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Download APKs from the Android Market with a Chrome extension

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APK Downloader is a Chrome extension that does exactly what its name advertises -- download APKs from the Android Market site. Getting the tool up and running takes quite a bit more work than your average browser add-on, requiring you to edit the Chrome shortcut to disable SSL error...
Download APKs from the Android Market with a Chrome extension

Dennis Crowley Says That Its API Is Currently Underutilized, Apps Using Its Location Data Are Smarter

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During our Disrupt event today, New York City company Foursquare’s co-founder Dennis Crowley spoke about how people are talking about the company these days. One of the interesting things about the company is its strategy to be the “location layer” of the Internet. For four years, the company has been...
Dennis Crowley Says That Its API Is Currently Underutilized, Apps Using Its Location Data Are Smarter
PR isn't rocket science. Just ask Keith Rabois

Pearson Cooks Up More Content Giveaways Through API Payments

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Pearson (NYSE: PSO) plans to let developers re-use more of its varied content, after its latest effort repackaged 2,500 recipes from its cooking books as a chargeable API. The group began its developer programme in 2011 with three APIs, so that developers can re-use its Eyewitness Guides city data,...
Pearson Cooks Up More Content Giveaways Through API Payments

Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs

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When Steve Blank talks about entrepreneurship, people listen. When he writes a book on the subject, like his latest effort with co-author Bob Dorff titled The Startup Owner’s Manual, it’s a good bet it will be on many founders’ bookshelves. Blank co-founded the CRM software company E.piphany and the video...
Steve Blank on small startups, big execution, and Steve Jobs
The future of rocket design could be crowdsourced, thanks to Sunglass & DIYRockets

Valve 'hacker extraordinaire' builds hybrid rocket engine

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Ben Krasnow has created X-rays with a vacuum tube, combined avocados and high pressure nitrous oxide, and cooked up homemade astronaut ice cream all in the last year. His newest YouTube demonstration, though, might be even more impressive — it’s literally rocket science. The “Hacker Extraordinaire,” whose day job is at...
Valve 'hacker extraordinaire' builds hybrid rocket engine

What Exactly Do Foursquare's 135 Employees Do All Day?

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Last week we visited Foursquare's SoHo headquarters. It was by far the coolest startup office we've visited. It has everything from an amphitheater to shuffle board. The pictures evoked skepticism from some readers. "Why does Foursquare need 135 people to manage 5 million daily check-ins and play games all day?"...
What Exactly Do Foursquare's 135 Employees Do All Day?

Review: Switch lets you shut down any Windows computer remotely, even using Twitter

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You know what's frustrating? When something that's supposed to be really simple turns out to be complicated to the point of impossibility. For example, remotely shutting down a Windows computer: This is not rocket science. In fact, it's something built into Windows, and Microsoft even provides an extra tool...
Review: Switch lets you shut down any Windows computer remotely, even using Twitter

ScottEVest Releases The Transforming Transformer Jacket

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How often has this happened to you: you’re trapped in a Wampa cave on Hoth and your sleeve is trapped under a fallen icicle and you can’t reach your light saber. The only way out is to pull your sleeve off quickly. But if you unzip your sleeve, you’ll...
ScottEVest Releases The Transforming Transformer Jacket

The netbook lives!

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Sales may be down, but don't write off the netbook yet. It's still a viable form factor for Windows PCs. Netbooks have a few key advantages going for them, and computer manufacturers should just stop and take a moment to consider them. The three mobile PC form factors are...
The netbook lives!

note to social media marketers: do the math

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A Twitter comment from the London-based writer, Alain de Botton got me thinking. We can argue the numbers all day long, but they seem fairly ballpark to me, so let’s just assume for now that Alain is correct: “The Law of Money & Complexity: An artist needs 20 followers to...
note to social media marketers: do the math

The battle to be taken seriously: women in engineering

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It's not rocket science, but even if it was, engineers should be able to find the answer to recruiting more women into senior positionsThe engineering industry will play a vital role in the regrowth of Britain's economy but to do that we need to be able to compete on the...
The battle to be taken seriously: women in engineering

Netflix Says It's 'Killing' BitTorrent Traffic

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With nearly 30 million streaming subscribers in the U.S. alone, Netflix is one the major providers of online video entertainment. That’s quite an achievement, especially when taking into consideration that streaming Hollywood blockbusters was virtually impossible half a decade ago. Furthermore, with the rise of these legal options people have...
Netflix Says It's 'Killing' BitTorrent Traffic

What Mobile Ad Problem? Pontiflex Says It Has It Solved.

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We’ve been hearing the hype about the coming mobile ad boom for years. Now we’re also hearing about the coming mobile ad problem — what if it turns out that ads on mobile phones aren’t magical, but simply small versions of the Web ads everyone seems to dislike? No worries,...
What Mobile Ad Problem? Pontiflex Says It Has It Solved.

NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

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Warren Little/Getty Images During the last summer Olympics, NBC wouldn’t show some of the most exciting events live on the Web, because it wanted to protect its ratings for its taped TV highlights. Four years later, the programmer has wised up, and will livestream every single event starting July...
NBC's Olympic Web Video Plan: Live, Legal and "Painful"

Ad Startup Rocket Fuel Just Had Its First Profitable Quarter

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Startup Rocket Fuel claims to apply “rocket science” to ad campaigns, and it sounds like that science is turning into real revenue. The company says it made $44.5 million in revenue last year, compared to $16.6 million in 2010 and $2.4 million in 2009. In fact, CEO George John tells me that...
Ad Startup Rocket Fuel Just Had Its First Profitable Quarter

Why Build a Cheaper iPhone? Because It's Stupid Not To.

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Apple needs to finish up development of the low-cost iPhone it’s been working on for the past few years and bring the device to market now. Because to do otherwise is utterly illogical. There’s simply far too much revenue at stake. That’s the argument put forth by BTIG analyst Walter...
Why Build a Cheaper iPhone? Because It's Stupid Not To.
Kickstarter phenom Ouya starts shipping game consoles for devs

Post-Sabu, Anonymous says arrest was “a favor” and vows to continue hacking

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Following the revelation last week that LulzSec’s so-called leader Hector Xavier Monsegur (Sabu) had been working with the FBI for a number of months to turn in other top-ranking members of the hacking collective, Anonymous has moved to distance itself from the disgraced former member, calling the FBI arrest “a...
Post-Sabu, Anonymous says arrest was “a favor” and vows to continue hacking

10 Numbers Every Enterprise SEO Needs On Speed Dial

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As I have written in earlier columns, SEO is not rocket science. What the industry has labeled “Enterprise SEO” is more project management and compliance work than it is the algorithm-chasing or link-whoring that smaller institutions have to take on in order to compete in the search... Please visit Search...
10 Numbers Every Enterprise SEO Needs On Speed Dial

It's not rocket science – maybe Sunday papers sell fewer because they cost more

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Roy Greenslade and other commentators may analyse the ABCs, but maybe sales disparities boil down to the change in our pocketsProfessor Roy Greenslade (like other academic commentators before him) broods over the disparity between Saturday and Sunday newspaper circulations, as revealed by new ABC sales audits. What's so soggy about...
It's not rocket science – maybe Sunday papers sell fewer because they cost more

Sarah Interviews Fab: “Come for the Handwoven Taxidermy Yarn Cat Heads, Stay for the Bedsheets”

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I’m at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco, listening to Sarah Lacy interviewing the co-founders of Fab.com, Jason Goldberg and Bradford Shellhammer. Seeing as I’m here, I figured I’d share some soundbites and factoids and suchlike about how Fab has gone from zero to five million users in about thirty...
Sarah Interviews Fab: “Come for the Handwoven Taxidermy Yarn Cat Heads, Stay for the Bedsheets”

How to surf safely: From LastPass to tin foil hats, and everything in between

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It’s a dangerous world on the web, and it’s getting more treacherous by the day. This past month alone has seen the likes of LinkedIn, Last.fm, and eHarmony all succumb to major security breaches in which millions of hashed user passwords were posted to a Russian website for anyone to...
How to surf safely: From LastPass to tin foil hats, and everything in between

Nomadesk widget offers an easy way to share files

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There are plenty of file backup and sharing services out there, but a company called Nomadesk has been trying to stand out recently by adding novel, easy ways to share your content. The latest addition is the Nomadesk widget, which customers can embed on their site to share their documents...
Nomadesk widget offers an easy way to share files
Distance Learning University, The Open University, Repackages Course Materials For The App Generation

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

The conversation: Can happiness be measured?

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Can we measure wellbeing scientifically? Economist Richard Layard, supporter of the new national happiness and index, believes we can; philosopher Julian Baggini is having none of itEconomist Richard Layard is a champion of the government's new national wellbeing index. Philosopher Julian Baggini thinks the attempt to measure happiness is totalitarian....
The conversation: Can happiness be measured?

VIDEO: Child's toy launched 'into space'

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While America is running down its manned space programme - further north - two Canadian students have shown that flying towards the edge of space does not always have to be rocket science....
VIDEO: Child's toy launched 'into space'

Bellbot will make happy sounds every time you get a new user

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I’m a big fan of simplicity, because it shouldn’t take rocket science to explain a service or product. One of the masters of simplicity is Philip Kaplan aka Pud, who has made some fun products that even your mom can understand. One of his most recent creations, TinyLetter, allows people...
Bellbot will make happy sounds every time you get a new user
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?