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HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

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HouseFix launched a year ago at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco with the goal of becoming the Carfax for your home. The Pennsylvania-based startup aimed to bring social recommendations to the home repair industry in an effort to give homeowners a directory of contractors and repair professionals, including reviews and...
HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

Why This Analyst Says A Walmart 'Deception' Is Overwhelming Facebook With Spam (FB, WMT)

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Walmart is breaking Facebook's rules for advertisers and overwhelming the social network with spam ads, Rich Greenfield, a media equities analyst at BTIG, wrote in a note to investors seen by Business Insider. Greenfield cut his rating on FB to "sell" in part because of what he thinks are flaws...
Why This Analyst Says A Walmart 'Deception' Is Overwhelming Facebook With Spam (FB, WMT)

Apple Could Lose The Right To Sell Devices Called 'iPhone' In Mexico

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Apple may have some problems selling the iPhone to our neighbors to the south. A Mexican court has denied Apple's bid to continue selling devices named "iPhone" while it battles a trademark dispute with a Mexican telecommunications company called iFone, according to PhoneArena.com. The decision stems from a 2009 suit Apple...
Apple Could Lose The Right To Sell Devices Called 'iPhone' In Mexico

Won't You Be in My Nextdoor Network?

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[ See post to watch video ] If you’re like a lot of people, you use Facebook to keep in touch with friends who live hundreds of miles away. The neighbors you can wave to from your front yard? Not so much. Though it sounds counterintuitive, you might get to...
Won't You Be in My Nextdoor Network?

LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)

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LG's been stepping up its mobile game recently, with the Optimus G being the firm's clearest display of podium-position ambitions yet. And just like its regional neighbors, it's getting in on the "explaining-ideas-behind-concepts" video action. In this clip we see senior research engineer, Sebastian Hochan Song, explain the inspiration...
LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)
Intoxicase Opens Your Bottles and Tallies Your Level of Debauchery
Google Fiber's Next Stop Could Be Austin, Texas

Can you dig it?

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“When I first moved to Chicago,” says Mike. “My grandfather told me about parking in the winter. One would dig out a spot and insert a chair, reserving the spot for your trouble.” One of his neighbors, it seems, didn’t get the benefit of such grandfatherly wisdom. Neither, apparently, did Chris…who...
Can you dig it?

Wolfram Alpha expands Facebook analytics, takes a closer look at your social relationships

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Have you ever wanted to know if you're the most popular amongst your group of friends? Or which of your pals lives the furthest from you? These are questions that can't be answered by Facebook's latest Graph Search, but they're perfect for the stats geeks over at Wolfram Alpha....
Wolfram Alpha expands Facebook analytics, takes a closer look at your social relationships

Sony Xperia S heading to Canada on April 17th, exclusive to Sony Stores

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Still patiently waiting to find out when Sony's NXT child will hit Canadian shelves? According to the Japanese outfit, residents of the Great White North can finally expect the Xperia S to make a grand entrance on April 17th. The handset is set to be sold exclusively at Sony...
Sony Xperia S heading to Canada on April 17th, exclusive to Sony Stores
iPads reportedly confiscated by Chinese customs officers following Proview trademark infringement case

University of Michigan's GapSense may help WiFi harmonize with wireless neighbors

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WiFi is an unintentional bully in the wireless world: as it has to be powerful and respond quickly, it tends to drown out less demanding protocols like Bluetooth and ZigBee. The University of Michigan's GapSense software could have the format finally learning to play well with others. By instituting...
University of Michigan's GapSense may help WiFi harmonize with wireless neighbors

A sign of the times: The UK government turns to Flickr to help catch £765m tax fugitives

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HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has posted to Flickr the photos of 20 individuals that have collectively defrauded the UK government of £765 million ($1.2 billion), BBC reports. If you’ve got a bad feeling about that new couple next door, you might want to check the HMRC photo stream to see...
A sign of the times: The UK government turns to Flickr to help catch £765m tax fugitives

DailyDirt: What Do You Remember?

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Everybody at one time or another wishes they had a better memory. There are some techniques and memory exercises to help improve the way people memorize lists, but some things are just more memorable than others. Some research is starting to delve into why we remember some things but not...
DailyDirt: What Do You Remember?

Nextdoor, Social Network for Neighborhoods, Gets Facebook, LinkedIn Backer

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Nextdoor, a San Francisco-based Web site for connecting neighbors, has something else in common with Facebook and LinkedIn, its far bigger and better known peers in the social networking trade: the same early investor. Greylock Partners, a venture capital firm that made investments years ago in LinkedIn and Facebook, has...
Nextdoor, Social Network for Neighborhoods, Gets Facebook, LinkedIn Backer

Kim Dotcom: If I Was President of the United States....

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For five days in a row Kim Dotcom’s tweets directed at Barrack Obama were the most retweeted mentions of the U.S. President, a sign that Dotcom’s vendetta against the forces that shuttered Megaupload is clearly being noticed. And the Megaupload founder is not planning to go silent anytime soon. He’s...
Kim Dotcom: If I Was President of the United States....

At DEF CON Kids convention, computer hacking is child's play

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Whether most parents like it or not, their children know more about computers than they do. That doesn’t apply to the offspring of computer savvy parental units, mind you, but it’s true of the average Bob and Mary you’re likely to bump into at the corner market. Some kids know...
At DEF CON Kids convention, computer hacking is child's play

Man Refuses Prize After Solving World's Most Complicated Math Problem

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This guy is so AWESOMELY insane!! We LOVE it!! A reclusive genius, Dr. Grigori Perelman, famously solved one of the world's most complicated math problems, the one-hundred-year-old Poincaré conjecture, and is now refusing to accept a $1 million prize from the Clay Mathematics Institute for doing so! The 44...
Man Refuses Prize After Solving World's Most Complicated Math Problem

Love Thy Neighbor on Facebook

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Meeting the new neighbors no longer requires a Welcome Wagon. Neighbors instead are turning to Facebook to build a greater sense of community online to complement the traditional block parties and neighborly door knocking. Current residents find that they can more quickly share are information, news and events with one...
Love Thy Neighbor on Facebook

Parrot AR Drone 2 Priced At $300, Available For Pre-Order

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If you’ve ever wanted a whirring quadcopter to fly dangerously close to your head and then suddenly flip over completely, righting itself before your eyes, you may want to put $300 down for the AR Drone 2, Parrot’s latest version of their amazing device. The Drone, controlled via your...
Parrot AR Drone 2 Priced At $300, Available For Pre-Order

File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

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Most probably due to Sweden’s historic connections with The Pirate Bay, many Swedes consider file-sharing to be an activity deeply embedded in popular culture. Determined to break the plundering habits of these misguided souls, the US movie and recording industries have continuously meddled in the country, lobbying for tougher responses...
File-Sharing Prospers Despite Tougher Laws

Facebook, Twitter are life lines as tornadoes wallop Texas

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As tornadoes ripped through Texas on Tuesday, people took to social networks to warn of advancing storms and to help their neighbors....
Facebook, Twitter are life lines as tornadoes wallop Texas

Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob

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I’ve gone through various stages of “connectedness” in my life. We all have. Some of you are so young that you’ve never known anything else and some of you remember the days when you only knew the local news and big events like going to the moon. Today, we no...
Finding Inspiration In The Aurora Tragedy, By Helping Victims Through HopeMob
Nextdoor takes $18.6M to strengthen communities across America

GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

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GetGlue, the social recommendation service from startup Adaptive Blue, has been collecting data about what its users like since its launch in November. Now it’s taking using that data to help those users find others who like the same things. To do this, the service (which works through both the...
GetGlue helps you find Taste Neighbors who like the same books, movies, and music

Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

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Das Keyboard promotes the sound of their peripheral more than anything--their tagline is "The Mechanical Keyboard That Clicks." Now they're going after the market that craves the sweet benefits of a mechanical keyboard but can't stand the constant commotion that comes with it. Meet the Professional Model S Quiet:...
Review: Das Keyboard's Professional Model S Quiet is a mechancial keyboard that won't annoy your coworkers

What happens when social surveillance goes mainstream?

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The 18th-century philosopher Jeremy Bentham came up with an idea for a futuristic prison he called the “Panopticon,” a building with mirrors that would allow everyone to see what their neighbors were doing. Thanks to the growth of social tools like Twitter and Facebook and Foursquare, we now have...
What happens when social surveillance goes mainstream?

Crowdtilt launches to group fund anything (and it means anything)

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Crowdtilt, a new group funding site backed by incubator Y Combinator, has launched today to help you fund anything. The site lets you group fund any project or goal you can come up with, from trips across the country to buying a wedding gift. “We hope to simplify the way...
Crowdtilt launches to group fund anything (and it means anything)

Jam with Chrome: Google reinvents browser-based band practice (video)

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Wish you could spend your downtime practicing your guitar licks with your friends, but lack a garage and / or sympathetic neighbors? Google's just made both problems moot with its browser-based music service, Jam with Chrome. Unsurprisingly, Chrome users can invite up to three friends to join in a...
Jam with Chrome: Google reinvents browser-based band practice (video)

Looking To Beef Up Margins, Exec Hikes Hourly Rate For Errands From $25 To $30 And Triples Its Surcharge

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Exec, the San Francisco startup that lets you easily hire people online by the hour to run your errands and do your cleaning, will be increasing the flat rate for its flagship errand-running service Exec Errands by 20 percent and more than tripling its surcharge in an apparent bid to...
Looking To Beef Up Margins, Exec Hikes Hourly Rate For Errands From $25 To $30 And Triples Its Surcharge
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