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Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood

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A while back we reported about a Microsoft patent application for a system that would scan your posts on Facebook and other social media (with your permission, presumably) to deduce your mood, interests, and possibly even your intelligence, to help deliver search results more suited to you. Now the company...
Happy or sad? You might not see that ad, if Microsoft Kinect can figure out your mood
How Disruption Works: Job Loss Isn't Really Job Loss

Commentary: Why the downfall of Facebook is more possible than you think

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Facebook is the clearcut leader in social. We all know this. No one else is even close (except maybe Google). There are all sorts of reasons why they are succeeding — namely due to the billion people using the site. However, like all industry leaders, Facebook is under attack from...
Commentary: Why the downfall of Facebook is more possible than you think
No filter: Why I dumped digital pictures for Instax on vacation

Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

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Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. Follow him on Twitter @rossrubin. ‘Tis the season when our thoughts often turn to the wee ones in our lives, and that has certainly...
Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The 'Fun' In Crowdfunding

LinkedIn 277% More Effective for Lead Generation Than Facebook & Twitter [New Data]

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Social media can be a huge contributor to a company's lead generation efforts in both B2B and B2C. But how efficient are the various different social channels in directly driving leads? In a recent study of over 5,000 businesses, HubSpot found that traffic from LinkedIn generated the highest visitor-to-lead...
LinkedIn 277% More Effective for Lead Generation Than Facebook & Twitter [New Data]

DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

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There are search engines for just about everything. Computers help people find all sorts of things faster and easier, so it's not surprising that computer dating is decades old (and started out with punch cards). Technology has gotten a lot better, but has online dating really improved that much? Online...
DailyDirt: Modern Computer Dating

5 things Marissa Mayer will change about Yahoo

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Google's main product were driven by data, not art. Can the new Yahoo boss bring that mindset from Google? [Read more]...
5 things Marissa Mayer will change about Yahoo

Want To Work At Facebook? Here's The Skill They REALLY Want (FB)

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Facebook has 41 job openings on its data and analytics team (plus another nearly 200 open tech positions). If you toss your resume into the bucket and get called for an interview, know this: the skill your potential future boss really wants is someone who is "passionate about understanding people,"...
Want To Work At Facebook? Here's The Skill They REALLY Want (FB)

Tool Singer Defends His Lawn: Decries Our Entitled, Uncreative Society

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Reader vegetaman points us to some comments made by Maynard James Keenan (best known as the singer for the band Tool) in an Oregon radio interview that suggest he's reached the "get off my lawn" phase of his career. When asked about music piracy and its effect on the industry,...
Tool Singer Defends His Lawn: Decries Our Entitled, Uncreative Society

Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

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Yahoo is moving forward with a “mobile first” mindset, the company stated via blog post late last week, then incongruously announced it would be shuttering 10 of its mobile applications. The list, which contains a mix of iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, includes an odd, and somewhat surprising group of underperforming...
Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

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It seems to us that a lot of Americans dislike Bank of America, but it turns out there's a more hated company out there. Over 250,000 voters at The Consumerist decided that Electronic Arts is even worse. Here's why: [A]fter years of being ignored and relegated to steerage, game-players...
Bank Of America Is NOT The Worst Company In America

Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

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Editor’s note: Tien Tzuo is the CEO of Zuora, as well as the former chief strategy officer/chief marketing officer at salesforce.com. You can follow him on Twitter at @tientzuo. Everyone is applauding Oracle and SAP’s cloud acquisitions — RightNow, SuccessFactors, and now Taleo. But the biggest cheers are coming from...
Great Acquisitions! Now Put a Fork in ERP

YouTube and Viacom Find Lots of Emails, But No Smoking Gun [MediaMemo]

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The YouTube-Viacom documents released today are chock full of interesting morsels. Feel free to ignore most of them. Because if you’re trying to handicap the way the copyright lawsuit pans out, today’s document dump won’t do much to help you. There are revelations here, but they’re of the minor and...
YouTube and Viacom Find Lots of Emails, But No Smoking Gun [MediaMemo]

How Three Entrepreneurs (And One Huge Company) Built Empires On Social Commerce

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It's hard to predict how your company will grow when social channels are involved. That's what a bunch of the hottest entrepreneurs in social commerce learned while running their companies. They all used social channels — like social media and blogs — to grow their companies. Three top entrepreneurs...
How Three Entrepreneurs (And One Huge Company) Built Empires On Social Commerce

To Capture New Users, Socialcam Redesigns Its Website And Introduces A Leaderboard

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Social mobile video startup Socialcam is rolling out a new web site today, which is designed to create more engagement for users that might not have the mobile app installed. The company has also introduced a leaderboard to help highlight users to celebrities, brands and top producers on the Socialcam...
To Capture New Users, Socialcam Redesigns Its Website And Introduces A Leaderboard
Achieving success through 'accidental entrepreneurship'

Crazy Tip For Overcoming Writer’s Block

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Even with all the time I spend helping bloggers, there is one problem that has always stumped me: writer’s block. I have the ability to pump out posts pretty quickly and it obviously comes in handy for me. However, many others that I work with get completely stumped when it...
Crazy Tip For Overcoming Writer’s Block

This Simple Khan Academy Interface Hack Improved Learning By 5%

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In a recent demo, Khan Academy showed how analytics are being used to reinvent learning--massively and online. Sal Khan's website Khan Academy applies everything from graphical modeling to "brute force empirics" and a/b testing to test tweaks that can make all the difference in students' learning. The ultimate hope...
This Simple Khan Academy Interface Hack Improved Learning By 5%

FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

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Today Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioner Robert McDowell announced that he will step down from his post in the coming few weeks. McDowell is among the group of five commissioners that comprise the FCC’s leadership. His departure comes at a somewhat odd timing, as BizJournals noted today in its coverage of the news,...
FCC commissioner McDowell will beat chairman Genachowski out the door as he announces his resignation

Founder Institute Quietly Expands Into The Middle East, With Focus On Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

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Talk to 500 Startups’ Dave McClure about what’s important for his seed fund and accelerator going forward and, it’s not just about finding and supporting whiz-bang entrepreneurs, it’s supporting entrepreneurial and ecosystem growth outside of the U.S. Many of the top accelerators in the U.S. have been working to expand...
Founder Institute Quietly Expands Into The Middle East, With Focus On Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms

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(Photo: ByronCrawford.com) Earlier this afternoon, Byron Crawford, founder of the hip hop blog The Mindset of a Champion, posted what he claims are screenshots of a private chatroom for editors of Rap Genius, a website that crowd-sources explanations for rap lyrics. The images show two Rap Genius editors posting incredibly offensive...
Rap Genius Cofounders Dismiss Concerns Over Racist Content in Editor Chat Rooms

Why big data needs real-time intelligent systems

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Zubin Dowlaty was watching the movie the Fifth Element when he saw the future of real-time intelligence laid out in a pithy quote: “Anticipation denotes intelligence.” Dowlaty, vice president and head of innovation and development of analytics-outsourcing firm Mu Sigma, said that’s what companies need to be striving for and in...
Why big data needs real-time intelligent systems

Google CFO Pichette: 'Search is still in its infancy'

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The idea that the technology behind search is a done deal is far from the truth, according to Google, as the company appears to still have plenty of tricks up its sleeve to improve it. Google's Patrick Pichette "Everybody's mindset is that search is a solved problem," said Google...
Google CFO Pichette: 'Search is still in its infancy'

Rene Ritchie: iMore has learned that recent parts leaks and...

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Rene Ritchie: iMore has learned that recent parts leaks and dummy phones are accurate representations of what the new iPhone (iPhone 5,1) will look like when Apple announces it on September 12, 2012. Almost identical in design to the iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, the major visible differences will include...
Rene Ritchie: iMore has learned that recent parts leaks and...

Why women are leading the transformation of IT

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Until just a few years ago, CIOs have largely been defined by how well they could deliver products or solutions to their core customer, the business user. However, as the cloud emerges as a truly viable alternative to IT, it has become clear that the transformative CIO must rethink the...
Why women are leading the transformation of IT

Print Mindset vs. Internet Mindset: Do You Link? Do You Credit Sources?

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We recently wrote about how the NY Post was caught taking a blogger's story and rewriting it for itself -- noting the hypocrisy of a News Corp. newspaper copying from someone else, after Rupert Murdoch and his top execs have been going around decrying various news aggregators (and Google especially)...
Print Mindset vs. Internet Mindset: Do You Link? Do You Credit Sources?

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Marketing Stats You Should Know

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Mobile Insights is a new daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. Your CMO May Be Your New CIO: What That Means For Enterprise Mobility (Forbes)Marketing understands new technologies better than IT. Social media is the most obvious...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Marketing Stats You Should Know

21 Time Management Tips For Bloggers

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Underlying the constant search for tactics by bloggers out there, there is a huge perceived lack of time. You’ve got a day job. A family. A life. How are you supposed to have enough time to create a successful blog? Personally, I think our perceptions of time are completely arbitrary...
21 Time Management Tips For Bloggers
Android is just the beginning: How Bluetooth is preparing for the internet of things
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?