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GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169

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Senior friendly feature phone maker GreatCall Wireless announced the availability of its first smartphone, the Jitterbug Touch, on Wednesday. Based off of Sprint's Kyocera Milano, this below entry-level device sports a full slide-out keyboard with large buttons, a 3-inch QVGA 240 x 320 display, 512MB of RAM, a 3.2-megapixel...
GreatCall Wireless simplifies smartphones with the Jitterbug Touch for $169

"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

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Editor’s Note: Semil Shah is a contributor to TechCrunch. You can follow him on Twitter at @semil. “In the Studio” opens up February by hosting a former Wall Street derivatives trader turned early-stage venture investor in San Francisco. Renee DiResta, an Associate with O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures (OATV), is relatively new...
"In The Studio," OATV's Renee DiResta Reflects On Her Transition From Trading To Investing

So will Buzz and Facebook finally bury Twitter?

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Buzz was introduced by Google with much clamor on Feb 9, 2010. Since then, we have seen a lot of debate around it: Google stepping into the social media arena cannot go unnoticed. Many quickly saw Buzz as a Twitter killer, possibly a Facebook contender; others discounted it as...
So will Buzz and Facebook finally bury Twitter?

Coding for the community: techie-style philanthropy comes to Manchester

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Good for Nothing and Madlab get together to give skills free to local groups. Arwa Aburawa reports - and flags up a second session in January"When you're having to find a home for someone so they don't spend the night on the streets, the last thing you think about is...
Coding for the community: techie-style philanthropy comes to Manchester

App of the Week: 'Ink' takes the pain out of holiday cards

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It’s one of my favorite year-end traditions — sending out cards to friends and family to wish them the best for the holiday season and the new year, and update them on your own life. But in this fast-paced world, it’s also a serious pain in the butt to go...
App of the Week: 'Ink' takes the pain out of holiday cards

DealBook: On Wall St., Keeping a Tight Rein on Twitter

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Financial firms must monitor communications to ensure that they are in compliance with securities regulations as they tiptoe into the fast-paced world of social media....
DealBook: On Wall St., Keeping a Tight Rein on Twitter
Thrillist kicks off new life as “Media” company with Beavis, Butthead and a biz dev guy

Snackr For iPhone Is A “Pandora For News”

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Snackr (no, not that Snackr!), is a new iPhone application that delivers personalized audio news in bite-sized chunks for listening to while on the go. The app offers you a “5 minute snack” of the current headlines, as well as audio streams by category, including topics like business, entertainment, tech...
Snackr For iPhone Is A “Pandora For News”

Rumor Mill: Google's next big acquisition could be mobile messenger WhatsApp

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Google already has numerous peer-to-peer messaging and communications products, but it may not be opposed to buying another. According to Digital Trends, Google is haggling with breakout mobile messaging star WhatsApp over its acquisition price. The site’s sources claim WhatsApp is apparently in a strong negotiating position, bargaining up a...
Rumor Mill: Google's next big acquisition could be mobile messenger WhatsApp

Ballmer, Sinofsky and the struggle for the soul of Microsoft

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Steven Sinofsky and Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer celebrate the completion of Windows 7 at a Microsoft event in July 2009. (Microsoft photo). This was the rap on former Microsoft Windows president Steven Sinofsky following his sudden exit last month: He was unwilling to play along with the rest of the...
Ballmer, Sinofsky and the struggle for the soul of Microsoft

The Economics Of Emotion

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Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Alan Zorfas, the co-founder and CMO of Motista, a VC-backed consumer intelligence service. Prior to co-founding Motista, Alan spent 25 years in senior roles at advertising agencies like Interpublic Group, DBB, and Earle Palmer Brown. The most recent commercial for the BMW...
The Economics Of Emotion
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