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Inside SoundCloud

Jane Shin is the US community manager for SoundCloud in San Francisco. She leads community outreach activities and programs to engage SoundCloud community members to build connections, stories and sounds in the community. Check out what Jane has to say about the SoundCloud experience! If you could describe the essence of SoundCloud’s culture in one word, what would that be? Collaborative. …

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Inside Box

Kimber Lockhart is Director of Engineering at Box, where she leads the web application engineering team that builds most new features on Box. Launched in 2011, Kimber was responsible for #newbox, a major redesign and rebuild of the Box user experience which marked a turning point in the company’s transition to the enterprise market. She’s especially interested in Box’s virality …

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Game of Fame: EDGE

Matthieu Malot, lead artist of EDGE Extended, shares with us a bit of background and inside information on EDGE (Mobigame‘s multi-awarded and critically loved game) and EDGE Extended. There is nothing narrative in EDGE, and it is difficult to talk about a genre for EDGE. With David, before the release we hesitated a lot between a puzzler and a platformer. …

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Should Tech Companies Employ Remote Workers?

Are remote workers a good investment? This is, not surprisingly (given the times we live in), a burning question that affects the entire workforce and economy to some extent. In recent years remote workforces have become a staple in the tech sector, yet there are signs of blowback as companies like Yahoo! decide to reel in remote workers or give …

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Inside Flipboard

Flipboard is, and always has been, one of my favorite iPad (and now iPhone) apps. It’s often imitated but never, ever duplicated. It’s not just a news reader, it’s an experience. Part of what I love is discovering new sites dug up by Flipboard’s curation team. The user experience and interface were game-changers and continue to be considered among the …

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Infographic: How Attached Are We To Our Computers?

Mobile computers have changed the way people interact with the world. From shopping online and meeting new people to organizing carpools and researching history, the Internet and laptops have made life easier for everyone. For example, did you know that the average person spends roughly 66 hours on a computer every month? That fact alone may now surprise you as you’re most …

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Inside Spotify: My All-Time Favorite Music Service (Lots of Pics)

Spotify is what I always wanted in a music service. It’s priced just right (for just $9.99 per month you can listen to unlimited music on all your devices). On any given weekday you can catch me listening to Spotify on the way to and from work and throughout the day (via the iPhone app). Ya, I like it that …

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Undrip

Great social media content is constantly slipping through your fingers, leaking through the faulty pipes and infrastructure available to you to soak it all up. Undrip is a great new app that “stops that leaky faucet” and helps you capture the best of what your friends are sharing online. I love using Undrip; it’s now my goto place to check …

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HTC One X+

Are you looking to upgrade your mobile photo and video experience? Check out the HTC One X+  ($199 with a 2-year ATT contract), a smartphone that delivers sharp images (see sample below) and crisp videos: it’s hard to believe such a thin and light device can produce such impressive output. Built-in camera filters and effects, including a handy auto-edit feature, make …

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How the Beautiful Wacom Cintiq Touch Pen Display Was Born

As a designer by trade, I’ve always been fascinated with the convergence of paper and pixels. No other piece of technology in the world comes closer to merging paper and pixels as the Wacom Cintiq touch Pen Display. In the past, I’ve used many Wacom products from the lower-end Bamboo Stylus to the mid-range Intuos, but nothing makes me drool …

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Inside Path, the BMW of Social Networks (Pics)

Path, the social network born in the mobile era that caters to your close friends and family (like 150 connections or less), is on a roll. Last April, Path snagged a $250 million valuation and just recently passed the 2 million user mark. Dave Morin, Path’s CEO, recently said, “If Facebook is like a Chevy, we’re trying to be like a …

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Does Social Media Sabotage Happiness?

Technology and the Internet have yielded some amazing, even life-changing, advances including social-networking. This week’s burning tech question focuses on whether or not social media can lead to happiness or sadness, or both, or neither. It’s an issue that has been hotly debated over the last couple of years. Psychology Today put out an article all the way back in …

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Growth Hacking Defined

At the heart of every successful business is a growing user and revenue base. These days, some of the world’s most influential companies and startups have employed the services of a growth hacker to help facilitate success; Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Quora, for example, have all employed people to hack their growth. The term itself (coined by one of the …

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Game of Fame: Galaxy on Fire 2 (Pics)

When it comes to iOS gaming, few games garner as much love from fans or are produced with such high quality/standards as the Galaxy on Fire series. The scope of the game is incredible, the graphics are tasty and the story is expansive. As it turns out, Michael Schade, the CEO and Co-Founder of Fishlabs Entertainment (the company behind GOF2), is …

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Can Twitter Beat Google at Search?

Twitter is amassing a treasure trove of realtime data and it wants to make searching through it a better experience for you–and for advertisers. As Twitter has continued it’s transformation into a media company, and as it grows in size and revenue, it may soon find itself at war with some very entrenched, and fierce, competitors. In particular, might Twitter …

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Gamification Defined

The term “gamification” has made a big splash over the last few years; actually, the term itself was officially coined back in 2002 but didn’t really reach critical mass until 2010 (according to Wikipedia’s article on gamification). These days there are classes on gamification (like this one offered by the University of Pennsylvania via Coursera which offers insights into Game …

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The Ultimate Lifehack for 2013: 200+ Incredible Sites & Services

Are you ready to ruin any chance you had of getting any work done today? This list represents “the best of the best” of the tech world’s resources DailyTekk curated over 2012. Culled from nearly 30 top 100 lists, this exclusive roundup represents the top 10 Editor’s Choice selections from our most popular lists of last year. Grouped together they …

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Inside Twitter

Twitter is one of the coolest companies around these days, but what is it like to actually work there? Well, aside from the roof deck with gorgeous views of San Francisco, frequent visits by celebrities looking for ways to better connect with their audience and being able to meet the President at the White House… it’s a pretty normal place …

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Infographic: Lifecycle of Mobile Devices

When shoppers choose a new mobile device they often expect to use it for several years. However, in the United States the average consumer never makes it to year two. Mobile device management has led many buyers to re-consider their mobile phone options after just a few months on a new operating system. Especially for employers who allow workers to bring their …

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Big Data: What Is It and Why Does It Matter?

When McKinsey & Company, the well-known global management consulting firm, calls Big Data the “next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity” you had better pay attention. All trends point to a Big Data revolution: data science is becoming democratized and machine learning is showing up everywhere. Additionally, Big Data is one of Gartner’s Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends for 2013. …

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