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Path.to, an “eHarmony for Jobs,” Expands to New York

Prez Inauguration TicketMaster Fiasco Reminds Us The Private Sector Screws Up, Too

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Those waiting patiently to buy a ticket for President Obama’s final inauguration will be disappointed to know that they were accidently all sold out last Sunday. “A technical error” from Ticketmaster’s system sent an email a day early and led to a flood of premature sales that sold out the...
Prez Inauguration TicketMaster Fiasco Reminds Us The Private Sector Screws Up, Too
Japanese retailer Rakuten botches Kobo Touch launch, leaving opportunity for Amazon's Kindle

Won Corporation is modernising Korea’s promising online payment industry

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South Korean payment specialist Won Corporation is shaking things up in Korea, and its progress was recently acknowledged when it won the country’s “Superstar M” mobile startup competition for its innovative technology and efforts to simplify online transactions. Its focus on Web retail is understandable as Korea has one of the largest online...
Won Corporation is modernising Korea’s promising online payment industry
At the Super Bowl, 4K might literally be a game-changer

iOS 6.1 lock-screen bypass fumble highlights BYOD fragility

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Apple's latest fumble led to users being able to bypass the iOS 6.1 lock screen. In spite of strong back-end mobile device management and security policies, most of the time your enterprise is still at the mercy of the mobile maker not screwing up....
iOS 6.1 lock-screen bypass fumble highlights BYOD fragility

Google's Project Glass available to developers

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Programmers attending Google I/O conference offered prototype of wearable computer for $1,500Google will be selling the prototype version of its wearable computer glasses to US programmers attending its three-day Google I/O conference this week.Developers willing to pay $1,500 (£961) for a pair of the glasses will receive them early next...
Google's Project Glass available to developers

This week in social media: Instagram still making headlines, Tumblr & Foursquare look to advertising and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the biggest and most interesting stories. Instagram is still stealing headlines The Facebook-Instagram acquisition, while almost two weeks old now, has continued to attract attention as more details of the agreement...
This week in social media: Instagram still making headlines, Tumblr & Foursquare look to advertising and more
AmEx launches integration with Apple's Passbook

OpenStreetMap, Apple's Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation

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While Apple continues to weather very bad press (and embarrassing photographic evidence) over its fumble on Maps in iOS 6, one of its existing mapping partners is getting a little injection of cash to continue improving its services. Today MapBox, developers of the crowdsourced OpenStreetMap, today announced that it is...
OpenStreetMap, Apple's Mapping Partner For iPhoto, Gets $575K From The Knight Foundation

Last Night at the Webby Awards, Patton Oswald Tried to Give David Karp a Wedgie

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He wore a hoodie. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for The Webby Awards) Hundreds gathered for the 17th Annual Webby Awards at Cipriani Wall Street last night in a ceremony that honored excellence on the Internet–fart jokes, GIF pronunciation debates and all. Patton Oswald began by observing, “Look at all...
Last Night at the Webby Awards, Patton Oswald Tried to Give David Karp a Wedgie
Yelp Reports Q4 Losses As Local Gets More Crowded Than Ever
IK Multimedia announces 'iRig BlueBoard' Bluetooth MIDI pedalboard for iOS & Mac

Bartz Curses Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt

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Bartz Curses Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt is a post from Chris PirilloYahoo! CEO Carol Bartz participated in a cozy little chat with TechCrunch CEO Michael Arrington earlier today during TechCrunch Disrupt. True to himself, Michael opened the chat by asking Carol “So how the fuck are you?” Niceties aside, Arrington...
Bartz Curses Arrington at TechCrunch Disrupt
The SaaS churn challege: How to hold onto your customers

LG's first VoLTE Bluetooth headset revealed: Tone + packs 'high-quality' audio codec

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LG isn't short of a few Voice over LTE handsets, but this neck-hugging Bluetooth handset promises to offer similarly crisp voice calls, if the feature's available, without the need to fumble around in your pockets . The Tone + headset totes a pair of in-ear buds, is available in...
LG's first VoLTE Bluetooth headset revealed: Tone + packs 'high-quality' audio codec

Microsoft Surface: a change of religion?

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The unveiling of Microsoft's new Surface tablet raised more questions than it answeredMy appetite whetted by three days of rumours, I went online last Monday and watched Microsoft introduce its Surface tablets. After the previous false starts – the moribund Tablet PC and the still-born Courier – Microsoft finally took...
Microsoft Surface: a change of religion?

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

Android Apps also have a backdoor to your photos

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Recent investigations into the untidy state of smartphone app permissions have led to a startling discovery—Android apps can siphon photos off your phone as long as you give the app permission to access an Internet connection. After throwing Apple into the fire for allowing social networking app Path to...
Android Apps also have a backdoor to your photos

Hands on: New turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6

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As always with unreleased software, it’s important to note that it’s unreleased for a reason. However, while iOS 6 is still in the early stages of beta, it’s not too early to answer the question: So, how does turn-by-turn navigation in the new Maps app for iOS 6 work? I...
Hands on: New turn-by-turn navigation in iOS 6

Microsoft fights back against Xbox Live account threats, begs you to update your security settings

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Redmond's console gaming network may not have suffered a breach of security comparable to last year's PSN fumble, but that doesn't mean it hasn't braced for impact. According to Xbox Live General Manager Alex Garden, Microsoft has made great strides in account security by taking legal action against sites...
Microsoft fights back against Xbox Live account threats, begs you to update your security settings

Why Do You Pay For Cable? I Cut The Cord For A Week And It Wasn't A Total Disaster

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Every year it feels like we hear the same story: This is when we'll finally be able to break away from cable or satellite companies and stream all the shows we want to watch when we want to watch them over the web instead. Every year that doesn't happen....
Why Do You Pay For Cable? I Cut The Cord For A Week And It Wasn't A Total Disaster

Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

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Sony’s next-generation SmartWatch is “coming soon” according to the product page, and it looks like a huge improvement over the company’s first attempt, which debuted in Sept. 2010. Like its predecessor, the new SmartWatch connects wirelessly to an Android phone for message notifications on the wrist. The wearable device can...
Sony to try the smartwatch game for a second time

JVC expands app and smartphone compatibility for 2013 head units, gives Android users remote control

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New receivers aren't the only announcement JVC brought to CES -- it's also promising to expand App compatibility for its 2013 line of infotainment head units. Moving forward, the company will be injecting new receivers with App Link Mode with Extended Control, a technology that allows the head unit...
JVC expands app and smartphone compatibility for 2013 head units, gives Android users remote control
New app makes it (somewhat) safer to play with your Android phone while you drive [video]
Look at All the Fucks Dave McClure Gives

Startup Spotlight: Turn a day at the slopes into a memorable clip show with Highlight Hunter

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Highlight Hunter founder Noah Spitzer-Williams If you’re an outdoor adventurer who shoots video while skiing, snowboarding or mountain biking, Highlight Hunter might just save you a few hours when you get back in front of your computer. And that means you can devote even more time to your favorite...
Startup Spotlight: Turn a day at the slopes into a memorable clip show with Highlight Hunter

ClearSlide Lands $28 Million In Round Led by Bessemer

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How many times a week do you have to look at a deck of slides being presented to you by someone else trying to convince you of something? And how much trouble do you go through to see them when you’re viewing them remotely? It can be a hassle, often...
ClearSlide Lands $28 Million In Round Led by Bessemer

Instagram Reportedly Loses 25% of Active Users, But We Doubt It's Due to Rules Backlash

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(Photo: Instagram) “Rage Against Rules,” declares a bolded headline in the New York Post today, which collected stats from App Data to paint a portrait of a flailing Instagram. The Post claims that following the terms of service debacle which supposedly had both normals and celebrities fleeing the app, Instagram’s total active users...
Instagram Reportedly Loses 25% of Active Users, But We Doubt It's Due to Rules Backlash

Ravens Fans Are 14% More Likely To Fumble Their Smartphones During The Super Bowl Than 49ers Fans

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It’s Super Bowl Sunday, and the anticipation is palpable. I can’t speak for Baltimore, but on my recent trip to San Francisco, I realized I had never seen such a large congregation of people all wearing a single team’s merchandise. But all the excitement of the big game, combined with quite...
Ravens Fans Are 14% More Likely To Fumble Their Smartphones During The Super Bowl Than 49ers Fans
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