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Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg?

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Silicon Valley has led the world in innovation and entrepreneurship because of its culture of information sharing and mentoring. No other region in the world is like it. But things are changing. In my travels to countries like India, China, and Chile, I’ve witnessed a noticeable evolution in entrepreneurial culture...
Brazil: Home of the next Mark Zuckerberg?

Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

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Whenever newspaper executives get together to bemoan the fate of their industry, someone inevitably brings up the so-called “original sin” of the online news business — namely, a failure to charge for content when the web was new. One of the latest manifestations of this idea appears in an...
Debunking the “original sin” of online newspapers

Survey: Weigh in on the Honeywell-Nest lawsuit

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The news on Monday that thermostat giant Honeywell slapped startup Nest with a lawsuit for patent infringement throws an unexpected wrinkle in the landscape of the smart thermostat this year. These connected energy devices — often overlooked but finally getting some attention in 2012 — have been poised to be...
Survey: Weigh in on the Honeywell-Nest lawsuit
Asus PadFone review

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: The Full Dive Into Media Interview (Video)

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Last week we got to talk a deep roster of old and new media heavy hitters at D: Dive Into Media. Now we’re bringing you the full interviews from that conference, kicking off with Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. Costolo and I started out by talking about Twitter’s recent dustup with...
Twitter CEO Dick Costolo: The Full Dive Into Media Interview (Video)

Square Is Trying To Take Magic Mainstream

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Just in case my love letter last November didn’t make it abundantly clear, I’ll reiterate: I love Square. We’re not investors, but I wish we were. I love both the business and the product. And if that level of admiration makes this post biased, then color me conflicted. Apparently well...
Square Is Trying To Take Magic Mainstream
Airtime Launches A Video Chat Network That’s The New Place To Hangout Online

Why Fancy is the evolution of Amazon: one user bags a $250,000 investment

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When it first launched, one of Fancy’s main aims was to create an online database of… well everything. The visual cataloguing service has gone much further than its original vision, and has evolved into an e-commerce platform in its own right. Fancy hasn’t been able to avoid the obvious comparisons...
Why Fancy is the evolution of Amazon: one user bags a $250,000 investment

Google Outs Google Drive On Its French Blog: Here Are All The Details

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After years of rumors, it looks like the Google Drive has finally arrived. While we are still waiting for official word from Google, but earlier today, the company apparently mistakenly posted the French translation of its announcement to its French blog (and quickly deleted it afterwards, of course). Intrepid Google+...
Google Outs Google Drive On Its French Blog: Here Are All The Details
Jelly Bean, Android 4.1 revealed by Google
Spotify Details New Global Partnership With Coca-Cola

The 5 Worst Computer Viruses

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Flame is clearly the next evolution in computer viruses. Were I an Iranian scientist Flame would definitely be in my top 5 Virus, Trojan and Worm selections; since I am not, here is my top 5....
The 5 Worst Computer Viruses

We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

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Just before I deleted the now-defunct app Oink from my iPhone last night, I took one last look at it. Regardless of whether or not it was destined for success, it was one gorgeous app with a fun user experience too. As I erased it, I realized that it was one...
We shouldn’t let great apps fade away – it’s time for an App Museum

Google reveals Project Glass: Is this your augmented reality?

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Google is providing the first public glimpse of the augmented-reality glasses being developed by its Google X research group under the name “Project Glass.” But the initial images shown by the Project Glass team via its Google+ page reveal that the “glasses” aren’t really glasses in the traditional sense. Instead they’re...
Google reveals Project Glass: Is this your augmented reality?
Feature: Fffuuuuuuuu: The Internet anthropologist's field guide to "rage faces"

With "Coveted Brand" Dell Will Breach Tablet Market

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I’d say [the] rapid rise of the tablet. I didn’t completely see that coming. – Dell CEO Michael Dell on what’s surprised him most about the evolution of the tech industry 2012 isn’t going to be another year of the iPad if Dell can help it. Though it was forced...
With "Coveted Brand" Dell Will Breach Tablet Market

PBS traces the history of animated GIFs: deal with it (video)

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PBS's Off Book has a new short doc available online called Animated GIFs: The Birth of a Medium which, as you may have guessed, traces the history and evolution of the animated GIF over the course of a very informative six and a half minutes. The makers don't settle...
PBS traces the history of animated GIFs: deal with it (video)

Merchants Accepting Square’s Card Case Doubles In Four Months To 40,000

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Nearly a year ago, Square introduced us to the next evolution of its payments product—Card Case. For anyone who has used and witnessed the app being used to actually purchase something (I have), the experience is pretty awesome. Basically it’s totally seamless, and you walk away feeling that perhaps this...
Merchants Accepting Square’s Card Case Doubles In Four Months To 40,000

Prezi passes 10 million user mark and introduces handy PowerPoint import

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Prezi, the zooming presentation software has passed the 10 million user milestone and is also introducing a new import so that PowerPoint so that slides can be easily uploaded into its software. Rather than the regular presentation of slides, Prezi displays information in a more active way, spinning and moving...
Prezi passes 10 million user mark and introduces handy PowerPoint import

Freeview finds that 3D is not such a turn-on for viewers

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Research by digital TV service finds that audiences rate on-demand services more highly than 3DThe eagerly anticipated 100m final at the London Olympics will be televised by the BBC in 3D, but audience research by Freeview has questioned the appeal of the technology.3D ranked only sixth out of eight different...
Freeview finds that 3D is not such a turn-on for viewers

How the Web keeps getting more beautiful [Infographic]

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This post is part of a series sponsored by Internet Explorer 9. Learn more here. Missed the tweet and just now seeing this post? Pin this page in IE9 to see all of the content as it happens. The Web is no longer the ugly sea of grey, white...
How the Web keeps getting more beautiful [Infographic]
Nvidia promises 10+ hours battery life for Windows RT, no fans or vents in mobile PCs
When GIFs become art: a trip to the Museum of the Moving Image

Change: It’s Okay. Really.

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That big print set will pass into history, but the future it gives way to will be bright. For 244 years, the thick volumes of the Encyclopaedia Britannica have stood on the shelves of homes, libraries, and businesses everywhere, a source of enlightenment as well as comfort to their owners and users around...
Change: It’s Okay. Really.

Sencha Architect targets amateur designers interested in HTML5

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HTML5 framework provider Sencha has introduced Sencha Architect 2, the evolution of its drag-and-drop Ext Designer application.Sencha Architect 2 builds upon Ext Designer by expanding the program’s support for building desktop and mobile Web applications.The familiar drag-and-drop user interface is still there, along with a full code-editing platform, which is...
Sencha Architect targets amateur designers interested in HTML5

Facebook Reveals Mobile News Feed Ads and Logout Page Ads

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Facebook has just unveiled that premium ads built off of Page news feed posts will now be eligible to appear on the mobile news feed and the logout page, in addition to the web news feed and web sidebar. Logout ads are particularly interesting, because an enormous number of peoples...
Facebook Reveals Mobile News Feed Ads and Logout Page Ads
After 2+ Years Of Serving Apps, Windows Mobile Marketplace Will Die On May 9

With “Connected Apps,” Foursquare Firms Its Position As The Social Network For Places

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The timing was horrendous – right in the middle of Google I/O – but location-based social network Foursquare announced a major change to its mobile platform this week which shouldn’t go unnoticed (even if it didn’t involve skydivers wearing futuristic eyewear). The company introduced a developer preview of what it’s calling its...
With “Connected Apps,” Foursquare Firms Its Position As The Social Network For Places

The rock record got a bad rap. Fossil diversity accurately reflects history

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Say an EKG machine is monitoring your heart, when it suddenly flatlines. You'd be keenly interested to know whether your heart had stopped or the machine had simply gone on the fritz. Paleontologists have faced a similar (if slightly less urgent) puzzle when it comes to the geologic record...
The rock record got a bad rap. Fossil diversity accurately reflects history

Wolfram|Alpha Pro launching this week

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Wolfram|Alpha’s founder explains the next big step in the evolution of the “knowledge engine,” which is touted to enable users to dig deeper than ever into its vast library and personalize their experiences....
Wolfram|Alpha Pro launching this week
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