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What Is The Opposite Of A BuzzFeed Quiz?

What Is The Opposite Of A BuzzFeed Quiz? Lifeline, The Early-Stage Finnish VC Firm That Backed Supercell, Closes Another Fund “i really feel like we need a buzzfeed-type writer,” our community manager Skypes me, because we’re hiring and dealing with all the fun stuff that that entails...

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WSJ Poised to Hire Quartz’s Mims as Tech Columnist, After Manjoo Departure to Times

WSJ Poised to Hire Quartz’s Mims as Tech Columnist, After Manjoo Departure to Times The Wall Street Journal is close to hiring Quartz tech and science editor Christopher Mims as its newest tech columnist, said several sources. If completed, Mims will replace its last new tech columnist Farhad ...

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Pure Storage Raises $225 Million at a $3 Billion Valuation

Pure Storage, the company shaking up the enterprise storage market with a data storage array based solely on flash memory has raised $225 million late stage round of venture capital funding at pre-money valuation of more than $3 billion. The deal will be announced on Wednesday. The Series F ...

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New Apple iPhone 5s Ad Uses Pixies Gigantic

Some Apple ads you write about because they’re new Apple ads. Some Apple ads you write about because they’re awesome. It is a little bit unsettling, if you’re a dude of a certain age and a certain demographic, to know that Apple has pretty much made an ad aimed directly at you. But you’ll get ...

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Understanding the Crazy Math Apple and Samsung Use to Calculate Patent Damages

Listening to how Apple and Samsung calculate damages often feels like Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole into Wonderland. According to Apple’s experts, consumers would pay tens or even upwards of $100 per phone for the patented features in the case. That is despite the fact that consumers ...

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Placester Closes $5.5M round for yet another online real estate idea

Construx provides world-class training in software development best practices. Our 3-day Scrum Boot Camp seminar covers everything you need to know to ensure your Scrum project is successful. You’ll gain a deep understanding of Scrum processes and roles, how to staff your Scrum team, plan your ...

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You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets

You’re More Than Your Last Few Tweets | TechCrunch Our lives are not defined reverse chronologically, yet until now, that’s strictly how our social network profiles portrayed us — as a snapshot of our latest activity. Today, Twitter gave us all a redesigned web profile with the option to pin a ...

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YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equity

YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equity | TechCrunch YC Ends YCVC In Favor Of Raising From LPs, Will Now Invest $120K For 7% Equity Y Combinator is making some big changes today with its equity structure and YCVC program. The incubator will now end its ...

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The Upshot vs. Vox vs. FiveThirtyEight: A hands-on review of explanatory journalism

With the launch of The Upshot from the New York Times, there are now three major sites going after the “explanatory journalism” market. Each has its own unique flavor, but is the market for that kind of content really large enough to support that many sites? At some point during the past year...

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As WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, CEO Jan Koum Preaches Focus

As WhatsApp Hits 500 Million Users, CEO Jan Koum Preaches Focus While waiting to hear whether European regulators will clear its $19 billion acquisition by Facebook, the mobile messaging app maker WhatsApp hit a big milestone yesterday: It has 500 million active monthly users. They are ...

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Adenda lets games and apps display animations on your Android phone's lock screen

The lock screen on your Android smartphone stops you from making embarrassing pocket-dial calls. But one startup wants to make it more useful by sending animations and other notifications to it from games and other apps. Vancouver, Canada-based Adenda has created a tool that gives mobile apps ...

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Dell Boomi sees strong growth, aims to improve integration errors

Dell Boomi, which provides a cloud service used to integrate various applications and processes, said Tuesday that it now delivers 450 million integrations and that data pool will allow resolve problems much faster. In its Spring 2014 release, Dell Boomi AtomSphere, technically an integration ...

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Why Apple Is Like a Movie Studio

Why Apple Is Like a Movie Studio | Re/code Steve Jobs has been dead for about two and a half years now, and it’s hard not to notice that the regular parade of game-changing Apple products for which he was famous seems to have disappeared with him. Yes, Apple has announced some impressive ...

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AT&T creates $500M joint venture for a Netflix-style TV service

AT&T is creating a streaming video service thanks to a $500 million joint venture with the Chernin Group, a producer of a variety of television and media content. AT&T, the nation’s second largest broadband provider and wireless company, is getting into the streaming business with a $500 ...

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After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million

After Cyberbullying Scandal, Anonymous Social App Yik Yak Raises $1.5 Million | TechCrunch Anonymous social networking apps are having a moment. Following the notable funding rounds for apps like Secret ( $8.6 million ) and Whisper ( $21 million! ), newcomer Yik Yak is today announcing a small ...

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Facebook's auto-playing videos are working for marketers

Facebook's auto-playing videos are working for marketers - CNET Who needs a button anyway? Videos that play without prompt are paying off handsomely in the attention department for brands that operate Facebook Pages. In September 2013, Facebook made the controversial decision to start ...

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Motorola Solutions Latest To Sign Microsoft Licensing Agreement For Chrome, Android Devices

Motorola Solutions Latest To Sign Microsoft Licensing Agreement For Chrome, Android Devices Microsoft continues its quest to fleece companies over use of its intellectual property in devices running platforms made by competitors. Motorola Solutions, the enterprise counterpart to the ...

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The Duties of a Critic

Just one question regarding your article about the Samsung Galaxy S5. How much did Apple pay you to write it? I can only guess that you’re joking. No reviewer is allowed to accept payment from the companies he reviews — or its rivals! I actually mentioned the iPhone only once in my Galaxy S5 ...

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Lumoid Wants You to Rent A Camera (And Then Buy)

Why Buy a Digital Camera When You Can Rent? It’s a well-reported trend: The digital camera market is getting hit hard by smartphones. And yet, after looking at another set of dim, noisy smartphone photos from a wedding reception last weekend, I can’t help but think there are still situations in ...

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Stock Market And Investing Outlook

I'll go through this logic in detail below. But first, a quick description of what I mean by "a decade or more of lousy returns" — and a note on how I am positioning my own portfolio in light of this view. To be clear: I don't know what stocks are going to do next. They could go higher from ...

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We're Ready For Our Robot Poet Overlords

We're Ready For Our Robot Poet Overlords A survey released this week revealed the American public to be skeptical that teleportation, lunar colonies or automated weather control will be achieved in the next 50 years. Yet another sci-fi scenario seemed more probable: Half of us are prepared for ...

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Learn the dirty secrets of mobile monetization at the Mobile Summit

Mobile monetization is a lawless territory, and not every pioneer is as honest as they should be. People are spending much more time on mobile devices than they are on desktops, and advertisers are scrambling to shift dollars over to mobile in order to catch up. The trend looks to continue for ...

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