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Pops Raises $1.5M From Mangrove To Sexify Mobile Notifications

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Pops, maker of an application that adds another dimension to the mobile notifications people receive on their Android smartphones, has raised $1.5 million from Mangrove Capital Partners, who were early investors in companies like Skype, Rdio, OpenX, Kupivip.ru, Nimbuzz and Wix. Pops basically enables mobile users to customize smartphone alerts,...
Pops Raises $1.5M From Mangrove To Sexify Mobile Notifications

Why social makes customer service more important than ever

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When I attended university in the UK, I was offered a low-paying job as a customer-service representative for a large company. It was as dull as it sounds. Like many, but not all such positions at the time, this one came with a set of strict scripts and little...
Why social makes customer service more important than ever
Recruitment trend we hate: Asking for Facebook passwords during the interview

The Knockoff Economy: Techdirt Book Club Chat With Kal Raustiala & Chris Sprigman

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If all goes technologically to plan, then beneath this text, we'll be running our YouTube stream of my chat with Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman, authors of The Knockoff Economy. The chat will happen from about 11am to 11:30am PT via live streaming. If you're tuning in late, you can...
The Knockoff Economy: Techdirt Book Club Chat With Kal Raustiala & Chris Sprigman

Obama's CTO Talks About How Learning Works In Kio Stark's New Book, Don't Go Back To School

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The following is an excerpt from the new book by Kio Stark, Don’t Go Back to School: a handbook for learning anything. To someone who has never tried, it’s not obvious how to learn the things you want to learn outside of school. I’m on a mission to show you...
Obama's CTO Talks About How Learning Works In Kio Stark's New Book, Don't Go Back To School

All Journalism Is Tech Journalism Now

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I am about to commit an act of meta-journalism. I’m sorry. I hate meta-journalism. I unfollowed GigaOm’s Mathew Ingram (a fine writer) on Twitter some time ago because I could not muster any more interest in articles about articles and blog posts about blogging. I believe that journalists (like people...
All Journalism Is Tech Journalism Now
Kinetix Academy taps power of Kinect to help kids with autism
Artificial intelligence hopes to give sports commentators an assist
Visting Wales? Bring your phone to the first Wikipedia Town

Survival in academia, the tenure track not taken

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Becoming a university professor requires a lot of work for very little financial reward, compared to most other professions. In STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fields, the minimum requirement is four years of undergraduate education, plus anywhere between four and a half and eight years of graduate studies, followed...
Survival in academia, the tenure track not taken

Google Translate Review

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Google Translate is an Android and iOS app from Google. It was recently updated to version 2.0 on most Android devices, while the iOS and older versions of Android continue to run a previous version. It is available for free on Google Play and the iTunes App Store and...
Google Translate Review

With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs

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QuantiaMD, one of a growing number of companies attempting to build the LinkedIn for the medical community, today announced that it has raised $12 million in venture financing from Fuse Capital. The expansion round is the company’s largest raise to date and brings its total outside investment to $27 million....
With 25% Of U.S. Doctors On Board, QuantiaMD Lands $12M To Become The LinkedIn For MDs

Missile tracking cameras: The NBA's Moneyball data mine

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Tiny little cameras, first used by the military, are following every move of every player on the court. But what if this principle were used in other professions too? [Read more]...
Missile tracking cameras: The NBA's Moneyball data mine

Reminder: Chat With Chris Sprigman And Kal Raustiala Tomorrow About The Knockoff Economy

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Just a quick reminder that tomorrow at 11am PT / 2pm ET, we'll be doing a live stream Google Hangout in which I talk to Kal Raustiala and Chris Sprigman, authors of The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation. It should run for about half an hour. If you haven't...
Reminder: Chat With Chris Sprigman And Kal Raustiala Tomorrow About The Knockoff Economy

Toys: Get $50 worth of InCase stuff for $25

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StackSocial today offers $50 worth of InCase credit for $25 with free shipping on orders. The credit expires December 20 (deal ends August 18) so you can use the credit to buy products for upcoming iOS devices and/or gifts for the holidays.   Enhance The Design in Your Life With $50...
Toys: Get $50 worth of InCase stuff for $25

Why You Won't Quit Your Job

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When I began writing Passion & Purpose in 2009, I met Susan, a young woman on the brink of quitting her investment banking job to pursue her lifelong passion of starting a nonprofit. A year later, when I asked how her new venture was going, I was surprised to hear...
Why You Won't Quit Your Job
Massage Girl Needed for 'Media/Tech' Guy Card Game in Williamsburg, No Olds Need Apply

20 Hours Left to Help 300 Kids Learn to Code This Summer

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San Francisco-based Black Girls Code is within a few thousand dollars of funding a campaign that will teach programming to more than 300 kids from underrepresented areas around the U.S. over the next three months. Black Girls Code is "dedicated to teaching girls... from underrepresented communities about computer programming...
20 Hours Left to Help 300 Kids Learn to Code This Summer

If Pinterest is the social network for women, Google+ is the social network for men

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With all of the talk about how Pinterest usage is skewed towards women, Google+ is apparently dominated by men as more than two-thirds of its 90M members are guys. This is good news for brands who are trying to reach a male-centric audience. According to report by NetworkWorld citing research...
If Pinterest is the social network for women, Google+ is the social network for men

The Latest In Hollywood Mathematics: A 46.3% Employment Increase Equals 'Countless Jobs Lost'

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As Mike pointed out in his post concerning the "Intellectual Property and the U.S. Economy" report, the entities behind the push for greater IP enforcement continue to deliver laughable numbers with a straight face, expecting legislators to accept these inflated "loss" numbers with complete credulity. Also par for the course...
The Latest In Hollywood Mathematics: A 46.3% Employment Increase Equals 'Countless Jobs Lost'

One Laptop per Child unveils new touchscreen laptop, tablet and learning platform at CES

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One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organization which offers affordable computers for children in developing countries, will be introducing three new products at CES today; a software suite for learning that is compatible with Android, a new tablet and the latest version of its iconic green and white laptop. The...
One Laptop per Child unveils new touchscreen laptop, tablet and learning platform at CES

NO WORRIES, PROFESSOR! Sometimes People In The Real World Like To Work Hard

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A few days ago, a journalism professor at the University of Tampa, Dan Reimold, wrote a public letter to his students urging them not to admire the success and work ethic of our Deputy Editor, Joe Weisenthal. One of the problems with Joe Weisenthal, Professor Reimold said, is that he...
NO WORRIES, PROFESSOR! Sometimes People In The Real World Like To Work Hard

Apple Invents New Method to Add Signatures to E-Documents

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Apple definitely has their eye on the corporate world as a new patent application published by the US Patent and Trademark Office today reveals that they've invented a new and more convenient way to sign electronic documents. Many professions and governmental agencies have to deal with signing legal documents every...
Apple Invents New Method to Add Signatures to E-Documents

Take Smarter Notes With Livescribe's Sky Wi-Fi Pen

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Call me old-school, but even in this day and age of laptops and tablets, I still take notes using pen and paper. It’s more convenient, and there’s something about writing things down that helps me remember ideas better. But over the years my handwriting has gotten sloppy, and I’m not...
Take Smarter Notes With Livescribe's Sky Wi-Fi Pen

Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

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There's a lot of discussion here at Techdirt about filesharing. Much of the discussion focuses on various legacy industries and their efforts to fight infringement, as well as their continued cultivation of artificial scarcity, which often sends potential customers towards unapproved sources. Various artists have also weighed in on the...
Three Artists On Piracy: Sharing, Disruption And Turning Filesharers Into Your Street Team

Share of Workers in Scientific Fields Down

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The share of American workers in the science and engineering professions fell slightly in the past decade, ending what had been a steady upward trend in the proportion of workers in fields associated with technological innovation and economic growth....
Share of Workers in Scientific Fields Down

Publishing Isn't A Job Anymore: It's A Button

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Tim Lee points us to a really fantastic (as per usual) discussion with Clay Shirky about media disruption, in which he makes the key point that publishing is no longer a job, but a button: Publishing is not evolving. Publishing is going away. Because the word “publishing” means a cadre...
Publishing Isn't A Job Anymore: It's A Button

Jury seated in Apple versus Samsung trial

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After an entire day of examination, the jury is set for the Apple versus Samsung trial. US District Court Judge Lucy Koh spent the entire first day of the trial questioning potential jurors about their lives, technology habits, and professions. Opening statements are expected to commence on Tuesday morning. Seven...
Jury seated in Apple versus Samsung trial
A 9 Year Old Just Blew Past Her $829 Kickstarter Goal To Build Her Own Video Game
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