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Bravo's Silicon Valley Reality Star Says The Experience Has 'Been A Nightmare'

Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

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Another week in tech has come and gone, and AllThingsD staffers made the rounds on the media circuit to weigh in on everything that went down. First up was Arik Hesseldahl, who commented on Yahoo’s latest in a CNBC video hit, including Marissa Mayer’s performance at the company shareholder meeting...
Yahoo's Shareholder Meeting, Inbox Therapy and More: ATD's Week in Video

Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

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You may have missed it, but Google is no longer just Google. Now it's Google with a dying elephant strapped to its back. The dying elephant is Motorola Mobility, the ancient, massive cellphone and cable-box maker that Google finally bought about a month ago. In the days after Google announced...
Google Prepares To "Reset And Retool" The Dying Elephant It Just Bought (Motorola) (GOOG)

Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

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Good news gamers: Xbox Live region migration is now fully live, meaning that if you move and change regions, you can now take your “gamerscore, unlocked achievements, any Microsoft Points already in your account and any remaining time on your Gold membership” with you, according to Microsoft’s Major Nelson. This...
Xbox Live account region migration is a go - you are now free to walk about the cabin

Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

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Anyone who’s ever driven in a city can attest to the fact that it’s an utter pain in the rear to find somewhere to park. New York in particular is a nightmare for skittish drivers (like myself), but mobile parking service Pango is poised to help ease the hassle of...
Mobile Parking Service Pango Makes Official U.S. Debut With New App, “Smart Garage” In NYC

Expect Apple to Price iPad Mini at the Top of Its Class

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Render by Martin HajekWith the feature set of Apple’s forthcoming smaller iPad all but revealed by the leaks preceding Tuesday’s unveiling, focus is shifting to the device’s price point. Will Apple match or undercut the price of the smaller tablets already on the market? Or will it price the so-called...
Expect Apple to Price iPad Mini at the Top of Its Class

If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

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Amazon this week announced its Kindle Fire tablet has “Sold Out” after first going on sale on November 15 in the US. The company also revealed the device was its most successful product launch in the history of the American retail website. Unsurprisingly, Amazon didn’t release sales figures, but it...
If Amazon sold 5 million Kindle Fires in 9 months, the Kindle Fire 2′s job could be a nightmare

A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

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When Brad Hargreaves was in college, he cofounded a company called GoCrossCampus. His startup got press most founders only dream of: an above-the-fold feature in The New York Times.  Titled, Storming the Campuses, it was a shining profile of Hargreaves' company. It was published in March 2008, just before Hargreaves...
A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

CLEAR Customer Service Nightmare

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CLEAR Customer Service Nightmare is a post from Chris PirilloAfter seeing a tweet from Jeris JC Miller this morning, I offered to provide her guest blogger privileges on my blog – given that I once suffered the cruel and unusual torture of ClearWire customer service. The following has been written...
CLEAR Customer Service Nightmare

Groupon Eyes Foursquare Territory And Acquires Location Database Startup, Hyperpublic

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Hyperpublic, a New York startup that lets users tag people, places and things to specific locationa in its open database, has been acquired by Groupon. Part of the team will be moving to Groupon's California engineering offices; terms of the deal were not disclosed. Hyperpublic says Groupon is interested...
Groupon Eyes Foursquare Territory And Acquires Location Database Startup, Hyperpublic

Google Kills the Google Bar it Never Launched – Just Tweaks the Old Black Navigation Bar Instead

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Late last year, Google announced a new design for the navigation menu that sits at the top of virtually every Google product. A gray Google Bar with a drop-down menu hidden in the Google logo (the Google Menu) was supposed to replace the black bar, but that update never quite...
Google Kills the Google Bar it Never Launched – Just Tweaks the Old Black Navigation Bar Instead

Seeing the World Through Google-Colored Glasses

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Google's dreamy vision of augmented reality could easily turn into a privacy nightmare....
Seeing the World Through Google-Colored Glasses

You're hedging. When you say nightmare, how do you define that? If not by sales (40M > Win 7), is it by app counts, by profits, or something else? Essentially, a year from now, what is your criteria that validates said nightmare?

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Okay, fine: We'll continue to hear talk of disappointing internal numbers. The continued dominance of other tablets. Businesses bitching about the software. General consumer apathy. The continued decline of the PC market. More talk of the "Blue" project to try to course-correct. Earnings misses. Stock continues to stagnate or drops....
You're hedging. When you say nightmare, how do you define that? If not by sales (40M > Win 7), is it by app counts, by profits, or something else? Essentially, a year from now, what is your criteria that validates said nightmare?

Developers: how will we all get along with Twitter’s annotation feature?

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Today at the Twitter Chirp Hack Day I talked with a ton of developers and the new feature they were most interested in. Adam Jackson echoed everyone I’ve heard today when he tweeted “Twitter Annotations is what I’ve been wanting FOREVER.” We’ll be posting those interviews next week on...
Developers: how will we all get along with Twitter’s annotation feature?

Red-Hot Startup Huddle Is About To Make Your Work A Hundred Times Less Annoying

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Huddle is offering new "Sync" software that's going to save you from a ton of headaches at work when you are trying to share files and work on projects remotely. Huddle is a service for sharing files across a company — so you can work on a document or...
Red-Hot Startup Huddle Is About To Make Your Work A Hundred Times Less Annoying

"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

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Verizon has spent quite a bit of time and money trying to teach Americans the term 4G LTE. “Saturday Night Live” spent 30 seconds pretty much destroying those efforts. In a commercial spoof, SNL has a Verizon sales person touting LTE without really saying what it does and also mocking...
"Saturday Night Live" Has Verizon's Number in 4G LTE Spoof (Video)

Google's Nightmare: Facebook 'Like' Replaces Links - http://bit.ly/aoWeaq (CNN)

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Google's Nightmare: Facebook 'Like' Replaces Links - http://bit.ly/aoWeaq (CNN)

Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

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While there are smartphones apps that take some of the hassle out of finding parking, Audi's bringing similar time- and frustration-saving features to a different screen in your ride, through its Audi Connect infotainment systems. Announced at the Telematics Detroit conference, Audi is tapping Inrix's parking spot data so...
Audi hits up Inrix to add parking spot finder to Audi Connect dash systems

Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage

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What happened at Amazon Web Services to take down the Netflix streaming service for hours on Christmas Eve? It was a combination of human error and flawed access controls: An AWS developer was able to accidentally delete a key data set in the AWS Elastic Load Balancing Service, causing the disruption....
Netflix nightmare explained: Amazon apologies for outage
This Is What Developing For Android Looks Like

On the road: Fiat Punto 1.3 MultiJet 85hp Diesel

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'This Punto is a great getaway car. It can be driven without looking'In some ways, the flasher the car, the slower it is. No, seriously. Say I've got some top-of-the-range German luxobarge to review. I get in, by pointing and pressing - that bit's usually straightforward. But then I've got to start the...
On the road: Fiat Punto 1.3 MultiJet 85hp Diesel
Senators want to block Facebook’s Saverin from reentering the U.S

Your worst office nightmare: Hack makes Cisco phone spy on you

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Sitting in front of your seemingly turned-off webcam or staying in an unfamiliar hotel for the night, you occasionally have a fleeting thought even though it's not very likely, someone might be watching you or listening in without your knowledge. As it turns out, a new hack that targets Cisco...
Your worst office nightmare: Hack makes Cisco phone spy on you

How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

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Yesterday, a nightmare unraveled at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, where more than 25 innocent children and teachers were gunned down by a deranged shooter. But amidst the unspeakable horror were beautiful displays of love and courage that saved many children's lives. ABC's Barbara Walters interviewed 29-year-old Katlin...
How 29-Year-Old Kaitlin Roig Saved More Than A Dozen Young Lives At Sandy Hook

New Daily Deals Industry ‘Code of Conduct’ Tries To Stem Tide Of Bad Publicity

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Groupon-style Daily Deals have had a mixed reception. For many consumers they can be amazing deals, and a great way for small businesses to grab new customers. For others it’s a nightmare of good deals that turn out to be bad, and customers flooding a business with unfounded requests. And...
New Daily Deals Industry ‘Code of Conduct’ Tries To Stem Tide Of Bad Publicity

GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

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For the first time since its creation, GroupMe is expanding far beyond messaging by diving head first into payments and event discovery. The company, which was acquired by Skype nearly a year ago, is launching a new service called “Experiences,” which the GroupMe says is “the easiest way to do...
GroupMe launches Groupon-like service to help you plan, discover and pay for your night out

BYOD bringing more value and challenges in a Post-PC world

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The consumerization of IT and bring-your-own-device (BYOD) movement are beneficial to today’s enterprises; if they’re willing to transform their corporate mindsets. Gone are the legacy 5- and 10-year plans that worked when a CIO had total control over an IT shop. Instead, companies should embrace and support BYOD while focusing...
BYOD bringing more value and challenges in a Post-PC world

"A Nightmare For Carriers"

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"A Nightmare For Carriers": A few things here: 1) Boo-fucking-hoo. The carriers have raked consumers over the coals for years with things like SMS charges, which have a near-infinite margin. 2) This shows the position of power Apple has now. This is a direct result of going exclusive first with...
"A Nightmare For Carriers"

Want Me To Read Your Email? Pay Me.

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Everybody hates their email inbox. I’ve begged entrepreneurs to fix the problem. So far, nothing. A new service called Attention Auction isn’t going to fix that problem, either. But it’s a start. People bid to get you to read their email. You find someone you want to contact, see how...
Want Me To Read Your Email? Pay Me.

Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite

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Filed under: Utilities, Social Software, Mobile We've been writing an awful lot about the location wars on Download Squad lately. Gowalla, Foursquare, and the rest are exploding in popularity, and that means trendy, early-adopter types might have several different sites to check in with every time they go somewhere. Reporting...
Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?