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The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At How It Has Changed The World

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Five years ago today, Apple launched the iPhone. It seems safe to safe that never in history has a single product been so astoundingly successful so fast and had such a radical impact on the world. A few highlights: Five years ago, the iPhone didn't exist. It now generates nearly...
The iPhone Is 5 Years Old -- Let's Pause And Gawk In Awe At How It Has Changed The World

NYC Freelancers are ditching coffee for beer and pubs packing WiFi

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Freelancers are known for gathering day in and day out at coffee houses and cafés all around NYC, but as the number of freelancers continues to grow, a few select bars are leading tons of laptop-wielding designers and writers to grab a heavier drink than usual. The trend has been developing...
NYC Freelancers are ditching coffee for beer and pubs packing WiFi

13 million US Facebook users don’t change privacy settings

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Most Facebook users change their privacy settings, but because the world’s most popular social network is used by hundreds of millions of people, this still means that tens of millions don’t....
13 million US Facebook users don’t change privacy settings

Yozma Selling Conduit Stake To Silver Lake At $2.5B Valuation

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Yozma Venture Capital is selling its stake in startup Conduit for a massive return. The story was reported in the Israeli publication Globes, but I’ve confirmed the details with a source who has knowledge of the deal, and who also identified the buyer (described by Globes only as “a large...
Yozma Selling Conduit Stake To Silver Lake At $2.5B Valuation

Where's My Billion Dollar Check, I Wonder

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When a blockbuster deal happens, a lot of people get excited. The press is all over it, money comes pouring into startups in search of the next one, people quit jobs and school to get in the game. It's a gold rush. But there's another reaction that I have heard...
Where's My Billion Dollar Check, I Wonder

Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

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Kaspersky co-founder Eugene Kaspersky, has launched a bizarre attack on Apple over its ban on iOS antivirus app, predicting that it will ultimately “mean disaster” for the company as malware developers target the mobile operating system. Speaking with The Register in Sydney, Kaspersky described his disappointment that Apple wouldn’t let the...
Kaspersky co-founder resorts to scaremongering over Apple’s iOS antivirus ban

iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

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Apple's new iPad goes on sale today. People - already lined up around the world - will likely buy more than a million of them this weekend, and tens of millions this year. And there will be much talk about Apple's "post-PC" revolution. But the real key to Apple's post-PC...
iCloud, Not the New iPad, is Apple's Real Key to the Post-PC Revolution

Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

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Anyone who has spent much time online, especially on Internet message boards of any kind, will be aware of Rickrolling. It’s an incredibly simple concept. The meme is based on a bait and switch, whereby someone posts a hyperlink which allegedly provides content relevant to the current discussion, but in...
Rickroll Meme Destroyed By Copyright Takedown

Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History?

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Mobile computers are on track to saturate markets in the U.S. and the developing world in record time. Today's technology scene seems overheated to some. Apple is the most valuable company on earth. Software apps are reaching tens of millions of users within weeks. Major technology names like Research in...
Are Smart Phones Spreading Faster than Any Technology in Human History?

I’m Already Sick Of SXSW

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Editor’s note (Yeah I’m an editor now, suck it second grade teacher who was all “Does NOT work well with others”on my report card. Yeah you know who you are, Ms. Dudley. ): We’re republishing this timeless classic, because it still stands pretty much as is exactly as is year...
I’m Already Sick Of SXSW

Consumer Reports Recommends New iPad As Your Next Home Grill

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Attention George Foreman: report to an Apple Store near you immediately. There’s a hot (literally) product, you simply must buy the entire inventory of to keep your grilling empire alive: the new iPad. Or at least, that’s what the latest nonsense from Consumer Reports would have you believe. We’ve seen...
Consumer Reports Recommends New iPad As Your Next Home Grill

If The iPhone 5 Really Looks Like This, Apple May Be Screwed...

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Over the past few days, the latest round of purported pictures of Apple's forthcoming iPhone 5 have hit the web. And I can't be the only potential customer who is depressed by what they see. In fact, I'll go far enough to say that, if the iPhone 5 looks like...
If The iPhone 5 Really Looks Like This, Apple May Be Screwed...

Nokia loses UK appeal against IPCom's pointless patent posturing

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Nokia has had its appeal dismissed in the UK High Court in its Europe-wide patent battle against IPCom. The court found that the handset maker had infringed the German firm's 3G patent but only on the Nokia N96 -- a phone the company no longer sells. IPCom can now...
Nokia loses UK appeal against IPCom's pointless patent posturing
Yozma reaps a huge return on the sale of its stake in Israel start-up Conduit
In the Race to Win Social Video, Is One App Gaming the System Too Much?
Olympus to cut 2,500 jobs, consolidate overseas plants, sell 10 percent stake to Sony or Panasonic

Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

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We launched Google Public DNS in December 2009 to help make the web faster for everyone. Today, we’re no longer an experimental service. We’re the largest public DNS service in the world, handling an average of more than 70 billion requests a day. DNS acts like the phone book of...
Google Public DNS: 70 billion requests a day and counting

Study: Milky Way packed with billions of Earth-size planets

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Astronomers at the ESO in Europe conclude that there are tens of billions rocky planets in potentially habitable zones in our galaxy Milky Way. [Read more]...
Study: Milky Way packed with billions of Earth-size planets

Google's Bradley Horowitz on Google+: 'Friction can be a very good thing'

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Product vice president says balancing interests of users and developers will be key going forwardGoogle launched its Google+ initiative in June 2011: part standalone social network and part social layer for existing services like Gmail and YouTube and its search engine. A year later, how has it done?In April 2012,...
Google's Bradley Horowitz on Google+: 'Friction can be a very good thing'
How Africa is embracing "the cloud" on its own terms

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Hedge Funder Who Bet $100 Million On The Facebook IPO Just Called And Boy Was He Furious (FB, NASD)

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We just got off the phone with a hedge fund manager who says his fund owns Facebook stock "in excess of a $100 million." It bought the stock during Friday's IPO. This source spoke to us because he is very angry about the Facebook IPO – particularly the way NASDAQ...
EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Hedge Funder Who Bet $100 Million On The Facebook IPO Just Called And Boy Was He Furious (FB, NASD)

Facebook Is Looking To Acquire Face.com For As Much As $100 Million [REPORT]

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Facebook is rumored to be in talks to acquire the Israeli facial recognition startup Face.com for upwards of $100 million, according to two new reports. Calcalist, an Israeli publication, reports hearing that Facebook is looking to buy the company for "tens of millions of dollars." Meanwhile, Newsgeek, another Israeli publication,...
Facebook Is Looking To Acquire Face.com For As Much As $100 Million [REPORT]

New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

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Matt Mullenweg, the founder of WordPress and Automattic (see disclosure) says that the service is preparing for a significant change of direction — by releasing a much simpler version designed to work on mobile. Speaking at the paidContent 2012 event on Wednesday, Mullenweg said that he had been hard at...
New ‘radically simplified’ WordPress is on the way

At Scale: Rovio announces 10 million downloads of Angry Birds Space in less than 3 days

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10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3 days! Thanks to our fans, stay tuned for more! #angrybirdsspace— Angry Birds (@AngryBirds) March 26, 2012 Mobile success is no longer measured in the millions. The platforms and scale are just getting too big. Now, to even get on the...
At Scale: Rovio announces 10 million downloads of Angry Birds Space in less than 3 days

iPad + Office + Apple + Microsoft: Why It All Makes Sense

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In case you missed the craziness this week, Microsoft appears to be making some Office apps for the iPad. Or maybe it’s not. Or whatever. MG Siegler has a good wrapup of the nonsense here.Office for the iPad makes total sense, though. And I wouldn’t be surprised if Apple did...
iPad + Office + Apple + Microsoft: Why It All Makes Sense

Judge to Oracle: No, you can't assert another patent against Google

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That was quick. One day after Oracle asked for the right to assert a third patent against Google in the ongoing Android/Java intellectual property case, Judge William Alsup has ordered that it is too late to introduce the patent into the case. In order to get the trial moving,...
Judge to Oracle: No, you can't assert another patent against Google

Box building a Windows 8 Metro app

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File this in the ‘not that surprising, but neat’ category: Box is building a Windows 8 Metro app. Yes, yes, please collect your jaw. The application, news of which first came from Time, is apparently in beta, with crashes and other failings to boot; but the app is currently under development....
Box building a Windows 8 Metro app

How Instagram Will Help Facebook Monetize Mobile

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Facebook just spent $1 billion on a company with no revenue. Facebook doesn't make substantial revenue off of its own mobile apps and it's not clear how the addition of Instagram will help the company monetize its mobile offerings. That can't thrill Wall Street as the social platform heads toward...
How Instagram Will Help Facebook Monetize Mobile

Google Public DNS sees 70 billion requests a day, mostly from outside of the US

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In December of 2009 Google launched a service that the company said would help make the web faster for everyone, called Google Public DNS. Since Google crawls the web daily already and caches DNS information for websites in the process, it decided to provide an alternative DNS service for anyone...
Google Public DNS sees 70 billion requests a day, mostly from outside of the US

Tumblr Finally Wants To Make Some Money, Launches Its First Ads

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Tumblr, the immensely popular but profitless blogging platform, just turned on its first set of paid “sponsor products” (Tumblr doesn’t like to call them “ads”). Even though the company resisted running ads on its network for a long time, it announced that it would launch this platform about two weeks...
Tumblr Finally Wants To Make Some Money, Launches Its First Ads
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