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Zynga Is A Flawed Company In Desperate Need Of A Breakout Hit (ZNGA)

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Zynga's decision to pay $210 million for Draw Something, and the game's subsequent rise and fall, appear to expose a fundamental flaw in the social gaming company that should frighten investors, and be setting off alarm bells in the company's headquarters. As you can see in the chart on the...
Zynga Is A Flawed Company In Desperate Need Of A Breakout Hit (ZNGA)

Did British spies shoot down BlackBerry 10 for security reasons? Not quite

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According to a report in The Guardian (see disclosure), the latest BlackBerry devices have been deemed insufficiently secure for government use in the UK. The article maintains that Communications-Electronics Security Group (CESG) – the information assurance wing of intelligence agency GCHQ – examined the Z10 and its BlackBerry 10 software,...
Did British spies shoot down BlackBerry 10 for security reasons? Not quite
BrailleTouch keyboard allows typing on a phone without looking
Developer hacks iOS to route notifications through Google Glass (video)
'Escape From New York' could be rebooted as a trilogy by Joel Silver's production company

Another Answer To Dealing With Piracy: Keep Creating Better Tools & Business Models

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We've already discussed, a few times, how the tech/startup industry has repeatedly given the entertainment industry the "solution" to piracy, in the form of new tools, services and business models, which are helping many "compete with free" by offering something better... all without regulation. Unfortunately, the entertainment industry still seems...
Another Answer To Dealing With Piracy: Keep Creating Better Tools & Business Models

The Founder of Robot Maker, Kiva, Couldn't Get Silicon Valley to Fund Him

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Just one more pebble of evidence on a growing pile that Silicon Valley has been too focused on small ideas in the social space. In a blog post today, an early investor in the warehouse robot company, Kiva, detailed what he learned from the venture. If you haven't been watching...
The Founder of Robot Maker, Kiva, Couldn't Get Silicon Valley to Fund Him

For the Love of God, Someone Hack the Commute

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Welcome to gridlock hell. (Instagram/sarahtonein) The worst of the weather has passed, and it’s time for many New Yorkers to start getting back to work. Only, with the subways and many of the tunnels out of commission, anyone attempting to get from point A to point B is dealing with...
For the Love of God, Someone Hack the Commute

MIT Kids Think They've Solved How To Get Rid Of Nuclear Waste

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The House voted yesterday to restore funding to Nevada's Yucca Mountain nuclear waste storage facility, the latest chapter in the decades-long debate over how to dispose of used fuel rods.   But a couple of grad students at MIT, along with a third MIT alum-turned VC, may have a viable solution...
MIT Kids Think They've Solved How To Get Rid Of Nuclear Waste

Panasonic Photosynthesis System converts carbon dioxide to organic material with plant-like efficiency

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Greenery may fulfill a superficial need to improve the landscape aesthetic, but plants play a much more critical role in regular life function, converting carbon dioxide to oxygen through a process called photosynthesis. Panasonic is among the companies attempting to replicate this natural procedure through artificial means, and it...
Panasonic Photosynthesis System converts carbon dioxide to organic material with plant-like efficiency

The 404 1,113: Where there's a ghost in the wires (podcast)

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Are separate Talking and No-Talking sections a viable solution for diners looking to keep the peace from annoying phone conversations? On today's 404, we'll talk about a restaurant in LA instituting a 5% discount to eat without your phone, an army of Chinese noodle-making robots, and the winners of our...
The 404 1,113: Where there's a ghost in the wires (podcast)
Apple adds 20th Century Fox movies to iTunes in the Cloud, all major studios now on board
Former MySpace and NASA security exec raises $700k, launches Prevoty to defend websites against malicious user code
Need to cash out a bit pre-IPO? Consider a private liquidity program

Codecademy expands into server side languages with Python support for its "millions" of users

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Codecademy, one of the shining stars in the “learn to code” movement, has offered front-end technologies like JavaScript, jQuery, HTML and CSS since August of last year. These are, at least by my own standards, the absolute easiest languages to start off with, but don’t offer the same possibilities as a...
Codecademy expands into server side languages with Python support for its "millions" of users

iPad textbook publisher Inkling adds HTML5-based Web platform

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iPad textbook publisher Inkling is making all of its titles available on the Web through an HTML5-based platform. Publishers using Habitat, Inkling’s e-book publishing platform, can make their books available for the Web simultaneously. “We think Inkling for Web further reinforces Habitat as the world’s first commercially viable solution for interactive,...
iPad textbook publisher Inkling adds HTML5-based Web platform

Consumerization vs. Vendor Lock-In

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The term, "vendor lock-in" strikes terror throughout the IT community. And yet in reality, many companies are pursuing strategies destined to increase their dependence on a limited number of vendors mostly driven by the ineffectiveness of IT to provide simple connectivity capabilities between various corporate applications. By shrinking the number of vendors,...
Consumerization vs. Vendor Lock-In
Developer hacks iOS to route notifications through Google Glass (video)

Android is built for piracy...if you ignore the facts

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Developer Matt Gemmell, who produces apps primarily for Apple's iOS, wrote a blog that condemns Google's open operating system, Android. His most damning accusation is that the OS is "designed for piracy from the ground up." His point is that an open platform comes at the expense of profitability....
Android is built for piracy...if you ignore the facts

Keen On… SOPA: Mob Rule or Direct Democracy? (TCTV)

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My own views about SOPA and the need to protect online intellectual property are well-known. But even I acknowledge that SOPA was a flawed bill that didn’t represent a viable solution to policing the Internet against intellectual property theft. So is there life after SOPA? How can the technology...
Keen On… SOPA: Mob Rule or Direct Democracy? (TCTV)

DEAR GOVERNMENT: Please Hurry Up And Compromise Because If You Don't This Country Is Screwed

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A couple of years ago, venture capitalist and former Wall Street superstar Mary Meeker published an analysis of the US government's finances: USA, Inc.. Meeker assessed the government as if it were a company. Her conclusion was simple: The US government's spending growth had become completely detached from its revenue...
DEAR GOVERNMENT: Please Hurry Up And Compromise Because If You Don't This Country Is Screwed
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