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In Cramped Japan, Tablets Hold the Home Library

According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Japan’s average home size is half that of the U.S. This makes it a great market for any space-saving innovation that makes the best use of limited space. Therefore, it is not a surprise that the Japanese have welcomed the advent of tablet computers with open arms. While companies such as Apple with its iPad and… Read more

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More and More Organizational Fun With Moredays

Task managers, one would think this genre of development should be full, right? Well, not just yet. A unique take on the personal online task management/scrapbook, Moredays is not everyone’s idea of organizational perfection, but it will be for some. Still cloaked in beta testing, Moredays was somewhat revealed at TechCrunch Disrupt, and a bit more in a teaser Mashable… Read more

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Building a Web 2.0 Ready Firewall

While the latest wave of Internet services, ranging from Salesforce to Google Docs to Skype, has incremented the productivity of workers around the world, it has at the same time introduced new challenges for IT departments everywhere.

The Challenge

In the past, IT departments could rely on standard firewalls and harware tools to keep malicious hackers at bay, but the… Read more

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The Shift Towards Mobile Payments with Smartphones

Given the rise of smartphones and the further introduction of basic mobile phones into rural areas, there is a strong trend towards using mobiles to conduct financial transactions.

The Industry

According to the Yankee Group, the worldwide transaction value of mobile payments will total $984 billion by 2014, up from $162 billion in 2010. Mobile payments is defined as transactions… Read more

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Let Lookout Protect Private Data on your Phone

As more and more people are using smartphones, hackers are becoming more interested in exploiting the security loopholes that companies fail to address. Fortunately, there is Lookout raising to the challenge of protecting your private data on any smartphone.

Meet Lookout

Lookout (formerly known as Flexilis) describes itself as a smartphone security company dedicated to making the mobile experience safe… Read more

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Find out Where to Eat Next with Alfred

In a world full of Yelps, Zagats, and Food Networks, everybody seems to have the answer for the question: “Where should we go to eat?” Even though there are many answers, most of them don’t appear tailored enough for our personal tastes and preferences.

Enter Alfred

Alfred is an iPhone app that provides curated recommendations using Clever Sense’s Serendipity Engine.… Read more


Find the Latest Fashion Trends with Polyvore

One of the featured startups at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2011 was Polyvore. According to its website, Polyvore is the web’s largest community of tastemakers where people can discover their style and set trends around the world. Trendseekers and shoppers alike come to Polyvore to discover the hottest brands, products, trends and looks. This website works in 3 steps: 1. Read more

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Social Shopping and Saving with Rather Be Shopping

Another hot shopping season is almost upon us: “Back to School” and pre-Christmas shopping is almost around the corner. You’d better get ready! Here’s a hot new tool to add to your arsenal: Rather be Shopping Rather be Shopping is the collection of hand-picked coupons and deals from around the Internet. The feature coupons by category (Apparel/Clothing, Gifts and Flowers,… Read more


How to Get Rid of Unwanted Daily Deals

So many deals, so little time. Is it possible to get too much of a great deal? Apparently, yes. Given the success of group buying sites such as LivingSocial and Groupon, there has been an explosion of companies, both old and new, that are bombarding their email lists with daily deals. The result is consumers that cannot resist missing such… Read more


Spotify Lands in the U.S.

Facebook is often cited in the United States as a great example of how big ideas flourish in free societies. In Europe the frequently cited example is Spotify. Spotify is considered such a success from entrepreneurship that British Prime Minister David Cameron used Spotify as an example to describe how big ideas flourish in free societies at the Davos summit… Read more