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Directr Raises $1.1 Million To Help People Make Beautiful Mobile Videos

Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs

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Following our report from earlier this week regarding word from Apple retail store sources of cutbacks and layoffs, Dow Jones Newswires now shares word that Apple has acknowledged that it "messed up" it adjusting its staffing formulas, although the company denies mass layoffs at its stores.In a communication with store...
Apple 'Messed Up' with Retail Store Cutbacks, Denies Mass Layoffs

The Heartbreaking Backstory To The Founding Of Reddit

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It took Reddit co-founders Alexis Ohanian and Steve Huffman three weeks to build the "front page of the web." But within a month of building the site, Ohanian received terrible news from his father His mother had a seizure, and doctors discovered an inoperable tumor in her brain. The first...
The Heartbreaking Backstory To The Founding Of Reddit

Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

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A teenaged hacker known as Cosmo the God, who was involved in a number of big site takedowns earlier this year, and who is considered a "social engineering mastermind" has been sentenced to probation. The terms include a ban on internet access until his 21st birthday, six years from now,...
Teen Hacker Banned From The Internet For Six Years

Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

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This post originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum, where Mashable regularly contributes articles about leveraging social media and technology in small business.For local small businesses, Yelp isn’t just an option — it’s a necessity. People in urban centers use it to choose where to go to dinner,...
Yelp for Business: 4 Steps for Success

Researchers create ForcePhone for squeeze-based conversation

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A phone has been modified to be able to transfer a squeeze to another phone. A prototype by Nokia Research and the Helsinki Institute of Information Technology amended an N900 to use a resistor to detect up to four different levels of pressure from compression. The recipient of the phone...
Researchers create ForcePhone for squeeze-based conversation

A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press

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When Brad Hargreaves was in college, he cofounded a company called GoCrossCampus. His startup got press most founders only dream of: an above-the-fold feature in The New York Times.  Titled, Storming the Campuses, it was a shining profile of Hargreaves' company. It was published in March 2008, just before Hargreaves...
A Startup's Nightmare First Experience With The Press
Googling for a lawyer while under arrest is a right, rules Canadian judge
Holler wants to be the voice layer of your apps

Sidecar Smartphone App: Share Data While Making a Phone Call

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When using the Sidecar app for Android- or iOS-based phones, users can share video, photos, location, and contact information while making a phone call....
Sidecar Smartphone App: Share Data While Making a Phone Call

Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

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Verizon has selected a vendor that will help the company deliver the ability to text 911 emergency services, The Hill has learned. FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski commended the company for the move. By accepting texts in this way, in lieu of a phone call, Verizon could set the stage for those...
Verizon gearing up to deliver ‘text-to-911′ capabilities

Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

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Microsoft has been pretty quiet on the acquisition front since its $1.2 buy of Yammer in July. But this week the software giant picked up a small, 11-year-old company Overland Park, Kansas company called PhoneFactor. PhoneFactor, with fewer than 50 employees, specializes in what’s dubbed “multi-factor authentication.” Essentially, it creates a...
Microsoft buys PhoneFactor to protect users from password theft

This site is archiving the electronic sounds of the past, and it’s awesome

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Remember when Louis CK was ranting about how everything’s awesome and nobody’s happy? If you’re one of the people who can relate to how far we’ve come along in the past decade or two, you’re going to love the Museum of Endangered Sounds. Created by Brendan Chilcutt, the site archives...
This site is archiving the electronic sounds of the past, and it’s awesome

Better communication can do wonderful things, like double your business

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This post is brought to you by Citrix GoToMeeting. Any company in the world that is doing business right now already knows that the Internet can make or break them. By offering your goods online, you’re quadrupling, or more, your chances of selling whatever it is you’re offering. In...
Better communication can do wonderful things, like double your business

Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

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The latest news in the world of copyright-trolling porn companies is that one of the people that the porn world tried to shake down with a trolling attempt has hit back with a racketeering lawsuit, which she's trying to turn into a class action. The woman, Jennifer Barker, received a...
Class Action Racketeering Lawsuit Filed Against Copyright Trolling Porn Companies

Time Warner Cable: We Can Record You, But You Can't Record Us

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So we just had a post about a spoof on customer service from Time Warner Cable by the gripe site TWCCustomerService.com, and I see that they've been busy with their next video as well, in which they call Time Warner Cable's customer service center and tell the representative who answers...
Time Warner Cable: We Can Record You, But You Can't Record Us
Anger, fear, and heartbreak: the top five episodes from the Color lawsuit

The Disgrace Of Yahoo

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“The visionary lies to himself, the liar only to others.” – Friedrich Nietzsche Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson has lied about receiving a computer science degree. Or at any rate he’s never corrected his biographical information that includes that information, and it’s nearly impossible to believe that he simply never noticed...
The Disgrace Of Yahoo

Samsung brings out Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon, answers the call for an unlockable bootloader

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We didn't have too many reservations about the Galaxy S III for Verizon in stock form. Anyone who's been eager to load new firmware, however, has been up in arms over the particularly locked down bootloader that Big Red (but no other US carrier so far) demands. Enter the...
Samsung brings out Galaxy S III Developer Edition for Verizon, answers the call for an unlockable bootloader

Google posts Chrome 28 beta, integrates services into search results

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Google has released a beta version of Chrome 28 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android. The most significant change is in the Windows release, where a native notification center for apps and extensions has been turned on. These can include not only text and images, but optional actions such as...
Google posts Chrome 28 beta, integrates services into search results

ASUS teases new PadFone MWC launch, with help from talking Christopher Columbus statue

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The latest MWC teaser video from ASUS is light on the details and heavy on the talking statue. The 33-second video titled "A New Discovery at Hand," features Barcelona's Columbus Monument taking a phone call on his stone tablet and the tag line "Join ASUS to Discover a New...
ASUS teases new PadFone MWC launch, with help from talking Christopher Columbus statue

Apple Wins iPhone Patent for Missed Phone Call Management

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The US Patent and Trademark Office officially published a series of twenty-three newly granted patents for Apple Inc. today. In this report we focus on a single patent regarding the iPhone's "Missed Phone Call Management" system while presenting you with an additional sixteen links to other granted patents that you...
Apple Wins iPhone Patent for Missed Phone Call Management

Seamless Makes Smooth Food Deliveries Despite Dealing With 3,500 Fax Machines

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Pick a restaurant on Seamless, the online food-ordering service, and with just a few clicks, your meal will be ready for pickup or delivery. It's a slick experience, made even slicker by Tuesday's release of Seamless' iPad app. But on the back end, the experience is anything but seamless,...
Seamless Makes Smooth Food Deliveries Despite Dealing With 3,500 Fax Machines
Wanna get paid $5 for iPhone photos? Foap makes it easy

Beyonce Meet Streisand: Publicist Tries To Remove 'Unflattering' Beyonce Photos From The Internet

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Sometimes I wonder what sort of qualification you need to be a "publicist." At the very least, you would think that it would help to be familiar with the basics of The Streisand Effect, and making sure that you don't make something worse. Apparently, that's not the case for the...
Beyonce Meet Streisand: Publicist Tries To Remove 'Unflattering' Beyonce Photos From The Internet

When everything rides on a single cold call

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This embed is invalid Our sit down with Brian Lee last week captured everything I love about the PandoMonthly series. It was an inside look at the challenges and successes of one of the most important LA entrepreneurs to watch. And fortunately for any story-teller, Lee’s career makes for a...
When everything rides on a single cold call

IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe

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IOVOX, a provider of telephony analytics which we’ve covered before, has secured investment from London-based Octopus Investment. Specifically from the Octopus Titan 4 Venture Capital Trust (VCT) and Octopus Titan 5 VCT. The cash will be used for expansion. Although terms were unreleased, we understand the investment allows the founders...
IOVOX Takes Investment From VC Octopus To Scale Up In Europe

For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

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A brilliant idea. A great team to work on it. A fridge full of Red Bull. Those are the first three items on every tech startup's checklist (more or less). Much farther down the list - if it's there at all - is the security plan the startup needs to...
For IP Security at Startups, "Later" Isn't Soon Enough

Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

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Nick D’Aloisio just agreed to sell his mobile news-reading startup Summly to Yahoo for a rumored $30 million — which wouldn’t be that unusual, except for the fact that D’Aloisio is 17 years old. But while many seem to be assuming the young entrepreneur will take his windfall and flee...
Summly's teenaged founder says he wants to help make Yahoo great again

Google Chrome 25 for Android arrives with background audio

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If you've ever tried to play audio from a web app in Chrome for Android, you've likely had the fun cut short the moment your attention wandered over to Google Maps or Instagram. A stable version of Chrome 25 is here to address that headache. Audio in the new...
Google Chrome 25 for Android arrives with background audio
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?