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Get a free domain name and Web hosting for one year

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It's the rare new business that wouldn't benefit from a home on the Web. Quite the opposite: If someone goes looking for a business like yours and doesn't find at least a simple Web site for it, well, that's a customer who's probably going to a competitor. You might...
Get a free domain name and Web hosting for one year

Buy a CD from Amazon after 1998? Check Amazon Cloud Player for MP3 tracks

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If you've bought a popular music CD (you know, those plastic discs with music on them?) from Amazon over the last 15 years, you may now be able to download those MP3s for free via your Amazon Cloud Player. Amazon announced its new service called "AutoRip" on Thursday morning,...
Buy a CD from Amazon after 1998? Check Amazon Cloud Player for MP3 tracks

Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

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Most Apple-Samsung patent trial watchers hold the same assumptions about potential outcomes: If Apple wins, the judgment will show current and future copycats the price to pay for imitating Apple products. If Samsung wins, it’s a license for anyone to develop and sell products that could be possibly confused for...
Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

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You have to be incredibly brave or foolish to bet investment money on a digital music startup. But what about a data company, which happens to sell services to digital music startups? That seems more palatable. At least to the investors putting $17 million into The Echo Nest, which maintains...
Echo Nest Raises $17 Million for Musical Big Data

Some Iconia Tab A500s getting Ice Cream Sandwich early, Acer Ring is MIA

www.engadget.com
Last week, Acer announced that Ice Cream Sandwich would make its way to Iconia Tabs A100 and A500 in Canada and the US starting April 27th, but Phone Arena reports that some owners of the 10.1-inch A500 are getting the option to update a day ahead of schedule. If...
Some Iconia Tab A500s getting Ice Cream Sandwich early, Acer Ring is MIA

LG Working On A Nexus 5, Wants Deeper Partnerships On TVs And Glass, Report Claims

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LG is an Android smartphone OEM that, like many others, finds itself in the shadow of Samsung. But it scored an impressive hit with the Nexus 4, the $300 unlocked Google-branded Android reference phone it released last year, and according to the Korea Times, it’s already working on a follow-up...
LG Working On A Nexus 5, Wants Deeper Partnerships On TVs And Glass, Report Claims

Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

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It may seem a bit silly that Motorola launched the Droid 4 just seven months after the Droid 3 debuted. But here it is: the fourth iteration of the flagship Android phone that kicked off the platform's rise to dominance. Motorola seems to be shifting to a more rapid...
Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

Fuzel now lets you create awesome photo montages on your iPhone for free

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Back in March, one of the apps that made it onto our 7 essential iPhone photography apps list, was Fuzel. “We’ve seen quite a few apps that let you create montages of photos you’ve taken with your iPhone, choosing from a variety of layouts,” we wrote at the time. “None...
Fuzel now lets you create awesome photo montages on your iPhone for free

Dual OS phone with Android and desktop Ubuntu not likely to arrive before 2014

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It's beautiful. It even works. But if there's a downside to the notion of an Android phone that runs full-blown desktop Ubuntu when docked to a big screen and keyboard, it's the need for patience. Nearly a year after the first announcement, we've had an update from one of...
Dual OS phone with Android and desktop Ubuntu not likely to arrive before 2014

Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

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Microsoft reported its first-ever quarterly loss this week, thanks to the huge writedown of its 2007 aQuantive deal. But one acquisition, Skype, is turning out to be the little engine that could for the Redmond giant, at least based on the information Microsoft is providing. According to Microsoft’s Q4 earnings report,...
Microsoft reports a big jump in Skype usage, up 50%

Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

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This SimCity debacle can only be described as an onion. Every time you peel back another layer, you just find yet another bitter layer underneath to make you cry. It all started, as you no doubt know, when EA decided to make the game with an always online requirement. The...
Modder Makes SimCity Capable Of Offline Play Which Works Flawlessly

Ways of watching: how technology is changing our TV habits and content | Dan Gillmor

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The downside is that great TV drama is rarely a 'social event' in our culture. The upside is a golden age in televisual storytellingLive TV disappeared from my life long ago, apart from major breaking news and the occasional sporting event. At first, with a video cassette recorder and later...
Ways of watching: how technology is changing our TV habits and content | Dan Gillmor

New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

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Both in our forums and Apple's Discussions, there have been observations and complaints that the new iPad runs warmer than the previous generation. The phenomenon was noticed in TechCrunch's review of the new iPad where they said: One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either...
New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes

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I’m at the Lerer Ventures CEO Summit, mostly as a CEO, since Lerer is an investor in PandoDaily. But delightfully the event is also on the record. The downside is that this means I’m not getting a day off of blogging, which I was secretly hoping for (at least until...
Bloomberg: NYC’s Tech Success is Luring Potential Employees…Who Aren’t Cultureless Rubes
MoonClerk Allows Non-Programmers To Use Stripe For One-Time Or Recurring Payments

Ranked: The Only 11 Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now (VZ, T, DT, S)

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Now that most of the hype surrounding the iPhone 5 has calmed down, it's worth taking a look at what else is out there. If you're ready to buy a new phone, we rounded up the best ones available right now.#11 Samsung Focus 2 4G LTE If you're on a...
Ranked: The Only 11 Smartphones Worth Buying Right Now (VZ, T, DT, S)

Always Be Closing: Ink the Deal and Do It Quickly

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Just because you've been in talks doesn't mean the deal is done. Entrepreneurs need to remain diligent about timelines in order to ensure that the deals they've set in motion actually come to fruition. If you're negotiating a term sheet, building a partnership or on the verge of an acquisition,...
Always Be Closing: Ink the Deal and Do It Quickly

How To Make A Hard Drive That Lasts 1 Million Years

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Science Magazine reports that the secret to making your data last a million years is to use a drive that's made out of sapphire. It might seem like a silly pursuit, but the project was born when nuclear waste repositories needed a way to catalog where they'd buried waste for...
How To Make A Hard Drive That Lasts 1 Million Years

Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

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On my 30th birthday, I decided to quit Facebook. Being on the site seemed pointless at the time, but now I'm beginning to question my decision.  It's not because the site has changed drastically (it hasn't) or that I miss snooping on random acquaintances (I don't).  What it comes down...
Why It Sucks To Quit Facebook (FB)

BlackBerry Fans Are Going Love The Latest Bullish Research Note We Just Got (RIMM)

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We just got a very nice report from RBC Capital regarding RIM's next mobile operating system, BlackBerry 10. BB10 will officially launch January 30 at a big press event in New York, and RBC says it's increasingly optimistic about the platform's chances of success. It expects the new BlackBerry phone...
BlackBerry Fans Are Going Love The Latest Bullish Research Note We Just Got (RIMM)
BII REPORT: Why The Rise Of Phablets Matters

Qualcomm restructures company due to concerns over impact of open source licenses on patents

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These days, when companies announce a restructuring (or the exploration of "strategic alternatives") with respect to their patent portfolios, it usually means that someone hopes to sell out or to ratchet up monetization. Today, Qualcomm announced a restructuring that is simply a precautionary measure. Qualcomm keeps almost all of its...
Qualcomm restructures company due to concerns over impact of open source licenses on patents

The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

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In San Francisco, there are several great places to visit, including the Asian Art Museum. Yesterday, I was invited to check out its latest exhibition, China’s Terracotta Warriors, and test out its new iOS application that it hopes visitors will find enhances their experience. The app uses augmented reality to...
The Asian Art Museum in SF unveils new augmented reality app for its Terracotta Warriors exhibit

The Downside of Online Savings Accounts

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The Downside of Online Savings Accounts

iOS, Android, HTML5? How to pick a tablet platform for your app

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This story is brought to you by Sourcebits, a Global leader in Strategy, User Experience & Engineering for Mobile & Cloud. Follow Sourcebits on Twitter for recent news and updates. You’re building a tablet app, and you need to make decisions on what platforms to support. Here’s how to pick...
iOS, Android, HTML5? How to pick a tablet platform for your app
Rx for a carbon-warmed planet: Sulfuric acid?

Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg

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See you later, aggregator. Have your hot, salty tears yet dried following the news that Google is to send Google Reader off to that dusty news feed in the sky? (Last day at work is July 1, so put that date in your diary and remember to bake a...
Google Reader Is Dead, Long Live These Alternatives, Which May Include Digg

Spraffl Launches As An Anonymous, Location-Based 'Social Experiment'

techcrunch.com
Spraffl is a new iOS app that’s attempting to buck the trend of real name policy, or even semi-identifiable pseudonyms, in favour of an entirely anonymous social network, tied to a user’s location. I say social network, when in actual fact the UK startup is dubbing the app a ‘social...
Spraffl Launches As An Anonymous, Location-Based 'Social Experiment'

The distraction, the tail and the dog

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Your business has a core, a goal, a challenge and a deliverable. There is probably one thing that would transform your project, one success that changes things, one hurdle that's tougher than the others. What's difficult, what would respond to overwhelming attention? That's the core.Getting from here to there involves...
The distraction, the tail and the dog

Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite

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Filed under: Utilities, Social Software, Mobile We've been writing an awful lot about the location wars on Download Squad lately. Gowalla, Foursquare, and the rest are exploding in popularity, and that means trendy, early-adopter types might have several different sites to check in with every time they go somewhere. Reporting...
Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite
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