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Striiv says its step-counting gadget inspires people to walk more

UpOut lands $850,000 to expand its local event discovery service beyond San Francisco

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UpOut, an online guide and mobile app for discovering new and unique events in San Francisco, announced today that it has raised an $850,000 round of seed funding. Sand Hill Angels and TEEC Angels, as well as a number of other leading Silicon Valley angels, were involved in the latest batch of...
UpOut lands $850,000 to expand its local event discovery service beyond San Francisco

Conservative Writer Has Become A Hero After Swiping Woman's Cell Phone In Theater And Throwing It Across The Room

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National Review columnist Kevin Williamson is so fed up with people using their cell phones during the theater-going experience that he physically removed a woman's phone from her hands and threw it across a New York theater. Here's how it all went down. The play was high brow --"Natasha, Pierre,...
Conservative Writer Has Become A Hero After Swiping Woman's Cell Phone In Theater And Throwing It Across The Room

Google enables all developers to respond to user comments and reviews on Google Play

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Google has continued to encourage communication between developers and users on Google Play after it allowed all developers to respond to comments and reviews about their apps in its download store. The search giant first began letting ‘top’ developers — those listed with top developer badges — reply to comments...
Google enables all developers to respond to user comments and reviews on Google Play

Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

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KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has proven to have relatively reliable information over the past several years, released a new research note last week highlighting his expectations for changes to Apple's notebook lineup at next week's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With Intel preparing to launch its latest Haswell processors...
Slimmer 13" Retina MacBook Pro, Dual Mic MacBook Air Expected at WWDC

Edinburgh festival: day 12 on the fringe

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What to see in Edinburgh and beyond, using Twitter properly - and can you believe anything you're told in the theatre?Of tickets and tweetsTwitter has been a game-changer in Edinburgh - not replacing word-of-mouth but certainly supplementing it. Perhaps more than anything, it allows companies to make contact with each...
Edinburgh festival: day 12 on the fringe

Pop-up Gmail compose now default whether you like it or not

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When Google soft launched its new Gmail composer last October, it did so in a preview release that gave users the option to test it out and turn it off. Not so anymore, because starting today that resizable, pop-up window is now the default interface for its web Gmail...
Pop-up Gmail compose now default whether you like it or not
Screw pain points! Compliment Karma launches to spread the love (exclusive)
Adeven's New App Store Sentiment Analysis Tool Helps Developers Draw Useful Conclusions From App Reviews
Study: Users Both Mostly Positive And Inconsistent In Reviewing iOS App Store Titles

Photo editor Aviary goes mobile with iPhone and Android apps

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Aviary, the popular in-browser photo editor, is now available as an iPhone and Android app, and it’s coming to Windows Phone soon, as well. The mobile apps will feature Aviary’s signature fast editing, one-tap auto-enhance feature, and a slate of familiar effects. Extra features for the mobile apps include...
Photo editor Aviary goes mobile with iPhone and Android apps
"Did She Laugh At My Sext?" Or Why Poke And Snapchat Need A Like Button

Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

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Nokia is launching its music streaming service Nokia Music as an app for its Asha range of smartphones, giving users a new way to listen to an almost unlimited number of albums and singles. The service offers listeners a number of pre-generated playlists based on a particular artist or genre,...
Nokia Music with Mix Radio to launch on Asha smartphones in Russia 'over the next few weeks'

Social Fortress Is A Simple (But Powerful) Skeleton Key/Data Security Service For Your Digital Life

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Georgia-based Social Fortress may have started out as a pet project to make communicating on Facebook more privacy-friendly, but over the past two years, its ambitions have grown considerably loftier. After being bolstered by early positive feedback from players in the defense and information security industries, founder Adam Ghetti eventually...
Social Fortress Is A Simple (But Powerful) Skeleton Key/Data Security Service For Your Digital Life

Sharing advice from our site clinic

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Webmaster Level: AllMembers of the Google Search Quality Team have participated in site clinic panels on a number of occasions. We receive a lot of positive feedback from these events and we've been thinking of ways to expand our efforts to reach even more webmasters. We decided to organize a...
Sharing advice from our site clinic
This startup wants to kill the 'when are you free?' question (exclusive)

Facebook Home ad is as repulsive to some (me) as it must be attractive to addicts

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This video was released as part of the Home presentation and hit YouTube over the weekend. Having had another look at it, it reenforces my believe that this overlay isn’t for me. In fact, I was in the WTF camp since the Home screenshots were leaked. BusinessInsider notes that...
Facebook Home ad is as repulsive to some (me) as it must be attractive to addicts

Dibsie goes public with an adaptive shopping catalog that learns from your social network

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We’ve been tracking the progress of Dibsie, an New York based e-commerce company that learns user’s tastes and displays items from their social network in the form of a dynamic shopping catalog. Today the site is coming out of beta and launching to the public. The team behind Dibsie — Garren...
Dibsie goes public with an adaptive shopping catalog that learns from your social network
Google Business Photos goes to Canada, Ireland and Netherlands

75+ Tools for Visualizing your Data, CSS, Flash, jQuery, PHP | tripwire magazine

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Images says more than a thousands words. It is common sense and wise people has followed this rule for centuries by creating illustrations of thier ideas and thoughts. Today it is easier than ever as the technology for presenting nearly any type of information as a graph or chart...
75+ Tools for Visualizing your Data, CSS, Flash, jQuery, PHP | tripwire magazine
PluralSight turns philanthropic, launches free coding bootcamp in Utah public schools

What we have in store for you at The Next Web Conference Europe 2013

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The eighth edition of The Next Web Conference will take place from the 24th to the 26th of April 2013 and here at The Next Web we’re all really excited about it. We’ve watched the conference grow from a small but cozy one-day event to one of the industry’s leading...
What we have in store for you at The Next Web Conference Europe 2013

The Pitch Season 2, Episode Three: Status Chart - A New Kind of Resume

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For those who struggle to tell their professional story within the confines of a stodgy one-page resume, Status Chart is here to help. Christopher Kennedy, founder of Status Chart, conceived of the concept in the middle of a job interview. Feeling that his resume didn’t accurately portray who he was...
The Pitch Season 2, Episode Three: Status Chart - A New Kind of Resume

Texts from Last Night Founder Lauren Leto Discusses Her New Book Judging a Book By Its Lover

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Ms. Leto The journey from blog to book is well-trod ground for New York City’s literary aspirants. (Half of Urban Outfitters’ book selection, it seems, got its start as an acerbic single-serving Tumblr.) But, it’s not a career path you see startup founders attempt to cross. “Truthfully, I don’t think...
Texts from Last Night Founder Lauren Leto Discusses Her New Book Judging a Book By Its Lover

Google updates Gmail web app with new UI inspired by iOS apps, improved search & Calendar integration

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Google announced today that it is updating the mobile web app for Gmail and the Gmail Offline Chrome app with a refreshed UI and new features similar to recent enhancements to its iOS apps. On top of the redesigned visuals, Google is also including improvements to search and Google...
Google updates Gmail web app with new UI inspired by iOS apps, improved search & Calendar integration

After Olympics pilot, IFTTT launches ESPN channel to help you track sports, teams, scores and more

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Today, IFTTT is announcing a partnership with ESPN to offer triggers for breaking sports news surrounding teams and more. The new channel uses ESPN’s API and offers new ways for sports lovers to stay up to date via any outlet they choose. We’ve covered the cool digital glue service IFTTT...
After Olympics pilot, IFTTT launches ESPN channel to help you track sports, teams, scores and more
Facebook update allows threaded comments for Pages

Google patents location-based mobile alerts that know where you're going to

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To date, the term smartphone's mostly been a misnomer for larger screen, albeit still dumb, handsets imbued with rich web browsing experiences. With the exception of the Galaxy S III's SmartStay feature and the Droid RAZR, not many other high-end devices can lay claim to "intelligent," user-adaptive behavior. Which...
Google patents location-based mobile alerts that know where you're going to

Facebook Awarded Patent For Measuring Use Affinity Toward Applications

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This morning Facebook was awarded a patent for the “resource management of social network applications”. The patent describes a method in which resources are allocated to applications based on the affinity toward those applications expressed through various forms of interactions. While components of the patent have been made irrelevant by...
Facebook Awarded Patent For Measuring Use Affinity Toward Applications

eBay’s got a PayPal problem

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As long as eBay has been struggling to right itself, Paypal has been surging. Now, it may be in jeopardy too. By Janet Morrissey, contributor FORTUNE — Through all eBay’s struggles, PayPal has always been a bright spot. The online payment system, acquired in 2002, provided eBay with growing profits...
eBay’s got a PayPal problem
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