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How to get attention from internet celebrities (or, why we don't read your e-mails)

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(Editor’s note: Jason Cohen is an angel investor and the founder of Smart Bear Software. This story originally appeared on his blog.) I get a constant stream of requests to look at new startups or to announce something that a startup just did. As you’d guess, I can’t do it,...
How to get attention from internet celebrities (or, why we don't read your e-mails)

University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

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Gigapixel cameras aren't exactly hot-off-the-presses, but a few wizards at Duke and the University of Arizona may be close to getting that sort of technology into your future point-and-shoot. Reportedly, electrical engineers with gobs of free time and an imagination the size of Coach K's ego have managed to...
University researchers develop 50 gigapixel camera, hope it hits the mainstream in five years

Salesforce Scrapped Insane Plans To Build This Hideous Campus (CRM)

www.businessinsider.com
Last June, Salesforce.com unveiled plans for a crazy new corporate campus in the Mission Bay neighborhood of San Francisco. Now, the project is dead. Salesforce abruptly canceled it in February, right before the city of San Francisco was due to give its sign-off. At the time, Salesforce said it would...
Salesforce Scrapped Insane Plans To Build This Hideous Campus (CRM)

As China grows in purchasing power, the Western dominance of consumer electronics fades

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China is growing in importance in the tech industry. The Chinese have been dominant for years in regard to manufacturing, and we’ve discussed their monopoly on certain vital elements for electronics production before. Now, they are becoming increasingly more dominant as a purchasing power of technology.It’s recently come to light...
As China grows in purchasing power, the Western dominance of consumer electronics fades
Baratunde Thurston Confesses How His Twitter Spamming Almost Killed "The Onion"

Now Canada Wants Activist Investors To Share With The Rest Of The Class

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Cross-posted from If you're an activist investor your job is to (1) think of an idea for how to make a company's stock go up, (2) buy stock in the company, (3) convince them to do your idea, and (4) sell high. Step 3 tends to involve lots of...
Now Canada Wants Activist Investors To Share With The Rest Of The Class

Good Sort surfaces the most popular messages on your Facebook Wall since you joined

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If you’re one of those Facebook addicts that can be seen perennially punching away at their smartphone, you might like this little app. Good Sort is an iOS app that lets you sort your Facebook Wall messages by Likes, Comments or Shares, from a specific year or from all time....
Good Sort surfaces the most popular messages on your Facebook Wall since you joined
'Grid 2' officially announced with debut trailer

Task-Tracking Service iDoneThis Wants You To Know How Awesome You Are

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It’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, and sometimes you’ll bust your tail without so much as a “well done!” to show for it. Deep down though, who doesn’t want a little bit of ego-stroking every once in a while? That’s exactly what prompted the folks at iDoneThis to team up...
Task-Tracking Service iDoneThis Wants You To Know How Awesome You Are

Is your blog chasing numbers or dollars?

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If you think about it, Twitter can get you in trouble sometimes.You are cranky, it's been a long day, you need to vent. So you write a nice stress-relieving post to your blog. Totally out of character with what you normally write, but you need the release.And wouldn't you know...
Is your blog chasing numbers or dollars?

5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work

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My life after graduating from George Washington University in the spring of 2009 began inauspiciously: Like millions of Americans, I was on the front end of what would turn out to be an extended economic recession, with little in the way of opportunity and a deep desire not to move...
5 tips to make your bootstrapped venture work
OnLive lost: how the paradise of streaming games was undone by one man's ego

big ego? desperate? http://twitter.com/gapingvoid/statuses/13549850801

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big ego? desperate? http://twitter.com/gapingvoid/statuses/13549850801
It's not your startup anymore if the market tells you what to do
Author Iain (M) Banks speaks out about video games and the future

Square (ex-)employees take to Quora, Glassdoor to heavily discuss its growing pains

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Working for an ambitious, fast-growing startup is very, very tough. Working for digital payment company Square may be even more gruesome than very, very tough, if a good number of reviews on Glassdoor and this Quora thread are anything to go by. The most up-voted response on the Quora...
Square (ex-)employees take to Quora, Glassdoor to heavily discuss its growing pains

Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox

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Telefónica Digital has acquired San Francisco-based real-time communications specialist Tokbox and now aims to bring the startup’s video chops to its own BlueVia platform, eventually offering developers access to voice and video communication as well as SMS and billing all out of one hand. Tokbox CEO Ian Small told me...
Telefónica Digital buys WebRTC and video chat expert Tokbox

Vitali Klitschko wants a rematch with Dereck Chisora

www.guardian.co.uk
• Ukrainian heavyweight boxer wants to knock out British rival• German boxers' chief says Chisora is 'absolutely crazy'The World Boxing Council heavyweight champion, Vitali Klitschko, says he wants to fight the British boxer Dereck Chisora again – so he can knock him out.Klitschko told Die Welt newspaper that he knows...
Vitali Klitschko wants a rematch with Dereck Chisora

Batman-themed Nokia Lumia 900 coming soon, utility belt clip not included

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A befuddled Joker once pondered "Where does he get all those wonderful toys?" Soon you'll have a chance to inspire the same sort of wonderment amongst your friends -- at least the more eagle-eyed ones. Nokia has announced it's launching a Batman-themed Nokia Lumia 900, with the minimalist logo...
Batman-themed Nokia Lumia 900 coming soon, utility belt clip not included

My son-in-law has a Facebook account with female porn friends

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Annalisa Barbieri advises a reader who has discovered her son-in-law's Facebook account, and fears her daughter is being deceivedI use Facebook infrequently, mainly to look at photos of my grandchildren posted by my daughter and son-in-law. I recently put in the wrong initial and their family name and discovered that...
My son-in-law has a Facebook account with female porn friends

Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)

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Robots are already adept at all manner of things, from hunting to feeling, but over at Honda's Research Institute, one team is focused on an ability bots aren't so hot at yet -- hearing. Puny humans can quickly deduce the direction of a sound and assess its significance, while...
Honda's HEARBO robot can separate and locate four sound sources at once (video)

When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change

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There comes in a time the life of many startups when it starts to become clear that everything is not going according to plan. But how do entrepreneurs tell if they need to keep going all in on the original plan, or pivot to something new? To find out how...
When Is It Time To Pivot? 8 Startups On How They Knew They Had To Change

Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

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This week we held our annual IGNITION conference on the future of media, and one of the panels brought together some of the smartest people from visually-based internet companies to discuss the rise of the visual web. Business Insider deputy editor Nicholas Carlson asked the panelists why they thought Instagram...
Two Interesting Theories About Instagram's Success Applicable To Other Products

World's Biggest Douchebag Needs a 'Pretty, Thin' Girl to Favorite People on OKCupid for Him

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(Photo: Futurity.org) If you’re a “successful entrepreneur” whose ego is wildly mismatched with his actual value to the human race, you probably just don’t have time to comb through online dating profiles with the hopes of landing Ms. Right. And since you’ve made your bread and butter in Bubble 2.0,...
World's Biggest Douchebag Needs a 'Pretty, Thin' Girl to Favorite People on OKCupid for Him

This iPhone app has made $500,000 from telling people how ugly they are

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There’s an app for everything it seems…including telling you how you rank on the ugly-ometer. Ugly Meter isn’t a new app, but it has been rising to prominence in recent times in the wake of coverage on shows such as Howard Stern and Jay Leno, and it now claims to...
This iPhone app has made $500,000 from telling people how ugly they are

How To Design Your Website For Dollars, Not Your Ego

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My partner Joel Harvey is fond of saying, “My favorite part of a design is the money.” He’s been part of many a web design project. His perspective comes in response to the number of times he’s heard things like: “I want the design to pop!” “I want my site’s...
How To Design Your Website For Dollars, Not Your Ego

Chevy Volt EcoHub app tells drivers how little they pay to charge, goads them into staying green (video)

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GM's OnStar team would really like us to stay on the electric side of the Chevy Volt's powertrain as much as possible. That's the selling point, after all. Rather than simply preach green driving and hope for the best, the division is testing a new EcoHub app that reminds...
Chevy Volt EcoHub app tells drivers how little they pay to charge, goads them into staying green (video)

Turn Twitter’s Follow Friday in Blog Traffic

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Talk about an “inside baseball” blog post, we’re going to talk about “follow Friday,” a project that Micah Baldwin started a year or so ago to get new people introduced into social circles on Twitter. Follow Friday has become a bit of a mess to look at on Twitter, because...
Turn Twitter’s Follow Friday in Blog Traffic

Cold Calls, RIP: Sell More By Selling Socially

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In a former life I was a "rainmaker" in the ad agency business, charged with bringing in new clients for my agency. I had a lot of fun with this job, and I even wrote a book about my exploits with the rather catchy title Life's a Pitch...Then You Buy....
Cold Calls, RIP: Sell More By Selling Socially
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