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iPad's Momentum in Restaurants Grows with Buffalo Wild Wings Trial

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Ever since the iPad was introduced two years ago, its potential to revolutionize the restaurant industry has been widely touted, with some restaurants already moving to replace their traditional point-of-sale devices with iPads and companies such as Square seeking to fill that need. And while iPads in restaurants have been...
iPad's Momentum in Restaurants Grows with Buffalo Wild Wings Trial

NPD: iPhones recover market share in Q4 2011, but Android draws the first-timer crowds

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According to the latest research from the NPD group, Apple has got its second wind in smartphone sales. In the same quarter that saw the iPhone 4S reinvent the wheel obey our every vocal whim, the trio of available models soaked up a total of 43 percent of the...
NPD: iPhones recover market share in Q4 2011, but Android draws the first-timer crowds

Testing of Virgin Media’s WiFi service begins on London’s Underground

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As we reported in March, Virgin media has sealed a deal to provide WiFi on the London Underground stations. That’s not a complete system for a whole journey yet, but it’s a good start for people who are addicted to their connection. Testing has started on the underground and excitingly...
Testing of Virgin Media’s WiFi service begins on London’s Underground

3 Common PPC Ad Copy Flops

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For many years, I’ve been participating in sessions/panels where I comment on PPC ad copy volunteered by an audience. As crowds tend to go wild for this type of session, in this article, I’ve decided to focus on some bad PPC ad copy and provide several fixes to improve it....
3 Common PPC Ad Copy Flops

Apple retail stores 'bulging at the seams' at 8400 average square feet

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Apple's original vision for its retail operations is proving too small, as the company's stores are continuously mobbed with crowds looking to buy iPhones, iPads and Macs....
Apple retail stores 'bulging at the seams' at 8400 average square feet

Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

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Another conference over. Charlie Skelton talks to some of the 800 activists outside the gates to find out what they learnedWhat a Bilderberg it's been. Big names, big money, big decisions, big crowds. Somewhere around 800 activists outside the gates (up from about a dozen in 2009), and inside? Well,...
Bilderberg 2012: Mitt Romney and Bill Gates were there

Bananaphone touch synthesizer replaces ring ring rings with chiptunes (video)

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If you're tired of bananaphones that just make calls, the crew at Gadget Gangster now has a homebrew project to use them for musical escapades. A custom-coded (and appropriately named) Adafruit Propeller board turns a bunch of bananas into the Bananaphone TouchSynth, a synthesizer using the same capacitive touch...
Bananaphone touch synthesizer replaces ring ring rings with chiptunes (video)

Visualized: Enterprise cruises around Jersey on its air, land and sea triathlon

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On our last episode of "Spot the Enterprise," the grizzled shuttle prototype was being unloaded from a wheeled transporter after a private 747 flight. Now it's arrived on a barge at New Jersey, and onlookers on cruise ships, beaches and Coney Island were treated to a glimpse of the...
Visualized: Enterprise cruises around Jersey on its air, land and sea triathlon

Hands-on with the MakerBot robot petting zoo at Maker Faire (video)

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A robot petting zoo at Maker Faire Bay Area 2012? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing, actually. The kids loved it -- only the robots cowered in fear (of being sat on). MakerBot spent eight weeks building four different species of robots using its Replicator 3D printer -- wheelies...
Hands-on with the MakerBot robot petting zoo at Maker Faire (video)
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ASUS Transformer Pad 300 hands-on

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Right after ASUS wrapped its Mobile World Congress 2012 press conference, the hundreds of journalists present all honed in on the Padfone -- that 4.3-inch handset whose various accessories can turn it into a 10-inch tablet with a full QWERTY keyboard dock. After the crowds thinned, though, we spotted...
ASUS Transformer Pad 300 hands-on
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Mercedes creates an 'invisible' F-Cell car

New iPad buyers face online delays as Apple struggle with demand

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People ordering Apple's new iPad online face a four-day delay due to overwhelming demand for the devicePeople pre-ordering Apple's new iPad online to avoid the release-day crowds at stores will have to wait longer to get their hands on the devices.Apple says that due to high demand, it has been...
New iPad buyers face online delays as Apple struggle with demand

Facebook expected to raise price range ahead of IPO

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Sources say social network has raised price target to $34-$38 a share, potentially valuing the company at more that $100bnFacebook has reportedly increased the price range in Silicon Valley's biggest-ever initial public offering to raise more than $12bn (£7.4bn), giving the social network a valuation potentially exceeding $100bn.The company founded...
Facebook expected to raise price range ahead of IPO

Role reversal: Apple accused of iPad patent infringement in China

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Apple is being accused of patent infringement in China. Yep, you read that correctly. China Daily reports that Proview Shenzhen Technology, a Chinese company based in the city Shenzhen, has pointed the finger at Apple over the iPad. “We ask the court to stop selling and marketing for Apple’s iPad...
Role reversal: Apple accused of iPad patent infringement in China

Eric Schmidt hung out in Israel, says it feels peaceful and ‘very much like Silicon Valley’

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Google chairman Eric Schmidt was in Israel last week, pleasing the crowds at a Tel Aviv conference by praising the engineers that come out of the ‘tech miracle’ and saying that Google’s development centers in Israel are among the company’s most efficient. “We love Israel,” he said, drawing applause from...
Eric Schmidt hung out in Israel, says it feels peaceful and ‘very much like Silicon Valley’

Here’s why you need to pay attention to Cory Booker’s new startup #waywire

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There are quite a few companies who are trying to build networks out of media, but none are as focused as Mayor Cory Booker‘s new venture #waywire. I spoke with its CEO Nathan Richardson yesterday, and he gave me a bit of insight into what #waywire is all about and...
Here’s why you need to pay attention to Cory Booker’s new startup #waywire

Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims

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Yancey Strickler, co-founder of Kickstarter, dropped us a line about the the systems in place to “hide” failed projects. He told us that Kickstart does indeed hide many projects from search robots, but it’s for a good cause. “The original poster was correct in noting that we don’t have a...
Kickstarter Responds To Hidden “Failed Project” Claims

Investors Bet On Startups Like Record Labels Bet On Pop Stars

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Inc writer Burt Helm trailed music startup Turntable.fm for three months and wrote a 4-page article for the May issue. In it, Helm writes a theory about technology entrepreneurs and investors. He says coders are the new rock stars, and there isn't much method to investor madness. "Coders are the...
Investors Bet On Startups Like Record Labels Bet On Pop Stars

How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems

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Somewhere off in the future, there will be a mobile app that shows you all of the nearby people who you might find interesting — without you having to click a single button to check in. But we’re not there yet, as thousands of South By Southwest attendees have been...
How Glancee And Highlight Are Fixing Those Background Location And Notification Problems

Will Apple fill secret WWDC sessions with Siri API, Apple TV apps, Facebook or something else?

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There are at least three dozen sessions marked ‘to be announced’ on Apple’s WWDC schedule. Many of them are positioned in the largest room, one normally dedicated to the keynote address. Whatever is being announced at WWDC, a huge amount of programming has been planned and rehearsed for it. It’s...
Will Apple fill secret WWDC sessions with Siri API, Apple TV apps, Facebook or something else?

Independent Panel Compares London Riots To Arab Spring, Highlights Hypocrisy Of Wanting To Control Social Media

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After last year's riots in London, the British government established an independent panel to try to make some sense of what happened. Among the many things they examined were the claims by some that social media and text messaging were largely responsible, and that the government might need some kind...
Independent Panel Compares London Riots To Arab Spring, Highlights Hypocrisy Of Wanting To Control Social Media

Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

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With a 73-26 vote, the U.S. Senate brought my dream of a bonzai pet business one step closer to reality today (remember to send checks to WeWork Midtown, care of VentureBeat). The bill added on some much needed requirements to the JOBS Act that passed in the house, giving the...
Senate passes crowdfunding bill, wisely adds protections for less sophisticated investors

Fandango accounts for 22% of ticket sales for “Hunger Games”, selling 17 tickets per second

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All signs point to a killer opening weekend for the movie “Hunger Games“, based on a series of books. The online hype has been impossible to miss, and I even went to see the film last night. According to Fandango, its online ticket selling service played a big part of...
Fandango accounts for 22% of ticket sales for “Hunger Games”, selling 17 tickets per second

Happy iPad-launch eve! What you need to know before lining up

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On Friday, stores around the world will be opening their doors to crowds of Apple fans, eager to be the first swipe their frozen, grimy fingers across the glorious new iPad retina display. The lines aren’t necessary, you can buy the devices online, but they’re an admirable feat of branding...
Happy iPad-launch eve! What you need to know before lining up
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