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Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and Softbank mobile partnership

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Who needs Amazon’s cloud storage when you can just turn your own hard into a cloud-enabled device? That’s the question Pogoplug has been asking consumers with its family of personal cloud devices, which can make any hard drive accessible from the web, and it seems the company has struck a...
Pogoplug now powers 1M personal clouds, announces retail expansion and Softbank mobile partnership

Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

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I hate to break the news to you, but if you moved to Silicon Valley to get billionaire-rich off an earth-shattering tech startup, you're almost certain to fail. While tech continues to represent nearly 20% of the S&P 500 and is a key factor in driving the global economy, your...
Want To Get Filthy Rich? Don't Try Tech

Yeah, e-books are great — but libraries are in a tough spot

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New reports from the American Libraries Association and Pew Internet and American Life Project reveal that despite the increasing number of e-books available to library patrons, libraries themselves face big challenges in weathering the transition. Some findings from the reports: More digital demand, less funding Over 75 percent of...
Yeah, e-books are great — but libraries are in a tough spot

Top Techies Weigh In On "Next Big Thing" at D11 (Video)

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What will emerge as the next big thing in tech over the next 12 to 18 months? I cornered top names in tech like Arianna Huffington, Tony Conrad and Jeff Jordan to get their takes. Video below: [ See post to watch video ]...
Top Techies Weigh In On "Next Big Thing" at D11 (Video)

Linkpost | 1.30.2012

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• Old Techies Never Die; They Just Can’t Get Hired as an Industry Moves On – They may have years of experience, but if they haven’t kept up with tech trends and new ways of thinking, older geeks have a hard time making it in SiliValley. • Stepping down was...
Linkpost | 1.30.2012
Will Instagram's New Advertising Policy Yield an Exodus of Celebs?

Tony Fadell on how the Nest thermostat is promoting energy consumption awareness with 'The Leaf'

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When Fadell and team set out to build the Nest thermostat, it could have looked like anything. In fact, said Fadell at the Greenbuild Expo today “it’s a set it and forget it device, it could have looked like anything.” Instead, Fadell says that the futuristic design and pleasant interface...
Tony Fadell on how the Nest thermostat is promoting energy consumption awareness with 'The Leaf'

Nebula promotes NASA vet to oversee OpenStack effort

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Companies pushing OpenStack love to boast that they have former NASA technologists on staff. After all, NASA, along with Rackspace, incubated the open-source cloud stack. In that vein, Nebula, which is led by former NASA CTO Chris Kemp, is naming Jesse Andrews as VP of product management. In that capacity...
Nebula promotes NASA vet to oversee OpenStack effort

Competitors in the connected car space thrash it out on the track

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Sonoma Raceway is not your typical venue for a business meeting — unless you’re a professional driver or pit crew. But Chris Hulls, CEO of Life 360, the maker of a mobile family locator app, wanted to find a place where entrepreneurs in the connected car space, including competitors, could...
Competitors in the connected car space thrash it out on the track

The Internet Defense League Assembles, Rallying 'Round its own Feline Flag

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Internet Defense League: Assemble. Last night, Betabeat checked ourselves in with a nebbishy man holding an iPad, rode the elevator up to “PH” with another nebbishy man (a copy of The Leaderless Revolution tucked under his arm) and arrived upstairs at the Internet Defense League‘s New York launch party, just as the...
The Internet Defense League Assembles, Rallying 'Round its own Feline Flag

7 Famous Techies We Suspect are Living Out Their Childhood Dreams

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Obviously, the best thing about joining the ranks of the fabulously wealthy and successful is the freedom to do whatever you want. For some people, this might mean racing sports cars and popping bottles with models. (Fair enough, Eduardo.) Maybe you’d like to move into venture capital. (That sounds lovely,...
7 Famous Techies We Suspect are Living Out Their Childhood Dreams

Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

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Social image-sharing site Pinterest, which is the toast of Silicon Valley and the VC world, has passed 10 million users after only 9 months. TechCrunch reports that it got exclusive stats from ComScore showing that Pinterest had 11.7 million unique monthly visitors in January 2011. That's up from only...
Holy SMOKE! Pinterest Is The Fastest Growing Site Ever

Is market ripe for a iPad mini?

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Are you happier with your tablet or your smartphone? According to new data from comScore, techies are happier with their tabletsthan they are with their mobile phones. The data, released Tuesday, found that tablets scored an average of 8.6 in owner satisfaction on a 10-point scale, while smartphones earned a...
Is market ripe for a iPad mini?

Rachel Sterne and Jakob Lodwick Got Married This Weekend (But Not to Each Other)

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Mr. Lodwick, Mr. Watts, and Ms. Cantrell (Photo: Instagram/Mike Bodge) Love must be in the sticky, humid, sweltering air this season. After three Facebook mafia nuptials in a succession, New York techies are taking their turn at the altar.< The New York Times covered Rachel Sterne‘s East Hamptons wedding to LiveStream...
Rachel Sterne and Jakob Lodwick Got Married This Weekend (But Not to Each Other)
With a goal to 'globalize Silicon Valley,' Founder Institute graduates its 650th startup (exclusive)

Booting Up: Google Only Paid $1 for Fiber in Provo, Utah

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Look at all that spring-fed fiber in Provo. (Source: Flickr) All it took for Google to buy Provo, Utah’s fiber-optic network was a dollar. If only you had four quarters! [AP] Yesterday, a federal judge ruled that YouTube did not violate Viacom’s copyright–despite the fact that several of the company’s shows were being...
Booting Up: Google Only Paid $1 for Fiber in Provo, Utah
If you love Twitter apps, then you'll hate this story

Even SNL makes fun of techies complaining about the iPhone 5

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Saturday Night Live took a shot at Silicon Valley yesterday when it set up a sketch involving “reporters” from Cnet, Wired, and Gizmodo, all complaining about features on the iPhone 5. The sketch takes place on a tech television, and “traps” the reporters who are complaining about the iPhone 5...
Even SNL makes fun of techies complaining about the iPhone 5

Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom's Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

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Obviously, Kevin Systrom is something of a shutterbug — he made hundreds of millions creating the perfect mobile photo-sharing app. But you may not know about one of his other talents: Droppin’ fat beats on the dance floor. You think I jest, but on Saturday evening, Systrom — aka DJ...
Instagram Co-Founder Kevin Systrom's Other Gig: Spinning DJ Sets

GeekWire Summer Meetup: Join us Wednesday in Ballard

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GeekWire is carrying on our quarterly meetup tradition with some seriously old-school summer fun, and we hope you can join us and over 200 members of the high-tech community as we host a low-tech carnival tomorrow, Wednesday Aug. 15, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at our world headquarters in Seattle’s...
GeekWire Summer Meetup: Join us Wednesday in Ballard

Android's Father Won't Soon Be Forgotten

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.comWhatever Andy Rubin does in his next act at Google, his contributions to the mobile industry have been immeasurable. His surprise shift away from the team and product he gave birth to leaves many unanswered questions about Google’s mobile future. Rubin’s future is unclear as well, as...
Android's Father Won't Soon Be Forgotten

Rumor Roundup: Mo Koyfman's Icelandic Bachelor Party, Attack of the Silicon Valley Viewing Parties

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(Photo: Instagram/BenLeventhal) Bjorking Your Bachelor Party As a sign of just how many bachelor parties an up-and-coming venture bro is obligated to attend, during a recent PandoMonthly panel, Thrillist Ben Lerer said if he had to pick a totally ordinary superpower, it would be making sure his wife was cool with...
Rumor Roundup: Mo Koyfman's Icelandic Bachelor Party, Attack of the Silicon Valley Viewing Parties
San Francisco can become a world capital. First it needs to get over itself

Which New York Techies Will Be Joining MC Hammer and Charlie O’Donnell at the SXSW Accelerator Judging Table?

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Judging time! This morning, Hustler VC Oren Bennett pointed Betabeat's attention to a list of judges and emcees for the annual SXSW Accelerator, a competition sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark that culminates in awards for four lucky startups. Not as coveted a prize as the Breakout Award--which helped catapult Twitter, Foursquare,...
Which New York Techies Will Be Joining MC Hammer and Charlie O’Donnell at the SXSW Accelerator Judging Table?
Traders and Techies Still Using Provigil, the 'Viagra for the Brain'

Can the Go Daddy Girls Convince You They're Serious?

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Go Daddy wants to be known for more than domain names and racy Superbowl ads. The company has built large businesses around Web hosting and other services for companies of all sizes. But can it really have it both ways? At a recent meeting in ReadWriteWeb’s San Francisco headquarters, new...
Can the Go Daddy Girls Convince You They're Serious?

Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

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Swivl, the crowdfunded, swiveling smartphone dock that uses sensors to follow your movement like a mini-cameraman, is getting a price cut. A new version of Swivl, called Swivl-it, will cost $129 — down from $179 — and will come with fewer bells and whistles. Swivl-it will still automatically move from...
Swivl, the Swiveling Smartphone Dock, Slashes Price

Why You Can't Pry IE6 Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands

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Esther Schindler writes "It's easy for techies to enumerate the reasons that Internet Explorer 6 should die. Although the percentage of users who use IE6 has dropped to about 12%, many web developers are forced to make sure their websites work with the ancient browser (which presents additional problems, such...
Why You Can't Pry IE6 Out of Their Cold, Dead Hands
Booting Up: The FTC Isn't Telling Us Its Decision Google Antitrust Just Yet

With August, Yves Behar Brings Fine Design to a "Smart" Door Lock

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If the next big thing is the Internet of Things, Yves Behar wants in. And he’ll get there the most obvious way: Through your door. The industrial designer, known for the look of One Laptop Per Child, Jawbone products, the Ouya game console and SodaStream seltzer-maker, has been working with...
With August, Yves Behar Brings Fine Design to a "Smart" Door Lock
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