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Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Its Board of Directors (Finally)

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In a post on its newsroom blog, Facebook just announced that it has named long-time COO Sheryl Sandberg to its board of directors. Sandberg will be the eighth member of the board and its first female member to date. But what took so long? Facebook has been criticized for a...
Facebook Names COO Sheryl Sandberg to Its Board of Directors (Finally)

Code-free Augmented Reality in Under 5 Minutes [VIDEO]

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Augmented reality (AR) guru Bruce Sterling shared a fascinating video on his Wired.com blog Beyond the Beyond today that shows a developer building an AR application without any programming language in just shy of five minutes. Using the Mac-based visual design app Quartz Composer and few additional plugins, the developer...
Code-free Augmented Reality in Under 5 Minutes [VIDEO]
Meet The Top Five Startups From ERA's Latest New York Demo Day

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's
Letterpress for iOS: Tweetie creator emerges from year of silence with addictive word game

Apple's Entire Design Team Travels to London for Award Acceptance

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The London Evening Standard reports that Apple design chief Jonathan Ive and his entire team made a trip to London yesterday in order to accept a prestigious award from Design and Art Direction (D&AD). The acceptance of the award, which recognized Apple's design team as "the best brand and the...
Apple's Entire Design Team Travels to London for Award Acceptance

'Linsanity' already hitting e-bookstores near you

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The NBA's latest star has been in the public eye for just days, and already there are seven books about him. It just goes to show what's possible in the new world of book publishing. [Read more]...
'Linsanity' already hitting e-bookstores near you

Canon sensor records video in very low light, sees movie stars of a different sort

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Although there's undoubtedly been improvements to low light videography, it's still difficult or impossible for most cameras to record in near-total darkness. Canon has the solution with a video-only, 35mm CMOS sensor that can keep recording even when there's virtually no visible light at all. The prototype's pixels are...
Canon sensor records video in very low light, sees movie stars of a different sort

Meet The Man Who Measures Everything: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self

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Seth Roberts leads a better life through numbers. He's the progenitor of "Quantified Self," the movement to capture data about yourself (such as what you eat, how much you sleep, your mood) to monitor and improve your day-to-day functioning. A number of activity monitors, sleep monitors, and other biometric devices...
Meet The Man Who Measures Everything: Seth Roberts Talks Quantified Self
YC-Backed Swish Makes Selling Simpler For Inventors And Creators

Louise Mensch 'troll' is told he could face jail

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Frank Zimmerman, 60, tried to drive the Conservative MP off Twitter by saying one of her children would be killedAn "internet troll" who tried to drive the Conservative MP Louise Mensch off Twitter by sending her an email threatening the lives of her children has been warned he could be...
Louise Mensch 'troll' is told he could face jail

Nintendo rumored mulling a Wii U name change

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Nintendo is reportedly considering changing the name of its upcoming game console, the Wii U. The reason for this internal mulling, CVG heard, is supposedly due to the confusion with the 3D and 3DS, which Nintendo found to be too similar in the public eye. It supposedly fears the same...
Nintendo rumored mulling a Wii U name change
Reddit Co-Founder Alexis Ohanian Takes To Kickstarter To Defend The Independent Musician
AWS is the McDonald's of the cloud. Who's the Burger King?

New Trojan Variant Can Install Without Password

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Flashback, a Mac Trojan horse that's been in the public eye since it was uncovered by security firm Intego last year, has a new trick up its sleeve....
New Trojan Variant Can Install Without Password

Google Wave Finds Purpose as Live Blogging Platform

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Do you remember Google Wave? After a lot of hype around the initial launch of Wave - which some pundits billed as an "email killer" at the time - things have been rather quiet around the service. The latest update to Wave, however, could push the service back into the...
Google Wave Finds Purpose as Live Blogging Platform

Lawmakers hear from CEO opponents of H-1Bs

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In a closed door meeting this week on Capitol Hill, lawmakers and staff took the H-1B visa debate in a different direction. They invited the heads of U.S.-based IT services companies, competing directly with offshore outsourcing providers, for a frank discussion away from the public eye....
Lawmakers hear from CEO opponents of H-1Bs

Huntsy, a dashboard for finding your dream job, passes 10K registered users in 2 months

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Huntsy, a new tool for managing your job search, has only been in the public eye since its launch in March. Since then, it has garnered strong early traction, passing 10,000 registered users as of last week. The easiest way to think of Huntsy is as a content management system...
Huntsy, a dashboard for finding your dream job, passes 10K registered users in 2 months

Upverter launches paid accounts for private hardware hacking

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Upverter, the fascinating open-source hardware hackers’ tool, has just launched paid accounts. With these accounts, users can hack away at their designs away from the public eye. It works a lot like Github’s private offerings, where paying users can shield their code repositories from outside eyes, if they so choose....
Upverter launches paid accounts for private hardware hacking

European Parliament ACTA overseer quits over shady tactics

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The European Union's chief investigator for the controversial Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA), Kader Arif, may have blown the whistle on tactics behind the deal in a statement following his resignation. He quit after calling it a "masquerade" and confirmed many of the beliefs that the EU Parliament's signing of ACTA...
European Parliament ACTA overseer quits over shady tactics

Boot up: Apple v Samsung, McAfee's final reel?, Microsoft's 7in tablet and more

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Plus HTC-Apple deal welcomed by Taiwan government, how Android was viewed in 2007, Microsoft admits Surface split problem and moreA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamFSA examines whistleblower's claims of 'Libor-like' manipulation in gas prices >> The GuardianThe City watchdog,...
Boot up: Apple v Samsung, McAfee's final reel?, Microsoft's 7in tablet and more
The Europas Awards Adds A Public Vote Category To Find Europe's Hottest Startups
Google's new 'Top Charts' will tell you which celebrities, planets, or dog breeds top its searches

The ultimate guide to startup pre-launch marketing in 5 simple steps

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now Manish Dudharejia is a co -founder, strategist, and analyst at “ethical e-marketing” company E2M Solutions. We’d all like to believe that we’re past the stage where marketing matters. If your product is good enough, shouldn’t the blog reviews and...
The ultimate guide to startup pre-launch marketing in 5 simple steps

Google Reveals Deleted Blog By Eric Schmidt's Ex-Girlfriend

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Shared by Bud OK, Eric Schmidt lives in a glass house when he tells others to be less concerned about their privacy. I guess being a billionaire helps. It's a lovely irony that Google CEO Eric Schmidt's private life is partially revealed by Google, at a time when Google has...
Google Reveals Deleted Blog By Eric Schmidt's Ex-Girlfriend

Datahero Wants To Democratize Data Visualization And Analysis, Raises $1M Round Led By Foundry Group

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Data visualization isn’t always easy, especially if your data is coming from a wide variety of sources. Datahero, which is launching its private alpha today, wants to make it easier for individuals, small companies and even enterprises to visualize and understand their data without having to worry about data formats...
Datahero Wants To Democratize Data Visualization And Analysis, Raises $1M Round Led By Foundry Group

Google Wallet reaches the web, reminds most of us that it exists

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Unless you happen to be using the right phone on the right carrier, you might not know that Google Wallet is even a reality: the close association with NFC-based mobile payments on one network has largely kept it out of the public eye. Many more are about to see...
Google Wallet reaches the web, reminds most of us that it exists

Nokia and Motorola event roundup

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Boy, what a day. September 5th has been one for the books, as five new devices from Nokia and Motorola were exposed to the public eye. We were happy to bring you extensive coverage of everything that happened today, but if you're just getting home from work you may...
Nokia and Motorola event roundup

Larry Page Sounds Remarkably Sick And Tired On Google's Earnings Call (GOOG)

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Google CEO Larry Page opened today's earnings call. He sounded very sick and tired. This makes sense because Page had a mysterious ailment that kept him out of the public eye since June. Anyway, we hope he'll feel better soon. Listen:   <div>Please enable Javascript to watch this video</div> Please...
Larry Page Sounds Remarkably Sick And Tired On Google's Earnings Call (GOOG)
The Kevin Rose reboot: Our first look at Google's newest VC
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