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Peter Thiel on CEO Salaries and Motivational Indicators

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Peter Thiel weighed in on what a few signals are that show how motivated a CEO is to be successful, and as is expected, one of they key takeaways is how high the salary of the CEO is. This is true for many companies, ranging from Steve Jobs at Apple...
Peter Thiel on CEO Salaries and Motivational Indicators

Google Now comes to iOS, missing a few options but none of the utility

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Today, Google expands its predictive search tool Google Now from Android to iOS. Now is being made available in an update to the Google Search app, which is available on the App Store now. The app works from the Google Search app on either iPhone or iPad, and is fully...
Google Now comes to iOS, missing a few options but none of the utility

Writing Google Places Reviews to Improve Rankings

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by Dave Cosper A business owner recently asked me how to go about building positive reviews in a way that would "optimize" their Google Maps listing. This is about as provocative a topic as it gets in the Local Search community, I know, but it's also an unavoidable subject worth...
Writing Google Places Reviews to Improve Rankings

99 problems but fMRI ain't one: rappers help scientists study creativity

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Rap's appeal extends to the US embassy in Algeria. US State Department At Ars, we’ve seen tears and faux tarantulas inside fMRI machines, but here’s a new one: rappers. A group of researchers from NIH wanted to investigate what goes on in the brain during periods of intense creativity,...
99 problems but fMRI ain't one: rappers help scientists study creativity
Neural implant enhances brain function in monkeys, study finds
Off-the-shelf brainwave scanners can extract your private information

ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?

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Recently a fascinating trend emerged. The rise of Pinterest and other interest-based social networks has suggested (or perhaps reminded us?) that there are in fact limitations to friends’ recommendations and, thus the Facebook Social Graph. All those ticker feeds about what terrible music your friends are listening to? Yeah, that....
ColourDNA App Builds New Kind Of Interest Graph – Pinterest For Color?
Brain Bats: learning to play Pong with your mind

Jetpac Digs Into Your Friends' Facebook Photos To Make A Travel Magazine Just For You

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Flipping through this new iPad magazine will want to make you pack your bags. Jetpac is an iPad travel magazine, which launched this Wednesday on Apple's App Store. But there's a twist: it uses real photos your friends have posted to Facebook. You can arrange them by person or location, or see...
Jetpac Digs Into Your Friends' Facebook Photos To Make A Travel Magazine Just For You

Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit

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Spend time with a VC and they’ll inevitably tell you about a startup they’ve invested in that has a “great story.” In fact, this line is repeated so often I’ve occasionally posited that VCs invest in and sell stories not companies. Likewise, read any number of articles offering entrepreneurs free...
Anatomy Of An Undisclosed Investment Or Exit
Twitter makes nice with developers, with a timeline of upcoming changes
Cisco announces the EA6500, its first 802.11ac router, and launches Connect Cloud platform
Report: Google planning to develop wireless networks, low-cost Android devices for emerging markets

MetroPCS lights up Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, starts selling LG Connect 4G

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MetroPCS may not be grand in scale, but it's certainly not lacking for ambition. Just over a year after announcing its eventual transition to Voice over LTE, the carrier has officially launched its VoLTE services. Moreover, it's announcing the first sale of a VoLTE-capable handset at one of the...
MetroPCS lights up Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services, starts selling LG Connect 4G
Retinal implant restores vision for eight blind people

How MIT researchers and carriers are trying to fix the wireless data problem

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I like to listen to Rdio, a streaming music service similar to Spotify, on my iPhone while I walk to the nearest subway station. It’s become part of my daily routine, and I count the service off as I would anything else. Pants? Check. Keys? Check. Rdio? Check. Unfortunately, there’s...
How MIT researchers and carriers are trying to fix the wireless data problem

Intel's Show Signals Market Shift From PC to Mobile Devices

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This year's Intel Developer Forum was upstaged by Apple's iPhone 5 launch event, which to some show attendees felt like a reprise of last year, when IDF had to......
Intel's Show Signals Market Shift From PC to Mobile Devices

Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses

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We all understand the five-star rating system. But does it really provide us with valuable information? Foursquare says nay. Foursquare is experimenting with a new ratings system that gives users more information about a particular business than the often-arbitrary five-star system employed by services such as Yelp. A new...
Beyond 5 Stars: Foursquare Looks For A Smarter Way To Rate Businesses

AT&T's record holiday quarter signals sales of 8M iPhones

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The 2012 holiday season was a record setting span for AT&T with 10 million total smartphones sold ? at least 8 million of which are expected to be Apple iPhones....
AT&T's record holiday quarter signals sales of 8M iPhones

Path's Personal Take on Social Discovery

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Path, the small-scale “personal network” that limits users to 150 friends, released a much-lauded feature last week, a slick search function that allows users to comb through the history of their network to find different items of interest. It was widely praised, mostly because, hey, search is fun! And the...
Path's Personal Take on Social Discovery

UberVu's Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available

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UbueVu tries to go beyond social media monitoring by providing actual suggestions of things for social media managers to do. Today its Signals service, which we covered previously, is out of beta. Plus the service has a completely redesigned interface. Every analytics company claims to offer “actionable intelligence,” so what...
UberVu's Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available

Clarity urged over green policies

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Ministers must send clear signals that they believe in new forms of green technology if they want firms to invest in them, a think tank says....
Clarity urged over green policies

Why Location-Based Services will Create Multiple Winners at the Application Layer

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Editor’s Note: TechCrunch columnist Semil Shah currently works at Votizen and is based in Palo Alto. You can follow him on Twitter @semil Location, location, location. Whether you’re a real estate agent, a traveler, or building mobile applications, location matters a great deal. As far as phone sensors go, the GPS sensor appears to be one of...
Why Location-Based Services will Create Multiple Winners at the Application Layer

Still Below Offering Price, But Facebook Stock Got a 10 Percent Boost This Week

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For those keeping track — and there are many, as the investigations and recriminations into its borked IPO continue — the shares of Facebook moved strongly upward this week. The stock of the social networking site closed at $33.05 on Friday, up almost four percent. For the week, the...
Still Below Offering Price, But Facebook Stock Got a 10 Percent Boost This Week

Telly announces My Telly, delivers videos based on user's social graph

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Social video network Telly today announced its latest update to its service, My Telly, a new approach for users to discover video. My Telly surfaces videos based on a user’s social graph by looking at what their group of friends and family are watching, commenting on, liking or posting on...
Telly announces My Telly, delivers videos based on user's social graph

The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

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Posted by randfishI've been an SEO for a long while - nearly 8 years. In all that time, I still haven't been able to wean myself off the intoxicating drug dealt out by the Google toolbar - that "little green fairy dust" called PageRank. Intellectually, I know it's flawed in a multitude...
The Science of Ranking Correlations: How Does PageRank Perform?

Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

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Fresh off the leaked Windows Phone 8 news that seemed to signal the end of Zune as we know it, Microsoft has a new deal out that seems to paint a very different picture. Let’s go back a few days to the leaked Windows Phone 8 news, and what it...
Microsoft signals Zune may not be dead after all

Will a bunch of +1′s help your Google rank? Not necessarily

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One of the most interesting trends in the search industry right now is the integration of different social media “signals” into the results provided by Google and Microsoft Bing in response to search queries. But there’s a difference between a search engine’s extra features and its raw algorithms for ranking...
Will a bunch of +1′s help your Google rank? Not necessarily

Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet

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Facebook’s upgrade to its Nearby mobile feature was framed as a Foursquare killer by some with its ability to provide local search, recommendations and information. But in trying out Nearby, Foursquare still comes out on top for me as a local search tool. That’s to be expected when you consider all the investments Foursquare...
Facebook Nearby is not a Foursquare killer yet
'Black Hole' photo series lets the paint fly by way of centrifugal force
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?