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Quarante centimes awkward-puking-unicorn a demandé: Hello! I hope someone still comes around here and will see this message. What happened to 40cents? Why did you let it die? Was there no one to keep working on that blog in the whole team? Hi. for iPad is here! Two months ago, we sat glued to our browsers as details of the iPad started streaming out of Apple’s launch event. It didn’t take us very long to formulate our official strategy for the new device: we were going to support the hell out of it, and we had 60 days to do it. Today is iPad launch day and as long lines start to form outside of Apple stores and UPS-Santa makes his rounds to sleepless geek households, we’re happy to say that Evernote for the iPad is live in the Apple AppStore!

Pearltrees Visualizes How You Organize the Web This post is part of Mashable's Spark of Genius series, which highlights a unique feature of startups. If you would like to have your startup considered for inclusion, please see the details here. The series is made possible by Microsoft BizSpark. Name: Pearltrees Quick Pitch: Pearltrees is a new visual way to organize content on the Web and connecting people's interests. Genius Idea: How do you organize the web on the browser?

How to Build Your Facebook Fan Base by Creating Experiences It’s obvious that Facebook pages are quickly becoming an essential part of most businesses’ marketing strategies. But how can you find ways to differentiate yourself from the competition? In this article, I’ll take a look at how brands are standing apart from the crowd on Facebook. And how you can employ some low-cost techniques to grow your fans. Oreo knows a thing or two about standing out. NBA Streams Live with Facebook, Obama To Appear Much like the inauguration of Barack Obama, during which Facebook users could post live status updates next to the video stream, the NBA has teamed up with Facebook to do the same for this weekend's NBA All-Star games. Saturday's coverage has now wrapped up, but you can watch and comment on Sunday's coverage live starting 5 pm PT/8 pm ET. You may, in fact, have a special reason to watch: The White House has separately announced that a pre-recorded message from President Obama will be played at half-time to launch another new web site. USAService.org will help people to find jobs that can be done near their homes to serve their communities.

Ask The VC February 2, 2010 1:11 PM Today, I learned that former classmate of mine at the University of Michigan has started a blog for startups dealing with intellectual property issues. Jill Bowman is a great person and her blog is not only informative, but is also written in her voice, not legalese. (Her husband says it’s too “girly” but I totally disagree). Jill promises to dish on IP “train wrecks” (her words) that she’s seen over the past decade and hopefully her wisdom can save some folks future headaches. She also promises to talk about costs savings in IP controversies and expose how some big firms are ripping off their clients.

iA » Designing for iPad: Reality Check by Oliver Reichenstein Over the last two months we have been working on several iPad projects: two news applications, a social network, and a word processor. We worked on iPad projects without ever having touched an iPad. One client asked us to “start working on that tablet thing” even before we knew whether the iPad was real. The question Are we designing desktop programs, web sites, or something entirely new?

CIPR To start off the process of joining the CIPR, follow the steps below: Select your membership grade Select the membership grade that is appropriate for your level of PR experience and/or qualification. See Better to Learn Better "See Better to Learn Better" is a free eyeglasses program in partnership with the Mexican government and Augen Optics. A collection of customizable and iconic corrective eyewear that is specifically designed for students, ages 6-18 years old. “Ver Bien Para Aprender Mejor” (see better to learn better) is a program started by lens manufacturer Augen and the Mexican government. It’s goal is to provide prescription eyewear to schoolchildren who can not afford glasses, yet cannot read from the chalkboard in class without them. Although the effort was largely successful, disappointment with the cheap and fragile imported frames they were donating brought Augen to fuseproject in search of a better design solution. Talking to schoolchildren, opticians and teachers helped us identify the pain points with the current frames, and the range of user needs and desires.

Facebook Is Big In France - Mozilla Firefox Facebook has become the most popular social network in France, according to the latest figures from comScore. Social networking had a banner year in France, with a 45 percent increase in unique visitors. In Europe as a whole, 211 million (roughly three fourths of total internet users) visited social networking sites. After Facebook launched a French language interface in February of 2008, the site’s popularity skyrocketed, growing 443 percent over the past year to an estimated 12 million visitors. The native social network Skyrock only grew by a paltry 8 percent (in terms of unique visitors). MySpace ranked fourth on the list of leading social networking sites, with 3 million visitors. How to Change the World Amazon start selling the paperback edition of my latest book, APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur. APE explains how to publish a book by breaking the process down into three stages: Author explains how to write a book. Publisher explains how to produce both ebooks and printed books.Entrepreneur explains how to market and sell your book with an emphasis on social media. You can order APE here:

30 Useful iPad Apps for Business & Presentation Apple sold more than 1 million copies of iPads in the first 3 months. This gadget is definitely more than just a larger version of iPhone or iPod touch. With 4x the screen of an iPhone, the iPad’s display is ideal for reading and for presentations. In today’s post, we’d like to highlight some really useful iPad applications that might replace the things you do daily with your laptop or netbook.

India PR Helen Holland and Jonathan Simnett are currently in New Delhi. After the customary crawl through the ever-increasing New Delhi traffic one comes across Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg. A latter-day Indian Fleet Street, it contains the head offices of Indian national newspapers and a fair smattering of leading trade magazines. There we met M.K. Venu, managing editor of India’s Financial Express.

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