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Want To Know What Apple Will Do Next In Mobile Commerce? Check Out The Pirq It’s Giving To Employees

Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate

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It took six years for Redbox to cross the one billion discs rented mark, but clearly the pace is picking up as it's taken only 18 months to duplicate the feat. Sure, two billion is no 25 billion, but the red kiosk company isn't just going to share the...
Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate

HBO Decides It Still Isn't Difficult Enough To Watch HBO Shows

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We've recently discussed the fact that HBO severely limits the availability of its shows to non-subscribers, and I've speculated that the success of HBO-style programming owes a lot to piracy as a way around those restrictions. But HBO is terrified of piracy—so terrified, in fact, that they're willing to toss...
HBO Decides It Still Isn't Difficult Enough To Watch HBO Shows

Taking flight: #Twitterbird

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Over the past six years, the world has become familiar with a little blue bird. The bird is everywhere, constantly associated with Twitter the service, and Twitter the company.Starting today you’ll begin to notice a simplified Twitter bird. From now on, this bird will be the universally recognizable symbol of...
Taking flight: #Twitterbird

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

This Pinterest user turned her account into an online CV, and it’s landed her a job offer

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What do you do when you’re looking to get hired by a specific startup? If you’re Jeanne Hwang, and that startup happens to be Pinterest, well the obvious answer is create a Pinterest board saying as much. Jeanne Hwang is a Harvard Business School graduate, has six years work experience...
This Pinterest user turned her account into an online CV, and it’s landed her a job offer
Copy protection means some DirecTV subs will need new gear to watch HBO

Amazon drops cloud prices worldwide (again)

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Amazon has cut the prices of its core cloud services for the nineteenth time in six years, putting pressure on its main competitor, Microsoft....
Amazon drops cloud prices worldwide (again)
Mass Effect 3 Review - The sharp edge of hope

Sprint shows customer growth despite $1.3B loss

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Sprint Nextel added the most customers in a quarter in six years, thanks in large part to the sale of 1.8 million iPhones....
Sprint shows customer growth despite $1.3B loss

This Guy's Company Turns 6 Years Old Today

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Twitter turns six years old today, reports The Next Web. A few interesting facts from their reporting: it took Twitter 3 years, 2 months, and 1 day to reach one billion tweets it took 18 months for the first 500,000 users to sign up Twitter saw 250 million tweets...
This Guy's Company Turns 6 Years Old Today

“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”

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One of the most widespread misconceptions I encounter when talking to people about the current state of the web is that this is pretty much it. People can’t imagine some service ever replacing Google as the dominant search engine. People can’t imagine some other social network ever replacing Facebook. Yet...
“When you’re finished changing, you’re finished.”
FAA Chooses Office 360: Microsoft One-Ups Google In Battle For Government Cloud Market

Apache outs version 2.4 of its HTTP server six years after last full release

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It's been half a dozen years since Apache last released a new version of its venerable HTTP server, but the day has finally come for version 2.4 to be unveiled to the world. Granted, the old Apache was doing fine -- it's been the most prolific web server in the...
Apache outs version 2.4 of its HTTP server six years after last full release
Blip Festival 2012: chiptunes move past nostalgia and into the future

10 innovators changing the game for Internet infrastructure

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The world of information technology is always changing. But over the last six years it has started to change more rapidly with the genesis of cloud providers, the growth in the number of giant webscale companies, and the widespread use of virtualization in enterprise environments. A new era is upon...
10 innovators changing the game for Internet infrastructure

Apache devs release version 2.4, first major update in six years

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The Apache Software Foundation has announced the availability of Apache 2.4, a major update of the popular open source HTTP server. The arrival of the new version, which is the first major release of Apache in six years, coincides with the software's 17th anniversary. The Apache project emerged in...
Apache devs release version 2.4, first major update in six years

Sorry, RIM: The Playbook Still Sucks

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I updated my Blackberry Playbook yesterday to the new OS, and I was struck with a confluence of ironies when it comes to the current crop of tablet computers: We have a company that made its name in messaging (RIM) that took a year to deliver a substandard email app...
Sorry, RIM: The Playbook Still Sucks

Thanks Google, It Only Took You Six Years

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Today’s launch of Google Drive, official at last, is kind of a relief. Internet rumors and reports have seen the industry discussing the possibility of a consumer-facing cloud storage service called “GDrive,” since as far back as 2006. Of course, then, the product in development was an internal-only tool used...
Thanks Google, It Only Took You Six Years

Analysis: Chinese PC Market Will Grow 12% In 2012

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If you were wondering where all the PC growth was, look East, young person. IHS, formerly iSuppli, expects that desktop sales will rise 8% and ultrabook sales will take up 15 to 20 percent of notebook shipments. Windows 8 and Intel’s Ivy Bridge are to be driving factors in PC...
Analysis: Chinese PC Market Will Grow 12% In 2012

At long last, Boeing delivers the first next-gen 747

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More than six years in the making, the new 747-8 Intercontinental will soon be flying passengers. Today, Boeing handed over the first of the planes to Lufthansa. [Read more]...
At long last, Boeing delivers the first next-gen 747

Ohio State University begins testing 500-terawatt laser on May 15th

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Ohio State University will begin live testing its 500-trillion-watt laser on May 15th in an effort to explore the theory behind fusion and work out how it might be possible to create sustained fusion reactions as a future source of power. The laser has taken six years to build,...
Ohio State University begins testing 500-terawatt laser on May 15th

This was the original 'Google Phone' presented in 2006

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Two years before the T-Mobile G1 introduced the world to Android, Google presented carriers with the "Google Phone — a device that looked a lot more like the portrait QWERTY Android prototype shown in early 2008. At the time, Google bemoaned that "basic phone user interfaces and the ability...
This was the original 'Google Phone' presented in 2006

Nokia Drive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones

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TweetLocation-based services, as Nokia announced last week, are becoming more and more core to our strategy. We’re focusing on location-based services, not just at Nokia, but bring our extending our services across many industries. Today, we are making Nokia Drive available to other Windows Phone 8 partners to offer...
Nokia Drive for all Windows Phone 8 smartphones

Blurb, The Custom Book Printing Startup, Is Tossing Its Hat Into The E-Book Ring

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Blurb has had a good amount of success as a disruptive player in the “traditional” publishing space. The San Francisco-based company, which lets anyone write and publish a physical book at relatively affordable prices, has built a profitable business with more than 100 staff and more than a million...
Blurb, The Custom Book Printing Startup, Is Tossing Its Hat Into The E-Book Ring

With 140 million active users and 340 million tweets per day, Twitter is officially mainstream

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Hot on the heels of Twitter’s 6th birthday, the company has released some stats that shed light on just how much it has grown since 2006. According to Twitter, the site has more than 140 million active users, with over 340 million Tweets per day. This means that a jaw-dropping...
With 140 million active users and 340 million tweets per day, Twitter is officially mainstream
Twitter tops 140M active users, sees 340M tweets a day

Meet the 6-year-old entrepreneur who just wowed Startup Weekend

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While checking out the action at Seattle Startup Weekend’s closing event Sunday, I stole a moment to sit down with the weekend’s youngest presenter Ashwin Gowland (also known as “Gap Tooth Kid”). Ashwin, just six-years old, presented his idea for washable stickers complete with slide deck and an easy confidence...
Meet the 6-year-old entrepreneur who just wowed Startup Weekend
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Ignite’s Brady Forrest to set sail for San Francisco with new job at Khosla Ventures
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