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Haunting Melissa is an iOS-only horror yarn that hints at the future for TV and storytelling

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As the producer behind hits such as The Ring and Mulholland Drive, Neal Edelstein is now trying his hand at experimental new media, kicking off with Haunting Melissa. Co-founded as a ‘next generation production’ company by Edelstein, Hooked Digital Media premiered Haunting Melissa last week, and is striving to “reinvent...
Haunting Melissa is an iOS-only horror yarn that hints at the future for TV and storytelling

DailyDirt: Making Murderless Meat

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The food industry has a growing number of problems, ranging from food labeling to determining what ingredients are actually considered safe to eat. One of the oldest issues people have brought up about food is whether or not to eat meat. It's a serious question, but the answers aren't so...
DailyDirt: Making Murderless Meat
Mobile-and-social app analytics firm Swrve raises $6.25M (exclusive)

How To Send A Self-Destructing Message

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Want to have an email message get destroyed as soon as its read? Try out Burn Note an online message system we first heard about from CNET. The site allows you to send a "self-destructing" message to anyone with an email address. Once the recipient reads the message it is...
How To Send A Self-Destructing Message

YouTube for Google TV gets AirPlay-like functionality

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YouTube rolled out its own version of AirPlay for Google TV devices Tuesday, making it possible to beam videos straight from any Android mobile device to a Google TV without the need of any additional pairing. From the announcement blog post: “Since your devices are connected in the cloud, you...
YouTube for Google TV gets AirPlay-like functionality
Facebook improves mobile app install ads, makes downloads seamless for iOS users

The Check In Is Dead; Long Live The Check In As Foursquare Adds Quick Glide Feature On iOS

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Depending on who you ask, Foursquare could be in a great place as far as growth, or in a bad place. We’ve heard about potential acquisitions, difficulty fundraising and everything in between. One thing we do know is that Foursquare needs your check ins to survive. After pushing consumer-facing features...
The Check In Is Dead; Long Live The Check In As Foursquare Adds Quick Glide Feature On iOS
No 30 percent cut, no app: Apple to boot apps using Flattr’s micro-payments
How changes to Facebook's app auth process affect developers

Use Microsoft Outlook? Patch It Now! New Flaw Attacks Via Email Previews

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Microsoft on Tuesday released a patch for a critical vulnerability in Microsoft Office that could allow an attacker to take over your PC - if you do nothing more than preview an RTF file in Outlook. The security update is rated Critical for all supported editions of Microsoft Word 2007...
Use Microsoft Outlook? Patch It Now! New Flaw Attacks Via Email Previews

Parenting

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About a month ago, our oldest child Jessica inquired as to the whereabouts of the family videos we took of our kids when they were younger. We looked around a bit and finally found them. We hadn't seen them in years. The Gotham Gal took all the tapes over to...
Parenting

After major data breach, Evernote accelerates plans to implement two-factor authentication

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Following a major data breach which caused Evernote to reset all of its near-50 million users’ passwords, the company has revealed to Information Week that it had already planned to “roll out optional two-factor authentication to all of our users later this year,” but now those plans are apparently being accelerated. Three...
After major data breach, Evernote accelerates plans to implement two-factor authentication

Microsoft: You're doing it wrong. Surface Pro should have more free storage

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Before you go out and buy that $899 Surface Pro, make sure you know what you’re getting: Of the 64 GB storage capacity, only 23 GB are available to you. Microsoft confirmed the specification details to The Verge on Tuesday, stating that the Windows install files, recovery partition and built-in...
Microsoft: You're doing it wrong. Surface Pro should have more free storage

Posterous Adds Dead-Simple Custom Domain Registration

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If you love Posterous but want to use it with a customized domain name (like say, ChristinaWarren.com), it just got really, really simple. Posterous has just rolled out the ability to register your own domain name for your Posterous blog and get it set up correctly in one step....
Posterous Adds Dead-Simple Custom Domain Registration
Evernote Turns On Three New Security Features, Including 2-Factor Authentication, After Major Breach In February

Samsung, LG and Pantech, among others, fined $40 million in Korean price fixing scam

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The truth in advertising is that there is none -- it's mostly all smoke and mirrors. But sometimes those illusory promises have real-world criminal intent behind them, like this latest ruling from the Korean government's corporate regulator. In a decision handed down earlier today, that governing body found mobile phone...
Samsung, LG and Pantech, among others, fined $40 million in Korean price fixing scam
TenderTree Rolls Into Beta To Help You Find Reliable Senior Caregivers
Researchers create on/off switch for credit cards to prevent RFID theft

Everything The Next BlackBerrys Need If RIM Wants To Beat The iPhone (Or At Least Match It) (RIMM)

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RIM will completely revamp its BlackBerry line later this year with a new operating system called BlackBerry 10.  We already got a sneak peek at some of the features a few weeks ago, but it's obvious the software is still in the very early stages right now. RIM is essentially...
Everything The Next BlackBerrys Need If RIM Wants To Beat The iPhone (Or At Least Match It) (RIMM)

California And 11 States Now Allow Online Voter Registration

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Silicon Valley, residents of California, and citizens in 11 other states can now register to vote online. California, the newest state to ease the inconvenience of vote registration, launched their online portal today. “Today, the Internet replaces the mailbox for thousands of Californians wishing to register to vote,” California Secretary...
California And 11 States Now Allow Online Voter Registration

Hipmunk taps Expedia to introduce hotel bookings directly through its travel search apps

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We’ve previously written about how Hipmunk has been setting out to hook the world’s savviest travelers ever since the San Francisco startup launched in the summer of 2010. Now, the travel search startup is going that extra step by enabling direct hotel bookings in its Web and mobile apps. Hipmunk’s...
Hipmunk taps Expedia to introduce hotel bookings directly through its travel search apps

As 'six strikes' commences, AT&T promises to not slow customer connections over copyright violations

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Yesterday TNW reported on the start of the ‘six strikes’ Copyright Alert System (CAS), by which ISPs will ferry copyright complaints from content owners to their customers, playing a middle role of both currier, and applicator of the stick. As part of our coverage, we noted that at least Verizon...
As 'six strikes' commences, AT&T promises to not slow customer connections over copyright violations

Expedia to open onsite health clinic in partnership with Qliance

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Employers pay a lot to recruit and retain skilled workers. Now, at Expedia they are going the extra step to make sure they stay healthy. The Bellevue online travel giant announced today that it plans to open a new health clinic early next year in partnership with Qliance, providing easy...
Expedia to open onsite health clinic in partnership with Qliance

Yahoo Has A New Safari-Killer For Your iPad (YHOO, AAPL)

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Yahoo! announced last night the launch of its new app dubbed Axis, available for iPhone, iPad, and plug-ins that work with Firefox, Safari, or Chrome. Click here for screenshots > The company didn't completely forget about the Android OS either. CNET says that the browser for that system is in work. We...
Yahoo Has A New Safari-Killer For Your iPad (YHOO, AAPL)

Google is allegedly trying to muscle app developers into using Google Wallet exclusively

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According to a report by Reuters, it appears that Google wants all of the apps on its Android Market Google Play platform to use its own payment system for in-app purchases. And by want, it reports that Google is nearly forcing developers to do so. Some developers that are using...
Google is allegedly trying to muscle app developers into using Google Wallet exclusively

Facebook’s Interest Lists will make advertisers extremely happy. Users? Not so much

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As we reported last week, Facebook has been tinkering with letting its users create curated lists based on their interests, and today it has officially announced the new feature called Interest Lists. The feature is extremely similar to Twitter Lists and Google+ Circles, in that you can create a list...
Facebook’s Interest Lists will make advertisers extremely happy. Users? Not so much
New Study You Can Predict The Stock Market With Google!

Campalyst Raises Seed Round To Measure Social Media ROI

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Social media analytics startup Campalyst is celebrating its first birthday today, and its big present is a new seed round (of undisclosed size) from Amsterdam-based venture capital firm HENQ. The company was co-founded by former business school classmates Jevgenijs Kazanins and Dalia Lasaite as part of Garage48, a European boot...
Campalyst Raises Seed Round To Measure Social Media ROI

Microsoft's Windows Chief on Windows 8: You're Doing It Wrong!

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It can take days to weeks for users to adjust to Windows 8, the new head of Windows product development admits in a recent interview. What's wrong with this picture? In an interview with the MIT Technology Review, Julie Larson-Green explained that most users "don't have trouble upfront" with Microsoft's...
Microsoft's Windows Chief on Windows 8: You're Doing It Wrong!
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