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Expanding the Cloud – Introducing Amazon CloudSearch

Google updates Flight Search for Android, iOS

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Remember when Google launched its desktop-only Flight Search service back in the fall? Well, now it's made the travel checking tool both Android and iOS friendly. All the key flight-finding features of the desktop version are present: search, discover by location, filter by price, airline and calendar view, and...
Google updates Flight Search for Android, iOS

Hulu, Apple Finally Get it Together: Hulu Plus Comes to Apple TV, Lets You Subscribe With iTunes

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Here’s how to make Apple TV less of a hobby: Add more content. Like this: Today Hulu Plus subscribers can finally start using the service on Apple’s Web TV peripheral, via a software update Apple pushed out overnight. So if you’re paying the service’s $8-a-month fee, you can no wstream...
Hulu, Apple Finally Get it Together: Hulu Plus Comes to Apple TV, Lets You Subscribe With iTunes

Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

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Myspace officially pulled the plug on the social music service iLike.com today, putting an end to what once was hailed as the most popular social music service (hat tip to hypebot). iLike was one of the first startups to offer a combination of free music streaming and social networking, which...
Online music is hard: iLike shuts down

Facebook Adding Time-Shift "Save" For Later Facility To Updates

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News updates all day from Fast Company.Facebook has very quietly added a new feature to its mobile apps that lets users click and hold anywhere on a status update to activate a "save" function that specially tags a long article in order that it can be accessed easily at a...
Facebook Adding Time-Shift "Save" For Later Facility To Updates

Snapguide should start a ‘how to raise more funding’ guide; secures $5 million

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Heavy Bits, the hot Silicon Valley startup behind ‘instructional knowledge’ sharing platform Snapguide, has raised $5m in new funding according to a public SEC filing. Started by former Googler Steve Krulewitz and former Yahoo-er Daniel Raffel, Snapguide is a free iOS app and Web service that lets people create and...
Snapguide should start a ‘how to raise more funding’ guide; secures $5 million
How Israeli cloud management startup NewVem is cutting its clients Amazon Web Service bills by 25%

Scan.me solves the QR code dilemma by delivering a simple, beautiful experience

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It would be easy to say that QR codes kind of suck and leave it at that. People have been talking about these square symbols with embedded information like URLs for years, claiming that they’re the future of advertising and information distribution. But they never seem to live up to...
Scan.me solves the QR code dilemma by delivering a simple, beautiful experience

Netflix on how it predicts what users really want, not what they think they want

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Trying to find your way across any Web service is never easy, particular there is so much content waiting to be found, and Web video service Netflix is one such example. The company has growing catalog of films and TV series, and it helps discovery by serving up relevant, personalized...
Netflix on how it predicts what users really want, not what they think they want
Snapguide wants to be your handheld how-to guide for everything

Mobile Commerce

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Last night the Gotham Gal and I went to one of our favorite local spots, sat at the bar, had a glass of wine and a nicely cooked mediterranean seabass. As we sat down, I checked in on foursquare and was alerted that there was a special. Spend $10 or...
Mobile Commerce

Fruux Keeps Your Calendars and Contacts In Sync Between All Of Your Devices

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Keeping your calendars, contacts and tasks in sync between all of your devices is still a bit of a hassle – especially if you use different operating systems and vendors. Germany-based Fruux, which was founded in 2010, offers a simple and elegant solution for keeping your contacts and calendars in...
Fruux Keeps Your Calendars and Contacts In Sync Between All Of Your Devices

61% of the top 10k sites on the web are served by open source projects Apache and nginx

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Uptime monitoring service Pingdom analyzed the top 10,000 websites on the web and unsurprisingly found out that 74.6% of them are served on web servers run by open source software. While it’s not surprising, it’s definitely impressive. Even more impressive is that Apache web service and nginx are used by...
61% of the top 10k sites on the web are served by open source projects Apache and nginx

Microsoft Tries, Tries Again to Take on Gmail, This Time With Outlook.com

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Microsoft has been making the same case for a while. Very little about Web-based email has changed since the arrival of Gmail, and it is time for something better. It’s the case Microsoft made several years ago when it overhauled Hotmail, and the same one it made when it offered...
Microsoft Tries, Tries Again to Take on Gmail, This Time With Outlook.com

How Engineers Disappear Into the Twitter Collective

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Adam Messinger of Twitter. Photo: Jon Snyder/Wired What do you need to run a web service that broadcasts thousands of messages a second between millions of people across the planet? Among other things, you need a really big office in one of the world’s most attractive cities. Earlier this week,...
How Engineers Disappear Into the Twitter Collective
Gap, H&M, and others welcome Wrapp’s awesome social gift cards to the U.S.
Indeed - A Hiring Powerhouse

Flame's crypto attack may have needed $200,000 worth of compute power

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A cluster of 200 PlayStation 3 conssoles used in 2008 to find a cryptographic Alex Sotirov Flame Discovery of new "zero-day" exploit links developers of Stuxnet, Flame Microsoft contains Flame with Windows Update revamp Flame espionage malware issues self-destruct command Crypto breakthrough shows Flame was designed by world-class scientists...
Flame's crypto attack may have needed $200,000 worth of compute power
Google debuts crazy-fast web service in Kansas City for $70/month

Quora Will Now Publicly Show Who Has Read a Post

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Quora today is introducing a feature that shows which of its users have read each Quora post, and how they found it. It’s another move by a social Web service to share passive activities, making the simple act of looking at a page on Quora something that other people can...
Quora Will Now Publicly Show Who Has Read a Post

Log Manage Startup Loggly Raises Another $5.7M, Hires Charlie Oppenheimer As Its New CEO

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Loggly, a startup helping companies like Intuit, Airbnb, and BBC track their application logs, just announced that it has raised $5.7 million in new funding. The company has new executives too — new CEO Charlie Oppenheimer (former CEO of Digital Fountain and Aptiva, and most recently Executive in Residence at...
Log Manage Startup Loggly Raises Another $5.7M, Hires Charlie Oppenheimer As Its New CEO

HTML5 Start-Up Crocodoc Signs Up Dropbox, LinkedIn and SAP as Paying Customers

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Crocodoc, a start-up that quickly converts PDFs and Office documents to HTML5, already has an impressive list of customers: Dropbox, LinkedIn, SAP, Yammer and Edomodo. The Crocodoc founding team breaks for a glamor shot. Document viewing in HTML5 might not sound like a big deal, but being able to search...
HTML5 Start-Up Crocodoc Signs Up Dropbox, LinkedIn and SAP as Paying Customers

Major Cyberlocker Movie Pirate Faces 5 Years In Prison

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Online he was known as “Stainless” and according to the MPA-affiliated anti-piracy group chasing him down, he was the will become the most prolific movie and TV show Internet pirate ever to face trial in the Czech Republic. Later this month the now 29-year-old will go to court to face...
Major Cyberlocker Movie Pirate Faces 5 Years In Prison

Readiymate hits Kickstarter: ghost of Nabaztag lives on

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Remember Nabaztag, the Wi-Fi connected rabbit that wiggled its ears and flashed when you got new email? Although it never quite lived up to its billing as the harbinger of a new connected revolution, the cute-but-baffling bot was one of the earliest examples of the Internet of Things reaching the...
Readiymate hits Kickstarter: ghost of Nabaztag lives on

Dropbox revamps its Web-service with a more intuitive design and support for photos

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Hugely popular file-sharing service Dropbox has announced a redesign of its Web-based service, as it looks to provide a more intuitive service and better accommodate the increasing amounts of photos stored there. The company says it has been testing new features and layouts quietly over the past few weeks, but the...
Dropbox revamps its Web-service with a more intuitive design and support for photos

Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

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There’s been a minor furore brewing in the digital-content sphere over the past few days involving Readability, an app and web service that allows readers to save content from any website and read it later — without any of the advertising that most sites rely on for revenue. Not...
Instapaper, Readability and monetizing other people’s content

Ovi Share to be discontinued

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TweetGLOBAL – We have made the decision to discontinue the Ovi Share service as of May 30, 2012. Naturally, we are committed to helping you download all of your content and make the experience as seamless as possible.  If you are an Ovi Share user, you will have until...
Ovi Share to be discontinued
Netflix Abuses Amazon With Monkeys. Now You Can Too

Nokia Discontinues Ovi Share Service, Users Have Until March 30 To Retrieve Content

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Nokia today announced that it would discontinue its Ovi Share service. Ovi Share is a web service used by Nokia to host users’ content, but with the push toward the Windows Phone platform over at Nokia it makes sense that the company would choose to consolidate its core services. Users...
Nokia Discontinues Ovi Share Service, Users Have Until March 30 To Retrieve Content

Digital font consolidation: Monotype buys Bitstream

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As typographically rich publishing reaches beyond paper to the Web, Monotype Imaging expands its customer base by buying a rival with the MyFonts Web service as well as lots of fonts. [Read more]...
Digital font consolidation: Monotype buys Bitstream
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