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Q:What sekrit talents do you have? A:doing ditto on the same last question :) http://formspring.me/duncanriley/q/540647334

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Q:What sekrit talents do you have? A:doing ditto on the same last question :) http://formspring.me/duncanriley/q/540647334
Gartner to IT: Get a grip on cloud services, or else

Amazon: Can It Stay King Of Cloud Computing Forever?

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IBM's decision to throw its considerable weight behind OpenStack has some folks declaring victory for the open source cloud consortium. The hitch? Amazon already claims a considerable lead, with more than 70% of the market, according to Forrester's James Staten, and as one prominent Amazon backer declares, the lead grows...
Amazon: Can It Stay King Of Cloud Computing Forever?
Ziftit stealthily raises $2M to "make gifting easy"

Microsoft's Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.

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More evidence that Microsoft is increasing its lead in the digital living room race: Data that shows its Xbox gaming console is the most popular non-PC device to watch Web video. That is, more people are watching Web stuff on Microsoft’s machine than on the iPad, iPhone, or any Android...
Microsoft's Sneaky Success: The Xbox Is the Most Popular Video Player in the U.S.

My iOS 7 wish list

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Hopefully, we are soon approaching the time when Apple will reveal its roadmap for iOS for 2013 — most likely sometime this summer when the company holds its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. Since I’ve used other mobile operating systems over the last year, this year leading up to the reveal...
My iOS 7 wish list

Twitter Archiving Service TweetBackup Hits The Deadpool As Owner Backupify Focuses More On Enterprise

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Time for a back-up plan for your Twitter back-up plan. Backupify — the cloud-based backup, search and restore provider for online services — is shutting down its TweetBackup service for Twitter users. The company has posted a note about the closure on its site, as well as — yes —...
Twitter Archiving Service TweetBackup Hits The Deadpool As Owner Backupify Focuses More On Enterprise

Next Month's Super Bowl Ads, Today

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Old Super Bowl cliche: Lots of people watch it just to see the ads — they don’t care about football at all! New Super Bowl cliche: You don’t have to wait for the Super Bowl to see the Super Bowl ads — just check YouTube! Neither one of those are...
Next Month's Super Bowl Ads, Today

Ditto, gorgeous! I heart Dale Chihuly http://twitpic.com/1g40y9 #prsasw1 (via @missrogue)

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Ditto, gorgeous! I heart Dale Chihuly http://twitpic.com/1g40y9 #prsasw1 (via @missrogue)

Groupon Makes An Acquisition To 'Build Something New' (GRPN)

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Groupon has acquired Ditto.me, a service that helps you find restaurants, movies, and other things to do using your phone. In order to give the acquisition "100%," Ditto.me is winding down its service as of April 30th and removing the app from the Apple and Nokia app stores. The company...
Groupon Makes An Acquisition To 'Build Something New' (GRPN)

Obama Administration: $1.5 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Is Perfectly Reasonable

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In the latest round of the fight over how much Jammie Thomas-Rasset should pay for sharing 24 songs online, we have the federal government weighing in to say that $1.5 million for those 24 songs is perfectly reasonable and Constitutional. Must help that the White House Solicitor General was previously...
Obama Administration: $1.5 Million For Sharing 24 Songs Is Perfectly Reasonable

Facebook Experiments with Another Mobile Answer: Ads You Didn't Ask For

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iStockphoto Facebook says it has figured out a way to sell mobile ads, but that doesn’t mean it is done experimenting. The newest test: Facebook advertisers will now be able to place “page posts” in the news feeds of people who aren’t their fans. What that means: Up until now,...
Facebook Experiments with Another Mobile Answer: Ads You Didn't Ask For

Innovators rejoice: Quick Start wants to untangle the patent process

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The hullabaloo over patents isn’t ending anytime soon. Last summer, Apple and Samsung duked it out in a California court, arguing over hardware issues for their smartphones. Samsung was forced to pay licensing fees. And HTC is caught in the fray too — ditto on licensing fees. (HTC made...
Innovators rejoice: Quick Start wants to untangle the patent process

lilly: Not exactly news, but lots of good 3rd party apps...

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lilly: Not exactly news, but lots of good 3rd party apps replacing Apple's built-in apps. I also like gmail (on iPhone, but not on tablet) and Calvetica, but here's my current dock. Anyone using anything better for contacts & outbound dialing? Ditto on Mailbox replacing Mail and Fantastical replacing Calendar...
lilly: Not exactly news, but lots of good 3rd party apps...

Modern Media

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I was out at a "policy" dinner this evening, and on coming home realized how much I was enjoying talking to my wife -- and after she conked off, narcotized by my fascinating chitchat, how much I was enjoying looking through some actual, physical magazines. The ones that happened to...
Modern Media

Patents As Weapons: How 1-800-CONTACTS Is Using The Patent System To Kill An Innovative Startup

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We've talked many times about how patents are often used as weapons to kill innovative startups that threaten legacy players. Ryan alerts us to a perfect example of this in practice. 1-800-CONTACTS, the giant online contact lens/glasses space, is trying to kill off an upstart innovative competitor called Ditto. And,...
Patents As Weapons: How 1-800-CONTACTS Is Using The Patent System To Kill An Innovative Startup

TatteredCover: Ditto RT @vromans: Agreed. RT @literaticat: I wish I could have an e-reader that was soft, made of paper, and the size of a book.

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TatteredCover: Ditto RT @vromans: Agreed. RT @literaticat: I wish I could have an e-reader that was soft, made of paper, and the size of a book.

AOL: Ads Up By 10%; Not Enough To Make Up For Subscription, Other Declines

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AOL (NYSE: AOL) today reported that its strategy to turn around its advertising business is definitely paying off, with sale up by 10 percent on the year before. But that wasn’t enough to make up for declines in subscriptions and other areas, resulting in a net decline in revenues...
AOL: Ads Up By 10%; Not Enough To Make Up For Subscription, Other Declines

Booting Up: LinkedIn Ponies Up $90M to Buy News Aggregator Pulse

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Scenic, boring West Virginia. (Photo: Flickr/tobyotter As predicted, LinkedIn has shelled out $90 million for the mobile news aggregation startup Pulse. [AllThingsD] Facebook is still the biggest social network for teens but they’re getting, like, so totally bored with it. Ditto YouTube. [Business Insider] People who believe they’re “electrosensitive” are moving...
Booting Up: LinkedIn Ponies Up $90M to Buy News Aggregator Pulse

@rahulgupta @dannyaway @onk182 Ditto #BlueBottle. Simply fantastic. Look at the care put into a single cup: http://bit.ly/BlueBottleCoffeCo

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@rahulgupta @dannyaway @onk182 Ditto #BlueBottle. Simply fantastic. Look at the care put into a single cup: http://bit.ly/BlueBottleCoffeCo

Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant Turns out it's a total myth that to inspire innovation in your company you've got to give your employees a bunch of free time to work on pet projects. New research from Harvard Business School...
Harvard Professor Discovers A Cool Secret To Making Employees Feel Like They've Got More Time
Case Study: Band Embraces Grooveshark And Catapults Its Career
Copy protection means some DirecTV subs will need new gear to watch HBO
Reinventing the mundane: Soma starts with water
Why is Silicon Valley silent on CISPA?

DMCA Notices So Stupid It Hurts

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Google's decision to be much more transparent about DMCA takedowns for search has revealed a swathe of absolutely ridiculously stupid DMCA notices. We've covered some already, but TorrentFreak has found some more -- including multiple cases of DMCA notices by copyright holders that aren't just against their own best interests,...
DMCA Notices So Stupid It Hurts

Microsoft Surface for Windows RT pricing now official: tablet starts at $499, keyboard not included

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With Surface for Windows RT going on sale in just 10 days, Microsoft is finally ready to talk about pricing and availability -- not to mention, some technical details it left out when the tablet debuted back in June. After the Surface product page prematurely went live on Microsoft's...
Microsoft Surface for Windows RT pricing now official: tablet starts at $499, keyboard not included
75% of TV owners hve 3 or more sets & other fun CES facts

Universal Is Well Aware The Internet Loves Fast & Furious 6, In Fact They're Betting On It

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So metal. (Photo: Screencap) There are marriages that don’t live as long as the Fast and the Furious franchise, which somehow made it through the rough patch that was Tokyo Drift and continues to bump along more than a decade later. Sure, the series is a little light in the plaudits department,...
Universal Is Well Aware The Internet Loves Fast & Furious 6, In Fact They're Betting On It

AOL acquires gadget community site Gdgt to tie it more closely to its founders' old home, Engadget

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AOL has acquired gdgt, the gadget reviews media outlet announced today in a blog post. TechCrunch reports that AOL confirmed the deal, which could be “in the high seven figures” according to one of its sources. AOL’s tech media portfolio already included TechCrunch, Joystiq and TUAW, as well as Engadget,...
AOL acquires gadget community site Gdgt to tie it more closely to its founders' old home, Engadget
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