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Take 5 – A Website Optimization Checklist for the New Year

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Take a few minutes to make sure your website is fully optimized, or to find ways to add to what you've already accomplished in way of your local business web site design. Design Look & Feel: Is your website catchy, but not too busy? Are the different pages clear and...
Take 5 – A Website Optimization Checklist for the New Year
Small business of America: double down on Facebook now to be part of the new graph search

Colombia to start testing 700MHz LTE, joins a Latin American trend in 4G

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Those in the US can brag about having the range, indoor friendliness and other advantages of 700MHz LTE, but few other countries have that edge so far: Latin Americans who have any LTE at all usually have to contend with less tolerant 2.6GHz bands. Colombia isn't happy with that...
Colombia to start testing 700MHz LTE, joins a Latin American trend in 4G
Who's the greenest of them all? With Sure points, you can count your eco-friendliness

Ubuntu smartphone preview coming February 21 for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4

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Developers (and plenty of brave geeks) will soon be able to get a taste of Ubuntu’s smartphone version — assuming they have a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4. Ubuntu developer Canonical announced today that it will release a Developer Preview image, along with the necessary tools to install it,...
Ubuntu smartphone preview coming February 21 for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4

Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

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Editor’s note: This article by Liam Boogar originally appeared on Rude Baguette, which covers the Internet and technology sector in France, combining breaking news with in-depth analysis. Ridesharing marketplace BlaBlaCar announced today that they have launched in Germany, their 11th market in Europe. The company raised $10 million from Accel Partners back in January 2012, after...
Ridesharing Marketplace BlaBlaCar Expands To Germany

Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora

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There's no doubt that desktop Linux has become increasingly user-friendly over the years, but it's equally true that some distributions focus more on ease of use than others do. Ubuntu and Linux Mint are two examples at the forefront of this usability trend, but recently I came across another...
Korora Linux 18 aims to deliver a friendlier Fedora

More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer Up To €250k Investment

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Another day, another new incubator coming out of Germany (in fact, it feels like the whole of Europe has gone a little incubator crazy of late): German Startups Group is a new fund set up by Christoph Gerlinger and Alexander Kölpin, both of whom look well-placed to tap the local...
More Incubator Love For Berlin: German Startups Group To Offer Up To €250k Investment

Power, Pollution and the Internet

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In processing a staggering amount of Internet activity, data centers waste vast amounts of energy, belying the information industry's image of eco-friendliness....
Power, Pollution and the Internet

Local event discovery app Vamos gets 'better-looking' Android version

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The Social Graph-powered, hyper-local event discovery tool Vamos is now available on Android as well as iPhone, the platform on which it launched back in August. The Android app is available globally from launch and, at least as CEO Luis-Daniel Alegria tells it, it’s actually an improvement over the iOS...
Local event discovery app Vamos gets 'better-looking' Android version

Microsoft Hotmail Is Going Metro (But Won’t Be Called “Newmail”)

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Microsoft Hotmail is getting a makeover. At least, that’s what some leaked screenshots are showing. The service, which today is still branded under the “Windows Live” umbrella, is going to be slimmed down and simplified, giving it a  Metro-style look and feel. The details were obtained yesterday via Microsoft enthusiast...
Microsoft Hotmail Is Going Metro (But Won’t Be Called “Newmail”)

Huawei M660 wields portrait keyboard, headed for Cricket Wireless?

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After the familiar vertical keyboard structure of a BlackBerry, but with all the Google friendliness and app breadth of an Android phone? Then Huawei may have the answer -- and it looks like it'll land on the US carrier, Cricket. According to leaked photos sent to PhoneArena, the Huawei...
Huawei M660 wields portrait keyboard, headed for Cricket Wireless?
Atlanta tops list of best places to start a business; Seattle ranks 7th

Busbud, The Kayak For Intercity Bus Travel, Raises $1M Round Led By iNovia Capital And Real Ventures

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Canadian startup Busbud, which bills itself as the “Kayak for intercity bus travel,” today announced that it has raised a first $1 million funding round led by iNovia Capital and Real Ventures. Peter Kern, an Expedia board member and managing partner of private equity firm InterMedia Partners, as well as...
Busbud, The Kayak For Intercity Bus Travel, Raises $1M Round Led By iNovia Capital And Real Ventures

Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

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Forbes has an article about how lawyers representing Richard Brandson's Virgin property have sent a letter to "I Am Not A Virgin," a small jeans company in NYC, complaining about its attempt to register the trademark on its name in the US. The Forbes report falsely states that it's a...
Richard Branson Claims People May Confuse 'I Am Not A Virgin Jeans' With His Virgin Properties

Greenpeace study gives Wipro top marks for eco-friendliness, docks Apple, Dell and Lenovo

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Greenpeace often seeks to light a fire under companies it thinks are dragging their heels in clean technology, and that's more apparent than ever in its latest Guide to Greener Electronics. The frontrunner this time is chart newcomer Wipro, an Indian tech giant that scores a high 7.1 in...
Greenpeace study gives Wipro top marks for eco-friendliness, docks Apple, Dell and Lenovo

First look: OneNote 2013

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Microsoft's note-taking application OneNote has long been the company's attempt to build a "killer app" for the tablet PC. Over the years, OneNote has acquired a small but devoted fanbase of users who adore its rich multimedia scrapbooking and stylus/pen integration. Yet somehow, OneNote never won mainstream appeal. The application...
First look: OneNote 2013

Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

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There's no shortage of iPhone-friendly headsets. Not many are actually designed to match an iPhone's looks, however, and Harman Kardon is counting on that urge to coordinate to draw a few listeners into a new line of very tersely-named headphones and headsets. The more conspicuous resemblances to Apple's creation...
Harman Kardon trots out five iPhone-matching headsets, keeps you in high Apple fashion

After Suicide of Jody Sherman, A Call to Talk About the Emotional Strain of Life at Startups

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This week, the startup community mourned the death of Jody Sherman, the Ecomom founder and CEO who was found dead on Monday. In the days that followed, Mr. Sherman’s friends and colleagues remembered his drive and generosity and sense of humor in a series of blog posts—posts that largely left...
After Suicide of Jody Sherman, A Call to Talk About the Emotional Strain of Life at Startups

The Chromebook Pixel Is Doomed By A Major identity Crisis

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When they were introduced, Chromebooks made sense as a Google-branded evolution of the netbook for the tablet shy. But in 2013, consumers still don't understand why there are so many versions of Android - much less what Google's Chrome OS is or who it's for. With the Chromebook Pixel, Google's cloud-happy notebooks have created a...
The Chromebook Pixel Is Doomed By A Major identity Crisis
The message of Microsoft Windows 8: "Reimagined" diversity

Google Is Working On A Technology That, If Perfected, Would Save 1.2 Million Lives Per Year

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Google is working on a technology that, if perfected, would prevent about 35,000 deaths per year in the United States and 1.2 million deaths per year worldwide. To put that number in context: About 23,000 American men and women will die of leukemia in 2012, according to the National Cancer Institute....
Google Is Working On A Technology That, If Perfected, Would Save 1.2 Million Lives Per Year
Barnes & Noble strikes back at Amazon with Nook HD, HD+

With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App

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It’s been just eight weeks since Zimride’s ride-sharing service, Lyft, was launched in beta, providing San Francisco users a low-cost alternative to cabs and Ubers. Since then, the service has grown a tremendous amount: It’s got more than 100 drivers operating in the area, who together are taking hundreds of...
With A San Francisco Launch Imminent, Lyft Is Doubling Its Fleet Of Drivers And Readying An Android App
Thumbtack Revamp Makes It Even Easier To Find A Service Provider
Make Google Chrome do your bidding with new Google Apps control panel
Europe and Asia adopting Windows 8 at double U.S. rate (plus more juicy Windows 8 data)

Locking up, locking down: hands on with iOS 6 enterprise management

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Apple's latest release of the iOS operating system doesn't come packed with a lot of new features for companies looking to reign in the whole "bring your own device" stampede. But the few twists Apple has added to iOS 6 will certainly make it more attractive to organizations that want...
Locking up, locking down: hands on with iOS 6 enterprise management

Andrew Kim's square Coke bottle design

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CCS student Andrew Kim's Coke bottle redesign is an ambitious take on the iconic bottle, going square in the name of eco-friendliness. The new bottle shape would take up far less space in shipping pallets per bottle, and a push-up in the bottom large enough to accommodate the cap...
Andrew Kim's square Coke bottle design
The top 10 bike-friendly cities in America: Yes, Portland coasts to top of list
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