Daily Archives: March 9, 2012

Paper Or Plastic?

March 9, 2012
Paper Or Plastic?

I have a confession to make: despite having reviewed a few e-readers, and having written dozens of articles about them, I’ve never really used one. I mean, I’ve used them enough to know a good one from a bad one, to understand the features, and to do a proper evaluation — but I’ve never...

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How To Update Facebook From Your Twitter Account

March 9, 2012

You can set up your Twitter account to automatically post status updates to Facebook. It’s a nice time-saving trick that can help you own your social media situation.   lt;object classid=”clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000″ id=”ooyalaPlayer_52xco_gzlutkuu” width=”618″ height=”348″ codebase=”http://fpdownload.macromedia.com/get/flashplayer/current/swflash.cab”gt;lt;param name=”movie” value=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=VkbjFxMzpbKquCoUAUSdN5DQACG0DhwBamp;version=2″ /gt;lt;param name=”bgcolor” value=”#000000″ /gt;lt;param name=”allowScriptAccess” value=”always” /gt;lt;param name=”allowFullScreen” value=”true” /gt;lt;param name=”flashvars” value=”embedType=noscriptObjectTagamp;embedCode=VkbjFxMzpbKquCoUAUSdN5DQACG0DhwBamp;videoPcode=BhdmY6l9g002rBhQ6aEBZiheacDu” /gt;lt;embed src=”http://player.ooyala.com/player.swf?embedCode=VkbjFxMzpbKquCoUAUSdN5DQACG0DhwBamp;version=2″ bgcolor=”#000000″ width=”618″ height=”348″...

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Army Warns Of Danger Of Geotagging

March 9, 2012
Army Warns Of Danger Of Geotagging

While for an ordinary civilian the automatic geotagging of your photos or check-ins might be convenient, in the military it can be a lethal mistake. In 2007, geotagged photos of a new fleet of helicopters allowed enemy forces to mortar the base and destroy several of them; it could just as easily have been...

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Live Drawing SXSW: StumbleUpon, the Traffic-Generating Machine

March 9, 2012

Earlier this afternoon StumbleUpon founder Garrett Camp sat down at SXSW with All Things Digital’s Liz Gannes to talk about a social media company that drives a huge amount of traffic on the social Web. Fun fact: It delivers more than 1 billion personalized recommendations per month. Unified and @visualhero where there to capture...

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Chilean startup Hadza wants to crowdsource live event videos

March 9, 2012
Chilean startup Hadza wants to crowdsource live event videos

Are you a Beastie Boys fan? If so, you will understand very quickly what the new Chilean platform Hadza does. The link between the two is an innovative concert video the band did in 2006. Called ‘

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Watch live as we broadcast from the hottest SXSW parties – TechStars and StartupWeekend

March 9, 2012

Ok, so it’s raining, freezing and thundering in Austin Texas, but get over it people. We’re at one of the tech industry’s biggest get-togethers: SXSW 2012. And tonight we are bringing you our ‘Best Parties’ show live from the TechStars and StartupWeekend parties. Some of the startups we are interviewing tonight include Vipin Goyal of Sidetour.com, Yoav...

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Sphero is a startup with Bluetooth-controlled balls

March 9, 2012

Tech toys used to be fancy gadgets like those my colleague Kevin Tofel reviews, but in the phrase now  describes actual toys. At South by Southwest here in Austin I stumbled (quite literally) across Sphero, a ball that contains a gyroscope, accelerometer, Bluetooth and an array of lights. The ball is controlled by an IOS...

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Can Empire Avenue’s social stock market win you back with its fresh new look?

March 9, 2012
Can Empire Avenue’s social stock market win you back with its fresh new look?

There was a time when Empire Avenue seemed like a great idea to a lot of people. A ‘social stock market‘ game, your engagement levels and popularity on social media services affected your virtual share price, and you could invest in people you thought would perform well, potentially earning real-world rewards. The novelty appears to have...

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Marc Andreessen Picks Three Companies He Thinks Will Break Out Next

March 9, 2012

Marc Andreessen named Foursquare, Fab, and Pinterest as the next three big breakthrough companies in his firm’s portfolio. Speaking on Bloomberg Television this afternoon, Andreessen started off by saying that he has high hopes for many companies in the portfolio. Then he went on to give high praise to check-in service Foursquare. “Foursquare is...

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Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent

March 9, 2012
Eyeing An IPO, Kayak 2011 Revenue Up 32 Percent To $225M; Net Income Up 21 Percent

Travel search giant Kayak just posted new revenue numbers for the fourth quarter and full year 2011 in a new S-1 filing with the SEC. As we heard last September, Kayak put its IPO plans on hold until market conditions improve. Now that the markets are more stabilized, it should be interesting to see...

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