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GoDaddy Super Sorry For Epic Outage, Offers One Month Credit

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GoDaddy feels so bad about its huge outage on Monday the domain register is offering customers one full month credit for their accounts. In a letter sent to GoDaddy customers Wednesday, interim CEO Scott Wagner said GoDaddy owed customers “a big apology” for the service outage, which the hosting provider...
GoDaddy Super Sorry For Epic Outage, Offers One Month Credit

Clay shirky new book coming soon - Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age"http://bit.ly/df4Sw0

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Clay shirky new book coming soon - Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age"http://bit.ly/df4Sw0

Startup Seeds makes a game out of micro-lending

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Gaming evangelist Jane McGonigal calculated that we spend 3 billion hours a week playing games. The folks at Seeds want to harness that time to make the world a better place and have fun doing it. They are creating a game that makes a game out of micro-lending, or making...
Startup Seeds makes a game out of micro-lending
Who wants to go to Belize with me?
Sony isn't planning to cut PlayStation Vita price in North America

Review: Catalog your DVD & Blu-ray movie collection with My Movies

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Many of us have accrued a massive collection of DVDs and Blu-ray discs, but not everyone has gone to the trouble of cataloging what they have. But keeping a precise inventory has its advantages, and that is where the free and very capable My Movies more than ably fills...
Review: Catalog your DVD & Blu-ray movie collection with My Movies
DARPA wants 'the love hormone' to treat PTSD, master propaganda

Why Yahoo's telecommuting ban is still bad for business

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Last week, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer was interviewed at the Wired Business Conference on a range of topics, but the question on everyone's mind (including interviewer Steven Levy) was her impossibly unpopular edict against telecommuting. I surely don't have to rehash what happened when Mayer enacted the New Law...
Why Yahoo's telecommuting ban is still bad for business

[STUDY] 61% of Social Media Users Feel So Close To You

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Sometimes little things like a sweet comment on Facebook or a Twitter friend calling your tweet a "favorite" can really make a social networker bee's day. A new study from Pew finds that for the most part, adults are kind to each other on social media sites. In fact, 85%...
[STUDY] 61% of Social Media Users Feel So Close To You
Windows head Steven Sinofsky leaves Microsoft

Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz on search, startups, sticking it out

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Rand Fishkin is changing the way that Internet marketers do their jobs. He and his team at SEOmoz are part of a small sector of the tech space, where adaptation and growth are the name of the game. Though it hasn’t always been easy, this humble CEO has prioritized a startup culture that...
Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz on search, startups, sticking it out

Generous Mircosoft: Employees to get free Surface, Windows Phone 8, & new PC

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Christmas is certainly coming early for over 90,000 Microsoft employees this year. The technology giant is giving its workers at a company sponsored event today with the promise of a brand new Windows 8 PC for work, a new Windows Phone 8 handset, and a Microsoft Surface tablet, reports...
Generous Mircosoft: Employees to get free Surface, Windows Phone 8, & new PC

Yet Another Musician Discovers That Free, Implemented Well, Can Increase Fans & Make You More Money

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I almost didn't post this story, because we've seen nearly the same thing so many times -- but seeing the surprise that some have expressed about musician Andy Othling's post about giving away his music for free for a day (with a pay what you want campaign via his Bandcamp...
Yet Another Musician Discovers That Free, Implemented Well, Can Increase Fans & Make You More Money

Is Free Wifi Enough to Entice You to Check Out Windows 8?

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Among the locations: Six subway stations. (Photo: flickr.com/anniemole) Quick question: What would Microsoft have to offer to get you interested in Windows 8? Would free Wifi perhaps do the trick? Starting now until the end of the year–i.e., all the way through the holiday shopping season–Microsoft will be sponsoring free...
Is Free Wifi Enough to Entice You to Check Out Windows 8?

When It Comes to Dating, Dirty Bubble Blows Out All the Mystery, Keeps All the Creepy

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(Getty Images) Have you ever wondered why there wasn't a Yelp but for people? Neither did we, but apparently there is, and it's called Dirty Bubble. If you're not turned off by the name, just wait until you hear what it does. Dirty Bubble fancies itself as "a place for...
When It Comes to Dating, Dirty Bubble Blows Out All the Mystery, Keeps All the Creepy

Good Things Come to Those Who Code Campaign Wrapup

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The widget came down on Tuesday night at midnight. The DonorsChoose campaign I called Good Things Come To Those Who Code is over.  Here are some stats: Total Raised: $25,172 Donors: 162 Students Helped: 8,551 I really appreciate the generosity of everyone who participated. The number to focus on is...
Good Things Come to Those Who Code Campaign Wrapup
Car chaos returns with Carmageddon for iOS

Walmart permanently drops iPhone 4S price to $39, iPhone 5 to $129

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While brief sales on iPhones are relatively common, it's rare to see permanent price drops outside of a hardware refresh cycle. Walmart is willing to give those cuts a shot, however. Visit the company's stores from this point onward and you can pick up the 16GB iPhone 4S in...
Walmart permanently drops iPhone 4S price to $39, iPhone 5 to $129

Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

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Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. Well, that may have just happened: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agreement, which gives it the all clear for an announcement at WWDC. Developing... Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Internet,...
Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

Solving Problems The Square Way

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An inside look at Square's design and engineering teams, revealing insight into the company's creative process and Jack Dorsey's leadership style. Not long ago, Square CEO Jack Dorsey challenged his team to create a solution for accepting payments at Starbucks, which the mobile-payments company had partnered with in August....
Solving Problems The Square Way

Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

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I blogged about this a couple weeks ago so this topic will be fresh in the minds of the AVC crowd. I am super excited about this. There is a documentary about a chess team in the IS 318 middle school in Brooklyn. The film is called Brooklyn Castle and...
Crowdfunding Brooklyn Castle

Halo 4 to follow ‘TV season’ schedule with free daily missions

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The next version of Microsoft’s best-selling Xbox shooter, Halo, will reportedly follow a TV season structure with free daily mission episodes, according to The Guardian. 343 Studios, the game’s developer, will offer a free “Season One” of daily downloadable co-op missions following the game’s release. The first season will...
Halo 4 to follow ‘TV season’ schedule with free daily missions
2012 Child's Play drive ends with record of over $28,700 in donations

After Suicide of Jody Sherman, A Call to Talk About the Emotional Strain of Life at Startups

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This week, the startup community mourned the death of Jody Sherman, the Ecomom founder and CEO who was found dead on Monday. In the days that followed, Mr. Sherman’s friends and colleagues remembered his drive and generosity and sense of humor in a series of blog posts—posts that largely left...
After Suicide of Jody Sherman, A Call to Talk About the Emotional Strain of Life at Startups

Hacking Happiness: How Big Data Can Make The World More Joyful

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Sure, big data technology can read every tweet ever tweeted. It can search and organize boundless volumes of books. It can even help keep track of sports statistics that were previously unrecordable. But now it can make the world a happier place. John C. Havens, founder of the H(app)athon Project,...
Hacking Happiness: How Big Data Can Make The World More Joyful

What’s positive about Washington’s new Social Purpose Corporations

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Suppose you are the CEO and board chair of a company that is in the process of a sale transaction. You have two bidders. One has offered a substantially greater amount than the other. However, the high bidder has a notoriously poor record of taking care of its employees. And...
What’s positive about Washington’s new Social Purpose Corporations

Make Hundreds of Dollars Off Microsoft, AT&T and Nokia Bending Over Backwards to Sell Windows Phones

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The Nokia Lumia 900. The first flagship Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900, comes out on April 8th; and because the companies behind it are so eager to get people to try a Windows phone after decades of besmirching that brand, they're discounting it massively. This enormous, beautiful, and somewhat revolutionary phone...
Make Hundreds of Dollars Off Microsoft, AT&T and Nokia Bending Over Backwards to Sell Windows Phones
Google might give away 100GB of free cloud storage to Chromebook buyers

Cartoon: Tweaty

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There's a lot about Twitter that I find annoying: Auto DMs from people when I follow them ("Thanks for the follow! And please check out my acai berry multi-level marketing site!"). Random, Inspiration Lite™ quotations, stripped of all context. People who invent rules like "you have to follow everyone who...
Cartoon: Tweaty

Airbnb partners with NYC to offer platform to connect those displaced by Sandy with places to stay

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The domicile rental service Airbnb has just announced a partnership with the City of New York to connect those displaced by Hurricane Sandy with those who have places to stay available in the area. This takes the form of a new platform that allows people to either offer or discover...
Airbnb partners with NYC to offer platform to connect those displaced by Sandy with places to stay
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