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Developer depression: Isolation is the biggest problem

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Last week, a student asked a bold question: “Is Your Facebook a Lie?” The article, written by London College of Fashion Student Libby Page and published on The Guardian’s Blogging Students platform, addressed the isolation she felt as a new student in London, which was magnified by the seemingly awesome time...
Developer depression: Isolation is the biggest problem
App developer calls critic "f*cken little know it all"; site goes down

Lucrative Windows crapware market is exactly why we need app stores

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Even as Microsoft tries to popularize its Windows Store for PC apps, shown above, the market for Windows crapware remains alive and well. A couple of stories have bubbled up recently about how lucrative the crapware business can be. It started with a post from TechCrunch about InstallMonetizer, a...
Lucrative Windows crapware market is exactly why we need app stores

Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing

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One of the hottest concepts in mobile right now is the idea of “context.” The thought process goes something like this: because the modern smartphone comes equipped with all kinds of sensors, is always on, and tends to be touched by its owner quite frequently, mobile app developers have an...
Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing

Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller

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Bad news: With less than $50 of off-the-shelf hardware and a little bit of programming, it’s possible for a hacker to gain instant, untraceable access to millions of key card-protected hotel rooms.This hack was demonstrated by Cody Brocious, a Mozilla software developer, at the Black Hat security conference in Las...
Black Hat hacker gains access to 4 million hotel rooms with Arduino microcontroller

Magma Venture Partners Completes $100M+ Third Fund Fundraising -- Taking Its Total Fund Size To $300M+

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Israeli early stage high tech startup VC fund Magma Venture Partners, whose current portfolio includes online video-editing software developer Magisto, mobile analytics company Onavo, and navigation app maker Waze to name three, has completed fundraising on its third fund — Magma III — exceeding its target of $100 million (it did not specify...
Magma Venture Partners Completes $100M+ Third Fund Fundraising -- Taking Its Total Fund Size To $300M+

"It Didn't Happen If You Didn't Write It Down" [Mind Hacks]

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Borrowing an idea from a Tom Clancy novel, software developer and blogger Christopher Schnack explains why he writes everything down, then suggests a handful of worthy tools for the job.Photo by Jacob Bøtter. If you think of a good idea and don't record it somewhere, you'll forget it. Inevitably. If...
"It Didn't Happen If You Didn't Write It Down" [Mind Hacks]

Can the Web make mental-health treatment more mainstream?

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On discussion forums across the Internet, people openly share their stresses and anxieties with total strangers with similar experiences. But because of cost, convenience and maybe denial, a significant proportion of those who could be helped by treatment don’t seek it, according to mental-health studies. Enter Talktala, a NY-based startup...
Can the Web make mental-health treatment more mainstream?

Chrome now easily opens email links in Gmail, thanks to some HTML5 magic

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The next time you open up Gmail in Chrome keep an eye out for the prompt above, which uses HTML5 to finally close the gap between the way Google's browser handles mailto: links and its popular email service. Our only question about the change is what took them so...
Chrome now easily opens email links in Gmail, thanks to some HTML5 magic

Nero settles patent fight with MPEG LA

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Disc burning software developer Nero and the MPEG LA licensing group have finally settled their two year-old legal battle. Nero sued MPEG LA back in May of 2010 for allegedly abusing its monopoly for its video codec patents. The two companies on Thursday revealed that the matter is now resolved,...
Nero settles patent fight with MPEG LA

The Inside Network Job Board: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more. 12 Gigs Mobile Games – Back-End Software...
The Inside Network Job Board: 12 Gigs, Wooga, PaeDae and more
HubSpot Offers $30,000 To Anyone Who Helps Them Hire A Software Developer

Virgin Mobile USA online subscriber accounts can be easily hacked, developer says

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The online accounts of Virgin Mobile USA subscribers are vulnerable to brute force attacks because the company forces customers to use weak passwords on its website, according to a software developer....
Virgin Mobile USA online subscriber accounts can be easily hacked, developer says

Microsoft Admits Its Risks with Surface

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When the software developer produces hardware, it might alienate its hardware partners -- and Microsoft knows it must walk a careful line when promoting the Surface tablet....
Microsoft Admits Its Risks with Surface

TechStars network’s Argentine accelerator NXTP Labs unveils its latest startup batch

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Did you know that the only Latin American member TechStars’ global network was based in Argentina? We are talking about NXTP Labs, a startup accelerator based in Buenos Aires we have been following from the beginning. Launched a few months ago, it presented its first class to investors on a Demo Day...
TechStars network’s Argentine accelerator NXTP Labs unveils its latest startup batch

Yahoo Site Apparently Hacked, Exposing 400,000 Passwords (YHOO)

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A Yahoo website has apparently been compromised, with hackers publishing an 18-megabyte file of email addresses and passwords, according to TrustedSec, a security research firm. A tipster familiar with Yahoo security alerted Business Insider to the hack and shared a copy of the file with us. Software developer Adam Caudill...
Yahoo Site Apparently Hacked, Exposing 400,000 Passwords (YHOO)

Google Glass? You have to applaud their vision

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Though wildly ambitious, Google's augmented reality headgear is equipped to transform everyday lifeA few weeks ago, the chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, spent four days in Cambridge as the Humanitas visiting professor in the university's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, where I work. Afterwards, one...
Google Glass? You have to applaud their vision

Report: Google complicating Facebook Waze purchase with buyout offer

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Reports have surfaced that Google is considering a competitive bid for map software developer Waze. The move comes after sources indicated that Facebook had held talks to buy Waze. Reportedly, no one company is close to closing the deal, and Waze itself may choose to use venture backing to expand...
Report: Google complicating Facebook Waze purchase with buyout offer

The Inside Network Job Board: BrightRoll, POPSUGAR, Takes, Inc. and more

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The Inside Network Job Board is dedicated to providing you with the best social media job opportunities across social and mobile application platforms. Here are this week’s highlights from the Inside Network Job Board, including positions at: BrightRoll, POPSUGAR, Takes, Inc. and more. BrightRoll Account Manager (CHI) Campaign Manager (NYC)...
The Inside Network Job Board: BrightRoll, POPSUGAR, Takes, Inc. and more

New Facebook platform industry hires: TBG Digital, Spruce Media, Kontagent

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TBG Digital hired a marketing specialist, Spruce Media hired a media manager and Kontangent hired an engineering intern this week. If your company is hiring new people or making a notable promotion, please let us know. Email mail (at) insidefacebook (dot) com, and we’ll get it into our next post....
New Facebook platform industry hires: TBG Digital, Spruce Media, Kontagent

Android this week: Hot home screens; more Nexus partners; Galaxy S III pre-orders

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Even with manufacturer “skins”, Android tablet home screens haven’t been much more useful than those on Android smartphones, even though the slates have larger displays. One third-party software developer wants to change that and it’s using Kickstarter to fund the effort. A $5 pledge will get you a copy of...
Android this week: Hot home screens; more Nexus partners; Galaxy S III pre-orders
Face.com adds age detection to its photo-scanning API
As Facebook Political Campaigning Heats Up, NGP VAN Launches New Social Organizing Tool

Apple-sanctioned Colby Walkmac from 1987 unearthed

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Mobile software developer and former Apple employee Ken Landau was engaged in a bit of spring cleaning when he uncovered a rare find: a still-functional, Apple-sanctioned portable version of the Mac SE created and built by electronics pioneer Chuck Colby in 1987, two years before Apple would begin its own...
Apple-sanctioned Colby Walkmac from 1987 unearthed
Little Printer hackday shows what the tiny printer can do

Apple Offers Official Instructions On How To Re-Add Google Maps To Your iPhone (AAPL)

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Software developer Abraham Vegh points out on his Twitter account that Apple has put instructions on its site that detail how to add a web app to your iPhone's home screen. It seems a safe assumption that this is a way for Apple to show people how to add alternative...
Apple Offers Official Instructions On How To Re-Add Google Maps To Your iPhone (AAPL)

Astoria Now Wants Its Own Coworking Space

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That Brooklyn Bagel has wifi, but that doesn’t make it a coworking space. (Photo: flickr.com/edastrauch The latest neighborhood trying to make a coworking space happen? It’s the former home of Archie Bunker, i.e. Astoria. The Daily News reports that three locals are shopping around for a space. Maybe they can cut a...
Astoria Now Wants Its Own Coworking Space
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Software Maker Open Solutions Attracts Suitors

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Private-equity owners of financial-industry software developer Open Solutions have attracted interest in a potential sale of the Glastonbury, Conn., company....
Software Maker Open Solutions Attracts Suitors

Bitcoin vs. Ben Bernanke

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Could a virtual currency created by an anonymous Internet hacker someday replace the U.S. dollar? What seems like a ridiculous question has become more intriguing as trading in the digital money called Bitcoin has surged more than 300 percent in the past year to roughly 60,000 transactions per day. Gavin...
Bitcoin vs. Ben Bernanke
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