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Android was once poised to be an operating system for cameras

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Android co-founder Andy Rubin disclosed that Android was once considered as an operating system for cameras. "The exact same platform, the exact same operating system we built for cameras, that became Android for cellphones," said Rubin, speaking at the Japan New Economy Summit in Tokyo. The initial plan for...
Android was once poised to be an operating system for cameras

Geeks cash out in the experience economy

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When someone mentions the word geek we immediately think they’re talking about someone who is crazy about technology, gadgets, science, math, games or engineering. As the world has evolved, the term geek is now used to describe people from every walk of life. We now have art geeks, film geeks,...
Geeks cash out in the experience economy

Apple-sparked 'App Economy' created 466K U.S. jobs in 4 years

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When Apple launched the App Store alongside the iPhone 3G in July, 2008, it offered both a platform and distribution hub for developers to easily write and monetize software, and effectively created a new economy that a study estimates has generated about 466,000 jobs....
Apple-sparked 'App Economy' created 466K U.S. jobs in 4 years

Why PCs, not smartphones, are best for social media sharing

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Part one of a two-part series. For a contrarian view, see "Why smartphones are the rightful kings of social media." Walk anywhere within a 3-mile radius of the PCWorld office, and you'll find legions of new-economy hipsters with smartphones surgically implanted in their hands. But they're not talking on...
Why PCs, not smartphones, are best for social media sharing

Index says the City of London needs to step it up

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A couple of months ago Index Ventures mastermind Neil Rimer launched a broadside on the flaccid European market for IPOs, decrying a system that was failing hot European startups and encouraging them to sell out early or go public on the New York stock exchanges. It was the venture capitalists’...
Index says the City of London needs to step it up

The startup employment scheme: Changing the world

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Late last summer, I walked up to a presenter at an event held at General Assembly’s London campus. One of the speakers –a charismatic Oxford grad — had a business that helps recent graduates find job placements in smaller startups. The idea being that if they gain experience in smaller...
The startup employment scheme: Changing the world

How publishers are getting over the app debate: 3 examples

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Apps are a touchy topic for publishers. Once hailed as a savior for the troubled news and magazine industry, apps have since been denounced as an over-priced folly. Today, though, a new economy of app-making is producing a more nuanced view of where apps belong in the eco-system of publishing....
How publishers are getting over the app debate: 3 examples

As Apple, Google and Microsoft Kick Off Developer Events, Momentum Still With the iPhone

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Monday kicks off the start of a three week spree of events aimed at winning the hearts and minds of mobile developers. Apple will get first crack, with its Worldwide Developer Conference, which runs next week at downtown San Francisco’s Moscone Center. Next up is Microsoft, which plans to outline...
As Apple, Google and Microsoft Kick Off Developer Events, Momentum Still With the iPhone

Apple approaches 50bn App Store downloads

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From Angry Birds to Summly, smartphones and tablets have accelerated a huge business that began just five years agoNobody knows which was the first app to be downloaded from Apple's iPhone App Store on 11 July 2008 - but the total is expected to pass 50bn on Wednesday, marking a...
Apple approaches 50bn App Store downloads

Demand Media and the New Economy of the Journalist

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Demand Media and the New Economy of the Journalist

Yep. Developers Are Still Building For Apple’s iOS Over Android By A Factor Of 2-to-1.

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MG Siegler asked this question yesterday. Where are those awesome Android-exclusive apps that Google chairman Eric Schmidt said were coming? Not here yet, if you look at Flurry’s data. The company, which has its mobile analytics service in 185,000 apps and 100 million unique devices, says that developers are...
Yep. Developers Are Still Building For Apple’s iOS Over Android By A Factor Of 2-to-1.

Google Maps API now allows for better looking maps with more customization

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Google has today announced new features to its Maps API that makes its previously launched Styled Maps feature much more customizable. With this change, developers can now do things like specify precise colors, adjust line widths and stroke styles, creating an entirely different look and feel. No longer will we...
Google Maps API now allows for better looking maps with more customization

Google announces its first Latin American data center will be in Chile

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Google has announced the launch of its first Latin American data center, FayerWayer reports. Based in Quilicura near Santiago, Chile, it will serve several countries across the region. According to Google, its “long-term investment in this data center will reach $150 million USD and [it] will be one of the most...
Google announces its first Latin American data center will be in Chile

Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware

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The CEO of archiving service Evernote said his company will soon release branded hardware with partners, as it moves toward creating its own devices."We won't actually do the manufacturing, but we'll do the co-design together," said Phil Libin, who spoke to IDG News Service on the sidelines of the...
Evernote CEO: We want to build hardware

Why you need to work with the machine, not against it

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Whether or not you were aware of it at the time, the world changed in 2011 when Ken Jennings lost to IBM’s Watson on Jeopardy. As a part humorous, part chilling conclusion to the historic show, Jennings wrote the following beneath his final answer: I, for one, welcome our new computer overlords....
Why you need to work with the machine, not against it

Brainz brings Vampire Season-Monster Defense to GREE platform

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Mobile developer Brainz today announced that it’s bringing its critically-hailed tower defense/strategy game Vampire Season to GREE’s new platform. However, the game for GREE’s platform will be an enhanced version and will carry the title Vampire Season-Monster Defense. We liked what we saw when Vampire Season first launched, particularly its goofy narrative and high production...
Brainz brings Vampire Season-Monster Defense to GREE platform

21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

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NEW YORK (AdAge.com) -- Auto insurer 21st Century Insurance and Financial Services has shifted its estimated $50 million U.S. media planning and buying account to WPP's Mindshare without a review. The account was previously run by Omnicom Group's Omnicom Media Group....
21st Century Insurance Hands Media Account to Mindshare

Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin

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Ask anyone about why Bitcoin has suddenly risen to prominence and they may offer one of a number of theories. Perhaps it'll be the one about Cypriots smuggling money out of their country, or the promise of a digital gold rush, or perhaps the tale of a disruptive new...
Engadget Primed: The rise (and rise?) of Bitcoin
BlackBerry maker RIM booted from NASDAQ-100 index

Rulers of the Cloud: Will Amazon's Computing Fabric Become a New Economy?

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This is the third entry in our exploratory series "Will One Company Dominate the Cloud". Today we're blinking twice after reviewing the innovation engine at Amazon. The Amazon AWS product is all about services. While others are marketing the cloud with an explanation point, the cloud leader is focused on...
Rulers of the Cloud: Will Amazon's Computing Fabric Become a New Economy?

Mayor McGinn gets his geek on: From Ignite to SURF Incubator

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McGinn Mayor Mike McGinn continues to reach out to the startup and entrepreneurial communities in Seattle, popping up at various events around town. Earlier this week, we covered McGinn’s 5-minute talk at Ignite. In that talk, McGinn said the city is working hard to create places in the community where...
Mayor McGinn gets his geek on: From Ignite to SURF Incubator

Young Entrepreneur Council launches its #FixYoungAmerica campaign

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In October of last year, we introduced you to Gen Y Capital Partners, a nationwide effort to promote entrepreneurship led by Scott Gerber and his organization The Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC). Gen Y Capital Partners is the first $10 million fund for young entrepreneurs that comes with the support of President Obama and the White House. Gerber,...
Young Entrepreneur Council launches its #FixYoungAmerica campaign

Why Startups Are Helping The Economy More Than You Think

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Editor’s note: Nick Sedlet and Elli Sharef are co-founders of HireArt (YC W’12), a platform connecting job-seekers with employers. Do tech startups create or destroy jobs? There is an obvious answer: They do both. In the wake of the recent jobs report, it has become suddenly fashionable to accuse startups of hindering...
Why Startups Are Helping The Economy More Than You Think
Markets: Airbnb, Coursera, Uber: Don't Let Government Regulate the Sharing Economy

20 Ways to Build Trust and Leads in Social Media

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In the new economy there is one major truth that stands above the rest. Trust equals revenue. If you are a small to mid-sized business it is the amount of trust you can build between clients that strengthens your brand. With trust comes happy clients and with happy clients come...
20 Ways to Build Trust and Leads in Social Media
Evernote Promises Its Own 'New, Magical' Hardware Gadgets Are Coming

The Social Media Economy Explained - By The Onion [Video]

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Social Media is the driving force behind the new economy!  Everyone knows that, but what does it mean, exactly? Nobody knows.  And that's okay because in the ideal future, we'll all be robots anyway.  These wonderful pearls of wisdom are found in a wise and hilarious new video from The...
The Social Media Economy Explained - By The Onion [Video]

How Can Government Help Grow The Sharing Economy?

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Everyone loves to be able to rent apartments or share cars, but the powers that be are still a little unsure how to treat this new economy. And what the government does next may change the path of how we share....
How Can Government Help Grow The Sharing Economy?
Will the real "sharing economy" please stand up?

Keen On... Rhapsody: How Streaming Is Radically Reinventing The Music Industry

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[tc_5min code="517679080"] Brian Zisk’s annual SFMusicTech conference is always a good place to gauge the temperature of the music industry. And judging by the vitality of this year’s event, things are finally beginning to look up in an industry that has been decimated by the file-sharing revolution. As Jon Irwin,...
Keen On... Rhapsody: How Streaming Is Radically Reinventing The Music Industry
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