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Edinburgh festival diary: 'God feels threatened by my amazing show'

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When it comes to self-promoting tweets, there's a fine line between wit and desperationWhat's more important at the fringe: being funny or creating a buzz about your show? It's hard to say. Making yourself out to be obscenely successful is essential these days. You either hype it up or go...
Edinburgh festival diary: 'God feels threatened by my amazing show'

Open Identity Exchange Launches With Lofty Identity Trust Framework

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Today, at the RSA conference, the Open Identity Exchange (OIX), aimed to increase trust in online identities, and backed by the OpenID and Information Card Foundations, announced its inception. In parallel, the U.S. Government is recognizing multiple technology companies as meeting federal standards for identity assurance, including Google, PayPal and...
Open Identity Exchange Launches With Lofty Identity Trust Framework
Lettuce raises $2.1M to prove the viability of SMB software

Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page was asked about Facebook entering search on Charlie Rose's show last night. (VentureBeat grabbed a clip, which is embedded below.) Page didn't really talk about a Facebook search engine, but he did take the chance to reiterate his frustrations with Facebook locking up people's data. He...
Google CEO Larry Page: Facebook Is Holding Users 'Hostage' And It Doesn't Make Sense (FB, GOOG)

Unlock Your Hotel Room with Your Cell Phone

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Unlock Your Hotel Room with Your Cell Phone is a post from Chris PirilloI hate traveling. I love the places that I visit and the people I interact with when I get there. It’s the actual travel part that gets to me every time. There’s always such a rush to...
Unlock Your Hotel Room with Your Cell Phone

This is why Google is losing the future

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“Google is like a crack dealer,” one frustrated startup founder told me recently. “They give you something that gets you hooked, but you end up strung out. You’re so dependent on somebody that you can’t do anything about it.” He was talking about a now-familiar bait-and-switch that Google keeps running...
This is why Google is losing the future

Motorola’s Release of “Developer Edition” RAZR Ignites Online Protest, MOSH 2.0 Commenced

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Well I thought most folks would be excited about the fact that Motorola is releasing an unlockable edition of the Droid RAZR, however that move is leaving a bad taste in their mouthes. While it does lend to the saying “give an inch, take a mile,” I can honestly...
Motorola’s Release of “Developer Edition” RAZR Ignites Online Protest, MOSH 2.0 Commenced
Did Twitter ban a journalist for #NBCFail?

FOR BEGINNERS: A Clever Trick To Make Your iPad Stand Out

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By default, any email you send from your iPad will read "Sent from my iPad" at the bottom of each message.  Watch our quick video explainer below to find out how you can change the default email signature into something that better suits you:  <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="ooyalaPlayer_16u7n_h3blfher" width="618" height="347" codebase="http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab"><param...
FOR BEGINNERS: A Clever Trick To Make Your iPad Stand Out

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

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Broadband caps are spreading across the U.S., and even if Comcast did recently raise its cap of five years from 250 GB a month to 300 GB, the growth of usage based broadband is a negative and insidious trend that could hurt our ability to innovate. So I’ve documented which...
Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

MyVR Raises $1.4M From SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry

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The vacation rental industry is often overlooked, especially relative to hotels. So it might surprise you to learn that it is a massive market, worth over $85 billion in the U.S and Europe alone. And this does not even take into account the new peer-to-peer, social rental platforms (like Airbnb),...
MyVR Raises $1.4M From SV Angel, Chris Dixon To Attack The $85B Vacation Rental Industry

Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

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Developers have been working since June to figure out what a Twitter API restriction could look like. Now, with clearer guidelines, the floodgates have opened, and with Twitter’s announcement on Thursday afternoon came a deluge of reactions to the news. And of course, developers posted their reactions to Twitter. Here...
Developers take to Twitter to vent frustrations with Twitter

Flickr Pro users are grandfathered in, get to keep unlimited storage for $25 a year

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While Flickr did seem generous by offering free users 1TB of space as long as users are willing to put up with ads, it also got rid of the much-beloved Flickr Pro option that awarded unlimited storage for only $25 a year. Now the only upgrade options are to...
Flickr Pro users are grandfathered in, get to keep unlimited storage for $25 a year
Aereo Amps Up Marketing Efforts Before Expanding To New Cities, Hires Former Apple Exec As CCO

Google debuts hilarious videos about how terrible online shopping can be

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Google has introduced several new videos that show how online shopping sites often frustrate users by not giving them accurate search results, making them input awful captchas, or suggesting items not related to what you’re buying. The videos simulate some of the frustrations of online shopping by playing out...
Google debuts hilarious videos about how terrible online shopping can be
Zite's new iOS app update welcomes (but doesn't cater to) mournful Google Reader users

With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

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If you’re looking for a peer-to-peer marketplace trying to take on Craigslist in local commerce, there’s no shortage of startups that fit the bill. HipSwap, OfferUp, Grabio and more are all angling to be the new local marketplace for a more mobile and social crowd. And, since launching in 2011,...
With new Storefronts, Zaarly shows off its marketplace of talented local people for hire

Iterations: The Tension Between Transparency And Privacy In The Startup Ecosystem

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. Everyone wants more transparency. It is part of a deep, fundamental trend. In government. In the workplace. Inside large systems like health care. And, more recently, around early-stage startup metrics and investment data....
Iterations: The Tension Between Transparency And Privacy In The Startup Ecosystem

Orange telecom announces partnership with Facebook to launch social calling app

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French telecommunications company Orange today announced a partnership with Facebook to offer a social calling application that will allow users to call each other via mobile or desktop. The service, called “Party Call,” is set to launch in France in summer 2013. Although Orange is building on Facebook APIs that...
Orange telecom announces partnership with Facebook to launch social calling app

Why can Soluto do what Microsoft can’t? They get rid of Windows frustrations (exclusive first look)

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This video is reposted from Rackspace’s building43 site. When we visited Israel a few weeks ago we kept running into people who would ask “have you seen Soluto yet?” Luckily we were able to visit them in their Tel Aviv offices and get a good look. What do they...
Why can Soluto do what Microsoft can’t? They get rid of Windows frustrations (exclusive first look)

Google Buzz Should Have Begun Its Life in Gmail Labs

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The more I use Google’s new social media venture Buzz, the more I feel it should have begun its life as Gmail Labs add-on. The product just isn’t ready yet and the fact that it’s been thrown into Gmail users lives just-like -that is beginning to feel borderline absurd. Buzz...
Google Buzz Should Have Begun Its Life in Gmail Labs

Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi

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Love venting your E-Train frustrations with Boingo and Google Offers' free WiFi? While the Manhattan program ends on September 7th, the partnership has swelled its coverage to include a further 24 locations across the nation. From today, eight malls will offer WiFi in cities like LA, SF and Seattle...
Google Offers, Boingo add more locations for free and discounted public WiFi

Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

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The digital director for the Romney campaign responded to criticism in the blogosphere  of the campaign’s Election-Day “Orca” vote monitoring platform, saying the program had issues but for the most part performed its mission.  Zac Moffatt said that data about 14.2 million voters was recorded through Orca, including 5,397 instances...
Romney digital director: Orca wasn't a loss

Hollywood Talent Turns To Kickstarter To Escape 'Institutional Censorship'

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In discussions about artists like Amanda Palmer using Kickstarter, plenty of people continue to insist that their success was made possible by their traditional industry backgrounds. We've already gone over lots of reasons why this is silly, most notably the fact that such artists to a lot of work and...
Hollywood Talent Turns To Kickstarter To Escape 'Institutional Censorship'

eBay Now to offer same-day shipping from local stores, launching iOS beta in San Francisco

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Need something today, but can't bother yourself with a trip to the store? Apparently, there's going to be an app for that -- at least in San Francisco. Local eBay users have started receiving beta invites for eBay Now, an iOS app that will allow shoppers to pick up...
eBay Now to offer same-day shipping from local stores, launching iOS beta in San Francisco
Transit app developers see iOS 6 Maps as a chance to shine

Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

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We've already heard about Windows RT's "modest" beginning, and now there's talk full-blown Windows 8 ain't flying off the shelves either. According to MS aficionado Paul Thurrott and his insider sources, uptake of the new OS isn't hitting Redmond's targets, with the blame being put on OEMs and their...
Windows 8 sales have been 'slow going,' Microsoft said to be blaming OEMs

O2 joins the portable WiFi movement with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot device

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O2 is taking on the likes of 3′s Mifi with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot today. These little devices provide WiFi access on the go wherever users have a strong enough 3G signal. O2′s offering enables up to five devices to connect simultaneously to share mobile internet access. Good news for people...
O2 joins the portable WiFi movement with the launch of its Pocket Hotspot device

Massive Mail Improvements in iPhone 4.0 OS.

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Many of the frustrations of Mail of the iPhone appear to be resolved.Here are some of the hard and fast details:Fast inbox switching, organize by thread.More than one Exchange account.Unified inbox: Customers can have multiple e-mail accounts and they all can show up into one inbox.Encrypt all of your e-mail...
Massive Mail Improvements in iPhone 4.0 OS.

Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents

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You’ve heard this story before: Person sets out to find an apartment or buy their first home. Person struggles to navigate the noise of Craigslist, manage applications, impressions, notes, scheduling open house times, and find quality, searchable recommendations on apartments, houses, landlords and real estate agents. Person becomes frustrated and...
Backed By Google & Eric Schmidt, HomeLight Launches A New Way To Find The Best Real Estate Agents
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