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Mac News: OS X: Apple’s OS Edge Is a Threat to Microsoft

Apple’s secret strategy to dethrone Microsoft.

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UVC Compatible USB Webcam List of Web Cams For Apple Mac-Vista-Linux

THESE JUST WORK: Apple Mac & Vista UVC USB 2.0 webcams. Compatible with OS X 10.4 Tiger – OSX 10.5 Leopard.

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Flickriver – A new way to view Flickr photos and more…

Flickriver – view images as a ‘river of photos’ and more…

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Pharyngula: Who needs a vat when you’ve got a chicken?

Revere is thinking about how to grow meat without the animal. It’s a cool idea that’s been floating around in science fiction for a while now, but, well, of course it has problems, and Revere notes a couple. The two…

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Port Map and TCMPortMapper

Did you ever feel the urge to map your networking ports using your Airport Basestation or a UPNP router?

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Keeping your Mac locked down: a Mac OS X security primer: Page 1

The phrase “security through obscurity” gets tossed around from time to time when discussing Mac OS X.

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A new approach to managing business risk

ISSA Journal artcile examines why IT security is difficult and expensive.

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Tea Forte

Explore gourmet teas and custom accessories that are defining the contemporary ceremony of tea.

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Xslimmer – Your Mac, on a Diet!

Remove unnecessary code from fat binaries.

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TimeMachineEditor

TimeMachineEditor is a software for Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard that lets you change the default one-hour backup interval of Time Machine.

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The Feeling and Reality of Security

Bruce Schneier explains why security is a trade off.

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13 Things to Avoid When Changing Habits | Zen Habits

What not to do when changing habits.

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Rands In Repose: The Business

You’re the business. How to negotiate your next job.

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X.5 Time Machine (Quarter Life Crisis)

Time Machine review.

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Hivelogic: Offices and The Creativity Zone

Most cubicle-style offices are plagued with distractions.

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Mollom

Reputation based spam filtering.

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960 Grid System

The 960 Grid System is an effort to streamline web development workflow.

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House Passes Bill with No Immunity for Phone Companies | Electronic Frontier Foundation

This morning, the House stood up for our rights and passed a FISA reform bill with no retroactive immunity for phone companies!

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A User’s Guide to Fabulous Friendships

Advice on friendships.

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Martian Headsets – Joel on Software

Why web standards are anything but.

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Google Code Blog: How we improved performance on Google Code

Tips on reducing load time of code elements for high performance web sites.

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.mac vs. web 2.0

Kerim Friedman compares .mac to free web 2.0 alternatives and finds .mac lacking.

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Jockeying for position is over: Time for the U.S. mobile industry to innovate | last100

The jockeying for position is over. It’s time for the U.S. carriers, the world’s handset manufacturers, and third-party application developers to innovate the mobile wireless …

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PicApp – the best content for the best publishers

Free Photos for use on your blog.

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You Weren’t Meant to Have a Boss

Why working for the man sucks ass.

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PictureSync

PictureSync is a utility that for annotating and batch uploading photographs and video clips to online services.

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Conan Visits Intel – Video @ Clipstr

Conan Doyle visits Intel headquarters and causes mayhem.

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pingg

pingg offers consumers, professional and
businesses stylish online invitation creation, event management, guest list
creation and event reporting services. With pingg you get the look and feel of
traditional print invitations with the convenience and utility of an online
invitation and event management service.

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Managed Dedicated Servers Hosting, ASP.NET, SQL Server, Coldfusion Web Hosting

Offers ecommerce, Cold fusion and dedicated server hosting.

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Hack Attack: Advanced Quicksilver guide – slashes, appends, and proxies, oh my!

Mac productivity application Quicksilver

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5 Amazing Mac Apps for Getting Things Done

Zen Habits review of GTD applications.

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Authentic Jobs

Full-time and freelance job opportunities for designers and developers

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Apple’s iPhone vs Smartphone Software Makers

Daniel Eran Dilger – In the smartphone business, Apple is like a Microsoft combined with a Motorola and a RIM.

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PodWorks

Move stuff from iPod to Mac and back again.

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Vara Software : ScreenFlow

High quality screencasting studio software for the Mac.

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Delicious Library

Catalog, browse, and share all your books, movies, music, and video games with Delicious Library.

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8+ Ways To Train Yourself To Be Creative

Eight plus ways to teach yourself to be creative.

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How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent

How to Make A Inexpensive Light Tent

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Reaching for the Sky Through The Compute Clouds – ReadWriteWeb

On Friday, a massive outage occured at Amazon Web Services that generated a wave of negativity and criticism in the blogosphere. Not long ago, Rackspace, one of the …

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Spanning Sync – Sync iCal and Google Calendar

Synchronize Google Calendar and Apple iCal. Share calendars between multiple Macs. Share calendars with your coworkers, family, and friends. And while you’re at it, connect Google Calendar to your iPod, mobile phone, and other devices.

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Blogged.com

Blogged.com Blog Directory – Find Better Blogs – Reviews and Ratings

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twhirl

twhirl is a desktop client for the Twitter microblogging platform, powered by Adobe AIR.

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Adobe – Adobe AIR Marketplace beta

Adobe AIR

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Hackety Hack: the Coder’s Starter Kit

One of Hackety Hack’s sincere pledges is to make the most common code very easy and short.

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Boinx Software – Enjoy your Life.

Boinx Software – Enjoy your Life.

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No Starch Press Home Page

No Starch Press publishes the finest in geek entertainment — distinctive books on computing

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Beanstalk

Web based front end to Subversion

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SimpleViewer Download

Airtight Interactive is the personal site of Felix Turner. Felix Turner is an award winning freelance web developer specializing in Flash.

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Photo Dropper Flickr WordPress Plugin

This new plugin searches flickr for Creative Commons licensed photos for you to add to your WordPress blog.

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photophlow: preview

photophlow is a mixture of several concepts and existing services. photophlow uses the Flickr API to interface with Flickr users and photos.photophlow adds to the Flickr experience is the use of chat rooms and real-time interaction with the other photographers.

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h4x3d.com | Themes

julian klewes | My Rainbow feather theme has been updated to fix IE 6 issues. Also cool new features. [Read more] 30 themes in 30 …

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Michelle Kaufmann Designs

Michelle Kaufmann Designs is a full service architectural design firm that specializes in sustainable, innovative, high quality design.

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Scott Hanselman’s Computer Zen – Blog Interesting – 32 Ways to Keep Your Blog from Sucking

Scott Hanselman on Programming, User Experience, The Zen of Computers and Life in General

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Landmark Forum Graduate Starts Support Site for Fibromyalgia Sufferers And Their Families : Landmark Education News About Landmark Forum Graduates

When Princeton, New Jersey Landmark Forum graduate Khurt Williams’ wife was diagnosed with fibromyalgia a few years ago, both of their lives were changed forever. Af first, Willams tried to pretend the symptoms were all in her head.

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Avant Window Navigator in Launchpad

Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a dock-like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It has support for launchers, task lists, and third party applets.

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JumpBox

With JumpBox ready-to-run virtual machines you get private installations of server based software in less time than it takes to make a cup of coffee.

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Post to Pownce, Twitter, Jaiku and Tumblr at The Same Time at franticindustries – web 2.0, social networking, IT technology trends.

Consolidate your microblog/presence ( twitter,pownce,jaiku,tumblr) services with RSS.

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Leap

OS X Finder replacement

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MILK

A desk

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Social Wallpapering

A public effort to classify, rank, and distribute high-resolution images for use as computer wallpaper.

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Leopard Tip: Customize Your Mac’s Logon Screen

Reader Ace writes in with a nifty customization that will set your Mac apart from the rest Update Added instructions

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Macworld | Mac Gems | Personal(ized) computer

Visage, from Sanity Software, lets you personalize your Mac.

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Aqua Forest Aquarium

Aquarium art of Takashi Amano.

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Schylling.com Schylling toys are the finest in classic children’s toys, from collectible tin toys and die cast cars to characters like Curious George, Madeline, Superman, John Wayne, Yellow Submarine, Madeline and Thomas and Friends.

Traditional and classic toys for kids.

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Hell NO, I am not a Muslim CARD « Jed Yoong

The above is recommended if you are non-Muslim. Carry it with you at all times.

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What to do when Web Developers get stale

It’s not really about age, but about the ability to constantly learn new languages and skills in order to stay competitive in the environment.

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Picnik: API Documentation

Picnik makes your photos fabulous with easy to use yet powerful editing tools. Tweak to your heart’s content, then get creative with oodles of effects, fonts, shapes, and frames.

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::: Heckler Design ::: Introducing OneLessDesk™

I love this desk. Very industrial, but gorgeous. The semi-hidden, ventilated shelf underneath for drives, cables and other clutter is ingenious.

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GOOD Magazine

Good Magazine is an effort to provide media about people doing good in the world to hopefully offset all the bad stuff that the mainstream media likes to focus on.

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Think Simple Now

‘Think Simple Now’ focuses on finding clarity, motivation, productivity, creativity and happiness. We give you Simple steps towards positive change. All steps have been personally practiced.

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Lithoglyph » Mondrianum

Adobe® kuler is an online community where you can explore and find great color themes. kuler’s color themes are contributed by its users, many of them designers or in the creative business. You can share with the community your own chromatic ingenuity, too.

Lithoglyph’s Mondrianum is a powerful plug-in that enables Mac applications to leverage the resources of the kuler community. Once installed, Mondrianum acts like a built-in, system-wide color picker, available in any Mac application that supports this feature of Mac OS X. Apple’s own iWork™ and iLife® suites, Google Sketchup™, and renowned applications like Coda, CSSEdit, and many more, all work well with Mondrianum

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Cyberduck | FTP for Mac OS X.

OS X FTP Client

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exljbris

exljbris is Jos Buivenga’s Free Quality Font Foundry.

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Smultron by Peter Borg

OS X HTML editor

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Office Snapshots

Photos of office spaces in Web 2.0 and other tech companies.

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gOS – Discover a good OS.

Linux based OS, wich releys strongly on Google services, and borrows design from Apple.

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Linux Mint

Linux Mint is a an elegant, up to date and comfortable GNU/Linux desktop distribution.

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MacThemes / [Growl] iPhonesque

iPhonesque is a Growl style imitating the “pop in” dialog box on the iPhone

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SuperSync

SuperSync lets you easily sync your music libraries locally and over the net. For Mac and Windows.

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pzizz – treat sleep problems and increase energy

pzizz is a powerful new kind of insomnia treatment that’s perfect for you if you have the kind of sleep problems where you can’t switch off when in bed. You’ll find pzizz gently eases you into restful sleep.

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Awaken: Alarm Clock and Sleep Timer for Mac OS X

Alarm clock for OS X

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AppFresh – All Software Updates for your Mac in One Place

AppFresh is an utility that helps to keep all applications on your Mac up to date by checking the internet for new releases and making downloading and installing a breeze

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CSS Reference

SitePoint.com – With a vast variety of web design tutorials and articles coupled with a vibrant and well informed community, SitePoint the natural place to go to grow your online business

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PuTTY Connection Manager

PuTTY Connection Manager is a windows PuTTY tool to manage multiple PuTTY instances using tabs in a single window

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OS X help – Insanely simple tutorials for the first time Macintosh user

First time Macintosh users, Windows converts to the Macintosh, get help with learning all the basics of how to become an advanced Macintosh OS X user.

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MacBook Air? Think Different – Buy a Bigger Envelope

Do you really need a MacBook Air? Or should you be buying a bigger envelope and saving that cash instead? An article about how to decide when to upgrade your hardware.

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Things – task management on the Mac

Task management has never been this easy. Simplicity, however, is not achieved at the expense of powerful features. Download our preview today and start getting more things done with less effort.

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Overview : Xyle scope : Cultured Code

Xyle scope offers new ways of debugging and fine-tuning web pages. Where the competition only offers computed styles, Xyle scope is the only tool available that allows web designers to view, edit, and save the whole cascade of applicable style rules for every selected HTML element. And it does not just work for the sites you own…

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Growing Money: A Complete Investing Guide for Kids ? Get Rich Slowly

A guide to teaching kids about money

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9rules – Quality loves company.

9rules is a social content network, comprised of hundreds of authors and thousands of contributors from around the globe, writing on dozens of interesting topics.

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Squidfingers / Patterns

The personal portfolio of Travis Beckham, a graphic designer currently working in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Tumblr Themes

Themes for the Tumblr micro-blogging platform.

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AskMen.com – Shaving

Build your complete shaving kit.

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Phase One – Capture One

Capture One for Mac OS X

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Pure Css Data Chart | Css Globe

Data visualization is mostly achieved with flash applications or with help of some programming languages. Are those solutions the only way to present, let’s

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Identity Commons

Identity Commons is a community of people and organizations who care about the following goal:

To support, facilitate, and promote the creation of an open identity layer for the Internet, one that maximizes control, convenience, and privacy for the individual while encouraging the development of healthy, interoperable communities.

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buzzword

Adobe Buzzword – The First Real Word Processor for the Web

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flauntR

Online photo editor. Photos can be imported from flickr, facebook and other online sources.

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VirtualBox

VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use.

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The Creative Sweet: Because Creativity Should Be Free | Put Things Off

A great list of free software and resources for creative people who can’t afford expensive software, but hate pirating.

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Aptana Jaxer

Jaxer is an AJAX server. HTML, JavaScript, and CSS are native to Jaxer, as are XMLHttpRequests, JSON, DOM scripting, etc. And as a server it offers access to databases, files, and networking, as well as logging, process management, scalability, security, integration APIs, and extensibility.

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jQuery: The Write Less, Do More, JavaScript Library

jQuery is a fast, concise, JavaScript Library that simplifies how you traverse HTML documents, handle events, perform animations, and add Ajax interactions to your web pages. jQuery is designed to change the way that you write JavaScript.

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WordPress Themes

WordPress theme viewer

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CrunchBoard Job Board

Job board for Web and new media type jobs.

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/home/kOoLiNuS

Nicola writes interesting posts on Linux ( and sometime OS X ) and open source software. Always a good read and one that I keep in my feed reader.

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“honey sweet”

My life with diabetes.

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Alltop

All the top headlines from popular topics around the web

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hulu: SuperBowl ads

SuperBowl ads

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08 Rainbow Feather 1.0 | Theme Viewer

WordPress single column theme

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Stickybud 1.0 | Theme Viewer

WordPress theme.

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tiinker

A personalised news portal that learns what you like and adapts to show you the most interesting stories from all over the web

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Invite Media | Making sense of social networks

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Invite Media is currently in stealth mode. What we can tell you is that we are working with some of the top statistical minds to analyze advertising within social networks. We are funded and located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Our founding team is from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (and won the 2007 Wharton Venture Award). We have a strong group of advisors, and are always looking for the smartest and most passionate people we can find.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Checkout: Point of Sale for Mac (POS)

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Checkout: Point of Sale for Mac. The powerful, yet easy to use point of sale system.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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Disco – Mac Disc Burning

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Disco allows you to burn optical media discs, and makes it an fun and amazing software experience.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

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