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Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech

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Illustration: Oliver Munday New York's tech scene continues to gain some serious momentum, as even Mayor Bloomberg admitted at SXSW last week. Here at Betabeat, we like to be especially servicey, so we're compiling another list of the tech VIPs that startups in New York are dying to hire. They're...
Help Us Find the Most Poachable Players in Tech

Instagram adds Photo Page to web: new colors, user comments, not much else

www.engadget.com
Instagram's been moving along briskly with its Android and iOS apps, but the hipster-tinter-photo-sharing-Facebook acquisition's web presence has been lagging behind in comparison. But there's good news now if you're desk-bound thanks to the new "Photo Page," which lets you log in, change your profile and add comments or...
Instagram adds Photo Page to web: new colors, user comments, not much else
Facebook Publishes Super Nerdy Big Data Engineering Blog Post To Attract Hardcore Coders

Now there's an app to help you dodge bullets

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Some researchers from Vanderbilt have developed a new app and hardware module that will help you find the direction of gunfire. The research team used the sonic signatures associated with firing to pinpoint its location, and put this on an Android smartphone map. Originally developed for the Department of Defense, acoustic...
Now there's an app to help you dodge bullets

Betabeat’s Spring 2012 Most Poachable Players in Tech

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Silicon Alley may not have its own Bravo reality show, but if Mayor Bloomberg’s constant pomp and circumstance about New York City’s innovative spirit is any indication, New York’s startup scene is on the verge of exploding. For the first time since 1999, the tech sector beat out financial services...
Betabeat’s Spring 2012 Most Poachable Players in Tech

The iPad's Next Trick: Transforming The Way We Buy

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Revel Systems has realized the iPad, already changing various industries, has the power to take cash registers into the 21st Century. It's not just Square that is playing with iPad-based tech to change shopping.Revel Systems just scored an interesting coup that'll help it transform how American consumers actually shop in...
The iPad's Next Trick: Transforming The Way We Buy
Netflix wants open-source developers, cloud alternatives

VC Funding in New York Hit a Five Quarter Low

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via CB Insights The data service whizzes at CB Insights released a new report today on venture capital financing in the first quarter of 2012. On first glance, the news doesn't look great for New York. The data shows that funding in New York dropped to a five-quarter low. "But the...
VC Funding in New York Hit a Five Quarter Low

Old-school card game delves into the dark world of computer security breaches

www.geekwire.com
Yes, once upon a time it was a completely mediocre movie with Angelina Jolie, but hacking into computer systems has become an art form, something that crafty tech whizzes worldwide are needling away at as we speak, trying to become the next LinkedIn-sized security breach. And now, with a new...
Old-school card game delves into the dark world of computer security breaches

Jeff Bezos, A Blonde, And A Book Walk Into a Bar (Part I)

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While I find technology and innovation in technology to be intellectually fascinating and fun to read about, in my personal life, I am what product managers disdainfully refer to as “The Last Adopter.” I’ve spent the last 9 years living in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco as an...
Jeff Bezos, A Blonde, And A Book Walk Into a Bar (Part I)

Conferences You Don't Want To Miss In April

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KEY (OUT OF FIVE): LEARNABILITY: SCHMOOZABILITY: COSTABILITY: April 2nd Where Conference, San Francisco Learn how to turn location tech into smart business at this O'Reilly confab. 5th Simmons Leadership Conference, BostonGirl power prevails at this women-only meeting, featuring speaker sessions by female power players such as HP CEO Meg Whitman....
Conferences You Don't Want To Miss In April

Fifa 14 - new gameplay trailer launched

www.guardian.co.uk
EA prepares us for E3 with a new trailer of the latest Fifa title, showing off many of the game's new featuresEA has released a new gameplay trailer from Fifa 14, a few days ahead of E3. The 90 second clip whizzes through a series of scorching goals, crushing tackles...
Fifa 14 - new gameplay trailer launched

Stephen Bates's diary: It's the Wars of the roses again. And this time it's on Facebook

www.guardian.co.uk
It started under a Leicester car park, and almost inevitably involves a boycott of Walkers' crisps• Abusive comments, offensive cartoons: it sounds like the Wars of the Roses are breaking out again, at least on the Facebook page of the Richard III Society, and it's all over whether the old...
Stephen Bates's diary: It's the Wars of the roses again. And this time it's on Facebook

NASA's Kepler telescope spies smallest planet to date, no aliens

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NASA's Kepler telescope is permanently on the lookout for celestial objects of interest, and its latest discovery is a small one. A small planet, to be exact -- in fact, the smallest its encountered during its search. Kepler-37b is a tad larger than our heavenly dance partner, the Moon,...
NASA's Kepler telescope spies smallest planet to date, no aliens

Guardian Viral Video Chart: Toy Story, Lance Armstrong and dogs on Skype

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A bear washes up at an ad shoot, Samuel L Jackson croons Taylor Swift, a bird sings dubstep, and a trombonist on skiisWe've gone a bit animal crackers this week with an assortment of cute pets and even a bear with a penchant for washing machines.But the first clip is...
Guardian Viral Video Chart: Toy Story, Lance Armstrong and dogs on Skype

How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

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For hackers who are just trying to help, the Dutch government has a new system to report holes. Noting that responsible hacking is "a good contribution" to increasing security in software and other technology, the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice set forth guidelines for hackers who spot security...
How Hackers Can Be Good For Business

This Trick Will Actually Make You Like Facebook's New Timeline

www.businessinsider.com
Facebook just debuted Timeline Movie Maker, a site that turns everything you've ever posted on Facebook into an exciting montage video. It whizzes you through years of pictures, videos, posts, and more, in just under a minute. Timeline Movie Maker only works if you've updated to Facebook's new profile...
This Trick Will Actually Make You Like Facebook's New Timeline
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