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Social shopping platform Copious branches into men's products, making Mr. Stinson high five by adding suits

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Fans of male fashion rejoice, a growing and popular shopping startup is now your stomping ground. If you haven’t heard of Copious, you’re behind. The company is working to build a social commerce platform, fostering sales between real folks, not what it would call ‘strangers.’ Yes, it has strong Facebook...
Social shopping platform Copious branches into men's products, making Mr. Stinson high five by adding suits

Yes, we need a STEM immigration bill, but we don't need to end the diversity visa program to get it

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It’s an interesting day in the Capitol, as Rep. Lamar Smith’s STEM Jobs Act should hit the floor of the House. TNW has written about it before, as you surely recall. In short, Congress is trying to add 55,000 new visa slots for graduates with advanced degrees in science, technology,...
Yes, we need a STEM immigration bill, but we don't need to end the diversity visa program to get it

Having a bad Valentine's Day? Forget that and ask Twitamore who you love most on Twitter

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Good Thursday Super Troopers, today is a right corker. Valentine’s Day either matters to you or not, there is no middle ground. If you intend on cleaning your apartment and doing monthly financial work like your humble servant, the day isn’t exactly something top on your mind. But forget that,...
Having a bad Valentine's Day? Forget that and ask Twitamore who you love most on Twitter

Facebook teams up with ChildLine to suppress intimidation and abuse with new 'Step Up: Stop Bullying' campaign

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You probably didn’t know it – your humble servant was equally unaware – but Anti-Bullying Week is coming up in the United Kingdom. Bullying, a common occurrence among youths that comes in many forms and flavors is a real, and often painful problem. Bullied kids can fall behind in school, withdraw socially, and even harm...
Facebook teams up with ChildLine to suppress intimidation and abuse with new 'Step Up: Stop Bullying' campaign

This week at Microsoft: App dev, Internet Explorer, and Nokia

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Just like the proverbial cockroach after the nuclear holocaust, so too does this post live on. Never, while I call TNW my good ship, shall our Microsoft roundup leave you. Unless I get excessively bored of it. But for now, onward. As always, for our full pull of Microsoft stories,...
This week at Microsoft: App dev, Internet Explorer, and Nokia

This parody Surface ad should be Microsoft's official response to Apple's iPad mini

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It isn’t Friday, but you deserve this. Get some headphones, a decent pair, spit out all liquids from your mouth, and watch the following clip on high volume: Once you stop laughing and regain control, here’s some background: Apple released a commercial for its new iPad mini that was so...
This parody Surface ad should be Microsoft's official response to Apple's iPad mini

San Francisco showed Photo Hack Day love as 300 developers churned out 70 hacks in 24 hours

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This weekend I was lucky enough to help judge Aviary’s third Photo Hack Day. If you recall, TNW has attended each of the previous incarnations of the event, noting that it often acts like a magnet for New York City’s developer talent. The same was true this time around, but...
San Francisco showed Photo Hack Day love as 300 developers churned out 70 hacks in 24 hours

We watch, crying, as Microsoft drops a Surface for fun and science

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Earlier this week at the Surface Lair – Studio B on the Microsoft campus in Redmond, to be specific – TNW was party to a live demonstration of how durable the Surface tablet in fact is. Microsoft, in a small lab built to stress test its various parts, dropped a...
We watch, crying, as Microsoft drops a Surface for fun and science

It’s time you knew: Meet the gaming sensation ‘League of Legends’

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Growing under the rug and out of the sight of many is a gaming title that is rapidly spreading around the globe, and the larger competitive gaming scene. It has grown to the point that you need to know about it. Consider this your PSA. Please, meet League of Legends....
It’s time you knew: Meet the gaming sensation ‘League of Legends’

GrubHub adds Uber-like mapping tools to your delivery, so your paunch knows when to expect the eats

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If you are anything like your humble servant, if it wasn’t for GrubHub,you would have died by now of malnutrition. The service, which binds together a city’s restaurants into a single interface, allowing for a unified ordering and payment system, is akin to magic. If you tend to eat at your desk...
GrubHub adds Uber-like mapping tools to your delivery, so your paunch knows when to expect the eats

Microsoft fumbles on Points, encapsulating why it's such a frustrating company

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Note: All bolding added today, after the fact, by you humble servant. The writing has been on the wall for Microsoft Points at least since January. In that month, TNW reported the following: It has been suggested that by the end of 2012, Microsoft will force all transactions to be...
Microsoft fumbles on Points, encapsulating why it's such a frustrating company

Telerik launches Icenium, a cloud-based development platform for hybrid iOS and Android apps

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Today Telerik announced Icenium, a cloud-based development platform that allows web developers build hybrid applications that can be installed naively for Android and iOS and distributed through their respective app stores. If that was impenetrable, the rest of this post will likely be little improvement. Icenium, in pieces Icenium has a number of...
Telerik launches Icenium, a cloud-based development platform for hybrid iOS and Android apps

The crew at Simply Measured have released a Vine analytics tool to help you grok your video prowess

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As a member of the Graph Bar and Chart Fetish society, Simply Measured constantly makes my dreams come true. If you are a Vine user, and who isn’t aside from your humble servant, you want to see how well your short clips are performing on social channels, don’t you? Of...
The crew at Simply Measured have released a Vine analytics tool to help you grok your video prowess

NewsCred locks in a $15M Series B and the New York Times as a partner to help grow its content network

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NewsCred today announced a $15 million Series B round of funding, and the addition of the New York Times as a partner. The funding was led by Mayfield Fund, and participated in by Greycroft Partners – a new investor – and several former investors, including IA Ventures and FirstMark Capital. The addition of the New...
NewsCred locks in a $15M Series B and the New York Times as a partner to help grow its content network

Day One: Belly flopping into Windows Phone app development

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The modern-day gold rush is apps. Apps for this, apps for that. Apps for everything. Apps for apps, even. Everyone wants an app. If you are not a developer, as your humble servant isn’t, these apps are somewhat mystical, as are the tools that are used to build them. What’s...
Day One: Belly flopping into Windows Phone app development

Hands on with Instacart, the delivery service that wants to make grocery shopping a snap

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Let’s be realistic: you have too many things to do. By the time you’ve rousted yourself out of bed, worked a good nine or ten hours, the amount of energy you have left to select a recipe, hit the store, go home, cook, and then – at last – eat,...
Hands on with Instacart, the delivery service that wants to make grocery shopping a snap

Dude shares 7 porn flicks on Bittorrent, is charged $1.5 million in federal court

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This is the sort of story that as we write it, we wonder if our media credentials have been changed from ‘TNW’ to ‘The Onion.’ However, this story is indeed no joke, most especially if your name is Anwar Ogiste, who has been charged for sharing with Bittorrent some seven pornographic...
Dude shares 7 porn flicks on Bittorrent, is charged $1.5 million in federal court
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