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How Google's record stock high compares to other tech giants

Google's stock price broke $1,000 for the first time today, as investors continue to be impressed by the company's steady growth in search advertising. The 13 percent stock surge, which came a day after a stronger-than-expected earnings report from the company, doesn't make Google the most valuable …

Three quarters of smartphone users use location services, says study

Maybe Foursquare has lost a bit of its allure — who wants to be Mayor of John F. Kennedy International Airport, Terminal 5? — but a new study shows that Americans still love sharing their location to anyone (or anything) who will listen.<p>Whether getting directions, looking for the closest Thai …

All-in-one 3D printer, copier and fax machine hits Kickstarter goal in 1 day

The Zeus all-in-one 3D printer, copier and fax machine launched on Kickstarter Wednesday and handily passed its goal of raising $100,000 this morning.<p>…

3D printer made almost entirely out of Lego

3D printers are slowly coming down in price, with the least expensive yet just reaching its funding goal on Kickstarter last month at an asking price of $397.<p>Matthew Krueger, aka Matstermind on Instructables, had been eyeing the Makerbot ever since it first came onto the market. As a cash-strapped …

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What the Night Sky Would Look Like If the Other Planets Were as Close as the Moon

It's not always easy to imagine just how big the other planets are. Here, a space artist's thought experiment turns into a lesson in Earth's relative size.<p>Space artist Ron Miller has created a series of images that illustrate the sizes of the other planets in our solar system in a way that makes …

Splunk: Most Innovative Company | Fast Company

Ideas<p>IdeasThis lab-grown beef will be in restaurants in 3 years<p>IdeasGamers are becoming a powerful source of philanthropic donations<p>IdeasWhat if economic growth isn’t as positive as you think?<p>Entertainment<p>EntertainmentFCC chairman Ajit Pai has “serious concerns” over Sinclair …

How to use Pinterest for small business

Keeping up with the latest developments in marketing for your small business means staying up-to-date on the world of social media. Aside from the challenge of simply staying informed about new platforms and changes to existing platforms, figuring out how to maneuver within the sometimes …

Google Reader: what are the alternatives?

<b>Three months ago, Google announced the "retirement" of</b> <b>Google Reader</b> <b>as part of the company's</b> <b>second spring cleaning</b><b>.</b> On July 1st — two weeks from today …

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Lighting Trend: Colorful Cords

• The rainbow-hued cord on this vintage light turns it from workhorse to focal point. $525 at EarthSeaWarrior.<br>• The pretty cord kits from Form + Function …

How $96,000 can buy you a top 10 ranking in the U.S. app store

Can you buy your way to the top of the app store? In a word, yes.<p>Apple may have killed AppGratis for being too good at driving installs, but the “boost effect” of big marketing campaigns, in-app promotions in popular apps, and other somewhat less savory means of driving big download numbers is …

Lenovo Reach cloud service opens in beta, official launch coming 'later this year'

Lenovo's getting into the cloud storage game, but rather than dive straight in, the company's taking a tiptoe approach. Starting today, curious consumers can sign up to preview the company's cloud service, dubbed Reach, which offers exactly what you'd expect: remote access to 5GB worth of stored …

Top 10 pitching startups at Echelon 2013 revealed

Here are the top 10 pitching startups at Echelon 2013, chosen from more than 100 finalists around the region.

Jason Calacanis is Raising a VC Fund to Back Startups from His Launch Conferences

Jason Calacanis, the L.A.-based entrepreneur behind Launch, a series of conferences and events for investors and entrepreneurs, is raising a $10 …

Foursquare check-ins could have small NYC merchants checking you out with promoted listings

As it searches for ways to further monetize, Foursquare is setting its sights on small NYC businesses -- according to an <i>AdAge</i> report. The social networking service, which turns the process of gathering user location data into a game of check-in, is allowing just a "handful" of merchants to promote …

Microsoft Acquires InCycle’s Release Management Service InRelease To Improve Its Team Foundation Server

Microsoft has acquired InCycle’s release management solution InRelease, a tool for automatically deploying application components to target services in different environments. InCycle is a Canadian company that specializes in application lifecycle management (ALM) and release management solutions …

Over $1 billion in big-brand budgets on stage at MobileBeat 2013

It’s becoming more and more evident to the mobile ecosystem that the “big money” is coming from established brands looking to connect, engage, and sell like never before.<p>Our sixth annual MobileBeat event — July 9-10 in San Francisco — is gathering heavy hitters from brands with huge mobile spend to …

Reeder, gReader & Other Popular Feed Reading Apps Partner With Feedly Ahead Of Google Reader Shutdown

In less than a month, Google Reader will shut down for good, according to the countdown timer on Digg.com, a company now in the process of building a replacement. For end users, the loss is one of a simple, fast and powerful front-end for browsing news feeds, but for developers working on apps in …

Windows Phone's Growth In The UK Is Built On Low End Handsets

Kantar Worldpanel released their data on smartphone market share today and the signs are good for Windows Phone in Europe. The platform continues to perform well, with growth being seen in a number of territories. Of note is the United Kingdom, which has doubled over the last year.<p>The likely cause …

One API To Rule Them All – Segment.io Lets Mobile Developers Send Analytics Data To Dozens Of Services, Without Resubmitting To App Stores

Segment.io, a Y Combinator-backed startup making it easier for developers to integrate APIs from multiple analytics providers into their applications, is today expanding its service to include support for mobile. The company is introducing mobile software development kits for both iOS and Android, …

A Year Later, What Google Drive Means for Startups

Startup image copyright white_board<p>A year ago, we were a launch partner when Google unveiled Drive. Much has been made of what this means for Google …

Social Is Not A Destination

There has been much discussion recently about the relatively poor performance of Facebook in the stock market and the increasing focus Google is putting on tying Google+ in its existing services. The two are taking different approaches to social networking: For Facebook, your social network sits on …

Meeker: 500 Million Photos Shared Per Day and That’s on Track to Double in 12 Months

In case you hadn’t noticed, people are taking a whole lot of photos.<p>And it’s getting worse. Unless you are, say, Flickr, Instagram, Snapchat or …

People Actually Use QR Codes (In China)

Mock the lowly QR code as you may.<p>But people actually use it. In China.<p>We already knew that QR codes were popular in Japan, but they never quite took off in Western markets. However, they are finding new life in the world’s biggest market as consumers scan codes to find friends on Tencent’s WeChat …

Facebook’s stock is dropping because Mark Zuckerberg doesn’t sound enough like Jeff Bezos

Facebook’s stock price is at a six month low, and it’s all Mark Zuckerberg’s fault—just not in the way you think. Let’s start with the usual sell signals: missed targets, bad management, dodgy acquisitions. For Facebook, none of those apply. And as for Facebook’s last quarter, the company managed …

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How one Irish woman made $22bn for Apple in a year

Cathy Kearney, an accountant in the Irish city of Cork, appears to live a fairly modest home life. A graduate of the local university, her home for …