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Zuckerberg reportedly skips IPO pitch in Boston, Facebook scraps roadshow video

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According to Reuters, it sounds like Facebook is changing its IPO roadshow on the fly. During its latest stop in Boston, Mark Zuckerberg apparently skipped the IPO pitch, leaving the question and answer phase of the meeting to COO Sheryl Sandberg. Zuckerberg wasn’t the only thing missing from this leg...
Zuckerberg reportedly skips IPO pitch in Boston, Facebook scraps roadshow video

Facebook IPO may be delayed until June

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Due to a string of acquisitions and other business distractions, Facebook’s multi-billion dollar initial public offering that was rumored to be set for May 17th may be delayed until early or mid-June, according to CNBC. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has not been preparing for the IPO, but...
Facebook IPO may be delayed until June

This Will Be The Last Article You Read

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal writes about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Hooked: How to Drive Engagement by Creating User Habits”. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If the Internet had a voice, I am fairly certain it would sound like...
This Will Be The Last Article You Read

Nokia N900 Adds Twitter to Conversations

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Watching apps and features appear for Nokia’s N900 reminds me of watching my kids grow up. The device continues to mature and improve on a weekly basis — but if you’re not paying attention, you suddenly see the handset in a different light and wonder where the time went....
Nokia N900 Adds Twitter to Conversations

Yahoo Mail gets a big redesign with simpler navigation across all major platforms

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Yahoo has updated its reputable email service, Yahoo Mail, for all major platforms including iOS, Android, Windows 8 and standard web browsers, giving it a much cleaner design and simpler navigation. Marissa Mayer, the CEO of Yahoo, made the announcement on the company’s corporate blog earlier today. She said: “You’ve...
Yahoo Mail gets a big redesign with simpler navigation across all major platforms

The Casual Distractions - Roland HPD-15 HandSonic

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The Casual Distractions - Roland HPD-15 HandSonic

Review: Page Four provides the tools writers need, without distractions

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I got a t-shirt for my birthday:"Writing is 5% talent and 95% not being distracted by the internet." It could just as easily say "distracted by your word processor." PageFour ($40, 45-day free trial) helps remove that distraction, while adding in tools and features specifically useful to writers--though it...
Review: Page Four provides the tools writers need, without distractions

Never get lost in a Walgreens again with Aisle411's new indoor navigation app

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Getting lost in a supermarket the size of a small country isn't anything to be ashamed of, but Aisle411 will spare your blushes with an indoor navigation app for your local branch of Walgreens. Designed to save you time and ensure you can find the products you need, it'll...
Never get lost in a Walgreens again with Aisle411's new indoor navigation app

Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile adopt AT&T's 'It Can Wait' anti-texting-while-driving campaign

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Tempted to just send a quick SMS saying you're on the road to grab the milk? Don't -- or your recipient could receive a much more dire message, says a consortium of carriers including AT&T, Sprint, Verizon and T-Mobile. Along with more than 200 other organizations including the DOT,...
Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile adopt AT&T's 'It Can Wait' anti-texting-while-driving campaign

5 Simple Social Design Tips From the Masters

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This series is supported by Wix.com, an online design tool that enables you to create your own Flash websites, social network layouts, and more, for free. Learn more about Wix here.With so much content competing for users’ attention, it’s important for content creators to have websites or applications that...
5 Simple Social Design Tips From the Masters

Marfeel raises $2M to expand globally to help turn publisher content into mobile-optimized versions

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Marfeel, the Barcelona-based startup that turns any publisher’s content into a mobile-optimized version, has raised $2 million in Series A funding. Led by Nauta Capital, the round also includes participation from Elaia Partners, BDMI, and its existing investor Wayra. The company says that it will be using the funds to...
Marfeel raises $2M to expand globally to help turn publisher content into mobile-optimized versions

MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

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MagicScroll for Chrome wants to transform the way you read online. Typically, you’ll navigate a Web page by using the vertical scroll bar, the scroll wheel on your mouse or perhaps the arrow buttons on your keyboard. But the MagicScroll Web reader transforms each page into a book-like interface, making...
MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

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Campus Party Europe has begun with a bang, with Europe’s biggest tech party hosting the who’s-who of the tech, startup, science, design, software and robotics scene. VentureBeat syndication partner VentureVillage is here in Berlin all week checking out our pick of the speakers and workshops and getting in touch with...
Day one at Campus Party Europe - crowdfunding, cyborgs and Paulo Coelho

Amazon releases Send to Kindle extension for Chrome, says Firefox and Safari support on the way

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Amazon has announced the release of a “Send to Kindle for Google Chrome” extension for Google’s web browser and has promised that support for the Firefox and Safari browsers is coming soon. The new extension (via The Verge) sends Web content such as articles, blog posts and text selections straight to one...
Amazon releases Send to Kindle extension for Chrome, says Firefox and Safari support on the way

Achieve True Unitasking by Making Distractions Unattractive

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Achieve True Unitasking by Making Distractions Unattractive

Use Your Browser as a Productivity Tool

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If you spend time online as part of your daily routine, you know that staying productive while browsing the Web is a challenge. Fortunately some great websites and browser extensions are available to help transform your browser into one of the most powerful productivity tools in your arsenal. Elsewhere we've...
Use Your Browser as a Productivity Tool

Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

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For many people, turning of their Internet connection can ramp up productivity. But if you rely on the web, you need a more precise offensive.A few years ago Cory Doctorow wrote a nice little essay on "Writing in the Age of Distraction" that contains this memorable line: "The biggest impediment...
Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions
Why Sony's decision to stop pushing 3D gaming on its users is the right call

New Yahoo CEO: "Embrace Change"

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Yahoo's interim CEO, Ross Levinsohn, just sent a memo to the company. Of course, it was immediately leaked to AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. Here's the entire memo: Yahoos – We have just announced very significant news regarding the leadership of our Company. The Board of Directors has appointed Fred Amoroso...
New Yahoo CEO: "Embrace Change"
Students Tackle Road Trips, Online Distraction, And More At HackPrinceton

Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey

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It’s often been assumed that teens are one of the main culprits in the texting-while-driving epidemic in the U.S. It makes sense — teens are new drivers, and thus more reckless, and they also happen to be expert texters. However, a new study funded by AT&T finds that adults...
Adults Text While Driving More Than Teens, Says Survey
New CEO Ross Levinsohn in message to Yahoos: “focus on the momentum”

Facebook IPO could be delayed until June due to “lack of involvement” from Mark Zuckerberg

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Fresh news from CNBC indicates that Facebook may face an unexpected delay in its IPO. Citing a number of issues, including deal flow and ‘distractions,’ the huge offering could be pushed back until June. Also noted was the fact that Mark Zuckerberg has been relatively uninvolved, making it hard for...
Facebook IPO could be delayed until June due to “lack of involvement” from Mark Zuckerberg

Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind

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Some people find that minimizing technological distractions helps them focus on themselves and the outside world....
Disruptions: Even the Tech Elites Leave Gadgets Behind

Obama Says Our iPods and iPads are Distractions

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US President Barack Obama addressed a class of graduating students at Hampton University in Virginia recently. During his speech, he warned of the dangers that our technology-driven society puts us in as a nation. While many may complain about information overload, Obama points at more pressing underlying issues. According to...
Obama Says Our iPods and iPads are Distractions
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