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Twitter: In The Final 3 Minutes Of The Super Bowl, There Were 10,000 Tweets Per Second

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Big TV events are becoming an increasingly popular catalyst of activity on social media, with sporting events being at the top of the list. Many of us can no longer enjoy a Super Bowl without checking Twitter every three seconds. Last year, there were several moments during the Super Bowl...
Twitter: In The Final 3 Minutes Of The Super Bowl, There Were 10,000 Tweets Per Second

Pinterest is spamming your Facebook friends’ email with fake connection requests

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There’s no doubt that what interest-aggregation site Pinterest has managed over the past few months is spectacular. Recently reaching the milestone of 10 million users, the site has gained traction faster than just about any other site in history. But with that growth comes the responsibility to handle it and...
Pinterest is spamming your Facebook friends’ email with fake connection requests

Nikon D800 short lets you experience miracle of birth, motorcycles

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Few experiences in life can match the miracle of birth, but sweet bikes and D-SLRs are probably right up there, right? Now you can experience all three in a six minute film. There are no doubt some good takeaways from "Joy Ride," which was shot using the newly announced...
Nikon D800 short lets you experience miracle of birth, motorcycles
German Court Upholds Previous Ruling, Says The Reworked Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1N Can Be Sold
Nokia N9 shown running Ice Cream Sandwich

Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Lytro (other than nearly grabbing a Crunchie (I voted for them)), the camera where you shoot now and focus later. And the latest news comes not from the company itself, but from the FCC, which just today published the internal photos...
Lytro Teardown Shows Potential Wireless Capability, Smallish Sensor

25 year-old Indian bags his place on a $36,000 US-based MBA program thanks to a tweet

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A 25 year-old Indian man has won a place on the University of Iowa’s Tippie MBA program thanks to Twitter, after his tweet-entry saw him selected as the sole recipient of its international scholarship. The story isn’t as crazy as you may first think as, last year, the university opened an initiative...
25 year-old Indian bags his place on a $36,000 US-based MBA program thanks to a tweet

Formspring beat Pinterest to 10 million active users by months

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Earlier today a number of tech blogs carried a report from comScore that heralded Pinterest as The Fastest Growing Site Ever, well it turns out that that isn’t true. Though there’s no doubt that the social sharing site has grown massively since launching in closed beta last year — during...
Formspring beat Pinterest to 10 million active users by months

President Barack Obama joins Spotify, shares his 2012 campaign playlist

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Current President of the United States, Barack Obama, is by far the most tech savvy president we’ve had in the history of the country. He and his campaign are extremely active on Twitter, and recently held a question and answer session on Google Hangouts. The President enjoys music as well,...
President Barack Obama joins Spotify, shares his 2012 campaign playlist

Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

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Facebook is continuing to beef up its offerings to Facebook Page administrators, adding features that were previously only available in third party apps, with the latest allowing them to assign administrator roles and schedule posts. Page administrators will no doubt appreciate is the ability to assign specific roles to other...
Facebook Pages finally get administrator roles and scheduled posts

Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun

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World’s Most Wired Teenager Ari Dyckovsky Ari Dyckovsky at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, 30 miles west of Washington, D.C. Ari Dyckovsky was 15 when some Bose-Einstein condensate hit him right between the eyes. It didn’t really hit him between the eyes. That’s just a metaphor. But metaphors are...
Teen Solves Quantum Entanglement Problem for Fun
Google Maps now shows service alerts for the New York City Subway
Boom Headshot! Sony Sold 1.2M Vitas Worldwide Since Its Launch Two Months

Most viewed US television program ever, Super Bowl 46, saw 13.7M related tweets

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Not only was Sunday’s Super Bowl the most viewed sporting event ever on television, it was the most viewed television program ever with a whopping 111.3M viewers. That’s pretty impressive alone, and the game has the tweets to go along with it. Today Twitter gave us some more stats to...
Most viewed US television program ever, Super Bowl 46, saw 13.7M related tweets

Valley Vets Launch $10M Savannah Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa’s First Accelerator

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We’ve written about i/o Ventures in San Francisco and its glitzier cousin in LA. The newest venture by i/o co-founder Paul Bragiel and i/o entrepreneur-in-residence Mbwana Alliy is significantly different. Today, at a conference in Nairobi, they are launching the first Sub-Saharan African Incubator and Accelerator, called the Savannah Fund....
Valley Vets Launch $10M Savannah Fund, Sub-Saharan Africa’s First Accelerator

IPv6 lands today, do you copy?

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June 6th has arrived, which means that participating ISPs, hardware manufacturers and search engines must stick to their word and permanently enable the IPv6 address system -- not least as an encouragement for others to do the same. The ultimate purpose? To allow trillions of users to have their...
IPv6 lands today, do you copy?

ASUS Transformer AiO official: all-in-one PC dual boots Android and Windows 8

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ASUS has managed to keep a tight lid on its Computex 2012 lineup, but it left no doubt about this: it was on the verge of announcing a dual OS (and possibly dual form factor) device capable of running both Android and Windows. Otherwise, we've been left to throw...
ASUS Transformer AiO official: all-in-one PC dual boots Android and Windows 8

The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage

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The Huffington Post has closed an exclusive agreement with Ustream, the live streaming service announced today. Following the announcement, the HuffPo will get access to videos from Ustream’s citizen journalists, which it will be able to embed on its breaking news pages. Citizen journalism is the key word here; with this partnership,...
The Huffington Post partners with Ustream to beef up its live news coverage

Facebook rolling out timeline for brand pages, available to all by March 31

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It would appear that Facebook has begun to roll out, as expected, the timeline for pages. It isn’t visible to everyone, so until the change is available for all Facebook accounts, this is what you’re Facebook pages are going to look like, pimped out with the new layout. The change...
Facebook rolling out timeline for brand pages, available to all by March 31

Introducing GigaOM Books

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Here at GigaOM, we’ve followed the tectonic shifts happening in book publishing pretty closely.  From Laura Owen’s great daily analysis of all things e-books to Mathew’s thoughtful takes on how publishers are adapting, to the occasional analysis from yours truly, we consistently analyze what the changes, big and small, mean for...
Introducing GigaOM Books

Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs Awards $350K Each To Six Ambitious Biotech Startups

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While most of us are still reeling in shock last week’s one billion Instagram buy,  Peter Thiel — through both Founders Fund and the Thiel Foundation is almost single-handedly leading the charge into a future where humans don’t age or suffer from Cancer, among other things. Call it crazy or...
Peter Thiel’s Breakout Labs Awards $350K Each To Six Ambitious Biotech Startups

Best Buy to close 50 big box US retail stores, open 100 Mobile stand-alone outlets in 2013

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Still driving to your local Best Buy to fondle all the latest gadgets before swiping your card, or hopping to the web to pull the trigger? That tradition could be short-lived, if you happen to live near one of 50 big box retail stores that the company plans to...
Best Buy to close 50 big box US retail stores, open 100 Mobile stand-alone outlets in 2013

GoPro's WiFi BacPac and Remote available for helmets and wrists everywhere (video)

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We all know how annoying it is when you're trying to land a tre flip, and trigger your GoPro at the same time. That's no doubt why they came up with the WiFi BacPac and remote combo we saw at CES. Well, they are finally out in retailers in...
GoPro's WiFi BacPac and Remote available for helmets and wrists everywhere (video)

Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

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Social media undoubtedly poses a challenge for enforcement, but the Contempt of Court Act is a sound piece of legislationIt is not always easy to balance freedom of expression with the needs of the justice system. As attorney general I see my role as defender both of press freedom and...
Contempt laws are still valid in the internet age | Dominic Grieve

Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun

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Apple chief Tim Cook might have said that he doesn't like lawsuits, but he must have left a loophole open for International Trade Commission disputes. His company quietly filed a third challenge against HTC on June 4th (just now coming to light) that -- surprise -- claims HTC is...
Apple hits HTC with third ITC dispute, One series goes under the gun

Hipstamatic becomes the first third-party app to post photos directly to Instagram

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Whilst Instagram has been opening its API over the past few months, there hasn’t been a dedicated way for other photo applications to post images directly to the fast-growing photo-sharing social network. That is set to be turned on its head today, as Hipstamatic will announce a new partnership with...
Hipstamatic becomes the first third-party app to post photos directly to Instagram

Google unveils a prototype of its glasses

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Project Glass, from Google's secretive Google X lab, has posted a video preview of its bleeding edge gogglesGoogle is apparently on a mission to make wearing glasses cool again. Project Glass, an enterprise at Google's highly secretive Google X lab, released photos and posted a video to YouTube on Wednesday...
Google unveils a prototype of its glasses

Apple and Samsung drop claims against each other but disagree more than ever on key issues

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Late on Monday by local time, Apple made a filing in its first California litigation with Samsung that offers a truly impressive narrowing of its infringement claims in that action, roughly cutting them in half, and five hours later, Samsung offered to drop five of its 12 asserted patents but...
Apple and Samsung drop claims against each other but disagree more than ever on key issues

Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to reveal new strategy on April 12th

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If you want to pick up some tips before appearing on The Apprentice, or perhaps you're just want to know how Sony plans to wriggle back from a predicted $2.7 billion loss this fiscal year (its fourth concurrent in the red) then cancel all your plans for April 12th....
Sony CEO Kaz Hirai to reveal new strategy on April 12th

Getting creative with job titles: overlords, wizards and ninjas are on LinkedIn too

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When filling out your LinkedIn profile, you’re no doubt always thinking about putting your best foot forward, and for some people, their best foot apparently has quite a healthy (and geeky) sense of humour. IntaPeople has released a list of the ten strangest job titles on LinkedIn, including ‘Digital Overlord’,...
Getting creative with job titles: overlords, wizards and ninjas are on LinkedIn too
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