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Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box hands-on (1080p)

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Hisense announced its low-cost set-top box, the Pulse with Google TV, a few days ago, and though pricing remains vague at "less than $100," we got a chance to see the device in action at IFA today. The Android-based Pulse supports content in 1080p, and includes HDMI, USB and...
Hisense Pulse with Google TV set-top box hands-on (1080p)

Content and commerce collide in Grazia's iPad edition

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One of the great emerging prospects in digital media is the fusion of content publishing and ecommerce. The likes of ASOS, BirchBox and Telegraph Fashion have been marrying the two for a couple of years. Now women’s weekly magazine Grazia is the latest to try profiting from the collision. The...
Content and commerce collide in Grazia's iPad edition

Tablet prediction: Microsoft to steal some thunder from Android and iPad by 2016

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Source: IDC Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, December 5, 2012 IDC predicts good news for Android, which powers the Kindle Fire. The latest tablet predictions from the IDC research firm is out and here’s the lowdown: Android is gaining traction while Apple is not, Windows will steal future market share and...
Tablet prediction: Microsoft to steal some thunder from Android and iPad by 2016
Can chip companies profit off the maker movement? TI is betting on it

CBS probes Apple’s relationship with Foxconn

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After the NYTimes exposé and Tim Cook’s response, the question remains: Why is the media focusing on Apple and not questioning any of the other electronics companies that manufacture with Foxconn in China? Obviously, Apple has the money, the brand, the prestige, and it grabs attention. However, it is not like...
CBS probes Apple’s relationship with Foxconn

6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

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Guest author Anthony Smith is CEO of Insightly. You may have read a lot of articles last year about why the so-called "freemium" model doesn't work for most consumer-oriented companies. And it's true; offering a base-level product for free to gain visibility and marketshare and then converting a subset of...
6 Ways To Make Freemium Work For B2B Products

Are Massive HP Layoffs the Flip Side of the “Facebook Economy”?

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If Facebook’s massive IPO represents the wealth created by the rise of social networking, mobile computing and the consumerization of IT, these tectonic shifts hold dramatic challenges to old-line technology companies built on yesterday’s revolutions. So even as Facebook mints a crowd of new millionaires and billionaires, Hewlett-Packard is preparing...
Are Massive HP Layoffs the Flip Side of the “Facebook Economy”?
Markets: Summer Travel Season Pushes Kayak Into IPO Waters

With $20M Raised, MyEdu Launches New Tools To Help College Students Actually Connect With Employers

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Launched in 2010, Austin-based MyEdu set out to help students reduce the cost of earning a college diploma and remove the friction from every aspect of the higher education process, from deciding on the right school to finding post-graduate employment. Since then, the startup has been methodically collecting data from...
With $20M Raised, MyEdu Launches New Tools To Help College Students Actually Connect With Employers

The three biggest mistakes made by security pros

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Here's the flip side of last week's post on security missteps made by senior management. The takeaway? Know your priorities and work down the list -- now....
The three biggest mistakes made by security pros

Google to Zagat reviewers: join Google+ or else...

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Zagat fans received an email this week saying the restaurant rating site will pull the plug on user reviews — unless, that is, they sign up for a Google+ account. I received a copy of the email by way of a disgruntled friend who harrumphed about the search giant finding...
Google to Zagat reviewers: join Google+ or else...

Getting Into (Data-Tracking) Gear With Nike+ FuelBand

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Despite the fact that I’m a writer, which conjures up images of long days glued to the desk, I consider myself to be pretty active, and I try to maintain momentum by working out regularly. So I’ve been intrigued by the newest wave of wearable health and fitness products meant...
Getting Into (Data-Tracking) Gear With Nike+ FuelBand

New speech-jamming gun hints at dystopian Big Brother future

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Japanese researchers have created a hand-held gun (pictured above) that can jam the words of speakers who are more than 30 meters (100ft) away. The gun has two purposes, according to the researchers: At its most basic, this gun could be used in libraries and other quiet spaces to stop...
New speech-jamming gun hints at dystopian Big Brother future

Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

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What do Fareed Zakaria, Jonah Lehrer and Gawker Media have in common? In different ways, the incidents that have thrust all three into the news recently help to show the power of the simple hyperlink, which Sir Tim Berners-Lee developed along with the rest of the web a little over...
Plagiarism, defamation and the power of hyperlinks

8 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses

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Sure, cloud computing offers benefits to companies of all sizes. But the clouds' advantages apply even more dramatically the smaller and newer your company. At the same time, the standard objections to cloud computing matter less to small companies than to large ones. On the plus side, the cloud's economies...
8 Reasons Why Cloud Computing is Even Better for Small Businesses

Twitter tattle and the trouble with twitchforks | Kate Bevan

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The #twitterblackout fighting 'censorship' is yet another example of how social networking militates against thinking for yourselfDid you join in the #twitterblackout on Saturday? It was proposed in response to the publication last week of Twitter's policy on removing content blocked by governments. The immediate reaction on Twitter was outrage...
Twitter tattle and the trouble with twitchforks | Kate Bevan

THE EXPERTS SPEAK: Here's What People Predicted Would Happen When The iPhone Came Out... (AAPL)

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It has been five years to the day since the iPhone first went on sale. While it might seem like a product that was destined for greatness from the beginning, not everyone thought so. Steve Jobs unveiled the iPhone on January 9, 2007 and the phone went on sale a...
THE EXPERTS SPEAK: Here's What People Predicted Would Happen When The iPhone Came Out... (AAPL)

This Woman's Job Is To Convince Madison Avenue That Groupon Won't Kill The Ad Business (GRPN)

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Since July 2011, Groupon has been reaching out to ad agencies to encourage them to include daily deals in their marketing efforts. The campaign is a bold one because in some ways Groupon competes with the traditional and digital arms of Madison Avenue. Plus, agencies tend to jealously guard...
This Woman's Job Is To Convince Madison Avenue That Groupon Won't Kill The Ad Business (GRPN)
Leap Motion-HP Deal: Gesture Control Goes Mainstream

HTC's Financial Woes Put Pressure On Microsoft & Facebook

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Once-vaunted smartphone maker HTC is scraping the bottom of the barrel. On Monday it posted its sixth straight quarter of declining revenues and barely made an operating profit in the first quarter of 2013. While it may be time to officially place HTC on the ReadWrite Deathwatch list, the biggest...
HTC's Financial Woes Put Pressure On Microsoft & Facebook

Cloud payment network Mozido acquires PagoVision to expand its merchant network in the US

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Cloud-based payment network Mozido has announced its acquisition of PagoVision today, a merchant network that offers check cashing and payment services for people with little or no access to banks and other financial services. The deal will give Mozido access to more than 1,500 independent retailers that are part of...
Cloud payment network Mozido acquires PagoVision to expand its merchant network in the US

Should Software Created By The Federal Gov't Be Open Source Licensed... Or Public Domain?

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Anil Dash recently alerted me to a White House petition to get "government-developed software" under an open source license for the sake of allowing others to build on it and approve it. Top Three Reasons to Mandate Open Sourcing of Custom Federal Software: Openness: Open Sourcing ensures basic fairness and...
Should Software Created By The Federal Gov't Be Open Source Licensed... Or Public Domain?

Reed Hastings's Expensive Year

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The good news for Reed Hastings: The Netflix CEO saw his total pay jump from $5.5 million to $9.3 million last year, the company revealed in a proxy filing today. The bad news: As everyone who pays any attention to the company knows, the company’s stock got hammered. So Hastings’s...
Reed Hastings's Expensive Year

YouTube launches its own iPhone application, iPad app coming next

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YouTube just went live with its own iOS app, bringing advanced features like social sharing, access to the site’s channel guide as well as tens of thousands of previously unavailable music videos to the iPhone. The application replaces a system app developed by Apple that won’t be part of iOS...
YouTube launches its own iPhone application, iPad app coming next

Apple's Potential Shift from Intel to ARM for Macs Not Implausible, But Faces Hurdles

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Following up on yesterday's report from Bloomberg that has rekindled discussion of Apple potentially making a switch from Intel's processors to custom ARM-based chips for its Mac lines, AllThingsD takes a closer look at the landscape to analyze the benefits and challenges of such a move. The report contrasts Intel's...
Apple's Potential Shift from Intel to ARM for Macs Not Implausible, But Faces Hurdles

Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

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Editor’s Note: Charles Moldow is a general partner at Foundation Capital, focusing on consumer Internet companies. He was previously a founding executive at TellMe Networks and at @Home. Friends and family can be an essential source of funding for fledgling entrepreneurs. Sometimes, they are the only source. But before you ask...
Things to Consider Before Asking Friends and Family to Invest In Your Venture

Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

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(Photo: Startupfuneral.co) Startup parties tend to focus on the positive. Launches, app releases, and acquisitions, oh my! It’s a freaking party, after all. But the flip side also deserves to be commemorated. With booze. So goes the logic behind Startup Funeral. “Join us as we pay respects to our dearly departed...
Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

Game Over: Zynga Titles Sink After Facebook Changes Up Discovery

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If Zynga’s symbiotic relationship with Facebook was ever in question before, it sure isn’t now. The gaming company missed analyst estimates in its second-quarter earnings release on Wednesday, reporting one cent earnings per share on revenues of $332 million. That’s below what the Street expected — revenues of $344 million...
Game Over: Zynga Titles Sink After Facebook Changes Up Discovery
Newvem pulls back the curtain on Amazon cloud usage

Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men

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Mad Men is in its fifth season and the AMC show is more popular than ever. This year’s debut episode attracted 3.5 million viewers, up more than a million from last’s season’s 2.4 million average. You’re welcome, says Netflix content boss Ted Sarandos. Sarandos, speaking at a panel at the cable...
Zou Bisou! Netflix Says It Brought a Million New Viewers to Mad Men
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