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WSJ Says Big Google Search Changes Coming? Reality Check Time!

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The Wall Street Journal is out with a story saying that Google is about to make one of the biggest changes in its history of offering web search, providing more direct answers and gaining “semantic” smarts to understand more about what words mean. I’m scratching my head, since... Please visit...
WSJ Says Big Google Search Changes Coming? Reality Check Time!

CloudFlare Security Breach: The Result Of Smart Social Engineering, Flaw In Google’s Account Recovery System

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CloudFlare, the increasingly popular security and CDN service, suffered a security breach last week that allowed hacktivist group UGNazi to hijack CloudFlare CEO Matthew Prince’s Gmail account and gain access to the account of one of CloudFlare’s customers. CloudFlare won’t say who exactly the hacker targeted with this attack, but rumor has...
CloudFlare Security Breach: The Result Of Smart Social Engineering, Flaw In Google’s Account Recovery System
Startup innovation: A bra for stashing your phone

X-RHex Lite robot grows a tail, always lands on its feet (video)

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By far the greatest challenge for robots with legs is staying upright when the going gets rough. A team at the University of Pennsylvania's Kod*lab has a hunch that we don't need extra smarts to make that happen -- just an extra appendage. The upgraded X-RHex Lite (XRL) carries...
X-RHex Lite robot grows a tail, always lands on its feet (video)
Personal Capital brings its financial smarts to iPad, helps make sense of your stock options

52 Changes to Google in April: Smarter, Local & More Relevant

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Every month, Google makes tons of tiny changes to the way search works. It shares them in company blog posts that present a list of carefully scripted bullet points with mysterious code names in an inscrutable order. Google never comments on the changes beyond these announcements, but it's always...
52 Changes to Google in April: Smarter, Local & More Relevant

Google adds more 'semantic' smarts to its search engine

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An upgrade to Google's search results aims to provide key facts, figures, and other information related to your search term. [Read more]...
Google adds more 'semantic' smarts to its search engine
Qualcomm’s plan to win the battle for the digital home

Google bringing new smarts to Search with Knowledge Graph

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Search giant builds a 500-million-item database of people, places, and things. Its content will be appearing in your search results starting today. [Read more]...
Google bringing new smarts to Search with Knowledge Graph

PostPost Fixes Twitter's Sucky Search

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Twitter's features need some work. It has search, and it has a discovery tab, but they're weak. Twitter is so focused on what's happening right this second that it lets deeper searching and browsing go by the wayside. Enter PostPost. It has been around for a while as a Twitter...
PostPost Fixes Twitter's Sucky Search

Apple CEO: People Hate Their TVs (AAPL)

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Apple CEO Tim Cook isn't giving up on the Apple TV yet. Why? Because, as he told conference attendees at the D10 conference, "I would say most people would say this is not an area in their life that they're pleased with." Translation: People hate their TV sets. The Apple...
Apple CEO: People Hate Their TVs (AAPL)

GreatCall outs Samsung-made Jitterbug Plus, for folks who want a phone without all the smarts

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Adding features to a senior-friendly phone kind of defeats the purpose, but a sleeker design, improved battery life and boosted speaker? Sure, we'll take it. That's what you'll get with the new Jitterbug Plus, a bare-bones mobile phone for users who really only need to make and receive calls,...
GreatCall outs Samsung-made Jitterbug Plus, for folks who want a phone without all the smarts

JOURNALISM PROFESSOR ACCEPTS "THE BUSINESS INSIDER CHALLENGE!"

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Great news, folks! A few days ago, a journalism professor at the University of Tampa, Dan Reimold, advised his students not to admire the success of our Deputy Editor, Joe Weisenthal, who was named the best finance journalist of 2011 and recently profiled in the New York Times. Joe Weisenthal,...
JOURNALISM PROFESSOR ACCEPTS "THE BUSINESS INSIDER CHALLENGE!"

Research pinnacle met: Robot butler microwaves meals

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If “Judgement Day” ever arrives and Terminator robots take over the world, at least we’ll eat well. Herb, the Home Exploring Robot Butler, is a Carnegie Mellon project that has both the sensors and the smarts to microwave a meal. The idea behind Herb is finding ways that bring robots...
Research pinnacle met: Robot butler microwaves meals

Yahoo’s big data play Genome is smart, but …

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Yahoo is looking to leverage its big data prowess with a new tool for marketers called Genome. A combination of data, analytics and technology derived from its interclick acquisition and advertising deals with Microsoft and AOL, Yahoo says Genome helps marketers “understand consumer needs, anticipate audiences’ future performance, and …...
Yahoo’s big data play Genome is smart, but …

Tim Cook Wants Rivals to 'Invent Their Own Stuff'

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Apple's CEO says he hates litigation but he won't let competitors get a free ride on his company's smarts....
Tim Cook Wants Rivals to 'Invent Their Own Stuff'
Dell to buy Wyse to show (once again) it’s not all about PCs

VMware Exec: $1.26 Billion For Nicira Was A Good Buy (VMW, CSCO)

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Today, VMware spent an astounding $1.26 billion to buy Nicira, a 100-person startup that had just came out of stealth mode in February. We caught up with VMware's Bogomil Balkansky, senior vice president of Cloud Infrastructure Products, to find out why his team lead VMware into the biggest acquisition in...
VMware Exec: $1.26 Billion For Nicira Was A Good Buy (VMW, CSCO)
5 questions with Readdle, which means business on the iPad
Microsoft’s partnership strategy: we’ll take what we can get

Bing gets social, but it's too quiet in here

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Bing gets Facebook social smarts and a great design to find people related to users' searches, but the new engine yields surprisingly sparse social results. [Read more]...
Bing gets social, but it's too quiet in here

955 Dreams releases mobile publishing and advertising tools

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955 Dreams has won a lot of acclaim for its slick apps, including Band of the Day, which was Apple’s App of the Year runner up . Now the company is letting other publishers make use of its smarts by releasing a publishing platform as well as its own ad engine,...
955 Dreams releases mobile publishing and advertising tools

Redesigned Google+ app hits iOS with iPad support, Events, instant photo uploads and Hangout creation

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The new version of the Google+ app for iOS has hit the App Store, bringing with it support for the iPad, Google+ Events and the ability to both start and join Hangouts. The app has also gotten a quicker photo uploading option that allows you to shoot images and ‘instantly’...
Redesigned Google+ app hits iOS with iPad support, Events, instant photo uploads and Hangout creation

Cisco Invests $100 Million In Its Own Home-Grown Startup To Protect One Of Its Core Businesses

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We knew that Cisco wasn't going to sit around and let a bunch of little upstarts knock it to its knees. The networking company has invested $100 million in its own startup to build something called "software defined networking" products. The new company is called Insieme and if its products...
Cisco Invests $100 Million In Its Own Home-Grown Startup To Protect One Of Its Core Businesses

World So Beholden to Google That Old Things are New Again

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"Next up, the moon!" (flykidcosta.blogspot.com) In college, this reporter once took a "new media" class where the professor let loose a terrifying edict: As homework, we would not be allowed to use any Google products for the entire week. That meant no Google search, no Gmail, no Gcal... nothing. The...
World So Beholden to Google That Old Things are New Again

NthCode Wants To Bring The Internet To Everything Plugged Into Your TV

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When I first met Peter McDermott in Beijing last year, I had no idea what he did. A few days of stepping around town with him and his pack of expats later… I still had no idea. It was largely my fault; I was knee deep in helping Sarah...
NthCode Wants To Bring The Internet To Everything Plugged Into Your TV

Cisco Brings Hotspot 2.0 Carrier-network Smarts to Its Wi-Fi

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Cisco Systems announced its take on the reshaping of mobile networks that is emerging at this week's Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, saying it can build a......
Cisco Brings Hotspot 2.0 Carrier-network Smarts to Its Wi-Fi

Cisco brings Hotspot 2.0 carrier-network smarts to its Wi-Fi

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Cisco Systems on Tuesday announced its take on the reshaping of mobile networks that is emerging at this week's Mobile World Congress, saying it can build a Wi-Fi infrastructure spanning all the way from the access point to the core network....
Cisco brings Hotspot 2.0 carrier-network smarts to its Wi-Fi

Rocketfish's Sound Prism is triangu-lovely

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Cunning design is a wonderful thing, and this triangular bundle of smarts is almost meta! Rocketfish's Sound Prism is exactly what it says it is, a three-sided speaker bar with a twist (metaphorically speaking.) Inventors, CRE8 Design studio, cooked up the clever idea of using the empty space created...
Rocketfish's Sound Prism is triangu-lovely

42Floors’ PDA: The War For Talent Among Startups Needs A New Approach. Here’s Why

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Startups do the darndest things. As you may or may not have seen, Y Combinator startup 42Floors made a bold and fairly unprecedented move today — as hiring goes, in any case. 42Floors Co-founder Jason Freedman had been following the work of UPenn sophomore Dan Shipper on Hacker News. The...
42Floors’ PDA: The War For Talent Among Startups Needs A New Approach. Here’s Why
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