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Binders full of Facebook fans: Offerpop launches two new tools to help brands monetize their audiences

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Offerpop, a New York-based social marketing platform provider that counts Disney, Verizon, and Smirnoff, among others, as customers, is launching two new products today that will help brands learn more about, well, pretty much everyone. Dubbed “Categories & Posts” and the “Fan Database,” these new tools, which will come standard...
Binders full of Facebook fans: Offerpop launches two new tools to help brands monetize their audiences

Cricket now including Muve Music on all new Android smartphone plans

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From today, Cricket is bundling its all-you-can-listen Muve Music service as a standard part of its Android smartphone plans. The offering gives users unlimited text, picture and video messaging, mobile web and a big catalog of banging beats you can pull down to your phone for those impromptu tap...
Cricket now including Muve Music on all new Android smartphone plans

People Realizing That It Wasn't Google Lobbying That Stopped PIPA/SOPA

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We've been pointing out for a few weeks now just how ridiculous the narrative is that it was "Google lobbying" that stopped SOPA and PIPA from moving forward. Having been involved in much of what happened, I know that it really was much more about the internet rising up and...
People Realizing That It Wasn't Google Lobbying That Stopped PIPA/SOPA

Seattle Times online paywall to start rolling out in March

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The Seattle Times in mid-March will join the growing legions of daily newspapers that charge for unrestricted access to their primary websites, according to a column by Seattle Times executive editor David Boardman in an advance edition of the Sunday newspaper. “The math no longer adds up,” writes Boardman in...
Seattle Times online paywall to start rolling out in March

The Open Source Web Design Toolbox: 100 Web Design Templates and tools | Design Vitality

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The Open Source Web Design Toolbox: 100 Web Design Templates and tools | Design Vitality

The CEO Who Plays With Dolls: ParaNorman Producer Travis Knight

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How do you take the old way of making a product and fuse it with new technology to move your business forward? Here are some tips from the head of Laika animation studios. Travis Knight makes his living playing with dolls. Knight is the president and CEO of Laika,...
The CEO Who Plays With Dolls: ParaNorman Producer Travis Knight

Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

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Nintendo may have left its Vitality Sensor by the wayside, but researchers at Boston Children's Hospital are using heart rate monitoring in a video game to teach children with anger issues how to temper their emotions. Dubbed RAGE (Regulate and Gain Emotional) Control, the game tasks players with blasting...
Researchers create video game that monitors heart rate to keep children's anger in check

Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor takes your cactii's temperature, sends it to your iPhone

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Plants, like pets, need to be constantly cared for, but not everyone's blessed with the requisite green thumb. So, for those of you imbued with what we'll call the bad, brown touch, Swiss outfit Koubachi's got a cloud-based solution to sidestep those negligent ways and keep your window garden...
Koubachi WiFi Plant Sensor takes your cactii's temperature, sends it to your iPhone
Google I/O Session Totals Show Deeper Importance Of Google Cloud Platform
LibreOffice 4.0 Released Just In Time For Office 365 Refugees
AOL Turning Patch into Craigslist Competitor

The Trials and Tribulations of Internet Explorer

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Every few months, we see a new set of statistics or a new report showing how Internet Explorer is losing browser share, becoming increasingly irrelevant or dying on the vine. This of course sets off ripples across the tech blogs, which gather into a wave of “Death of IE”...
The Trials and Tribulations of Internet Explorer

Sean Parker on Facebook IP Uh Oh: ‘There Was Too Much Speculative Interest in The Company’

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Mr. Parker (Photo: CNN) CNN’s Laurie Segall managed to sneak a question about Facebook’s IPO debacle by Sean Parker during a promotional tour for his new startup Airtime. “Somehow I knew I was going to get this question,” Mr. Parker winced, holding his head in his hands. But the former...
Sean Parker on Facebook IP Uh Oh: ‘There Was Too Much Speculative Interest in The Company’

Apps Pitch: Koubachi

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Plant-monitoring app and hardware sensor aims to keep your foliage aliveFourth up in our Apps Pitch series is Koubachi, one of the latest apps designed to work with a hardware accessory.What does your app do?Koubachi gives your plant a voice and yourself a green thumb! For every plant in our...
Apps Pitch: Koubachi

Health Science: The Key to French Beauty, Coca-Cola?

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Photo: ShutterstockSoft drink manufacturer Coca-Cola has joined forces with pharmaceutical company Sanofi to create a line of drinks to ” aid health and beauty.” Kent Landers, spokesperson for the Coca-Cola Company, confirmed that the two multinational corporations would be working to develop and distribute a drinks range as part of...
Health Science: The Key to French Beauty, Coca-Cola?

'Smart City' Planning Needs Balance

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Ben Rooney: By harvesting data that people generate as they traverse a city, planners can optimize services to make them efficient. But such programs could threaten the vitality that attract people in the first place....
'Smart City' Planning Needs Balance

Keen On... Rhapsody: How Streaming Is Radically Reinventing The Music Industry

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[tc_5min code="517679080"] Brian Zisk’s annual SFMusicTech conference is always a good place to gauge the temperature of the music industry. And judging by the vitality of this year’s event, things are finally beginning to look up in an industry that has been decimated by the file-sharing revolution. As Jon Irwin,...
Keen On... Rhapsody: How Streaming Is Radically Reinventing The Music Industry
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