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The Power Of Data Exhaust

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Scott Brown had a question about the number of parked domains he was hearing about: Do the domain providers have an email reply set up? What he found has led to the launch of Bounce.io, a five-month company that harvests 20 to 30 million bounced emails per day in what...
The Power Of Data Exhaust
During next iCloud outage, check Apple's shiny new systems status page

Kinvey raises $5M as mobile developer services market heats up

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The mobile backend-as-a-service market continues to heat up as more developers look to connect their apps to various services and offer more features. That’s prompting more money for startups such like Cambridge, MA-based Kinvey, which is announcing that it has raised $5 million led by Avalon Ventures, with participation from existing investor Atlas...
Kinvey raises $5M as mobile developer services market heats up

Motion Nexus breaks stealth, powering Kinect-integrated apps in any modern browser

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A few weeks ago when I was at the GLUE Conference, I talked with a guy named Tom Chikoore. He’s a serial entrepreneur, founder of Filtrbox (sold to Jive Software) and a TechStars alum. His current company, Motion Nexus, is aiming to make the Kinect an integral part of our lives away...
Motion Nexus breaks stealth, powering Kinect-integrated apps in any modern browser

Eau de unboxing: Australian artists create the scent of the opening of a new Apple product

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While videos and photos of unboxing Apple products have become commonplace, what about immortalising the moment through the memory of a smell? That thought came to three artists in Australia who have concocted a fragrance that will appeal to Apple fanboys the world over, the smell of the opening of...
Eau de unboxing: Australian artists create the scent of the opening of a new Apple product

Chrome Web Store to start surfacing apps that your friends have +1′d on Google+

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I’ve always felt like app discovery should be as social as possible, even though Apple has never really done much when it comes to this. For example, Crosswa.lk launched an entire social network around app discovery before Apple purchased Chomp to socialize the App Store itself. According to Google, its...
Chrome Web Store to start surfacing apps that your friends have +1′d on Google+

Can you dig it?

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“When I first moved to Chicago,” says Mike. “My grandfather told me about parking in the winter. One would dig out a spot and insert a chair, reserving the spot for your trouble.” One of his neighbors, it seems, didn’t get the benefit of such grandfatherly wisdom. Neither, apparently, did Chris…who...
Can you dig it?

Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Torn Apart, Reveals Several Chips and Copious Glue

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Peter from Double Helix Cables has made a guest post on Gizmodo showing his work to tear down Apple's new Lightning to 30-pin Adapter that began shipping earlier this week. Apple has come under a fair amount of criticism for charging $29 for the basic adapter and $39 for one...
Apple's Lightning to 30-Pin Adapter Torn Apart, Reveals Several Chips and Copious Glue

#TheRules of Social Media: Don't Make People Do X, Y, Then Z. Stick With X

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"The most successful social media companies are the simplest ones you can think of," says Alex Iskold, CEO of the entertainment social network GetGlue. "Complexity doesn't really work in social media. People are trying to create this social engagement and turn it into this multi-tiered, multilevel challenge to get people...
#TheRules of Social Media: Don't Make People Do X, Y, Then Z. Stick With X

Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

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Foundry Group, an early investor in Zynga, Jiraffe, Awe.sm, Modular Robots and many more, has today announced that it has closed another $225 million fund. The news was announced in a blog post, which founders Jason Mendelson, Brad Feld, Seth Levine and Ryan McIntyre note was the exact same one it...
Foundry Group Raises Another $225M Fund; Recycles Last $225M Blog Post To Announce It

Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires

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DRM rears its ugly, malformed, malignant, cross-eyed head again. Despite the fact that, as Cory Doctorow so aptly put it, no one has ever purchased anything because it came with DRM, an ever-slimming number of content providers insist on punishing paying customers with idiotic "anti-piracy" schemes. Combine this "malware" with...
Barnes & Noble Decides That Purchased Ebooks Are Only Yours Until Your Credit Card Expires
Here's the real theme of Google I/O: Service unification between Chrome and Android

Create a personalized and intelligent magazine with Chrome extension Msgboy

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With information overload becoming a common side effect of trying to keep up with just about anything online, it’s always great to find services and apps which make it easier to fine-tune that information, narrowing it down only to what you want to read. Msgboy can now be added to...
Create a personalized and intelligent magazine with Chrome extension Msgboy
APIs and data dominate TechStars Cloud demo day

Ultra-thin notebooks, MacBook Air given EPEAT approval

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The US government environmental-friendliness assessment tool EPEAT, in part created by Apple, environmental groups and federal agencies, has cleared five "ultrabooks" or super-thin notebooks as conforming to "green" standards, including the current version of the MacBook Air. Apple had famously pulled out of the registry with the release of the...
Ultra-thin notebooks, MacBook Air given EPEAT approval

V.me by Visa coming to the Europe this autumn, cash starts begging for another chance

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Visa Europe is muscling in on the European mobile payments game with V.me. The online service will allow you to store cards from different agencies (including American Express) for payments online and at NFC-enabled cash registers. It is expected to arrive in the UK, Spain and France in the...
V.me by Visa coming to the Europe this autumn, cash starts begging for another chance

Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

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What a two weeks it’s been. Something happened that has been simmering for a while. The API market exploded. Intel bought Mashery for more than $180 million and CA acquired Layer 7. 3Scale received a new $4.5 million round of funding from Javelin Ventures. Programmable Web acquired Mulesoft. And then...
Facebook And The Sudden Wake Up About The API Economy

Here's Why The City Of San Francisco Just Outlawed Macs (AAPL)

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The City of San Francisco has  banned the purchase of any more Apple computers by all of its agencies. The City is alarmed that Apple has turned its back on the environment, reports the Wall Street Journal. Last week, Apple withdrew from EPEAT, a government-backed certification program that ensures electronics...
Here's Why The City Of San Francisco Just Outlawed Macs (AAPL)

Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

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Microsoft rolled out a new pricing scheme on an enterprise product called BizTalk that could cost some of its biggest customers a lot more money, licensing consultant Cynthia Farren told Business Insider. Microsoft changed the way it calculates how much to charge for this product, reports Microsoft reseller SHI International....
Microsoft's New Plan To Raise Prices Is Scaring Some Enterprise Customers, Expert Says (MSFT)

Moving target APIs

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I'm working on glue to connect to a new web app that I really like and want to try developing for. But they're already warning me that they are planning to change things about their OAuth implementation. This is happening before I have any investment in the platform. That's what's...
Moving target APIs

Create a cuter, foldable, more portable You with Foldable.me

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Ever wish you could just post yourself somewhere and visit friends far away? Well Mint Digital has a solution for you. Foldable.Me is their latest and possibly one of their cutest endeavours. The idea is to create a little cardboard figure of yourself. You can customise it on the Foldable.Me...
Create a cuter, foldable, more portable You with Foldable.me

Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

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If you hadn't noticed, it's Mobile World Congress this week and Google's showing off its enormous booth packed to the gills with smiling green Androids. Andy Rubin insouciantly added that the Android Marketplace has reached its latest milestone: there are now 450,000 apps available for the platform. Other pertinent...
Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

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As we’ve seen in the previous two parts of this series (covering characterization and plot), using storytelling techniques to help communicate your personal brand can make for clearer, more consistent, more compelling branding efforts. In this final part of the series, let’s look at the storyteller’s other tools — narrative...
Use Storytelling Techniques in Personal Branding: Narrative

Blur is Coming

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I’ve been hinting about a new conference that we’ve been working on with Eric Norlin that complements Defrag and Glue.  Eric is about to launch it and the splash page for the Blur Conference is up.  If you are familiar with Defrag and Glue, you know they are built around...
Blur is Coming

After Olympics pilot, IFTTT launches ESPN channel to help you track sports, teams, scores and more

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Today, IFTTT is announcing a partnership with ESPN to offer triggers for breaking sports news surrounding teams and more. The new channel uses ESPN’s API and offers new ways for sports lovers to stay up to date via any outlet they choose. We’ve covered the cool digital glue service IFTTT...
After Olympics pilot, IFTTT launches ESPN channel to help you track sports, teams, scores and more

After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

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I don’t travel by air that often, but I fly enough that I’ve managed to build up quite the collection of airline apps on my phone. Every time I find myself trying to remember my Delta or United password to download my boarding pass, I can’t help wondering why someone...
After sorting out mobile carriers' APIs, Apigee targets healthcare and the airlines

Tearing Down The Pebble Reveals A 120MHz Chip, Lots Of Glue

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The Pebble smart watch is one of the most ephemeral pieces of hardware I’ve seen in a while. The watch is amazingly light and yet contains enough computing power to run a solid notifications system and, once development ramps up, any number of interesting apps. How do we know? iFixIt...
Tearing Down The Pebble Reveals A 120MHz Chip, Lots Of Glue

IFTTT launches Google Drive channel to let you automatically save data like Tweets, photos and more

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The sweet online service IFTTT has launched a new channel that allows you to perform actions using your Google Drive account. The channel allows for recipes to be created that can do things like saving all of your Tweets or Instagram photos to your Drive account. The service, if you’re...
IFTTT launches Google Drive channel to let you automatically save data like Tweets, photos and more

IFTTT gets $7M from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and Lerer to connect all of our Internet silos

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Today, IFTTT is announcing a Series A round of $7M that is led by Andreessen Horowitz, with NEA and Lerer Ventures participating. The round will help IFTTT to expand its staff, and work towards building out its service into a platform. It’s also bringing on Andreessen Horowitz partner John O’Farrell...
IFTTT gets $7M from Andreessen Horowitz, NEA and Lerer to connect all of our Internet silos
April 1st: iFixit, ThinkGeek, Google and more
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