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How this tiny startup was chosen to build the official app for President Obama's 2nd inauguration

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President Barack Obama will be sworn into office next Monday in a historic inauguration, capping a week of festivities organized under the theme “Faith in America’s Future.” But what’s an inauguration these days without some smartphone apps? Sure, iOS and Android weren’t around in the time of Lincoln and Kennedy,...
How this tiny startup was chosen to build the official app for President Obama's 2nd inauguration
Feature: Government asks: when can we shut down wireless service?

Online eyewear store Mister Spex raises $20.8m to support its expansion plans

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Editor’s note: This article by Charmaine Li originally appeared on VentureVillage, the Berlin-based online magazine for digital innovation in Europe. Berlin-based online eyewear store Mister Spex has received a 16 million euros (roughly $20.8 million) cash injection led by Scottish Equity Partners (SEP) to support its growth and expansion strategy....
Online eyewear store Mister Spex raises $20.8m to support its expansion plans
Disentangling the wave-particle duality in the double-slit experiment

Mapping your data with Google Fusion Tables

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Got a database full of cool data you want to show on a map? It just got easier.Google Fusion Tables is a place in the cloud for your data tables. Today we're announcing some new features that will let you upload and map large amounts of geographic data. This used...
Mapping your data with Google Fusion Tables

Mobile security startup Mobilisafe acquired by Rapid7

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Seattle startup Mobilisafe has been acquired in a deal of undisclosed size by Boston-based Rapid7, a heavily-funded security company. The deal comes just four months after former T-Mobile USA engineers Giri Sreenivas and Dirk Sigurdson launched Mobilisafe, which was bankrolled by Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy. Sreenivas tells us that they weren’t looking to...
Mobile security startup Mobilisafe acquired by Rapid7
Does your Facebook mobile app suck? Here’s why

A Dutchman Who Only Started Using Facebook Last Year Is One Of Its Most Crucial Employees

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It is perhaps unlikely that a Dutchman who only first signed up to use Facebook last year would now be one of the company's most important employees -- especially as Facebook heads toward a $75 to 100 billion IPO. But Dirk Stoop is. Stoop is the Product Manager at Facebook in charge of...
A Dutchman Who Only Started Using Facebook Last Year Is One Of Its Most Crucial Employees

Fashion publications are finding better ways for print-digital hybrid media to survive

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The Decoded Fashion event took place in London this week bringing together many different people who work in retail, marketing and technology. Along with the Startup pitch competition, there were many sessions throughout the day discussing methods for luring more shoppers your way, empowering consumers via social media and reinventing...
Fashion publications are finding better ways for print-digital hybrid media to survive
Founder of illegal movie streaming site sentenced to 4.5 years in jail, $4.7 million fine

Facebook Releases a Photocentric App for Apple Devices

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Facebook announced a new application called Facebook Camera for the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch, which is intended to make it easier to take pictures and share them on Facebook. Dirk Stoop, a Facebook product manager for photos, said that the application was much faster than the current Facebook app...
Facebook Releases a Photocentric App for Apple Devices

Mobilisafe study: 39 percent of mobile devices at small businesses are ‘stale’

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Mobilisafe, a stealthy Seattle mobile security startup bankrolled by Madrona Venture Group and Trilogy Equity Partners, still isn’t sharing many details about its new product. But the company – led by former T-Mobile software architects Giri Sreenivas and Dirk Sigurdson – just released some detailed information about the lack of security around mobile devices at...
Mobilisafe study: 39 percent of mobile devices at small businesses are ‘stale’

In-app Subscriptions in Google Play

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[This post is by Ibrahim Elbouchikhi, Product Manager on the Google Play team. —Dirk Dougherty] We launched In-app Billing on Google Play a year ago to give developers more ways to sell and engage users over the lifetime of their apps. Since the launch, In-app Billing has been extremely...
In-app Subscriptions in Google Play
Celebrating author Douglas Adams: it's Towel Day!

Facebook Camera makes the case for a more social default camera app for iPhone

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Earlier today, Facebook released its Facebook Camera app, a standalone job that allows users to shoot, filter and upload photos to the social network. This app comes just weeks after Facebook announced plans to acquire Instagram for $1B and raises the question: Why does the company need two different apps to...
Facebook Camera makes the case for a more social default camera app for iPhone

And so it begins... Seton Hill University to give all students an iPad

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Filed under: iPadWe were talking about this the other day in the virtual "back room" at TUAW -- when would the first university announce that they were going to give every one of their students an iPad? It didn't take too long. Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania has announced...
And so it begins... Seton Hill University to give all students an iPad

Here's What Happened To Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App For iPhone

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Last summer, screenshots of a new Facebook iPhone app leaked onto the Internet. TechCrunch, which first published the photos, wrote that the photos "outlined what appears to be a new Facebook iPhone app built around photo sharing." So…whatever happened to that app? Is it coming or not? According to a...
Here's What Happened To Facebook's Secret Photo Sharing App For iPhone
'Dragon's Lair' for XBLA adds Kinect for realistic princess saving

Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account in Germany

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US firm says it has complied with request from authorities which have been monitoring activities of Besseres HannoverTwitter has blocked the account of a neo-Nazi group that is accused of inciting hatred towards foreigners.In what amounts to an unprecedented move for the company, Twitter announced it had complied with a...
Twitter blocks neo-Nazi account in Germany

Free Grunge Styles and Resources

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  Today we are glad to release five grunge styles for Adobe Photoshop. These styles were designed by the german Photoshop artist Dirk Metzmacher and released especially for Noupe and its readers, including resources for textures, fonts and brushes.You can load styles with the style palette. In case this window...
Free Grunge Styles and Resources
Facebook Camera for iPhone launches with Instagram-esque filters and batch photo uploads

Download Site Founder Receives 4.5 Year Jail Sentence, Forfeits $4.7m

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In June 2011, the biggest ever operation aimed at tackling online movie piracy took place in Europe. The target for police in Germany, Spain, France, and the Netherlands was movie-streaming portal Kino.to and its affiliates. More than a dozen people were arrested and since then various individuals have been brought...
Download Site Founder Receives 4.5 Year Jail Sentence, Forfeits $4.7m

How Chrono24 Helps Bring Order To The Chaotic Watch Market

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As TC’s resident watch lover, I often find myself browsing the horology forums while alone, scantily-clad, and drunk. However, in this era of connoisseur-nets and always-conntected trade, there are few bargains to be found and even fewer ways to find exactly what you want. That’s where Chrono24.com comes in. Founded...
How Chrono24 Helps Bring Order To The Chaotic Watch Market

BitTorrent Users DDoS Websites Without Knowing

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It’s a little known fact but The Pirate Bay and other popular BitTorrent sites have the power to take down pretty much any website on the Internet. All they have to do is add the target website URL as a “tracker” for the torrents and magnet links they serve. People...
BitTorrent Users DDoS Websites Without Knowing

As Facebook Launches A Standalone Camera App, The Instagram Buy Comes Into Focus

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We’ve known Facebook is serious about photos: Heck, it dropped a cool $1 billion on Instagram, the immensely popular mobile photo sharing app. What we didn’t know, however, is that Facebook was essentially building its own version of a stand-alone mobile photo sharing application, ostensibly to compete with Instagram before...
As Facebook Launches A Standalone Camera App, The Instagram Buy Comes Into Focus

Instagram appears to have passed 25 million users, adding up to 3000 more per hour

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It appears Instagram may have passed the 25 million total users mark, if a bit of sleuthing around its API is to be believed. The latest official numbers from Instagram were in December at the LeWeb conference, when CEO Kevin Systrom revealed that 15 million users had signed up. He...
Instagram appears to have passed 25 million users, adding up to 3000 more per hour

Dutch Pirate Party Refuses To Shut Down Proxy Service Based On Demand From Anti-Piracy Group

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The Dutch anti-piracy group BREIN is somewhat famous for its overreaching efforts. While it succeeded in getting ISPs to block The Pirate Bay's website, it's been going after a bunch of proxy sites that have helped people get around the block. Its latest move may run into some difficulty however....
Dutch Pirate Party Refuses To Shut Down Proxy Service Based On Demand From Anti-Piracy Group
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