Amazon Echo review: listen up

Amazon Echo review: listen up
Your query goes into that card, and with one tap becomes a Bing search. (Yes, Bing and only Bing.) The Echo app houses a running history of all your questions, your to-do and shopping lists, and a lot of helpful tips for how to talk to Alexa. When the …
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Emma Roberts and Evan Peters coordinate in matching grunge styles
American Horror Story lovebirds Emma Roberts and Evan Peters seem to be moving forward in their plans to settle down together, as the two were spotted furniture shopping on Sunday. The 23-year-old and her 27-year-old-beau were spotted heading into …
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Yahoo!/Bing Secures Biggest US Search Market Share Since Before Search
2014 ends with a strong Q4 for Paid Search: Ending a robust holiday shopping season, US Paid Search saw advertising spend up 11% YoY in Q4. This is the highest rate of growth in 2014. Phones and Tablets pull even in spend share growth: Spending …
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CBS Internet-Video Subscribers Are Watching Twice as Much Content, Says

CBS Internet-Video Subscribers Are Watching Twice as Much Content, Says
Previously, Lanzone was co-founder and CEO of, an online television guide, and was CEO of search engine (formerly Ask Jeeves), now owned by IAC. Lanzone acknowledged that CBS has stayed on the sidelines amid a frenzy of media …
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Irish safety expert to advise teen site on how to beat cyberbullies
Doug Leeds, CEO of US based parent company,, who bought from its much criticised Latvian owners last year, said the appointment of the safety advisory board was just the latest milestone in the overhaul of “It won't be a quick or …
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In His Own Words: CEO Responds To Arbitrage Accusations CEO Doug Leeds contacted Search Engine Land with objections after a column critical of his company and sister site was published earlier this week. Leeds requested a chance to respond, and what follows is his contribution. Earlier …
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TL;DR – Korea Will Change You

We’ve been here in Korea for 5 years now. How has Korea changed us? How will Korea change you? We talk about some of the profound changes we’ve experienced w…

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SnobSwap Announces The Ultimate List of Holiday Gift Guides

(PRWEB) December 17, 2014, the top destination for shopping the best designer consignment boutiques, has curated the top picks for their annual holiday gift guides for everyone who wants to gift the very best this season, without breaking the bank.

Here are the top 3 guide gifts guides curated by model/designer Anine Bing and SnobSwap editor.


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Walk The Moon

Walk The Moon
Event on 2015-05-07 20:00:00
with the Griswolds
Nicholas Petricca (vocals, keyboards) / Kevin Ray (bass, vocals) / Eli Maiman (guitar, vocals) / Sean Waugaman (drums, vocals) This past June, Seattle news and culture blog posted a review of a show by Walk The Moon. It read like this: "Walk The Moon hit the stage with so much energy that the crowd immediately pushed forward and started dancing. It's refreshing to see a band that's having as much, or more, fun than the people there to see them. They took us back to the days of basement dance parties on hot summer nights, where everyone's just happy to be alive and among friends." That review pretty much sums up this young Cincinnati band's mission statement: "We want our music to be the most fun thing you've ever listened to in your entire life," says bassist Kevin Ray. "We want it to not just affect you emotionally, but also physically in that it makes you want to dance." Everything Walk The Moon does is infused with a playful spirit, from their radiant live shows, where the crowd often coalesces into one joyful, pogo-ing mass, to the songs the band are currently recording for their debut album. The music brims with sparkling synth-heavy pop hooks, chanted melodies, sunny harmonies, and agile polyrhythmic grooves a sound influenced by the New Wave stylings of their favorite artists Talking Heads, David Bowie, and The Police. "We started describing it as an 'indie-pop fiesta' and that kind of stuck," says singer, songwriter, and keyboardist Nicholas Petricca. Launched in 2008 by Petricca, Walk The Moon has steadily made a name for itself as an unsigned band over the last few years, attracting a broad mix of fans who have happily submitted to a pre-show face-painting ritual conducted by band members to get everyone into the communal spirit of the event. "Sometimes it's like, 'Dude, what are you doing here? How have you heard of us?'" marvels guitarist Eli Maiman. "But they're there, they've got face paint on, and they're playing air guitar. It's awesome. We just create the music we love and hope that other people love it, too." Walk the Moon's appeal has also extended to such press outlets as, The New York Post,,, as well as, who called them "pure, unadulterated fun" and, who raved about their "bold, broadly beaming" sound. They were also handpicked to be featured during SXSW on Last Call With Carson Daly. So who is Walk The Moon? Petricca, Ray, Maiman, and drummer Sean Waugaman are all Ohio natives in their early 20's who became acquainted in various ways. Petricca and Ray knew each other as toddlers (their mothers were close friends), Ray and Waugaman had played in bands together, and Petricca met Maiman through the local scene in Cincinnati. "Being a musician has always been a career dream for me," says Petricca, a golden-throated crooner who began playing piano as a child and singing in high school. "So I needed to find people who wanted to do this as badly as I did, which these guys all did." Their first gig together was at Cincinnati watering hole the Northside Tavern. "We thought, 'If we could just get 50 people in, the room would look fine," Ray recalls. "Then 350 people showed up." Walk the Moon's shows, including jubilant sets at this year's SXSW, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza festivals, boasted a similar vibe. "Bonnaroo was everything we could want from a Walk The Moon show," Waugaman says. "Everybody was sweaty and muddy. There were people standing on tables and on each other." Walk The Moon are currently in the studio, and are looking forward to finishing up their album, which is being produced by Ben H. Allen (Gnarls Barkley, Animal Collective). The album will feature a host of new songs as well as new versions of songs from their independently released 2010 album I Want, I Want, including the viral sensation "Anna Sun." The eye-catching video for "Anna Sun" sparked major buzz when it was posted on tastemaker blog "All Things Go" and tweeted about by indie label Neon Gold Records. "We wanted the video to get people interested and then for the live show to kick their asses," Petricca says. The clip for "Anna Sun" a happy-sad sing-along affair that claims "this house is falling apart" before declaring "We're gonna rattle this ghost town!" features Petricca cavorting with colorfully dressed young Cincinnatians sporting leotards, headbands, and face paint. The video neatly captures the creative heart of Walk The Moon's music. "I like to write about this idea of feeling young throughout your life," Petricca says. "'Anna Sun' is about eternal youth, and it recalls a lot of my memories from college, but it also addresses the fear of losing that innocence and falling into a routine. I feel like the things we do to escape, like going out and partying, are to recapture the imagination you had a child, which is something that speaks to me personally as a songwriter. All of my favorite songs have always set my imagination running. In that sense, I love the idea that we could be a band that gets people into Neverland, and lets them make their own movie in their head while they're listening."

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Tucson, United States

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Think Future Technologies Wins Deloitte Fast50 India 2011 Award

Bangalore (PRWEB) October 30, 2011

Think Future Technologies, a leading Gurgaon based Technology Outsourcing company, today announced that it ranked 15th on the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 India 2011, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in India. Rankings are based on percentage revenue growth over three years.

Think Future Technologies (TFT) grew 241 percent during this period.

TFT is proud to be presented with this highly prestigious award, said TFTs CEO, Mr. Vijay Gupta. Crediting the companys focus on enhanced customer value addition for its 241% growth, he continued, TFT is an India-based provider of robust and innovative outsourced technology services. The primary focus is on providing QA & Testing as well as software development services to Corporates and Universities in United States, Israel and Australia.

“Making the Deloitte Technology Fast 50 is commendable in todays highly competitive technology industry,” said P N Sudarshan, Senior Director, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited (partner in charge of Deloittes Technology Fast 50 India program). “We congratulate Think Future Technologies on being one of the 50 fastest growing technology companies in India.”

About TFT

-TFT is global provider of Software Development, QA, Testing and mobile development. TFT is the best small-size software services company in India for its services. Primary focus is on providing technology related services to Corporates and Universities around the globe. Clientele include American Greetings,, in United States; IncrediMail and Babylon in Israel; and Bond University in Australia.

-Provides enhanced value addition by providing services on top of self-built tools, frameworks, utilities and libraries. Its patent pending TAGS built on top of Selenium has saved companies hours of testing increasing the overall productivity by 500%

-Has presence in United States, Israel and Australia besides 170 plus technical staff working from two different locations in India.

About Deloitte

Deloitte refers to one or more of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, a UK Private Company Limited by guarantee, and its network of member firms, each of which is a legally separate and independent entity. Please see for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited and its member firms.

Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloittes more than 182,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

In this press release Deloitte refers to Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India Private Limited which has given the press release.


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Qihoo Better Buy Sogou Before Baidu Does
Buying Sogou — China's third-largest search engine — makes sense. Third-party traffic trackers have Qihoo up to a nearly 15% share of the market with Sohu's platform commanding a 9% slice. Joining forces would give it nearly a quarter of the market.
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Qihoo to reportedly acquire Sogou for .4B
Qihoo has reportedly reached a deal to fully acuqire Sohu's Sogou search engine for an estimated US$ 1.4 billion. Both companies will make the announcement soon, a source familiar with the matter told DoNews on Saturday. Qihoo CEO Zhou Hongyi also …
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Alex Garland's film Ex Machina explores the limits of artificial intelligence

Alex Garland's film Ex Machina explores the limits of artificial intelligence
Many scientists doubt, even given the extraordinary advances in technology awaiting us, that AI can realistically match the combined intelligence and consciousness of human beings. Others believe fervently that it can, and that it poses profound …
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Facebook Offers Artificial Intelligence Tech to Open Source Group
“It's very useful for neural nets and artificial intelligence in general,” said Soumith Chintala, a research engineer at Facebook AI Research, Facebook's lab for advanced computing. He is also one of the creators of the Torch project. Aside from big …
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Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing (Part One)
These advances in technology along with movies like the Terminator and Star Wars has led to a lot of speculation about how far artificial intelligence can be developed. In the Terminator film, someone makes a microprocessor so advanced that it makes …
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Building a consumer Startup Unicorn ($1B and up)

Building a consumer Startup Unicorn (B and up)
Event on 2015-02-25 18:00:00
Consumer Unicorns: the Art of Building Billion Dollar Startups
Do you have what it takes to build the next billion dollar consumer company that will be adored by millions of people worldwide? Hear from Jim Scheinman, founder of consumer VC fund Maven Ventures and three-time "unicorn" (B+ valuation) entrepreneur on the top 10 tips for success in consumer tech.  Bio: Jim Scheinman

Jim Scheinman is the founder and CEO of Maven Ventures, an incubator and Micro VC fund focused exclusively on consumer internet and mobile startups with hyper-growth potential. He has achieved 3 'Unicorn' (B+) exits/valuations over the past 20 years. Jim’s top successes as a founder/executive or investor include Bebo 0M sale to AOL, Tango B+ valuation and NBCi B IPO, plus other exits including the recent acquisition of Check by Intuit for 0M. Jim is one of the leading growth experts in Silicon Valley, a TED speaker, and a frequent presenter and judge at many startup conferences and events. Jim has a BSc in Neuropsychology from Duke University and earned a JD at the University of California Davis School of Law.

In addition to Jim's expertise, Maven calls on over 20 growth mentors to host events and office hours for portfolio companies. Mentor operational experience includes Facebook, Twitter, Google, Bebo, YouTube, Yahoo, Zynga, LinkedIn, eBay, Paypal, Netflix, Quora & Airbnb. The Maven Ventures Growth Labs incubator program runs 6-9 months in Palo Alto. There is no batch system; it’s a rolling program. We also invest in Seed and Series A rounds outside of the incubator. Apply through AngelList or a referral from our mentors or startups.


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