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The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

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Next Tuesday, May 21, is a Very Big Day for Microsoft. With the rest of the technology world watching, the company will take the stage at 10 a.m. Pacific time in Redmond to reveal the new generation of Xbox, whatever form (or name) it may take. This is the...
The next Xbox: Why this launch is so critical for Microsoft

New YouTube App Is "Big News" for Google TV

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Google updated the YouTube app for Google TV yesterday, bringing YouTube's channel-based redesign to the living room. It also adds a 'Discover' tab for browsing new channels and videos to watch. The update also adds performance and navigation improvements. Yesterday, Google TV's Facebook page seeded that a big announcement was...
New YouTube App Is "Big News" for Google TV

Switched On: Android's Tablet Troubles

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. If Google had to pick a device category in which it wanted Android to dominate, it would certainly be mobile phones for many reasons. Indeed, the original band of Android backers was dubbed the Open Handset Alliance....
Switched On: Android's Tablet Troubles

Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

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Tvinci, an Israel-based “Over-the-Top” (OTT) platform, has started expanding its service to the rest of the world. Today it is announcing a partnership with MediaCorp, Singapore’s leading media company, in a move that will see its OTT platform power the lifestyle service Toggle, set for release in Q1 2013. With...
Tvinci's 'Over-the-Top' TV platform service steps into Asia as it launches in Singapore with MediaCorp

Office for iPad spied in the wild, tipped for App Store submission soon

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The iPad-customized version of Microsoft’s Office software suite could soon be heading to Apple’s App Store approval team, after The Daily managed to spend some hands-on time with the new application and snap a photo of it running on an Apple device. It was the News Corp. owned publication that...
Office for iPad spied in the wild, tipped for App Store submission soon

Nokia Versus Android: Death by a Thousand Cuts

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Nokia's announcement today that it will cut nearly 10,000 jobs over the next 18 months comes as little surprise. Nokia has problems. More precisely, the company has an Android problem. Google’s proxy army has encircled the Finnish cell phone giant and is slowing killing it with a thousand - make that...
Nokia Versus Android: Death by a Thousand Cuts

Samsung opens US-based patent beachhead focused on display tech

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Smartphone patent disputes may get all the glory, but display battles can be no less pitched. To that end, Samsung launched a US IP company in March sans fanfare called Intellectual Keystone Technology (IKP) to "trade and develop" OLED and LCD patents, according to The Korea Times. A spokesman...
Samsung opens US-based patent beachhead focused on display tech

Call of Duty Elite: the future

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Greeted with suspicion, Call of Duty's web-based Elite service has proved a hit. A rare interview with developer Beachhead provides an idea of where it will go in the futureCall of Duty, Activision's all-conquering first-person shooter franchise, is as significant a modern pop-culture phenomenon as reality TV or Justin Bieber...
Call of Duty Elite: the future

Nokia Lumia 822 review: the pride of Espoo returns to Verizon Wireless

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Three years. That's how long it's been since Nokia has offered a phone for the largest carrier in the US: a unique (and yet wholly forgettable) device known as the Twist. Needless to say, the arrival of the Lumia 822 at Verizon Wireless comes at a crucial time for...
Nokia Lumia 822 review: the pride of Espoo returns to Verizon Wireless
Gree launches second U.S. social mobile game, Alien Family

iPhone and iPad to account for 2% of Google’s 2012 revenue

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Despite looming map wars, iOS likely to remain Google’s top source of mobile search $ Google Maps on the iPhone FORTUNE — Apple (AAPL) may be trying to minimize Google’s (GOOG) presence on its mobile screens, but Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster doesn’t expect the search giant to feel much pain....
iPhone and iPad to account for 2% of Google’s 2012 revenue

Copycat Samsung Introduces their Version of the iTunes Store

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Yesterday the Korean press confirmed that Samsung has chosen games as one of its lethal weapons to beachhead into the territories of Apple and Google. Samsung is bombarding game developers with money to create a Tizen OS ecosystem. According to Korean sources, Samsung is bent on .....
Copycat Samsung Introduces their Version of the iTunes Store

Today's Scuttlebot: Twitter in the Valley and iPhoto Trouble

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The technology reporters and editors of The New York Times scour the Web for important and peculiar items. For Thursday, selections include a collection of dismal apartments in New York, a call for Apple to come up with a better way to manage photos and Twitter establishing a beachhead in...
Today's Scuttlebot: Twitter in the Valley and iPhoto Trouble

Stewart Butterfield’s Tiny Speck Gets $5 Million From VCs

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Tiny Speck, an online game company based in Vancouver has raised $5 million in Series A funding from Accel Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. Accel led this recent round of financing. Accel’s Andrew Braccia will join the board of the company started by Stewart Butterfield, co-founder of popular and ground breaking...
Stewart Butterfield’s Tiny Speck Gets $5 Million From VCs
Clustrix nets $16.5M to push its database outside the box

Amazon reportedly taking its grocery delivery service to LA, SF in 2013, 20 more markets in 2014

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According to Reuters, Amazon is ready to expand its AmazonFresh grocery delivery service to Los Angeles and the San Francisco Bay Area in 2013, and, provided that those tests go well, 20 new markets in 2014. It won’t be alone in the Bay Area, where local firm Instacart has been quickly...
Amazon reportedly taking its grocery delivery service to LA, SF in 2013, 20 more markets in 2014
Japan’s Gree moves mobile gaming into the spotlight at E3 (interview)
European startups: Now is your time to shine

Switched On: Battling for the Bronze

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. More Info Windows Phone 7.8 hands-on Nokia is hooked on Windows Phone, now has to pay for it Editorial: Betting on BlackBerry (or hoping) Apple and Google, the latter riding on a Samsung partnership, continue to play...
Switched On: Battling for the Bronze
Ericsson, NSN keep their T-Mobile jobs for LTE build
Apple fails to deliver 'knock-out punch' as iPad share sinks to lowest point since 2010

Xbox Mini may be in works

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With the next generation of its Xbox gaming console, Microsoft may be thinking small and trying to muscle into the set-top box TV business with a new Xbox Mini, expected 2013. According to The Verge, which cites "multiple sources familiar with Redmond's plan" Microsoft is working on a set-top...
Xbox Mini may be in works
Call of Duty Elite players go bananas for clan warfare

Android smartphone conquest continues, but Apple bites back

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Samsung and Apple dominate as Nokia becomes biggest Windows Phone vendor – but analysts warn that midrange Android handset makers face a make or break yearGoogle's Android mobile operating system dominated the fast-growing smartphone market in the fourth quarter of 2011, powering 50.9% of mobile devices shipped worldwide as it...
Android smartphone conquest continues, but Apple bites back

Ooh La La! Birchbox Acquires its French Doppelganger, JolieBox

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Cliche? Yes. Do we care? No. (Photo: flickr.com/terrazzo Birchbox now has a beachhead in the city of lights. The locally based subscription service–which, last time we checked, claims something like 100,000 members–has acquired a Paris-based lookalike by the name of JolieBox. Anchors away–the ladies of Birchbox are bound abroad. Said cofounder Katia Beauchamp in...
Ooh La La! Birchbox Acquires its French Doppelganger, JolieBox

PayPal Here goes on sale at AT&T stores: like a one-stop shop for account hiccups

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PayPal Here, despite all its focus on in-store transactions, hasn't really been available to buy in a US store -- that's been the domain of the seemingly ubiquitous Square reader. eBay's payment wing has at last established that retail beachhead through a deal with AT&T. About 1,800 of the...
PayPal Here goes on sale at AT&T stores: like a one-stop shop for account hiccups

Facebook establishing temporary engineering center in B.C.

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Facebook already has a growing engineering operation in Seattle. Now, the social networking powerhouse is heading north of the border — but not in the traditional sense. The Vancouver Sun reports that Facebook is looking to establish a temporary facility in BC with room for up to 150 staffers. The...
Facebook establishing temporary engineering center in B.C.
Mobile ad firm Madvertise buys Turkey’s Mobilike

Here Comes The Playstation 4!

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp is expected to showcase a new PlayStation console on Wednesday in a pre-emptive strike against Microsoft Corp's bid to make its Xbox the world's leading hub for household entertainment. The rare PlayStation event in New York comes amid industry speculation that Microsoft is set to...
Here Comes The Playstation 4!

Tech's Boom Taps Queens

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New York's technology boom has a new beachhead, and it's in Queens....
Tech's Boom Taps Queens
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