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SportSetter Gets Moving, Raises $520,000 In Seed Funding

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Editor’s note: This article by Greg Anderson originally appeared on ArcticStartup, an independent tech blog that reports on digital startups and growth entrepreneurship from the Nordic and Baltic countries. Like any other business, the sports, health, and wellness sector needs new customers walking through the door all the time. But...
SportSetter Gets Moving, Raises $520,000 In Seed Funding
Top 4 IT takeaways from Tata’s tech guy

Maybe Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Like Money Enough To Run A $100 Billion Company

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There is a nagging concern for potential Facebook shareholders: the guy running the company doesn't care that much about making money. Mark Zuckerberg has done an incredible job building Facebook into a product that 900 million people use every month and 500 million people use every day. Because of that...
Maybe Mark Zuckerberg Doesn't Like Money Enough To Run A $100 Billion Company
Nintendo Asks Atlassian for Some Innovation Help

RIM concedes no more combining BlackBerry CEO and Chair

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RIM‘s Mike Lazaridis and Jim Balsillie will be the last to share both the CEO and Board Chair position, after an independent review decided never again would the two roles be conflated by BlackBerry management. In fact, the committee of independent directors deemed [pdf link], the RIM Chair should from now...
RIM concedes no more combining BlackBerry CEO and Chair

This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

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We all have those moments throughout the day. We’re on task, full steam ahead on a project and we blink…and we’re on reddit for an hour. Staying productive and keeping our level of forward progress high throughout the day can be one of the hardest things for us to do....
This guy got more productive by hiring someone to slap him in the face when he went off task

Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

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Following a 2009 agreement between the labels of the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and Eircom, customers of the Irish ISP would find themselves warned should their file-sharing activities be tracked by rightsholders. The so-called “graduated response” process would complete after a customer had received three warnings – at this...
Irish Record Labels Win, Court Reinstates “3 Strikes” For File-Sharing

Paul Carr’s NSFWCorp Web Publication Launches To Much Fanfare

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Former TC’er Paul Carr’s latest venture, called NSFWCorp, has launched into private beta. It’s a weekly news magazine dubbed as the “the Economist as written by ‘The Daily Show’” and will be available for $26 a year or “two bucks a month.” What’s particularly interesting, however, is how the company...
Paul Carr’s NSFWCorp Web Publication Launches To Much Fanfare

$75,000 up for grabs in King of the Web's contest for rising YouTube stars

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Where else can you watch a man and dog compete in a yogurt eating contest, dubstep violin performances, silly dance routines,  or, for that matter, countless other inane videos? YouTube of course. And now King of the Web, the Seattle upstart backed by the likes of aQuantive investor Nick Hanauer, Zillow...
$75,000 up for grabs in King of the Web's contest for rising YouTube stars

InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing

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The data on a company that would take you two days to compile, at your fingertips in two minutes. That’s the promise of InfoArmy, a new startup from Jim Fowler. Jim Fowler knows a thing or two about crowdsourcing and business data. His previous startup, Jigsaw, let users (mostly marketers...
InfoArmy builds Wikipedia-of-businesses via global crowdsourcing

Endomondo keeps Android, Windows Phone users running

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With a growing number of mobile apps to track exercise, it’s becoming difficult for software titles to stand out from the crowd. The team behind Endomondo is making an attempt with updates to its Endomondo Sport app on both Google Android and Microsoft Windows Phone. Both platforms have a free...
Endomondo keeps Android, Windows Phone users running
Sir James Dyson: Design is Everyday Problem Solving
Striiv pedometer goes wireless, gets social
LevelEleven redesigns & rebrands its Salesforce app that cleverly gamifies sales

Canadians To Prime Minister: Don't Censor Our Scientists

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One of the most fundamentally insane things about government and politics is the fact that evidence-based policy is frequently not the norm. It should be common sense that you don't create new laws and regulations without actual evidence that they will work, or even clear evidence on the scope of...
Canadians To Prime Minister: Don't Censor Our Scientists
It’s time to KO the punch card

Nokia gamifies Windows Phone development with new DVLUP rewards program

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Nokia has launched a new DVLUP program that gives points and rewards to Windows Phone developers, WPCentral reports. “This is a game where developers level up,” Nokia says in a promo video for the program. The whole system sounds very meta, since it’s a gamification of the development process itself....
Nokia gamifies Windows Phone development with new DVLUP rewards program

Why one startup thinks laying a few bets could help companies convince employees to slim down

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I like going to baseball games for the camaraderie, ice-cold beer and general excuse to sit out in the summertime sun.  But the only way I can actually pay attention to what’s happening on the field (unless maybe it’s the last inning of the last game of the World Series)...
Why one startup thinks laying a few bets could help companies convince employees to slim down

All change in Korea where websites will stop collecting visitor ID numbers from August 18

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From August 18, websites in Korea will no longer be able to collect national security numbers when users sign up for services. As reported earlier this year, the Korea Communications Commission announced that websites and companies would need to find other ways to authenticate new users once the ban on collecting...
All change in Korea where websites will stop collecting visitor ID numbers from August 18

Health-and-Fitness Tech Grows at CES, but Challenges Lie Ahead

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I’ve been looking at a lot of people’s wrists lately. Not because I have some weird fetish or anything. I’m curious about whether wearable devices like the Nike+ FuelBand and Jawbone Up are really taking off. While that remains to be seen (I’ve only spotted about a dozen in the...
Health-and-Fitness Tech Grows at CES, but Challenges Lie Ahead

Groupon Adding Point-of-Sale Technology to Its Merchant Offerings

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Aiming to create an even deeper connection with its merchants, Groupon is offering restaurants, bars and cafes a point-of-sale solution that it is calling Breadcrumb. Groupon’s entrance in the point-of-sale business was expected. In May, it acquired New York-based Breadcrumb, which developed the core of what the product is today. The national rollout...
Groupon Adding Point-of-Sale Technology to Its Merchant Offerings

Gawker Will Deputize Commenters, Says Nick Denton at SXSW

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Gawker plans to launch an ambitious new commenting model within the next couple months, said its founder Nick Denton at SXSW today. The company aims to recruit commenters to elevate the level of discussion on its blogs by segmenting them and giving them moderation tools. So, the first person to...
Gawker Will Deputize Commenters, Says Nick Denton at SXSW

Freshdesk Wants To Make Customer Service Fun With Game Mechanics

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Today Freshdesk announced Freshdesk Arcade, a new game mechanics system for its web-based help desk software. Freshdesk Arcade will award points based on several factors, including the amount of time it takes to close a ticket, whether an issue is resolved in one call and customer satisfaction. Points can be...
Freshdesk Wants To Make Customer Service Fun With Game Mechanics

Apple's Split with Google Over iOS Maps Driven by Turn-by-Turn Navigation Dispute

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Reports about the high-profile split between Apple and Google that saw Apple replace its Google-powered Maps app for iOS with its own solution have continued to trickle out, with AllThingsD now reporting that the lack of turn-by-turn directions on Google's Maps app for iOS was the key motivator for Apple.[M]ultiple...
Apple's Split with Google Over iOS Maps Driven by Turn-by-Turn Navigation Dispute

Who are the hackers? Profiling the masters of data disruption

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When your PC is attacked by a virus, who is behind it? Cybercriminals range from terrorists to 'hacktivists' and each has their own motivesAs anybody who has installed anti-virus software on their home computer knows, technology carries risks and vulnerabilities which are evolving over time. But why do people seek...
Who are the hackers? Profiling the masters of data disruption

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Ad Revenue To Top $11 Billion This Year

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Mobile Insights is a 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. Global Mobile Ad Revenue Will Reach $11.4 Billion This Year (Gartner via ZDNet)Worldwide revenue for mobile advertising will jump from $9.8 billion in 2012 to $11.4 billion...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Mobile Ad Revenue To Top $11 Billion This Year

Chevy Volt EcoHub app tells drivers how little they pay to charge, goads them into staying green (video)

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GM's OnStar team would really like us to stay on the electric side of the Chevy Volt's powertrain as much as possible. That's the selling point, after all. Rather than simply preach green driving and hope for the best, the division is testing a new EcoHub app that reminds...
Chevy Volt EcoHub app tells drivers how little they pay to charge, goads them into staying green (video)

What It's Really Like To Go Through Y Combinator, The Most Important Startup School In The World

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Y Combinator is the Ivy League of startup schools. The odds of getting in are incredibly slim, and only the top founders typically make the cut. Some graduates have gone on to become billion-dollar companies, like Airbnb and Dropbox. But what is it actually like once you get accepted? We've...
What It's Really Like To Go Through Y Combinator, The Most Important Startup School In The World
Your online ad strategy stinks, Pricing Engine raises $1.25M to help

Double Robotics gives your iPad wheels, brings telepresence to the masses (video)

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Walking iPads aside, usable telepresence remains one of geekdom's purest goals. Being able to attend meetings, without the minor irritation of actually being there, has been a motivator for professionals and hobbyists alike. Double Robotics, on the other hand, feel that they've spotted an opportunity. By leveraging the computing...
Double Robotics gives your iPad wheels, brings telepresence to the masses (video)
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