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Enterprise CIOs: Have you met your ‘shadow IT’ department yet?

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(L to R) Thomas Roloff, COO, EMC; Lisa Larson, VP, Enterprise Technical Sales, Rackspace Hosting(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Enterprise CIOs may not think their company is making use of the public cloud. But, little do they know, their business colleagues may already be leaning on a “shadow IT” department supplied...
Enterprise CIOs: Have you met your ‘shadow IT’ department yet?

Clipboard, The Evernote-Meets-Pinterest Service, Targets Education Sector With Strategic Investment From Scientia

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Clipboard – the web clipping service that is a little like a cross between Evernote and Pinterest, racking up 1.7 million clips since opening for private beta in October 2011 – has taken a strategic investment from ed-tech company Scientia — backing that will result in joint product development between the two to target...
Clipboard, The Evernote-Meets-Pinterest Service, Targets Education Sector With Strategic Investment From Scientia

"Words With Friends" Board Game Coming From The Makers Of Scrabble?

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Hasbro and Zynga announced today that they have entered into a global partnership. With this license, Hasbro will be making a variety of toys and board games using Zynga's brands, with the first products expected to be released in the coming Fall. There will also be cobranded merchandise. As quoted...
"Words With Friends" Board Game Coming From The Makers Of Scrabble?
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Airbnb crashes the London Olympics with buy of U.K. rival

Kwaga Acquires Boxcar To Use Push Notifications In 'Attention Management'

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We’ve been watching Kwaga grow since we first saw them pitch in Paris about 4 years ago. Then it was a system to improve your experience of Gmail, but gradually they found it was contacts that people needed help with. So duly Kwaga pivoted into automatically updating your address book...
Kwaga Acquires Boxcar To Use Push Notifications In 'Attention Management'
EA Sports announces Madden, FIFA, UFC, and NBA games for Xbox One

Hasbro licenses game characters and brands from Zynga

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Hasbro and Zynga are announcing a deal where the big toy company will create toys based on Zynga’s game characters and social gaming brands. It’s a marriage of the old world and the new that makes sense as the physical and digital worlds converge. The deal helps make Hasbro more...
Hasbro licenses game characters and brands from Zynga

FarmVille firm over the moon after Hasbro deal

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Zynga, whose games account for $445m of Facebook's $3.7bn revenue in 2011, to create FarmVille figurines with toy firmThe pixelated cows so many people now spend their lunch breaks playing with online will soon morph into figurines for their desks.Zynga, the San Francisco-based firm behind the popular Facebook games FarmVille...
FarmVille firm over the moon after Hasbro deal

E-reading giant Kobo buys digital publishing tech firm Aquafadas to boost rich content offering

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Kobo, famous for its range of e-readers and digital publishing platform, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Aquafadas, to utilise the company’s digital publishing system and boost its rich media offering. This is a developing story, please refresh for updates.   The press release: TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/...
E-reading giant Kobo buys digital publishing tech firm Aquafadas to boost rich content offering

GetYourGuide acquires rival Gidsy, the stylish marketplace for activities

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Editor’s note: This article by Michelle Kuepper originally appeared on VentureVillage, the Berlin-based online magazine for digital innovation in Europe. Gidsy, the Berlin-based platform that hosts tours and activities in cities, is being taken over by tour-booking platform GetYourGuide. The Gidsy team will be integrated into GetYourGuide, with personnel already working from their new owners’...
GetYourGuide acquires rival Gidsy, the stylish marketplace for activities

Social Gaming Goes Offline: Zynga Signs Deal With Hasbro For Real-World Toys and Games

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Rovio has famously turned its Angry Birds games into a giant toy franchise, but most other new gaming companies haven’t spent much energy going this route. But now Zynga is, per a big licensing deal with long-time toy and board game maker Hasbro. Per the deal, Hasbro is paying Zynga...
Social Gaming Goes Offline: Zynga Signs Deal With Hasbro For Real-World Toys and Games

Scientists create first quantum router, but don't throw your 802.11ac out yet

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A common vision of the future has us with our feet up, while robots do all the work. Another one sees the end of silicon, with quantum computers doing all the heavy lifting. That second prophecy inches just a smidgen closer with the news of the world's first quantum...
Scientists create first quantum router, but don't throw your 802.11ac out yet
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