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Polycom Innovations

Acoustic Fence for Polycom VVX<p>Automatically reduce background noises during voice calls using advanced echo cancellation techniques to "cancel out" …

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Wikileaks launches searchable archive of government records

You can now search among 2 million confidential, or formerly confidential, government documents courtesy of Wikileaks.<p>The whistle-blowing group has set up a new "public library of U.S. diplomacy" offering more than 1.7 million diplomatic files from 1973 to 1976. Dubbed "The Kissinger Cables," the …

Blue state: Microsoft's tricky strategy to strike back against Apple and Google

Can Redmond rethink 30 years of corporate culture to pull this off?<p>As it has countless times in the last decade, Microsoft once again finds itself at a crossroads.<p>Over the course of thirty-plus years, Microsoft rose to global dominance on the back of the desktop computer. But in the last decade, PC …

Windows Azure Opens Active Directory For General Availability As Identity Battle Heats Up

Microsoft has opened its Active Directory (AD) to general availability on Windows Azure, giving developers access to the single-sign-on service for access to the suite of Microsoft services, third-party apps and SaaS providers.<p>Active Directory is the long-time single point of access to Microsoft …

Not Safe For YouTube: How Google Draws the Line Between Porn and Art (NSFW)

Last weekend, YouTube yanked a popular music video from Robin Thicke, which featured a number of topless models prancing to the rather upbeat track. …

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Nationwide Google Fiber would cost $11B over five years, probably will never happen

Analysts: Google likely won't "find a scalable and economically feasible model."<p>Just one day before Google is expected to announced that it will …

CHART OF THE DAY: What Facebook Got Wrong About How People Use Their Smartphones

Mark Zuckerberg had a strong case this week for why Facebook is making its new Home app for Android that replaces your normal Android home screen.<p>According to Zuckerberg, smartphone users spend more time in Facebook than any other individual app, so by that logic, it's a good idea to make Facebook …

Just Six Months After Being Acquired, Twitter’s Vine Hits #1 Free Spot On Apple’s App Store

Twitter acquired the mini-video-taking app Vine last October before it ever launched, sending everyone into a frenzy about the company getting into the video space.<p>In late January, Twitter finally launched the app to much applause. Since then, it’s gone from being temporarily removed from the …

2013 Has Been An Ugly Year For Commodities

Gold's precipitous decline in recent months has garnered a lot of attention in the headlines.<p>Of course, gold is only a single commodity in an asset class that had, for the most part, a pretty dismal first quarter of 2013.<p>The chart below shows how the entire complex has come under fire, making the …

45 P&G plants send zero waste to landfills

One plant converts Pampers into upholstery filling; another composts waste from shaving foam.<p>CINCINNATI -- Forty-five Procter & Gamble Co. plants around the world -- a third of all factories, including six in the U.S. -- now send zero manufacturing waste to landfills.<p>Instead, a U.S. plant is …

In 42% of Companies, The Best Workers Are The Least Engaged

More than a third of companies are so dysfunctional, the best people don’t really care about what they’re doing and the worst people don’t know that they are doing a lousy job. Those are the findings of a new study by Leadership IQ, a twelve-year-old Washington, D.C. company that does employee …

Online music licensing revenues pass radio for first time

British songwriters, including acts such as Ed Sheeran and Calvin Harris, netted a record total of £51.7m in UK royalties from digital music services …

These Are The Best States To Make A Living

Earning a decent wage, staying ahead of inflation and coping with taxes are some of the challenges American workers face. If they can succeed at all of this and actually enjoy their jobs, it would be a nice bonus. So MoneyRates.com has identified the 10 states where employees may be most likely to …

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Bitcoin Obliterates 'The State Theory Of Money'

Once you get past the childish title, the recent bitcoin piece from Karl Denninger raises some issues that warrant consideration from bitcoin economists. Denninger is an intelligent student of the capital markets and his essay deserves a serious reply.<p>The economic contribution of his essay is that …

Has your business had a game changer moment yet?

Every business has a 'game changer' moment, says entrepreneur Emma Sinclair, who speaks to some female business owners in her network about their big break.<p>Ask anyone who has built a business to recall a game changer moment. An opportunity they could not foresee but one that made them who they are …

Samsung Resets The Smartphone Landscape with Best Buy Deal

Samsung Electronics and Best Buy announced today that they will open Samsung Experience Shops in 1400 Best Buy retail outlets in the USA, beginning May 1st. Unlike many deals in high tech, this one had little hype before it was announced, no leaks or rumors, other than a handful of small store …