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Kooaba’s new Shortcut app wants to kill QR codes in print advertising

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Swiss image recognition startup Kooaba has expanded and relaunched its flagship app. Whereas previously, Paperboy was a handy way to access online content from thousands of physical newspaper titles, it’s now expanded to support wider print advertising and been renamed Shortcut. The new-look app not only sports a sexier interface...
Kooaba’s new Shortcut app wants to kill QR codes in print advertising

SocialFlow Increases Social Media Clicks By Up To 60% - At A Cost

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SocialFlow, a service currently being used by the Economist, the New York Public Library, Pepsi and Human Rights Watch to manage social media campaigns, exited its beta and became publicly available Tuesday. In the beta stage, SocialFlow increased clicks per tweet between 40% and 60%, on average. But the service...
SocialFlow Increases Social Media Clicks By Up To 60% - At A Cost

Apple Is Not The Most Valuable Company In The History Of The World -- IBM Won The Prize In 1967 With A Value of $1.3 Trillion

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Apple is not the most valuable company in the history of the world. It’s not even Microsoft, which was reported to have been toppled by Apple today. It’s IBM by a long shot. Apple’s $661 billion market share does not account for inflation.  With inflation in account, IBM remains the...
Apple Is Not The Most Valuable Company In The History Of The World -- IBM Won The Prize In 1967 With A Value of $1.3 Trillion

94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

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94% of American wineries surveyed by ABLE Social Media Marketing are on Facebook and 73% are on Twitter. The study, done in December 2011, shows that American wineries are active in social media and that it's producing results. 47% of US wineries said that Facebook helps them generate sales (72%...
94% of U.S. Wineries Are On Facebook, 73% on Twitter

Majority of new Lumia 900 converts are coming from Android or the iPhone

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Nearly 60% of those switching to Windows Phone due to the Nokia Lumia 900 or HTC Titan II were former iOS and Android owners. Apple brand-loyalty? We think not. We ran a poll the other day asking users if they switched to Windows Phone due to the Lumia 900...
Majority of new Lumia 900 converts are coming from Android or the iPhone

You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again

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Do you have friends constantly annoying you with Facebook or Change.org petitions about this cause or that? It seems impossible that hitting a Like button or adding your name to an Internet petition can possibly add up to much. But it can. It's not so much the show of...
You Think All Those Internet Protests Are Useless? Think Again
150 Million Messages Are Being Sent Over Snapchat, A Photo Sharing App Your Kids Know All About

Download, print, fire: gun rights initiative harnesses 3D technology

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Project aims to let anyone print a gun in their own home, raising new concerns about the legality of homemade firearmsImagine an America in which anyone can download and print a gun in their own home. They wouldn't need a license, a background check, or much technical knowledge, just a...
Download, print, fire: gun rights initiative harnesses 3D technology
Canonical releases Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin

Youth crime commissioner Paris Brown stands down over Twitter row

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Brown apologises for 'comments on social networking sites which have offended many people'Britain's first youth crime commissioner has said she is "truly sorry for any offence" caused as she stood down from her role following messages she wrote on Twitter.Paris Brown, 17, from Sheerness, Kent, was appointed to the £15,000-a-year...
Youth crime commissioner Paris Brown stands down over Twitter row

Here We Go: Groupon Hit With First Shareholder Suit Over Accounting Shenanigans

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Daily deal site Groupon is fast clinching its reputation as the bad boy of the IPO circuit. Less than four months after going public, Groupon is already facing an SEC probe – and now its new shareholders are suing it for gimmicky accounting practices. In the first of what is...
Here We Go: Groupon Hit With First Shareholder Suit Over Accounting Shenanigans
Apple's Siri Buttons On Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar Steering Wheels? Automakers Think Different

After SOPA And ACTA, Now TPP Starts To Fall Apart

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What an extraordinary year this has been for Net activism. After the great SOPA blackout led to SOPA and PIPA being withdrawn, and the anti-ACTA street demonstrations triggered a complete rethink by the European Parliament that may well result in a rejection of the treaty, now it seems that the...
After SOPA And ACTA, Now TPP Starts To Fall Apart

Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

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(scroogle.org) Not long ago, Google changed its privacy policy to give itself more liberties with user data. Every time a major Internet company gets media attention for privacy issues, search volume goes way up on Scroogle, a little independent, nonprofit search engine. Scroogle scrapes its search results from Google, but...
Did Google Just Disable Privacy-Friendly Scroogle?

Google loses dispute over Oogle.com domain name

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Last month, Internet giant Google filed a complaint with the National Arbitration Forum in order to obtain the domain name Oogle.com (safe link). Yesterday, a panel decided that Google failed to show that the disputed domain was registered in bad faith, which basically means its current owner gets to keep...
Google loses dispute over Oogle.com domain name

With new CTO, online learning site lynda.com looks to up its game

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In the last year, a new crop of online learning upstarts, such as Coursera, Udemy, Khan Academy and Codecademy, has attracted plenty of media attention and investor dollars for bringing quality educational content to K-12 and college schools, as well as lifelong learners.  But lynda.com, something of an old-hand when it...
With new CTO, online learning site lynda.com looks to up its game

Fisker rep defends Karma hybrid sedan in garage fire aftermath

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Last week, a newly purchased Fisker Karma went up in flames, damaging its owner's home and earning the company behind that hybrid sedan plenty of bad press. The auto maker hasn't submitted an official explanation for the fire, though the former chief engineer for the late General Motors EV1...
Fisker rep defends Karma hybrid sedan in garage fire aftermath

Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted

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A view of the huge roof of the Apple data center in Maiden, North Carolina. Apple said today that the facility will use 20 megawatts of power, far less than an estimate by Greenepace. (Image: Apple). Apple says it will use 20 megawatts of power at full capacity in its...
Apple: Greenpeace’s Cloud Math is Busted

The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences

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There’s of a prevalent myth in Silicon Valley, the myth that people aren’t snobs here. This isn’t true. A sort of reverse/meta-snobbery exists here, mostly intellectual in its nature, and the line between the alphas and the betas is extremely clear cut for those who can see it. “We’re so...
The Narcissism Of Minor Silicon Valley Differences

Did Zuck fall prey with Instagram to the same mistake he made with Twitter?

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This is a bit of a throwback, but remember when Twitter was the newest thing in the world, and the likes of CNN were falling over themselves to ‘get hip’ by using the service? It led to endless free press for the little company, and big user growth. That user...
Did Zuck fall prey with Instagram to the same mistake he made with Twitter?

Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

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It's becoming increasingly clear that the next wave of mobile computing is going to be voice driven. Mobile assistants like Siri and Google Now are garnering plenty of media attention and earning legions of fans. Nuance, the company behind Dragon -- often cited as the gold standard in voice...
Nuance Wintermute hands-on: a cross-platform, cloud-based personal assistant

Why Summly’s 16 year old CEO wants to stay in school

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Last December when Om bumped into teenage entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio of Summly, he was pretty impressed — so much so, in fact, that he dubbed him “the internet’s newest boy genius”. That led to an avalanche of media attention and opportunities to meet the likes of Jony Ive and Yoko...
Why Summly’s 16 year old CEO wants to stay in school

20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

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On the surface, crowdfunding seems like a panacea for all that ails the venture capital and angel investment community. Instead of creating complex business plans and pitches and hoping influential groups of wealthy investors will decide your business or startup aligns with their vision of public taste, you can instead...
20 Hard Questions To Ask Before Crowdfunding Your Startup

So much for Instagram defections, displaces its buyer Facebook as No. 1 iOS App

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O.K., here is another Instagram story, but this time its about the iOS app landing the No. 1 free app spot in the App Store for the first time despite much media attention slamming it for selling out to Facebook. Hipsters everywhere took to Twitter while donning their skinny...
So much for Instagram defections, displaces its buyer Facebook as No. 1 iOS App

Ex-Googler Fears Google's Greed, So He Launched A Company To Protect People From It (GOOG)

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Brian Kennish is a former Google engineer who never intended to found a startup, much less one that helps people protect their online privacy. He had been making his living writing apps that use people's online activities. But that's exactly what his young company, Disconnect.me, does. About 18 months...
Ex-Googler Fears Google's Greed, So He Launched A Company To Protect People From It (GOOG)

Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)

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Space elevators are slowly making the transition from science fiction to science fact... but we're not quite there yet. LiftPort, a group that already holds the record for tallest elevator, is taking a second stab at the technology after going into "hibernation" in 2007. Founder Michael Laine has resurrected...
Liftport turns to Kickstarter for space elevator experiment (video)

Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

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Dan Misener, in a fit of inspired data mining, scraped half of Kickstarter to find failed projects. He could not, it seems, find a single one. Why? Because Kickstarter hides them behind a non-searchable wall. They exist, sure, but you won’t find them with Google and they never, ever show...
Failure Is Not An Option: Why Kickstarter Hides Failed Projects

Bradley Manning Hearing Shows Military Bosses More Concerned About Media Attention Than Manning's Conditions

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Kevin Gosztola has been providing detailed updates on the latest Bradley Manning hearings, focused mainly on the conditions associated with the treatment of Manning after his arrest, and whether or not it amounted to "unlawful pretrial punishment" or involved reasonable precautions by the military. Specifically, as we had discussed, Manning...
Bradley Manning Hearing Shows Military Bosses More Concerned About Media Attention Than Manning's Conditions

Welsh geek uses Arduino and Twitter to feed his dog Toby

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How do you feed your dog when you are away? Welsh computer consultant Nat Morris put its IT skills to work, and developed an ingenious system that lets him feed his pet friend Toby with a single tweet. To make sure there’s always some dog biscuits in the bowl, all...
Welsh geek uses Arduino and Twitter to feed his dog Toby

For better or worse, Apple addicted to the rumor cycle

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For years, Apple has directly and indirectly promoted and inspired the rumor industry that envelops the company. Its cryptic event invitations, avoidance of any industry spotlight not of its own creation and its overall corporate culture of tight-lipped secrecy have inspired both amateur bloggers and mainstream tech outlets to grasp at...
For better or worse, Apple addicted to the rumor cycle
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