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Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on

www.engadget.com
Given the amount of time we spent with the WIMM One smartwatch, you'd think we would have had enough fodder for a full-blown review. Alas, though, one critical piece was missing: apps. Not test apps, like a balance ball game, but honest to goodness apps from major third-party developers....
Intuit shows off MicroMint concept app for the WIMM One smartwatch, we go hands-on
Watch this: all your favorite sci-fi films spliced into a six-minute supercut

The iPhone 5 Event Was Really About The iPad Mini

www.fastcompany.com
Right. Now what's next? Yesterday Apple revealed its iPhone 5, a slender metal-backed machine that, last year, was tipped as Steve Jobs' final close-held design project. It's a tech tour de force, and represents an upgrade of almost every iPhone system. It'll likely sell by the millions. But we're pretty...
The iPhone 5 Event Was Really About The iPad Mini

Google choosing between advertisers and searchers. Guess who is losing?

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The first thing you need to keep in mind about Google’s business is that it’s an advertising marketplace. The “search engine” part of Google, the part we love, is constantly under assault as Google tries to adapt and keep its business growing. Now, with the introduction of Search Plus Your...
Google choosing between advertisers and searchers. Guess who is losing?

More fodder for bubble debate: ed tech startups get $1.1B in 2012

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Ed tech bubble watchers just got more fuel for debate: venture capital database CB Insights reported Monday that ed tech companies received a total of $1.1 billion in 2012 from venture capitalists, angel investors, corporations and private equity shops. That’s down just a hair from the $1.14 billion the sector took...
More fodder for bubble debate: ed tech startups get $1.1B in 2012

How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

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Editor’s note: Dan Scholnick is a General Partner at Trinity Ventures where he invests in early stage cloud computing and consumerized IT companies such as New Relic, dotCloud, StackMob, Cloudscaling, and Loggly. You can read more about Dan at the Trinity Ventures website or follow him on Twitter @dschol. He is not an investor...
How The Media (Including TechCrunch) Is Wrong About Facebook’s IPO

The Onion To Launch Weekly TEDTalks Competitor On YouTube: "No Mind Will Be Left Unchanged"

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Early last year, fabled satirical news source, The Onion, launched a sports TV show called “Onion SportsDome” that aimed to parody ESPN’s long-running daily news show about all-things sports. Unfortunately, the show was short-lived, but now The Onion is turning its satirical gaze to TED and its TEDTalks, with a...
The Onion To Launch Weekly TEDTalks Competitor On YouTube: "No Mind Will Be Left Unchanged"
“Girls Around Me” Creeper App Just Might Get People To Pay Attention To Privacy Settings

Please Read This Post Before You Retweet It: Mixing Fact And Fiction In Pink Slime Tweets

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If you believe everything you read on the Internet, pink slime is a deadly meat additive and the best reason yet to go vegan. But if you believe everything you read on the Internet, you're not too bright. The great pink slime scare of 2012 isn't the first time...
Please Read This Post Before You Retweet It: Mixing Fact And Fiction In Pink Slime Tweets

Scumbags of the world, unite - you have nothing to lose but Murdoch's chains

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One of the joys of Rupert Murdoch having joined Twitter is that we're able to glimpse the real Rupert and the reason he was nicknamed the Dirty Digger.In the light of his describing hacking victims as scumbag celebrities it's as well to remind us of the day he appeared before...
Scumbags of the world, unite - you have nothing to lose but Murdoch's chains

NYC Late-Night Hosts' Audience-Free Monologues, Courtesy of Sandy

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Hurricane Sandy’s impact was widespread and damaging all over the East coast, much of it devastating. But on a late-night comedy level, of course, it provided fodder. While Jimmy Kimmel — who usually does his “Live” out of Los Angeles — had to cancel a week’s worth of shows...
NYC Late-Night Hosts' Audience-Free Monologues, Courtesy of Sandy

Why Oracle And Salesforce, Once Bitter Rivals, Are Now On Cloud Nine

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Marc Benioff and Larry Ellison, the CEOs of two of the more powerful enterprise companies in the world — Salesforce.com and Oracle — are not known to be the chummiest of pals. Before this week’s sudden peaceful truce, which will see the two companies integrate their cloud services, the...
Why Oracle And Salesforce, Once Bitter Rivals, Are Now On Cloud Nine

Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

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Can we all relax? We all know that rumors about Apple are more than a staple in technology, and especially the technology reporting realm. Even more, we all eat up what tech analysts say, even if it has entirely no basis in reality.The more crazy the pronouncement from an analyst, the more...
Apple Is Not Going To Build A Search Engine, Keep Your Shirt On

People Who Have Actually Heard of the Supreme Court Don't Like It Very Much

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Cross-posted from In August, we lamented the fact that nearly two-thirds of Americans couldn't name a single member of the Supreme Court. At the time, we blamed it on the perceived stupidity of our nation's population, calling for televised oral arguments in the hopes that they'd someday compete in...
People Who Have Actually Heard of the Supreme Court Don't Like It Very Much

Barnes & Noble is prepared to give you a free e-reader if it means you'll buy the NOOK HD+ tablet

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Barnes & Noble is so desperate to sell its flagship NOOK HD+ tablet, that it’s now prepared to throw in a NOOK Simple Touch e-reader for free. The company, which is known for its chain of brick-and-mortar bookstores in the United States, is no doubt realizing that its window for success...
Barnes & Noble is prepared to give you a free e-reader if it means you'll buy the NOOK HD+ tablet

Open vs. Fast, Good vs. Evil, Google vs. Facebook http://bit.ly/bJNVZQ fodder for thought, still thinking it through/ tip @techmeme

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Open vs. Fast, Good vs. Evil, Google vs. Facebook http://bit.ly/bJNVZQ fodder for thought, still thinking it through/ tip @techmeme

Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords? Nope

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After the Associated Press published an article on March 20th about employers asking job candidates for Facebook and social media passwords, the response was, to say the least, overwhelming. In the month since, there have been thousands of tweets and social media status updates, more than 2,000 blog posts,...
Employers Demanding Facebook Passwords? Nope

Nokia Lumia 900 review

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Nokia Lumia 900 official Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8th with $100 price tag in tow (video) Nokia Lumia 800 reviewLong-awaited, heralded, longed for, lusted after, overdue, deal breaker, savior, second coming, dead-on arrival, revelation, last gasp, comeback, hail mary pass, flagship... finally! If that string...
Nokia Lumia 900 review

The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service)

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Yesterday one of the more salacious stories in our world was a photo showing the Zuckerberg family’s shocked expression at Facebook’s new Poke app. It became public due to misunderstanding with Facebook’s privacy settings, and as if that wasn’t enough to wake the Facebook haters and get them screaming, Randi...
The real reason Facebook should worry this week. (Hint: It's not privacy, Wall Street, or terms of service)
BuzzFeed & CNN team up on a YouTube channel
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Jon Stewart on Tim Cook's Less-Than-Taxing Senate Reception

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations earlier this week to defend Apple’s tax practices was a largely uneventful affair, particularly given the issues at hand. While the subcommittee panel described Apple on paper as an “egregious offender” that has “sought the Holy Grail of...
Jon Stewart on Tim Cook's Less-Than-Taxing Senate Reception

This week's local news scare: porn trolls are coming for you

arstechnica.com
Few news outlets are further behind the curve than nightly broadcasts on local television. So when copyright trolling becomes fodder for outraged evening news coverage, it's a sign the backlash against the practice has truly gone mainstream. The activist site Fight Copyright Trolls points to a pair of news segments...
This week's local news scare: porn trolls are coming for you
An in-depth look into how HP lost its way

Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

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It's a hard truth confronted by many a would-be world-changing entrepreneur that the industries that seem most ripe for disruption are also the businesses most heavily regulated, putting that dream of a tech company that revolutionizes education or health care or transportation a little farther out of reach. So what's...
Don't Call it a Lobby: New Startup Platform 1776 To Help Companies Tap D.C. Power

Crowdfunded Album Leaps Onto The Charts, Sells More Than Rihanna And Coldplay

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We keep hearing from the neo-luddites of the entertainment industry that new business models can't possibly work. In my recent debate with Jon Taplin, for example, he insisted that Kickstarter "doesn't work for most people" -- as if the old Hollywood system does. But as we've seen, the innovator's dilemma...
Crowdfunded Album Leaps Onto The Charts, Sells More Than Rihanna And Coldplay
How Etch-a-Sketch Shook Up the Media

In October 2012 President Obama ordered overseas cyber targets be identified

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Today the Guardian published an internal government memo detailing directives concerning the US government’s definitions of various forms of cybersecurity, including offensive action. As Glenn Greenwald notes in the Guardian’s piece, the memo also contains a dictum to “identify potential targets of national importance” where offensive cyber efforts can “offer...
In October 2012 President Obama ordered overseas cyber targets be identified

The Chevy Volt: Dead or alive?

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Two pieces of ostensibly conflicting news last week gave fodder to proponents and opponents of GM's pathbreaking plug-in hybrid car. [Read more]...
The Chevy Volt: Dead or alive?

Microsoft PSA: Internet Explorer 9 can do more than download other browsers (video)

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See that up there? It's called inertia, and it's what the crew at Microsoft is trying to overcome. For the past 17 years, Internet Explorer has been little more than meme fodder and a litmus test of whether you knew how to navigate the web -- and let's be...
Microsoft PSA: Internet Explorer 9 can do more than download other browsers (video)
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?