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How data-cruncher Nate Silver correctly called all 50 states

Apple’s Mothra Quarter Was Actually More Impressive Than Their Godzilla Quarter

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Two quarters ago, Apple unleashed Godzilla. It was a quarter so spectacular that the only appropriate way to describe it was in pure expletive form. $46 billion in revenue. $13 billion in profit. 37 million iPhones sold. 15 million iPads sold. A gross margin of 44 percent. These weren’t just...
Apple’s Mothra Quarter Was Actually More Impressive Than Their Godzilla Quarter

Total search queries rise in March, while market share unches

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Well, if you were hoping for dramatic moves in the search engine market, prepare for a rather large letdown: it was a placid March. Unlike in other months, when the majors have jockeyed for each and every tenth of a percent of market share, in March little shifted. The only...
Total search queries rise in March, while market share unches

This high-resolution imaging technology takes you inside the human body like never before

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The UW's Richard Johnston I spent a good portion of my Wednesday afternoon hanging around the University of Washington’s new startup incubator, a 23,000 square-foot facility in Fluke Hall with room for up to 25 startup companies. After listening to remarks from UW president Michael Young (watch full video here)...
This high-resolution imaging technology takes you inside the human body like never before

Oddly Enough, I Don’t Hate Business Insider Because Of Its Brilliance

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To head off any allegations of inter-blog rivalry, let me start off by saying that Sarah loves Business Insider. Clicks for hours, she does. Adores every preposterous headline and asinine slideshow. She explains as much in this episode of “Why Isn’t This News.” I, as any of my Twitter...
Oddly Enough, I Don’t Hate Business Insider Because Of Its Brilliance
Retail: Walmart Wants Facebook Sales for Christmas
The browser wars’ turning tide: Could IE be back in the running?

Women on Twitter join push to combat everyday sexism

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Men may run the world, but women are being funny on social media to push back against sexism in mainstream cultureFor Hilary Bowman-Smart, the latest in a long line of articles suggesting women should change their behavior in order to avoid sexual violence was the last straw. Last week, Bowman-Smart,...
Women on Twitter join push to combat everyday sexism

Apple reportedly rolling out movie, TV show access to iTunes in the Cloud in France, Holland and Sweden

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Scattered reports are emerging that Apple is rolling out movie and TV show support for iTunes in the Cloud in Europe, namely France, the Netherlands and Sweden. French website iGen noticed the new compatibility for movies and TV shows, while users in Sweden and the Netherlands are also reporting on...
Apple reportedly rolling out movie, TV show access to iTunes in the Cloud in France, Holland and Sweden

Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?

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After the original announcement of the iPhone 5, one early concern amongst readers was how well the anodized aluminum back and edges of the black iPhone 5 would hold up over time. One lengthy thread on our forums has been actively discussing the potential issue and Pocket-Lint in their review...
Black iPhone 5 Anodized Aluminum Susceptible to Scratching?

DailyDirt: Epic Fail In Advertising

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There are numerous ways to piss off customers. Most companies make mistakes from time to time in advertising, but every so often, there are mistakes so egregious that people just can't look away. Sometimes bad publicity is still publicity, but here are some train-wreck examples. Some advertisers are rushing to...
DailyDirt: Epic Fail In Advertising

Are we becoming a world without big companies?

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We always end each PandoMonthly with two questions. The first is what you believe that no one else (or few people) in the world believe. A lot of people — exhausted from the ringer we’ve put them through over the last two hours — kinda phone that one in....
Are we becoming a world without big companies?
March Madness Predictions Revisited

Amazon explains latest cloud outage: Blame the power

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Amazon has explained why its cloud service failed on Thursday. Blame the power: it was a random fluke of an incident. But the backup systems...
Amazon explains latest cloud outage: Blame the power

Facebook Passes Google as Number One U.S. Site

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Facebook Passes Google as Number One U.S. Site is a post from Chris PirilloFor everyone who swore Google was the King and would never be toppled, I suggest you grab some salt and pepper for the crow you’re about to eat. HitWise has reported that for the week which ended...
Facebook Passes Google as Number One U.S. Site

Zuckerberg’s Share

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Nick Bilton and Evelyn Rusli, reporting for the NYT on who’s profiting from the Facebook IPO: Mr. Zuckerberg, 27, has 533.8 million shares, worth $28.4 billion based on a company valuation of $100 billion, or $53 a share. He also has undisputed control of the company, a remarkable achievement since...
Zuckerberg’s Share

In Retribution for Huawei Investigation, Chinese State Media is Going After Cisco

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Earlier today I wrote about an interesting if misleading report in the state-owned and state-run magazine China Economy and Informatization. Though light on facts, the article takes US tech companies — especially Cisco specifically — to task for violating China’s national security. The accusations are similar, and similarly murky, to...
In Retribution for Huawei Investigation, Chinese State Media is Going After Cisco

Meet The Startup That Just Started Advertising On Rush Limbaugh

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Ever since Rush Limbaugh called Georgetown student Sandra Fluke a "slut" and a "prostitute,' advertisers have been abandoning Rush Limbaugh faster than we can count them.  But there is one internet startup, Twitchy.com, that just signed on.  Twitchy is a news startup from Michelle Malkin, the conservative commentator and...
Meet The Startup That Just Started Advertising On Rush Limbaugh

Microsoft acknowledges that it is 'investigating' the Windows Phone 8 rebooting issue

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Reports of Windows Phone 8 handsets rebooting randomly are no small issue. Widely reported in the technology press, and the topic of constant conversation on Windows Phone forums, issues relating to spontaneous reboots are talking point du jour in the Microsoft mobile community. According to ZDNet’s Mary Jo Foley, Microsoft has admitted...
Microsoft acknowledges that it is 'investigating' the Windows Phone 8 rebooting issue
Hands-on with the $35 Aakash-2 tablet: I want one

The Duke Fluke

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The Duke Fluke

Netflix: No, We Don't Advertise with Rush Limbaugh

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Rush Limbaugh's statements against Sandra Fluke are causing Limbaugh no end of controversy and producing some blow-back for advertisers as well. There's just one problem: Some of the companies being fingered as supporters aren't signed on as sponsors for his show. Case in point, Netflix. Sponsor Netflix is a company...
Netflix: No, We Don't Advertise with Rush Limbaugh
Review: Google's Android OS Might Be Better Suited For Tablets, And The Nexus 10 Is A Shining Example

Barnes & Noble cuts the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119

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With fresh Amazon digital reading devices heading to market, Barnes & Noble has cut the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119, CNET reports. The new price has surfaced at two retailers – Target and Walmart – making it quite unlikely that the change is in any way a...
Barnes & Noble cuts the price of its Nook GlowLight ereader to $119

Celebrate the 4th of July with Herman Cain’s “real American everything” CainTV

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Former Republican presidential candiate Herman Cain is launching a web TV channel, “CainTV,” tomorrow for the 4th of July. It promises “whether you are looking for commentary, comedy, or culture, CainTV delivers it all in an Informed, Inspirational, and INtertaining way.” (Sic?) Cain clearly hopes to follow the model of...
Celebrate the 4th of July with Herman Cain’s “real American everything” CainTV

Fingersoft lives the dream as its 'Hill Climb Racing' hits #1 on iPhone in a single week

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As cautionary tales of folks salt mining in the lower tiers of the app industry looking for a hit crop up, the question as to whether break out hits are still possible is a fair query. The answer: Yes. Fingersoft, a company new to TNW’s ears, has managed to quickly...
Fingersoft lives the dream as its 'Hill Climb Racing' hits #1 on iPhone in a single week

Twitter Search Now Parses Shortened Links for Keywords

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Twitter just made a small, but important change to its search service available at search.twitter.com. It's now parsing shortened URLs in order to discover additional keywords to aid in searches. In other words, Twitter isn't only returning tweets where your search term is found in the 140 characters of text...
Twitter Search Now Parses Shortened Links for Keywords

ISPs Make Good on Bandwidth Promises (More or Less)

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Does your broadband connection seem a bit faster lately? If so, it's not a fluke. Many ISPs are delivering speeds that are close to, or even exceeding, the download speeds they've advertised, according to a report by the Federal Communications Commission. A few of the big ones, unfortunately, continue to...
ISPs Make Good on Bandwidth Promises (More or Less)

Button storms to Australian GP win

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McLaren driver puts in commanding performance, overcoming safety car setback to take chequered flagJenson Button has won his third Australian Grand Prix in four years, passing teammate Lewis Hamilton on the first corner of the race and then going on to dominate Albert Park until the flag fell in the...
Button storms to Australian GP win

Facebook and Twitter, hand in hand in the news

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We wanted to share an interesting observation about the two social networks that are dominating our collective mindshare these days: Facebook and Twitter. Both get their fair share of attention from the media, but a very interesting pattern has emerged over the last year that we will reveal here below....
Facebook and Twitter, hand in hand in the news
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