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Tim Bray Joins Google

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Tim Bray, on joining Google as a “developer advocate”, specifically relishing the competition between Android and iPhone: The iPhone vision of the mobile Internet’s future omits controversy, sex, and freedom, but includes strict limits on who can know what and who can say what. It’s a sterile Disney-fied walled garden...
Tim Bray Joins Google

Refer.ly Lets Regular Folks Earn Affiliate Revenue For Recommending Products They Love

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Danielle Morrill’s been thinking about this idea for at least three years. I know this because it was almost all she could talk for an hour straight at a dinner party several years ago. If you’re an entrepreneur and you get bit with an idea, you just can’t shake it. And...
Refer.ly Lets Regular Folks Earn Affiliate Revenue For Recommending Products They Love
Startup CEO: It's Time For Me To Admit That My Startup Is A Zombie

iPads in Auburn, Maine's Kindergartens: A First Look at Their Effect on Learning

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By now, it might not even be newsworthy when a school district announces it's buying a bunch of iPads for students. But last spring, when the Maine's Auburn School District announced that it was implementing a one-to-one program with the devices, the news did stir some controversy, spurred in part...
iPads in Auburn, Maine's Kindergartens: A First Look at Their Effect on Learning

Google's original Android mascot would have given children everywhere horrible nightmares

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It’s a good thing that companies don’t normally let software engineers produce marketing materials. Exhibit A is Android engineer Dan Morrill, who posted pictures on his Google+ page this week showing his original stand-in concept art for Google’s (GOOG) Android logo that he prepared for a presentation. In short, Morrill’s...
Google's original Android mascot would have given children everywhere horrible nightmares

First proposed Android OS mascots see the light of day, give you the crazy eye

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Just before Page and Co. officially took the wraps off of Android in 2007, Googler Dan Morrill was getting ready to introduce the OS to a larger swath of developers in Mountain View. In an effort to spice up his presentation to devs, Morrill drew up a gang of...
First proposed Android OS mascots see the light of day, give you the crazy eye

Refer.ly Lets You Earn Cash For Recommendations (And Now, Donate It To Charities)

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Refer.ly, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easy for people to earn affiliate revenue every time they recommend a product or book, is now allowing its users to donate their earnings to charity. The company, which only just launched six weeks ago, is syncing up with about 100 charities...
Refer.ly Lets You Earn Cash For Recommendations (And Now, Donate It To Charities)

Watch Google’s Jelly Bean Perfectly Process 40+ Voice Commands

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(Photo: Google+) Okay, we admit–we’ve never owned an iPhone and are head-over-heels in love with our Galaxy Nexus. But even the most hardcore of Apple fanboys have to concede that Google’s new Android update, Jelly Bean, looks pretty sweet. Google Now seems like an easy way to seamlessly integrate your...
Watch Google’s Jelly Bean Perfectly Process 40+ Voice Commands

Sponsor post: FailCon teaches you to embrace your mistakes and build success

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FailCon is a one-day conference for 500+ technology entrepreneurs, investors, developers and designers to study their failures and prepare for success. As an entrepreneur, you will inevitably encounter failure; it is overcoming it that is the biggest challenge. At FailCon, we help you do just that.  At intimate, relevant and...
Sponsor post: FailCon teaches you to embrace your mistakes and build success

Danielle Morrill leaves Twilio to start Y Combinator-backed Referly

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Danielle Morrill Danielle Morrill has a new startup cooking, and it has already lined up backing from her former boss at Twilio as well as Y Combinator and 500 Startups. Referly, which is launching a public beta today, is developing an easy way for people to collect affiliate revenues on...
Danielle Morrill leaves Twilio to start Y Combinator-backed Referly

YC-Backed Referly Acquires LaunchGram, Eyes Ramen Profitability

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At just about a year of age, Referly may be a tad young to be making its first acquisition. But the San Francisco-based startup is doing just that today with the purchase of 500 Startups-backed LaunchGram. Basically, LaunchGram was a service that kept people up-to-date on upcoming product releases. Because...
YC-Backed Referly Acquires LaunchGram, Eyes Ramen Profitability

Backed by NEA, Andreessen Horowitz; Mattermark (Formerly Referly) Wants To Be The Data Signaling Platform For VCs

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It’s no secret these days that VCs are getting into data in a meaningful way. Firms can no longer afford to wait for companies, people and trends to come to Sand Hill Road. To start competing for deals, VCs have to be prospecting people, companies and trends well before events...
Backed by NEA, Andreessen Horowitz; Mattermark (Formerly Referly) Wants To Be The Data Signaling Platform For VCs
The original Android mascots were nutty

Uh Oh! Google's Android Jelly Bean Statue Melted (GOOG)

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The Android Jellybean statue at Google's Mountain View campus has been quarantined. Excessive heat in northern California has caused the new statue melt. Someone event went as far as stealing one of the Jellybeans. Google employee Dan Morrill posted this picture to his Google+ profile page, saying, "Jelly Bean is so ridiculously hot that...
Uh Oh! Google's Android Jelly Bean Statue Melted (GOOG)

Twilio's Danielle Morrill Leaves to Found Affiliate Start-up Referly

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Danielle Morrill, the well-known young director of marketing at developer-focused cloud communication start-up Twilio and its first employee, has left to found her own company: Referly. 27-year-old Danielle Morrill is co-founder and CEO of the new start-up Referly. Referly aims to introduce incentives into discussions by regular people about regular...
Twilio's Danielle Morrill Leaves to Found Affiliate Start-up Referly
The first Android mascots were terrifying
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Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

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Y Combinator (YC) is among the world’s leading seed-funding and startup accelerator groups. They have funded companies that have gone on to massive success, such as Dropbox and Disqus, and myriad others that have run the gamut from closing, to medium-strength exits. Danielle Morrill of Referly is working to better quantify...
Inside That Traffic Data Concerning Y Combinator Companies

Meet Google's Original Creepy Android Mascots (GOOG)

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Before the iconic Bugdroid Android mascot, Google used a few temporary placeholder characters when it was showing off early builds of its upcoming mobile operating system in 2007. The images below come from Dan Morrill, one of the lead Android engineers. In a post on his Google+ page, Morrill says...
Meet Google's Original Creepy Android Mascots (GOOG)
Referly Gets More Social, Launches API: Now Any Site Can Have A Referral Program

Bit.ly’s Stumbles Are Refer.ly’s Gains As Hackathon Brings Fuller Features, Stats, Landing Pages

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On the consumer web, you’ve always got to watch your back. It’s fast-paced, highly iterative and there are always other startups ready to prey on your stumbles or sluggishness. A few weeks ago, Bit.ly had a controversial redesign that angered some longtime users. So Refer.ly, a Y Combinator company that’s...
Bit.ly’s Stumbles Are Refer.ly’s Gains As Hackathon Brings Fuller Features, Stats, Landing Pages

NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone

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NowThisNews, the startup that’s trying to create a video news service for the iPhone generation, has raised another $4.8 million. In addition to earlier investors, who include Lerer Ventures, Oak Investment and Bedrocket, SoftBbank Capital has also put in money into the new round; SoftBank principal Nikhil Kalghatgi will join...
NowThisNews Raises a New Round to Help Bring Pregnant Panda Videos to Your Phone
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