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Microsoft details Windows 8 Calendar app design, wants to 'show your life clearly'

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As part of its "Building Windows 8" blog series, Redmond has been doling inside info on apps like Mail and People, and now it's Calendar's turn in the spotlight. Steven Sinofsky blogged that one of the primary marks was to serve up a clear view of your life, and...
Microsoft details Windows 8 Calendar app design, wants to 'show your life clearly'

BlackBerry 10 launch event video now available for replay

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Looking to catch up with what was surely one of the most important events for the company formerly known as RIM? You can do so with our liveblog, or you can now watch (or rewatch) the entire keynote courtesy of a video replay BlackBerry had made available. Hit the...
BlackBerry 10 launch event video now available for replay

Does Wikipedia Have an Accuracy Problem?

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Yes, but that's history for you. Timothy Messer-Kruse is an Expert with a capital E on the matter of the Haymarket affair, one of the most important events in American labor history. Heck, Mr. Messer-Kruse has even written a well-regarded book on the resulting trial of eight men, seven of...
Does Wikipedia Have an Accuracy Problem?

Ai Weiwei: 'Every day in China, we put the state on trial' | Ai Weiwei

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We can't rely on state-owned media to fight for free speech. It is up to us citizens to use the internet to bring change to ChinaFor ages, artists have asked difficult questions about the human condition. It is their privilege to pursue such questions without needing to yield practical results....
Ai Weiwei: 'Every day in China, we put the state on trial' | Ai Weiwei

EverySignal Is Like Google Alerts For Your Social Feeds

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EverySignal, a social search startup incubated at Science, is launching a new service that alerts you to the important events from your friends and colleagues. Now, I know what you’re thinking: wait, don’t we have Facebook for that? But EverySignal isn’t trying to replicate Facebook’s functionality; rather, it’s about building...
EverySignal Is Like Google Alerts For Your Social Feeds

Twitter: In The Final 3 Minutes Of The Super Bowl, There Were 10,000 Tweets Per Second

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Big TV events are becoming an increasingly popular catalyst of activity on social media, with sporting events being at the top of the list. Many of us can no longer enjoy a Super Bowl without checking Twitter every three seconds. Last year, there were several moments during the Super Bowl...
Twitter: In The Final 3 Minutes Of The Super Bowl, There Were 10,000 Tweets Per Second

The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage

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The Huffington Post has closed an exclusive agreement with Ustream, the live streaming service announced today. Following the announcement, the HuffPo will get access to videos from Ustream’s citizen journalists, which it will be able to embed on its breaking news pages. Citizen journalism is the key word here; with this partnership,...
The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage
Mobile World Congress, here we come! What excites us most about the year’s biggest mobile event

YC winter demo day: Five startups to watch (morning edition)

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Whether you think the hype around its startups is justified or not, Y Combinator is still one of the most notable Silicon Valley startup incubators to watch. Its bi-annual demo days are important events for both startups and investors in the tech community, with everyone looking to get in on the next...
YC winter demo day: Five startups to watch (morning edition)

NBC's Delayed Telecasts Show A Company Living In The Last Century

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This is just bizarre. As NBC continues its screwed up process of broadcasting the Olympics by delaying the actual telecast of important events until prime time, apparently a bunch of folks are pissed off that real news sources are reporting on what's actually happened. They're targeting the wrong thing, of...
NBC's Delayed Telecasts Show A Company Living In The Last Century

Videos, events now featured in publisher tool for pages; Questions demoted to drop-down menu

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Facebook appears to be testing a consolidated content publisher on pages, giving new prominence to videos and events while hiding the Questions feature behind a drop-down menu. The publisher is the area from which page owners make posts to their fans. With the initial rollout of Timeline for pages, the...
Videos, events now featured in publisher tool for pages; Questions demoted to drop-down menu

Note to startups: The network is all that really matters

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It’s probably an understatement to say a lot of digital ink has been spilled about Facebook’s $1-billion acquisition of Instagram, a deal that sent shock waves through the startup community, the venture-capital industry and the technology sector like a boulder dropped into a swimming pool. Many people are questioning...
Note to startups: The network is all that really matters
90 Seconds on The Verge: June 27th, 2012

Without Facebook's Bob Baldwin, You Might Never Have A Birthday Party Again

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How Facebook's calendar view for events--without which many of us wouldn't even remember to get up in the morning--went from idea to inception. Bob Baldwin's social networking habit was hurting his real-life relationships. By relying on Facebook's baked-in event notifications to keep track of friends' birthdays, he never missed...
Without Facebook's Bob Baldwin, You Might Never Have A Birthday Party Again

The Facebook Imperative

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Editor’s note: This guest post is written by Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO of salesforce.com. In it, he explains why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social. I quit my job at Oracle in 1999 because I couldn’t stop thinking about a simple question: “Why...
The Facebook Imperative

Russia Commemorates Steve Jobs with Giant iPhone in St. Petersburg

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An enormous iPhone has been unveiled in St. Petersburg, Russia, as a tribute to former Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who passed away in October 2011 from pancreatic cancer. The six-foot-tall sculpture, which resembles a black iPhone 4, was brought to life by designer Gleb Tarasov, according to The Daily Mail....
Russia Commemorates Steve Jobs with Giant iPhone in St. Petersburg
Facebook promotes weddings and engagements to the top of your News Feed

A Timeline of Important Events at Digg

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A Timeline of Important Events at Digg
The Inbox Is The New Activity Stream. Kind Of...

One Gtrot Founder Splits, The Other Raises $1 Million From Groupon's Founders To Launch A 2nd Startup

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Boomerang, a Chicago startup that lets Facebook users gift tangible items to friends, has raised nearly $1 million from Lighbank. Lighbank is an early stage investment firm founded by Groupon founders' Eric Lefkofsky ad Brad Keywell. Its CEO and founder Zachary Smith raised $800,000 in February with Brittany Laughlin (pictured)...
One Gtrot Founder Splits, The Other Raises $1 Million From Groupon's Founders To Launch A 2nd Startup

Google Declares "Living Stories" Experiment Success, Offers as Open Source

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It's been just over two months since Google, the New York Times and the Washington Post joined together to experiment with a new way to provide news with Google's Living Stories. Today, Google has declared the experiment a success and has said that it will offer the project's functionality to...
Google Declares "Living Stories" Experiment Success, Offers as Open Source

June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

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It's been two year (and four days) since Apple brought its first lawsuit against an Android device maker (HTC in that case). Since U.S. patent litigation takes time -- a lot of time -- and companies pursuing it face a learning curve, there hasn't been a knockout punch on either...
June will be key month for Apple's disputes with Motorola and Samsung in the United States

Check your iPhone's Do Not Disturb, it might not have turned off last night

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@9to5mac Did the new year just screw up iOS’ “Do not disturb”?— Guido Hendriks (@GuidoHendriks) January 01, 2013 If Apple’s New Year’s resolution was to kick its date-based glitch habit, it is off to a bad start in 2013. As of midnight last night, the popular Do Not Disturb feature on iOS...
Check your iPhone's Do Not Disturb, it might not have turned off last night

13 Enterprise Apps That Drive People Nuts Even Though They're Free (CTRX, CSCO, HPQ, VMW, DELL, XRX, ORCL, SAP)

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Everyone's jumping on the mobile app development bandwagon, and that includes enterprise tech vendors.  The problem is, some of the apps they've released, despite being free, have been so glitch-ridden and poorly designed that they've actually done more harm than help.  It's clear that some vendors are just putting apps...
13 Enterprise Apps That Drive People Nuts Even Though They're Free (CTRX, CSCO, HPQ, VMW, DELL, XRX, ORCL, SAP)

Cool Websites and Tools [January 30th 2012]

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Check out some of the latest MakeUseOf discoveries. Most of the listed websites are FREE or come with a decent free account option. If you want to have similar cool website round-ups delivered to your daily email, subscribe here. Add Your Website Here!   Unofficial Google Image Search – We...
Cool Websites and Tools [January 30th 2012]

Facebook updates iOS SDK to help developers track conversions

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Facebook today launched an update for the Facebook SDK for iOS, which seeks to make it easier and faster to develop socially integrated mobile apps and provide developers with better app analytics. With Facebook SDK version 3.2, developers will be able to track conversions beyond installs. This means that developers will...
Facebook updates iOS SDK to help developers track conversions

Facebook adds new APIs for pages to manage Timeline, messages

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To support the launch of new features for pages with Timeline, Facebook now offers APIs to manage a page’s messages, milestones, About section, apps and posts. These additions allow page management applications to control important areas of organizations’ Timelines so that page owners don’t have to switch between platforms. Developers...
Facebook adds new APIs for pages to manage Timeline, messages

On Facebook, What You Give is What You Get

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It's your best friend from 5th grade's birthday, and you almost missed it because you were stalking your 7th grade best friend on Facebook. The time is now 9pm, in your time zone. In a moment of freedom, you return to Facebook.com and notice the tiny birthday notifications in the...
On Facebook, What You Give is What You Get

In Defense Of Free

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I have written so much about free here at AVC that it should be called AVFree. In fact, I've even written a post with this exact same title (almost exactly seven years ago, the summer we invested in twitter, zynga, and tumblr). I haven't touched this subject much in the...
In Defense Of Free
Apple Celebrates 'A Decade of iTunes' With New Milestone Feature
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?