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Bitcoins ... What Are Those Again?

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Bitcoins, the digital currency that's been making headlines almost nonstop lately, suffered a major price crash yesterday, losing more than half its value in under 24 hours. That shock movement is shaking the peer-to-peer economy and any shred of trust in the currency's stability. And it's also making a lot of people...
Bitcoins ... What Are Those Again?

Press Start: Free-to-play is not evil, social games not dead and more

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Plus, what the heck is the Sega Pluto, Oculus Rift sea exploration game and Team Bondi's Whore of the Orient title on holdA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.The Future of Games: F2P Is Not Evil Nor The Only Solution | GamesIndustry InternationalWill Luton:Free-to-play has fractured the...
Press Start: Free-to-play is not evil, social games not dead and more

Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

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A couple of weeks ago I received a worried call from a friend working in PR for a large company. Her opening question went something like: “What the heck are Community Pages on Facebook, and why is there one for my company?” Community Pages 101 Facebook’s Community Pages are...
Why Facebook’s Community Pages Could Give Brands Headaches

There’s finally an Instagram for dog pictures and it’s called Dogsly

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If you’ve used Instagram even once or twice, you more than likely saw at least one picture of someone’s pet. The service is for sharing photos of anything you want to share, so it’s no shock that man’s best friend is often seen on the most popular pics. I’m guilty...
There’s finally an Instagram for dog pictures and it’s called Dogsly

The Key To Marketing A Unique Breakthrough Product Like The Lytro Camera

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The Lytro may be a breakthrough product, but there's a huge set of unknowns created when you try to sell something as unique as this camera. Forget about all the fancy tech residing inside the Lytro's little rectangular body. How the heck are you supposed to market something that's so different from anything...
The Key To Marketing A Unique Breakthrough Product Like The Lytro Camera

IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

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According to StatCounter’s collected browser usage data, Internet Explorer 9 is an anomaly among its franchise brethren: IE9 is more popular on weekends than on weeknights. For some time, the rule was simple: people used Internet Explorer at work, as they had to, but at home they used Firefox and other alternatives (this...
IE9 more popular on weekends than weeknights, breaking with IE’s long-held usage patterns

How augmented reality will change the way we live

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In 1945, The Atlantic Monthly published an article by the American inventor Vannevar Bush. The title of the article was “As We May Think”. It outlined a concept (considered revolutionary at that time) for a futuristic networked machine similar to today’s Internet-enabled devices. This apparatus was called a Memex....
How augmented reality will change the way we live

Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen: I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

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During a recent interview on MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, Newsweek's Andy Newman asked Lawrence whether back in his school days he'd been one of the kids who ran for student council, and Lawrence said "no." But he said he remembered those kids. The two were discussing stalemates...
Bob Banov and Roger Ohlsen: I'm Voting Against the Other Guy

Apple’s new iPad uses SHA to boost resolution. What the heck does that mean?

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The iPad 3′s QXGA resolution and quad-graphics-core A5X SoC have had the tech industry buzzing for the past week. One of the most common questions everyone is asking has been how Apple managed to pack a 2048×1536 display into a 9.7-inch form factor without killing battery life or jacking up...
Apple’s new iPad uses SHA to boost resolution. What the heck does that mean?

BITCOIN 101: A Beginner's Guide To The Unfakeable Digital Anarchist Currency Everyone's Obsessed With

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You've probably noticed people talking and tweeting endlessly about "Bitcoin" lately. The Economist finds it intriguing while GigaOM's Matthew Ingram points out several problems with it. It's even gotten the attention of economic heavyweight Paul Krugman, who has said it's like a reimplementation of the gold standard. So what the heck is it?What...
BITCOIN 101: A Beginner's Guide To The Unfakeable Digital Anarchist Currency Everyone's Obsessed With

Growing up Geek: Philip Berne

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Welcome to Growing Up Geek, an ongoing feature where we take a look back at our youth and tell stories of growing up to be the nerds that we are. Today we have Philip Berne, who is currently Samsung's Marketing Manager for Technical Media and a regular contributor for...
Growing up Geek: Philip Berne

Netflix, Please Fix Your User Interface On… Everything

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I’ve got a bit of a problem with Netflix. It’s actually something that I’ve been meaning to bring up for a while… but then Netflix went and made (and immediately un-made) a bunch of mega-crap decisions and everyone started railing on them. It felt like I’d be beating on...
Netflix, Please Fix Your User Interface On… Everything

3 ways your brand can learn from how sports teams handle social media

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Matt Pittman interviews Gregg Greene and Kenneth Olson at Tuesday’s SMC Seattle Meetup. When panelists are introduced at an event, the audience usually gets a typical rundown of accolades and achievements of the given speaker. You know the drill.  Tuesday night inside City Hall was a tad different. When moderator...
3 ways your brand can learn from how sports teams handle social media

What the Heck Happened to Zynga This Quarter?

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Zynga might have a few good excuses for missing its earnings estimates this quarter, but investors do not seem to care. After the company’s third consecutive quarterly loss–and a wide one at that–blood is in the water. The company’s stock traded shockingly low, dipping at one point below $2 per...
What the Heck Happened to Zynga This Quarter?

13 Of The Greatest Idea Hunters Ever

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Stop thinking so hard and start hunting for good ideas. That's the message of The Idea Hunters, a new book by Andy Boynton of the Carroll School of Management at Boston College and Bill Fischer of IMD in Switzerland. The book discusses how luminaries from Steve Jobs to Warren Buffett were...
13 Of The Greatest Idea Hunters Ever
This startup hacks the brain to help make you a better athlete

WHAT IS THE HOLD UP YAHOO? (YHOO)

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We're closing in on 86 hours, or just over three and a half days since Third Point Capital revealed Yahoo's CEO Scott Thompson had a big mistake in his biography. Other than calling the mistake "an inadvertent error," Yahoo has been totally quiet on the matter. CEO Scott Thompson hasn't...
WHAT IS THE HOLD UP YAHOO? (YHOO)
Day One at Google I/O, in Pictures
GameStop targets the “hybrid gamer” with its offering of Google’s Nexus 7 tablet

HP, Lenovo, Others Are Still Making PCs - Workers & Creators Rejoice

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This week's super-duper Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announcements that companies like Hewlett-Packard, Lenovo and others are rolling out a bunch of new laptops, desktops and monitors seems to have caused some surprise in the technology world. After all, the world is all about tablets now, so why would any company...
HP, Lenovo, Others Are Still Making PCs - Workers & Creators Rejoice

CEOh no he didn't!: Rahul Sood heckles HP over strangely named Envy h8 PC

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It's no secret that Rahul Sood, who now runs Microsoft's Bing Fund, feels a twinge of bitterness towards his previous employer. Having worked for HP until 2010, and having endowed it with the Envy sub-brand, he's since been forced to watch from the sidelines while the mothership floundered. But...
CEOh no he didn't!: Rahul Sood heckles HP over strangely named Envy h8 PC

Microsoft: “Hundreds of thousands” of people using the Windows 8 Release Preview

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Today Microsoft let it slip that the Windows 8 Release Preview has racked up quite the following in the days since its launch. From its blog post today on the Mail application that ships with the code, Microsoft said that: Hundreds of thousands of folks have been using the “App...
Microsoft: “Hundreds of thousands” of people using the Windows 8 Release Preview

Mysterious gelatinous spheres rain down in England (Yahoo! News)

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Yahoo! News - The discovery of mysterious, blue, gelatinous spheres in an English backyard has captivated the imagination of scientists and the public alike. What the heck are the spheres? And where did they come from? The unscented, water-insoluble spheres were first found in the yard …...
Mysterious gelatinous spheres rain down in England (Yahoo! News)
After you read this, you’ll want to spend way less time on your computer

Big Data: What Do You Think It Is?

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"Big Data" is the technology that is supposedly reshaping the data center. Sure, the data center isn't as fun a topic as the iPad, but without the data center supplying the cloud with apps, iPads wouldn't nearly as much fun either. Big Data is also the nucleus of a new and growing...
Big Data: What Do You Think It Is?

Goodbye, cracked screens? Bezos, Amazon awarded patent for smartphone airbag

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Jeff Bezos Airbags aren’t just for cars anymore — they may be coming soon to a cell phone near you. We first reported the story about a patent for “a system and method for protecting devices from impact damage” invented by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos and Amazon VP Greg Hart last year....
Goodbye, cracked screens? Bezos, Amazon awarded patent for smartphone airbag

Why our Startup CEO of the Year thinks Portland is the next great startup city

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Elemental CEO Sam Blackman stands on the roof of the company HQ in downtown Portland with one of its big satellites. When we announced that Elemental’s Sam Blackman had won the Startup CEO of the Year award at last week’s GeekWire Awards, many of you likely had no idea who...
Why our Startup CEO of the Year thinks Portland is the next great startup city

HTC applies for 'Fetch' trademark, tracking device passes through Taiwan's NCC

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Just what the heck is the HTC Fetch? Well, it's certainly not a phone. In fact, it appears to be some sort of tracking device according to a filling with Taiwan's NCC. Unfortunately, beyond some broad strokes describing the device in a US trademark filing, we're left with only...
HTC applies for 'Fetch' trademark, tracking device passes through Taiwan's NCC

Internet Explorer snagged market share from both Chrome and Firefox in January

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Consider us surprised. The January market share numbers are out for web browsers, and Internet Explorer not only failed to leak new market share, it gained over a point, seemingly at the expense of its arch rivals Chrome and Firefox. Safari also declined. For the month of January, Internet Explorer (all...
Internet Explorer snagged market share from both Chrome and Firefox in January

What The Heck Is A WePad? Germany’s Answer To The iPad? Maybe

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What The Heck Is A WePad? Germany’s Answer To The iPad? Maybe
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