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Nikon D800 short lets you experience miracle of birth, motorcycles

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Few experiences in life can match the miracle of birth, but sweet bikes and D-SLRs are probably right up there, right? Now you can experience all three in a six minute film. There are no doubt some good takeaways from "Joy Ride," which was shot using the newly announced...
Nikon D800 short lets you experience miracle of birth, motorcycles

Hunch Takes A Deep Data Dive On The Tastes And Interests Of eBay Users

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In November, eBay acquired Hunch, a service that provides a “taste graph” of personalized recommendations based on users’ interests. eBay wants to use Hunch’s technology to used to drive more personalized, relevant shopping experiences on the marketplace through data analysis. And over the course of the past month, the team...
Hunch Takes A Deep Data Dive On The Tastes And Interests Of eBay Users

Q&A: Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley on What He's Learning From Twitter and What's Next

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Foursquare, about to celebrate its third birthday, is big but not huge. It has signed up 15 million users, hired over 100 employees, and now boasts several million check-ins per day. That is impressive work for three years, but it must keep growing. To do so, Foursquare co-founder and CEO...
Q&A: Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley on What He's Learning From Twitter and What's Next

Instagram + Facebook

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When Mike and I started Instagram nearly two years ago, we set out to change and improve the way the world communicates and shares. We’ve had an amazing time watching Instagram grow into a vibrant community of people from all around the globe. Today, we couldn’t be happier to announce...
Instagram + Facebook

Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire Instagram. The compensation will be approximately $1 billion in cash and stock. The purchase will expand Facebook’s prowess in online photo sharing. Mark Zuckerberg posted the following letter to his Timeline about the purchase: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve...
Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion

Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

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Popular restaurant app Urbanspoon is releasing new data today related to its growth over the course of 2011. The company says its traffic is up by 80%, with mobile growth outpacing the web. The site is now seeing 28 million visits per month, with traffic now split roughly half and...
Urbanspoon: Traffic Up 80% In 2011, Mobile Growth Faster Than Web

[STUDY] 61% of Social Media Users Feel So Close To You

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Sometimes little things like a sweet comment on Facebook or a Twitter friend calling your tweet a "favorite" can really make a social networker bee's day. A new study from Pew finds that for the most part, adults are kind to each other on social media sites. In fact, 85%...
[STUDY] 61% of Social Media Users Feel So Close To You

3 strategies for making e-commerce truly social

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In just one year from now, we’ll see social technologies disrupt e-commerce the same way they’ve already disrupted online gaming, music and news. Commerce has always been social. Shopping in the real world is a form of social entertainment, and we turn to people we know for advice on products...
3 strategies for making e-commerce truly social

Even Knitting Needles Are Awesome in Space [Video]

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Even the most mundane objects and experiences seem to become totally amazing up in space. Like, say, this knitting needle that's been charged with static electricity interacting with tiny droplets of water. Combine the electric charge with the velocity of the droplet, and the result is a gravity-like orbit...
Even Knitting Needles Are Awesome in Space [Video]

Google+ launches a developer page for its yet-to-exist developer ecosystem

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One of the things that I’m not too fond of when it comes to the launch of Google+ thus far is the lack of a proper API for developers to create cool tools and uses for Google’s social network. Even though Twitter has throttled usage of its API for third-party...
Google+ launches a developer page for its yet-to-exist developer ecosystem

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook just bought Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg just announced the news on Facebook: I'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family....
Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

AT&T iPhone Unlocking Process Detailed, Successful for Some

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On Friday, AT&T released a statement that they would now be offering SIM unlocks for iPhones that are no longer under contract. The process of SIM unlocking a phone allows it to use SIM cards from other carriers. This feature is frequently used during international travel to allow the use...
AT&T iPhone Unlocking Process Detailed, Successful for Some
Awesome News – Facebook Acquires Face.com

BT reveals UK’s first fibre-only location as Deddington, Oxfordshire

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BT has announced that Deddington, a village in Oxfordshire is to become its first testing ground for its fibre-only exchange program. Deddington is a small rural exchange serving approximately 1,400 people and so it is a compact location for a pilot program. This comes as part of a plan to replace...
BT reveals UK’s first fibre-only location as Deddington, Oxfordshire

Sean Parker’s Airtime officially launches to create shared experiences with people you know

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The much hyped, yet highly secretive Airtime, founded by Sean Parker and Shawn Fanning, has finally revealed itself to be We first heard wind of the startup back in September, where we only knew it was operating in the live video space. At the time, Parker hoped his company would, and we...
Sean Parker’s Airtime officially launches to create shared experiences with people you know

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

The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless

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There have been inquiries and a few articles claiming that Samsung Electronics is going to offer a Facebook-like service, being developed under a code-name called ‘Samsung Facebook.’ However this is not true and the rumor is groundless. ‘Family Story’ has been available since February 2012 on Samsung Smart TVs,...
The rumor regarding a project named ‘Samsung Facebook’ is groundless

Instagram’s secret to super-quick photo uploads? Send fast, match data later

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Smartphone photo-sharing app Instagram has struck a chord with users, making it easy to snap, modify and share their images, but one of its most impressive features is the ability to upload those photos in a super-quick fashion. Instagram might now be part of the Facebook stable, and about to see...
Instagram’s secret to super-quick photo uploads? Send fast, match data later

Japan’s GREE acquires Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab

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Japanese mobile gaming company GREE has extended its recent run of acquisitions, today announcing that it has bought Korean social game developer Paprika Lab, acquiring all of the company’s shares for an undisclosed amount. Having worked with the company in the past, GREE has said it will incorporate Paprika Lab’s social...
Japan’s GREE acquires Korean social gaming company Paprika Lab

Why Apple’s new iPad isn’t able to charge while some games and apps are running

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We’ve already heard new iPad owners — and even the US Consumer Reports group — ratching up the issue of the increased heat put out by the device, and now it seems that charging the battery could be the next issue in focus. A number of new iPad owners are...
Why Apple’s new iPad isn’t able to charge while some games and apps are running

Facestagram: Five New Features Facebook + Instagram Could Launch

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Picture being able to filter your Facebook photos, or use your Instagrams as Facebook Checkins. Though Instagram will remain its own “independent” app, its $1 billion acquisition by Facebook could power many improvements for the two photo sharing services. Instagram founder Kevin Systrom and Mark Zuckerberg have reassured users that the Instagram they’ve grown...
Facestagram: Five New Features Facebook + Instagram Could Launch

Here's Another Way Groupon Will Personalize Daily Deals

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Groupon really wants to get to know you. Today the daily deals giant acquired Adku, which describes itself as an "early stage startup working on big data for e-commerce" with the goal of giving users "a more personalized experience." Adku focuses specifically on e-commerce sites. Ever since its public offering...
Here's Another Way Groupon Will Personalize Daily Deals

All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories

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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Amit Runchal, who blogs at Interactioned. The speculation of what Apple is going to do with all their cash has long been a favorite topic in the tech and financial press. But the thinking along those lines is often akin to the...
All That Cash: On Apple, Twitter And The New Bit Factories

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook has announced it is buying the extremely popular photography app-maker Instagram for a reported $1 billion. Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the acquisition in a blog post today: For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family. Now, we'll...
Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

Microsoft reaches 600 million Windows 7 licenses sold, adding 75 million in four months

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Although most of the focus is on Microsoft’s new Windows 8 platform, its predecessor (and current) Windows 7 continues to see massive adoption all over the world, with global license sales reaching the 600 million milestone. The announcement was made by Steven Guggenheimer, CVP of the OEM division at Microsoft, during the...
Microsoft reaches 600 million Windows 7 licenses sold, adding 75 million in four months

Airtime’s Android app to launch within four weeks, says Sean Parker

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If you’re a fan of the new browser-based video chatting application Airtime, and you want to know when you access the service and chat with friends and other users on your smartphone, you won’t have to wait any longer than about four weeks. That’s according to the company’s co-founder Sean...
Airtime’s Android app to launch within four weeks, says Sean Parker

Why Silicon Valley might be the right place for you

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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. After traveling around the world visiting and talking to entrepreneurs, I’ve come...
Why Silicon Valley might be the right place for you

A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

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You can barely hear the birds chirping in this YouTube video of a man picking some fresh ingredients for a wild salad, and yet that very sound has been identified as copyrighted material, belonging to music company, Rumblefish. YouTube user eeplox posted this to Google’s YouTube help forum a couple...
A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

Creating Presentations that Persuade #PersuasivePresos

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This post is brought to you by Citrix GoToMeeting. Many moons ago, when I was just a young chap going through nursing school, I had an instructor whose entire class consisted of PowerPoint slides that she would quote. In the years that have followed, I can’t count the number...
Creating Presentations that Persuade #PersuasivePresos

Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox

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Facebook has just closed a deal to hire about seven employees from Android photosharing app Lightbox. The app will shut down and people can download their photos until June 15th. Along with the Instagram acquisition, the Lightbox hires will help Facebook prepare for a very mobile-centric future. Here’s the full...
Facebook Hires Team Behind Android Photosharing App Lightbox
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