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TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson leaves RIM for startup land

www.engadget.com
RIM just can't seem to avoid staff shakeups. Hampus Jakobsson, The Astonishing Tribe founder and a key factor in BlackBerry 10's interface design, has signaled that he's leaving the smartphone maker. He cites an itch to launch another startup as the impetus behind the move, although he hasn't said...
TAT founder Hampus Jakobsson leaves RIM for startup land

Faster networks anyone? IBM pops optics on conventional silicon chips.

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After a few years of effort, IBM says it has managed to make chips that have both conventional electronic parts on them as well as optical components all made using traditional chip manufacturing processes. As breakthroughs go, this one could herald faster bandwidth on broadband networks as well as inside...
Faster networks anyone? IBM pops optics on conventional silicon chips.
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ACTA suffers major blow following European rejection call

www.zdnet.com
ACTA, the controversial anti-counterfeit and copyright-bolstering treaty, which at one point threatened the very existence of the Web, may not have its desired global effect should the European Parliament reject the trade agreement.And it’s one step closer to being thrown out after the guiding “rapporteur” for the treaty warned fellow parliamentarians not to...
ACTA suffers major blow following European rejection call

Introducing Astrsk: A no-BS agency created to help young startups navigate PR's murky waters

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Some of the most inspiring stories about successful startups often lie in how they began. More often than not, these companies start with talented programmers (or designers) and a vision of something that has never existed before. Bringing life into that idea requires countless hours of work, skill and dedication,...
Introducing Astrsk: A no-BS agency created to help young startups navigate PR's murky waters

Why data should be our guiding light on public policy

gigaom.com
With the advent of open data and new, powerful methods for analyzing it, we’re learning a lot that could challenge longstanding beliefs on public policy. Politicians, social workers and other civil servants have always had data, of course; they just never had as much and could never do with it what...
Why data should be our guiding light on public policy

New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right

techcrunch.com
Generally we seem content to be rudely shocked out of sleep, with alarms that blare at us and beep violently, rendering continued sleep impossible. New Android app Warmly, fromt he Seattle-based Chaos Collective, thinks it might be better if an app wakes you up with gradually mounting sounds that...
New Android Alarm Clock App Warmly Wants To Wake You Up Right
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Walmart's Homegrown Search Engine Already Paying Dividends

allthingsd.com
Walmart has built a search engine from scratch that’s designed to help consumers find what they are looking for much faster. The technology, built by the company’s San Bruno, Calif., office, was designed over the past 10 months by 15 engineers, and is replacing Endeca, a third-party search engine acquired...
Walmart's Homegrown Search Engine Already Paying Dividends
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Twilio's Nine Things

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In the last MBA Mondays post talking about company culture, I wrote: It helps a lot to have a one pager that outlines the core values of the company. I just saw our portfolio company Twilio's version of that. They call it "Our 9 Things." I wish I could publish...
Twilio's Nine Things
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