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Badgeville gamifies Salesforce.com to make salespeople more productive

Instapaper for Android arrives. Will users buy it?

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Another of the most popular iOS applications makes the move to Android as Instapaper is now available in Google Play. The useful software saves web pages for offline reading and re-formats them to remove all of the clutter often found around the content, providing a focused consumption experience. The Android...
Instapaper for Android arrives. Will users buy it?
Sprint abandons plans to buy MetroPCS for $8B

LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

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Of the handful of accelerators vying for top entrepreneurial talent in Los Angeles, StartEngine has taken a contrarian approach in more ways than one. Rather than set up shop in the hip beachfront cities of Santa Monica or Venice, the program is located an upscale executive tower along the Wilshire...
LA Rapid Accelerator StartEngine Reveals Mixed Early Results, Looks For Gems in its Third Class

For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

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I’m writing this post to procrastinate grading the last batch of final papers that are sifting into my inbox. After one year of being a proponent of social media in the classroom, I can tell you what worked and what didn’t in the classes I taught at Bridgewater State...
For Social Media In The Classroom To Work, Instructors Need Best Practices

How Vyatta buy helps Brocade in a software-defined world

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Brocade, the network switch company, is buying Vyatta, a company that pioneered the idea of open-source routing software,  in a bid to compete in a networking world where software-defined networking severs the link between networking software and the box that it sits on. Brocade has been a proponent of Open...
How Vyatta buy helps Brocade in a software-defined world

Web pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz dead at 26

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Aaron Swartz, a cofounder of Reddit, coinventor of RSS, and high-profile activist for open data, has committed suicide, according to MIT newspaper The Tech. He was 26. The list of Swartz’s contributions to the Internet is long. At age 14, he helped write the RSS 1.0 specification. He was a...
Web pioneer and activist Aaron Swartz dead at 26

As the Wood Turns: Watch Soren Berger Make a Wooden Lampshade

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File under the time-worn craft category: New Zealand-based woodturner Sören Berger knows his way around a lathe, and—inasmuch as his son Rikki knows his way around a camera—he's pleased to offer "a small glimpse into making one of my [lamp] shades." It's cool to see the shavings stream from...
As the Wood Turns: Watch Soren Berger Make a Wooden Lampshade
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Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices

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I’ve often felt that there is a dearth of high-level discussion about the business of the App Store, and indeed building a sustainable business selling software altogether. Too much dealing with the day-to-day flailing that comes with trying to make things work. That’s why I was really happy to see...
Read this: Unraveling sustainable App Store pricing practices

Twitter hits 30 languages with new crowd-translated Catalan and Ukranian support

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Twitter has long been a proponent of crowd-sourced translation, offering a home base for polyglots who care to devote their efforts towards making the service available in other languages. These efforts have resulted in Twitter being available in 30 languages as it adds Catalan and Ukrainian support today. The Twitter Translation Center offers a...
Twitter hits 30 languages with new crowd-translated Catalan and Ukranian support

For Facebook, infrastructure concerns loom large

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Beneath all the Zynga games, timelines, likes and pokes, Facebook’s business relies on fast, reliable infrastructure. And infrastructure concerns figure heavily in the risks it faces as it goes public, according to Facebook’s newly released S-1 filing. To put it plainly: Facebook’s and ability to attract, retain and serve users is dependent...
For Facebook, infrastructure concerns loom large

Google Continues To Embrace QR Codes, Integrates Them Into Its URL Shortener

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Last December, Google joined the myriad other companies that offer link shortening services with the launch of Goo.gl, the official Google URL Shortener. Today, it’s gotten a nifty new feature: add “.qr” to the end of any shortened link, and Google will generate a QR code for it. For example,...
Google Continues To Embrace QR Codes, Integrates Them Into Its URL Shortener
Online education wins big as TED awards $1 million to pioneer Sugata Mitra
Sen. Wyden and Rep. Issa introduce vague ‘Internet Bill of Rights’

AOL Computer Checkup simplifies system cleanup

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Windows 7 does a pretty good job of keeping itself in good operating order. The bad old days of Windows 95 and even XP bogging down under constant use are gone. Still, junk does build up if you're not careful, so cleanup/utility programs such as the easy-to-use AOL Computer...
AOL Computer Checkup simplifies system cleanup

Bill Gates Wanted To Put A MODEM In The Xbox (MSFT)

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Bill Gates has had plenty ideas that were too far ahead of their time: he was a big proponent of tablet computers a decade before the iPad came out, and he told Microsoft that search would be important way back in 1995. But sometimes his vision was a little too...
Bill Gates Wanted To Put A MODEM In The Xbox (MSFT)

Components for Apple Television Set Reportedly 'Starting to Move in Small Quantities'

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Last month, Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, who has long been a proponent of an Apple television set, reported that Apple was investigating components for just such a product, contacting suppliers to learn about the capabilities of their various offerings. As shared by Business Insider, a new report from Jeffries...
Components for Apple Television Set Reportedly 'Starting to Move in Small Quantities'

Samsung’s Galaxy Note to get even bigger?

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Smartphone manufacturers seem to have one primary goal when it comes to screen design these days: make them bigger. Apart from Apple — which has stuck firm to its 3.7-inch screen for several iPhone generations — manufacturers have been pumping screen sizes up to 4 inches and beyond. No one...
Samsung’s Galaxy Note to get even bigger?
EMC follows VMware, rest of world, into OpenStack

Amanda Palmer raised $1.2m, but is she really 'the future of music'?

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The Dresden Dolls star who hit the US top 10 last week with an album she funded through Kickstarter is under fire for her stanceDresden Dolls star Amanda Palmer has become crowd-funding website Kickstarter's most famous proponent, after she raised $1.2m via the site to release her solo album, which...
Amanda Palmer raised $1.2m, but is she really 'the future of music'?

The NHL Comeback And The Opportunity In Streaming

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I have long been a proponent of more widely available sports league streaming options as a method for building revenue. While I firmly believe in the concept of blackout-less and minimal cost streaming for anyone who wants to watch a game on the computer, tablet, or phone instead of on...
The NHL Comeback And The Opportunity In Streaming
Why Phil Schiller could be key to Apple's ongoing success

Sending Signed Faxes From Your Phone: New eFax Mobile Solution

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If you have ever been in a situation where one of your clients needed to get your signature on a document and you were on the road, you haven't had many good choices until now. For years, I have been a big proponent of J2's eFax service, which sets up...
Sending Signed Faxes From Your Phone: New eFax Mobile Solution

March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

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This article is by staff writer Adam Baker, who recently shared “3 Lesson I’ve Learned in 3 Years of Marriage.” Technology is a double-edged sword: It has the power to revolutionize our productivity and allow us to achieve feats previously thought to be impossible; but it also has the ability...
March 20th is the National Day of Unplugging

The Retina MacBook Pro and the sound of repairability

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Apple introduced a new MacBook Pro model during the keynote last week. It’s an impressive beast, but its primary draw is the insanely high-resolution Retina display. In a manner similar to the last few portable releases from Apple, including the MacBook Air and the iPad, it was almost immediately attacked...
The Retina MacBook Pro and the sound of repairability

YouTube Caught in Net Neutrality Flap in India

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Google has long been a proponent of net neutrality, but it appears the company may have unknowingly allowed an advertising partner in India to promote preferential treatment for certain video streams on YouTube. A reader in India tipped us off that YouTube advertiser Bharti Airtel, a major ISP in India,...
YouTube Caught in Net Neutrality Flap in India
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Square breaks out of North America, starting with Japan

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale The next time you enter a tiny Shibuya noodle bar, you could end up paying with one of Square’s payment technologies. The startup announced today that it’s launching in Japan, its second location outside of the U.S. (it...
Square breaks out of North America, starting with Japan

BitTorrent is the New Radio, Says Counting Crows Frontman

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Last month Counting Crows released their latest studio album titled Underwater Sunshine (Or What We Did On Our Summer Vacation). Fans have been waiting since 2008 for the release and it’s selling well, but that won’t prevent the band from giving some tracks away for free. Counting Crows decided to...
BitTorrent is the New Radio, Says Counting Crows Frontman
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