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Platforms vs. Developers

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In the last few days there have been a large number of posts about two platform companies – Apple and Twitter.  These posts covered a wide range of perspectives (a few of the better ones are linked to below) but fundamentally came down to the tension between a platform (e.g....
Platforms vs. Developers
Tech Cocktail nabs $2.5M to become the 'leaders' of VegasTech

Why Facebook may surrender users to niche social networks

www.geekwire.com
What do you recall seeing in your Facebook feed recently? The following are recurring items in mine: an e-card character inventory of a melancholic young woman who has sobered up barely enough to realize her iPad is actually an Etch-a-Sketch; side-by-side comparisons of an ad for a Whopper and an...
Why Facebook may surrender users to niche social networks

Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds

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Microsoft's Surface debuted to crowds of early adopters across the U.S. Friday, as the Windows RT-powered tablet went on sale. About 100 people waited outside Boston's Microsoft Store to buy the Surface tablet, which runs a new version of Windows. Unlike previous versions of the operating system, Windows RT...
Microsoft Surface goes on sale to cheering crowds
Doing Data Journalism Badly

RIM is Losing The Enterprise Market to iPhone and Android

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Research In Motion ceded the consumer smartphone market to Apple and Google years ago, and soon it will cede business market as well. New research from IDC indicates that enterprise — perhaps the last stronghold of RIM’s once great BlackBerry empire — is increasingly switching to iPhone and Android and...
RIM is Losing The Enterprise Market to iPhone and Android
TheDatable Launches To Help You Discover The Singles In Your Social Graph

A Web Site is No Longer Enough

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The way in which we interact with technology has changed dramatically over the past few years. The era of light computing has begun, and social media is big enough that the average person can shape perceptions. A Web site is no longer the most meaningful way for us to interact...
A Web Site is No Longer Enough
Microsoft Is Trying To Sell Windows 8 To Enterprises, But Most Want Windows 7 Instead

Americans turned to tax sites in droves in February

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According to a new study from Nielsen, tax-related Web sites were viewed by 53 million Americans in February alone. [Read more]...
Americans turned to tax sites in droves in February

Engadget's Seattle meetup wrap-up!

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Goodnight Seattle! Man, we sure had a blast at last night's reader meetup. The party went down at the Showbox Theater, right across the street from the city's fishy Pike Place Market. Droves of Emerald City Engadget readers braved the drizzle to hang out, talk tech and win some...
Engadget's Seattle meetup wrap-up!

Sarah Tavel, Who Led Bessemer’s Investment In Pinterest, Gets Down To Busines At Pinterest

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Pinterest is starting to fill up its own Pinboard… with money people. Sarah Tavel, a former VP at Bessemer Venture Partners (the same BVP that led a Series A round in Pinterest in 2011), has now joined the social startup in a business development role. The move comes about a...
Sarah Tavel, Who Led Bessemer’s Investment In Pinterest, Gets Down To Busines At Pinterest

Privacy issues? Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves

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Well I bet they didn’t quite expect that. In the wake of Facebook’s F8 conference this week, where it apparently bid to become the new Sheriff of the Internet, Facebook’s plans to effectively put ’social’ into the very structure of the Web has a few people a little concerned. The...
Privacy issues? Google engineers leaving Facebook in droves

Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal (RHT)

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As the world's first and only billion-dollar fully open source company, Red Hat has a unique corporate culture. The employees collectively have more power than any one person, even the CEO. No one is more aware of this than Red Hat CEO Jim Whitehurst. He calls it a "meritocracy"...
Management Tips From Red Hat's Crazy Culture Every Company Should Steal (RHT)

Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

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The clock is quickly winding down to the official launch of Windows 8. Along with a completely redesigned interface and Windows experience, hardware partners are lined up, ready to offer Windows 8 ultrabooks. The question businesses and consumers will need to answer, though, is whether or not a Windows...
Why you probably shouldn't buy a Windows 8 ultrabook

The Case for Cracking Down on Geo Cheating

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I recently had a fairly heated conversation with some colleagues on the subject of false check-ins / geo cheating. The discussion went something like this:Person #1: We WANT people to cheat with our apps.  It means they care.  It means they’re using the app.  It means that we’re making a...
The Case for Cracking Down on Geo Cheating

Nielsen: This Is The Golden Age Of Television

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The so-called Golden Age of Television technically started in the 1950s when droves of people started transitioning from radio to television. But at Business Insider's IGNITION conference today, Nielsen executive Steve Hasker said that in a lot of ways, this is the golden age of television. Hasker is president of global...
Nielsen: This Is The Golden Age Of Television

Vanished Wealth at Facebook, Zynga Sucks Some of the Fun From Startups

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In happier times. There is a spectre stalking Silicon Valley, reports the Wall Street Journal. Specifically, it’s the ghost of once-bright hopes for wealth-creating IPOs. Zynga, Groupon, Facebook–none of them turned out quite like everyone hoped, and it is bumming out the rank-and-file in a big way. The worker bees have...
Vanished Wealth at Facebook, Zynga Sucks Some of the Fun From Startups
Samsung just sold its 2 millionth Galaxy Note phablet that everyone hates

HADOPI May Be Succeeding -- In Driving French Customers To Dotcom's Mega

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Last week, Techdirt reported on the news that falling numbers of P2P users are being trumpeted as a victory for HADOPI's "three strikes" approach in France, but that it is a hollow victory, since sales of recorded music are still dropping in that country. The French site Numerama points out...
HADOPI May Be Succeeding -- In Driving French Customers To Dotcom's Mega

U.S. Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA/PIPA fight

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As a new session of the U.S. Congress convenes in early 2013, don't expect lawmakers to rush out a new version of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) or the Protect IP Act (PIPA). While some groups representing copyright holders still want to see stronger online enforcement, U.S. lawmakers...
U.S. Congress may not have stomach for another SOPA/PIPA fight

Reddit founder shames Digg founder with an old magazine and a Biggie quote

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Despite being the co-founder of one of the biggest and most highly active discussion forums on the Internet, Reddit’s Alexis Ohanian is a pretty modest dude. And when I say Reddit is “highly active” I mean it generates over 2 billion monthly page views and attracts more than 35,000,000 monthly...
Reddit founder shames Digg founder with an old magazine and a Biggie quote

Payments App Card Case Adds More Merchant Discovery, Social Features To iOS And Android; Becomes ‘Pay With Square’

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Square’s consumer-focused loyalty and mobile payments app Card Case, which debuted in 2011, has been pushing the envelope when it comes to the future of payments, allowing for hands-free, location-based payments, emailed receipts and more. And merchants have quietly been adopting Card Case in droves. Back in November, Square told...
Payments App Card Case Adds More Merchant Discovery, Social Features To iOS And Android; Becomes ‘Pay With Square’

Ex-Google exec brings Kickstarter model to careers of new grads

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Upstart wants to offer students the chance to start their own companies. FORTUNE -- In his 8 years at Google, where he was president of the company's enterprise business, Dave Girouard hired new college grads in droves. While the Google gigs might have made their classmates envious, it turns out...
Ex-Google exec brings Kickstarter model to careers of new grads

Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

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Ms. Hu (lark.com) Imagine that you invented this really cool wristband alarm clock, and you think it could be a real 'disruptive' technology. You spend months mocking up a presentation to give to investors at TechCrunch Disrupt, but on the morning of your demo, rich assholes incapable of summoning empathy...
Dismissive VCs Drive Hardware Startups Straight to Kickstarter

Super Bowl 2013 and Multiple Screens: Don't Forget Search

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We hear a lot about how TV viewers often multitask with a second device, followed by evidence such as Twitter hashtag activity and Facebook likes. While we absolutely flocked to Twitter in droves yesterday during the game, we also did had search engines at the ready to provide us with...
Super Bowl 2013 and Multiple Screens: Don't Forget Search
BlackBerry 10 said to show promise, but it can't dent iPhone or Android

The Veronica Mars Movie

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There's an interesting project that launched on Kickstarter this week. The creator of the cult TV show Veronica Mars and the lead actress have launched a project to make The Veronica Mars Movie. In one day, the project has raised $2.5mm (as of 6:15am eastern). This is $500k more than...
The Veronica Mars Movie

Quitting Top IBM Salespeople Say They Are Leaving In Droves (IBM)

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Getting a job at IBM used to be the epitome of making it in the tech world. But since we first published a story about how IBM is screwing salespeople out of their commissions, the letters from other salespeople who have recently quit keep pouring in. They say IBM is...
Quitting Top IBM Salespeople Say They Are Leaving In Droves (IBM)

Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)

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Windows 8 will probably not be a  killer success right out of the gate. But that doesn't really doesn't matter. This week two more stories circulated that made people cry out "Windows 8 is doomed and Microsoft is doomed with it!" Intel CEO Paul Otellini told employees in Taiwan that...
Even If Windows 8 Fails, Microsoft Won't Die (MSFT)
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