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19Sep/14Off

Notion Ink Quietly Releases The Cain Windows Tablet

notionink32 I place this here not as a recommendation to buy but as a reminder of the great Notion Ink Wars of 2011. At the time, Notion Ink was offering an Android tablet that everyone thought was the second coming and, when the dust settled, it was a fat load of nothing. And now they’re back. The company is setting their sights a little lower. Their next product is the Notion Ink Cain (irony… Read More

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19Sep/14Off

Apple’s iPhone 6 And 6 Plus Go On Sale To Long Lines Of Fans

IMG_0089 Apple started selling its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus today, with sales in-store kicking off at Apple Store retail locations beginning at 8 AM local time. The lines this year are longer than they have been in recent memory, if not ever for an iPhone launch, and by all accounts this is shaping up to be probably the most successful iPhone launch day in history, provided there’s plenty of stock… Read More

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19Sep/14Off

Europe Seeks A Common Appeals Process For The ‘Right To Be Forgotten’

13967072265_8ba2a33815_z Data protection regulators in Europe are working on creating a common set of guidelines for handling appeals by individuals whose requests to search engines to de-index personal information, under the region’s recent right to be forgotten ruling, have been refused. Read More

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19Sep/14Off

Video: Man Buys The First iPhone 6 In Perth, Immediately Drops It Onto Concrete

Screen Shot 2014-09-19 at 12.03.51 AM WHOOPS. Read More

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18Sep/14Off

Klarna Announces U.S. Team As It Plans For 2015 Launch In The U.S.

klarna-ecommerce The payments market in the U.S. couldn’t be be more competitive, and now yet another player is entering the mix. Stockholm-based Klarna is set to announce its U.S. team ahead of expansion plans into North America, which will begin in earnest at the beginning of 2015. Klarna, a European giant, which has raised $282.1 million over six rounds of financing, according to CrunchBase, has set… Read More

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18Sep/14Off

Winter Is (Probably) Coming (Soon)

flame over dollars in hands That’s the gist of a recent interview that venture capitalist Bill Gurley gave. His words matter because they cut to the simple fact that too many companies are burning too much money. Making money is better than losing money, but losing money — burn — can be the prudent and responsible thing to do. Under certain circumstances, it’s great to burn: If you are quickly… Read More

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18Sep/14Off

Facebook Won’t Budge On Letting Drag Queens Keep Their Names

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 4.03.06 PM Facebook will not be changing its real-name policy for the drag queen community. San Francisco drag queens met with representatives from the company yesterday afternoon to talk through a recent mass deletion of their personal profile pages. Facebook started deleting accounts of hundreds of members of the drag community last week after deciding these profiles were in violation of the policy. Read More

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18Sep/14Off

One Lap With Circa’s Matt Galligan

matt-circa In the first installment of One Lap, Matt Galligan joined me at Thunderhill Raceway to talk about his mobile news application, Circa.
I first met Matt in Boulder, Colo., in early 2010 shortly after he started SimpleGeo, an infrastructure provider for location-aware applications. A few years later, he sold SimpleGeo and founded Circa. Along the way, he’s learned a lot of lessons about… Read More

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18Sep/14Off

Patient Capital Drives Change In Education

classroom-edu-hero In 2001, Arthur Levine, then president of Columbia University Teacher’s College, predicted that one day faculty members would become free agents, increasingly independent of their colleges and universities. “It is only a matter of time before we see the equivalent of an academic William Morris Agency,” Levine, now president of the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, wrote in The… Read More

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18Sep/14Off

Hours For iOS 8 Lets You Track Your Time With A Widget

Hours iPhone widget Those who have to keep track of how they spend their time working during the day can’t do much better on iOS than Hours, Apple Design Award winner Tapity’s latest app. We recommended the app when it launched back in July, and now the Tapity team has released an update for iOS 8 that helps you keep on top of your tasks with even less hassle. Read More

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