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Bodega is a beautiful alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store

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I’ve never been a fan of Apple’s iTunes or its iOS and Mac App Store. The design always feels really boring to me and doesn’t go out of its way to draw me in to make a purchase. Unfortunately, there’s nothing that application developers can do to stand out on...
Bodega is a beautiful alternative to Apple’s Mac App Store

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on women in tech, teens on Facebook and the Instagram purchase

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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg spoke today at the D11 conference in southern California. ”Men still run the world, and I’m not sure how well that’s going,” Sandberg opined right off the bat. One of the major issues, she says, is that gender issues simply aren’t being discussed enough. “When you say...
Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg on women in tech, teens on Facebook and the Instagram purchase

Disney and PETA take opposing views on the "advert-game"

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Protesters have had a long love affair with signs. They’re cheap, they’re portable, and they’re hard to ignore when they’re shoved directly in your face. This same concept works for advertising as well, which is why we still have billboards and street criers handing out brochures to yet another...
Disney and PETA take opposing views on the "advert-game"

Bill Gates Explains Why Microsoft Had To Punch Its PC Partners In The Guts (MSFT)

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Bill Gates thinks Microsoft was right to build its own tablets and that Windows 8 is going to kill the traditional PC. Gates was a guest on Charlie Rose last night where he talked about Microsoft's decision to make its own tablet. Rose asked Gates if he thought Jobs was...
Bill Gates Explains Why Microsoft Had To Punch Its PC Partners In The Guts (MSFT)

Twitter launches Ads API to give companies more ad control, announces five initial partners

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Twitter has today announced a new Ads API that will give advertisers more control over the ads that they place on the service. The Ads API will allow them to design custom ads and ship them across channels and devices. This will enable advertisers to make batches of ads and...
Twitter launches Ads API to give companies more ad control, announces five initial partners
Pincus: We Scaled Past Some of Our Staff's Capabilities, Fast
iOS 6 review: Refining the world's most refined mobile OS

Apple and publishers offer deal to put price fixing scandal behind them in EU

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In the US, the e-book price fixing scandal appears to be winding towards its inevitable conclusion. Many of the publishers settled with the DOJ right off the bat, and now the states themselves have gotten three publishing houses to cough up $69 million in their own agreement. (Of course,...
Apple and publishers offer deal to put price fixing scandal behind them in EU

These Are The Most Successful Startups To Come Out Of TechStars

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TechStars has become one of the most prominent startup accelerators in the world, with locations in Boston, Boulder, New York, Seattle, and San Antonio. Since its first class in Boulder during the summer of 2007, TechStars has helped birth 150 companies, providing not just seed funding but coaching and discounts...
These Are The Most Successful Startups To Come Out Of TechStars
Kindle Fire HD 7 forecast: cloudy, with a chance of lag

This is what 'stock' Android apps look like running on Google Glass

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Today, during a session at the Google I/O conference, Google [x] Software Engineers Hyunyoung Song and P.Y. Laligand explained to developers how to take Google Glass beyond the standard Mirror API functions. Google Glass is actually a pretty straightforward Android device, which means it runs on  a similar OS to the...
This is what 'stock' Android apps look like running on Google Glass

Netflix For the iPad: April Fools Joke or Breaking Story?

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The news is all over the Web - Netflix is coming to the iPad! For all of you doubters and naysayers, you can put away your beloved netbooks, laptops and miniature iPads (iPhones) and...oh, wait, is this true? It might all be an April Fool's Day joke that's getting repeated...
Netflix For the iPad: April Fools Joke or Breaking Story?

I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet

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The opening keynote at Facebook’s f8 conference today in San Francisco was short and sweet. But don’t let that fool you. It contained some huge announcements pertaining to how the service will interact with the broader web going forward. The three big ones: social plugins, Open Graph, and Open Graph...
I Think Facebook Just Seized Control Of The Internet

Google Drive Offers Nothing New From Dropbox (GOOG)

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Google's long-awaited cloud storage service, Google Drive, is finally here. The app is available on the web (via Google Documents), Mac, PC, and Android. An iPhone and iPad app is coming soon, Google says. We took the web, Mac, and Android versions of Google Drive for a spin. Our snap...
Google Drive Offers Nothing New From Dropbox (GOOG)
Instagram CEO apologizes for dropping Twitter card support, says 'we will always be integrated with Twitter'
RIM sees Active Frames multitasking feature as one of BlackBerry 10′s difference makers

Potential Summer Blockbuster: iPhone 4.0 Multitasking

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AppleInsider is reporting this morning that some trusted sources are predicting a "full-on solution" to multitasking in the iPhone 4.0 OS, which is set to be released this summer. Already, the iPhone shows that it is capable of multitasking with bundled apps like iPod and Nike+, but the update is...
Potential Summer Blockbuster: iPhone 4.0 Multitasking

Iterations: The Improbable, Captivating Pivot From Orchestra To Mailbox

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. On Friday, Dropbox’s acquisition of Mailbox marked the first time the tech community lit up in amazement and awe of a consumer transaction since Facebook acquired Instagram back in April 2012. The attention...
Iterations: The Improbable, Captivating Pivot From Orchestra To Mailbox

NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chips get LTE support, radio makers GCT and Renesas on board

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After yesterday's clarification that Tegra 3's architecture will now be known as 4-PLUS-1, NVIDIA's got something a little meatier to share. The outfit just announced that its quad-core chips are getting LTE support, with modem makers GCT and Renesas pledging support right off the bat. In a way, it's...
NVIDIA's quad-core Tegra 3 chips get LTE support, radio makers GCT and Renesas on board
Toshiba’s New 21:9 Widescreen Ultrabook Is All About Entertainment
Survey suggests 53% of Windows 8 users still prefer Windows 7
Nintendo debuts world's first Wii U commercial in the UK

VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch

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Today at TechCrunch Disrupt, prominent Silicon Alley investor Fred Wilson of Union Square Ventures spoke about the worst things people do when pitching a VC. "Going through a really long backstory is a bad idea," Wilson said on stage to TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington.  Wilson and other VCs don't want...
VC Fred Wilson: These Are The Worst Things You Could Do In A Pitch
Dots, The Most Beautiful Mobile Game I've Ever Seen
Crowdfund your next PC? Microsoft touts new Chip In program to woo students

The love and hate of Google Buzz and no Louis Gray, I’m not a luddite

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Let’s get the simple stuff out of the way right off the bat. Did Google screw up when; or rather in the way it launched Buzz? Yes it did. Is it the end of the world and yet another failure in Google’s social media attempts? No it isn’t. Will...
The love and hate of Google Buzz and no Louis Gray, I’m not a luddite

Mobile app installs rise, but time in apps barely moves

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Over the past year as more U.S. consumers have adopted smartphones — more than half of the population now uses one — the number of installed applications is up for both Android and iOS devices. Yet the amount of time spent using those applications hasn’t changed much, says Nielsen. In...
Mobile app installs rise, but time in apps barely moves

The love and hate of Google Buzz and no Louis Gray, I’m not a luddite

www.inquisitr.com
Let’s get the simple stuff out of the way right off the bat. Did Google screw up when; or rather in the way it launched Buzz? Yes it did. Is it the end of the world and yet another failure in Google’s social media attempts? No it isn’t. Will...
The love and hate of Google Buzz and no Louis Gray, I’m not a luddite
Vox Games enters alpha at The Verge!

Considering Convertible Debt? Don't Sell Yourself Short

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Editor’s note: Patricia Nakache is a general partner at Trinity Ventures where she invests in early stage social commerce and entertainment companies. Follow her on Twitter @pnakache. The prevailing wisdom among entrepreneurs these days is that they should initially fund their startups with a $1-2 million convertible note. The logic is that raising...
Considering Convertible Debt? Don't Sell Yourself Short
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