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Firefox gets strict about enforcement of HTTPS protection

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Developers of Mozilla's Firefox browser are experimenting with a new security feature that connects to a specified set of websites only when presented with a cryptographic certificate validating the connection is secure. A beta version of the open-source browser contains a list of sites known to deploy the HTTP Strict...
Firefox gets strict about enforcement of HTTPS protection
Josh Williams On Why Facebook Acquired His Startup Gowalla To Put A "Nearby" Lens On All Its Geo-Data

Windows Phone users petition Square, Instagram, Google for apps

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Are you using Windows Phone but missing a favorite app? Maybe an online petition will do the trick. That’s the strategy being tried by some Windows Phone users in an attempt to get app makers including Square, Google and Instagram to make versions of their apps for Microsoft’s mobile platform. ...
Windows Phone users petition Square, Instagram, Google for apps
Zimride’s Lyft Is Going To Give Uber Some Lower-Priced Competition
Liquidity hacking: Solving the chicken-egg dilemma with marketplace startups
RED has a 4K player for the coming wave of Ultra HD TVs
Three Tips To Save Your Labor Marketplace

Sony promises free 4K theatrical films for 4K TV buyers

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Sony plans to use content from its Sony Pictures Entertainment division to help sell its upcoming XBR-84X900 84" 4K Ultra HD TV set. The company noted in a corporate blog post on Monday that all buyers of Sony's massive, high-resolution TV will get a free "4K Ultra HD delivery solution"...
Sony promises free 4K theatrical films for 4K TV buyers

The API Hub: Jeff Bezos-Backed Mashape Launches To The Public With 430 APIs In Tow

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Believing that APIs would become an essential part of the conversation for developers, Augusto Marietti, Marco Palladino and Mike Zonca founded Mashape in November 2010 to create a unified, all-in-one marketplace where one could go to find, sell, distribute, and hack on APIs. Though it wasn’t an easy road, last...
The API Hub: Jeff Bezos-Backed Mashape Launches To The Public With 430 APIs In Tow

How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Sangeet Paul Choudary who analyzes business models for Internet startups at his blog Platform Thinking. You can follow Sangeet on Twitter at @sanguit. Marketplaces are difficult businesses to run. Like all multi-sided platform businesses, they suffer from the classic chicken and egg problem: the technology has...
How to win with marketplaces: The three success factors

MyBrandz: Finally, You Can Find People Who Love Nike, Apple, And Ferrari As Much As You Do

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Ever wanted to tell the world how much you love BMW, Coca-Cola, and any of the other biggest brand names on Earth? Here’s your chance: MyBrandz is a new community site that looks to let people talk about their favorite brands with other users, allowing them to share their favorite...
MyBrandz: Finally, You Can Find People Who Love Nike, Apple, And Ferrari As Much As You Do
If you're going iOS, go all the way

How Apple Can Upend Mobile Payments With The iPhone 5... (AAPL)

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The biggest new feature on the iPhone 5 may be a relatively under-reported one: the installation of a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip that would allow the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. The Wall Street Journal recently detailed the high-level debate Apple executives are currently having over whether and how to do just that.  In...
How Apple Can Upend Mobile Payments With The iPhone 5... (AAPL)
Windows Phone will only account for 2% of app downloads in 2012, firm says

Here's the winner of the two-sentence startup pitch competition

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After more than 30 entrepreneurial pitches and plenty of feedback from mentors in the Founder Institute accelerator program, the jury is in. The winner of the two-sentence startup pitch competition is … HotelPerHour.com. It’s not easy making a pitch in a simple two sentences, but entrepreneurs gave it their best...
Here's the winner of the two-sentence startup pitch competition

Nokia to have 60 day exclusive when Words with Friends and Draw Something hit Windows Phone

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Apps. Every smartphone platform needs apps. The more the better. Games. News. Bingo. Reddit. Apps are king on mobile devices, just as content is royalty online. This fact makes it hard for new platforms to emerge in the mobile space – the chicken/egg problem, in this case a user level/developer...
Nokia to have 60 day exclusive when Words with Friends and Draw Something hit Windows Phone
Erli Bird helps startups get the early adopter worm

Dalton Caldwell's experiment with a paid social network is going free (sort of)

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Since he hit his fundraising target and launched App.net back in August, there have been few more vocal advocates for paid social networks and products than entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell. You and your data are not the product we’re selling to advertisers, he promised his backers and audience, as part of an...
Dalton Caldwell's experiment with a paid social network is going free (sort of)
App discovery is still broken, but Hubbl could have the fix

Intel may pay 75% premium on content for its digital TV device

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Intel is willing to pay big money to get content onto its upcoming TV set top box. The company, according to Reuters, is offering to pay a 75 percent premium to content providers. The chip maker is planning on...
Intel may pay 75% premium on content for its digital TV device

Shai Agassi quits board of Better Place

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Future of green technology firm is uncertain following departure of its founder and electric vehicle pioneerShai Agassi, the pioneer of electric vehicles, has severed his connections with Better Place, the company he founded, casting a pall over the prospects for the green technology.The Israeli entrepreneur was said to be involved...
Shai Agassi quits board of Better Place

"In The Studio," Skillshare's Michael Karnjanaprakorn Talks Platforms And Marketplaces

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[tc_5min code="517673398"] Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” welcomes a first-time founder with a diverse set of experiences — ranging from economics to advertising, from product management to design, and from startup CEO to advisor of...
"In The Studio," Skillshare's Michael Karnjanaprakorn Talks Platforms And Marketplaces

Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

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A lot of people are buzzing over Apple's decision to not install a Near-Field Communications (NFC) chip in the iPhone 5. NFC technology would have allowed the iPhone 5 to process mobile payments. Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller told AllthingsD that it's not clear that NFC is the solution to any current problem,...
Here's What's Missing From The iPhone 5 That Will Help Square Dominate Mobile Payments

Origin of Life Chicken-and-Egg Problem Solved | Wired Science | Wired.com

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Origin of Life Chicken-and-Egg Problem Solved | Wired Science | Wired.com

BII REPORT: How Apple Can Make Mobile Payments Real

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Last week,  Jessica Vascellaro at the Wall Street Journal reported on Apple's internal deliberations over whether and how to launch a mobile payments system. Vascellaro reported that Apple executives are nervous about diving into mobile payments, as Apple's hardware engineers have struggled to implement Near-Field Communications (NFC) options without hurting...
BII REPORT: How Apple Can Make Mobile Payments Real

BII REPORT: Here Are The Two Keys To Making Mobile Payments Work

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For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet. And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence analyzes the two key problems that any mobile payment solution must...
BII REPORT: Here Are The Two Keys To Making Mobile Payments Work

Estonia launches national electric car charging network

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165 charging points around the country will use direct current to charge cars in less than 30 minutesEstonia's reputation as one of the most wired-up countries in Europe has been boosted further with the opening of what is being billed as the world's first nationwide electric car charging network.The sparsely...
Estonia launches national electric car charging network

Path may circumvent the family adoption problem with its new search feature

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Whether you think Path is a totally superfluous social network or not, you have to give co-founder and CEO Dave Morin props for just refusing to give up. (Or, you know, “settle” for a mere $100 million-plus purchase.) The first version was only used by a few thousand people. So...
Path may circumvent the family adoption problem with its new search feature
Liquidity hacking: How to build a two-sided marketplace

BII REPORT: These Are The Two Keys To Making Mobile Payments Work

www.businessinsider.com
For many years, technologists, venture capitalists, journalists, and large companies have pined for the era when the mobile phone would become our wallet. And yet, already five years into the smartphone era, mobile payments are not mainstream. In a recent report, BI Intelligence analyzes the two key problems that any mobile payment solution must...
BII REPORT: These Are The Two Keys To Making Mobile Payments Work
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