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Shift.com: Social Ad Startup GraphEffect Tries To Create A More Productive LinkedIn

Apple Has Paid $1 Billion To App Developers. (And Other Key Stats)

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Today at the WWDC event in San Francisco, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took the stage for his keynote address. During it, he gave some key stats about three key pillars of Apple’s recent strategy: the iPad, the App Store, and the new iBooks store. First, the key iPad stats: There...
Apple Has Paid $1 Billion To App Developers. (And Other Key Stats)

University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin

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Chips that have 3D elements to them are very much real. Moving data in 3D hasn't been truly viable until now, however, which makes an experimental chip from the University of Cambridge that much more special. By sandwiching a layer of ruthenium atoms between cobalt and platinum, researchers found...
University of Cambridge chip moves data in 3D through magnetic spin

Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

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As we reported earlier, Twitter had some serious problems today, going down for over an hour and then back up and down over the next few. The company didn’t provide much of a reason for this, other than it was a “cascading bug”, but the company had more to say...
Twitter explains its “turbulence” from today in-depth, and it wasn’t due to an attack

Android Jelly Bean may optimize for tablets again, dual-boot

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Google's future Jelly Bean version of Android, unofficially known as Android 5.0, might be focused even more on larger screens than recent versions. A rumor from Taiwan suppliers late Wednesday claimed to Digitimes that Jelly Bean was "further optimized" for tablets. Some elements of Chrome or Chrome OS would supposedly...
Android Jelly Bean may optimize for tablets again, dual-boot

Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

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Remember Malibu Media? That's the copyright troll that has run into some trouble with some of its lawsuits lately and may be in for even more trouble. In November, we noted that they had very aggressively tried to argue that Verizon should shut up and hand over private info on...
Copyright Troll Malibu Media Demands Comcast Tell It What Content Subscribers Accessed Online

RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

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RIM is utterly devoted to the physical keyboard, but how do you deal with sausage-fingered emailers who can't pick out individual keys? Thanks to this newly-granted 2009 patent, the company has the solution -- a trapezoidal keyboard designed to offer easier access of type-weary thumbs and wider keys for...
RIM patents trapezoidal BlackBerry keyboards for slanty-thumbed texters

Shopping Analytics Startup Euclid Snags $17.3 Million

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Euclid Elements, a startup focused on helping brick-and-mortar retailers track shopping habits with in-store sensors, has raised $17.3 million in a series B venture round, the company announced Thursday. The new round The round was led by Benchmark Capital, while NEA, Harrison Metal, and Novel TMT Ventures participated as well....
Shopping Analytics Startup Euclid Snags $17.3 Million

Jilion launches SublimeVideo Horizon Framework: Custom HTML5 players with YouTube integration

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After releasing its own WordPress plugin and winning the MIPCube Lab startup competition, SublimeVideo creator Jilion is back to launch its SublimeVideo Horizon Framework, which lets you create completely customizable HTML5 video players, with the added ability to pull in and brand YouTube videos. Jilion calls SublimeVideo the ”world’s first cloud-based HTML5 video player,” which allows the service...
Jilion launches SublimeVideo Horizon Framework: Custom HTML5 players with YouTube integration
Apple's OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion launches: review, app updates, and more

Google Kills the Google Bar it Never Launched – Just Tweaks the Old Black Navigation Bar Instead

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Late last year, Google announced a new design for the navigation menu that sits at the top of virtually every Google product. A gray Google Bar with a drop-down menu hidden in the Google logo (the Google Menu) was supposed to replace the black bar, but that update never quite...
Google Kills the Google Bar it Never Launched – Just Tweaks the Old Black Navigation Bar Instead
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Doubt cast on the security of Kim Dotcom's Mega service

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Kim Dotcom's bold new venture, the file-storage and sharing service Mega, is drawing criticism as security researchers analyze how the site protects users' data. In short, they advise: don't trust it. While Mega officials admit they're "newbies" to JavaScript, the programming language used to execute key elements of their...
Doubt cast on the security of Kim Dotcom's Mega service

Tumblr wins Tumblr.co.uk after former owner is unresponsive to the dispute

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According to reports from Domain Name Wire, NYC-based blogging service Tumblr has finally got its grips on Tumblr.co.uk, following a dispute with UK-based domain name registrar, Nominet. The former owner, Paul Guerin, never responded to the dispute, which allowed Nominet to “issue a summary decision.” From Domain Name Wire: With .uk disputes, unlike .com...
Tumblr wins Tumblr.co.uk after former owner is unresponsive to the dispute

BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)

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Like any good show pony, BlackBerry 10's been trotting around the world, strutting the fairly limited elements of its known UI in an effort to court developers. The platform, without question the nail upon which RIM's fate and fortune hangs, had its big coming out party this past May...
BlackBerry 10 hands-on (video)
RIM Seeds BlackBerry 10 Software And Devices To Over 120 Enterprise And Government Customers Ahead Of Launch

Use This Gorgeous iPhone App To Know EXACTLY When It's Going To Rain

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In our battle against the elements, Dark Sky is definitely a digital tool we want to have in our pocket.  The weather app for iPhone aims to tell you exactly when it it going to rain down to the hour. And Dark Sky is beautifully crafted to boot. Couple that with...
Use This Gorgeous iPhone App To Know EXACTLY When It's Going To Rain

NASA's Robonaut 2 shown pushing buttons, firing lasers on the ISS (video)

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Robonaut 2 is the International Space Station's friendly 300-pound killbot android assistant. It's there to assist the team with science experiments and probably capture alien life at the expense of the crew. After being fitted with more heat-sinks to enable its delicate machinery to work for longer, it was...
NASA's Robonaut 2 shown pushing buttons, firing lasers on the ISS (video)

Design thinking tips from the masters

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As Mark noted in his post introducing me, I'm winding down a stint as executive editor of MIT Sloan Management Review. One of my greatest pleasures during that assignment was developing a special report on design thinking. Most of what gets published about design thinking focuses on getting analytical types...
Design thinking tips from the masters

U.K. court to Apple: Nix those 'untrue' anti-Samsung claims

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Less than a month after a U.K. court forced Apple to add a court judgment to its U.K. website, Apple has now been forced to remove "untrue" elements of the statement. [Read more]...
U.K. court to Apple: Nix those 'untrue' anti-Samsung claims

Rdio completely revamps desktop and web apps

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Rdio wrapped the technology side of South by Southwest with a redesign of its desktop and web apps. The new interface is consciously much more unified and visual, with album art at the front and elements like playlists at the side. A new drag-and-drop interface, including on the web, lets...
Rdio completely revamps desktop and web apps

Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

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Endorsements, a lightweight way for people on LinkedIn to recommend each other’s skills, has picked up some significant traction in its first five months of life. Today, LinkedIn is announcing that Endorsements has passed the 1 billion milestone — with 58 million members getting recognition on their profiles for different...
Endorsements, LinkedIn's Answer To Klout, Passes 1B Recommendations And Builds Up A New Data Set

AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

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AMD's Bulldozer CPUs remind us of Betamax (or MiniDisc), in that its superlative design hasn't been embraced thanks to one or two humbling limitations. However, Mark Papermaster, Sunnyvale's new CTO, took to the stage at Hot Chips to show how he's changing the situation with the third-generation Steamroller architecture....
AMD teases next-gen Steamroller CPU, aims to Bulldoze the competition

Archos details G10xs tablet with 7.6mm housing

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Archos has detailed its 2012 tablet lineup, which includes several Elements tablets and the G10xs model that aims to compete with the iPad. The G10 features a 7.6mm-thick steel housing, shaving nearly 2mm from the iPad's thickness.......
Archos details G10xs tablet with 7.6mm housing

One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

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Over the past week, I’ve used no search engine but Bing. Both on my phone, and on my computers, it’s been a Bing world. This week long test came to be during an excellent meeting in Portland. I was enjoying a few cocktails, talking smack with locals and Microsoft PR folk, and...
One week with Bing: A firsthand look at Microsoft’s search engine

Apple takes its Genius Bar online to help you set up your iPhone and iPad, in the UK for now at least

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The Apple Genius Bar has proven to be a pretty popular service for those not quite sure what they’re looking for. Don’t know whether you need a MacBook Pro, Air or even an iPad? Make an appointment with an expert at one of Apple’s in-store Genius Bars. Indeed, just last...
Apple takes its Genius Bar online to help you set up your iPhone and iPad, in the UK for now at least
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Designer: iPhone, Galaxy phones are 'substantially the same'

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Peter Bressler, former president of the Industrial Designers Society of America and himself the head of an established industrial design group, was called to the stand by Apple today as an expert witness in the Apple vs. Samsung trial to testify about three specific Apple patents. In his testimony, Bressler...
Designer: iPhone, Galaxy phones are 'substantially the same'

The great Elements 2 text editor for iPad gets Retina support, new gestures and more

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Elements 2 is a Markdown enabled text editor for iPad and iPhone that syncs with dropbox and it’s just received a nice update that adds Retina support. We reviewed Elements late last year and found it to be one of the best text editors out there for the iPad. The latest version...
The great Elements 2 text editor for iPad gets Retina support, new gestures and more

This interactive guide will help you understand your blog's typography

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Typography is finally emerging as a key element of Web design with the rise of Web fonts, but now many designers are finding themselves a bit overwhelmed with all of these new choices. Sticking with defaults, like Helvetica, Georgia and Arial, is no longer necessary in most cases, but embracing...
This interactive guide will help you understand your blog's typography
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?