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MavenSay, an app for music, food and fashion tastemakers, gets new feed and improved discovery

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Following its soft-launch back in October, MavenSay, a community for high quality recommendations revolving around music, food, drinks and shopping, is debuting a redesigned feed and an updated discover section ahead of SXSW. You may have already guessed that MavenSay’s purpose isn’t to highlight everything in existence; a maven is a tastemaker — an expert....
MavenSay, an app for music, food and fashion tastemakers, gets new feed and improved discovery
Google Glassware: How Developers Can Build Apps For Google Glass

Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

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Half a decade ago ‘maVen‘ was one of the most active movie release groups on the Internet, known for distributing high quality ‘Telesync‘ versions of major blockbuster titles. In the summer of 2006 ‘maVen’ releases suddenly halted, and it later became apparent that the FBI had caught one of its...
Canadian Movie Pirate ‘maVen’ Sent To Jail

Instagram video: is it a Vine-killer?

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Hands on with the photo-sharing app's new 15-second clips and Cinema video stabilisationThe Instagram photography app now has 130m active users, so its addition last night of video features should spark a boom in shared footage of children, dinners, cats and drunken tomfoolery. That's progress for you.Flippancy aside, though, will...
Instagram video: is it a Vine-killer?

HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, taps ex-MeeGo maven Alberto Torres to run it

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Despite the culling of Palm's offerings from its product portfolio, HP isn't exiting the tablet space. Far from it. Evidence of a new tablet has been floating around since April, and we've even caught a couple glimpses of the so-called Slate 8. Now, The Verge reports that the company...
HP creates Mobility division to focus on consumer tablets, taps ex-MeeGo maven Alberto Torres to run it

CES 2013: Audio roundup

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With CES 2013 wrapped up, it's safe to say that audio wasn't exactly a hallmark of the show in the gadgety sense. As a whole, manufacturers brought their latest creations, but even calling most of them evolutionary would be a stretch. That point was confirmed when Sennheiser, an audio...
CES 2013: Audio roundup

N-trig release teases that Fujitsu's Stylistic Q702 will come with active pen support

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Stylus maven N-trig has revealed that Fujitsu's Stylistic Q702 laptop/tablet hybrid will be the first to shop with the company's new G4 DuoSense pen and multi-touch digitizer. As such, it'll be able to use a new active pen stylus that the company, perhaps unsurprisingly, promises will provide a "pen-on-paper...
N-trig release teases that Fujitsu's Stylistic Q702 will come with active pen support
Meeker: Post-IPO, be like LinkedIn

Microsoft Assembling "SWAT Team" to Boost Bing

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Microsoft tapped former Clinton advisor and PR maven Mark Penn last week to lead a "SWAT team" focused on bolstering Microsoft's consumer initiatives. The first target? Bing, Microsoft's search engine. According to Microsoft, Penn will lead a "cross-functional team focused on consumer initiatives and will draw on his experience in...
Microsoft Assembling "SWAT Team" to Boost Bing

Landing Page Makeover Clinic #24: NannySoft.com

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This is another addition to our ongoing series of tutorials and case studies on landing pages that work. David Gilbert wants to help parents monitor their school-aged children’s activities online. He’s done his homework and knows his demographic stats cold. He also has a good handle on the main...
Landing Page Makeover Clinic #24: NannySoft.com

One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe

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Although it’s a year this week since Passion Capital appeared on the tech scene in London, it feels like they have been around a lot longer. It was in July 2009 I sat on the sun-kissed roof of what became known as their White Bear Yard base in London’s Clerkenwell,...
One Year On Passion Capital Proves Its Mettle As A Go-To Seed VC In Europe

#TheRules of Social Media: Not Everything Will Work--And That's Fine

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Social media isn't always about #winning--sometimes, it's about #learning from experiments and mistakes, too. "Look at American Idol," says Twitter Media VP Chloe Sladden, who helps major media organizations leverage the power of the popular microblogging service every day. "I think you saw a turning point this past spring, with...
#TheRules of Social Media: Not Everything Will Work--And That's Fine

Trying not to make a # of Twitter

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A trip to a Tweetup to build my social media audience still leaves me 'following' in others' footsteps"We don't have a choice on whether we do social media. The question is how well we do it." These profound words from US web guru Erik Qualman have been front of mind...
Trying not to make a # of Twitter

Zuckraking! Randi Zuckerberg Is Writing A Book About Facebook

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Apparently it's not enough being a former Facebook marketing manager, owner of your own self consciously hip-yet-somehow-bottom-feeding media company, executive producer of the Bravo realityfest dot-bomb Silicon Valley, and social-media manners maven. Oh, right, and Mark Zuckerberg's sister. So the notoriously shy and retiring Randi Zuckerberg, who has never traded on her...
Zuckraking! Randi Zuckerberg Is Writing A Book About Facebook

FT Deal With Foursquare Lets Users 'Unlock' Paywall

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The Financial Times’ metered online paywall system is considered one of the more successful models, but a new partnership with location-based social net Foursquare is aimed at younger readers who are most resistant to paywalls. The partnership will launch sometime in the next few weeks, Business Insider reports.  The...
FT Deal With Foursquare Lets Users 'Unlock' Paywall

TomTom bringing its navigation app to Android in October, keeping mum on the details

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Following the release of its smartphone hands-free car kit, TomTom is previewing its new navigation app for Android handsets at Teutonic trade show IFA. When it arrives in October, it'll offer navigation, traffic and IQ routes to tempt users away from Google's bundled navigation applications and onto the company's...
TomTom bringing its navigation app to Android in October, keeping mum on the details

Anonymous hacker collective outs 4,000 executives' info

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Hacker collective Anonymous, in an attempt to provoke computer crime law reform in the US, has published the personal information of over 4,000 bank executives on the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center's website. The leak is part of the group's "Operation Last Resort" developed in the wake of technology maven...
Anonymous hacker collective outs 4,000 executives' info
NASA holds haiku contest to send a message to Mars

Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive: our competitors have 'completely the wrong goals'

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London's favorite only remaining evening free-sheet has snagged an interview with Apple design maven Sir Jonathan Ive. In the piece he talks about being thrilled and humbled by his recent Knighthood, the importance of his London upbringing and why Apple's competitors can't win. Pointing to a desire not to...
Apple's Sir Jonathan Ive: our competitors have 'completely the wrong goals'

Big, open data: MapR on Github and Yelp's dataset challenge

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If you’re into open source, or at least open data, today is a good day. Hadoop vendor MapR has open sourced a portion of its source code on Github and Maven, while Yelp has released a sample of its data as part of a $5,000 challenge to find the most-innovative...
Big, open data: MapR on Github and Yelp's dataset challenge

Netflix, Facebook hook up in U.S. at last

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The video distribution maven says that its U.S. members now can connect to Facebook and agree to share favorite TV shows and movies on Netflix. [Read more]...
Netflix, Facebook hook up in U.S. at last

Hands-on with Blue Mics' Nessie: a USB mic that masks your flaws (video)

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Blue Microphones is known for its top notch USB microphones. Heck, the Yeti is a staple around the Engadget compound for recording podcasts and voiceovers. The company's latest, Nessie, continues the audio maven's fascination with cryptozoology while delivering some interesting new features along with another fantastic retro design. At...
Hands-on with Blue Mics' Nessie: a USB mic that masks your flaws (video)

[SURVEY] Professional Investors Will Stay on Sidelines for Facebook's IPO

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Shares of Facebook will reportedly begin trading in May, and professional investors expect the stock's price to rise 12% in the first quarter, according to a survey by Maven. Despite that upbeat assessment, just 12% of professional investors surveyed by Maven said they planned to invest in Facebook, with 44%...
[SURVEY] Professional Investors Will Stay on Sidelines for Facebook's IPO

Microsoft hires R2 Studios, Amazon executive Blake Krikorian

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Microsoft said on Thursday that as a result of its acquisition of id8 Group R2 Studios, it has hired technology maven Blake Krikorian to help run the interactive entertainment business for the Xbox gaming console. Krikorian will be the corporate vice president of the group, reporting directly to Marc Whitten,...
Microsoft hires R2 Studios, Amazon executive Blake Krikorian

A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard

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I’ve been enamored with the Das Keyboard since it launched in 2005. These supremely clicky, IBM-style keyboards are some of the most rugged mechanical input devices you can buy. Their Pro model – an all-black monolith with black keys and no key markings – is the gold standard for Gibson-esque...
A Chat With Daniel Guermeur, Founder Of Das Keyboard

Wall Street Journal launches new video hub, plans Facebook integration

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The Wall Street Journal’s full-throttle video ambitions now extends to a new website that brings together a once-disparate series of streams. The site, WSJ Live, mirrors the always on-channel the Journal has been beaming to iPods, X-boxes and other devices. The new centralized platform, which is also drawing content from...
Wall Street Journal launches new video hub, plans Facebook integration

Visualized: Apple and Samsung occupy the 99 percent... of phone profits

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Financial maven and maker of beautiful graphs Horace Deidu has found that between the top eight mobile phone vendors, Apple and Samsung share 99 percent of the total spoils. Of RIM, LG, Sony (Ericsson), Motorola, Nokia and HTC, only the latter made a profit -- claiming that left over...
Visualized: Apple and Samsung occupy the 99 percent... of phone profits

Canadian Movie Pirate "maVen" Dies of Drug Overdose

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Canadian Movie Pirate "maVen" Dies of Drug Overdose
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