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New Android chief talks Facebook Home, Samsung phones, and OS updates
Scientists Create a "Dow Jones" for Ocean Health

US-based social CRM startup Nimble launches a UK hub to cater for big demand in Europe

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Nimble, the US-headquartered social customer relationship management (CRM) startup, has announced that it’s expanding into Europe and launching a UK office, in response to growing demand for its service in the EMEA region. Since it was founded in Santa Monica back in 2009, Nimble has become an established Social Relationship...
US-based social CRM startup Nimble launches a UK hub to cater for big demand in Europe

Tim Cook never wanted to sue Samsung

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Interesting quotes aplenty from the ‘Apple and Samsung, frenemies for life‘ Reuters article this weekend… Tim Cook, Jobs’ successor as Apple chief executive, was opposed to suing Samsung in the first place, according to people with knowledge of the matter, largely because of that company’s critical role as a supplier...
Tim Cook never wanted to sue Samsung

USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

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Today General Keith Alexander called for the Department of Homeland Security to take a leading role in the nation’s cybersecurity preparedness. He also made the case for increased data transmission between the public and private sectors. In his view, the Department of Homeland security should be a principle conduit of that...
USCYBERCOM calls for the Department of Homeland Security to take key role in national cybersecurity

A new approach to how we work with advertising agencies

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(Cross-posted on the Inside AdWords and the Agency Ad Solutions blogs)As the advertising industry has grown and evolved, so too has our relationship with advertising agencies. These companies, from SEMs to the largest traditional agencies, play a critical role in the continued success of Google, our advertisers and our industry...
A new approach to how we work with advertising agencies

AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

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AOL CFO Artie Minson got a promotion today, becoming the company's COO. In his new role he's overseeing three business divisions: Advertising, Content, and Mail. He's going to have to figure out to get the company growing. AOL is looking for a new CFO to fill his old slot. Here's...
AOL Promotes CFO Artie Minson To COO, Puts Him In Charge Of Three Major Divisions (AOL)

Video: Andy Sack of Founder’s Co-op accepts the WTIA award

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Andy Sack of Founder's Co-op The Washington Technology Industry Association’s Industry Achievement Awards were held this week in Seattle. The awards are a fun night, celebrating the best of the best in the state’s technology community. But there was one nominee (and winner) who was noticeably absent. As many in...
Video: Andy Sack of Founder’s Co-op accepts the WTIA award

Co-Founder Jeremy Allaire Will Step Down As CEO Of Brightcove, David Mendels To Take Over

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Brightcove co-founder Jeremy Allaire (pictured) plans to step down from his role as CEO, according to the online video distribution company’s fourth quarter earnings report. Allaire will continue to serve as CEO during the “transition period” — namely, the first quarter of the year. He will then become executive chairman...
Co-Founder Jeremy Allaire Will Step Down As CEO Of Brightcove, David Mendels To Take Over

How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

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The social media reaction to a video of an attack on an East London teenager shows how it can be a useful tool for policeThe social media sphere erupted in disgust last week after a video showing a sickening, unprovoked attack on a 16-year-old girl in Plaistow, East London, started...
How an online neighbourhood watch could help tackle violent crime | Rachel England

Truveris finds big business in battling the rising cost of healthcare, raises $10M series B

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The rising cost of healthcare is a national crisis that threatens to to sink both individuals and the federal government into long term debt. New York City based Truveris is trying to bring efficiency and transparency to the fastest growing piece of these costs, prescription drugs.  Founded in 2009, it has attracted...
Truveris finds big business in battling the rising cost of healthcare, raises $10M series B

Ex-Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson reportedly out as CEO of J.C. Penney

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After less than two years on the job, Apple’s former Senior Vice President of Retail Ron Johnson has reportedly left his position as CEO of J.C. Penney, according to CNBC. For about a decade, Johnson played a critical role in building Apple’s successful retail empire before leaving the company in...
Ex-Apple SVP of Retail Ron Johnson reportedly out as CEO of J.C. Penney

How The Government Saved The Internet

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Reed Hundt was chairman of the United States Federal Communications Commission from 1993 to 1997. He served under President Bill Clinton and currently serves as CEO of the Coalition For Green Capital. The government had a critical role in fostering the growth of the Internet during its commercial infancy in...
How The Government Saved The Internet
Model brain with 2.5 million neurons configures itself to solve problems
Weather Channel poaches another top Vivaki executive

What’s In A Word? The Critical Role Of Keyword Selection For Business Growth

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Marthe types the word “Melkeallergi” into Google.no, searching for information about a health condition she’s worried about. In her discussion group for Norwegian school moms, one parent suffered from stomach cramps just like she did, and mentioned the diagnosis of “milk... Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article....
What’s In A Word? The Critical Role Of Keyword Selection For Business Growth

Angel Spotlight: Apple vet Eric Michelman on why he avoids entrepreneurs with 'blustery confidence'

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Editor’s note: Welcome to Angel Spotlight, a new feature on GeekWire that shines a light on the important work of angel investors in the Pacific Northwest. For the most part, angels like to fly under the radar. But everyone knows they play a critical role in fortifying the walls of...
Angel Spotlight: Apple vet Eric Michelman on why he avoids entrepreneurs with 'blustery confidence'

PRO: Readers weigh in: future prospects for Twitter

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Twitter is a mainstream communications technology that plays a critical role in news and content discovery. The company has spawned a business ecosystem of third-party developers and services that create apps and data analysis. But as it evolves its business model, Twitter has also generated controversy around its changing developer...
PRO: Readers weigh in: future prospects for Twitter
Stackdriver opens its cloud monitoring service for business

Tag Management Company Tealium Raises $10.5M From Battery

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Tealium, a startup that allows marketers to manage their website tags without going through IT, just raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding from Battery Ventures. Battery partner Neeraj Agrawal, who’s joining the Tealium board, tells me the firm has been making big bets on marketing tech....
Tag Management Company Tealium Raises $10.5M From Battery

News providers should not like Facebook all the time

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Social network sites may drive a lot of traffic to websites such as guardian.co.uk but they act in their own best interestThis week's most stunning statistic: In a few days in February, Facebook drove more traffic to the Guardian website than Google. This fact was proffered (I couldn't bring myself...
News providers should not like Facebook all the time

Multiple Facebook Accounts for Suspect in Canadian Killing Case

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The Internet -- and particularly, Facebook -- is playing a critical role as the police in Montreal build their case against Luka Rocco Magnotta, who is accused of killing Jun Lin, a Chinese student, before dismembering his body and mailing parts to the offices of political parties....
Multiple Facebook Accounts for Suspect in Canadian Killing Case

Greenpeace Takes on Apple and Other Tech Companies over Coal-Powered Data Centers

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Activist group Greenpeace today issued a new report entitled How Clean is Your Cloud?, targeting major Internet companies including Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft over their heavy use of coal-derived power for their massive data centers.Given the energy-intensive nature of maintaining the cloud, access to significant amounts of electricity is a...
Greenpeace Takes on Apple and Other Tech Companies over Coal-Powered Data Centers
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Gravitational lens magnifies earliest galaxy yet seen

Call for More Video Cameras Spotlights Debate on Use

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Video cameras played a critical role in helping authorities track suspects in this week’s Boston bombings. Now calls for increased camera surveillance in the U.S. are putting a spotlight on the technology and the debate about its use. Read the rest of this post on the original site »...
Call for More Video Cameras Spotlights Debate on Use

I Love It When People Say I Can't Understand Romney Because I've "Never Started Or Run A Business"...

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A few days ago, I wrote about why Mitt Romney's economic plan won't fix the economy. I explained that I had had high hopes for Romney's ability to fix the economy, given his business experience, but that his plan revealed that he either doesn't understand the problem in the economy...
I Love It When People Say I Can't Understand Romney Because I've "Never Started Or Run A Business"...

Sheryl Sandberg Weighs In On 'Having It All' With a New Book Encouraging Women Toward Leadership Roles

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(Photo: The Atlantic) Back in April, we threw a question out to female readers: Are you a Sheryl or a Marissa? This was three months before Marissa Mayer was named CEO of Yahoo, proudly proclaiming her new employer's "evolved" attitude towards to her pregnancy (she gave birth this week) even as...
Sheryl Sandberg Weighs In On 'Having It All' With a New Book Encouraging Women Toward Leadership Roles
Face blurring: when footage requires anonymity

Firefox Account Manager Aims to Make Your Social Life Easier

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What do you do when you first fire up your browser? Most probably, you log into various sites that require a username and password – Facebook, Gmail, Twitter and the like. For me, personally, it’s quite a chore, as I need to log into over 10 different services before...
Firefox Account Manager Aims to Make Your Social Life Easier
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?