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50 Ways To Lose 10 Pounds

That stubborn weight that won't seem to go away? No more!<p><i>This article was written by Joy Manning and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Losing weight, unfortunately, isn't a one-size-fits-all proposition. What helps one person shed pounds may backfire on another. Because we're all so different, …

Seattle And Austin Are Getting Bitcoin ATMs

To expand its network, Robocoin is also offering $10,000 in Bitcoin to ambassadors who help find new kiosk operators.<p><b>Updated:</b> Ahead of the roll out of Robocoin’s Bitcoin ATMs in Austin and Seattle later this month, Portuguese company Lamassu said it has installed a Bitcoin ATM in Albuquerque, N.M. …

Codementor Is An Open Marketplace That Provides Developers With One-On-One Programming Help

It’s a scenario all programmers are familiar with: you are coding alone, only to have something go awry and no one to ask for help. Codementor wants to prevent developers from going insane by providing an open marketplace where they can ask experts for one-on-one programming and design help.<p>Founder …

From beginner to selling my app in the app store in 2 months

I’ve read many posts in the past asking how to get started learning to code, or asking what people should do next after they’ve finished Code Academy. I wanted to give my story thus far to help others get started, because I’m currently on a “progress high” from how exciting it is to make an app.<p><b>“No</b> …

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Sorry, that content is not yet available.<p>We are working hard to move nearly 15 years of media content to the new Integral Life website, so the piece …

More data storage: how to fit 1000 terabytes on a DVD

<b>We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90 per cent of the world's data was generated in the past two years. The obvious</b> …

Amazon Debuts a Gifting Product on Facebook’s Crowded Platform

I’ll admit it — I am terrible at remembering birthdays.<p>There’s no excuse, really, considering that practically every major Internet company offers …

Amazon challenges Facebook Gifts with its own social gifting service

Ecommerce titan Amazon has launched Amazon Birthday Gift, a new service that lets you and your friends chip in to give Facebook connections Amazon gift cards.<p>Amazon gift cards are popular for birthdays and holidays because they let people buy from Amazon’s humongous selection of stuff. It’s …

New Technology Allows the Mind to Control Prosthetic Limbs

Our brains, which control our movements, may soon be able to control the movement of prosthetic limbs as well.<p>The Defense Advanced Research Projects …

Trading Faster Than The Speed Of Reality

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Michael Wellman is a professor of computer science and engineering at the University of Michigan College of Engineering.</i><p>At 1:07 p.m. on April 23, a hijacked AP Twitter account falsely reported an attack on the White House. Seconds later, major US stock indexes started to fall. They …

NSA-proof encryption exists. Why doesn’t anyone use it?

Computer programmers believe they know how to build cryptographic systems that are impossible for anyone, even the U.S. government, to crack. So why can the NSA read your e-mail?<p>Last week, leaks revealed that the Web sites most people use every day are sharing users' private information with the …

Doing Mobile Monetization The Right Way

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Chris Moore is a partner at Redpoint Ventures where he focuses on making investments in consumer Internet, online marketing and SaaS companies. Follow him on his blog and Twitter @Moorski.</i><p>This year alone, there is an $11.4 billion mobile advertising opportunity, which means there is …

Vine becomes more popular than Instagram for media sharing on Twitter

Only five days after launching on Android, Vine has surpassed Instagram in its total daily shares on Twitter, according to metrics by Topsy. While Instagram's numbers have been fairly flat over the past month, Vine has continued to grow — and there's a good chance that opening the app up to another …

Snapchat Hiring Massive Sales Team, Said To Be Raising $100M At A Near $1B Valuation To Pay Them

Snapchat is aggressively recruiting sales people from Stanford as well as USC for its impending debut of a monetization scheme, we’ve discovered. Meanwhile it’s raising $100 million at a valuation as high as $1 billion to pay them, as well as buy more servers and hire other talent to power its …

Twilio Raises A $70M Series D As They Consider An IPO

Twilio, the company whose APIs help developers easily add SMS, voice, and VoIP functionality to their applications, has closed a Series D round of $70M dollars.<p>The round was led by Redpoint Ventures and existing investors Bessemer Venture Partners, and backed by Draper Fisher Jurvetson. As part of …

Your Arduino Is In My Android Device! UDOO Mixes It Up With An All-In-One Solution

For most beginning hardware hackers, Arduino is hard and Linux/Android is easy. The folks at UDOO, a Kickstarter project that ends tonight, aim to solve that by mixing the best of both worlds. The UDOO device contains an ARM processor (dual or quad core) as well as an Arduino microprocessor. This …

Buffer’s new Twitter optimization partnership with Moz boosts retweets and click-throughs 200%

If a tweet falls in the forest, does anybody hear it? With 555 million Twitter users and 58 million tweets on an average day, good luck.<p>Enter tweet optimization.<p>For almost three years, Buffer has been providing tweet optimization services: saving your tweets and publishing them at the best time for …

Social Video Network Keek Passes 45M Users, Adding Over 24M Users Since Vine’s Launch

Toronto-based social video network Keek has seen some tremendous growth recently, adding on 24 million users in just four months to bring its network to a total reach of 45 million registered members. The platform’s growth is perhaps most interesting in that nearly half of it has taken place since …

Comedy Central Launches Stand-Up App So You Can Watch All Your Favorite Comedians And Discover New Ones

Comedy Central has released a standalone app for watching and discovering awesome stand-up comedians. The app, called CC:Standup, has more than 6,000 videos from 700 comedians. That will allow stand-up fans not just to find hilarious clips from their favorite comedians, but to find others that they …

Video Discovery Startup Showyou Launches Channel Platform, Unveils A Revenue Model

We’ve been following video discovery startup Showyou since its very earliest days. The company has created an app that makes it easier for video viewers on a mobile phone or tablet to find new content, and share it with friends. Now Showyou wants to use the app and its audience to give video …

As frustration with YouTube mounts, ShowYou makes a play for publishers

The video app will now let anyone create a channel and advertise on it.<p>Video discovery app ShowYou was created to help users keep track of all the videos being shared across their social networks. But like most video app developers, including the market-leading YouTube, it has struggled to …

20 Must-Know Tips & Tricks To Master Google Analytics Data

Looking over and managing website visitor data is crucial to the success of your company. Whether you are running a new startup or a simple weblog, …

SAP strikes again, buying hybris to boost e-commerce push

SAP is goosing its push into what it deems a $37 billion e-commerce market by buying hybris, an e-commerce platform specialist. Terms of this deal …

Yahoo Updates The Look Of Search, Bumping Up Results And Adopting A Google-Like Nav Bar

Yahoo has tweaked its search-results page today (yes, it still does search, albeit now powered by Microsoft’s Bing), with a visual refresh that’s meant to better emphasize top search results and that clears up some visual clutter in the navigation bar and additional settings sidebar. Yahoo’s …

Stripe Updates API to Simplify Automated Payments for All

Mobile payment platform Stripe, which allows any website or developer to start accepting payments online through the addition of a few lines of code to their webpage, has updated its core functionality to include the ability to automate the process of sending bank transfers to anyone with a US bank …

Developer Auction Begins Offering Free Intern Placement, Tests Expanding To Designers As It Pushes To Change Recruiting

Developer Auction, the startup that flips recruiting on its head by allowing engineers to put themselves up for bidding from companies in need of talent, is expanding its service to intern placement, as well as experimenting with auctions for designers.<p>The platform is fairly simple. Startups can …

With New Extension, Google Allows Businesses To Add Images To Their Search Ads

Google just announced the beta launch of a new capability for the businesses that advertise alongside its search results — the ability to include images.<p>While the company offers a variety of ad formats across its networks and properties, its search ads have remained text-only until now. Earlier …

Why patent trolls will laugh in the face of the US government’s weak attempts to fight them

The White House today introduced an executive order intended to combat “patent trolling,” in which companies buy up patents and use them to sue “infringing” companies that actually make things. Patent trolling is essentially a tax on innovation, and tech giants like Google hate it so much that they …

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Google Adds New Collaboration And Sharing Features To Its Analytics Dashboards

If you’re using Google Analytics, chances are you have already customized a dashboard for your specific needs. But now, when you develop a new dashboard that may be useful to others, you can share both the dashboard itself or a template for it with others in your profile. Sharing templates was …