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Council Tax – consumer app of the week

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Discover how much council tax you will pay on a potential house purchase, or simply snoop on your neighbours and colleaguesApp: Council TaxBy: Henry WoodsendPrice: FreeAvailable on: iOS 4.0 or laterWhat is it?An app to search for council tax bands and pricing information on individual properties and postcodes, sourced from...
Council Tax – consumer app of the week

Pentaho open sources 'big data' integration tools under Apache 2.0

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BI vendor Pentaho is open sourcing a number of tools related to big data in the 4.3 release of its Kettle data-integration platform and has moved the project overall to the Apache 2.0 license, the company announced Monday. While Kettle had always been available in a community edition at no...
Pentaho open sources 'big data' integration tools under Apache 2.0
Nest meet Glass, the learning thermostat lands on your eyes

Fledglings take flight: 7 startups looking to make the world a better place

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Earlier this year we introduced you to Fledge, a start-up incubator founded by Seattle techie Michael “Luni” Libes that’s working with non-tech focused “conscious companies.” These companies, Libes explains, are looking to address the needs of increasingly health, environment and sustainability-conscious consumers in a variety of ways. The first group...
Fledglings take flight: 7 startups looking to make the world a better place

Nokia's HERE Maps System To Go Into New Toyotas

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A deal between Nokia and Toyota Motor Europe will see the cell phone maker's local search power in future Toyota cars. Nokia's revealed that its HERE navigation and mapping platform will go into future Toyota's in-car digital systems to give drivers "fast and easy online access to the latest...
Nokia's HERE Maps System To Go Into New Toyotas

Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

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News updates all day from Fast Company.According to well-sourced rumors, Microsoft is poised to reveal Bing Fund, a brand new angel incubator effort. It's not a typical fund, however, and as its name suggests it's actually intended to drive innovation in Microsoft's own Online Services Division (the segment of the...
Microsoft Rumored To Launch Bing Fund Angel Incubator Scheme

Alibaba VP In Response To Google Smackdown: 'Will Someone Please Ask Google To Define Android?'

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While Marissa Mayer is busy trying to figure out what to do with Yahoo’s new $4.5 billion in cash — recently gained from selling 20 percent of its holdings in Alibaba back to, well, Alibaba — the Chinese web and eCommerce giant has recently been in a heated exchange with...
Alibaba VP In Response To Google Smackdown: 'Will Someone Please Ask Google To Define Android?'

One Laptop Per Child Details The XO-4 Touch, A Touchscreen Convertible Notebook For Emerging Markets

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OLPC is plowing forward with the successor to the XO-1. The XO-4, a 7.5-inch convertible notebook clearly born from the same DNA of the XO-1, will feature a touchscreen and keyboard. As OLPC states, this will allow the XO-4 to be a dual-function device, perfect for non-profit education duty. A...
One Laptop Per Child Details The XO-4 Touch, A Touchscreen Convertible Notebook For Emerging Markets

HTML5 versus Adobe Flash (infographic)

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One of Steve Jobs’ last major acts before passing was to launch an attack on Adobe Flash. Mobile Apple devices began blocking Flash-powered content, and Apple even went so far as to prevent iOS developers from using Flash — one of the most popular multimedia programming platforms — in their...
HTML5 versus Adobe Flash (infographic)

Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

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Stanford University has helped spawn much online learning activity (see our D10 interview with its president), but the school itself is now throwing its weight behind the open-source, not-for-profit edX platform, which was founded last year by Harvard and MIT. This is more complicated than you might think it would...
Stanford to Work With edX Open-Source Learning Platform

Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

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While Skype’s Windows and Mac desktop apps are well-known, the VoIP service also exists on Linux. And today, Skype is rolling out version 4.1 for the free, open sourced operating system. The new launch enables Skype users to sign in with their Microsoft account, after which your existing contacts from...
Skype 4.1 lands on Linux, letting users sign in with their Microsoft account and instant message friends

Unofficial Lightning USB Cables and Adapters Launching Soon at Significant Discounts

www.macrumors.com
Earlier this month, we pointed to a new iPhone 5 Flash Lightning Dock from iPhone5mod.com, one of the first unauthorized Lightning-equipped products to surface on the market. At the time, iPhone5mod told us that it was using genuine Lightning connectors sourced from Apple's supplier, but noted that it also had...
Unofficial Lightning USB Cables and Adapters Launching Soon at Significant Discounts
A rare look inside Facebook's Oregon data center [photos, video]

Crowd-sourced Crossfade M-110 headphones ship

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V-MODA, the multi-platinum selling designer of headphones trusted by the pros and elite, announces the availability of the highly-anticipated Crossfade M-100 headphones designed by and for music aficionados. V-MODA tapped artists, editors and audiophiles to design, develop and vote on the first units to go to mass production. The M-100...
Crowd-sourced Crossfade M-110 headphones ship

In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

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We don’t have much to go on, and even well placed ears are coming up short in finding more information, but a few things are clear: a company in stealth, called Top Level Spectrum, has landed $415,030 in funding. That, in and of itself, is meaningless. However, the company has two...
In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions

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TextMate developer MacroMates announced on Thursday that the code for TextMate 2.0, currently in alpha, is now available via the online GitHub repository. The code is being open sourced with version 3 of the GNU General Public License in order to counteract what some developers see as Apple's increasingly limiting...
TextMate 2.0 goes open source in response to OS X restrictions

The World Wide Web is 20 years old today

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20 years ago today, on April 30 1993, CERN contributed the technologies underpinning the World Wide Web to the royalty-free public domain. These simple technologies -- the humble URL, HTTP, and HTML -- were developed by Tim Berners-Lee at CERN in the early '90s, but it wasn't until they were...
The World Wide Web is 20 years old today

In a few short hours, CyanogenMod gets enough donations for new servers from its community

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As the CyanogenMod team works to continue releasing new ‘nightly builds’ of their custom Android firmware, they released a post on their blog this morning asking for donations from their community. The team stated they needed donations in order to purchase new servers so they could keep releasing new...
In a few short hours, CyanogenMod gets enough donations for new servers from its community
eBay-Owned Social Shopping Site Svpply Debuts A New Android App

Trickle-Down Web Innovation Breathes New Life Into Enterprise IT

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IBM spends over $1.5B every quarter in research and development (R&D) expenses. SAP? Closer to $700M. Oracle? Assuming we don't count the tens of billions it spends buying other companies, its actual quarterly R&D budget comes in just over $1B - around $900M. Microsoft, which has printed billions of dollars...
Trickle-Down Web Innovation Breathes New Life Into Enterprise IT
Square Open Sources Squash, Its Internal Bug Analysis Tool For Developers
Apple Patents Intelligent Caller ID That Turns Inbound Communication Into A Contextual Trip Down Memory Lane

Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

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Asa Mathat | AllThingsD.com On the heels of the news of his departure from HP Friday, Apple veteran and onetime Palm head Jon Rubinstein spoke with AllThingsD about the move and the fate of Palm’s webOS. Why leave Hewlett-Packard now? A few months before we shipped the TouchPad, I told...
Rubinstein Interview: With webOS Transition Under Way, It Was Time to Leave HP

Yahoo passwords hacked, likely taken through Yahoo Voices

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Yahoo is looking into a major hack that slurped up the usernames and passwords of 435,000 accounts Thursday. According to the security firm TrustedSec, a hacking group known as D33D Company picked up the passwords from Yahoo Voices, the Sunnyvale, Calif.,-based company's crowd-sourced publishing platform. Yahoo Voices, formerly known as...
Yahoo passwords hacked, likely taken through Yahoo Voices

Microsoft on scent of landfill-fueled data center

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Redmond's Data Plant is a research project to run data centers with renewable biogas sourced locally at landfills or wastewater treatment plants for a cleaner and more reliable power supply. [Read more]...
Microsoft on scent of landfill-fueled data center

Meet The Engineer Who Saved LinkedIn (LNKD)

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Kevin Scott is LinkedIn's senior vice president of engineering. The University of Virgina graduate is credited with saving LinkedIn's back-end systems from the brink of destruction. BusinessWeek reports in a profile of Scott that by November 2011 he had enough. His company's system was taxed as the website began to attract...
Meet The Engineer Who Saved LinkedIn (LNKD)

How big might the market be for an Apple smart watch?

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Bloomberg does the math and says an iWatch would be a better bet for Apple than an iTV FORTUNE -- Led by Peter Burrows, a veteran tech reporter with more than two decades under his belt, Bloomberg has taken a second crack at the Apple (AAPL) iWatch story that the New...
How big might the market be for an Apple smart watch?
Designer Fund And The White House Challenge You To Redesign The Electronic Medical Record

AT&T to begin selling the HTC One on April 19 from $199.99, with pre-orders opening this Thursday

thenextweb.com
The HTC One will be available on AT&T from April 19, both as a 32GB model for $199.99 and a 64GB variant for $299.99. Consumers who choose the high-end smartphone will be tied to a two-year contract, although AT&T is also offering a free HTC Media Link HD wireless HDMI...
AT&T to begin selling the HTC One on April 19 from $199.99, with pre-orders opening this Thursday

Do Your Civic Duty Via API

blog.programmableweb.com
Developers are familiar with bugs in their code, but how about in their city? SeeClickFix helps citizens share non-emergency problems in their neighborhood. And its new API will allow developers to bring that ability to more users. SeeClickFix is one of several applications related to the Open311 movement initiated by...
Do Your Civic Duty Via API
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