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The Cutting Edge: Bob Kramer's knives have become the gold standard and are selling for $300...an inch

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The Cutting Edge: Bob Kramer's knives have become the gold standard and are selling for $300...an inch

How Startups Are Killing Off Bosses

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The most innovative tech companies today are building work cultures that fly in the face of tradition. At companies like Valve and Github, gone are the managers who boss people around and expect servile compliance.  In their place is a flat organizational structure where individuals manage themselves and each other...
How Startups Are Killing Off Bosses

EU Commissioner: US Should Catch Up with Europe on Data Privacy

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While the Obama Administration has proposed a Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights, it has yet to propose the actual text. Yet to be determined, among various other matters, are who would be in charge of regulation and how much regulation would take place. In a teleconference yesterday between members of...
EU Commissioner: US Should Catch Up with Europe on Data Privacy
My review of the new iPad Reviews. How Meta!

5 startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: morning edition

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With swarms of investors and media in Mountain View, Calif. on Tuesday for Y Combinator’s summer demo day, there’s nowhere more exciting in the land of startups. More than 70 companies pitched to the group, hoping to become the next Dropbox, AirBnB, or Reddit. Launched in 2005, Y Combinator has become somewhat...
5 startups to watch from Y Combinator's demo day: morning edition

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant
Why Apple is a better company for most people...
For brands on Facebook — 6 ways to push beyond the “Like”

Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

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Over the past few years, Valve’s Steam platform has become the gold standard of online games marketplaces. Now, the company is launching Steam Greenlight, a new system that will allow the platform’s users to vote for games that they want to see released for purchase there. The system is simple,...
Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

9to5Toys Last Call: 50% Savings on 1Password Mac / iOS Apps, $131 WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive, $10 Apple Lightning cable (Refurb)

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From 9to5Toys.com: A large majority of the deals we cover each day come from a variety of ‘Daily Deal’ websites or are so popular that they don’t even last 24 hours.  We know you can’t be at your computer every second, so we’re going to roundup the best deals each day to...
9to5Toys Last Call: 50% Savings on 1Password Mac / iOS Apps, $131 WD Red 3 TB NAS Hard Drive, $10 Apple Lightning cable (Refurb)

CARDFREE raises $10 million and launches its integrated mobile merchant platform

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CARDFREE has launched what it claims to be the first fully integrated mobile merchant platform today. It will accept payments both from a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet, a conventional Internet browser or at the point of sale in a bricks-and-mortar store. In any of these contexts,...
CARDFREE raises $10 million and launches its integrated mobile merchant platform

BITCOIN 101: A Beginner's Guide To The Unfakeable Digital Anarchist Currency Everyone's Obsessed With

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You've probably noticed people talking and tweeting endlessly about "Bitcoin" lately. The Economist finds it intriguing while GigaOM's Matthew Ingram points out several problems with it. It's even gotten the attention of economic heavyweight Paul Krugman, who has said it's like a reimplementation of the gold standard. So what the heck is it?What...
BITCOIN 101: A Beginner's Guide To The Unfakeable Digital Anarchist Currency Everyone's Obsessed With

Who Needs Y Combinator, Anyway? Not These Two Dropouts

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Sometimes the gold standard just isn't for you. Lessons in finding the right fit--and never giving up--from the founders of second fashion marketplace Twice. The words "entrepreneur" and "dropout" are often associated; think Mark Zuckerberg, leaving Harvard for bigger things, or the young people goaded and funded by Peter...
Who Needs Y Combinator, Anyway? Not These Two Dropouts
iFixit joins Greenpeace in bashing EPEAT's recyclability standards
iOS 6 review

Why graphene speakers could become the audio industry's new gold standard

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Why graphene speakers could become the audio industry's new gold standard

iTunes Gets a Major Makeover

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The iPhone 5 was the centerpiece of Apple’s invitation-only event Wednesday morning, but there was another important product debuted alongside it: A brand new version of iTunes. A complete redesign of Apple’s media software, the latest iteration of iTunes features a new more intuitive layout, improved performance, easier playlist creation,...
iTunes Gets a Major Makeover

How To Help Malaria Sufferers Without Using Patents: Crowdsourcing Diagnosis

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A little while back we wrote about Nathan Myhrvold's sniffy comment that if you're not doing anything to help people suffering from malaria, you have no right to criticize his patent troll operation, Intellectual Ventures. As we also noted, this argument is rather undermined by the fact that his research...
How To Help Malaria Sufferers Without Using Patents: Crowdsourcing Diagnosis

Ski Safari for iPhone and iPad

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For me, Tiny Wings sets the gold standard for what a casual game should be on the iOS platform. It's simple to control, fun to play, and the in-game mini-challenges you need to conquer in order to level up keep you coming back for more. It's been a long search...
Ski Safari for iPhone and iPad

Why Apple Should Buy Adobe

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The rumors of Adobe being bought by Apple come up every so often. Apple could easily afford such a purchase and the results would be interesting. I would love to see Adobe restructured by a company like Apple. Adobe has many applications that are the gold standard but it...
Why Apple Should Buy Adobe
Revisiting why incompetents think they're awesome
15 months after launch, Apple’s Mac App Store hits 10K app milestone

A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard

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I’ve been enamored with the Das Keyboard since it launched in 2005. These supremely clicky, IBM-style keyboards are some of the most rugged mechanical input devices you can buy. Their Pro model – an all-black monolith with black keys and no key markings – is the gold standard for Gibson-esque...
A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard

Swipely connects customer rewards with your credit card, launches “Marketing Manager”

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One of the most exciting aspects of the tech startup scene is the potential it has to make our lives easier. The only problem is, companies often start out solving a problem that never existed. Plus, if there is a legitimate problem, solutions that are proposed aren’t always going to...
Swipely connects customer rewards with your credit card, launches “Marketing Manager”

Amazon's Brand New Ad Business Is Already Massive (AMZN)

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In December we told you that Amazon had entered the ad exchange business, offering advertisers real-time-bidding on ad space targeting its users via tracking cookies. Amazon's entry into RTB is huge because it puts the company in direct competition with Google and Facebook, who operate their own RTB ad targeting...
Amazon's Brand New Ad Business Is Already Massive (AMZN)

Windows Phone Gains Ground In Some Markets

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Windows Phone Gaining A Toehold In Some Markets (Kantar Worldpanel via All Things Digital)Microsoft's new Windows Phone operating system has a lot of ground to make up...
Windows Phone Gains Ground In Some Markets
Realtime gets $100M to create a real-time overlay for the web

Verizon’s 4G LTE network crowned speed king

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Deciding on what carrier to use can be tricky for mobile subscribers. Each network claims something different — faster, larger, favorite, more reliable – however it is Verizon’s 4G LTE network that has outperformed the rest. In a new nationwide test conducted by PCMag, the nation’s largest carrier scored...
Verizon’s 4G LTE network crowned speed king

USPTO Says Copies Of Academic Articles Submitted As Prior Art Are Covered By Fair Use

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With all the heat that publishers are starting to feel from the academic community, you might have thought that they'd avoid upsetting anyone else. But it seems that some publishers have decided to go after lawyers who make patent applications that include copies of academic articles as prior art. As...
USPTO Says Copies Of Academic Articles Submitted As Prior Art Are Covered By Fair Use

Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business

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Less than a decade has passed since Dell was the gold standard in PC sales. Eschewing retail stores in favor of a website where shoppers could customize their own laptops, Dell offered low-cost, well-designed computers and built a supply chain that was the envy of the industry. Today the company...
Dell Sheds $2 Billion in Retreat From PC Business
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