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Open access means a bright future for scientific research

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Free access to British scientific research will give us more and cost us less than we realiseThe Guardian called the recent government announcement that all UK-funded research will be open access within two years, "the most radical shakeup of academic publishing since the invention of the internet". That's not an...
Open access means a bright future for scientific research
Why LinkedIn dumped HTML5 & went native for its mobile apps

Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

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Coinstar, the company behind DVD-kiosk service Redbox, today announced it had acquired NCR for as much as $100 million. NCR, once the central rival to Redbox through its Blockbuster Express brand, operates thousands of kiosks which will now come under Redbox and Coinstar's control. The announcement comes on the...
Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

Why You Probably Won't Achieve What You Want To Achieve

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A team of psychologists at Harvard and University of Virginia found people are poor predictors of their future selves.They underestimate how much their tastes will change in a few years time, although they can see how much they've changed in hindsight. That means most people will never achieve what they...
Why You Probably Won't Achieve What You Want To Achieve

OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 squeeze textures to the limit, bring OpenVL along for the ride

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Mobile graphics are clearly setting the agenda at SIGGRAPH this year -- ARM's Mali T600-series parts have just been chased up by a new Khronos Group standard that will likely keep those future video cores well-fed. OpenGL ES 3.0 represents a big leap in textures, introducing "guaranteed support" for...
OpenGL ES 3.0 and OpenGL 4.3 squeeze textures to the limit, bring OpenVL along for the ride

3D gaming not a flop then? In its first year in the US, Nintendo sells 4.5 million 3DS units

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Nintendo this morning announced that it has sold 4.5 million 3DS portable game consoles in the United States to date, a feat achieved in less than 12 months after its initial stateside debut on March 27, 2011. Last October, the Nintendo 3DS had already surpassed first-year sales of the Nintendo...
3D gaming not a flop then? In its first year in the US, Nintendo sells 4.5 million 3DS units

New Details On Redbox-Verizon Streaming Service, Netflix Competitor

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Yesterday Coinstar, the parent company of Redbox, the 35,400-kiosk-strong movie-rental service, announced a joint venture with Verizon to provide a subscription-based streaming video service, thus positioning the companies in direct competition with Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon. Coinstar also announced that it would acquire NCR's entertainment business, which includes its former...
New Details On Redbox-Verizon Streaming Service, Netflix Competitor

Roger McNamee Thinks Google Should Build A Chrome Phone, And Twitter Is Being Run Into The Ground (GOOG, AAPL)

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Roger McNamee of Elevation Partners thinks that Android's business model is hopelessly broken -- nobody is making any money from it. The only way Google can win in smartphones, he thinks, is by putting all of Motorola's resources into building a phone based on the other Google operating system,...
Roger McNamee Thinks Google Should Build A Chrome Phone, And Twitter Is Being Run Into The Ground (GOOG, AAPL)

Why Clay Shirky is right and Warren Buffet is wrong

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There’s been a lot of attention focused on Berkshire Hathaway billionaire Warren Buffett’s recent $142-million purchase of Media General and its 26 newspapers — and that’s not at all surprising, since he seems to be the only one interested in buying newspapers rather than selling or closing them. But...
Why Clay Shirky is right and Warren Buffet is wrong
Twitter tops 140M active users, sees 340M tweets a day

Electric car sales accelerated in 2012

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Uptake of low-carbon cars, which nearly doubled in the first nine months, outstripped growth in the wider motor industryElectric car sales rapidly picked up speed in 2012, with numbers almost doubling in the first nine months, ahead of a new generation of models by BMW, Ford and Tesla Motors arriving...
Electric car sales accelerated in 2012
EA has a lot riding on Battlefield 4, and it is stepping up its investment in a big way

Teen's amazing DIY Iron Man suit is superhero chic

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Archie Whitehead has a bright future in prop making. The teen built a wearable Iron Man suit from scratch over the course of several months. [Read more]...
Teen's amazing DIY Iron Man suit is superhero chic

NFC to reach $74 billion in transactions by 2015

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Payments using near field communication or NFC have barely gotten off the ground in the U.S. but it is headed toward a bright future, according to research firm Juniper, which forecast that NFC transactions will triple to $74 billion by 2015. The use of NFC for payments is part of...
NFC to reach $74 billion in transactions by 2015

A new chapter for Pivotal Labs

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I’m delighted to announce the acquisition of Pivotal Labs by EMC. When we founded Pivotal, many years ago, it would have been difficult to imagine the company we would become. But thanks to our dedicated employees, and the support of incredible clients and partners, we have succeeded in creating something...
A new chapter for Pivotal Labs

Barclays Makes The Case For Apple Going To $1,000 A Share (AAPL)

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Barclays analyst Ben Reitz has a big bullish report on Apple this morning. And while he doesn't come out and say it directly, he basically suggests Apple could easily get to $1,000 a share in the next four years. Officially, he raised his price target to $710 from $630....
Barclays Makes The Case For Apple Going To $1,000 A Share (AAPL)
Inside Zynga Network And Its New "Big Learning Machine"
Samsung invests $5M in 4G data-triage startup Stoke

Jessica Alba And Brian Lee Are Coming To SF Disrupt!

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We are incredibly excited to announce two more amazing speakers who will be joining us onstage at this year’s Disrupt SF — The Honest Company co-founders Jessica Alba and Brian Lee! Alba and Lee will be joining our already impressive list of formidable Disrupt speakers, those of which so far...
Jessica Alba And Brian Lee Are Coming To SF Disrupt!

Liveblog: Google 2012 I/O opening keynote

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Google I/O is the search giant’s annual event for software developers. The popular conference offers third-party developers who build on top of Google’s platforms and services an opportunity to engage directly with the company’s engineers. During the Google I/O 2012 morning keynote presentations, Google’s leaders will take to the stage...
Liveblog: Google 2012 I/O opening keynote
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Online video biz Brightcove earns $19.9M in Q1, sees bright future ahead

Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

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This post is brought to you by HP Elite. Find out more at hp.com/elite. It’s simple fact that there is no better form of advertising than organic word of mouth marketing. There is no recommendation like the one that comes from a trusted or loved one – those that...
Catching up with CrowdTwist: How this company can grow a bright future

Apple's Ex-iAd Chief Andy Miller Tells Us About His New Company

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Andy Miller, the former head of Apple's iAd department, is taking over as the president and COO of Leap Motion, a San Francisco startup that makes 3D motion controls. Miller joined Apple when it bought his mobile advertising company Quattro Wireless and he left a year and a half later...
Apple's Ex-iAd Chief Andy Miller Tells Us About His New Company

Windows Phone 7 Users Can't Upgrade to WP8

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If you own a Windows phone now, you won't be included in the bright future of Windows Phone 8. There is a consolation prize, however--Windows Phone 7.8....
Windows Phone 7 Users Can't Upgrade to WP8

To innovate, experiment

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Business model innovation is all about experimentation. It is about combining and recombining capabilities from across silos until something clicks. By Saul Kaplan, contributor FORTUNE -- Learn by doing. Constantly test new ideas. Learn, share and repeat. The world is ever changing -- stay ahead of the curve. Embrace the...
To innovate, experiment

VMware: Faster app provisioning makes SDN a keeper

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Software defined networking (SDN) is generating a lot of buzz these days, but the technology will ultimately make itself useful in the enterprise largely because it will save enterprises time in deploying new applications, predicted Martin Casado, chief architect of networking at VMware.Casado invented the OpenFlow protocol, one of...
VMware: Faster app provisioning makes SDN a keeper

Reverse Engineering: Gautam Gupta Goes From VC to Entrepreneur

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Gautam Gupta had it all. He was just 26 and a rising venture capitalist with a bright future and a big salary. An associate at General Catalyst Partners, he’d sourced six deals, deployed $65 million and had just opened General Catalyst’s Palo Alto office. Then he threw it all...
Reverse Engineering: Gautam Gupta Goes From VC to Entrepreneur

SK Telecom utilizing Multi Carrier technology to improve LTE service, roaming

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South Korean wireless carrier SK Telecom has officially begun the commercial rollout of its Multi Carrier (MC) network. The technology, which will be available in twenty-three cities by the close of 2012, will allow equipped devices to seamlessly wander between the 800MHz and 1.8GHz LTE frequencies (while also adding...
SK Telecom utilizing Multi Carrier technology to improve LTE service, roaming

Vendor lock-in and the challenge to Platform as a Service

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(L to R) Josh McKenty, CEO, Piston Cloud and Co-Founder, OpenStack; Solomon Hykes, Co-Founder and CEO, dotCloud; Derek Collison, Founder and CEO, Apcera; Lucas Carlson, Founder and CEO, AppFog(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Platform as a Service (PaaS) has a bright future but one of the big concerns is vendor lock-in,...
Vendor lock-in and the challenge to Platform as a Service
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