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Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturing, Opens Online Windows Store

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Microsoft said Wednesday that it has released Windows 8 to manufacturing, meaning that the world should get its first look at the final version of the company's next generation operating system in about two weeks, when developers will be able to download the Release to Manufacturing (RTM) build. Microsoft also...
Microsoft Releases Windows 8 to Manufacturing, Opens Online Windows Store

Startup vet, aeronautical expert to lead University of Washington's college of engineering

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Michael Bragg The University of Washington continues to undergo a radical transformation under the direction of president Michael Young. And today the university took a big step in one of its critical departments, naming Michael Bragg as dean of the College of Engineering. Bragg — an aeronautical engineer who specializes...
Startup vet, aeronautical expert to lead University of Washington's college of engineering

Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis

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Apple is at the vanguard of a push behind technology that's helping old-fashioned Braille replace text-to-speech audio for the blind – and it couldn't have come at a more critical timeOn a lazy Sunday afternoon, Chancey Fleet reads the menu of Bombay Garden to four friends gathered at the back of...
Braille comes unbound from the book: how technology can stop a literary crisis

Facebook partners with world’s largest carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

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Facebook has partnered with some of the world’s largest carriers to make the experience of paying with Credits more seamless on the mobile web. The company has done a deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI and Japan’s Softbank Mobile Corp to let Facebook users...
Facebook partners with world’s largest carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

Yahoo Chairman Fred Amoroso to Step Down in Late June

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Yahoo announced today that board Chairman Fred Amoroso had decided not to seek reelection and will leave the board on June 25. Former LiveOps CEO Maynard Webb will serve as interim chairman. Here’s the Yahoo news release: Fred Amoroso Not to Seek Reelection to Yahoo! Board of Directors April 25,...
Yahoo Chairman Fred Amoroso to Step Down in Late June
Why 'Lean In' irks successful women -- and why you should still read it

AT&T bolsters LTE network in Seattle, looks to rival Verizon

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It has been nearly two months since AT&T officially turned on its 4G LTE network in the Seattle area — offering speeds that are as much as 10 times faster than its 3G network. Now, the carrier is bolstering its LTE coverage in the greater Seattle area, optimizing the network...
AT&T bolsters LTE network in Seattle, looks to rival Verizon
Google censors Green Party's political ads, breaking federal law

Renegade app store Pokki hits one million users, drops the beta tag as it preps for a Windows 8 future

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Pokki is a company working on the least sexy of platforms: the PC. And it’s doing so in a way that is difficult: Pokki wants to bring a great app experience to your normal computer. Why is that a hard sell? Because Pokki wants developers to build apps for its...
Renegade app store Pokki hits one million users, drops the beta tag as it preps for a Windows 8 future

Chelsea Clinton: We Must Protect The Children On The Internet

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Adam Singer points us to a silly and vapid op-ed piece from CNN written by Chelsea Clinton (daughter of Bill) and James Steyer (founder, boss of Common Sense Media, an operation that has done some good, but lately is getting the reputation of being anti-internet) entitled is the Internet hurting...
Chelsea Clinton: We Must Protect The Children On The Internet

CEO Resume Flap Brings More Disarray At Yahoo

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It’s a critical time for Yahoo, as the company tries to get back on track with a new CEO after recent layoffs and years of challenges. Now, it turns out this new CEO, Scott Thompson, came in with an inaccuracy in his resume — his bios in various places claimed...
CEO Resume Flap Brings More Disarray At Yahoo

BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro

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BlueStacks, the startup bringing Android applications to PCs and Macs, is today releasing a version of its App Player software optimized for new Surface Pro PCs and others running Windows 8. The move comes on the heels of key distribution agreements with several companies in the PC ecosystem, including AMD,...
BlueStacks Brings Over 750,000 Android Applications To Windows 8 And Surface Pro

TimesCast Tech: Putting a Human Face on Big Data

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Mobile devices save critical time in emergencies. Photographer Rick Smolan discusses his latest project, "The Human Face of Big Data." Gutting an iPhone 5....
TimesCast Tech: Putting a Human Face on Big Data

Skype rival Rebtel unveils private beta of its 'voice platform' for iOS and Android

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Mobile application development just got more interesting. Rebtel, a voice over IP, or VoIP, solution that competes with Skype, has entered the industry and has announced the private beta of its voice platform for iOS and Android mobile devices. With the addition of this SDK, developers can now have calls be made...
Skype rival Rebtel unveils private beta of its 'voice platform' for iOS and Android

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says search deal with Microsoft needs a boost

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Marissa Mayer The Internet search alliance between Microsoft and Yahoo appears to be stuck in neutral, and Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer wants that to change. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Mayer said that the pact with Microsoft was not meeting expectations. “One of...
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says search deal with Microsoft needs a boost
Understanding the IP Wars
Widow speaks about Bob Noyce, telling the human side of the mayor of Silicon Valley (video)

Accel's Jim Breyer to step down from Facebook board

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Jim Breyer, the Accel Partners venture capitalist who played a big role in Facebook’s launch, has decided to step down from the social networks board of directors. In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Breyer notified the company that he will not stand for reelection to the...
Accel's Jim Breyer to step down from Facebook board

Intel appoints Brian Krzanich as new chief executive

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Chief operating officer replaces Paul Otellini as world's largest chip-maker tries to navigate market where PC sales are downIntel said Thursday that it has chosen its chief operating officer, Brian Krzanich, as its new CEO. He will steer the world's largest chip-maker in a world where PC sales are cratering...
Intel appoints Brian Krzanich as new chief executive
Friends Learn wrapping up its Kickstarter for food-fight game with push into India
Innovation teams don't work. Here's what does

Zillow sues Trulia for patent infringement, escalating bitter real estate rivalry

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We’ve commented in the past on how San Francisco-based Trulia appears to follow in the wake of its larger Seattle-based rival, Zillow. For the most part, Zillow has turned the other cheek, outflanking its competitor in areas such as mobile, mortgages and also becoming the first to complete an initial...
Zillow sues Trulia for patent infringement, escalating bitter real estate rivalry

Facebook partners with carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

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Facebook partnered with some of the world’s largest carriers to make the experience of paying with Credits more seamless on the mobile web, the company announced today. The company has done a deal with AT&T, Deutsche Telekom, Orange, Telefónica, T-Mobile USA, Verizon, Vodafone, KDDI and Japan’s Softbank Mobile Corp to...
Facebook partners with carriers to bolster mobile web-based payments

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
Social Network Everloop Hits Mobile With New Goobit App (Yes, It's For Kids)
Why Google is missing the boat with I/O

Justice Department Educates Foreign Judges on Piracy Issues

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This week the U.S. Department of Justice awarded $2.4 million in grants to continue their ongoing ‘war on piracy’. The money will make it possible for police departments to dedicate more personnel to fight intellectual property “theft”, and counter the claimed devastation of individual lives and legitimate businesses that comes...
Justice Department Educates Foreign Judges on Piracy Issues
Yahoo chairman Fred Amoroso's resignation will give Marissa Mayer more room to do her thing

Boxee TV heads to Walmart shelves in time for the holidays

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Boxee has some fairly grand plans for its Boxee TV set-top box, and it's now set to get a sizeable boost from the biggest retailer around. According Bloomberg News, the device will be available at more than 3,000 Walmart stores in the US starting tomorrow, where the retailer is...
Boxee TV heads to Walmart shelves in time for the holidays

Can Kevin Rose Get Digg Out of the Whole Dug By Departing CEO?

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Does anyone really care about Digg anymore? It seems like I’ve asked that question before and now it appears that Digg’s original founder is asking himself that same question. I’m guessing he didn’t like the answer, because CEO Jay Adelson is out the door and Kevin Rose will once...
Can Kevin Rose Get Digg Out of the Whole Dug By Departing CEO?
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