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DirecTiVo now available nationwide, please try to contain your excitement

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DirecTiVo now available nationwide, please try to contain your excitement

BlueStacks App Player hits beta, supports ARM-written Android apps on x86-based Windows (video)

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We've been eagerly anticipating the full-on release of BlueStacks' App Player, so imagine our excitement, now that the software has officially made the leap from its brief alpha stage to "beta-1" status. If you'll recall, the App Player can virtually run over 450k Android apps on Windows XP, Vista...
BlueStacks App Player hits beta, supports ARM-written Android apps on x86-based Windows (video)
Tactus Technology unveils touchscreen prototype with appearing and disappearing keys (hands-on)

Pinterest's API Is Coming Soon, And VCs Are Super Excited

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Digital pinboard Pinterest is going to be releasing an API very soon, and VCs are champing at the bit to invest in startups who will build on top of it. Later today, I'm hosting a panel on investing in social commerce at our Social Commerce Summit with four venture...
Pinterest's API Is Coming Soon, And VCs Are Super Excited

LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

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Professional social network LinkedIn just reported stronger than expected fourth quarter 2011 earnings today. Earnings came in at $0.12 per share. Revenue for the fourth quarter was $167.7 million, an increase of 105% compared to $81.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Net income for the fourth quarter was...
LinkedIn Beats The Street, Q4 Revenue Up 105 Percent To $167.7M

Twitter Could Go Public In 2013, But Why Bother?

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If last week's highly-anticipated Facebook IPO was too much excitement, not to mention too many numbers packed into a dense, 197-page S-1 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, breathe easy: it does not appear as if Twitter has any short-term plans to follow suit and become the last of...
Twitter Could Go Public In 2013, But Why Bother?

Instagram for Android hits 1m downloads in under 24 hours

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Instagram’s Android launch has been a successful one, with the company hitting the 1 million downloads mark in less than 24 hours since it became available on the Google Play marketplace. It app had been a long time coming. The company opened registration for its Android variant on March 24,...
Instagram for Android hits 1m downloads in under 24 hours

Live streaming audio (and some video) of WWDC 2012

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So we have at least two, and maybe a few more live audio feeds of the keynote.  Because WordPress VIP suddenly doesn’t allow us to embed videos (I know wtf, right?) we have to plop them along the sidebar to the right —->>> We’ll embed as many as we can...
Live streaming audio (and some video) of WWDC 2012

The Three Things That Got Fab.com Two Million Users In Seven Months

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Fab.com has burst on to the e-commerce scene and it's still growing like crazy. Founded in February of 2010 as a gay social network, it pivoted to a high-end flash sales site last year and is now making a big impact in the industry. Fab director of marketing Sheezan...
The Three Things That Got Fab.com Two Million Users In Seven Months

Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

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Earlier, we told you about a new feature from photo hosting site Snapjoy called “Flickraft“. The premise is simple: get all of your photos off of Flickr and onto Snapjoy’s platform. For those who were looking to ditch Flickr, much excitement was to be had. Apparently Flickr didn’t share in...
Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?

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It’s almost here. The big day. Can you feel the excitement? Yes, if all goes according to plan on Friday, Mark Zuckerberg will ring the Nasdaq bell in a hoodie, the big blue social network will go forward with one of the largest IPOs for an internet company in history,...
Facebook May Be Worth $100B, But What Are You Worth To Facebook?
Watch this: Microsoft's Surface event video now live

Microsoft Flight set to debut on February 29th

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Microsoft has finally taken the wraps of the launch date for its coming flight simulator, dubbed ‘Flight.’ The game should arrive on February 29th, a date that is in line with expectations. According to the Microsoft update that made the launch date publicly known, interest in the game’s beta has been high:...
Microsoft Flight set to debut on February 29th

The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

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BBC Sport announced today the launch of a new Facebook app that will let users follow live streams of major sports events, from Wimbledon to the Olympics. It seems this new app will only be accessible from the UK, as we couldn’t open it from other countries. Here’s how it...
The BBC takes to Facebook to stream Olympics, Wimbledon and other live events with new Sports app

Single Dad Building Sequel To “Jetpack” Video Game He Built As A Teenager

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“Look for Jetpack 2 in 1995.” The message carried on the 1993 2D video game “Jetpack,” created by 16-year old Adam Pedersen and distributed by Software Creations on floppy disk, pledged an updated sequel to fans in a couple of years. 19 years later, Pedersen, now a single dad, is...
Single Dad Building Sequel To “Jetpack” Video Game He Built As A Teenager
Exclusive: Instapaper for Android launches (hands-on)
Xbox SmartGlass: did Microsoft just render the Wii U controller obsolete?

Google Fiber ready to start buildout in Kansas City

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After all the excitement when Google chose Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas as its testbeds for a new fiber optic broadband internet service, the grand plans hit a snag due to some safety and money concerns. It looks like the dispute has been cleared up, however, as...
Google Fiber ready to start buildout in Kansas City
Lumia 900 review

ASUS Computex keynote now on YouTube: relive the excitement, the yelling

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You think it's easy up there on stage? Then just try shouting "ubiquitous cloud computing era" at the top of your lungs without sounding silly. It's virtually impossible, as ASUS chairman Jonney Shih discovered 45 seconds into the video after the break. Fortunately, he quickly moved onto his company's...
ASUS Computex keynote now on YouTube: relive the excitement, the yelling

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

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Good morning! Here's the news: Apple's big developers conference kicks off today at 10 AM on the West Coast. Here are all the big product releases we're expecting Apple to announce. Excitement is clearly running high for Apple's big event. The line to get into WWDC started forming almost a...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, FB, GOOG)

LG lines up Optimus 4X HD for launch in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland

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While there's already plenty of excitement around other quad-core Android phones, LG will join the party soon when its Optimus 4X HD launches in a few European countries next month. Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland are all on deck in June, where this latest Optimus variant will...
LG lines up Optimus 4X HD for launch in Germany, Sweden, Great Britain, Italy and Poland
Badgeville’s Kris Duggan: Six frameworks can gamify employee and customer engagement (interview)

Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

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You probably recall all the excitement that went around when a group finally won the big Netflix $1 million prize in 2009, improving Netflix's recommendation algorithm by 10%. But what you might not know, is that Netflix never implemented that solution itself. Netflix recently put up a blog post discussing...
Why Netflix Never Implemented The Algorithm That Won The Netflix $1 Million Challenge

Rapportive Acquired By LinkedIn!

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Hey there! This is Rahul from Rapportive. Our vision is to make you brilliant with people. Not just good, not just effective, but actually brilliant. That's our dream. Since we accidentally launched, we have relentlessly pursued this vision, integrating LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and your address book right into your email....
Rapportive Acquired By LinkedIn!

Forthcoming 4G networks could interfere with TV in 10 percent of UK homes

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If you live in the UK and a 4G wireless tower is going up right next to your house, you might want to hold off on the excitement. LTE networks occupying the 800MHz spectrum could cause some serious interference (sound familiar?), capable of knocking out around two million households'...
Forthcoming 4G networks could interfere with TV in 10 percent of UK homes
This planet obeys the law—stats on volcanic eruptions show pattern called Benford's Law
Porsche 918 Spyder: taking the world's first plug-in hybrid supercar for a spin

Watch Google’s Larry Page speak at Zeitgeist 2012 while wearing Project Glass

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If you’re interested in what’s “next” in the world of technology, then watching Google’s CEO speak at this year’s Zeitgeist is a can’t miss. Of course, his talk was centered around all of the areas that Google focuses on, but that’s becoming everything you can think of, basically. During his...
Watch Google’s Larry Page speak at Zeitgeist 2012 while wearing Project Glass

Valley to Detroit: Motor City Woos Laid-Off Yahoo Employees

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Last week, Yahoo announced that it would cut 2,000 jobs. Given the employee shortage in Silicon Valley, most of the qualified engineers that lost their jobs in this round of cuts will likely land on their feet pretty quickly. For those who just had enough of the Valley, though, Detroit-based...
Valley to Detroit: Motor City Woos Laid-Off Yahoo Employees
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