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Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

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Newfangled social and gaming apps are popular and all, but it turns out that content dating back thousands of years can still more than hold its own in today’s tech landscape. YouVersion, a Bible reading app made by nationwide Christian megachurch LifeChurch.tv, has crossed the 50 million download mark...
Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

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Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data stored there. Today, folks wanting in on the fledgling social platform can...
App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates

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In the aftermath of the Megaupload shutdown, people have been keeping a close eye on other file-hosting services, RapidShare included. As a company, RapidShare sees itself operating in the “cloud hosting” business, offering a service comparable to the likes of Dropbox. However, since the site’s inception it has struggled with...
RapidShare Limits Public Download Traffic to Drive Away Pirates
Why You Shouldn't Expect Too Much From Apple's Next iPhone Software Release (AAPL)

Facebook to roll out new Timeline (Daily Caller)

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Daily Caller - Facebook’s new profile format, Facebook Timeline, will be available to all Facebook users in a “few weeks.” Perhaps the most significant mandatory change since the social network’s inception, the new features — which will allow users to look through a person’s old status updates, wall posts and...
Facebook to roll out new Timeline (Daily Caller)

Fast Talk: How Warby Parker's Cofounders Disrupted The Eyewear Industry And Stayed Friends

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Meet Neil Blumenthal, cofounder and co-CEO of Warby Parker. He tells Fast Company how a pact over a beer at the company's inception helped its founders preserve their friendship.Last year saw 500% growth for the online eyewear brand, Warby Parker. The company is disrupting prices in a business historically rife...
Fast Talk: How Warby Parker's Cofounders Disrupted The Eyewear Industry And Stayed Friends
The Sleep Project wants to turn your dreams into a TV show
Kiva Loaned Out $89 M. in 2011

10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

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Windows 8 is here. In form and functionality, the new flagship operating system is the most dramatic makeover of Windows since its inception. Windows 8 was developed from the ground up with a touch-enabled interface that works best when tapped and swiped. Under the hood, the same old Windows...
10 essential ingredients of a killer Windows 8 business PC

Rumored Facebook Data Expansion Webwide Promising, Nerve-Wracking

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Despite its walled-in history, many of Facebook's recent strides have trended toward making what was once private public, and that which was previously unavailable to search engines discoverable. The company, cognizant of the failures experienced by data hoarders of the past, appears to have the desire to change - and...
Rumored Facebook Data Expansion Webwide Promising, Nerve-Wracking

Crazy DIY Goggles Let You Take Control of Your Dreams

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They're not from Google, but these DIY Lucid Dreaming Goggles will help you take control of your dreams and warp the world like it’s 'Inception.'...
Crazy DIY Goggles Let You Take Control of Your Dreams
The curious case of Microsoft's Metro, a design language that cannot be spoken
With a goal to 'globalize Silicon Valley,' Founder Institute graduates its 650th startup (exclusive)

How Petra Solar Made New Jersey A Leader In The Solar Energy Industry

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Petra Solar is a solar energy technology company that pairs its "smart energy modules" with other vendors' solar panels, creating a reliable, cost-effective solution to convert solar energy into electricity. Rather than focusing on setting up solar panels and solar farms, the company has come up with unique technology to...
How Petra Solar Made New Jersey A Leader In The Solar Energy Industry

Christopher Nolan's Inception: the first brain-ache blockbuster | Ben Child

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Christopher Nolan's Inception: the first brain-ache blockbuster | Ben Child

DUMBO Startup Lab Expands to New Loft Space

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The new space. (dumbostartuplab.com) Apparently DUMBO isn't wanting for tech talent after all. The sleepy strip of cobblestones and art galleries beneath the Manhattan Bridge has seen a surge in tech company leases, and DUMBO Startup Lab is next on the list to trade in their small workspace for a 2,300...
DUMBO Startup Lab Expands to New Loft Space

Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Software Edition

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Following our earlier coverage of the hardware announcements at Google’s I/O event, this post is a wrap-up of the big software features and products that Google unveiled on stage today. Not only has Google committed to fixing some problems that have been a part of the Android “experience” since...
Google’s I/O Event Wrap-Up: Software Edition

Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

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In the 21 years or so since its inception, Linux has gained some amazing enthusiast street cred, but failed time and again to enter the mainstream. This year, however, may afford it an opportunity it’s never had before: to gain the momentum necessary to join the big boys in the...
Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

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Spanish mobile advertising startup TAPTAP Networks has landed $4.5 million in funding from early-stage investment firm Nauta Capital, The Next Web has learned. Founded in 2010 by Alvaro del Castillo, the Madrid-based startup operates what it says is the leading premium mobile advertising network in Spain. Its network includes some...
Spanish mobile ad network TAPTAP Networks taps $4.5 million in Series A funding

Deko

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Deko: Since the inception of the App Store, there have been no lack of wallpaper apps. Almost all of them are ugly or spammy or both. Deko is the opposite. It's a beautiful app that lets you make custom, pattern-based wallpaper for your iPhone/iPad on the fly. Deko is free,...
Deko

Nokia's dismal numbers: is Windows Phone a bust?

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Nokia's first-quarter results show smartphone sales down - but does that mean Windows Phone has failed? How does it shape up against other smartphone launches?Oh, Nokia. The red ink is pouring all over the place. The first-quarter 2012 results (PDF) show that not only did smartphone sales decline (to 11.9m...
Nokia's dismal numbers: is Windows Phone a bust?

GameKeyboard 2.0 requires root, maps Xperia Play gamepad to all Android games (video)

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Upon its debut, the Xperia Play suffered from a lack of game titles that were compatible with its unique built-in gamepad. While the selection has improved considerably since its inception, the question remains: wouldn't it be nice if the handset supported any Android game you threw at it? Wonder...
GameKeyboard 2.0 requires root, maps Xperia Play gamepad to all Android games (video)

SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

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Given that "City" is in the name, SimCity has always felt like a title in need of a social platform. Fast forward a score or so since its inception, and fate seems to have finally played out. SimCity Social was just announced at E3 today, bringing the heralded city-building...
SimCity Social finds a home on Facebook, destiny winks in approving fashion

ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

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Howdy. I'm new around here, as you may have heard. And as the site's editor-in-chief, I'm delighted to join the community of readers, writers, thinkers, tinkerers, and creators who have flocked to ReadWrite over the past decade. It's a natural reflex to ask, "Who's this new guy, and what's he...
ReadWrite's Mission: To Map The Programmable World

White-hot BI-on-Hadoop startup Platfora now GA

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Platfora, the San Mateo, Calif.-based startup that helped spur a general rethinking of business intelligence for a big data world, is finally exiting its beta period and is generally available. It’s no wonder the company has garnered so much attention given its stated mission to make Hadoop an interactive experience...
White-hot BI-on-Hadoop startup Platfora now GA

RIP In-Home Tech Support, Long Live Apple

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Last week’s Best Buy Geek Squad layoffs came as no surprise to Eric Greenspan, founder and CEO of Make It Work, an 11-year-old Santa Barbara startup that closed its doors on June 26. The company Greenspan says took the biggest bite of his business? Apple. “We failed because Apple invented...
RIP In-Home Tech Support, Long Live Apple
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Coub's Gif-Like Looping Musical Videos Start To Pick Up Real Traction

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While other file formats have faded, the lowly Gif has stubbornly stayed alive for more than 25 years through sites like Tumblr. Other apps like Vine and Cinemagram have also popped up to support the short-looping video. Coub is doing the same and it’s starting to pick up some...
Coub's Gif-Like Looping Musical Videos Start To Pick Up Real Traction

This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

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Microsoft doesn’t like it if you use long passwords in Hotmail. In fact, the software giant won’t let you use a really long one anymore, and recently started prompting users to only enter the first 16 characters of their password. As you can see in the screenshot above, courtesy of...
This is ridiculous: Microsoft no longer accepts long passwords, shortens them for you

Artists: SoundExchange Has Free Money For You, No Nigerian Princes Involved

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Since its inception, SoundExchange, the organization that collects royalty payments from digital music services like Pandora, has brought in more than $900 million--$292 million of which it collected last year alone. But how much of a cut does SoundExchange take for itself? Nothing, other than for operating and administrative costs....
Artists: SoundExchange Has Free Money For You, No Nigerian Princes Involved
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