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The Story of Skout: From Deadpool’s Door to $22M Led By Andreessen Horowitz

Subretinal implant uses light instead of batteries, shows promise in initial testing

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There's been significant progress in bringing sight to the blind in recent years, and this looks set to continue that miraculous trend. Scientists at Stanford University have invented a subretinal photodiode implant for people who have lost their vision due to degenerative retinal diseases. Existing tech involves batteries and...
Subretinal implant uses light instead of batteries, shows promise in initial testing
What "The Chronicles of George" can teach us about technical support

Have You Or Someone You Know Ever Fake-Liked Something On Facebook?

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Our story about dead people liking stuff on Facebook really struck a nerve. For some people this phenomenon isn't just strange -- it is downright painful. Like this person who commented on Reddit: To help people avoid that situation, we're working on a post that will help you figure out how...
Have You Or Someone You Know Ever Fake-Liked Something On Facebook?

ReadWriteWeb Recommends: The Best Smartphone

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Best is a subjective term: What one person thinks is best, another person might declare hogwash. Asked to name the best smartphone, three people will give three answers. And none of them will be wrong. The top of the market has never been stronger, with great choices for every consumer. For...
ReadWriteWeb Recommends: The Best Smartphone

Daily Report: A SXSW Stunt Backfires on Marketer

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A marketing agency, BBH, caused a stir when it hired homeless people to walk around carrying Wi-Fi devices, offering Internet access in exchange for donations. As word of the project spread on the ground and online, it hit a nerve among many who said that turning down-and-out people into wireless...
Daily Report: A SXSW Stunt Backfires on Marketer
Betaworks' Giphy takes on Google in the red-hot market for GIF search

TiVo Mini comes to the people for $99.99

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Remember the adage that good things "come to those who wait?" Well, if you managed to hold your nerve and resist signing up with Suddenlink, then your patience is ready to be rewarded. The TiVo Mini is finally ready to strike out on its own two feet four rubberized...
TiVo Mini comes to the people for $99.99

Payment Platform Dwolla Comes To New York, Hires First 2 East Coast Employees

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Dwolla, an Iowa-based payment startup that wants to get rid of credit card fees, has hired its first two New York City employees, Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld. Taub is Dwolla's business development builder and formerly lead business development at Aviary.  Schonfeld, formerly of Nerve Dating, is Dwolla's new developer...
Payment Platform Dwolla Comes To New York, Hires First 2 East Coast Employees
Panasonic announces wireless bone conduction headphones, but they won't launch until fall of 2013

Google is a pay to play world, even with the best organic SEO

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New research out today from Google finds that even when a brand is ranked number one for search on an organic basis, they can get 50% more clicks on average by paying up for an accompanying ad. The report is a follow up to research from the same team that...
Google is a pay to play world, even with the best organic SEO
The Story Of An Internet Troll With A Surprising Twist

Legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

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Fifty years after its publication, Rachel Carson's investigation into pesticides still divides opinion. Leo Hickman, with your help, examines its legacy. Post your views below, email leo.hickman@guardian.co.uk or tweet @LeoHickman9.00am: Today marks the 50th anniversary of the US publication of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.The book is often cited as an...
Legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
TL;DR: The Problem With Long-Form Publishing Plays
Samsung Galaxy Note II review

Meet the 10 companies that are TNW's picks from Y Combinator's Demo Day

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You’re in the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, and you’re about to see 75 companies give it their best for two whole minutes. This might not sound like everyone’s cup of tea, but let me tell you, it’s pretty awesome. I’ve worked at a few startups, and preparing for...
Meet the 10 companies that are TNW's picks from Y Combinator's Demo Day

Cybersecurity experts needed to meet growing demand

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Alec Ross, senior adviser for innovation at the State Department, has a piece of advice for students tasked with the nerve-rattling problem of choosing a college major. “If any college student asked me what career would most assure 30 years of steady, well-paying employment,” Ross said, “I would respond, ‘cybersecurity.’ ”...
Cybersecurity experts needed to meet growing demand

Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month

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Well, what the heck. For the second straight month, according to the well-regarded NetMarketShare, Chrome lost global aggregate market share. Internet Explorer 9 surged, but IE as a whole eased, just like Chrome. Firefox, on the strength of its 10th version (which is quite good), eked minor gains. We watch this...
Chrome creeps lower as IE9 surges, for the second straight month
'The Best Amendment': NRA blowback spawns an irreverent game about guns
Late Labs selects Buggle Us, an 'Instagram for Chrome,' as first project (exclusive)

After series of pivots, Haiku Deck scores $3 million to make presentation tools fun

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Haiku Deck has reeled in $3 million in fresh funding, money that the Seattle startup will use to continue to build out its easy-to-use presentation tools. Trilogy Partnership led the round, with Madrona Venture Group, Founder’s Co-op, entrepreneur Sarah Leary and others also participating. The TechStars Seattle grad, led by...
After series of pivots, Haiku Deck scores $3 million to make presentation tools fun

Google Kills Reader, Hits a Nerve

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Google announced late Thursday that it will kill its Reader tool, and people did not take it so well....
Google Kills Reader, Hits a Nerve

Unmanned Robot Ties Knots and Shaves Hair, Won't Cut Off Your Head

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If you think going to get your haircut by a human is nerve-wracking enough, imagine having a robot do it instead!...
Unmanned Robot Ties Knots and Shaves Hair, Won't Cut Off Your Head
Ex-Googler Agrees: These Are 14 Do's And Don'ts After You Get A New Job

Windows Phone's Canary in the Coal Mine

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[Editor's Note: Charlie Kindel is a former Windows Phone general manager who left Microsoft last year to join the startup world. He shares his thoughts on Windows Phone 8 in this guest post.] Few believe Nokia will survive as a company if Windows Phone 8 isn’t successful. How can we...
Windows Phone's Canary in the Coal Mine

Want U.S. TV shows to succeed abroad? Take them online

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No question: The world loves U.S. television. Shows like House, Grey’s Anatomy or Mad Men have been a hit around the world. But for every House, there’s a Sons of Anarchy: An edgy cable show that doesn’t always translate well for the average European, which means it can be challenging...
Want U.S. TV shows to succeed abroad? Take them online

Warner Bros. Lets Veronica Mars Crew Prove Demand For A Movie Via Kickstarter

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Just a few weeks ago, we wrote about how Kickstarter was incredibly valuable not only as a pre-sales tool but as a way to prove marketability for investors. It appears that even some in Hollywood are recognizing this. In a bit of a surprise move, Warner Bros. has allowed the...
Warner Bros. Lets Veronica Mars Crew Prove Demand For A Movie Via Kickstarter

AOL's patent sell-off: A failure of nerve

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AOL strikes a deal with Microsoft to sell and license hundreds of patents. The move gives AOL a nice injection of cash -- but now what, Tim Armstrong? [Read more]...
AOL's patent sell-off: A failure of nerve

SpaceX Capsule Anchors Safely

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A privately owned Dragon capsule arrived safely at the international space station, delivering a ton of supplies, after a shaky, nerve-racking start to its mission....
SpaceX Capsule Anchors Safely

Fab's lesson: 30-40% of its traffic is mobile, but 95% of its mobile sales come from iOS devices

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It’s exceptionally frustrating to hear tell of a new mobile application, only to fire up your Android or Windows Phone handset to learn that, too bad for you, the damn thing is iOS only. What nerve, you might think, to ignore the rest of us? However, as studies have intimated,...
Fab's lesson: 30-40% of its traffic is mobile, but 95% of its mobile sales come from iOS devices
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