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Three Ring Upgrades Students' Work From Refrigerator Door To Digital Portfolio

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Occasionally, I will publish interviews of edtech startups that present at the NYC EdTech Entrepreneurs Meetup, a startup series that blends educator insights with entrepreneur business presentations. These interviews focus on the philosophy behind the creations, and the reasons for developing them, rather than the straight-up business model. This series...
Three Ring Upgrades Students' Work From Refrigerator Door To Digital Portfolio

Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

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Tagged photos are Facebook’s lifeblood, and it would be happy to suck them out of other apps. That’s why I suspect Facebook will resurrect Face.com’s facial recognition API, even though it just shut it down less than a month after acquiring the Israeli company. Reopening the API will let other apps’...
Facebook Acq-Retired Face.com, But Here's Why It Will Bank By Reviving Its Facial Recog API

Live From Chirp: Twitter’s Platform Roadmap

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Ryan Sarver, Twitter’s Director of Platform, has just taken the stage at Chirp, where he’s giving third party developers an outline of what they can expect in the future from Twitter’s all-important developer platform. 75% of all traffic to twitter comes from third party clients, 60% of tweets come from...
Live From Chirp: Twitter’s Platform Roadmap

Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

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Airbnb is about to take a very big bet against anonymity. Going further than any significant consumer tech company has before, the peer-to-peer travel accommodation site valued at $2.5 billion wants to combine users’ online and offline identities with a process that includes checking official photo IDs. It’s a gamble....
Airbnb Now Wants to Check Your Government ID

5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits

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I took two weeks completely offline over the Holidays, and I learned something humbling. I like to blame technology itself for encouraging bad habits. But in my reluctance to come back onto the grid this week, I eased in cautiously, and I realized that most of the problems just arise...
5 New Year's Resolutions To Manage Your Tech Habits
Japan's new 'floating' maglev trains will run at a blistering 310mph

Rumor: Google SVP Arora to control Motorola post-merger

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An as yet unconfirmed rumor floating around Google suggests that the company's chief business officer and senior VP Nikesh Arora would take effective control of Motorola should its proposed takeover be approved. The tip to Business Insider had Arora "agitating" for a CEO role at some level ever since Larry...
Rumor: Google SVP Arora to control Motorola post-merger

SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music -- Users Can 'Sync' License Their Tracks For Commercial Use

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In a tie-up with the stock photography and digital media giant Getty Images, users of SoundCloud can now offer their tracks for commercial licensing, providing another avenue for monetization for musicians and sound artists who use the platform to host their creations. Likewise, it gives “media, advertisers, designers and creatives”...
SoundCloud Partners With Getty Images Music -- Users Can 'Sync' License Their Tracks For Commercial Use
PayByGroup's new feature takes the hassle out of group ticket buying

Why the "Want" Button Doesn't Work for Social Commerce

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When you’re in the market for a new camera, or a backpack for your 2nd grader, chances are you’ll search Google or Amazon for the product you want, and then scan for the cheapest deal or the best-reviewed product. You might also go directly to a favorite retailer’s website and...
Why the "Want" Button Doesn't Work for Social Commerce

FastPay Raises $25M To Tackle Digital Media Cash Flow

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FastPay, a startup offering credit lines to digital media companies, says it has raised $25 million in new funding. That may sound like a weirdly specific business model, but founder and CEO Jed Simon tells me via email that FastPay is solving a big problem in the online advertising industry...
FastPay Raises $25M To Tackle Digital Media Cash Flow

Cybersecurity in Focus as Obama, Xi Meet

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Ahead of the summit meeting between the leaders of the U.S. and China, former U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said cyber security is the biggest source of friction in the relationship between the countries, and a threat to the global economic system. The issue will likely be near the top...
Cybersecurity in Focus as Obama, Xi Meet
Facebook rolls out carrier billing for mobile purchases

This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app

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Apps are huge and everyone knows it — Apple alone is about to pass 50 billion app downloads. Unfortunately, there’s a flaw in the “app for everything” ideology: now every single website these days wants to be an app. This is a bad because… Not everything needs to be an app If...
This Tumblr says what everyone is thinking: I don't want to download your app
Staples wants to sell you your first 3D printer
Staples is now selling Apple accessories including Apple TV, keyboards, Airports, Magic Mouse, and Smart Covers

FWD.us' First Big Call To Action Automatically Phones Your Senator

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Mark Zuckerberg and Joe Green’s controversial political advocacy group FWD.us started getting the public involved today with its new Speak Up campaign that calls you and connects you to your senator to show you support for immigration reform. Until now, the only way people could participate in FWD.us was signing up to...
FWD.us' First Big Call To Action Automatically Phones Your Senator

Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing

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more, More, MORE. STOP! Rather than cram more features into Bump 3.0, the team behind the 75 million-installs mobile app combed the data and brushed off all the features no one used. Now, instead of letting you wirelessly share apps, music, and calendar events with nearby devices, it only allows...
Death To Feature Creep! Bump 3.0 Dumps All But Contacts and Photo Sharing

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up: 'just get here if you can'

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While the world still waits for the GTX 680 to reach Newegg, NVIDIA has pushed ahead with the next card down in its stack: the $399 GTX 670. This more affordable card keeps most of the main Kepler credentials intact, but it necessarily makes a few compromises on the...
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 670 review round-up: 'just get here if you can'
Women Collaborating With Social Media More Than Men [Infographic]

The Primetimeness of Apple's Passbook

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I’m not really in the habit of breaking down other writer’s posts, but in this case I’ll make an exception. Erica Ogg wrote the article linked above at GigaOm, entitled Apple’s New Passbook Isn’t Quite Ready For Primetime. In it she describes the points that she feels are still showing...
The Primetimeness of Apple's Passbook

Automattic Founder Matt Mullenweg Talks WordPress, Blogging And Twitter VS. Instagram At LeWeb

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At LeWeb Paris today, Automattic‘s founder Matt Mullenweg and Gigaom‘s Om Malik took the stage to talk about WordPress, the state of blogging and the recent friction between Twitter and Instagram. According to Mullenweg, the problem with many of the services like Facebook and Twitter is that they aren’t user-centric...
Automattic Founder Matt Mullenweg Talks WordPress, Blogging And Twitter VS. Instagram At LeWeb

Developers & APIs: The Rules of Engagement

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If you haven’t been following the Internet forums and developer blogs, it’s been a dramatic month for the API ecosystem. The debate often boils down to a question over who owns the content generated by users, the platform companies or the public — a question that won’t be answered anytime...
Developers & APIs: The Rules of Engagement
PayPal unveils new Android SDK with multiple in-app payment methods, available to US developers on May 15

The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use

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Apps are reaching an inflection point. Now that zillions of apps are available to serve every imaginable purpose, there are two ways for them to keep us interested. They can either melt into the background and do their jobs with minimum fuss, or they can force us to pay attention...
The Best App Is the One You Don't Have to Use
PS4's 'play while downloading' feature arrives on PS3 first with 'The Last of Us'
Retail: With Prime Service, Amazon Is Set to Crush Offline Retail
Dyad: Chasing the anxiety of influence at 100BPM

Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

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How many mobile acquisitions and team hires can Facebook do in one month? Too many to count, apparently. There was mobile commerce startup Karma, then they hired the team from Android developer shop Lightbox. Now the developers from Pieceable, which created an easy way for publishers to build their apps...
Facebook Picks Up The Mobile Development Team From Pieceable

Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy

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Following the FTC’s release today of a massive online privacy policy framework, I had a few minutes to chat with FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz. I asked him about the implications for Web and social media companies that use personal data. credit: Win McNamee, Getty Images News For context, the conversation...
Q&A: FTC Chairman on How Web Start-ups Should Handle Privacy
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