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The Wall Street Journal To Launch A LinkedIn Competitor

12 simple ways you can use the web to improve your life for free

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There are so many ways to make your life a little bit easier using the Internet, without paying for it and with minimal effort. Those ways are countless, so we’ve narrowed a few down. Technology should make living life simpler: read on for 12 ways that it does. 1. Don’t...
12 simple ways you can use the web to improve your life for free
Nintendo details the engineering that went into the Wii U

BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative

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BitTorrent is a very powerful distribution tool. There is simply no faster way than BitTorrent for those who share files with several devices at once. Just ask Twitter and Facebook, two major technology companies that rely on BitTorrent technology to distribute files across their networks. For the public, however, there’s...
BitTorrent Launches Private and Secure Dropbox Alternative
'Anonymous' hackers realize intellectual property rules may have value after all [video]

Air Video Streams Your Videos to Your iPhone with Minimal Effort, Is Incredible [Downloads]

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Windows/Mac + iPhone/iPod touch: Not only do videos take up a ton of space on space-constrained devices, but converting videos for the iPhone gets painful quickly. Air Video streams videos straight to your iPhone, converting them on-the-fly if they're incompatible.The app is actually an iPhone app plus a PC/Mac app...
Air Video Streams Your Videos to Your iPhone with Minimal Effort, Is Incredible [Downloads]
Microsoft Kinect’s NUads is what the TV industry needs to survive the future

YoYo Games reveals upcoming support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8

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YoYo Games today announced its cross-platform game development software GameMaker: Studio is expanding its reach and will support both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8 for developers. This is only the latest in a series of high-profile updates for GameMaker: Studio, which launched in May. YoYo Games is the latest among...
YoYo Games reveals upcoming support for Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8
New Year, new system: 20 things you can do to make this year your most productive

Tracks launches version 2.0 of its social photo app with new content-surfacing features, hits Android too

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In June last year, we brought you Tracks, which we said at the time had found its niche among iPhone photo apps with printable ‘live albums’. In short, Tracks – in its then incarnation – let users create photo-based stories with their friends. Users create Tracks and string together photos...
Tracks launches version 2.0 of its social photo app with new content-surfacing features, hits Android too

Nosto Closes $2.8M Seed From Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures & Angels To Prep Full Launch Of Its Marketing SaaS-For-SMEs

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Finnish startup Nosto has closed a $2.8 million seed round, including debt and grants, with backing from Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures and a number of undisclosed angel investors. The startup is building an online marketing SaaS targeting SMEs who want to amp up the power of their online stores with minimal effort...
Nosto Closes $2.8M Seed From Open Ocean Capital, SanomaVentures & Angels To Prep Full Launch Of Its Marketing SaaS-For-SMEs

Two more nails in the coffin for Media Center, start-up options and tuner certification

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We fully expected Microsoft put minimal effort into Media Center on Windows 8, but we have to say we didn't expect it to get like this. It was one thing when our favorite HTPC app didn't get a single enhancement, but another when it didn't receive a single bug...
Two more nails in the coffin for Media Center, start-up options and tuner certification

Auto-post images from WordPress to Pinterest with this handy plugin [Invites]

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If you’ve been looking for an easy way to automatically share images from your WordPress posts on Pinterest, look no further than the free plugin WP Pinner WP Pinner sets itself apart from other plugins we’ve looked at in the past, by offering users the option to auto-post images from...
Auto-post images from WordPress to Pinterest with this handy plugin [Invites]
Burst Raises $3.5 Million For Private, Family-Friendly Photo And Video Sharing App

As SXSW Approaches, Event Networking Apps Go Head-to-Head

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Event networking is bound to be a hot topic at SXSW Interactive, which kicks off on Friday. There hasn’t been a super-effective way for attendees at events to network in a way that requires minimal effort and consolidates information in a centrally accessible location. QR codes, contact card transfer tech...
As SXSW Approaches, Event Networking Apps Go Head-to-Head

Threadflip Gets $1.6 Million From FRC, Baseline, A16Z, Dave Morin And Others To Virtualize The Clothing Swap

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There has to be something in the air: Just when I thought that I had enough distraction in my life, one more sweet clothing swap site launches, allowing me to focus on my hobby (fashion, and specifically upcycled fashion) while I’m supposed to be focusing on my work. In the...
Threadflip Gets $1.6 Million From FRC, Baseline, A16Z, Dave Morin And Others To Virtualize The Clothing Swap

Flexiant raises $5.7M to push its cloud orchestration tools into the U.S.

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British cloud orchestration outfit Flexiant has picked up a fresh round of £3.75 million ($5.67 million) in funding, which it says it will use to push further into European and North American markets. Flexiant’s Cloud Orchestrator suite is aimed at service providers, mostly telcos, who want to become infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS)...
Flexiant raises $5.7M to push its cloud orchestration tools into the U.S.

For Backup, You've Got a Friend, Family or Cloud

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Nothing elicits such a strong case of technology guilt as asking other people if they back up their computers. Eyes dart toward the ground. Excuses are made. The subject is quickly changed. [ See post to watch video ] As many people know or quickly find out, backing up a...
For Backup, You've Got a Friend, Family or Cloud

Amazon outs Cloud Drive desktop app for Windows and Mac, allows easy access to your digital wares

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If you've been storing part of your digital library on Amazon's Cloud Drive, access to your goods just got easier. The outfit has released a desktop app for both Mac and Windows machines enabling uploads and downloads with minimal effort. For starters, you'll be able to drag and drop...
Amazon outs Cloud Drive desktop app for Windows and Mac, allows easy access to your digital wares
Predictive personalization: Why Futureful is what StumbleUpon would be were it built today

A user revolt and the second coming of TextDrive

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Earlier this month a small segment of customers of the former hosting provider TextDrive learned a frustrating lesson about the longevity of lifetime services on the web when Joyent, which had purchased TextDrive, said it would discontinue the lifetime hosting those customers had signed up for. On Thursday those users...
A user revolt and the second coming of TextDrive

BitTorrent launches Live P2P streaming protocol in open beta, cuts costs for anyone looking to broadcast

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BitTorrent on Tuesday announced it is launching an open beta of BitTorrent Live, its P2P streaming protocol for the masses. Now that it’s open to all, the company can proudly use the motto: “Live streaming by the people, for the people.” For those who just want to broadcast themselves, whether...
BitTorrent launches Live P2P streaming protocol in open beta, cuts costs for anyone looking to broadcast

Akimbo Kinect hack offers precise control with minimal effort (video)

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We've seen Microsoft's Kinect used in countless ways, but 3Gear Systems means to better these predecessors with the beta release of its SDK, which turns all the subtleties of hand movement into actions. In addition to using two Kinect cameras for accuracy, the software compares hand poses against a...
Akimbo Kinect hack offers precise control with minimal effort (video)
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Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphones

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Lightbank has invested $650,000 in its own Founder-in-Residence Josh Hernandez’s new startup, Walk.by, a platform for bringing local merchants into the e-commerce world by way of smartphones. The company is today announcing the release of its consumer-facing iPhone app which lets shoppers browse and follow offline retailers, the brands they...
Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphones
Nice Laundry uses e-commerce to improve male-sock drawer relationship

Sweets For Your Geek: < 3 Cookies

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Valentine's Day is synonymous with pink hearts and sweet treats, but rather than picking up some store bought nibbles (don't be lazy), geek things up a bit by baking up a batch of these "less than three" heart cookies. Good news for those geeks who are skittish in the kitchen:...
Sweets For Your Geek: < 3 Cookies

The ultimate guide to startup pre-launch marketing in 5 simple steps

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Manish Dudharejia is a co -founder, strategist, and analyst at “ethical e-marketing” company E2M Solutions. We’d all like to believe that we’re past the stage where marketing matters. If your product is good enough, shouldn’t the blog reviews and...
The ultimate guide to startup pre-launch marketing in 5 simple steps
Kik Tops 2M Cards Users In One Week, Releases Reddit Card For Optimized Mobile Meme Sharing
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