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Apple Stores have seventeen times better performance than the average retailer

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Thanks to RetailSails we have some data on retailers in the US which can be used to calibrate the performance of Apple retail. RetailSails compiled a table of the top 20 chains by sales per square foot (annual basis). The total sample was 160 American retailers (excluding restaurants) that publicly...
Apple Stores have seventeen times better performance than the average retailer

Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

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A few years ago, I was in Norway for Nordic Music Week and got to meet with a number of people from all sides of the music industry there. It was very interesting to see how many of them were adapting to the changing environment. It was quite encouraging to...
Norwegian Parliament Approves Extreme Version Of SOPA; Ignores All Sorts Of Rights If Someone Yells Copyright

THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Developer Interest Down, Android Failing In Tablets And The Wallet Strategy Gets A Revamp (GOOG)

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The Google Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email GOOG Up In A Sea Of Red The market is off on a big downward revision in the housing index as well as ongoing slowing growth fears for China. Shares of GOOG...
THE GOOGLE INVESTOR: Developer Interest Down, Android Failing In Tablets And The Wallet Strategy Gets A Revamp (GOOG)

PlayStation 4's Blu-ray drive is 3x as fast as PS3's, PSN friends list cap raised, and other tidbits from Sony's GDC panel

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The PlayStation 4's new DualShock 4 controller can be charged even while the PlayStation 4 is turned off. The PlayStation 4's new Eye motion camera has a tilt sensor so it can tell players when its facing the wrong direction or if it's fallen off your TV stand. The...
PlayStation 4's Blu-ray drive is 3x as fast as PS3's, PSN friends list cap raised, and other tidbits from Sony's GDC panel

littleBits hands-on: LEGO blocks for future electrical engineers

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We haven't checked in with littleBits in quite some time and, honestly, it was a bit of a surprise to find the electronic tinker toys hiding in a quiet corner of the floor at Toy Fair this year. The property has grown quite a bit in the past few...
littleBits hands-on: LEGO blocks for future electrical engineers
Zynga Just Can't Win (ZNGA, FB)

The 7 Biggest Ways Meg Whitman Is Struggling At HP (HPQ)

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When Meg Whitman took the helm of HP in September, the company was in crisis. Employees were openly angry. When one of them warned her they would live blog one of her famous employee meetings, she replied, "You all have taken leaking to a new art form," reports Fortune. "It's...
The 7 Biggest Ways Meg Whitman Is Struggling At HP (HPQ)

10 things you won’t learn in school

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(Editor’s note: Marty Abbott and Michael Fisher are partners with AKF Partners and have recently published The Art of Scalability. They submitted this story to VentureBeat.) You can learn a lot of things in the classroom. A lot of the knowledge you’ll glean comes in the form of facts (or...
10 things you won’t learn in school

Why Apple Doesn't Have Google Maps (AAPL)

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Apple's iPhone 5 launch has been overshadowed by the company's new mapping application. Previously, Apple used Google's data for its maps app. Now it's using a blended mix of two dozen data partners, with TomTom the primary map data provider. The new maps are different, which will always cause some...
Why Apple Doesn't Have Google Maps (AAPL)

The Coming Twitter Search Changes Are A Move In The Wrong Direction

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To put a fine point on it, changing Twitter Search to filter tweets by “popularity,” and not by their timestamp, is ridiculous.Let me break it down for you. Twitter has always had two components to it: real-time, and ego. It’s a fancy way of saying that Twitter is a completely...
The Coming Twitter Search Changes Are A Move In The Wrong Direction

McIlroy reveals reason for split

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• Rory McIlroy criticises former agent on eve of Masters• Northern Irishman split from ISM last autumnThe waiting for the most anticipated Masters for years is almost over and so, it would seem, are the last vestiges of affection between Rory McIlroy and his former agent, Andrew "Chubby" Chandler, and...
McIlroy reveals reason for split
Phil Harrison says Microsoft will invest $1B in games for Xbox One (interview)

Limber up that drawing finger with Neon Blitz

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Neon Blitz is a new iOS and Android game from Vivid Games. It’s available as a free download from the App Store and Google Play. This review is based on the iOS version, tested on an iPhone 4S. In Neon Blitz, players are given one minute in which to trace...
Limber up that drawing finger with Neon Blitz

Vonage reports $14 million in income, loses 19,000 subscribers

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Vonage may have raked in $216 million in revenue, netting itself $14 million in profit, but things still seem to be heading in the wrong direction for the company. We're not even talking about the sharp decrease in net income -- the $350 million made in the last quarter...
Vonage reports $14 million in income, loses 19,000 subscribers

Is a URL Shortener Really What Twitter Needed?

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Is a URL Shortener Really What Twitter Needed? is a post from Chris PirilloTwitter’s Chirp conference closed out today with the news that the company will soon roll out it’s official URL shortener. CEO Evan Williams noted that it would be “stupid” not to add native link-shortening capabilities into Twitter,...
Is a URL Shortener Really What Twitter Needed?

Ted Koppel: "The news industry isn't heading in the wrong direction... http://lgno.me/cTiudR [It's a disaster]

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Ted Koppel: "The news industry isn't heading in the wrong direction... http://lgno.me/cTiudR [It's a disaster]

HBO: The Key To Combating Piracy Is To Make Game Of Thrones More Available... Except Here

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We've had a number of stories concerning the hit TV show Game of Thrones and the issue of people downloading unauthorized copies of the show. Due to a variety of reasons mostly centered around HBO's cable relationships, HBO has not made the show available online, for the most part, unless...
HBO: The Key To Combating Piracy Is To Make Game Of Thrones More Available... Except Here
Changes to law used to prosecute Aaron Swartz gets a cold reception in cyberspace

The Coming Twitter Search Changes Are A Move In The Wrong Direction

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The Coming Twitter Search Changes Are A Move In The Wrong Direction

Why Insider Peter Thiel's Huge Facebook Sell-Off Is Not The Signal You Think It Is (FB)

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Earlier this week, Facebook's first investor, Peter Thiel, sold 20 million shares of the company's stock at ~$20, half of Facebook's $38 IPO price. Many people took this as a negative signal for Facebook stock. Their thinking is based on one question: Why would one of Facebook's board members -...
Why Insider Peter Thiel's Huge Facebook Sell-Off Is Not The Signal You Think It Is (FB)
Windows 8 pays off big time in Lenovo's latest quarter
Video chat service ChatRandom is destroying Fanning & Parker's Airtime with two killer features
The true genius of Facebook's Graph Search
Uber Is Launching Version 2.0, With A New Design, Fare Estimates, And Foursquare Location Data

Square Puck

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Replica of first hockey puck ever used (it actually was square-ish) Square Puck:  sounds dangerous, right?  I think it is. There’s a famous/trite expression, commonly cited in the venture business, about how you want to skate to where the puck is going, not to where it is right now.  As...
Square Puck

The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

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When The Pirate Bay ‘moved’ its operation to North Korea last month the site was heavily criticized for teaming up with such a dictatorial regime. In an attempt to right this wrong, the largest file-sharing site in the universe has teamed up with the only free nation left, the United...
The Pirate Bay Moves Servers to The United States, F*ck Yeah...

Ravikant: If you have a strong hand, play it, but money has karma

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It’s no secret that, thanks to the success of Y Combinator and rise of the incubator, there’s been a shift in the balance of power between entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. It’s a good thing — before recently, entrepreneurs could easily be take advantage of by predatory VCs on deal...
Ravikant: If you have a strong hand, play it, but money has karma

The Coming Twitter Search Changes Are A Move In The Wrong Direction

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The Coming Twitter Search Changes Are A Move In The Wrong Direction
This Twin-Lens Reflex Camera Is Built Out Of LEGO
Little Red Riding Hood goes on a grand time-travelling adventure in Elphis
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