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Gumroad Launches Platform API, as It Aims for the Music Industry

Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

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With taxi-booking app Hailo killing it in London since its launch in the UK last year, New York would seem like the obvious entry point for the service when it finally landed in the US two months ago…but alas, Boston claimed that accolade. Indeed, it seems there have been a...
Hail to the Big Apple! NYC temporarily approves taxi apps, but e-hailing's restricted to 1.5 miles

The natural evolution of a startup and why it is bad

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Successful startups are founded by product people, preferably engineers. Once the product is done the Sales and Marketing guys take over the company to push market adoption and revenue. Then the Finance guys take over to get operational efficiency and profit. Then the company declines and eventually dies. The time...
The natural evolution of a startup and why it is bad
Kaggle is now crowdsourcing big data creativity
In pursuit of the perfect score, Klout cooks up a new recipe for measuring influence
Samsung was warned about Apple-esque designs -- surprising no one

Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

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One of the tech buzzwords du jour right now is “Big Data,” the idea of companies mining ever-increasing data sets to glean insightful information. That’s an arena where supercomputers can have an especially powerful role, in part because the machines are built to crunch complex numbers used in everything from...
Supercomputer maker Cray forms YarcData, a new unit to capitalize on ‘big data’

Akamai returns to roots, taps founder as new CEO

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Eight months after launching an executive search for a successor to Akamai CEO Paul Sagan, the company tapped its c0-founder Fred Leighton for that role. Leighton, who is also chief scientist for the Cambridge, Mass. content delivery network (CDN) provider, will start his new gig January 1, 2013. Last spring, Sagan...
Akamai returns to roots, taps founder as new CEO

Can You Buy Your Way Into The Cloud?

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“We blew it in the 1990s. By running applications on the client, client/server was meant to put information at your fingertips. But all we did was to create distributed complexity and fragmented data. CEOs have come to hate IT because they can’t get what they want from it.” That was...
Can You Buy Your Way Into The Cloud?

Nearstream merges with LoopFuse, turning social media chatter into sales leads

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Seattle startup Nearstream has merged with Atlanta-based LoopFuse, creating a new organization that’s designed to help companies mine Facebook, Twitter and other social media channels for sales leads. The company will be based in Seattle, led by Nearstream CEO and former Gist executive Robert Pease and Nearstream CTO and former MessageGate...
Nearstream merges with LoopFuse, turning social media chatter into sales leads

Node.js creator Ryan Dahl steps away from Node’s day-to-day

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Ryan Dahl, the hacker who brought the world Node.js, is turning over the reins to Joyent’s Isaac Schlueter. Dahl, who started working on the Node project in 2009, stated in a Google Groups post Monday, “After three years of working on Node, this frees me up to work on research...
Node.js creator Ryan Dahl steps away from Node’s day-to-day
GAME GOLF: A wearable performance tracking system from JAMBOX designer Yves Béhar and pro golfers Graeme McDowell and Lee Westwood

Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

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iSpeech, a Newark, N.J.-based startup that specializes in lifelike text-to-speech apps and previously rolled out voice technology for the connected home, is launching a platform for publishers, the company plans to announce Tuesday. The tools are designed to help publishers quickly and inexpensively convert books and articles into audio. iSpeech’s...
Text-to-speech startup iSpeech launches publisher platform; Evernote, Pearson first clients

Google's Steve Lee talks about the history and future of Project Glass

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Details on Google's Project Glass haven't been the easiest thing to come by since the wearable computing effort was announced earlier this year, but Google execs have been getting a bit more talkative and eager to give demonstrations as of late. You can now add product lead Steve Lee...
Google's Steve Lee talks about the history and future of Project Glass

Privacy, Please: This Is Only for the Two of Us

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In a natural evolution of social networking, more mobile apps are aiming for sharing within boundaries....
Privacy, Please: This Is Only for the Two of Us

Micro-publishing startup Checkthis launches Social Posters: A quick and elegant way to share content

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After debuting in beta and raising $910,000, micro-publishing startup Checkthis has launched a new look and “Social Posters,” a fresh take on its experiments with commitment-free, quick, single page publishing. As we’ve said, sometimes you don’t need an entire website; you just need something that looks great and is easily shareable. This is...
Micro-publishing startup Checkthis launches Social Posters: A quick and elegant way to share content
Apple: Samsung knew it was ripping us off and did it anyway
TaskRabbit Debuts Tools For Hiring Ongoing Temp Work As It Further Homes In On Business Users

Chartboost expands offerings with public Kiosk program

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Mobile game cross-promotion service Chartboost is expanding its advertising trading system with a new program called Kiosk.  Described as a “public profile tool” by Chartboost’s co-founder and CEO Maria Alegre, Kiosk allows Chartboost advertisers to work with developers outside the Chartboost network. The company is unveiling the product by announcing...
Chartboost expands offerings with public Kiosk program

Do You Wanna Touch

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Traditional laptops may have reached an evolutionary dead-end (or, more charitably, a plateau), but it is an amazing time for things that ... aren't quite traditional laptops. The Nexus 7 is excellent, the Nexus 10 looks fantastic, I can't wait to get my hands on the twice-as-fast iPad 4,...
Do You Wanna Touch

Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Release An iPad-Mini (AAPL)

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Yesterday CNBC was kind enough to have me on to talk about Apple's reported plans to release an iPad-mini. It ended up being a debate between myself and the other guest, Todd Schoenberger of Blackbay Group. He thinks Apple is making a mistake because it's chasing the smaller tablet market...
Why It Makes Perfect Sense For Apple To Release An iPad-Mini (AAPL)

Apple: Google Warned Samsung Against Copying Us

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When Apple’s patent battle with Samsung heads to trial next week, the iPhone-maker plans build its case using its Korean rival’s own words against it. An un-redacted version of Apple’s trial brief bluntly states that Samsung was well aware that its smartphones and tablets bore a striking resemblance to Apple’s...
Apple: Google Warned Samsung Against Copying Us

Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

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Udemy has announced Udemy for Organizations, a new corporate training product that will let companies build a curriculum from the online education service’s existing course collections and create their own courses. Dennis Yang, the company’s president and chief operating officer, said in a statement: Because of the skills-based nature of Udemy’s content,...
Online learning platform Udemy branches out into corporate training

Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Video Service to challenge Amazon Instant Video

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Barnes & Noble is finally getting in on the streaming-video action. On Tuesday, the bookseller announced a Nook video-on-demand service coming this fall with content from major TV and movie studios, including HBO, Sony, Warner Brothers, Viacom, and Disney. The Nook Video service will enable users to rent or...
Barnes & Noble unveils Nook Video Service to challenge Amazon Instant Video

iPhone & Android App Stores Lifting the Developer Middle Class

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Apple and Google's mobile platforms are making billions of dollars for developers. For instance, Apple paid developers nearly $1.5 billion through its App Store in the first two quarters of 2012, according to mobile analyst Flurry. About 32% of the combined money flowing into Android's Google Play store and the...
iPhone & Android App Stores Lifting the Developer Middle Class

DailyDirt: Robots Of The Sea

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Robots can come in all kinds of shapes and sizes, but some of the more interesting designs mimic some animals in the ocean. Machines that can operate underwater have some obvious military applications, but studying biomimicry can also lead to discoveries in biology and deep sea ecosystems. Here are just...
DailyDirt: Robots Of The Sea

Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III wasn’t designed by the company’s lawyers, though they surely approved it. And speculation that it was carefully crafted to dodge Apple’s trade dress patent infringement claims is silly. So says Samsung design VP Chang Dong-hoon who today took exception with claims that the Galaxy S III...
Samsung Galaxy S III: Inspired by Nature, Not Lawyers
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Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phone 8 Features: It's All About Photos

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At Nokia’s press event today, held in New York, Microsoft’s Joe Belfiore hopped on stage to demo Windows Phone 8 on the new Lumia 920. Windows Phone 8 was announced a while ago, but the manager of the Windows Phone platform took the stage to share a couple new bits...
Microsoft Unveils New Windows Phone 8 Features: It's All About Photos

Sony's radical PlayStation 4 controller concept: A motion-control device you can split in half

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While Nintendo (NTDOY) has been busy innovating with unique controllers on the Wii and Wii U, Sony’s (SNE) DualShock controller for its PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PlayStation 3 has remained virtually the same since 1997. A newly discovered patent reveals Sony might be planning on a radical overhaul of the DualShock...
Sony's radical PlayStation 4 controller concept: A motion-control device you can split in half
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