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How Starbucks is turning itself into a tech company

How startup StereoGrid helps artists get the most out of tracks that “leak” on the internet

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A new mixtape from the hip-hop group SlumVillage debuts today, so last week the band began the delicate process of building buzz online. They partnered with the New York startup StereoGrid, which set out to promote the song via its music delivery platform, a service that allows artists to send...
How startup StereoGrid helps artists get the most out of tracks that “leak” on the internet

Foursquare checks in with a slick new UI

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The app that made "checking in" a common term in today's social-networking parlance just got a complete UI overhaul. [Read more]...
Foursquare checks in with a slick new UI

Science Makes Its First Acquisition: Pinpuff, A Klout For Pinterest That Measures ‘Pinfluence’

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Science, the eight-month-old LA-based technology incubator / studio that brought us the Dollar Shave Club and most recently e-commerce site Uncovet, is making its first acquisition: it is buying Pinpuff, a “Klout for Pinterest” that measures and tracks the influence of Pinterest users — “Pinfluence” in Pinpuff parlance — that...
Science Makes Its First Acquisition: Pinpuff, A Klout For Pinterest That Measures ‘Pinfluence’

Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

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Well, it’s about time on-demand car service Uber landed around these parts. According to a new post on the company’s official blog, Uber has just soft-launched in Philadelphia and now has a small crew of their tell-tale black cars cruising around the city. And I do mean small — a...
Uber Feels The Brotherly Love, Begins Testing Its On-Demand Car Service In Philadelphia

Is 2013 the year Hadoop uptake turns into a ‘tornado’?

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Karmasphere CEO Gail Ennis told me recently she thinks “2013 is going to be the year when we see [Hadoop adoption] go a lot more mainstream and [turn] into a tornado.” I like the prediction, as much for its imagery as for her near-term certainty. Hadoop right now is like...
Is 2013 the year Hadoop uptake turns into a ‘tornado’?
Twitter Uses Its First TV Ad As An Opportunity To Launch Hashtag Pages

Apple And Foxconn Respond To ABC's Report On Work Conditions (AAPL)

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On Monday night, Nightline aired a special report that took a look behind the scenes of a Foxconn factory. Now Apple and Foxconn have issued statements to clarify aspects of people saw, reports ABC. Apple responded to one worker's claim that she carves Apple logos into 6,000 iPads per shift:...
Apple And Foxconn Respond To ABC's Report On Work Conditions (AAPL)

What Facebook and Apple Will Gain by Teaming Up for iOS 6

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If the latest reports are to be believed, we'll soon be doing a lot more "liking" from our iDevices. That's because Apple is expected to roll out Facebook integration in iOS 6, allegedly not unlike it did with Twitter in the last major update to its mobile operating system. ...
What Facebook and Apple Will Gain by Teaming Up for iOS 6

An iPhoto Slide Show on CD

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Q: How can I burn a slideshow that I made in iPhoto on my MacBook Pro onto a CD? A: You can export the slideshow as a video (a QuickTime movie in Apple parlance) and then burn that video to your CD. Here’s how: In iPhoto, after you’ve created the...
An iPhoto Slide Show on CD

A Razorless Dennis Crowley Wonders If Dollar Shave Club is ‘A Meme/Hoax’

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(Photo: Twitter) The trouble with producing a wildly successful viral video is that everything you do afterwards is going to pale in comparison. The folks at Dollar Shave Club appear to be learning this lesson the hard way. The Santa Monica-based company sends you “fucking great” razors for a premium...
A Razorless Dennis Crowley Wonders If Dollar Shave Club is ‘A Meme/Hoax’

Twitter's First TV Commercial Is Really Meant To Sell Advertisers On Hashtags

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Why is Twitter running TV ads all of a sudden? We don't think Twitter is spending that kind of money to sign up new users. (It's doing just fine on that front.) No, we think Twitter is trying to get the attention of big brand advertisers for a whole new...
Twitter's First TV Commercial Is Really Meant To Sell Advertisers On Hashtags

Facebook's App Center: Will developers find the money?

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In business technology parlance, the returns on Facebook’s App Center are soft—squishy even. Developers will go for the Facebook market anyway....
Facebook's App Center: Will developers find the money?

Viddy Raises New Funding from All-Star Cast

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Viddy, which recently rocketed to become the #1 free iOS app, has raised a new round of financing from some very prominent technology and entertainment investors. Information is still coming in, but we’ve learned that the investors in this round include Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, founder of Omniture &...
Viddy Raises New Funding from All-Star Cast

MASSIVE: This Stat Tells You All You Need To Know About The Size Of The Mobile Ad Opportunity

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If there's one statistic that describes the massive untapped opportunity that is mobile advertising, it's the number of dumbphones—"feature phones" in industry parlance—that are still on the market: Six billion. That's 6 billion devices that only make calls, texts and little else, which will one day fail (or their owners...
MASSIVE: This Stat Tells You All You Need To Know About The Size Of The Mobile Ad Opportunity
Apple, Foxconn and the FLA respond to ABC’s “iFactory”

Google: Nobody Uses That Privacy Standard Microsoft Is Complaining About, Because It's Stupid (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google has responded to Microsoft's accusation that it bypassed a privacy setting in Internet Explorer. The full response is below, but here's the basic gist of it: The privacy standard that Microsoft is talking about, P3P, is outdated and doesn't work for the modern Web. Lots of other sites,...
Google: Nobody Uses That Privacy Standard Microsoft Is Complaining About, Because It's Stupid (GOOG, MSFT)

If When Facebook Runs Your Television Advertising

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Imagine a world in which your TV's built-in microphone "heard" your conversations and then showed you specially targeted ads. It's not as far-fetched as it sounds. A London voucher code company put out a pretty nice hoax product called Hearscreen over the weekend. They imagined a world in which televisions'...
If When Facebook Runs Your Television Advertising

Facebook's Latest S-1 Amendment: Yep, We're Still Weak on Mobile

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In a flurry of Facebook news on Wednesday, the company submitted yet another amendment to its S-1 filing to the SEC, further outlining its weaknesses in the mobile realm. The amendment is small, yet highlights an important vulnerability in the company’s ads business. The company’s daily active users — or...
Facebook's Latest S-1 Amendment: Yep, We're Still Weak on Mobile

Airtime: I Probably Won’t Use It, But Here’s Why Millions of Others Will

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If you happened to be off the grid last week, a new video chat startup called Airtime launched, courtesy of two of my favorite “Sean/Shawns” – Parker and Fanning. I decided to leave an Airtime video message for Parker instead of shooting over the usually obligatory “congrats on the...
Airtime: I Probably Won’t Use It, But Here’s Why Millions of Others Will

Can Noel Edmonds make a deal with the internet trolls?

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I had the pleasure of meeting 'Nolly' a few years back – but it seems his encounter with his Facebook tormenter was more fruitfulYet more proof that my cosmic ordering is working, as Broken Britain demagogue Nolly Edmonds hits the headlines again. Noel has met a troll – or, in...
Can Noel Edmonds make a deal with the internet trolls?

Twitter Just Started Fixing Its Biggest Problem With 'Tailored Trends'

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Twitter is easy, right? No—actually, it's way too hard for ordinary people to sort through all the noise and chatter to find interesting tweets. The buzzword in Silicon Valley for this is "discovery." So Twitter's now fixing its discovery problem with a new feature called "Tailored Trends." It's rolling out...
Twitter Just Started Fixing Its Biggest Problem With 'Tailored Trends'
Why Maturing Sites Should Go All Gladwell in Their Marketing
Apple and Foxconn respond to ABC’s iPad factory expose

Voulez-Zous Email Avec Moi? Gmail Now Comes With a Translate Button

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After three years of burying the feature in Gmail Labs, Google is officially incorporating a translate button into email, the company announced today. "Did you ever dream about a future where your communications device could transcend language with ease?" Google asks. Yes, we did! Wait, how did you know that?...
Voulez-Zous Email Avec Moi? Gmail Now Comes With a Translate Button

Netflix gains subscribers, tracks Amazon “carefully”

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“Given Amazon’s size and ambitions, we continue to track their progress carefully as well.” With that brief statement, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings acknowledged one of the online streaming video service’s perceived competitors in its quarterly letter to shareholders as part of today’s first quarter 2012 earnings report: Amazon Prime Instant...
Netflix gains subscribers, tracks Amazon “carefully”
The Meta-Story: How Wired Published Its GitHub Story on GitHub

Nuji repositions itself as ‘Pinterest with rewards’, retailers queue up [Invites]

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If you want to see just how much of an impact Pinterest has made in a short amount of time, witness social shopping startup Nuji, which sent out a press release a few hours ago describing itself as ‘Pinterest with rewards’. It’s an angle that seems to be working though,...
Nuji repositions itself as ‘Pinterest with rewards’, retailers queue up [Invites]
Verizon’s Droid RAZR Family Finally Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich
Mastercard and Visa warn consumers over massive hacking attack
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