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How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

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Big data tools could help cafes determine what specials are best on what days. The headline might sound like buzzword stew, but it couldn’t be any truer. Big data is red-hot right now for good reason — it really can significantly improve companies’ bottom lines — but doing it right...
How the cloud could bring big data to your local deli

Apple Gobbles Chomp

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In an effort to revamp the way consumers navigate its massively successful but increasingly confusing and overpopulated App Store, Apple has acquired Chomp, "the search engine that finds the apps you want." MG Siegler, writing for Techcrunch, reports Apple has fully committed to Chomp, and with good reason: This...
Apple Gobbles Chomp
Lenovo's profits climb 30% on strong PC shipments (but don't tell HP)

Best of Startup Day: Angel investor Dave McClure -- don't do a startup you idiot!

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Editor’s Note: We’ve got a fantastic lineup of speakers on tap for GeekWire’s Startup Day, taking place Saturday, Sept. 22nd at Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. Among the entrepreneurs on the agenda are Box CEO Aaron Levie; Zulily CEO Darrell Cavens; and many others. It’s going to be an informative and...
Best of Startup Day: Angel investor Dave McClure -- don't do a startup you idiot!
It's dangerous to go alone! Take these Android apps into the New Year.

Pakistan's Internet filter has the Valley buzzing over who's bidding

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The bids are now in, but whoever wants a piece of what is almost certainly a juicy contract is keeping quiet--and for good reason. [Read more]...
Pakistan's Internet filter has the Valley buzzing over who's bidding

Outing online sexual predators is a sensationalist stopgap | Sady Doyle

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Gawker and Anonymous exposing individuals is one thing - but can we change the culture in which such behaviour is tolerated?Last week, Gawker's Adrian Chen published a story claiming to unmask "The biggest troll on the web." It's hard to believe that anyone can objectively determine the winner of that...
Outing online sexual predators is a sensationalist stopgap | Sady Doyle

★ Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines

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A few months ago, I heard suggestions that Apple had tentative plans to release a developer beta of Mac OS X 10.7 at WWDC this June. That is no longer the case. Mac OS X 10.7 development continues, but with a reduced team and an unknown schedule. It’s my educated...
★ Reading Between the iPhone OS 4.0 Lines

13 Of The Strangest Videos Uploaded To North Korea's Official YouTube Channel

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One interesting element of modern North Korea is the tentative steps that the country has taken to embrace the online world. Take, for example, the flash-heavy website released earlier this year (that used a $15 template), or the official (though curiously unverified) Twitter account. Perhaps its unsurprising then, that the...
13 Of The Strangest Videos Uploaded To North Korea's Official YouTube Channel

It's Official: Two Of Mark Zuckerberg's Relatives Now Really Do Work At Google (GOOG, FB)

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Google has completed the acquisition of Wildfire Interactive, a social-marketing startup, that it announced in July, a Google spokesperson told Business Insider. That means that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has two close relatives working at his company's archrival--younger sister Arielle and brother-in-law Harry Schmidt. Arielle, who was on vacation at...
It's Official: Two Of Mark Zuckerberg's Relatives Now Really Do Work At Google (GOOG, FB)

Twitter Investor Chris Sacca to Third-Party Developers: Stay the Course

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Shared by louisgray Worth reading just for this line: "Business Insider has attained a level of sensationalism that I can’t take seriously as journalism any more. Just look at how many times they retweeted their own article today." Note I never share Business Insider because I am not subscribed, and...
Twitter Investor Chris Sacca to Third-Party Developers: Stay the Course

Active noise canceling headphones from Monoprice: The best deal you'll find today

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In the world of active noise canceling (ANC) headphones, Bose tends to be the weapon of choice. The company has made quite a name for itself with the QuietComfort series, and for good reason — Most ANC headphones tend to be bulky, devoid of good sound and generally very expensive....
Active noise canceling headphones from Monoprice: The best deal you'll find today
Startup Plugs Gmail Into GitHub Into HipChat Into…
Splash.fm Launches ‘Twitter for Music’ to Public
Tutoring 2.0: 5 startups bringing one-on-one instruction to the web

Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

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Even though retailers are better prepared to go up against Amazon this holiday season than in year’s past, that isn’t stopping Amazon’s chief from being perpetually optimistic. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning, Jeff Bezos said: “It will be a record season for us, knock on...
Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season
Redditor Points Out The Flaws In SimCity's Online-Only DRM, Gets Banned By EA For His Troubles [UPDATED]
Windows RT tablets do not need a desktop mode

Will Twitter Ads Be 140 Characters or Less?

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Well folks it looks like the days of advertising free tweeting may finally be coming to an end. The rumors are flying around regarding the ad platform that Twitter has in the works and is testing. Everyone is “atwitter” with this change and for good reason. Of course, until...
Will Twitter Ads Be 140 Characters or Less?

New native Facebook Android app coming soon as final internal testing begins

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There’s a perfectly good reason why the majority of mobile Facebook (FB) users are choosing to get their social network fix through the mobile website instead of through apps: the apps stink. Well, at least for Android, it still stinks. The Facebook app on iOS received a much-needed speed and stability boost...
New native Facebook Android app coming soon as final internal testing begins

Facebook: Users Upload 300 Million Images A Day (So Please Let Us Buy Instagram) (FB)

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In a blog post, Facebook just revealed that its users upload 300 million images a day. That's a staggering number, showing Facebook's utter dominance of the online photo-sharing field. But Rick Armbrust, a Facebook business-development manager who wrote the post, was also careful to highlight all the third-party apps like PicCollage...
Facebook: Users Upload 300 Million Images A Day (So Please Let Us Buy Instagram) (FB)

This Startup Cuts The Time It Takes To Plan A Vacation From 30 Hours To 5 Minutes

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Vayable, a startup that makes it much easier to organize a vacation experience, is now seeing revenue growth of 30 percent every week. That's 30 percent week-over-week, every week, since May. That's pretty impressive for a startup that's only been around for a year and a half and which began...
This Startup Cuts The Time It Takes To Plan A Vacation From 30 Hours To 5 Minutes

If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

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Last week I caught up briefly with Travis Kalanick, the CEO of Uber. He was relaxed and calm — and for good reason: his car services company has quickly become one of the darlings of Silicon Valley. It’s been on a tear recently, raising $32 million last year to fund...
If Uber wants London, it faces the fight of its life

Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

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There’s a good reason Apple let Mountain Lion out of its cage this morning with no fanfare or event. Like Lion, the improvements are minor at best and some less than useless. Lion hasn’t sold particularly well, and few of its “improvements” have caught the attention of the public, except...
Mountain Lion: Most Skippable OS X Upgrade Ever?

Why Instagram Wins Its Rap Battle With Twitter

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In the most shocking coincidence in all tech history, Twitter updated its apps with its rumored photo filters on the same day that Instagram 3.2 came out with an improved camera and new filters. This is really boring news. There is only one thing that's interesting about the Blurry Photo...
Why Instagram Wins Its Rap Battle With Twitter
Mountain Lion’s Facebook integration coming in the fall, not at July launch

America has good reason to worry about Greece: By Clive Crook At the end of last week, the US looked hard at Gre... http://bit.ly/9Ofx14

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America has good reason to worry about Greece: By Clive Crook At the end of last week, the US looked hard at Gre... http://bit.ly/9Ofx14

These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

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A lot of tech companies are sitting on mountains of cash. Apple's is the biggest -- more than $100 billion in cash and marketable securities -- and this week Fortune's Apple reporter Adam Lashinsky (who just wrote an insider's book on the company) reports that Apple is thinking about...
These Charts Show Why Apple Doesn't Need To Pay A Dividend (AAPL, MSFT, CSCO, ORCL)

Valve's Comprehensive Strategy Shows How To Go From Fee To Free... And Increase Revenue Twelve-fold

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We've writen about Valve's approach to the market many times before. The company believes strongly that "piracy" is a service problem not a legal problem. It knows that it can easily compete with piracy by offering a better service, something that it regularly succeeds in doing. However, On The Media...
Valve's Comprehensive Strategy Shows How To Go From Fee To Free... And Increase Revenue Twelve-fold

Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?

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In the past few years just about every country with a high-speed network and a national budget has hatched a "startup ecosystem." From http://readwrite.com/2012/04/17/move-your-startup-to-chile-con to the Silicon Taiga, these programs offer entrepreneurs funding, infrastructure and support in an effort to lure a critical mass of promising young companies and spawn...
Can Ireland Offer Startups Something Silicon Valley Can't?
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