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Kicks and Stomps trades the Lean Startup playbook for Hollywood-style development

Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist

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Apples and oranges watches. Today's bumper pack of patent applications from Cupertino included this nugget, outlining a small flexible screen that's paired with a "bi-stable spring." In normal lexicon, we're talking about one of those slap bracelets that go from completely straight to wrap-around in an instant. Interestingly enough,...
Apple patent application describes a flexible screen with a slap bracelet for, you know, your wrist

CHART OF THE DAY: Larry Page Cuts The Growth Of Google's Executives (GOOG)

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Here's an interesting nugget of information on Google from LinkedIn. According to its analysis of users, the growth in executive leadership at Google has flattened out, and fallen behind its industry peers. Looks like Larry Page really is trying to make the company more streamlined. Follow the Chart Of...
CHART OF THE DAY: Larry Page Cuts The Growth Of Google's Executives (GOOG)

China's Sina didn't just launch a Path rival, it cloned its iOS app

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We’ve written about the rise of Path clones in China, and now the US-based social network might have just got its largest competitor after media giant Sina launched MeYou (密友), its own clone that hit China’s App Store today. The app, spotted by Technode, faithfully follows the design intricacies and principles of Path’s...
China's Sina didn't just launch a Path rival, it cloned its iOS app

Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Confirms Business Model Coming “This Month.” 5 days and Counting Biz…

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We’ve heard it all before, but today is the surest certain sign yet that Twitter will launch premium features in the next few days.During an interview with CBS at the CTIA Wireless convention in Las Vegas, Stone mentions on two occasions that Twitter will be launching its business model “later...
Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone Confirms Business Model Coming “This Month.” 5 days and Counting Biz…

Opera: Android devices were served most ad impressions in Q4 2012, but iOS still top for engagement

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Opera has released its latest quarterly State of Mobile Advertising report and the findings from Q4 2012 show a sizable growth in the number of impressions served to Android devices, but Apple users remains the most engaged. The Norwegian Web browser maker — which produces its findings from 50 billion...
Opera: Android devices were served most ad impressions in Q4 2012, but iOS still top for engagement
BlackBerry 10: Which Apps Will (and Won't) Ever Be There

PC Sales Shrink, Tablets and Phones Dominate in Four-Year Tech Forecast

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As if we needed any more data pointing to the rise of mobile devices and the decline of traditional PCs, market research firm Gartner is out today with some new forecasts for sales of all three through the year 2017. As you might expect there’s good news for any company...
PC Sales Shrink, Tablets and Phones Dominate in Four-Year Tech Forecast

Wolfram Research nearly had a deal to use its tech in Google search, "but it blew up"'

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Stephen Wolfram, the CEO of Wolfram Research, took to the stage at The Next Web Conference Europe 2013 today to discuss the ‘Computational Future’. Afterwards, he met up with TNW’s Paul Sawers to discuss automated medical diagnosis, the incredible potential of natural language processing and more. At the end of the...
Wolfram Research nearly had a deal to use its tech in Google search, "but it blew up"'

Microsoft Is Working On Building Its Own Phone, Says Nomura (MSFT, NOK)

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Microsoft's hardware plans may be greater than just a tablet. Nomura analyst Rick Sherlund drops this nugget in a note today: Separately, our industry sources tell us that Microsoft may be working with a contract manufacturer to develop their own handset for Windows Phone 8. It is unclear to us...
Microsoft Is Working On Building Its Own Phone, Says Nomura (MSFT, NOK)

Are We Experience Facilitators

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I just heard this from Trey Pennington at this offsite summit event that’s the after-event for Like Minds in the UK. I can’t really talk much about the whole conversation that spawned this, but I wanted to pull out this nugget that Trey said: We are experience facilitators. My...
Are We Experience Facilitators

Rumors of new iPad swirl as iPhone 5 owners air their gripes

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Apple may be preparing another surprise event ahead of the holidays, according to a report from Fortune. The nugget of a rumor comes from an unnamed source identified only as a "major Apple investor" who told Fortune's Philip Elmer-DeWitt that Apple will send out invitations to a press event for...
Rumors of new iPad swirl as iPhone 5 owners air their gripes

HTC confirms the Windows Phone 8S will not be coming to the US

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The HTC Windows Phone 8S was announced as a lower-end alternative to its bigger brother, the flagship Windows Phone 8X, but the company has remained relatively quiet about it since. While we're still awaiting official details on pricing and availability across the globe, HTC has filled us in on...
HTC confirms the Windows Phone 8S will not be coming to the US
Mark Zuckerberg Is Teaching A Middle School Class On How To Build A Business (FB)

Sony Japan: PSOne classics coming to Vita in summer update, PlayStation 3 to get downloadable PS2 catalog later this month

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If you've been aching to while away hundreds more hours replaying Final Fantasy classics on the go, then Sony Japan's got some good news for you. It's finally revealed that the ability to play those charming, if a little dated, PSOne titles will arrive on the PS Vita's next...
Sony Japan: PSOne classics coming to Vita in summer update, PlayStation 3 to get downloadable PS2 catalog later this month

RetransTwitter: This Web app lets you auto-retweet your favorite Twitter accounts

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It may not be the catchiest of names for a social media service, but this little nugget hit our radar today and deserves a mention. RetransTwitter is a free-to-use service that automatically retweets any Twitter account you tell it to, whilst also allowing you to set your own parameters and...
RetransTwitter: This Web app lets you auto-retweet your favorite Twitter accounts

Jeff Bezos attended 60 investor meetings to raise $1m from 22 people, just to get Amazon started

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If you think startups have a tough time today, making ends meet and raising the necessary capital to take things to the next level, here’s an interesting little nugget courtesy of “Mr. Amazon” himself, Jeff Bezos. Speaking to US talk-show host Charlie Rose, Bezos delved deep into everything from the...
Jeff Bezos attended 60 investor meetings to raise $1m from 22 people, just to get Amazon started

Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

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Ars Technica posted Apple’s legal response (PDF) to the U.S. Department of Justice’s lawsuit against the Cupertino, Calif.-based Company, and six publishers, for allegedly conspiring to fix eBook prices. In the document, Apple condemned the federal government for siding with ”with monopoly, rather than competition,” and then called the Department of Justice’s complaint ”fundamentally...
Apple’s legal response to DOJ in eBook price-fixing case

How to stop buffering a YouTube video

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Filed under: Video Here's a semi-useful nugget from YouTube: You can easily stop a video from buffering by using the context menu. I'm not quite sure when this option actually comes in handy, but it's there if you need it. The blog post over at Google Operating System says that...
How to stop buffering a YouTube video

SXSW: Shirky’s New Opportunities in Public Sharing

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Today social technology theorist Clay Shirky delivered a fitting counterpoint to Danah Boyd’s keynote on privacy at SXSW the day before. Where Boyd spoke of the danger of making information more public than users intended it, Shirky talked about new opportunities for sharing information online and elsewhere. Here’s the Twitter-esque...
SXSW: Shirky’s New Opportunities in Public Sharing

Hands On with Mozilla Firefox OS (Video)

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Yesterday at AllThingsD‘s D:Dive Into Mobile conference, Mozilla CEO Gary Kovacs made the case for a new, Firefox-branded mobile operating system (even taking Walt Mossberg’s introductory “What the f**k?” question in stride). Afterwards Mozilla CTO Brendan Eich — who is also the creator of JavaScript — gave me a demo...
Hands On with Mozilla Firefox OS (Video)

Flowdock Tries to Help Turn Conversation to Knowledge

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A spin-off of Finnish software development company Nodeta, Flowdock aspires to help developers and others sift out actionable bits of knowledge from ongoing conversations and make them retrievable. Their team messenger services allows separation and tagging of conversational elements. "In Flowdock, the epiphany comes when you tag a chat message...
Flowdock Tries to Help Turn Conversation to Knowledge

Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers

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Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers: Speaking of the Goldman conference this morning, there was another nugget of information. Matthew Panzarino of The Next Web: Apple CEO Tim Cook today announced that Apple had paid out $8B to developers, a number that displays an increase of $1B since the last time numbers...
Developers, Developers, Developers, Developers

Some Evidence The Next iPhone Will Look Just Like The Current iPhone (AAPL)

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Apple's next iPhone will probably look exactly like its current iPhone, says Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty after reading over Apple's quarterly SEC filing. Here's the key nugget in her report on the state of Apple's gross margins: Lower planned purchases of production equipment sets up for higher iPhone 5S...
Some Evidence The Next iPhone Will Look Just Like The Current iPhone (AAPL)

Madsen Must Help Inmate Escape Bank On 'Alcatraz'

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The villain on Monday night's "Alcatraz" (Mon., 9 p.m. EST On Fox) was of the bank-robbing variety. He seemed completely competent and confident in how to successfully rob a modern-day bank, though his exit strategy and ability to go off-script proved lacking by the close of the hour.The real meat...
Madsen Must Help Inmate Escape Bank On 'Alcatraz'

Microsoft 'Midori' mention makes it into new research presentation

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It’s been a while since I’ve found any new information about Microsoft’s Midori operating system skunkworks project. But recently, a new Midori nugget surfaced....
Microsoft 'Midori' mention makes it into new research presentation

Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

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When the Mashable post on social media traffic was published, I read it without much surprise. Facebook is huge and getting huger. Then I saw the same charts on another blog, and then another. That last time I noticed something hidden in the charts. My first thought was that the...
Is LinkedIn Really Growing Faster Than Twitter?

Google officially lands deal with Warner Music Group

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Make no mistake -- landing a deal for streaming with Warner Music Group is no easy chore. Search for 'Red Hot Chili Peppers' on programs like MOG, and you'll probably be sorely disappointed in what results are returned. Tucked within Google's Nexus blowout this morning was this nugget: the...
Google officially lands deal with Warner Music Group

Why It's Unlikely That Facebook Is Trying To Poach The CEO Of McCann-Erickson (FB, IPG)

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Adscam blogger George Parker continues to push the rumor that McCann Erickson CEO Nick Brien is looking for a way to leave the agency. Parker's most recent unsourced nugget is that Brien spent a lot of time with Facebook's ad sales chief, Carolyn Everson, and its director of global creative...
Why It's Unlikely That Facebook Is Trying To Poach The CEO Of McCann-Erickson (FB, IPG)

The BBC's new iOS iPlayer Radio app is available now, here's our full hands-on review

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We reported on the BBC’s new iPlayer Radio app earlier today, which launched initially for the Web and was swiftly followed up by the iOS version, which hit the App Store in the last couple of hours. While we managed to have a brief play around with the new iOS...
The BBC's new iOS iPlayer Radio app is available now, here's our full hands-on review
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