Ed-tech startup promises its Amazon-like recommendation tool will get you through college faster
Ed-tech startup promises its Amazon-like recommendation tool will get you through college faster
                                       

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Amazon's latest acquisition could bring dictation back to Kindle devices

arstechnica.com
New Amazon today announced it acquired the text-to-speech technology company IVONA Software. The Polish company, which now prominently refers to itself as "an Amazon company," is the brains behind the Kindle Fire's text-to-speech capabilities. IVONA currently offers 44 different voices in 17 different languages, with more in development. If you're curious,...
Amazon's latest acquisition could bring dictation back to Kindle devices

Bilbo Baggins had a wicked lawyer

tech.fortune.cnn.com
New What fiction can teach us about the law. FORTUNE -- Bilbo Baggins' employment contract with dwarves in The Hobbit is five feet long when unfurled. Replicas of the actual movie prop--which really does contain all the legal verbiage--are being sold on Amazon for $39.50. Attorney James Dailey offers a freakishly...
Bilbo Baggins had a wicked lawyer

Pebble smartwatch unboxing (video)

www.engadget.com
New It's here! After nine months of waiting and a whopping 31 project updates, our very first Pebble smartwatch has finally arrived. Despite all of the excitement surrounding this device, the unboxing itself was rather anticlimactic -- there's nothing but a watch and USB cable inside, and the box took...
Pebble smartwatch unboxing (video)

Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one

www.guardian.co.uk
New Amazon 1-Click 'should never have been awarded' and Apple's pinch-and-zoom 'questionable' says man who changed software industry in 1968The man who was awarded the first software patent says that he thinks the field is now "a big mess" - but that he "hopes it will get straightened out in time"....
Software patents 'a bit of a mess' says Martin Goetz, the first man to get one

Engadget Eurocast 012 - 01.22.13

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It was a long journey back from CES -- mainly because Jamie left his house keys in Vegas -- but, nonetheless, we're back. In this episode, we'll hear more about Dan's questionable choice of friends, and Mat plays industry analyst while lovingly berating poor Jamie. All that and, of...
Engadget Eurocast 012 - 01.22.13

Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Technology

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Amazon bought text-to-speech technology company Ivona Software for an undisclosed price. Amazon's Kindle Fire already uses some Ivona technology....
Amazon Buys Text-to-Speech Technology

Brilliant: This guy turned his resume into an 'Amaz-ing' Amazon product page

thenextweb.com
For many careers the resume is now just a formality, while for some businesses, it’s still the only proper way to communicate your interest. Either way, the default resume has been done to death, and that’s why wild experiments in this space catch our attention. Typical resumes follow a standard structure:...
Brilliant: This guy turned his resume into an 'Amaz-ing' Amazon product page

A Jaw-Dropping Statistic On The Difference In Profitability Between Apple And Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

www.businessinsider.com
We just wrote up why the market currently loves Amazon and hates Apple. One of the reasons this drives Apple lovers crazy is that Apple's profits are significantly stronger than Amazon's. Significantly might not be a strong enough word for the difference between the two companies' profits. Bloomberg editor Mark...
A Jaw-Dropping Statistic On The Difference In Profitability Between Apple And Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

Canadian Kindle Owners Forced To Leave American Kindle Content & Features Behind

www.techdirt.com
Something strange and potentially awful is happening to Amazon's users in various locations outside the US. Nate Hoffelder at The Digital Reader reports that Amazon's Canadian Kindle customers are being locked out of purchasing ebooks through Amazon's .com domain. I have received multiple reports (here, here,here) today that Amazon is...
Canadian Kindle Owners Forced To Leave American Kindle Content & Features Behind
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