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For Microsoft, Windows Phone Is Already Plan B

Motorola Debuts Its First Intel Phone: The Speedy Razr i

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Motorola has unveiled its first Intel powered smartphone at an event in London today. The Razr i looks much like the Razr M announced in New York but includes an Intel Atom processor — still a rarity in smartphones. The Orange San Diego — Intel’s first foray into smartphones, in...
Motorola Debuts Its First Intel Phone: The Speedy Razr i
With Sights Dead Set on the Living Room, Google Debuts A Streaming Media Device

Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

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The 7-inch Amazon Kindle Fire HD goes far to correct many of the issues that plagued Amazon's first foray into tablets nearly a year ago. The Fire HD also introduces several tech enhancements over competing tablets, and while in the end the Kindle Fire HD falls short of Amazon's...
Kindle Fire HD review: A big improvement from Amazon

Time Warner CEO Thinks YouTube's $100 Million Content Investment Is "Cute"

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Much has been made of Google's foray into original content with its $100 million investments in its bid to compete with television. But as Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes pointed out at this week's Business Insider's IGNITION conference, Google's content investments are essentially chump change - nowhere near enough to...
Time Warner CEO Thinks YouTube's $100 Million Content Investment Is "Cute"
Disney's new augmented reality toys are promising, but frustrating

The Windows RT Review

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Meet Windows RT. It's Microsoft's first major foray into the modern tablet market, the shipping version of Windows-on-ARM, and it's one of Microsoft's most important product launches ever. Windows 8 shares the same touch-friendly user interface, but the ARM silicon makes RT an almost entirely tablet-centric operating system, the...
The Windows RT Review

Hands-on with Flipboard for Android, and here’s how you can download it now

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The Next Web has covered Flipboard on a number of occasions since it first arrived on the iPad way back in 2010. And it has gone from strength to strength since then, eventually landing on the iPhone last December. So where else could it go to continue to grow? Well,...
Hands-on with Flipboard for Android, and here’s how you can download it now

Google starts selling e-books in Italy

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Google has started selling e-books in Italy through Google Play. It’s the company’s first foray into foreign-language e-books. Google already sells e-books in the UK, Australia and Canada and plans to do so in France. In Italy, Google is competing against Kindle . Google revamped the Google eBookstore as Books on Google Play...
Google starts selling e-books in Italy

After Raising $3.6M, Sports Betting App Favourit Releases iOS App

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Australian startup app integrates realtime updates, and connects fans to bookies If you're a gambling man, Favourit could just become your new favorite iPhone app. The Melbourne, Australia based startup hopes to have smartphone users betting away on their devices, challenging friends and connecting with bookkeepers. The app, launched...
After Raising $3.6M, Sports Betting App Favourit Releases iOS App

WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

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WhatsApp, one of the planet’s most popular mobile messaging apps, is said to be preparing to launch a games platform in a move that would diversify its monetization model and increase its revenues. That’s according to a report out of Korea where the US startup is said to have agreed...
WhatsApp reportedly moving into gaming after inking deal with Korean games-maker

If You're Thinking About Buying A Nexus 7 Tablet, There's One Big Reason To Do It Today (GOOG)

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Eric Limer of Gizmodo offers this helpful reminder-after tomorrow, Google's Nexus 7 tablet no longer comes with a $25 credit to Google Play, the Android app and content store. It would make for a great way to jumpstart your foray into the Android ecosystem to scoop up some apps, music,...
If You're Thinking About Buying A Nexus 7 Tablet, There's One Big Reason To Do It Today (GOOG)

30 Valuable Lessons Learned Using Social Media for Small Business

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In this post Mark Hayward shares some great tips on social media for small business. Image by jn is not here Do you own a small business? How long have you been using social media as a marketing tool and what have you learned? In a little over a months...
30 Valuable Lessons Learned Using Social Media for Small Business

ATD's Staff Sounds Off on Facebook Home and the HP Pocket

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Bit of a slow past few days in major tech news, so we over at AllThingsD weren’t making our usual busy rounds on the media circuit talking about the latest goings on in the industry. Still, a few of us made the airwaves to talk about tech this week. Our...
ATD's Staff Sounds Off on Facebook Home and the HP Pocket
Forget 'mobile vs. desktop,' the future of computing will be a question of 'head vs. wrist'

Turtle Beach partners with MLG, will unveil tournament-focused Ear Force Seven Series programmable headsets, TM1 audio mixer at E3

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If you're familiar with Major League Gaming tournaments, you're likely aware that Astro Gaming's Mixamp Pro has been the staple device for providing multi-platform surround sound and team chat to the headset-wearing pros. Things are set to change this fall, however, as Turtle Beach has announced a partnership with...
Turtle Beach partners with MLG, will unveil tournament-focused Ear Force Seven Series programmable headsets, TM1 audio mixer at E3
Samsung to unveil 85-inch Ultra HD TV at CES, catching up with Sony, Toshiba, and LG

Klout Launches a Business Product -- And It's About Time

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Klout is doing something it should have done a long time ago. The company on Wednesday launched Klout for Business, the company’s first foray into offering a complimentary toolset to brands in order for them to better understand the most influential people talking about specific brands across social networks. Specifically,...
Klout Launches a Business Product -- And It's About Time
500friends raises $5 million to focus on "omnichannel." Really, though

Kabam launches Arcane Empires for iOS and Android

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Kabam today launched Arcane Empires for iOS and Android, bringing a brand new IP to mobile platforms. The game is a city-building/strategy title set in a fantasy steampunk world run by a sinister prince who uses black magic to keep himself on his empire’s throne. Players control a fiefdom that...
Kabam launches Arcane Empires for iOS and Android
Digital television is where cable was in early days, says Conde Nast Entertainment chief

BUSTED: Tim Cook Caught Looking Like A Dork

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Here's one of four awesome photos of Apple CEO Tim Cook from his college days at Auburn. To see the others, head over to The War Eagle Reader which has all the photos. (Via 9 to 5 Mac.) This photo is from 1982. For a bit of context on...
BUSTED: Tim Cook Caught Looking Like A Dork

Official Digg iPhone app launches

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The social news site Digg has finally released a homegrown iPhone application, which gives iPhone users a faster and more elegant alternative to the site’s mobile version. The app is free (but ad-supported), and offers up many of the features you’d expect: You can view all of the stories throughout...
Official Digg iPhone app launches

Charlie Bites Finger, Nabs $500,000 & Fuels TV's Online Future

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Web video is finally growing up. The family behind the wildly viral "Charlie Bit My Finger" YouTube video is getting its own professional Web series, according to PaidContent. The 2007 video spawned parody clips, fan sites, mobile apps, and $500,000 in revenue - for starters. The ferment around infant Charlie's mandibular...
Charlie Bites Finger, Nabs $500,000 & Fuels TV's Online Future
Nevada DMV grants first self-driving car testing license to Google

Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

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HTC is rumored to be the partner here. An invitation to an event next week has reignited the Facebook smartphone rumor again. Entitled "Come see our new home on Android", the launch is taking place at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Thursday 4 April, and has 9to5Google claiming...
Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

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Bwin, the online gaming giant that is powering Zynga’s first foray into real-money gambing, in the UK, today is spinning off its payments platform Kalixa. In turn, Kalixa is launching new mobile and online wallet products to further its concept of being a one-stop shop for those seeking an e-commerce...
Zynga's Gaming Partner Bwin Spins Off Kalixa, Its Payments Platform, In Bigger Bid For The $1.3T E-Commerce Market

Half the Sky Facebook game launches with women's empowerment at core

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Half The Sky game inspired by global anti-oppression movement founded by journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunnA Facebook game that lets users do more than harvest digital crops and care for online animals launched Monday, instead giving players the option to invest in micro-loans and create women's empowerment groupsInspired by married authors Nicholas Kristof...
Half the Sky Facebook game launches with women's empowerment at core

Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android

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Asana is one startup we’ve had our eye on for a while, Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz’s slick collaborative task and project management app. It actually started off as a side-project while Moskovitz was still at Facebook. And today Asana has finally landed on Android, 15 months after its first foray...
Asana finally takes its task-management app to Android

Ubuntu smartphones will go on sale in October, but in which territories and made by who?

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Early last month, Canonical announced its foray into the smartphone market with the Ubuntu Phone. Offering an alternative to iOS, Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, and Symbian if you swing that way, Canonical's Linux mobile OS could be a refreshing new take on mobile operating systems, but when will that refreshing...
Ubuntu smartphones will go on sale in October, but in which territories and made by who?
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