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Kickstarter now lets creators preview their projects before launching, ask friends for feedback

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Having passed the 100,000 project mark this week, crowdsourcing site Kickstarter today announced a new feature to help out the next hundred thousand: project preview. Creators can now share their project before launching it with select individuals, such as their friends or colleagues, to get some early feedback and make...
Kickstarter now lets creators preview their projects before launching, ask friends for feedback
Apple TV sales have surpassed 13 million, near 6.5M this year alone

What Eight Million Livestreams Really Means

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That crazy leap that Felix Baumgartner made was astonishing. And if you’re interested in the future of Web video, YouTube’s ability to serve up eight million livestreams at the same time is a really big deal, too. As I noted yesterday, that number blows away YouTube’s previous peak of 500,000...
What Eight Million Livestreams Really Means

The Real Reason Janet Napolitano Doesn't Like Email -- Accountability

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We've already detailed the cognitive dissonance created by DHS head Janet Napolitano's statements on email usage. Last September, she blithely pointed out that she doesn't use email "at all," and in fact, "avoids many online services." She went on to say that some would call her a "Luddite" and...
The Real Reason Janet Napolitano Doesn't Like Email -- Accountability

And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash

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Over the past few years, a lot of people have started companies. Between 2007 and 2011, more than 200 digital startups were created in New York alone. The companies have been able to survive because they've been able to scrounge together some cash, often from wealthy individuals (angel investors) or...
And Now We're At The Point Where Startups Are Running Out Of Cash

THE ANGEL 50: Silicon Valley's Top Early Stage Investors

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If you're new to the Silicon Valley startup scene, who are the best early-stage investors to pitch? There are a lot of people and early-stage firms who can cut your startup's first checks. Ron Conway and the SV Angel team, for example, can give entrepreneurs a few hundred-thousand dollars or...
THE ANGEL 50: Silicon Valley's Top Early Stage Investors

New data shows disappointing sales of the flagship Lumia 900

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Fresh mobile market share data from Nielsen puts into perspective Nokia’s efforts to recapture its former stature in the United States with its Lumia line of Windows Phone smartphones. According to the group, Nokia commands but 0.3% of the US market with its new devices, a figure that works out to...
New data shows disappointing sales of the flagship Lumia 900

Verizon finds developer outsourced his work to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

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No, this is not the Onion, it’s not April Fools, and I’m not making this up. All of this comes straight from Verizon, or rather a case study from 2012 outlined by its security team. The story goes a little something like this. A developer at a US-based critical infrastructure...
Verizon finds developer outsourced his work to China so he could surf Reddit and watch cat videos

DailyDirt: Ready For A Trip To Space Yet?

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The opportunities to hitch a ride to space are growing by leaps and bounds now. Just a few years ago, you needed to be a multi-millionaire with the right stuff to buy your way on a rocketship to space. Now, you just need to be some kind of marketing phenomenon...
DailyDirt: Ready For A Trip To Space Yet?
DEAR APPLE: Now That You're Secretly Emailing Journalists, I'd Love To Hear From You!

Millions of People Now Get Live Streaming Video Sent to Their Phones

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Live video, from around the world, streaming right through the phone in your hand: that's pretty incredible. It's not science fiction anymore, it's now something that millions of people have experienced. San Francisco's Justin.tv announced today that almost one and a half million people have downloaded the company's live video...
Millions of People Now Get Live Streaming Video Sent to Their Phones
The 99 cent smartphone game sending bikes to Africa

LoungeUp Scores Seed Round To Help Hotels Keep Guests App Happy

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Anything that helps hotels improve their customer service levels is welcome in my book. Tools to help them up sell, not quite so much. To that end, LoungeUp, a startup that provides a platform to enable hotels to jump on the mobile app bandwagon, has announced that it’s raised a...
LoungeUp Scores Seed Round To Help Hotels Keep Guests App Happy

Apple Will Ramp Up Production Of The iPad Mini Next Month To Prepare For An October Launch [REPORT] (AAPL)

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Apple is planning to ramp up production of the iPad Mini in September to prepare for launching the product in October, DigiTimes reports. The publication says it has heard from supply chain sources that the smaller iPad has been in production since June, with roughly a few hundred thousand manufactured...
Apple Will Ramp Up Production Of The iPad Mini Next Month To Prepare For An October Launch [REPORT] (AAPL)
Social media monitoring smack down: Feedly vs. Netvibes

How data might save cities from outgrowing themselves

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According to physicist Geoffrey West, the world’s cities have what one might call a growing problem. As they grow bigger, their problems grow worse at a super-linear pace, which means it takes an ever-faster pace of innovation to keep things in check. We can either figure out a way to...
How data might save cities from outgrowing themselves

In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

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They say if you want to understand the future, you have to look at children. And if my 10-year-old cousin’s chat history is any indication, we will soon be communicating in emoji, Egyptian hieroglyphics or some other kind of pictographic language that renders the 2,000-year-old Roman alphabet obsolete. Sometimes...
In Zlango’s World, Emoticons Are The Future (And The Future Revenue Model)

Winter, Still Coming

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Winter, Still Coming: Regarding the previous two HBO/Game of Thrones links, Dustin Curtis actually watched the videos (from late last year) to get some context around what HBO president Eric Kessler actually said. As Curtis notes, the Forbes piece does seem to be linkbait-centric, but it doesn’t make the overall...
Winter, Still Coming

Cyberlocker To Shut Down After PayPal Ban

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During the wake of the Megaupload raids in January, TorrentFreak kept a close eye on the cyberlocker world. While many file-hosters panicked, former Megaupload users hopped from site to site trying to find a suitable alternative. RapidGator was such an alternative, and in recent weeks the site saw its traffic...
Cyberlocker To Shut Down After PayPal Ban

5 Reasons The Android Market Trashes Apple’s App Store

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For both users and developers the Android app store is the cream of the crop. For the last two years as I sat out my iPhone contract I have watched Android do things the way they should be done.Google is on the dead-right path with its app store, much more...
5 Reasons The Android Market Trashes Apple’s App Store
BizSlate launches its supply chain assistant for small businesses (exclusive)

Songkick’s Spotify gamble pays off: 100,000 new users

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Four months ago when Spotify launched itself as a platform for music apps, we were skeptical about its potential: after all, it wasn’t exactly clear what the payoff was for those who would develop for it. Now events listing service Songkick has said it’s getting what it wanted from the...
Songkick’s Spotify gamble pays off: 100,000 new users

Super Bowl Eyeballs Up a Bit, Super Bowl Chatter Up a Lot

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Last night’s Super Bowl set a new ratings record. Last night’s Super Bowl also set new records for social chatter on Facebook and Twitter. No coincidence, right? Well. Maybe. The numbers are still rough, and will morph a bit over time. But here are the basics: TV ratings are up...
Super Bowl Eyeballs Up a Bit, Super Bowl Chatter Up a Lot

Philippines Outlaws Cybersex

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The EFF points us to the news of the Philippines signing into law the Cybercrime Prevention Act of 2012, which has a number of interesting and worrisome provisions. The EFF, quite rightly, focuses on the fact that it makes online libel a criminal rather than civil offense, which could lead...
Philippines Outlaws Cybersex
BizSlate offers cloud-based supply-chain management tool for small companies
Key "Rickrolling" video taken down due to copyright claim

Photo tool provider Aviary replaces Picnik as Flickr’s picture editor

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Aviary, the fast-growing photo editing platform, has just hit 1,000 sites and apps using its free service but none are bigger than Flickr, which is expected to announce Wednesday that it will use Aviary to replace Picnik, the soon to be retired tool from Google. The partnership is a big...
Photo tool provider Aviary replaces Picnik as Flickr’s picture editor

Christmas Day 2012 saw a record 17.4m Android and iOS device activations, 2.5x more than in 2011

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It’s no surprise that more Android and iOS devices are activated on Christmas Day than on any other day of the year. Yet on Christmas Day 2012, more iPhones, iPads, Galaxies, Kindle Fires, and so on were activated than on any other day in history, 2.5 times more than on...
Christmas Day 2012 saw a record 17.4m Android and iOS device activations, 2.5x more than in 2011

HootSuite Knocks Out Twitter-Tool Competitor Seesmic By Acquiring It

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HootSuite today announced that it has acquired Seesmic, the maker of a competing tool for managing Twitter accounts. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. But it's not an acquire-hire deal, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes told Business Insider. Seesmic founder and French startup pioneer Loic Le Meur won't be joining HootSuite,...
HootSuite Knocks Out Twitter-Tool Competitor Seesmic By Acquiring It

HP Q2 PC Share Tumbles; Gartner, IDC Diverge on Apple Results

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Gartner this afternoon reported that Q2 PC sales fell 0.1%, year over year, to 87.5 million units, and that Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) maintained the top spot in the world even as its total shipments fell by 12%. HP sold 13 million units, giving it 14.9%, while Lenovo (0992HK) is within less...
HP Q2 PC Share Tumbles; Gartner, IDC Diverge on Apple Results
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