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Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing

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One of the hottest concepts in mobile right now is the idea of “context.” The thought process goes something like this: because the modern smartphone comes equipped with all kinds of sensors, is always on, and tends to be touched by its owner quite frequently, mobile app developers have an...
Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing

Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram

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We first reported on Clinch‘s social video editor when it hit the App Store back in September, a mobile app that helps its users create “enhanced video experiences”. In real terms, this means that Clinch combines videos, pictures and content from multiple sources, based on location and time, and can...
Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram

Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

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This past weekend at SXSWi, BBH Labs, an experimental arm of the international marketing agency, came under heat for its Homeless Hotspots project. In a nutshell, members of the Austin, Texas’ homeless community were given a 4G hotspot, a shirt announcing the available service and a wage of $20 per day. The idea...
Homeless Hotspots, the digerati and the future of actually making a difference

Wikiweb: A beautiful iOS Wikipedia app that lets you visualize connections between articles

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Wikipedia may have been one of the Web’s most recognizable brands for years, but it sure took its time to roll-out an official Android app, finally launching on Google’s mobile OS in January this year. However, an iOS app has been available since 2009. So with the two dominant mobile...
Wikiweb: A beautiful iOS Wikipedia app that lets you visualize connections between articles

Apple Vs. Samsung: Everything You Need To Know About The (Patent) Trial Of The Century (AAPL)

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The patent trial of the century between Apple and Samsung finally kicked off Monday in San Jose as lawyers for the two companies began the process of selecting a jury. If you haven't been following it closely, here are a few things you should know about the case: Apple filed...
Apple Vs. Samsung: Everything You Need To Know About The (Patent) Trial Of The Century (AAPL)
Autonomy founder strikes out at HP over failed acquisition
The economics of energy, industry, and the Internet

Documents by Readdle Rolls Out for iPhone

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Back in January, we brought you news on Readdle’s Documents for iPad, which we called a lean but powerful file-management app, which also enabled document-viewing and media playback. And now this is also available for the smaller-screened form factor of the iPhone and iPod touch. As we noted at the...
Documents by Readdle Rolls Out for iPhone

Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

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Over the years, Skype has gained a greater acceptance by businesses, especially as the VOIP client has improved the features for video chat and group messaging. It is now common to see small call centers and virtual offices powered by Skype, as well as the editorial staffs of major...
Review: Advansys RecollX for Skype keeps a searchable archive of Skype convos, IMs, and files

The Next Web goes hands-on with the new Nike+ FuelBand

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Nike announced its new FuelBand technology back in January, an extension to its existing, uber-popular Nike+ mobile app. The Nike+ FuelBand, in a nutshell, is a wristband that tracks and measures every movement you make. It’s also Nike’s attempt to expand its reach beyond the serious runners and keep-fit freaks,...
The Next Web goes hands-on with the new Nike+ FuelBand

Hey, Google, It's Time To Suck It Up And Buy Pinterest For $2 Billion

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At a conference recently, an industry guru made an impassioned argument that Google should immediately buy Pinterest, the photo-pinning social site that has taken the world by storm. The argument was persuasive. Here, in a nutshell, are the guru's key points: Google sucks at social and will always suck...
Hey, Google, It's Time To Suck It Up And Buy Pinterest For $2 Billion

Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

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We first covered Fruux way, way back in 2008, when it was just a “small and convenient system preference pane, that syncs your Address Book between different Macs.” At the time, we called Fruux a (free) alternative to MobileMe, and it seemed Apple agreed…and thus refused to feature it as...
Fruux, the iCloud for everyone, rolls out new calendar-sharing feature and Pro accounts

Webs CEO: Facebook Connect Is The Future, Data Portability No Big Deal

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Webs is a giant of a company, allowing millions of people around the world to get a website up and running without any coding knowledge.We took some time to talk to Haroon Mokhtarzada, the company’s CEO, about what Webs is up to, where it is heading, and why the company...
Webs CEO: Facebook Connect Is The Future, Data Portability No Big Deal
Ok, this is getting silly: Google cuts storage prices -- again

Kuvva goes mobile, bringing curated wallpaper art to your iPhone

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We first covered Kuvva in April last year, noting that it is “the easiest way to have a unique, stylish Twitter background that changes weekly.” At that time, Kuvva sourced and curated content from some of the world’s leading artists, designers, illustrators and photographers to bring quality, beautiful images to...
Kuvva goes mobile, bringing curated wallpaper art to your iPhone

The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

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The Liberator’s 3D-printed parts By now, you have probably heard about the Liberator, a 3D printed plastic gun designed, assembled, and test-fired by Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed. Is it legal? Last week, the State Department’s arms export office demanded that Defense Distributed remove CAD files for the Liberator from...
The Constitution and the 3D Printed Plastic Pistol

Chartboost raises $19m from Sequoia, TransLink and SK Telecom to help mobile game developers monetize

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Chartboost has been plying its trade for the best part of two years now, helping mobile game developers increase their revenues by making it easier to manage their in-game advertising. And the San Francisco-based startup is taking a big step towards cementing its position in the mobile ad industry, announcing...
Chartboost raises $19m from Sequoia, TransLink and SK Telecom to help mobile game developers monetize
Google's Nexus Strategy In A Nutshell: Cheap Mobile Internet Everywhere

Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

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The touch-friendly modern UI at the core of Windows 8 looks and feels like no Windows that's come before, but for music lovers, the question is how does it sound? This early into the life cycle of the Windows Store, the best music apps--as with any other genre--are going...
Ear candy! The best Windows 8 music apps

Reid Hoffman: Losing Twitter Made LinkedIn Better

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When LinkedIn’s tweet-sharing partnership with Twitter dissolved months ago, it looked like a major problem for LinkedIn. But Reid Hoffman, co-founder and now executive chairman of the company, ain’t trippin’. “We were initially trying pretty hard to keep the relationship with Twitter,” Hoffman said, because “we were concerned about the...
Reid Hoffman: Losing Twitter Made LinkedIn Better

Famo.us, The Framework For Fast And Beautiful HTML5 Apps, Will Be Free Thanks To "Huge Hardware Vendor Interest"

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Famo.us, the Javascript framework designed for building crazy rich (yet super fast) interfaces in pure HTML5, is making two announcements out of the HTML5 Developer Conference in San Francisco this morning: the framework will be free to developers thanks to a few “huge hardware vendors” taking interest, and it’s getting...
Famo.us, The Framework For Fast And Beautiful HTML5 Apps, Will Be Free Thanks To "Huge Hardware Vendor Interest"
The New New Web: Ask Not Who Needs It, Ask Who Wants It

The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion

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Social Media Insights is a daily newsletter from Business Insider that collects and delivers the top social media news first thing every morning. You can sign up to receive Social Media Insights here or at the bottom of this post. The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion (Inc.)Peter Thiel, the...
The Day Facebook Turned Down $1 Billion

Does TiVo make Products or Patents?

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For all intents and purposes, TiVo “invented” the DVR. Actually, they didn’t, but it’s a fair statement that they first successfully commercialized it and brought the concept to the massess.  Further, they did it with competition (ReplayTV), which is often the exact thing that stalls new consumer technology adoption....
Does TiVo make Products or Patents?
Apple Beats Estimates In Q2 2013, Posts First YoY Earnings Decline Since 2003: $43.6B In Revenue, $9.5B In Profit, EPS Of $10.09

Senzari launches Wahwah for iOS, a social music-streaming app with a focus on activities and location

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We’ve previously written about how music service Senzari was planning to take on Pandora and traditional radio, launching initially back in 2011 in private beta, before opening to everyone in Brazil, Spain and the US last March. The Miami-based company then went on to acquire Berlin location-based music startup Wahwah.fm...
Senzari launches Wahwah for iOS, a social music-streaming app with a focus on activities and location

Remember Jitterbug Phones For Seniors? Here’s The iPad Equivalent

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Remember Jitterbug, the big-buttoned phones for seniors that made using those confusing, new-fangled cellphone thingies so much easier to handle? Well it looks like someone has gone out and built the equivalent for the iPad. Which literally made me laugh out loud when I read the news, because the iPad...
Remember Jitterbug Phones For Seniors? Here’s The iPad Equivalent

The Fake “Global War on Terror” in a Nutshell « American Everyman

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The Fake “Global War on Terror” in a Nutshell « American Everyman

Why panning for gold may be detrimental to open access research

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The gold model for open access, supported by the UK government, could lead to significant savings - but only if all the policies surrounding research are joined upThe government's response last week to the recommendations of the Finch Report on open access was a bold one, advocating a policy for...
Why panning for gold may be detrimental to open access research

Video: Malcolm Gladwell dissing Steve Jobs

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“And of the great entrepreneurs of this era, people will have forgotten Steve Jobs” FORTUNE — Edited down to 2 minutes for your convenience, author Malcolm Gladwell’s provocative remarks about which entrepreneurs will be remembered 50 years from now and which forgotten: http://youtu.be/6FrnyIUVrHw In a nutshell, the bestselling author (Tipping Point, Blink,...
Video: Malcolm Gladwell dissing Steve Jobs
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