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Data without context is dirt

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Data, I believe is like plastic. You can use it to make wonderful things. However, like plastic, it can be a great polluter and create havoc on the environment. Or as I like to say, data without context is dirt. Brad Feld captured this dark side of data in...
Data without context is dirt

Physicist uses math to get out of a traffic ticket, publishes findings

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When most folks get ticketed for running a stop sign, most people wind up writing the court a check. UC San Diego physicist Dmitri Krioukov wrote a mathematical paper instead. Rather than throw his fallible human opinion on the mercy of the court, Krioukov uses a series of equations...
Physicist uses math to get out of a traffic ticket, publishes findings

TasteMakerX Raises $1.8M for Mobile Social App Platform

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TastemakerX, a San Francisco start-up that is developing a social mobile platform focused “targeted taste graphs,” said it had raised $1.8 million in funding from a variety of venture firms, including Guggenheim Partners, Baseline Ventures, True Ventures and Tekton Ventures, as well as angel investors. The company said it will...
TasteMakerX Raises $1.8M for Mobile Social App Platform

Samsung launches S Health services: Monitors weight, blood sugar and graphs it all

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Samsung mentioned its S Health app in passing during the grand unveiling of the Galaxy S III -- presumably due to the glut of similarly S-suffixed apps and services that were also unveiled. The service has now apparently launched in Samsung's homeland, alongside more details of what it'll offer....
Samsung launches S Health services: Monitors weight, blood sugar and graphs it all

Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

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It probably doesn’t come as a surprise, but it’s always nice to see it plotted on a graph: Smartphones might just be the fastest-spreading technology in human history. The only technologies that come close is the adoption of television between 1950 and 1953, and the recent emergence (and rapid growth)...
Smartphones set to become the fastest spreading technology in human history

Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

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Developers wanting to embed more interactive, illustrative and just-plain cooler timeline data on their web sites should take a look at Cubism.js, a new open-source Javascript library for time series visualization. Think Yahoo Finance charts on steroids — with near-real time updates — and which can aggregate and display data...
Cubism.js: a cool new way to display timeline data

Korea’s Treum helps companies cut through the noise and find value from social media data

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Social media platforms, along with the number of users, continue to grow at an incredible rate and the amount of updates, tweets and links that are sent all over the world each day is nothing short of staggering. An online social media presence has become the norm for any company,...
Korea’s Treum helps companies cut through the noise and find value from social media data

Tesla publishes Model S efficiency and range stats, expects 350 highway miles per charge

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We've spent our fair share of time behind the dash of Tesla's gorgeous Model S, though there hasn't been an opportunity to push the all-electric vehicle to its limits on the fuel battery front. The sedan still isn't quite ready for a full-on range test, but the manufacturer has...
Tesla publishes Model S efficiency and range stats, expects 350 highway miles per charge

App turns Android tabs into math tools for the visually impaired (video)

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Two high school students are taking part in a bit of an experiment at Vanderbilt University. The college's Medical and Electromechanical Design Laboratory (MED Lab) is working on an Android app that turns tablets into a teaching aid for the visually impaired. Areas of math that rely heavily on...
App turns Android tabs into math tools for the visually impaired (video)

Create Your Series B Deck Immediately After Closing Your Series A

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Editor’s note: Joe Kraus is a partner at Google Ventures, focusing on mobile, gaming, and local services. In 1993, he co-founded Excite.com, an early Internet search engine. He also co-founded JotSpot in 2004, a wiki company acquired by Google in 2006. Follow him on his blog, JoeKraus.com, and on Twitter: @jkraus. One of the things I...
Create Your Series B Deck Immediately After Closing Your Series A

Torbit Insight: A free tool that lets you see load times for every user on your website

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If you run a website then chances are that you are familiar with how important the loading times are to keeping visitors on your pages. But there aren’t very reliable ways to see exactly what load times mean as far as conversions go, and that’s where Torbit Insight is about...
Torbit Insight: A free tool that lets you see load times for every user on your website
HTC One X hits the FCC bound for AT&T

Mobile phone profits: It’s Apple versus the also rans

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Just in time for this week’s Mobile World Congress, a snapshot of where the money goes Source: Asymco.com. Click for the full 3-year chart. To get a sense of what Apple’s (AAPL) competitors are up against in Barcelona this week as they unveil their new mobile phone models for the...
Mobile phone profits: It’s Apple versus the also rans

It looks like Korean mobile operators are throttling free call service Kakao Talk

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Telecom operators in Korea appear to be throttling a recently introduced mobile VoIP (mVoIP) service from popular messaging application Kakao Talk, less than three weeks after it was launched with some controversy. Initial comments from SK Telecom, KT Telecom and LG Telecom were initially ‘hostile’ to the free calling service, which...
It looks like Korean mobile operators are throttling free call service Kakao Talk

Could The Birdy Be The Word In Simple Expense Tracking?

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When I was growing up, my dad had this yellow legal pad that sat right by the door. When he walked in at night, he wrote down numbers and codes. JCF – $12 JSM – $42 CCCl – $37 I didn’t understand at the time, but the numbers were daily...
Could The Birdy Be The Word In Simple Expense Tracking?

Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign

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Calling it "the browser you loved to hate," Microsoft is encouraging nerds to give Internet Explorer 9 a second look, and even try it out—at least for a site or two. The new tumblog brings together hipster-trolling graphs, quotable quotes from Twitter, blogs, and the press, and video advertisements...
Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign

Google+ now half the size of Twitter

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Research firm Compete released a study depicting Google+ as half the size of Twitter, as well as suggesting that the +1 button is now on every possible website on the Internet. Google’s social platform combines personal search, custom social networking, and significance to any website with the +1 feature...
Google+ now half the size of Twitter

Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)

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Back in May, a startup named Desmos launched at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC with the hope of addressing the fragmentation inherent to education by way of platform-agnostic software that allows users to build and share their own rich educational content. In application, this meant that, like Inkling, Kno, Apple and more...
Geek Love: Send Your Valentine A Heart Equation With Desmos (Now In HTML5!)
Data shows social readers have mixed results, but aren’t ‘collapsing’

Facebook’s Christian Hernandez – “Content resharing is greater from weak connections” [Video]

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Christian Hernandez says that we have to stop thinking about Facebook as a giant, and instead consider the network of Facebook as 900 million individual social graphs. As one of Facebook’s Directors of Platform, Hernandez has a unique understanding of exactly how viral growth works on the social network. Hernandez...
Facebook’s Christian Hernandez – “Content resharing is greater from weak connections” [Video]

Microsoft v EU: Living proof that big fines don’t work

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Eight years ago, Europe slapped Microsoft with a huge fine — a then-record of €497 million — after an antitrust investigation found that the company had been unfairly using its market dominance and locking out competitors. Two years later, it added another €280.5 million because even though Microsoft had paid...
Microsoft v EU: Living proof that big fines don’t work

Top 10 places to trade an iPad for cash or credit

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The Internet is abuzz with stats about iPad trade-ins going through the roof as the March 7 iPad 3 unveiling in San Francisco looms closer, and while percentages and graphs are vaguely interesting, the real meat to the story concerns where and how people can get the most bang...
Top 10 places to trade an iPad for cash or credit
The personalized web is just an interest graph away

The Case for Google

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This is a response to Mat Honan's thunderous complaint, "The Case Against Google." The essential argument against the once-simple, once-open, once-beloved search company is that we can no longer trust it with our data. When Google became Google+, it fundamentally changed its relationship with users without asking us first. Along...
The Case for Google
The Geographic Flow of Music: where musical trends are born

Spingpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline

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Note-taking service Springpad wants access to your Facebook profile. Why? It wants to scrape all of those random “likes” of movies, music, restaurants and TV shows scattered throughout your Timeline and organize them into notebooks, which you and your friends can search and share. “Facebook ‘likes’ can be valuable for...
Spingpad wants to organize your Facebook Timeline
Announcing Spindle.
Your research is wrong. Here, have a graph of the right data, says Qualtrics
Stars align behind Airtime video chat, but is it Skype or Color?

SAS Makes Its Bid to Democratize Data Analysis

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SAS is making its bid on Thursday to grab a share of the widening market for data-analysis tools with a new product, SAS Visual Analytics. It takes mountains of data from corporate databases or Web sources and presents it as easy-to-read charts, graphs and data maps....
SAS Makes Its Bid to Democratize Data Analysis
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