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Scaffold Wants To Bring Financial Advice To The People Who Need It Most

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[tc_5min code="517760471"] Financial advisory services often aren’t targeted at the people at the lower end of the economic spectrum — and arguably, those are the folks who really need money advice the most. That’s where Scaffold, an app built over the past 24 hours at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC Hackathon,...
Scaffold Wants To Bring Financial Advice To The People Who Need It Most

12 Surprising Things Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg 'Likes'

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Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook profile is an open book. He has listed more than 100 interests and he subscribes to a lot of people including writers, musicians and actors. Some of his interests aren't surprising: Star Wars, Steve Jobs, and Enders' Game. Others were total shockers. We had no idea the...
12 Surprising Things Facebook Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg 'Likes'
Penny Arcade details Strip Search, a webcomic reality show for Kickstarter contributors

Warner quietly extends the expiration dates of digital copies, discs remain ornamental

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Missed out on claiming digital copies of video included with your discs because the expiration dates have passed? Well, Warner Bros. wants to make such frustrations a mere memory, as Tech of the Hub has found it's silently updated the use-by dates of a significant portion of its catalogue....
Warner quietly extends the expiration dates of digital copies, discs remain ornamental

Pay Up! Vimeo Adds Rentals, Downloads

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Vimeo is a much smaller video site than YouTube, so it tries to compete in other areas. It tends to emphasize videos that are artier and more ambitious than dogs on skateboards, for instance. And it has very few ads. Newest selling point: It is giving video owners the ability...
Pay Up! Vimeo Adds Rentals, Downloads

✚ Readability by the Numbers

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Last week, Readability CEO Richard Ziade announced that Readability’s acceptance of reader fees and their publisher payment system is ending. In that announcement Ziade shares a few statistics about the service. Ziade also shared some statistics during his conversation with Jeffery Zeldman during last week’s episode of The Big Web...
✚ Readability by the Numbers

Mediagazer: Techmeme Launches Memetracker for Media News

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Techmeme founder Gabe Rivera just launched Mediagazer, a new memetracker for topics related to media news. This new site will be based on the same technology as Techmeme, memeorandum, the gossip site WeSmich and the baseball memetracker Ballbug. The content on Mediagazer will be edited by Megan McCarthy. Sponsor As...
Mediagazer: Techmeme Launches Memetracker for Media News

Thanks, Gabe, there goes another chunk of my day

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Thanks, Gabe, there goes another chunk of my day

Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

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Editor’s note: Tadhg Kelly is a game designer with 20 years experience. He is the creator of leading game design blog What Games Are, and consults for many companies on game design and development. You can follow him on Twitter here. My gamification post two weeks ago (which described everything you...
Real Gamification Mechanics Require Simplicity And, Yes, Game Designers Can Do It

The Secret To Evernote's Incredible Success: 'It's The First Product For Work That Doesn't Look Crappy'

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We recently spoke to Phil Constantinou, VP of Product at Evernote, Inc Magazine's "Company Of The Year," and one of our favorite apps to use. Frankly, if you're not using Evernote to organize everything in your life from notes to photos to to-do lists, you're nuts. Constantinou, who's been working...
The Secret To Evernote's Incredible Success: 'It's The First Product For Work That Doesn't Look Crappy'
Cost of marketing iPhone games still rising out of control

Download the new issue of The Next Web Magazine: Games and gamification

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Today sees the release of the latest edition of The Next Web Magazine, and this month we’re looking at games and gamification. The new issue covers everything from the future of console games to the trend for turning anything and everything into a game. Our feature pieces this month are:...
Download the new issue of The Next Web Magazine: Games and gamification

Twitter's New Communications Chief Has Never Used Twitter (GOOG)

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Good catch by Mike Arrington over on Uncrunched: Twitter's new communications chief, Gabriel Stricker, has actually never used Twitter. The Xoogler made his presence known with his first tweet ever: I’m thrilled to be joining Twitter -- and thankful for my time at Google. Both are more than just...
Twitter's New Communications Chief Has Never Used Twitter (GOOG)

How Startups are Using Social Media for Real Results

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The Real Results series is supported by Gist, an online service that helps you build stronger relationships. By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies. See how it works here.For startups, the amount of money you have to burn before you...
How Startups are Using Social Media for Real Results
YC-Backed TrustEgg Launches, Lets Anyone Create Trust Accounts For Their Kids

Facebook Graph Search Now Passing Keyword Data To Webmasters

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When Facebook launched Graph Search earlier this year a noticeable element missing to marketers was the lack of keyword data that was passed. Well this weekend Glenn Gabe of G-Squared Interactive uncovered the fact that Facebook has begun passing keyword data within referral strings. The keyword... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
Facebook Graph Search Now Passing Keyword Data To Webmasters
New iPad already accounts for more than 5% of U.S. iPad traffic

Wacom Teases Mobile Tablet With Pro Pressure Sensitivity, Multi-Touch And HD Display Coming This Summer

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Wacom, the leading player when it comes to pressure-sensitive input devices aimed at photo and digital art professionals, has teased an upcoming mobile tablet product on its Facebook account. In response to what Wacom characterizes as outspoken customer feedback, the company says it’s working on a a device with “a pressure-sensitive...
Wacom Teases Mobile Tablet With Pro Pressure Sensitivity, Multi-Touch And HD Display Coming This Summer
Microsoft to sell Surface RT, Surface Pro in several worldwide markets

Stylus Points: Why Penny Arcade's Gabe is a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro

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Standard product reviews are fine, but we’re big fans of people actually incorporating new technologies into their daily routines and reporting back on what happens. And among those types of reviews, it doesn’t get more interesting than this piece by Penny Arcade artist Mike Krahulik, better known as Gabe,...
Stylus Points: Why Penny Arcade's Gabe is a fan of Microsoft's Surface Pro

Penny Arcade's Kickstarter project aims to dump site ads

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Penny Arcade without the banner ad. Everybody’s doing Kickstarter, so why not Gabe and Tycho, too? That’s the news today from Penny Arcade, the Seattle-based media and conference company that has grown up around the popular Penny Arcade Expo events and Penny Arcade webcomic, featuring the alter egos of writer Jerry...
Penny Arcade's Kickstarter project aims to dump site ads

Bootstrapping

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With all the talk of massive amounts of cash sloshing around the web/mobile startup ecosystem (including things I've said recently), you would think that nobody bootstraps anymore. But that is not true at all. Last week my partner Albert blogged about our most recent investment in Behance. Behance was bootstrapped...
Bootstrapping

Can A YC, Mobile-Rookie Founder Crack The Photo Sharing Space With Imgfave?

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Popular image-sharing service imgfave launched an iOS app last week, causing most of their engagement metrics to at least double, and signups to quadruple. Underscoring the power of both mobile and social right now, imgfave’s app reached the same level of activity as the main website, which gets 30 million...
Can A YC, Mobile-Rookie Founder Crack The Photo Sharing Space With Imgfave?
TuneUp Takes On Shazam With Free (And Ad-Free) Mobile Music ID App

Microsoft's head of Xbox doesn't see Valve as a competitor, happy with curated apps

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Valve is preparing to enter the console market with its "Steam Box" gaming hardware, but Microsoft doesn't consider it as a competitor just yet. Speaking at Microsoft's TechForum this week, Don Mattrick, president of the Interactive Entertainment Business, fielded questions about the strategy for Xbox and its competition. Asked...
Microsoft's head of Xbox doesn't see Valve as a competitor, happy with curated apps

Webcomic Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter project to go ad-free for a year

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In the old days of the cult webcomic Penny Arcade, the site was part of an ad network. When the dot-com bubble burst, it was left to its own devices and turned to the readers to support the site via donations, which it did for two years. Since then, the...
Webcomic Penny Arcade launches Kickstarter project to go ad-free for a year

Feature Friday: DuckDuckHack

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One of my favorite features of the DuckDuckGo search engine (a USV portfolio company) is the instant answer. The instant answer is the box at the top that gives you what you were looking for. For Fred Wilson, it looks like this: So Gabe, the founder of DDG, hacked up...
Feature Friday: DuckDuckHack

TNW Academy presents: Gamification principles and practices

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Gamification is the process of using game mechanics and game thinking to engage users and to solve problems. In this live interactive class Gabe Zichermann, chair of the Gamification Summit, will show you how gamification works and explain why it works. Gabe is a highly rated public speaker, entrepreneur and...
TNW Academy presents: Gamification principles and practices

Publishers can now see Graph Search keywords that led to their sites

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Facebook has begun passing keyword data to websites that receive referral traffic from search queries that originate on the social network, allowing sites to more accurately track where visitors are coming from. With the launch of Graph Search, Facebook more deeply incorporated Bing so that queries that can’t be answered...
Publishers can now see Graph Search keywords that led to their sites
New iPad already accounts for 10% of all iPad traffic
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?