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Mike Daisey alters theatrical performance to include controversy

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I’ve been thinking a lot this weekend about the controversy surrounding playwright Mike Daisey, the creator of the wildly popular one-man show The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The reason why this is such an important issue for me is two fold. First, I’ve been a fan of...
Mike Daisey alters theatrical performance to include controversy

Is The Path Between VCs and Entrepreneurs A One-Way Street?

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Over the weekend, Frist Round Capital Entrepreneur in Residence Charlie O'Donnell wrote an interesting blog post that is making its way around the venture capital and startup communities and drawing a variety of responses. O'Donnell suggests that while some VCs began their careers as entrepreneurs, most native venture capitalists have...
Is The Path Between VCs and Entrepreneurs A One-Way Street?

The Best Platform For Discussion Online Doesn't Exist Yet

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Blog commenting systems are bizarre, broken and dated. TechCrunch recently switched from Facebook Comments to Livefyre – a change that, for the record, I had no say in. I’m not sure I see value. I don’t agree with some of the sentiment expressed here, which almost makes it sound like this...
The Best Platform For Discussion Online Doesn't Exist Yet
Kobo launches 3 new ereaders just hours before Amazon's big reveal
Are memes art?

Instagram bans content and hashtags promoting self-harm

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Following similar moves by Pinterest and Tumblr, Instagram has updated its community guidelines to prohibit "accounts, images, or hashtags dedicated to glorifying, promoting, or encouraging self-harm." Instagram says that the guideline is intended to "maintain a positive and healthy community," but that the rules don't apply to accounts that...
Instagram bans content and hashtags promoting self-harm

Friends Reunited pins hopes on nostalgia

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School's out for site once valued at £175m: now it wants people to collect and share their most cherished momentsWhen Friends Reunited was launched in 2000, Mark Zuckerberg was writing software programs in high school and tweeting was strictly for the birds.The school reunion site, set up by husband-and-wife Steve...
Friends Reunited pins hopes on nostalgia
Ivy League Students Get A Behind-The-Scenes Look At Dropbox, Cue, Romotive, And More

Microsoft addresses Xbox One used games, always-on, privacy policies

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Microsoft today cleared up some of the questions surrounding Xbox One issues, including those about always-on requirements, used game policies and Kinect privacy. Some of the newsworthy tidbits: The console will need to be connected to the Internet at least once every 24 hours for games to work, or else you...
Microsoft addresses Xbox One used games, always-on, privacy policies

Instagram Users: Here's How To Get Noticed By Advertisers — And Earn Cash

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Influential Instagram users have found that the social photo site can grown from just a hobby to a lucrative endeavor, if you're good at it. Brands are taking notice of Instagrammers with significant followings and have reached out for them to do professional work. Some get invites to awesome events,...
Instagram Users: Here's How To Get Noticed By Advertisers — And Earn Cash
GM turns to QR codes and smartphones for Chevy Volt info

Facebook meets WebMD: How Treato mines social data to uncover health insights

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On thousands of message boards, community forums and health sites across the web, patients and caregivers leave detailed descriptions of their battles with disease, their experiences with drugs and their paths to recovery. But those online notes don’t just provide catharsis and comfort. For big data startup Treato, they’re a...
Facebook meets WebMD: How Treato mines social data to uncover health insights

Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio

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Ken Segall served as Apple’s agency creative director under Steve Jobs from the NeXT years on through, including some years under John Sculley’s disastrous reign. Now he’s written a book, called Insanely Simple: The Obsession That Drives Apple’s Success, and I have a feeling that it’s likely to give us...
Insanely Simple: A new book about Apple and Steve Jobs that should be better than the bio
Healthy Labs launches its social network for people with chronic conditions

Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.

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Social travel startup, Minube, has expanded to the UK and U.S. via newly launched English-language versions of its site and iOS app. The company wants to be the jumping off point for would-be travellers, with its social travel platform and downloadable User-Generated travel guides, providing inspiration for where to go...
Need Some Vacation Inspiration? Minube Brings Its Social Travel Wares To The UK, U.S.

Tips from the trenches: 5 lessons for health tech entrepreneurs

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Entrepreneurs in any industry need to start with a big idea – and a big tolerance for risk. But in health care, startups often need to take on a unique set of regulatory hurdles, complex systems and entrenched ways of getting things done to successfully build and scale. At the...
Tips from the trenches: 5 lessons for health tech entrepreneurs

Ex-Amazon GM raises cash for SquareHub, looks to make life easier for busy families

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A few months ago, a venture capitalist reached out to me inquiring about a hot startup company in town by the name of SquareHub. At the time, I poked around a bit, but didn’t quite piece together the story. Now, a few more details are trickling in. A SEC filing...
Ex-Amazon GM raises cash for SquareHub, looks to make life easier for busy families

With New Privacy Changes, Facebook Inches Towards Being the One True Social Network

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There is no one single version of my authentic online social self. For my immediate public thoughts, I use Twitter. I’m speaking to my followers in the moment, addressing the global town square. For personal, perhaps off-color remarks, I’ll go to Path. I’m only friends with a handful of people...
With New Privacy Changes, Facebook Inches Towards Being the One True Social Network

'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey

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This American Life's retraction questions personal experiences in my show. I've made changes but I stand behind my workThis American Life is airing an episode this weekend that calls into question the veracity of some of the personal experiences that you're going to hear about in this monologue. And I...
'The truth is vitally important' | Mike Daisey

On Love.

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Yes. Love. You know, that feeling? I am about to get personal and it’s all Betsy’s fault. Ok. Fine. It’s not really her fault, she just Tweeted a piece by Tara Hunt and suddenly I felt compelled (empowered?) to write something too. Since that sudden burst of motivation, I’ve been staring at a blank page for about...
On Love.
Why a Dreamworks animator left film for a game about a medieval mouse

The big challenge for apps making the leap to TV: Turning “me” into “we”

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There’s a big difference between a smartphone and a TV. As developers increasingly look to the opportunities of TV, they will have to shift their focus from thinking about a personal experience to a communal one – and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. The transition...
The big challenge for apps making the leap to TV: Turning “me” into “we”

Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

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Monologuist Mike Daisey has posted a statement on his personal blog about the recent news surrounding the outright fabrication of much of his monologue on the state of Apple’s manufacturing in China. In it he defends his treatment of the truth by justifying it in the name of drawing attention...
Daisey posts defensive statement, claiming fabrications about Apple in China were true anyway

Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

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A couple weeks ago, Google started blending social information from Google+ into search results. The blogosphere's reaction to this change, which Google called Search Plus Your World, was swift, loud, and mostly negative. Twitter complained that Google was unfairly favoring its own social network over competitors, then a programmer...
Google: Users Are 'Delighted' With Our Search Changes (GOOG)

I’ve seen the future of social influence measurement, and it isn’t Klout

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(Editor’s note: this is a guest post penned by Jan Rezab, co-founder and CEO of Socialbakers, a company focused on social media marketing and measurement. It’s based on his personal experiences, so your opinion may differ.) The Klout score as a fun metric to express your social engagement – why...
I’ve seen the future of social influence measurement, and it isn’t Klout
Apple, Google fall off list of America's 20 most-trusted companies

Nokia Rebrands All Its Mapping And Navigation Services "HERE" To Push More Cross-Platform Business

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Nokia is taking one more step to push its mapping and devices services as a standalone business. Today, the company announced during the handset maker’s press conference at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that it would be rebranding all of its Nokia-branded mapping and navigation services as “HERE” going...
Nokia Rebrands All Its Mapping And Navigation Services "HERE" To Push More Cross-Platform Business
Keynote speaker Jack Dorsey admits: 'I never wanted to be an entrepreneur'

Empedia takes Wikipedia articles and lets users add their own personal experiences

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Empedia is a new community-based encyclopedia that takes Wikipedia articles and throws personal and experience-based input from its users into the mix. Built on top of Wikipedia’s API, Empedia’s goal is to complement original Wikipedia articles by letting users add personal, and unique information. For example, the Wikipedia article on...
Empedia takes Wikipedia articles and lets users add their own personal experiences

How IT learned to stop worrying and start loving user experience

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This story is part of a series exploring the themes of our upcoming, invitation-only Mobile Summit, April 1-2 in Sausalito, Calif. Explore more stories in the Mobile Summit Debate series. This is a guest post by Andrew Toy, the CEO of Enterproid. I recently had dinner with four IT...
How IT learned to stop worrying and start loving user experience
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