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Pixate Debuts A Framework For Designing Mobile Apps With CSS

Three Ways to Manage Your Attention with Facebook

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It took me awhile but I have become a big evangelist for Facebook. It's now my primary source of information. I suspect, from looking at the data, that this is true for millions - although I bet most don't even realize it. Nielsen reports that the average American spends...
Three Ways to Manage Your Attention with Facebook

Microsoft Looking to Make a Comeback in the Mobile Market

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In an interview yesterday with CNBC, Bill Gates shared his views on Microsoft's position in the mobile device market.  After arguing that iPad users are "frustrated" by the limitations of their devices, he stated that with Windows 8, Microsoft is poised to scoop up the many consumers who demand...
Microsoft Looking to Make a Comeback in the Mobile Market

A spring metamorphosis — Google’s new look

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Using Google today, you may have noticed that something feels slightly different — the look and feel of our search results have changed! Today’s metamorphosis responds to the increasing richness of the web and the increasing power of search — revealing search tools on the left and updating the visual...
A spring metamorphosis — Google’s new look

Google acquires Wildfire, the Facebook-focused marketing startup

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Wildfire, the social media marketing startup that’s making huge strides in online marketing — Facebook marketing in particular — has just been snapped up by Google. Nice work, Google! Picking up one of the main marketing channels to a major competitor right as that competitor’s marketing effectiveness is coming...
Google acquires Wildfire, the Facebook-focused marketing startup

Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

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Users 'frustrated' by limitations of devices, says Microsoft co-founder, implying many will look to move to Surface productsUsers of iPad and Android tablets might not have noticed, but a lot of them are "frustrated" because they "can't type, they can't create documents, they don't have [Microsoft] Office there." At least...
Bill Gates predicts iPad and Android users will switch to PC tablets

Do Personal Analytics Make Google Less Creepy?

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We're beginning to wake up to what free Web services do with our data. Google has been the main driver of this story in 2012, launching its new privacy policy that binds up each user's data for ad targeting across all Google services. People react viscerally against this. But...
Do Personal Analytics Make Google Less Creepy?

Bill Gates calls Windows 8 & Surface 'an important set of innovations' (video)

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Microsoft chairman and former CEO Bill Gates has joined the company’s marketing campaign to praise Windows 8, Windows Phone 8, and the Surface tablet, and he touts the benefits of all three in a new video. This Friday, Microsoft will release its Windows 8 operating system and the stellar-looking...
Bill Gates calls Windows 8 & Surface 'an important set of innovations' (video)

Apple posts gallery of sample iPhone 5 pictures

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Having spent a fair portion of today's iPhone 5 rollout talking about improvements to both the camera itself and the processing chips and software that polish the results, Apple has now posted a gallery of actual photos taken with the device, albeit in the hands of a professional photographer. The...
Apple posts gallery of sample iPhone 5 pictures

Activity Streams

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There is no doubt that feeds and social networks go along together very well. I even argued that building a social application without feeds and PubSubHubbub was a mistake. Today, we’re announcing that Superfeedr is now able to parse ActivityStreams data! We decided to add this to our schema (like...
Activity Streams

Microdata support for Rich Snippets

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Webmaster Level: AllHTML5 is the fifth major revision of HTML, the core language of the World Wide Web. The HTML5 specification includes a description of microdata, a new markup standard for specifying structured information within web pages.Today, we’re happy to announce support for microdata for use in rich snippets in...
Microdata support for Rich Snippets
BILL GATES ON THE IPAD: 'A Lot Of Those Users Are Frustrated' (MSFT, AAPL)

Breaktime Studios sets itself apart with a less casual breed of casual game

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Casual gaming startup Breaktime Studios wants to make the experience of playing a casual mobile game a little deeper, a little more complex and a lot more interesting. Founded by former Playdom employees in 2011, the San Francisco-based company’s first generation of games were titles like Dream Dresses, Pocket Potions...
Breaktime Studios sets itself apart with a less casual breed of casual game

Gates: 'Frustrated' iPad users create opening for Microsoft

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Are iPad users truly frustrated that the Apple tablet can’t do everything a Windows PC can do? Bill Gates thinks thinks a lot of them are, and he’s betting that Microsoft will be able to capitalize on the situation over time. “With Windows 8, Microsoft is trying to gain share...
Gates: 'Frustrated' iPad users create opening for Microsoft

Think There’s No Room for Social Media in the Workplace? Think Again!

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Over the past few weeks I’ve had more and more clients ask me the same question: How can we learn from Facebook and Twitter to improve internal collaboration? I’ve been reflecting on this and have tried to translate some of our best loved social networking features into design patterns for...
Think There’s No Room for Social Media in the Workplace? Think Again!

Real Estate Site Trulia Files For $100M Follow-On Offering For More Acquisitions, Possibly Mergers

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Get ready for some more M&A and fundraising activity in the real estate sector. This morning, the real estate search engine Trulia announced that it is looking to raise $100.3 million in a follow-on offering, with “some or all of such net proceeds to acquire or invest in complementary businesses,...
Real Estate Site Trulia Files For $100M Follow-On Offering For More Acquisitions, Possibly Mergers

Are You Following The Olympics?

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We experience events like the Olympics, the Super Bowl, the Oscars, and the State of the Union address together by watching them on television—it's the next best thing to being there for most of us. I (@ChloeS) collaborate with our media partners, and have enjoyed watching them weave together new...
Are You Following The Olympics?

Tumblr Gets a Data Firehose

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Tumblr today released access to a real-time firehose of updates through a partnership with data provider Gnip. The feed will include all of Tumblr’s public data, and is intended to help with brand monitoring, analytics and other projects. Tumblr’s firehose is similar to Twitter’s, which Gnip also sells access to...
Tumblr Gets a Data Firehose

Native Apps Versus Mobile Web: A Primer For Publishers

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The mobile world can be a strange and terrifying place. Media companies are frantically devising mobile strategies, wondering what their audience might want to see on a small screen, figuring out how to engage consumers and turn that attention into revenue. And they are puzzling over a crucial choice: Whether...
Native Apps Versus Mobile Web: A Primer For Publishers
Valve's Gabe Newell discusses the frontiers of gaming, from wearable technology to "tongue controllers"

Bill Gates Can't Imagine Why You'd Want a Tablet Without Microsoft Office

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Mr. Gates. (Photo: Flickr, ToddABishop Are you being driven slowly mad by your keyboardless iPad? Bill Gates feels your pain. If you can’t use it to open up an Excel sheet and do a little quick work in bed, what’s even the point of any gadget? Business Insider reports that...
Bill Gates Can't Imagine Why You'd Want a Tablet Without Microsoft Office
There's only one company that can solve Apple's mapping woes quickly (and it's not Waze)

Sponsor Post: Social, Mobile and the Tip of the API Iceberg

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Editor's note: We offer our long-term sponsors the opportunity to write posts and tell their story. These posts are clearly marked as written by sponsors, but we also want them to be useful and interesting to our readers. We hope you like the posts and we encourage you to support...
Sponsor Post: Social, Mobile and the Tip of the API Iceberg

Skype links to Lync, for some serious Microsoft synergy

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As predicted, Microsoft is taking advantage of a little cross-platform action, connecting up Skype with its business-minded communication service, Lync. The connection brings together "the enterprise richness of Lync and the global reach of Skype," according to the company, letting users sign into Skype with their Microsoft account on...
Skype links to Lync, for some serious Microsoft synergy

Nokia Drive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones

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TweetLocation-based services, as Nokia announced last week, are becoming more and more core to our strategy. We’re focusing on location-based services, not just at Nokia, but bring our extending our services across many industries. Today, we are making Nokia Drive available to other Windows Phone 8 partners to offer...
Nokia Drive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Datahero Turns Data Into Rich Visuals Without The Need For A Data Analyst

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Datahero, here at Disrupt NY, represents how the market is segmenting for data visualization and data-analytics tools based upon level of skill, complexity and overall richness and sophistication of the technology. Datahero caters to a market that often has to rely on data analysts to do their work for them....
Datahero Turns Data Into Rich Visuals Without The Need For A Data Analyst

Google+: Communities and photos

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For our international readers, this post is also available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish (Spain, Latin America). - Ed. During the holidays we reconnect with loved ones and rediscover what makes us tick. And it's times like these that remind me why we started Google+ in the first place: to make online...
Google+: Communities and photos
Surface Will Top iPad? What The Heck Is Bill Gates Smoking?
NASA confirms ice and organic material lurk in the darkness on Mercury

Microsoft Says Google Is Preventing It From Building A YouTube App For Windows Phone

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There’s no love lost between Microsoft and Google: The two have been feuding for more than a decade, with Microsoft regularly calling Google out for anti-competitive behavior in search. As AllThingsD pointed out earlier today, one issue that’s cropped up again is the lack of a Windows Phone app for...
Microsoft Says Google Is Preventing It From Building A YouTube App For Windows Phone
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