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Stage 2 Under Way for DHS Remote Identity Validation Card Plan

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Back in the 1990s, U.S. government agencies were officially transitioning their identity systems to smartcards. The Homeland Security Dept. did not exist yet. So the agency expected to lead the way was the Defense Dept., which had a Common Access Card initiative, but not really enough fuel to keep that...
Stage 2 Under Way for DHS Remote Identity Validation Card Plan

Tony Conrad's About.me Spins Back Out From AOL After Raising $5.7M Capital, Led By True Ventures

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About.me, the personal profile page startup co-founded by Tony Conrad, and acquired days after its public launch by AOL* back in 2010, is going it alone again. The move was announced by Conrad and co-founder and Ryan Freitas on about.me’s blog: Twenty-four months and several million about.me pages later, we continue our commitment to building...
Tony Conrad's About.me Spins Back Out From AOL After Raising $5.7M Capital, Led By True Ventures

New problem for Amazon: Sony defects to OpenStack

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Sony Corp’s gaming arm is moving at least some of its workload from Amazon Web Services to the rival Rackspace OpenStack. That move shows that although AWS remains the leader in public cloud infrastructure, it faces increasing competition from OpenStack and other alternatives for enterprise workloads. Such a high-profile win is...
New problem for Amazon: Sony defects to OpenStack

Ribbit Mobile: Next Generation Voice Management

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The folks at Ribbit Mobile have taken Google Voice’s “one number for life” concept and expanded upon it. When I spoke to the folks at Ribbit recently, they explained that as they believe that personal identity is increasingly based on one’s cell phone number, they should improve upon the smartphone...
Ribbit Mobile: Next Generation Voice Management

Privacy in America continues to erode online, report says

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Privacy in America is being transformed in many ways -- the intersection of your personal identity and your online activity is one example. The Wall Street Journal has been looking at this issue, and in its latest reportit says companies are increasingly connecting consumers' real-life identities to where they...
Privacy in America continues to erode online, report says

Graph Search: a recommendation engine only Facebook could power

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Facebook’s new Graph Search is unlike any other search engine. It opens the vault of likes and interests stored in Facebook and combines it with meaningful social identity. In other words, it’s something only Facebook could do. When people sign up for the social network, they list their age, gender,...
Graph Search: a recommendation engine only Facebook could power

Show your quirky side: Vizify unveils bite-sized infographics just about you

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Whether looking for a job or a spouse, it’s more important than ever to be able to differentiate yourself and easily express what’s important to you. But, sometimes, words just can’t do the trick. And for those times, Portland startup Vizify thinks it has the solution. Their latest offering is...
Show your quirky side: Vizify unveils bite-sized infographics just about you
Pirate Bay co-founder indicted on charges of hacking, fraud

Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web

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Veteran content discovery platform StumbleUpon has had a rough go of it over the last six months. In order to keep pace with sexy, young newcomers like Pinterest, StumbleUpon pushed a major redesign at the end of last year, introducing a new user experience and recommendation algorithms, brand channels and...
Following Big Mobile Redesign, StumbleUpon Brings New Pinterest-Like Look To The Web

Moo looks to NFC to digitalise business cards, announces open beta for 150,000 customers

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Looking to further the uses of its business cards, UK-based startup Moo.com has said it is going to trial NFC technology in cards it produces, opening a beta test to 150,000 customers before a wider roll out in early 2013. Moo intends to create what it calls a “Third Side”...
Moo looks to NFC to digitalise business cards, announces open beta for 150,000 customers
Does social beat search, or does “peacocking” get in the way?
The true meaning of data
About.me will now take your money -- that's you, narcissist

10 Things That You Can Do to Stop GOOGLE From Snooping on You

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Nothing is free. Google collects and stores its users’ search queries, which Google uses to build personal profiles about their users’ interests, concerns and personal identity. Big businesses pay big money to buy this information to market their businesses, services and products to users whom never requested the information. Big...
10 Things That You Can Do to Stop GOOGLE From Snooping on You

Facebook ID will give access to UK government websites

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The UK Government is pressing ahead with potentially controversial plans that will let citizens to log on to a range of Government services using external digital identities such as Facebook, online banks and mobile phone accounts. Government-issued ID cards for UK citizens might have gone away but the Government...
Facebook ID will give access to UK government websites

About.me Releases Mobile Application

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About.me, an online profile site that allows people to create personal identity pages online, announced the release of its first mobile application on Thursday, which allows people to identify people nearby....
About.me Releases Mobile Application

Dunkin' Dounts takes a page out of Disney's book: Sprays coffee scents into buses

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Here’s what’s new in the world of awesomely invasive advertising: Dunkin’ Donuts is now spraying the scent of coffee into South Korean buses in order to attract new customers. The technology, as reported by BostInno, works as such: #1. An aromatic sprayer is installed and outfitted with Dunkin’ Donuts coffee...
Dunkin' Dounts takes a page out of Disney's book: Sprays coffee scents into buses

StumbleUpon Revamps iOS App With Improved Navigation, Page Previews, And 'StumbleDNA'

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StumbleUpon is releasing a new version of its iOS today — I’ve played with a little, and it’s a good-looking, intuitive-feeling app that could make the content discovery service more addictive than ever. Cody Simms, the company’s new vice president of product, tells me this is the first big product...
StumbleUpon Revamps iOS App With Improved Navigation, Page Previews, And 'StumbleDNA'

Moo buys Flavors.me to explore the future of business cards as websites

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Moo, the London-based print company is buying Flavors.me, the personal identity site from web product incubator Hii Def. The move makes sense to connect the physical business cards that Moo is known for printing and the digital presences that Flavour provides for free or via subscription. The purchase comes in...
Moo buys Flavors.me to explore the future of business cards as websites

3 reasons juries have no place in the patent system

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Unless you spent the weekend under a rock, you’ve heard that a jury ordered Samsung to hand Apple $1.05 billion for violating its patents. The verdict and month long trial has captivated tech types but also provides more ammunition for critics who say juries shouldn’t be deciding these questions in...
3 reasons juries have no place in the patent system
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