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Let's (Gamify) Date(ing), And Make It Addicting In The Process

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Editor’s Note: Event Partnerships Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. A few months ago I broke down and did something I swore I’d never do. Yes,...
Let's (Gamify) Date(ing), And Make It Addicting In The Process
Harvard secret scanned faculty emails to find source of leaked cheating memo
Bitcoin me: Adam Draper's Boost VC makes a big bet on the virtual currency

Googler Urges Boycott Of Amazon Over Pricing (GOOG, AMZN)

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Tim Bray, co-inventor of XML and former director of Web technologies at Sun Microsystems, is now one of the more public faces for Google. He's pretty sawed-off at Amazon at the moment, and he's urging readers of his personal blog to boycott Amazon.  He explains why on his personal blog,...
Googler Urges Boycott Of Amazon Over Pricing (GOOG, AMZN)
Fab steps up social, dumps Google+ for Pinterest

Paul Graham Giving Away Billion Dollar Startup Ideas, Basically

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"You're welcome!" (via twitter/pg) Betabeat first alerted you to the phenomenon of investors giving away their best ideas like so many party favors last June. But it appears repeat offender Paul Graham is at it again! Back in 2008, Mr. Graham kicked off the practice by posting a list of...
Paul Graham Giving Away Billion Dollar Startup Ideas, Basically

No, metered-content walls won't save journalism

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Paywalls of all kinds have been popping up at newspapers across North America like mushrooms after a rainstorm, thanks in large part to the adoption of a metered paywall at the New York Times last year. The latest to join the cavalcade are some of the major papers in Canada’s...
No, metered-content walls won't save journalism

PostCrunch

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Monday was my last day at TechCrunch, after more than four years and 4,000 posts. This blog is my new home on the Web. I’m keeping it simple. Just a WordPress blog where I will write about startups, technology, and media. This is a personal blog. It is not a...
PostCrunch

Penelope Trunk: Publishers' revenue model "assumes authors are going to flake"

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Popular blogger and Brazen Careerist founder Penelope Trunk has a new book, The New American Dream, and she’s gotten a lot of attention because of a post that she wrote about that book last week. This attention, she said, surprises her. In a post entitled “How I got a big...
Penelope Trunk: Publishers' revenue model "assumes authors are going to flake"

Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

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Tumblr is a massive site with a very dedicated user base. But so far the company hasn’t built a robust platform for third party developers. There are certainly apps and web extensions that work with Tumblr. But the company has had several public spats with independent developers over the last...
Tumblr is ready to make nice with developers, recruiting new API lead

Caterina Fake Launches Pinwheel, Which Lets You Leave Notes Around The World

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Caterina Fake, who previously cofounded Flickr and Hunch, has launched a new startup called Pinwheel, which lets you leave vitrtual notes around the world. She announced the launch on her personal blog earlier today. Enter the Internet of things, where you can choose to follow people, places or things. The notes...
Caterina Fake Launches Pinwheel, Which Lets You Leave Notes Around The World

Former Twitter Developer Joins Etsy, Will Work From Gorgeous Island Instead of New York City

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A painting of Galiano Island, where Mr. Bryant will be working, for sale on Etsy. (etsy.com) Avi Bryant, a well-known developer who most recently worked at Twitter, just announced he's joining Etsy to head up a mysterious new project that will help Etsy's shops become "more economically viable despite being...
Former Twitter Developer Joins Etsy, Will Work From Gorgeous Island Instead of New York City

CEO Bloggers: To Blog or Not to Blog

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Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo, he hosts a show on business and has published books on success.  Follow him @ashkan. “Where do you get the time to write so much as a company CEO, and more importantly, shouldn’t you be closing deals or doing something more useful?”...
CEO Bloggers: To Blog or Not to Blog

How To Create Your Own Lifestream On A Wordpress Blog In 3 Easy Steps

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Most of us have heard of lifestreaming before.  Some refer to it has a logging of your entire life online (maybe in a blog or YouTube or something similar).  You can also use the word lifestreaming to refer to a stream containing all of your online activity.  For instance, you...
How To Create Your Own Lifestream On A Wordpress Blog In 3 Easy Steps
Ev Williams Takes To Medium To Discuss The True Purpose Of His New Publishing Tool
Reframing the problems with "freemium" by charging the marketing department
Posner smacks down Apple, Motorola and the U.S. patent system

David Tisch Steps Down From Managing Director Role At TechStars

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David Tisch, the well known- New York City-based seed investor and advisor, is stepping down from his role as Managing Director of the TechStars startup accelerator. Tisch has been with TechStars since 2010, when he co-founded the program’s New York city location. He announced the move in a post published...
David Tisch Steps Down From Managing Director Role At TechStars

Jason, May The Force Be With You

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One of the marks of a great blogger is following your convictions and convincing the world of the truth you know in your heart. Jason Kincaid is that blogger, whether he is calling out Apple for enabling patent trolls or VEVO’s hypocrisy in using pirated video at an event. Jason...
Jason, May The Force Be With You

Beautiful Websites: Pictory’s Ode to Spring

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There’s currently a debate ranging in the publishing world over whether the web is robust enough of a platform to present magazine-like stories properly — paginated content heavy on photography, design and stylized type. The current popular opinion is that the web is not up to snuff, and thus...
Beautiful Websites: Pictory’s Ode to Spring

Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

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We’ve all by now heard about how Yahoo is trying to get some “cool” with a supposed $1 billion purchase of hip blogging platform Tumblr, but it may be a moot point if Tumblr’s users fail to stick around post-sale. Microsoft and Facebook may be trying to make a move ahead...
Hell No, Tumblr Users Won't Go To Yahoo!

I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

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Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. Two of my favorite things are shoes and tech. That a site exists which combines...
I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey
Bring It, WordPress: Squarespace's Version 6 Launches New Developer Platform.

MyFiveBy Wants To Join The Conversation With A Unique, Browser-Based Microblogging Tool

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Every few years someone tries to unseat the big social networks by creating something unique and unusual. They often fail. However, I think MyFiveBy has a fighting chance. Built by a team out of Barcelona, the web-based app creates a sort of “workspace” for your microblogging exploits, allowing you to...
MyFiveBy Wants To Join The Conversation With A Unique, Browser-Based Microblogging Tool
Song Pop Hits 2 Million Daily Active Users, Many Of Them Probably Flirting

Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (That's A Good Thing)

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As a major media figure on the Internet, I often find it difficult to manage all of my content outlets. I have a Twitter feed connected to my Facebook connected to my Tumblr. I also have a personal blog that I ignore and a few other things I shouldn’t ignore....
Shareist Is A Content Management System For Your Content Management System (That's A Good Thing)
Apple changes App Store search without warning, costs developers sales

Jack Dorsey Confirms He No Longer Has An Operational Role At Twitter

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This just in from Jack Dorsey's personal blog: There was a great profile in the New York Times about Twitter's CEO, Dick Costolo, which mentioned my work at the company. It's not a common arrangement, so I'd like to clarify a few points. In Spring of 2011, Dick asked me to take...
Jack Dorsey Confirms He No Longer Has An Operational Role At Twitter
How a banner ad for H&R Block appeared on apple.com--without Apple's OK

Early apps for touch-based Ubuntu reveal a mostly clean aesthetic

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The clatter of ergonomic keyboards is already bearing fruit, just two months after the Ubuntu developer community was let loose on the SDK for the newly touch-enabled OS. Canonical's Michael Hall has posted an update on his personal blog detailing progress with some core apps, such as Calendar and...
Early apps for touch-based Ubuntu reveal a mostly clean aesthetic
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