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Smashing Ideas helps bring Wizard of Oz back to life on the tablet

What Nextdoor is doing right with hyperlocal and Patch is doing wrong

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Serving hyperlocal community-level or neighborhood-level markets with news and information is a tough business — just ask NBC, which recently closed the doors on its EveryBlock unit, or AOL, which is still fighting to keep the losses at its Patch operation from sinking the ship. So why should anyone pay...
What Nextdoor is doing right with hyperlocal and Patch is doing wrong

Kensington, X-Doria introduce cases, covers for iPad mini

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Kensington's first case for Apple's newest handheld is the Protective Cover & Stand for iPad mini ($35), a slim hard-shell case with a velvet interior and a choice of three color combinations. The rear allows for unobstructed use of the iPad mini's rear camera, while the front cover can fold...
Kensington, X-Doria introduce cases, covers for iPad mini

Inflation basket of goods 2012: full list of what's out and what's in

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Twilight and iPads are in; step ladders and casserole dishes are out. Find out what makes the cut in the new inflation basket of goods• Get the dataEver wondered how they work out inflation? That's where the inflation basket of goods for 2012 - announced today - comes in.Basically, it's...
Inflation basket of goods 2012: full list of what's out and what's in

Haswell graphics performance makes Retina MBA a possibility - but not a certainty

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The next generation Intel CPUs, named Haswell, offer support for 4k displays even in the lowest-power version likely to be used in the MacBook Air – making a Retina MBA a feasible option for the first time. Intel has announced that its Haswell processors will offer a choice of three...
Haswell graphics performance makes Retina MBA a possibility - but not a certainty

Flipboard hits 50M readers, adds the ability for its users to create their own magazines

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Flipboard has become a massively popular service in the past few years.  Today, the company announced that it has 50 million readers, more than double the amount than in August, when it reported a 20 million reader figure. In addition, it is also launching a new feature that allows anyone...
Flipboard hits 50M readers, adds the ability for its users to create their own magazines
Pulse adds local content, partners with Patch, Zagat, Groupon, and more

Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

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We spoke earlier today with Bulldog Gin, which plans to be the first alcohol brand with a page on Pinterest starting next week. While discussing Bulldog's strategy for Pinterest with brand manager Daniel Udell and Global Director of Marketing VP Josh Hayes, we came up with five good points...
Here Are Five Things Brands Should Keep In Mind When Using Pinterest

Sony VAIO Duo 11 slider PC hands-on (video)

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While Sony's keeping quiet on a lot of the precise technical specs, there's plenty to talk about in the form-factor Sony has chosen for one of its debut Windows 8 VAIO devices. The Duo 11 slider pairs an 11.6-inch screen with a sliding -- and very satisfying -- hinge....
Sony VAIO Duo 11 slider PC hands-on (video)

Sun Power: Solar Chargers That Light Up Your Gadgets

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Gadgets like smartphones and gaming devices help us stay connected and entertained on the go, but keeping their batteries charged can be challenging when you aren’t near an electrical outlet. Portable solar chargers are one solution for keeping your gadgets juiced, especially if you plan on spending an extended amount...
Sun Power: Solar Chargers That Light Up Your Gadgets
RunCore solid state drive self-destructs to get rid of your data

Samsung Galaxy S4: review roundup

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US reviewers have got their hands on Samsung's new flagship smartphone - is it better than the iPhone 5 or HTC One?Samsung's Galaxy S4 - its new flagship smartphone - is in the hands of reviewers in the US, who have given their verdict. Here's a roundup.AllThingsD/Wall Street Journal: "Galaxy...
Samsung Galaxy S4: review roundup

Google, Yahoo see contrasting fortunes in South Korea

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There may be two Koreas but, whilst there is only one South Korea, it seems possible to look at the country in two different ways… Last week, Yahoo announced it will close its Korean business, explaining: “Despite the hard work of the team, the Korean operation has faced growing challenges...
Google, Yahoo see contrasting fortunes in South Korea

It Sure Looks Like Apple Made A Big Mistake Releasing New iMacs Last Year (AAPL)

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Apple ended last year with a fury of new products -- the iPhone 5, the iPad Mini, a new MacBook with a Retina screen, new iPods, an updated iPad, and redesigned iMacs. As a result, it's starting this year a complete and utter lack of news or new products. In...
It Sure Looks Like Apple Made A Big Mistake Releasing New iMacs Last Year (AAPL)

IBM Spent A Million Dollars Renovating And Staffing Its Former CEO's Office (IBM)

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Sam Palmisano was an excellent CEO for IBM. During his decade or so in charge of the company, he successfully transitioned it away from hardware into a services and software powerhouse. Still, details in IBM's latest proxy statement raised eyebrows this week. In addition to providing a historically large exit salary,...
IBM Spent A Million Dollars Renovating And Staffing Its Former CEO's Office (IBM)

Meteor rakes in $11.2M to fuel enterprise app development push

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Meteor Development, the hot startup that aims to remake enterprise software development, picked up some pretty impressive coin in a $11.2 million Series A funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, with contributions from Matrix Partners. The company’s goal is to help developers write enterprise applications for the webscale era. Meteor’s...
Meteor rakes in $11.2M to fuel enterprise app development push

Relax, Tweeple, Social Media Now AP-Sanctioned

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Despite the fact that social media is hardly still the exclusive purview of the early adopter, it still surprises, grates or inspires laughter sometime to see it crop up outside its native ecosystem. So, when Associated Press, the official arbiter of terminology, text and typography turned to Twitter, it gave...
Relax, Tweeple, Social Media Now AP-Sanctioned

Improving Global Application Performance

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Today I would like to talk about ways to make your website run faster and more efficiently. There are several benefits from doing this including better search engine rankings, a better customer experience, and an increase in sales or conversions. You can always improve your architecture, tune your database, and...
Improving Global Application Performance

Fred Wilson: Don't Be Silly, Facebook's IPO Was Not A Disaster For Startups (FB)

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Two of tech's most prominent early-stage investors look at the Facebook IPO in two different ways. Paul Graham, who runs Y-Combinator, the most important startup incubator, thinks the Facebook IPO mess will trickle back to the early stage of investment and cause all sorts of problems for startups looking for...
Fred Wilson: Don't Be Silly, Facebook's IPO Was Not A Disaster For Startups (FB)

Judge to Google's Motorola: you may have to cope with two overlapping FRAND trials next month

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Google acquired Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion in hopes of being able to leverage its patents against Apple, Microsoft and others on whose intellectual property Android demonstrably infringes to a massive degree. But when Google bought Motorola, it also assumed obligations, one of which is to honor the FRAND licensing pledges...
Judge to Google's Motorola: you may have to cope with two overlapping FRAND trials next month
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