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The results of our Thanksgiving PandoPoll, visualized

pandodaily.com
On Monday, we posted out a survey asking our readers all kinds of Thanksgiving-themed questions (with, naturally, an entrepreneurial twist). We wanted to know how entrepreneurs, developers, or any other workers for whom a seventy-hour week is business-as-usual, plan to spend Thanksgiving. Will you unplug? Will you be checking...
The results of our Thanksgiving PandoPoll, visualized

Boxee's video hosting and sharing app Cloudee launches public beta

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Video hosting and sharing platform Cloudee is now available in public beta, its parent company Boxee announced today. When we reviewed Cloudee’s iPhone app during its invite-only beta phase last June, we reported that the platform’s main focus was to let users easily share personal videos with a limited set...
Boxee's video hosting and sharing app Cloudee launches public beta

Apps: Path, Fantastical, Angry Birds, Team Coco, DataMan Pro, Asphalt 7, The Croods, deals, more

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News: The Croods: Previously announced, Rovio has today released the first official gameplay video for its upcoming iOS movie tie-in for DreamWorks’ upcoming ‘The Croods’ animated feature film hitting theatres March 22. Check out the full gameplay video above. Updates: Path version 3.0.1: Path is introducing some new features...
Apps: Path, Fantastical, Angry Birds, Team Coco, DataMan Pro, Asphalt 7, The Croods, deals, more

Happy Festivus From the Rest of Us at All Things Digital

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The massive newsgathering operation that is All Things Digital is winding down for the holiday, as staffers head off to the comforts of home, family and friends. Here’s hoping all of you are headed in the same direction. News willing, the site will be quiet for Christmas, but back...
Happy Festivus From the Rest of Us at All Things Digital

Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

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Ever feel like you are spending too much time on Facebook? Facebook's Jocelyn Goldfein, a top engineering manager, says that far from feeling guilty, you should let yourself feel good about it. This might sound like an obvious perspective from someone with a vested interest in getting people to use...
Don't Feel Guilty About Spending Time On Facebook (FB)

TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games

techcrunch.com
TinyTap is a new iPad application designed for kids which introduces a different angle on the “record-your-own-voice” storybooks craze, by offering a playable book or game you and your kids can customize with your own photos, camera shots, music, narration, and more. The resulting creations can then be shared with...
TinyTap App Lets Kids Create Customized iPad Books & Games

U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Releases Statement Regarding Aaron Swartz' Death

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The conduct of the U.S. Attorney's office was "appropriate" in the bringing and handling of the case, says Ortiz. Carmen Ortiz has released a statement regarding the death of Internet activist Aaron Swartz. In it, the U.S. Attorney defends her department's conduct, calling it a "difficult task" to enforce...
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz Releases Statement Regarding Aaron Swartz' Death

7 stories to read this weekend

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I am off next week, so this is the last Om Says email for 2012. I don’t really have any profound thoughts or big observations about 2012. Instead, all I have is a promise to bring you better stuff to read, every weekend. The doctor, the CIA and the blood...
7 stories to read this weekend

How We Are Blurring Public & Private Memories

www.readwriteweb.com
1000memories.com released its Shoebox Facebook app in January of this year, giving Facebook users the opportunity to scan old photos from the past and post them to their profiles. This update happened around the same time as the rollout of Facebook Timeline, yet another tool for looking at and examining...
How We Are Blurring Public & Private Memories
Tumblr updates iPhone app with Photosets and other picture-friendly tweaks

Marksta app - fighting for photography copyright

www.guardian.co.uk
Multimedia photojournalist John D McHugh discusses his new Marksta app, which adds watermarks to photographs before they are shared on social mediaAs a photojournalist, I tell stories with images. It's a simple concept. I work very hard, and make many personal sacrifices, to tell these stories. They have often been...
Marksta app - fighting for photography copyright

Orange put the squeeze on me over a fraudulent mobile phone bill

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Gabi Sibley was hit with a £2,000 bill for calls made after her sim card was stolen. But unlike others, she fought her corner in the courts - and wonIt was a shock to open the bill from Orange and see they wanted £2,170 from me. I had only just...
Orange put the squeeze on me over a fraudulent mobile phone bill

Flickr's iOS App Is Still Playing Catch-Up

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A blog post from Flickr about new updates to its iOS application went relatively unnoticed yesterday. The post announced a series of incremental improvements to an app which has so far barely managed to catch up to the competition after months of abandonment, but has yet to really impress. The...
Flickr's iOS App Is Still Playing Catch-Up

JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

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What do you get for the person who basically needs everything? Care packages are the oldest way of showing college students and family and friends in the military that we care. When it comes to those in the military, sending valuable and personal items to men and women overseas isn’t...
JollyBox helps you send monthly care packages to college students and military personnel

Boot up: Evi saved?, improving Android, making money, the patent mess and more

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Plus be careful what you link to, the Android radar and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSources: Apple not pulling Evi app, working with developers to avoid confusion >> The VergeDespite what True Knowledge told TechCrunch, the app remains...
Boot up: Evi saved?, improving Android, making money, the patent mess and more

Fisher-Price App Aims for Moms on Facebook

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Shared by sarahintampa I'm totally trying this. Targeting the many moms online, Mattel’s Fisher-Price is launching a Facebook app Thursday that allows mothers to be more selective in choosing which of their friends can see photos of their children. Fisher-Price’s new Facebook app Mothers who go online, particularly the influential...
Fisher-Price App Aims for Moms on Facebook

The World's Most Depressing Tech Infographic Says You're Dead In 9 Years

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Thanks Exec, for reminding us that we spend most of our days in a hamster wheel. The point of its new infographic was to show that life is too short to waste time doing errands, so you should hire an Exec on-demand assistant to do them for you. But it...
The World's Most Depressing Tech Infographic Says You're Dead In 9 Years

Yeah, It Turns Out That Technology Doesn't Make Us Lonely

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Just recently, we were talking about the bizarre claims by Sherry Turkle that social networking makes us more lonely because we spend less time alone (don't try to make sense of it). Soon after that, the Atlantic published an equally vapid feature arguing that Facebook leads to loneliness. These kinds...
Yeah, It Turns Out That Technology Doesn't Make Us Lonely

Hurricane app debuts for free from American Red Cross

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A hurricane app from the American Red Cross offers location-based NOAA weather alerts and a one-touch "I'm safe" message that users can broadcast via social networks to family and friends in an emergency....
Hurricane app debuts for free from American Red Cross

How to dummy-proof the PCs of friends and family

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BRR-RING! The phone rings at midnight, interrupting your sleep--or worse, your late night Steam session with your gaming clan. Is someone sick? Did a car hit your dog? Is it your pal, calling to tell you he got the munchies and discovered that, joy of joys, the McRib is...
How to dummy-proof the PCs of friends and family

Mobile Sharing App Quilt Launches With Backing From Facebook Co-Founder Andrew McCollum

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As the social world evolves, users are increasingly seeking new ways to share moments with friends and family that don’t involve uploading content that everyone in their social networks can see. Rather than post things to Facebook or Twitter, more social applications like Path are popping up that limit the...
Mobile Sharing App Quilt Launches With Backing From Facebook Co-Founder Andrew McCollum

Out and About Town With Two Travel Discovery Apps

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I make the worst tour guide — just ask my family and friends. I’ve lived in San Francisco for about eight years now, and while I could take you to all the major landmarks, if you asked me for the history or other facts about a place, you’d be met...
Out and About Town With Two Travel Discovery Apps

Facebook's Editor Decides It Doesn't Need Editors

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Facebook's managing editor is leaving, but where does that leave its "news" feeds? Dan Fletcher, Facebook's managing editor, has said he's leaving the company in April to develop his own startup. Speaking at an event in Washington State University, Fletcher went as far as saying he thought the "biggest...
Facebook's Editor Decides It Doesn't Need Editors

The story behind the iPad's home screen photo

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Filed under: iPadWhen Steve Jobs revealed the iPad back in January, viewers stared in breathless amazement, none more so than Richard Misrach, the artist whose photo is the default home screen image. He was sitting at home watching a movie when his phone rang. It was his agent, and he...
The story behind the iPad's home screen photo

Digital Memoir Maker Storytree Expands Into Photo Books With SimplePrints iOS App

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Storytree, the 500 Startups-backed company originally focused on capturing and sharing family memoirs online and via mobile, is today announcing a new application called SimplePrints. Inspired by Storytree’s previous efforts in preserving memorable moments, the new app allows you to build photo books using your iPhone photos or those stored...
Digital Memoir Maker Storytree Expands Into Photo Books With SimplePrints iOS App

Facebook's Graph Search v Google+: two icebergs on a collision course

www.guardian.co.uk
The introduction of 'social search' by Facebook could be seen as threatening Google's broader web search - as well as its Google+ network. Who'll really benefit?Facebook's Graph Search is as much a search engine as Google's Google+ is a social network.Depending on your viewpoint, that means either that Google should...
Facebook's Graph Search v Google+: two icebergs on a collision course
Facebook is killing carriers’ SMS revenue

Waiting in Line for the iPad [VIDEO]

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Today, the mythical iPad finally saw the light of day (for common folk — dudes like Stephen Colbert and Letterman have had one for a while now), and being the dutiful journos that we are, we were there, camera in hand. We talked to folks who had been on...
Waiting in Line for the iPad [VIDEO]

41 Things In Tech We're Thankful For (Besides You)

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We're warm in our homes with family and friends - cozied up with a laptop, tablet, or phone right now - and we all have a lot to be thankful for this holiday. At SAI, we're most thankful for you. Your make us possible. Thank you.Jay Yarow: iPhone 5 is...
41 Things In Tech We're Thankful For (Besides You)

Silicon Valley Entitlement Gets Political

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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Frank Barbieri, a serial entrepreneur and occasional blogger. You can follow him @frankba. Taxes are for old businesses. That seems to be the sentiment coming from the oft-offended Silicon Valley sycophants. I’m not talking about the measured approach of Mayor Ed Lee and Ron...
Silicon Valley Entitlement Gets Political
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