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Amazon spruces up cloud support options

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Amazon is looking more like an enterprise tech vendor all the time. On Thursday, it announced spruced-up support offerings for the Amazon Web Services’ cloud. For example, all AWS customers are now automatically enrolled in the free Basic support tier and Amazon cut prices on its higher-level paid support tiers....
Amazon spruces up cloud support options

DeTumblrized, ReTwitterated

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So, I have had a massive few weeks, and one thing I have learned as a life lesson is that when things get hard, the things you stop doing are the least central to your core. While my mother's recent health issues and her passing have had a devastating effect...
DeTumblrized, ReTwitterated

Startup HealthTap gets $24M to treat 'demand shock' of new Obamacare patients

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Fast forward to 2014 and it might be harder to get an appointment with your doctor, thanks to an influx of up to 30 million new patients expected to enter the health care system under the Affordable Care Act.  But Palo Alto-based HealthTap believes its online health community for doctors...
Startup HealthTap gets $24M to treat 'demand shock' of new Obamacare patients

Cannibailsm and spam

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So, these two cannibals are eating a clown, and one says to the other, "does this taste funny to you?"We don't often have conversations about cannibalism. We don't trade recipes or talk about health issues. That's because it's off the table, not permitted, inconceivable.Marketers should feel the same way about...
Cannibailsm and spam

Here's Why Google Now Is Better Than Apple's Siri (GOOG)

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Google Now, which is essentially Google's version of Siri, is hands down the superior voice-powered digital assistant. It has a ridiculously fast response time, and overall, it puts Apple's Siri to shame.  By the way, check out our review of Google's Nexus 7 tablet > Watch our quick video explainer below to...
Here's Why Google Now Is Better Than Apple's Siri (GOOG)
Cloud competition is go: Amazon Web Services lowers support prices

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Massive data collector Acxiom plans to reveal the dirt it has on you

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One of the biggest personal data collectors around is getting ready to open its vaults to the public. According to Forbes, you'll soon be able to request your personal files from Acxiom, a marketing company that holds a database on the interests and details of over 700 million people....
Massive data collector Acxiom plans to reveal the dirt it has on you

After being ousted from Yahoo, Scott Thompson ‘resigns’ from Splunk board

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As you probably know, former PayPal exec Scott Thompson was recently forced out of Yahoo, mere months after joining the beleaguered Internet company as chief executive officer. Thompson had misstated his credentials in regulatory filings and other places by claiming he had a computer science degree on his résumé. Now,...
After being ousted from Yahoo, Scott Thompson ‘resigns’ from Splunk board

Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans

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The problem that former Sun Microsystems chief executive Jonathan Schwartz is trying to fix with his new startup is clear enough. More and more people are having to care for older relatives or children with health issues as the US population ages. But, the current online methods for sharing such...
Jonathan Schwartz Launches CareZone, A Simple Caregiving Site With Big Plans

Can Tim Cook Escape the Ghost of Steve Jobs?

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At every public appearance by Tim Cook - say, Wednesday's on-stage interview at AllThingsD's annual D10 conference, or the upcoming WWDC keynote - commentators see the specter of Steve Jobs looming behind Apple's new CEO. It's no wonder. Jobs was larger than life, and the force of his personality can still be felt nine months after his death....
Can Tim Cook Escape the Ghost of Steve Jobs?

13 million US Facebook users have no idea how much information they’re sharing with the public

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Facebook’s privacy settings can sometimes be a source of confusion for the social network’s millions of users, and in the US, nearly 13 million of them are either unaware of, or simply don’t use, the privacy controls the site offers. In a recent study, Consumer Reports shows exactly why that...
13 million US Facebook users have no idea how much information they’re sharing with the public

Apple Quietly Removes The Need To Scroll To Its Samsung Apology

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Oh, Apple. As someone who (as yet) has no children, it's been an educational experience watching the company's reaction to a UK judge ordering them to put a public apology on their website over false claims that Samsung copied them. From the very beginning, it felt like Apple had gone...
Apple Quietly Removes The Need To Scroll To Its Samsung Apology

Key Witness No Longer Works At Apple, Doesn't Want to Testify at Samsung Trial

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Shin Nishibori, the Apple designer whose Sony-infused iPhone designs have become a central issue in the case, apparently has no plans to testify in the patent infringement case. In a letter to the court on Sunday, a lawyer representing Nishibori said that his client has no plans to appear at...
Key Witness No Longer Works At Apple, Doesn't Want to Testify at Samsung Trial

Infineon CEO Bauer Resigns After Health Complications

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Infineon Technologies CEO Peter Bauer will resign due to health issues when the company's fiscal year ends in September, the company said this week....
Infineon CEO Bauer Resigns After Health Complications

Everything You Need To Know About Google's Brand New Gadgets

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Google unveiled three new gadgets during its Google I/o keynote yesterday: a tablet called the Nexus 7, a home entertainment platform called the Nexus Q, and computerized glasses called Google Glass. Watch our video below to find out everything you need to know about these three Google gadgets and what...
Everything You Need To Know About Google's Brand New Gadgets

Amazon Web Services Announces Price Cuts On Premium Support, Free Basic Support For All

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Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing business run by internet retailer Amazon, today announced a revamp to its support offerings. The company cut the prices for its premium (paid) support offerings, while also automatically enrolling its customers in the “Basic” support tier for free. In conjunction with the changes,...
Amazon Web Services Announces Price Cuts On Premium Support, Free Basic Support For All
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BodyMedia Raises $12 Million Funding Round Led By Comcast Ventures

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BodyMedia, one of the growing number of companies that offers wearable body sensors, just announced that it has raised a $12 million funding round led by Comcast Ventures. The company’s products, including its BodyMedia FIT on-body monitoring system, currently focuses on tracking users’ activity level, but the company plans to...
BodyMedia Raises $12 Million Funding Round Led By Comcast Ventures

Mark Zuckerberg has just liked Mitik the walrus, Facebook's entertainment mascot

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Did you know that Facebook has a mascot? Well, not for the company, but for its entertainment division? It’s a walrus named Mitik and the company’s CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, has just “liked” a page dedicated to this 234-pound mustachioed baby walrus. According to its Facebook page, Mitik was born in...
Mark Zuckerberg has just liked Mitik the walrus, Facebook's entertainment mascot

Former Sun CEO Schwartz Back With Startup CareZone

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Jonathan Schwartz, who was regularly in the news as chief executive of Sun Microsystems, has kept a low profile since the computer maker was purchased by Oracle in January 2010. Now he’s back with a new startup, called CareZone. The concept: a private, paid place on the Web where people...
Former Sun CEO Schwartz Back With Startup CareZone

Can GPS Trackers Help Stop Prescription Painkiller Theft?

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NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly hopes tricked-out fake bottles will lead to popping illicit pill poppers. Police in New York City are planning to use fake prescription painkiller pill bottles with GPS trackers to try to curb the theft of highly addictive prescription pills, police commissioner Ray Kellyreportedly outlined yesterday...
Can GPS Trackers Help Stop Prescription Painkiller Theft?

Glenn Beck convinces a woman on his radio show to send her $800 tax refund check back to the government because it's socialist. Never mind that the woman has health issues and needed the money for a doctor advised treadmill. Seriously. [AUDIO]

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Glenn Beck convinces a woman on his radio show to send her $800 tax refund check back to the government because it's socialist. Never mind that the woman has health issues and needed the money for a doctor advised treadmill. Seriously. [AUDIO]

Why Larry Page's Sudden Health Issues Has Everyone Worried (GOOG, AAPL)

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Larry Page lost his voice and missed yesterday's shareholder meeting. Nothing out of the ordinary there, but what's strange is that Google announced Page would miss future events because of this issue. Watch below to find out why Larry Page's sudden health issues has everyone worried:  <object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" id="ooyalaPlayer_g2e1_h3rds2mb" width="618"...
Why Larry Page's Sudden Health Issues Has Everyone Worried (GOOG, AAPL)

A New Photography Project: The Dying Breed

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Last year, I started a 52 week project, My Surrounding Neighborhoods, that I ended up not completing.  I’ve realized that I enjoy and thrive at photography projects that do not have time restrictions or mandates, such as my current Black and White Dollar Portrait (BW$P) Project.  Even though I have a hard...
A New Photography Project: The Dying Breed

I can haz no exploitation: Why we should keep an eye on the internet's most famous cats

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Revision3 has lately expanded its range of vertical content (niche channels dedicated to niche audiences), including a focus on animals in general and pets in particular — adorable animals doing stuff on video being an everpresent part of web video culture. So on Friday, when Rev3 announced that Lil Bub,...
I can haz no exploitation: Why we should keep an eye on the internet's most famous cats

Pope Benedict XVI resigns: Innovation and the pace of the papacy

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In a statement released Monday, Pope Benedict XVI announced that he would resign the papal office roughly a month before Easter. The pope cited the speed of change in the world, his advanced age and related health issues as reasons for his resignation --the first for a pope in...
Pope Benedict XVI resigns: Innovation and the pace of the papacy

Unilever Foundation launches Facebook app for clean water charity giving

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Unilever has launched a not-for-profit program for providing safe clean drinking water to communities around the world with a Facebook Timeline application. Working through the Unilever Foundation in partnership with Population Services International (PSI), the consumer goods company has created ‘Waterworks‘. The aim is to connect people on Facebook with communities...
Unilever Foundation launches Facebook app for clean water charity giving
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