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Leave the Valentine's Day Google Doodle Alone

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In a low-point for American democracy, the easily-offended citizens of this nation have directed their wrath at Google's painfully-innocent Valentine's Day doodle. The "edgy" 1-minute animation shows a boy and girl fall in love, followed by a 5-second collage of couples embracing including at least one gay couple (we can't...
Leave the Valentine's Day Google Doodle Alone

Doink: Could This Animation App be the Next Instagram?

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DoinkExpress is an odd-sounding term for a mobile social network based entirely around short-form animations, but we'll go with it. Designed for users ages 12 and older, the Doink Express iPhone/iPad/iPod app adds a social component to the solitary practice of animating short clips for the Web, otherwise known...
Doink: Could This Animation App be the Next Instagram?

How Yahoo's Homepage Delivers Personalized News to 700 Million People (Visualization)

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With all the attention focused on sites like Facebook and Google's properties, it's sometimes easy to forget how many people visit Yahoo on a typical day. The site has over 700 million users and gets a massive amount of page views each day. As the company struggles to figure out...
How Yahoo's Homepage Delivers Personalized News to 700 Million People (Visualization)

ComScore: A quarter of US smartphone owners also use a tablet

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Online data measurement company comScore has released its latest digital media insights on the US tablet market, finding that tablets have hit a key milestone in the US mobile market. The report found that 1 in 4 smartphone owners also used tablets during the three-month period ending in April this...
ComScore: A quarter of US smartphone owners also use a tablet

Mars and Venus Online: How the Genders Differ in Their Use of Social Networks

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The assumptions we hold about men and women tend to replicate themselves online....
Mars and Venus Online: How the Genders Differ in Their Use of Social Networks

Nielsen says game consoles get men to use TV more: hurray, we think

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We're not sure if we should always cheer figures that reflect sedentary behavior. Still, chalk one up for greater (if superficial) gender equality. Nielsen finds that, as of this past March, men who owned a modern game console like the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 or Wii were using their...
Nielsen says game consoles get men to use TV more: hurray, we think

Spring fashion trends: Crazy for Paisley!

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Paisley is the “it fabric” this spring season. But don’t just take it from us. For a study on spring trends, we worked with the NYC-base advertising technology company Taykey, a company that provides real-time trends to improve advertising performance. We asked Taykey to pull a fascinating chunk of data around fashion trends...
Spring fashion trends: Crazy for Paisley!

If You Love Design, This Is The Perfect Site For Wasting Time On A Weekend Morning

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There's a Tumblr blog called Little Big Details that features just that: small user-interface and user-experience design details in Web products that make a big difference. Like here, how in the iOS Mail app, the "Drafts" folder icon is a partly folded paper airplane, and the "Sent" folder icon is...
If You Love Design, This Is The Perfect Site For Wasting Time On A Weekend Morning

Belgian rail firm SNCB Europe sees 1.5m customer details leaked, but fails to take responsibility

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SNCB Europe, the national railway operator in Belgium, over the weekend saw data of over 1.46 million of its customers leak out into the public space. The details, most of which belonged to customers in Belgium, France, and the UK, included first names, last names, genders, dates of birth, email...
Belgian rail firm SNCB Europe sees 1.5m customer details leaked, but fails to take responsibility

Muzooka goes after the recording industry, a market too tiny for Pandora

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It is no secret that Pandora has been at odds with the recording industry for, basically, its entire existence. The digital radio company was at odds with Big Music’s counterpart, traditional radio, too, until recently. Now Big Radio, aka, Clear Channel has, under the leadership of Bob Pittman, revived...
Muzooka goes after the recording industry, a market too tiny for Pandora

More Flexible Gmail Search

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Jiri Z. spotted an interesting feature in the Czech interface of Gmail: when searching for words with a lot of inflectional forms, Gmail shows an option to check all the morphological variants. Gmail adds to the query "morph:on" and typically shows more results."In grammar, inflection or inflexion is the modification...
More Flexible Gmail Search

Facebook's mobile display ads are gambling with my patience

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It’s no secret that monetizing mobile usage is crucial to Facebook’s future. It seems that the company is already doing well in this regard, despite only having started to seriously dive into mobile advertising last year. However, whenever I open up my Facebook app at the moment, I’m reminded that...
Facebook's mobile display ads are gambling with my patience

littlebigdetails: Facebook - The icon for marriages is...

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littlebigdetails: Facebook - The icon for marriages is automatically based on the genders of those involved. This is a very nice touch....
littlebigdetails: Facebook - The icon for marriages is...

Co-Founder Of Manteresting, Pinterest For Men, On What It Means To Be A Clone [TCTV]

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We’ve found Pinterest clones galore since the social pinboard site first launched, but it would seem that the fad is going in a new direction. Recently I stumbled upon (via StumbleUpon) Manteresting.com, a Pinterest for men, and couldn’t help but seek out the founders for a quick little interview....
Co-Founder Of Manteresting, Pinterest For Men, On What It Means To Be A Clone [TCTV]

Negotiating Private Equity: How Women Startup Founders Can Ensure Their Fair Share

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Image copyright YanLevI often find myself surrounded by strong, intelligent businesswomen who are more than comfortable with tough negotiations. But the truth is that many women are new to the business world, and negotiating equity is often a mystery for even the most experienced of us. It boils down to...
Negotiating Private Equity: How Women Startup Founders Can Ensure Their Fair Share

Teen Magazine Solicits Advice from First Father

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"Dear @BarackObama: Our homework's done, our rooms are clean, we did our chores. How about you do something for us now? #obama4grownman" tweets Rookie Magazine, the year old online teen publication Friday.   Rookie Magazine, which has attracted a readership of all ages and genders, is best known for its...
Teen Magazine Solicits Advice from First Father

The Facebook gender gap

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I have been looking for some time now for a page that displays Facebook statistics, because I like to keep track of the evolution and maybe discover some interesting facts. Today I have finally found such a site, while reading something not completely unrelated. After checking out the numbers for...
The Facebook gender gap

The 'Golden' Ratio: The One Number That Describes How Men's World Records Compare With Women's

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And six other facts about how the genders compare athletically....
The 'Golden' Ratio: The One Number That Describes How Men's World Records Compare With Women's
Women Collaborating With Social Media More Than Men [Infographic]
Un-Personalize Yahoo With Its New Editorial Algorithm Visualization

"Old Guys Dig Young Women" & Other Creepy Facts from OKCupid

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Last year, we ruffled a few feathers when we posted some OKCupid data on dating and race. We're sure this latest news is going to be equally unpopular, but the data support the conclusions, so here we go. Women users of the online dating site state a range of preferred...
"Old Guys Dig Young Women" & Other Creepy Facts from OKCupid

66 percent of Brits are phobic of being without their phone

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Are you addicted to your phone? Fearful of loosing your cell signal or having your battery die? You may suffer from nomophobia, the fear of being without your phone. A new study revealed that 66 percent of people in the United Kingom suffer from nomophobia. Discovered in 2008, nomophobia is...
66 percent of Brits are phobic of being without their phone

Does Tomb Raider's Lara Croft really have to be a survivor of a rape attempt? | Mary Hamilton

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Sexual assault is too often used by writers as lazy shorthand for showing women as vulnerable and their male attackers as evilThe Tomb Raider video game franchise, and its heroine Lara Croft, is 16 years, nine games, two films and at least one amusement park ride, old this year. Although...
Does Tomb Raider's Lara Croft really have to be a survivor of a rape attempt? | Mary Hamilton

SceneTap Interview: San Francisco's Least Welcome Start-Up Explains Itself (Video)

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Late yesterday afternoon I was supposed to meet SceneTap CEO Cole Harper at a bar in San Francisco, so I could get an in-person view of his company’s nightlife monitoring system that was set to debut at various local venues today. More than an hour after we were scheduled to...
SceneTap Interview: San Francisco's Least Welcome Start-Up Explains Itself (Video)

How To Get Past The Hidden Psychological Biases That Plague Investors

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The person who is sitting across from you in the conference room, more and more often, doesn't look like you.  Neither does the person who gets off at your subway stop. The PTA Board is changing, too. This doesn't sit well with most people, but not because they're bad people....
How To Get Past The Hidden Psychological Biases That Plague Investors

How Language Shapes the Culture of Facebook

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To log-in to Facebook is to enter a social space entirely different from the rest of the Internet and your physical reality. It is like walking into a hall of old friends, current co-workers, ex-partners, mothers and daughters, fathers and sons, people who do not identify or do see themselves...
How Language Shapes the Culture of Facebook

Gender differences: Men like system tools apps and women like Yahoo! Mail, apparently [Infographic]

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The app industry may be booming, but have you ever wondered how men and women differ in their engagement with mobile applications? It’s not an issue I’d given much thought before today, but the good folk at AppAware have carried out a little spadework to bring some clarity to the...
Gender differences: Men like system tools apps and women like Yahoo! Mail, apparently [Infographic]
Long-Distance Lovers Rejoice: LovePalz WiFi Sex Toys Let You Get Nasty In Real-Time

Does it piss you off that women get paid less than men for the same work? Check out this site.

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“It pisses me off that women get paid less than men for the same work. So I made a web site.” These were the words that serial tech entrepreneur Gina Trapani tweeted when she woke up this morning, obviously fed up with the countless examples of our unbalanced world. The website she created is...
Does it piss you off that women get paid less than men for the same work? Check out this site.

Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, and More

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Today Facebook begins the roll out of “Page Post Targeting Enhanced” allowing Pages to target their posts to segments of fans with certain genders, ages, and other characteristics so they can tailor market messages to specific audiences. For example, a business could tell teens they’ve got “swag” while telling adults...
Facebook Unleashes Powerful Marketing Tool: Page Post Targeting By Age, Gender, and More
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