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While Everyone Stopped Paying Attention, Bitcoin Went On Another Insane Surge

The Ingram 5: Media's top innovators

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As the media industry continues to undergo unprecedented disruption, thanks to the web and the democratization of distribution that it provides, everyone is searching for the secret to success. Does it come from controlling the platform, as Amazon and Apple do, or in being as open as possible and adapting to...
The Ingram 5: Media's top innovators

Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'

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Well, what do we have here? Another artist operating outside the constraints of the recording industry and yet, against all odds, making money? Probably too good to be true. He's built a huge following on known pirate site YouTube and his first two royalty checks totaled over $200,000, but the...
Alex Day Sells Half A Million Songs By Breaking All The 'Rules'
Disney's new Infinity project uses Skylander-style toys

Look at that DuckDuckGo! Daily search traffic is ballooning, up 227% in 3 months

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True story: just yesterday I had a meeting with an entrepreneur, looked up something on his computer and noticed that he was using alternative search engine DuckDuckGo rather than Google or Bing. And, as pointed out on Hacker News yesterday, he’s apparently far from the only one using it. As...
Look at that DuckDuckGo! Daily search traffic is ballooning, up 227% in 3 months

When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

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Mark Zuckerberg is so young, that the first time he met Netscape founder Marc Andreessen, he didn't know what Netscape did. Andreessen told the story to Wired as part of a long interview: One of the first times Zuckerberg and I got together, in 2005 or 2006, he stopped me...
When Mark Zuckerberg Met Marc Andreessen, He Didn't Know What Netscape Did

Congressional Reps Question Feds Over Botched Domain Seizures

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The government's admission that it had (once again) mistakenly seized and censored a website for over a year when it dropped its case against Rojadirecta/Puerto80 has reminded everyone that Dajaz1 was not an isolate case. It was a part of a wider program where DHS (via ICE) and the DOJ...
Congressional Reps Question Feds Over Botched Domain Seizures
BlackBerry Z10 performance preview: Same Snapdragon, different OS

Silicon Valley hopes to reboot startup visas in 2013

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Google, Microsoft, Facebook, and other tech firms are calling for new visas for entrepreneurs and skilled engineers. So far, though, neither the White House nor Congress has been paying attention. [Read more]...
Silicon Valley hopes to reboot startup visas in 2013
Dennis Crowley's favorite thing about NYC tech? The Muggles are here
Guess What? IBM's A Software Company Now!

A Good Place To Work

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At Opsware I used to teach a management expectations course because I deeply believed in training. In it, I made it clear that I expected every manager to meet with her people on a regular basis. I even gave instructions on how to conduct a 1:1 meeting so there could...
A Good Place To Work

You Saw What Splunk Did Today? Now Get Ready For The Next Hot Enterprise IPO (BLOX)

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If investors are paying attention in the enterprise market (and it looks like they are, based on Splunk's performance), Infoblox should have a good IPO tomorrow. Infoblox hopes to raise $106 million with about 1.8 million shares at a price between $12 and $14 a share, according to its S1....
You Saw What Splunk Did Today? Now Get Ready For The Next Hot Enterprise IPO (BLOX)

Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter

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Photo via t-gaap.com. Apple's big, annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) kicks off Monday in San Francisco. Expect a variety of announcements covering the Mac, iPhone and iPad. Here's what's actually worth paying attention to. 1. iOS 6 iOS is Apple's most important platform: The iPhone, iPad and iPod touch represent...
Apple's WWDC Is Coming: Here Are the 7 Things That Actually Matter
Apple, Time Inc. Solve Their Subscription Squabble

SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features

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Even if you have little interest in SimCity, it's worth paying attention to the messy launch of the series' long-awaited reboot. Like it or not, this is the future of large-scale video games. For three days now, players have complained of issues connecting with the SimCity's servers. One report...
SimCity launch debacle drags on, as EA disables features
Shape Security raises $20M for a project so secret, if it told you, it would have to kill you

Google Uses Personal Data to Tailor 20% of Searches

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Many people think of Google search results as being standard from one person to the next. But if you’ve been paying attention over the years, you’ve probably noticed that more and more searches are being tailored to your personal information. Now we know just how many. AFP/Getty Images Google’s stand...
Google Uses Personal Data to Tailor 20% of Searches

MIT hushing up swarmbot display tech?

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On Wednesday morning, Evan Ackerman over at BotJunkie posted about MIT's Flyfire system. The idea behind the system is simple and very exciting: Swarms of tiny LED-carrying robot helicopters arrange themselves in the air to make 2D or 3D displays in which each bot serves as a single pixel....
MIT hushing up swarmbot display tech?
How Google plans to rule the computing world through Chrome

Should you be tweeting at gigs? Jack White and Bruce Dickinson think not ...

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Live performances are more fun if you're actually paying attentionIf you've attended a Jack White show this year, you might have seen a very modern sign. Jack White does not want you to use social media at his shows. He's unequivocal about this. Signs at the gig tell you that...
Should you be tweeting at gigs? Jack White and Bruce Dickinson think not ...
5 things you need to do now if your Q1 is going poorly

CarryAlongs Dominate, Enterprise Struggles and Hacktivists Rule in 2013

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It’s December and word here in New York is that Mark Anderson, the analyst and CEO of Strategic News Service is in town. That means it’s time for another round of his annual predictions for what he thinks are some of the big trends to watch in technology in the...
CarryAlongs Dominate, Enterprise Struggles and Hacktivists Rule in 2013

Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game

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To call the mobile-based card processing business crowded would be a slight understatement -- launching a reader is nearly an instinctual reaction for commerce outlets that see Square running away with the market. What's to stop a bank from joining the fray? Bank of America doesn't see anything wrong,...
Bank of America gets into card swiping with Mobile Pay on Demand, because 29 can play at that game

Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)

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AOL just announced that it will sell 800 patents to Microsoft for $1 billion cash. Way to go, Tim Armstrong!  Attention Yahoo's Scott Thompson: this is how you make big money off a patent portfolio without poisoning your rep in Silicon Valley (and getting counter-sued in the process). Please...
Way To Go, Tim! (Are You Paying Attention, Yahoo?) (AOL, YHOO)
Messaging war survivor Kik retools with new custom features

Big Data Startup 10gen Raises Gobs Of Money On A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation (ORCL)

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If you aren't paying attention to a market called big data—and in particular a company called 10gen—then wake up! 10gen just raised a hefty $42 million—$73 million to date. Sources tell us its valuation is over half a billion dollars—in the range of $500 million to $550 million. The company...
Big Data Startup 10gen Raises Gobs Of Money On A Half-Billion-Dollar Valuation (ORCL)

Maybe You Should Start Paying Attention to Indie Games Developers

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Big video games like Mass Effect 3 and Halo 4 aren’t going away anytime soon. But a growing cadre of independent games developers is taking the road less traveled — keeping teams tiny and visions narrow. In fact, they say they don’t want to grow. And despite that unorthodox...
Maybe You Should Start Paying Attention to Indie Games Developers
Tim Cook: 'we would never make a 7-inch tablet'

Flurry: China Is Fastest Growing Market For iOS & Android Devices, Chile Comes In 2nd

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It’s no secret that mobile analytics firm Flurry gets a kick out of tracking apps and mobile device adoption trends, and today it released some new data on iOS and Android device adoption around the globe. The United States still leads in the number of active iOS and Android devices...
Flurry: China Is Fastest Growing Market For iOS & Android Devices, Chile Comes In 2nd
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