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The Cable Business Is Finally, Really Getting Killed By The Internet

Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap

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Harnessing the awesome power of the Sun isn't just dependent on the efficiency of solar cells, but also on making them affordable. Current techniques aren't exactly cheap, but researchers from Stanford University think they've made a bit of a breakthrough by producing a relatively inexpensive photovoltaic cell using nothing...
Stanford researchers create 'world's first' all-carbon solar cell, do it on the cheap

Forcing an electron to orbit like a planet

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The transition between classical physics and quantum physics is always fascinating. How does an object go from behaving in a deterministic manner to occupying the quantum world, where its activities are a matter of probability? At the boundary between the two, we cannot behave as if something is entirely...
Forcing an electron to orbit like a planet

And Then, Suddenly, It Works

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And Then, Suddenly, It Works: Chris Dixon: An idea getting tried over and over tends to be a positive signal (which is one reason that competition is overrated). It’s very easy when you spend lots of time around startups to get cynical. You could tweet and blog predictions that every...
And Then, Suddenly, It Works

Siobhan Quinn Exits Blogger, Checks In at Foursquare

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After seven years at Google, including the last two and a half as a product manager on the company's Blogger platform, Siobhan Quinn handed in her badge yesterday, and will start on June 7th as the second product manager at the fast-growing, location obsessed, Foursquare, in New York City, joining...
Siobhan Quinn Exits Blogger, Checks In at Foursquare

3D Burrito is a new design marketplace where people can buy models for 3D printers

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3D Burrito is a new online store where people can go to buy and sell design models for 3D printers straight from their creators. If 3D printing is really going to go mainstream – and all signs point to yes – then the startup behind the site may be on...
3D Burrito is a new design marketplace where people can buy models for 3D printers

Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

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"Four More Years" becomes the most popular tweet, knocking legendary philosopher Justin Bieber off the top spot. Barack Obama has won a second term. Giving an eloquent victory speech in front of his supporters in Chicago, the president paid tribute to his rival, Mitt Romney, and, with it, put...
Obama Wins Second Term And Twitter Accolade

Eventbrite overhauls its iOS app with new 'discover view' layout and Facebook events integration

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Fresh from tapping into Facebook’s new feature to buy tickets, event planning service Eventbrite has give its iOS app the “biggest and best update yet” to increase personalization and integration with Facebook. The headline addition is a new ‘discover view’ that brings a refreshed layout to improve discovery, and users...
Eventbrite overhauls its iOS app with new 'discover view' layout and Facebook events integration

Think Google+ is a ghost town? Chances are you're just using it wrong

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For a long time I’ve wondered what Google+ is meant to be used for. It’s a pleasant experience, removing much of the clutter and distractions that irritate me over on Facebook. The site also has a terrific ability to display high quality photographs, as well as customize exactly who gets...
Think Google+ is a ghost town? Chances are you're just using it wrong

American Airlines brings Gogo's Ku-band, ATG-4 internet to latest A320 and 737 aircraft

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If you wind up cruising in one of American Airlines latest airliners, you'll likely be pleased the WiFi that's also onboard. Gogo recently announced that its Ku-band satellite and peppy ATG-4 internet connectivity will be available on AA's latest Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 deliveries. The mixture ensures you'll...
American Airlines brings Gogo's Ku-band, ATG-4 internet to latest A320 and 737 aircraft

Microsoft Opens Its Socl Experiment For Beta Testing

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Microsoft's social-slash-search experiment has ditched the period and is welcoming testers. Announced earlier this year as So.cl, Microsoft's foray into the social world is looking for people to test drive it. The site, which is a mixture of search and social, but is not Redmond's attempt to compete with...
Microsoft Opens Its Socl Experiment For Beta Testing

Nokia Lumia devices now present in 54 markets, 44 percent of apps available in China

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In case you want to check Nokia's pulse amid a mixture of good news and bad news, the company's decided to dish out some new stats on its Windows Phones at the first-ever Mobile Asia Expo here in Shanghai. Asia region president Olivier Puech announced the Lumia devices are...
Nokia Lumia devices now present in 54 markets, 44 percent of apps available in China

Air Canada embarks on its first biofuel-powered flight from Toronto to Mexico City

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Not looking to be left out of the biofuel party, Air Canada is the latest to try out the eco-friendly alternative for its jet engines. An Airbus A319 will make the outfit's pseudo-sustainable flight from Toronto to Mexico City powered by a 50 / 50 mixture of the aforementioned...
Air Canada embarks on its first biofuel-powered flight from Toronto to Mexico City

U-turns: is this the most indecisive government ever? Help us crowdsource the ultimate index

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Or was it Gordon Brown's or Tony Blair's? We want the Datablog U-Turn index to be the ultimate guide to government climb-downs. Can you help?• Find the u-turn• Download the data• More data journalism and data visualisations from the GuardianIs David Cameron's government the most u-turney ever?The government backed away...
U-turns: is this the most indecisive government ever? Help us crowdsource the ultimate index

Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

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How’s Your News began 15 years ago when a set of developmentally disabled adults hopped on a bus and travelled around the country interviewing folks on the street. The mixture of charm, astuteness, and fascination with the little things that these reporters exhibited has always been great fun and their...
Endearing "How's Your News?" Goes The ECommerce Route With $5 Downloads

Microsoft pushes software subscriptions on home users--whether they like it or not

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Office 2013 is going to be, for most users, a fairly minor evolution of Microsoft's flagship productivity suite, except for one little thing: with Office 2013, Microsoft is pitching Office subscriptions to consumers. The company has already been courting enterprise users with its Office 365 platform for a little over...
Microsoft pushes software subscriptions on home users--whether they like it or not

Why You Should Start a Company in Chicago | Fast Company

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These days Chicago’s startup culture is aimed at the steady and sure. As Matt McCall, a partner at New World Ventures and managing director at DFJ Portage, notes, Chicago is home to many of the largest companies in the country, including Accenture, Boeing, Integrys Energy, MillerCoors, McDonald’s, ACNielsen, Trans...
Why You Should Start a Company in Chicago | Fast Company
Tupac's Coachella 'performance' is equal parts amazing, tacky, and macabre

Qik Founder's Story: Taking Mobile Video Out Of The Garage And Putting It Into The Hands Of Skype

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Editor’s note: Bernard Moon is co-founder and CEO of Vidquik, a new web conferencing and sales solutions platform, and co-founder of SparkLabs, a recently launched startup accelerator in Seoul, Korea. Follow him on Twitter.  I met Qik co-founder Ramu Sunkara through the University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni network while seeking advice for Vidquik. Listening to...
Qik Founder's Story: Taking Mobile Video Out Of The Garage And Putting It Into The Hands Of Skype

After One Year, Office 365 Success Unclear

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A mixture of intense excitement and skepticism followed the launch a year ago of Office 365, as backers and critics debated whether the cloud collaboration......
After One Year, Office 365 Success Unclear

Tweetbot for Mac

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Tweetbot for Mac: With its mixture of speed and features, Tweetbot long ago became my go-to Twitter client for both the iPhone and iPad. And today it launches for the Mac as well. It's in the pretty early alpha stage, but it works. Users of Tweetbot for iOS will feel...
Tweetbot for Mac

Push notification and the Beginner’s Mind

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Push notification and the fabric it creates are about what comes next. Not what we know, but what we’re about to know. The next step, the one we’re about to take, the moment when the foot is in the air and hasn’t yet figured out exactly where to land. It’s...
Push notification and the Beginner’s Mind

BFI to digitize 10,000 British films as part of Film Forever investment plan

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The British Film Institute plans to digitize and provide easier access to 10,000 British flicks as part of a new £500 million (approximately $800 million) "Film Forever" initiative. In addition to driving growth in the UK industry by investing in education, filmmaking and the like, the institute wants to...
BFI to digitize 10,000 British films as part of Film Forever investment plan
Ultra thin 3D display created using a soap bubble

How to Survive the Series A Crunch--From Someone Who Didn't

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CEO/Founder’s only jobs:1) Don’t run out of $$2) Recruit AND retain best talent3) Set & spread the vision It’s harder than you think. — Jason Evanish (@Evanish) May 3, 2013 The above tweet really encapsulates what’s required to lead an early-stage startup. If you’re a fellow founder, you’re likely nodding...
How to Survive the Series A Crunch--From Someone Who Didn't
ShoeDazzle Picks Up Another $6M As Founder Brian Lee Gets Back To Work As CEO

Would you give 20% equity for three days at an incubator?

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Starting on Thursday, Berlin plays host to the latest edition of Ideacamp, a hackathon that claims to help you “found your startup in three days”. On the surface it looks like typical fare: €150 for a long weekend featuring a mixture of brainstorming, workshops, and training sessions aimed at helping...
Would you give 20% equity for three days at an incubator?
D-Wave's quantum optimizer pitted against traditional computers

Reebok Fitness shakes up stale exercise routines on Android and iOS (video)

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Despite Reebok being a cornerstone of the athletic scene, it hasn't been as quick off the mark as Adidas and Nike in embracing mobile apps as coaching tools. It's making up for lost time with a low-key launch of Reebok Fitness for Android and iOS. The app skips active...
Reebok Fitness shakes up stale exercise routines on Android and iOS (video)

Red faces at ICANN after it publishes home addresses of applicants for new top level domains

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Rather embarrassingly for the domain name regulator, ICANN was forced to temporarily pull down the list of applicants for the new generic top level domains (gTLDs), after it accidentally published home addresses of many of those involved, The Register reports. As we reported earlier this week, almost 2,000 applications were received for the...
Red faces at ICANN after it publishes home addresses of applicants for new top level domains
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