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BlackBerry 10 camera app flaunts filters, transformation tools (video)

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What's better than a non-functional prototype? One that actually works, of course. The Gadget Masters have apparently been spending time with a pre-production version of RIM's upcoming Z10 smartphone, and plundered its camera app in the process. The ensuing video (after the break) didn't reveal any new features, but...
BlackBerry 10 camera app flaunts filters, transformation tools (video)

Dublin Web Summit's Paddy Cosgrave on missed opportunities and the benefits of small meetups

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Paddy Cosgrave is no stranger to the tech conference scene.  The driving force behind the Dublin Web Summit, he and his team are gearing up for another massive event this coming October.  While the event itself is a year long preparation, Paddy has recently been spotted making appearances at much smaller,...
Dublin Web Summit's Paddy Cosgrave on missed opportunities and the benefits of small meetups
These Are The Sexts That Cost Hearst's Executive Producer Of 'The Bible' His Job

'It's good to talk' but Brits prefer to text, says report

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It’s some 15 years since BT’s infamous ‘it’s good to talk’ adverts but the telecom market has changed irrevocably in the UK, to the point that today’s mobile phone owners are more inclined to send text messages than make a call, a report from Ofcom has found. Data from the UK communications...
'It's good to talk' but Brits prefer to text, says report

Garnet red PlayStation 3 bundled with God of War: Ascension and 500GB HDD arrives this March for $349

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Sony apparently sees 2013 as a chance to colorize its aging PlayStation 3 console, today announcing yet another new color for the superslim packing 500GB of storage. To match the blood red tattoos found all over God of War star Kratos' body, Sony colored this one garnet red, and...
Garnet red PlayStation 3 bundled with God of War: Ascension and 500GB HDD arrives this March for $349
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Best bits: make sure your charity gets it right online

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A round-up of our experts' advice on how you can improve your charity's online presenceEd Cox, managing director, Reason DigitalGet your website right first. People like sharing on social media, but if your content isn't worth sharing, your website won't get the visits from the large networks. Content is king...
Best bits: make sure your charity gets it right online
Nerds Gather, Talk About the Internet at Global Reddit Meetup in Central Park

NASA may get $100 million to drag an asteroid into orbit around the Moon for research purposes

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Good news: It appears that NASA may get the first chunk of money needed to kick off a project to snag an asteroid, put it in orbit around the Moon, and study it. Yes, this is precisely and exactly as cool as it sounds. According to the Christian Science Monitor,...
NASA may get $100 million to drag an asteroid into orbit around the Moon for research purposes
Q&A: DailyCred's Dave Matthews explains the power of simple sign-ins

Sandbox Global put Southeast Asia on the gaming map as 'Stylista' passes 1m monthly users

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Southeast Asia is a growing market for gaming and digital consumption but, despite its appetite for all things tech, the region’s companies have yet to make a mark on the global scene. Bangkok-based Sandbox Global is one startup that’s emerging with the potential to do so, and that was underlined as...
Sandbox Global put Southeast Asia on the gaming map as 'Stylista' passes 1m monthly users

ShareMyPlaylists announces 100,000 Spotify playlists shared, an average of 170 tracks per compilation

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Back in early 2009 we reported on how ShareMyPlaylists.com was a pretty useful tool for letting Spotify users, well, share their playlists. Two weeks after Spotify announced its platform for third-party apps last year, ShareMyPlaylists rolled out its very own music discovery and playlist-sharing Spotify app, while its iOS app...
ShareMyPlaylists announces 100,000 Spotify playlists shared, an average of 170 tracks per compilation

The end of balance: Work life calibration

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According to the numerous books, blogs, and webinars on personal productivity, work/life balance is the magical Zen that is the key to a satisfying life. Countless productivity experts pound their fists while preaching the virtues of their favorite rules for achieving this bliss: Don’t ever work weekends! Don’t work past...
The end of balance: Work life calibration

Will Facebook Be Tomorrow’s Google, and Google Tomorrow’s Microsoft?

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Shared by louisgray Guest post by Bindu Reddy, CEO of MyLikes. Editor’s note: Can Facebook become the next Google? In this guest post an ex-Googler, Bindu Reddy, persuasively argues the case from the perspective of Facebook’s potential as an online advertising platform. Reddy is the CEO of MyLikes, a word-of-mouth...
Will Facebook Be Tomorrow’s Google, and Google Tomorrow’s Microsoft?
WordPress for Android v2.1 officially released, after spending time in public beta

Social Media Optimization: SMO is the New SEO – Part 1

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Originally published in the Shutterstock newsletter as a two-part series…Part I) As a brand, publisher, designer, photographer, artist, or filmmaker, the social web is your new distribution channel as well as your portfolio for intellectual assets. Whether you’re in the business of creating, marketing, selling, or distributing media, the...
Social Media Optimization: SMO is the New SEO – Part 1

Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

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Heroku announced a new version of its Add-Ons Marketplace to give developers a “program in a box,” so they can focus on the apps they’re developing instead of spending time on such issues as marketing and billing. Heroku CEO Oren Teich said in an interview that the company has found that developers need...
Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

Why Dating Sites Are Broken

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I met my current boyfriend four years ago in the elevator of our Georgetown dorm.  Our friendship slowly grew until we went on our first date, more than two years after we first met. I like becoming friends with a guy I’m interested in first – it’s the only...
Why Dating Sites Are Broken

VIDEO: Nun posts Twitter prayers online

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A Portsmouth nun has turned to social media to convey her religious messages in between spending time in silence....
VIDEO: Nun posts Twitter prayers online

Facebook updates platform policies, limits games on third-party sites

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Yesterday, Facebook announced a platform policy update for games on third-party websites, limiting the access these titles will have to users’ friends and additional permissions. The update was announced on Facebook’s developer blog. Developers will no longer be able to cross-link or promote their web games from within the games they...
Facebook updates platform policies, limits games on third-party sites

Today's Probably the Wrong Day for Yahoo to Launch a Big Animated Series from Tom Hanks

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Here’s the way today was supposed to play out for the PR people at Yahoo today: We were all going to talk about Electric City, the new animated series it had created with Tom Hanks. But then things changed. So here’s the question: Now that Yahoo’s board has decided it...
Today's Probably the Wrong Day for Yahoo to Launch a Big Animated Series from Tom Hanks

Clemency petition for The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde passes 20k signatures

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Peter Sunde the co-founder of the world’s most famous file sharing site, The Pirate Bay, has applied for clemency to avoid going to jail after being convicted of copyright infringement back in 2009. More than 20,000 people have signed an online petition to support him. Sunde and his colleagues face...
Clemency petition for The Pirate Bay Co-Founder Peter Sunde passes 20k signatures

When Did Alicia Keys Break Up With Her iPhone?

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BlackBerry has named Alicia Keys, the musician, as its global creative director. At a press conference, Ms. Keys said that she and BlackBerry were now "exclusively dating." There's just one glitch: Her Twitter account shows she was very recently spending time with an iPhone....
When Did Alicia Keys Break Up With Her iPhone?
ChoreMonster makes kids beg for chores, in exchange for rewards

Here Are All The Reasons It Sucks To Work At Google (GOOG)

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Google is supposed to be one of the best places in the world to work. Googlers have some of the best perks and they are among the highest paid in the industry. But it's not all fantastic. In fact, as with any huge company with thousands of employees, there are...
Here Are All The Reasons It Sucks To Work At Google (GOOG)

How to reduce time spent in meetings as a developer? – Stack Overflow

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What is the single best tactic a developer can use to avoid spending time in meetings? I’m mainly thinking of the seemingly-pointless meetings that (project) managers often schedule, that can be a real barrier to getting real work done. So far, I have had some success with the following...
How to reduce time spent in meetings as a developer? – Stack Overflow

Tim Cook Is CEO, But Who Is Running Apple? (AAPL)

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Tim Cook sat for almost two hours with journalist Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, answering any question they would could throw at him. The reaction to Cook's performance was largely positive. (One example, Jason Calacanis: "After watching this keynote I want to put every dollar I have into $aapl Cook...
Tim Cook Is CEO, But Who Is Running Apple? (AAPL)

jQuery for Complete Beginners: Part 1

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What is jQuery? jQuery aims to make JavaScript more accessible for the less ‘hardcore’ developer. For example, there are many cross browser issues with regular JavaScript that jQuery deals with – it does a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure your experience is much more simple...
jQuery for Complete Beginners: Part 1

Learning by Sharing: Snark-free CES observations

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Wheels up, returning from CES. Seems like a good time to reflect and share some of my observations. Sharing raw data is an important part of building a strong cohesive team. Raw data allows everyone on a team to see the inputs and thus map from there to the conclusions,...
Learning by Sharing: Snark-free CES observations
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