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Get your hands and eyes to LA and put them on Microsoft's Xbox One next week

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Microsoft's Xbox spokesman Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb is giving fans a chance to take a very early hands-on look at the Xbox One's new gamepad next week. On Monday June 10th, just a day before the official kickoff of E3, Hryb is taking to Microsoft's Century City company store...
Get your hands and eyes to LA and put them on Microsoft's Xbox One next week

How this tiny startup was chosen to build the official app for President Obama's 2nd inauguration

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President Barack Obama will be sworn into office next Monday in a historic inauguration, capping a week of festivities organized under the theme “Faith in America’s Future.” But what’s an inauguration these days without some smartphone apps? Sure, iOS and Android weren’t around in the time of Lincoln and Kennedy,...
How this tiny startup was chosen to build the official app for President Obama's 2nd inauguration

Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

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Cheezburger's Ben Huh at the Hacking EDU event in Seattle. Photos via Dan Thornton Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh may be in the business of cracking people up. But the Seattle Internet entrepreneur also has some strong opinions about filling people’s brains with more than just viral videos and silly Internet memes....
Cheezburger CEO Ben Huh on why we need to invest in education right now

Payments Company Stripe Acquires Team Task Management And Collaboration App Kickoff

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Hot payments startup Stripe has made its first acquisition today–Kickoff, a chat and task management app for teams. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. In 2011, Stripe launched its developer-friendly online payments system that allows developers to avoid setting up merchant accounts and dealings with banks, while still...
Payments Company Stripe Acquires Team Task Management And Collaboration App Kickoff

What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

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While some might question the sanity of an individual who decides to make Greek startups a cornerstone of a plan to spread entrepreneurship around the world, Gary Whitehill says the young, entrepreneurial tech startup economy taking hold there offers lessons for startups everywhere. Inspired by Riots Whitehill is founder of...
What Greek Startups Can Teach the World

Funny or Die Exposes D's Seedy Underbelly (Video)

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D: All Things Digital is so much more than a simple technology conference. Beyond straight-up, unvarnished conversations with the most influential figures in media and technology, D is a networking event. Or rather, a networking bacchanalia, as this video from the clever folks at Funny or Die reminds us. Shown...
Funny or Die Exposes D's Seedy Underbelly (Video)
Report: User acquisition costs for iOS shot up 30% last month
WWDC 2012 live blog tomorrow 10 AM!

8 Things to Think About Before You Make Your Next Product Pitch

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St. Louis became the 22nd city to have a branch of the Founders Institute today. The operation helps entrepreneurs in a very structured four-month paid mentoring program. It involves intensive coaching and has resulted in more than 700 startups, with over 40% of them receiving funding. We have written about...
8 Things to Think About Before You Make Your Next Product Pitch

Vikings At Saints To Kickoff 2010 Season

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Vikings At Saints To Kickoff 2010 Season

The Board Of Directors: Role and Responsibilities

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This is the first of a series of MBA Mondays posts on the topic of The Board Of Directors. I want to dig into the role and responsibilities of the Board as a way to kickoff this series. But first a few disclaimers. I am not a lawyer and I...
The Board Of Directors: Role and Responsibilities

Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar

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(Photo: twitter.com) Non Hustlers Need Not Apply Lerer Ventures is looking to hire a new analyst. The job requires one or two years of experience at a venture backed startup or major tech company. You have to also be “a sweet and cool person,” so no mean losers need apply. According to the...
Startup News: Lerer Ventures Looks for a Hustler, Branch Steals From Twitter, BaubleBar Gets Brick and Mortar
Apple confirms WWDC keynote address scheduled for Monday, June 10th
Apple finally drops iPad purchase quantity limits at its retail stores, change coming online June 11th

Get ready: GeekWire Summer Bash and Ping-Pong Tourney

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We love to throw big parties, and we especially love ping-pong, the national pastime of the technology industry. We’ve engaged in some epic matches over the years, smacking a few backhand winners as a way to de-stress from the daily grind of tech blogging. Based on what we’ve seen...
Get ready: GeekWire Summer Bash and Ping-Pong Tourney

Watch 2012 Super Bowl Commercials Now With Facebook + USA Today’s Ad Meter

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Want to watch the big budget Super Bowl commercials, but can’t wait till Sunday or don’t care about football? Facebook and USA Today have just launched Ad Meter, a Facebook app where you can watch many of the TV spots right now. Then from kickoff until Tuesday night you can vote...
Watch 2012 Super Bowl Commercials Now With Facebook + USA Today’s Ad Meter

WhatsApp, SnapChat and the Real "Second Screen" -- 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comAnd, that’s a wrap! After yesterday’s half-day kickoff to D: Dive Into Mobile — Global Edition, Tuesday saw a full day of great speakers on topics ranging from messaging to activism to driverless cars. In case you missed it, here’s a good place to start: Starting at...
WhatsApp, SnapChat and the Real "Second Screen" -- 10 Things You Missed at Day Two of Dive Into Mobile

ZBoard rolls out the San Francisco Special for the hilly city by the bay (video)

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The guys at ZBoard made quite the splash at SXSW Interactive earlier this week -- riding an electric skateboard around the streets and conference halls of Austin will get you all sorts of attention, after all. Still, for all the love they got at the event, the startup opted...
ZBoard rolls out the San Francisco Special for the hilly city by the bay (video)

Rivals: The long burning turf war between Google and Microsoft

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Google CEO Larry Page took a public swipe at Microsoft in his speech at the end of the I/O event’s opening keynote. The remark came as part of a speech that included a call for less negativity and increased interoperability among technology firms. On the same day of the I/O keynote...
Rivals: The long burning turf war between Google and Microsoft

Outcry as Yahoo's Fantasy Football goes down on game day

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The pain, the sorrow, the angst. Worse than being a Jaguars fan, Yahoo's Fantasy Football goes down -- in unknown circumstances -- an hour before kickoff Sunday. [Read more]...
Outcry as Yahoo's Fantasy Football goes down on game day

41% of Google searches for super bowl ads during the game came from mobile devices

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Yesterday’s Super Bowl XLVI heralded the most tweets ever for any sporting event, but the world’s most popular search engine also saw a mass of football-related activity pass through its digital doors. If Google’s data is anything to go by, it’s not entirely clear whether people were actually watching the...
41% of Google searches for super bowl ads during the game came from mobile devices

Live from the Engadget CES Stage: kickoff with Felicia Day

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With the show already in full-swing, it's hard to believe that CES hasn't even officially begun. What better way to celebrate the opening of the show's doors -- and the kickoff of our second annual CES stage -- than a conversation with show ambassador Felicia Day? We'll be discussing...
Live from the Engadget CES Stage: kickoff with Felicia Day

Apple’s Cook Wants More U.S. Manufacturing

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More of your iPhone and iPad is made in America than you might think, Tim Cook said Tuesday night. But the company should be able to increase manufacturing in the U.S., Apple's CEO added during the D: All Things Digital kickoff interview....
Apple’s Cook Wants More U.S. Manufacturing

On Eve Of Super Bowl, The Feds Shutdown Illegal Streaming Sites, But Does It Matter?

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Federal agents have shut down numerous websites accused of illegally streaming live sporting events. This comes just days before the kickoff of Super Bowl 46, but early indications are that it won't make much of a difference. In a press release from the Department of Homeland Security, "Operation Fake...
On Eve Of Super Bowl, The Feds Shutdown Illegal Streaming Sites, But Does It Matter?

The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

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Even if you don’t follow Playboy on Twitter, you have probably heard about something the company does every Friday using the hashtag #FriskyFriday. Basically, Playboy asks ladies to share pictures of themselves and then chooses a winner at the end of the day. The company gets tons of entries and...
The fascinating story behind Playboy’s successful #FriskyFriday Twitter campaign

CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

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Chatter will become the primary interface for Salesforce.com, CEO Marc Benioff said today at the kickoff of a national tour for the company’s new “customer,” focus. Benioff, speaking in Boston, provided his usual context for discussing Salesforce. He talked about the rise of mobile; how people are connecting and the rise...
CEO Marc Benioff Says Chatter Will Become Primary Interface For Salesforce, A Bold Yet Risky Move

Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

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(Photo: Startupfuneral.co) Startup parties tend to focus on the positive. Launches, app releases, and acquisitions, oh my! It’s a freaking party, after all. But the flip side also deserves to be commemorated. With booze. So goes the logic behind Startup Funeral. “Join us as we pay respects to our dearly departed...
Raise Your Glass to the Deadpool at Startup Funeral: 'Like a Real Funeral, But No One Actually Died (Don't Tell Our Pride)'

Coders Gather for the Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend

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More than a hundred computer programmers gathered in New York Friday for the kickoff of The Wall Street Journal’s first-ever Data Transparency Weekend. Over the weekend, the coders will form teams to work on free tools that help people see and control their personal data online. At the end of...
Coders Gather for the Wall Street Journal Data Transparency Weekend

WhatsApp Messenger, Vintique, NFL and more on this week's top paid iOS app charts

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Messaging, camera and previously established hit games like Angry Birds Space and Where’s My Perry? dominated this week’s top paid iOS app charts. WhatsApp Messenger took the No. 1 spot on the paid iPhone charts following an August 27 update which encrypts all messages sent over wifi or mobile networks. GMY Studio’s Vintique, a camera filter app...
WhatsApp Messenger, Vintique, NFL and more on this week's top paid iOS app charts

Samsung hands out paper invitations to Galaxy S IV launch at MWC

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Didn't receive an emailed invitation to the Galaxy S IV event in Manhattan? You're not alone. It looks like Samsung is shaking things up a bit this time around, handing out paper invitations to the NYC shindig at its decked-out booth at Mobile World Congress. The note confirms the...
Samsung hands out paper invitations to Galaxy S IV launch at MWC
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