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Internet Explorer ad tugs at heartstrings of Gen-Y users

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Whether you love or hate Internet Explorer, you've got to admit that some of its ads are pretty good. Microsoft's latest IE ad, dubbed "Child of the 90s," tries to appeal to people who remember the web browser at its worst. The video shows snapshots of passing 1990s fads,...
Internet Explorer ad tugs at heartstrings of Gen-Y users
Warren Ellis on futurism, the New Aesthetic, and why social media isn't killing our children

2-Year-Old Startup Supercell Generates $1.3 Million Per Day, And It's About To Get A ~$100 Million Check

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Supercell, a Finland-based startup, is making a killing from two mobile games, Clash of Clans and Hay Day. So investors are getting ready to shower it with capital, TechCrunch reports. According to their sources, Supercell generates about $1.3 million per day from the two games, and investors are prepared to cut...
2-Year-Old Startup Supercell Generates $1.3 Million Per Day, And It's About To Get A ~$100 Million Check

Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, shows off upcoming Android app

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Instagram, the photo-sharing app that has taken a definitive lead on iOS, said it has surpassed 27 million registered users. Co-founder Kevin Systrom didn’t disclose daily active users. But he did say of all the users who have been active in the last week, 67 percent of them used the...
Instagram reaches 27 million registered users, shows off upcoming Android app

A Startup You've Never Heard Of Called Supercell Is Suddenly Worth $600 Million

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Somewhere in Scandanavia there's a startup. And investors think that startup is worth a lot of money. Supercell is a two-year-old company that is cashing in on iOS games. Titles include Hay Day and Clash of Clans, and the company frequently appears in the App Store's top grossing chart. According...
A Startup You've Never Heard Of Called Supercell Is Suddenly Worth $600 Million

HBS graduate launches bcalm, a drink to help us carry on in our hectic, always connected lives

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In barely one generation we’ve moved from exulting in the time-saving devices that have so expanded our lives to trying to get away from them — often in order to make more time. The more ways we have to connect, the more many of us seem desperate to unplug… …The...
HBS graduate launches bcalm, a drink to help us carry on in our hectic, always connected lives

Social publisher King's potential IPO is probably not Zynga 2.0

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Earlier this week, social-game developer King began hiring banks to help it plot a course to going public. The studio could make its initial public offering later this year. King, which is best known for its Candy Crush Saga mobile game, may face doubters simply because it is the...
Social publisher King's potential IPO is probably not Zynga 2.0

HOW FADS START: One High School In California Is Responsible For A Mobile Craze 3.4 Million People Use

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When Evan Spiegel, 22, and Bobby Murphy, 24, launched Snapchat in September 2011, they shared it with 20 friends. Snapchat is a mobile app that lets users take and send mobile photos to others. Messages can be drawn or typed on top of the photos and the images self-destruct moments...
HOW FADS START: One High School In California Is Responsible For A Mobile Craze 3.4 Million People Use

The 7 commandments for making software-defined storage a success

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The history of enterprise computing is replete with hype cycles – from video servers and object databases, to AI and machine learning, fads have charmed the media and industry analysts alike for decades. One such froth is building around software-defined storage (SDS), an emerging entrant into the larger software-defined datacenter...
The 7 commandments for making software-defined storage a success

Long live the search bar: Jackthreads expands beyond flash sale model

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Flash sales are often conflated with daily deals but they are not the same thing at all. As I’ve written in recent months, there is something about the flash sale model done right that has staying power beyond the other ecommerce 2.0 fads we’ve seen come and go. The...
Long live the search bar: Jackthreads expands beyond flash sale model
Where to park your resume online so it'll be seen (without embarrassing you)

12 Awesomely geeky things we've loved in Web design in 2012

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The world of Web design is constantly evolving and endlessly growing, and that’s exactly why it’s worth taking a step back and looking at how far we’ve come. Of course, designers and developers are never going to be purely serious (as you’ll see below), and that adds to the awesomeness...
12 Awesomely geeky things we've loved in Web design in 2012

IPO looming, Karmaloop Skips Trendy Ecommerce Shortcuts for Smart, Fun Marketing

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Ecommerce veteran Karmaloop is learning some new tricks. The 12-year-old streetwear company is on pace to do $200 million in revenue this year ahead of a possible 2013 IPO, and it got there by not jumping on ecommerce fads like daily deals, celebrity founders, or monthly “stuff in a box” plans. Instead,...
IPO looming, Karmaloop Skips Trendy Ecommerce Shortcuts for Smart, Fun Marketing

Warning: 10 Deady Post Processing Sins

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First of all, I have to thank Darren, and this wonderful DPS community for supporting our family through the illness and death of our son. We are deeply and profoundly grateful to each of you. THANK YOU. Not really a way to segue from that. I won’t try. :) This...
Warning: 10 Deady Post Processing Sins

Forget big data, small data is the real revolution

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Rufus Pollock, Founder and Co-Director of the Open Knowledge Foundation, discusses why current hype around big data misses the point, and why the real revolution is small data, loosely joined• More from the Guardian on big data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianThere is a lot of...
Forget big data, small data is the real revolution
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Garmin integrates Foursquare and Glympse with mobile apps for non-creepy location-sharing on the go

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Location-sharing services are gradually becoming mainstream, overcoming both the novelty and creepiness factor that had many declaring them to be fads not so long ago. Case in point: Garmin, that household name in the in-car navigation field, is integrating Foursquare and Glympse into its StreetPilot for iPhone app and Navigon iPhone and Android apps....
Garmin integrates Foursquare and Glympse with mobile apps for non-creepy location-sharing on the go

17 awesomely geeky things we’ve loved in Web design this year

thenextweb.com
The world of Web design is constantly evolving and endlessly growing, and that’s exactly why it’s worth taking a step by and looking at how far we’ve come. Of course, designers and developers are never going to be purely serious (as you’ll see below), and that adds to the awesomeness...
17 awesomely geeky things we’ve loved in Web design this year
5 Ways TV Will Evolve in 2013

Cartoon: Why Social Media Matters for Your Customers

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It is time for another look at enterprise IT from our friends Chief and Chuck. If your management still thinks Facebook and Twitter are fads, then perhaps this cartoon will hit home. After all, if we could only just not be bothered all the time from our customers when...
Cartoon: Why Social Media Matters for Your Customers

Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

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Frank Catalano I’m the kind of guy who worries when something gets too popular. I looked askance at novels (especially science fiction) that made it to mainstream bestseller lists when written by otherwise mediocre authors. I avoided buying any footwear or polo shirt that was named for, or sported images...
Here comes another tech bubble -- in education

We Have All Become Parallel Gamers

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Editor’s Note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of the leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. If you really want to become a hate...
We Have All Become Parallel Gamers

Photo book company Mixbook acquires location-based chat pioneers Yobongo

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Before there were location-aware fads apps like Highlight and Glancee, there was a company who focused on creating chatrooms on the fly based on where you were located. Think AOL chatrooms with people who were ten feet away from you. Yobongo pioneered the notion that you may want to strike...
Photo book company Mixbook acquires location-based chat pioneers Yobongo

THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: 10 Reasons Apple's Stock Run Could End In The Next Twelve Months (AAPL)

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At PandoDaily, tech writer Farhad Manjoo has a hot stock tip for everyone: Load up the boat on Apple, it's "a long term goldmine." It's a relatively non-controversial statement. The stock trades round $600, and two analysts have price targets of $1,000 on the stock. However, in a world in...
THE NIGHTMARE SCENARIO: 10 Reasons Apple's Stock Run Could End In The Next Twelve Months (AAPL)
How my 10 cloud predictions for 2012 panned out

Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

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Das Keyboard promotes the sound of their peripheral more than anything--their tagline is "The Mechanical Keyboard That Clicks." Now they're going after the market that craves the sweet benefits of a mechanical keyboard but can't stand the constant commotion that comes with it. Meet the Professional Model S Quiet:...
Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers
And then there were two: what to expect from Apple's iPad mini event

Commodore Amiga Mini PC revealed: Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive

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Yeah, an optical drive. You know, for folks who still appreciate the passing fads of life. Bitterness aside, Commodore is following up its retro-fabulous C64x with a new small-form-factor PC, the Amiga Mini. While not much of a looker, this box houses a potent 3.5GHz Core i7-2700k CPU, 16GB...
Commodore Amiga Mini PC revealed: Core i7, 16GB of RAM and a Blu-ray drive
Charting the futures of science fiction

Make My Plate: The online visual nutrition guide that lets you drag-and-drop your next healthy meal

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Editor’s note: This look at healthy eating startup Make My Plate was originally published by Israel’s NoCamels blog. Most diets are fads and ones that have proven successful, like Weight Watchers, are tedious (adding and subtracting food points all day is tiring, believe me.) Alin Cooperman, CEO of Make My Plate, is on a mission to...
Make My Plate: The online visual nutrition guide that lets you drag-and-drop your next healthy meal
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