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This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

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Welcome to Friday, gents and ladies. It’s that lovely day of the week when the mind turns to martinis and other such delights. I hope you have worked sufficiently during the week to warrant a real break. Now, as always, this post is our weekly roundup of all things Microsoft....
This week at Microsoft: Bing, Windows Phone, and a horse

Understanding Instagram and why Flickr might just have a chance

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You might think photo-sharing is just a harmless activity enjoyed by many mobile-phone users, but over the past few weeks it has become the latest battleground where internet giants try to topple each other and/or build fortresses around their networks. The recent contretemps between Instagram and Twitter — in which...
Understanding Instagram and why Flickr might just have a chance

Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram

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We first reported on Clinch‘s social video editor when it hit the App Store back in September, a mobile app that helps its users create “enhanced video experiences”. In real terms, this means that Clinch combines videos, pictures and content from multiple sources, based on location and time, and can...
Clinch refreshes its social video-editing app to let you tap content posted on Twitter and Instagram
Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship

LinkedIn now lets you follow big thinkers, or even become one

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LinkedIn, looking to lure more of its 175 million users to visit its website regularly, has begun inviting members to follow a cast of 150 "influential thought leaders." Following them doesn't mean you're necessarily linking in with them, as you might do now with current and past colleagues, but...
LinkedIn now lets you follow big thinkers, or even become one

Just launched: Eventup, an online marketplace for venues and event spaces

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Have you ever tried to book an event space online? It’s hard. Finding an impressive, unique venue that doesn’t feel like a YMCA conference room often requires personal connections or the help of a professional. Just Googling “event spaces” brings up a load of miserable options. The best one that...
Just launched: Eventup, an online marketplace for venues and event spaces

Former HuffPo Execs Unveil Their First Incubated Startup, CasaHop, An Airbnb For House Swaps

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Lerer Ventures partner Eric Hippeau has seen a lot of social travel startups, but none have impressed him. He asked his Soho Tech Labs colleague, Paul Berry, to come up with something better.The result was New York-based CasaHop, a startup that is soft launching today and will officially launch in...
Former HuffPo Execs Unveil Their First Incubated Startup, CasaHop, An Airbnb For House Swaps

Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

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This post is brought to you by HP Elite. Find out more at hp.com/elite. It’s simple fact that there is no better form of advertising than organic word of mouth marketing. There is no recommendation like the one that comes from a trusted or loved one – those that...
Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government

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Gimmie, a startup that began with rewards for mobile gamers, has just shifted its focus to Asian markets by relocating to Singapore and taking funding from a government agency there. The company said today that it has took 639,000 Singaporean dollars ($522,000) in funding from a group led by WaveMaker...
Mobile Rewards Startup Gimmie Pivots Focus to Asia, Takes Funding From Singaporean Government

Meet FinSpy, the Favorite Spyware of Oppressive Governments Everywhere [Video]

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Creepy. (Screengrab) Google engineer Morgan Marquis-Boire and Ph.D. computer science student Bill Marczak introduced New York Times readers today to FinSpy, one of the scariest spyware packages you’ve probably never heard of. Mr. Marquis-Boire and Mr. Marczak have been on FinSpy’s trail, mapping all its nasty flavors, since earlier this year. The...
Meet FinSpy, the Favorite Spyware of Oppressive Governments Everywhere [Video]

Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

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For months, we've been fielding rumors (and filtering out the facts) about MySpace's proposed redesign and rebranding. Tonight's report on TechCrunch outlines a few minor details of the overall plan to stop the site's hemorrhaging users and stem its financial decline. As we've known (and as we predicted last year),...
Open Thread: Can MySpace Really Make a Comeback?

Guess how many Seattle VCs have the Midas touch?

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No Seattle VCs made the Midas List. Photo: Mark Herpel Each year, Forbes ranks the top 100 venture capitalists. The “Midas List” — as the ranking is called — attempts to identify those investors who are building the most valuable technology and life science companies. It is easy to pick...
Guess how many Seattle VCs have the Midas touch?

From SF Disrupt To 500 Startups, CardFlick’s Next Trick Is Managing Your Personal Connections

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The winner of the Audience Choice Award during TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco, CardFlick launched with an application for building digital business cards on your mobile device and sharing them with new contacts. Rather than bumping to share those cards, users “flick” them to other users who have downloaded the app....
From SF Disrupt To 500 Startups, CardFlick’s Next Trick Is Managing Your Personal Connections

The Smart Way A Little Known Startup Recruited Talent From MIT And Harvard

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Romotive is a little 10-15 person shop in Las Vegas that's turning smart phones into affordable robots. CEO Keller Rinaudo attended Harvard and he's actively recruiting top talent to join the little-known team. Romotive is one of the best new startups to work for. It's innovative and it is...
The Smart Way A Little Known Startup Recruited Talent From MIT And Harvard

Seattle 2.0 Awards: Vote for Schmoozer of the Year (and we mean that in a good way)

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We had fun choosing the categories for the Seattle 2.0 Startup Awards this year, keeping the most popular of the traditional categories from the annual event but also adding some new ones to the mix. Today’s featured category, Schmoozer of the Year, is one example. The award recognizes the most...
Seattle 2.0 Awards: Vote for Schmoozer of the Year (and we mean that in a good way)
The Weather Channel integrates Facebook to alert website visitors about severe weather that may affect friends

GOOD Knows What's Up: Platforms Are the Future of Internet Content

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GOOD has spent the last six years peddling its civic-minded journalism through its magazine, website, and newsletter, but today it is taking a big step into the future of the Internet by launching a platform: good.is. Ostensibly, the publication is expanding its scope so that it can function as...
GOOD Knows What's Up: Platforms Are the Future of Internet Content

Brazen Careerist, A Business Network With The Future In Mind

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I have been aware of Brazen Careerist for a good year now, and after a few reiterations and their release of the “social” resume, I have decided to invest the time and effort in building my (warning: buzzword coming) “social graph” over on Brazen. I first heard of Brazen...
Brazen Careerist, A Business Network With The Future In Mind

How social media is powering “The 2nd Golden Age of Cocktails”

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They are often our first responders in a chaotic, messed up world. They are chemists, sociologists and therapists. They are mixologists, cocktologists or better known as–our bartenders.” -Baratunde Thurston Just like the slow food movement of the past decade made us aware of what we put into our bodies,...
How social media is powering “The 2nd Golden Age of Cocktails”

These Apps Are Radically Changing The Way You Interact With The World, And You Don't Even Realize It

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Square and Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey said the future of apps lies in a future where apps "fade into the background." They are apps that you don't even realize you're using most of the time. They handle all of your payments without making you take out your wallet. They manage...
These Apps Are Radically Changing The Way You Interact With The World, And You Don't Even Realize It

Nimble's CRM platform gets more social with Linkedin-like 'Today' feature, filtering and more apps

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Nimble, a social contact relationship management service, today launched a new version of its platform designed to help people keep in touch with their business connections in a “deeper and more personal” way. This new product offers a new ‘Today’ screen to display contact updates happening that day, smart filtering...
Nimble's CRM platform gets more social with Linkedin-like 'Today' feature, filtering and more apps
News Feed's design finally catches up with Timeline

Path, Not Pathological

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As an iOS lover and Path champion, a number of folks have asked for my take on the Path address book situation of yesterday and today. I’ve avoided weighing in for two reasons: first, I wanted to talk to some other actual developers about the situation. Second, the fact that...
Path, Not Pathological

Open source flight, from the Drone Lab to Twitter: Q&A with Dave Lester

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I recently had the chance to catch up with Dave Lester, a soon-to-be graduate of UC Berkeley’s School of Information and a web developer who has been involved in a number of open source initiatives. Dave has been working on bringing technology together with the humanities and education through an...
Open source flight, from the Drone Lab to Twitter: Q&A with Dave Lester
Y Combinator Backs Its First Non-Profit, Watsi; Paul Graham Says He's "Never Been So Excited" To Invest

Content, Content Everywhere In Facebook's Ideal Mobile World

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Apps are so last year. The future, according to Facebook, is people, photos, messages and sweet, sweet content. The company pulled back the cover on its Android initiative at an event at its Menlo Park campus on Thursday, showing off “Home,” Facebook’s vision for how the hundreds of millions of...
Content, Content Everywhere In Facebook's Ideal Mobile World

SILICON VALLEY SEX SCANDAL: Meet The People Behind The Saga

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Today, everyone in Silicon Valley is once again going to be talking about Ellen Pao, the partner who dropped bombshell sexual discrimination allegations against her employer, famed venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. Today is the deadline for Kleiner's lawyers to respond to Pao's lawsuit. This case is...
SILICON VALLEY SEX SCANDAL: Meet The People Behind The Saga
Developer Auction Begins Offering Free Intern Placement, Tests Expanding To Designers As It Pushes To Change Recruiting
Why Neil Patel and Glenn Kelman are dead wrong: A defense of networking

Two sciences separated by a common language

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When I'm not writing for Ars, one of the things I do is teach at Stony Brook University's Center for Communicating Science. The Center offers various programs that help scientists communicate with both the public and each other, ranging from improv classes run by the theater school to writing...
Two sciences separated by a common language
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