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Yabbly raises $500,000 to create a Quora for everyday questions

Eurozone crisis live: EU heading for showdown over growth

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• Leaders to meet in Brussels Wednesday• Hollande pushing for eurobonds...• ... Germany says no• Bank of England: UK banks would survive Grexit• David Cameron: Greek election is euro referendum12.36pm: France's proposal that the eurozone should begin offering eurobonds has been raised in Brussels today, at the regular midday press...
Eurozone crisis live: EU heading for showdown over growth

Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

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Here’s a Windows 8 feature that’s sure to spark lots of conversations around the dinner table. Gearing up for the “Release Preview” of the new operating system next month, Microsoft this week detailed its plans for Windows 8′s family safety settings. One of the features lets parents receive a weekly...
Look out, kids: Windows 8 comes with a report card

AOL remakes Games.com for social-mobile era

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AOL has redesigned its Games.com website to enable better cross-platform gaming experiences. For the first time in two years, AOL has given the browser-based platform a makeover to make it more appealing in the social-mobile era. New York-based Games.com, a division of AOL, has more than 5,000 free online...
AOL remakes Games.com for social-mobile era

FTC releases best practices on facial recognition technology #thecircuit

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FTC releases best practices on facial recognition: The Federal Trade Commission Monday released a recommendation of best practices for companies using facial recognition technology. The agency recommended that companies adopt a privacy-first approach to building their services, and develop security protections for the data. Companies, the FTC said, should...
FTC releases best practices on facial recognition technology #thecircuit

Why ESPN is all about mobile

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“Program and design from the mobile standpoint first, then extrapolate what could be applied for the PC, television and print experience.” – Michael Bayle, VP and general manager of ESPN Mobile Apparently, for ESPN, mobile is now “the company’s fourth-largest network” and “has 150,000 people plugged into its mobile offerings...
Why ESPN is all about mobile

Skype for Windows 8 leaks out, shows tablet UI

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Microsoft's new Skype app for Windows 8 has leaked out early, showing how the app has been modernized for Microsoft's tablet-first approach to the look and feel of its apps. Although the app is marked as an 'App Preview,' Neowinsays that it performs fluidly and is relatively stable. The app...
Skype for Windows 8 leaks out, shows tablet UI
The DeanBeat: Raptr's gamer data shows that building real communities pays off in profits (it's the community, stupid)
Comcast rejiggers its 250GB monthly data cap policy
Pandora Competitor Senzari Arrives In Spain With New Look, Facebook-Based Recommendations
Bluestacks scores its biggest deal yet: Bringing Android apps to Lenovo PCs

What do PayPal, Shazam, Trulia, Poshmark and Fjord have in common?

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Few companies truly understand how the consumer thinks, and even fewer are able to successfully translate this understanding into an integrated mobile experience. But some do, and they’ve agreed to share their experience, opinions, and even some exclusive announcements, in person at our upcoming MobileBeat 2013 event on July...
What do PayPal, Shazam, Trulia, Poshmark and Fjord have in common?
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Personal vs Career Brands, it’s all in the Mindset

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First, I need to set the context for this post, it’s mainly in regards to individuals in the workplace, not so much applicable to celebrities, musicians, or politicians. While anyone who blogs or actively tweets is creating a brand around their persona, there are two fundamental approaches.  This trend is...
Personal vs Career Brands, it’s all in the Mindset
Dolphin's major update reveals major weaknesses in the mobile-first approach
Adobe Adds Responsive Design Tool Edge Reflow To Creative Cloud, Updates To DreamWeaver, Edge Code And Animate

Dolphin Browser Demonstrates Why Mobile-Only Is A Losing Bet

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Mobile browser Dolphin is by all accounts a quality third-party application for both iOS and Android. Dolphin was one of the first browsers to come out with gesture and voice controls, allows for excellent personalization and is reasonably fast.  It is also fundamentally flawed.  A lot has been written in...
Dolphin Browser Demonstrates Why Mobile-Only Is A Losing Bet

Clear(ly), it’s time to say bye-bye to buttons

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With its new iOS app, Clear, Realmac Software has taken the “less is more” axiom to its ultimate conclusion. The Clear app puts a new spin on the common to-do list by enriching it with a playful perception of depth, dynamic transitions and crisp audio feedback, all wrapped under a minimalistic visual...
Clear(ly), it’s time to say bye-bye to buttons

New 'Facebook Home' Product Demonstration

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Emphasizing a "content first" approach to their new family of apps, Facebook's Director of Product Adam Mosseri walks through the Coverfeed experience for Facebook "Home."...
New 'Facebook Home' Product Demonstration

Backed Or Whacked: iPads In Good Standing

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. Backed or Whacked first explored the murky underworld of iPad wearing devices last November. The GoPad saw its Kickstarter campaign whacked...
Backed Or Whacked: iPads In Good Standing

Online culture magazine Crane.tv launches an event series with London’s Soho House

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With Europe at its doorstep, London is a fertile ground for culture-focused new media companies like Crane.TV, which has defined its own niche in a similar space to New York City’s Thrillist, Flavorpill and Urban Daddy. Dubbed “The Economist of Culture”, Crane.tv offers its 1.5 million monthly readers daily video interviews with...
Online culture magazine Crane.tv launches an event series with London’s Soho House

Death of the classified: publishers struggle to ignite old ads in new media

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Local media operators are struggling to make meaningful overall gains from slow digital growth as the fragile UK economy and threats from alternative channels prompt their classified advertisers to pull back on spending. Job ads not trickling up to digital Johnston Press, which publishes 259 local newspapers and 221 websites,...
Death of the classified: publishers struggle to ignite old ads in new media

No, You Cannot Contact LinkedIn By Phone (LNKD)

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Every couple of weeks, a frustrated reader contacts me asking for a phone number for LinkedIn, insisting that it's impossible to reach a human being -- of any kind, for any reason -- at the career networking giant. It turns out this is true. It is virtually impossible to contact LinkedIn by...
No, You Cannot Contact LinkedIn By Phone (LNKD)

Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

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Loop co-founder and CEO Rajit Marwah argued that “surveys and reviews are everywhere” — but they’re often ignored or delayed. With his new startup, on the other hand, Marwah said he’s giving businesses a way to create and conduct those surveys easily and quickly. When a business downloads the Loop...
Loop Makes It Easy To Conduct Real-Time Surveys Via iPad

PaaS Provider ActiveState And The Paradox Of Aligning With HP And Cloud Foundry

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Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) provider ActiveState recently scored a sweet deal with HP: It is the official PaaS for the entire HP cloud business. ActiveState won the HP deal through the strength of Stackato, its PaaS that uses Cloud Foundry to offer a distributed developer platform. ActiveState executives say it hardened CloudFoundry...
PaaS Provider ActiveState And The Paradox Of Aligning With HP And Cloud Foundry

The New ReadWrite: Looking Good On Every Screen [Video]

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ReadWrite offers a seamless content experience across desktop, mobile and tablet platforms, delivering smart, relevant stories when you want, where you want. Redesigned with a tablet-first approach, it boasts modern responsive design and a better content experience with deeper social integration and improved navigation. ReadWrite covers the evolving tech industry with the expertise...
The New ReadWrite: Looking Good On Every Screen [Video]

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Will Change Business

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Mobile Insights is the new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence that collects and delivers the top mobile strategy news. It is delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. The Upside Of The Mobile Internet (KPMG)Mobile comes a close second to cloud in its potential to shake up...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: How Mobile Will Change Business

Harvey Weinstein's 'Hang 'Em First' Approach To Piracy Hits All The Wrong Suspects

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I've heard enough stories about the legendary film producers Harvey and Bob Weinstein to recognize that they're known as being characters around Hollywood -- and sometimes are known to make some quirky decisions. In a recent edition of Kevin Smith's Smoviemakers podcast, they discuss how the Weinsteins knew they had...
Harvey Weinstein's 'Hang 'Em First' Approach To Piracy Hits All The Wrong Suspects

Facebook picks up team behind online reputation system Legit in talent acquisition deal

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Facebook is adding the two founders of Legit, an online reputation system, to its team after the startup announced that it had been ‘aquihired’ by the social network. Bay Area-based Legit’s service assesses an Internet users’ trustworthiness and is specifically designed for social marketplace services. First known as Quantifi, then...
Facebook picks up team behind online reputation system Legit in talent acquisition deal
Path may have just sealed a new $20M funding deal
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