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University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock

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Things got a tad hairy for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Blue Waters supercomputer when IBM halted work on it in 2011, but with funding from the National Science Foundation, the one-petaflop system is now crunching numbers 24/7. The behemoth resides within the National Center for Supercomputing Application...
University of Illinois' Blue Waters supercomputer now running around the clock
SpiderOak takes on Amazon S3 in archival storage

Google's Very First Employee, Craig Silverstein -- Technically, No. 3 -- Leaving

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Google’s very first employee, Craig Silverstein, is leaving the company to join the high-profile online learning phenom, Kahn Academy. News of the departure first appeared yesterday in a line in a newsletter on education-tech entrepreneurship EdSurge and the search giant confirmed it to me. Silverstein, who was actually Google’s...
Google's Very First Employee, Craig Silverstein -- Technically, No. 3 -- Leaving
Yahoo Sues Facebook in a Web Patent Shakedown
Round 3 in the Honeywell vs. Nest fisticuffs

HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

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Hewlett-Packard continues to be rocked (disproportionately, according to one analyst) by a flood-induced hard drive shortage; its go-to printing business is sputtering; and the company as a whole continues to spend too much on too many products. On the plus side, HP’s high-stakes bets on 3Par “cloud” storage and enterprise software player Autonomy,...
HP earnings: top 3 takeaways

Get Your Internet On: Google Is Giving Free Wifi to Southwest Chelsea

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Do a little celebratory dance, ya’ll. Give it up for GOOG, boys and girls: Later this morning, the search behemoth is expected to announce an initiative to blanket southwest Chelsea with free Wifi. That’ll mean easier access to the Internet for not just Chelsea Market shoppers and Google employees, but also residents...
Get Your Internet On: Google Is Giving Free Wifi to Southwest Chelsea

Google Exec Strategizes Way Into $4.1 M Pad On Central Park West

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We bet that Laura Nissenbaum Slabin googled 239 Central Park West as soon as she saw the listing for the Upper West Side co-op. The head of global brand strategy and commercialization for the benevolent internet behemoth must have liked what she found, because she and her husband Andrew Slabin,...
Google Exec Strategizes Way Into $4.1 M Pad On Central Park West

NBC hails its digital traffic figures, as it tries to put the Olympics broadcast debacle to bed

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Despite running war games in preparation for potential streaming problems during the Olympics, and live-streaming being made available for all events across iOS and Android devices, NBC has had a torrid time since the opening ceremony kicked off last Friday. Tape-delayed broadcasts and technical glitches have engulfed the broadcasting behemoth....
NBC hails its digital traffic figures, as it tries to put the Olympics broadcast debacle to bed

Bing Maps gets 165 terabytes of new satellite imagery, more than its past aerial releases combined

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Bing Maps, Microsoft’s answer to Google’s omnipresent mapping platform, has today received a whopping 165 terabytes (TB) of new satellite imagery – its single biggest release to date. In fact, the latest release is more than its entire history of data combined. The latest aerial release includes new satellite imagery...
Bing Maps gets 165 terabytes of new satellite imagery, more than its past aerial releases combined
An inside look at the high-tech awakening in Las Vegas

Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books

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Amazon caused a stir this morning when it announced a two-for-one policy that will give a free digital album to anyone who buys a CD. The policy applies to past purchases — even if you bought the CD 10 years ago — which touched off a flurry of speculation that...
Don't hold your breath waiting for Amazon to give you Kindle copies of your books

Twitter ad revenues higher than expected on strong mobile numbers -- report

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A research firm predicts that Twitter will earn nearly $1 billion in advertising revenue in 2014, largely on the strength of mobile ad sales. The figure exceeds the firm’s earlier predictions and reflects Twitter’s ongoing emergence as a force in mobile marketing. According to eMarketer, Twitter will pull in $528...
Twitter ad revenues higher than expected on strong mobile numbers -- report
Google Stock Blasts To Another All-Time High

Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

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Groupon just announced via its blog that it has acquired Breadcrumb, the creators of an affordable point of sale system and iPad app that targets local restaurants. While the terms of the acquisition have not yet been disclosed, Groupon has made a run of acquisitions over the last six months,...
Groupon Picks Up Breadcrumb For A Little POS Magic

Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

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Even though retailers are better prepared to go up against Amazon this holiday season than in year’s past, that isn’t stopping Amazon’s chief from being perpetually optimistic. In an interview with Matt Lauer on the Today Show this morning, Jeff Bezos said: “It will be a record season for us, knock on...
Amazon's Bezos Knocking on Wood for a Record Holiday Season

Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos

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Mr. Trainor (Photo: Webpronews.com) Vimeo, the New York-based video platform known for being the buttoned-up, besuited step-brother to the behemoth YouTube, announced two new features today aimed at empowering video creators to earn money for their work. The first is a virtual Tip Jar, which can be implemented across all...
Vimeo Launches Virtual Tip Jar, Allowing Creators to Earn Revenue from Their Videos
Wanderfly re-launches with a Pinterest-inspired travel recommendation site

Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

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Clouds, clouds, everywhere there are clouds. Here’s one more to file in your cloud list from Infochimps that’s all about big data. Infochimps Enterprise Cloud is the kind of service you won’t see any time soon from an enterprise behemoth like Oracle or most of the enterprise big boys. Why? Because...
Infochimps Launches Enterprise Cloud For Big Data Analytics

Andrew Mason: Groupon To Begin Offering Deal Personalization Abroad Later This Quarter

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At the Goldman Sachs Internet and Technology Conference in San Francisco Thursday, Groupon Founder and CEO Andrew Mason took to the stage to talk about the daily deal behemoth’s newly-minted position as a public company, its roller coaster ride both leading up to and since its IPO, as well as...
Andrew Mason: Groupon To Begin Offering Deal Personalization Abroad Later This Quarter

Facebook’s (other) major milestone

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The social network’s IPO is a milestone — and it could join the Fortune 500 list in record time. By Sierra Jiminez, contributor FORTUNE — Facebook’s blockbuster IPO isn’t the only milestone the company is passing by going public. If all goes well in 2012, the company is expected to...
Facebook’s (other) major milestone

LG Intuition 'phablet' coming to Verizon on September 6th for $199.99

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Sorry, Samsung (005930): You’re about to get some competition in the market for oversized smartphones. Verizon (VZ) on Tuesday announced that it would start selling LG’s (06657011) five-inch Intuition smartphone on September 6th for $199.99 and a two-year service agreement. The Intuition, with a screen that’s slightly smaller than the...
LG Intuition 'phablet' coming to Verizon on September 6th for $199.99

Facebook’s patent headaches: More to come?

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Yahoo filed a patent suit against the social media giant. Does Amazon have a case too? By Roger Parloff, senior editor FORTUNE — Last month, just weeks ahead of Facebook’s highly anticipated IPO, the “it” company of the Internet got hit with a meaty patent suit. Struggling behemoth Yahoo sued Facebook...
Facebook’s patent headaches: More to come?

ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop

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With laptops, the screen situation is a tricky one. Of all the characteristics of a laptop, the screen size has the biggest impact on the portability and usability of your machine and picking the right size is critical. While we may ideally like to stare at multiple 20-inch (or larger)...
ET deals: 22% off Dell's Inspiron 17R Core i7-powered laptop
Retail | Turns Out Some People Do Hate Amazon

Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

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Print and digital book behemoth Barnes & Noble has confirmed that Leonard Riggio, the company’s Chairman of the Board and largest stockholder, “plans to propose” a purchase of all B&N’s retail business assets, as outlined in an amendment to his Schedule 13D filed today with the SEC. It’s worth noting...
Barnes & Noble's biggest shareholder wants to buy B&N retail assets, could lead to Nook spin-out

Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web

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Almost as an afterthought, Apple on Monday announced it was working on browser-based versions of its iWork productivity applications, a move one analyst said challenged Microsoft's Office behemoth....
Apple sees chance to compete with Office on the Web
Amazon Finally Unveils One-Stop Shop for Adult Diapers

Walmart dominates the list of U.S. companies using solar

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Walmart’s massive scale allows it to dominate a lot of sectors it enters — turns out the retailer is also a behemoth in solar panel power. According to a list of the top 20 companies in the U.S. using solar panel systems, released by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) on...
Walmart dominates the list of U.S. companies using solar

Samsung Tops China's Smartphone Market For The First Time As Sales Triple, Says Strategy Analytics

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Samsung Electronics topped China’s smartphone market for the first time in 2012, according to data from Strategy Analytics (reported by Yonhap News Agency). The Korean tech behemoth nearly tripled its sales in the world’s largest market for smartphones: in 2012, it sold 30.06 million smartphones in China, up from 10.9...
Samsung Tops China's Smartphone Market For The First Time As Sales Triple, Says Strategy Analytics
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