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6 Great Products Designed By The Internet

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Ever have that frustrating feeling of knowing exactly what you want and not being able to buy it? It used to be that consumers were more-or-less powerless. We had to take what products were offered to us. For practical reasons, manufacturers couldn't ask everybody in the world their opinion before...
6 Great Products Designed By The Internet

Celebrating Leonardo Torres-Quevedo, Spanish inventor of the world's first computer game

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What does a cable car in Niagara Falls have to do with the world’s first chess-playing machine? Surprisingly, both were inventions of Spanish civil engineer Leonardo Torres-Quevedo. Next week, as part of our ongoing effort to celebrate Europe’s computing heritage, we’re commemorating Torres-Quevedo’s legacy and his remarkable machine—"El Ajedrecista" (in...
Celebrating Leonardo Torres-Quevedo, Spanish inventor of the world's first computer game

Report: Cable companies planning to stream games to subscribers

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Your modest cable box may soon serve as a game console that can stream high-end game content running on powerful remote servers. That's according to a Bloomberg report that says AT&T, Verizon, Time Warner Cable, Comcast, and Cox Communications are all in talks to bring streaming game technology to their...
Report: Cable companies planning to stream games to subscribers

Cross-Platform CRM Startup Future Simple Raises $6.8M From Index Ventures, Social+Capital

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Chicago-based Future Simple, a company that develops a cross-platform CRM product, has raised $6.8 million in Series B funding led by Index Ventures with Social+Capital Partnership,  OCA Ventures and the I2A fund participating. The startup previously raised $1.1 million in funding. Founded in 2009 by Uzi Shmilovici, Future Simple’s Base...
Cross-Platform CRM Startup Future Simple Raises $6.8M From Index Ventures, Social+Capital
Nvidia retakes crown of world’s faster graphics chip with Kepler launch

FreedomPop wants to kill carriers with a completely free mobile phone service

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Tickets On Sale Now After proving that there’s actually a decent business in offering free mobile data, FreedomPop is now aiming to take its crazy business model even further by replacing cellular plans entirely. The new (and so far unnamed) mobile service, set...
FreedomPop wants to kill carriers with a completely free mobile phone service

Mozilla makes strides with mobile-oriented Firefox OS

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Last week we suggested a few things to keep an eye out for at Mobile World Congress, and last night we had our first sighting. Mozilla announced a greatly expanded line-up for its Firefox OS. Firefox OS, or FOS, is interesting because it is entirely ‘web-based,’ meaning the average...
Mozilla makes strides with mobile-oriented Firefox OS

Xbox Kinect: Microsoft's Key To The Living Room?

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It's official. Long after the XBox 360 is relegated to scrap heaps and Gamestop bargain bins, the Microsoft Kinect - the XBox peripheral that lets you control the action with body movements alone - will be going strong. A Mediocre Game Controller To tell the truth, the Kinect is a...
Xbox Kinect: Microsoft's Key To The Living Room?

RIMageddon: Three end-game scenarios

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RIMageddon looms, after the BlackBerry maker fares far below Wall St. expectations in its Q1 earnings. Here are three possible end-game scenarios for the ailing firm....
RIMageddon: Three end-game scenarios

Retargeting Is Just Phase One

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The post Retargeting Is Just Phase One appeared first on John Battelle's Search Blog.Toward the end of the year, annual predictions come out (I’ve been guilty of this for nearly ten years now). I was perusing these from Triggit founder Zach Coelius, and his ninth one hit me right between...
Retargeting Is Just Phase One
Analyst suggests The Old Republic is already losing subscribers

Reading the tea leaves on app sandboxing in OS X

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Apple has pushed back, for the second time, the date by which all apps submitted to the App Store must be sandboxed in OS X. While the original deadline was moved from Nov. 1, 2011 to March 1, it has now been pushed forward again to June 1. Sandboxing, a...
Reading the tea leaves on app sandboxing in OS X
What Sony's Gaikai purchase means to PlayStation's cloud gaming future

What's At Stake In the Epic Battle Between TV Networks and Cable/Satellite Providers

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Cable and satellite TV providers have started a fight that could fundamentally change the way television content is brought to your home. If the cable/satellite operators win this legal and market battle, they could shift a large amount power away from broadcasters and cable networks - and give viewers far...
What's At Stake In the Epic Battle Between TV Networks and Cable/Satellite Providers

Kongregate grows virtual goods revenue 30 percent per month

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In case you haven’t noticed, virtual goods is rapidly becoming the business model of choice for online games. A proof point for that is the latest report from Kongregate, an aggregator of independently developed online games. Kongregate is announcing today that its virtual goods micro-transaction revenue is growing by...
Kongregate grows virtual goods revenue 30 percent per month
Box acquires Crocodoc to make document previews richer

The end game for Apple and the entertainment industry

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The end game for Apple and the entertainment industry

To no one's surprise, last-ditch Apple-Samsung settlement attempt fails

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Lawyers for both Apple and Samsung heard US District Court Judge Lucy Koh loud and clear on Wednesday, when she urged the two sides to get on the phone and try for a settlement one last time. That conversation happened over the weekend, but ultimately Apple v. Samsung appears headed for...
To no one's surprise, last-ditch Apple-Samsung settlement attempt fails

Amazon To Cut $50 Off The Fire, Release A 10.1-inch Model And New $199 7-inch, Says Report

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Amazon is prepping a $199 7-inch tablet for a third quarter release, reports Max Wang for Digitimes. Reportedly, this tablet will have better specs than the Fire as Amazon with a higher quality screen and more than likely a more competent computing platform. The original Fire will then get cut...
Amazon To Cut $50 Off The Fire, Release A 10.1-inch Model And New $199 7-inch, Says Report

Facebook Advertising Report Tells Us What We Knew Without Telling Us What We Want to Know

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The ComScore report released Tuesday that propped up Facebook as a worthwhile avenue for advertisers to consider underscores what most social media observers have known for quite some time: Not all customers - and not all fans - of a company or brand are created equal. The biggest problem is that traditional...
Facebook Advertising Report Tells Us What We Knew Without Telling Us What We Want to Know

Apple vs. HTC: Why? Why Now? And Why HTC? [Digital Daily]

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With Apple’s lawsuit against HTC this morning, the company has clearly brought out the big guns against the parade of iPhone doppelgängers that have hit the mobile market since the device’s debut. Though Apple has traded intellectual property suits with rivals in the past–Nokia (NOK), for example–this is the first...
Apple vs. HTC: Why? Why Now? And Why HTC? [Digital Daily]

Court Finds Copyright Trolling Lawyer Evan Stone In Contempt; Orders Him To Pay Attorneys' Fees

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Remember Evan Stone? He's one of a "new breed" of copyright trolling lawyers, who has been trying to sue large groups of John Does based on IP addresses, claiming they infringed on a client's work. Of course, the end game of these lawsuits is not to actually take these people...
Court Finds Copyright Trolling Lawyer Evan Stone In Contempt; Orders Him To Pay Attorneys' Fees

Microsoft's Do Not Tracksuit, YouTube's end game, and more April Fool's 'fun'

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Sorry, but Adam Boyes is not EA’s new CEO. April Fool’s Day: Because there isn’t enough misinformation on the Internet already, apparently. As people around the GeekWire office will tell you, this is probably my least favorite day of the year. Seriously, so much stuff online is bogus already —...
Microsoft's Do Not Tracksuit, YouTube's end game, and more April Fool's 'fun'

Tangentix raises $2.1M to make game downloads three times faster (exclusive)

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Tangentix has closed a $2.1 million funding round to finance its compression technology that can make game downloads three times faster.  If the technology works, the company will be able to address a problem that is a major pain in the butt for gamers. The technology will become increasingly...
Tangentix raises $2.1M to make game downloads three times faster (exclusive)

Nvidia VP: Next mobile chip generation will outperform Xbox 360, PS3

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The next generation of Nvidia mobile chips will be able to push more polygons than current high-end game consoles, according to Nvidia Senior VP of Content and Technology Tony Tamasi. Speaking to Bit-tech recently, Tamasi noted that "The PS3 and Xbox 360 are barely more powerful than mobile devices......
Nvidia VP: Next mobile chip generation will outperform Xbox 360, PS3

Inside Brad Garlinghouse's Big Plans As CEO Of YouSendIt

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Brad Garlinghouse is hungry. After he left AOL in December, he had his pick of jobs. Today the longtime Silicon Valley executive landed as CEO of file-sharing startup YouSendIt with a clear mission: Get the world to stop talking about startups with "Box" in their names and start paying attention...
Inside Brad Garlinghouse's Big Plans As CEO Of YouSendIt
Why it's time for retailers to embrace showrooming

Oracle beefs up marketing applications savvy with $871M buy of Eloqua

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Lest we forget that Oracle remains primarily a software company, it announced plans to buy Eloqua, a maker of marketing management software for $871 million or $23.50 per share. The buy comes two years after the database giant bought Eloqua competitor Market2Lead. (Check out Eloqua’s blog on that acquisition for...
Oracle beefs up marketing applications savvy with $871M buy of Eloqua

ITC Gives Google a Second Shot at Apple With Motorola Patents

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Yet another smartphone patent dispute is headed to review at the U.S. International Trade Commission, and like many of those that have gone before it, this one has all too familiar players. The ITC voted Tuesday to investigate a patent-infringement complaint brought against Apple by Google. Filed last month by...
ITC Gives Google a Second Shot at Apple With Motorola Patents

Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon

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Google has so far spent more than $180 million on book scanning and, at the outset of the project, one of its stated goals was to keep web searchers away from Amazon. These are among the details set out in a new court filing by the Authors Guild, which is...
Google records show book scanning was aimed at Amazon
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