skimm, a newsletter startup designed to tell subscribers everything they need to know in the morning. The Skimm shows...
Roommates Carly Zakin And Danielle Weisberg Quit Jobs At NBC To Help You Skim News Every Morning

Cisco's Android Tablet For Businesses Bombed And Now It's Dead (CSCO)

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Cisco has killed its year-old Cius tablet, the company said in a blog post. This isn't exactly shocking. The tablet was a strange, overpriced beast for Cisco. While Cisco's general idea with this tablet wasn't bad, the way Cisco went about it was odd. Cius was supposed to represent a...
Cisco's Android Tablet For Businesses Bombed And Now It's Dead (CSCO)
Analyst: Google Has A Plan For The Next 'Couple Hundred Billion' In Revenue (GOOG)

Runmeter’s 7.0 will be a delight for workout data nerds

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If you’re a running or cycling junkie and you’ve been looking to break down every aspect of your outings to help you analyze and improve them, right on the iPhone, you’re going to like this. We spoke to Abvio, who makes the fantastic Runmeter, Walkmeter and Cyclemeter at Macworld 2012...
Runmeter’s 7.0 will be a delight for workout data nerds

CloudFlare signs a deal with GlobalSign to (quietly) hasten secure Web pages

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To further its plan of making the Web ever faster, CloudFlare has signed a deal with GlobalSign to shave a couple hundred milliseconds off the loading time of every page that pings the company to authenticate its SSL certificate. In plain English: a chunk of the Web just got a...
CloudFlare signs a deal with GlobalSign to (quietly) hasten secure Web pages
NY Auto Show launches flying car and maritime Mini

New HDD writing methods could boost platter densities by 5x or more

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Just when we think that platter-based storage is on its way out it keeps on coming back with a vengeance. A few years ago it was perpendicular recording boosting storage densities by a few orders of magnitude, now it's a pair of new techniques that could push things much further....
New HDD writing methods could boost platter densities by 5x or more

MacBook Pro Retina Models Get A Price Cut & Faster Processors

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The steep cost of owning a MacBook Pro laptop outfitted with Apple's Retina display just became a little more manageable. The company announced Wednesday that its 13-inch model is getting bumped down in price, while the 15-inch version is receiving a speed boost at the same price point as the...
MacBook Pro Retina Models Get A Price Cut & Faster Processors

Why Apple doesn't need a cheap iPhone if T-Mobile does it for them

gigaom.com
Does Apple need a cheaper iPhone to attract entry-level smartphone buyers? T-Mobile may have just found a way to do it for them here in the U.S. The idea that Apple needs to produce a phone that attracts buyers that can’t or won’t lay down $200 up front for a...
Why Apple doesn't need a cheap iPhone if T-Mobile does it for them
Gawker's "Crackstarter" is skeezy but potentially significant

There Are A Couple Hundred Million Reasons For Facebook To Learn From Weixin Right Now

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At TechCrunch Disrupt this week, Mark Zuckerberg enthused about Facebook’s money-making potential for mobile, but how exactly the company will start realizing that remains a mystery. I’ve argued this before, but we might find that Facebook takes its cue from Tencent’s Weixin, China’s leading mobile messaging app. Weixin has many...
There Are A Couple Hundred Million Reasons For Facebook To Learn From Weixin Right Now

Mobile Ad Problem? Not at Twitter, Says Dick Costolo.

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Facebook says it’s just figuring out how to sell mobile ads. Twitter says it may have already solved the problem. Twitter only started selling mobile ads in February. But in recent weeks, the company has started seeing more money from the Promoted Tweets it sells on phones than from the...
Mobile Ad Problem? Not at Twitter, Says Dick Costolo.
Mosaic crowdfunds clean tech, opens platform to non-accredited investors

280,000 pro-China astroturfers are running amok online

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If you thought corporate "astroturfing" (fake grassroots activity) was a problem at sites like Yelp and Amazon that feature user reviews of products, imagine how much worse it would be if the US government employed a couple hundred thousand people to "shape the debate" among online political forums. Crazy,...
280,000 pro-China astroturfers are running amok online
Key "Rickrolling" video taken down due to copyright claim

If Free Works on the Internet, Can It Work for Health Insurance ?

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As best I can tell, Health Insurance for the average family costs about 13k per year. For individuals, its about $6k per year. For some, employers pay a big chuck of that. For others, the deductibles and other charges are super high so that the monthly premium is lower.  For...
If Free Works on the Internet, Can It Work for Health Insurance ?
How Martin Odersky rewrote the rules of coding for a mobile world

Comcast’s SOPA lobbying bill: Around $250,000

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It’s amazing to me how cheap influence is on Capital Hill. Comcast, a visceral proponent of the Stop Online Piracy Act, and the PROTECT IP Act, spent in the neighborhood of a quarter million dollars to throw its weight behind the bills. As you know, the bills were crushed under...
Comcast’s SOPA lobbying bill: Around $250,000
Tigo Helps Remittances Go Mobile

Better Late Than Never: Yahoo Mayer's Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

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At a human resources conference yesterday, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer finally commented on the massive controversy generated after the Silicon Valley Internet company decided to end its work-from-home offering to its employees. News of the change came in February after AllThingsD.com published a hopelessly awkward memo on the new...
Better Late Than Never: Yahoo Mayer's Finally Talks About Telecommuting Kerfuffle

HP Q2 PC Share Tumbles; Gartner, IDC Diverge on Apple Results

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Gartner this afternoon reported that Q2 PC sales fell 0.1%, year over year, to 87.5 million units, and that Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) maintained the top spot in the world even as its total shipments fell by 12%. HP sold 13 million units, giving it 14.9%, while Lenovo (0992HK) is within less...
HP Q2 PC Share Tumbles; Gartner, IDC Diverge on Apple Results

AT&T: Wi-Fi Is Not Enough -- Every Computing Device Should Come With 4G

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Glenn Lurie is in the fortunate position of being the executive at AT&T who gets to see all the new consumer devices before they have been released to the public. For the past seven years, he’s worked with Apple, and today the list includes many other device manufactures, like Amazon...
AT&T: Wi-Fi Is Not Enough -- Every Computing Device Should Come With 4G
For developers, Glass is easy tech & brutally difficult design

FedEx Is Shipping 2 Pandas Across The Globe Today. Here's How

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Weird, giant, endangered stuff sometimes must be shipped. Meet the "loadmaster" who has FedExed tigers, gorillas, eagles, penguins, lions, rhinos, and even beluga whales across the globe. On March 25, he's shipping a couple of Pandas from China to Canada. On March 25, two very unusual passengers will take...
FedEx Is Shipping 2 Pandas Across The Globe Today. Here's How

Josh James Start-up Domo Says Arigato to IVP in $20 Million Funding Round

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It’s been a little while since we heard from Josh James. Having raised boatloads of money, the Omniture founder who bolted Adobe last year bought a small start-up in his native Utah and transformed it into Domo Technologies, a data analytics company. That was July. Wednesday, Domo will announce that...
Josh James Start-up Domo Says Arigato to IVP in $20 Million Funding Round

Love You, Mike Arrington, But You're Not "Sort Of Rich"--You're Rich!

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Venture capitalist Mike Arrington has been ranting about some of the stupidities and unfairness of our tax code, and the absurd double-standards and inconsistencies of our political parties. And I agree with almost every word that he says. For example, I agree that: The "carried interest" tax exemption for private-equity...
Love You, Mike Arrington, But You're Not "Sort Of Rich"--You're Rich!
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