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Finally an App to Disrupt Dumpster Diving: TrashSwag, Your Treasure Map to 'Just Some Drawers'

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(Photo: Trashswag) Wondering where you might be able to find some greasy old bedsheets to hang as ironic curtains in your Williamsburg loft? Perhaps you want to fashion a termite-infested piece of wood into a “rustic” dinner table. You could pay thousands of dollars at a boutique furniture store, or...
Finally an App to Disrupt Dumpster Diving: TrashSwag, Your Treasure Map to 'Just Some Drawers'
Mining your iPhone: recycling iPhones yields gold, silver, platinum, and more (infographic)

Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Drug Traffickers: Cybercrime Isn’t That Lucrative

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(flicker.com/burritoes) Cybercrime! We’re basically living through the digital equivalent of Prohibition, right? Well, a couple of researchers would like to quash everyone’s mental images of Scarface but with credit-card databases instead of blow.  Having run the numbers, researchers Dinei Florêncio and Cormac Herley took to the New York Times opinion...
Don’t Quit Your Day Job, Drug Traffickers: Cybercrime Isn’t That Lucrative

How two businesswomen convinced the world to Rent the Runway

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Any woman can now become a high-end fashionista at an affordable price, thanks to a breakthrough business called Rent the Runway. Co-founder and president Jennifer Fleiss shares how the concept came about and how it grew into the fashion gold mine it is today. I had always known that I...
How two businesswomen convinced the world to Rent the Runway

Extraterrestrial Technology's Veterinary Tricorder: The Weirdest Product Of CES 2013

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The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) starts January 8, and as usual it, there will likely be all sorts of news about some truly unbelievable products: UltraHD televisions? Come on. 3D printers? Yeah, right. Like that will ever happen.  But in 2013, you can forget all that. The most amazing news...
Extraterrestrial Technology's Veterinary Tricorder: The Weirdest Product Of CES 2013

Cyber Monday shoppers ditch poorly performing sites

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Cyber Monday can be a gold mine for an online merchant, but sometimes the opportunity is lost because their websites turn consumers away instead of welcoming them with a good user experience. "Consumers don't have a lot of patience with websites," Greg Trexler, a product manager in the network...
Cyber Monday shoppers ditch poorly performing sites

Zetrip Finds Travel Photos And Recommendations From Your Facebook Friends, Raises Seed Funding

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Zetrip, new startup offering to help users find “travel inspiration” based on the activity of their Facebook friends, just raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from Inspiration Ventures. Co-founder and CEO Edouard Tabet said he came up with the idea last year, when he was planning a trip to the...
Zetrip Finds Travel Photos And Recommendations From Your Facebook Friends, Raises Seed Funding

It's Become Tragically Clear That Facebook Chased The Wrong Business For Years (FB)

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Facebook, under COO/ad boss Sheryl Sandberg, has always sold ads the old-fashioned way, disguised as something new. Now, as Facebook has begun selling ads in a different, much more lucrative way that others have been doing for years, it feels like Sandberg's tactic has put the company years behind schedule....
It's Become Tragically Clear That Facebook Chased The Wrong Business For Years (FB)

The David Foster Wallace Audio Project

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Interviews, readings, and more, “lovingly collected by Ryan Walsh in early 2009”. It’s a gold mine.  ★ ...
The David Foster Wallace Audio Project

How To Land A Job In Ad Tech, One Of The Fastest-Growing Industries

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We're all familiar with targeted online ads -- for example, ads for biking gear if we're avid cyclists, or discounted airfare for a trip we're planning to take. And this has been a gold mine for companies, which is why the ad tech space is one of the fastest-growing industries....
How To Land A Job In Ad Tech, One Of The Fastest-Growing Industries

Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

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The Wikimedia Foundation launched Wikivoyage Tuesday, adding a travel site to its stable of free resources edited by anyone and everyone. Travel, and all the local advertising money that comes with it, is a hotly contested market on the Web, so having Wikivoyage as a non-commercial alternative feels like a...
Wikivoyage Answers World's Need For A Wikipedia For Travel

McAfee Digs For Gold In Facebook's Privacy Mess

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No one cries for Mark Zuckerberg, but Facebook is in an increasingly tough spot. To generate ad money, it must track all member communications, but to keep members, it can't share too much information. Now security vendor McAfee wants to help Zuckerberg make that spread, for its own bottom line....
McAfee Digs For Gold In Facebook's Privacy Mess

What a hiring suggestion feature can teach us about LinkedIn and corporate recruiting

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If LinkedIn has become the quiet success of the major social web companies, LinkedIn’s Recruiter page is the quiet success — and cash machine – within the company. And a brand new feature shows how the company is turning your professional data into a gold mine for recruiters. LinkedIn’s “talent solutions” service, which...
What a hiring suggestion feature can teach us about LinkedIn and corporate recruiting

Video SEO Is A Gold Mine -- Here's How It Works (GOOG)

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Video SEO Is A Gold Mine -- Here's How It Works (GOOG)
How Pixar made Monsters University, its latest technological marvel

Samsung Galaxy Note II review

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More Info Samsung Galaxy Note II hands-on Samsung Galaxy Note II unveiled Samsung Galaxy Note review Samsung's first crack at a smartphone larger than five inches came last year in the form of the Galaxy Note. It was wildly different than most phones we'd seen before: it was massive,...
Samsung Galaxy Note II review

DataSift now gulps two years from the Twitter firehose

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DataSift’s new Historics service promises to mine the Twitter archives going back two years for insights that could guide business decisions on future strategies. With an estimated 250 million tweets posted daily, Twitter is a huge trove of data about things as mundane as celebrity wardrobe malfunctions or as weighty...
DataSift now gulps two years from the Twitter firehose

Searching for the Location Gold Mine

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Investments into the next generation of location and augmented reality applications these days are as big as the buzz surrounding them. But while we’re seeing amazing apps and demonstrations, we’re still not seeing compelling revenue models. On Wednesday, April 28, a select group of about 75 entrepreneurs, investors and technologists...
Searching for the Location Gold Mine

Tech Weekly podcast: Rytis Vitkauskas on the YPlan app, E3

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In this week's edition Jemima Kiss talks to Rytis Vitkauskas, founder and chief executive of YPlan about the YPlan app and why his event list app can put the spontaneity back into people's social lives.Also Jemima is joined by Guardian games writer Keith Stuart to preview this year's E3 games...
Tech Weekly podcast: Rytis Vitkauskas on the YPlan app, E3

Video Chat is Anyone’s to Win, and Investors are Acting Accordingly

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The startup community, as a whole, will probably fall into a deep, impenetrable insanity if one more service claims to be the “Instagram of video.” Startups have reaped the benefits of working in the video communications market by raising money at ridiculously high valuations and declaring themselves to be the next big...
Video Chat is Anyone’s to Win, and Investors are Acting Accordingly

Organic Startup Ideas

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There’s nothing more valuable than an unmet need that is just becoming fixable. If you find something broken that you can fix for a lot of people, you’ve found a gold mine. As with an actual gold mine, you still have to work hard to get the gold out...
Organic Startup Ideas

American Express isn't part of Google Wallet

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Although you can now load an American Express card onto Google Wallet, AmEx wants to make sure consumers know that it’s not an American Express-approved product. (Disclosure: I have a very small position in $AXP.) Bradley Minor, an AmEx spokesman, said that the company is in talks with Google and...
American Express isn't part of Google Wallet
Precog launches easy big-data service, pulls in $2M funding (exclusive)

Twitter becomes a tool for tracking flu epidemics and other public health issues

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Twitter users send around 500 million tweets a day, an endless fire hose of information about how people feel, what they're doing, what they know and where they are. For epidemiologists and public health officials, it's a potential gold mine of data, a possible way to track where disease is...
Twitter becomes a tool for tracking flu epidemics and other public health issues
With $3.2M in funding, Dekko unveils a clever tech to insert animations into the real world

By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

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Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messaging is on the decline and another form of messaging will take its place. But as the major empires wage...
By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps
Urban mining: recovering $21B a year in gold and silver from discarded devices (infographic)

Revealing user survey proves Windows Phone a worthy adversary for iPhone, if only it had the apps

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People love their iPhones. That’s one relatively unsurprising takeaway from a large customer satisfaction survey undertaken by PC Magazine. But there are also some surprises. It turns out that Windows Phone is coming in a very close second in many categories and even beats out the iPhone as the people’s...
Revealing user survey proves Windows Phone a worthy adversary for iPhone, if only it had the apps

iPad Apps: The Next Gold Mine or Just Fool’s Gold? - http://bit.ly/cxtDOj

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iPad Apps: The Next Gold Mine or Just Fool’s Gold? - http://bit.ly/cxtDOj
The roads well-traveled, roads not taken of you and all your friends
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