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With Funding In Tow, Uniiverse Launches A Platform For Collaborative Living

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You have to love the accelerated development cycle that spins so fast in the tech industry’s echo chamber. Just as most Americans are starting to get comfortable with this whole “social revolution,” the tech industry has already exhausted every inch of “Social” (and social networking) to the degree that most...
With Funding In Tow, Uniiverse Launches A Platform For Collaborative Living

Dwolla Raises $5 Million In Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others

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Disruptive payments network Dwolla confirmed today it has raised $5 million in Series B financing in a round led by Union Square Ventures. Also participating in the round are Village Ventures, Thrive Capital, Artists and Instigators and Paige Craig of Betterworks. The company says that additional funding will be used...
Dwolla Raises $5 Million In Series B From Union Square Ventures & Others

Dwolla Raises $5 Million From Union Square Ventures To Continue Building Its (Nearly) Fee-Free Payment Network

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Credit card fees really add up.  Ben Milne's business was losing $55,000 per year to them, so he created Dwolla to side step the charges altogether. Dwolla is a 17-person startup that is creating a nearly fee-free payment network.  Credit cards and PayPal charge merchants between 3 and 5%...
Dwolla Raises $5 Million From Union Square Ventures To Continue Building Its (Nearly) Fee-Free Payment Network

BT super-charges fiber-optic broadband today, for the lucky few who can get it

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Excuse our sour grapes, but the fortunate proportion of Britons with access to BT's fibre fiber-optic broadband will find everything much faster from today at no extra cost. Infinity 1 customers now have an upstream of (as always) "up to" 9.5Mbps, up from 1.9Mbps yesterday, but downstream remains fixed...
BT super-charges fiber-optic broadband today, for the lucky few who can get it

The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

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BBC Sport announced today the launch of a new Facebook app that will let users follow live streams of major sports events, from Wimbledon to the Olympics. It seems this new app will only be accessible from the UK, as we couldn’t open it from other countries. Here’s how it...
The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

WTF, QR Codes? | Craig Villamor and Brad Frost

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Most people have no idea what QR codes are, and yet, as our Tumblr project shows, advertisers are putting them everywhereThe idea behind a Quick Response (QR) code is pretty simple, even useful, when applied correctly. You snap a picture of a code and your mobile phone whisks you off...
WTF, QR Codes? | Craig Villamor and Brad Frost

Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

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A new social class is emerging on the Internet and your place in it depends on your reputation.  In this world, you might be nothing, "but online you might be king," explained Betterworks co-founder Paige Craig, an angel investor in more than 50 companies. Craig said he invested in...
Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

Google Compute Engine: Computing without limits

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By Craig McLuckie, Product Manager, Google Compute Engine Over the years, Google has built some of the most high performing, scalable and efficient data centers in the world by constantly refining our hardware and software. Since 2008, we've been working to open up our infrastructure to outside developers and...
Google Compute Engine: Computing without limits

Google’s first employee leaves for new role at Khan Academy

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A report from AllThingsD confirmed today that Google’s first employee Craig Silverstein (technically the third employee following founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page), will officially leave the company to take up a new role at online education portal Khan Academy. Silverstein held various positions at Google since his days...
Google’s first employee leaves for new role at Khan Academy

How Android Developers Can Thrive With Google Play

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Craig Palli is vice president of Client Services & Business Development at Fiksu (@fiksu), which helps brands boost iOS and Android mobile app ranking and secure large volumes of loyal users. You can find him on Twitter @cpalli. Thriving with Google Play Apple’s planned phase-out of the UDID has introduced considerable angst in...
How Android Developers Can Thrive With Google Play

Apple announces 26 million copeies of Lion sold, faster adoption than Windows 7

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Craig Federrichi just unveiled at the WWDC opening keynote that Lion has been the fastest selling OS for Apple, selling 26 million copies in only 9 months. He was also quick to note that it has had better adoption than Windows 7....
Apple announces 26 million copeies of Lion sold, faster adoption than Windows 7

Lost “Blue Busters” Apple video featuring Steve Jobs surfaces (video)

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You may have come across versions of the “Blue Busters” Ghostbusters-style internal sales video originally created to be shown at an international sales meeting in Hawaii in October 1984. The version featured on YouTube is clearly lacking an appearance from then Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Today former Apple employee Craig...
Lost “Blue Busters” Apple video featuring Steve Jobs surfaces (video)
iOS developers plan an alternative to WWDC after sell out

Jersey Shore getting Verizon LTE on May 17th...

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...just in time for photos of Snooki's kid to be whisked around the world at 4G speeds. (P.S. - Northern Vermont, Long Island, Cape Cod, Delaware beach communities and the gorgeous Outer Banks of North Carolina are going live soon as well, sans drama.) [Photo credit: Craig Barritt, Getty...
Jersey Shore getting Verizon LTE on May 17th...

Should Twitter have a built-in correction button?

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In case you haven’t noticed, Twitter is becoming more and more of a media entity, both by curating and filtering the news and other content that flows through the real-time information network and also by offering to highlight content from certain providers. One of the things that most traditional...
Should Twitter have a built-in correction button?
Turn the page: the book behind the making of Flipboard

Innovation Secret: Hold New Ideas Lightly

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Innovation is all about new ideas, says Oodle CEO Craig Donato, but you have to know how to manage those ideas to get them to market. Here's how.[twistage 34f65b3e93ac7]For more bite-sized bits of wisdom on leadership and strategies for success, explore our ongoing video series at 30 Second MBA....
Innovation Secret: Hold New Ideas Lightly

What Developers can do to Limit App Theft on Jailbroken Devices

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As a retailer, shoplifting is an ever-present concern. No matter what you try, there will always be a group of people that can find their way around whatever security measures you have put in place. It is a cost of doing business. It is much the same way for mobile...
What Developers can do to Limit App Theft on Jailbroken Devices

Live Drawing SXSW: What's So [Bleeping] Hard About Social ROI?

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We all struggle with social measurement. Are we measuring enough? Are we measuring the right things? Clearly defining social ROI, especially if your business goals aren't tied to product sales, can be a frustratingly elusive goal. Craig Daitch (Ford), Eric Swayne (M/A/R/C Research), Liz Strauss (Inside Out Thinking), Matt...
Live Drawing SXSW: What's So [Bleeping] Hard About Social ROI?
Kinect for Windows 1.5 will feature '10-joint' skeletal tracking and four new speech recognition languages
StackSocial Raises Seed Funding, Launches Platform Publicly
Why (I hope) Facebook’s IPO will improve (or kill) Craigslist

Ze Frank hits Kickstarter goal, new show in March

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank shot over the finish line of his Kickstarter project Monday night, receiving pledges for $50,000 in funding less than eight hours after he had asked his fans to help him finance his online video comeback. Right now, pledges are totaling more than $66,000, and there...
Ze Frank hits Kickstarter goal, new show in March

There Is A Secret Dwolla Investor, And He's From Iowa

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Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Dwolla is a lean startup that wants to kill credit cards.  It's doing so well, it had investors squabbling over its latest round of financing. In the end, Union Square Ventures swooped in to lead it. Josh Kushner of Thrive Capital got a piece...
There Is A Secret Dwolla Investor, And He's From Iowa

Internet Society inducts Al Gore, Craig Newark, and 31 others into new Internet Hall of Fame

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As part of its 20th anniversary celebration in Geneva, the Internet Society held an awards gala to launch its very own hall of fame — and the initial class of 33 inductees includes some of the most notable names in the short history of the internet. The members are...
Internet Society inducts Al Gore, Craig Newark, and 31 others into new Internet Hall of Fame

Kinect for Windows 1.5 will have better tracking and broader reach

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The Kinect for Windows 1.5 developer kit will be available in late May, Microsoft’s Craig Eisler, General Manager, Kinect for Windows, announced recently via blog post. With the 1.5 software development kit (SDK) will come Kinect Studio, an application that allows for developers to record and playback debug clips...
Kinect for Windows 1.5 will have better tracking and broader reach

More Details on Google's Cloud Offering; Many More Details Needed

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Google has released a few more details about Compute Engine, the infrastructure-as-a-service offering it debuted at Google I/O today. In a company blog post, Craig McLuckie, its product manager sketched some some of the details that didn’t make it into Urs Hölzle’s remarks during today’s keynote address at Day 2...
More Details on Google's Cloud Offering; Many More Details Needed

Here Are Some Companies [TechStars NY Demo Day]

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It’s TechStars New York’s third ever demo day. Earlier I highlighted two of the companies I was pretty excited about (Bondsy and Smallknot) but thus far I’ve been pretty impressed by each of the presentations from the class’ 13 coompanies (five of which have women founders). Here’s the rundown,...
Here Are Some Companies [TechStars NY Demo Day]

We Know One of the Spring TechStarsNY Companies Already and We Got an Interview

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The only picture of Craig Danuloff. The latest crop of TechStars companies are just now filtering into New York, and the full list of companies won't be public for a week. Normally, during this moving-in period, TechStars startups are as quiet as mice. We're not quite sure why; perhaps they're...
We Know One of the Spring TechStarsNY Companies Already and We Got an Interview

Too Drunk To Drive, But Still Wanna Get Your Car Home? There’s An App For That

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You know what I hate most about getting too drunk to drive home? The hangover. No, no, I’m kidding (well, sort of) – it’s having to go retrieve my car from wherever I left it the next day. Sometimes, it’s been towed. Other times, it’s been broken into (true story)....
Too Drunk To Drive, But Still Wanna Get Your Car Home? There’s An App For That
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