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Twitter for Windows 8: Microsoft really needed this
Good Deal: Mass Effect 2 for PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 for $9.99

Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?

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Editor’s note: Charley Moore is a lawyer and the founder of online legal service Rocket Lawyer. Congratulations Facebook! You have made history and changed the world. So, here are some thoughts from one of your biggest fans. Like the rest of the planet, I love Facebook and use it every...
Should Mark Zuckerberg Think Twice About Establishing A Dynasty?

Spotify Got You To Listen To More Music. WillCall Gets You To Go To More Concerts

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Back in 1996, people in the US bought about 2.3 albums per year. Today thanks to services like Spotify and Rdio, some of us listen to that many albums a day. Last-minute concert ticket app WillCall wants to make live music just as accessible. This week it released version 1.5...
Spotify Got You To Listen To More Music. WillCall Gets You To Go To More Concerts
Apple working on Pandora-like music service, WSJ reports

Best Android Jelly Bean smartphones you can get now

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It's never been a better time to pick up a Jelly Bean handset. [Read more]...
Best Android Jelly Bean smartphones you can get now
Sony to begin making PlayStation 3 in Brazil

Tracking Women: Now There’s Not An App For That

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Score one small setback for creepiness. Location-based social network Foursquare Labs has cut off access to its technology for an application that made it possible for guys to pinpoint the location of nearby women on a map and view their personal data and photographs. What really raised privacy concerns about...
Tracking Women: Now There’s Not An App For That
Microsoft’s Yusuf Mehdi says Xbox SmartGlass takes an open view of mobile-console integration (interview)

Foursquare iPhone App Vanishes from App Store Due to “Hiccup”

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The iPhone and iPod touch app for the popular location check-in service Foursquare has temporarily dropped from Apple’s App Store.The Android and BlackBerry versions are still available, but the iPhone is by far the most popular platform for Foursquare users. This is just a temporary technical setback, though. Foursquare...
Foursquare iPhone App Vanishes from App Store Due to “Hiccup”

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Official NYC Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare Page

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NY ♥ Kelly Choi Time to get serious about social media! And what better time than Social Media Week. New York City may be winning accolades for its sloppy, wet embrace of the local budding tech sector, but City Hall was still a step behind. To that end, during Mayor...
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Official NYC Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare Page
Microsoft and Huawei bring the smartphone battle to Africa

Sonos S5 Stereo: Quality Music via Cloud, Managed by iPhone

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The new musical centerpiece in our home doesn't have an LCD display to tell me the music playing. It doesn't have preset stations, or an antenna. It doesn't have a slot for one or more CDs, and it doesn't even have a dock to hold my iPhone. It just looks...
Sonos S5 Stereo: Quality Music via Cloud, Managed by iPhone

Why Everyone Should Care About DRM's Punishment Of The Visually Impaired

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Techdirt writes a lot about the problems with DRM, and how inefficient and inconvenient it is. But for millions of visually-impaired people, those "inconveniences" represent something much deeper, and much worse. Somebody who has started writing eloquently about this issue is Rupert Goodwins. He is one of the UK's most...
Why Everyone Should Care About DRM's Punishment Of The Visually Impaired
Foursquare wants to sell advertisers the power of its 3.5 billion check-ins
Microsoft Xbox Now Top Selling Console Worldwide
Flite's new Touch Ad Studio lets top publisher actually make money on mobile

Vimeo announces the 2012 Festival + Awards program and opens voting to the public

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The second Vimeo Festival + Awards is fast approaching, celebrating the most creative and original films that have premiered exclusively online. Now, Vimeo has just announced the official 2012 program and is simultaneously opening voting to the public. The event, taking place on June 7-9, 2012 in New York City, gathers together the likes of Mike...
Vimeo announces the 2012 Festival + Awards program and opens voting to the public

PlayThru hopes to kill text captchas with game-based authentication

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At their worst, captchas are impossible to decipher; at their best, they're... fun? A startup called Are You a Human has developed PlayThru, an alternative to text-based authentication. Instead of requiring the user to type some blurry, nonsensical word, PlayThru has them play a mini-game, such as dragging and...
PlayThru hopes to kill text captchas with game-based authentication

DailyDirt: Braaiiins...

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Halloween is here, so what better time to talk about human brains? Zombies are always looking to eat fresh human brains, and evil scientists need to re-stock their supply of replacement organs, too. So here are just a few links for any parties that might be interested in getting their...
DailyDirt: Braaiiins...
Is There Still Hope For Google's Disappeared Android@Home And Nexus Q?

Everything You Need to Know About the Social Media Bubble

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Are we or aren’t we? When it comes to social media bubbles and whether or not we’re in one, there is no shortage of people willing to argue on each side of the debate.  It doesn’t matter if Facebook finishes Friday, its first day as a publicly-traded company, with...
Everything You Need to Know About the Social Media Bubble

How this purple panda is inspiring games for girls -- and angel investors, too

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now The heroine in Suzanne Xie’s first interactive game for kids is no damsel in distress. Xie [above] settled on a fearless, adventure-seeking purple panda with a big group of friends — both male and female — as her lead character...
How this purple panda is inspiring games for girls -- and angel investors, too

$1 billion, photo filters, and what the hell Facebook is doing

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Right, Facebook is buying Instagram. But let’s not get ourselves too twisted over the dollar tag. I suspect that there was a bidding war of a sort with Google over the app. The app itself, Instagram, isn’t too important. It’s a photo app. Facebook could build it in a week, without breaking...
$1 billion, photo filters, and what the hell Facebook is doing
Atari's Nolan Bushnell: 'we could have owned the internet'
Into Africa: Microsoft touts new effort to deliver millions of Windows Phones to students, entrepreneurs

Micromax's five-inch, quad-core Canvas HD hitting India first week of February

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What better time to announce a smartphone than in the lull between CES and MWC? Micromax is using the occasion to reveal another five-inch handset, the Canvas HD. The display packs a 1,280 x 720 resolution, and inside you'll find a MediaTek MT6589 1.2 GHz quad-core processor and a...
Micromax's five-inch, quad-core Canvas HD hitting India first week of February

Watch the finalists for this year’s Vimeo Festival + Awards

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The second Vimeo Festival + Awards is fast approaching, celebrating the most creative and original films that have premiered exclusively online. Now, Vimeo has announced the 2012 finalists in all categories, including Animation, Action Sports, Documentary, Music Videos, Advertising, Fashion, Experimental and more. The event, which will take place on June 7-9, 2012 in New York City, gathers...
Watch the finalists for this year’s Vimeo Festival + Awards

Engadget's summer gear guide 2012: e-readers

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In the interest of keeping cool this summer, we've put together a list of the hottest products out right now. From smartphones to e-readers and everything in between, there's no time like the present to re-up that post-spring-cleaning stash. So grab a popsicle or a cold one and dive...
Engadget's summer gear guide 2012: e-readers
Jawbone's Up and Fitbit's One: Which tiny fitness gadget is best? (review)
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