Kelly Abbott

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Gigaom | Generation Mooch? Why 20-somethings have a hard time paying for content

Advertisement<p>I distinctly remember learning how to read, and it wasn’t from a book or in a kindergarten classroom.<p>It was sitting at the breakfast …

Now THIS is How to Write your Startup's Terms of Service

Almost all of us are guilty of not reading the terms of service when we sign up for online accounts – life’s just too short for all that difficult-to-parse legalese. There is a better way to write a Terms of Service though; witness the approach that recently-relaunched Twitter rival Heello has …

Who says blogging is dead? 50 ideas to inspire great content

Well-written, company specific content can be a great way to build brand-awareness and search engine ranking for your company website. One of the best ways to incorporate content into your website is with a business blog.<p>I know what you are thinking: every report out there states that “blogging is …

Play Ball! Free MLB Streams On Twitter, Facebook (And AllThingsD).

MLB Advanced Media, pro baseball’s digital arm, continues to find interesting ways to promote its popular subscription service. Here’s the latest: …

What Is Bitcoin and What Can I Do With It?

Dear Lifehacker,<br>Everywhere I go, I see Bitcoin popping up more and more. Many web services accept payments in the form of Bitcoin, and some even sell …

Mama’s Day | Mama's Kitchen

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Social media's billion-person game of telephone is good for memes but bad for activism

My iPhone knew that my fiancée was participating in the Human Rights Campaign's social media efforts before I did. She, like many others, had changed …

Amazon goes social, acquires Goodreads

Amazon announced Thursday that it is acquiring social reading website Goodreads. The deal, which will be finalized in a few weeks, is the most prominent acquisition of a major book-focused startup in recent years.<p>On Thursday afternoon, Goodreads founder Otis Chandler and Russ Grandinetti, Amazon …

Gigaom | The Daily Mail: Paywall? We don’t need no stinking paywall

Advertisement<p><i>“Badges? We ain’t got no badges. We don’t need no badges! I don’t have to show you any stinkin’ badges!” — Gold Hat, Treasure of the</i> …

Welcome to the Next Generation of Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / March 27, 2013<p>What’s the only thing better than Flipboard? Flipboard 2.0! It’s a major new edition, with treats for everyone from …

Google Analytics Real-Time: Filter by Desktop, Tablet, Mobile

Google has updated the real-time reports in its Analytics service with four improvements. As a Google Analytics user, you can now analyze events in real-time, create shortcuts to your favorite real-time segments, compare real-time filtered data against overall real-time data, and even breakdown …

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Storify Launches Its VIP Program, Partnerships With WordPress and BBC

Storify is moving forward with plans to realize its business model. Today, the social media curator is announcing the launch of Storify VIP, its premium service designed for media organizations, publishers, or people interested in integrating the service deeper into their own site or app. In …

Tidemark’s Infographics Could Change How Your Business Is Run

Tidemark rolls out infographics that map a company’s profits in microscopic detail, in real time.<p>It’s only been a few months since Tidemark, a bold Andreessen Horowitz-backed business analytics platform, emerged from its beta cocoon. But today, the fledgling company is introducing a new set of …

You didn’t make the Harlem Shake go viral—corporations did

Google’s trend charts of the phrase “Harlem Shake” are seismic. Almost no one looked for the words until Feb. 7, then searches surged faster than any term Google ever had, except for “Whitney Houston” after her death. A few weeks later, they fell close to zero.<p>Experts said the “Harlem Shake” …

Smartphone Users Check Facebook 14 Times a Day

Think you use your phone to look at Facebook a lot? Unless you're doing it at least 14 times a day, you're actually <i>below</i> average.<p>That's just one of …

On Reddit, good links rise to the top — but it can sometimes take a few attempts to get there

A study of the social news site’s voting behavior finds that about half of its most popular links died quiet deaths on first submission.<p>“Almost everything on the Internet is bad,” says Eric Gilbert, assistant professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Interactive Computing, “so somebody’s got to sort …

Photographs of Ocean Waves Captured With a Long Lens and Slow Shutter

Photographer David Orias of Santa Barbara, California photographs waves with a slow shutter speed, capturing their movement, color, and power as they …

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How China’s exploding market for apps is exactly like Hollywood

If you want to know how to make money on mobile apps in China, you should probably look at how Hollywood makes money on its films in that country. The parallels are uncanny: In movies, it’s action films that do best; in apps—or more specifically games—it’s the same. Simplicity, a conspicuous …

At The Wall Street Journal, a smartphone app has reporters on board for shooting video

WorldStream, the Journal’s stream of brief videos built on Tout, is getting premium ad rates and substantial audience numbers.<p>The text-based web is dead, says Michael Downing. When AOL CEO Tim Armstrong announced his intention this month to transform the company into a platform for video, Downing …

Poll: Your 5 best, worst and funniest Padres moments ever

Baseball season is almost here. First a look back at the Padres' wildest moments and your chance to choose the best, worst and funniest of all …

Why Facebook isn't rushing the rollout of its new News Feed

So you want Facebook's bigger, better News Feed? Too bad -- unless you're one of the chosen few. The social network is taking a painstakingly slow approach to releasing a remarkably overhauled version of the stream, having given the new look to only a "small group" of users on the desktop so …

Forecast.io is a weather app worth gushing over. No, seriously.

Weather apps: there are a ton of them, and you probably already have one, whether you want one or not. But you should make room for a <i>really good</i> …

Apps

The Surprising Numbers Behind Apps

How much time do people spend with apps? How much money does the average developer make?<p>You might be surprised by the answers.<p>All week the Journal answered those questions and more with a new series called “The Business of Apps,” which chronicles the industry’s economics, the winners and losers and …

Watch out, internet: Dave Winer is back in the business of making blogging tools

He may not have the same kind of public profile as the teenaged founder who sold his company to Yahoo for $30 million, or the founders of hot apps …

San Diego sidewalks receive public ire

March 28, 2013 by Matthew Grant Anson<p>It's not a stretch of the imagination to envision someone eating it on this sidewalk. (Photo Credit: Liam Dillon)<p>…

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9 Things You Didn't Know About Myst

So slow, according to Miller, that they had to plan very specifically where to put related data on the game disc. Otherwise, says Miller, "we wouldn't have been able to pull from the drive fast enough to play this game."<p>The Miller brothers asked testers to imagine certain scenarios, like being …

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