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Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly'

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In response to the discovery of a Java 7 flaw that prompted Apple to disable the software in OS X, Oracle issued a statement saying it is currently working on a fix and will release the patch soon....
Oracle's fix for zero-day Java flaw to be available 'shortly'

New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

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Retina MacBook Pro owners who have been frustrated at slow Safari performance may find some relief in the recent WebKit nightly builds. The discovery was originally dug up by a MacRumors forum post and tested by AnandTech on Tuesday, showing a significant increase in frame rates when scrolling through certain sites,...
New WebKit builds offer scrolling relief for retina MacBook Pros

Scientists closer to declaring discovery the 'God Particle'

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New data is bringing scientists much closer to proving that a particle discovered in the Large Hadron Collider last year is the elusive Higgs boson....
Scientists closer to declaring discovery the 'God Particle'

Case study: FBX ads result in more sales when combined with Facebook Ads API

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E-commerce customers who were targeted with Facebook Exchange remarketing ads after first seeing a traditional Facebook ad generated 89 percent more in sales revenue than customers who entered the remarketing pool through non-Facebook channels, according to a study by Nanigans. In a four-month study of an online retailer that generated $1.2 million in...
Case study: FBX ads result in more sales when combined with Facebook Ads API

Unpinned: Facebook Shuts Down Test Of Its Pinterest-Style Collections Feature

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No so Pinteresting after all. Facebook began testing Collections on October 8th. But today I found that photos users collected had disappeared and so had posts with Collect or Want buttons . I asked Facebook and it confirmed that indeed, “the test is now complete”. Maybe no one got hooked...
Unpinned: Facebook Shuts Down Test Of Its Pinterest-Style Collections Feature

Groupon Acquires Glassmap, A Location-Based Discovery Startup

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Groupon has acquired Glassmap, the location-based deals discovery app, the start-up announced on Friday. Groupon confirmed the acquisition to AllThingsD. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Our goal when we started building Glassmap was to help people find what was interesting and relevant around them,” Glassmap said in a...
Groupon Acquires Glassmap, A Location-Based Discovery Startup

Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games

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We have already mentioned that some game developers were having a hard time accepting Windows 8 as a viable gaming platform. The primary concern is with Microsoft's insistence on walling off its Metro UI and accompanying Windows Store. When a distribution system is walled off, new restrictions come along that...
Windows 8's Arbitrary App Certification Rules Could Block Skyrim And Other Huge Games

Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

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Playcez, a startup out of Delhi, has closed a seed round of several hundred thousand USD for an events discovery app for Indian users. It wouldn’t say how much funding it got exactly, but noted that the figure is under and closer to $1 million. Its founder, Ashwani Gaur, acknowledged...
Delhi Startup Playcez Gets Seed Round For Location-Based Social App For India

Mathematician: Finding 17M-digit prime number like climbing Everest

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The mathematician who found the largest known prime number said the discovery last month was like climbing Mount Everest or landing on the moon....
Mathematician: Finding 17M-digit prime number like climbing Everest

Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs

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AltSec claimed they got them from a FBI agent's laptop. David Schuetz proved they lied. FORTUNE -- Last week, the AltSec hacker group claimed it found 1 million UDIDs -- the numbers by with Apple (AAPL) identifies iOS devices -- on an FBI agent's laptop. They used the purported discovery as...
Meet the guy who cracked the case of the stolen iPhone IDs

Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

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Food journaling app Burpple has furthered its focus on social and location after it introduced Explore, a feature that brings Foursquare-like discovery and friend-finding to the service. Burpple, for those that are not aware, is a 6-month-old service where food lovers can snap, post and share food/drink-related snaps from their...
Food app Burpple takes a cue from Foursquare with location-based friend, restaurant discovery

Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

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Fotopedia has two pieces of news today. The iOS-only travel magazine company is launching its newest app, this time with a focus on Italy, as well as a new ad format. The new AdStories advertising format, which will make its debut on the iPad and iPad mini across all of...
Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

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Stitcher is already a heavy hitter in the world of mobile apps, but users will now find their favorite radio shows and podcasts are accessible from the desktop. Today, the company announced an HTML5 version of its popular app that's optimized for all of the major browsers. Upon login,...
Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million

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Whisper, the app that has gone viral on college campuses, just raised a $3 million Series A round led by Lightspeed Ventures. The new round effectively brings Whisper's funding to $4 million. Whisper is an iPhone app where people anonymously share their deepest and darkest secrets. More than one million...
Whisper, The App Going Crazy On College Campuses, Just Raised $3 Million
Online identity is changing, but engagement is still key
Foursquare Spreads Out A Bit: Now Lets You Mention Friends On Facebook Who Don't Use The Service
Twtrland: A Social Analytics Tool And Simple Way To Discover New People In The Twitterverse
Nokia and AOL team up to create Entrance by Aol, a Lumia-only entertainment hub

This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

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Apps are huge and everyone knows it — Apple alone is about to pass 50 billion app downloads. Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in the “app for everything” ideology: now every single website these days wants to be an app. This is a bad because… Not everything needs to be an app If...
This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app
Yelp Reports Q4 Losses As Local Gets More Crowded Than Ever
Why too many startups (er) suck

Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

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More and more video discovery apps are starting to pop up, with even big-name brands such as Samsung joining the race to have the best offering out there. But while this particular field is still relatively young, startups like Showyou are already thinking ahead by launching creator-focused programs of...
Showyou video discovery app announces new channel platform for creators

CERN scientists nearly positive on 'God particle' discovery

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Wrapping up the Large Hadron Collider's first three years of work, CERN scientists are nearly positive they've found the elusive Higgs boson, also known as the "God particle."...
CERN scientists nearly positive on 'God particle' discovery
LucidWorks pulls in $10M to turn open source data into 'business gold'
Flickr 2.0 for iPhone brings filters and a complete visual redesign

Foursquare refreshes iOS app for streamlined exploring, speedier check-ins

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Building upon redesigned version 5.0, Foursquare has updated its iOS app (sorry, Android users, our guess is that you're coming up next). The refresh provides a number of cosmetic changes, including a tighter check-in screen that omits addresses in favor of a map view of your surroundings (and seems...
Foursquare refreshes iOS app for streamlined exploring, speedier check-ins

Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

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Plancast, a TC alumni startup that limped along in the deadpool for a few years, has just relaunched under new ownership. ActiveNetwork paid an undisclosed sum last spring and spent the summer updating the site. Co-founders Jay Marcyes and Mark Hendrickson are no longer maintaining the service. “We made a...
Pepper Rises: Active Networks Relaunches Plancast With A New Design

Telly video discovery app now optimized for Android tablets

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Social discovery applications are becoming more and more popular amongst mobile users, and Telly's certainly one that's leading the way in this category. Today, in an effort to get on as many devices as possible, the video-focused service has released a new version of its app which is vastly...
Telly video discovery app now optimized for Android tablets

Facebook rolling out games section of Timeline

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Facebook is adding a new section to users’ About pages on their Timeline that showcases the social games they play. The games section is similar to the movies, books, TV and music sections launched with the latest profile redesign earlier this month. It displays the games users have recently played...
Facebook rolling out games section of Timeline

Obama administration expands open data access

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.A new open data policy, released along with the executive order Thursday, calls information a "valuable national asset" with value that multiples...
Obama administration expands open data access
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