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How Much is The iPad? It’s Free Oxford Dictionary has started including words related to the internet. Words such as "trackpad" (touchpad) OMG (Oh My God), LOL (Laugh Out Loud), sexting, and others were added. Though it is not known how the general public will react to this new inclusion, experts from Oxford Dictionaries say [...]

Web 2.0 Design For Schools

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There is a growing demand among school leaders and educators for Web 2.0 design tailored for classroom learning. Levels of use have improved since 2009 across several categories of Web 2.0 tools, including online social networking. However, concerns remain about student safety and lack of teacher knowledge about how to use Web 2.0 technologies effectively, [...]

Seems like it’s Sub-Saharan Month around here: first Sarah Lacy went to Nigeria, and now here I am in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia’s capital and Africa’s fourth-largest city. It feels like a boomtown. There are cranes and construction sites everywhere, throwing up gleaming new glass-and-steel buildings full of shops selling computers and mobile phones. The major [...]

IAC-owned Match.com has set its sights on Europe’s largest dating site, Meetic.com. Match Match.com has put in a public tender offer to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Meetic for €15.00 per outstanding share in cash (that’s $21.42 in U.S. dollars). That’s a 11.6 percent increase in value from the closing price of Meetic [...]

Currently I am not in Cancun. The reason I am not in Cancun is out of my control (an over three hour Virgin delay on the tarmac at JFK caused me to miss my connecting USAirways flight at SFO). I spent a good part of those three plus plane-trapped hours bitching on Twitter, asking both [...]

Rosebud

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I’m a creature of habit, of habits I create to push myself forward. When Twitter appeared, I knew it was a habit that would grab a hold of not just my generation but many others. In fact, it grabbed a hold of the notion of generations and twisted it into something special: a generation of [...]

Continuing our series of interviews with companies in the “Silicon Roundabout” area of London (we’re calling this The Roundabout Tapes), we interviewed Clearer Partners. Clearer is a specialised tech/media consulting company but is also doing a startup. The soon to launch Frameblast is aimed at SOHO companies who want to handle video in a smarter [...]

Ever since my first TechCrunch meetup in Berlin in 2008 and 2009 I’ve been keeping a watchful eye on this city as I travelled around Europe covering startups and explaining the scene to anyone who would listen. But since then it’s quite clear that a couple of things have happened. The whole European scene has [...]

Seth Sternberg is the CEO and Co-founder of Meebo. He previously worked in M&A at IBM. I love talking to aspiring entrepreneurs—I do it once a week at minimum. I often get asked “what’s the role of a startup CEO?” Sometimes people are curious about the pre-launch “CEO” and ask if a startup really needs [...]

Been doing a show on Tech Crunch TV with us called Founder Stories. I don’t know, hopefully most of you have had a chance to watch it and it’s really just kind of come bout the challenges of building a company. So please give a round of applause to Charlie and Chris. You can sit [...]

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