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Game on: Syndicate – preview

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The classic super-agent shooter get a radical – and very violent – rebootGamers with the urge to fire guns in an apocalyptic or dystopian future aren't exactly short of options. They can, to name just a few big franchises: bust caps in the irradiated asses of Fallout's post-nuclear ghouls; tear...
Game on: Syndicate – preview

GroupMe "Experiences" launches out of private beta in NYC to help you have the perfect night out

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After testing for three months with select users, GroupMe is officially moving its Groupon-like Experiences service out of private beta and into the larger New York market. As TNW previously detailed in July, the debut of Experiences was a bold move on GroupMe’s part, expanding the Skype/Microsoft-owned messaging service with a head-first dive into...
GroupMe "Experiences" launches out of private beta in NYC to help you have the perfect night out

Bloomberg Government Founder Leaves For Weather Channel

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Chris Walters, who led Bloomberg LP’s recent move into government information, is leaving the company for the Weather Channel where he will be Chief Operating Officer. The move comes barely a year after Bloomberg Government opened shop as a subscription service targeting both business and political types. Bloomberg launched...
Bloomberg Government Founder Leaves For Weather Channel

In A Bold Move, Amazon Is Hiring Game Developers Right Under Zynga's Nose (AMZN, ZNGA)

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Don't be fooled: Amazon's ambitions in the games business go far beyond providing a platform for social games on its Kindle Fire tablet. From the kind of people it's hiring, it's clear that Amazon intends to challenge Zynga, King.com, and other makers of social games head-on. Amazon is already quietly...
In A Bold Move, Amazon Is Hiring Game Developers Right Under Zynga's Nose (AMZN, ZNGA)

Surprise, Surprise: Amazon Doesn't Say How Many Kindle Fires It Sold

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Amazon is notorious for sharing very little information about how its products and business units perform. Its new Kindle Fire tablet is no different. Amazon just reported its fourth quarter financial results, and, shocking no one, it doesn't disclose how many Kindle Fire tablets it sold. Or even how many...
Surprise, Surprise: Amazon Doesn't Say How Many Kindle Fires It Sold

HTC One imaging in depth: Ultrapixel camera and Zoe Share

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Saying that the HTC One has piqued our interest is an understatement. The handset, which was announced today in London and New York, combines ultra-refined design with a uniquely tweaked Android experience, something we've covered in our hardware and software posts. Still, it's the Ultrapixel camera that's raising the...
HTC One imaging in depth: Ultrapixel camera and Zoe Share
Andrew Sullivan and the new wisdom of the leaky meter

Something Is Rotten In The State Of E-Book Publishing

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The publishing industry has a problem. The old guard haven't innovated. And neither their business models nor their products embrace the digital books revolution. Take the ongoing and complicated spat between Apple and the Justice Department over the agency pricing model and alleged collusion which ended up with consumers being forced to...
Something Is Rotten In The State Of E-Book Publishing
DJ Platform Dubset Becomes Thefuture.fm, Doubles User Base To 100K

Here's Samsung's Plan To Free Itself From Google And Apple (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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Samsung is expected to release a smartphone on a new operating system called Tizen in 2013. It's a bold move that could let Samsung lessen its dependence on Apple, a major customer for parts that has nonetheless sued it for patent infringement, and Google, which makes the Android software has...
Here's Samsung's Plan To Free Itself From Google And Apple (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

CBS hints it may yank content from Dish over ad-skipping technology

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Dish’s bold move to help consumers skip advertisements on the TV screens is rankling the top brass of television. Despite being difficult to track, and not too hard to avoid, television advertisements remain a massive business. Sure, gone are the days in which a ‘speed bump’ of ads on a...
CBS hints it may yank content from Dish over ad-skipping technology

Microsoft says "Bing it on", thinks it can beat Google in a blind test. Wanna try?

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Microsoft is making a bold move today, launching a new blind test that pits Bing against Google in efforts to show how useful its search results are compared to the old standard. Microsoft explains on its blog that this is a “non-scientific test,” but claims upfront that research shows “people...
Microsoft says "Bing it on", thinks it can beat Google in a blind test. Wanna try?

Sickness-beneficiary blogger given top job at a national newspaper - a world first?

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This week in “News from New Zealand that’s so crazy that you have to look,” a shit-stirring conservative blogger has been appointed editor of a national newspaper. As far as I can tell, it’s the world’s first case of a blogger taking over the top job at a newspaper. Cameron...
Sickness-beneficiary blogger given top job at a national newspaper - a world first?

Read It Later rebrands as “Pocket”, goes free. Lets its 4.5m users save articles, videos, images & more.

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I recently met up with the team behind Read It Later over a drink in San Francisco. The product lets you quickly bookmark any page of text on the web, quite often articles, to read later. Quite frankly I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself personally after a...
Read It Later rebrands as “Pocket”, goes free. Lets its 4.5m users save articles, videos, images & more.
Ford opens up Sync AppLink platform, says it's 'exploring' turning it into a standard

And Now Facebook Reportedly Wants to Put Video Ads In Your Newsfeed-With Autoplay

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Ain’t care. (Photo: Facebook.) Caught your breath from Instarage yet? We sure hope so, because here comes another move that’s sure to inspire another round of e-riots on Planet Zuck. Ad Age reports that Facebook is prepping to launch video ads by April of next year. They’ll appear both on the...
And Now Facebook Reportedly Wants to Put Video Ads In Your Newsfeed-With Autoplay
Pink is the New Purple!

4 Ways Smartphone Vendors Can Retain Customers

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The smartphone war is well and truly underway, the big players including Apple, HTC, RIM, Samsung and Nokia are all vying for position in an already saturated mobile handset market.Smartphone vendors are releasing handsets like never before but is it the best way to  increase the all-important revenue stream that...
4 Ways Smartphone Vendors Can Retain Customers

Cray makes bold move in data storage, hires majority of Texas team from SFW

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Here’s one way to bolster a business, and pick up some talented staffers in a tight tech market. Seattle supercomputer maker Cray announced Thursday that it has hired the majority of employs from Austin, Texas-based SystemFabricWorks that’s described as a leader in “storage interconnect solutions and software.” Joining Cray as part...
Cray makes bold move in data storage, hires majority of Texas team from SFW

A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

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If Microsoft really is considering its own "Surface" smartphone, the business decision would be a callous, cold-hearted one that could alienate future partners and leave just two other manufacturers of Windows Phones. But as history has shown, this kind of bold move could pay off. Boy Genius Report claimed Tuesday that...
A Surface Smartphone From Microsoft? Yes, Please!

BuzzFeed reeling from Oatmeal-induced nausea...just when it was getting serious

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It had all the elements of a ridiculously clickable BuzzFeed feature: a rape joke, a Web humorist with an enviable fan base, red crayon, and tell-tale signs of moral hypocrisy. To BuzzFeed contributing writer Jack Stuef, The Oatmeal, a cartoonist who has gained Internet fame thanks to his crude...
BuzzFeed reeling from Oatmeal-induced nausea...just when it was getting serious

Google Out To Hurt Companies That Issue Press Releases, At Least According to Reuters

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Last week, Google made a bold move that some worry may block audiences from information and harm individuals. This move sent controversial shockwaves through the investment community and mainstream media! It was unorthodox and raised many questions! Or maybe not. Read the entire article at Search Engine Land...
Google Out To Hurt Companies That Issue Press Releases, At Least According to Reuters

MSI Slidebook S20 review: MSI's flagship Windows 8 Ultrabook has a flawed design

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If you've been following our reviews of Windows 8 laptops, you know we haven't been too kind to the slider form factor. It's not like we set out to pan these machines, but time and again we've found that the propped-up display ruins the typing experience. Keep that in...
MSI Slidebook S20 review: MSI's flagship Windows 8 Ultrabook has a flawed design
Can accessory makers improve Windows 8 on desktops and laptops?

Why this tech company is using potty humor for its 30-second Super Bowl ad

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Ok, I’ll admit it, I am a bit of a sucker for the Super Bowl ads. And each year before the big game, I am especially interested to see which tech companies feel compelled to toss down $3.5 million for a 30-second spot. This year, there’s a new entrant in...
Why this tech company is using potty humor for its 30-second Super Bowl ad

In bid for patent sanity, judge throws out entire Apple/Motorola case

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One of the most outspoken judges in the craziness that is the US patent system made a bold move tonight, throwing out a lawsuit in which Apple and Motorola were seeking injunctions against each other's mobile products. US District Court Judge Richard Posner previously canceled a jury trial in Chicago...
In bid for patent sanity, judge throws out entire Apple/Motorola case

Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

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Samsung has today snatched the exclusive rights to an updated version of the ITV Player app for its Android smartphones and tablets being sold in the UK. The app is available right now through the Samsung Apps and Google Play store on a range of devices including the Samsung Galaxy S4, its...
Samsung grabs exclusive access to new ITV Player app until August 31 for Android users in the UK

YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channel

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T'is the end of the year and all across YouTube, videos - primarily music- are being scrubbed clean of fraudulent views. Except one channel. VEVO, the one with a special partnership with YouTube, has remained untouched. Obvious VEVO power-play much, YouTube? YouTube has long had issues with botting - the...
YouTube Flushes Bot Views, Annoints VEVO Channel
Yahoo shuns BlackBerry with free smartphone offer for US employees

Was Facebook’s Instagram Buy Money Well Spent? Watch China

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Gobs have been a-babble all week with news of Facebook’s Instagram acquisition and what it means for the future of the Internet, social networks, and world peace. But still fresh from the shock, we find ourselves confronted with an uncomfortable truth: We don’t really know how it’s going to shake...
Was Facebook’s Instagram Buy Money Well Spent? Watch China
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