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You’re Welcome, You Bastards

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A week ago we posted two excerpts from Fortune columnist David Kirkpatrick’s new book The Facebook Effect. We’re big fans of Kirkpatrick and have been following his book progress since last year. When Fortune’s PR department called to ask us to print the excerpts, we quickly agreed. Hi Michael, I...
You’re Welcome, You Bastards

You're Welcome

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I think you are wrong. The “thank you” text back really says: “I got the message. I understand the message. I appreciate your taking the time to do it.” Only it says it in two words. –From NYTimes.com reader elbro27 in a comment on a post by author Nick Bilton...
You're Welcome
Wantful Is Bringing the Joy of Anticipation Back to Gift-Giving

Xbox One: we need time to figure this out

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The Xbox One event has had a tough reaction from critics - the same fate befell PlayStation 4. But are we placing too much importance on these strange presentations?In his fascinating book, You Are Not A Robot, the tech veteran and virtual reality pioneer Jaron Lanier spells out a major...
Xbox One: we need time to figure this out

AMD Fusion Media Explorer

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AMD Fusion Media Explorer is a post from Chris Pirillo Add to iTunes | Add to YouTube | Add to Google | RSS FeedThe AMD Fusion Media Explorer provides you with a very different way to browse through your media. FME allows you to explore your digital media content from...
AMD Fusion Media Explorer

Further updates First, I really appreciate people taking the time to give feedback on the look of a... http://goo.gl/ezkN

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Further updates First, I really appreciate people taking the time to give feedback on the look of a... http://goo.gl/ezkN

Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013

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Windows Phone 8 has made its fair share of headlines lately but there hasn’t been has much official chatter about Windows Phone 7.8, the update intended to bridge the feature gap between older and newer Windows Phones. Well, consider that quiet streak broken — Microsoft confirmed today that the 7.8...
Microsoft Sets The Record Straight, Says The Windows Phone 7.8 Update Is Coming In Q1 2013
NASA reviews its inspirations, aspirations, and adventures of 2012

Fan Made Pre Ad is Better Than Most Official Pre Ads

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When fans are taking the time to create ads for your products, and the end result conveys a clearer message than the actual official ads for the product, you know you’re in trouble.Yet, this Palm Pre “ad”, created by a user named ThiesFX, is really great: in exactly 30...
Fan Made Pre Ad is Better Than Most Official Pre Ads

How to Have a Productive First Week in a New Job as a Remote Employee

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One of the most difficult periods in any job is the first few weeks, while you are getting to know your team, the company and your new job. It can be a difficult time for any employee, but it can be even more difficult for employees who are working in...
How to Have a Productive First Week in a New Job as a Remote Employee

The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

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Editor’s note: Steli is the Co-Founder / Chief Hustler of ElasticSales and an advisor to several startups and entrepreneurs. You can follow Steli on Twitter here. At ElasticSales, we’ve had the honor to create and run sales campaigns for some of the hottest Silicon Valley startups today. We’ve also consulted with dozens more each week...
The 7 Deadly Sales Sins Committed By Startups

Open Thread: Why Go to Tech Conferences, Anyway?

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When it comes to tech conferences, the first thing most people think about is the parties. They might think about networking opportunities or learning experiences, but all too often, these are brushed off as mutual admiration societies and redundant, unoriginal chatter. I've heard every critique imaginable about some of the...
Open Thread: Why Go to Tech Conferences, Anyway?
Marissa Mayer Loves Paperwork, And It's Driving Some People Nuts (YHOO)
Convertibles: Great cars, bad vehicles

Foursquare's new Windows Phone 8 app is slick, clean, and exactly what Microsoft needs

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale As with a child’s first years, every little Windows Phone development demands its own bit of fanfare. The latest update comes from Foursquare, which is updating its Windows 8 app. The app, which Foursquare says is optimized for...
Foursquare's new Windows Phone 8 app is slick, clean, and exactly what Microsoft needs

Spring Clean Your Open Items

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Now that spring is in full swing, it’s time to take on that honored tradition of spring cleaning.  Yes, that means opening your desk drawers, confronting your supply closet and cleaning out your pencil cup. I often find that when I start spring cleaning my mind becomes flooded with open...
Spring Clean Your Open Items

Open Thread: Should Social Media Experts Be Required to Know Their Tech?

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Social media gurus: We all know one. If you're lucky, you know only one. They are the attendees of tech parties, the "Twitter consultants," the armchair generals of the Internet, and their numbers grow by the day. Yet most of them couldn't distinguish a line of code from a badly...
Open Thread: Should Social Media Experts Be Required to Know Their Tech?

Ongoing Attacks Target Defense, Aerospace Industries

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Gunkerty Jeb writes "Researchers have identified a strain of malware that's being used in a string of targeted attacks against defense contractors, government agencies and other organizations by leveraging exploits against zero-day vulnerabilities. The attacks may have been going on since 2009 in some form and the emails containing the...
Ongoing Attacks Target Defense, Aerospace Industries
Live: Paul Miller's final hours on the internet

iPhone 5 gets mild teardown, reveals its precious new innards

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With Apple's shiny new iPhone 5 set to start arriving at people's doorsteps tomorrow, it's only proper for some folks with early access to give the masses an inside look at what most won't ever get to see. And while it isn't the usual suspects doing the damage favor...
iPhone 5 gets mild teardown, reveals its precious new innards
Facebook Pages Race To Adopt Timeline, 8M Of 37M+ Upgraded In 10 Days
Nextdoor: "We stopped everything we were doing and trained every engineer on mobile"

Hip San Francisco Coffee Shop Bans Instagram

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San Francisco’s Four Barrel Coffee made a stir last week when it posted a sign of rules including “not talking about annoying hipster topics”. Ever the fans of self-reference, its bohemian customers wouldn’t stop snapping camera phone pics of the sign so Four Barrel had to update it with a...
Hip San Francisco Coffee Shop Bans Instagram

10 Ways to Win Over Writers

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As a PR person, product developer, CEO or whatever, you're probably more interested in getting noticed by the media than developing a relationship with a particular writer. That's one way to go about it. Then there's that old-fashioned "building a relationship with a real person not a robot" idea. You...
10 Ways to Win Over Writers
Illustrator Hallie Bateman Joins the PandoDaily Team Full Time
Anti-surveillance activists turn smashing CCTV cameras into a competitive sport

UK supermarket Sainsbury’s rebrands its ‘tiger bread’ after girl’s letter goes viral

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Back in May 2011, three-and-a-half-year-old Lily Robinson wrote a letter to UK supermarket chain Sainsbury’s, asking why its Tiger Bread was called that when it actually looks much more like a giraffe. Chris King, a 27-and-a-third-year-old who worked in the Sainsbury’s customer service team at the time, gave this heartfelt...
UK supermarket Sainsbury’s rebrands its ‘tiger bread’ after girl’s letter goes viral
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Check.in Tries To Rule All Checkins, But Takes Some of the Fun Out of the Game

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Still in very limited beta, Check.in, a new app from the creators of Brightkite, aspires to be the “checkin to rule them all”, and while it shows lots of promise, it also unintentionally exposes why this kind of service might not catch on as well as others have predicted.Check.in was...
Check.in Tries To Rule All Checkins, But Takes Some of the Fun Out of the Game

Next steps for our experimental fiber network

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Since we announced our plans to build experimental, ultra high-speed broadband networks, the response from communities and individuals has been tremendous and creative. With just a few hours left before our submission deadline, we've received more than 600 community responses to our request for information (RFI), and more than 190,000...
Next steps for our experimental fiber network
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?