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Online Banking Startup Simple Unveils Goals, To Help Users Save Up For Whatever

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Simple was launched with a pretty brilliant idea: Make banking easy. Uh, simple, even. To date, the startup has been doing that by allowing users to keep track of where their money is going, with a no-fee banking system, an intuitive iPhone app, pretty neat data visualization tools, and the...
Online Banking Startup Simple Unveils Goals, To Help Users Save Up For Whatever

Microsoft on Google Apps

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Microsoft posted some videos on YouTube that discuss the disadvantages of using Google Apps in an organization, while recommending businesses to try Microsoft's solutions. Microsoft suggests that Google Apps is not an enterprise-class service because it's incomplete, has simple tools that lack basic features like copy & paste, Google Docs...
Microsoft on Google Apps

EasyBib boasts half a billion citations with 34 million students on its platform

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While it’s been a few years since I had to whip up a proper bibliography, I remember they were quite daunting. I understand that citing sources is important but I never understood why they had to be so strictly formatted — MPA or Chicago style, etc.? I remember actually losing...
EasyBib boasts half a billion citations with 34 million students on its platform

Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools

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Shared by louisgray Facebook says those using FB plugins do not receive any personalized private data. We've had an amazing response to our announcements from last week as more and more people engage with social and personalized experiences on other websites and services. We've also heard many questions and wanted...
Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools
Funding daily: Predict the future with tweets
iFixit: ASUS pulls off thin ultrabook with reasonable repairability
Yelp Announces A New 'Revenue Estimator' For Small Businesses
Huddle raises a huge $24M round for unsexy, wildly profitable enterprise software

Meet The Navy's New 'MacGyverBot'

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Researchers at Georgia Tech are creating a next-generation humanoid robot--a self-described "robot that behaves like MacGyver"--for the military that can create simple tools out of any nearby objects. The robot acts autonomously and can rescue troops with impromptu tools, as well as block suspects' range of motion by jamming doors...
Meet The Navy's New 'MacGyverBot'

5 Simple Tools for a Paperless Office - http://bit.ly/cGso4E

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5 Simple Tools for a Paperless Office - http://bit.ly/cGso4E

Bitly Stands by Redesign Despite User Complaints

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Bitly yesterday launched a major redesign aimed at making its product more of a destination than a utility. Since then, many users have loudly complained about the complication of Bitly’s simple tools for shortening and sharing links. Bitly today said it was making some tweaks based on user feedback, but...
Bitly Stands by Redesign Despite User Complaints
Geek upgrade: review and installation of NewerTech Power2U USB outlet
10-year-old makes Quacky’s Quest audio game for his blind grandma
Marquee Makes Any Publisher Look Like A Page Layout Expert

The Biggest Websites In The World

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Just last week we posted the top websites in the US, but now it's time to take a look at the whole world. Google claimed the number one spot in the US, but on a global scale, no one is bigger than Facebook. The global list also features a bunch...
The Biggest Websites In The World

The Fate of the Semantic Web

www.readwriteweb.com
This month, the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project released a study on the semantic web. The web will get smarter. It will become more useful. But whether there's significant disagreement on whether the "semantic web" will become the reality many wish. Lee Rainie of Pew and Janna...
The Fate of the Semantic Web

Why MindTouch Posted a Top 20 List of Open-Source Leaders

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MindTouch has developed a top 20 list of the most powerful voices in open-source, compiled using Twitter and other sources. It's a good example of how a research project can be transparent and in the process, help garner thought leadership for both the individual and the company. MindTouch Vice President...
Why MindTouch Posted a Top 20 List of Open-Source Leaders

reKiosk's Marketplace Helps Bands, Bloggers Actually Make Money

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Ask any music buff how they learn about new music, and most will rattle off a list of blogs they regularly check. Those blogs might post links to Soundcloud clips, or the artist’s Web site, or iTunes, but the bloggers, many of whom carry significant influence, don’t get much credit...
reKiosk's Marketplace Helps Bands, Bloggers Actually Make Money

Google and Twitter may struggle to resist UK censors

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As I reported yesterday, a British parliamentary committee is gunning for Google, Twitter and Facebook, and asking them to filter their services to comply with court orders intended to protect individuals’ privacy. But now the web services are starting to push back. The furore started when Ryan Giggs, a famous...
Google and Twitter may struggle to resist UK censors

Upverter launches paid accounts for private hardware hacking

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Upverter, the fascinating open-source hardware hackers’ tool, has just launched paid accounts. With these accounts, users can hack away at their designs away from the public eye. It works a lot like Github’s private offerings, where paying users can shield their code repositories from outside eyes, if they so choose....
Upverter launches paid accounts for private hardware hacking

Live @ SMX West: Big Data & Search Marketing

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In the early days of search marketing, it was relatively easy to get by using a few simple tools, a spreadsheet, and just casually surfing the web to see what your competitors were up to. Not so today, in this new era of “big data.” Most search marketers instinctively know...
Live @ SMX West: Big Data & Search Marketing

Facebook Retargeting Startup Perfect Audience Launches A Reporting API For Agencies And Developers

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When Y Combinator-incubated Perfect Audience launched last year, its stated goal was to it easy for small advertisers (startups, small agencies, and others) to run retargeted ads on Facebook. Turns out, however, that there’s been much broader interest in the startup’s tools, with customers including enterprise companies and larger agencies...
Facebook Retargeting Startup Perfect Audience Launches A Reporting API For Agencies And Developers

Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools

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We've had an amazing response to our announcements from last week as more and more people engage with social and personalized experiences on other websites and services. We've also heard many questions and wanted to answer the most common ones here to explain in more detail how a new set...
Answers to Your Questions on Personalized Web Tools

The Ten Steps To Arranging and Writing a Killer Guest Post

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This is a guest post is by Ann Smarty, founder of a community of guest bloggers: My Blog Guest. To me, guest posting has been by far the most effective free way to promote a resource (as well as my brand). That wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that everything...
The Ten Steps To Arranging and Writing a Killer Guest Post

Google gets into online learning with open-source Course Builder software

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Considering that Google’s Director of Research Peter Norvig and Google X founder Sebastian Thrun co-taught one of the massive online Stanford classes that helped give momentum to the recent surge in online learning, it’s probably not surprising that the search giant itself is now staking out a spot in education’s latest...
Google gets into online learning with open-source Course Builder software

Facebook’s identity opportunity – or somebody’s

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Facebook has the chance to turn a problem — negative publicity about its latest privacy shifts and confusion about how to control them — into a business opportunity: It could become the protector of your identity instead of a threat to it. That’s a service we need. Imagine if Facebook...
Facebook’s identity opportunity – or somebody’s

5 More Simple Tools for a Paperless Office - http://bit.ly/92Gp3y

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5 More Simple Tools for a Paperless Office - http://bit.ly/92Gp3y

With Picnik’s Demise, Aviary Brings Its Slick, HTML5 Photo Editor To Flickr’s 75 Million Users

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Aviary, the company that makes it easy for mobile developers to integrate image editing into their apps, is debuting a huge partnership today. The New York-based startup will be powering photo editing for Flickr’s 75 million users. Picnik was the default photo editor for Flickr for some time now, even...
With Picnik’s Demise, Aviary Brings Its Slick, HTML5 Photo Editor To Flickr’s 75 Million Users

Snapguide wants to turn all of us into guides with simple tools to create How-Tos

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The “How-To market” spans all types of verticals such as cooking, technology, and arts and crafts. If you’re like me, you’ve probably typed “how to _______” into Google at some point to figure out how to do something, such as bake the perfect loaf of bread. There are some sites...
Snapguide wants to turn all of us into guides with simple tools to create How-Tos
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