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OK Go Just Won The Internet Again

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When military scientists invented the internet back in the 1950’s, this is what they had in mind. Behold, the video for OK Go’s “This Too Shall Pass”: I can’t tell if this video makes me feel sickeningly lazy or like an actually somewhat productive human being. This is the type...
OK Go Just Won The Internet Again

Girl posts Facebook pic of cash, robbers visit mom

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A teenage girl is counting her grandmother's savings with her. She posts a picture of the cash on Facebook, and a few hours later, two men arrive at her mother's house with a knife and a wooden club. [Read more]...
Girl posts Facebook pic of cash, robbers visit mom

The battle to train a market: Instagram is what Facebook has been telling you guys to do for like a year, okay?

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By now, it’s probably been brought to your attention that Facebook bought Instagram for a billion dollars on Monday, valuing the two-year-old photo-sharing service at approximately $100 million per employee. Predictably, everyone is asking why. More than one reputable journalist has covered this story by referencing Facebook’s continued inability to...
The battle to train a market: Instagram is what Facebook has been telling you guys to do for like a year, okay?

Cray supercomputer tackles age-old dilemma of how to make ice cream more delicious

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Science. So useful. So life-enhancing. And now even more delicious. The scientific powers of a supercomputer from Seattle-based Cray are being put to good use figuring out how to make one of the earth’s tastiest treats even tastier. That’s right. A Cray supercomputer is being used to help scientists figure out how...
Cray supercomputer tackles age-old dilemma of how to make ice cream more delicious

Internet Pricing: The Next Policy Frontier

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nicemonkey / Shutterstock.comIn the past few years, broadband providers have begun shifting toward tiered service plans (sometimes known as usage-based pricing) that offer customers a fixed amount of data each month for a fee. On average, less than 2 percent of users exceed the most commonly-used tier of 300 GB;...
Internet Pricing: The Next Policy Frontier
Teen developer funds startup by auctioning 10% of her future income

Researchers prove your grandmother right, modern music is louder and all the same

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Are your elders always complaining about loud and monotonous music? Or perhaps you've started to feel similar sentiments? The Artificial Intelligence Research Institute in Barcelona says it's not just a matter of opinion. The team analyzed data on loudness, pitch and timbre from just under half a million tracks...
Researchers prove your grandmother right, modern music is louder and all the same

TNW Pick of the Day: Task is an awesome to-do list app that takes more than a cue from Clear

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There’s a real danger that by looking for ways to streamline your life to get things done (GTD), you achieve the opposite effect and actually get nothing done by spending way too much time looking for new lifehacks. As perverse as that may sound, there’s an element of truth in...
TNW Pick of the Day: Task is an awesome to-do list app that takes more than a cue from Clear
"iCloud Backup"
This Grandmother Looks Amazingly Like Mark Zuckerberg

Brand advocates are the strongest salesforce you'll never have to hire

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The idea of getting people to tell their friends about your products is about as old as business itself. I remember in the city square in Elsinore where the farmers came in to sell their crops and the crowd was divided in two groups. Team X and team Y. My...
Brand advocates are the strongest salesforce you'll never have to hire

Faster Chips And A Retina Display: Apple Will Unveil The Next iPad In The First Week Of March In San Francisco [REPORT]

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Apple usually announces a new iPad every Feb-March and we are once again in that period of time when all sorts of “inside sources” say that they’ve got a solid month/day for when the next iPad will release. According to a new report published today, Apple will be unveiling the...
Faster Chips And A Retina Display: Apple Will Unveil The Next iPad In The First Week Of March In San Francisco [REPORT]
Birchbox Invades Your Space with Birchbox Home
K-Pop Conspiracy? Gangnam Style Fans Allege Video Was Robbed of YouTube's 'Most Liked' Title

1000Memories Introduces “Shoeboxes” For More Private Photo Sharing

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1000Memories, the startup behind the ShoeBox iPhone application, which lets you “scan” old photographs and post them online using your mobile phone’s camera, is now introducing a new feature to help you better organize your digital collections. The feature is called, not surprisingly, “Shoeboxes,” and it’s meant to become the...
1000Memories Introduces “Shoeboxes” For More Private Photo Sharing

Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?

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Editor’s note: This is the first part of a two-part guest column by Zach Noorani that examines the ways in which equity crowdfunding might impact the startup world and the venture capital industry specifically. Zach is a former VC and current second-year MBA student at MIT Sloan. Follow him on Twitter @znoorani. It’s...
Is Equity Crowdfunding A Threat To Venture Capitalists?

Skyfire CEO Says AT&T Is Starting to Understand that Customers Demand Quality

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Some guy once said that in the future (meaning now) everyone will get fifteen minutes of fame. I’m still waiting on mine – for some reason, Maury isn’t returning any of my phone calls. But Skyfire, a company best known for kinda-sorta bringing Flash video to iOS devices, got...
Skyfire CEO Says AT&T Is Starting to Understand that Customers Demand Quality
Facebook photo of a pile of cash leads to home invasion

Ahahaha RT @nikicheong: Move over mother! I just found the grandmother of all resto names! http://tweetphoto.com/26032053 (via @andrewthy)

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Ahahaha RT @nikicheong: Move over mother! I just found the grandmother of all resto names! http://tweetphoto.com/26032053 (via @andrewthy)

Oh Dear, Maker Studios Isn't Solving YouTube's Quality Problem...

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Maker Studios is the fifth most popular YouTube partner in the U.S., according to statistics reported today by Nielsen. Maker Studios models itself on Hollywood movie studios, except it produces content for YouTube instead of the Big Screen. It's a great concept, but unfortunately low-brow fare like William The Psychic...
Oh Dear, Maker Studios Isn't Solving YouTube's Quality Problem...
I Am Alive Review - Better off dead

Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty

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Breivik tells court he practised his shot using a 'holographic aiming device' while playing video gameAnders Behring Breivik has described how he "trained" for the attacks he carried out in Norway last summer using the computer game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.The 33-year-old said he practised his shot using a...
Anders Breivik 'trained' for shooting attacks by playing Call of Duty
The Startup UCLA Accelerator Is About Entrepreneurship Not Investment Returns

Google Picks 8,000 #ifihadglass Winners and None of Them are You

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Yeah, these look great. (Photo: YouTube.com) Today Google announced 8,000 winners in its #ifihadglass essay contest. Apparently contestants with the willpower not to troll the hashtag were handsomely rewarded. Google launched the contest last month, soliciting 50-word applications on how users would use their Internet-connected creepshot devices. Lucky winners were given the chance...
Google Picks 8,000 #ifihadglass Winners and None of Them are You

Engadget Giveaway: win one of five V-Moda Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones!

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Are your grandmother's decade-old earbuds just not cutting it any more? Time to get a pair of your own. V-Moda's got five pairs of its latest on-ear headphones, the Crossfade M-80, to give out to our dear readership. Each of them normally would run you $230, so this opportunity...
Engadget Giveaway: win one of five V-Moda Crossfade M-80 on-ear headphones!

New App Uses ‘Avatars’ to Personalize Social Networking

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Ms. Patchirajan. (Photo: Twitter) You just got your boyfriend’s face tattooed on your stomach, and you really want to post a photo of the beautiful artistic creation on Facebook. Problem is, you’re friends with your grandmother, who may not approve of such creative genius. You could put your grandmother on...
New App Uses ‘Avatars’ to Personalize Social Networking

Exclusive: Lawsuit says phone companies gouged FBI on wiretaps

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A former New York prosecutor, John Prather, claims AT&T, Verizon, Qwest & Sprint regularly charged law enforcement agencies 10 times what they should have for routine wiretaps. He’s now suing on behalf of the FBI and state and city police departments to recover many millions of dollars for overcharging that allegedly...
Exclusive: Lawsuit says phone companies gouged FBI on wiretaps

TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team

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TVGuide.com has acquired social TV startup Fav.Tv in what executive vice president and general manager Christy Tanner says is a straightforward talent acquisition. Plenty of startups are trying to reinvent the tv guide — including Fav.Tv, which was described, when it launched last fall, as not “your grandmother’s TV Guide.” But...
TVGuide.com Acquires Fav.Tv To Expand Mobile App Team

KitchenAid apologizes for tweet about Obama's grandmother

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A tweet inadvertently sent from KitchenAid's Twitter feed last night forces the maker of kitchen appliances into damage control mode. [Read more]...
KitchenAid apologizes for tweet about Obama's grandmother

E-Cards Are Dead... Except on Mother's Day

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After looking over recent stats from Hitwise Intelligence on the decline of e-cards and the simultaneous rise of social media, we were stopped mid-yawn by this weird little blip on the radar: On Mothers' Day, e-cards show a less drastic YoY decline, and social media visits actually temporarily plunge, showing...
E-Cards Are Dead... Except on Mother's Day
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