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Join Us At Our TC Pitch-Off Next Week In Budapest — On July 10, 2015 I'll be rolling into Budapest to hold our first official TechCrunch Pitch Off in the city of my forefathers (my grandfather's name was actually Nagy!) We'll be inviting eight startups on stage to compete to win a table at TechCrunch Disrupt or, for second place, two tickets to the event in SF on September 21-23.

Vulnerability In Security Service Lifelock Could Have Exposed Logins And Passwords — A vulnerability discovered by security researchers Eric Taylor and Blake Welsh could turn an innocuous "refer-a-friend" page into a official-looking phishing page. By adding encoded HTML to the end of a basic URL, Taylor and his partner were able to simulate a Lifelock login page that could potentially grab usernames and passwords from unsuspecting users.

John Biggs=A Major Media Figure On The Internet

Beware Bitcoiners Bearing Gifts — During patches of turbulence, pilots are trained to steer into the airborne trouble, much like when a driver encounters black ice. To increase the odds of coming out unscathed in either scenario, it's critical to remain as calm as possible, even when all hell is breaking loose.

John Biggs=A Major Media Figure On The Internet — There used to be a vague sense that Twitter drives traffic, and traffic drives renown (or fame, or pride, or whatever word defines the psychic benefit of public recognition). Instead, the truth is that Twitter can drive one sort of renown (there are some people who are Twitter-famous), and traffic affords a different psychic currency.

John Biggs=A Major Media Figure On The Internet — Even worse, of the 9,017 people who clicked somewhere, anywhere on my message, just one in six of those clicks actually went to The Atlantic website. Quantitatively speaking, my viral tweet had the click-through rate of a digital display ad in East Asia.-- What Good Is Twitter? - The Atlantic

Researchers Use Femtosecond Lasers To Display Touchable Images In The Air — Where Computer Science, Engineering, and Math Majors Want to Work A Japanese company called Aerial Burton has been using lasers to ionize air molecules in midair for a few years now, thereby creating bright pixels that float in space. Using the original system, however, you were essentially creating floating plasma which could burn you if you touched it.

SlashDB Can Turn Any Data Source Into A Website — Most programmers like two things: pizza and things that make their work easier. That's why I was especially interested in SlashDB, a product that purports to turn any data source into accessible XML, JSON, or HTML. Created by programmer Victor Olex, the system allows you to connect almost any data to the web in a few seconds with a REST API.

The Race To The Bottom Is Now Hitting Professional 3D Printers — The eagle-eyed among you will noticed something interesting about the Riverside Photocuring 3D Printer pictured above. Almost all of the design - from the removable build plate to the jolly front button - is a direct homage to the the Formlabs Form 1.

John Biggs=A Major Media Figure On The Internet — Brin's decision is an open secret at the company. "He has a little belt clip for the amp. It's one of those small ones that runs on batteries. It's on his waist most of the day. That's where he used to carry his Blackberry," said one Google exec who asked to remain anonymous.
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Jul 03, 2015

@domainnamewire and one of you guys email me?

Jul 03, 2015

RT @LSH: My parents discovered #TCDisrupt NY on CSPAN and are watching the Ada Fruit fireside chat. Adorable :)

Jul 03, 2015

RT @Alphappl: @johnbiggs Let's fix the problem. Let's create the biggest training program ever. Train 50k guys in one year all over Europe.

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