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Neil Young, the Donkey and Digital Music: The Full Dive Into Media Interview (Video)

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Neil Young has a long and storied career, but he didn’t want to talk about it when he came onstage at D: Dive Into Media last week. Instead, the musician was pushing his vision of the future: One where lots of people listen to really good-sounding music. To be clear:...
Neil Young, the Donkey and Digital Music: The Full Dive Into Media Interview (Video)

Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

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World’s Most Wired Teenager Ari Dyckovsky Ari Dyckovsky at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Ari Dyckovsky was 15 when some Bose-Einstein condensate hit him right between the eyes. It didn’t really hit him between the eyes. That’s just a metaphor. But metaphors are...
Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

Meet Achoo, the company that wants to make bragging socially acceptable

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You’ve had a great day, you’ve conquered the world and done extraordinary things, but how can you tell everyone without becoming a bore or a braggart? If you fancy cheering for yourself and your accomplishments, then Achoo, is for you. Andrus Purde, co-founder of Achoo noted that designers use Zerply and...
Meet Achoo, the company that wants to make bragging socially acceptable

Kiip Raises $11 Million To Erase Advertisers' Frowns

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When we met with Brian Wong, the CEO of mobile-advertising startup Kiip, to hear about the $11 million funding round he planned to announce Wednesday morning, we found him dealing with a pressing issue that had his team in a vigorous debate. The question at hand: How best to mock...
Kiip Raises $11 Million To Erase Advertisers' Frowns

The Internet Has Killed April Fools’

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It’s hard to tell if the Wikipedia article on April Fools’ Day is itself an April Fools’ prank. Tidbits of the ubiquitous holiday’s history seem like jokes in and of themselves; “”In France and Italy, children and adults traditionally tack paper fish on each other’s back as a trick and shout...
The Internet Has Killed April Fools’

The Web vs. the Cloud: Which Metaphor Survives?

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Ask yourself this: Would you install ReadWriteWeb as an app? You might, if you were convinced that it did something useful for you, and if you didn't have to pay much (or anything) for it. You may already have installed Dropbox, and services like Pinterest and LinkedIn are now...
The Web vs. the Cloud: Which Metaphor Survives?

VestGuard UK Ballistic cover will protect your iPad from tablet-related gunplay

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If you find yourself in the position of regularly having your iPad shot at, VestGuard UK sure has the tablet case for you. The Ballistic cover is made of "cutting edge uni-directional aramid fibers processed to a high tolerance in VestGuard's state of the art facility" that make it...
VestGuard UK Ballistic cover will protect your iPad from tablet-related gunplay

Internet Defense League forms with support of EFF and Mozilla, bills self as 'bat signal' of the web

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It looks like the Dark Knight Rises hysteria is affecting more than just spoiler-averse fans. Billing itself as the "internet's bat signal," the newly formed Internet Defense League is a collective of companies, websites and non-profit groups-- including the EFF, Mozilla, Reddit and WordPress -- banding together to nip...
Internet Defense League forms with support of EFF and Mozilla, bills self as 'bat signal' of the web
Crowd-Sourced Learning Platform Memrise Nabs $1.05M From Matt Mullenweg, Lerer Ventures And More!

Rotobooth is a hacker’s dream: Think photo booth meets rotary telephone meets Arduino

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Not long ago we wrote about Photo Hack Day 2, the world’s largest photo hackathon held in NYC by Aviary and General Assembly (one of the 5 coolest coworking spaces in New York City). And from that awesome event came tons of projects, one of the most impressive being the Rotobooth. Rotobooth is a photo booth...
Rotobooth is a hacker’s dream: Think photo booth meets rotary telephone meets Arduino

The interpretation of Alastair Campbell's dreams | Anouchka Grose

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An iPhone, ice bucket and an Observer columnist all featured in Campbell's first tweeted dream – what can it all mean?In a world where psychoanalysis is largely out of favour, it's nice to hear that some people are still inclined to ascribe significance to dreams. Alastair Campbell has tweeted what...
The interpretation of Alastair Campbell's dreams | Anouchka Grose

Twitter and Facebook bloom on iPad with Biologic

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New iPad app offers an innovative way of visualizing users' social media feeds based on a biological metaphor. Bigger cells means more vital information. [Read more]...
Twitter and Facebook bloom on iPad with Biologic

Hey, World: Matt Harding Would Like You to Teach Him How to Dance

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"Dancing Guy" strikes again -- in the best possible way.  If Matt Harding's name isn't familiar to you, his dance moves might be. Harding is better known as the star of the YouTube video "Where the Hell Is Matt?" -- and, in that, perhaps best known as Dancing Guy. Capital...
Hey, World: Matt Harding Would Like You to Teach Him How to Dance
Can Nokia Beat The iPhone And iPad? (Don't Laugh, It's Trying)

They're Not 'Orphan Works', They're 'Hostage Works'

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Words matter -- just think of the number of times flame wars have broken out in Techdirt's comments over whether you can "steal" music or films. But one phrase that nobody really questions is "orphan work". And yet, as Lydia Pallas Loren points out in a brilliant paper, this is...
They're Not 'Orphan Works', They're 'Hostage Works'

Why Evernote's Hello App Is Different on iPhone and Android

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Evernote's Hello app for iPhone and Android devices helps you remember people you meet. But here's the rub: Each platform offers different features. In fact, the Android version, released today, leapfrogs the older iPhone app with a bunch of cool goodies. Why not give the iPhone the same love? Evernote...
Why Evernote's Hello App Is Different on iPhone and Android
Pressly Goes DIY: Will Turn Tumblr, WordPress & Twitter Into Touch-Friendly Websites

Thousands Of People Are Looking For Love On LinkedIn (LNKD)

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There's an episode of Sex in the City where Charlotte decides to use her best business networking tactics to find her true love. Now, real life is imitating TV. A new dating site called Hitch.me turns your LinkedIn network into a search for a soulmate -- or in some...
Thousands Of People Are Looking For Love On LinkedIn (LNKD)

What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?

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"Project management" can sound like everything and nothing all at once. We spoke with a project management pro to clarify what it really means to get people moving in the same direction.Project management seems like a classic chicken-and-egg career conundrum: How do you prove you’re adept at managing projects if...
What The Hell Is Project Management, Anyway?

Mobile Apps vs. the Mobile Web: “It Doesn’t Matter to Consumers”

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The latest in its series of discussions about the future of the internet, the Pew Internet Project released a new report this morning that wades into the mobile “apps vs. web” debate. It’s positioned as a metaphor or surrogate for a larger argument about the battle of platforms... Please visit...
Mobile Apps vs. the Mobile Web: “It Doesn’t Matter to Consumers”
How to find the best meme videos before all your friends
Call of Duty: Devil's Brigade revealed
PayPal’s website is no longer an insult to your eyes
Airtime: not enough there to make me care
Mash up Evernote and Pinterest, mix in beautiful layouts, and you get NotesCloud

It’s not about piracy, it’s about a failure to adapt

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The threat of rampant piracy — the downloading and re-distribution of what the content industries claim are billions of dollars worth of intellectual property — is continually raised to justify ever-more-draconian laws such as the recently proposed SOPA and PIPA bills. While they have been shelved (at least for...
It’s not about piracy, it’s about a failure to adapt

Fast Talk: How Hipster Gets Everyone Talking About It

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Meet Doug Ludlow, CEO of the postcard site Hipster, whose viral marketing campaigns have almost overshadowed the product itself.Doug Ludlow is the CEO of Hipster, a virtual postcard site that has been talked about as much for its viral publicity campaigns as for its actual product. Fast Company caught up...
Fast Talk: How Hipster Gets Everyone Talking About It

MokaFive's Secure, Cloud-like Data Vault for iPad, iPhone Aims to Please Users and IT

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This morning, managed desktop provider MokaFive is launching a new approach to solving two of the most pressing issues facing IT and security professionals: the infusion of consumer devices - notably the iPad - into corporate data centers; and enterprise workers turning to consumer cloud storage services like Dropbox and...
MokaFive's Secure, Cloud-like Data Vault for iPad, iPhone Aims to Please Users and IT

Life (as Told by 873 Stock Photos)

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Stock photos are notable mostly for their weirdness and second-mostly for their blandness. They exist to capture, in the most benign and/or striking and/or hilarious way possible, the most universal features of life: love, adventure, joy, heartbreak, sickness, stress. Their depictions are often trivial. They are often trite. And...
Life (as Told by 873 Stock Photos)

Square updates and rebrands Card Case app

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Less than a week after PayPal announced their Square competitor, Square has updated their Card Case app with a new design, a new name, and a shiny new icon (literally). Unlike the previous version of the app, which used a credit card metaphor for each store that you had...
Square updates and rebrands Card Case app
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?