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Tech Law: The Patent Problem, Especially in Software

Social media ad spending in the US to reach $9.8 billion by 2016: Report

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That spending on social media advertising is on the rise should be a surprise to absolutely no one, but research firm BIA/Kelsey is putting a ring number on it. In the United States, BIA/Kelsey says, ad spending on social networks is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate...
Social media ad spending in the US to reach $9.8 billion by 2016: Report

Dropbox for iOS removes the photo resolution cap, stretches out to iPhone 5 size

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As much of a boon as Dropbox has been for iOS users, it's been held back for shutterbugs wanting a one-for-one translation of their images. Any cloud photos saved for posterity were shrunk to iPhone 4S size and largely negated the point of a local copy. No more: an...
Dropbox for iOS removes the photo resolution cap, stretches out to iPhone 5 size

Confirmed: Pinterest is taking $100 million and will do e-commerce

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Now two things are more clear about the fast-growing social pinboard curation service – a business model and a valuation. Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten has confirmed it is leading a $100 million investment in Pinterest, together with existing backers Andreessen Horowitz, Bessemer Venture Partners and FirstMark Capital plus angels. The funding...
Confirmed: Pinterest is taking $100 million and will do e-commerce

Circuit Playground App Helps Makers Build Electronics

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If you don’t know a resistor from a Mister Mister, this is the app for you. Built by Adafruit, creators of DIY Arduino gear, Circuit Playground is a $2.99 app designed to help you identify and understand various electronic components. For example, the app includes a resistor identification system based...
Circuit Playground App Helps Makers Build Electronics

The “app economy” created 466K jobs, counting your developer’s favorite barista

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Image from Flickr user Ian Lamont Apps are everywhere these days, with founders from Instagram and Shazam starring in Super Bowl commercials. According to a new study from the non-partisan group TechNet, apps have created 466,000 American jobs since they arrived with the modern day smartphone in 2007. Dig into...
The “app economy” created 466K jobs, counting your developer’s favorite barista

The Kinect-A-Sketch: A Homebrew Robotic Sketcher

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This video from Waterloo Labs shows a bunch of young, excited interns building what amounts to a computer-controlled Etch-A-Sketch. The project uses an Xbox Kinect sensor to find the nearest point in space and then transmits that motion to an Arduino board which in turn controls stepper motors to...
The Kinect-A-Sketch: A Homebrew Robotic Sketcher

Facebook Tinkers With Comments To Get Users To Talk To Each Other

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Despite all the refinements Facebook has forced on its change-phobic user base over the years, the social network's commenting system hasn't gotten a lot of updates. That's finally changing as the company tests rated comments - promoted with Likes - and nested replies with a small test batch of users. (Facebook...
Facebook Tinkers With Comments To Get Users To Talk To Each Other

Facebook: Video Apps Getting a Big Boost From Timeline And Open Graph

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Facebook today revealed statistics from a variety of video apps that have integrated with the new Timeline interface through the Open Graph API. According to the performance numbers out of the likes of VEVO, Viddy, and DailyMotion, Facebook is helping video apps get tons of traction. Some highlights from Facebook’s...
Facebook: Video Apps Getting a Big Boost From Timeline And Open Graph

Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

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Square may see the iPad to as an excellent retail tool, but Eventbrite thinks Apple's tablet a box office boon, which is why it created the At The Door app and card reader solution. Eventbrite's a self-service ticketing platform and its new dongle, which connects via Apple's 30-pin connector,...
Eventbrite unveils At The Door Card reader, turns iPads into ticketing terminals

Social micro-payments startup Flattr strikes deal with online video giant Dailymotion

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Flattr, an innovative social micro-payments service cooked up by Bittorrent search engine The Pirate Bay co-founder and former spokesperson Peter Sunde, has seen moderate success to date. What it lacks most is deals with major content owners and publishers that can help spread the Flattr buttons across the Web. Today,...
Social micro-payments startup Flattr strikes deal with online video giant Dailymotion

Environmentally friendly robots will feed the flowers they trample

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Dr Jonathan Rossiter, a senior lecturer at the University of Bristol's Department of Engineering and Mathematics, has snagged a two-year research grant of over £200,000 to develop robots that decompose once their mission if complete. This means instead of our automaton friends rusting away, devoid of purpose, they could...
Environmentally friendly robots will feed the flowers they trample

Amazon is reportedly testing in-app payments for Kindle apps

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Amazon is testing an in-app purchase system for users of its Kindle tablet devices, in a move that would give content providers and developers increased opportunities to monetize services. The system has been piloted for the last month, according to a report from Businessweek, and would allow users to buy both subscriptions...
Amazon is reportedly testing in-app payments for Kindle apps

Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

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Despite the public perception, the SEC quiet period isn’t a great boon for reporters and analysts. I hate that some companies use the vague quiet period rules to duck important questions about their business. But more importantly, I hate the feeling of unfairness. My goal isn’t to beat up on...
Why the SEC quiet period needs to change

AMD computers run 500,000 Android apps with Bluestacks

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Today is a day of celebration for Android app addicts who own an AMD-powered computer: The chip-maker has partnered with Bluestacks to bring 500,000 Android mobile apps to the PC. A new AMD App Zone website contains both the Bluestacks virtualization software and an app store with featured free apps available...
AMD computers run 500,000 Android apps with Bluestacks

ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System

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EcoATM, a company that creates kiosks that automate the buy-back of used mobile phones and other used portable electronics directly from consumers, has raised $17 million in funding from Claremont Creek Ventures, Coinstar, TAO Ventures, PI Holdings, Moore Venture Partners, AKS Capital and Koh Boon Hwee. As you may know,...
ecoATM Raises $17M From Coinstar And Others For Electronics Recycling And Resale Kiosk System

Saginomiya driving simulator steers real car, isn't quite Avatar on wheels (video)

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Most simulators act in isolation from the real world, so when we see one that breaks out of its virtual shell, we're more than a little intrigued. Saginomiya has designed a driving simulator that's directly linked to an actual car's components sitting on a six-axis motion system. The whole...
Saginomiya driving simulator steers real car, isn't quite Avatar on wheels (video)

Internet Trends report finds online growth driven by China and India, users increasingly mobile

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You probably don't need a 112 slide PowerPoint presentation from Mary Meeker and the venture capital firm KPCB to tell you this, but the Internet, she's getting bigger. Every year more and more people sign on and, not surprisingly, many of the 663 million netizens added over the last...
Internet Trends report finds online growth driven by China and India, users increasingly mobile

Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

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Today Tonara announced that it has raised a $4 million Series A round of funding led by Carmel Ventures, and participated in by the investors of its seed round, in which the company raised $750,000 in 2011. Tonara is an iOS application that displays sheet music, and follows users as they...
Interactive sheet music app Tonara takes on a $4 million Series A

MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound

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Everyone's favorite microcontroller has been a boon among hobbyists and advanced amateurs, but it's also found a home among the brilliant projects at MIT's Media Lab, including a groovy instrument called DrumTop. This modern take on the drum pad delivers Arduino-powered interactivity in its simplest form -- hands-on time...
MIT gets musical with Arduino-powered DrumTop, uses household objects as a source of sound
App Discovery By Quality, Not Popularity: Facebook Announces App Center For Web, Mobile, Pre-Paid

Apple iPad mini hands-on!

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At long last, it's the iPad mini. Unveiled today at a special event in San Jose, the slightly more portable iPad most certainly looks like its 9.7-inch elder, but it's equipped with the same Lightning port that was ushered in on the iPhone 5 and is entirely more eager...
Apple iPad mini hands-on!

How iOS 6's Facebook integration is a boon to developers

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Developers are excited by the new features, according to Millennial Media. [Read more]...
How iOS 6's Facebook integration is a boon to developers

Sony S-Series XQD memory cards hit speed record at 168MB/s, starting at $500 for 32GB in Japan

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Sony's new S-Series XQD memory cards will be the fastest you can buy when they arrive on the Japanese market July 11th, with a transfer speed of 168MB/s -- a boon if you're shooting continuous raw photos or high data rate HD video. The company claims that you'll need...
Sony S-Series XQD memory cards hit speed record at 168MB/s, starting at $500 for 32GB in Japan

Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google

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Digg founder Kevin Rose has been hired by Google, according to sources close to the situation. Rose’s mobile app incubator Milk yesterday announced it was shutting down its only product, Oink. Google is not outright buying or “acqhiring” Milk, the sources explicitly said, but Rose and some others from the...
Exclusive: Kevin Rose Will Join Google
Cross-Platform Mobile Dev Company Corona Labs Acquires Gaming Cloud Service Provider Game Minion

Twitter’s San Francisco office relocation drives local rent prices up 60%

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Microblogging giant Twitter isn’t just responsible for pioneering social media and Internet communication, the company is helping put San Francisco on the map as a business hotspot, causing rent prices to increase 60 percent in its soon-to-be new neighbourhood. With more than 140 million active users and over 340 million tweets...
Twitter’s San Francisco office relocation drives local rent prices up 60%

5th-generation iPod touch hands-on!

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It's obvious that the iPhone 5 is the star of today's show, but Apple's not letting its iPod line go untouched. The newest iPod touch takes a note from the newfangled display on its cellular sibling, bringing a vaster panel (the same 4-inch, 1136 x 640 one found on...
5th-generation iPod touch hands-on!

WalkMe Walks You Through Websites

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A Tel Aviv startup, WalkMe, aims to do for your website what your UX team should have already done: make it easier for your users to understand. The service creates little pop-up bubbles over various points in order to lead your users through a typical interaction, be it a...
WalkMe Walks You Through Websites
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