Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2012«

A List of Must-Read Books for Startups and Entrepreneurs

June 30, 2012

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“Life is too short to read bad books” – There are many crappy books out there that claim to tell you “the secrets of running a successful  startup”  I got personally fooled by some of the self-proclaimed expert authors and catchy titles in past.  Since then I became extremely picky about what I chose to read. To […]

Facebook Now Lets You “Follow” Someone In Any App, Get Their Updates In News Feed Where The Ads Are

June 28, 2012

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Ads, not payments, are the future of Facebook monetizing mobile, but it needs content to show them beside. The new Follow action announced today could deliver that content by letting you follow someone in a mobile app, and then sending the updates you’d normally see in that app back to your ad-laden news feed. More […]

Dropbox Bans BitTorrent Startup Boxopus Over Piracy Concerns

June 26, 2012

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Dropbox has banned the new BitTorrent startup Boxopus from accessing its API. The company fears that BitTorrent’s piracy stigma may rub off on the successful cloud storage service. The Boxopus team is disappointed by this anti-innovation move. Thousands of dollars in developments costs have gone down the drain for what they believe is an irrational […]

With $1.2 Billion Yammer Buy, Microsoft’s Social Enterprise Strategy Takes Shape

June 25, 2012

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Microsoft just announced it has indeed acquired Yammer, the four-year-old social networking company for enterprises, for $1.2 billion in cash. The announcement confirms weeks of very credibly-sourced rumors that have been floating for weeks around the tech blogosphere (and San Francisco’s popular cafes, as first overheard by Business Insider’s Owen Thomas.) The actual price tag […]

Apple App Store gets 32 new territories

June 22, 2012

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Apple’s CEO Tim Cook has made good his promised made on June 11, 2012 at WWDC (Worldwide Developers Conference), Apple expanded the App Store’s reach to 155 total territories today, by adding 32 new territories. An email was sent to registered iOS and Mac developers this evening detailing the change. Apple did not specify the […]

Cascading Bug: cascaded us out of twitter!

June 22, 2012

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At approximately 9:00PM Nigerian Time, it was discovered in Nigeria and the rest of the world that twitter was inaccessible for web users, and mobile clients were not showing new tweets. Twitter wasn’t left in the dark as they discovered same and immediately began to investigate the issue and found that there was a cascading […]

Study of the Day: Why Crowded Coffee Shops Fire Up Your Creativity

June 22, 2012

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Yes, caffeine helps. But new research shows that the moderate noise level in busy cafés also perks up your creative cognition. Global X/Flickr PROBLEM: To optimize creativity, how quiet or noisy should your workspace be? METHODOLOGY: Researchers led by Ravi Mehta conducted five experiments to understand how ambient sounds affect creative cognition. In one key […]