Daily Archives: August 12, 2012

Tech M&A Volume Slows In Q2 As Big Deals Take Center Stage

August 12, 2012
Tech M&A Volume Slows In Q2 As Big Deals Take Center Stage

When it comes to mergers and acquisitions in the technology industry, deal quantity has given way to quality — or, at least, to deal size. According to Pricewaterhouse Coopers‘ latest US technology MA Insights report for the second quarter of 2012, MA deal transaction volume decreased by 15 percent on a quarter-over-quarter basis from...

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10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts

August 12, 2012
10 solar projects in India that can help fight grid blackouts

India’s massive grid blackouts this month have been the subject of much debate and much concern — and from a clean power perspective, highlights a market where there is much opportunity. But there are actually a good deal of projects in India that are already focused on installing solar projects, both for rural villages...

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Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week

August 12, 2012
Answer Underground Aims To Be A Mobile-Focused Quora For Education, Hits The iPad This Week

There are some 3.7 billion web searches every month for education-related topics. However, ask a student how easy it is to find answers to their burning academic questions, and they’ll probably just roll their eyes. Sure, there’s Wikipedia, Google (and Google Scholar), Khan Academy and there are even QA sites like Yahoo Answers or...

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Why The Search For The Mystical Data Scientist Should Not Be A Feat Of Magic

August 12, 2012
Why The Search For The Mystical Data Scientist Should Not Be A Feat Of Magic

The data scientist is a mystical spirit. A wizard, whose skills are fired in the deep unknown of a developer’s lair. Their secrets are worth the gold of a million empires.They possess the keys to eternity.They have pet dragons. Not! It’s time to take away the staff and stop thinking of data scientists as...

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Apple set to replace Orange in rare sponsorship of UK book prize

August 12, 2012

Featured in a large percentage of Hollywood films and TV shows without any help from their creators, Apple’s products don’t need a lot of assistance when it comes to marketing. The company rarely ties itself to events, awards or media advertising but Apple could soon make a small exception, with a commitment to backing...

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Tweet scheduling service Buffer adds App.net integration hours after funding goal met

August 12, 2012
Tweet scheduling service Buffer adds App.net integration hours after funding goal met

The super popular Tweet scheduling service Buffer announced today that it has added support for the recently funded alternative real-time communications platform App.net. Fittingly, the announcement was made via a post on the Alpha version of the new service, which has been open to a set of early backers and others for the past...

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NY’s talent pool is growing: NYU to launch wireless research center in Brooklyn’s Tech Triangle

August 12, 2012

While New Yorkers eagerly await Cornell University’s upcoming tech campus on Roosevelt Island, NYU is doing its part in expanding the city’s tech footprint. According to reports from The Wall Street Journal, NYU’s Polytechnic Institute has announced plans to launch “a research center for wireless technologies in a further bid to bolster a technology hub in downtown...

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How Google+ Punk’d The Oatmeal

August 12, 2012
How Google+ Punk’d The Oatmeal

Since The Oatmeal draws comics like 5 Ways To Fight A Crack Whore, the kids down in Mountain View figured they could play a joke on him. This summer the artist wrote that Google+ comment threads sound like *crickets*, poking fun at the social network’s lack of engagement. He also criticized not being able...

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App.net financial backers show they’re open to a paid Twitter alternative

August 12, 2012

Is the world ready for a paid version of Twitter? Maybe so, backers have shown. Entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell’s Kickstarter-esque campaign to develop a paid alternative to the social network hit its $500,000 funding goal on Sunday, well ahead of Monday’s 11:59 PM deadline, raising questions as to what consumers really want when it comes...

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Ask yourself these questions before installing a WordPress plugin

August 12, 2012
Ask yourself these questions before installing a WordPress plugin

WordPress has grown rapidly over the years into the default CMS for the Web. Of course there are other options out there, some very good, but the king of the hill is clear. And so, for most people hoping to run a blog, extending the functionality of WP often means flooding it with plugins...

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