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Why Path Pissed People Off

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There’s a reason why today’s news that Path was uploading its users’ entire address book to its database was stunning — all this time Path has been positioning itself as one of the good guys! … Sort of an alternative to Facebook … a kinder, gentler social network that only...
Why Path Pissed People Off

App makers' address-book apology

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The makers of Path and Hipster iPhone apps apologise for accessing phone contacts without explicit permission....
App makers' address-book apology

Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

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The following is a guest post from Hipster CEO Doug Ludlow, following yesterday and today’s revelations that select apps were uploading user’s entire address books to their database. We blew it, we’re sorry, and we’re going to make it right. It’s Hipster’s goal to provide a fun and beautiful service...
Hipster CEO Also Apologizes For Address Book-Gate, Calls For “Application Privacy Summit [Guest Post]

Lessons from Path and Pinterest: Tell users everything

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Path and Pinterest are probably two of the hottest social services right now, racking up millions of users and generating an ocean of favorable coverage. But both have gotten tripped up by the same thing that has made the social web a minefield for both Facebook and Google: namely,...
Lessons from Path and Pinterest: Tell users everything

The death of cash

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Tech giants - and startups like Square - want you to use your phone to pay for everything from gum to train rides. Here's how they plan to achieve cash-free nirvana. FORTUNE -- Café Grumpy is the kind of hipster hangout that wouldn't deign to trumpet itself. Tucked away on...
The death of cash

Austin’s Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others

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It was bound to happen sooner or later, but it looks like all the heated conversation we’ve seen over user privacy in mobile apps has now finally boiled over into a class action lawsuit, filed this week in the Western Division of the U.S. District Court, Austin Division. A list...
Austin’s Other Event: A Class Action, Mobile App Privacy Lawsuit Filed Against Facebook, Twitter, Apple, 15 Others

IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation

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Barry Diller’s IAC is testing the waters on a partial exit of Vimeo, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The company is hoping to raise a $50 million round of funding in conjunction with a spin off of the hipster online video business. IAC is looking to keep...
IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation

Svpply unveils its elegant new iPad app featuring endless browsing of 80,000 stores

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As one of the web’s most loved social shopping sites, it was only a matter of time before Svpply, which has long brought the window shopping experience online, launched its first iPad application. Today, you can download the new iPad app, sit back on your couch and enjoy its elegant interface and seemingly...
Svpply unveils its elegant new iPad app featuring endless browsing of 80,000 stores

German social network, QUOTE.fm, aims to provide you with inspiring content in bitesize

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I work in tech so when an app launches, my news feed will usually update in seconds. For breaking news about tech, the web has me covered. When it comes to great works of literature, the Internet doesn’t inspire. What if I need a little more Proust in my life?...
German social network, QUOTE.fm, aims to provide you with inspiring content in bitesize

For the First Time, Brooklyn’s Hipster Northside Festival Will Devote Two Days to Startups

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via Northside Festival Since 2009, brothers Scott and Daniel Stedman have been hosting the Northside Festival in Williamsburg and Greenpoint as a cultural showcase for emerging indie bands, filmmakers, and other artistic aspirants of the McCarren Park Kickball Guild. In fact, the Stedman brothers have staked their careers on the...
For the First Time, Brooklyn’s Hipster Northside Festival Will Devote Two Days to Startups

Microsoft pilfers Surface name from its smart table, now called the PixelSense (video)

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If Microsoft's recent Surface announcement made you think about a funky LED table, that's because it wasn't long ago that a joint effort with Samsung bore that moniker instead. While Redmond appropriated the name for its new tablet, the two companies are still selling the original device -- now...
Microsoft pilfers Surface name from its smart table, now called the PixelSense (video)

The iPhone elite

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iPhone users are elitists. It’s one of those things that we’ve always suspected — including iPhone users themselves — but to maintain the status quo and to prevent high tech culture devolving into all out war, we dance around the issue by using euphemistic terms like hipster. The fact is,...
The iPhone elite

Tumblr’s New Facebook Timeline Sharing Will Nab More Traffic For Publishers

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When you publish on Tumblr, you can now auto-share your post to the Facebook News Feed and feature it prominently on your Timeline. More Facebook referral traffic will be the result of these improvements as well as Ticker and Timeline sharing of your Likes and replies that were announced today....
Tumblr’s New Facebook Timeline Sharing Will Nab More Traffic For Publishers

Who would want to live in the Google Glass house? | James Westcott

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The augmented reality of Google's 'Project Glass' seems to miss the point about what makes fiddling with a phone addictiveWhen they go on sale in a couple of years, will Google's augmented reality glasses – a slick metal monobrow, with a thumbnail-sized screen hovering above the right eye – turn...
Who would want to live in the Google Glass house? | James Westcott

TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone

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TastemakerX, the startup that lets music fans get credit for discovering popular bands before they become cool, is opening to the public today. If this sounds like an app where your annoying music hipster friends can be their annoying music hipster selves, well, that’s kind of the idea — but,...
TastemakerX Opens Its Music Stock Market To Everyone

Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants

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Finding a good restaurant – even in a city you’ve never been to – has never been easier. Thanks to Yelp, Urbanspoon and its various brethren, a good place to eat is generally just a few clicks away. What if you want to find a restaurant with a very specific...
Hoppit Launches The World’s First Ambience Search Engine For Restaurants
Dollar Shave Club Punches Gillette Where It Hurts. (In the Marketing Budget)

Here are five alternatives to the now Facebook-owned Instagram

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Now that the news of Facebook buying up Instagram has made its way around the Internet, you may be looking for an alternative to the uber-popular photo sharing app. With all of Facebook’s privacy issues, some mobile photographers may shy away from using an app owned by the social...
Here are five alternatives to the now Facebook-owned Instagram

Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster

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Breaking: Aol (who is my employer somehow) has picked up local photosharing app Hipster for a low seven figures we’re hearing.  The Hipster team of five will be working for the Aol mobile team out of Palo Alto, under badass Sol Lipman. Updating. ...
Aol Snaps Up Hyper-Local Photosharing App Hipster
HipSwap wants to be a Craigslist for the Pinterest set

The Instagram Socialmatic Camera Concept Would Bring The Photo Sharing App To Real Life

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Once upon a time a company pioneered simple photo sharing. By allowing consumers to easily take and share pictures, photography became a part of everyday life. Now, several generations removed, Polaroid is essentially an empty shell of the once iconic brand it used to be. The Instagram Socialmatic Camera is...
The Instagram Socialmatic Camera Concept Would Bring The Photo Sharing App To Real Life

Gnip Signs Deal To Syndicate Tumblr Firehose

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Social data startup Gnip has scored another impressive partnership — it says it’s the first company to syndicate the full firehose of content from blogging service Tumblr. Gnip is probably best-known for being the first authorized reseller of the Twitter firehose, but it also offers data from Facebook, Google+, Disqus, WordPress,...
Gnip Signs Deal To Syndicate Tumblr Firehose

Prediction: Google buys an Instagram competitor and fast

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News has only just surfaced of Facebook’s massive $1 billion acquisition of Instagram, and now we’re left wondering what’s to happen next. There may have been a full-fledged bidding war between Google and Facebook over Instagram, but no matter what, it looks more than likely that Google will soon buy...
Prediction: Google buys an Instagram competitor and fast

Northside Festival “Gets” New York Tech

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Northside Media Group has made a very specific bet: that Brooklyn is the national adjective for “what’s next.” The company behind hipster necessities like The L Magazine, Brooklyn Magazine and Summerscreen also runs an annual festival. Previously focused on music, film and art, this year’s Northside Festival–coming up on June...
Northside Festival “Gets” New York Tech

Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign

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Calling it "the browser you loved to hate," Microsoft is encouraging nerds to give Internet Explorer 9 a second look, and even try it out—at least for a site or two. The new tumblog brings together hipster-trolling graphs, quotable quotes from Twitter, blogs, and the press, and video advertisements...
Microsoft takes aim at hipsters, nerds with new advertising campaign
Baggy sweaters and baseball caps: Apple's 1986 clothing collection

Viral Video: Let the Hipster Games Begin!

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I meant to post this last week — a very clever spoof on the hit movie, “The Hunger Games.” This version: “The Hipster Games,” with ironic young people from five districts — – Portland, Austin, Brooklyn, Oakland, and Silverlake in Los Angeles — fighting to the death or for that...
Viral Video: Let the Hipster Games Begin!
The Dumbing Down of Silicon Valley

Etsy's Winning Secret: Don't Play The Blame Game!

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Picture this: The board members of Etsy, the hot Brooklyn-based startup that's reinventing handcrafted e-commerce, are meeting by video conference. The connection breaks up. At most companies, the obvious next question is: Who's the CEO going to fire? Not at Etsy, though. And that's not just because Chad Dickerson is...
Etsy's Winning Secret: Don't Play The Blame Game!

Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades

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There are plenty of places to turn if one is looking to buy prescription glasses, but the problem is that most of those options are expensive. So David Gilboa and Neil Blumenthal started Warby Parker last year to breathe some new life into the eyewear industry by selling designer, prescription...
Look, See: Warby Parker Launches $150 Prescription Shades
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