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Skype boss Tony Bates: Is this Microsoft’s next CEO?

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There was lots of speculation a while back about the possibility of Steven Sinofsky, the Microsoft Windows president, being positioned to succeed Steve Ballmer as Microsoft CEO someday. As I mentioned at the time, it’s not clear if Sinofsky would even want the job. Microsoft's Steve Ballmer and Skype's...
Skype boss Tony Bates: Is this Microsoft’s next CEO?
Twitter supports 'Small Business Saturday' with free ads

In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

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In declaring victory in yesterday's election, President Barack Obama just gave us a fascinating case study in how Twitter and Facebook are doing. As the networks called the election in his favor, his social media operatives posted identical messages at virtually the same time to Facebook and Twitter: the words...
In Facebook And Twitter On Election Night, A Study Of Contrasts (FB)

MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Donna White

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Now we start the guest post part of this MBA Mondays series on People. First up is AVC regular Donna White. In this post, Donna explains that recruiting is fun if you approach it the right way. I know many founders who don't really enjoy recruiting so this post is...
MBA Mondays: Guest Post From Donna White

Current status of the “Browser Wars”

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In this report we will examine the current status of what is often referred to as the “Browser Wars.” How popular are the various web browsers around the world right now? As you’ll see, there are significant regional differences in web browser usage. We’ve done this on two levels....
Current status of the “Browser Wars”

Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

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Evidence from Andrew Marr that blogs are 'as influential as any newspaper' prompts debate on whether they are journalistsLord Justice Leveson has queried whether bloggers would have to be brought in a revised system of press regulation, as he heard evidence from Andrew Marr about the growing power of political...
Lord Justice Leveson discusses role of bloggers

10 Principles For Not Killing Your Startup

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Everywhere you look these days, people are attempting to start innovative businesses and nonprofits, working on putting team, product and financing together, and generally trying to change the world - or, at least, their world - through entrepreneurship. Meanwhile, I strongly suspect that the mortality rate of tech startups is...
10 Principles For Not Killing Your Startup

Your Website Will Work Better When You Realize It's Not Your Website

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As an American spending a year in South Africa, I’m horrified by South African drivers. Every single one of them drives on the wrong side of the road. No matter how much I honk, yell, and gesture, they just keep doing it. And the police are no help either. They...
Your Website Will Work Better When You Realize It's Not Your Website

Britain weighs proposal to allow greatly increased Internet ‘snooping’

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LONDON — Under daily observation from thousands of surveillance cameras mounted everywhere from street corners to taxicabs to public parks, Britons rank among the most-watched people on Earth. But a new government plan is poised to take the gaze of this nation’s security services dramatically deeper: letting them examine the...
Britain weighs proposal to allow greatly increased Internet ‘snooping’
Has the iPhone peaked? Apple's iPhone 4S seen outselling iPhone 5

Someone at Foursquare Did the Right Thing and Made a Tumblr of Inside Engineering Jokes

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Guys, we’re so glad Twitter is back. How else would we find things like this little gem, tweeted out yesterday by Foursquare head of product Harry Heymann with the observation, “I think the heat in nyc melted the brains of the @foursquare eng team.” It’s #WhatShould4sqCallMe, a Tumblr devoted wholly to the trials and...
Someone at Foursquare Did the Right Thing and Made a Tumblr of Inside Engineering Jokes

The Dave Hill Look in Lightroom

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Dave Hill is a genius. Period. I could look at his images all day long and his behind the scenes videos are strangely addictive. Naturally, thousands want to create his hyper-real, painterly, utterly hypnotising look on their images. The first observation one can make about his method is the painstaking...
The Dave Hill Look in Lightroom

"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

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Earlier today, I wrote an anti-Microsoft post. Actually, it wasn’t so anti-Microsoft, I thought I was decidedly fair. My thesis was basically that Microsoft was done in the consumer space, but that they’d continue to do well as an enterprise company going forward.  Essentially, they’d follow the IBM path. Nothing...
"Microsoft Is The Best!" — Unnamed Microsoft Employee

A Review of Consistent Designs on the Web

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The visual language of a website impresses a visitor far beyond their first glimpse. In fact, in observing the best websites, you notice that the small details speak to you subconsciously and that consistency improves your experience of the website and as a result makes you more likely to return....
A Review of Consistent Designs on the Web

T-Mobile USA Testing iPhone-Compatible 4G HSPA+ Service at Moscone West

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Yesterday, 9to5Mac reported that an iPhone user running on T-Mobile's network had observed the curious phenomenon of 3G connectivity showing up on his device when in the immediate vicinity of the Moscone West convention center where Apple is holding its Worldwide Developers Conference next week. The user, who frequently passes...
T-Mobile USA Testing iPhone-Compatible 4G HSPA+ Service at Moscone West

'An Unparalleled Observation': Atmospheric Changes in a Planet Beyond Our Solar System

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A "hot Jupiter" and its host star shed light -- literally -- on the interaction between a solar flare and a giant planet's atmosphere....
'An Unparalleled Observation': Atmospheric Changes in a Planet Beyond Our Solar System

This Philly Startup Wants To Transform The Way Brands Use Pinterest And Instagram

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Sometimes a great business idea isn't the result of years of planning, a lifelong dream, or a sudden magical flash of insight. It's about seeing a trend and jumping on it.  That's what happened with Apu Gupta, the co-founder and CEO of Curalate, a company that provides advanced image analytics...
This Philly Startup Wants To Transform The Way Brands Use Pinterest And Instagram

Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

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Yesterday, many news outlets reported that Newsweek owner Barry Diller had said or implied that Newsweek might kill its print edition this fall and go all digital. This news, not surprisingly, apparently sent the Newsweek newsroom into a panic. And it prompted Newsweek's legendary editor, Tina Brown, to take time...
Does Barry Diller Know Something About The Future Of Newsweek That Tina Brown Doesn't Know?

Leaked "Higgs" video posted - and then deleted - from CERN site

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Spokesman for CERN in video talks about observation of "a new particle" described as one of the biggest discoveries in decades. [Read more]...
Leaked "Higgs" video posted - and then deleted - from CERN site

Does the future for Europe's young unemployed lie online?

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In France, there are 70,000 unfilled jobs in the digital sector – specialist academies are turning 'dropouts' into developersSouheil Hajem, 20, always had a taste for IT. However, he doesn't define himself as a "geek", and didn't realise his skills were sought after. For him, it was just a hobby....
Does the future for Europe's young unemployed lie online?

The Criminal Mind

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The scientific study of crime got its start on a cold, gray November morning in 1871, on the east coast of Italy. Cesare Lombroso, a psychiatrist and prison doctor at an asylum for the criminally insane, was performing a routine autopsy on an infamous Calabrian brigand named Giuseppe Villella. Lombroso...
The Criminal Mind

Tony Robbins – Buffalo Content Maker

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I had the good luck to spend a little time with Tony Robbins, who you’d think of as a motivational speaker, but who I know to be an inspirational thinker and accomplished business man. But, after doing a project with him (can’t talk about that yet), I know another...
Tony Robbins – Buffalo Content Maker

Google head worried about privacy risk posed by civilian drones

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In a subscribers-only interview published Saturday in the British newspaper, The Guardian, Google chairman Eric Schmidt called for increased regulation for non-military and non-law enforcement uses of drones. "How would you feel if your neighbor went over and bought a commercial observation drone that they can launch from their...
Google head worried about privacy risk posed by civilian drones
Apple SVP Design Jony Ive speaks on Apple's design process and the 'Bankruptcy Days'
Astronomers puzzled over huge black hole in the middle of small galaxy
TO BE CLEAR: JC Penney May Have Just Had The Worst Quarter In Retail History

Facebook and Twitter, hand in hand in the news

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We wanted to share an interesting observation about the two social networks that are dominating our collective mindshare these days: Facebook and Twitter. Both get their fair share of attention from the media, but a very interesting pattern has emerged over the last year that we will reveal here below....
Facebook and Twitter, hand in hand in the news

How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave

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Algorithms, the key ingredients of all significant computer programs, have probably influenced your Christmas shopping and may one day determine how you voteKeynes's observation (in his General Theory) that "practical men who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influences, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist"...
How algorithms secretly shape the way we behave

Please Don't Tell Me What You're Watching on Netflix

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Facebook’s “frictionless sharing” system means you end up telling your friends about everything you’re doing, whether they want to know or not. Netflix wants to tie this into its streaming service but can’t, because of a U.S. privacy law. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, who is also a Facebook board member,...
Please Don't Tell Me What You're Watching on Netflix
Astronomers find life on Earth by looking at the Moon
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