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How to keep 'work from home' employees accountable--without spying

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I've been a part-time, work-from-home employee for years now. And yes, I do work. A lot. Still, I hear whispers from coworkers who wonder if I'm just avoiding a commute to spend quality time with my laundry. And then there are the moms I meet at the park on...
How to keep 'work from home' employees accountable--without spying

Tighter iTunes Twitter integration rumored to take place of Ping

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Coming on the heels of multiple claims of past Apple talks with Twitter, including old whispers of an investment in the company, a new report reveals the iPhone maker may be looking at using the micro-blogging service to fill the gap left by Ping when the service shuts down this...
Tighter iTunes Twitter integration rumored to take place of Ping

This Is the Modem World: Review Sites Are Broken

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Each week Joshua Fruhlinger contributes This is the Modem World, a column dedicated to exploring the culture of consumer technology. I'm about to walk into my favorite restaurant in the world. The food is yummy, healthy and fits my budget. The staff knows my name and rarely has to...
This Is the Modem World: Review Sites Are Broken
These Are The Secrets People Are Actually Sharing On The Whisper App

Quick everyone, announce stuff before Apple does!

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Quick everyone, announce stuff before Apple does!: For the past many years now, this has happened every year. Whispers start to circulate of Apple holding an event and all competitors rush to hold an event first. They all deny this, of course. "We don't time our business around other companies"...
Quick everyone, announce stuff before Apple does!

Twilio Is Raising A Series D Of Around $50M

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I’d been hearing whispers as of late that Twilio is meeting with VCs to raise another round, and I just got the good word from a very, very solid source. I’m told that Twilio is in the process of raising a Series D, with a goal of raising around $50...
Twilio Is Raising A Series D Of Around $50M

Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini will reportedly go on sale shortly after GS 4

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Not too long after the Samsung Galaxy S 4 was announced, we started hearing whispers of a "miniature" version of the device -- which makes sense, given the Galaxy S III had a smaller sidekick of its own. Today, however, Bloomberg reported the unannounced device is indeed coming soon...
Samsung Galaxy S 4 mini will reportedly go on sale shortly after GS 4
YAHOO: Marissa Mayer Out For 1-2 Weeks With A Baby (YHOO)

Will Apple fill secret WWDC sessions with Siri API, Apple TV apps, Facebook or something else?

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There are at least three dozen sessions marked ‘to be announced’ on Apple’s WWDC schedule. Many of them are positioned in the largest room, one normally dedicated to the keynote address. Whatever is being announced at WWDC, a huge amount of programming has been planned and rehearsed for it. It’s...
Will Apple fill secret WWDC sessions with Siri API, Apple TV apps, Facebook or something else?

Motorola Xoom WiFi gets first official dibs on Android 4.0.4

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Tales of leaked Android 4.0.4 builds have been told for months, and we've even heard whispers of 4.0.5 coming to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus in the very near future. We still haven't seen any official firmware rollouts of either version, until now. Owners of the Motorola Xoom WiFi should...
Motorola Xoom WiFi gets first official dibs on Android 4.0.4

More HTC Endeavor whispers: SLCD display, thin chassis, 32GB and no microSD

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Months of rumors about the HTC Endeavor (aka the One X, Edge, Ville) have layered up to provide a pretty complete (if not totally reliable) picture of the forthcoming Tegra 3-powered Android handset. There's room for a few more brush-strokes, however, and one of MoDaCo's tipsters is happy to...
More HTC Endeavor whispers: SLCD display, thin chassis, 32GB and no microSD

Report: Microsoft set to introduce new name for Metro this week

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Goodbye Metro, it was nice knowing you. That’s right, Microsoft is killing off the name that it had given to the Windows 8 interface, according to The Verge, which reports that the Redmond company has signalled an imminent the change of name will come this week. The move had been...
Report: Microsoft set to introduce new name for Metro this week
Apple media event whispers: iPad 3 shipments already en route to U.S., possible pre-orders, two new products?

The Next CEO Of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works At Microsoft

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“Floored.” “Wow.” “Wild.” Those are some of the reactions within Microsoft tonight upon hearing that Windows and Windows Live President Steven Sinofsky would be leaving the company “effective immediately“. Those are the reactions because nearly all Microsoft employees found out about the news tonight alongside the rest of us. Microsoft and...
The Next CEO Of Microsoft Suddenly No Longer Works At Microsoft

WSJ: Google Planning To Sell Tablets Straight To Consumers

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Here we go again: the rumors of Google branching out into the tablet space have been floating around for what seems like ages now, and the Wall Street Journal has jumped into the fray. They cite the usual handful of unnamed sources, who this time say that Google is planning...
WSJ: Google Planning To Sell Tablets Straight To Consumers

Same-Day Delivery Could Be The Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Startups

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Same-day delivery is the next most important problem for technology to solve. Some of the hottest startups in Silicon Valley are already working on ways to attack it. Some of the biggest, most innovative technology companies in the world are also working on their own solutions for it, too. We've heard...
Same-Day Delivery Could Be The Next Billion-Dollar Opportunity For Startups

Zillow to buy RentJuice for $40M in cash, posts record revenue and profits

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Zillow is using some of its new-found cash to gobble up San Francisco’s RentJuice, adding a new set of technologies that help landlords and property managers more easily keep track of properties, upload photos, track revenue and deals. It marks the third acquisition for Zillow in the past 13 months,...
Zillow to buy RentJuice for $40M in cash, posts record revenue and profits
5-inch 1080p HTC DLX coming to Verizon, says Android Central

Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

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After an abundance of rumors, whispers, and slip-ups in job postings, we now have more concrete evidence of Microsoft's secretive Windows Blue operating system: An honest-to-goodness leak of an early build of the OS. The leak of "Windows Build 9364" appeared on torrent and file sharing sites Sunday morning...
Deep inside Windows Blue: 10 coolest features in Microsoft's leaked OS

Foxconn reportedly manufacturing Amazon smartphone

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Rumors about an Amazon smartphone heated up this summer, and the latest whispers -- from Taiwan Economic News -- say the e-retailer turned to Foxconn to construct its handset. Amazon is said to have put in a five-million-unit order with the Chinese manufacturer, which, of course, is still dealing...
Foxconn reportedly manufacturing Amazon smartphone

The Stage Is (Being) Set

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The Stage Is (Being) Set: John Gruber: I'm thinking it makes more sense for Apple to hold two events. First, an iPhone event, focused solely on the new iPhone and iOS 6. Then, the iPhone ships nine days later, and there's another wave of iPhone-focused attention as the reviews come...
The Stage Is (Being) Set
Several reporting iPad mini will ship and hit stores November 2nd

Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

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Yahoo wants to hire AOL's Ad.com CEO, Ned Brody, as its head of US ad sales. The offer is good enough that Brody has already resigned his position at AOL, Kara Swisher reports and AOL confirms. Here's the problem: Brody signed an non-compete agreement with AOL. Yahoo's solution, according to...
Marissa Mayer Wants To Pay This AOL Exec Boatloads Of Money To NOT Work For A Year (AOL, YHOO)

VCs Are Gossiping About A $1 Billion Pinterest Round That Doesn't Exist

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We've been hearing whispers of a new Pinterest round in the works at a $1 billion+ valuation. We asked around. Here's what we think is really going on. Six industry sources told us about a rumored Pinterest round. One source familiar with the company pegged the new valuation between...
VCs Are Gossiping About A $1 Billion Pinterest Round That Doesn't Exist

Apple Store overnights happening July 24. Mountain Lion launch the next day?

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We’ve heard a few whispers (3 and counting) that Apple Stores both in the United States and overseas have planned overnights for Tuesday, July 24th. With OS X Mountain Lion launching “in July”, according to Apple, we believe that it is sensible to speculate that this overnight may point...
Apple Store overnights happening July 24. Mountain Lion launch the next day?

Wander Launches Days App, Looks To Change Your Perspective Of Photo-Sharing Entirely

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You’ve likely heard whispers of a company called Wander in the past year. They nabbed $1.2 million, launched out of TechStars, and have since gone relatively quiet. Until today. Today Wander is launching a mobile app called Days, which aims to change the way you think of photo-sharing on every...
Wander Launches Days App, Looks To Change Your Perspective Of Photo-Sharing Entirely

Carly Simon whispers name of 'You're So Vain' mystery man http://j.mp/9OvfKi

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Carly Simon whispers name of 'You're So Vain' mystery man http://j.mp/9OvfKi

HTC First pictured ahead of Thursday's Facebook event

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The mysterious Facebook event is quickly approaching, and as luck would have it, @evleaks is hooking us up with an image of the device that we'll be introduced to on Thursday, known as the HTC first. If this is indeed accurate, the press render you see above is what...
HTC First pictured ahead of Thursday's Facebook event

Screen-Less Mobile Computers: Talking Changes Everything

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Guest author Jonathan Stark is a mobile consultant, Web evangelist and an advisory board member at Mobiquity, a designer of customized mobile computing applications. Until 2007, "computing" meant sitting down to use a PC with both hands. When smartphones came on the scene, we got used to computing with one...
Screen-Less Mobile Computers: Talking Changes Everything

Apple WWDC 2012 liveblog!

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Back in March, at the tail end of the new iPad's launch, Apple CEO Tim Cook did something atypical. He encouraged us to expect even more from his company in 2012. From an outfit that rarely sets lofty expectations, that's saying something. Here at WWDC 2012, we're on hand...
Apple WWDC 2012 liveblog!
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