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A Startup Goes to Washington: How Motaavi Lobbied for Its Right to Survive

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It takes some balls to pack up your belongings over a weekend, move to DC, and walk directly into a Capitol Hill building in hopes of talking to a Senator. That’s what Motaavi co-founder Melanie Plageman did in November, three days after she’d learned about the JOBS Act. The implications...
A Startup Goes to Washington: How Motaavi Lobbied for Its Right to Survive

Who Will Win The Google-Amazon-Microsoft Cloud Computing Price War?

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It's a great time to jump into cloud computing. If your business runs on the Web, you can reap the benefits of a good old fashioned price war among Google, Microsoft and Amazon. The trio is lowering prices for their Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud-computing platforms in order to attract developers. For...
Who Will Win The Google-Amazon-Microsoft Cloud Computing Price War?
Ebay gets cultural help in China with new local partner

Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

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When people watch the Super Bowl on Sunday, they may notice something different about the ads — many of them will be touting a new way to interact with the advertised brands. Shazam, an app that allows people to connect with extra TV content by listening to a few seconds...
Mobile TV Apps Shazam, IntoNow Reveal Super Bowl Plans

Apple and the EPEAT, sitting in a tree...

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This morning, Apple’s outgoing Senior Vice President of Hardware Engineering, Bob Mansfield, posted a letter on the company’s website. It announced that Apple would be adding its products back to the EPEAT database and re-adopting the ratings standard for its products. The Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool is a ranking system...
Apple and the EPEAT, sitting in a tree...

Exercise is no panacea for depression – but it keeps it at bay | Simon Hattenstone

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As a depressed manic exerciser, this churlish research dismissing exercise is patronising and misses the pointHow depressing. I woke up this morning, it's pissing down, nobody's quite forgiven the Republican poem I read out at the local Jubilee celebration, the geraniums are wilting, and some party pooper has just published...
Exercise is no panacea for depression – but it keeps it at bay | Simon Hattenstone

“Divorce Sucks”

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“Divorce Sucks” is a post from Chris Pirillo“Divorce Sucks” is a gathering for men and women going through, contemplating, or crawling out of the trauma and ensuing carnage of divorce. We’ll share tools for survival – all in places where you can self-medicate with food and drink. At least… that’s...
“Divorce Sucks”

Does Setting Up A Paywall Suddenly Make Your Readers Erudite & Intellectual vs. Crass & Tacky?

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We've seen all sorts of bizarre defenses of paywalls for newspapers, but I think this latest one might be the strangest. Melanie Coulson, a senior editor at the Ottawa Citizen, which recently added a paywall, makes the argument that paywalls are needed to get newspapers to stop competing for pageviews...
Does Setting Up A Paywall Suddenly Make Your Readers Erudite & Intellectual vs. Crass & Tacky?

The Getaway Career: Deep Inside Brazil's Robust Startup Scene

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Sitting in his depressing office in Canada, the sign that Ilya Brotzky had been waiting for arrived in his inbox. It came in the form of an email from Melanie Edwards, the founder of MobileMetrix, a company which hires locals to collect survey data collection on demographics, health and data,...
The Getaway Career: Deep Inside Brazil's Robust Startup Scene

Here's Why The City Of San Francisco Just Outlawed Macs (AAPL)

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The City of San Francisco has  banned the purchase of any more Apple computers by all of its agencies. The City is alarmed that Apple has turned its back on the environment, reports the Wall Street Journal. Last week, Apple withdrew from EPEAT, a government-backed certification program that ensures electronics...
Here's Why The City Of San Francisco Just Outlawed Macs (AAPL)

Stores Bring Black Friday to the Web

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As retailers gear up for the traditional shop-fest known as Black Friday, they are focusing on the mobs that line up outside stores and — increasingly — on the masses that shop online from home. Chain stores prefer impulse-purchase-prone store shoppers. Yet sales growth during the busy Thanksgiving weekend more...
Stores Bring Black Friday to the Web

eBay’s UK Fashion app now enables colour and pattern matching from photos

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eBay has rolled out a key update to its Fashion app for iOS devices in the UK, as it now features the so-called ‘Image Swatch’ technology to allow shoppers to find fashion items on eBay UK that match the colour and pattern of images in photographs. It was initially rolled...
eBay’s UK Fashion app now enables colour and pattern matching from photos
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