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DHS Says Agent 'Hunches' Trump Citizens' Rights In Searching Your Computer At The Border

Buy Your Kindle At Waterstones? You're Now Locked Into One Screensaver... The Waterstones Logo

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There's no better way to treat your paying customers than by taking away some functionality. Most people would consider the previous statement to be completely full of shit, but when you look at it from the perspective of a proud bookstore chain that seemingly adores its own tasteful logo, it...
Buy Your Kindle At Waterstones? You're Now Locked Into One Screensaver... The Waterstones Logo

Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing

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One of the hottest concepts in mobile right now is the idea of “context.” The thought process goes something like this: because the modern smartphone comes equipped with all kinds of sensors, is always on, and tends to be touched by its owner quite frequently, mobile app developers have an...
Context and the Calendar: An Introduction to Chronofencing

What top VCs look for in gaming startups

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The following is an excerpt from a chapter of “Game Design Secrets,” a new book by Wagner James Au. In this excerpt, two experienced venture capitalists talk about how they decide which game startups to invest in. Nabeel Hyatt, a venture partner with Spark Capital, is in a unique position to...
What top VCs look for in gaming startups

Usability Do’s And Don’ts For Interactive Design

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  We often talk about how to make our websites more usable, whether it’s tweaking the HTML structure of pages to benefit the user’s process or figuring out how best to display a message via CSS. But we never bring this thought process into our jQuery-based (and other JavaScript-based) elements....
Usability Do’s And Don’ts For Interactive Design

EFF Fights Texas' Claims That Searching A Cell Phone Is No Different Than Searching 'A Pair Of Pants'

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Although the prevailing winds are now beginning to shift a little, it has been the opinion of many in law enforcement (and backed up by the courts) that they are welcome to search the contents of a detainee's cell phone without obtaining a warrant. The thought process seems to be...
EFF Fights Texas' Claims That Searching A Cell Phone Is No Different Than Searching 'A Pair Of Pants'

Need motivation? SessionM makes any app into a pointless effort to gain points

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Advertising and customer engagement company SessionM has raised $20 million to help turn any mobile application into a customer retention game. SessionM provides tools for advertisers and app publishers to add gamification to any applications. Customers can get points and earn achievements, called mPoints, which can be redeemed for specialty merchandise, gift cards, and contest...
Need motivation? SessionM makes any app into a pointless effort to gain points
Petition With 90,000 Signatures Of People Worried About TPP Hand Delivered To USTR Negotiators

Sebastian Thrun: "If I know how to solve something, I'm not that interested in it"

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This embed is invalid All week we’ve brought you clips of our sit-down with Udacity’s Sebastian Thrun. But his sometimes radical new take on reinventing education is one of the least sexy — and least radical — projects he’s worked on. In his previous role at Google, Thrun was responsible...
Sebastian Thrun: "If I know how to solve something, I'm not that interested in it"

Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

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Game developer Will Wright, best known as the man behind SimCity (and other Sim games) and Spore, has signed a deal with the Science Channel to create programming for the cable station. These are not games, they're TV shows, though they'll have interactive online components. I've always divided people into...
Sims Dev to Make TV Shows

Dumb Policy: Store Charges $5 Just To Look At Goods, To Keep People From Looking And Then Buying Online

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It's really incredible how many bad strategies legacy companies come up with in trying to compete with the internet. Rather than increasing their own value and figuring out ways to leverage that value, they often go in the other direction and make the experience worse. Case in point, this store...
Dumb Policy: Store Charges $5 Just To Look At Goods, To Keep People From Looking And Then Buying Online

Smartisan OS unveiled in China, takes a fresh approach on Android UI design

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Following the likes of Meizu and Xiaomi, another star is born in the Chinese smartphone market. In fact, some may already know the man behind this new Android-based Smartisan OS: Luo Yonghao, a self-taught ex-English teacher (and later becoming the principal of his own English school until last August),...
Smartisan OS unveiled in China, takes a fresh approach on Android UI design

Warner Bros. Just Keeps Pushing People To Piracy; New Deal Also Delays Queuing

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Sometimes you really have to wonder about some legacy entertainment industry execs and their thought process. Warner Bros. is the most aggressively stupid when it comes to willfully going against what consumers want and pushing them to pirate instead. It, among the big Hollywood studios has been the leader in...
Warner Bros. Just Keeps Pushing People To Piracy; New Deal Also Delays Queuing

Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

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Tomfoolery, a service looking to develop consumer quality, mobile-first software for the enterprise, has just raised $1.7 million in seed funding. With this investment, the company says it will spend the capital on hiring more people and will use it to focus on developing its product. Morado Ventures led the...
Tomfoolery raises $1.7m from Morado Ventures and others to develop mobile-first apps for the enterprise

Manpacks, American Apparel, and startup arbitrage

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We love Manpacks here at TNW. The idea, the team, and the execution are all too good to ignore. That we need the service is simply icing on the cake. If you want a full look at the company, and its origins, head here. It’s worth reading. However, today we...
Manpacks, American Apparel, and startup arbitrage

VisibleGains Launches Postwire At Disrupt, Aims To Be The Flipboard For Client Communication

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Email is broken. Social networks are not for private file distribution. Collaborative file sharing sites are missing pizzazz and key functions for the enterprise. This is the thought process behind Postwire by VisibleGains. The company explained to TechCrunch, “We want to do for client communication what Flipboard did for blog...
VisibleGains Launches Postwire At Disrupt, Aims To Be The Flipboard For Client Communication

Keep It Simple, Stupid: The Enterprise Version

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Back in 2009, my colleague MG Siegler wrote a brilliant piece titled ‘Keep It Simple, Stupid,‘ which delved into how having a simple and easy to use product is a key formula for winning in the consumer tech space. A few days ago, Greylock Partner John Lilly echoed MG’s thoughts,...
Keep It Simple, Stupid: The Enterprise Version

The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

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After just six weeks of hard work, Digg‘s new owners at Betaworks just flipped the switch and re-launched the site. The new Digg was originally scheduled to launch tomorrow, but despite the tight deadline, the Digg team managed to get this completely rewritten version of the site out ahead of...
The New Digg Arrives Ahead Of Schedule

Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)

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It's an Arduino -- you know, for kids. Or, as BirdBrain Technologies' chief robot design Tom Lauwers put it, a "pre-Arduino." It's never too early to get kids into robot building -- or so goes the thought process behind this nectar-loving kit. At its center is a custom controller...
Hummingbird is a 'pre-Arduino' for kids (video)

Google Buzz Is Just A Baby Step

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So it has been a while since the original release of Google Buzz. I figured that I would post my personal review of Buzz after some time, but I have decided against it. There are enough reviews of the functionality for you to read and argue with. While reading an...
Google Buzz Is Just A Baby Step
How visionaries see the future

Amazon's Vogels ponders the new IT metrics: a topic even foggier than the cloud

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Amazon’s CTO Werner Vogels offered up some cloud-related eye candy Thursday night in a blog post discussing the challenge of choosing the right metrics for cloud computing. The post contributed to the ongoing conversation about how to calculate the benefits of choosing on-demand infrastructure over building your own with some...
Amazon's Vogels ponders the new IT metrics: a topic even foggier than the cloud

Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

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Chirpify is announcing that it’s scored $1.3 million in funding from an impressive array of investors, including Voyager Capital, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, TiE Oregon Angels, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, investor Geoff Entress and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre. The company is also launching its Twitter Commerce for Digital Content...
Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce
RIM could license BlackBerry 10, but will anyone bite?

Best Tech Events This Week (FinTech Hackathon, Newark Tech Week, Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Blueprint Demo Day, NYU Stern Summit, FinTech Meetup)

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This is a guest post from Gary Sharma (aka “The Guy with the Red Tie”), founder and CEO of GarysGuide and proud owner of a whole bunch of black suits, white shirts and, at last count, over 40 red ties. You can reach him at gary [at] garysguide.com. So Google...
Best Tech Events This Week (FinTech Hackathon, Newark Tech Week, Kaplan EdTech Accelerator, Blueprint Demo Day, NYU Stern Summit, FinTech Meetup)

Hookup app Tinder wants to change its image

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The mobile dating game that lets you rate people by their looks is trying to shift into a tool for business networking. By Daniel Roberts FORTUNE -- Nope. Nope. Nope. YES! Nope... That might be your thought process while using Tinder, a mobile app that offers up photos of people...
Hookup app Tinder wants to change its image

RT @google: The team behind Google's new design shares their thought process http://bit.ly/9beJZp

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RT @google: The team behind Google's new design shares their thought process http://bit.ly/9beJZp

The Aardvark Theory of Product: Fake It Till You Make It

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Aardvark, by some measures — accumulating many active users or making lots of money, for example — did not succeed. But hey, it did get acquired by Google for a cool $50 million, so it’s worth hearing a little more about how the social search startup succeeded on that front....
The Aardvark Theory of Product: Fake It Till You Make It
Amazon CFO 'doesn't see a way to do same-day delivery'

How rating affects ranking in search results and top charts across platforms

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Editor’s Note: Ian Sefferman is co-founder and CEO of MobileDevHQ, a company that provides app store optimization and marketing tools. His guest post contains data pulled from the company’s backend and an analysis of how a mobile app’s rating in the App Store and Google Play top charts can be...
How rating affects ranking in search results and top charts across platforms
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