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What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever linked to?

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After Tory MP Rob Wilson accidentally linked to hardcore porn on Twitter, we want to know if you've done similarly embarrassing things - I know I have ..."It has caused me some embarrassment" - that's how Rob Wilson, the Conservative MP for Reading East, has described having accidentally tweeted a...
What's the most embarrassing thing you've ever linked to?

This Is What It's Like When Yahoo Buys Your Startup And Then Starves It To Death (YHOO)

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Yahoo is killing off event planning service Upcoming, a startup it acquired back in 2007.  But Andy Baio, the founder of Upcoming, is not pleased by Yahoo's "typical fuck-off-and-die style" when it comes to shuttering products, Baio recently wrote on his blog. He's mostly peeved that Yahoo isn't providing a...
This Is What It's Like When Yahoo Buys Your Startup And Then Starves It To Death (YHOO)

Jason Kincaid on his time at TechCrunch (which yielded him the...

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Jason Kincaid on his time at TechCrunch (which yielded him the awesome piece of art above): My initial instinct was to shrug it off with an 'aw, shucks' -- after all, I'd only done what any self-respecting geek would do in the face of such awesomeness. But it also made...
Jason Kincaid on his time at TechCrunch (which yielded him the...

Don't think about an elephant!

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Have you ever been asked to “think outside of the box”? I thought this phrase was now extinct, but recently I heard it pop up during a meeting again, and in all seriousness too. Amazing. Thinking outside the box is virtually impossible. You can stop saying it. It is about...
Don't think about an elephant!

The Case Against Google, The Definition Of "Evil", And The Wrong Choice

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The Case Against Google, The Definition Of "Evil", And The Wrong Choice: You’ve probably already read it from the 1,000 others who have linked to it, but just in case, I’ll add to the chorus: read Mat Honan’s take on Google in its current form. The most interest takeaway to...
The Case Against Google, The Definition Of "Evil", And The Wrong Choice

EXCLUSIVE: The IM Conversation In Which 19-Year-Old Zuckerberg Decided To Build Facebook, This Year's $100 Billion IPO

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Later this week, Facebook will file documents with the SEC to announce its intention to go public.  People close to the deal expect the company to be valued somewhere between $75 billion and $100 billion when shares finally begin trading in late May. Facebook is so valuable mainly because...
EXCLUSIVE: The IM Conversation In Which 19-Year-Old Zuckerberg Decided To Build Facebook, This Year's $100 Billion IPO
Let's broaden the MOOC experiment

How Apple will become a mobile carrier

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What’s next for Apple? Apple will provide wireless service directly to its iPad and iPhone customers. First, Apple will sell data packages bundled with iPads. Then it will sell data and international roaming plans to iPhone customers through the iTunes Store. And in time — sooner than many think — Apple...
How Apple will become a mobile carrier

As Google And Amazon Fight Up, Apple Refuses To Fight Down

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After this past week’s Apple event, one thing stood out to me above all others. And just to make sure, I watched the event again. Same result. The shots fired at Android tablets. For everything that Apple announced (new MacBook Pros, Mac minis, iMacs, iPads, and iPad minis), this was...
As Google And Amazon Fight Up, Apple Refuses To Fight Down

Upcoming.org creator Andy Baio calls for archive of events site in advance of Yahoo closure

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Yahoo is killing off some of its outdated products again with one of them happening to be Upcoming.org, the event planning social service acquired back in 2007. But it appears that Andy Baio, Upcoming’s creator, has some words to say about the closure — particularly that, in “Yahoo’s typical fuck-off-and-die-style”,...
Upcoming.org creator Andy Baio calls for archive of events site in advance of Yahoo closure

Sponsored post: Navigating the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem

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Open is the flavor du jour in enterprise software for big data. But it’s just the beginning. The challenge of analyzing massive data sets has spurred a hotbed of creativity in open-source communities. While some of these are more novel than innovative, hindsight has taught us that open source succeeds...
Sponsored post: Navigating the Apache Hadoop Ecosystem

Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

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So I have a confession to make. What seems like an eternity ago, I received a Galaxy Note review unit for AT&T, but never quite finished my review. While the reasons for that were no fault of the device and rather the result of some other personal failings, I...
Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Review (T-Mobile) - The Phablet Returns

From the archive, 20 February 1986: Trials and tribulations of a first-time computer buyer

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Originally published in the Guardian on 20 February 1986I approached the purchase of a word-processor with that mixture of necessity and trepidation that must possess a young man on his first grown-up visit to the chemists.With dreams of writing a best-seller I trotted into the nearest big town, found the...
From the archive, 20 February 1986: Trials and tribulations of a first-time computer buyer

Jeff Bezos attended 60 investor meetings to raise $1m from 22 people, just to get Amazon started

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If you think startups have a tough time today, making ends meet and raising the necessary capital to take things to the next level, here’s an interesting little nugget courtesy of “Mr. Amazon” himself, Jeff Bezos. Speaking to US talk-show host Charlie Rose, Bezos delved deep into everything from the...
Jeff Bezos attended 60 investor meetings to raise $1m from 22 people, just to get Amazon started

Trulia Gets a Boost From a Strong Mobile Real Estate Market

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A lot of companies aspire to have a mobile strategy, and then there are companies, like Trulia, that already have the beginnings of one. Pete Flint, CEO of the San Francisco-based online real estate company, told AllThingsD that traffic from mobile had increased 120 percent in the fourth quarter year...
Trulia Gets a Boost From a Strong Mobile Real Estate Market

On its third birthday, Apple's iPad looks back at years of comical criticism

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Apple's iPad is three years old today, providing a good opportunity to look back in hindsight on one of the most successful technology products to ever debut, and also one of the more poorly received by industry critics....
On its third birthday, Apple's iPad looks back at years of comical criticism

Shell company sues Facebook, Amazon over targeted banner ads

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A Memphis-based shell firm say it owns the rights to a common form of internet advertising, and has filed patent infringement suits against several major companies. “B.E. Technologies LLC” claims that Amazon’s Kindle devices violate its technology for serving ads “in a personalized manner.” It has filed similar lawsuits against...
Shell company sues Facebook, Amazon over targeted banner ads
An Afternoon With Bad Piggies, Rovio's Next Hit

John Sculley on Steve Jobs: 'I have tremendous admiration'

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While we wait for WWDC 2010 to open for business in just over three hours, spare a thought for former Apple CEO, John Sculley, who tells The Daily Beast all about how much he regrets firing Steve Jobs.Sculley still thinks their partnership could have worked -- if Jobs had been...
John Sculley on Steve Jobs: 'I have tremendous admiration'

Under New JOBS Act, More IPO Prospects Consider Filing Confidentially

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SolarCity, the cleantech company backed by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, filed for an IPO this past week. But there’s hardly been a peep about it compared to most offerings. That’s because under the recently passed JOBS Act, SolarCity didn’t have to publicly share anything about its financial performance...
Under New JOBS Act, More IPO Prospects Consider Filing Confidentially

★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

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Jeff Sonderman, writing for Poynter: With the benefit of hindsight, there seem to be at least two other major lessons from The Daily’s failure: Audience clarity. It was difficult to grasp who exactly was the intended audience of The Daily. It excelled at interactive elements and visual appeal, but the...
★ Why 'The Daily' Failed

Tim Cook admits he wishes Apple had held launch of new iMac until 2013

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In a rare public admission of hindsight, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook said on Tuesday that he wishes his company had waited until 2013 to launch its redesigned iMac, which remained in short supply through the end of 2012.    ...
Tim Cook admits he wishes Apple had held launch of new iMac until 2013

The Truth About Why Yahoo's CEO Got Fired

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What's the takeaway from Yahoo's recent CEO fiasco? Don't lie on your corporate bio, for one, and make sure no one else has lied on your behalf. But the real lesson has nothing to do with falsified credentials. Sure, the world will remember Scott Thompson as the Yahoo CEO who...
The Truth About Why Yahoo's CEO Got Fired

The DeanBeat: The accelerated change of the game industry

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It used to be that video game industry cycles were predictable. The waves were big, but you could see them coming. In 1994, when I moved to Silicon Valley, Netscape had gone public. I witnessed the whole dotcom boom and all of the hopes that arose around massively multiplayer online...
The DeanBeat: The accelerated change of the game industry

Instagram’s billion dollar idea wasn’t photos after all

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I wasn’t alone in almost spilling my coffee mid-drink when I discovered Facebook purchased Instagram for $1 billion.  A billion?  As a startup CEO, it’s sometimes hard to grasp how these types of platforms, which openly opine they are not concerned with making money can end up in such a...
Instagram’s billion dollar idea wasn’t photos after all

"I Couldn't See It."

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"I Couldn't See It.": Alexis Madrigal spoke with outgoing Intel CEO Paul Otellini about the time Intel talked to Apple about powering the original iPhone: "We ended up not winning it or passing on it, depending on how you want to view it. And the world would have been a lot...
"I Couldn't See It."

Hubbub claims to be the first “real” social network for sound, isn’t

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Hubbub is a new ‘sound social network’ that is not to be confused with home delivery service Hubbub, federated social networking service Hubbub, design studio Hubbub, social media and content strategy agency Hubbub Consulting, HTML5 compliant parsing library Hubbub, communications agency Hubbub, catering firm Hubbub, buzz marketing firm Hubbub or...
Hubbub claims to be the first “real” social network for sound, isn’t
Steve Jobs: 'Why is the file system the face of the OS?'

Top VC: Tumblr's CEO Is Worth $200 Million Because He Ignored My Advice

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Blogging platform Tumblr has grown to become the 9th most-visited site in the U.S. That's largely in part due to its founder and CEO David Karp, who has followed and executed his vision for the product from day one.  Union Square Ventures partner Fred Wilson says he used to bug...
Top VC: Tumblr's CEO Is Worth $200 Million Because He Ignored My Advice
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