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Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

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Over the past few years, Valve’s Steam platform has become the gold standard of online games marketplaces. Now, the company is launching Steam Greenlight, a new system that will allow the platform’s users to vote for games that they want to see released for purchase there. The system is simple,...
Valve launches Greenlight to let community decide which games get released on Steam

What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

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Whenever a new Web trend comes along, there are people who ask, "What is the point of this?" If millions of people are using something, there has to be a reason. In our What Is the Point of... series, we'll explain it to you. This week, we're asking, What is...
What Is the Point of... #Hashtags?

Hearst Interactive Invests $5M In Mobile Ad Startup Nexage

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Nexage, a startup offering a real-time bidding platform for mobile ads, just announced that it has raised an additional $5 million from Hearst Interactive Media. Nexage CEO Ernie Cormier says this is a last-minute addition to the the $10 million Series B that the company announced in June, bringing the...
Hearst Interactive Invests $5M In Mobile Ad Startup Nexage
IBM, EMC, And Others Are All Trying To Buy The Same $2 Billion Cloud-Computing Company (EMC, VMW, IBM)

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Review: Nitro Pro 8 gives Adobe Acrobat XI a run for its money

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And now in this corner, the scrappy competitor: Nitro Pro 8, a PDF application that costs just $120. In the other corner hulks Adobe Acrobat XI Pro, the reigning champion of PDF. Many PDF applications have challenged the champion; is Nitro Pro 8 the one to pull off the...
Review: Nitro Pro 8 gives Adobe Acrobat XI a run for its money

Inside The M@dison, Downtown Detroit's Tech Startup Hub [TCTV]

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Downtown Detroit has sadly not been known in recent years for having a bustling business vibe, but the people at the M@dison Building are working overtime to turn that around. Housed in a nearly 100 year old building that used to house Detroit’s first major movie theater, the M@dison...
Inside The M@dison, Downtown Detroit's Tech Startup Hub [TCTV]

How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

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Last weekend I made a brief visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Most cities are scarred and shaped by their history, but it’s true of Belfast more than most. Wherever you went, shadows of the past were visible. The docks, once crawling with shipbuilders constructing huge constructing vessels like The Titanic,...
How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

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It doesn’t have a cool name like Cassandra, Voldemort or MongoDB, but Google is offering up a non-relational database called Google Cloud Datastore. Like almost everything the company has done since announcing its Compute Engine service at last year’s IO conference — including the rest of the features it announced...
Google's growing cloud just got a NoSQL database

As Windows 8 looms, Nokia is key for Microsoft with 59% of global Windows Phone devices, 32% in US

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It’s no understatement to say that Nokia is the most visible mobile maker using Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. In fact, arguably, the Finnish company is more visible than Microsoft itself, and a new report has shed light on that relationship, revealing that Nokia accounted for 59 percent of all active...
As Windows 8 looms, Nokia is key for Microsoft with 59% of global Windows Phone devices, 32% in US
Sony announces 6.9mm-thin Xperia Tablet Z with 10.1-inch screen and Android 4.1

The 404 1,052: Where we meet the million dollar man (podcast)

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Today we're talking with millionaire Chris "Milly Gilly" Gilmore, the proud champion of last night's Major League Baseball 2K12 competition. [Read more]...
The 404 1,052: Where we meet the million dollar man (podcast)

LG readies Whisen air conditioner with its own NFC-aware mobile app, direct voice recognition

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We'll be frank: it takes some pretty special features for an air conditioner to pique our interest. Consider us intrigued, then, when LG unveils a truly tech-savvy cooling system. A 2013 Champion-style Whisen unit is reportedly the first to directly take voice commands from as far as 16 feet...
LG readies Whisen air conditioner with its own NFC-aware mobile app, direct voice recognition

Pics or it didn’t happen: Leap lets you compete in photo challenges with friends

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The photo taking and sharing space is horribly overcrowded. In fact, it’s gotten to the point that nearly any app that lets me share photos with friends makes me cringe. But as aways, there’s a few gems out there that form a silver lining, one of them being a new app...
Pics or it didn’t happen: Leap lets you compete in photo challenges with friends

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Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

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There was considerable confusion, and opposition, following Twitter’s announcement Thursday that it can now censor tweets within specific countries if foreign governments request that it do so. The company’s top lawyer late Friday tried to clarify what the micro-blogging company will and won’t do. Some observers suspect Twitter is setting...
Twitter Lawyer Responds to Censorship Controversy

Here's Something Novel: A Carrier that Thinks International Roaming Fees Are Too High

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It’s rare to hear a telecommunications provider admit that the industry has been charging too much, but that’s just what Telefonica Germany CEO Rene Schuster did on Wednesday. Photo Credit: Michael Wagner/(c) FocusOnWagner.de “Let me be one of the first industry executives to hold up my hand and say the...
Here's Something Novel: A Carrier that Thinks International Roaming Fees Are Too High
King Kizer boxing robot emulates 'Real Steel' with Kinect-like motion controls

This app lets you create personalized placebo effects to enhance your life

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Daniel Jacobs had barely entered high school when he decided he wanted to wrestle. A self-described “short, chubby kid,” he barely looked the part. But one day, Jacobs said he tracked down the school’s wresting coach and declared without introduction that he would be a wrestling champion. “[The coach]...
This app lets you create personalized placebo effects to enhance your life

Petition seeks White House's support in changing the "unlock ban"

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The Web loves a good petition. People are happy to stamp their names for a variety of causes, whether it’s petitioning Tumblr to revert its post system to a previous version or asking the White House to consider building a Death Star. A new petition is going for a...
Petition seeks White House's support in changing the "unlock ban"

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Check Out The Killer New Feature In Facebook's iPhone App (FB)

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Facebook has rolled out a new feature in its iPhone app today that allows you to save articles for reading later. This feature competes directly with the champion of this space, Instapaper. We discovered this new change from iMore. You don't have to worry about anyone seeing your saved articles...
Check Out The Killer New Feature In Facebook's iPhone App (FB)

The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone

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The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone: And speaking of Siri, this part of Bianca Bosker's deep-dive for The Huffington Post also stands out: Only one of Siri's three co-founders, Tom Gruber, remains at the company. Kittlaus left three weeks after Apple re-launched Siri...
The Inside Story Of Siri's Origins -- And Why She Could Overshadow The iPhone

The 12 Best Social Networking Apps

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Earlier this month, we published the App 100, a collection of the best across all platforms. Realizing that 100 apps is a lot to digest, we decided to break up the list by category. Over the next several days we'll republish the individual sections to help you get through the best apps...
The 12 Best Social Networking Apps

A Champion of the Book Takes to the iPad

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William H. Gass is celebrating the virtues of electronic publication, which is rather like Hunter Thompson extolling moderation or Hugh Hefner championing celibacy. How did one of the most eloquent defenders of the humble printed book decide to start issuing his new work on the iPad?...
A Champion of the Book Takes to the iPad
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Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Looks Set To Launch Investment Fund Post HP

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Mike Lynch, the founder of pioneering data-analysis and enterprise search company Autonomy, is reportedly planning to set up a technology investment fund to back startups which will allegedly involve other former Autonomy executives in the fund, according to sources. It’s understood that the fund, as yet unnamed, will be based...
Autonomy Founder Mike Lynch Looks Set To Launch Investment Fund Post HP

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