• @Geeknrolla: How not to be an American idiot – a primer from Hubdub

    American Idiot – Launching Your Startup In the US – when you’re actually in Scotland LesleyEccles, co-founder of  Hubdub, a news prediction game drops the 411 on how to successfully launch a startup in a region  you don’t actually live in. The site launched in November last year and got about 500k web users, mentioned across about 100 media outlets, considered to be… Read More

  • Slightly better shots of the Toshiba TG02 and TG03 emerge

    We got a glimpse at some itty bitty fun-sized shots of the Toshiba TG02 and TG03 back when word of them first leaked. A week later, the embiggened versions of the same shots have emerged, and they’re looking.. well, about the same. Just bigger! Toshiba has obviously found some comfort in this design, with all 3 models being essentially the same thing: a 1Ghz Snapdragon CPU with varying… Read More

  • App Store still not at a billion downloads, should be soon though

    Just in case you have lived under a rock for the last year, the Apple’s App Store is kind of a big thing. So big, that there have been just under 1 billion apps downloaded from the store. Apple announced a couple of weeks ago this milestone was about to be passed and announced a contest – as did we – that involved giving away a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card, along with a ton of… Read More

  • Google Analytics API Now In Public Beta, Desktop Reporting Takes Stats Offline

    Moments ago, Google released the public beta version of the Google Analytics API after running a private beta program with hundreds of developers for about a year. When Google announced a great deal of updates to Google Analytics last October, the company already said the API was ‘coming soon’, but obviously it took them another 6 months to effectively start rolling out. With… Read More

  • @Geeknrolla: The secret of focus is to speak to other startups – Ian from Songkick

    Ian Hogarth, co-founder and CEO of music startup Songkick.com reckons the best way for a startup to focus on what they do best is to find third party tech tools to do the non-core heavy lifting. To this end, he’s started a wiki collection of startup tools, contributed by Songkick, Playfire, TinyCoupon, Habit Industries, Poll Everywhere, GroupSpaces and Huddle. “One of the most… Read More

  • Dell updates Studio 15 notebook, now includes LED backlit screen

    Dell’s Studio notebook line is getting another update, but this time it’s more than a simple spec bump. The 15.6-inch display is getting updated to 1366 x 768 resolution along with LED backlighting. Not too bad for a series that starts out at $649. Along with the new screen, the series does get a significant hardware update. Read More

  • Mystery Pentax DSLR revealed as K7D?

    The Pentax Forums have been buzzing since the first images of the purported next gen Pentax DSLR surfaced last week. It was widely speculated to be the K30D, but it appears that Pentax has confirmed it to be the K7D according to Austrian site fotografie. What strikes me as odd is that I know Pentax is veering away from the “D” nomenclature, which is quite evident with the K2000/K-m. Read More

  • Google Profiles Finally Have A (Big) Purpose: Appearing In Google Search Results

    After over a year of sitting in relative obscurity, Google Profiles are finally getting their due. Beginning today Google search queries for names will now feature a section dedicated to Google Profile results at the bottom of every page. These profiles allow people to fill out their basic information, like current employer and links to various web presences, without having to maintain a… Read More

  • @Geeknrolla: Designing good user experience starts with picking your audience

    Leisa Reichelt, freelance user experience consultant, talking about what startups most often get wrong about UX and what they should do about it. Step 1: Find your audience.
    It’s amazing how few startups actually know who their audience is. There is no such thing as ‘the general public. Step 2: Know your audience
    This is the step that a lot of companies just seem to ignore. Once… Read More

  • Sample footage from the T-Mobile 3G Sidekick LX

    After we snagged some info on the video capabilities of the new Sidekick LX yesterday we couldn’t help but ask for more info. And we sure got it. After the jump is sample video taken from the Sidekick LX as well as the startup screen, which was taken from a different device (which apparently refused to focus). We also have a few other hands-on shots and a sample image taken with the new LX. Read More

  • DLC alert: Fallout 3: Broken Steel for PC, Xbox 360 on May 5

    Yet anotherFallout 3 DLC is coming our way. Available on May 5 for the PC and Xbox 360, Broken Steel takes place on Andrews Air Force Base, just outside the DC Wasteland proper. The level cap is being raised to 30, and there’ll be more guns, perks, enemies, etc. About what you’d expect, in other words. Read More

  • @Geeknrolla: Just a girl – how do we get more women into the tech sector?

    Balancing Tech Culture: Getting more women involved in tech startups A panel discussion featuring Cate Sevilla, founding editor at BitchBuzz
    Sophie Cox, co-founder of Worldeka.com
    Zuzanna Pasierbinska-Wilson, head of marketing communications at Huddle.net
    Leisa Reichelt, User experience consultant at Disambiguity
    Nacera Benfedda, director of product, Viadeo Video: LIVE BLOG: Cate asks… Read More

  • Should Ad Networks Pay Publishers For Stolen Content? The Fair Syndication Consortium Thinks So.

    As newspapers and other publishers watch their revenues diminish, one common refrain among them is that maybe they should somehow go after Google or Yahoo for aiding and abetting the destruction of their businesses and sometimes the wholesale theft of their content. We’ve seen how the Associated Press wants to handle this: by aggressively going after anyone who even borrows a headline. Read More

  • FCC approves T-Mobile Sony Ericsson CS8 Cyber-shot handset

    If I was the FCC, I’d start my own gadget blog in light of the fact that I’d have first dibs to all the new gear. Er, wait…nevermind. Scratch that, stick to your federal duties and leave the blogging to us. Sony Ericsson’s newest (T-Mobile-bound) slider phone, the Cyber-shot CS8 (known elsewhere as the C905), has received approval by the FCC. Not only are there a bunch… Read More

  • Go To Google Similar Images, Hit "Similar," Find Live Search

    Yesterday, Google unveiled its new Google Similar Images search feature under Google Labs. The product is nice, and works very well. But, Microsoft was doing the same thing with Live Search — over 4 months ago. A lot of commenters pointed it out to us yesterday, and naturally, Microsoft reached out today to let us know the same thing with what might as well have been a big, loud… Read More

  • LEGO Rock Band officially announced, coming just in time for the holidays

    Does anyone else think that the Rock Band franchise has gone too far? I understand that Harmonix is going up against Red Octane, but Lego? Beatles, sure. Metallica, oh yeah. But Lego? I guess. Oh, I see how Harmonix, MTV, Warner Bros. Interactive and TT Games are angling this version of RB by letting you “Build a Band and Rock the Universe.” Because you couldn’t do that with… Read More

  • Study: Illegal music downloaders buy 10 times as much legal music as non-illegal downloaders

    Stop the presses! New data suggests that people who illegally download music are more likely to buy music from legitimate sources (iTunes, Amazon MP3, Beatport, etc.) than are God-fearing, non-illegally downloading folks. Such is the claim from a recent Norwegian study. Of course, the music industry has rubbished the claims, as it so often does. Read More

  • Monster Cable: Good products, dick company

    I have never once questioned the quality of a Monster Cable cable. The cables and power products are top notch. They have never failed me and I’ve used their products for years. But I won’t spend any money supporting the company anymore. It’s a shame too, ’cause I really trust the products, but I refuse to support the company with my hard earned cash. That’s who… Read More

  • @Geeknrolla: Mo money, mo affiliate marketing says Joe from Skimlinks

    Hardly anyone knows how to spell it, fewer people still know how to do it. But thanks to Joe Stepniewski, co-founder of Skimlinks, you too can learn the secrets of the dark arts of monetisation. Basically, stick to affiliate marketing rather than advertising; Joe showed some stats demonstrating CPM return slowdown; its dropped consistently over the last few quarters and doesn’t… Read More

  • Windows Live To Add More Social Network Partners (Digg, MySpace, Facebook, Last.fm And More)

    Microsoft’s social networking strategy around Windows Live gets a little more meat on the bone today. In November they announced a new strategy that brings in activity streams, FriendFeed/Plaxo style, into a Windows Live home page. The goal is to give users a view of what their friends are up to on various social networks around the Internet. A list of the current partners is in the… Read More

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