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How to grow an awesome community to fuel your social startup

2 hours 6 min ago

Nadia Hussain is the Community Director at Polyvore. When you’re starting a social company, building a loyal and engaged community is paramount. But that can also be one of the... Keep reading →
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Nike has reportedly canceled its FuelBand hardware project [Update]

12 hours 47 min ago
Nike is said to have thrown in the towel on its FuelBand fitness bracelet hardware project, according to a CNET report. Update: Nike response added below. A spokesman told CNET... Keep reading →
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Meet Goccia, a penny-sized activity tracker that ditches Bluetooth for LED syncing

13 hours 14 min ago

It’s time for us to face the facts. Bluetooth is holding wearables back. The new Bluetooth LE standard is certainly a step up from earlier power-hungry versions, but the need... Keep reading →
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Journey through the colossal ice castles of the American Southwest

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:51pm

Ashley Hefnawy is an editorial assistant and a content producer for Shutterstock’s blog. This post was originally published on the Shutterstock blog and has been adapted with permission. Natural wonders of the world... Keep reading →
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Leave work at work: How to properly end your day

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:36pm

Andrea Ayres-Deets is the Lead Writer at Crew, an invite-only network connecting short-term software projects with handpicked developers and designers. Andrea writes about psychology, creativity, and business over on the Crew... Keep reading →
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Watch: Amazing drone footage of a Space X reusable rocket’s first test flight

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 7:55pm
Space X is scheduled to launch a Dragon capsule to the International Space Station today at 3:25 EDT. You can check out the live stream of launch on the company’s... Keep reading →
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Facebook’s Paper for iOS updated with birthdays, events, photo comments, group updates, and more

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 6:02pm

Facebook today released the first major update to its Paper for iOS app, adding a slew of new features just 10 weeks after the initial launch. You can download the... Keep reading →
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Simple is as simple does: The downsides of avoiding complexity

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 5:53pm

Evan Hanlon is the Director of Audience Strategy at Xaxis. There’s a certain type of person I’ve learned not to trust: someone who insists that they can make things simple.... Keep reading →
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Tresorit opens its end-to-end encrypted file-sharing service to the public

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 4:20pm

Tresorit today officially launched its end-to-end encrypted cloud storage service after emerging from its stealth beta. The startup employs multiple layers of security that make its data extremely difficult to... Keep reading →
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Google Trends gets email notifications: Subscribe to search topics, Hot Searches, and US monthly Top Charts

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 3:29pm
Google today added email notifications to its Google Trends service. As a result, you can now subscribe to any search topic, Hot Searches for any country, or any US monthly... Keep reading →
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A guide to creating your startup advisory board

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 3:04pm

Alana Muller is the President at Kauffman FastTrac, an organization that equips entrepreneurs with the business skills and insights, tools, resources, and networks to start and grow. This post originally appeared... Keep reading →
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LinkedIn tops 300 million registered users as it homes in on mobile

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 2:00pm

LinkedIn today announced that it now has 300 million registered users on its platform with roughly two-thirds of them based outside the US. Considering that LinkedIn’s goal is to create... Keep reading →
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Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet review: A skinny Android slate that’s light, powerful and waterproof

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:48pm

When Sony unveiled the Xperia Tablet Z, it offered a glimpse of the future for full-size Android tablets. Sleek, light and waterproof, the 10.1-inch slate was a true iPad competitor.... Keep reading →
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Rakuten links up with Alibaba’s Alipay payment service to increase its focus on China

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 11:41am
Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten is increasing its focus on China after it announced a partnership with Alipay, the Alibaba-affiliated payment platform, to make it easier for shoppers in China to buy... Keep reading →
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A Facebook e-money service could be a big hit in Asia

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 8:03am

Reports this week suggest that Facebook is preparing to launch an e-money service. The Financial Times believes that the US company is weeks away from gaining regulatory approval in Ireland for... Keep reading →
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Samsung hints that Milk Music will ‘soon’ include ads, and offer a $3.99/month premium service

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 4:57am

When Samsung introduced its first Internet radio service Milk Music in March, one of the things that stood out was that it was available free and without ads. That may change... Keep reading →
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Klout to quietly shut down Cinch Q&A app on April 18

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:49am

Klout notified users of its Cinch question-and-answer app in an email today that it will discontinue the service on April 18th at 12pm PST. Cinch launched last September in an... Keep reading →
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Uber adds $1 “Safe Rides Fee” to UberX rides to pay for background checks and insurance

Fri, 18/04/2014 - 12:31am

Uber revealed today that it is now adding a $1 “Safe Rides Fee” for UberX ridesharing trips in the US. Users have been receiving the following message in the app: According... Keep reading →
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Microsoft’s Xbox One passes 5M units sold to retailers, but Titanfall boost not enough to beat Sony

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:58pm

Microsoft today announced that it has sold over 5 million Xbox One consoles to retailers around the globe, but sales of the system have still lagged behind rival Sony’s PlayStation... Keep reading →
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Google’s Project Tango teams up with NASA for autonomous space robots

Thu, 17/04/2014 - 11:49pm
Google’s ATAP team and NASA are using the Project Tango smartphone with 3D motion tracking to help navigate robots in the International Space Station. The smartphone’s Myriad 1 vision processor... Keep reading →
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