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Dwellable founder gets résumé from iPhone app developer who claims he created ... Dwellable

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The real Adam Doppelt Adam Doppelt is one of Seattle’s more accomplished entrepreneurs, having previously co-founded Urbanspoon before moving on to his latest startup, the online vacation rental service Dwellable. Doppelt has bootstrapped Dwellable with help from a small team, so you can imagine his surprise this week when a...
Dwellable founder gets résumé from iPhone app developer who claims he created ... Dwellable

Incubators matter: The average Y Combinator company is worth $45.2M

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Does it matter whether your fledgling company spends a stint in an incubator? Does it ever: In Forbes‘ recent ranking of incubators around the country, it found that the average Y Combinator company is worth $45.2 million. Just try doing that on your own. That’s the average across 172...
Incubators matter: The average Y Combinator company is worth $45.2M
Broadband cord cutters? If this is a thing, ISPs, regulators and Silicon Valley have utterly failed

How The FTC Could Address Its Concerns About Google Without A Lawsuit

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It looks like the Federal Trade Commission is coming after Google with a wide-ranging antitrust complaint about its business practices, and will do it before the end of this year. That’s the lead of a report from Reuters report that moved Friday, citing unnamed sources familiar with the agency’s plans....
How The FTC Could Address Its Concerns About Google Without A Lawsuit

Android 4.x (ICS and Jelly Bean) passes 25% market share, but Gingerbread still dominates at 55.8%

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Google today updated its Platform Versions webpage for Android, and it looks like Android 4.x finally has 25 percent of the droid’s pie. More specifically, 23.7 percent of Android users are now on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and 1.8 percent of Android users are now on Android 4.1 (Jelly...
Android 4.x (ICS and Jelly Bean) passes 25% market share, but Gingerbread still dominates at 55.8%

Please Read This Post Before You Retweet It: Mixing Fact And Fiction In Pink Slime Tweets

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If you believe everything you read on the Internet, pink slime is a deadly meat additive and the best reason yet to go vegan. But if you believe everything you read on the Internet, you're not too bright. The great pink slime scare of 2012 isn't the first time...
Please Read This Post Before You Retweet It: Mixing Fact And Fiction In Pink Slime Tweets

Soo Meta, the Storify for online video storytelling, launches to the public

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Let me tell you a little secret about the way online journalism works: Most news sites, GigaOM included, have a repertoire of just a few types of stories. There’s the short news story, the long thought piece, and the hands-on review, complete with a video featuring lots of close-ups. Attempts...
Soo Meta, the Storify for online video storytelling, launches to the public

Just Cause 2 on the PC is beautiful stupidity

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The first twenty minutes or so of Just Cause 2 are laughably bad. The voice acting is cringe inducing, the story doesn't exactly seem inspired, and the action is stilted as you try to get a feel for the controls. It's one of the worst openings for a good...
Just Cause 2 on the PC is beautiful stupidity

Samsung rumored to be working on 6.3-inch Galaxy Note III

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Just when you thought smartphones couldn't get any bigger, rumor has it that Samsung will put a 6.3-inch OLED display into its Galaxy Note III. The report comes from Korea Times, citing officials from local parts suppliers as part of a larger story on Samsung's transition from LCD to...
Samsung rumored to be working on 6.3-inch Galaxy Note III

Microsoft Was Destroyed By Its 'Stack Review' Process, According To New Vanity Fair Expose (MSFT)

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Vanity Fair has a big story on Microsoft this month written by investigative reporter Kurt Eichenwald. The full story isn't online yet, just a little promotional teaser. Unlike much of the press Microsoft has been getting lately, this story doesn't look all that positive. The headline of the teaser is,...
Microsoft Was Destroyed By Its 'Stack Review' Process, According To New Vanity Fair Expose (MSFT)

Boot up: Chromebook impressions, Anonymous and Swartz, Twitter and TV, and more

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Plus Google blocks alleged malware, will the Surface Pro have a balance problem?, Samsung's momentum and moreA quick burst of 9 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamI used a Samsung Chromebook for two weeks - here's what I learned >> CITEworldRon Miller: The machine...
Boot up: Chromebook impressions, Anonymous and Swartz, Twitter and TV, and more
Apple's desktop computers will get redesigned, says anonymous Apple exec

Twitter CEO makes use of comedian's roots as he guides the company to its IPO

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Dick Costolo, the chief executive of Twitter, has tapped his background as a former professional comedian to run what has become one of the most important companies in Silicon Valley, according to a long profile in the New York Times. San Francisco-based Twitter is often mentioned as the next...
Twitter CEO makes use of comedian's roots as he guides the company to its IPO

Microsoft needs to get back to the future of innovation | Dan Gillmor

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Microsoft may have 'lost a decade' of market domination, as Vanity Fair says, but don't count the software giant outMicrosoft has been back in the tech headlines lately, and the news - as has been the case for years now - has been mixed. On the positive side has been...
Microsoft needs to get back to the future of innovation | Dan Gillmor

Business: Best handled over a glass of whiskey

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Every technology company wants favorable, and extensive coverage from the media. How to generate that coverage is a constant game, for most. Any technology giant, your Googles and Facebooks and Apples and Microsofts need but say something in a slightly misjudged manner, and a media firestorm can break loose. For...
Business: Best handled over a glass of whiskey

Dell Passed On Autonomy Before HP Bought It

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A new incremental and interesting detail emerged today in the ongoing wrangle between Hewlett-Packard and the former CEO of Autonomy, and it has come from an unexpected quarter. Michael Dell says in an interview with the UK’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper that Autonomy was shopped to Dell before it wound up...
Dell Passed On Autonomy Before HP Bought It

Dutch consumer group unsatisfied with Apple’s updated warranty policy, may sue

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About 10 months ago, Apple found itself under scrutiny from Italian “antitrust authority” AGCM over its warranty policy. Apple was selling products like the iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod devices with a one-year warranty, but was actually required under EU law to protect buyers with a minimum of two...
Dutch consumer group unsatisfied with Apple’s updated warranty policy, may sue
The strange tale of John McAfee's run from the law

This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG)

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You're always hearing about how people quit their cushy jobs to do a startup and then got rich. But sometimes the story doesn't go that way. Before GoalSponsors founder David Murray landed a role on Bravo's "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley," he had a comfortable job as a product manager at...
This Guy Left A Cushy Job At Google To Do A Startup ... And Now He's Up To His Ears In Debt (GOOG)
Windows 8 Consumer Preview out of the gate, demoed on 82-inch touchscreen supporting ten simultaneous users

Local police post mugshots on Pinterest, leading to a 57% boost in arrests

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Pinterest isn’t just about pinning the stuff you like any more: users are now posting mugshots and helping find the police catch crooks. The new trend began when a crime reporter at The Mercury in Pottstown started a “Wanted by Police” gallery. The results have been astounding. “We’ve actually seen...
Local police post mugshots on Pinterest, leading to a 57% boost in arrests
Backed By Lerer And SV Angel, Newsle Launches To Let You Track News About Your Friends

US Government Gets 10% Royalty On 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel In Plea Deal With Mexican Drug Smuggler

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This story is just bizarre. Sinkdeep alerted us to the details, which seem to make a better story for a movie than the script at the heart of this story. Let's start from the beginning. You've got Benedict Fitzgerald, who wrote the screenplay for The Passion of the Christ, the...
US Government Gets 10% Royalty On 'Passion Of The Christ' Prequel In Plea Deal With Mexican Drug Smuggler

Real-time voice interpretation startup Babelverse unveils public beta

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Do you wish language barriers didn’t exist? Well, the young startup Babelverse hopes to make them disappear, thanks to its online community of remote interpreters. After a few months in private testing, it is now ready to launch its public beta version on stage during TNW Conference, where it is...
Real-time voice interpretation startup Babelverse unveils public beta
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