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Behind the Banner, A Visualization of the Adtech Ecosystem
Nokia releases Counters beta app for Lumia handsets

The Company Behind Zynga’s Large Scale Apps [Video]

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Want to learn more about how Zynga scales their applications? There are numerous components behind a company as large as Zynga. Between internal engineers and external partners, running a single application like Farmville with close to 100 million users dictates massive infrastructure requirements. The people over at Northscale have worked...
The Company Behind Zynga’s Large Scale Apps [Video]

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Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

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Director of Zappos Labs Will Young just told Business Insider's Social Media Commerce Summit how his company got more than 400,000 "likes" on Facebook.(Zappos Labs is the experimental digital marketing arm of Zappos.) Not all of those likes are organic, he revealed. Many came from sponsored posts. But some were...
Why Zappos Sees Sponsored Posts On Facebook As 'A Necessary Evil'

Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

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Ping.it, a Norwegian startup that wants to cut down on social networking noise by building a more controlled sharing platform — described as a cross between email and social networking — has launched its platform in open beta today. The startup was shortlisted at this year’s Dublin Web Summit’s startup competition, one...
Ping.it Launches 'Noise-Less' Social Platform For Sharing Web Links In A More Targeted -- But Still Sociable -- Way

Latest Tips From Google & Others At The International Search Summit @ SMX

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Speakers at the International Search Summit, which took place alongside SMX West in San Jose last week, shared many useful tips on improving various aspects of international search from geo-targeting issues to targeting and handling different languages. Maile Ohye of Google spent over an hour... Please visit Search Engine Land...
Latest Tips From Google & Others At The International Search Summit @ SMX

Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation

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Oracle Thursday held the first of nearly 100 Cloud Builder Summit events scheduled for locations across the globe between now and December....
Oracle cloud hype set for major escalation

Apple, Samsung CEOs to Negotiate Patent Dispute

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The court ordered a summit Monday intended to hash out the companies' differences and try to end their international patent wars....
Apple, Samsung CEOs to Negotiate Patent Dispute

Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

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The Wi-Fi Alliance, the keepers of the Wi-Fi brand, have come out swinging against the characterization of white spaces broadband as Super Wi-Fi. The Alliance issued a press release Friday saying it likes the tech, but the name will lead to “substantial user confusion.” While it fell short of filing...
Wi-Fi Alliance: There’s nothing “Super” about white spaces broadband

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RT @banteringblonde: Live streaming Mom 2.0 Summit RIGHT NOW http://bit.ly/MBjvv #mom2summit

With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

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Longtime Ubuntu Linux fans may remember Canonical's announcement back in 2010 that it was planning to adopt the OpenGL-based Wayland display management system instead of the venerable X Window system for Ubuntu Linux. That intent was reiterated last May by Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth in Ubuntu Open Week, but...
With convergence in mind, Ubuntu Linux scraps Wayland

Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

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“Open” this, “open” that: It seems like everything is “open” these days. Well hello, people, Bill Gates’ gravy boat has run aground. It’s time to get out the Starship and fly in those open clouds. Hokey? You bet your SaaS this is hokey. But come on, take a look...
Open Stack, Open Compute And How Opening Up Is The Only Way To Reach The Data Heavens

Windows NT coming to phones with Windows Phone 8

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At Microsoft's Windows Phone Summit in San Francisco this morning, Redmond officially announced Windows Phone 8. The company confirmed what we've suspected for many months now: Windows Phone 8 will be built around the same core components as Windows 8. The current Windows Phone 7.5 operating system is built on...
Windows NT coming to phones with Windows Phone 8

Pinterest CEO: Here's How We Became The Web's Next Big Thing [DECK]

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Ben Silbermann is the CEO and visionary cofounder behind Pinterest, which grew from 5,000 users in August 2010 to 17 million this month.  With Instagram off the market following a $1 billion sale to Facebook, Pinterest is now the hot social startup in Silicon Valley. Investors are beating down...
Pinterest CEO: Here's How We Became The Web's Next Big Thing [DECK]

How to get your Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to the top

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Danae Ringelmann, co-founder of crowdfunding site Indiegogo, is well on her way to achieving the mission she set for herself back in 2008 when the company launched—democratize funding. "In a world where everybody is funding everything, the role of gatekeeper will become obsolete," she told Wired UK at Web...
How to get your Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign to the top

Wanted: Cars that Use Collective Intelligence to Improve Driving

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Credit: woodleywonderworks Every week, I drive in my car from Pleasanton, CA to San Francisco. You get some time to think when you make that drive. An idea that has occurred to me is… We ought to be making better use of the data our cars generate. It could make...
Wanted: Cars that Use Collective Intelligence to Improve Driving

Microsoft announces new start screen for Windows Phone with more personalization options

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At Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit today in San Francisco, the company unveiled the future roadmap of its mobile product. This has been quite an interesting week for Microsoft, which shared its plans to jump into the hardware game with its hybrid tablet, Surface. A big part of the Windows Phone...
Microsoft announces new start screen for Windows Phone with more personalization options
Jony Ive: Apple 'nearly shelved' the iPhone due to 'fundamental problems'
How close are we to truly photorealistic, real-time games?

Bringing Music & Tech Together To Move Things Forward Productively

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Tomorrow is the latest version of the absolutely awesome SF MusicTech Summit, which happens twice a year, and which I rarely miss. It's always a great place to meet lots of people involved in both music and technology and to have some really great conversations. If you've never been, it's...
Bringing Music & Tech Together To Move Things Forward Productively

Hands on with the Pantech Discover smartphone

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Announced early Monday morning at AT&T's developer summit, the Pantech Discover may not seem like much at first, but this slick new smartphone has a lot to offer. The phone packs a 12.6-megapixel camera that's capable of taking some above average photos, and offers surprisingly good audio playback via...
Hands on with the Pantech Discover smartphone

Deezer Launches Offline Browser Mode To Catch Up With Spotify

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Deezer came out well before Spotify appeared on the horizon – 2007 in fact – to disrupt the streaming music space, but it faces a problem. Spotify has sucked up a lot of air despite having less registered users, 15 million to Deezer’s 20 million. The again Deezer has 1.5m...
Deezer Launches Offline Browser Mode To Catch Up With Spotify
T-Mobile CMO would like to abolish phone subsidies, but won't actually do it

WonderVoice wants to be Siri for Facebook

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Voice control is rapidly becoming a popular way of controlling consumer electronics from mobile phones to TVs, whether we like it or not (how often do you actually use Siri?). Now a new app is bringing the same approach to Facebook. WonderVoice, which launches today at the Dublin Web Summit (although...
WonderVoice wants to be Siri for Facebook

Apple's Lead Designer Jony Ive: 'Our Goal Isn't to Make Money' (AAPL)

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Apple's lead designer Jony Ive gave a speech at the British Embassy's Creative Summit, and Wired was on hand to pick up some of what he was talking about. Here are his best lines: "We are really pleased with our revenues but our goal isn't to make money. It sounds...
Apple's Lead Designer Jony Ive: 'Our Goal Isn't to Make Money' (AAPL)

TechCrunch Is Off To Beirut For ArabNet

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This week I’m heading the ArabNet Digital Summit in Beirut, Lebanon. It looks like the march of the Internet isn’t just changing society across the Arab region, but business too. The MENA (Middle East North Africa) region’s largest digital event has been expanded to 5 days featuring speakers, panels, workshops,...
TechCrunch Is Off To Beirut For ArabNet

Windows Phone Summit: The other big day for Microsoft next week

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June 20 is Microsoft’s Windows Phone Summit, expected to be all about the Apollo operating system. Here’s what we think we know so far....
Windows Phone Summit: The other big day for Microsoft next week

Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

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Valve co-founder Gabe Newell just gave a 30-minute keynote at the DICE 2013 Summit in Las Vegas. He didn’t make any huge product or game announcements — sorry, Half-Life 3 fans — and rather focused on how Valve is re-thinking what games are and how you sell them. You can...
Valve co-founder Gabe Newell: Linux is a "get-out-of-jail free pass for our industry"

Facebook to design an open source switch

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As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch."It's our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware," wrote Frank Frankovsky in a blog...
Facebook to design an open source switch
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