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Applications for the 85,000 US STEM visas open this year have outstripped supply, inducing a lottery

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The debate on STEM immigration may be in a Congressional lull at the moment as the Gang of Eight dithers and other proposals wither, but all parties involved have something new to think about: the 85,000 high-skill visas open this year were overbid in just 5 days. STEM, a now-common...
Applications for the 85,000 US STEM visas open this year have outstripped supply, inducing a lottery
Bloomberg Terminals Now Include Twitter Feeds
Google Adds Compare Button And Hangout App For Its Art Project, Which Has Had Over 15M People Exploring Paintings

Leaked BB 10 sales training manual reveals a few more specs, promises 70K apps at launch

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Crackberry claims to have gotten hold of an official Rogers BB 10 training manual that may or may not add to your anticipation of January 30th. The leak is a Powerpoint slideshow that apparently contains screenshots from an online course for sales people -- so there's been at least...
Leaked BB 10 sales training manual reveals a few more specs, promises 70K apps at launch

No, Mitt Romney Didn't Personally Hack Your Facebook

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And the election season silliness continues. In keeping with the tradition of campaigning against candidate's gaming habits and strange Obama/YouTube conspiracy theories, there's apparently been some hubbub surrounding the mysterious liking of Mitt Romney. Apparently a fair number of liberal-minded folks have noticed that their Facebook profiles have "liked" Mitt...
No, Mitt Romney Didn't Personally Hack Your Facebook
Public Lab's Crowdfunded Infragram Cameras Let People See Plants In A Different Light

Grindr creator on his new app, lesbian gaydar, & more at SXSW [video]

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Grindr is a huge success, as apps go. The location-based dating app for men-loving men has won several awards and counts millons of gay, bisexual, and bi-curious men among its users. Grindr creator Joel Simkhai, who spoke with VentureBeat at South By Southwest Interactive in Austin this week, also...
Grindr creator on his new app, lesbian gaydar, & more at SXSW [video]
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MotoCzysz aims to refashion TAC Motors' Stark into an eco-friendly off-roader

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Imagine barreling through the Amazonian rainforest with machetes flailing from the windows of your off-road rig, and just as you're about to kick the vehicle into low gear, you pause to consider the impact of your vehicle's exhaust (among other things) on the delicate ecosystem around. Fortunately for eco-minded...
MotoCzysz aims to refashion TAC Motors' Stark into an eco-friendly off-roader

Musician Wonders What It Would Take To Become An Open Source Musician

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Kevin H alerts us to the news that electronic music/DJ artist The Polish Ambassador recently began musing on Facebook about what it would mean to be an "open source" musician: According to Wikipedia, "Open Source" is a philosophy that promotes free redistribution and access to a project's design and implementation...
Musician Wonders What It Would Take To Become An Open Source Musician

New York MTA announces smartphone-based ticketing trials aboard Metro-North Railroad

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Like big sodas, paper ticket stubs may soon become a thing of the past in New York. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that, come next month, its employees will begin trials of a smartphone-based ticketing system aboard the Metro-North Railroad. While the grand experiment is currently closed to...
New York MTA announces smartphone-based ticketing trials aboard Metro-North Railroad

Sorry Ron Paul, You Don't Get To Abuse Trademark Law To Unveil Anonymous Internet Users

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Back in January, we wrote about the bizarre decision by Ron Paul to file a lawsuit to unmask some anonymous internet users, who had created a controversial anti-John Huntsman video. At the end of the video, the anonymous videomakers had endorsed Paul, but some conspiracy-minded folks insisted that they were...
Sorry Ron Paul, You Don't Get To Abuse Trademark Law To Unveil Anonymous Internet Users

10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

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Recently FoundersCard, a subscription service that provides entrepreneurial-minded folks with targeted benefits and networking meetups at select events, has crossed the 10,000 subscriber mark. The company, in addition to reaching that milestone and perhaps because of it, is raising its annual price from $495, to $595. The company called the price...
10,000 subscribers later, FoundersCard bumps up the price of its entrepreneur-focused service to $595/year

Live from Expand: Lenovo ThinkPad: From Research to Design (video)

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Lenovo's ThinkPad line is now 20 years old, and we're taking sometime to chat with Lenovo execs to discuss what's made the brand so popular among business-minded folks. In addition, we'll also take a look at how the outfit has kept the line relevant, and nab an exclusive glimpse...
Live from Expand: Lenovo ThinkPad: From Research to Design (video)

Google to strip unique client ID from future Google Chrome installs

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Filed under: Google, Browsers Whether you were aware of it or not, Google has always tagged Chrome installs with a unique identifier. It's long been reported as a privacy-compromising feature, though as H-Online states in their post today that has never been proven. Analysts have tried to do so via...
Google to strip unique client ID from future Google Chrome installs

SmartThings opens up its home automation platform to developers

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To say SmartThings' Kickstarter campaign was a success is an understatement: the Internet of Things outfit, which offers a clever array of home automation sensors, routers and smartphone apps, raised more than $1.2 million (over four times the company's original goal), nabbed over 6,000 backers and quickly sold out...
SmartThings opens up its home automation platform to developers

Why We Need To Keep Debate Alive In A Customized, Personalized World

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Maybe we're getting to be a bit of a broken record on this point, but a blog post this morning by Robert Scoble on how malleable social graphs could change the direction of location based services reminded us of the fine line we think we're all walking. Malleable social graphs,...
Why We Need To Keep Debate Alive In A Customized, Personalized World

Bloomberg terminals now pull in real-time Twitter feeds

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Now that the SEC has given companies its blessing to share business data over social media, Bloomberg has begun to pull live Twitter feeds into its market terminals, known as the Bloomberg Professional service. According to the firm, that makes it the first financial information platform to integrate real-time...
Bloomberg terminals now pull in real-time Twitter feeds
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