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Memoir: great mobile app for looking back at your life

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Memoir: great mobile app for looking back at your life

Memoir: great mobile app for looking back at your life

Developers: Mashape is an API marketplace you should know

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Developers, are you looking for APIs you can use in your apps? Then Mashape is a company you should know. Listen in here or try it out at http://www.mashape.com

Developers, are you looking for APIs you can use in your apps? Then Mashape is a company you should know. Listen in here or try it out at http://www.mashape.com

The bad-ass Silicon Valley VC talks context and lack of innovation in Silicon Valley

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Chamath Palihapitiya impressed me last year with his straight-forward no bull approach. Plus he's invested in companies like box.net and AirBnB so he has a good eye for great entrepreneurs.

But lately I've heard that his VC Fund, https://angel.co/the-social-capital-partnership, has been investing in wearable computing, hardware, and contextual stuff, so I wanted to hear what he's thinking. Boy did he lay a lot on the line here. Not only explained how he sees the world changing due to social technology (he was an executive at Facebook) but also laid out how sensors and wearable computers will change the world. Oh, and he takes some good swings at Silicon Valley, too.

Chamath Palihapitiya impressed me last year with his straight-forward no bull approach. Plus he's invested in companies like box.net and AirBnB so he has a good eye for great entrepreneurs. But lately I've heard that his VC Fund, https://angel.co/the-social-capital-partnership, has been investing in wearable computing, hardware, and contextual stuff, so I wanted to hear what he's thinking. Boy did he lay a lot on the line here. Not only explained how he sees the world changing due to social technology (he was an executive at Facebook) but also laid out how sensors and wearable computers will change the world. Oh, and he takes some good swings at Silicon Valley, too.

Ping brings a dramatically better way to do email on your iPhone

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You thought innovation in email was done, right? Here comes http://pingapp.com/ which is a new email client for iPhone users (Android and Web to come). Why is it so much better? Check out this video with CEO Erez Pilosof to see why it's so much better.

You thought innovation in email was done, right? Here comes http://pingapp.com/ which is a new email client for iPhone users (Android and Web to come). Why is it so much better? Check out this video with CEO Erez Pilosof to see why it's so much better.

The future of news/journalism with Google Glass

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Here you hear Mark Johnson, CEO of Zite and now a VP at CNN.

He's also a Google Glass user and he has a lot of interesting ideas about what the future of news is that's coming when Google Glass ships in 2014.

Here you hear Mark Johnson, CEO of Zite and now a VP at CNN. He's also a Google Glass user and he has a lot of interesting ideas about what the future of news is that's coming when Google Glass ships in 2014.

Koding: Helping developers code together

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You might think of Koding as a sort of social network for programmers but if you stopped there you'd be wrong. You can build entire apps inside Koding. It's growing fast and after getting a demo here you can see why. It helps you share resources, ideas, and get help with your code from other people.

Learn more at https://koding.com/

You might think of Koding as a sort of social network for programmers but if you stopped there you'd be wrong. You can build entire apps inside Koding. It's growing fast and after getting a demo here you can see why. It helps you share resources, ideas, and get help with your code from other people. Learn more at https://koding.com/

Tapingo: awesome way for college students to order food and drinks

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It starts with context: what drink do you usually get on the way to class? Is it an iced latte? Fine, your mobile phone can order it for you as soon as you leave your dorm. How? Tapingo keeps track of your context. It's morning, for instance, and you've crossed a geofence. An alert pops up asking if you want your usual latte. Yes, you answer. When you get to the coffee shop your drink is ready and payment is automatically made. No more scurrying to find your wallet.

But there's something deeper here that's going on. Here I talk with Daniel Almog, CEO of Tapingo, to learn just how the system works and what's behind it. Also, what are the effects on businesses around the University? Turns out that sales go up, lines disappear, and now restaurants on campus can have sales to get rid of excess inventory or take advantage of events on campus. Learn more at http://www.tapingo.com

It starts with context: what drink do you usually get on the way to class? Is it an iced latte? Fine, your mobile phone can order it for you as soon as you leave your dorm. How? Tapingo keeps track of your context. It's morning, for instance, and you've crossed a geofence. An alert pops up asking if you want your usual latte. Yes, you answer. When you get to the coffee shop your drink is ready and payment is automatically made. No more scurrying to find your wallet. But there's something deeper here that's going on. Here I talk with Daniel Almog, CEO of Tapingo, to learn just how the system works and what's behind it. Also, what are the effects on businesses around the University? Turns out that sales go up, lines disappear, and now restaurants on campus can have sales to get rid of excess inventory or take advantage of events on campus. Learn more at http://www.tapingo.com

PluralSight announces acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million

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Here Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight, a white hot training company, announced the acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million. I talk to Aaron about that and also about the online training space. Pluralsight helps people learn to program in a variety of languages and now is helping people get trained in IT skills.

Here Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight, a white hot training company, announced the acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million. I talk to Aaron about that and also about the online training space. Pluralsight helps people learn to program in a variety of languages and now is helping people get trained in IT skills.

PluralSight announces acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million

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Here Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight, a white hot training company, announced the acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million. I talk to Aaron about that and also about the online training space. Pluralsight helps people learn to program in a variety of languages and now is helping people get trained in IT skills.

Here Aaron Skonnard, founder of Pluralsight, a white hot training company, announced the acquisition of TrainSignal for $23.6 million. I talk to Aaron about that and also about the online training space. Pluralsight helps people learn to program in a variety of languages and now is helping people get trained in IT skills.

Moto X comparison to Samsung S4 and iPhone 5

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Moto X comparison to Samsung S4 and iPhone 5

Moto X comparison to Samsung S4 and iPhone 5

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