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15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Why Sugar Makes Us Feel So Good

Last week, I reported that scientists are working their way toward a consensus that sugar is addictive. While some researchers are still hesitant to liken sweet stuff to drugs or alcohol, the evidence is accumulating to explain why some of us really struggle to resist or moderate our sugar intake. …

11 SaaS Products That Will Convert Leads Into Actual Sales

Luckily, there are some incredibly powerful SaaS products out there that can help move the needle forward. I asked a panel of fellow founders from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) the following:<p><b>Name one SaaS product your business uses to convert more leads into actual sales and why is it so</b> …

After 20 Months Google’s Campus London Hub Has 22,000 Members, So Where Next?

Opened in April 2012, Campus London, Google’s East London ‘startup hub,’ was something of a new departure for Google. It was taking out a ten year lease on a building which would be populated by co-working spaces, accelerator programmes, hackers and startups that Google had nothing to do with and …

Philip Kaplan Officially Launches DistroKid, A Cheap, Efficient Way To Distribute Lots Of Music

Philip Kaplan, AKA “Pud”, AKA The Guy Who Made Being Online In The Late 1990s Bearable has just announced the official launch of DistroKid, a service for musicians to release unlimited tracks to various online music stores for a flat yearly fee. Folks wanting to try it out can upload any song for …

Electronic tattoo tracks the heat running through your veins

Wearable sensors can tell more and more about what happens inside us<p>Thermometers don't seem like they need reinventing. Just stick one beneath your tongue, wait a minute, and everything you need to know is right in front of you. But there's a lot more that temperature can tell us if we're paying …

Why Even Being Near A Google Fiber City Is Good

I heard from my Provo, Utah entrepreneurial friend Jules Swickard this week about two more reasons being near a Google Fiber city is good.<p>1) When Google Fiber comes to town it is surprisingly willing to cover additional cities in the surrounding metropolis, and<p>2) Have you noticed what suddenly …

No One Understands The Scariest, Most Dangerous Part Of A Self-Driving Car: Us

The most dangerous moment in a self-driving car involves no immediate or obvious peril. It is not when, say, the computer must avoid a vehicle swerving into its lane or navigate some other recognizable hazard of the road -- a patch of ice, or a clueless pedestrian stepping into traffic. It is when …

Dstillery Is Picasso In The Dark Art Of Digital Advertising

Media6Degees pioneered a rich data science approach to predicting brand affinity. Today they’re rebranding as Dstillery. Here’s a peek at what’s behind the name change and how the company knows more about what you want to buy than you could ever imagine.<p>You know how it feels to be tracked, like …

The Law that Gave Us the Modern Internet—and the Campaign to Kill It

Ever heard of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act? It gave birth to the social web. Here's why we need more laws just like it.<p>REUTERS<p>In 1996, Congress cleared the way for the modern Internet with a single short statute. Technically, it was known as Section 230 of the Communications …

Why Responsive Email Design is More Important than Ever

_This post is brought to you by GetResponse.<p>The numbers speak for themselves: 47% of emails are now opened on mobile devices, according to a study of over 250 million opens worldwide by email analytics providers Litmus. That statistic speaks volumes not only about mobile device adoption, but also …

Ex-Facebookers’ Mobile App, Shadow Puppet, Brings Voice Narrative to Photo Sharing

A picture, it has been said, is worth a thousand words.<p>But what if sometimes that isn’t enough?<p>This occasional deficiency of sorts is the proposition …

What Part of a Web Page Gets the Highest Viewership?

There’s been a lot of attention paid lately to the fact that a lot of online ads going unseen, and with it, the assumption about what parts of a Web …

iOS 7 downloads causing network outages at several school campuses, activation server failures

As noticed by BusinessInsider, Apple’s release of iOS 7 today is causing havoc for the networks of several college campuses and other schools where a large number of iOS device users are attempting to download the new OS. Some schools, including Ohio University, is even urging students to delay …

Facebook 'likes' are protected free speech, says court

In 2009, Sheriff BJ Roberts was struggling for re-election. Adding insult to injury, when he went to his opponent's page on Facebook, he found that six of his deputies had "liked" the page, signing on to the campaign to remove him from office. After he won reelection, he held a grudge and fired all …

Microsoft offers $200 credit for used iPads, hopes you'll become a Surface convert

Microsoft's new recycle-for-reward initiative doesn't target one of its own devices -- instead, it focuses on another company's popular gadget: Apple's iPad. The US trade-in program offers at least $200 in exchange for a "gently used" iPad 2, 3 or 4. You can probably get more than $200 in other …

There are a googol number of ways to target ads on Facebook (literally)

You read that headline right. There are, apparently, a googol of ways — but not a Google — to target your customers on Facebook.<p>Literally.<p>The data scientists at Nanigans, probably the single biggest ad-buyer on Facebook, have crunched the numbers. They’ve done the math. And when you add up gender, …

You Can Now Pre-order Canary's Slick Home Security Monitor for $199

Canary, the home security device that plays nicely with your smartphone to keep you up to date of happenings at home even while you’re not there, is now available to pre-order priced at $199.<p>While pre-orders were not expected to go live just yet, the company sent out a note to its Indiegogo backers …

Asus Readies Padfone Infinity for Launch on September 17

Asus is preparing to launch the Padfone Infinity, the latest in its series of smartphone and tablet combo devices, on September 17, according to its teaser site.<p>The ‘Padfone The Future’ page shows a countdown timer working its way towards the launch next Tuesday and also has a short teaser video …

Open Garden brings Wi-Fi routers into its crowdsourced broadband mesh

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GitHub Hits The 4M User Mark As It Looks Beyond Developers For Its Next Stage Of Growth

GitHub has made its name as an online repository for developers to post, borrow and collaborate on code together — with active users now numbering 4 million — but in the future it wants to take that model to new frontiers as a center for all kinds of online collaboration.<p>“We want lawyers, people in …

Gogo's next-generation in-flight Wi-Fi to offer peak speeds of over 60Mbps

Gogo today revealed that the next major revision of its in-flight Wi-Fi service will deliver peak speeds exceeding 60Mbps. It's called Gogo GTO (for "ground to orbit") and Virgin Airlines has signed on as the company's launch partner. The "next-generation" offering will debut in the second half of …

Zuckerberg’s Manifest Destiny: Connecting The 5 Billion People Without Internet

Facebook didn’t stop when it hit 1 billion users. And it won’t stop even if it connects everyone with web access. “To make the world more open and connected” really means <i>the world</i> — every human regardless of location or income. That’s why CEO Mark Zuckerberg says he’s “retooling the company to take …