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Google Debuts New Online Magazine

Google has quietly launched its own full-length online magazine, a quarterly publication whose aim is to create a “breathing space in a busy world.” The first edition of Think Quarterly, based out of the U.K., is a 68-page dive into the world of data and its impact on business. The first thing most people will notice […]

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Postcards from Google Earth

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What’s next in location? Real time tracking? Glympse

I have written several times about Foursquare, Gowalla, and all this check in apps that are more like games and that I find myself using less and less. At the end of the day if I choose to communicate my position I would do it in two ways: Using Facebook places to let my friends […]

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Looking Ahead to Drupal 8

In the opening keynote for DrupalCon 2011, Drupal founder Dries Buytaert laid out what they’ve learned from Drupal 7, and his initial plans for Drupal 8. Looking Back Drupal 7 was a huge endeavor. The release took three years and had 1,000 contributors, with 30 people being responsible for 50% of the improvements. In discussions […]

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Al Jazeera Uses Drupal and the Cloud to Handle Traffic Spikes

As Egyptians took to the streets and overthrew former President Hosni Mubarak, millions of people throughout the world turned to Al Jazeera for coverage. The global interest in events in the Middle East drove record levels of visitors to the news agency’s Web servers. Traffic to Al Jazeera’s site increased by 1,000% and that to […]

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280 daily diary

280daily is quite possibly the future of consistent journaling and the easiest way to create a searchable archive of your life. Secure, completely private, encrypted and safe. How could you put 280daily to use? Below are 7 possibilities. Journal. Realistically keep a journal, 280 characters only takes 2 minutes! Travelling. You’re too busy having fun […]

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Hour.ly Lets Employers Interview Potential Temp Hires With Browser Based Video Chat

Hour.ly, a New York City startup that matches temporary job seekers and freelancers with prospective gigs and employers online, unveiled two new features and partnerships on Tuesday with Trufina and Tinychat. Co-founded by Brooke and Lynn Dixon (Left to right, in image below), Hour.ly has been in pre-revenue, beta mode since September 2010. The bootstrapped […]

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Room 77

This website offers you a very cool service (in the US so far). Room 77 is a site (and iPhone app) that helps you choose the right room in a hotel. Normally you go online and book a room, and in the same hotel you could have very different room, one facing the sea, one […]

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Internet Archive Partners With 150 Libraries to Launch an E-Book Lending Program

The Internet Archive, in conjunction with 150 libraries, has rolled out a new 80,000 e-book lending collection today on OpenLibrary.org. This means that library patrons with an OpenLibrary account can check out any of these e-books. The hope is that this effort will help libraries make the move to digital book lending. “As readers go digital, so are our […]

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Lanyrd Keeps Your Conference Life On Track, Via Twitter

Lanyrd,  via Twitter, track event sessions and keep up with favorite speakers — at all stages in the conference lifecycle. Some newlywed couples work to produce an offspring on their honeymoon. Most don’t labor towards birthing a startup. But that’s exactly what British entrepreneurs Natalie Downe and Simon Willison did on their post-nuptial adventure. After […]

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WhatsApp, Beluga and Viber

There are a couple of iPhone apps that I started using recently. One is WhatsApp which is a cross-platform mobile messaging app which allows you to exchange messages without having to pay for SMS. A cool thing is that it is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and Nokia. In addition to basic messaging iPhone, Android […]

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solowheel

Like a stripped-down Segway, Inventist‘s new Solowheel is geared for the mobile urbanite. The “self-balancing electric unicycle” operates through gyroscopic technology, which a 1000-watt rechargeable lithium-ion battery powers. On a full charge (which takes about 45 minutes), the Solowheel lasts two hours—but the battery actually recaptures energy when going downhill. Weighing only 20 pounds and consisting of […]

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Steve Jobs Doesn’t Want to Kill Publishers, But Apple’s Subscription Strategy Will

This guest post is by Tien Tzuo, founder of Zuora, a subscription billing company. Previously, he was chief strategy officer and employee No. 11 at Salesforce.com. Publishers have been struggling for years. Now local newspapers, magazines and even the New York Times, that Grey Lady, are being treated like old ladies by Apple, stealing their pocketbooks […]

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Tablets

Tablets have been there for ages. I remember few years ago laptops with touch screens based on windows. They were sort of a flop. I wanted a tablet laptop back in 2008… iPhone was the pioneer of a new generation of smart phones… and the iPad set a before and an after on the tablet […]

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Google Search Chrome tips

If you have made the switch to Google Chrome, as I did long time ago, then this tips are is going to save you some time: Did you close by mistake a tab? Click Command+Shift +T and there you have it again. (Control+Shift+T for Windows) Going to the search bar? Click Command+L and the cursor […]

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