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Meet The Beautiful App That Rose From The Ashes Of A Doomed Microsoft Tablet (MSFT)

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Paper, one of the best-looking new applications in the Apple App Store, is the brainchild five ex-Microsoft design gurus. Many of those Microsoft designers worked on the Courier tablet, a double-screened pen-enabled tablet that Microsoft reportedly killed when it didn't play nice with the Windows franchise. Why did the Courier...
Meet The Beautiful App That Rose From The Ashes Of A Doomed Microsoft Tablet (MSFT)
Does big data mean big risks for businesses?

Leveraging Mechanical Turk, oDesk, ELance & Craigslist for SEO

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Posted by randfishWeb services that connect job seekers with paid employment have become powerful tools in the arsenals of those that know how to leverage them. Unfortunately, the services themselves and the concepts of how to apply them have often been overshadowed by fear, uncertainty and lack of knowledge about...
Leveraging Mechanical Turk, oDesk, ELance & Craigslist for SEO

Telefónica's digital arm brings in API specialist Apigee to beef up its app ecosystem

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Fresh from revealing plans to open an office in London to grow its European business, API management firm Apigee has inked a deal with Telefónica Digital that will see it become the partner for the operator’s API management platform. Apigee enables developers and company to design, test and monitor APIs and the...
Telefónica's digital arm brings in API specialist Apigee to beef up its app ecosystem
Crowdsourcing As A Service: Citizen Journalists, Mystery Shoppers and Intelligence Gathering
Groupon takes on Square with new payments service

Bitly is working on an "Internet attention ranking engine" called Realtime

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Bitly, the company that basically ushered the world into short links on sites like Twitter, is playing around with a new service, launching it under its “Bitly Labs” umbrella. It’s called Realtime, and is available at http://www.rt.ly We don’t know much about it as we haven’t gotten in yet, but...
Bitly is working on an "Internet attention ranking engine" called Realtime

Google Analytics Dashboard – A Powerful Wordpress Traffic Monitoring Plugin

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Are you running a Wordpress blog?  One very important aspect of the blogger’s job is to keep track of his web traffic.  It is good to know how many visitors you have and whether that number is climbing or tanking. It’s also good to know as much as you...
Google Analytics Dashboard – A Powerful Wordpress Traffic Monitoring Plugin

Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools

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Shared by louisgray Facebook says those using FB plugins do not receive any personalized private data. We've had an amazing response to our announcements from last week as more and more people engage with social and personalized experiences on other websites and services. We've also heard many questions and wanted...
Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools
Aviary reaches 3B photos edited by 35M users
The BGR Show - Grooveshark CEO on empowering musicians and beating the labels

Insert Coin: Public Lab DIY Spectrometer wants to be the 'Shazam of materials'

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In Insert Coin, we look at an exciting new tech project that requires funding before it can hit production. If you'd like to pitch a project, please send us a tip with "Insert Coin" as the subject line. Spectrometers are a pretty invaluable piece of lab equipment. They make...
Insert Coin: Public Lab DIY Spectrometer wants to be the 'Shazam of materials'

Deep dive into Instapaper, how to use it and tips for power users

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It’s easy to take simple, powerful tools for granted. Turns out I started using Instapaper back in 2008, when the service was quite young and you didn’t have nearly the options you do today. Back then, I’d scour the web looking for stories to write up, and save them to...
Deep dive into Instapaper, how to use it and tips for power users

iPhoto for iOS, Updates for iMovie and Garageband Go Live on App Store

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Earlier today, Apple announced iPhoto for the iPad and iPhone, saying it would launch today. Keeping to its word, iPhoto is now available for purchase. [Direct Link] Additionally, updates to iMovie and GarageBand are now live as well. With iPhoto for iOS, Apple brings Multi-Touch to photography in a breakthrough...
iPhoto for iOS, Updates for iMovie and Garageband Go Live on App Store

The Internet Wins Again! Writer Gets Rapper Pitbull 'Exiled' To Alaskan Walmart

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Ah, the internet. Also: ah, social media. Powerful tools, which in the right hands, can turn unknowns into legends and overstepping entities into Wikipedia entries. However, in the fumbling hands of mega-corporations, these same tools become about as unwieldy as a screwdriver being used to hammer in nails. By a...
The Internet Wins Again! Writer Gets Rapper Pitbull 'Exiled' To Alaskan Walmart

Google Earth is Coming Back to Iran, Cuba and Sudan

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Because of U.S. export restrictions, Internet users from Cuba, Iran and Sudan haven't been able to download Google Earth since 2007. This situation is about to change, however. According to the Ogle Earth blog, which has been monitoring this situation closely since Google first blocked these downloads, Internet users in...
Google Earth is Coming Back to Iran, Cuba and Sudan

Five Things You Need to Know About Smart Cities

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IT applications such as smartphone apps and cloud-based infrastructure management can be powerful tools for improving the quality of life in urban settings...
Five Things You Need to Know About Smart Cities
Take a tour of the European Southern Observatory's stunning research facilities

Not Even Super-Powerful Quantum Computers Pose A Threat To Bitcoin

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If you don't know what Bitcoin is, you should. This digital currency has captured lots of attention as the value of a single unit recently surged to over $200. Venture capitalist Chris Dixon points out in a tweet that the emerging field of quantum computing might totally ruin Bitcoins, but...
Not Even Super-Powerful Quantum Computers Pose A Threat To Bitcoin

Mobile Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

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App developers have turned cellphones and tablets into powerful tools, spawning a multibillion-dollar industry but making huge sacrifices in the process....
Mobile Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

14 Ideas To Utilize Custom Variables For Search & Social Tracking

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Custom variables are one of the most (if not the most) powerful tools Google Analytics has to offer to better understand your audiences from search and social. Unfortunately, they’re also one of the most underrated and underused. So, if they’re so useful, why do so few sites utilize them? For...
14 Ideas To Utilize Custom Variables For Search & Social Tracking

Square teams up with Starbucks, which is also investing $25M

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In surprising news tonight, mobile payments startup Square has announced an extensive partnership with Starbucks, which will see Square powering Starbucks’ credit card payments nationwide, and Starbucks investing $25 million in the startup. Square CEO and founder Jack Dorsey sent along the following e-mail to the company’s customers tonight: I...
Square teams up with Starbucks, which is also investing $25M

MailChimp’s hard lesson in freemium business model: spammers love it

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The freemium business model, where you give away a service or app for free and charge a subscription fee to those who want premium features, has taken off everywhere. But Ben Chestnut, chief executive of the email marketing firm MailChimp, warns that the freemium model leads to a very unwanted...
MailChimp’s hard lesson in freemium business model: spammers love it

The Google design, turned up a notch

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This week we introduced our latest update to search, and I wanted to share a bit of our thinking on the design team. In short, we tried to take all the things we strive for at Google and make them better: powerful technology, snappy results, simplicity and a fun and...
The Google design, turned up a notch

Al Gore: The information explosion is a tool to help solve the climate crisis

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The digital revolution and the explosion of data are powerful tools that can help solve the climate crisis, said Vice President Al Gore at Google’s ‘How Green is the Internet?’ on Thursday. In Gore’s talk he applauded the leadership roles that tech companies like Google, Apple and Microsoft have been...
Al Gore: The information explosion is a tool to help solve the climate crisis

Sponsored post: The question you didn't ask is the one you regret

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Did you know that patients with heart stent surgeries who are depressed and don’t take their antidepressants triple their health care costs compared to similar patients who take their antidepressants? Our client did not. With databases full of conditions, treatments and patient characteristics, they had been busy examining other things....
Sponsored post: The question you didn't ask is the one you regret

DIY Data Science

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In a comment on yesterday's hobbyist post, Pete Griffiths offered "Do It Yourself Data Science" and I really liked that suggestion for a bunch of reasons.I think data science and machine learning (I know they are not the same thing) are going to be a very big part of tech...
DIY Data Science

The iEconomy: As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

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App developers have turned cellphones and tablets into powerful tools, spawning a multibillion-dollar industry but making huge sacrifices in the process....
The iEconomy: As Boom Lures App Creators, Tough Part Is Making a Living

Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns

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Smartphones and social networking sites are making it much easier for stalkers to target victims, say charitiesNew forms of digital technology and social networking sites such as Facebook are increasingly putting people at risk of stalking, according to a report published on Wednesday.The study, from Women's Aid and the Network...
Social networking sites fuelling stalking, report warns
Microsoft's Bing Wins With Facebook's Graph Search - Or Does It?
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?