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What your startup ought to know about Google search updates

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Photo via Wilson Loo If you don’t keep up with the top search engine blogs or Google’s own search blog, then you likely miss out on the news about Google’s search quality updates. You might be surprised to find out that so far in 2012, there have been three Panda...
What your startup ought to know about Google search updates

Tetris Blitz and the micro-transactioning of nostalgia

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EA has produced a new version of classic puzzle game Tetris, which adds in-app purchases. Where is this going?Oh man, I'm not sure how I feel about this. EA is about to launch Tetris Blitz, a new version of the classic block-falling puzzler, with a host of new features. Primarily,...
Tetris Blitz and the micro-transactioning of nostalgia

Is it OK to phone or email somebody in the next room?

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Many of us now ring and email people who are in the same house. So when is that acceptable behaviour - and when isn't it?A new survey indicates that 45% of Britons are willing to admit they have used their mobile - or even email - to communicate with someone...
Is it OK to phone or email somebody in the next room?

How Catmoji got 7,000 users to share 21,000 cat video and pictures in one month

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Over 21,000 cat videos and pictures have been shared on Catmoji so far, the social network for catlovers announced today as it completes its first month. Catmoji only launched on Christmas Eve last year, but we already had it on our radar since it first announced its mission during Start-Up...
How Catmoji got 7,000 users to share 21,000 cat video and pictures in one month

From Twitter to toilet: Now you can wipe with your favorite tweets. Genius.

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Most of the tweets you read on Twitter are forgettable, at best. Some of them are pure gold and worth memorializing in some fashion. But how? A favorite? A retweet? Emailing them to a friend? How about printing them out on toilet paper and wiping your butt with them? Amazing...
From Twitter to toilet: Now you can wipe with your favorite tweets. Genius.

The Real "Mobile First" Companies

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Mobile first. It is a stratgey that many companies strive toward but only a handful fully realize. Big names like Facebook, Amazon, Mozilla and Microsoft delve into the mobile pool but still provide fundamentally desktop and browser-based offerings. Google components, even with its Android operating system, are still primarily...
The Real "Mobile First" Companies

The Tao of loo: A toilet with its own Japanese garden

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Billed as the largest public commode of its kind, this $123,000 pastoral potty with a view is for ladies only. [Read more]...
The Tao of loo: A toilet with its own Japanese garden

A place to poo: Seattle may install a $90,000 public toilet downtown

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A Portland loo. Photo courtesy of portlandoregon.gov. Those roaming around downtown Seattle and needing to hit the John may soon have a place to go. The Seattle Times reported today that the city is working with The Alliance for Pioneer Square and a local developer to purchase a $90,000 public toilet...
A place to poo: Seattle may install a $90,000 public toilet downtown

Channel 4 using MirriAd technology to digitally paint ads onto Deal or No Deal props

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UK Broadcaster Channel 4 is taking advantage of the change in UK legislation to allow product placement in television programming by working with London-based MirriAd to overlay logos on set props for the game show Deal or No Deal. If you remember, the ban on product placement was lifted in...
Channel 4 using MirriAd technology to digitally paint ads onto Deal or No Deal props

Your Smartphone Is Covered In Poop

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Huge news from the Wall Street Journal: Your smartphone is downright disgusting. Is this really surprising though, considering all the hand-holding and face touching your phone does and all the places it goes- from the gym, the loo, the floor, to your restaurant table - all without ever being properly...
Your Smartphone Is Covered In Poop

Poor LinkedIn, the ugly stepsister of social networking | Bim Adewunmi

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The professional networking site is often seen as a bit too much like hard work. Now it's been hacked, few seem to carePoor LinkedIn. It just can't seem to catch a break. When news broke that the business social network's password database had been hacked, there came the dull roar...
Poor LinkedIn, the ugly stepsister of social networking | Bim Adewunmi
Facebook for iOS gets yet another update: iOS 6 and iPhone 5 support

Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

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Dear Apple, let's talk about photos: Peter Nixey: Just so as you know by the way and don't freak out but, I'd like to sort my photos when I'm sat on the loo. Or in the bus, or anywhere else I want to kill time with my phone. I don't...
Dear Apple, let's talk about photos

Good News, Cat Ladies! There's Now a Social Network Exclusively for Cat Pics

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Cats! Cats! Cats!H All but the most obsessive cat ladies surely recognize that unless your kitty is Maru, you can only post so many pictures before you start hemorrhaging Facebook friends. It’s a dilemma for which there is now a solution: Catmoji, a newly launched niche social network (with an interface that works a lot like...
Good News, Cat Ladies! There's Now a Social Network Exclusively for Cat Pics

Koala iPad mount lets you stick it to your bathroom

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The removable Koala iPad wall mount promises to leave your walls in good condition while letting you stick your tablet just about anywhere, even the loo. [Read more]...
Koala iPad mount lets you stick it to your bathroom
If you use a smartphone, you're a bigger jerk than you think
It's A Samsung Smartphone World - We Just Live In It

Pixel People Hits $700K In Three Months After Distributing With Chillingo

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Pixel People, an iOS game, has raked in $700,000 over 2 million downloads in the span of three months, said the game’s maker, Lambdamu. The key to their success, according to a company spokesperson, was a distribution deal with Chillingo. The small Singaporean company has ten employees and has been...
Pixel People Hits $700K In Three Months After Distributing With Chillingo
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