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Google-Frommer's deal shows travel and local are two sides of same coin

Don’t call it a wimpy node: SeaMicro rethinks the server for webscale

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SeaMicro crams a whole server on a motherboard. SeaMicro, the startup that has built a business in the low-power microserver market, said it has now integrated Intel’s workhorse Xeon chip inside its boxes. SeaMicro, which crams hundreds of Intel’s low-power Atom-based chips inside its specialty servers for smaller workloads, has...
Don’t call it a wimpy node: SeaMicro rethinks the server for webscale

How To Be In Business Forever: Week Two

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First we'll take care of some logistics and then we'll get to the post of the week on sustainability in business. Office hours will take place at 6pm eastern today. The link to the hangout is here. I don't like the way office hours worked last week and so I...
How To Be In Business Forever: Week Two

Microsoft Spying On Live Messenger Messages, Censoring Any Pirate Bay Links

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It's really disturbing how some companies overblock certain content and feel that they have the right to insert themselves into your ability to communicate. A few years ago, we noted that Facebook had blocked any and all links to The Pirate Bay. When asked about this, the company said that...
Microsoft Spying On Live Messenger Messages, Censoring Any Pirate Bay Links

Supreme Court Justices Discuss Twitter

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It does't look like we'll be seeing much Tweeting-from-the-bench on the Supreme Court any time soon, but the Hillicon Valley blog highlights an amusing moment at a recent House Judiciary subcommittee meeting, attended by two Supreme Court Justices -- Antonin Scalia and Stephen Breyer in which they're asked if they...
Supreme Court Justices Discuss Twitter
The C in CEO should stand for "custodian of the vision"

Last week on GigaOM Pro: crowd labor, mobile tech in politics, and more

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In addition to surviving one of the most divisive elections in recent history, we just wrapped up GigaOM’s conference season with this week’s successful (and totally sold out!) GigaOM RoadMap. If you weren’t able to join us in San Francisco on Monday, our editorial team has done a fantastic event...
Last week on GigaOM Pro: crowd labor, mobile tech in politics, and more

Facebook stock plummets after earnings

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Facebook reported earnings Thursday that met expectations but failed to convince investors that the social network had found a business model that would make it an enduring powerhouse. That sobering realization was reflected in a massive sell-off of the company's stock. After its second-quarter performance was unveiled, shares plunged 11...
Facebook stock plummets after earnings

Analyst gives some good reasons why the rumored iTV isn’t a given

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Rumors of Apple’s “iTV” set have been spiraling ever since Steve Jobs said on stage at an AllThingsD conference that he had “cracked the television.”Since then, many analysts and publications have been reporting on the iTV — sometimes very inaccurately – saying it will feature Siri and a FaceTime camera for video calls built-in to...
Analyst gives some good reasons why the rumored iTV isn’t a given

Researchers successfully grow defect-free graphene, commercial uses now in sight

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There is no concrete roadmap to predict how quickly graphene-based devices will become available and common they will be. Quality depends not only on sample purity but also on the presence of defects in the geomtery. A new method to control the orientation, edge geometry, and thickness of vapor-deposited graphene...
Researchers successfully grow defect-free graphene, commercial uses now in sight

NZBMatrix Wasn't Just a Pirate's Lair Says One Of Site's Top Releasers

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Following the shutdown of Newzbin2 a couple of weeks earlier, last week witnessed what many believe to be another significant nail in the Usenet indexing coffin. NZBMatrix, one of the web’s most popular NZB sites, closed its doors after coming to the realization that continuing its activities would be more...
NZBMatrix Wasn't Just a Pirate's Lair Says One Of Site's Top Releasers

The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review

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The times, they are changing. In fact, the times have already changed, we're just waiting for the results. I remember the first time Intel brought me into a hotel room to show me their answer to AMD's Athlon 64 FX—the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition. Back then the desktop race...
The Intel Ivy Bridge (Core i7 3770K) Review

Apple's Tightening Grip: This Could Be Android's Big Chance

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The long-closed nature of Apple's iPhone OS ecosystem is coming to a head with the addition of major new restrictions on developers. If there ever was a time when the Android world had a chance to out-innovate Apple, this could be it. Each day this week, developers have pointed out...
Apple's Tightening Grip: This Could Be Android's Big Chance

Game Developer Refuses Publishing Offer; Realizes It's Better To Stay Independent

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The world of video game publishing is being turned upside down. Much like other entertainment industries, more and more game developers are learning that publishers offer little additional value for the costs they come bundled with. This realization is following other recent events in which game developers, who could not...
Game Developer Refuses Publishing Offer; Realizes It's Better To Stay Independent

Searching for the Location Gold Mine

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Investments into the next generation of location and augmented reality applications these days are as big as the buzz surrounding them. But while we’re seeing amazing apps and demonstrations, we’re still not seeing compelling revenue models. On Wednesday, April 28, a select group of about 75 entrepreneurs, investors and technologists...
Searching for the Location Gold Mine

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

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Last year, when Sarah and I toured the south looking for new tech companies, the tech world was actually quite a different place. Most notably, neither Facebook nor Groupon had debuted on public markets. Businesses built around social media or social networks still had that frisson attached to them, like...
Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical
Intel's high-performance, low-power secret: the Haswell SoC

MacRumors Turns 10 Years Old Today

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Today marks MacRumors.com's 10 year anniversary. It's a shocking realization that I've been doing this now for a decade. For those unfamiliar with the history of the site, I started it as a hobby back in early 2000 as a place to consolidate interes......
MacRumors Turns 10 Years Old Today

Businesses Think They 'Get' Social Media. Do You?

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Just a few years ago, social media and mobile marketing were the Wild West of business strategies. On the surface, they offered seemingly ambiguous value and, to the more old-school veterans of branding and advertising, were simply a distraction from the tried-and-true tactics of the pre-social media age. That's all...
Businesses Think They 'Get' Social Media. Do You?

Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

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In what appears to be a move to hold on to some of its most important staff,  troubled Nokia has today announced that it’s expanding its stock options program for 2012, targeting ”key senior level employees who are critical in carrying forward Nokia’s strategy.” The ailing Finnish mobile firm is increasing...
Nokia looks to hang on to key staff with more stock options (but none for the CEO)

5 ideas to help everyone make the most of big data

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Big data is going mainstream, but there are still plenty of lessons to be learned from Silicon Valley data scientists whose businesses depend on data to survive. Although their use cases don’t always align with what more-traditional businesses are doing, they know enough about the science and technology to save...
5 ideas to help everyone make the most of big data

Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts

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If you're thinking about applying for an NEA grant, you might want to consider just doing it yourself on the Web's favorite crowdsourcing tool, Kickstarter. Co-Founder Yancey Strickler said today in an interview with Talking Points Memo that Kickstarter might actually crowdsource fund $150 million in 2012, which is $4...
Kickstarter To Outfund National Endowment for the Arts

That Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally This Weekend Is Not Very Press-Friendly

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Shhhh. After three weeks of getting the run-around (“Uh, I don’t know, call this number”) it seems that the rally of “Jews against the Internet” at Citi Field on May 20 is looking to exclude reporters as well as women. We asked, not The Times? The Post? The Daily News? Nope. In retrospect, we...
That Massive ‘Jews Against the Internet’ Rally This Weekend Is Not Very Press-Friendly

Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

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What do you do when you’re a consumer apps company with apps that never hit the big-time, but whose development forced you to solve the same problems over and over again? Well, if you’re Border Stylo (makers of Glass, Retrollect, and Trivia Together), you turn your knowledge of developers’ needs...
Spire.io: A New Platform For Serverless Apps That Work On Web & Mobile

The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1

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I recently called for businesses to broaden their perspective of Social Media from an experimental stage of acting and reacting, to one of learning and leading through intelligence, participation, and also publishing. Creating social profiles and broadcasting tweets and status updates is elementary, whereas creating a meaningful presence through...
The Future of Marketing Starts with Publishing Part 1
Presentz and Mozilla's Popcorn: 2 Platforms For Creating Video Slide Shows From Vimeo, YouTube, SlideShare And More

What URL Should You Emphasize? For Me, It's All About Relationships

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For the last four years I had two URLs on my business card - my employer's web site and my blog. But recently, when I went to order a refill, I changed the plan. I of course kept the link to EdelmanDigital.com. However, with space limited, rather than directing people...
What URL Should You Emphasize? For Me, It's All About Relationships

Last Day at Google

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Today was my last day at Google. It's been 6.5 years since I first started at Google, and let me tell you when I first joined I did not expect to stick around for that long. My previous longest tenure was at Mpath Interactive for 3.5 years. I remember joining...
Last Day at Google
Inside Android's next wave: Building the Nexus 4, Nexus 10, and Android 4.2

Iran's Internet Filters Filter Out Leader's Screed Against Getting Around Filters

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Well this would be funny if it weren't so sad and didn't involve mass censorship. Iran has been getting a lot of attention lately for its plans to increase its internet filtering -- and potentially even set up its own "safe" (read: heavily monitored) local internet. For now, as the...
Iran's Internet Filters Filter Out Leader's Screed Against Getting Around Filters
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