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Evernote CEO Phil Libin gets down to Business with new service

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'Saying something is 'business software' means it's crappy and the experience is not good...'45m people are using cloud productivity service Evernote, and the company says that two thirds of them are using it for work purposes. That's the background to this week's launch of a new service: Evernote Business.Aimed at...
Evernote CEO Phil Libin gets down to Business with new service

GUY KAWASAKI: The Real Rules On How To Innovate

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Alltop co-founder and former Apple evangelist Guy Kawasaki recently shared some of his strategies for outperforming competitors at WOBI’s World Innovation Forum.  Kawasaki knows firsthand that, like Apple, companies can succeed when they believe in their products. But how does a business gain that sort of confidence? According to Kawasaki, by...
GUY KAWASAKI: The Real Rules On How To Innovate

Hotel(Not)Tonight: Disrupting The Hospitality Industry Takes More Than a Slick App

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I’ve long been a fan of HotelTonight. In fact, Sarah and I were there at its launch, test driving the service in a fun dash through San Francisco. Since then, I’ve booked more than a dozen stays through the company — and the front end experience has always been a...
Hotel(Not)Tonight: Disrupting The Hospitality Industry Takes More Than a Slick App

HP earnings: 6 lowlights

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Listening to Hewlett-Packard’s third quarter earnings call, you had to wonder if Meg Whitman was wishing she was somewhere — anywhere — else. Nine months into her stint as Hewlett-Packard sixth CEO in seven years (that tally includes two interim CEOs),  the company remains challenged by macroeconomic issues in China, the...
HP earnings: 6 lowlights

Billions! Cablevision Takes Its Second Swing at Viacom in Bundling-Breaking Fight

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Here’s the next step in the Cablevision/Viacom cable bundling fee fight: After back and forth between the two companies about which stuff they want to keep private, they have released a public version of Cablevision’s legal complaint. Scintillating, right? This isn’t the equivalent of the Viacom/Google data dump, where...
Billions! Cablevision Takes Its Second Swing at Viacom in Bundling-Breaking Fight
What entrepreneurs can learn from Nigerian email scammers

RIM shows off Facebook for BlackBerry 10, Timeline support finally on the way [Video]

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Research In Motion (RIM) this week had quite a few announcements at its BlackBerry Jam conference, including an updated Facebook app for BlackBerry 10, both of which will be released simultaneously next year. While the app was briefly shown off during the keynote on Tuesday, the Canadian company on Thursday...
RIM shows off Facebook for BlackBerry 10, Timeline support finally on the way [Video]

How The Video Game Industry Was Launched 40 Years Ago... Thanks To Infringement

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Chris Stokel-Walker, over at Buzzfeed, has an absolutely fantastic feature article all about the creation of the video game Pong by Atari. 40 years ago, this week, Atari delivered the first 12 Pong machines (outside of a prototype at a local bar that proved how addictive the game was). The...
How The Video Game Industry Was Launched 40 Years Ago... Thanks To Infringement

I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

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The biggest problem with Apple's iPhone 5 is the battery. Yes, the battery lasts for a long time if you don't actually use your iPhone. But given that the whole reason to have an iPhone is to use it, having to not use it is a bummer. Normally, I only...
I Finally Figured Out How To Make My Crappy iPhone Battery Last All Day!

Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards

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So you just got a Postagram from one of your friends. Great! But what if you want to upload it to the internets, to show off the cool post card someone sent you? Until now, you most likely took a picture of that post card and sent it to Twitter...
Postagram adds QR codes to connect physical & digital cards
BYOT Episode 1: Gaming's good, bad, and downright crappy of 2012 (so far)
Comcast launches a new cable box worthy of taking on Roku, Apple TV

Hacker Crackdown: Blame AT&T's Crappy Security, Not Weev

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Another hacker bites the dust. This morning, Andrew Auernheimer -- aka "weev" -- got handed a sentence of 41 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release and a $36,500 fine. All for basically exposing a major security hole at AT&T and publicly shaming the company that hadn't ever bothered to...
Hacker Crackdown: Blame AT&T's Crappy Security, Not Weev

Apple Fixes Its Podcast App, One Of Its Biggest Embarrassments (AAPL)

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Apple released a massive update to its Podcast app. After some light testing, it looks like it might actually be a good app now. This probably seems like a very small thing to people that don't follow the company. We think it's actually a very big deal. Apple kept podcasts...
Apple Fixes Its Podcast App, One Of Its Biggest Embarrassments (AAPL)

Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon

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If you are trying to get Netflix and use Verizon’s broadband, then there is a good chance that your video performance is less than optimal. Some Verizon customers might even go as far as calling it a crappy Netflix experience. The reason: a behind-the-scenes power play between Verizon and Cogent Communications ,...
Having problems with your Netflix? You can blame Verizon
These Are the Best Android Apps of the Year According to Google
Neglected No More: High-End Electronics for Low-Income Masses
YouTube adds a 'crappy VHS' mode to its video player

This browser extension lets you block and delete Google+ spam comments in one swift ‘nuke’

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If you’re an avid user of Google+, you know that one of the things that makes your experience crappy is the spam you get. You know what I’m talking about. You post an animated GIF of a dog walking on a rainbow and all of a sudden you get a...
This browser extension lets you block and delete Google+ spam comments in one swift ‘nuke’

Windows 8: Hands on with the final build

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Microsoft has released the full, final version of Windows 8 to MSDN and TechNet subscribers, and a free 90-day trial to everyone else. The 90-day trial brings you almost exactly to October 26, which is when Windows 8 (and various Windows 8 and Windows RT devices) will go on sale...
Windows 8: Hands on with the final build

Who benefits from iOS6's crappy maps?

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The classic criticism that thoughtless Apple haters use against the company is that it makes products that are pretty but dumb. Usually those criticisms are by people who don't understand the value of a comprehensible user experience, frustrated by the reality that many people will eagerly trade the open-ended technologies...
Who benefits from iOS6's crappy maps?

Put Your Content Copies Under Control

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We are all being copied. The moment any new article gets published, it is being republished on some crappy blog (more often than not, without any credit). There’s not much we can do about that. This post is about those content stealing that is done through direct copy-pasting from the...
Put Your Content Copies Under Control

Startup Gives People What They've Always Wanted: Ads to Wipe Your Butt With

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(Photo: Duke.edu) Perhaps disgruntled Yammer CEO David Sacks was right. With so few good ideas out there to execute on, perhaps we really are in the twilight of Silicon Valley. And even if you do have a good idea, don’t even mention the M word (monetization, spoken in a whisper),...
Startup Gives People What They've Always Wanted: Ads to Wipe Your Butt With

Steve Jobs Survives Gizmodo, But Not MiFi

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs takes tremendous pride in his public performances, and it pays off. His product presentations are usually seamless and even hypnotic. Even today at WWDC, when faced with a crowd that already knew much of what he was going to say before he said it thanks to...
Steve Jobs Survives Gizmodo, But Not MiFi

SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?

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I don’t know about you, but I’ve got a bit of a love-hate relationship going on with headphones. I love them insofar as I need them. I have three pairs, as it happens – one rather chunky set of over-ear headphones for home, which cost me around £30 ($50), I...
SOL Republic's Tracks HD headphones - funky, great sound...and indestructible?
Amazon In Your Living Room: Company Reportedly Launching Its Own TV Set-Top Box This Fall

Ketup Joins the Army of Startups Taking on Craigslist

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It’s no secret that Craigslist’s user experience sucks. Yet no startup has been able to unseat the local listings giant because it has the thing sellers care about the most: liquidity. That hasn’t stopped the recent spate of sites like HipSwap, Zaarly and Krrb, as well as mobile apps like...
Ketup Joins the Army of Startups Taking on Craigslist

Why Does Windows Phone 7 Have Such A Crappy App Selection? (MSFT)

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Microsoft launched its Windows Phone 7 OS to the public in the fall of 2010. About a year and a half later, Microsoft is still having trouble getting people to adopt its platform.  The company hopes to solve that, in part, with the slick-looking Nokia Lumia 900. But next...
Why Does Windows Phone 7 Have Such A Crappy App Selection? (MSFT)

Maxis GM: Our Vision Is More Important Than Our Customers & Lots Of People Love Our Crappy DRM

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Well, it's been several hours, so obviously someone must have done something stupid over at the SimCity franchise. I could run through a long list of links from our coverage of this debacle, but I'll make it easy on you. The key links are the launch debacle, the backlash, and...
Maxis GM: Our Vision Is More Important Than Our Customers & Lots Of People Love Our Crappy DRM

5 Guaranteed Ways to Hate Your Own Writing

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If you’re like the majority of writers out there, you’re a self-doubting bundle of neuroses, determined to believe that your writing will never be good enough. That’s the life of the tortured, misunderstood writer, right? What’s that? You think you’re pretty good at writing and actually like some of...
5 Guaranteed Ways to Hate Your Own Writing
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