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strengths and weaknesses

How LinkedIn betrayed 5-man startup Pealk, and why developers should be concerned

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Earlier today we looked at an interesting incident which saw LinkedIn revoke access to its API for Pealk, a France-based startup which developed a headhunting application that hooks into its data, concluding that there were a number of questions left unanswered. LinkedIn says it is cutting access next week because...
How LinkedIn betrayed 5-man startup Pealk, and why developers should be concerned

TiVo Stream transcoder officially set to go on sale September 6th for $129

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A bit of early access for pre-orders blew the surprise, but TiVo has officially announced that its Stream transcoder device will hit stores on September 6th. Priced at $130 the feature set should be familiar by now: plug it into a home network that also has a TiVo Premiere...
TiVo Stream transcoder officially set to go on sale September 6th for $129

UK Copyright Industries Suddenly Become Fans Of Evidence-Based Policy Making

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Building on the solid work of the Hargreaves Report on copyright, the UK government took a surprisingly sensible attitude in its proposed implementation of most of Hargreaves' suggestions. The consultation period for those proposals ends shortly, and the panic among the copyright industries that the UK government might actually make...
UK Copyright Industries Suddenly Become Fans Of Evidence-Based Policy Making

SimCity - preview

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When you start actively working against other online players, the fun really gets goingWhen do publishers decide that sequels can no longer support suffixes? Is there a formula somewhere that can identify when a number is too high to whack on the end of a title, where it suggests doddering...
SimCity - preview
Braintree raises another $35m to take on Stripe and PayPal

Hey everyone: It's a great time to be a programmer (hint, hint)

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Technology has always done the same thing to jobs: it bulldozes the less specialized ones (like cashiers, phone operators, toll booth workers, etc) and replaces them with the need for skilled professionals to manage that new technology. The tech startup industry is a perfect example of this, where small yet...
Hey everyone: It's a great time to be a programmer (hint, hint)

The Future of Mozilla: Fast Second Follow

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No one wants to be a follower. Except Mozilla. Mozilla rarely moves the consumer needle with its own inventions. Rather, the company is at its best — and its best is revolutionary — when it takes an existing product and re-envisions it as a public benefit product, where the...
The Future of Mozilla: Fast Second Follow

MIT Learns That Robots Work Better When You Treat Them More Like Humans

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MIT researchers discovered that cross-training, a technique used to improve human teams, can also foster better collaboration between humans and robots. If your job is in manufacturing, medicine, mining, automotive repair, underwater or space exploration, maybe even elder care, some of your coworkers are probably semi-autonomous programmable mechanical machines--in...
MIT Learns That Robots Work Better When You Treat Them More Like Humans
A thermostat that learns? Three months with the Nest
Forrester: 30% of online shoppers research Amazon before buying
The Classics: 'Commandos 2: Men of Courage'

Why the tech industry needs to let Steve Jobs rest in peace

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Friday marks one year since the passing of Apple founder and cult hero Steve Jobs. But despite the valiant efforts of CEO Tim Cook to keep Apple’s focus on the future, it’s almost like Jobs never left: he’s been invoked an astonishing number of times over the past year to make...
Why the tech industry needs to let Steve Jobs rest in peace

Gartner's top 10 cloud storage providers

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According to a Gartner survey, about 19 percent of organizations are using the cloud for production computing, while 20 percent are using public cloud storage services. That means there's a pretty good sized market for the cloud, and specifically cloud storage. Gartner predicted in 2012 $109 billion was spent...
Gartner's top 10 cloud storage providers

Mayday, mayday: Apple's latest ad campaign faces groans from all sides

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I like Ellen Feiss, but some would argue that her era yielded some of the most cringe-worthy Apple ads. Apple's advertising campaigns have never been without controversy. Remember the Intel bunny days? The Switcher ads with people like Ellen Feiss? (It was a really good paper). And who could...
Mayday, mayday: Apple's latest ad campaign faces groans from all sides

How would you change the T-Mobile Springboard?

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What's in a name? That which we call a T-Mobile Springboard by any other name, like the Huawei Mediapad, would smell as sweet. Multiple names aside, the Honeycomb slate was teasingly cheap as it coaxed you to a two year marriage with the pinky/purple (magenta, okay) mobile network. It...
How would you change the T-Mobile Springboard?

Would You Hire An Entrepreneur For Your Executive Team?

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Entrepreneurs and business owners claim to be hunting for more "entrepreneurial" talent these days - critical thinkers who are willing to take risks, wear multiple hats and most of all, lead. But are startup founders really hiring entrepreneurs, or just ambitious team players? What's the difference, anyway? To find out,...
Would You Hire An Entrepreneur For Your Executive Team?

VIDEO: Ad boss on Facebook's power

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Sir Martin Sorrell explains to Rory Cellan-Jones the strengths and weaknesses of Facebook when it comes to advertising, as the company prepares to float on the stock exchange....
VIDEO: Ad boss on Facebook's power

Feature: Apple's iBooks Author: the iTunes of self-publishing apps?

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Apple's much-hyped iBooks Author came out a while back, and Cupertino hopes the free app can become the iTunes for the self-publishing textbook world. Available solely through the Mac App Store at a healthy 320MB, I've been putting iBooks Author through its paces in the hopes that the interactive...
Feature: Apple's iBooks Author: the iTunes of self-publishing apps?

London Startup Weekend has begun with 50 fresh pitches

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London Startup Weekend has begun and it’s very lively affair. The first event held at Google’s fresh new campus in the capital and about 130 people were nervously chatting in the basement. Ahead of this mixed group of keen participants is 54 hours of hard work, networking like crazy, making...
London Startup Weekend has begun with 50 fresh pitches
Google Glass vs. Apple iWatch: How Do They Compare?

Founder Swap: Like Wife Swap For Startup Execs

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On June 1, Founder Swap aims to take six different startups and get them to exchange founders, in an effort to get a fresh set of eyes on whatever they’re working on and foster new ideas. The New York City-based project was dreamed up by ScrollKit founders Kate Ray and...
Founder Swap: Like Wife Swap For Startup Execs
BodeTree, The Financial Tool For People Who Hate Finance, Launches An Education Platform For Small Business Owners

Twin Engine Labs launches Pentakill app to not suck at League of Legends

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What do you do if you’re playing League of Legends, the free real-time strategy game with over a hundred champions that gamers must employ to conquer their opponents, and you can’t keep track of each hero’s detailed strengths and weaknesses? If you’re twin brothers Keith and Ken Hanson, you build your...
Twin Engine Labs launches Pentakill app to not suck at League of Legends

GREE to open Vancouver studio, will focus on innovation, new concepts

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GREE has announced it is opening a first-party development studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. The studio will be lead by Steve Lin, GREE’s former VP of consumer operations, who was responsible for the establishment of GREE’s San Francisco studio. According to Lin, GREE’s new Canadian studio will initially employ 10...
GREE to open Vancouver studio, will focus on innovation, new concepts
iPhone 5 LCD faces off with Samsung Galaxy S4 OLED, declared a tie by display expert

Here Are the Winners for NYC's Gap App Challenge

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(Photo: Peter Macdiarmid, Getty) Earlier this year Mayor Bloomberg and the New York Department of Education teamed up to create the Gap App Challenge, an initiative aimed to bridge the gap in math performance among middle school students. They challenged app creators to compete for a $15,000 top prize, which...
Here Are the Winners for NYC's Gap App Challenge

Apple and Samsung set to meet May 21st, hug it out over 48 hours

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These two brawlers were given until July to come together and mediate over their numerous globe-spanning patent lawsuits, but it appears neither side needs to wait that long. According to Foss Patents, May 21st and 22nd have been circled on the calendar of a certain San Francisco courthouse, where...
Apple and Samsung set to meet May 21st, hug it out over 48 hours

Future-proofing business continuity and disaster recovery

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While the goals of your business continuity (BC) and disaster recovery (DC) plans haven’t changed much, the tools available to support them have. On-premise storage has become cheaper and more manageable, while cloud-based solutions are faster, more secure and more reliable than ever before. From tape to disk to cloud...
Future-proofing business continuity and disaster recovery

The state of cloud APIs: myths vs. reality

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With no single cloud standard in sight, developers and IT pros need to think carefully about how to maintain control and compatibility with current and future cloud services. Betting on one of a multitude of working groups attempting to pin down a standard API for cloud services seems risky, as...
The state of cloud APIs: myths vs. reality
Review: $80 Logitech Mini Boombox – the diminutive wireless speaker with huge sound and battery
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