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New York Techie Doesn't Understand Why Everyone's Upset About Unemployment

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Job fair lines in Midtown from 2009 (Photo: wsws.org) Wired.com published an interesting piece last week under the headline “Silicon Valley Creating Jobs, But Not For Everyone.” The article looked at how the Valley’s unemployment rate has ballooned beyond the national average–up to 8.8 percent in June–despite the growing number...
New York Techie Doesn't Understand Why Everyone's Upset About Unemployment

Apps & updates: Vimeo, Facebook Messenger, Yelp more

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We already told you about a big recent update to Scanner Pro that brings iCloud integration and new iPhone interface, and below is our usual roundup of other noteworthy apps and updates released today. In other app news, sources told VideoGamer that Activision Leeds will be heading development of new...
Apps & updates: Vimeo, Facebook Messenger, Yelp more

Fwix Brings Hyperlocal News Feed To The iPad

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The iPad is undoubtedly a compelling device for consuming media, whether it be reading a magazine, online news site, or a book. Fwix, a news site that offers a stream of hyperlocal, realtime news by location, is launching a free iPad app to allows users to access local news...
Fwix Brings Hyperlocal News Feed To The iPad

How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems

gigaom.com
(c) 2012 Pinar Ozger. pinar@pinarozger.com In the same way a microscope helps augment the innate ability of the human eye, Quid is trying to create tools to augment how we as humans process unstructured data and visualize it, said Sean Gourley, co-founder and CTO of Quid, on stage at Structure:Data...
How humans & machines can team up to solve big problems
'Churnalism' tool automatically checks news sources for plagiarism

Copyright suit pits Fair Use against unlicensed distribution

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Digital civil rights groups asked a federal court in New York Friday to reject what they call an attempt by the Associated Press (AP) to restrict Fair Use of content on the Internet. "If adopted by this or any other court, this view would sharply curtail the essential role...
Copyright suit pits Fair Use against unlicensed distribution

There Is A Secret Dwolla Investor, And He's From Iowa

www.businessinsider.com
Based in Des Moines, Iowa, Dwolla is a lean startup that wants to kill credit cards.  It's doing so well, it had investors squabbling over its latest round of financing. In the end, Union Square Ventures swooped in to lead it. Josh Kushner of Thrive Capital got a piece...
There Is A Secret Dwolla Investor, And He's From Iowa

RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests

www.engadget.com
Remember RockMelt The "social web browser"? The name doesn't come up often, especially when we talk about conventional browsers like Firefox, Chrome, IE and Safari. Well, rest assured, the startup is still alive and kicking: after releasing an iPhone app earlier this year, it's introducing an iPad version as...
RockMelt social browser comes to the iPad, offers up news stories tailored to your interests
Talk Radio Startup Stitcher Adds An Election Center

Why Search? Let LaunchGram Bring New Product Info To You

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Last week at the 10x Xelerator, Andy Sparks impelled LaunchGram.com into motion and lazy people all over the world rejoiced (or they will…eventually). This new service, in the words of Sparks, “aggregates pre-release demand signals for products coming soon.” The way it works is that consumers can create an account...
Why Search? Let LaunchGram Bring New Product Info To You

News: Sources: Apple to be sole maker of Dock Connector Adapters

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Responding to earlier reports that Apple hasn't offered developers parts or specs for next-generation Dock Connector accessories, additional sources have confirmed to iLounge that Apple will be the exclusive initial vendor of a new Dock Connector Adapter, to be sold individually and/or in three-packs. According to sources, the Dock...
News: Sources: Apple to be sole maker of Dock Connector Adapters

Circa iOS app deliver news collages

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Circa's solution to news reading fatigue is to assemble stories from digestible bits of content from various reputable news sources. [Read more]...
Circa iOS app deliver news collages
Samsung being investigated for 'coverup' in overnight fatality at semiconductor plant

Can Niiiws be the Flipboard for local stories?

gigaom.com
On first glance Niiiws, a recently-released app for the iPad, looks like many of the other news aggregators out there. It lets you browse a selection of headlines and story excerpts from major websites; it acts as a souped-up RSS reader; you roll through a smooth, clean design that’s more...
Can Niiiws be the Flipboard for local stories?

The four elements of @anywhere

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The four elements of hip-hop are MCing, DJing, break-dancing, and graffiti. The four elements of @anywhere are hovercards, follow buttons, tweet boxes, and login/signup. If you don’t see the relationship yet—you will. Here are ideas for how to take each @anywhere element beyond the basics—to the next level. The high-profile...
The four elements of @anywhere
Blekko's new social content curation site ROCKzi turns search inside out

Technology, middlemen and the future of news

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The internet is supposed to be about the end of intermediaries. So why are middlemen so successful? For years, aggregators have ruled the content space and now a new breed of brokers is using technology to redefine the interaction between readers and publishers. One of the most successful is NewsCred, a...
Technology, middlemen and the future of news

Foxconn reportedly begins pilot production of Apple TV set

www.zdnet.com
Chinese news sources seem to back up earlier claims made by Foxconn chief executive that the iPhone and iPad maker was preparing the production of an Apple-branded a television set....
Foxconn reportedly begins pilot production of Apple TV set
How News360 Uses AI To Turn Up Smart News From Unexpected Sources

Twitter Survey Wants to Know What You Think

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Twitter Survey Wants to Know What You Think is a post from Chris PirilloIf you’re a Twitter user, the service is hoping you can spare 140 seconds of your time to help make the site even better. There are seven short questions which will ask your opinion on a variety...
Twitter Survey Wants to Know What You Think

Twitter Survey Wants To Know Your Favorite Client

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Twitter is asking you, its users, if you have 140 seconds to answer seven simple questions about its service. Now, in calmer times, a simple user survey might just pass by unnoticed, but with all the hubbub over the past week about Twitter buying Tweetie, Fred Wilson's over-analyzed blog post...
Twitter Survey Wants To Know Your Favorite Client

Bing Launched Elections Portal: Filter News By Party, Social Integration, Maps & More

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Bing announced on their search blog a new portal for tracking the US Presidential Elections at bing.com/elections. The portal has some nice search features, such as the ability to filter news sources by your political views. The downside of this news filter is that only specific news outlets are... Please...
Bing Launched Elections Portal: Filter News By Party, Social Integration, Maps & More
Blekko Launches ROCKZi, a Social News Site to Complement Its Search Engine

Brizzly Acquires Birdfeed & WikiRank, Launches iPhone App, Guide

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Thing Labs, the parent company of Brizzly, one of the more innovative Twitter Web clients out there, unveiled a slew of announcements this morning, with the acquisition of popular iPhone application Birdfeed and WikiRank, a visualization Web app based on Wikipedia data. The acquisitions will help fuel the launch of...
Brizzly Acquires Birdfeed & WikiRank, Launches iPhone App, Guide

Google Reader is dead

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Google is cleaning house. On Wednesday the company announced plans to purge Google Reader, Google Cloud Connect, CalDAV API, Snapseed's desktop versions for Mac and Windows, and a handful of other products and services as part of an effort to focus on its core products. Google Reader will shutter July...
Google Reader is dead

Gaza-Israel crisis 2012: every verified incident mapped

www.guardian.co.uk
What has happened in Gaza and Israel since the assassination of Hamas leader Ahmed al-Jabari? This map shows all the verified incidents reported by news sources and wires across the region since thenAmi SedghiJohn Burn-MurdochSimon Rogers...
Gaza-Israel crisis 2012: every verified incident mapped

Deadspin Shows Again That New News Media Can Do Investigative Journalism

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If you sit down quietly, wherever you are, close your eyes, quiet your heart, and listen closely enough, you'll be able to hear someone somewhere talking about how journalism is dead and the internet killed it. Even some of traditional news media's players draw an odd distinction between paper and...
Deadspin Shows Again That New News Media Can Do Investigative Journalism

Wall Street Journal Pro Edition Now Available For Consumers ($49 per Month)

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Back in October 2009, Dow Jones debuted a premium business news site dubbed The Wall Street Journal Professional Edition in an attempt to get companies to pay up $588 a year for access to more personalized, business-related news and analysis. This morning, the WSJ Pro Edition became available to consumers...
Wall Street Journal Pro Edition Now Available For Consumers ($49 per Month)

Pulse Gets More Personal, Lets Users Add Their Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & Tumblr Feeds

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Pulse, the popular news reading app for the Web and mobile, just announced that it is going beyond the standard news sources it currently features and is adding authenticated personal social feeds from social sites like YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Flickr and Facebook to its app. As Pulse co-founder Akshay Kothari...
Pulse Gets More Personal, Lets Users Add Their Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Flickr & Tumblr Feeds
The 'asymmetric screw' that wasn't: Day4's elaborate Apple hoax
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?