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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)

MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Susan Loh

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When I introduced this series on People, I stated that it was going to have a bunch of guest posts because there are many people who know a lot more about the people side of business than I do. One of them is Susan Loh who is Head of Talent...
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Susan Loh

Big tech is struggling with old age

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Some of the world's most well-known and powerful tech titans--IBM, Microsoft, Intel--are marked by trying to manage declining aspects of their businesses. By Kevin Kelleher, contributor FORTUNE -- At its heart, the tech industry is about the new. Today, tech giants succeeded because of what was new yesterday. The flip...
Big tech is struggling with old age

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
The Consumerization Of The Enterprise Is Over

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...

Google Now Offers a Monthly Account Activity Report

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Google just launched a new opt-in feature called Account Activity, which sends users a detailed monthly report full of analytics about their logged in use of Google. The user receives a Web link to a password-protected report. The report displays data like login locations, browsers, platforms, changes to login credentials,...
Google Now Offers a Monthly Account Activity Report

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

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

Betting on Bitcoin: Coinbase Wants to Be the PayPal of the Internet-Only Currency

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Does an Internet-only currency — not backed by any government entity — have a chance to become the way merchants and consumers transact? Coinbase not only believes so, but it has talked investors into giving it some start-up capital to build a much easier way for nontechnical users to pay...
Betting on Bitcoin: Coinbase Wants to Be the PayPal of the Internet-Only Currency

Been to Apartment Hell and Back? A New Start-Up, Cozy, Wants to Simplify Renting.

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If you’ve ever rented an apartment in certain metro areas, like New York and San Francisco, you’ve probably had a less-than enjoyable experience. Even if you’ve found a reasonably-priced apartment, you might still have to compete with dozens of other applicants and file reams of paperwork. That was what inspired...
Been to Apartment Hell and Back? A New Start-Up, Cozy, Wants to Simplify Renting.

Here's Why Shutterstock Generates Tons Of Revenue And Instagram Doesn't

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Instagram has over 100 million users, but it doesn't generate any revenue for Facebook. On the flip side, Shutterstock has over 22 million photos in its database and is a publicly traded company generating tons of revenue. So, what's Shutterstock doing differently than Facebook? For starters, Shutterstock is a subscription...
Here's Why Shutterstock Generates Tons Of Revenue And Instagram Doesn't

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)
Startup Connection Cloud aims to free your SaaS data

Make Sure You're Not De-Motivating Your Team [Career]

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It should come as no surprise that money is a pretty powerful motivator for workers, but an article by researchers at Harvard Business School says it takes more than cash to keep employees happy and productive.Photo by crschmidt. The article suggests that managers spend too much time trying to figure...
Make Sure You're Not De-Motivating Your Team [Career]
Demystifying Microsoft's Surface tablet hardware: When 32GB isn't actually 32GB
Leap Motion-HP Deal: Gesture Control Goes Mainstream

How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education

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Thanks to the rise of in-classroom technology, the focus in education tends to be on student engagement and how to improve learning. It becomes easy to forget the importance of great teachers. Startups, entrepreneurs, businesses (and the rest) need to remember that technology doesn’t have to put teachers in jeopardy;...
How Technology Is Empowering Teachers, Minting Millionaires, And Improving Education
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How far is too far to invest? Your plane’s Wi-Fi may dictate new growth

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(L to R) John Vironis, Managing Director, Lightspeed Ventures; Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners; Frank Artale, Managing Director, Ignition Partners(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com How far are investors willing to go to invest? As long as they get wifi on their flights, the borders are extending further, they told...
How far is too far to invest? Your plane’s Wi-Fi may dictate new growth

To see the value of social media, watch what happened in Turkey when the regular media failed

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There’s been a lot written over the past few months about how unreliable social media can be when it comes to chaotic real-time news events like the Boston bombings, and how it perpetuates untruths and misinformation. But the flip-side of this equation becomes clear when you see what has been...
To see the value of social media, watch what happened in Turkey when the regular media failed

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?
Zynga's Exclusivity Deal With Facebook Is Done, But Its SVP Says Friends Aren't Everything

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

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
Reid Hoffman: Entrepreneurs Need Optimism, Even When "Assembling the Plane on the Way Down"

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
NASA's NEXT ion drive breaks world record, will eventually power interplanetary missions
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