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PayPal poised to unveil redesigned digital wallet at SXSW

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PayPal has been at the payments business for 13 years but hasn’t done much to overhaul the consumer experience of its digital wallet. But the company is poised to launch a wholly redesigned payment system, which it will provide a sneak preview of next week at South by Southwest in...
PayPal poised to unveil redesigned digital wallet at SXSW

DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...

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There are a lot of reasons to be optimistic about the future. Some folks will always predict doom and gloom, but we say, "The Sky Is Rising!" (loud and proud -- and again with sequel The Sky Is Rising 2). The advent of digital information has created an enormous wealth...
DailyDirt: The Ever-Growing Growth Of Data...
The QR conundrum (sorry for putting this eyesore on our homepage)
An operating system for cities: How IBM plans to make your city smarter

Google Wants to Insert Itself into as Many of Your Conversations As Possible

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Mobile devices: For so much more than Instagramming your dinner. (Photo: flickr.com/sixteenmilesofstring) We’ve all done it: An argument breaks out at the bar/dinner table/book club meeting, about a half-remembered line of poetry or factoid about the American Revolution. What was Mick Jagger’s childhood nickname? Only Google can tell you for...
Google Wants to Insert Itself into as Many of Your Conversations As Possible

Tax Time Tip: 3 Ways The IRS Is Tracking You Online

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If you haven't filed your taxes yet, you might want to triple-check your math before you do. That's because the IRS employs a more watchful eye than ever, thanks to Big Data analysis and digital information-gathering tactics.  With the ongoing budget crisis, pressure for the IRS to recover lost revenue...
Tax Time Tip: 3 Ways The IRS Is Tracking You Online

The United States of Big Data

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By Rachael King Even the U.S. government is getting in on so-called big data. Today, the Obama administration said it would make $200 million in new research and development investments to glean insights from large and complex collections of digital data. The government said it also would try to expand...
The United States of Big Data

Kotura: A startup betting on the speed of light in the data center

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When we talk about the flood of data and digital information on the internet, we spend a lot of time thinking about the bytes — as in how much can we store and where can we put those exabytes of data we create every day. But of increasing importance will...
Kotura: A startup betting on the speed of light in the data center
FedEx CIO shares his thoughts on the architecture required for "epic data"

Another Victory For The Public Speaking Up: Canada Drops Digital Spying Bill (For Now)

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A year ago, we had a series of posts concerning attempts in Canada to pass a "lawful access" bill, which is a nice way of saying "a bill to let Canadian law enforcement spy on your digital information." Politicians who supported this, like Public Safety Minister Vic Toews, kicked things...
Another Victory For The Public Speaking Up: Canada Drops Digital Spying Bill (For Now)

Mary Meeker highlights 2013's next internet trends: 'Wearables, Drivables, Flyables and Scannables'

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Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers partner's annual presentation also digs into smartphones, tablets, social media and ChinaAnalyst-turned-VC Mary Meeker's annual Internet Trends presentation draws plenty of attention in Silicon Valley and beyond. The 2013 edition is no exception, co-authored with Liang Wu, her colleague at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.Among the...
Mary Meeker highlights 2013's next internet trends: 'Wearables, Drivables, Flyables and Scannables'
Vote Pirate! Notes from a Pirate Party conference

Personal Takes Its Secure Vault For All Of Your Private, Digital Data Mobile With iOS App

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Startup Personal, which aims to give consumers control over their digital data, is debuting an iPhone app today, adding to the company’s existing web and Android apps. Personal is a free web and mobile service that helps you take control of all the digital information about yourself and your life,...
Personal Takes Its Secure Vault For All Of Your Private, Digital Data Mobile With iOS App

Congress Just Passed A Bill That Gives Companies Unprecedented Access To Your Online Activities

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Remember SOPA, the anti-online piracy act people freaked out over a few months ago? Now there's a new bill the House passed today that is designed to prevent hackers from getting ahold of personal or government information stored online. It's called the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, or CISPA. While CISPA isn't...
Congress Just Passed A Bill That Gives Companies Unprecedented Access To Your Online Activities

How IBM Is Watching How You Shop Online

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Starting yesterday and continuing into today, computing giant IBM has been putting out quick reports on the state of online shopping. Apparently this is now a officially a thing, so here are some stats taken from the latest snapshot as of 3 pm ET, because we just know you’re not...
How IBM Is Watching How You Shop Online

9 Quirky Augmented Reality Apps For Your Smartphone (AAPL, GOOG)

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We've rounded up some interesting apps that take advantage of your smartphone's ability to overlay digital information on top of the real world. Not unlike Google's terminator glasses. Augmented reality, or AR, can be used for navigation, education, and even entertainment. Here are 9 apps that cover those bases.Spyglass...
9 Quirky Augmented Reality Apps For Your Smartphone (AAPL, GOOG)

This week's new games

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Nick Gillett rounds up the news from the biggest gaming show of the year, E3E3 is the international games industry's annual bunfight, a jam-packed gathering for which new announcements are hoarded and luminaries duly trundled out. This year's show lacked really big news, with Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony all simply...
This week's new games

Weekly Wrap-up: Productivity Tips for Evernote and More

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Joe Brockmeier shares his strategies for getting the most out of Evernote. All of this and more in the ReadWriteWeb Weekly Wrap-up. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores and...
Weekly Wrap-up: Productivity Tips for Evernote and More

Guess What? This Mobile Internet Thing Just Might Be A Big Deal

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Networking giant Cisco Systems today revealed the latest version of its Visual Networking Index, its regularly updated look ahead and how big the Internet is going to be someday — the bigger the better because Cisco hopes to sell the gear to enable it, natch — and, well, there’s really...
Guess What? This Mobile Internet Thing Just Might Be A Big Deal

Craving a Samoa? Download the Girl Scout Cookie App and Find the One Nearest to You.

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Thin Mints have gone mobile. Even though it’s the largest girl-led business enterprise in the world, with a $750 million business, the Girl Scouts’ longtime tradition of selling cookies has remained one of the more analog operations around. But, as of last week, the new Girl Scout cookie app...
Craving a Samoa? Download the Girl Scout Cookie App and Find the One Nearest to You.

How can we live to 100? Life Technologies joins the X Prize race to figure out secrets of aging

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In yet another reminder of the current storm of biotechnological innovation, California-based Life Technologies is the first team to sign up for the $10 million Archon X Prize, a race to sequence 100 entire human genomes for $1,000 or less. The ultimate goal is to create the “world’s first...
How can we live to 100? Life Technologies joins the X Prize race to figure out secrets of aging

Wikitude takes its augmented reality beyond apps and direct to the mobile Web

thenextweb.com
Wikitude brought augmented reality (AR) to early smartphones with the Wikitude AR Travel Guide, kicking off when Google launched its G1 Android phone way back in 2008. It tapped the necessary components to make AR tick, such as a digital compass, GPS and accelerometer. The Austria-based company has become renowned...
Wikitude takes its augmented reality beyond apps and direct to the mobile Web

Why The Tech Industry Isn't As Green As It Says It Is

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High-tech companies like to portray their industry as the greenest of industries - saving everything from paper to business travel. But tech companies continue to be major sources of pollution and waste. These facts have to the fore once again in a yearlong New York Times investigation that found huge...
Why The Tech Industry Isn't As Green As It Says It Is
2-D books are over: Augmented reality breathes new life into the classics
Springpad’s latest update looks like Evernote and Pinterest had a digital notebook baby

Arianna Finally Has Someone To Run The Huffington Post's Business (AOL)

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It took a while, but Arianna Huffington and AOL seem to have finally found someone to run the business side of things at the Huffington Post. The new publisher's name is Janet Balis, and she is being promoted over from AOL. Her previous title was Senior Vice President and Head...
Arianna Finally Has Someone To Run The Huffington Post's Business (AOL)
Library of Congress won't launch its Twitter archive anytime soon

Moo launches Android app to let users customize their data in its upcoming NFC business cards

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Moo.com has launched a new app on the Google Play store that enables users to add digital information to its soon-to-be released Near Field Communication (NFC) business cards. The NFC by Moo app, designed for NFC-enabled Android devices running version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) or higher, allows users to add...
Moo launches Android app to let users customize their data in its upcoming NFC business cards

Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux

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More than 20 years ago, I wrote an essay for Online Magazine, published at the time by Jeff Pemberton, a former New York Times executive. The title of the write up was “Dreams into Dollars.” The main point was that anyone involved in electronic information could see that eliminating the...
Chasing Revenue: Dreams into Dollars Redux
Google’s Transparency Report: A Good And Troubling Thing
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?