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Snapjoy’s Flickraft Promised To “Rescue” Flickr Photos — Until It Was Blocked

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Photo startup Snapjoy launched a clever promotional scheme this afternoon to lure users over from Flickr. And it succeeded — perhaps too well. The Y Combinator-backed company aims to be an online repository where users can store all their photos, with some sharing features too. That already made Snapjoy a...
Snapjoy’s Flickraft Promised To “Rescue” Flickr Photos — Until It Was Blocked

Bill Gates: Here's Why The iPad Was A Success And Microsoft's Original Vision Fell Short (AAPL, MSFT)

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Bill Gates admits that Apple's first tablet was better than his. Gates was a guest on Charlie Rose last night where he talked about the tablet wars and Windows 8. Rose asked Gates, "You thought about a tablet and a touch system way before Steve Jobs?""Way too early," Gates responded."That...
Bill Gates: Here's Why The iPad Was A Success And Microsoft's Original Vision Fell Short (AAPL, MSFT)

Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner

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Adaptly, a startup that manages ad campaigns across multiple social networks, just announced that it has raised $10.5 million in a Series B round of funding. At the same time, it’s launching a new product called Evergreen to help advertisers promote their social network content. The round was led by...
Social Ad Startup Adaptly Raises $10.5M From Valhalla And Time Warner
Kickstarter crosses threshold as two projects hit $1 million in donations

Samsung's Galaxy S II celebrates 20 million sold, just in time for MWC

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After crossing the 10 million units moved threshold back in September, Samsung has joyously announced ahead of MWC 2012 that its Galaxy S II family of phones has sold 20 million since launching in April. According to Samsung, taking just ten months to hit the mark puts it ahead...
Samsung's Galaxy S II celebrates 20 million sold, just in time for MWC

Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

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We interrupt our wall-to-wall laptop and Windows 8 coverage to bring you some news about... chips. Specifically, Intel's latest ultra low voltage chips, and new features they'll bring to Ultrabooks, in particular. Here at Chipzilla's Computex keynote, we just got a demo of a new security feature that causes...
Intel demos Bluetooth-based anti-theft alarm for Ultrabooks, we go hands-on (video)

Pebble smartwatch breaks Kickstarter’s $3.3 million record…with a full month still to go

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Not content with hitting $1 million of funding in just over one day, Kickstarter project Pebble has broken the record for funding on the crowdsourced site but it still has a whole month left to raise additional revenue in. The project to create a slick e-paper smartwatch that connects to iPhone...
Pebble smartwatch breaks Kickstarter’s $3.3 million record…with a full month still to go
Quirky Unveils The App-Enabled Milk Jug Of The Future: The Milkmaid

[New Feature]: Conduct Browser-Size Analysis Within Google Analytics

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We’re pleased to announce a new tool for optimizing your site’s content: browser-size analysis, which is part of the In-Page Analytics report. Browser Size Today’s visitors to websites are using an ever-growing number of devices. Many users are on mobile platforms, and although desktop monitors are getting bigger, browsers aren’t...
[New Feature]: Conduct Browser-Size Analysis Within Google Analytics

Apple’s market cap just crossed $600 billion

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As the market just begins to open, Apple’s market cap has just crossed the $600 billion threshold. A few weeks ago, we were impressed when the company hit $500 billion. more to come.  Share this:TwitterFacebook...
Apple’s market cap just crossed $600 billion

Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

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Whether you like it not, Klout, Kred, PeerIndex, and Radian6 are measuring your social capital — not your influence but your potential for it. Altimeter Group’s principal analyst Brian Solis today releases a free report that explains why influence is largely misunderstood, and breaks down what 14 of the top...
Klout and PeerIndex Don’t Measure Influence. Brian Solis Explains What They Actually Do

Android and iOS account for more than 80% of U.S. smartphone market

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Over the past three months, Apple’s iOS operating system and Google’s Android mobile platform both continued to grow — according to comScore, they now account for a combined 80.3% of the U.S. smartphone market. The research showed that 234 million Americans aged 13 and older use mobile devices. Samsung...
Android and iOS account for more than 80% of U.S. smartphone market
Comcast suspends data caps... for now

Virgin Mobile adds $40 payLo unlimited plan for talk and text types

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Virgin Mobile's feature phone arm just added a third tier, delivering unlimited talk and texting, along with 50 megs of web access for $40 per month. This offering joins Sprint's other payLo budget offerings, including an entry-level option that includes 400 minutes of talk time for $20 per month,...
Virgin Mobile adds $40 payLo unlimited plan for talk and text types
Ticket engine SeatGeek launches developer platform, offers 50/50 revenue split (exclusive)

Rumor Has It, Ep. 19: Amazon's brick-and-mortar black hole (podcast)

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On today's show, Best Buy puts out a hypothetical survey starring the iTV, the iPod Nano's purported camera is too small for words, Amazon is trying to make things way too easy, and Emily's threshold for humiliation knows no bounds!...
Rumor Has It, Ep. 19: Amazon's brick-and-mortar black hole (podcast)

48 PandaBoards chained together in solar-powered ARM cluster

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Michael Larabel already had a 12-core PandaBoard-based mini-cluster under his belt. Clearly, the only way to outdo that is to go bigger, better and greener. The Phoronix founder took 48 of the OMAP 4460-powered boards, got them up and running on Ubuntu 12.04 and chained them together in a...
48 PandaBoards chained together in solar-powered ARM cluster
The Everything Project: A Startup Building A Google For The Mobile App Ecosystem

Apple's Market Cap Hits $600 Billion

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Another milestone for Apple. With the broader market in decline, shares in the company rose to a new 52-week high this morning: $644. And that jump was enough to carry Apple’s market cap across the $600 billion threshold. This just about a month after the company reached the $500 billion...
Apple's Market Cap Hits $600 Billion

Feature: Practically impossible: The quest to decipher Fez's cryptic final puzzle

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Since its release last Wednesday, thousands of players have struggled to untangle the knotty thicket of puzzles hidden deep within Xbox 360 indie title Fez. The 2D-meets-3D puzzle platformer that drove us batty with its obscure stumpers. Since then, only a few hundred have managed to complete enough of...
Feature: Practically impossible: The quest to decipher Fez's cryptic final puzzle

Pebble smartwatch project hits $1M on Kickstarter in 28 hours, proving that people just want to be Dick Tracy

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Yesterday we enthused about the Pebble project on Kickstarter. It’s a smartwatch with an e-paper display that connects to Android and iPhone devices, delivering call and text warnings and running a variety of fitness-related apps. The project has now hit $1M just a day later, proving that a lof of...
Pebble smartwatch project hits $1M on Kickstarter in 28 hours, proving that people just want to be Dick Tracy

Disqus adds new features to upcoming release, including share a comment thread

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Commenting on a blog is an artform. One could argue that the time and effort that goes into making a well-informed comment or starting a whole new discussion based off of a post is as important as blogging itself. One company that banks on that premise is Disqus. The company...
Disqus adds new features to upcoming release, including share a comment thread

CircleUp Opens Today to Help Other Startup Investors

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The JOBS act supposedly paves the way for additional crowdfunded investments. But starting today, a new crowdfunding operator is in business hoping to take out some of the risk for anyone who wants to invest. Called CircleUp.com, the company is taking a different approach to get around the 270-day...
CircleUp Opens Today to Help Other Startup Investors

Facebook adopts new terms of service and data use policy following low voter turnout

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Facebook adopted a new Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities on Friday after a user vote failed to generate enough response to be considered binding, according to a note on the Facebook Site Governance page. In its second-ever user vote, users had the option to vote...
Facebook adopts new terms of service and data use policy following low voter turnout
AMD launches Trinity processors: the Ivy Bridge alternative

StatCounter: Windows 7 now powering most PCs, passed 50-percent threshold in June

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Windows 8 may be on the horizon with a fall 2012 release, but Microsoft's current OS, Win 7, just became the world's most prolific PC operating system, passing the 50-percent threshold last month. According to StatCounter, Windows 7, which overtook XP around the time of its golden anniversary last...
StatCounter: Windows 7 now powering most PCs, passed 50-percent threshold in June
Comcast removes mention of “private network” from Xbox app FAQ page

Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

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According to GigaOM, the main provider of US Internet service, Comcast has raised its data limits to 300GB from 250GB. The key reasoning for this, according to Comcast itself, is set-top boxes like Roku and of course the iPad phenomenon: Four years ago, when we first instituted a broadband Internet...
Comcast boosts 250GB data cap to 300GB and more, blames it on the iPad and set-top boxes

Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

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According to Amazon's blog today, the company is now on their 19th price cut since AWS debuted, but who's counting? Well, they are, apparently. The company is lowering pricing on EC2 instances, ElastiCache, Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) and Amazon Elastic Map Reduce are all dropping significantly. Significantly, Amazon is...
Amazon Leads Price War: Drops AWS Pricing Again, Leans Heavy on Reserved Instances

Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

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With a 73-26 vote, the U.S. Senate brought my dream of a bonzai pet business one step closer to reality today (remember to send checks to WeWork Midtown, care of VentureBeat). The bill added on some much needed requirements to the JOBS Act that passed in the house, giving the...
Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors
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