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The Dublin Web Summit evolves from a conference into a SXSW-style festival of ideas and events

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Few tech events have made as big an impact in as short a time as the Dublin Web Summit. 2013 will be only its fourth year and its now evolving from a conference into what the organisers are calling “a festival of ideas and events.” The Summit is expected to...
The Dublin Web Summit evolves from a conference into a SXSW-style festival of ideas and events

Great Twitter usernames you can’t have (but soon could)

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As we revealed recently, Twitter has plans to release all the old, neglected usernames that have long been abandoned by their original users. Twitter counts a username as ‘lapsed’ if it hasn’t been logged into or tweeted from in six months. While no timescale has been announced by Twitter for...
Great Twitter usernames you can’t have (but soon could)
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Monoqi see, Monoqi do: Another European Fab launches

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Here’s a question: when a heavily design-oriented e-commerce startup gets big, how long does it take for competitors to appear, claiming that they now offer a better spin on the same formula? Judging by the launch this week of Berlin’s Monoqi, not long. It was only last June that Fab.com...
Monoqi see, Monoqi do: Another European Fab launches

100rabh: How to Create a Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs – Send Personalized Email Messages with Gmail

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100rabh: How to Create a Mail Merge with Gmail and Google Docs – Send Personalized Email Messages with Gmail

Gatsby: Connecting Foursquare Friends Who Like Cats and Circuses

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Here’s an interesting idea. The recently launched service Gatsby aims to connect locals on Foursquare who share the same interests.The setup is simple. Sign up for Gatsby with your Foursquare account, which will add Gatsby as a friend, and tag yourself with your favorite interests — say, “Water Polo,”...
Gatsby: Connecting Foursquare Friends Who Like Cats and Circuses

Belgian rail firm SNCB Europe sees 1.5m customer details leaked, but fails to take responsibility

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SNCB Europe, the national railway operator in Belgium, over the weekend saw data of over 1.46 million of its customers leak out into the public space. The details, most of which belonged to customers in Belgium, France, and the UK, included first names, last names, genders, dates of birth, email...
Belgian rail firm SNCB Europe sees 1.5m customer details leaked, but fails to take responsibility

Q&A: Microsoft lessons from Employees 154160 and 191855

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Recently we received a news release about a new book called Stack Rank This! Memoirs of a Microsoft Couple. Apart from the subject, what caught my attention was the fact that the book was published anonymously, with the authors referring to themselves by their employee numbers, 154160 and 191855, and using...
Q&A: Microsoft lessons from Employees 154160 and 191855
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Brain Training: Taking A Look At Lumosity

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An unusual idea for improving mental capabilities continues to gain investments and fans. I might be one of the new fans, too. A small firm called Lumosity says that in the last year, it has doubled -- to 25 million -- the number of people subscribng to its cognitive games....
Brain Training: Taking A Look At Lumosity

A Profile Of Apple's Most Important Internet Executive, Eddy Cue - As Told By His Foursquare Connections (AAPL)

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We know vanishingly little about Apple's top executives. At most we get dribs and drabs of information, like CEO Tim Cook's bicycling regimen or design chief Jony Ive's Aston Martin. Then there's Apple executive Eddy Cue. Cue had been primarily responsible for Apple's iTunes Store, App Store, and iCloud email, calendar, and file services. He...
A Profile Of Apple's Most Important Internet Executive, Eddy Cue - As Told By His Foursquare Connections (AAPL)

Statistics for a changing world: Google Public Data Explorer in Labs

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Last year, we released a public data search feature that enables people to quickly find useful statistics in search. More recently, we expanded this service to include information from the World Bank, such as population data for every region in the world. More and more public agencies, non-profits and other...
Statistics for a changing world: Google Public Data Explorer in Labs

The Indie Ebook Scene Is Growing: Here's Over 170 Authors Who've Sold More Than 50,000 Copies

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We've written a lot about the incredible new ecosystem of independent, self-published ebooks, which in a few short years (with the help of huge success stories like Amanda Hocking and Joe Konrath) has largely eliminated the stigma of what we once called "vanity publishing", to the point that even traditionally...
The Indie Ebook Scene Is Growing: Here's Over 170 Authors Who've Sold More Than 50,000 Copies

A Bear Flag Revolt Brews and "Grizzly" Wins As The Name For The Next OpenStack Release

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Oh yeah – the bear is in the house.  The Bear revolt won. OpenStack’s next release will go by the name “Grizzly.” I love this story. OpenStack is the open cloud effort for organizations to build their own clouds. The fast growing organization has since its start had a policy...
A Bear Flag Revolt Brews and "Grizzly" Wins As The Name For The Next OpenStack Release

A charter for open justice | William Perrin

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The most basic information about court sittings and proceedings is currently lacking. What might a charter for court transparency look like?Courts are open to the public and the media, with only narrow exceptions. This is at the heart of delivery of justice in a modern democracy and a proud national...
A charter for open justice | William Perrin

BlackBerry has had it up to here with your terrible passwords

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Research in Motion has created a list of passwords that users of its BlackBerry 10 operating system will be forbidden from using, according to a report released Monday at RapidBerry. The 106 passwords, including “123456,” “batman,” “changeme,” and “butthead,” cannot be used to log in to BlackBerry websites, apps,...
BlackBerry has had it up to here with your terrible passwords

Car review: Volkswagen CC

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The VW CC (formerly the Passat) is loved by the corporate world, but the great new five-seater should find fans in the family market, tooUnless your child is the latest in an unbroken line of a family name - I once met a Bruce IV - every parent sweats over...
Car review: Volkswagen CC
Snapchat Releases Video-Sharing, Is Prototyping Monetization Features (Oh, And It's Still Not For Sexting)

Who do you really know on Facebook? Try this cute game and find out

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As our own Courtney Boyd-Myers only just pointed out – the world of social media can feel a bit like a video game where you are pressured to ‘KNOW ALL THE PEOPLE!’ It’s easy enough to add people into your social feed out of politeness or under social pressure, but...
Who do you really know on Facebook? Try this cute game and find out
Here's What Happened When This Guy Accidentally Asked 1,138 People To Connect On LinkedIn (LNKD)
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