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Practical JIRA Plugins – A book by Matt Doar

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I’ve always thought of software development as a creative process. It’s much more than just using tools and pushing bits and bytes around. However, without the right tools and knowledge to use them, crafting software becomes very difficult. Atlassian’s plugin framework is a powerful tool for developers looking to build...
Practical JIRA Plugins – A book by Matt Doar

It’s TechStars’ Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups

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Today, 13 startups will present to a room filled with investors, industry analysts and media at TechStars Demo Day in Boston. In case you haven’t heard of TechStars, it is an elite mentorship-driven start-up accelerator that is funded by more than 50 venture capital firms, and more than 25 angel investors. TechStars...
It’s TechStars’ Demo Day in Boston: Meet the 13 new startups

55Social, Brazil's Answer To Buddy Media & Wildfire, Lands Series B From Redpoint e.ventures

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55Social, a Sao Paulo, Brazil-based startup that makes a social media marketing platform, has raised a new round of funding from Redpoint e.ventures, the company tells TechCrunch. The specifics about the funding amount are not being disclosed (Brazilian startups are often cagey about financial numbers) but we have confirmed that...
55Social, Brazil's Answer To Buddy Media & Wildfire, Lands Series B From Redpoint e.ventures

Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

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Nearly 15 years ago, RFID technology pioneer Kevin Ashton coined the term Internet of Things (IoT). He believed that this idea had the potential to change the world “if we had computers that knew everything there was to know about things.” That is as powerful a statement today as it...
Internet of Things: Hype or Reality?

Amazon announces Apple-like GameCircle for Kindle Fire [video]

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Amazon on Wednesday announced a new social gaming service called GameCircle for its Kindle Fire tablet. The app, which features gaming achievements and leaderboards, is similar to Apple’s Game Center on its iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. GameCircle can also automatically save a player’s in-game progress to the cloud and...
Amazon announces Apple-like GameCircle for Kindle Fire [video]

The Dying Art Of Design

www.smashingmagazine.com
  Progress is good, but we need to make sure that we’re progressing in the right direction. Our fundamental skills and the craft of design have started to take a back seat. Using the right tools and techniques is certainly an important part of design. But do our tools and...
The Dying Art Of Design
Demos makes math beautiful, grabs a wad of cash from Google

How To Create Your Own Lifestream On A Wordpress Blog In 3 Easy Steps

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Most of us have heard of lifestreaming before.  Some refer to it has a logging of your entire life online (maybe in a blog or YouTube or something similar).  You can also use the word lifestreaming to refer to a stream containing all of your online activity.  For instance, you...
How To Create Your Own Lifestream On A Wordpress Blog In 3 Easy Steps

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

www.guardian.co.uk
Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen
Engine Yard vet starts Cloud Foundry consultancy
Want to get fit? Technology can help or hinder your chances
Twitter's new certified products tap best vendors for data, analytics, and APIs

How smart analytics could thwart terrorist attacks

gigaom.com
Nothing sends shivers down my spine quite like a hypothetical in which someone sets a whole block on fire after cutting off the fire department’s electric supply in order to slow its response. It’s a scary thought, but not entirely unplausible. Perhaps it should give us some peace of mind, though,...
How smart analytics could thwart terrorist attacks
Ten Things Corporate Developers Are Dying To Tell Their CIOs

Essential tools for hardcore PC builders and upgraders

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You would think that building a modern PC would be a matter of simple assembly: Insert Part A into Part B, connect all this to Part C, and you're off to the races. Components are relatively standardized, so as long as you ensure your parts are compatible with each other, piecing everything...
Essential tools for hardcore PC builders and upgraders

Information technology has revolutionalized financial services. So why is healthcare so far behind?

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The U.S. leads the world in healthcare expenditures – an astounding $2.7 trillion in 2012 and rising every year. Yet in one recent study of medical outcomes in the world’s most highly developed countries we ranked last. By any measure we are experiencing a healthcare crisis. If we hope to...
Information technology has revolutionalized financial services. So why is healthcare so far behind?

Facebook says impressions, reach and frequency matter more than clicks

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Clicks aren’t the right metric for brand advertisers, Facebook Head of Measurement and Insights Brad Smallwood told the audience at IAB MIXX Conference in New York today. Smallwood shared results from recent campaign studies that indicated impressions, reach and frequency were more valuable than clicks. Specifically, 99 percent of sales came...
Facebook says impressions, reach and frequency matter more than clicks

Mailbox: Swipe Your Way to a Clutter-Free Inbox

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With smartphones, we have more access to our email than ever before, yet keeping up with your inbox can still feel like an impossible task. Unfortunately, current email apps are little more than a mobile version of their desktop counterparts and don’t provide the right tools to handle email on...
Mailbox: Swipe Your Way to a Clutter-Free Inbox

6 Fun Fake Facebook Walls & How To Create Your Own

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Facebook is the leading social network. As such it is a prime target for practical jokes and pranks. However, creating fake profiles and conversations on Facebook is rather tedious. With a bit of skill, imagination and the right tools, you can easily create your own custom wall posts and fake...
6 Fun Fake Facebook Walls & How To Create Your Own

Messaging flaw found in Apple's iOS may encourage iPhone phishing

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According to prominent Jailbreak hacker Pod2g (via iDownloadblog), a discrepancy in the way Apple’s iOS messaging platform interprets key SMS data may allow scammers and malicious third parties to gain sensitive information from iPhone users, affecting all versions of Apple’s mobile OS. Inside the numerous protocols associated with translating and sending text message...
Messaging flaw found in Apple's iOS may encourage iPhone phishing

Twitter can be used to promote community volunteering

www.guardian.co.uk
Founder of riotcleanup says it takes just one person to step outside their front door and start doing something, and others soon get involvedIt started with a patch of waste ground near my childhood home and a pair of rusty shears. One corner of Worthing's Maybridge estate had been forgotten...
Twitter can be used to promote community volunteering

Best photo apps for iPhone

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Whether you want to add filters to your photos or adjust the finer details like color levels and saturation, we've got a collection of apps with all the right tools. [Read more]...
Best photo apps for iPhone

Evernote launches its business platform in China, as local Yinxiang Biji service crosses 4m users

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One year to the day since it launched its dedicated business in China – Yinxiang Biji — Evernote has deepened its push into the country after launching the Evernote Business platform there. Speaking at the Global Mobile Internet Conference in Beijing — the same venue for last year’s launch — Evernote...
Evernote launches its business platform in China, as local Yinxiang Biji service crosses 4m users

Leverage Today's Technology to Optimize Your Business

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It's a cliché at this point to talk about how business has been transformed by technology. Much of today's workforce has never known a time without PCs, email or the Web. As ingrained as technology is, though, it continues to adapt and evolve, and the businesses that leverage new...
Leverage Today's Technology to Optimize Your Business

Finally, A National Database To Stop Criminals From Stealing Smartphones

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As robberies of electronic gadgets continue to rise in cities around the nation, carriers can no longer just sit back and watch these crimes happen. The Federal Communications Committee has announced its plans to work with four U.S. mobile operators to fight smartphone theft. The plan is to set up a...
Finally, A National Database To Stop Criminals From Stealing Smartphones

Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

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A new study suggests that more than half (60%) of office-based employees will be ‘regularly’ working from home within the next decade, thanks to technological advances in the workplace. The Virgin Media Business report also notes that face-to-face meetings with customers will change, with 72% of the subjects believing that...
Home, sweet home: 60% of UK employees could be working remotely within a decade

Why the iPad Works for Writing

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When the first iPad launched in 2010, critics were quick to lampoon the device for being geared too heavily toward content consumption. The criticisms weren't entirely without merit, especially considering that the first-generation iPad didn't even have a camera, and external media slots are still nowhere to be found. ...
Why the iPad Works for Writing

How Startups Are Analyzing You On Social Networks and Protecting You At Airports.

www.businessinsider.com
Remember that scene in the Shawshank Redemption in which a pitiful old Brooks declares, "The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry?" As it turns out, things have gotten even faster since a redeemed Andy Dufresne famously dropped to his knees outside in the rain. Settling...
How Startups Are Analyzing You On Social Networks and Protecting You At Airports.

Social Media Marketing Best Practices from Best Buy

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Adam Singer, Paul Isakson, Brad Smith @ IMS Minneapolis Social Media  advice is cheap and for the most part, you get what you pay for.  Best practices social media marketing based on experience, well, that’s another thing entirely. The Social Media Best Practices session at IMS Minneapolis earlier this...
Social Media Marketing Best Practices from Best Buy

Take Advantage of BYOD Without Sacrificing Security

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If your company hasn't yet embraced BYOD (bring your own device), there's a good chance it will soon. Gartner has predicted that 90 percent of all companies will support BYOD by 2014, and recently projected that half of all companies may actually require users to participate in BYOD plans...
Take Advantage of BYOD Without Sacrificing Security
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