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Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily

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All About Windows Phone, a news and review site that is – you guessed it – all about Windows Phone claims the Marketplace has surpassed 100,000 applications for the platform, according to data from its own tracking system. Every Windows Phone app has a unique ‘App ID’ number, the...
Windows Phone Marketplace hits 100,000 applications, 313 new apps added daily
Apple’s crackdown on app-ranking manipulation: Confused developers caught in the dragnet

Crowdfunding Confidential: How a wristband for the iPod Nano raised $1M in 30 days

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The following is an excerpt from Scott Steinberg’s new book, The Crowdfunding Bible. The book is free to download at www.CrowdFundingGuides.com, or in e-book form on Apple, Nook and Sony Reader devices. Crowdfunding, hailed by many as a better approach to venture capital and angel investment, hasn’t been lacking...
Crowdfunding Confidential: How a wristband for the iPod Nano raised $1M in 30 days

Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

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Myspace officially pulled the plug on the social music service iLike.com today, putting an end to what once was hailed as the most popular social music service (hat tip to hypebot). iLike was one of the first startups to offer a combination of free music streaming and social networking, which...
Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

CISPA passes House despite opposition

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Despite strong opposition from the White House, digital privacy groups and most Democrats, the controversial Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (PDF) passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 248-168. The vote had initially been scheduled for Friday, but House Republicans moved up the full vote. Supporters of...
CISPA passes House despite opposition

'Lost' Steve Jobs interview discovered in garage

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Hour-long interview with Apple founder, who died last year, to be released in cinemasAn hour-long "lost" interview with the late Steve Jobs will be released in cinemas next week, after it was acquired for US distribution. Magnolia Pictures is hoping that Steve Jobs: The Lost Interview will spark the interest...
'Lost' Steve Jobs interview discovered in garage

Over-the-Air TV Catches Second Wind, Aided by Web

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It’s cool to have rabbit ears again. Largely relegated to obscurity decades ago, old-fashioned television broadcasts — over the airwaves and not via cable or satellite — are enjoying an unexpected revival in the digital era. With an increased array of online-video programming now drawing viewers’ attention, companies are starting...
Over-the-Air TV Catches Second Wind, Aided by Web
O'Reilly Media's VP of Product Strategy thinks of piracy as just another marketing expense

How StumbleUpon saved itself

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It doesn’t have Facebook’s huge user base or Pinterest’s deafening buzz, but some people use this quiet social media service just as much, and advertisers actually prefer putting their ad dollars in it. FORTUNE — StumbleUpon, the 11-year-old social site, has managed something few Silicon Valley companies have: a comeback. It may...
How StumbleUpon saved itself

Ron Paul video game rockets past its funding goal on Kickstarter

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Move over, Mario: digital hero Ron Paul has to collect gold coins and delegates on his way to conquering the White HouseThe main character is obsessed with collecting gold as sound money and devotes his time to clashing with federal reserve bosses in a bid to shut them down. Sound...
Ron Paul video game rockets past its funding goal on Kickstarter

Fighting obscurity, Wolfram Alpha set to launch pro product with consumer appeal

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If one robotic personal assistant can show off the sexy insides of computational search engine Wolfram Alpha, perhaps an upcoming release can breathe even more life back into the engine often thought to be a tool for nerds. Three year-old Wolfram Alpha is set to launch a $4.99 per...
Fighting obscurity, Wolfram Alpha set to launch pro product with consumer appeal

Boot up: HTML5 myths, MySpace grows again, a US without Apple? and more

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Plus PlayBook sales grow (sort of), Blinkx gets into video, hacking porn and moreA quick burst of 8 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHacker says porn site users compromised, claims Anonymous affiliation >> USATODAY.comUp to 350,000 users' names leaked: The breach is a potential...
Boot up: HTML5 myths, MySpace grows again, a US without Apple? and more

China Mobile Backed OS Meant to Rival IPhone Falls Into Obscurity

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China Mobile's effort to support its own mobile operating system to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone appears to be falling by the wayside, mired by its......
China Mobile Backed OS Meant to Rival IPhone Falls Into Obscurity

Riot Games plans epic $3 million tournament series for its League of Legends title

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Just a few weeks ago we introduced you to a game entitled ‘League of Legends,’ noting that it had grown to the point that having a bit of knowledge about it is now a requirement. Today, we have more on League, often shortened to ‘LoL,’ and what its future holds....
Riot Games plans epic $3 million tournament series for its League of Legends title
Yahoo Meme shutting down on May 25th
Show me the money: StumbleUpon hires a VP of sales for revenue growth

Highlight CEO Paul Davison Launches Elastic Network Of A Different Color

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Remember Color? Bill Nguyen's massively funded app might have slipped into obscurity (again), but a slightly different network for connecting nearby strangers still wowed 'em at SXSW. Here's why.Quick quiz. Who's this: "How cool would it be if, anytime you're near somebody, you could just look through their camera roll?"...
Highlight CEO Paul Davison Launches Elastic Network Of A Different Color

Crazy Frog 2.0? Pops scores $1.5m for custom alerts

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Remember Crazy Frog? The bike-riding amphibian and his irritating, ubiquitous song symbolized the premium ringtone market a few years ago, before — thankfully — fading into obscurity as smartphones and apps helped crush the popularity of expensive over-the-air mobile tunes. But while the frog may look more like a dinosaur...
Crazy Frog 2.0? Pops scores $1.5m for custom alerts

Band Explains Why It Loves When Fans Download Unauthorized Copies Of Its Music

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There's an interesting blog post by Alexander Abnos, who is both a musician in the band Secret Cities and currently working as an intern at WNYC's SoundCheck radio program. He talks about how much his band loves the fact that people download their music, because it's helped them to build...
Band Explains Why It Loves When Fans Download Unauthorized Copies Of Its Music

Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

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I am calling shenanigans on this year's SXSW fad. The microclimate that is SXSW and San Francisco often creates hype for services that, ultimately, no one is going to really care about. Foursquare and Twitter did well at SXSW in their growth phases but those companies may prove to...
Ambient Social Location Apps Will be Consumer Duds

Having a Low Klout Score Can Now Ruin Your Life

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(blog.thedaysman.com) People who care too much about social media will argue that a low Klout score is an embarrassing blight on your Internet presence, but apparently a subpar number derived from a startup's questionable algorithm can now also ruin your life. According to Wired, a man named Sam Fiorella had...
Having a Low Klout Score Can Now Ruin Your Life
East coast wind grid gets a go ahead

What It Was Like Working For Pinterest When Its Traffic Exploded

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We interviewed the most interesting teenager in Silicon Valley right now, Gumroad founder Sahil Lavingia. Lavingia was one of Pinterest's first employees. He worked there from August 2010, which Pinterest had 5,000 users, until August 2011, when Pinterest was generating 1 billion monthly page views. Today the site has...
What It Was Like Working For Pinterest When Its Traffic Exploded

E La Carte Hires Former OpenTable Director of Sales

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Anyone that’s booked a reservation from a phone or a computer is probably using OpenTable without even realizing it. Near-ubiquitous despite its obscurity, OpenTable has reached the point in its business where early employees start to leave and shake things up at another company. That’s what John Martin, former...
E La Carte Hires Former OpenTable Director of Sales

Thoughts on IP Reforms and Best Practices for Creators

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I recently completed a four-part videos series called Everything is a Remix and some of the series’ fans were disappointed that it closed without giving specific directions on what we can all do. It’s a common final act in documentaries and expecting that kind of closure is understandable, but there’s...
Thoughts on IP Reforms and Best Practices for Creators

Android 4.0.4 allegedly bound for Motorola Xoom Wifi

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In an attempt to rescue its year-old Xoom tablet from obscurity, Motorola may soon push out an over-the-air OS update to Android 4. [Read more]...
Android 4.0.4 allegedly bound for Motorola Xoom Wifi

Letter: Alan Turing revisited

www.guardian.co.uk
In his famous article in 1950 Alan Turing proclaimed: "I believe that by the end of the century ... one will be able to speak of machines thinkingwithout expecting to be contradicted." Clearly the famous Turing got it wrong (Tom Melzer, G2, 18 June). And even if the Turing test...
Letter: Alan Turing revisited

EU v Google: Why ask one question when you can ask 69?

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Late on Monday it emerged that the French data watchdog CNIL — which has been conducting an investigation into Google’s new privacy policy on behalf of the European Commission — had sent a letter to the search giant with a list of 69 questions. Well, really, it’s 68 questions and...
EU v Google: Why ask one question when you can ask 69?

China Mobile OS built to rival iPhone falls into obscurity

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China Mobile's effort to support its own mobile operating system to compete with the likes of Apple's iPhone appears to be falling by the wayside, mired by its failure to attract developers and enough backing from handset manufacturers....
China Mobile OS built to rival iPhone falls into obscurity
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