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Meet Easilydo, Your Personal App-Juggler

www.fastcompany.com
There's an app for all you do. But who has time to keep track of all those apps? This life assistant does--from Facebook birthdays to shipping notifications. Recently Easilydo, the new iPhone for managing the far-flung bits of your digital life, suggested I congratulate my friend, Laura, who had...
Meet Easilydo, Your Personal App-Juggler

Fake Tweet And Algorithmically Twitchy Financial Markets Lead To Market Swing; But Is That So Bad?

www.techdirt.com
Lots of people have been rightfully concerned about just how much of the trading in the financial markets is done algorithmically via high frequency trading systems that execute trades faster than any of us can comprehend, based on various algorithms, trying to shave little bits and pieces of profit. The...
Fake Tweet And Algorithmically Twitchy Financial Markets Lead To Market Swing; But Is That So Bad?
1984 New York Times Article Says The Whole 'Windows' Fad Is Over (MSFT)

Former Apple designer reveals Apple passed on a curved-glass iPhone due to cost

9to5mac.com
We have been getting some interesting bits and pieces from the Apple vs Samsung trial this week, much of which was related to early iPhone prototypes referenced in pre trial briefs by Samsung’s lawyers who alleged Apple was inspired by Sony products when creating its initial iPhone concepts. Today...
Former Apple designer reveals Apple passed on a curved-glass iPhone due to cost
Intel gets aggressive with new smartphone and tablet chips

What's Next For Taming Big Data?

readwrite.com
Imagine you are walking in London and want to book a trip to New York at the last minute: You hop online to search for a hotel. The smartphone you are holding helps you find an establishment that looks appealing. You tap a few buttons to send your credit...
What's Next For Taming Big Data?
RIM says BlackBerry 10 devices will be available shortly after January 30th launch

Video Chat Coming To The Next iPhone? All Signs Are Pointing To Yes

techcrunch.com
As they do with any major new iPhone OS release, people have been tearing apart the iPhone OS 4.0 SDK from the very second it was available. Almost immediately, someone noticed that bits and pieces of iChat had found their way into the new software. By itself, it didn’t...
Video Chat Coming To The Next iPhone? All Signs Are Pointing To Yes
Changemakrs Looks To Reinvent Inspirational Quotes For A More Social Web
Redesigned iPad 3 with 8-megapixel camera pictured for the first time

The NYT Needs to Learn the Value of the Link

gigaom.com
In the coverage of New York Times writer Zachary Kouwe, who resigned recently amid accusations of plagiarism, much has been said about the demands of writing for the always-on Web, and how this might have contributed to Kouwe’s missteps – something the writer himself referred to in a discussion of...
The NYT Needs to Learn the Value of the Link

In Fight Over Largest Fine Ever, FTC Commissioners Disagreed Over Whether Google Should Admit Fault

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As expected, Google will pay $22.5 million to settle with the FTC over violating its October 2011 privacy settlement. Google is in trouble because it told users of the Safari browser, via a help page, that they did not have to worry about being tracked because Safari blocks cookies by...
In Fight Over Largest Fine Ever, FTC Commissioners Disagreed Over Whether Google Should Admit Fault

Incident Tech's gTar gets teased, remains largely silent (video)

www.engadget.com
What you see above is the gTar, an upcoming electronic musical instrument from Bay Area-based startup, Incident Technologies. It's got what appears to be an iPhone docked in the pick-guard and it looks pretty cool lit up in the teaser video after the break. Beyond that, there's not a ton...
Incident Tech's gTar gets teased, remains largely silent (video)

Deadlist Catch producer launches digital studio

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Original Productions, long established as one of the most prolific reality series production shops in the cable television business, has announced the formation of a digital production studio. The company, founded by producer Thom Beers in 1999 and acquired by FremantleMedia in 2009, will now produce series specifically made for...
Deadlist Catch producer launches digital studio
RIM's big BlackBerry 10 reveal happens January 30 in NYC
Agiliron’s cloud-connected e-commerce tools will help you ‘catch ‘em all’

A tinker, a tailor, an arduino board maker: SparkFun sets off on electronics education tour

venturebeat.com
Plenty of kids (ad adults) out there would love to build a breakfast-making robot, if only they knew how. Today, SparkFun is launching a nationwide tour to inspire students and teachers with a “passion for electronics,” so they can learn how to make robots, as well as twinkly fairy wings, amplifiers,...
A tinker, a tailor, an arduino board maker: SparkFun sets off on electronics education tour

Motorola Defy Mini makes an appearance with the FCC, looks like it will be heading to AT&T

www.technologytell.com
We have seen a few bits and pieces in terms of the Motorola Defy Mini smartphone in the past. Most notably is how the handset will be launching in March for those in the UK. And well, thanks to a recent FCC filing it looks like the handset is also...
Motorola Defy Mini makes an appearance with the FCC, looks like it will be heading to AT&T

Google+ hits 250M total accounts, more than 150M monthly active users

venturebeat.com
Google announced some major milestones for its Google+ social network at the Google I/O developer conference today. Google+ now has more than 250 million total accounts, and more than 150 million monthly active users, Google’s Vic Gundotra announced at the event. More than 50 percent of Google+ users sign in...
Google+ hits 250M total accounts, more than 150M monthly active users
Producer of The Ring and Mulholland Drive releases new horror movie as an iOS app

Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

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Macmillan science fiction/fantasy imprint Tor/Forge — the publisher of titles like Orson Scott Card’s “Ender’s Game” — will sell its e-books DRM-free as of “early July 2012,” the company announced today. “Our authors and readers have been asking for this for a long time,” said Tor/Forge president and publisher Tom...
Macmillan’s Tor/Forge goes DRM-free

Everything you need know about the Wii U

arstechnica.com
From the system's first unveiling at E3 2011 to Thursday's final announcement of launch details, Nintendo has been releasing information about its next home console, the Wii U, in bits and pieces for about 15 months now. Unless you've been closely following all those data drops, you may have missed...
Everything you need know about the Wii U

Here's Why Windows 8 Is Shaping Up To Be A Giant Bomb For Business Users (MSFT)

www.businessinsider.com
With every passing week, the feeling about Windows 8 is that it's going to be another Microsoft Vista. That's code for big expensive flop. Loads of reviews have been written about Windows 8, including ours. Some loved it. Some hated it. But they all say the same thing: Windows 8...
Here's Why Windows 8 Is Shaping Up To Be A Giant Bomb For Business Users (MSFT)
Apple creating a Food & Drink category in the App Store
CeBIT 2012
Microsoft unveils Surface tablet

Routehappy launches new features because price isn't everything...but it still matters

pandodaily.com
In my many posts complaining about the dearth of innovation in the online travel space, I usually focus on the need to make hotel browsing and booking better. I argue that online travel agents like Travelocity and Orbitz are fine for flights because flights are just a commodity to...
Routehappy launches new features because price isn't everything...but it still matters
Bender: Hipmunk Can Help With (Or Hurt) Your Boss' Travel Plans

Editor's Letter: Expand gets expanded

www.engadget.com
In each issue of Distro, editor-in-chief Tim Stevens publishes a wrap-up of the week in news. Another week gone by and another week closer to the unveiling of the next Android superphone: the Samsung Galaxy S IV. We're days away from the event where it will debut to the...
Editor's Letter: Expand gets expanded
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