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Don't Panic, But There's Apparently a Way to Reset Apple Passwords with Just an Email and Birthdate

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Good job, geniuses. Well, this is just a charming development. According to The Verge, there’s an exploit making the rounds that’s practically an idiot-proof way for anyone who’s got your email and birthdate to hack your iCloud account. Basically, your mom could pull this off, if she’s the nosy type....
Don't Panic, But There's Apparently a Way to Reset Apple Passwords with Just an Email and Birthdate

What should LittleCo's do?

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Okay, the piece I wrote earlier that mocked Bigs for wasting their time with big plans that amount to nothing begged a question. What if you don't work for a Big and don't want to? What if you like to develop tech products for users and would prefer to do...
What should LittleCo's do?
WordPress parent company Automattic sees $50M investment from Tiger Global

Apple Is Asking Its Retail Employees To Test Drive Mountain Lion (AAPL)

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Apple has invited its retail employees to join the company's AppleSeed testing program, reports 9to5Mac. This means that Apple Geniuses and Creatives will have first crack at testing OS X Mountain Lion, the next operating system for Macs. Employees won't be testing the Golden Master final release, but a version...
Apple Is Asking Its Retail Employees To Test Drive Mountain Lion (AAPL)

Whoops! New Apple Store Said to be 'Almost Unbearably' Loud

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The geniuses always wanted an excuse to holler about iPad’s manifold virtues. (Photo: Monday Note) At the end of October, Apple unveiled a new Palo Alto store. You’d think that a company famous for its attention to detail would lavish special care on a new showcase in its own hometown....
Whoops! New Apple Store Said to be 'Almost Unbearably' Loud

Investing in Innovation: The Circle of Life

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It's easy to construct an "us" versus "them" mentality between startups and investors, especially when there are so many disgruntled founders who've had the door slammed in their face. But I'd hardly make the generalization that investors avoid innovation. While it's true that proven returns are required in the majority...
Investing in Innovation: The Circle of Life

Security through obscurity: How to cover your tracks online

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Thinking about the bits of data you leave behind is a one-way ticket to paranoia. Your browser? Full of cookies. Your cellphone? A beacon broadcasting your location at every moment. Search engines track your every curiosity. Email services archive way too much. Those are just the obvious places we're...
Security through obscurity: How to cover your tracks online

Here's The Crack Team Of Super-Geniuses Google Invited To Hash Out The World's Top Problems (GOOG)

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Google just hosted a series of super high-level talks and invited about 50 entrepreneurs, innovators, and scientists to the deluxe CordeValle resort in the mountains south of San Jose. It was called Google's "Solve For X" conference, a series of talks where some of the smartest people in the world tried to...
Here's The Crack Team Of Super-Geniuses Google Invited To Hash Out The World's Top Problems (GOOG)

Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity

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Aware that customers are increasingly making the journey to its stores to purchase the latest iDevice or Mac and  to interact with employees at the Genius Bar, Apple has begun testing new Genius Bar layouts in order to increase its capacity. Previously offset from the back wall of a store,...
Apple begins testing new Genius Bar layout to increase appointment capacity

Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending

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Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending is a post from Chris PirilloI think I am in the wrong line of business. I knew already that Facebook’s Farmville was a huge hit. Every time I log into the site, I see people harvesting their crops and begging me to fertilize...
Blizzard Cashes in on Virtual Game Spending

'Can You Turn It Off??' Sergey Brin's Mother-in-Law Flips Out in Google's Driverless Car

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Ms. Wojcicki (Photo: Flickr) At the TED conference in 2011, Google offered driverless car rides to attendees of the product’s launch party. In attendance was Esther Wojcicki, the mother of 23 and Me founder Anne Wojcicki and mother-in-law to Google cofounder Sergey Brin. Though being an in-law to a pair of...
'Can You Turn It Off??' Sergey Brin's Mother-in-Law Flips Out in Google's Driverless Car
The promise (and refreshingly low hype) of online education

7th Graders Send Hello Kitty Into Space in Cutest Science Project Ever

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(Screenshot: YouTube) Gone are the days when science projects consisted of paper mache volcanoes, baking soda and vinegar. Now, budding young scientists are putting your space diorama to shame by actually launching things into space. Kids these days, smh. CBS News reports that a trio of young ladies at Cornerstone Christian...
7th Graders Send Hello Kitty Into Space in Cutest Science Project Ever

Groupon launches Breadcrumb, officially enters the point-of-sale system market

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A few months ago, Groupon quietly scooped up a New York-based startup by the name of Breadcrumb, which, back then, was presumably regarded as a sign of POS-related things to come from the deal-sharing company. Today, nearly five months after its snappy acquisition, Groupon's officially relaunching launching Breadcrumb, marking...
Groupon launches Breadcrumb, officially enters the point-of-sale system market

Why Using A Stylus On Smartphones Feels Just Plain Awful

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Believe it or not, your smartphone or tablet's touchscreen is flawed, no matter what brand it is. If you've ever tried to shade in a Draw Something drawing or scrolled through a website too quickly, you've probably noticed it. There's almost always a slight delay between the time your...
Why Using A Stylus On Smartphones Feels Just Plain Awful
Why CES Matters (For Now)

A User's Guide To Disrupt NY 2013

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Disrupt is two days away… and we’ve put together an array of awesomeness with our partners to make your event experience better. Our conference app: We’ve done a little pivot with our app for Disrupt NY. We’ve invited Pathable to be our partner this year. This web app brings a whole...
A User's Guide To Disrupt NY 2013

Look Out, Microsoft: Aaron Levie And Kevin Rose Think Enterprise Software Ready For Disruption

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Enterpreneur turned Google Ventures investor Kevin Rose just said a surprising thing: He sees enterprise software as a hot spot for venture capital and startups. It's one of the trends for 2012, he said. "Enterprise is getting sexy," he said. He's looking for startups coming up with "well-designed, not-corporate-yet-corporate apps,"...
Look Out, Microsoft: Aaron Levie And Kevin Rose Think Enterprise Software Ready For Disruption

Formlabs Prepares To Ship The Super Sexy Form One 3D Printer

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The boy geniuses of Formlabs, David Cranor, Maxim Lobovsky, and Natan Linder have posted a video detailing their Form One 3D printer, one of the most well-put-together 3D printing devices we’ve seen in a while. The Form One uses a form of stereolithography that prints the objects “upside down”...
Formlabs Prepares To Ship The Super Sexy Form One 3D Printer

App of the Week: TED app gets us ready for BC in 2014

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We were excited to see the news last week that the main TED conference is moving to Vancouver, B.C., in 2014 — practically our backyard.  As it happens, the TED app for iPhone and iPad was also recently updated with a slate of improvements, so thought it was only appropriate to give...
App of the Week: TED app gets us ready for BC in 2014

DailyDirt: Making Smarter Animals

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Animals may (or may not) be getting smarter, but there sure is growing evidence that animals have more cognitive abilities than we might have expected. In some cases, we're actually breeding animals for intelligence. (Who wouldn't want to buy a genetically engineered parrot with the conversational capability of a 5...
DailyDirt: Making Smarter Animals

Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

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Plus Google's maps on iOS, Dell's ultrabook for open source, details from the Oracle-Google trial and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFOSS Patents: Judge holds Google to infringe 8 more Java files >> FOSS Patents was first to publish...
Boot up: Google on news, Torvalds on Github, Amnesty hacked, installing CS6 and more

Apple Geniuses Serving 50,000 Users Per Day as 2012 Store Visits Approach 300 Million

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With Apple opening a pair of new Canadian retail stores this past weekend in Halifax, Nova Scotia and Coquitlam, British Columbia, The Loop shares some fresh data on the company's retail chain performance. Following the two grand openings this weekend, Apple now has 375 stores worldwide, and Apple notes that...
Apple Geniuses Serving 50,000 Users Per Day as 2012 Store Visits Approach 300 Million

Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF

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DISRUPT Extra Early Bird ticket sales end tonight at 11:59 PM PST, so buy your tickets now! If you miss the Extra Early Bird tickets, you’ll be able to buy Early Bird tickets until August 11th. Our confirmed speaker line up includes industry luminaries like Mike Arrington, Marissa Mayer, Marc Benioff,...
Last Day To Purchase Extra Early Bird Tickets For Disrupt SF
Meet The Geniuses Behind Google's Crazy Computerized Glasses

The Highest Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED] (AAPL)

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Who gets paid more at Apple: designers or engineers?  While not as loving to its engineers as Google is, Apple still pays its software and hardware engineers well above the rest of its staff. But its design staff is clearly highly valuable — and in many cases gets paid better...
The Highest Paying Jobs At Apple [RANKED] (AAPL)

Apple Increases Work Scheduling Commitments for Retail Store Employees

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ifoAppleStore reports that Apple will be adjusting its scheduling practices for retail store employees as of April 15th, placing greater weekend demands on its full-time workers and requiring greater weekly commitments from its part-time staff. The moves come as traffic at Apple stores continues to rise and the company seeks...
Apple Increases Work Scheduling Commitments for Retail Store Employees

If You Really Want To Innovate Put An Austic Person On Your Team

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This Series On The Future Of The Workplace Is Brought To You By Cognizant Companies who really care about innovation should consider hiring a person who always sees things differently: one with Aspergers syndrome or high-functioning Autism, some experts say. "Innovation is all about looking at things in a new...
If You Really Want To Innovate Put An Austic Person On Your Team

How to Get Into YouTube's Super-Exclusive Advertiser Event Tomorrow

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So this is partly a white whine and partly a humblebrag. But really, it’s a public service message for the people who plan on coming to YouTube’s big, standing-room only advertiser showcase tomorrow in New York City: Find a printer. Really! Because you’ll need to get to one between now...
How to Get Into YouTube's Super-Exclusive Advertiser Event Tomorrow

15 Google Interview Questions That Made Geniuses Feel Dumb (GOOG)

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Google used to have really embarrassing hiring practices. It would hardly look at applicants who hadn't gone to an Ivy League school, MIT, Cal Tech, or Stanford. It also actually used to ask executives and engineers in their mid-30s about their college GPAs. The worst thing Google HR would do...
15 Google Interview Questions That Made Geniuses Feel Dumb (GOOG)
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