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Geeks cash out in the experience economy

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When someone mentions the word geek we immediately think they’re talking about someone who is crazy about technology, gadgets, science, math, games or engineering. As the world has evolved, the term geek is now used to describe people from every walk of life. We now have art geeks, film geeks,...
Geeks cash out in the experience economy

Google Dances on Reader's Grave With the Launch of 'Keep'

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(Photo: Google) This morning, I logged on to my computer and looked for my Reader tab in my Google drop-down, and it was gone. All those years of devotion and suddenly the GOOG burying our history together. So you’ll have to excuse me if I don’t rush to embrace Google’s...
Google Dances on Reader's Grave With the Launch of 'Keep'

Hackulous Shuts Down, Taking Its iOS Piracy App Installous With It

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Looks like the Christmas wish of our own East Coast editor John Biggs just came true. Hackulous, the company behind the popular (and controversial) app Installous which let people easily download pirated apps on jailbroken iOS devices, has shut down. In what iDownloadBlog’s Sebastien Page has rightly called “a small...
Hackulous Shuts Down, Taking Its iOS Piracy App Installous With It
Startups: Crowdfunding Gets Tricky for Amazon

Fanboi fruit: Real apples with Apple logos

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"Tan-tooed" Japanese apples ripen with devotion for their corporate disciple. [Read more]...
Fanboi fruit: Real apples with Apple logos

Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

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Farmville publisher Zynga could be about to gamble its entire future on the devotion of its users. It appears something of a bust-up is brewing between Facebook and Zynga; one which could see the company leave Facebook for good. The story, as first reported by TechCrunch, goes that Zynga is...
Will Farmville Really Leave Facebook?

Googler Does Reddit AMA, Too Terrified of NDA to Actually Answer Anything Important

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(flickr.com/adrianlibotean) Does Google forcefully feed their employees the Kool-Aid or what? A Googler from the Kirkland, WA engineering office took to social news site Reddit today for a Q&A, but appeared so worried about violating Google's mandatory nondisclosure agreement that he basically "no comment"-ed every worthwhile question. A majority of his...
Googler Does Reddit AMA, Too Terrified of NDA to Actually Answer Anything Important
Andrew Keen Weighs In On Privacy: “The Internet Hasn’t Learned How To Forget”
Bloglovin Redesigns Its Fashion-Focused Blog Reader To Highlight Popular Content, Social Features
Study: brands don't listen, answering fewer than half of customer questions on Facebook and Twitter (infographic)

Electronic Arts and Maxis will release The Sims 4 on PC and Mac in 2014

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Electronic Arts and Maxis have confirmed development of The Sims 4 today, revealing that the popular life simulation video game will be launch initially on PC and Mac in 2014. Fans will undoubtedly be delighted with the news, although there’s a degree of skepticism given how flawed the launch and...
Electronic Arts and Maxis will release The Sims 4 on PC and Mac in 2014

Geek pasties sparkle with 'Star Trek,' Grumpy Cat

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Shake your geek thing with sequined pasties that show your devotion to science fiction, comics, casual games, and cat memes. [Read more]...
Geek pasties sparkle with 'Star Trek,' Grumpy Cat

E3 2013: PS4 games hands-on

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We test Killzone: Shadow Fall, Driveclub, Knack and InFamous: Second Son - and explore the Dual Shock 4 controllerSlick presentations are all very well, but can hide a multitude of sins - there's no substitute for getting your hands on a game in order to gauge its merits. Currently, exact...
E3 2013: PS4 games hands-on

Hackulous Shuts Down, Taking Down Popular Pirated App Source Installous

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As noted by iDownloadBlog, popular iOS pirated app community Hackulous has announced that it is shutting down, taking down the Installous jailbreak tool used to install pirated apps on iOS devices. A statement from Hackulous reads:We are very sad to announce that Hackulous is shutting down. After many years, our...
Hackulous Shuts Down, Taking Down Popular Pirated App Source Installous
Stuck on Homestuck: How Andrew Hussie Turned a Tumblr Craze Into a Teenage Empire

With $5.4M, Ayla Networks builds an internet of things platform with close ties to the chip world

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I’ve covered at least seven internet of things platforms in the last few months and talked to even more, but I’ve been excited about Ayla Networks for a while, mostly because it has an interesting team that comes from hardware, wireless and consumer-product backgrounds. The company, which launches today with...
With $5.4M, Ayla Networks builds an internet of things platform with close ties to the chip world

HELP! I Got Attacked By Apple Fanboys!

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There's an interesting post over at ZDnet by Violet Blue, describing how she was gang-attacked online after writing a post that offended some Apple fanboys. The incident is convoluted. Blue apparently referred to someone at Macworld as a "Booth babe," and the fanboys got offended and demanded that Blue...
HELP! I Got Attacked By Apple Fanboys!
The cult of ideas

Couple Says “iDo” at Apple Store Wedding [VIDEO]

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Talk about a destination wedding — this Valetine’s Day, an Apple-obsessed couple tied the knot at New York’s Fifth Avenue Apple Store in a ceremony that referenced Steve Jobs, boasted a first generation iPod as a ring bearer and was officiated by a priest decked out like Jobs himself....
Couple Says “iDo” at Apple Store Wedding [VIDEO]

Can Phil Schiller Keep Apple Cool?

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One of Steve Jobs's most trusted lieutenants takes charge of defining products and marketing that inspire devotion...
Can Phil Schiller Keep Apple Cool?

Apple Sighs in Relief - Pirate App Store Shuts Down For Good

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Although there are plenty of sites specializing in similar things, the Hackulous community is particularly well known among users of jailbroken Apple devices. Aside from the community forums, Hackulous is known for its direct connections with Apptrakr, a huge web-based index of cracked apps and Installous, a clever piece of...
Apple Sighs in Relief - Pirate App Store Shuts Down For Good

Startup News: Sailthru Sails On, Quincy Gets Cash and Gamers Gather

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(flickr.com/johanl) Instapaper proper Good news, Android users: No more workarounds for you. You can finally have for-real Instapaper, rather than the next best thing. The reading app is now available for the platform that's not iOS. (That is, unless you're unwilling to cough up the $2.99.) Ever better Meanwhile, Sailthru is iterating all...
Startup News: Sailthru Sails On, Quincy Gets Cash and Gamers Gather

Facebook Would Rather Brands Pay for Advertising Than Use Brand Pages

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Buddy Media's CEO, Michael Lazerow (flickr.com/leweb3) In the social marketing space, if you want to be successful, you have to become one of Facebook's Preferred Developers. Without this corporate badge of honor, your company won't have access to various Facebook insider perks, like tips on new features and API changes,...
Facebook Would Rather Brands Pay for Advertising Than Use Brand Pages

Exploring iCloud Backup

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Now that we've settled into Mountain Lion, the iPhone 5, and iOS 6, it's time we devoted several minutes to a feature that's common to all of them--iCloud syncing and backup. I'm joined in that devotion by staff writer Lex Friedman who recently penned How to Free Up iCloud Storage...
Exploring iCloud Backup

Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio

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Ken Segall served as Apple’s agency creative director under Steve Jobs from the NeXT years on through, including some years under John Sculley’s disastrous reign. Now he’s written a book, called Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, and I have a feeling that it’s likely to give us...
Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio

The 30 Best (And Worst) Web Tech Tattoos

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Love Linux? Love your Mac? No you don't - not like the hundreds of people out there with Apple and Tux tattoos. But even then, that's not hard core - it's not like Apple is just a Web 2.0 darling du jour. You want devotion? Then how about a permanent...
The 30 Best (And Worst) Web Tech Tattoos

Apple's iPad Mini margins run between 40% and 55%

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The new iPad Mini costs Apple just under $200 in materials and manufacturing, an analyst said today, putting an exclamation point on the company's devotion to high profit margins....
Apple's iPad Mini margins run between 40% and 55%

Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires?

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Over the past couple of weeks, we've been receiving reports that Apple has been laying off a number of recently-hired staff members at its retail stores. Most of the reports have been coming from Apple retail employees in the United Kingdom, but several of these reports claim that similar actions...
Apple Retail Stores Seeing Significant Layoffs of Recent Hires?
Joanne Wilson: The Gotham Gal who invests in women entrepreneurship
The New Facebook Ad Says It's Totally Acceptable To Use Your Phone At The Dinner Table
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