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Flipboard Acqui-Hires Visual Storytelling Startup Ultravisual To Boost Content Curation Features | TechCrunch

Flipboard is a digital social magazine that aggregates web links from your social circle, i.e. Twitter and Facebook, and displays the content in magazine form on a mobile device, such as the iPad, iPhone or Android devices. Headed by Mike McCue, former CEO of Tellme, and Evan Doll, former Senior iPhone Engineer at Apple, Flipboard is on a quest to transform how people discover, view and share content …

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The Ousted Co-Creator Of Beats Wants You To Wear These Earbuds Around Your Neck

As an attempt to make earbuds as visible a fashion accessory as Beats, the Ropes might be onto something here. It was the audacity of Beats' aggressive, impossible-to-ignore industrial design that made a line of really crummy sounding headphones into the $1.5 billion brand it is today. But earbuds are just too subtle to make that same kind of effect on a post-Beats marketplace--unless you actually get people to take them out of their ears and wear them around their neck, where an audacious design can shine.

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New 3DS models will be region-locked, (th)womp (th)womp

If "no region-lock" was on your list of desired features for Nintendo's new 3DS models , well ... we hope the addition of a C-stick, ZL and ZR buttons, built-in NFC and a better CPU will make up for that feature not making the cut. GameSpot has confirmed with Nintendo that the new 3DS and 3DS XL will, like their currently-available siblings, be region-locked. We can't say we're surprised, considering Nintendo has a longstanding history of region-locking their hardware, and it's not just limited to handhelds, as both the Wii and Wii U are also region-locked. Still, at least now we have confirmation. [Image: Nintendo]

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Awesome tech you can’t buy yet, for the week of September 7, 2014

With the  rumored iWatch possibly set to debut next week  and IFC 2014 well underway, there’s been no lack of smartphone talk among the tech community. The MOTA SmartRing isn’t a premium wristwatch built to seamlessly integrate with your smartphone, though. It’s a simple ring that uses Bluetooth 4.0 to wirelessly connect with your Android or iOS device, allowing you to view text messages and email notifications without having to fumble through your backpack for your smartphone. The water-resistant, touchscreen device supports a limited number of gesture controls as well — meaning you can quickly swipe the sleek LED display to bring up the next notification — along with wireless charging via the bundled dock. The jet-black and pearl models may not be as stunning as your engagement ring, but then again, your engagement ring can’t notify you of Facebook pokes via a set of customized vibrations.

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Google hosts meetings across Europe on privacy rights

PARIS (Reuters) - A panel appointed by search engine Google will hold the first of a series of meetings on Tuesday to debate the balance between privacy and the free flow of information after a May court ruling reinforced Europeans' "right to be forgotten".

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Interior Define Wants To Sell You A Better, Customized Couch | TechCrunch

Interior Define , a Chicago-based e-commerce company wants to build you a better, and better-designed, couch for less, and has raised $1 million in seed funding to make that happen.

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Authy Raises $2.3M To Help Prevent The Next Celebrity Hack | TechCrunch

Hacking into poorly secured online accounts isn’t all that hard, as a few celebrities found out this week. One of the easiest ways to secure your accounts is by using two-factor authentication so that you have both something you know (your password) and something you have (the second, ever-changing security PIN). Authy , a Y Combinator-funded startup that specializes in two-factor authentication, today announced that it has raised a $2.3 million seed round from a variety of angel investors.

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As Jawbone Opens API for Up Health Tracker, It Is Also Seeking $100 Million in Additional Funding

There will be a lot of focus on the digital health tracker arena this week as Apple rolls out its own platform and device, which is expected to be announced tomorrow. Jawbone has been a strong partner of the tech giant, with its various devices and software featured prominently in Apple’s online and retail stores. But with its new offerings, Apple now becomes a significant competitors of all the health devices.

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Home Depot victim of same malware that hit Target -- researcher - CNET

A credit card hack allegedly uncovered at Home Depot reportedly used a variant of the same malware that affected Target customers last year, says security researcher Brian Krebs.

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Mayo Clinic Turns to IBM's Watson to Fill Clinical Trials

IBM and Mayo experts are training a version of Watson, geared specifically for working with the Mayo Clinic, to analyze patient records and clinical trial criteria to determine appropriate matches for patients. As the pilot gets underway, Watson will learn more about the clinical trials matching process, becoming more efficient. IBM and Mayo experts are currently feeding Watson's corpus of knowledge with all clinical trials at the Mayo Clinic and in public databases like ClinicalTrials.gov.

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Send Us Your Disrupt Vine For A Chance To Win A MiniDrone | TechCrunch

Do you have the courage to break rules in the name of innovation? Drastically rupture the status quo? Do you want to see tech done better?  Can you make a really, really good Vine?

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Did The Ice Bucket Challenge Actually Work?

Throughout the whole thing, there was the distinct sense that many people were just taking the challenge as an opportunity to ham it up. Even so, proponents argued, they were still raising awareness for ALS, a woefully underfunded and often ignored disease. But how many people who took the challenge actually donated? And did they really raise awareness?

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The 100 Best iPhone Apps of 2014

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Embrace the near win

At her first museum job, art historian Sarah Lewis noticed something important about an artist she was studying: Not every artwork was a total masterpiece. She asks us to consider the role of the almost-failure, the near win, in our own lives. In our pursuit of success and mastery, is it actually our near wins that push us forward?

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Twitter Makes 'Buy Button' Test Official

We built this test experience with your trust and security at the forefront. Your payment and shipping information is encrypted and safely stored after your first transaction, so you can easily buy on Twitter in the future without having to re-enter all of your information. Of course, you can always remove this information from your account. Your credit card is processed securely and won’t be shared with the seller without your permission.

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New Roadmap speakers: Twitter's data design guru, the production designer of Her & more

Finally, if you’re in the tech design sector, then you know Jeff Veen . He’s currently the VP of Product for Adobe, which he joined after Adobe acquired Typekit, the company he co-founded and ran as CEO. He was one of the founding partners of the user experience consulting group Adaptive Path, where he developed Measure Map, which was acquired by Google, and he was also part of the founding team at Wired Magazine. Don’t miss his talk.

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Amazon.com Investor Relations: Press Release

Additionally, the Amazon Appstore has seen tremendous growth with the rate of app submissions to the Appstore more than doubling in the weeks following the Fire phone launch in the U.S. Recent additions include: MLB.com At Bat, Tetris Blitz, Venmo, and World Series of Poker as well as the tens of thousands of others already available for Fire – Facebook , Facebook Messenger, Flixster, Instagram, Pandora, Pinterest , Spotify , StubHub, Twitter, and WhatsApp. Customers are also enjoying the use of Dynamic Perspective within apps and games—3 of the top 7 downloaded apps and games, incorporate features of Dynamic Perspective. Learn more about the Fire developer SDK at http://developer.amazon.com/firephone .

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Apple courts fashionistas as smartwatch expectations mount

Apple seems poised to network with the who's who of the industry. In the past year or two, it has hired Patrick Pruniaux, former vice president of Tag Heuer's global sales and retail; Angela Ahrendts, former chief executive of Burberry Inc; and former Yves Saint Laurent CEO Paul Deneve joined as vice president of special projects.

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App Analytics Startup Adjust Raises $7.6 Million Series C | TechCrunch

So, what’s an app analytics startup to do with $7.6 million in fresh series C funding? Adjust says it’ll use the new cash to boost expansion in the U.S., China and Japan, and for further product development. Noteworthy, it says 40 per cent of total revenue is now coming from Asia and the U.S., and that the company will use some of the additional funding to open new regional offices. To that end, it has hired Shawn Bonham, who previously for mobile analytics company Upsight, to lead Asian expansion as Adjust’s new Managing Director Japan and South East Asia.

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Azendoo Lets You Collaborate On Tasks And Documents Between Multiple Services | TechCrunch

Azendoo is not yet another task manager — it’s the glue that brings together all the services that you already use. The French startup took another approach to task and document management by focusing on third-party integrations.

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Alibaba, expected to be the largest IPO in US history, has priced its shares

If it raises the huge chunk of change it’s expected to, Alibaba will be valued as the twenty-third largest stock market–listed U.S. company, beating out Amazon by a smidgen of $1 billion.

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Microsoft's Revamped MSN Is Coming To The Web, Windows, iOS, And Android

For the past five years, Bing has been the online consumer brand that Microsoft has lavished with attention. Now the company is redrawing the boundaries between it and MSN to give the latter a bigger role than it's had in a while. It'll be interesting to see how the relationship between them plays out in the future--and whether MSN, which started out as an AOL competitor built into Windows 95, can successfully reboot itself for the smartphone era.

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Reddit at a crossroads: The inevitable clash between free speech and a desire for funding

At the same time as it is rumored to be looking for funding that could value the company at more than half a billion dollars, Reddit is facing renewed criticism over its anarchic nature and the downsides of its commitment to freedom of speech

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Cloud Printing And Shipping Service Lob Raises $7M Series A | TechCrunch

Y Combinator-backed Lob , which creates a developer API that lets companies integrate printing and shipping services into their apps, has raised a $7 million Series A round led by Polaris Partners with participation from other investors, including First Round Capital and Floodgate. Lob announced its $2.4 million seed round back in November 2013.

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Help our clients stay legal under "right to be forgotten," Ernst & Young urges startups

EY said it wanted to find six startups working on technologies around data capture, processing and erasure, that could help its clients deal with the incoming right. It said the regulation’s expected passage would raise consumer awareness around rights – with this on top of recent high-profile security breaches involving personal data, it said, businesses faced challenges “around reputation management, consumer trust, compliance, operational efficiency and ultimately growth.”

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Spotify Is Getting Video Ads

What is intriguing is a report by The Next Web , which says that the video ads on the desktop ads will play only if the app is "active" (not minimized). Which is strange. Most of us have our Spotify apps firmly minimized while we're doing something else. If this is the case, it would be fairly easy to get around watching videos ads, at least on the desktop.

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Spotify Launches Video Ads for Free Users

For example, it’s difficult to tune-out audio adverts without turning the volume down hence this is effective, while banner-based ads will always be visible when a user is interacting with the interface. The branded videos on the desktop will only play if the Spotify client is ‘in view’, meaning it won’t play when minimized, but it’s difficult to see how the visual element of a video will grab a user when their eyes and attention wlll typically be directed elsewhere.

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6 Hot New IT Roles for 2015

The breakneck pace of change in the IT industry is forcing you to change the way you think about attracting and hiring skilled workers. Here are six new IT roles for 2015 and advice on how to find talent to fill them.

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Snowden could testify in Switzerland without being extradited to US, reports suggest

Sunday reports in Swiss media have cited a confidential opinion by the country’s attorney general that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden should not be sent home to the U.S., if he visits Switzerland to testify about surveillance.

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Fire Sale for Amazon's Fire Phone: Now Just 99 Cents!

The new pricing scheme is a big switch from when Amazon first introduced the phone in June when it spotlighted the fact that it was pricing the phone at a level comparable to the top-of-the-line iPhone and Android-based devices. A month after it was introduced, Amazon put it on sale for $199 with a two-year contract. It runs exclusively on AT&T’s network .

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Peter Thiel Tweets | TechCrunch

Peter Thiel could have tweeted about his early investment in Facebook, his loathe for Uber or the future of anti-aging. Instead, the Libertarian billionaire carefully chose the stage at Disrupt SF to send out his first ever tweet about his new book, “Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future.”

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Google Play Movies & TV for iOS: Offline Playback

The addition means you can now download movies and TV shows to your device, and then watch the videos on the go, even when you don’t have an Internet connection. You still can’t buy content directly from the app, but that shouldn’t be too surprising if you remember that Apple takes a 30 percent cut of every sale on its platform.

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Facebook Now Serves 1 Billion Video Views a Day on Average

"The goal of News Feed is to deliver the right stories to the right people at the right time, from the people and things you care about," Fidji Simo, Facebook's project management director for video, wrote in a blog post. "And more people than ever before are seeing, sharing and expressing themselves with video on Facebook."

34 Microsoft Removes Image Widget After Getty Lawsuit

Since it was sued by Getty Images last week for copyright infringement, Microsoft has now taken down the beta version of its Bing Image Widget , which helped publishers embed panels of image search results on their sites. “We have temporarily removed the Bing Image Widget beta so we can take time to talk with Getty Images and better understand its concerns,” said a Microsoft spokesman.

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Flipboard Buys Photo and Video App Ultravisual, as It Preps for New Fall Products

Terms of the deal for the seven-person company — which was backed by Technicolor — were not revealed, but it was in stock. Mike McCue, CEO and co-founder of the high-profile Silicon Valley online content distribution app, said the move was a talent acquisition to allow Flipboard to enhance publishing tools for its product. Ultravisual is often compared to Facebook’s Instagram, with perhaps a little of Tumblr mixed in.

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Google Glass lands in Play Store, though price stays the same

That’s correct, folks, the Explorer edition of Glass now has its own listing in Google’s online store, though disappointingly the price tag remains at $1500, or £1000 for UK shoppers. Should you choose to open your wallet, Google promises to throw in a set of frames or shades for your trouble.

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OperationSAFE is on JustCoz!

“OperationSAFE helps children recover from trauma through art, play, story and friendship. http://JustCoz.org/operationSAFE”

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18 Bookstores Every Book Lover Must Visit At Least Once

“It’s a bookshop right on the canal that floods every year, so the eccentric, stray-cat-adopting owner keeps his books in boats, bathtubs and a disused gondola to protect them,” writes  Paris Review . 

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Disney.com | The official home for all things Disney

Disney wants to bring you the best online experiences that use the latest technology. You may continue to the site, but we cannot guarantee that things will look and behave correctly.

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Live video from our special event will be right here. And so will a whole lot more.

Live video from our special event will be right here. And so will a whole lot more.

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Love -- you're doing it wrong

In this delightful talk, philosopher Yann Dall’Aglio explores the universal search for tenderness and connection in a world that's ever more focused on the individual. As it turns out, it's easier than you think. A wise and witty reflection on the state of love in the modern age. (Filmed at TEDxParis.)

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Channel 9: Videos about the people building Microsoft Products and Services

Jerry Nixon welcomes Chuck Lantz, a Sr. Program Manager from the Visual Studio client team to the show as they discuss how you can build Hybrid apps for iOS, Android and Windows devices using Visual Studio with Apache Cordova integration. Tune in for this highly informative session and learn how you...

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Why aren't we more compassionate?

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Bruce Levenson Isn't a Racist, He's a Businessman

The thing that makes me mad is that Levenson was too quick to rend his clothing and shout mea culpa. In his apology, he wrote, “By focusing on race, I also sent the unintentional and hurtful message that our white fans are more valuable than our black fans.” But that’s not the message in the email at all. If the seats had been filled, even if by all blacks, the email wouldn’t have been written. He wasn’t valuing white fans over blacks; he was trying to figure out a way to change what he thought was the white perception in Atlanta so he could sell more tickets. That’s his job.

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How schools kill creativity

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

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Library User Quiz

Are you a “Library Lover”? An “Information Omnivore”? Or are you totally “Off the Grid”? Take our library engagement quiz to learn how your library habits and attitudes stack up against the general population. You can also use this quiz to gather information for your own library or community group.

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What Would Happen to the Internet Without Net Neutrality?

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Drew Carey Stands Up to Bullies After 'Horrendous' Ice Bucket Challenge Prank

At first, the comedian offered a $10,000 reward to find those responsible for the prank. After being encouraged by followers to donate to a worthier cause, however, Carey then said he would give the money to advocacy organization Autism Speaks if the perpetrators were found without a reward.

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