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The App is Dead (OK Not Really, But The Browser Is Back)

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"If it can be done on the Web, build it for the Web; if it can’t, build an app." Alex Schleifer, GM of the Media Lab at SAY Media Thanks to Apple's iOS and Google's open source Android OS, smartphone and tablet apps have enjoyed a period of astounding success...
The App is Dead (OK Not Really, But The Browser Is Back)

Fountain is a new markup language for writing screenplays

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Fountain is a simple markup syntax for writing, editing and sharing screenplays in plain, human-readable text. The language is flexible enough to work on any computer or tablet, and can be written in any software that edits text files. But why in the word would a screenplay writer ever need a markup language?...
Fountain is a new markup language for writing screenplays
US House passes bill to make federal spending data available online

To Pivot Or Not To Pivot: Instagram vs. Pinterest

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One of the more intriguing aspects of Instagram's $1 billion payday from Facebook is that photo sharing was Plan B. Compare that to the other social startup darling of 2012, Pinterest, which has stayed true to its original mission from Day 1. Are there any lessons to be gleaned...
To Pivot Or Not To Pivot: Instagram vs. Pinterest

Data-Focused Locu Raises $4M Series A From General Catalyst, Lowercase, Lightbank & SV Angel

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Locu, the data-focused startup launched out of Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s lab at MIT to provide structure to the world’s information, has just announced a $4 million Series A round led by General Catalyst Partners. Also participating in the round were Chris Sacca’s Lowercase Capital, Lightbank and SV Angel, as well...
Data-Focused Locu Raises $4M Series A From General Catalyst, Lowercase, Lightbank & SV Angel

Google Earth for Android and iOS reaches version 6.2, supports custom KML overlays and more

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Good news for fans of the iOS and Android ports of Google Earth: the apps are getting updated to version 6.2, which brings more customizable experience with it. Just like the browser and desktop variants, Keyhole Markup Language files are now accessible, meaning you'll be able to open up...
Google Earth for Android and iOS reaches version 6.2, supports custom KML overlays and more

HTML5 runs up to thousands of times slower on mobile devices: Report

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There’s been so much excitement about the capabilities of HTML5, the markup language that helps us make and present things on the Web, but it seems that for all the enthusiasm, there are still issues with the new kid that need to be worked through. In the latest research by...
HTML5 runs up to thousands of times slower on mobile devices: Report

Involver launches Visual SML to make creating Facebook apps easier for marketers

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Involver is a company that you might have never heard of, but one that helps companies create things that you see all of the time on Facebook. Involver does enterprise level social marketing management, which might sound boring at first, and invented SML (social markup language), which powers thousands of...
Involver launches Visual SML to make creating Facebook apps easier for marketers

Involver introduces Engagement Optimization API to be used by any Facebook ad provider

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Facebook marketing software company Involver today introduces a new application programming interface to allow marketers to optimize their Facebook ad campaigns based on post-click engagement. With the Engagement Optimization API, Involver apps can pass optimization data to the customer’s ad platform of choice. We’ve seen a number of ad providers...
Involver introduces Engagement Optimization API to be used by any Facebook ad provider

Facebook platform update: FBML apps won’t work after today, live stream plugin to be removed

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FBML apps are set to stop working today as part of the removal of Facebook Markup Language. Facebook also announced that it will remove the live stream plugin from the platform in favor of the comments box. Some old page tab applications and very early canvas games that have not...
Facebook platform update: FBML apps won’t work after today, live stream plugin to be removed

U.S. ITC to investigate Apple devices following complaint by Google's Motorola Mobility

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A release today from the United States International Trade Commission shows that Apple Inc. is next up on the court roundup. The release, which doesn’t go into detail about the complaint on behalf of Motorola Mobility, states simply that there will be “an investigation of certain wireless communication devices, portable...
U.S. ITC to investigate Apple devices following complaint by Google's Motorola Mobility

Movies are way more interesting when they’re rewritten with code

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Me? Watch movies? Psh. Why pay good money watching a movie when I could just find out what happens by reading code? It’s time to give in to your inner geek, my friends. Created by Ben Howdle, Movies as Code is exactly what you think it is: Popular movies rewritten in a programming...
Movies are way more interesting when they’re rewritten with code

Involver adds visual tool for producing custom Facebook apps without code

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Social marketing platform Involver today introduced a visual tool for building Facebook applications and other customizable experiences. The Visual SML is an addition to Involver’s Social Markup Language, a system that enables front-end developers to code apps more efficiently. Now with the visual tool, coding isn’t necessary. Marketers can drag...
Involver adds visual tool for producing custom Facebook apps without code

Review: LyX is an advanced but easy-to-use document processor based on LaTeX typesetting

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When one thinks of document editors, it's usually Microsoft Word and Google Docs that come to mind. But in the world of word processors there are marquee names, and then there are some worthies not yet in the limelight. Advanced cross-platform document processor LyX has its merits. LyX is...
Review: LyX is an advanced but easy-to-use document processor based on LaTeX typesetting

How to back up a blog

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David's daughter uses a blog to record her toddler's life. He'd like to capture and save it in more tangible formatsMy daughter uses Blogger to keep a wonderful record of her toddler's "Life and Times". This is all the more precious to those with whom she shares it as she...
How to back up a blog

Facebook Cofounder Not Named Zuck Had an Uber-Geeky Ocean View Wedding This Weekend

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If any would-be tech titans are taking notes, apparently the new relationship model goes IPO first, then marriage. Self-described Facebook cofounder and engineer Andrew McCollum didn’t take the leap quite as quickly as his Harvard buddy Mark Zuckerberg, who married long-time girlfriend Priscilla Chan the day after going public. Literally. But...
Facebook Cofounder Not Named Zuck Had an Uber-Geeky Ocean View Wedding This Weekend

A Platform For Developers To Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps

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Ideum has built a platform for developers to create complex gestures for apps that run on displays as big as 100-inch table top displays or the small screens of Ultrabooks running Windows 8. Ideum’s GestureWorks platform shows how developers will increasingly have the freedom to think beyond developing apps that are...
A Platform For Developers To Create Complex Gestures For Ultrabook Apps

8 Reasons to Gear Up For HTML5 Now

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While the cross-platform markup language HTML5 won't be finalized by the W3C until 2014 there are significant reasons to get the bandwagon now....
8 Reasons to Gear Up For HTML5 Now

Oracle to acquire social media development firm Involver in a bid to build a 'cloud-based social platform'

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It was announced this morning that Oracle has signed an agreement to acquire Involver, a company that provides a development platform for social media that helps companies build marketing apps that can be employed in social campaigns and on social websites. Financial terms of the deal were not announced. The...
Oracle to acquire social media development firm Involver in a bid to build a 'cloud-based social platform'

Oracle buys Involver less than 2 months after Vitrue acquisition

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Marketing hardware and software corporation Oracle today announced an agreement to acquire social marketing platform company Involver for an unknown sum. The acquisition shows Oracle’s bullishness on social media marketing and sales. At the end of May, the company announced it would buy social management platform Vitrue. With Involver, Oracle gains a strong technology-focused team...
Oracle buys Involver less than 2 months after Vitrue acquisition

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HTML5* (*But Were Afraid To Ask) [Slides]

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The rise of native apps as the primary medium for mobile content is a trend that shows no signs of slowing down at the moment — if anything, it’s growing, with smartphone-wielding consumers in the U.S. recently tipping to using more native apps than mobile web sites for their information/games/video...
Everything You Always Wanted To Know About HTML5* (*But Were Afraid To Ask) [Slides]

There's only one truly open platform -- the web

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As Twitter and Facebook continue to fight a variety of skirmishes in the ongoing “platform wars,” with both companies trying to control as much of their networks as they can in order to monetize them as quickly as possible, it’s worth remembering what Sir Tim Berners-Lee did 21 years ago,...
There's only one truly open platform -- the web

Are books and the internet about to merge?

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The difference between ebooks and the internet, is minimal, and we should be glad the two are growing closer and closerIt's easy to forget that the world wide web as we know it today evolved from an early attempt to put books on the internet. When Tim Berners-Lee envisaged what...
Are books and the internet about to merge?
Happy 8th Birthday Firefox! Can Mozilla Adapt To The Mobile Era?

Mozilla Phones in 2012 Primer

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Mozilla is developing a version of Gecko that will act as the core of a standalone operating system using modern web technologies, including the HTML5 markup language....
Mozilla Phones in 2012 Primer

What is XML and Why Should Companies Use It?

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XML is an international data standard, a sort of lingua franca for computing. To be formal about it, XML stands for Extensible Markup Language. Practically speaking, XML is a method to structure electronic documents, and its aim is to separate presentation, structure, and meaning from the actual content. It’s...
What is XML and Why Should Companies Use It?
Following OpenTable Deal, Restaurant Data Provider Locu Adds More Big-Name Partners, TripAdvisor And CitySearch

Wikimedia needs your help testing Wikipedia's new visual editor, calls project a 'top priority'

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If you have ever tried to edit or contribute to an article on Wikipedia, you’ve probably noticed that the massive encyclopedia doesn’t actually utilize a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. Instead, users are stuck with “wikitext” — a rather confusing markup language, which creates a barrier for potential contributors....
Wikimedia needs your help testing Wikipedia's new visual editor, calls project a 'top priority'

How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

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As much as Facebook may not be kind to businesses, it’s still a tremendously valuable business tool. After all, Facebook could eat the web. In fact, you’re likely spotting the shift; instead of companies posting their URLs on television commercials, they’re asking their followers to join them on Facebook. Therefore,...
How to Use Facebook for Business and Marketing

CBS.com Testing HTML5 in Advance of iPad Release

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Shared by Bud So, the super proprietary, closed iPad platform is leading to more rapid adoption of an emerging open standard. I think H.264 has won the html5 video codec fight. CBS.com is apparently adding itself to the line up of big-name media properties scrambling to get their websites ready...
CBS.com Testing HTML5 in Advance of iPad Release
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?