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The Risky Business of Mobile Social Media

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Everything you never wanted to know about your vulnerability to identity theft can be found on the first page of search results for "Facebook hack." If you're like most people, you probably don't like to think about the many times a day your personal and financial data are exposed...
The Risky Business of Mobile Social Media

Developing for a platform that doesn’t have a public API is risky business

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The new Google+ redesign may have people goofing about some of Google’s design choices, but the release has also affected an unfortunate developer, whose extensions have become a casualty of the drastic changes. Developer Mohamed Mansour has posted the details of these issues under the title “Thank you Google for...
Developing for a platform that doesn’t have a public API is risky business
Study finds 85% of social gamers quit after their first day

For the Future of YouTube Ads, It’s All About Context

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YouTube SVP Salar Kamangar speaks about the future of YouTube at the AllThingsD media conference. Photo: Asa Mathat/AllThingsD LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. — It must have been frightening to be among the first advertisers for YouTube. Since the site’s inception it’s been seen as the wild west of digital content platforms,...
For the Future of YouTube Ads, It’s All About Context
Here's why HTC is losing the smartphone game (Hint: There's no One reason)

Why incentives and rebates work better than 'government-backed green'

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Remember Solyndra? The thin-film solar cell company, founded in 2005, won $535 million from the government under the Department of Energy’s  loan guarantee scheme in 2009 for being an innovative new solar tech company that could create jobs and help make America’s future green. Two years later, when its technology...
Why incentives and rebates work better than 'government-backed green'

Risky business: How cloud tech & mobile workers add up to an insurance nightmare

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Sept. 9 - 10, 2013San Francisco, CAEarly Bird Tickets on Sale Does your company rely on mobile workers? If it does, the worker likely is a “+1,” an employee who carries both a mobile device and a tablet And those mobile workers who need to access data may be using a...
Risky business: How cloud tech & mobile workers add up to an insurance nightmare

Citi Bets That Proofs Lead to Profits

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Citigroup thinks there could be a big business in proving people are who they say they are, but other banks are wary of a risky business....
Citi Bets That Proofs Lead to Profits

Zynga's One Standout From Its String Of Sequels Has Been Farmville 2

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Sequels can be risky business for embattled social game developer Zynga. They can extend the lifespan of a popular franchise like Farmville. But they also siphon away players from the original game. So if a sequel doesn’t retain players well, it can cannibalize the player base for both the original...
Zynga's One Standout From Its String Of Sequels Has Been Farmville 2

Back to the Future: The Game – review

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PC, PS3, Wii, Deep Silver, cert: 16, out nowOriginally released last year as a series of staggered download-only episodes, this point-and-click game based on Back to the Future looked to prove that not all film adaptations had to be crass and pointless – risky business for a franchise that has...
Back to the Future: The Game – review

The Fancy Lets You Live Out the Ashton Kutcher Fantasy You Never Had

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Have you ever had a fantasy about being like Ashton Kutcher? Ours involve the emo-induced time travel powers from “The Butterfly Effect,” but some version of “untold startup riches” or “dating Mila Kunis” are also acceptable. New York City-based startup The Fancy* is trying a different approach. In September, the...
The Fancy Lets You Live Out the Ashton Kutcher Fantasy You Never Had
Risky business: New Jersey to allow e-mail voting in storm's wake

Flattr now lets you make money from your Facebook Likes, Twitter Favorites and more

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Swedish startup Flattr has been running its ‘online tipjar’ service for a few years now, and yet it’s failed to gain much traction. However, it’s now taking a new direction that may finally make it click with a mainstream audience. Until now, Flattr has allowed users to pay money into...
Flattr now lets you make money from your Facebook Likes, Twitter Favorites and more

Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric

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Editor’s Note: Nir Eyal is the founder of two acquired startups and an advisor to several Bay Area companies and incubators. Nir blogs about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business at NirAndFar.com. Follow him on Twitter @nireyal. If you’re like me, you’ve had enough of the Facebook IPO story....
Never Take Your Eyes Off This Hacker Metric
Intel Has A New Slogan [THE BRIEF]

Funding Daily: When sunglasses ain't risky business

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1983′s Risky Business is the film often credited with reversing the languishing sales of Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses, which the film prominently features. Basically, Tom Cruise made the things cool again, and in the processes inspired countless young people to be just like him.  The point is this: There’s a lot of money in sunglasses, and today’s...
Funding Daily: When sunglasses ain't risky business

RIM's strategy may be risky business

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Why Blackberry's renewed focus on business could prove costly...
RIM's strategy may be risky business
4 reasons 'entre-ployees' will reshape tech innovation in 2013

Need A Moonbase? The E.U. Will Print You One...On The Moon

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The European Space Agency is planning experiments into printing habitable structures out of moon dust. Building a moon base is a tricky task because in theory you have to haul every bit of equipment you'd need off the surface of the Earth into orbit, then bus it over to...
Need A Moonbase? The E.U. Will Print You One...On The Moon

Super awesome 'Curiosity' approaches Mars, set for 'Seven Minutes of Terror'

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The plan to land the roving space lab Curiosity on Mars this weekend is the stuff of the wildest imaginations. Seriously, Arthur C. Clarke and Stanley Kubrick would’ve killed for this storyline in “2001: A Space Odyssey.” In what is being hailed as one of the most challenging space maneuvers...
Super awesome 'Curiosity' approaches Mars, set for 'Seven Minutes of Terror'

A lack of boardroom diversity is risky business

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In the mid-1950s, economist Harry M. Markowitz first described how investors could reduce their overall risk by filling their portfolio with securities that do not usually move in the same direction. As with all significant economic research, Markowitz (who was later awarded a Nobel prize in economics for his work...
A lack of boardroom diversity is risky business
Russian hack could paralyze apps with free in-app purchases

THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Competing With Your Customers Is A Risky Business (MSFT)

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The Microsoft Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. MSFT Choppy With Tech  Markets are bouncing around in early trading as Spain releases awful numbers while both the Chicago PMI and housing prices beat expectations. Shares of MSFT are on track to...
THE MICROSOFT INVESTOR: Competing With Your Customers Is A Risky Business (MSFT)
Neglected No More: High-End Electronics for Low-Income Masses

Why McDonald's should have known better

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FORTUNE -- The Internet may be a wonderful thing, but no one should expect sunshine and rainbows when asking for its honest opinion. Read an uncensored comment stream on pretty much any post, blog or video, and its clear that the Web provides people with, among other services, space to...
Why McDonald's should have known better

RISKY BUSINESS: 10 Controversial Tech Decisions That Really Paid Off

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The technology business is a high risk, high reward situation.  All CEOs and entrepreneurs are trying to figure out what people will want in the future while fighting off rivals who are just as smart, work just as hard, and have as much, if not more money. One slip up...
RISKY BUSINESS: 10 Controversial Tech Decisions That Really Paid Off
Inside the irradiated world of nuclear diving
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