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    The Battle Of The Block: How LinkedIn Finally Stopped The Stalkers

    28th July 2014 14:01

    When a San Francisco-based tech recruiter—we'll call her "Sally," a pseudonym—filed a restraining order against an ex-boyfriend, the court documents listed Facebook, Pinterest, and even Etsy as no-go zones for him. But it was LinkedIn that Sally was worried about. “He started following what I was doing on LinkedIn,” Sally told me. “Who I was connecting with. He was trying to track what I was doing professionally. Every day I was seeing his face on my profile."LinkedIn's basic features for connecting…

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    Pop-up, up and away…

    28th July 2014 13:53

    Tweet Introducing flexible short-term contracts could have a radical impact on our failing high streets and open up a wealth of opportunity for an increasing amount of entrepreneurs. read more

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    Ex-Tech City chief leads campaign against 'super rich colonisation' of Shoreditch

    28th July 2014 13:32

    The former deputy chief executive of the UK's answer to Silicon Valley has launched a petition against modern office developers who he says are destroying the spirit of the area. Benjamin Southworth, deputy CEO of the area of east London known as Tech City from July 2012 - July 2013, has today launched the 'Tech City Says No!' campaign. The campaign is a protest against the development of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard, "the last great undeveloped site in the heart…

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    The Coolest Objects For Sale In Amazon’s New 3D Printing Store

    28th July 2014 11:36

    If 3D printing doesn't take off, it won’t be for Amazon’s lack of trying. Last year, it created a dedicated retail section to sell 3D printers and materials. Now it’s at it again, this time pushing actual 3D-printed goods—and feeding an ongoing debate about the role 3D printing should play in our lives. Amazon’s new 3D Printing Store launched Monday with a distinct focus on people who want to buy, not build, 3D-printed wares. Amazon already had a “3D Printers & Supplies” department which sells…

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    Dragon Piers Linney to join government SME panel

    28th July 2014 11:04

    The newest dragon on BBC TV’s Dragons’ Den has vowed to make the government ‘walk the walk’ when it comes to aiding British tech SMEs slice through red tape and win government contracts. read more

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    Dragons' Den 2014 episode two review: Five tips for a successful product

    28th July 2014 09:46

    Tweet Creative industries consultant Jacki Hall reviews the second episode in the latest series of BBC TV's Dragons' Den. For me, this week's episode of Dragons' Den was all about the product. Paraded before us were an Indian take-away franchise, the-next-best-thing-to-raw pet food, 90s-style neon shave gel, healthy wet and dry cereal pots, an obscure, stuffed animal menagerie, and heart-tugging, customised children’s books.  All in all, a strange investors’ paradise... read more

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    OkCupid's "Experiments" Are Nothing Like Facebook's Mood Study

    28th July 2014 09:25

    OkCupid’s dating trends research blog is back, reminding us again just how shallow humans are, and that our time spent on the Internet can be modified to a company’s whims.While unveiling the latest social dating data, the dating site also took a shot at critics of online research experiments, specifically Facebook’s mood study, and said that, “if you use the Internet, you’re the subject of hundreds of experiments at any given time, on every site.”The blog post published on Monday…

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    Sneak Peek of 'Simpsons' and 'Family Guy' Crossover Episode Revealed at Comic-Con

    28th July 2014 00:29

    Somewhere between "D'oh!" and "Giggity" lies the upcoming Simpsons and Family Guy crossover episode. Fox has released an extended, five-minute sneak peek of the episode at San Diego Comic-Con, in which Peter and Homer bond over donuts, fight about beer and, from what we can tell, destroy the Springfield Power Plant. See also: 12 Reasons Lisa Simpson Should Be the First Lady President Complete with some arguing about originality and a dig at both Bob's Burgers and The Cleveland Show,…

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    Tour de France Cyclist's Insanely Veiny Legs Shock and Awe

    28th July 2014 00:06

    Polish cyclist Bartosz Huzarski shared an insane photo of his legs after stage 18 of the Tour de France The photo shocked, awed — and even found Huzarski on the defensive after some fans could hardly handle the veiny spectacle. See also: Vincenzo Nibali First Italian to Win Tour de France Since 1998 Here's the photo he shared to Facebook after completing Thursday's mountainous, 90-mile 18th stage. Post by Bartosz Huzarski. Pretty gnarly, right? All that's missing is a #nofilter…