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eToys Vets Launch Wonderville, A Platform For Early Childhood Learning

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Wonderville, an education-focused technology startup built by eToys vets from the dotcom era, is today making its public debut. You might, at first glance, think of the company as something like a “Khan Academy” for the younger crowd, given that its goal is to augment a child’s education (K-8) with...
eToys Vets Launch Wonderville, A Platform For Early Childhood Learning

OpenNebula cloud -- bigger than expected in business

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OpenNebula — the open-source cloud behind the European Space Agency and CERN – may be bigger in private industry business than many may have anticipated. According to new survey data from C12G Labs, the company behind OpenNebula, 43 percent of 600 users responding are in business accounts compared to 17 percent in...
OpenNebula cloud -- bigger than expected in business

HP proxy: Ray Lane’s $10 million comp and other fun facts

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While 2011 was a bad year for Hewlett-Packard, it was a good year for chairman Ray Lane. Lane, who became executive chairman of HP on September 22, 2011 (he had been non-executive chairman since November 1, 2010)  logged more than $10 million in total compensation — the bulk of it...
HP proxy: Ray Lane’s $10 million comp and other fun facts
More fun facts about AWS usage, this time from Cloudyn

This week in social media: celebrations, sexism and sharing Facebook passwords

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This week in social media has certainly had its ups and downs. An up was celebrating the original social media darling, Twitter’s sixth birthday. The very same social network made headlines for some of its users for some pretty negative reasons, as a publicly tweeted argument snowballed with Geeklist coming under...
This week in social media: celebrations, sexism and sharing Facebook passwords
Life, the Universe and Minecraft in one amazing interactive graphic

15 INFOGRAPHICS ABOUT TAXES

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Tomorrow is Tax Day in the United States. It is the day where tax returns are due to the federal and state governments from U.S. citizens, resident aliens, etc. April 15 has been Tax Day since 1955. The tax system in the U.S. can be quite complex so Pulse2...
15 INFOGRAPHICS ABOUT TAXES

Facebook Nears A Billion Members: Fun Facts

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As Facebook's user base approaches one billion, how does the gigantic social network stack up against some of the planet's other big numbers? Let's find out....
Facebook Nears A Billion Members: Fun Facts
Good Deal: 'Super Stardust HD' celebrates fifth anniversary with $8 sale

Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Student loan debt has surpassed $1 trillion and yet the cost of college tuition continues to rise. Instagrad launched its attempt to solve this problem today. The startup has built a crowdfunding platform to help parents pay for their...
Instagrad tackles student loan debt with crowdfunding platform for college (exclusive)

Using Facebook’s PE ratio, Apple is worth $3.8 trillion and other fun facts

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In this post data from Google Finance will be used. The financial information is accurate as of the time of writing. By the time you read this, the data will be slightly old.  Unfair financial comparisons are oodles of fun to make. In that vein, today we are going to...
Using Facebook’s PE ratio, Apple is worth $3.8 trillion and other fun facts

5 fun data center facts from the Uptime Institute

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It’s a tough economy out there. That’s why some figures from the new Uptime Institute’s 2012 Data Center Industry Survey might surprise those who would expect spending on data center infrastructure to be cut to the bone. That’s not true for the majority of the 1,100 owners and operators that...
5 fun data center facts from the Uptime Institute

For Valentines Day, Some Wandering Eyes

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The male gaze plot from looking at Match.com In a time when many people are spending less and less time meeting and connecting in real life, and more and more time connecting online, there’s a new study that basically says men are shallow and women are looking for partners of...
For Valentines Day, Some Wandering Eyes
Another Agency Holding Company Might Strike A Deal With Twitter [THE BRIEF]

LinkedIn Now Has 200 Million Users (That's Bigger Than The Population Of Brazil)

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Sir Richard Branson has the most followers on the site. Some fun facts courtesy of Business Insider now that LinkedIn has hit the 200 million member mark: If it were a country, it would be the fifth largest in the world (behind Indonesia, ahead of Brazil). And if it...
LinkedIn Now Has 200 Million Users (That's Bigger Than The Population Of Brazil)

Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

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Trying to compare and contrast the cost of computing resources between clouds takes a lot of fortitude. And, just when you think you’ve got the best possible price for a small compute instance or a couple gigs of storage, Amazon, or Google, or Microsoft or someone else cuts its prices....
Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

The Most Popular Camera Used on Flickr? The iPhone.

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(Image: apple.com) Flickr just released its quarterly stats report, which reveals a few fun facts. Did you know that there are now 7.2 billion photos on Flickr, with users uploading 2,500 new photos a minute? Did you know that there are 228,207,499 Creative Commons-licensed photos on Flickr? Most interesting, though,...
The Most Popular Camera Used on Flickr? The iPhone.
How big is the search engine optimization industry? [infographic]
'The Where, the Why, and the How' combines art and science to explain life's mysteries

2013 Ford Fusion fun facts

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Ford gave CNET an opportunity to drive the new Fusion and Fusion Hybrid, and provided much information about the newest generation of its mid-size sedan. [Read more]...
2013 Ford Fusion fun facts

This week in cloud: Amazon upsets Apple; NTT backs Cloud Foundry; cloud taxes in dispute

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Amazon bests Apple in consumer appeal Amazon is the most widely admired U.S. company, edging out last year’s favorite, Apple, according to the new Harris Interactive Poll on most reputable companies. The online book seller and cloud services provider ranked in the top five in five of six criteria and its...
This week in cloud: Amazon upsets Apple; NTT backs Cloud Foundry; cloud taxes in dispute
PAX: Pirates, ninjas and what's really going on with games

With 140 million active users and 340 million tweets per day, Twitter is officially mainstream

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Hot on the heels of Twitter’s 6th birthday, the company has released some stats that shed light on just how much it has grown since 2006. According to Twitter, the site has more than 140 million active users, with over 340 million Tweets per day. This means that a jaw-dropping...
With 140 million active users and 340 million tweets per day, Twitter is officially mainstream

500 Startups debuts fifth batch of accelerator companies

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Having thrown open its doors to the startup masses for applications this fall on AngelList, 500 Startups is ready to announce its latest companies: 33 startups will arrive with the fifth accelerator batch this winter. After the last batch presented at a demo day in July, 500 Startups accepted this group...
500 Startups debuts fifth batch of accelerator companies

The 40 Sexiest Tech Executives Alive

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Whoever thinks that brains and beauty don't mix clearly hasn't heard about these 30 executives in the tech industry. They're intelligent, successful, and not bad to look at.  Some of the people on this list are worth millions, or even billions of dollars. Others are just getting started in tech...
The 40 Sexiest Tech Executives Alive

Euro 2012: CBBC's red button football frolics | Sonali Shah

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The CBBC football commentary that swept Twitter was intended as a complement, not an antidote, to BBC1's coverageI've been part of a CBBC commentary team twice before but we've never had a reaction quite like we did during and after our alternative commentary for the Euro 2012 final last night....
Euro 2012: CBBC's red button football frolics | Sonali Shah

Ask Jeeves launches its ‘Question of the Day’ iOS app for UK trivia fans

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With Google pretty much owning the search market space around the world, it’s easy to forget there are other search engines out there. And I’m not talking about Bing or Yahoo. Ask Jeeves launched as a question-and-answer based search engine in 1996 and, well, it’s still ambling along. Today,...
Ask Jeeves launches its ‘Question of the Day’ iOS app for UK trivia fans

Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Tech

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They're smart. They're attractive. They're powerful. And, wait for it, they're single. These bachelors and bachelorettes have it all--and people are undoubtedly lining up to meet them.  As a rule of thumb, we're defining bachelors and bachelorettes as anyone who is not yet married.  That means there is still time to...
Most Eligible Bachelors And Bachelorettes In Tech

Tripl, The Social Network For Travelers, Makes A Mini-Pivot With A Focus On Design

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Tripl, a new social startup that launched back in December of 2011, has just undergone a mini-pivot (if you will). The service once tried to link friends (and friends of friends) who might be traveling (or living) in the same area, but after a stay at the DreamIt accelerator in...
Tripl, The Social Network For Travelers, Makes A Mini-Pivot With A Focus On Design

Infographic: Fun Oscar Trivia

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LocateTV has created a wonderful infographic titled “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About The Oscars”, which is filled with fun facts about the Academy Awards. For example, which person has won the most Oscars? What is the longest acceptance speech in history? Or the box office factoid above...
Infographic: Fun Oscar Trivia
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