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What SXSW needs to do to claim intimacy for geeks. Why @julieodell is right and wrong. #Cinch: http://bit.ly/97qnY8

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What SXSW needs to do to claim intimacy for geeks. Why @julieodell is right and wrong. #Cinch: http://bit.ly/97qnY8

Commentary: Why the downfall of Facebook is more possible than you think

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Facebook is the clearcut leader in social. We all know this. No one else is even close (except maybe Google). There are all sorts of reasons why they are succeeding — namely due to the billion people using the site. However, like all industry leaders, Facebook is under attack from...
Commentary: Why the downfall of Facebook is more possible than you think

Facebook and Twitter Sharing Through Apple Notifications Could Make Us Egotistical

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Why read about someone else when you could write about yourself? Soon the “Tap to post” to Facebook and Twitter buttons announced at WWDC today will appear in iOS and OS X Mountain Lion’s Notifications centers so you’ll always be just a swipe away from sharing. But that means you won’t have to visit...
Facebook and Twitter Sharing Through Apple Notifications Could Make Us Egotistical
Investment Hunting With Greylock Partner, Instagram Backer John Lilly

Hoboken Tech Meetup Is Now New Jersey Tech Meetup, Boasts 1,500 Members

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(Danny Chong) The New Jersey Tech Meetup (formerly the Hoboken Tech Meetup) had been a sleeper success; a smaller venue where new startups could demo before their big Skirball debut at the much larger New York Tech Meetup. But the meetup, run by DFJ Gotham entrepreneur in residence Aaron Price, has been growing...
Hoboken Tech Meetup Is Now New Jersey Tech Meetup, Boasts 1,500 Members

Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

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Back in March, Obvious Corporation, the mini accelerator founded by Biz Stone, Ev Williams and early Twitter employee Jason Goldman, announced its second incubation in Branch, a stealth startup co-founded by developers Josh Miller, Cemre Güngöre, and Hursh Agrawal. Branch was — in their words — on a mission “to...
Obvious-Backed Branch Comes Out Of Public Beta To Foster Conversations Online

13 Weird Research Projects Microsoft Employed A Bunch Of Scientists To Study (MSFT)

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Like most major tech companies, Microsoft has a big research division geared toward solving some of the most complicated problems in computing. But Microsoft is also spending a lot of time and money employing scientists to solve other problems — like why scammers always say they are from Nigeria. We...
13 Weird Research Projects Microsoft Employed A Bunch Of Scientists To Study (MSFT)

How a Looming Talent Gap Will Crush Enterprise Hopes for Big Data

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Large enterprises are putting a lot of money and effort into making sure they have the latest and greatest in Hadoop and other big data infrastructure tools, but it turns out their IT teams are far from prepared to actually use those tools once they are in place. That's one...
How a Looming Talent Gap Will Crush Enterprise Hopes for Big Data

MIT’s new software can detect your vital signs with just a video camera

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MIT researchers have released a video detailing new software that is able to amplify variations in successive frames of video that are imperceptible to the naked eye. In other words, this technique, named “Eulerian Video Magnification,” is able to detect patterns (of color and movement) that reveal quite a lot...
MIT’s new software can detect your vital signs with just a video camera
Blackstrap: All of the Web content that's fit to print

Bubbly, a voice-based Twitter, gains 500,000 users in India

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Bubbly, a service that allows users to send voice messages to multiple followers, has gained 500,000 users in India in the first four weeks of launch. The number blasted expectations out of the water, said Tom Clayton, chief executive of Bubble Motion, the Sequoia Capital-backed startup that created the Bubbly...
Bubbly, a voice-based Twitter, gains 500,000 users in India

Will Walmart Seal The Deal In NYC, Or Are They Facing A Rollback?

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The clock is ticking for everyone's favorite purveyor of Ham Bowls to open up shop in NYC: Crain's notes that after Walmart wined and dined us last summer, it's now acting all "Oh we'll call you next week." In two years, the company will likely have to deal with...
Will Walmart Seal The Deal In NYC, Or Are They Facing A Rollback?

I Update, Therefore I Am

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Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from the book DIGITAL VERTIGO, authored by TechCrunch columnist Andrew Keen. It occurred to me that the corpse might make more human sense after I’d expressed myself about it on Biz Stone’s Twitter where, as @ajkeen, I had a following of several thousand...
I Update, Therefore I Am

Frankly, I preferred Anne's diary on paper

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More is less when the digital version of Anne Frank's diary is hailed as a 'fully immersive user experience'I remember, as a 13-year-old, being reluctant to read the diary of Anne Frank. A grownup had given it to me with the instruction "you must read this" (never a good idea)...
Frankly, I preferred Anne's diary on paper

Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report

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More of us than ever hate the way that we look. It's making us anxious, unhealthy and disempowered. A special report on the pressures distorting the way we think and feelOutside, on a warm morning in March, students at the University of the West of England are shading their faces with textbooks,...
Uncomfortable in our skin: the body-image report

Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy

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Meet Sen Sugano, Director of Business Development at the dinner-with-strangers startup.GrubWithUs, founded in 2010, has a simple vision: Bring strangers together for a classy meal at a restaurant, and help them make new friends. The startup just launched a website redesign today. Fast Company called up Sen Sugano, GrubWithUs’s director...
Fast Talk: How GrubWithUs Scales Intimacy

Thanksgiving breaks Instagram records: Over 10M photos shared at a rate of up to 226 per second

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Instagram saw a new record set during Thanksgiving 2012 in the US: 10 million photos shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak at 12:40PM PST. For several hours on Thursday, its users posted more than 200 photos about the American holiday every second. In fact, the...
Thanksgiving breaks Instagram records: Over 10M photos shared at a rate of up to 226 per second

Switched On: Hail to the hybrids

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the world according to Apple, there are OS X-based Macs and iOS-based iPads and, as it stands now in the era of disparate kitchen appliances, never the twain shall meet, even if they tend to borrow...
Switched On: Hail to the hybrids

Gina Bianchini's Mightybell Evolves Into A Collaborative Online Space For Creative Projects

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When Ning co-founder and former CEO Gina Bianchini launched Mightybell a year ago, a startup aimed at helping you accomplish things in small, incremental steps and show others how to do the same, it essentially allowed you to create step-by-step private guides for anything. But the startup is shifting its...
Gina Bianchini's Mightybell Evolves Into A Collaborative Online Space For Creative Projects

Online publishing: optimizing and monetizing content

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In response to six consecutive years of decline in its traditional advertising pool, the print industry has been developing innovative digital products and revenue streams. In an era when a digital presence is essential for survival, publishers must address some key concerns, including monetization of digital channels, targeting relevant content...
Online publishing: optimizing and monetizing content

Sweet, simple texting app lets you reach out and touch someone

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Marco Triverio's Feel Me app is designed to bring the intimacy and directness of touch to text messaging. [Read more]...
Sweet, simple texting app lets you reach out and touch someone

Path Explores Ways To End Awkward Friendships: It's Not You, It's My Bot

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"Maybe we can just help you not be connected with that person," says Path product head Dylan Casey. With a 150-friend limit on the mobile social network Path, who you select as your friend--and who you don't--could be the difference between a warm show of intimacy and a personal...
Path Explores Ways To End Awkward Friendships: It's Not You, It's My Bot

How One Startup Is Betting Big On Homemade Porn Videos

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Cindy Gallop has set out to change the future of porn. As the founder of MakeLoveNotPorn.tv, a crowd-sourced porn site where anyone can submit videos, Gallop wants porn to foster intimacy instead of wicked thoughts. And it's working too. After seven months, the site has over 75,000 members and has taken...
How One Startup Is Betting Big On Homemade Porn Videos

Larry Page Wants To Hire A Million People (GOOG)

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Google currently has about 60,000 full time employees and tens of thousands more contractors. Google CEO Larry Page dreams of scaling the company "10X" to a million employees, he told Wired's Steven Levy at the end of a magnificent interview. From Wired: Wired: How do you maintain the Google culture--including the...
Larry Page Wants To Hire A Million People (GOOG)

oldtweets

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oldtweets is a search engine for the first year of Twitter. A bunch of folks asked about the how. The Twitter API provides a method for fetching a tweet by ID. So to build an index of the first year of Twitter you need call the api for each ID...
oldtweets

Sony Xperia Ion review: an Android handset with a split personality

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They say absence makes the heart grow fonder. But that adage, such a truism when applied to interpersonal relationships, doesn't quite carry the same weight when extended to the intimacy between expectant geek and promised hardware. So here we are, six months later: CES has long passed, the One...
Sony Xperia Ion review: an Android handset with a split personality
Google Reader lived on borrowed time: creator Chris Wetherell reflects

Your Average Facebook Post Only Reaches 16% Of Your Friends

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You’re not unpopular, it’s just the nature of the news feed. Amongst all the business-related news at FMC, Facebook revealed that the average news feed story from a user profile reaches just 16% of their friends. Your actively shared links, photos, and status updates probably reach much higher than 16%...
Your Average Facebook Post Only Reaches 16% Of Your Friends

With 690K downloads, Between aims to create digital magic out of your relationship

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Social networking is old school these days it seems. A certain group of people, mainly late-twenty and thirty-somethings are tired of sharing everything with everyone on sites like Facebook and Twitter. Smaller has become better as we’ve learned by watching the growth of Path and the impact of Pair. Intimacy...
With 690K downloads, Between aims to create digital magic out of your relationship

What do future products look like? Personal, sensual, intimate

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You can normally describe any new consumer electronics device or service with one of four words: bigger, smaller, smarter, faster. Just looking around last week’s IFA event in Berlin, you’ll see what I mean — whopping great 4K television sets from Sony that come in at 84 inches across; Windows...
What do future products look like? Personal, sensual, intimate
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