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  • Sourcevoid

    Sourcevoid Sourcevoid is an application focused cloud platform built by developers for developers.
  • CataLike

    CataLike The new way to organize your life...
  • Open Semantic Search

    Open Semantic Search Research tools for easier searching, analytics, discovery & text mining of heterogenous and large document sets with free software on your own computer or server (↬...
  • Tap To Speak

    Tap To Speak Use Your phone as a microphone. | Blog...
  • Poindexter

    Poindexter Automated Financial Projection Software...
  • Hailo and MyTaxi

    The news broke this morning that our portfolio company Hailo is combining forces with MyTaxi. The combined company, which will operate under the MyTaxi brand, will be the dominant taxi hailing app in...
  • Start, Grow, Mature, Consolidate

    The life cycle of tech companies is pretty straightforward. They start, they grow, they mature, and they consolidate. The news that Yahoo is finally selling to Verizon and joining forces with AOL is a...
  • On The Beach

    I’m taking the weekend off to spend it with my entire family (parents, brothers, wives, children) on the beach. Here are a couple podcasts that Harry Stebbings did with my partners Albert and Br...
  • Video Of The Week: William Talking Blockchains At Google

    AVC regular William Mougayar gave a talk about blockchains at Google a few weeks ago. It’s a good overview of where we’ve been and where we are going in the blockchain sector.
  • Hard Forks

    The crypto-currency Ethereum completed a hard fork on Wednesday. The Ethereum core developers, after getting a vote of support from the Ethereum community, hard forked Ethereum to “get back̶...
  • My Latest Columns

    The post My Latest Columns appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. In meetings with several colleagues over the past few days, many did not know about the column I write each week –...
  • Where I’ll Be For NewCo Boston April 26-7 – Come Join Me!

    The post Where I’ll Be For NewCo Boston April 26-7 – Come Join Me! appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The first ever NewCo Boston goes off in less than two weeks, and I...
  • Wow. The People look like ants.

    The post Wow. The People look like ants. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. The post Wow. The People look like ants. appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.
  • New Posts…For All You RSS Readers

    The post New Posts…For All You RSS Readers appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. I’ve been writing a lot at NewCo’s publication, and will continue to do so. But I want...
  • Metaservices FTW!

    The post Metaservices FTW! appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog. Way back when — well, a few years back anyway— I wrote a series of posts around the idea of “metaservices.”...
  • 15 Alternatives to Gmail

    15 Alternatives to Gmail   Gmail, for many, has become the go-to email solution due its advanced options, including an integrated chat function and access to other Google features that help you k...
  • Amazon Black Friday Deals

    As Blackfriday Rolls around – Amazon has some great deals on Black Friday that we highly suggest you check out. Could save yourself a ton of money and time but not going to the store. Click here...
  • Small Business Guide to Accepting Credit Cards

    Congratulations!  Starting a small business is a great achievement.  You’ve invested time, effort and money to make your dream come alive.  You’ve turned your dream of owning a small business i...
  • The Small Business Guide to Domain and Web site Registration

    Are you considering a website as a part of your business?  The internet changed business forever by creating an immediate way to market your products and services to millions of customers all around...
  • Does Product Design Always Matter?

    While I don’t own many Apple products, I know the feeling that they give me when I use them. I like my Android tablet but for some reason the iPod Touch just seems to give me a better feeling wh...
  • Google Translate Autocomplete

    Google Translate's site for desktop and mobile now shows suggestions and autocompletes your text, much like Google Search. This works for English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Portuguese, but you...
  • The Ever-Expanding Knowledge Graph Cards

    Sometimes Google's Knowledge Graph cards use more real estate than all the other search results combined. I've searched for [from Paris with love] in the experimental mobile-like desktop interface and...
  • Google Tests Card-Style Search Interface for Desktop

    Google experiments with a desktop search UI that looks more like the mobile interface. The experiment uses the same white cards on a gray background for both search results and ads.When the card-style...
  • Google Works Better With Chrome

    When you open google.com in Firefox, Safari or any other browser than Chrome, you'll sometimes see an ad for Chrome. Usually, Google's promotional messages suggested you should try Chrome because it's...
  • Android Instant Apps

    Back when the desktop was king, Google used to be all about the Web and the browser. As mobile devices got more popular, browsers were no longer the most important application for many users. Speciali...
  • Spatial Computing: why Tim Cook better worry

    It is the fourth visible user interface of the personal computer era. The first was character mode. MS-DOS. The second was the GUI, graphical user interface. Macintosh and Windows. The third was touch...
  • Mental Blocks and Resource Constraints

    Welcome back, it’s been a while since I’ve posted something real on my blog. This post has a bunch of business honesty and goes into my personal financial situation in depth. I’m sharing it with...
  • I’m leaving Rackspace to join Upload VR

    The news is now out: http://venturebeat.com/2016/03/10/robert-scoble-leaving-rackspace-for-uploadvr-to-explore-augmented-and-virtual-reality/ I’m joining Upload VR, details here… What a seven year...
  • My blog to return in April 2016

    In the meantime, why don’t you check out my newsletters? I’m writing the 40th one this week. I won’t push this on social media. I wonder who will find it first? Oh, and if you are go...
  • Join us for the Scoble Show (music/charity event)

    Details on “Scoble Show” on Saturday. I have 200 friends coming from around the world to Napa on Saturday to raise awareness for http://www.preventchildabuse.org/ and celebrate several bir...
  • A giant step for mankind...

    THIS IS A MOON LANDING.IT'S AS BIG AS ANY EVENT IN YOUR LIFE SO FAR.A WOMAN NOMINEE FOR PRESIDENT.
  • Revolutions aren't won in a single election for a single office

    At the end of last night's coverage of the DNC on MSNBC, they interviewed a young woman who was a Bernie supporter and asked if his speech had convinced her to support Hillary. She said no. It's up to...
  • Day 1, DNC

    The Dems killed.Michelle Obama's speech was a work of art. Everything about it.And Sanders was a masterpiece of politics.3 more days.
  • Women have to be perfect

    File this under clouds with silver linings.If you support Hillary Clinton, as I do, you're becoming familiar with all the disadvantages women have when they compete with men.I saw it in the debates wi...
  • 1999-server on Docker

    We now have a howto for running 1999-server on Docker.This is great because Docker has become the standard for "container" services.Thanks to Don Park for getting this started, and showing me how Dock...
  • #115: Remembering Jody Sherman

    Jody never took a call by saying “Hello.” He always answered by barking his own name into the phone: “Jody.” As if that voice could have belonged anyone else. He was often in a...
  • #114: The Answer is Just a Click Away

    About twenty people walked into the room, sat down and slid their phones, iPads, and other devices towards the center of the table. It was the last session of the conference and the rules were simple.
  • Confession #113: Get Off My Stoop

    When news of the unthinkable comes, we all head for the front stoop. Today, that stoop is virtual, and the digital neighbors with whom we share the news of the moment communicate with us via tweets, s...
  • Confession #112: Screen Rage

    At five years-old, it’s no fun getting interrupted while you’re focused on something. As a parent, I compensate for that by employing a series of intricately planned measures to guide my s...
  • Confession #111: They Know You’re Reading This

    I was recently complaining to a teller at my bank that the another bank down the street had given my 3 year-old daughter a stuffed horse for nothing more than walking past the front door. I jokingly a...

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