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Following Windows preview, Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to Chromium for OS X

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Over the last few months, Google has been working on porting its Chrome OS app launcher to Chrome for the desktop. The majority of the progress has been on Windows, but now it looks like Google is readying the OS X version, at least in Chromium, meaning Apple’s platform will...
Following Windows preview, Google ports Chrome OS app launcher to Chromium for OS X

How to calculate what to move to the Windows Azure cloud

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A former Microsoft Windows Azure evangelist offers some advice for what to move to the cloud and when....
How to calculate what to move to the Windows Azure cloud
All current Windows Phones will/won’t get WP 8

Ask Engadget: best Bluetooth headphones for audiophiles?

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We know you've got questions, and if you're brave enough to ask the world for answers, then here's the outlet to do so. This week's Ask Engadget inquiry is from Christopher, who wants to brave the world of Bluetooth cans for his daily rounds. If you're looking to ask...
Ask Engadget: best Bluetooth headphones for audiophiles?
Attention lady hackers: Code Fellows debuts women-only bootcamp, guarantees $60K salary

Why is Amazon hiring like a drunken sailor?

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The most striking thing about Amazon’s fourth quarter and year-end numbers was that the company’s headcount was up a whopping 67 percent to 56,200 employees, compared to 33,700 a year ago, according to Amazon’s new 8-K filing. Sixty-seven percent is a very big number — even for Amazon. While most of...
Why is Amazon hiring like a drunken sailor?

Now it is #facebook

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Adoption by Facebook makes hashtags a more potent marketing tool, argues Tim AndersonTwitter hashtags began in 2007, invented by open-standards evangelist Chris Messina, who was inspired by similar tags on Flickr and, before that ,channels on IRC (internet relay chat). Messina called them tag channels and the idea was to...
Now it is #facebook

Google Sneak Previews Glass Apps For Path, New York Times, Gmail

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Is Google Glass a promising platform for startups to build on? Just nod your head to say yes. At SXSW today, Google gave a sneak preview of Google Glass, its futuristic eyewear concept--which is far closer to the present than you may have realized. Glass "evangelist" Timothy Jordan unveiled...
Google Sneak Previews Glass Apps For Path, New York Times, Gmail

If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

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Boston’s new hack/reduce collaborative is looking for big data hackers. The goal of this non-profit organization is to foster a bigger, um, big data community in the Cambridge-Boston nexus. Applications to join are due Oct. 14. “We want to build a community and innovation around big data to make Boston a leader...
If you're a big data hacker, hack/reduce wants you

Incredible, Obama’s same-sex marriage tweet close to 50,000 RTs in 7 hours

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Earlier today (US time) President Barack Obama made a huge move when he publicly endorsed same-sex marriage, and his announcement on Twitter is close to passing 50,000 retweets. Obama’s team is particularly digital media savvy and, as is so often the case with his announcements, the tweet announcement has been retweeted...
Incredible, Obama’s same-sex marriage tweet close to 50,000 RTs in 7 hours
"Donglegate" is classic overreaction--and everyone pays

Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices

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I’ve often felt that there is a dearth of high-level discussion about the business of the App Store, and indeed building a sustainable business selling software altogether. Too much dealing with the day-to-day flailing that comes with trying to make things work. That’s why I was really happy to see...
Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices
Facebook tests automatic 'Photo Sync' uploads on Android

Four (Competing) Approaches to Security in the Mobile + Cloud Era

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"When you give the power to the users, sometimes this can cause a lot of problems." This from Check Point Software Technologies security evangelist Tomer Teller, in a recent interview with ReadWriteWeb. Check Point is the current distributor of the ZoneAlarm firewall for Windows, which set new standards a decade...
Four (Competing) Approaches to Security in the Mobile + Cloud Era
Feds need to put the fizz in FISMA

Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

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Tim Bray, the Googler most famous for his prior role in editing the XML language, has set his eyes on a new challenge: eradicating usernames and passwords, at least as we know them today, from the Internet. Bray, who landed at Google in 2010 as an evangelist for the...
Tim Bray, internet trailblazer, seeks to eliminate usernames and passwords

Codecademy expands to server side with new Python courses

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New York-based Codecademy is taking a walk over to the server side. The programming education startup, which last month announced a $10 million round of funding, today said that it is expanding to support server-side languages, the first of which will be Python. “It’s been a pretty serious engineering effort...
Codecademy expands to server side with new Python courses

Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy

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Adobe Evangelist Lashes Out Over Apple's "Original Language" Policy
Synology Diskstation 4.2 update directly streams AirPlay video, dramatically improves Time Machine/AFP

Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

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David Eun, presently serving as EVP at Samsung's Open Innovation Center after stints at AOL, Google, Time Warner and NBC Entertainment, just took the stage here in Dana Point, California during the opening night of D:Dive Into Media 2013. While the interview was certainly a wide-ranging one, one particular...
Samsung's David Eun: ongoing Apple v. Samsung litigation 'a loss' for innovation

Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

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Evan Hansen, former editor in chief of Wired.com, has joined Obvious Corp. in charge of editorial oversight, he announced on Thursday. Obvious Corp. is the brainchild of Ev Williams and Biz Stone, the two Twitter co-founders who left their daily roles at the microblogging service to re-form their small incubator,...
Former Wired Digital Editor Heads to Obvious Corp.

Intel strives to develop tiny chips to run wearable computers

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Intel evangelist Manny Vara, at the company's European Research and Innovation Conference in Barcelona, said wearable computers may be two to five years away....
Intel strives to develop tiny chips to run wearable computers
Microsoft Surface street art in New York: Pricing next?

The Startup Rundown: Next Jump Brings Technology Into More NYC Classrooms, Behance Gets an Upgrade

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The new Behance HOP SCOTCH. New York City based Next Jump, a company that strives to better match consumers with businesses, has raised over $500,000 to bring technology into more than 750 classrooms. The campaign, which started late last year, funds projects submitted through DonorsChoose by shoppers on OO.com, Next Jump's discounts and deals...
The Startup Rundown: Next Jump Brings Technology Into More NYC Classrooms, Behance Gets an Upgrade

Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

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Date-related bug means scheduling system to block calls won't start working until Monday - but Apple isn't rolling out a software fix. Instead, developers say its cause lies in poor formatting of Unix date stampsApple has decided not to disturb its faulty Do Not Disturb (DND) function on its iOS...
Apple says Do Not Disturb bug will fix itself, as developers figure its cause

14 Apple Employees You Should Be Following On Twitter (AAPL)

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Despite all the secrecy at Apple, plenty of employees at the company are on Twitter. Engineers, designers and even some big name executives are on the social network, though not all of them are actually worth following. Scott Forstall, Apple's senior VP of iPhone software, has a Twitter account but...
14 Apple Employees You Should Be Following On Twitter (AAPL)

A Sign of Arrival: CloudCamp Tour India

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CloudCamp Tour India will feature six CloudCamp events over the next eight days, illustrating the the growth of the movement in one of the largest technology communities in the world. India is on the edge of seeing significant adoption for cloud computing. Janakiram MSV works with Alcatel Lucent as Deputy...
A Sign of Arrival: CloudCamp Tour India

Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users

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In a blog post yesterday, Codify, the operators of the free WiFi network at last year’s Microsoft Tech.Ed Australia, described the difficulties they had when a minority of users consumed excessive amounts network resources at peak times. Although network congestion occurred “admittedly only a few times” the blame was leveled...
Microsoft RickRolls Port Slamming BitTorrent Users
Chrome App Launcher coming to OSX - beta version now available

Microsoft Evangelist confirms all Windows Phone 7 handsets will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8

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It seems while we were all worried whether our Windows Phone 7 handsets will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8, Portuguese readers were already reassured some time ago. In this video interview by Zwame, a Portuguese mobile forum, with Microsoft Evangelist Nuno Silva, Nuno rather explicitly makes it clear...
Microsoft Evangelist confirms all Windows Phone 7 handsets will be upgraded to Windows Phone 8
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