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Twitter CEO: Unlike Facebook, We’re Naturally Suited to Mobile

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Mr. Costolo (Twitter.com) Okay, now we’re really wondering what’s up with Facebook’s mobile strategy. Because–according to CEO Dick Costolo, anyway–Twitter seems to be doing just fine making money off mobile. Reuters reports that Mr. Costolo appeared yesterday on a panel at a conference in San Francisco. Asked the difference between...
Twitter CEO: Unlike Facebook, We’re Naturally Suited to Mobile

Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

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We've been managing our photos together for almost a decade now. Things were nice and simple at the start and we both knew what to expect from each other - I pulled my photos off my camera on the computer, imported them into iPhoto and arranged them. Life was good....
Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

FYI, Pandora's Extensive Catalog Now Includes Hits From 50 Shades of Grey

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Does it ever seem like Pandora’s sourcing is a little… off? You’ll hear a golden oldie, only to look and see it’s been pulled from some random soundtrack to a forgotten, shitty movie. “That’s weird,” you’ll think, before diving back into your workday. Well, the trend appears to have reached...
FYI, Pandora's Extensive Catalog Now Includes Hits From 50 Shades of Grey

Symbian’s S^4 interface gets previewed on video

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Symbian fans looking forward to the S^4 release can get a sneak peek at the interface for this upcoming OS courtesy of YouTube member mdanofierce. The two b-roll style  S^4 videos appear to be recorded from an emulator and reveal a multiple homescreen, touch-based interface that is peppered with...
Symbian’s S^4 interface gets previewed on video
Polar Demonstrates Exactly What To Do If Your App's User Base Is Becoming Too "Teen-Centric"
The future is now, the future is weird: an expedition into the dark heart of CES
How Long Will Apple Shareholders Have To Endure This Humiliating Embarrassment (AAPL)

Syracuse makes real lava in parking lot for kicks (and science)

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Geology typically requires a suspension of our everyday sense of time to be appreciated. If you stare at a rock for a minute or two, you’re unlikely to be rewarded with much action—unless you throw it. But that doesn’t do it for everybody. What does do it for just...
Syracuse makes real lava in parking lot for kicks (and science)
Samsung Galaxy Note Review: Who Do You Think You Are? Mr. Big Stuff?

If you’re a Google Apps admin, you will now have access to a “Gmail log search”

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If you’re a business, non-profit or educational institution, administrating all of the accounts can be a bear, I can imagine. A new tool from Google Apps, called Gmail log search, will allow administrators peek into the inbound and outbound email traffic happening from their domain. Before you freak out though,...
If you’re a Google Apps admin, you will now have access to a “Gmail log search”

How To Prepare For Your Big Interview With Google (GOOG)

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Interviewing with Google is stressful if you're a software engineer. You'll have to solve very tough problems. You'll have to do things outside of your comfort zone, like write code on a white board. Most of all: you probably really, really want this job. Google is considered one of...
How To Prepare For Your Big Interview With Google (GOOG)

GloSpex glasses light up, freak people out

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The GloSpex Kickstarter project is destined to be a darling among ravers. The specs feature one-way illumination. The lens glow outwardly, but don't shine in the wearer's eyes....
GloSpex glasses light up, freak people out

Foursquare Cops: Because everyone hates a Foursquare cheater

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If you’ve got a few friends on Foursquare, you might see the occasional check-in that can’t possibly be happening, and perhaps it makes you really pissed off. Target is totally not open at 3:30 in the morning. Or someone’s just checked into the code-named location for your mom’s house...
Foursquare Cops: Because everyone hates a Foursquare cheater
More Than Five Percent of Free Mobile Apps Include Adware

Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Pirate Bay

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judgecorp writes "Two Dutch ISPs have complied with a demand to block the Pirate Bay, but KPN and T-Mobile are refusing to block the site." Torrent Freak has a bit more info. T-Mobile at least seems to imply they would respond to a court order, and are merely refusing...
Dutch ISPs Refuse To Block Pirate Bay

Something Happened To Apple Shares Today That Almost Never Happens

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Shocker: Apple was down today, while the S&P was up more than 1%. It's almost always the other way around: Apple stays strong while the market is weak. And when the market is strong, Apple is usually super strong. According to Bespoke, the last day that Apple was down on...
Something Happened To Apple Shares Today That Almost Never Happens

Apple's Stock Run Is Really Starting To Freak People Out (AAPL)

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In a recent note, BofA's Michael Hartnett identified two risks to the market. The first was China (which is a oft-discussed threat/issue) and the second one was... Apple. In fact, he even put up a version of this chart (via ZeroHedge) to show how freakishly large the stock had...
Apple's Stock Run Is Really Starting To Freak People Out (AAPL)

Pro (advertising) choice

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Behavioral advertising is backfiring – the more experienced users become, the more cautious they get in order to avoid aggressive trackingA couple of weeks ago, I came to a realisation: I was becoming more and more reluctant to click on advertising banners because I feared I would be digitally tailed...
Pro (advertising) choice

Even uTorrent Has an App Store Now

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Have app stores officially jumped the shark? uTorrent, one of the most popular BitTorrent client programs available today with over 50 million monthly users, has launched a new version of their software (codename: Griffin) which now includes extensions, aka "apps." Yes, that's right, even uTorrent has an app store now....
Even uTorrent Has an App Store Now

Facedeals: Will Anyone Trust It Enough To Use It?

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If I can count on any two things in this world, it's that salsa will always taste good, no matter what kind it is, and everyone will freak out at some point about privacy settings via Facebook. I mean, if Mark Zuckerberg's sister can't figure it out, what hope is...
Facedeals: Will Anyone Trust It Enough To Use It?

Twitter's Cofounders Are Backing A Fake Meat Company, And It's So Good It Will Freak You Out

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Read it at Slate > Please follow SAI on Twitter and Facebook.Join the conversation about this story »...
Twitter's Cofounders Are Backing A Fake Meat Company, And It's So Good It Will Freak You Out

Headshot Science: Faces Too Close Perceived As Less Attractive, Trustworthy, And Competent

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Your makeup, hair, and clothing look fabulous, and the lighting is just right. But, that neatly planned headshot or cute self-pic may ignore an important factor in how people judge trustworthiness, attractiveness, and competence: distance from the camera. “It turns out that faces photographed quite close-up are geometrically warped,...
Headshot Science: Faces Too Close Perceived As Less Attractive, Trustworthy, And Competent

Snapjoy launches new importing tool: Now's the time to call it your favorite photo service

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I’ve made it pretty clear in my reporting that I’m an absolute freak when it comes to taking and sharing photos. I literally have over 15,000 photos hosted online, and can’t wait to notch another five figures. TNW told you about a service called Snapjoy that was building something quite...
Snapjoy launches new importing tool: Now's the time to call it your favorite photo service
Being entertained and going social: The Ultimate Smartphone Guide, part II

A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

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You can barely hear the birds chirping in this YouTube video of a man picking some fresh ingredients for a wild salad, and yet that very sound has been identified as copyrighted material, belonging to music company, Rumblefish. YouTube user eeplox posted this to Google’s YouTube help forum a couple...
A copyright claim on chirping birds highlights the flaws of YouTube’s automated system

Kinect Accelerator company profiles: Freak'n Genius, GestSure Technologies, Kimetric and Styku

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Microsoft's Kinect Accelerator program kicked off over a month ago, but at the time we were only made aware of the participant start-ups' names, not their innovations. So, when Microsoft offered us the opportunity to talk with the folks behind four of the program's participants -- Freak'n Genius, GestSure...
Kinect Accelerator company profiles: Freak'n Genius, GestSure Technologies, Kimetric and Styku
Facebook redesigns Friendship Pages with Timeline in mind

Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

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For some of us, hanging out with our parents is something best relegated to off-work hours and holidays. But Kenneth Lerer and Ben Lerer have had some big successes working together at Lerer Ventures, the New York City venture capital firm whose portfolio includes BuzzFeed, Warby Parker, Everlane, FancyHands,...
Kenneth And Ben Lerer Talk Good Design, Strong Politics, And Mixing Work And Family [TCTV]

R/C Superheroes Fly Around NYC To Market Movie

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To market the soon-to-be-released coming of age superpowers story Chronicle, Fox hired viral marketing agency Thinkmodo to deliver a campaign. Aaaaaand this is what they came up with -- flying three R/C superheroes around NYC trying to freak people out. Me? I would've hired a sky writer to spell...
R/C Superheroes Fly Around NYC To Market Movie

Is Facebook's Facial Recognition That Scary?

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There has been some concern here and there about Facebook's face recognition technology, though I will admit that I still don't see it as being that concerning. It only works on people who you're already listed as being "friends" with -- not just randomly identifying people in crowds or anything....
Is Facebook's Facial Recognition That Scary?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?