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Designing Windows 8 or: How to Redesign a Religion [Video]

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There are lot of hard jobs at Microsoft. Like the guy who collects Steve Ballmer's dry cleaning. But Sam Moreau just might have the hardest gig in Redmond. Or at least the most harrowing. Over the past five years, he's taken on the tiny task of redesigning the operating...
Designing Windows 8 or: How to Redesign a Religion [Video]

Acer files suit against former CEO Gianfranco Lanci over non-compete breach

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Gianfranco Lanci may be gone from Acer, but the PC maker's former chief is not forgotten -- not financially, at least. The company is suing the exec over non-compete violations, after he jumped ship around this time last year. The exec recently landed a gig at Lenovo as head...
Acer files suit against former CEO Gianfranco Lanci over non-compete breach

on{X}: The Coolest Thing to Happen to Android. Courtesy of… Microsoft Israel?

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Look at your Android phone! Now back at this post! Imagine you could program your Android to text your wife when you left work. Now imagine your Android reminding you in the morning to grab your umbrella if it’s going to rain later in the day. Now look back at...
on{X}: The Coolest Thing to Happen to Android. Courtesy of… Microsoft Israel?

Task-Based Marketplace Fiverr Raises $15M From Accel And Bessemer

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Fiverr, a global marketplace offering tasks and services for as little as $5, has raised $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. This brings the company’s total funding to $20 million. Merchants, entrepreneurs, contractors and more workers in more than 200 countries use Fiverr to monetize...
Task-Based Marketplace Fiverr Raises $15M From Accel And Bessemer

Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

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Israeli startup Fiverr, which is building a global marketplace where people can buy and sell small services for as little as $5, has landed $15 million in funding from Accel Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. The company had previously raised $5 million in early-stage funding from Bessemer and angel investors...
Fiverr helps get things done for as little as $5, raises $15m from Accel and Bessemer

Gigabit Squared strikes deal to bring ultra high-speed broadband to six communities

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It's still way too early for anyone to start ditching their existing broadband connections, but it looks like a few more communities in the US will be getting some ultra high-speed broadband networks to call their own. Ohio-based Gigabit Squared announced today that it's secured $200 million in funding...
Gigabit Squared strikes deal to bring ultra high-speed broadband to six communities

FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

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Is that an Ice Cream Sandwich riding shotgun atop your Cotton Candy stick? It may sound like a delicious carnival delight, but munching on this bad boy will send you to the hospital faster than a family pack of deep-fried Oreos. Keeping up the confection theme, FXI has coined...
FXI Cotton Candy ICS-on-a-stick gets May release date, sweetened design

HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE pops up on Verizon for $300, links to Droid RAZR Maxx

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We'll take a dedicated microsite over ole Mr. Blurrycam any day of the week. HTC's latest Verizon LTE handset is now an Incredible step closer to being official. The HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE has popped up on Big Red's Droid Does site, complete with specs and a $300...
HTC Droid Incredible 4G LTE pops up on Verizon for $300, links to Droid RAZR Maxx

Kickstart Your Own SXSW: Hear It Local Lets You Crowdfund Private Concerts

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Looking for a band for your tech conference, wedding, or launch party? Hear It Local has just launched a private concert booking and crowdfunding platform that connects you to local musicians. Smaller venues can also use Hear It Local to fill their calendars with great affordable bands. Unique experiences are...
Kickstart Your Own SXSW: Hear It Local Lets You Crowdfund Private Concerts

Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

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Spotify has taken Facebook's Timeline to its logical extreme and put up more than 1,000 years of music history. Originally, Facebook's Timeline could only go back to 1800 A.D., but some institutions like Harvard University complained that they were older than that, so Facebook moved the deadline back to...
Spotify Just Came Up With The Best Use We've Seen For The Facebook Timeline

Ematic thinks $120 is way too much to pay for an ICS tablet, unveils the $119.95 eGlide Steal

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Is your love of Android tablets matched only by your hatred of spending more than $120 on Android tablets? Have a gander at the eGlide Steal -- Ematic's seven-inch slate rocking Ice Cream Sandwich and a rather budget-friendly $119.95 MSRP. So, what will your $119 and change get you?...
Ematic thinks $120 is way too much to pay for an ICS tablet, unveils the $119.95 eGlide Steal

Woman gets knocked up at a Motörhead gig and seeks the father with ‘classy’ Craigslist ad

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Craigslist can be whatever you want it to be. You can use it to find a flat, secure a new job, sell your car…and now, it seems, search for the father of your unborn child after a brief encounter at a rock concert. As observed by Fuse, an American woman...
Woman gets knocked up at a Motörhead gig and seeks the father with ‘classy’ Craigslist ad

T-Mobile USA's chief marketing officer, Cole Brodman, calls it quits

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Maybe he's finished running with the underdog, or maybe he's just done with the corporate gig altogether, but one thing is certain: as of May 25th, Cole Brodman will mark his exit from T-Mobile. For the past two years, Mr. Brodman has served as the carrier's chief marketing officer,...
T-Mobile USA's chief marketing officer, Cole Brodman, calls it quits

The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

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Even if you don’t follow Playboy on Twitter, you have probably heard about something the company does every Friday using the hashtag #FriskyFriday. Basically, Playboy asks ladies to share pictures of themselves and then chooses a winner at the end of the day. The company gets tons of entries and...
The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign
$200 million in funding announced for ultra high-speed internet in the US
Ignite’s Brady Forrest to set sail for San Francisco with new job at Khosla Ventures

JUST MISSED MILLIONS: These People Walked Away From Early Jobs At Billion-Dollar Companies

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Ali Fedotowsky walked away from Facebook (and probably most of her stock options) when she opted to be ABC's Bachelorette. Robert Cezar Matei missed his chance to join early Facebook, Square and Instagram teams. Missing millions hurts. Some people, like Kevin Systrom, went on to make millions after turning down...
JUST MISSED MILLIONS: These People Walked Away From Early Jobs At Billion-Dollar Companies

TNW Pick of the Day: Indecisive? Ovoto lets you create impromptu ‘yes or no’ polls around photos

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If you ever have problems making decisions on what shoes to buy, which gig to go to or where to book your next holiday, this app will likely be right up your street. Ovoto is the product of Ireland-based social search startup HeyStaks, and it’s available to download for free...
TNW Pick of the Day: Indecisive? Ovoto lets you create impromptu ‘yes or no’ polls around photos

Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

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I’m a big fan of learning how to do something in a “crash course” type setting. You’re surrounded by other people like you who are getting their start, as well as smart teachers and mentors to see you through the whole way. Back in March I visited a group called...
Hackstar Academy opens up 10-week training course in programming for women only

DREAM JOB ALERT: Google Is Looking For A Doodler (GOOG)

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Google is hiring a "Doodler" to illustrate all of those cool Google logos for special days of the year. This sounds like a really awesome job. You make some illustrations every now and again. The rest of the time you eat free Google food and get free Google haircuts. (See:...
DREAM JOB ALERT: Google Is Looking For A Doodler (GOOG)

Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App

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Gigwalk, a mobile app that allows users to get assigned basic “gigs” or jobs from companies via their location, is unveiling a new suite of tools to allow companies to manage local work via the phone. Gigwalk, which launched last year, basically allows companies to tap into a mobile workforce...
Gigwalk Adds Company Work Groups, Messaging And Field Tools To Paid Task Mobile App

10 Creative And Inspiring Ways People Got Early Jobs At Hot Startups

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With Facebook going public and producing 1,000 millionaires, the left of us are left wondering: Why didn't I get that job? Getting an early job at a startup isn't easy, especially if it's generating a lot of buzz. We searched for inspiring stories from early startup employees and found creative...
10 Creative And Inspiring Ways People Got Early Jobs At Hot Startups

Roland's Wireless Connect lets your iPhone and electronic instruments play nice sans cords

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As if there weren't already enough devices out there for connecting musical instruments to iDevices, Roland's unveiled its latest entrant to the fray over at this year's Musikmesse. Combining a duo of iOS apps and a Netgear-sourced USB dongle, the company's created what's dubbed as the Wireless Connect system....
Roland's Wireless Connect lets your iPhone and electronic instruments play nice sans cords

How Gramfeed went from a 2 hour project to a beast visited by 2 million people

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We write about a lot of cool projects here at The Next Web and not all of them are meant to be turned into a full-time gig or profitable business. Companies like Twitter and Foursquare make APIs for its products publicly available to developers to tinker away on, helping to...
How Gramfeed went from a 2 hour project to a beast visited by 2 million people

British small businesses using more independent workers

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At Net:Work last December Gene Zaino, the president and CEO of MBO Partners, made a bold prediction based on his firm’s research: Independent workers will be the majority in the U.S. by 2020. Whether Zaino’s estimate of exactly when freelancers and independent professionals will outnumber regular employees proves correct, the...
British small businesses using more independent workers

Alcatel outs 4.5-inch, 720p OT986 smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich in China

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Alcatel is relatively a newcomer to the world of smartphone manufacturing, but the company's latest handset is certainly bound to turn some heads. Dubbed "OT986," this 4.5-inch device packs a hefty amount of all-around power (unlike that Venture), starting with its 1280 x 720 HD, IPS display, which is...
Alcatel outs 4.5-inch, 720p OT986 smartphone with Ice Cream Sandwich in China

Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void on digital life for artists

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Hugh MacLeod, the cartoonist known for his work on his blog Gaping Void was sketching as an artist in residence at LeWeb 2012 in London. His hectic scratchy style was shown as the conference launched its theme, ‘Faster than Real Time’ back in April. Pop-eyed toothsome characters appeared with his...
Cartoonist Hugh MacLeod of Gaping Void on digital life for artists

Polycom hires former Electronic Arts exec as CFO, COO

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Former Electronic Arts CFO Eric Brown is stepping into the CFO gig at Polycom, along with serving in two other executive roles....
Polycom hires former Electronic Arts exec as CFO, COO

Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

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Former Mashable editor-at-large Ben Parr is ready to share a few details about his new startup. He’s raising a small seed round, so he created a posting on AngelList, and he also talked (vaguely) with me about what he’s been up to. The company is listed as The Peep Project,...
Ben Parr’s “Intelligent Information” Startup Is Called The Peep Project (For Now)

My Column Is Heading to CNET!

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Tweet Dear friends, colleagues and supporters, I’m thrilled to announce that I’m joining CNET and CBS Interactive as a contributing columnist and commentator! Ever since my departure from Mashable, I’ve posted my personal take on the big technology news of the day on BenParr.com. The response to my work...
My Column Is Heading to CNET!
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