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Simple recommendation system written in Ruby

I'm looking for new job; so yesterday I went through my old Rails projects, trying to describe them for my updated CV. I found interesting old …

"Closing the Gap Between Developers & Customers," Wanelo >> Deena Varshavskaya [COMMERCISM 2014]

STRATEGIC ALLIANCES: CLOSING THE GAP BETWEEN DEVELOPERS & CUSTOMERS, Deena Varshavskaya, Founder and CEO, Wanelo<p>Check out Deena's presentation that goes with this slide deck here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2Ey3e3dqhE

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Povio, The Polite Photo App That Students Love, Joins YC’s Winter Batch

It sounds odd to be talking about another photo sharing app, but a young company has – incredibly – come up with an entirely new take on the concept. Povio, a young startup from Slovenia, gained early traction with its clever take on photos and will now join Y Combinator’s winter batch (for which …

Enter The Blockchain: How Bitcoin Can Turn The Cloud Inside Out

Drop whatever you’re doing and go read Maciej Cegłowski’s absolutely magnificent essay <i>Our Comrade The Electron</i>, an astonishing history of the amazing Russian engineer Lev Sergeyevich Termen. Make sure you read right down to its punchline, “the most badass answer imaginable.” But if time is short, …

Elon Musk Buys James Bond’s Submarine Car, Plans to Make It Actually Work

At an auction in September, entrepreneur Elon Musk paid $920,167 for a Lotus Esprit submarine prop car from the 1977 James Bond film, <i>The Spy Who</i> …

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100cameras Project Empowers Kids by Teaching Them Photography

100cameras is a non-profit that seeks to empower disadvantaged children around the world by equipping them with cameras and teaching them …

China's betting big on HTML5 mobile apps. Will the US be next?

400 million users. More than 10 percent market share in 10 countries. Market leading positions in India and China. And UC Web, the leading mobile …

API Layer and its responsibilities - a REST viewpoint

[Level C4] With the emergence and popularity of REST APIs, there is a need to define a layer dedicated to the performing API-related functions. This …

TED talks are lying to you

<b>Jessica Pare and Jon Hamm in "Mad Men" (AMC/Michael Yarish/amc)</b><p>The creative class has never been more screwed. Books about creativity have never been more popular. What gives?<p>Thomas Frank<p>October 13, 2013 11:00am (UTC)<p>The writer had a problem. Books he read and people he knew had been warning him …

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Ketchuppp Is An App That Wants To Help Friends Catch Up In Person — Not On Facebook

Are you spending too much time looking at what your friends are posting on Instagram and Facebook and not enough time hanging out with each other IRL? The founders of Ketchuppp think so. And their answer to this problem is, of course, another app that’s designed to help you meet your buddies when …

AmEx Partners With VeriFone To Allow NYC Taxi Passengers To Pay For Cab Fares With Rewards Points

Similar to other credit cards, AmEx card holders have been able to use the rewards points they earn for flights hotels, retail purchases and access to concerts and sports events. Today, AmEx is taking this a step further by allowing users to access membership rewards points at point of sale, via a …

Google Goes After Reporters With New “Google Media Tools” Site

Google has become the latest tech company to introduce a centralized resource containing tools aimed at courting journalists, with the launch of a new hub called Google Media Tools. The idea is to offer a one-stop shop where reporters can access and learn to use a number of Google services, from …

Social Weddings Platform WedPics Tops Half A Million Users, 5M+ Uploads, Ahead Of Series A

One of the challenges for startups going after the weddings space is that they must constantly acquire new users – at least before the word-of-mouth momentum kicks in, as brides, grooms and guests tell their soon-to-marry friends about the various wedding-related services they used last. A Raleigh, …

Social Video Broadcasting Startup Spreecast Comes Out Of Beta With A New Design

It’s been two years since we first wrote about Spreecast, a startup that allows anyone to create live, social video broadcasts. After all that time, it’s finally coming out of beta and doing so with a big new redesign.<p>Spreecast was launched as a platform for enabling users to quickly and easily …

With $1M In Funding, Appsee Promises Mobile Developers Real Insight Into Their Users

Israeli startup Appsee says it’s taking a different approach to mobile analytics.<p>I wrote about the company more than a year ago under its old name, UserVOD, when it focused on making video recordings of mobile app user activity. Now the company is launching a broader iOS analytics platform, where …

Blogmutt, A Crowdsourcing Platform, Makes An Equity Offer To Its Bloggers For Hire

The SaaS model is now for blogging, too. A new breed of companies are crowdsourcing writers to do posts for small and large businesses. Blogmutt is a bit different than the other services in this regard. It is now offering equity to its top performing writers.<p>Blogmutt fits in the middle spectrum of …

Nielsen: Old School TV Reigns Supreme At 58% Of Ad Spend, Internet Display Up 27% In Q2

As Nielsen continues to work closely with Twitter to track tweets about TV shows; Twitter continues to explore ways of using its platform to market TV content; and Internet portals contest who is the biggest video ad player of all, some figures out today point to how converging ads across those two …

Mainframe2 Brings Powerful Apps To Your Browser

Menlo Park-based startup Mainframe2 came out of stealth at last week’s DEMO 2013 and unveiled its new cloud solution that lets you view graphical applications on any device.<p>Founded in 2012 by graphics industry veterans from MotionDSP and led by CEO Dr. Nikola Bozinovic, Mainframe2 promises to run …

InMobi Launches New AppGalleries, A White Label App Store For Publishers To Curate Apps, And Boost Mobile Ads

Just over a year after InMobi bought MMTG Labs, the mobile ad company is today unveiling the first big product to come out of the acquisition: a new version of its AppGalleries offering, which lets publishers create their own app storefronts with ads incorporated into them. Today the service is …

Distimo’s New App Lets You Track Analytics, Competitive Intelligence & App Store Leaderboards Right From Your iOS Device

Mobile analytics firm Distimo launched a new application for iOS users on iPhone and iPad today, which allows anyone – even non-developers – to keep an eye on app store trends. The company, which currently offers a suite of tools for mobile app publishers that allow for tracking downloads, …

Wikipedia editors, locked in battle with PR firm, delete 250 accounts

Investigation follows reports that Wiki-PR scored Viacom, Priceline as clients.<p>Wikipedia editors have disabled hundreds of paid Wikipedia editing …

Don’t trust VPNs? Create your own with a friend and a browser extension

Google-funded P2P tech creates secure path to 'Net through a friend's network.<p>A browser extension being developed for Chrome and Firefox will let Web …

Gartner: Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends For 2014

Gartner just concluded its Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2013 in Orlando, gathering tens of thousands of IT executives. Among the most anticipated aspects of the gathering are the ruminations from the Gartner pontificators regarding IT trends. Among several trends shared were the Top 10 Strategic …

Ex-Tumblr Media Evangelist On What To Expect From Twitter's Head of News

Twitter’s decision to hire a “Head of News and Journalism” seems odd to say the least. The company, expected to announce the hire in the coming days, already has a healthy user base of reporters. So many, in fact, that The New York Times’ Brian Stelter once called the platform a ”chatroom for …

What Can We Expect From The Next Decade Of Marketing?

It’s been nearly half a century since Philip Kotler first published his <i>Principles of Marketing</i>, which has defined the practice of millions of professionals worldwide ever since. It’s no stretch to say that before Kotler, there was no true marketing profession.<p>What made Kotler different than what …

Netflix Banks On 'House Of Cards' And 'Orange Is The New Black' To Quadruple Its Profits

Nothing seems to be able to stand in the way of Netflix these days. The company run by Reed Hastings posted better than expected third quarter earnings, along with increased domestic and international streaming subscribers and solid guidance, sending shares in the video streaming company up more …

The Mobile War Is Not Over

Let’s step back to January 2007. Do you remember what your job was at that time? I was already an industry analyst covering mobility, and at that time, the space was less fascinating to cover. Back in January 2007, Google had acquired YouTube for $1.65 billion only a couple of months before. …