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Amazon S3 Price Reduction

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As you can tell from my recent post on Amazon S3 Growth for 2011, our customers are uploading new objects to Amazon S3 at an incredible rate. We continue to innovate on your behalf to drive down storage costs and pass along the resultant savings to you at every possible...
Amazon S3 Price Reduction

Check out this drinking game for Twitter, it’s called #DrinkUp

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While I believe that everyone should drink responsibly, sometimes you need to kick back and throw down a few beers after a long day. Some of us like to use Twitter while we’re having these drinks, which turn out to be either extremely hilarious, or embarrassing. Or both. One drunk...
Check out this drinking game for Twitter, it’s called #DrinkUp

“Provacative” Publisher Creates Book That Lets You Talk Back To The Characters

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So in the interest of supporting unique publishing methods and ideas, I thought it might be interesting to talk about Verdant Books and something they’re calling an “interactive novel.” Now my idea of an interactive novel is Choose Your Own Adventure, but this is something fairly unique. Ok. Here’s the...
“Provacative” Publisher Creates Book That Lets You Talk Back To The Characters

10 Beautiful Apps & Websites To Drool Over

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Yesterday we discussed the trend of beautiful apps and websites in 2012. It's an increasingly Visual Web and great design is a key part of getting attention nowadays. We put the call out over social media to find out your favorite examples of gorgeous apps. In this post, with your help, we've listed 10 examples...
10 Beautiful Apps & Websites To Drool Over

Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)

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Do you remember the seventh grade? The first time your new girlfriend hated on your best friend? What about your first kiss? I don’t remember any of that, but the memories came flying back to me after I saw this video. If I had to sum it up in one...
Facebook Reveals: Seventh Grade Boys Have Feelings, Too! (Video)

Google retiring iGoogle, Google Mini, others for 'spring cleaning'

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To everything (Turn, Turn, Turn). There is a season (Turn, Turn, Turn). Sometimes those seasons can get a bit convoluted, however -- or such is the premise of Google's "Spring cleaning in summer" post, outlining the end of a handful of tech offerings. Because heck, even a company as...
Google retiring iGoogle, Google Mini, others for 'spring cleaning'

Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

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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. What's cooler than Super Mario Bros. and Legos? Why, Super Mario Bros....
Insert Coin: 'Epic Mario' aims to build entire Super Mario Bros. Level 1-1 with Legos (video)

PlayUp, the $50m-funded social network for sports fans, arrives on Android

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You might not think that the world needs another social network, but the good people behind Australian-based startup PlayUp disagree. Launched globally last October, the premise behind PlayUp is pretty simple – you choose a sporting encounter that you’re watching, and you set-up a virtual, private hangout to discuss all...
PlayUp, the $50m-funded social network for sports fans, arrives on Android

Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

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Earlier, we told you about a new feature from photo hosting site Snapjoy called “Flickraft“. The premise is simple: get all of your photos off of Flickr and onto Snapjoy’s platform. For those who were looking to ditch Flickr, much excitement was to be had. Apparently Flickr didn’t share in...
Flickr wasn’t a fan of Snapjoy’s Flickraft importing service, cuts off its API access

Megaupload Demands Return of Millions of Dollars From U.S. Govt.

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In addition to filing a general motion to dismiss the criminal case on the basis that the company was never properly served, Megaupload and defendants Kim Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram Van Der Kolk and Finn Batato are demanding the return of some, if not all, of the assets seized by...
Megaupload Demands Return of Millions of Dollars From U.S. Govt.

Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

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Birst, a San Francisco-based startup that offers on-demand business intelligence and analytics solutions for companies big and small, has raised $26 million in series D financing, led by Sequoia Capital. Existing investors, including Hummer Winblad and DAG Ventures, also participated in the round, bringing Birst’s total funding to $46 million....
Birst Lands $26M From Sequoia, Hummer Winblad To Bring Big Data Analytics To The Masses

Sarah Tavel, Who Led Bessemer’s Investment In Pinterest, Gets Down To Busines At Pinterest

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Pinterest is starting to fill up its own Pinboard… with money people. Sarah Tavel, a former VP at Bessemer Venture Partners (the same BVP that led a Series A round in Pinterest in 2011), has now joined the social startup in a business development role. The move comes about a...
Sarah Tavel, Who Led Bessemer’s Investment In Pinterest, Gets Down To Busines At Pinterest

Poster notes: Martha Marcy May Marlene | Paul Owen

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Using a QR code in the design of a movie poster risks allowing it to date fast – but then adverts for films are not principally designed with posterity in mindUsing an image from currently-fashionable technology in a movie poster risks producing an image that will date quickly, and that...
Poster notes: Martha Marcy May Marlene | Paul Owen
Sidecar offers in-call media sharing, free Wi-Fi calls to US and Canada

Open Source Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30M From IVP, Benchmark To Take On VMware

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Eucalyptus Systems, the developer of an open source, on-premise private cloud computing platform, has raised $30 million in Series C funding led by Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), Benchmark Capital, BV Capital, and New Enterprise Associates (NEA). To date, Eucalyptus has raised a total of $55.5 million in capital. Led by...
Open Source Private Cloud Software Startup Eucalyptus Raises $30M From IVP, Benchmark To Take On VMware
General Assembly: Big Data, Cloud Services On The Curriculum As Tech Ed Startup Opens London Branch

Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million

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One more sign of the mobile money space continuing to grow up: some significant consolidation underway. Today, the UK-based mobile banking specialists Monitise announced that it is buying Clairmail, a U.S.-based competitor, for $173 million, as part of its global expansion. The combined group says it will serve 13 million...
Mobile Banking Consolidation: Monitise Buys Clairmail For $173 Million

Rumor: Zillow In To Buy RentJuice For $45 Million

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Between gossip and rumors and gossip and more rumors, the Silicon Valley day-to-day is so dramatic Bravo is turning it into not one but two TV shows. No joke. That doesn’t convince you? Well, how about this? Anyways, I’m in the middle of tracking down a huge funding story but...
Rumor: Zillow In To Buy RentJuice For $45 Million

This iPhone app has made $500,000 from telling people how ugly they are

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There’s an app for everything it seems…including telling you how you rank on the ugly-ometer. Ugly Meter isn’t a new app, but it has been rising to prominence in recent times in the wake of coverage on shows such as Howard Stern and Jay Leno, and it now claims to...
This iPhone app has made $500,000 from telling people how ugly they are
The big problem with Microsoft's Flash whitelist

Red Hat's GlusterFS Appliance for Amazon Now Totally Virtual

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One thing you don't quite get accustomed to in reporting developments in cloud technology is how even the virtual things become virtualized. Last December, Red Hat released a software storage appliance based on the GlusterFS software-based NAS system that Red Hat acquired in October. That product is a way to...
Red Hat's GlusterFS Appliance for Amazon Now Totally Virtual

Amazon Simple Workflow - Cloud-Based Workflow Management

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Simple WorkflowToday we are introducing the Amazon Simple Workflow service, SWF for short. This new service gives you the ability to build and run distributed, fault-tolerant applications that span multiple systems (cloud-based, on-premise, or both). Amazon Simple Workflow coordinates the flow of synchronous or asynchronous tasks (logical application steps) so...
Amazon Simple Workflow - Cloud-Based Workflow Management

SaaS For SMBs: InsightSquared Picks Up $4.5M From Atlas, Bessemer, Salesforce and NextView

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As the software-as-a-service market continues to mature, there are companies emerging that are targeting specific sectors within the enterprise with solutions especially tailored and priced for them: the latest of these is InsightSquared, which has announced a Series A round of $4.5 million for its a business intelligence platform aimed...
SaaS For SMBs: InsightSquared Picks Up $4.5M From Atlas, Bessemer, Salesforce and NextView

Disconnect: Ex-Googlers Raise Funding To Stop Google, Twitter & More From Tracking Your Data

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In the age of endless sharing, super cookies, social search results, and that ever-present social graph, it’s comforting to know that there are some who are still prioritizing privacy. (And a few of them are former Googlers no less!) In October 2010, Google engineer Brian Kennish created Facebook Disconnect, a...
Disconnect: Ex-Googlers Raise Funding To Stop Google, Twitter & More From Tracking Your Data

TNW Pick of the Day: Symbaloo launches mobile apps to sync bookmarks across all your devices

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Launched in the Netherlands in 2007, Symbaloo is a portal that lets you organise and collate your favorite Web bookmarks in your own personal online ‘Webmix’, something which is comparable to folders that group together topic-specific URLs. The premise thus far has been pretty simple – you bookmark a site...
TNW Pick of the Day: Symbaloo launches mobile apps to sync bookmarks across all your devices
RED challenges the world: bring your best cinema camera to our June 4th face-off
Andreessen Horowitz bets big on Belly, an offbeat consumer-loyalty startup
Sidecar turns the simple phone call into a media sharefest
Eucalyptus grabs $30M from IVP to push the open-source private cloud forward

Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab

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Those of you who know my writing will know that I don't use many analogies.Analogies have a very useful place in helping people understand difficult concepts, but they also have a tendency to be a end up strained beyond their limits. Now, imagine how I would react to a...
Finding the Universe's cosmological constant using something we can create in the lab
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