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If Only All iPad Board Games Were This Good (AAPL)

Siri for travel, Desti, launches iPad app in public beta giving users their own "smart travel guide"

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The Stanford Research Institute (SRI) has produced some remarkable technologies over the years, with the more recent notables including Siri, Trapit, Nuance, and many others. Today, another one of Siri’s siblings launches into public beta and it hopes to help make travel planning and discovery much smarter. Desti is calling...
Siri for travel, Desti, launches iPad app in public beta giving users their own "smart travel guide"

Tumblr hits 20 billion posts, nears 50 billion hosted blogs

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New York City-based sharing service Tumblr continues to grow at an incredible pace, hitting 20 billion posts on Monday night, doubling in size in just over 6 months. Understated in its response to the milestone, the Tumblr team posted a tweet to notify its followers: Forgot to make a big...
Tumblr hits 20 billion posts, nears 50 billion hosted blogs

MIO's Active Connect watch integrates with MyFitnessPal to help people lose weight effectively

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MIO, the maker of the world’s first strapless heart rate monitor watch, is unveiling today its newest product, the MIO Active Connect. This new device is something the company considers to be the first weight loss wristwatch, that will accurately gauges how many calories you’ve burned in order to assess...
MIO's Active Connect watch integrates with MyFitnessPal to help people lose weight effectively

Amazon patents intelligent pen for adding annotations to digital and printed media

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We wouldn't call it a comeback, but the stylus is definitely enjoying a mini-renaissance of sorts in the world of phablets. So it should come as no surprise to see Amazon patenting an intelligent input device (most likely a Kindle Pen), as well as a "computer-implemented method" for that...
Amazon patents intelligent pen for adding annotations to digital and printed media

Wallit lets you leave your digital mark in locations, with an augmented reality twist

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With Wallit, a free new iOS app launching today, real-world places are finally getting the equivalent of Facebook walls of their own. The app lets you leave text, photos, video, and audio messages on virtual walls for specific locations — but only if you’re actually there. The virtual walls...
Wallit lets you leave your digital mark in locations, with an augmented reality twist

Obama's team of tech gurus to unleash 'Holy Grail' of digital campaigning

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Dashboard, the Democrats' sophisticated new tool, melds data collection with a social aspect to unify volunteers nationwideBarack Obama's re-election campaign for the White House is poised to launch its secret weapon: an online tool that the campaign hopes will vastly increase its ability to mobilise volunteers and potential voters across the...
Obama's team of tech gurus to unleash 'Holy Grail' of digital campaigning
UQ Life Is A Gaming Platform For Personalized Self Discovery, Learning, And Development

Cap That raises $2.3 million to bring video stills to the custom merchandise market

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Custom merchandise platform Cap That has received a $2.3M Series B investment from Canadian tech incubator Intertainment Media Inc, the Hollywood-based company announced today. While there are other players in this market, such as CafePress or Zazzle, Cap That differentiates itself by its patent-pending technology, which lets customers use video...
Cap That raises $2.3 million to bring video stills to the custom merchandise market

11 ways to mine LinkedIn for hidden talent

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If you listen to conventional wisdom, LinkedIn is a vast sea of potential hires, all just waiting to jump onboard your company. The good news: LinkedIn indeed holds deep recruiting potential. The bad news: Rock star candidates won't start banging on your door just because you've whipped together a...
11 ways to mine LinkedIn for hidden talent

Artspotter Sculpts Its New App To Be The Social Platform For Art Fans

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When the Artspotter app and site first appeared last year we noted it was a more of an art map that lets you discover and publish art around you, whether it be galleries, street art, you name it. It was billed as a sort of art discovery app for the...
Artspotter Sculpts Its New App To Be The Social Platform For Art Fans

Publishers Lunch opens online bookstore, Bookateria

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Publishers Lunch, the daily newsletter from publishing industry website PublishersMarketplace.com, has opened an online bookstore in partnership with Random House. Bookateria‘s goal is to aid discovery of new titles and “merchandise the daily book publishing news.” Bookateria doesn’t actually sell books — rather, it lists over two million titles with affiliate...
Publishers Lunch opens online bookstore, Bookateria

9 ways to put the 'super' in S-Commerce

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‘Social’ isn’t a new notion when it comes to commerce. Ever since people started bartering for goods, shopping was a social activity. Technology changed this by introducing the impersonal e-shopping. With the use of social networks the social aspect of shopping is back maximizing a retailer’s reach and potential. Through...
9 ways to put the 'super' in S-Commerce

Larry Page's 'Paranoia' Over Facebook Has Turned Forced Him To Abandon His Ideals (GOOG)

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Google co-founder Larry Page has a Facebook fixation. When he replaced his mentor Eric Schmidt as Google's CEO last April, Page insisted that the company had to be more aggressive about countering the threat posed by Facebook's ever-growing popularity. Page responded with a social networking crusade that is still reshaping Google Inc. as he...
Larry Page's 'Paranoia' Over Facebook Has Turned Forced Him To Abandon His Ideals (GOOG)

SCVNGR Puts the Game Back in Location-Based Gaming

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Today, SCVNGR (scavenger), a location-centric social game that initially gained traction in the enterprise and at universities, is coming to the public by way of mobile apps for iPhone and Android. Backed by Google Ventures and Highland Capital, SCVNGR is already being used by the U.S. Navy, MIT, Princeton,...
SCVNGR Puts the Game Back in Location-Based Gaming

Collaborative Consumption: Love Home Swap Raises Further $1.28M From MMC Ventures, Angels To Scale By Acquisition

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Collaborative consumption continues to be a hot trend in the eyes of investors as news comes today that Love Home Swap, the holiday home exchange marketplace, has raised a further £800k (approx. $1.28m) from MMC Ventures, along with a number of unnamed angels. The new capital will be used to...
Collaborative Consumption: Love Home Swap Raises Further $1.28M From MMC Ventures, Angels To Scale By Acquisition
New era for Bungie: First glimpse of Destiny, the next big thing from Halo's creator

Content personalization still has a long way to go

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Two companies who are leading the way on personalized digital magazines agree that we haven’t yet come close to unlocking the power of true personalized content yet. At paidContent Live 2013 Wednesday, Prismatic co-founder and CTO Aria Haghighi said those in the business of helping readers discover new content can’t even...
Content personalization still has a long way to go

If the next Xbox and PlayStation block used games, the whole industry will be shaken to its core

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As both Microsoft and Sony prepare to unveil their next major video game consoles, there has been a lot of rumors about what they’ll offer both in terms of hardware specifications and software functionality. One of the most contentious rumors is that at least one of these systems will require...
If the next Xbox and PlayStation block used games, the whole industry will be shaken to its core

Micro-publishing startup Checkthis launches Social Posters: A quick and elegant way to share content

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After debuting in beta and raising $910,000, micro-publishing startup Checkthis has launched a new look and “Social Posters,” a fresh take on its experiments with commitment-free, quick, single page publishing. As we’ve said, sometimes you don’t need an entire website; you just need something that looks great and is easily shareable. This is...
Micro-publishing startup Checkthis launches Social Posters: A quick and elegant way to share content

Adele tops 1.5m app downloads for iPhone and Android

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Star takes app stores by storm with app focused on communicating with fans, not selling to themAdele is closing in on 20m sales of her album 21, but the British singer has also been a big hit on Apple and Google's app stores.The official Adele app has been downloaded more...
Adele tops 1.5m app downloads for iPhone and Android

Pre-Order “Toy Story 3″ Tickets on Facebook

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Disney has created a new Facebook app that will let users buy tickets to see Toy Story 3 right on the site, while also inviting their friends along. The application is called Disney Tickets Together and is a brilliant example of social media synergy.The app, which works in partnership...
Pre-Order “Toy Story 3″ Tickets on Facebook

Meet Turntable's Piki, The First Music App To Do Social Music Sharing Right

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Turntable has introduced today Piki, a brand new service that the company has been working on for a year. It’s a Pandora-like yet human-powered radio app combined with powerful Twitter-inspired social features. With Piki, the most impressive part is that Turntable is one of the first music startups to get...
Meet Turntable's Piki, The First Music App To Do Social Music Sharing Right

Here's Your First Look At Pandora Radio's Big Update For Smartphones (P)

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Pandora released an update for its streaming radio app yesterday. The mobile radio service updated its Android, iPhone, and iPad apps. This update comes just after Pandora announced it'll finally be coming to Windows Phones early next year. The new Pandora helps the radio app to look much more polished...
Here's Your First Look At Pandora Radio's Big Update For Smartphones (P)
Despite App Store rules crackdown, comparison tool App Shopper returns with a social bent
Social Travel Startup mmMule Will Satisfy Your Cravings, No Matter Where You Go
Karma's Share-And-Save Wi-Fi Scheme Is The Digital Answer To Mary Kay
Zeebox Is Coming To Shake Up Social TV In The US: Here’s What It Looks Like
Google's Nexus Q streaming media player officially announced

Does Google’s Acquisition of Picnik Suggest That Google’s Picasa is Getting Ready to Seriously Challenge Yahoo’s Flickr Photo Sharing Site?

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Google acquired image editing site Picnik today. Financial terms of the deal were disclosed, but you can read the announcements by Picnik and Google on their respective blogs. This is interesting to me for a few reasons. First, Picnik is the default image editing software built into Yahoo’s photosharing...
Does Google’s Acquisition of Picnik Suggest That Google’s Picasa is Getting Ready to Seriously Challenge Yahoo’s Flickr Photo Sharing Site?
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