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Nasdaq CEO Greifeld: Nasdaq ‘Proud’ to Have Facebook on Exchange

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European Pressphoto AgencyFacebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (center) celebrates the IPO with employees and, to his left, Nasdaq chief Robert Greifeld. Nasdaq OMX Group Chief Executive Robert Greifeld said he was “proud to have Facebook join the market” and added that there has been such an increase in IPOs...
Nasdaq CEO Greifeld: Nasdaq ‘Proud’ to Have Facebook on Exchange

Watch Out, Yelp: Facebook Is Thinking About Restaurant Reviews (FB, YELP, GOOG)

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Yelp! Facebook is testing a restaurant-review feature, according to Bloomberg Businessweek--a move that would put it in direct competition with Yelp and Google's Zagat subsidiary. Here's how Businessweek described the meeting where top Facebook engineering executive Mike Schroepfer quizzed colleagues on the design: During a meeting in a conference room...
Watch Out, Yelp: Facebook Is Thinking About Restaurant Reviews (FB, YELP, GOOG)

Fireworks in Apple-Samsung Over Whether Expert Had Improper Access to Intel Source Code

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While the Apple-Samsung trial itself follows a fairly predictable and orderly flow, it’s often a surprise to see what issues the lawyers will bring up in the half hour before court starts. On Tuesday, the issue at hand was whether a Samsung-hired expert, Tim Williams, was given access to Intel...
Fireworks in Apple-Samsung Over Whether Expert Had Improper Access to Intel Source Code

Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

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Google went public with its rumored Google Keep note-taking service this afternoon, creating new competition for Evernote, Microsoft OneNote and other note-taking apps. Google Keep is available on the web (as part of Google Drive) but this is clearly an Android-first experience, tailored for Google’s mobile operating system. The free...
Google Keep note-taking service puts focus on Android

You Can Use This Startup To Build A Copy Of Billion-Dollar App Instagram In A Half Hour

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Remember Instagram? It's a photo-sharing application that sold to Facebook for $1 billion after rocketing to tens of millions of users in the span of a few months. As simple as it sounds, it can be technically challenging to build an app like that. But with a startup called Parse,...
You Can Use This Startup To Build A Copy Of Billion-Dollar App Instagram In A Half Hour

If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

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Guest author Alan S Cohen is a serial enterprise technology veteran, and most recently a Vice President at Nicira, which was acquired by VMware for $1.26 Billion. Years ago I was delivering a keynote at a conference when my Yahoo Messenger client popped up on the screen on my computer...
If You're Human IT Middleware, It's Time To Find A New Job

The social agent, part 5: Narrated Video

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Two weeks ago, I published the first four parts (1, 2, 3, and 4) of The Social Agent, my addition to the Mozilla Concept Series focused on online identity. I provided both interaction mockups and written essays illustrating the thinking behind the designs. While this work invited some feedback, I...
The social agent, part 5: Narrated Video

Why marathon productions are big among the YouTube generation | Kirsty Lang

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The popularity of epic theatre and film projects shows audiences are hungry for a deeper experience than Twitter can offerTwo artistic marathons are taking place this weekend. Theatregoers at the Norfolk and Norwich festival will sit through a 12-hour experimental play called Life and Times, which chronicles the life of...
Why marathon productions are big among the YouTube generation | Kirsty Lang

Obama on Reddit: By the numbers

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President Barack Obama's surprise visit to Reddit on Wednesday drew so many people to the site at once that the Web site had some trouble keeping up with the traffic. Still, even with the site's problems, Obama's half-hour session drew major traffic numbers for Reddit, according to general manager Erik...
Obama on Reddit: By the numbers

The Obama Effect: There Were 1.6 Million Tweets About Gay Marriage Yesterday

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At exactly 3:01 yesterday afternoon, I looked over at TweetDeck and saw this:Well, good for Barack Obama. This is what leadership is about RT @emilybazelon: He did it!-- James Fallows (@JamesFallows) May 9, 2012 For the next half hour or so, I was glued to Twitter, watching this moment explode...
The Obama Effect: There Were 1.6 Million Tweets About Gay Marriage Yesterday

Deftones Guitarist: People Who Download Our Music Are Fans, They're Welcome To Do So

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Note: I started writing this post up prior to the unfortunate news that longterm Deftones bassist Chi Cheng passed away, after spending much of the past four years in a coma following a car accident. Sad news. One of the points we've tried to make over and over again is...
Deftones Guitarist: People Who Download Our Music Are Fans, They're Welcome To Do So
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Journey: A hauntingly beautiful art house film disguised as a game

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Full disclosure: I fell asleep about a half hour into my first attempt to play Journey, the latest experience from Flower creators thatgamecompany. I'm not entirely sure this wasn't the intended effect of the endless stretches of lonely desert sands and dirge-like music that characterize the beginning of the...
Journey: A hauntingly beautiful art house film disguised as a game

Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

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Setting: Large ballroom in Moscone. Large enough that two sets of projected screens are on, one up front, and one pair amidset. Crowded, one or two open seats per long row. Two bright-shirted Google employees in blue. We start on time. Today during the I/O developer conference, Googlers Waleed Kadous and...
Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

When Will Social Media Elect a President?

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The Lincoln-Douglas debates of 1858 took place over seven venues, with 10,000-20,000 attendees and no microphones. One candidate would speak for an hour, followed by a 90-minute rebuttal and then a half-hour response from the original speaker (which alternated debate to debate). Read the rest of this post on the...
When Will Social Media Elect a President?

Candid Camera

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A couple weeks ago I went down to Miami for Future of Web Apps (FOWA). It was a great event and I highly recommend it to web developers and entrepreneurs. I did a keynote talk and the next day I did a three and a half hour workshop. I knew...
Candid Camera

Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations

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Filmmaker J.J. Abrams (Cloverfield, Star Trek) and game creator Gabe Newell (Half-Life, Portal) just announced they'll be working together on creating movies and games, via their respective companies, Bad Robot Productions and Valve Software. "We sort of reached the point where we decided that we needed to do more...
Valve working with J.J. Abrams' Bad Robot on game and movie collaborations
Unlocked 16GB Samsung Galaxy S III hits eBay for $649.99, free shipping

Road thinking

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I'm listening to podcasts on this trip, and of course doing the kind of thinking you can only do with hundreds of miles to drive every day, and the day after, and the day after that. My friend Evan Paull, who I spoke with a couple of days before leaving,...
Road thinking
Ask President Obama anything on Reddit today at 4:30pm ET

TV review: Panorama: Hunting The Internet Bullies; Coppers

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Panorama's investigation into cyber-bullying is a bleak portrait of human nature at its worstIt's a mad, bad, dangerous world out there, last night's Panorama: Hunting the Internet Bullies (BBC1) demonstrated, full of ancient perils given a new, painfully savage twist by modern technology.The programme, put together and presented (by Declan...
TV review: Panorama: Hunting The Internet Bullies; Coppers

3 apps to help you avoid a Thanksgiving dinner disaster

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It’s 5 PM on Thanksgiving day and your guests are sitting down at the table, and suddenly you wonder, “Why is the turkey still a pale, sickly color after three hours of roasting?” You’re also pretty sure the sweet potatoes shouldn’t be turning black, and you’re starting to think the...
3 apps to help you avoid a Thanksgiving dinner disaster

“The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

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Will Wright — creator of innovative video games such as SimCity, The Sims and Spore — is working with former Nickelodeon and SpikeTV president Albie Hecht to develop a TV show called The Creation Project for Al Gore’s Current TV.According to IGN, the unconventional show would give viewers the...
“The Sims” Creator Developing TV Show with User-Generated Episodes

Review: Is Bravo's new 'LOLWork' reality TV show a Fail for Cheezburger?

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As Bravo continues its march across tech land, it looks north to our own lovely Seattle and Cheezburger, the creators of the Daily What, FAIL blog, Memebase and more, for the lolcat creators have landed on the network known for housewives, love gurus and house flippers. “LOLWork” debuts Wednesday, but...
Review: Is Bravo's new 'LOLWork' reality TV show a Fail for Cheezburger?

Google Didn't Mention Google Glass Once During A 3.5-Hour Presentation To Developers (GOOG)

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Google didn't mention its exciting new computing platform Glass once during a three and a half hour presentation to developers. Glass, which is a computerized lens that floats over your right eye, is supposed to mark the beginning of a revolutionary new paradigm. Developers are the very people who would...
Google Didn't Mention Google Glass Once During A 3.5-Hour Presentation To Developers (GOOG)
Apple says iCloud is down, fixing the issue “ASAP”

Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years

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Surprise, surprise -- Apple just let the cat out of it's own bag. In right around a half-hour, the company will officially unwrap plans to initiate a dividend and share repurchase program commencing later this year. 'Course, analysts have been clamoring for such an announcement for quite some time,...
Apple announces dividend and share repurchase program for 2012, expects to spend $45 billion over three years
Facebook heads down efficiency gauntlet with real-time data and open-source dashboards
Review: BlackBerry 10 is better, much better, late than never
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