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Naqeshny: A debating platform to help you make informed decisions

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Naqeshny is a brand new social network, launched out of Egypt, which brings the art of debate into a public online arena. Naqeshny, which literally means ‘discuss with me’, is the brainchild of Cairo-based developer and designer firm, Mash. Offered both in English and Arabic, the site makes it easy...
Naqeshny: A debating platform to help you make informed decisions

An unexpected side effect of remote work: Denser communities

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Will the rise of remote work mean we’re more spread out or more densely packed together? Obviously the latter, you could argue, pointing to the fact that logging in to work via the web allows colleagues to be spread from Abu Dhabi to Austin. But there is a case to...
An unexpected side effect of remote work: Denser communities

Ageism And Startups: If You're Over 30, Are You Too Old?

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Inc Magazine's staff is writing a new book, Breakthrough Entrepreneurship: The Proven Framework for Building Brilliant New Ventures. While conducting research, Inc ran into ageism.  VCs, they found, tend to think entrepreneurs over 30 aren't good investments. Investors gave five reasons why they prefer younger founders: The best tech...
Ageism And Startups: If You're Over 30, Are You Too Old?

70 Groups Tell Congress To Put The Brakes On Any Further Efforts To Expand Intellectual Property

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Over 70 different groups, including many who were central to the January 18th online protests against SOPA, have put together a letter asking Congress to put a halt to any attempts to further expand intellectual property laws. The key point: Now is the time for Congress to take a breath,...
70 Groups Tell Congress To Put The Brakes On Any Further Efforts To Expand Intellectual Property
The death of Firefox

Xperia U, HTC One X and One S coming to Orange UK

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Orange, the only cellular network that's also one of your five-a-day has announced that it'll be releasing Sony's Xperia U, HTC One X and One S to smartphone demanding Britons in the second quarter of the year. Depending on your point of view, it's either fantastic or terrible that...
Xperia U, HTC One X and One S coming to Orange UK

What media companies could learn from a student newspaper

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It’s become obvious by now that many newspaper companies are struggling when it comes to making the transformation from print to digital. Shutting down the print version on certain days — as Advance Publications and Canada’s Postmedia have recently done with many of their titles — and putting up...
What media companies could learn from a student newspaper

Temple Run developer shares a behind the scenes look at making a runaway hit iOS game

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Imangi Studios’ Natalia Luckyanova (pictured left, with husband and business partner, Keith Shepherd) was gracious enough to spend a little bit of time this past weekend answering our questions about their runaway hit, Temple Run. With a combination of a smart development cycle and an ability to take advantage of...
Temple Run developer shares a behind the scenes look at making a runaway hit iOS game

Does size matter? Over-the-ear vs. in-ear headphones

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They sound very different -- that's easy -- but from a sound-quality point of view, which is better? [Read more]...
Does size matter? Over-the-ear vs. in-ear headphones

Google shows off Project Glasses in new, slightly disorienting video

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Google has released a video on YouTube that creates a vision of how Project Glasses could work in the future. It’s shot from the point of view of a person wearing the spectacles and has a slightly disorienting effect, but is pretty cool non the less. Geolocation, calendar and messaging...
Google shows off Project Glasses in new, slightly disorienting video

We, the Web Kids

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Piotr Czerski is a Polish writer and commentator. Here, he lays out the kind of political/literary manifesto that seems to pop up from time to time, usually in Europe. The essay, as translated by Marta Szreder, was posted to Pastebin under a Creative Commons license. I repost it here with...
We, the Web Kids

Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

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Facebook posts by brands live longer on Timeline than they did prior to the social network’s massive overhaul, according to a study released Monday. While the analysis by London-based social media analytics firm Sotrender is limited in scope, covering just 130 brands headquartered in the U.K. and 5,000 posts, it is...
Study: Facebook Timeline Improves Fan Engagement For Brands

The Web vs. the Cloud: Which Metaphor Survives?

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Ask yourself this: Would you install ReadWriteWeb as an app? You might, if you were convinced that it did something useful for you, and if you didn't have to pay much (or anything) for it. You may already have installed Dropbox, and services like Pinterest and LinkedIn are now...
The Web vs. the Cloud: Which Metaphor Survives?

UK Daily Deals Aggregator Coupobox Sells Up To DealCollector In Another Sign Of Consolidation

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Today comes news of a small but indicative acquisition in the area of daily deals: the UK-based deals aggregator Coupobox has been bought by rival site DealCollector for a song: the price was in the “lower six figures,” according to Stavros Prodromou, the founder and former CEO of the company. The acquisition...
UK Daily Deals Aggregator Coupobox Sells Up To DealCollector In Another Sign Of Consolidation

Why Apple's Former Mobile Ad Chief Thinks His New Company Is Better Than iAd (AAPL)

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We just had coffee with Lars Albright, co-founder of Quattro Wireless (bought by Apple for $275 million in 2009) and former director of publisher partnerships at Apple (iAd sales, basically) to hear about his new venture, SessionM. The company is dedicated to improving engagement in mobile advertising by rewarding consumers...
Why Apple's Former Mobile Ad Chief Thinks His New Company Is Better Than iAd (AAPL)

Kickstarter: These Nerdy Glasses Will Record Your Life

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While the use case for these glasses can quickly become quite dubious, the YouGen.tv glasses by Vergence Lab are pretty cool. Not only do they instantly change from sunglasses to clear Buddy-Holly-style specs they also record your life as it happens. Created by Jon Rodriguez and Erick Miller, the...
Kickstarter: These Nerdy Glasses Will Record Your Life
Time study says 'digital natives' switch between devices and platforms every two minutes, aren't as emotionally engaged with media
Samsung Not Worried About Apple’s TV: “TVs are ultimately about picture quality”

Google: AT&T’s CEO doesn’t understand how Android phones get updated

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In response to last night’s report where AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson told a questioner that the fault of phones not getting updates was Google’s. Stephenson blamed Google, saying, “Google determines what platform gets the newest releases and when. A lot of times, that’s a negotiated arrangement and that’s something we...
Google: AT&T’s CEO doesn’t understand how Android phones get updated

Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

Opening up the voluntary sector: using data to drive innovation

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The voluntary sector should use open data to be true innovators and improve service delivery, fundraising and campaigningThere's a lot of debate in the sector about open data. How do we share, what do we share, should we share. Having worked in the public sector (who are required by law...
Opening up the voluntary sector: using data to drive innovation

DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with Renren on Mobile Games

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Japanese social gaming giant DeNA (TYO:2432) is announcing today that it is allying with Chinese social networking site Renren (NYSE:RENN) in an effort to bring more mobile games to the service the Mobage social gaming platform. Renren had about 154 million users as of March 2012. According to the...
DeNA Continues China Push, Partners with Renren on Mobile Games

Comcast fires back over Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, says no way, no how it's violating net neutrality

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Complaints by Netflix's Reed Hastings and a handful of politicians must have rankled Comcast CTO Tony Werner, as he just posted a particularly detailed explanation of why Comcast believes the Xfinity TV app on the Xbox 360 isn't violating net neutrality. We'd previously heard the argument that the Xfinity...
Comcast fires back over Xfinity TV on Xbox 360, says no way, no how it's violating net neutrality

Android 4.1 SDK hands-on

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Too lazy to download and install the brand new Android SDK yourself, don't feel like tweaking an AVD for optimal operation? Don't know what an AVD is? We don't blame you, and that's why we're here. We fired up Jelly Bean in the Android emulator and started poking around...
Android 4.1 SDK hands-on

'We, The Web Kids': Manifesto For An Anti-ACTA Generation

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One of the striking features of the demonstrations against ACTA that took place across Europe over the last few weeks was the youth of the participants. That's not to say that only young people are concerned about ACTA, but it's an indication that they take its assault on the Internet...
'We, The Web Kids': Manifesto For An Anti-ACTA Generation

Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel

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As announced this week, the new Apple TV brings a new UI, better internal specs, and full HD capability to the table. But there's the business equivalent of an Easter egg hidden in it for Netflix subscribers: From now on, if you want to join Netflix you can do it...
Netflix Deal Reveals Apple's Secret Sauce: iTunes Pay Channel
Apple is 10 years behind Microsoft on security, expert says

Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie Probably Won’t Be “Cradle To Grave” Biography

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Screenwriter Aaron Sorkin offered some early thoughts today on movie adaptation of Walter Isaacson’s Steve Jobs, which he has signed on to write. Sorkin was speaking at the D10 conference, and it sounds like he hasn’t actually written any of the screenplay yet — he said the initial stages of...
Aaron Sorkin’s Steve Jobs Movie Probably Won’t Be “Cradle To Grave” Biography

Twitter just aired its first ever TV commercial promoting its brand new hashtag pages [Videos]

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Twitter aired its first ever TV commercial today during the 2012 Pocono 400 Nascar race. The ad features driver Brad Keselowski, who finished in a disappointing 24th place, using his phone to share his point of view with the world. The ad is the first on the list below, but...
Twitter just aired its first ever TV commercial promoting its brand new hashtag pages [Videos]

Sprint CEO: iPhone users are more loyal, use less data

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Last year in October reports from the Wall Street Journal revealed Sprint CEO Dan Hesse had convinced the company’s board to take on a staggering commitment of approximately $20 billion to purchase 30.5 million iPhones over four years. At the time Hesse said Sprint “would likely lose money on...
Sprint CEO: iPhone users are more loyal, use less data
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