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Apple's Next iPad Could Sport A Slimmer Shell, Take A Page From The iPad Mini Playbook

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Apple’s next iPad might look like an enlarged iPad mini, according to new pictures received by 9to5Mac that claim to represent the device’s new back casing. The pics aren’t “verified,” the blog says, but 9to5Mac’s track record is solid, with another example that it generally posts good info coming earlier...
Apple's Next iPad Could Sport A Slimmer Shell, Take A Page From The iPad Mini Playbook
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iBooks Refresh Makes It Easier to Tweet "50 Shades" Passages

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Apple's eBook platform for iOS is getting its first significant update in nine months. iBooks 3.0 will arrive in the App Store later today, Apple CEO Tim Cook announced this morning at the event where Apple's new iPad Mini was introduced. The new iBooks app will feature better integration with...
iBooks Refresh Makes It Easier to Tweet "50 Shades" Passages

Samsung Hits "Play" on Series 7 Gamer Laptop

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Samsung is dialing it up a notch or four with its new gaming laptop, the Series 7 Gamer. First introduced in January at CES 2012 and available today, the Series 7 Gamer features a unique dial that allows you to switch between four different modes and optimizes the laptop’s performance,...
Samsung Hits "Play" on Series 7 Gamer Laptop

Marvell unveils all-in-one 802.11ac WiFi chip for mobile devices: throws in Bluetooth and NFC

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Less is more, right? Marvell has announced a new 802.11ac-enabled chip that includes NFC and Bluetooth, all in one. The Avastar 88W8897 is geared at mobile devices and aims to compete with Broadcom's own chipsets, wich are already being sold inside "5G Wi-Fi" routers. Marvell's attempts to cram in...
Marvell unveils all-in-one 802.11ac WiFi chip for mobile devices: throws in Bluetooth and NFC
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Amazon Debuts Bulk Kindle Fire App Distribution For Schools And Enterprise Via Whispercast

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Amazon introduced Whispercast for Kindle back in October of 2012, and now the service is getting an update that allows it to deploy not just books and documents, but also apps. that means organizations like schools and businesses can now widely deploy apps across a number of Kindle Fire devices...
Amazon Debuts Bulk Kindle Fire App Distribution For Schools And Enterprise Via Whispercast

This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

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Jack Dorsey's mobile-payments startup Square has been growing like crazy. Since June, payments processed are up 50 percent.It's an attractive option for small business owners because it takes a 2.75% cut on most transactions, which it splits with the banks, versus a higher fee owners pay out to use traditional...
This NYC Boutique Owner Says Square Is Just As Good As It Sounds

Canon's New, Much Smaller Entry-Level DSLR Gets Pictured And Detailed In New Leak

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Canon is said to be working on a new smaller DSLR called the EOS-b (or Kiss X7 in Asia), according to a series of recent reports, including one today from Japanese blog Digicame-info (via Canon Rumors). The new much smaller entry-level body will also come with a new kit lens,...
Canon's New, Much Smaller Entry-Level DSLR Gets Pictured And Detailed In New Leak

HP Enters Chromebook Market With Pavilion 14

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Today, HP expanded its line of laptops to include its first notebook running on Google’s Chrome operating system, the Pavilion 14 Chromebook. Available now, the Pavilion 14 has a 14-inch, 1,366 by 768-pixel display, which HP boasts is wider than any other Chromebook on the market today. The Samsung Chromebook...
HP Enters Chromebook Market With Pavilion 14

Skyscrpr Makes Direct Ad Sales Easier For Bloggers

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Selling ads online isn’t easy and unless you have a site with a large audience, chances are the major advertising networks aren’t interested in working with you. Direct ad sales are often an attractive option for smaller blogs and online publications, but managing them can be a major hassle. Skyscrpr,...
Skyscrpr Makes Direct Ad Sales Easier For Bloggers
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Why buy a smartphone when you can lease it?

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We can lease cars and all kinds of other products, so why not a smartphone? TMNG Global, a consulting and strategy firm that works with all the major carriers, is introducing the first mobile device leasing program in the U.S., which will allow operators to offer no-money-down one-year leases for handsets...
Why buy a smartphone when you can lease it?

Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million

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Nokia is reportedly in talks with a private equity group called EQT in an attempt to sell off its independent subsidiary, Vertu. Vertu is an ultra-luxury phone brand operating independently within Nokia that makes high-end phones with stainless steel, ceramics, carbon fiber. They phones even feature sapphires and rubies as...
Nokia May Sell Luxury Phone Brand Vertu For $200 Million

Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York

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For 30 years now Manhattan has imposed parking maximums on its core — a rule that limits the number of spots residential developers can create. The idea behind parking maximums is that by removing an incentive to own an automobile, cities will promote the use of more sustainable forms...
Parking Minimums Promote Driving, Even in Transit-Friendly New York
Hey cord cutters, the CW is now providing full TV episodes via Xbox Live
Google+ hopes it has found an identity with new app sign-in feature

Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

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Eventbrite may look like a company on the verge of an IPO, but the company’s latest bit of financing shows it’s quite content with staying private. Eventbrite has raised a fresh $60 million in funding, thanks to T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global. While it’s a bit strange that a late-stage company...
Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public
Would you watch a video to access content? Selectable Media thinks so, expands to mobile

Walmart is reportedly planning to launch its streaming service Vudu abroad, starting with Mexico

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Walmart has big international expansion plans for its streaming video service Vudu, Variety reports. Quoting confidential sources, the Hollywood trade paper expects Vudu to launch in Mexico in June, followed by as many as 30 Latin American countries over the following months, as well as parts of Europe and Asia...
Walmart is reportedly planning to launch its streaming service Vudu abroad, starting with Mexico

Facebook launches voice in iOS and Android Messenger apps, tests VoIP calling in Canada

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Facebook is continuing to fine-tune and adapt its Messenger mobile apps (iOS/Android), today pushing live updates which include a potentially disruptive feature: voice messages. The new iOS and Android Messenger apps (which will be available later today) have been outfitted with a new option alongside the photo and camera buttons, offering a...
Facebook launches voice in iOS and Android Messenger apps, tests VoIP calling in Canada

Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture

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Ladies and gentlemen, it looks like the mysterious Project Zoetrope will soon be seeing the light of day. Verizon and Redbox owner Coinstar have just taken to the wires today to announce their new joint venture in video entertainment, with their subscription services poised to launch in the second half...
Verizon And Redbox Taking On Netflix With New Joint Venture

Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium review

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It feels like we've been talking about Office 2013 for a while now -- we first previewed the software back in July, and it's been available as a free beta download ever since. Today, though, it's launching in a more formal way: the final version of Office 2013 is...
Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium review
Cyber Monday is almost here: 5 ways to stay secure while shopping online

CHART OF THE DAY: This Is The New Normal For The Tech IPO Market

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The tech IPO market is not going to come roaring back to life, says BI Intelligence analyst Alex Cocotas. This is the new normal for tech IPOs. We have a few dozen each year, but even in a hot market like this one, we won't crack 50 in a...
CHART OF THE DAY: This Is The New Normal For The Tech IPO Market

RIM could sell its BlackBerry hardware business

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The future of the BlackBerry could belong to a company that’s not RIM. RIM CEO Thorsten Heins has hinted once again that his company could license BlackBerry 10 to rival smartphone makers. “Before you license the software, you must show that the platform has significant potential. If such proof exists, a...
RIM could sell its BlackBerry hardware business

With Embeddable Timelines, Twitter Widgets Become More Interactive

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Twitter announced a new feature today that’s supposed to make it easier for publishers embed a timeline of relevant tweets directly their websites. You’ve probably seen Twitter widgets before — for example the WordPress widget allows publishers to highlight tweets from a particular Twitter account. However, it sounds like the...
With Embeddable Timelines, Twitter Widgets Become More Interactive

Foursquare expands its instant venue verification process globally

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Earlier this month, foursquare announced a new way for companies to verify their venue on the platform. Instead of only relying on the manual process that required involvement from its employees, foursquare allows people to verify venues by paying a $10 fee. Since there are over 20M users on foursquare’s...
Foursquare expands its instant venue verification process globally
Citi’s mobile banking app on Kindle Fire

Eyeing An IPO, Enterprise Data Company Nimble Storage Raises $40.7M From Sequoia And Accel

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Nimble Storage, the developer of flash-optimized, hybrid storage and backup solutions for the enterprise has raised $40.7 million in funding from led by existing investors Sequoia Capital and Accel Partners. Artis Capital Management, Lightspeed Venture Partners and GGV Capital also participated in the round. This brings Nimble Storage’s total funding to...
Eyeing An IPO, Enterprise Data Company Nimble Storage Raises $40.7M From Sequoia And Accel
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