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Glacial melt may hit the Oscars with the stunning, somber Chasing Ice
Top Charts in Google Trends--The most searched people, places and things

How this tiny startup was chosen to build the official app for President Obama's 2nd inauguration

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President Barack Obama will be sworn into office next Monday in a historic inauguration, capping a week of festivities organized under the theme “Faith in America’s Future.” But what’s an inauguration these days without some smartphone apps? Sure, iOS and Android weren’t around in the time of Lincoln and Kennedy,...
How this tiny startup was chosen to build the official app for President Obama's 2nd inauguration

Why I'm skeptical that the Moneyball strategy will work in VC

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This is a guest post by venture capitalist Jon Soberg Venture capitalists picking up the Moneyball strategy. It’s a fascinating idea, and I know plenty of my peers are working on algorithmic approaches to better their craft and gain an edge. As I see innumerable pitches that leverage “big...
Why I'm skeptical that the Moneyball strategy will work in VC

3 questions every job seeker should ask about culture

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We come across a cornucopia of articles, white papers and blog posts on workplace culture, with inspiring examples from companies like Zappos, Facebook and Google as well as innovative ideas from fast growing start-ups. Some articles focus on the artifacts of culture like free food, foosball, pets at work, bring...
3 questions every job seeker should ask about culture

Does Higher Energy Consumption Cause Greater Economic Output?

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An old energy debate gets a new solar shine. Let's start with a basic correlation: Rich countries use a lot more energy than poor countries on a per capita basis. Is this an accident? What kind of causal relationship exists between wealth and energy, if any? Does a strong economy...
Does Higher Energy Consumption Cause Greater Economic Output?
Google trending the election: This is what Election 2012 looked like, by search

Bing Adds Search Filter To Sort Results By Time Period

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Bing has added a search filter that gives users the opportunity to limit search results to three recent time periods: Past 24 hours Past week Past month The options appear directly below the search box on Bing’s search results page. It’s a welcome addition, but one that Google has had......
Bing Adds Search Filter To Sort Results By Time Period

HOW TO: Spring Clean Your Twitter Account

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This series is supported by Gillette. Learn more about Gillette and its products at Gillette.com. It’s no secret that we love Twitter. It’s a fantastic social media tool, a window on the world that can keep you updated on the big things, such as global news and events, the...
HOW TO: Spring Clean Your Twitter Account

Heyzap Launches An AppData-Like Leaderboard For Mobile Games With User Counts

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While Apple’s app store and Google Play have long had leaderboards for the most downloaded and lucrative apps, there hasn’t been that much transparency around engagement after the download. Heyzap, a Union Square Ventures-backed startup that runs a mobile gaming network, has stepped in and decided to build one....
Heyzap Launches An AppData-Like Leaderboard For Mobile Games With User Counts
How 'Super T.I.M.E. Force' avoids the time travel paradox
Climate change may be irreversible, but we control the future trajectory
Short term VC returns sink as recent IPOs disappoint

SumAll helps businesses see correlation between social activity and sales

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Data visualization company SumAll today launched its Social Metrics tool, which allows businesses to see their Facebook and Twitter activity overlaid with web traffic and revenue data. The free service helps companies understand how their social marketing efforts have an impact on sales. Users connect their Facebook, Twitter, Google Analytics,...
SumAll helps businesses see correlation between social activity and sales

Google now offers Top Charts and visualization tool for trending topics

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Instead of waiting until the end of the year for Google's annual Zeitgeist, you can now find out what's trending in any given month with a new Top Charts feature from Google Trends. Updated monthly and going back to 2004, Top Charts is built on the Knowledge Graph, so...
Google now offers Top Charts and visualization tool for trending topics

If You Think The Word Acqui-Hire Really Means Failure, Take A Look At FriendFeed's ~ $330 Million Exit

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When a startup gets acquired for its talent rather than its product, it can be viewed as a failure. Gowalla, for example, shut down its doors in December and the founders jumped ship to Facebook. Facebook didn't acquire the service or technology, so it seemed like the founders were...
If You Think The Word Acqui-Hire Really Means Failure, Take A Look At FriendFeed's ~ $330 Million Exit

On the mend or broken for good? VC returns paint an industry in transition

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Which way is the VC industry headed? Photo via BigStock Earlier this week, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation issued a blistering report about the venture capital industry, detailing its own experiences investing in some 100 venture capital firms over the past 20 years. Sixty-two out of the 100 funds it invested in failed...
On the mend or broken for good? VC returns paint an industry in transition

Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds

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Editor’s note: David Teten is a partner with ff Venture Capital and founder and chairman of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York. Follow him on his blog or on Twitter @dteten. Lots of venture capitalists claim to add value to the companies in which they invest. But how do they do it? ...
Strategies For VCs To Increase Startup Success Odds

Zendesk updates its iPad app with new reporting dashboard and customer history feature

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Customer service software provider Zendesk has released an update to its iPad app. With the announcement, its customers can now take advantage of a new reporting dashboard and a customer history feature that Zendesk says will keep companies apprised of their customers and performance anywhere they are while on the...
Zendesk updates its iPad app with new reporting dashboard and customer history feature

Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

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If you haven't yet, you owe it to yourself to read Kevin Drum's recent article for Mother Jones about the possible link between crime rates and leaded gasoline. The article makes a rather convincing case that the massive growth, and then subsequent decline, in crime over the last six decades...
Unintended Consequences, Lead And Crime

Bit.ly Redesign Focuses on Sharing, Analytics

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URL shortener bit.ly has unveiled today a number of changes to its website, many of which were announced when it made changes to its Pro service last month. The service breaks down the changes into four categories in a tour of the new site - shorten, share, track and manage....
Bit.ly Redesign Focuses on Sharing, Analytics
VC returns improve for 10-year horizon, but you'd still be better off investing on Wall Street

iPad Becomes Advertisers' Best Friend

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Advertisers favor showing up on iPads over any other device, and they’re willing to pay for it. Sky-high click through rates on iPad have helped it surpass the iPhone in popularity amongst advertisers despite competition making iPad placements the most pricey. The data from mobile ad platform MoPub’s Q4 2013...
iPad Becomes Advertisers' Best Friend
Facebook teams with CNN for 2012 presidential election coverage

Daddy, I Want an iPhone NOW!

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No big surprises here. Thirty-four percent of teens living in the United States own an iPhone, and 40 percent of those who don’t are expecting to buy one in the next six months. This according to Piper Jaffray’s 23rd semi-annual survey of 5,600 American teenagers, which finds continued, rising interest...
Daddy, I Want an iPhone NOW!

Data visualization company SumAll raises $6M, including $500K for charity foundation

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Data visualization company SumAll today announced it raised $6 million in a Series A round led by Battery Ventures. The funding agreement includes $500,000 for SumAll.org, a charitable foundation established by employees of the company. SumAll’s free service helps companies understand how their social marketing efforts have an impact on sales. Users...
Data visualization company SumAll raises $6M, including $500K for charity foundation
Flying with our gadgets: Do electronic devices really disrupt plane operations?

Here's What Mark Zuckerberg Should Say Today To Restore Facebook Investor Confidence

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Mark Zuckerberg is speaking this afternoon at TC Disrupt, a tech conference in San Francisco. He'll be interviewed by Mike Arrington, a venture capitalist. What most Facebook investors want to know is what Mark Zuckerberg is going to say to win back their trust now that Facebook has tanked 50%...
Here's What Mark Zuckerberg Should Say Today To Restore Facebook Investor Confidence

Opera launches Web Pass, aiming to "lower the bar" for mobile Internet novices

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Norwegian browser-maker Opera has furthered its mobile footprint with the launch of Opera Web Pass, an emerging market-focused service aimed at making mobile Internet packages more straightforward for phone owners and inexperienced Web users. Throwing away the traditional approach to selling mobile data to prepay customers, Web Pass lets ‘pay-as-you-go’...
Opera launches Web Pass, aiming to "lower the bar" for mobile Internet novices
Earth's orbital cycles may trigger peaks of volcanic eruptions
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