Pozible product smashes target in one minute: ‘in no way a stunt’

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By Joe Frost in Crowdfunding on Friday 25 April 2014

When a product reaches its crowdfunding goal in the space of a minute, two things happen – you sit up and take note, and your scepticism kicks in. This is what happened at Techly when Pozible sent us a presser informing us the Gyenno One wristband, one of the Australian crowdsourcing company’s first products from China, “smashed its target within a minute of launching”.

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Wist for iPhone now recommends the top 5 best places to eat and drink anywhere in the world

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By Paul Sawers in Apps on Friday 25 April 2014

Following a ‘soft launch’ in a handful of US cities late last year, Wist is rolling out its personalized travel recommendations iPhone app globally from today. Wist actually began life as Triptrotting before its pivot and re-brand back in November, a move that saw it shift from more of a traveler/host matchmaking service to one […]

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Facebook Courts Journalists With Its “FB Newswire”

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By JESSICA HULLINGER in Social on Friday 25 April 2014

On Thursday, Facebook announced FB Newswire, a tool aimed at helping journalists “find, share and embed newsworthy content from Facebook in the media they produce.”

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It’s no rumour: the iWatch is coming

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By Rodney Gordon in Gadgets on Friday 25 April 2014

Apple is expected to announce an iWatch, or some similar device, at the upcoming Worldwide Developers Conference in June. There’s a laundry list the length of my arm that suggests truth beyond the rumors, but there’s a few specific reasons why the iWatch is “A Thing”. Google are already there Recently Google announced their wearable […]

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Kevin Rose wants to launch another startup, wishes he had stayed CEO of Digg

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By Roberto Baldwin in Social on Friday 25 April 2014

Google Ventures partner, Digg, Milk, and Revision3 co-founder, and raccoon enthusiast, Kevin Rose sat down with The Next Web co-founder Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten at The Next Web Conference Europe today. During the interview that touched on Rose’s many startups and being the target of San Francisco protesters, the serial startup-founder shared his desire to return […]

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The Woman Who Helped Define Facebook’s Culture Explains How Startups Can Explain Who They Are To The World

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By First Round Review in Startups on Friday 25 April 2014

When Molly Graham joined Facebook in 2008, the company still felt scrappy. With 400 employees serving 80 million users, people were so busy “moving fast and breaking things” that the culture still needed to be defined.

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If Nike’s FuelBand goes to the grave, you can bet it won’t be the only one

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By Ross Brooks in Gadgets on Friday 25 April 2014

It’s been less than two weeks since the announcement that Nike decided to lay off nearly 80 percent of the FuelBand workforce, and there are already lots of people who are unsure if fitness trackers have what it takes to survive.

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How badly can Apple treat customers before they lose faith?

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By Adam Turner in Gadgets on Thursday 24 April 2014

The first-gen Apple TV’s resurrection was an Easter miracle, but why does Apple insist on keeping its followers in the dark? The original Apple TV media player was superseded a few years ago, but it remains popular with iTunes fans because its successors abandoned the built-in hard drive and component video outputs for connecting to older televisions.

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Don’t let Amazon’s snub give you the Fire TV blues

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By Evan Wade in Apps on Thursday 24 April 2014

Techies are impatient when it comes to their gadgetry. Making them wait for new products because their feet don’t happen to grace the right soil is a good way to alienate them from the start.

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Lytro Illum: Is the photography industry about to get shaken-up?

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By Claire Porter in Gadgets on Thursday 24 April 2014

Lytro has long been a fascinating company. It was only a matter of years ago my colleagues and I were debating the truth to rumours there was a company who had developed a lightfield camera that allowed users to refocus the image to any particular point, after taking the photo.

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