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Sony kicks off an Xperia Ion TV ad campaign for the US, meets your daily explosion quota (video)

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Sony isn't known for rolling out the red carpet when one of its phones arrives Stateside, although that's partly because US carrier-endorsed versions are few and far between. It clearly sees the Xperia Ion as worth the five-star treatment: the company is starting a rare TV ad campaign to...
Sony kicks off an Xperia Ion TV ad campaign for the US, meets your daily explosion quota (video)
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Bieber tweets most of phone number, real people driven mad

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The singing wunderkind tweets a Dallas phone number--minus the last digit--asking someone to call. Was it meant to be a direct message? Those with a similar number are deluged with calls. [Read more]...
Bieber tweets most of phone number, real people driven mad

David Karp: Tumblr founder could be worth up to $220m after Yahoo deal

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Self-taught coder who set up Tumblr in his mother's New York apartment could be the newest rich kid on the internet blockDavid Karp has become the latest college dropout turned twentysomething multimillionaire after selling his internet creation, Tumblr, to Yahoo for $1.1bn.The 26-year-old New Yorker founded the microblogging site in...
David Karp: Tumblr founder could be worth up to $220m after Yahoo deal
LG’s new 440 PPI display is way too much of a good thing
Fancy aspires to be the Amazon of social commerce

A 16-Year-Old Is Becoming A Silicon Valley Star By Telling Tech Stars What They're Doing Wrong

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Sixteen-year-old Ash Bhat's parents are terrified that he is going to drop out of school. It's not drugs or bad grades that's afflicting the rising high school junior. Ash is just really, really good at programming. In fact, the San Jose native won a full scholarship to Apple's Worldwide Developers...
A 16-Year-Old Is Becoming A Silicon Valley Star By Telling Tech Stars What They're Doing Wrong
So Facebook Isn’t the New Google. But Zuckerberg Could Be the New Bezos.
The skills you need to be a data scientist at Facebook

Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

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Preface: Although this essay compares the media's similar hyping of Haystack and Cryptocat, the tools are, at a technical level, in no way similar. Haystack was at best, snake oil, peddled by a charlatan. Cryptocat is an interesting, open-source tool created by a guy who means well, and usually...
Tech journalists: Stop hyping unproven security tools

The scene at Facebook’s Hacker Way

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What was Facebook’s wild Friday really like? Here’s a first-hand account. [cnnmoney-byline src="By David A. Kaplan, contributor"] FORTUNE — In the Alice in Wonderland-universe of Silicon Valley, realities can be deceiving. That fellow in a T-shirt and flip-flops is a billionaire and “We’re not in it for the money” means...
The scene at Facebook’s Hacker Way
Yahoo + Summly = A New Flagship iOS App... But News Littered With Garbage
Reuters Fired Its Indicted Social Media Editor After Bad Social Media Editing

How Mashable turned Pete Cashmore from internet playboy to CNN target

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Cashmore's site is one of the net's hottest properties and he will become very wealthy if the Time Warner deal goes throughHe is the internet wunderkind whose technology news website grew into a multimillion-dollar blogs empire from his parents' home 18 miles outside Aberdeen. Yet most Brits would struggle to...
How Mashable turned Pete Cashmore from internet playboy to CNN target
Proof we'll never tire of photo sharing: "A Beautiful Mess" hits #1 in app store

Conversation site Branch launches "profile cards," personal recommendations

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Branch, the buzzy startup that aspires to be the dining-room table of the internet, is offering new features intended to boost the community feel of the site. These include a personalized collection of conversations on Branch’s homepage and “profile cards” that show what someone is talking about and who they...
Conversation site Branch launches "profile cards," personal recommendations
We Were In OMGPOP's Super Cool Office Right After It Sold For $210 Million -- Here's What It Looked Like

Online sales of T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4 delayed, set for April 29th

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It's been a long wait for folks hoping to get their mitts on Samsung's Galaxy S 4, but those angling to snag the device from Magenta's online store will have to wait a tad longer than tomorrow. The Uncarrier sent word tonight that the handset won't be available online...
Online sales of T-Mobile's Galaxy S 4 delayed, set for April 29th

A Bunch Of Students Think They May Have Found The Next Mark Zuckerberg

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A few months ago, early stage VC firm First Round Capital announced a new ploy to find the next Mark Zuckerberg.It threw $500,000 into an initiative called The Dorm Room Fund (DRF) and gathered eleven student investors at Drexel and UPenn. The students could make $10 - 20,000 investments in...
A Bunch Of Students Think They May Have Found The Next Mark Zuckerberg

Zuck Loves Mobile So Hard, He Wrote That S-1 Letter On His Phone

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We should probably call TechCrunch Disrupt the startup Super Bowl, but it’s a little more like a cross between the Rose Bowl and a National Latin Club Convention. Case in point: Today’s interview with Mark Zuckerberg, sold out but streamed online. When the livestream cut away from a frenetic tour...
Zuck Loves Mobile So Hard, He Wrote That S-1 Letter On His Phone

Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit touts uncompressed surround sound without the cords

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See that little box next to those huge speakers? That's Aperion Audio's ticket to what's reportedly a no-compromise approach to wireless home theater. The Intimus 4T Summit Wireless is billed as the only system of its kind to transmit uncompressed 24-bit, 96KHz audio to its 5.1- or 7.1-channel speaker...
Aperion Audio Intimus 4T Summit touts uncompressed surround sound without the cords

Tonight, Nate Silver Gets His Own Copy Editor

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On The Wall, The Writing.-- Nate Silver (@fivethirtyeight) November 7, 2012 Tonight is a big night for Nate Silver. Not only will the evening's electoral outcome determine whether the stats wunderkind is or is not a witch -- and not only will it determine whether Silver owes Joe Scarborough a...
Tonight, Nate Silver Gets His Own Copy Editor

Google Illicit Networks summit calls for unity between activists and technology

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Two-day conference implores Silicon Valley to take an active approach to help boost activists and law enforcers worldwideGoogle has unveiled an ambitious agenda to use the internet and other technology to boost state law enforcers and civic society activists around the world.Senior executives, speaking at a Google-sponsored summit in Los...
Google Illicit Networks summit calls for unity between activists and technology

And Here is Tumblr's New L.A. Office Space. Time to Sell Some Ads!

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Well hello there. (via) Well, well: Looks like even as Tumblr was shuttering Storyboard, the company was getting ready to begin another chapter on the sunny West Coast. Yesterday, the company’s head of sales, Lee Brown, posted several photos of an unfurnished building. “Tumblr LA office open!!!” he captioned it....
And Here is Tumblr's New L.A. Office Space. Time to Sell Some Ads!
Jawbone's grand design: Acquisitions all about the beauty of getting healthy

Groupon: from dotcom star to just another coupon business

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A year ago, it was 'the fastest-growing company in the world'. Last week, the deals website's founder barely survived a bid to throw him off the boardLast November, Andrew Mason, former music student turned internet wunderkind, was celebrating. Groupon, the daily deals site he founded and at that point "the...
Groupon: from dotcom star to just another coupon business

PSA: HTC One available today at AT&T and Sprint

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April showers might bring May flowers, but the only precipitation we really care for around here is that of flagship handsets into stores. In that case, it's time to break out the raincoats: the HTC One is officially on sale at AT&T and Sprint as of today. Both carriers...
PSA: HTC One available today at AT&T and Sprint

Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Cure Linsanity With $1,200 Seats at the Garden

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Mark Zuckerberg's personal net worth may soon surpass Larry's and Sergey's. So you have to get creative about how to spend those billions. What better way than to pay homage to a fellow wunderkind and cure a bad case of the linsanes all at the same time? Mr. Zuckerberg...
Mark Zuckerberg Tries to Cure Linsanity With $1,200 Seats at the Garden
Foxy Nate Silver and why old-media hedgehogs could soon be old news

ChatRoulette finds a solution to its penis problem? Maybe.

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Video chat site ChatRoulette is experimenting with personalized channels and pairing the service with games in what could be a possible stopgap to the hordes of anonymous masturbators that often lurk on the site. The site, which lets you randomly video chat with strangers, has become an Internet phenomenon since launching...
ChatRoulette finds a solution to its penis problem? Maybe.
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