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Twitter releases its Cassandra client to the open source developer community

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Twitter loves open source. In fact, its engineers are known to be heavy consumers and producers of open source technology, and the team has already managed to release a lot of its own work into the community, including Bootstrap, a toolkit for kickstarting CSS for websites and apps. Last week, Twitter announced it...
Twitter releases its Cassandra client to the open source developer community

Roku adds BBC iPlayer to bolster UK launch

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When Roku said it would start shipping its media streaming boxes to the U.K. for the first time last month, there was a significant omission from the lineup of services it was offering — the BBC’s iPlayer. The iPlayer is the dominant force in Britain’s streaming TV landscape, available everywhere...
Roku adds BBC iPlayer to bolster UK launch

IBM's Holey Optochip transmits 1Tbps of data, is named awesomely

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Be honest: was there any doubt whatsoever that something called a "Holey Optochip" would be anything short of mind-blowing? No. None. The whiz-kids over at IBM have somehow managed to transmit a staggering 1Tbps of data over a new optical chip, with the fresh prototype showing promise for ultra-high interconnect...
IBM's Holey Optochip transmits 1Tbps of data, is named awesomely

TiVo Premiere DVRs in the Bay Area get Comcast VOD starting today

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Just one month shy of a year after we first heard it would happen (not counting the icon flub during the original Premiere announcement) TiVo has announced its DVRs will be able to access Comcast's Xfinity On Demand library. The blog and product page feature several screenshots flashing the...
TiVo Premiere DVRs in the Bay Area get Comcast VOD starting today

With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Geolocated Stories

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With the rise of social networks, people are now sharing more information about themselves online than ever before. Sharing is happening at an unprecedented volume, with some calling it … “The Sharepocalypse”. Social feeds now disseminate content in realtime, but the problem of course is that a lot of this...
With $3M In Hand, Gopogo Launches To Let You Create, Share & Discover Geolocated Stories

Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

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If navigating away from a musician's timeline on Facebook to get a quick listen isn't your favorite activity, you're in luck. The folks in Palo Alto dropped a "Listen" button on artist pages today, giving you access to popular tracks instantly. Situated right beside the ever important "Like" button,...
Facebook places 'Listen' button on artist pages, now takes you to your go-to streaming app instantly

Amazon Signs Deal With Discovery, Now Has 17,000 Streaming Video Titles Available

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Amazon announced a new licensing deal this morning with Discovery Communications, the media company behind cable TV channels including the Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery, Science and Military Channel. Under the terms of the agreement, Amazon Prime customers will now have the rights to stream series and specials from...
Amazon Signs Deal With Discovery, Now Has 17,000 Streaming Video Titles Available

Soundrop’s addictive, Spotify-powered social listening app comes to iOS

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Social listening may have lost some of the hype it had as a concept back when Turntable.fm first caught our imaginations last summer, but listening to music with like-minded strangers via an app is still an appealing idea, and Soundrop is one of the leaders in bringing it to the masses....
Soundrop’s addictive, Spotify-powered social listening app comes to iOS

Now At 4M Users, Video Startup Animoto Adds Former Aol/Yahoo Exec Brad Garlinghouse To Board

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Back in July of last year, Animoto, the startup that lets people easily create good-looking videos from user-uploaded audio, video, images, raised $25 million in venture funding, led by Spectrum Equity Investors, bringing its total outside investment to $30 million. As Mike pointed out at the time, were Animoto interested...
Now At 4M Users, Video Startup Animoto Adds Former Aol/Yahoo Exec Brad Garlinghouse To Board
Tugg Lets Audiences Choose What’s Playing In Theaters
Exercises in democracy: building a digital public library
How to create a live-updating Photo Stream folder on your Mac, bypass iPhoto
Google TV YouTube updates on the way, just in time for original content
Microsoft confirms Zune’s death, long live Xbox Music

How Social Reading Fragments Books and Puts Them Back Together on Findings.com

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Social reading site Findings.com won't disclose its number of users or rate of growth - but after just six months of going live, the site is bustling with far more snippets - or marginalia, as co-founder John Borthwick calls it. A recent redesign of the site focuses more heavily...
How Social Reading Fragments Books and Puts Them Back Together on Findings.com

Now You Can Scrobble Songs You Hear on YouTube to Last.fm

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For all the excitement over streaming services, cloud lockers, Internet radio and newer trends like group listening, one of the biggest sources of music online is a site that was built for other purposes all together. YouTube has become a major repository of music over the years, and its smartphone...
Now You Can Scrobble Songs You Hear on YouTube to Last.fm
Netflix changes API program, breaks some third-party functionality
I want to go to there: Discover the love of travel with Afar’s new iPhone app

SGI UV 2 unveiled as world's largest shared memory system

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SGI boasts that the UV 2 could ingest the entire U.S. Library of Congress in less than three seconds....
SGI UV 2 unveiled as world's largest shared memory system

Harvard advisory council promotes open access publishing, says journals are too expensive

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Harvard Library's faculty advisory council says that the annual cost for journals from publishers is prohibitively high, but instead of asking for more funding, it recommends that faculty support open access — an effort to provide unrestricted access to peer-reviewed journal articles. According to the advisory council's memorandum, Harvard's...
Harvard advisory council promotes open access publishing, says journals are too expensive

Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service

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Beats Electronics has finally acquired subscription music service MOG. “Beats was created as a response to the complete erosion of the music experience,” Beats' president and chief operating officer Luke Wood told USA Today. “Our whole reason for starting Beats was to try to bring emotion back into that...
Beats Electronics officially acquires MOG music service
Amazon Prime gets MGM videos & new queue—but it’s still no Netflix

The biosphere: nature is all we have | Editorial

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The project to name and classify all living species on earth is important not just for posterity, but for the futureImagine an economic community in which nobody could list the stakeholders or identify those about to default. Or try to set a value on a reference library that has catalogued...
The biosphere: nature is all we have | Editorial
YouTube gets even fancier, adds audio editing and mixing options

‘On a mission from God:’ Hark inks deal with Universal for classic movie sounds bites

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Who doesn’t love a good movie quote? And now thanks to a partnership between Seattle-based Hark and movie studio Universal some of the film industry’s greatest one liners will be coming to the Internet in a new way. Hark, which calls itself the world’s largest platform for pop culture sound bites,...
‘On a mission from God:’ Hark inks deal with Universal for classic movie sounds bites

When Facebook Was Young And Trying To Attract Talent, It Pulled A Brilliant Hiring Stunt At Stanford

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At Lerer Ventures' CEO Summit, SV Angel's David Lee took the stage. A CEO in the audience asked the investor what innovative hiring tactics his startups use to recruit talent. Lee referred to a strategy he heard Mark Zuckerberg used in Facebook's early days. When Facebook was young and hunting...
When Facebook Was Young And Trying To Attract Talent, It Pulled A Brilliant Hiring Stunt At Stanford

DoubleTwist Player Android app updated with Google Music support

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DoubleTwist player, the app that aims to provide the functionality of the iOS iPod in a single Android app, keeps adding features that take it even beyond the functionality of Apple’s iPods. Today an update to the app adds several welcomed improvements and fixes. However, the most notable is...
DoubleTwist Player Android app updated with Google Music support

Foxconn Chief Confirms The Apple iTV

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In an interview published by China Daily today, Terry Gou, chairman of Foxconn, confirms the massive manufacturing company is making preparations for an Apple television set called iTV. Gou also states that neither development nor manufacturing has begun. Apparently, per China Daily at least, the television set will have an...
Foxconn Chief Confirms The Apple iTV

ShareMyPlaylists’ new iOS app is a whole new way to experience Spotify on the go

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While Spotify now has a rich seam of third-party apps built for its platform, ShareMyPlaylists has been around almost as long as the music streaming service itself, helping users curate collections of music for each other. Now with its completely rewritten iOS app, it’s taking the experience mobile, letting you discover and...
ShareMyPlaylists’ new iOS app is a whole new way to experience Spotify on the go

iTunes Match Bug Censors the Bad Words From Songs

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iTunes Match, the cloud music-matching service that Apple launched last year, is a great way to sync one's music library across numerous devices. If your collection happens to contain songs with profane lyrics, however, you may be in for a surprise. Apparently, iTunes Match has been inadvertently replacing certain tracks...
iTunes Match Bug Censors the Bad Words From Songs
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