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Amazon’s streaming data service, Kinesis, is now available

Kinesis, the streaming data service that Amazon(s amzn) Web Services announced in November, is now publicly available. The service is comparable in …

You Won't Believe Who Joined Twitter In 2013

What can you say about a year in which former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright took to the Twittersphere, sending tweets under the handle of @madeleine and describing herself as a "Grateful American Czech immigrant, mother & grandmother, fmr SecState, passionate democrat, author, prof, …

Facebook confirms autoplay video ads are coming to your News Feed

They've been a long time coming, but Facebook's new video ads are finally here. Confirming an earlier report from the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> that said they'd launch this week, the company said it will test promoted videos on a limited number of users' News Feeds, kicking off with mini trailers for the …

Google sets aside Hong Kong data center plans. Here’s why that’s a bit odd

As more consumers and businesses take to the cloud for email, file sharing, and other services, Google has been a beneficiary. To handle the load, it’s been building more and more data centers around the world to compute and run it all. So the news that Google is backing off its plans to build a …

Infamous brogrammer Pax Dickinson changes his tune, apologizes, agrees to work for 'Ladyboss'

Elissa Shevinsky is returning to Glimpse Labs as chief executive. The surprise: Controversially outspoken co-founder Pax Dickinson will be staying on as her chief technology officer.<p>Dickinson became infamous earlier this year after Valleywag published a long string of tweets that were unbecoming …

Google's humanoid robots take on Amazon's courier drones

Online shopping is not the most glamorous aspect of the digital revolution, but it has just become the latest Silicon Valley battleground, with droids racing drones to become the courier of the future.<p>First Amazon promised to eliminate the drudgery of the post office queue with parcels delivered by …

Huawei Pulls Back on Effort to Crack U.S. Carrier Equipment Market

After spending years trying to persuade U.S. regulators to ease their restrictions, China’s Huawei is acknowledging that the political climate …

Spotify tries to win over artists by predicting their future royalties

While Spotify has shown that a streaming music model can be successful, it's consistently come under fire over an apparent lack of financial support for new artists. To boost that relationship, the company has launched a new website, Spotify Artists, with the intention of cutting through the noise …

Topsy could help fill in Apple’s big hole — big data

Thanks (largely) to Google, Apple’s business is no longer just about selling phones, tablets and laptops, but about selling an entire experience for …

Google Barge Details Revealed, Might Not Fly With Local Authorities

Turns out “interactive space where people can learn about new technology” might just be Google jargon for retail store on a boat -- and that may not sit well with local authorities.<p>According to a confidential budget report obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle, each of the three barges built by …

Exclusive New Survey Shows BlackBerry's BBM Beating WhatsApp And SnapChat In Key Markets

Distimo‘s brand new messaging app survey shows fascinating patterns from the period following BBM’s launch for Apple's iOS platform. During the first month of availability, BBM was the most downloaded messaging app in UK and India – and only two percentage points behind WhatsApp in South Africa. In …

Research Suggests Microsoft Has Stopped Censoring Skype In China

Earlier this month, Skype ended its partnership with TOM Online, the mobile Internet company that managed its service in China; and yesterday it announced Guangming Founder (GMF) as the replacement.<p>Speculation was rife that Microsoft would continue placing similar censorship restrictions on the …

Taboola leads market for paid content discovery and will make $100M this year

Taboola is raking in the moola. (Aren’t bad rhymes the best?)<p>The startup, which powers a content recommendation platform, revealed that it crossed $100 million in annual run rate, which means that if it keeps making money at its current rate, it will rake in $100 million in a year. It is now …

Dianping, China’s Largest Restaurant Review Site, Turned Down An Acquisition Offer From Google China

Dianping, the restaurant review platform that is sometimes referred to as the “Yelp of China,” turned down an acquisition offer from Google China in early 2007, co-founder Edward Long revealed at the TechCrunch/Technode event in Shanghai. Google China valued the company, which was then four years …

Bitcoin will change the world, but no one knows how

On a Friday morning in Singapore, an eclectic group of misfits gathered in a room to discuss Bitcoin, a digital currency that’s making headlines …

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The Top Five Social Media Marketing Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Social media marketing is still the hot topic in town.<p>But even large businesses with expert marketers on the job make rookie mistakes when it comes …

YouTube Is Now Much Safer for Brands

Google’s recent effort to silence trolls with a new YouTube commenting policy might actually be a boon to brands.<p>YouTube in September began directing …

Activists say they have found way round Chinese internet censorship

Cyber-activists have retaliated against Chinese authorities' censorship of foreign media websites by exposing an apparent weakness in the country's vast internet control apparatus.<p>China blocked the Wall Street Journal and Reuters Chinese-language websites on Friday after a New York Times exposé …

6 Signs That It's Time To Make a Career Change

Even in tough economic times, people are eager to align their values with their career goals. They want a career that matters; that is purposeful and meaningful. While this may sound idealistic, perhaps we need to be reminded of modern-day terms such as social entrepreneur or corporate social …

London domain name to launch in summer 2014

<b>The capital will gets its own domain name, .london, in the summer of 2014.</b><p>London & Partners, the promotional agency for London, said a contract has been signed with Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (Icann).<p>The registrations for the new addresses will open in spring 2014, with the …

Study Finds Line Is Censoring Politically-Sensitive Words In China

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab has just released a study on how messaging service Line is systematically censoring politically-sensitive keywords in China on its dedicated Chinese-language app Lianwo.<p>In May, we reported that Line was preparing the groundwork for such censorship, with a …

4 Gender Blind Spots That Could Damage Your Office Culture

Now that women make up 50 percent of the workforce and are moving into more leadership positions than ever before, there's more opportunity for …

The 4 Most Effective Ways Leaders Solve Problems

With as many problems as we are all faced with in our work and life, it seems as if there is never enough time to solve each one without dealing with some adversity along the way. Problems keep mounting so fast that we find ourselves taking short-cuts to temporarily alleviate the tension points – …

7 Excuses We Use To Cover Up Failure

Does the name Maria Kang ring a bell to you? She’s the sexy mom who recently posted a picture of herself in workout gear with her three boys sitting around her. Emblazoned at the top were the words, “What’s your excuse?”<p>The obvious message sat around Maria, as the picture clearly showed three …

Stop Worrying About Making the Right Decision

Much of my work as a coach involves helping people wrestle with an important decision. Some of these decisions feel particularly big because they involve selecting one option to the exclusion of all others when the cost of being “wrong” can be substantial: <i>If I’m at a crossroads in my career, which</i> …

The Six-Minute Guide to Making Better High-Stakes Decisions

When making big decisions, executives use familiar tools like discounted cash flow analysis far too often. That’s because the more uncertain a business context is, the less likely running some numbers and probabilities through a spreadsheet will be helpful. It’s much more useful to take a different …

Word of Mouth Marketing & Women - Marti Barletta on Marketing to Women

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6 Easy Steps to Being a Master Networker All of the Time

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When there’s only so much time in the day, it’s easy to overlook the value of building and maintaining your professional relationships. But being stressed and busy is no excuse. Relationships take effort, of course, but throughout my …

The Future of Twitter Events Is Here

Twitter’s biggest draw to date has been the power of the event.<p>From Hurricane Sandy to the Academy Awards, “events” are those moments of large-scale, …