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Facebook Makes Events More Useful, Groups More Snoopful

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News updates all day from Fast Company.One of the nice things about Facebook when it first launched was that it gave you a quick, casual way to communicate with large groups of people--everyone attending your weekend zombie costume party for example, could be informed of the last minute switch to...
Facebook Makes Events More Useful, Groups More Snoopful

TokBox adds features for large-scale video meetings

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There are plenty of companies that offer online video chat sessions. TinyChat and Dimdim are two of my favorites. But San Francisco-based TokBox has just added some specific features designed to handle meetings of, say, twenty people rather than three. Tokbox vice president of marketing Micky O’Brien led a small...
TokBox adds features for large-scale video meetings
Airbnb's Brian Chesky: It's only Day Two in the sharing economy

Jack Dorsey Finally Explains Why Traffic Lights Drive Everyone Crazy

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Technology Review editor-in-chief Jason Pontin interviewed Twitter and Square cofounder Jack Dorsey last night at the Bluxome Street Winery in San Francisco. Dorsey said that great technology "gets out of the way completely." Pontin pressed him for an example. "San Francisco does a great job of timing lights," Dorsey said,...
Jack Dorsey Finally Explains Why Traffic Lights Drive Everyone Crazy
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Cover Raises $1.5M From OATV And Others To Bring Uber-Like Payments To Restaurants

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New York City-based startup Cover wants to make paying for your meal at a restaurant ultra-easy, like so easy that you don’t even have to look at the check. So the company has raised $1.5 million from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures to make that happen. So the idea is this: Ever...
Cover Raises $1.5M From OATV And Others To Bring Uber-Like Payments To Restaurants

The Apple and Facebook hacks exemplify why security is becoming a worry for everyone, even the tech-savvy

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This month has been a crazy one in online security. There have been attacks on media companies like The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, originating from China, as well as on Apple and Facebook, originating from Eastern Europe. Yet it’s really the latter group that shows just...
The Apple and Facebook hacks exemplify why security is becoming a worry for everyone, even the tech-savvy

Twitter shuts down Thunderclap after two days in service

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Thunderclap, a third-party Twitter app enabling large groups of users to simultaneously tweet the same message, has been shut down by Twitter after just two days of operation. The tweet-amplifier managed to get just two Thunderclaps sent out before being shut down. Sources at Thunderclap have revealed to Betabeat that...
Twitter shuts down Thunderclap after two days in service
WALL STREET ANALYST: Hackers Are Attacking Bitcoin So They Can Scoop It Up For Lower Prices

Sematime Wins Startup World: Kenya

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Nairobi-based startup Sematime beat off five other technology startups to emerge as winner of The Next Web’s Startup World: Kenya last week. To cater to the growing mobile market in Africa, Sematime makes it easy for people to send bills and invoices to large groups of contacts via SMS. The...
Sematime Wins Startup World: Kenya

Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Biometric Authentication

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The problem is not new. One way or another, people have to validate their identities. I am trying to enter a building or a Web service that only Joe Smith should have access to, I need to offer evidence that I am, indeed, Joe Smith. For decades, authentication has required...
Futurist's Cheat Sheet: Biometric Authentication
PubNub raises $4.5M to bring real-time messaging to apps

Shared Task List Maker Asana Gets A New Pose For Big Groups, Adds Premium Workspaces

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Asana has been slowly sleeping across TechCrunch lately, and the low-key but ambitious company revealed last week that it has been doing the same elsewhere  – Twitter, Foursquare, LinkedIn, and Airbnb are some of the other workplaces it’s been showing up. And today, the shared task-list maker is rolling out the...
Shared Task List Maker Asana Gets A New Pose For Big Groups, Adds Premium Workspaces

Groupon's Andrew Mason Speaks!

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The last time I really was truly bullish on a start-up and its founder–BoomTown’s motto is wait-and-see rather than hype-it-up–was AdMob’s Omar Hamoui. That turned out pretty well, with the sale of the mobile advertising site to Google (GOOG) for $750 million last fall. My 2010 start-up that passes...
Groupon's Andrew Mason Speaks!

Samsung Rugby III on AT&T for $100

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Today AT&T announced the forthcoming arrival the rugged Samsung Rugby III on its network. The flip phone is the fifth generation device in the Rugby series from Samsung, and it has a feature set beyond its ruggedness that allows business users to communicate quickly to each other and to large...
Samsung Rugby III on AT&T for $100

Torrent-less Pirate Bay Sees Massive Drop in Bandwith

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Last week The Pirate Bay deleted all popular .torrent files from its site, replacing them with so-called magnet links. This means that instead of downloading the .torrent files directly from a central server, they will be downloaded from other BitTorrent users instead. One of the consequences of this move is...
Torrent-less Pirate Bay Sees Massive Drop in Bandwith
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Are Demonoid Users at Risk?

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Earlier this week the news broke that after the popular BitTorrent tracker Demonoid suffered a DDoS and hacker attack, it had also been raided by the Ukrainian authorities. Roughly a week ago government investigators arrived at Demonoid’s hosting provider ColoCall to pull the site offline. According to Sergei Burlakov of...
Are Demonoid Users at Risk?
This 20-year-old's three-year-old startup did $44M in revenue last year

To Facebook Friend is Human, To Unfriend Divine

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The Facebook friendship is a sacred one. It is a voyeuristic portal into your ideas, links you like, viral (or not-so-viral) videos you share, cute puppy pictures and maybe even your relationship status. But there comes a time for certain Facebook friendships to end. Facebook defriending is part of our...
To Facebook Friend is Human, To Unfriend Divine

Court Finds Copyright Trolling Lawyer Evan Stone In Contempt; Orders Him To Pay Attorneys' Fees

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Remember Evan Stone? He's one of a "new breed" of copyright trolling lawyers, who has been trying to sue large groups of John Does based on IP addresses, claiming they infringed on a client's work. Of course, the end game of these lawsuits is not to actually take these people...
Court Finds Copyright Trolling Lawyer Evan Stone In Contempt; Orders Him To Pay Attorneys' Fees

3M Touch Systems 84-inch Projected Capacitive Display hands-on

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We knew we'd be seeing 3M Touch Systems' monster capacitive display once again, but we had no idea just how massive this year's iteration would be. Taking up residence in a corner of CES Unveiled 2013, the company's latest multi-touch prototype now measures in at 84-inches, far surpassing its...
3M Touch Systems 84-inch Projected Capacitive Display hands-on

Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

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The conflation of tools and technologies with the ways people use them is a big problem in the copyright debate. One of the many, many examples is the way the anti-piracy crowd treats "torrent" as a dirty word. Google endorsed this last year when they started dropping it from their...
Wil Wheaton Reminds Us That Torrents Are Awesome, And Not Just For Pirated Movies

In Social Networks, Not All Opinion Leaders Are Created Equal

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Marketers have known for a while that they need to find opinion leaders discussing their products on social networks if they want to control their branding message. But new research says there are different kinds of opinion leaders, with two types giving brands distinctly different but equally valuable types of...
In Social Networks, Not All Opinion Leaders Are Created Equal

KickassTorrents Proxies Blossom After UK Blockades

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On Thursday a new round of website blocks was put in place by UK Internet providers. The blockades were ordered by the High Court last month and require BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk to block subscriber access to KickassTorrents, Fenopy and H33T. Previously a similar order took...
KickassTorrents Proxies Blossom After UK Blockades
Pinterest finally drops invites in favor of open registration

Teambox Offers Box, Dropbox and Google Docs in One Collaboration Platform

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Teambox is a collaboration platform that offers its own tools and integrations with third-party apps. Today it is offering the capability to integrate with Box, Dropbox and Google Docs. You hear this debate a lot about what services people prefer inside the enterprise world. Consumer services are competing with more...
Teambox Offers Box, Dropbox and Google Docs in One Collaboration Platform

Tesla’sTragedy Becomes Another Business’s Golden Opportunity

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“Too soon” about sums it up, though that may not be harsh enough. This morning, all of one day after three Tesla employees were killed in a plane crash in Palo Alto, CA, Costello and Sons Insurance saw a business opportunity. Fred Waxler, an employee of Costello and Sons, sent...
Tesla’sTragedy Becomes Another Business’s Golden Opportunity

Groopt: A Free Collaboration Tool For Fraternities, Sororities, And Any Other Big Groups

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A startup called Groopt aims to make it easier for real-world groups to work together in a private, ad-free space — whether we’re talking about a club, a study group, a team of volunteers, or just a few roommates. And thanks to the launch of a redesigned site, as well...
Groopt: A Free Collaboration Tool For Fraternities, Sororities, And Any Other Big Groups
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