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Cloudera adds search to Hadoop distro and says it's just getting started

Google Chrome claims one-third of global browser share, according to StatCounter

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Google's Senior Vice President of Chrome & Apps Sundar Pichai confirmed to the crowd back at D10 that Chrome browser use was soaring -- particularly in the consumer space -- and StatCounter's latest data most definitely backs that up. The newest report, ending July 2012, shows the Chrome creeping...
Google Chrome claims one-third of global browser share, according to StatCounter
Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile Hunker Down For Hurricane Sandy, AT&T Is Like "Whatevs"

Cisco's Android Tablet For Businesses Bombed And Now It's Dead (CSCO)

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Cisco has killed its year-old Cius tablet, the company said in a blog post. This isn't exactly shocking. The tablet was a strange, overpriced beast for Cisco. While Cisco's general idea with this tablet wasn't bad, the way Cisco went about it was odd. Cius was supposed to represent a...
Cisco's Android Tablet For Businesses Bombed And Now It's Dead (CSCO)

TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning

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Back in the day, before the cell phone, people had to be where they said they’d be. There was no such thing as flaking out, and if you did, you were just a bad person. But these days, even when we make a firm commitment, the convenience of cell...
TheWhoot Co-Founders On Taking The Flakiness Out Of Social Planning
BioShock Infinite's last 'Heavy Hitter' is the séance-holding Siren

Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

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Last year’s NY Tech Day was the first of its kind, a massive science fair-type even where 200 NYC startups presented themselves to 4500 people. This year’s event, slated for April 25, will be even bigger, with 500 booths and capacity for 10,000 visitors. Oh, entrance is free, too. To...
Check out New York tech's massive "science fair" on April 25

MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

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One of the most thrilling things about human existence is that you never know what's lurking around the corner. It could be a newborn baby, a sweet job, a delicious churro -- doesn't really matter, because it's a surprise, and surprises are fun and surprising. Just don't tell that...
MIT's laser-powered camera can detect objects hidden around corners (video)

Location, location, etc: What does the WSJ’s Foursquare check-in say about the future of location in news?

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It was the Foursquare check-in heard ’round the world. Or, at least, ’round the future-of-news Twitterverse. On Friday, the Wall Street Journal checked in to the platform’s Times Square venue with some breaking news: The headline that screenshot-taker dpstyles appended to the image is correct: the real-time, geo-targeted news update...
Location, location, etc: What does the WSJ’s Foursquare check-in say about the future of location in news?

Infor partnering with Amazon on Redshift-powered cloud analytics platform

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Infor is planning to offer customers a cloud-based data warehouse and analytics platform based on its own ION and Business Vault technology as well as Amazon's Redshift service.Code-named "Sky Vault," the project is now in the works, said Ali Shadman, senior vice president of business cloud and Upgrade/S at...
Infor partnering with Amazon on Redshift-powered cloud analytics platform

Square updates its jobs section to help meet its goal of hiring 1,000 new people by 2013

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Mobile card payment company Square has just updated the career page on its site. In an attempt to create an appealing section where interested applicants can go to be recruited, the company has made it much more experiential than it was before. This is all in conjunction with CEO and...
Square updates its jobs section to help meet its goal of hiring 1,000 new people by 2013

Security pros predict "major" cyber terror attack this year

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A sampling of computer security professionals at the recent Information Systems Security Association conference found that a majority of them believe there will be a "major" cyber terrorism event within the next year. The survey, conducted by the network security and hardening vendor Ixia, found that of 105 attendees...
Security pros predict "major" cyber terror attack this year

You Will Soon Be Able To Control Your HP PC By Waving Your Hands In The Air (HPQ)

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What could HP possibly do to make its Windows PCs seem more innovative than Apple Macs? Here's a start: let people control them by waving their hands around. HP just announced a deal with Leap Motion to do just that. Leap Motion sells a computer accessory that lets you control...
You Will Soon Be Able To Control Your HP PC By Waving Your Hands In The Air (HPQ)

No, Facebook didn’t break the rules by announcing the Instagram acquisition during its quiet period

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We’re not saying that we are the final word on the legal intricacies of going public, and the rules therein, but it looks like Facebook broke no law by announcing its acquisition of Instagram during its quiet period. A company that is going public, after filing, has to endure a protracted period...
No, Facebook didn’t break the rules by announcing the Instagram acquisition during its quiet period

Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies

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Ambitious individuals who want to bulk up on new skills can turn to online learning site Udemy for lessons on everything from web development and programming to accounting and entrepreneurship. And it might not be long before their employers start picking up the tab. Next week at the Arizona State...
Udemy adds revenue stream with private online learning sites for companies
From idea to science: Pouring concrete for an experiment and securing funds

3 Tricks on SEO & User Engagement

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I rate search engine optimization on content accessibility, popularity, and usability. We can say that content is well optimized for search engines when it is accessed as soon as it published, generates links from trusted sources, and drives user engagement. The safest road to sky rocket the performance of any...
3 Tricks on SEO & User Engagement

Awesome Stuff: Time To Rethink Your Keyring

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I've joked before about how Kickstarter seems to have a new type of wallet launched every other day or so, but it also seems to be trying to offer a reinvention for the other thing most people keep in their pockets: their keys. Here are three projects involving rethinking your...
Awesome Stuff: Time To Rethink Your Keyring

AppAide Helps You Find The Apps That People Are Actually Using

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Here’s an interesting approach to the seemingly eternal problem of mobile app discovery: A new app called AppAide recommends apps based on actual usage. The App comes from BetaBait, a company that connects startups with early users. Back in May, BetaBait acquired BetaNoodle, a company doing something similar for Android...
AppAide Helps You Find The Apps That People Are Actually Using
5 Minutes on The Verge: Edgar Wright
5 addictive (and free!) browser games for holiday hijinks

EU Report: The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Is Technically Impossible... So Let's Do It Anyway

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Every few months, it seems, we hear about yet another attempt in Europe to implement the absolutely ridiculous idea of the "right to be forgotten." We wrote about it in 2010, 2011 and again earlier this year. It's a silly idea for a variety of reasons. The general idea is...
EU Report: The 'Right To Be Forgotten' Is Technically Impossible... So Let's Do It Anyway

Always A Gatekeeper: RIAA Backs .music Proposal... If It's Only Limited To 'Accredited' Musicians

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For years there have been a few efforts underway to try to create a .music top level domain. While I'm not totally convinced such a TLD really is needed, it's been interesting to watch the RIAA's allergic reaction to the general idea. About a year ago, we wrote about how...
Always A Gatekeeper: RIAA Backs .music Proposal... If It's Only Limited To 'Accredited' Musicians

Email, phone number and user ID targeting: how Facebook is helping businesses reach the right audiences

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Power Editor users with managed accounts will be able to use the social network’s new custom audience targeting option starting today. Ads API partners will be able to request access to build this functionality for managed accounts as well. The feature allows companies to target ads to users by email, phone...
Email, phone number and user ID targeting: how Facebook is helping businesses reach the right audiences

Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

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When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the...
Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

E-signatures: The complete guide to paperless signing

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Your best-laid plans of going paperless come to a screeching halt when you need to get someone's signature on a document. That process typically involves printing the document, signing it yourself, faxing it to the other party, and waiting for them to print, sign, and fax it back--where it's printed...
E-signatures: The complete guide to paperless signing

Why Pinterest isn't just for girls

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There's a lot of talk about the new site where you can essentially make big lists of things and pictures that you like. But what does it look like from the inside?When I suggested I should write about Pinterest, the technology editor chortled in return: "Everyone says It Is For...
Why Pinterest isn't just for girls

Skype Bashes Facebook And Twitter In Billboard Campaign

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Skype has allocated some of the money from its $12 million marketing campaign for some dirty advertising directed towards social media big-hitters Twitter and Facebook. The general idea of the "It's Time for Skype" campaign, which launched in the U.S. and U.K. Tuesday, is that Twitter and Facebook text-based...
Skype Bashes Facebook And Twitter In Billboard Campaign

Google’s Horowitz on What Buzz Ultimately Aims To Do

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What’s next for Google Buzz and Google Docs? The company’s moves in (and out of) China have rightfully been the news of the week, but meanwhile Google’s VP of product management for Apps (aka everything but search and ads) Bradley Horowitz answered entrepreneurs’ questions about Google products at a dinner...
Google’s Horowitz on What Buzz Ultimately Aims To Do

Mozilla's developer preview handset offers Firefox OS clues

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Mozilla's Firefox OS isn't slated to debut until later this year, but the Firefox-maker introduced a Firefox OS developer preview phone Tuesday that will soon be available for purchase. The developer handset isn't a consumer phone; it is meant as a tool for people who intend to make apps...
Mozilla's developer preview handset offers Firefox OS clues
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