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Scringo Lets Mobile Developers Add Community Building Tools To Their Apps In Minutes, Raises $700K Seed Round

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Scringo offers an SDK for mobile app developers who want to add community building features like activity feeds and in-app messaging to their apps with just a few lines of code. After several months of closed beta testing, the company just announced the launch of its platform for all iOS and...
Scringo Lets Mobile Developers Add Community Building Tools To Their Apps In Minutes, Raises $700K Seed Round
Straight outta Stanford, Bina wants to remake genome analysis

Netflix signs multi-year deal with Hasbro -- and knowing is half the battle

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Hasbro, the toy-maker behind pervasive long-form ads shows for kids like Transformers, GI Joe and My Little Pony, is bringing its back-catalog to Netflix. While the '80s hits will arrive some time in 2012, both Transformer Prime and the more recent Pony-based adventures are already available to stream now....
Netflix signs multi-year deal with Hasbro -- and knowing is half the battle

Facebook launches Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer, says knowing is half the battle

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There's no denying that Facebook's voting system for privacy policies is flawed -- when halting any measure requires enough votes to populate a large country, the attempt at democracy is more of a token gesture. As proposed, the company has launched an Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer page that's...
Facebook launches Ask Our Chief Privacy Officer, says knowing is half the battle

YC-Backed TapIn.TV Evolves Into Framebase To Make Building Video Products Less Painful

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Sometimes, the business you should be building is hidden beneath the one you already are. Back in early 2012, four friends set out to build TapIn.TV. As one of many competitors in the crowded live mobile video broadcasting space, TapIn.TV focused almost entirely on video. After months of development, they...
YC-Backed TapIn.TV Evolves Into Framebase To Make Building Video Products Less Painful

Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

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If wearable technology wants to break into the mainstream, it has to overcome the geek factor. And that may be tough when King of the Nerds Sergey Brin is touting Google Glass on New York’s subways. Some companies are actually opting for prominent devices as a way to show off your connectedness, or...
Meet Homo Erectus Connectus -- or, if you prefer, Wearable Man (infographic)

Sick of waiting for Mailbox? You can use Taskbox's gesture-based iOS email app right now

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April 1 - 2, 2013Sausalito, CA Request An Invitation You know what sucks worse than email? Waiting in line to use an app that’s supposed to make using email easier. That’s exactly what you’ll have to do if you download the hotly discussed mobile email iPhone app Mailbox. Fortunately,...
Sick of waiting for Mailbox? You can use Taskbox's gesture-based iOS email app right now

The idea is only half the battle: Stop complaining about copycats

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Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery — but it’s also an incredible way to make money off the successes of others. Around the web in today’s day and age, clones of popular global sites and businesses are everywhere, and the trend doesn’t seem to show any signs of...
The idea is only half the battle: Stop complaining about copycats

Why I broke up with Kickstarter

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This is a guest post by designer Jim Clark  When I first found out about Kickstarter, I thought it was a great idea. I’ve been making things all my life. As the owner of a visual effects and imaging studio, designing, rendering and visually developing creations is right up my alley. I wanted...
Why I broke up with Kickstarter

Top 5 iPad Applications For Bloggers

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Let’s face it, every blogger under the sun (even bloggers covering Microsoft) is going to be picking up an iPad. That said, which apps do they need to get right away to get blogging? We have the answer.This list is of course very new, and not all applications have been...
Top 5 iPad Applications For Bloggers

How Journalists Are Using Google+

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Google's still-young social network is largely the territory of early adopters and tech enthusiasts, but that hasn't stopped journalists from experimenting with it. (This is part three in a four-part series on how journalists are using social networks beyond Facebook and Twitter.)  Google+ makes a convenient distribution channel for content,...
How Journalists Are Using Google+

Don't Be Evil: 3 Ways Google Maps is Making the World a Better Place

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It’s no secret that Google's greatest asset is its data. But beyond its social and knowledge graph, what else is all of that information good for? Well, good, for one. Here's how a sample of nonprofit, grant-powered projects we saw at Google I/O last week are harvesting the company's resources...
Don't Be Evil: 3 Ways Google Maps is Making the World a Better Place
Stripe takes swipe at payroll processing for marketplaces like Exec, Lyft

If you were offline over the weekend, here's what you missed

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If you took your attention away from the tech world over the weekend, here’s a chance to catch up on stories and features from The Next Web and beyond. The news Obama and Romney talk technology policy in letters to the NY Tech Meetup. Browsing Wikipedia is now completely free...
If you were offline over the weekend, here's what you missed

Sprint falls behind in speed race: Verizon holds top spot

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Image from T-Mobile's ad campaign which touts the networks speed You can buy all sorts of cool, new smartphones these days to play games, watch video or connect on social networks. But the device is just half the battle, of course. You’ve also got to make sure that the network...
Sprint falls behind in speed race: Verizon holds top spot

Video: What's for dinner? Ask Gojee, a recipe recommendation app for iOS

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I love to cook, but half the battle of preparing meals is knowing what to make. That’s when I turn to an app called Gojee. It’s not your standard cookbook app or a recipe search: it’s an app that tells you what to make based on what’s in your refrigerator...
Video: What's for dinner? Ask Gojee, a recipe recommendation app for iOS
How To Build A Successful Company From The Ground Up

Five things to learn from Khosla Ventures' newest partner Keith Rabois

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In one of his first public appearances since joining Khosla Ventures back in February, longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur and investor Keith Rabois talked about a wide range of topics, including Stanford football, the so-called Series A crunch and working with the press. Rabois recently resigned from Square, where he was...
Five things to learn from Khosla Ventures' newest partner Keith Rabois
The shifting definition of the Web browser

Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

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For a tech company founder in San Francisco, I’m a terribly late adopter of new technology. My buddy in med school had a smart phone before I did. The iPhone was out for a year before I bought the 3G. The iPad? I’m embarrassed to admit, I got my first...
Where Are All The iPad Shopping Apps?

The 100 Best Products of 2012

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Around this time each year, the editors at PCWorld and TechHive gather to recognize the best new tech products--the hardware, software, gadgets, and devices that had the biggest impact on the world. The process starts out casually enough, because editors get to name their favorites from their respective beats,...
The 100 Best Products of 2012

Access Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings in your Netflix library

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If you're a Netflix junkie like I am, you're no doubt always on the lookout for ways to make the service better. For example, I remain a huge fan of InstantWatcher, which catalogs the latest additions to the Netflix streaming library and gives you lots of options for perusing...
Access Rotten Tomatoes movie ratings in your Netflix library

App Spotlight: Automatically track your mileage with TripLog

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TripLog for Android When it comes to managing business expenses, half the battle is keeping tabs on your mileage. Obviously there are plenty of apps that let you manually enter your miles or odometer readings--but that's still a pretty low-tech approach. But, hey, your smartphone has a built-in GPS,...
App Spotlight: Automatically track your mileage with TripLog

Lord Wolfson knows what's Next – he saw it in 1988

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The retailer's successful mail-order business pre-dates online shopping, but the internet could take it to spectacular heightsSales at Next Directory – Next's online and catalogue business – passed £1bn last year and the rate of increase was 16%, twice the previous year's. By contrast, sales in Next's stores stood still...
Lord Wolfson knows what's Next – he saw it in 1988
Map of the Dead helps you survive a zombie attack

How (and why) to surf the web in secret

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They say no one can hear you scream in space, but if you so much as whisper on the Web, you can be tracked by a dozen different organizations and recorded for posterity. Simply visiting a website can allow its operators to figure out your general physical location, identify...
How (and why) to surf the web in secret
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