two and a half years

two and a half years

Instagram Founder’s Girlfriend Learns How To Code For V-Day, Builds Lovestagram

Trained By The Best: Facebook And J.C. Penny Both Hire Away Apple Execs

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So, in case you haven’t heard, Apple is doing pretty well. Things are different now without Steve at the helm, but change isn’t always bad. Although George Colony, taking the contrarian approach, would like to disagree. Today, we’ve gotten word that Apple Senior Art Director Sharon Hwang, who headed the...
Trained By The Best: Facebook And J.C. Penny Both Hire Away Apple Execs

Sean Parker: Why'd Spotify Take So Long to Get Stateside? It Could Have Been Apple.

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Before Spotify finally hit the United States less than a year ago, streaming music proponents the world around lauded the company. But while the app was available in Europe and other countries since 2010, it took an extra two and a half years to get stateside. Popular knowledge assumed it...
Sean Parker: Why'd Spotify Take So Long to Get Stateside? It Could Have Been Apple.

Man convicted for hijacking ex-girlfriend's MySpace account

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After breaking up with her boyfriend of two and a half years, an Illinois woman began to notice obscene messages being posted from her MySpace account. One post included her contact information and a picture of her in a thong. Another read: "Need a blow job? My dad buys...
Man convicted for hijacking ex-girlfriend's MySpace account
Bluestacks beta lets you run almost any Android app on Windows

Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

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Whether you’re a seasoned century rider or a casual beach cruiser, finding the best biking routes can be a challenge. That’s why today we’re bringing mobile biking directions and navigation to the 10 countries where we launched desktop biking directions last month (Australia, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Norway,...
Half a gigameter of biking navigation in 12 countries in Google Maps for Android

Microsoft And HP Execs Open Up About Everything That Went Wrong With The HP Slate Tablet

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Microsoft captured the tech world's attention last week with the introduction of the Surface tablet, but two and a half years earlier, the company's CEO Steve Ballmer was on stage at CES promoting a different tablet: the HP Slate. The Slate was the original iPad killer, unveiled right before Apple...
Microsoft And HP Execs Open Up About Everything That Went Wrong With The HP Slate Tablet
Instagram touts 100 million monthly users
That’s all folks: Apple shuts down MobileMe for good

Qualcomm learning how to incubate new technologies

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Qualcomm has a big, well-funded research and development operation, but its program for commercializing new innovations is still a learning experience for the wireless chip maker. Qualcomm Labs was set up about two and a half years ago to explore ways to bring new technologies into the world. Despite...
Qualcomm learning how to incubate new technologies
HipChat Introduces New Free Tier For Teams Of FIve Or Fewer To Capitalize On Bottom-Up Growth

Dell Blows Earnings, Showing That Cost-Cutting Only Works For So Long

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Last summer, Business Insider's Joe Weisenthal made an astute observation about Dell's earnings: the company, like much of corporate America, was great at "squeezing water from a stone." In other words, it was able to increase profits -- and raise earnings expectations -- in the face of falling revenues....
Dell Blows Earnings, Showing That Cost-Cutting Only Works For So Long

Controversial content and free expression on the web: a refresher

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Two and a half years ago, we outlined our approach to removing content from Google products and services. Our process hasn’t changed since then, but our recent decision to stop censoring search on Google.cn has raised new questions about when we remove content, and how we respond to censorship demands...
Controversial content and free expression on the web: a refresher

White House CTO Chopra Leaving His Post

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Aneesh Chopra, who has served for the past two-and-a-half years as the first CTO for the U.S. government, is stepping down in early February....
White House CTO Chopra Leaving His Post
How NASA got an Android handset ready to go into space

Wildfire is Joining Google!

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Four years ago, we set out on a journey to make social media marketing easier and more effective. We thought our idea had potential, but little did we know what an incredible ride it would be. Not only have we helped to define and build an entirely new industry, but...
Wildfire is Joining Google!

Why I let my husband die

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Paul Anderson wanted to die. He'd been chronically ill for many years and had tried to take his own life three times. The next time, his wife Jill found him in time but decided to respect his wishes. And she was charged with manslaughter. Hannah Booth meets herOn a hot...
Why I let my husband die

Loosecubes shuts down after raising $7.8 million in June

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Loosecubes, the New York-based co-working startup, has shut down its operations, according to a cryptic blog post on its site. In June, the company raised $7.8 million in venture backing from New Enterprise Associates, Accel Partners, Battery Ventures, Hamilton Investment Partners, Revolution on top of a $1.23 million round in 2010. The company’s aim...
Loosecubes shuts down after raising $7.8 million in June

George Plimpton Never Did This

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The Paris Review's editor, Lorin Stein, on his magazine's unlikely new app. Founding editor George Plimpton may have famously played quarterback for the Detroit Lions, pitched against Willie Mays, boxed against Archie Moore, appeared on the silver screen with John Wayne, performed as a triangulist for the New York...
George Plimpton Never Did This

It's not enough to just have information -- intelligence requires context

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The U.S. intelligence community has plenty of information about the countries and regions where its adversaries operate, but it needs more than that — it needs better ways to understand the context of that information, and how it changes over time, Samantha Ravich told attendees at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference in...
It's not enough to just have information -- intelligence requires context
Rovio and the 'Amazing Alex' gamble

Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory

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Paul Chambers, who was previously found guilty of sending a "menacing tweet," has been acquitted by the High Court after two-and-a-half years trapped in legal limbo. On hearing of the closure of his local airport, the 27-year-old had sent out a facetious tweet to his 600 followers that mentioned...
Man acquitted as #TwitterJokeTrial appeal ends in victory

Brandi Glanville: Eddie Cibrian Will Cheat On LeAnn Rimes

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Once a cheater, always a cheater? That's what Brandi Glanville is saying about ex-husband Eddie Cibrian, who is now happily married to country crooner LeAnn Rimes. "He will be with her until he cheats again," Glanville tells me. "They won't be together forever. I'm totally over Eddie. I've moved onto...
Brandi Glanville: Eddie Cibrian Will Cheat On LeAnn Rimes

Why You Sometimes Have To Culturally Transform A Successful Company

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Around two and a half years ago in 2011, LivePerson, an online customer service company, was doing great: It was growing rapidly, had the leading product in its area, reached around $100 million in revenues, and was nearing 500 employees. It's been described as "one of the most successful New...
Why You Sometimes Have To Culturally Transform A Successful Company
Photo Community 500px Announces New Professional Portfolios, Price Increase Giving Paid Accounts Unlimited Storage

Google Music to roll out scan-and-match feature soon

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Google Music to roll out scan-and-match feature soon: Am I missing something? Does Google have a deal with Warner yet? I mean, to be fair, it has only been two and a half years since they pre-announced their iTunes competitor. Surely, one day, it will come. Update: They have the...
Google Music to roll out scan-and-match feature soon

Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free

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Two and a half years ago, Daily Variety, the big Hollywood trade magazine, basically ceded the entire online world to its main competitor, The Hollywood Reporter, by putting up a paywall. At the time, it bizarrely claimed that doing so would mean it wouldn't have to cover "gossip, half-truths and...
Another Failed Paywall Bites The Dust; Daily Variety Goes Free

Funzio's Big Exit to Gree Fueled by Only Three Hit Game Titles

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Funzio’s $210 million sale to Tokyo-based Gree this week makes it the second mobile game company with a relatively short operating history to be snapped up recently. In an interview, co-founder and President Anil Dharni said the company was founded two and a half years ago, but it didn’t make...
Funzio's Big Exit to Gree Fueled by Only Three Hit Game Titles
Recap: Apple announces the iPad Mini at $329, fourth gen iPad, new Macs
Urban Airship has delivered 20B push notifications, doubling in just 4 months (exclusive)
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