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NASA to use Virginia site to launch five rockets in experiment visible along Eastern Seaboard

Apple adds Red Cross donation link to its insanely popular homepage in the wake of Superstorm Sandy

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Apple has added a link on its homepage that sends users to the Red Cross iTunes donation page for Superstorm Sandy relief. The iTunes section went up last night, but the link on the homepage was added just this morning. How big of a deal is that? Well, it’s nice,...
Apple adds Red Cross donation link to its insanely popular homepage in the wake of Superstorm Sandy

Local Blackouts Reveal Global Risks

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Recent blackouts in the U.S. and India should serve as a wake-up call to an increasingly networked world. Power outages are no longer a local problem. Mission-critical websites and data centers are increasingly likely to be located in blackout zones. Today, a local blackout can become a global business catastrophe....
Local Blackouts Reveal Global Risks
Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Hunker Down For Hurricane Sandy, AT&T Is Like "Whatevs"

What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

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Thirty percent of the world’s nuclear power is produced in the United States at 104 reactors concentrated on the Eastern seaboard. What if the Flame and Stuxnet viruses that wreaked havoc on Iran’s nuclear efforts were repurposed by unfriendly nations to attack the U.S.? Recent stories have come out showing...
What if Stuxnet rebounds on us? U.S. power grid vulnerable to attack

Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

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Atlantic City (Photo: Google Maps) Google’s Crisis Response Map for Hurricane Sandy, which has been updated systematically with information about power outages, traffic advisories and emergency shelters in the wake of the storm, has now published satellite imagery illustrating the magnitude of devastation Sandy wrought on coastal communities in New...
Google Releases Satellite Imagery of New Jersey Coast Post-Sandy

Bureau of Trade Raises $1.2M From Foundation Capital & Others For New Men's Shopping Site

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Bureau of Trade, a new online marketplace for men’s shopping, is today launching into public beta and announcing a $1.2 million round of seed funding led by Foundation Capital, with contributions from Founder Collective, Founders Fund, and other angels. Offering a catalog filled with thousands of unique, primarily pre-owned items sourced...
Bureau of Trade Raises $1.2M From Foundation Capital & Others For New Men's Shopping Site
Video shows how Hurricane Sandy methodically demolished East Coast web connectivity [video]

Journalism vs. commerce: When is the news important enough to drop a paywall?

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As Hurricane Sandy advanced towards the eastern seaboard on Sunday, both the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal decided to lower the paywalls surrounding their content, presumably to allow readers to access potentially life-saving information about the hurricane and various emergency evacuation procedures. Definitely a noble and public-spirited...
Journalism vs. commerce: When is the news important enough to drop a paywall?

Flashlight apps for the iPhone

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With Hurricane Sandy set to pound the Eastern seaboard, now seems like the right time to look at some helpful flashlight apps for the iPhone. [Read more]...
Flashlight apps for the iPhone

Internet Outage Last Weekend Was Preventable

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If ever there was a time that seemed to demonstrate the vulnerability of cloud computing, last weekend was certainly it. Mother Nature’s capricious whims put the smackdown on an Amazon Web Service (AWS) data center in Ashburn, Virginia, Friday night, bringing down hundreds of websites and quite a few popular...
Internet Outage Last Weekend Was Preventable
100 million apps later, The Weather Network launches My Friends Weather
Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G with Dyle mobile TV now official on MetroPCS

CNBC And CNN Give The Tesla S Rave Reviews... But Both Mention The Same Glaring Concern (TSLA)

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In the past week, both CNN's Peter Valdes-Dapena and CNBC's Phil LeBeau  recreated New York Times reporter John Broder's fateful drive up the eastern seaboard in Tesla's Model S. The latter journey resulted in an epic war-of-words between the paper of record and Tesla's voluble CEO, Elon Musk. Valdes-Dapena and LeBeau,...
CNBC And CNN Give The Tesla S Rave Reviews... But Both Mention The Same Glaring Concern (TSLA)

Sandy exposes gaps in wireless system during emergency

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The leap toward wireless and digital phone service may be setting Americans behind during times of emergency, some experts say. Four days after disaster struck the Eastern seaboard, scores of New York and New Jersey residents complain they still aren't able to make cell phone calls or use the Internet....
Sandy exposes gaps in wireless system during emergency
Hurricane Sandy is no match for New York City's tech startups

Sandy likely to dampen Apple's iPad mini launch in NYC

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Thinking about going into Manhattan to visit an Apple Store? Forgetaboutit! FORTUNE -- I probably won't make it to Apple's (AAPL) Fifth Avenue store Friday for the launch of the iPad mini. Me and a lot of other people. Three days after Hurricane Sandy swamped much the U.S. eastern seaboard,...
Sandy likely to dampen Apple's iPad mini launch in NYC
Crowdfunding will streamline aid for victims of Sandy and future disasters

Every hurricane visualised since 1851

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With a new projection of the globe and data on every hurricane for the last 161 years, developer John Nelson has visualised every one on record• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianWhat does the world of hurricanes look like? As Hurricane Sandy hits the...
Every hurricane visualised since 1851
NASA's gift to us all: the spacey, interactive 'black marble' app

Verizon begins filling the gaps in its LTE network

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Verizon Wireless plans to launch 27 new LTE markets on Thursday and has been expanding its mobile broadband footprint in cities where it already offers 4G services. All of that activity won’t amount to much when it comes to new people covered – roughly 9 million people over the 200...
Verizon begins filling the gaps in its LTE network

T-Mobile makes a statement on AT&T’s unlocking: ‘Bring ‘em on and save a lot of money!’

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. AT&T’s new policy of unlocking iPhones that are out of plan is big news.  But there is no company that could reap more rewards than the US’s other GSM carrier T-Mobile. Magenta happens to carry iPhone compatible  Micro-SIMs and is rapidly developing its HSPA+ 1900MHz spectrum for just such...
T-Mobile makes a statement on AT&T’s unlocking: ‘Bring ‘em on and save a lot of money!’

Last week on GigaOM Pro: Lessons from Sandy for the cloud and battery industries

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It’s been a tumultuous week – Hurricane Sandy battered the East Coast, destroying and damaging cities and technical infrastructure along the eastern seaboard. On a much less destructive scale, Apple experienced its own internal storm, as iOS Senior Vice President Scott Forstall abruptly left the company following the iOS Maps...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: Lessons from Sandy for the cloud and battery industries

Keen On... Exposed: The Real Secrets of Silicon Valley [TCTV]

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Finally, our secret is out. Today, Deborah Perry Piscione’s much anticipated new book Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Can Learn From The Innovation Capital Of The World is being published. As Piscione told me, the real secret of Silicon Valley lies in our absence of hierarchy. In contrast...
Keen On... Exposed: The Real Secrets of Silicon Valley [TCTV]

Island evacuation: How I was abandoned by tech in a (near) natural disaster

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The moment I heard a local radio disc jockey say, “Please refer to the emergency information section of your Yellow Pages for additional tsunami preparedness information,” I knew the Hawaiian island of Maui was not prepared for a major disaster. And because it wasn’t, neither were my fiancee Stephanie and I. For...
Island evacuation: How I was abandoned by tech in a (near) natural disaster
Why 2012 was the year space exploration made its comeback

Sandy Batters Internet, But Few Knockouts

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Although Sandy continues to be primarily a flooding event, High, sustained winds and some large fires are complicating life on and off the Internet. Service issues for YouTube were widely reported Monday at 7:30 p.m. EDT, and were intermittent throughout the rest of the night, until they ended around 6...
Sandy Batters Internet, But Few Knockouts
Hurricane Sandy hits the internet: how to track, watch, and stay safe
Backed With $1.4 Million, Plated Adds A Social Spin To Its Ready-To-Cook Meal Delivery Service

DC, Richmond, and Points South: Let’s Plan The First TC Mini-Meetup In The Virginia Area

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I’ve been digging through all of the various start-up emails I’ve received, and I thought it would be fun to start traveling down the Eastern Seaboard for a bit of mini-meetup action. In essence, we’re going to hold small, casual get-togethers at a local bar in DC and Richmond and...
DC, Richmond, and Points South: Let’s Plan The First TC Mini-Meetup In The Virginia Area
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