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Twitter Brings More Media Content Into Tweets

Posted by PCWorld
Twitter announced partnerships with several media outlets on Wednesday that will allow users to see a preview of the website being linked to in their Twitter[...]
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Five Secrets Of Companies That Build Great Teams

Posted by TechCrunch
As the name of a recent conference in San Francisco suggests, there?s a war for talent going on right now. That shouldn?t come as a surprise to anyone. Over the last couple of years I?ve been fortunate enough to talk to many successful entrepreneurs and executives from some of the fastest-growing companies in the world. While the specifics of those conversations remain confidential, I?ve noticed some general trends that seem to separate the winners in the talent war from those who aren?t doing as well.Here are five I?ve picked up on:[...]
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Twitter enriches tweets with even more media goodness

Posted by VentureBeat
Twitter has added a slew of partners to make tweeted content more engaging with photos, videos, and news, the company announced Wednesday in a blog post.
“You?ve probably expanded Tweets before to play videos from YouTube or see photos from Instagram,” Group Project Manager Michael Sippey wrote. “Now, a diverse and growing group of new partners like the The Wall Street Journal, MSNBC?s Breaking News, and TIME also deliver rich content inside Tweets containing a link to those websites.”
When you click or tap on a tweet at or the mobile version of the site, the tweet will expand out and feature more types of content. In an example you can see above, the WWE[...]
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Scale out storage: Caringo says it’s all about the software

Posted by Gigaom
Since the dawn of the digital age we?ve scattered more and more information about ourselves on the web, inside home computers and laptops and in online storage lockers. It?s the reason we love Facebook and use it as our personal scrapbooks. It?s the opportunity of a lifetime for marketers. And for Caringo it?s the reason it exists.
Caringo, an Austin Texas based company, was formed in 2005 with the idea of creating a new type of file system for storing data. Its three founders had worked together at several startups including SequeLink and FileLink before forming Caringo. In 2006 before Amazon launched its Simple Storage Service Caringo released CAStor, software that created a scalable stora[...]
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The Way Things Work

Posted by TechCrunch
Magic, they call it. And indeed we may add an appendix to that old saw: any sufficiently advanced, or sufficiently obscure, technology is indistinguishable from magic.You must know the story of the Mechanical Turk. How princes and tradesmen were amazed by this ingenious device’s ability to play chess intelligently. In an age of steam and brass hinges! Yet at the time thousands were fooled. Had they known a bit more about machines, they might have realized it was not just improbable, but impossible.The Mechanical Turks of our day aren’t designed for entertainment, but to be bought and used, yet a similar goes into preventing the secrets of their operation from being questioned. In[...]
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