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LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu

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After spending the past few quarters in the red, LG recently turned things around with a bit of growth in their once-ailing smartphone division. By focusing half of their 2012 capital expenditures budget on developing smartphones, LG wanted people to know that some big mobile plays were on the horizon....
LG Takes A Chance With The Oddly-Proportioned Optimus Vu
“AdSense For Local Commerce” Signpost Raises $3.75M From Spark Capital

BellaDati brings companies beautiful business analytics they’ll actually want to use

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For businesses, information is critical. But more than information, you need data. Data is what happens when the influx of information goes from being fire hose to something with more meaning. For companies who haven’t found a way to do this, we’d like to introduce you to BellaDati. Based out...
BellaDati brings companies beautiful business analytics they’ll actually want to use

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 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
Why Niklas Zennstrom thinks Brazil’s startups are hot
NASDAQ’s Gamble With Facebook’s Fortune

Nexus Q social streaming device hands-on

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What is the Q? Well, it's a ball... a ball that plays music. And videos. And it also lights up. It's what Google is calling it a "social streaming device" but what's most important is that this is finally the realization of the Android@Home standard that was unveiled last...
Nexus Q social streaming device hands-on

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

Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?

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The Department of Justice is looking into cable providers’ power over how and where consumers can access television content via the Internet, according to the Wall Street Journal. It’s a step that finally acknowledges the vertical integration of cable providers as well as their ability to influence consumer behavior because of...
Cable companies get a DoJ inquiry, will cord cutters get a respite?
How Facebook Can Solve Its Mobile Problem: Build a Browser

Two Years with the iPad: Was It Worth It?

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Tomorrow, thousands of people are going to head out to Apple stores to pick up a shiny new iPad, or wait eagerly for delivery of the latest tablet from Apple. While the attention is on the new iPad, though, what about the original device that helped propel Apple past Microsoft...
Two Years with the iPad: Was It Worth It?

New York Times Launches Social Media Ad Program

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By Keach Hagey News media outlets are increasingly realizing that online readers are finding their websites’ content through people sharing stories on social media. Finding a way to sell advertising against those readers has been a challenge. The New York Times Co. unveiled Thursday a new social-media advertising program that...
New York Times Launches Social Media Ad Program

Rethinking Smaller, Smarter Social — Then Rethinking It Again

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Back in October of last year, I wrote about one of our early CrunchFund portfolio companies, Everyme. At the time, they were rethinking social networking through the lens of the original digital social network: your mobile phone address book. They put an app out there and a lot of people...
Rethinking Smaller, Smarter Social — Then Rethinking It Again
Forget about ‘content management’–and focus on ‘audience development’
Bing to embarrass: Feature lets you link Facebook friends to search results

Facebook Camera hands-on

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Facebook has kept itself rather busy in the last month or so with such tasks as going public and purchasing popular photo-sharing app Instagram, but that doesn't mean it stopped working on other projects in the meantime. This realization is apparent with the launch of Facebook Camera, a photo-centric...
Facebook Camera hands-on
Fancy Hands' On-Call Army Of Personal Assistants Log 20,000 Minutes Of Talk Time Per Month

Former Chief Tech Policy Officer At MPAA Admits That SOPA Was 'Not Compatible With The Health Of The Internet'

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We mentioned recently that the Chief Tech Policy Officer at the MPAA, Paul Brigner, had jumped ship to the Internet Society -- whose position on SOPA was diametrically opposed to the MPAA's position on SOPA and similar concepts. While there was some concern that ISOC was moving away from its...
Former Chief Tech Policy Officer At MPAA Admits That SOPA Was 'Not Compatible With The Health Of The Internet'

Free Culture Is The Response To The Ethical Failings Of The Old Entertainment Industry

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I already posted the responses of a bunch of musicians and music industry folks to the whole David Lowery/Emily White kerfuffle, but there were two more responses that were so good and so thorough I wanted to cover them separately. The first is from Zac Shaw, a musician and indie...
Free Culture Is The Response To The Ethical Failings Of The Old Entertainment Industry

Chipotle Scores An Unexpected Social Media Win With Grammy Ad

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Last night's Grammy awards were not the Super Bowl, which broke a tweets-per-second record, but they were still a chance for advertisers to tap into an audience watching the event on television and using second screens to discuss the event on social media. But, much as they did last week,...
Chipotle Scores An Unexpected Social Media Win With Grammy Ad

22 Executives Reveal The Biggest Mistakes They Ever Made

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If you take risks — which all successful executives do — you're bound to make mistakes. In fact, the most successful people also fail the most. But it takes a humble person to admit that they've messed up. We've compiled a list of the best responses from executives who've...
22 Executives Reveal The Biggest Mistakes They Ever Made

Kleiner Perkins Leads $7M Funding for Payments Upstart Gumroad

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Former Twitter engineering head Mike Abbott — now a partner at Kleiner Perkins — has made his first investment: leading a $7 million round for payments start-up Gumroad. It’s a significant boost for a year-old start-up that has just three employees and is led by 19-year-old founder Sahil Lavingia, who...
Kleiner Perkins Leads $7M Funding for Payments Upstart Gumroad

Starting a business is easy. But starting a company is too damn hard.

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Well, I’m a corporation. And it feels great! For many years, I’ve been a mere sole proprietor, a fledgling one-man band in the eyes of the IRS. But due to some financial changes in my life—a book deal, a New Year’s resolution to become more organized with my money, a...
Starting a business is easy. But starting a company is too damn hard.
Frank & Oak Redefines Affordable Menswear for the Curation Era

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

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

To Suck Less in New York City, AT&T Shifts Some Bandwidth Off Its 2G Networks

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2G isn’t cool. You know what’s cool? Not having to rely 2G . . . in 2012. We imagine it’s that kind of realization–coupled with a steady stream of tweets like these (once AT&T users can get a signal, that is)–that has prompted the company to improve bandwidth in New York...
To Suck Less in New York City, AT&T Shifts Some Bandwidth Off Its 2G Networks

Audi A3 e-tron hands-on (video)

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It's not often that we spend quality time with automobiles here at Engadget, but our motives are usually geared by electricity when we do. Take for instance, the Audi A3 e-tron concept above. This isn't the first e-tron concept -- if you'll recall, the A1 and A2 EVs were...
Audi A3 e-tron hands-on (video)

'This Is Our Planet': Glorious Time-Lapse View of the Earth From Space

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Vimeo user Tomislav Safundžić knitted NASA footage into this beautiful time-lapse video of Earth -- its continents, seas, the lights of cities -- and the surrounding sky and stars as they appear from the International Space Station. As astronaut Ron Garan wrote here on The Atlantic last December, seeing our planet like...
'This Is Our Planet': Glorious Time-Lapse View of the Earth From Space
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