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Zynga insiders sold $500,000,000 of stock ... four months before the stock cratered

JooJoo reviewed by people in line for iPad

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The JooJoo tablet, which recently began shipping to customers who had ordered online December, doesn’t have anywhere near the buzz of Apple’s iPad. But it’s an interesting alternative that points out some of the iPad’s shortcomings — particularly to technologists who like to hack their gadgets. Last night I stopped...
JooJoo reviewed by people in line for iPad

Debate Over Mobile Phone Unlocking Highlights Fantasy Thinking vs. Real World

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Today in the House Judiciary Committee, they're holding hearings concerning cell phone unlocking, focused specifically on Rep. Goodlatte's proposed bill, which actually seems to be the weakest of all the proposed bills. It doesn't offer a permanent fix. It doesn't fully tackle the problem. Actually, it barely tackles the problem,...
Debate Over Mobile Phone Unlocking Highlights Fantasy Thinking vs. Real World

MESA Raises $10 Million Seed and Series A Venture Fund Focused on New York City

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  Mark Patricof MESA+, a four-year old venture arm of the investment bank and strategic advisory firm MESA Global, is launching a $10 million venture fund today for seed stage and Series A investments. The fund will be allocated towards companies in consumer Internet, digital content, advertising, marketing, and commerce and focus...
MESA Raises $10 Million Seed and Series A Venture Fund Focused on New York City

Dwolla raises $5M to continue its work on “really freaky stuff”

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Payments startup Dwolla has just announced a $5 million round of funding. The round was led by Fred Wilson’s Union Square Ventures and saw participation from Village Ventures, Thrive Capital, and LA-area angel Paige Craig, among others. Dwolla’s services lets you send and receive money to and from other...
Dwolla raises $5M to continue its work on “really freaky stuff”

Facebook, Google, Twitter could soon be told to set up dedicated servers India

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Facebook could be one of a number of Web firms that will soon be told to introduce local servers in India, as the country’s government seeks to better regulate ‘objectionable content’ on the Internet. According to a report from Hindustan Times, “the option is already in process” with India’s union law...
Facebook, Google, Twitter could soon be told to set up dedicated servers India

How Will iPad Change The Apple Stores

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A few weeks ago, Apple decided to start taking pre-orders for its widely anticipated iPad. It’s one of those devices that, if successful, will redefine the computing landscape — much like its lil’ cousin, the iPhone. But there is an equal chance that the world may not be impressed with...
How Will iPad Change The Apple Stores

Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8

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"I wouldn't say it's a disadvantage," says Sony VP Steven Nickel. "I think the opportunity is just to see what Windows 8 brings in terms of mobility." The day after Apple unveiled its iPad Mini, essentially the company's fifth-generation tablet, I trekked uptown to the W Hotel in New...
Sony VP: We're Not Disadvantaged By Windows 8
The Verge Book Club podcast 006: 'The Yiddish Policemen's Union'
Outbrain wants to be the Google AdWords of content recommendation: here's its plan

Geekiest Office Space? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

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Here’s a fun new category in this year’s GeekWire Awards: Geekiest Office Space, where geeky = cool. Cryptograms on the walls, swanky furniture in the lobby, or a hidden room behind the bookshelf? That’s the type of stuff we’re looking for here. This category is presented by Knoll, which is...
Geekiest Office Space? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

Onswipe Announces Its First Hackathon, Encouraging Devs to 'Hack Their Way to HTML5 Glory'

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(Photo: Onswipe) Hey you, what are you doing next weekend? Would you like to flex your HTML 5 and Javascript skills with the potential to win some sweet prizes? If the answer is yes, Onswipe has a hackathon for you! If the answer is no, what's your problem anyway? On...
Onswipe Announces Its First Hackathon, Encouraging Devs to 'Hack Their Way to HTML5 Glory'

UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

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The United Nation's International Telecommunication's Union arm is calling smartphone makers and mobile industry bodies together to discuss snowballing patent litigation and expects to focus on standards-essential FRAND patents....
UN looks to slow wireless tech patent war with 'Patent Roundtable'

Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz & Google Ventures Fund Payday Loan Alternative LendUp

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Two half-brothers from Oakland, Calif. — one who worked at Grameen Bank and Citigroup, and the other at Yahoo and Zynga — have teamed their banking and Web application expertise to make a more friendly version of payday loans. And they’ve raised some high-class money to get it started. LendUp,...
Kleiner Perkins, Andreessen Horowitz & Google Ventures Fund Payday Loan Alternative LendUp

iPad goes on sale, crowd goes wild

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“Three … two … one … WOOOOOOOOOOHOOO!” The staff at Apple’s flagship store in San Francisco’s Union Square counted down to the moment when they opened the doors for over a hundred people lined up outside to buy one of Apple’s new tablet computers. There are another thirty reporters and...
iPad goes on sale, crowd goes wild

Microsoft and Boingo celebrate Windows 8 launch, offering free WiFi in New York and San Francisco

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Microsoft has become the latest technology giant to partner with US WiFi provider Boingo to offer free wireless Internet access in both New York and San Francisco in a number of high-traffic locations until the end of the year. The partnership comes about just as Microsoft prepares to launch its...
Microsoft and Boingo celebrate Windows 8 launch, offering free WiFi in New York and San Francisco
Q&A: Double Down CEO Greg Enell on growth, games, money and Facebook
Twitter snubs French court request for information on authors of hate speech

World’s Longest Invoice, Launched Six Hours Ago, Already Has 114 Entries for Web Development

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A few months ago we brought you the story of Carlos "Storm" Martinez, just one of many non-paying clients commissioning work on the web and not paying for it. The woes of the freelancer are long. But worse than picky clients, schizophrenic clients, and clients with anger issues, are clients...
World’s Longest Invoice, Launched Six Hours Ago, Already Has 114 Entries for Web Development

Anonymous releases over 2,000 hacked emails said to belong to the Tunisian government

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A group of hackers, identifying themselves as members of Anonymous, hacked the Tunisian ruling party’s email accounts, releasing confidential documents, Reuters reports. 2,725 emails were released, among them messages said to be from the Prime Minister, Hamadi Jebali’s account. In a video shared on the Facebook page, Anonymous TN, as well as...
Anonymous releases over 2,000 hacked emails said to belong to the Tunisian government
San Francisco Mayor to Take Another Look at Apple's Proposed Union Square Store Following Criticism

Google Ventures invests in OpenCoin, the firm behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple

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This virtual currency thing just got another piece of validation: in the wake of Bitcoin’s spectacular rise, fall and wary stabilization, Google Ventures has decided to invest in OpenCoin, the company behind the Ripple distributed currency exchange. Ripple, billed as “the world’s first open payment network”, may lack the rebel...
Google Ventures invests in OpenCoin, the firm behind Bitcoin exchange Ripple

In Austin? Come To My Book Launch, Reading Today at 5pm. Here’s An Extract

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Hello from Austin where I’m stubbornly refusing to attend the SXSWi conference while still taking advantage of its audience for my own profit. Yes, I’m launching the US edition of my book, The Upgrade, here today at 5pm with a reading at Bookpeople. If you’re in town, you should come!...
In Austin? Come To My Book Launch, Reading Today at 5pm. Here’s An Extract
Bender: The Fabulous Nerd Weddings of Facebook Big Shots

Health Science: The Key to French Beauty, Coca-Cola?

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Photo: ShutterstockSoft drink manufacturer Coca-Cola has joined forces with pharmaceutical company Sanofi to create a line of drinks to ” aid health and beauty.” Kent Landers, spokesperson for the Coca-Cola Company, confirmed that the two multinational corporations would be working to develop and distribute a drinks range as part of...
Health Science: The Key to French Beauty, Coca-Cola?
Meet the Apple of the coffee world: Nespresso
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Apple to open gorgeous new San Francisco retail store in Union Square

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San Francisco Chronicle reports today that Apple has now submitted plans to open a new replace store in San Francisco’s Union Square. The new location would apparently replace Apple’s old retail location just a few streets away at Stockton and Ellis. The new building is said to give Apple...
Apple to open gorgeous new San Francisco retail store in Union Square
RIM sets up BlackBerry server in Mumbai, continues to offer 'lawful access' to Indian government

Padcaster / Lenscaster lets you mount SLR lenses on iPad, we go hands-on at NAB (video)

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Think people look ridiculous shooting stills or video with an iPad? Try throwing an SLR lens into the equation as well. Manhattan Edit Workshop founder Josh Apter developed the Padcaster as an inexpensive solution for mounting an Apple iPad on a tripod. And why would you want to do...
Padcaster / Lenscaster lets you mount SLR lenses on iPad, we go hands-on at NAB (video)
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