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Instagram is debasing real photography

www.guardian.co.uk
The Instagram/Hipstamatic/Snapseed filters are the antithesis of creativity, and make all pictures look the sameIt may seem odd to start a piece for a ranting slot by saying how much I love something, but I love photography and I particularly love the way social networking means I can share my...
Instagram is debasing real photography

Time Warner CEO Thinks YouTube's $100 Million Content Investment Is "Cute"

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Much has been made of Google's foray into original content with its $100 million investments in its bid to compete with television. But as Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes pointed out at this week's Business Insider's IGNITION conference, Google's content investments are essentially chump change - nowhere near enough to...
Time Warner CEO Thinks YouTube's $100 Million Content Investment Is "Cute"

Larger carriers losing prepaid phone sales to smaller players

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Prepaid smartphone sales are on the rise, but smaller carriers are stealing sales away from the big boys, says NPD. [Read more]...
Larger carriers losing prepaid phone sales to smaller players

Matrix One drops to $60, moves from impulse purchase to disposable tablet

www.engadget.com
Well, the Matrix One isn't becoming any more attractive spec-wise as the days pass, but Direct Merchandise Marketing believes they can keep up with the low-priced big boys by under-cutting them even further. If a $90 retail sticker wasn't enough to convince you that the A8-powered ICS slab deserved...
Matrix One drops to $60, moves from impulse purchase to disposable tablet

Jawbone Up review (2012): a reboot and a shot at redemption

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Second chances are rare in the tech world. Unless you're one of the big boys -- say a Samsung or an Apple -- one spectacular failure is enough to doom a product line or even an entire company. Just ask Gizmondo, 3D Realms, Helio, Palm, Netscape, DivX, Sega... the...
Jawbone Up review (2012): a reboot and a shot at redemption

Intuit shows Square, Paypal how the big boys handle sales with new GoPayment integration

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While Square and PayPal have received quite a bit of hype for their mobile credit card payment solutions, they’re still just “point of sale-lite,” according to Intuit’s mobile payments and point of sale (POS) head Trevor Dryer. Mobile credit card readers are a fine solution for young businesses, but...
Intuit shows Square, Paypal how the big boys handle sales with new GoPayment integration

Music Upstart Songza Co-Founders On Battling Pandora, Spotify

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Ever since I met the Songza guys at New York Tech Meetup, I’ve wanted to learn more about the app. It’s the first music service that I’ve been excited to use, mostly because it removes the work entirely. I’ve been curious about a few things, like how Songza plans...
Music Upstart Songza Co-Founders On Battling Pandora, Spotify

How would you change Samsung's Series 7 Gamer?

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Samsung isn't normally spoken of in the same breath as Razer, Alienware or Clevo, which is why its 17-inch Series 7 Gamer was such a surprise. But could it run with the big boys? Surprisingly, yes. When we reviewed it, we were impressed by its performance and powerful display...
How would you change Samsung's Series 7 Gamer?

Surface Pro tablet, new Surface accessories to land on Feb. 9

www.pcworld.com
If you've been waiting to touch a Surface Pro tablet in the living, breathing, once-molten-magnesium flesh, you can finally mark a hard date on your calendar: The Windows 8 Pro version of Microsoft's tablet will go on sale Feb. 9 at Microsoft stores, microsoftstore.com, Staples and Best Buy in the...
Surface Pro tablet, new Surface accessories to land on Feb. 9

Virgin Galactic unveils LauncherOne satellite vehicle

www.engadget.com
Building a satellite, that's not really much of a problem anymore. Getting them launched, well, that's what separates the big boys from the wannabes. Virgin's Richard Branson believes he has the answer to that -- LauncherOne. The delivery system for Earth orbiters is based around the WhiteKnightTwo, the same...
Virgin Galactic unveils LauncherOne satellite vehicle
iPhone lands on five more US regional carriers today, iPad launching in 12 more countries

For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

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Politics is considered a dirty word, not just at dinner parties and among mixed company, but also within much of the startup ecosystem. It seems that since the political system can’t be hacked as consistently or predictably as the social graph its importance has has been largely ignored. At a...
For the Silicon Valley Ecosystem, Politics Can’t be a Dirty Word

Advertisers Are Desperate To Do The Harlem Shake -- But No One Is Watching

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Over the last month, 30-second video clips of costumed people dancing spastically to the now-familiar refrain of "The Harlem Shake" have taken over the internet. If you have a wifi connection, then you've probably seen the meme. (Whether you understand it or not is another issue entirely.) See some examples...
Advertisers Are Desperate To Do The Harlem Shake -- But No One Is Watching

Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

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The shuffling around of the firm's top-deck executives all point to a readying for the public. And Twitter's worth? $11 billion, apparently. An analytic report from a firm used to sizing up businesses on their way to an IPO is suggesting that Twitter will float in 2014. Greencrest Capital,...
Twitter Rumored To Be Preparing For 2014 IPO

We’ll be taking the pulse of Asia’s startup scene at Echelon 2012 next week

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China may be the big talking point in Asia when it comes to the Internet and tech, but it is easy to forget that there the hugely diverse continent has other significant pockets of potential, none more so than Southeast Asia. The region itself is a diverse one, and it...
We’ll be taking the pulse of Asia’s startup scene at Echelon 2012 next week

Sony Alpha A99 DSLR sample shots and video, plus comparison with the RX1 full-frame compact

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Sony's A99 marks the first time in years that the company has built a full-frame pro rig to compete with the big boys from Canon and Nikon. The hardware impressed when we got our hands on one a month ago, but the proof, as they say, is in the...
Sony Alpha A99 DSLR sample shots and video, plus comparison with the RX1 full-frame compact

AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

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AppDynamics, an application performance management company, has scored $50 million in Series D funding led by Institutional Venture Partners. Previous investors Greylock Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Lightspeed Venture Partners also contributed to the round, bringing the total AppDynamics has raised to $86.5 million. The San Francisco company,...
AppDynamics nets $50M more to take on IT's big boys

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
ChaCha, the other Q & A site, raises $14 million. How it can have a shot against the big boys

InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boys

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You probably won't know the name, but you most certainly use its technology on a daily basis. InterDigital is a pioneering company that helped develop WCDMA, 3G and HSDPA during its 50-year history. It counts former Apple CEO Gil Amelio as one of its directors, but the only time...
InterDigital's Bill Merritt on patent trolls, standards development and disputes with the big boys

Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?

www.extremetech.com
In the 21 years or so since its inception, Linux has gained some amazing enthusiast street cred, but failed time and again to enter the mainstream. This year, however, may afford it an opportunity it’s never had before: to gain the momentum necessary to join the big boys in the...
Could this be the year of the Linux desktop?
ComScore top 50 sites July 2012: Instagram rocks, Tumblr passes MySpace, Sun Microsystems rises from the dead

Showdown: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMWare Fusion 5

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Redmond's contentious Windows 8 is almost upon us, and the virtualization apps are already prepped for it with the latest incarnations of Parallels Desktop 8 and VMWare Fusion 5. While the main focus of the two big-boys of Mac virtualization are Win 8 support and integration, focus has also been...
Showdown: Parallels Desktop 8 vs. VMWare Fusion 5

Pinterest (Finally) Gets Serious About Mobile With New iOS, Android Apps

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Pinterest has become one of social media’s big boys over the past year with its surge in traffic (and the attendant growing pains) and big funding rounds, but it hasn’t had a mobile experience to complement or even aid in that growth. It does now. During its first summer party...
Pinterest (Finally) Gets Serious About Mobile With New iOS, Android Apps

How Independent Gaming Stores Survive Against The Big Boys

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How Independent Gaming Stores Survive Against The Big Boys

The big challenge for apps making the leap to TV: Turning “me” into “we”

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There’s a big difference between a smartphone and a TV. As developers increasingly look to the opportunities of TV, they will have to shift their focus from thinking about a personal experience to a communal one – and I can’t wait to see what they come up with. The transition...
The big challenge for apps making the leap to TV: Turning “me” into “we”

In Cloud Market, Arming David May Be the Way to Take Down Goliath

gigaom.com
Since the beginning, a big question about cloud computing is how the ecosystem will evolve. Will there be only a handful of superpowers (e.g, Amazon, Google and Microsoft) that possess the knowledge and money to operate at a large scale, or, will there be dozens of providers in the mix,...
In Cloud Market, Arming David May Be the Way to Take Down Goliath

7-Weeks In, Dalton Caldwell's App.net Gets First Dedicated iOS App, Passes 17,500 Users

techcrunch.com
Back in July, Dalton Caldwell (of imeem and picplz fame) announced an “audacious” goal: To create a better, developer-and-user-supported (and ad-free) alternative to Twitter. And so App.net was born. About a month later, the subscription-based, third party app-supporting Twitter clone reached its fund-raising goal of $500K — all of which...
7-Weeks In, Dalton Caldwell's App.net Gets First Dedicated iOS App, Passes 17,500 Users

Txtr Beagle aims to corner low-end e-reader market for $13 (video)

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We've seen some cheap e-readers in our day. Heck, even the big boys are practically giving the things away. But, we've never seen anything quite like the Txtr Beagle. The latest creation from German company Txtr is expected to sell for under €10 or about $13 when it hits...
Txtr Beagle aims to corner low-end e-reader market for $13 (video)
Prominent game developers begin pulling titles from Google+
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