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This Jay-Z Ad For His Samsung-Backed Album Has Been Seen 1 Million Times In 24 Hours

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Jay-Z announced his new album "Magna Carta Holy Grail" in a 3-minute-long Samsung ad that aired during the NBA playoffs last night. In less than a day, the video has accumulated more that 1.2 million views on YouTube. Jay-Z teases bits of the album's sound in the commercial, but he...
This Jay-Z Ad For His Samsung-Backed Album Has Been Seen 1 Million Times In 24 Hours
Social media might drive brand awareness, but search still drives the sales

We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

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What? You didn't think we'd make it out of the first day of SXSW without some gaming coverage, did you? We're here at the show's Gaming Expo, a room full of the latest and greatest offerings from companies big and small. We couldn't help but do a doubletake when...
We're live at SXSW's Virtual Reality: The Holy Grail of Gaming panel with Valve, Oculus and more

Obama's team of tech gurus to unleash 'Holy Grail' of digital campaigning

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Dashboard, the Democrats' sophisticated new tool, melds data collection with a social aspect to unify volunteers nationwideBarack Obama's re-election campaign for the White House is poised to launch its secret weapon: an online tool that the campaign hopes will vastly increase its ability to mobilise volunteers and potential voters across the...
Obama's team of tech gurus to unleash 'Holy Grail' of digital campaigning

Not a film, not a game, but a living novel

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How do we tell stories? With a beginning, middle and end, right? “Protasis, epitasis and catastrophe” – Aristotle slapped the label on dramatic structure in 335 BC and it’s been there ever since. We tell them sometimes through humour, sometimes through fear. And the listener listens, the reader reads, the...
Not a film, not a game, but a living novel
How Real-Time Bidding Could Save Mobile Advertising

Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

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After a huge buildup and splashy product announcement, Lytro’s trendy refocusing camera has so far failed to live up to its hype. While the idea of being able to point, shoot, and worry about focus later sounds appealing, the cost in dollars, missing features, and lost image quality has just...
Toshiba's refocusing smartphone camera spells more trouble for Lytro

GraphScience Raises $2 Million Series A for Social Ad Optimization, Data Services

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Advertisers treat social media as a branding category like TV, not a direct marketing category like email. And for brand spending, there’s no such thing as ROI. Not many object to that because brand dollars are considered to be the Holy Grail of digital advertising. GraphScience, a Palo Alto data startup, objects....
GraphScience Raises $2 Million Series A for Social Ad Optimization, Data Services

Apple squared, (four)squared

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I was down in Soho last week, visiting (of course) the new Manhattan REI store. After the shopping spree, I pulled out my iPhone and found a dinner recommendation on Explore: five of my friends had eaten at La Esquina, several of them more than once. Bingo. I go and...
Apple squared, (four)squared

PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst

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Research firm Strategy Analytics sees a good year for Sony's Vita handheld console, despite slow sales in JapanUS market intelligence firm Strategy Analytics has predicted that Sony will sell 12.4 million Vitas this year – as long as the price is dropped at some point. The handheld console, launched yesterday...
PS Vita to sell 12.4 million units in 2012, says analyst
Pics: Boeing debuts the airplane wings of the future

Fame Game Is Like the Holy Grail of Twitter Filled With Instant Social Juice

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Mr. Ludwin. (Twitter) Adam Ludwin, a two-time entrepreneur and now a principal at RRE Ventures, is a fame monster, in that he's looking for Lady Gaga-level fame. But he wants to share it with you, too. The affable Mr. Ludwin, along with Big Human developers Rus Yusupov and Dominik Hofmann, created...
Fame Game Is Like the Holy Grail of Twitter Filled With Instant Social Juice

AOL unveils Alto: a web-based email client with an emphasis on aesthetics and organization

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A cleanly organized inbox may be a holy grail that's seemingly out of reach, but AOL (which happens to be our parent company) has unveiled a web-based e-mail client dubbed Alto to help cut through clutter. Instead of singing up for a brand-new email address, users log into the...
AOL unveils Alto: a web-based email client with an emphasis on aesthetics and organization

PLUMgrid Raises $10.7 Million With Goal To Become The New Platform For Networking

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PLUMgrid has raised $10.7 million in Series A funding from Hummer Winblad and US Venture Partners to build an operating system that serves the network as much as the modern x86 processor is the foundation for the compute power we use every day to run our applications. The network is...
PLUMgrid Raises $10.7 Million With Goal To Become The New Platform For Networking

Facebook Seeking To "Close The Loop" With Offline Sales Data

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The “holy grail” of online measurement has always been tracking to offline sales. Indeed, 95 percent of retail sales happen in stores and clicks are often a poor proxy for those in-store activities (comScore has long made this point regarding online display advertising). There are now... Please visit Marketing Land...
Facebook Seeking To "Close The Loop" With Offline Sales Data

If we don't create some standards for app discovery and promotion, users are going to lose faith

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The recent hype around the removal of Appgratis from the iOS App Store has ignited a debate about app discovery and promotion and its importance to both users and developers. There are simply way too many apps for our little minds to process (and fingers to digest) and consumers need...
If we don't create some standards for app discovery and promotion, users are going to lose faith

DataRPM raises $250,000 as it launches natural language data service for businesses

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Business intelligence startup DataRPM has launched Instant Answers, a new service that provides companies with natural language data searches. The company has also announced a $250,000 round of angel investment. The startup was created early last year by three experienced entrepreneurs looking to tackle the ‘Big Data’ space. Co-founder Ruban Phukan...
DataRPM raises $250,000 as it launches natural language data service for businesses

Is NFC Finally Becoming Mobile's Next Big Thing?

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It was hard to avoid the message at the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The GSMA, the organizing body, was keen for everyone to believe that Near Field Communication might finally be about to have its day. NFC has been a decade in the making, and has always been...
Is NFC Finally Becoming Mobile's Next Big Thing?
How a fake developer attracted hundreds of emails, bribes, and job offers

IBM: We're on the cusp of the Quantum Computing revolution (video)

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Technology's holy grail is the development of a "perfect" Quantum Computer. Traditional computers recognize information as bits: binary information representing "On" or "Off" states. A quantum computer uses qubits: operating in superposition, a qubit exists in all states simultaneously -- not just "On" or "Off," but every possible state...
IBM: We're on the cusp of the Quantum Computing revolution (video)

Richard Branson’s Tweet Scored An 18-Year-Old's Startup $1 Million In Funding

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Last year, eighteen year-old Stacey Ferraira saw the following tweet by Richard Branson:  Enjoy intimate cocktails with me in Miami on June 15th - $2,000 to charity.For details email: Community.investment@fly.virgin.com — richardbranson (@richardbranson) June 10, 2011 Even though Ferraira was too young to accept a cocktail she decided to jump at...
Richard Branson’s Tweet Scored An 18-Year-Old's Startup $1 Million In Funding

Facebook has 1 billion users, it's time to leave

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Facebook has reached a milestone of 1 billion users worldwide. Once exclusive to college students, it is now used by anyone willing to give the company a bit of personal information. After that’s done you can join the social network and connect with just about everyone you’ve ever met.The social networking giant...
Facebook has 1 billion users, it's time to leave

Flood of leaked images suggest Nokia EOS smartphone with huge PureView camera

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Images of an alleged Nokia EOS chassis have leaked from what appears to be a factory, lending some credence to previous rumors of a camera-centric handset from the Finnish outfit. Other shots from GSM Arena and a Twitter user called @ViziLeaks, (with exactly three tweets under that name) also...
Flood of leaked images suggest Nokia EOS smartphone with huge PureView camera

Jon Stewart on Tim Cook's Less-Than-Taxing Senate Reception

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Apple CEO Tim Cook’s appearance before the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations earlier this week to defend Apple’s tax practices was a largely uneventful affair, particularly given the issues at hand. While the subcommittee panel described Apple on paper as an “egregious offender” that has “sought the Holy Grail of...
Jon Stewart on Tim Cook's Less-Than-Taxing Senate Reception

HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

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So there I was, minding my own business, when a giant metal dinosaur foot smashed through the ceiling of my house. "Oh, hi, FAKEGRIMLOCK," I said, quite used to these visits by now. "YOU WANT SCOOP ON SECRET FAKEGRIMLOCK ANIMATION HITTING WEB ON FRIDAY?" the robosaurus rex asked me. "Yes," I...
HERE SECRET @FAKEGRIMLOCK VIDEO ABOUT MINIMUM VIABLE PERSONALITY

Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.1 Million From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Others

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Talenthouse, the talent crowdsourcing startup that aims to connect well-known artists with talented (but not so well known) collaborators, announced a new round of funding today. The company raised $4.2 million from a series of high-profile investors, including director and film producer Brett Ratner, Jean Piggozzi, Estée Lauder chairman William...
Talent Crowdsourcing Startup Talenthouse Raises $4.1 Million From Director Brett Ratner, Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors and Others
Fixing online comments -- how do you automate trust?

Revamped Ritani Marries Online And In-Store Jewelry Shopping

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You've heard it before: Love don't cost a thing. But unless it's a hand-me-down from grandma, the ring sure does. To make a transaction that's traditionally as weighty on the wallet as it is on the emotions more appealing to a younger generation of shoppers accustomed to doing just about...
Revamped Ritani Marries Online And In-Store Jewelry Shopping

Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

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Microsoft on Thursday said it would ship six security updates next week, only one critical, to patch seven vulnerabilities in Windows and a pair of for-developers-only programs....
Microsoft to patch Windows bug called 'Holy Grail' by one researcher

Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite

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Filed under: Utilities, Social Software, Mobile We've been writing an awful lot about the location wars on Download Squad lately. Gowalla, Foursquare, and the rest are exploding in popularity, and that means trendy, early-adopter types might have several different sites to check in with every time they go somewhere. Reporting...
Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite
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