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fundamental shift

Android Market raises maximum app size to 4GB, APK files still limited to 50MB

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A small but fundamental shift happened this evening in the Android Market, as Google has raised its rather arbitrary maximum application size from 50MB to a hefty 4GB. While APK files retain the traditional 50MB restriction, developers will be able to bundle two additional 2GB expansion files with their...
Android Market raises maximum app size to 4GB, APK files still limited to 50MB

Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music

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The Android Market has morphed significantly since its inception, which now allows users to purchase books, music and rent movies, all from within a hub that was originally designed for just apps. To recognize this fundamental shift -- and emphasize the availability of content for sale -- Google is...
Google Play replaces Android Market, new source for apps, books, movies and music

Just How Much Do Shows Like Game Of Thrones Owe To Piracy?

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The HBO show Game of Thrones has become something of a symbol for TV piracy as a response to lack of availability, ever since it was used as an example in a comic by Matthew Inman (which was then reprised as a post by MG Siegler, minus the jokes). This...
Just How Much Do Shows Like Game Of Thrones Owe To Piracy?

Collaborative technology and tomorrow's public services

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Nesta shares tips from the Reboot Britain project, which explores how the web can be applied to the biggest social challenges local government facesCollaborative technologies are everywhere. Through a bewildering array of online platforms we can connect with our friends or people we may not even know; share news, photos...
Collaborative technology and tomorrow's public services

Formspring Relaunches As Interest-Based Social Network

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Q&A site Formspring is today announcing what the company says is its biggest news since its original launch back in 2009. Yes, Formspring has been overhauled. The company is shifting its focus from social Q&A, to a site that’s more focused on conversations built around interests. To complement this change, Formspring is...
Formspring Relaunches As Interest-Based Social Network
Startup Weekend goes global with offices in London & Mexico City

On Small, Intimate Data

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Part of the research I am doing for the book involves trying to get my head around the concept of “Big Data,” given the premise that we are in a fundamental shift to a digitally driven society. Big data, as you all know, is super hot – Facebook derives its...
On Small, Intimate Data

Startup Weekend continues global expansion, opens offices in Mexico City and London

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Startup Weekend already covers a lot of territory across the globe, hosting its 54-hour coding and entrepreneurial marathons in more than 300 cities since it was founded. All told, 65 percent of the events are now held internationally, with upcoming events planned for Melbourne, Australia; Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; and Barcelona, Spain....
Startup Weekend continues global expansion, opens offices in Mexico City and London
Massive Joe aims for a monstrous hit with Escape from Age of Monsters

Motorola may switch to Snapdragon S4 for future phones

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Motorola might be making a fundamental shift from its loyalty to TI if an inadvertent GLBenchmark test run posting is an indicator. A phone known as the MB886, codenamed Qinara and possibly a reference to the Dinara has shown up using Qualcomm's MSM8960, or the same 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 chip...
Motorola may switch to Snapdragon S4 for future phones
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How Gordon Moore Invented the Talent Economy (and Changed The World)

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In 1957, Gordon Moore and the “Traitorous Eight” formed Fairchild Semiconductor and created the basis of what would become Silicon Valley. But despite the undisputed importance of the microchip, Fairchild’s biggest contribution might have more to do with how the company was started than what it produced. Little to anyone’s...
How Gordon Moore Invented the Talent Economy (and Changed The World)

Instagram’s race to become the #1 App, period.

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It’s no shock that one of our favorite things to do with our smartphone is to take pictures. What is is surprising, however, is that one app is quickly becoming the “default” applications for this picture taking. The iPhone, Apple’s leap into telephony that changed the mobile world as we...
Instagram’s race to become the #1 App, period.
Privacy and Civil Liberties in the Digital Age

Change.org thrust into spotlight in wake of Trayvon Martin case

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The online campaign platform is growing at breakneck pace as petition success proves its ability to impact real world changeWhen George Zimmerman was charged with second-degree murder for the shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, it was heralded as a landmark in the struggle for racial justice across America.But...
Change.org thrust into spotlight in wake of Trayvon Martin case
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Meet Fadi Chehadé, the next president of ICANN

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At at time when the number of top-level domains is being expanded to unprecedented levels, who leads the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, or, ICANN, is critical. The corporation is responsible for, in its own words, “providing technical operations of vital DNS resources, ICANN also defines policies for how...
Meet Fadi Chehadé, the next president of ICANN

Understanding the Real-Time Web for Web Developers

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The term “The real-time web” has become popular as a way to describe burgeoning trends and technologies related to consuming web content as soon as it is created. However like popular buzz phrases such as “services oriented architecture” and “web 2.0” which came before it, there is often difficulty...
Understanding the Real-Time Web for Web Developers

Samsung marketing boss: Consumers should be obsessed with Samsung, not Apple

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Samsung’s new run of television commercials is the start of a wider effort to make the company’s products the apple of the U.S. consumer’s eye. The ads, which mock iPhone users for their obsession with Apple products, attempt to present Samsung as the smarter, cooler alternative. On a larger...
Samsung marketing boss: Consumers should be obsessed with Samsung, not Apple

Microsoft: Everything Moves Faster in the Cloud

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Microsoft revealed a bit more about its container system for data centers, giving us some pause about it as a symbol of the cloud itself. These boxes represent the future of cloud-based infrastructures for both shared and dedicated networks. Microsoft, Amazon, HP and a number of other vendors use these...
Microsoft: Everything Moves Faster in the Cloud

In Defense of Loitering

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Not long after American inner cities started to empty of street life in the 1960s and 70s, government officials went for the benches. Benches encourage people to sit still. And sitting still is a quasi-crime in urban America commonly known as “loitering.” You may recognize its related anti-social behaviors:...
In Defense of Loitering

SugarSync: 2 Petabytes and Counting - Welcome to the Personal Cloud

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SugarSync is one of several companies competing these days to benefit from the disruptions in the market created by the new ways that people organize and share information from the any number of devices they use in their day. That's a fundamental shift that is happening as people move beyond...
SugarSync: 2 Petabytes and Counting - Welcome to the Personal Cloud

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Boldly Empowers the Digital Artist

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So I’ve been playing around with Adobe’s lateset version of Photoshop that will be coming out in the next month, CS5, and I have to say that I think it represents a bold, dramatic and fundamental shift in digital art creation. I’ve been using Photoshop for many years now...
Adobe Photoshop CS5 Boldly Empowers the Digital Artist

This Tweet is Priority 1: SalesForce.com's Chatter is Transactional Social Media

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Soon, Twitter users will be in a better position to get satisfaction with the companies that they do business with. This morning, SalesForce.com is announcing that the Chatter beta developer preview has grown to 500 companies and is integrated with its popular Service Cloud offering. The company has shown its...
This Tweet is Priority 1: SalesForce.com's Chatter is Transactional Social Media
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