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When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

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Speaking at Peter Thiel’s class at Stanford last week, investor and entrepreneur Mark Andreessen called out retail as a “particularly promising” vertical for tech innovation. We’re seeing and will continue to get e-commerce 2.0, that is, e-commerce that’s not just for nerds. The 1.0 was search driven. You go to...
When Will Fashion Tech Just Be Fashion?

Facebook agrees to acquire Microsoft Atlas

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Facebook today announced that it has agreed to buy Atlas Advertiser Suite from Microsoft. The deal has been anticipated for months after AllThingsD reported that the companies were talking in December and Ad Age reported that the acquisition was imminent earlier this month. Facebook did not disclose the terms of the...
Facebook agrees to acquire Microsoft Atlas
The 2013 Summit Arrives: Bridging Data And Humanity
In pursuit of the perfect score, Klout cooks up a new recipe for measuring influence
Path.to, an “eHarmony for Jobs,” Expands to New York

Should everybody learn to code? A PandoDaily meta media mashup of opinion

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Lots, and I mean lots, has been written about whether we should all learn to code or not. If everyone who wrote about the need for everyone to learn programming actually knew how to program, there wouldn’t be a shortage of programmers. We sifted through all that opinion so...
Should everybody learn to code? A PandoDaily meta media mashup of opinion

Facebook's Zuckerberg: "We're Not Going To Build A Phone"

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Facebook is a mobile company, but stop asking Mark Zuckerberg about the phone thing already. On its fourth-quarter earnings call on Wednesday, the Facebook CEO and founder may have said the word "mobile" 1.59 billion times, but that legendary Facebook phone is just a fairy tale. "People keep on asking...
Facebook's Zuckerberg: "We're Not Going To Build A Phone"

Functional Programming Principles in Scala: First Impressions

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Two of the Guardian's software developers take a look at the new programming language course offered by Scala creator, Martin OderskyThis week we've set ourselves the challenge (along with most of the developers here at the Guardian) of undertaking Functional Programming Principles in Scala. Scala is the main programming language...
Functional Programming Principles in Scala: First Impressions

Women's representation in media: the best data on the subject to date

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In the first of a series of datablog posts looking at women in the media, we present one year of every article published by the Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail, with each article tagged by section, gender, and social media popularity. • Get the dataThe Guardian datablog has joined forced...
Women's representation in media: the best data on the subject to date

Huawei 'not interested in US market,' cuts enterprise sales estimates

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Citing a new "deeper understanding of the market" telecommunications equipment manufacturer Huawei has cut its previous estimate of $15 billion in annual sales by 2017 to $10 billion. As part of the reduction of expectations, Huawei CEO Eric Xu said that "we are not interested in the U.S. market anymore"...
Huawei 'not interested in US market,' cuts enterprise sales estimates

Path.To's Social Media Mojo Transforms Your Facebook Posts Into A New Job

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And by mojo, of course, we mean algorithm. Here's how job-matching site Path.To digs into your online life (not in a creepy way) to help find the right job for you. That banging noise you hear is one more nail going into the resume's coffin. The average recruiter spends six...
Path.To's Social Media Mojo Transforms Your Facebook Posts Into A New Job

Glooko updates its diabetes-management iOS app with automatic blood glucose averages

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Glooko, an iOS app and cable adaptor that helps people with diabetes monitor their glucose intake, has added automated glucose averages today to help users better understand and manage their condition. The new version of the app now has a homescreen that will automatically display a user’s high, low and...
Glooko updates its diabetes-management iOS app with automatic blood glucose averages

With 5M Downloads To Date, MindSnacks Brings Its Addictive Educational Games To The iPad

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Back in August, MindSnacks, the DreamIt Ventures accelerator grad and makers of language learning games for the iPhone, raised $6.5 million from Sequoia. The funding was validation of the 2.5-year-old startup’s core mission: To help gamers turn those nagging Angry Birds and Fruit Ninja addictions into opportunities for learning. In...
With 5M Downloads To Date, MindSnacks Brings Its Addictive Educational Games To The iPad

ExtremeTech is hiring writers

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ExtremeTech is growing and, as you might expect, we’re looking for a few great writers to help us get the best in tech coverage out to our readers. If enjoy writing, love to research, have a passion for technology, and are committed to a deeper understanding of what’s happening in...
ExtremeTech is hiring writers

NASA launches Landsat 8 satellite to better study the skies above, water below

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NASA's Landsat program recently turned the big four-oh, and what better way to deal with the mid-life crisis by getting a new satellite as a present? Accordingly, the space agency has just launched Landsat 8 into orbit to give its Earth Science program a new injection of youth. The...
NASA launches Landsat 8 satellite to better study the skies above, water below
Why one company is making all its employees learn how to code
Documents show cops making up the rules on mobile surveillance
5 Ways To Learn Code From The Comfort Of Your Own Browser

Here’s why I’m really excited about GLUE Conference, and you should be too [Discounts]

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My email dings on Tuesday and GLUE organizer Eric Norlen tells me to pick who I want to be introduced to at the conference. In front of me is this massive agenda, filled with loads of terms that I don’t understand, but inside my stomach is that unmistakable feeling of...
Here’s why I’m really excited about GLUE Conference, and you should be too [Discounts]

Ushahidi's Juliana Rotich: The Greater Global Lesson Is Local "Context Intelligence" (Video)

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After emerging from an ad-hoc group of technologists and bloggers around Kenya’s contentious and violent 2008 elections, the nonprofit organization Ushahidi now provides open-source tools for crowdsourced mapping that are used around the world. And that includes for Kenya’s largely peaceful 2013 election. Ushahidi is a small organization that has...
Ushahidi's Juliana Rotich: The Greater Global Lesson Is Local "Context Intelligence" (Video)
A New Data Analytics Platform From Apigee Leverages APIs, Google Analytics And Other Data For Insight And Context

See Just How Much Time You Waste With the Productivity Meter

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RescueTime, which makes time tracking and monitoring tools for organizations and individuals, has added a so-called Productivity Meter, an extension for Chrome and Firefox that automatically tracks the amount of time you spend on different web sites. The Productivity Meter gives you a “distracted browsing” score, depending on how much...
See Just How Much Time You Waste With the Productivity Meter

HotelTonight revamps mobile apps, personalizes same-day booking deals; plots big push into Europe

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HotelTonight, the startup offering travellers select same-day hotel booking deals in major cities via iOS and Android apps, is releasing completely revamped and upgraded applications for both mobile platforms today. Dubbed version 4.0 both on Android, iPad and iPhone, the last-minute hotel booking apps now come with deeper understanding of...
HotelTonight revamps mobile apps, personalizes same-day booking deals; plots big push into Europe
Foundation Medicine uses DNA, $42.5M to treat cancer
Want to save the economy? Invest in smart tech policy, says Engine Advocacy
Stubhub founder Jeff Fluhr wants you to know that Spreecast is way, way better than Google Hangouts

Microsoft details memory reclaiming process within Metro-style apps

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Microsoft has made clear that Metro-style apps will be "suspended" when they aren't the foremost app that's running, enabling the associated CPU to divert its power to more... shall we say, pressing matters. But for those wondering about memory in the aforesaid scenario, there's an entire post now dedicated...
Microsoft details memory reclaiming process within Metro-style apps

Swipely Raises $12M To Plug Marketing Tools Into Retail Payment Systems

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“Payment marketing” startup Swipely is announcing that it has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Although founder and CEO Angus Davis (who founded TellMe, which was acquired by Microsoft) said that he’s focused on “looking forward to the future,” it’s worth noting that this is the first round that...
Swipely Raises $12M To Plug Marketing Tools Into Retail Payment Systems
Google Opens Up Registration For "Advanced Power Searching" Program

YC-Backed Plivo Launches Its Scalable API Platform For Voice & SMS Apps

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Plivo, a telephony startup from the current Y Combinator batch, is today launching its API platform for voice and SMS applications. Despite the sound of it, Plivo is not a direct competitor with developer-friendly Twilio, but is targeting larger businesses in need of scale. The company’s founders, Venkatesh B and Michael...
YC-Backed Plivo Launches Its Scalable API Platform For Voice & SMS Apps
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