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2015: A social art movement tackling poverty, one image at a time

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2015 is a site recently launched in the Middle East, which invites users to submit their own creations – whether photographs, videos or pieces of writing – to a public gallery. There is, however, a socially conscious twist to the kind of content being shared. The best place to start when...
2015: A social art movement tackling poverty, one image at a time

Flipboard beta coming to all Android devices soon, hopes to handle resolution variety with poise

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Eagle-eyed readers might remember that Flipboard's long-awaited port to Android started with a fair amount of confusion; it showed up (seemingly at random) on Samsung's Galaxy S III, but soon after, we learned that it would only be available for that very phone over on the Android side of...
Flipboard beta coming to all Android devices soon, hopes to handle resolution variety with poise

How an online documentary about a Ugandan warlord received over 7 million views in two days

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It’s not often that a half hour online documentary about conflict in an African country gets over 7 million views in the space of two days. But that is exactly what ‘Kony 2012′, a video produced by non-profit Invisible Children and directed by Jason Russell, has achieved. On Vimeo, the video...
How an online documentary about a Ugandan warlord received over 7 million views in two days

Jive Q4 Revenue Up 53 Percent To $22.5M In First Quarter As A Public Company

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Enterprise software company Jive has just reported fourth quarter results, which represent the company’s first earnings report as a public company. Q4 total revenue came in at $22.5 million, up 53% year-over-year. The company continued to take losses in terms of profit, posting a net loss of $12.7 million for...
Jive Q4 Revenue Up 53 Percent To $22.5M In First Quarter As A Public Company

White House partners up with GroupMe, Gilt Groupe and Tumblr to create tech internships

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I love seeing the US government and startups work together for the greater good. No matter your political preference, the current administration in the White House has been embracing technology more than ever before, and that’s awesome. Back in January, we were proud to announce that Codecademy and the White House partnered...
White House partners up with GroupMe, Gilt Groupe and Tumblr to create tech internships

Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

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The Pirate Bay has suffered censorship in many countries across Europe but the recent steps against the torrent site in the UK have generated a much bigger response than similar actions previously taken against the site elsewhere. It’s not absolutely clear why this is the case but it’s certainly possible...
Pirate Bay Ban Rockets Pirate Party Website Into The Big Time

Flickr launches prettified 'liquid' layout, brings high-resolution eye candy to the forefront

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After refreshing the uploading tool (and throwing in some better editing functions), Flickr's decided to work on its looks. Its latest design update will now show a high-resolution version directly from a picture's main page. The size will also adjust itself to the resolution and size of your screen...
Flickr launches prettified 'liquid' layout, brings high-resolution eye candy to the forefront

The Biggest 'Pirates' And 'Freeloaders' Of Them All? College Professors And Librarians

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There's an interesting article over at Law.com highlighting just how many lawsuits there are in which college professors and librarians are fighting back against overly draconian copyright laws. Most of the cases they mention are ones we've discussed here, but it's a good article overall. It talks about the Georgia...
The Biggest 'Pirates' And 'Freeloaders' Of Them All? College Professors And Librarians

ZTE N910 clears the FCC with LTE support for AWS and PCS bands

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You'll be forgiven if ZTE's N910 smartphone isn't at the forefront of your mind -- when we attempted to grab some hands-on time with the demo unit at Mobile World Congress, the phone straight up wasn't functional. Nonetheless, if priced appropriately, the CDMA / EV-DO handset should be able...
ZTE N910 clears the FCC with LTE support for AWS and PCS bands

Kickstarter record-holder Pebble nabs Runkeeper as its first smartwatch app partner

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Pebble has caused quite a stir since it came to light last month. Just to recap, Pebble is a slick e-paper smartwatch that connects to iPhone or Android, becoming only the fifth $1m Kickstarter project after just 28  hours, before breaking the crowdfunding platform’s $3.3m record with a whole month...
Kickstarter record-holder Pebble nabs Runkeeper as its first smartwatch app partner

Inrix Traffic 4 for iOS helps drivers avoid traffic congestion and estimate arrival times (video)

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Love driving but hate traffic? We hear you, and so do the people at Inrix. While the company might not come to the forefront of your mind when you consider the crowded world of navigation solutions, Inrix is a significant player in the field -- even if much of...
Inrix Traffic 4 for iOS helps drivers avoid traffic congestion and estimate arrival times (video)

Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

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Whenever you think of social media and the Middle East – the first thing that comes to mind is revolutions, right? Admit it. When talking about the Middle East, we’ve consistently had terms like Facebook revolutions and Twitter activists pushed in our faces for over a year, starting with Tunisia,...
Tunisian Facebook activists look to overthrow…marijuana laws

Fancy doubles its user base to 500k in two months, launches an Android app

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Since launching its commerce platform in February, Fancy has gone on to double its user base to 500,000. A lot of signups is all good and well, but what really counts is how often engaged those users are. While Fancy itself wants to veer away from the Pinterest comparison, it’s...
Fancy doubles its user base to 500k in two months, launches an Android app

How To SuperBetter Your Life With Epic Wins The Way Jane McGonigal Does

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From Nike+ to The Email Game, McGonigal is at the forefront of a movement intent on making it fun to reach everyday goals. Grab yourself a power-up and listen in.[twistage 51b9ee546af1a] Jane McGonigal has been creating games ever since she discovered the level editor in Lode Runner for the Commodore 64...
How To SuperBetter Your Life With Epic Wins The Way Jane McGonigal Does

BlackBerry 10 home screen and launcher officially previewed by RIM

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By now, the crew in Waterloo have likely piqued your interest in what's to come for the world of BlackBerry. So far, we've gotten to see the company's developer handset, along with a few screenshots of the BlackBerry 10 software. One element that's remained elusive up until this point,...
BlackBerry 10 home screen and launcher officially previewed by RIM

Online food ordering giant Just-Eat gobbles up $64 million in new funding

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UK based Web takeaway service Just-eat has raised $64 million in fresh funding, led by European private equity firm Vitruvian, which will help it funds its continued expansion into new markets. The funding is the company’s largest ever round (and third in total) and it also saw Index Ventures, Greylock Partners and...
Online food ordering giant Just-Eat gobbles up $64 million in new funding

India's Richest Man Plans Huge 4G Network

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Mukesh Ambani is putting plans in motion for a huge 4G network in hopes of vaulting India to the forefront of wireless broadband technology. But the project has already hit a few roadblocks, and success is far from guaranteed....
India's Richest Man Plans Huge 4G Network

Q&A: Pandora's Brian Colbert Tells Us How He Booked $100 Million In Mobile Ad Sales (P)

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Brian Colbert is the vp of mobile advertising sales at Pandora. He spoke to us recently about the massive growth in mobile ad revenue the company is seeing—$100 million last year—and what Pandora JE: Your claim that Pandora books more mobile ad revenue than iAd, and that you're second to...
Q&A: Pandora's Brian Colbert Tells Us How He Booked $100 Million In Mobile Ad Sales (P)

Bing updates ‘Translator’ app for Windows Phone with live-translation goodness

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There has long been an app in the Window Phone Marketplace called ‘Translator,’ a basic application that let a user, you guessed it, translate phrases. However, today, Bing (along with Microsoft Research, and others) has released an update for the app that should bring it to the forefront of the...
Bing updates ‘Translator’ app for Windows Phone with live-translation goodness
Valve's Gabe Newell: Windows 8 a 'catastrophe,' wristband input could be the future of gaming

Reddit finally bans suggestive content featuring minors

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Reddit, which was at the forefront of the fight against SOPA, with co-founder Alexis Ohanian speaking about its stance in New York last month, has had to enforce a few restrictions of its own on the community site. As Venture Beat points out, the change in policy was announced yesterday,...
Reddit finally bans suggestive content featuring minors

Google's Larry Page Claims Steve Jobs' War on Android Was 'For Show'

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In a new interview with Bloomberg Businessweek, Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page claims that Steve Jobs' war on Android was "for show", a move that served as a rallying point for Apple and its employees.I think the Android differences were actually for show. I had a relationship with Steve....
Google's Larry Page Claims Steve Jobs' War on Android Was 'For Show'

Facebook has surpassed 900M users, with the 1B mark right around the corner

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Facebook’s amended SEC documents today revealed the social network is bigger than ever — 901 million monthly active users, to be exact. At this rate of acceleration (we were quoted 845 million MAUs just a couple weeks ago), Facebook will be one billion monthly active users strong before you...
Facebook has surpassed 900M users, with the 1B mark right around the corner

StyleCaster wants to become the front page of the Internet… for fashion

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StyleCaster, a fashion blog and community launched in 2009, has just undergone a major redesign, creating a user-generated, editorial hybrid with strong Pinterest influences. The redesign places StyleCaster in a new position, with the goal of surfacing the best of fashion, style and beauty through photos, news and products. The startup already has massive...
StyleCaster wants to become the front page of the Internet… for fashion

Face.com acquired by Facebook for an estimated $80 million+, facial tagging clearly at the forefront

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Facebook already dropped the "the," so why not oversimplify and drop the "book," too? All jesting aside, Facebook is continuing its recent buying spree with the acquisition of Face.com for an estimated $80 - $100 million. The Israeli-based startup is being entirely scooped up by Zuckerberg's social network --...
Face.com acquired by Facebook for an estimated $80 million+, facial tagging clearly at the forefront

POGUE: Don't Upgrade To The New iPad If You Already Have An iPad 2 (AAPL)

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The new iPad reviews are in. New York Times' tech guru has his own take on Apple's new tablet. He likes it. But while Pogue does seem to like the new iPad's high-resolution Retina display, better camera, and 4G LTE data speeds, he pegs the device as just a...
POGUE: Don't Upgrade To The New iPad If You Already Have An iPad 2 (AAPL)

Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie on how outsourcing creates entrepreneurs

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Recently named as one of the top 50 Australians in technology, Matt Barrie is arguably one of the best known entrepreneurs from “down under”; however, his influence goes well beyond Australia. As the CEO of the online outsourcing marketplace Freelancer, Barrie is at the center of a huge sector that the Internet and...
Freelancer.com CEO Matt Barrie on how outsourcing creates entrepreneurs

It’s A Mighty Hard Road To App Store Success

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A bit of news that squeaked out during the Win8 festivities was the launch of the Microsoft app store. In the version of the software I was using, the app has always been there but it wasn’t available until today. To be clear, the app store here is still in...
It’s A Mighty Hard Road To App Store Success

RWW Recommends: The Best Social TV App for iPad

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Here on ReadWriteWeb, we've been taking a close look at some of the best "second screen" apps designed to supplement the TV-watching process. Last week, we reviewed i.TV, which is an excellent way to find information related to a given show. Which is the best app for enhancing the social...
RWW Recommends: The Best Social TV App for iPad

Microsoft's 'Threat Management Gateway' Blocks Free Software Foundation Donation Page As 'Gambling'

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Via Slashdot, we learn that Microsoft's "Threat Management Gateway" (which some companies apparently use to protect against malicious websites) has classified the website for donations to the Free Software Foundation as "gambling," meaning that it's blocked for many users. This was first discovered by a user on Reddit who received...
Microsoft's 'Threat Management Gateway' Blocks Free Software Foundation Donation Page As 'Gambling'
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