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Microsoft feeds its enemies with Office for iOS, Android -- coming early 2013

AT&T Confirms It Will Carry Sony's Xperia TL, Keeps Mum On Pricing And Release Date

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Sony only outed its newest trio of Xperia smartphones just over a month ago in Berlin, and AT&T has just announced that its already grooming the device for a U.S. launch. Oh, and in case you care, the phone will also appear on-screen as James Bond’s phone of choice in...
AT&T Confirms It Will Carry Sony's Xperia TL, Keeps Mum On Pricing And Release Date

Bing Social vs Google Search Plus Your World: Feature Showdown

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Bing and Google are taking different routes to incorporate social features into search. Here's a look at their competing forays into social integration....
Bing Social vs Google Search Plus Your World: Feature Showdown

Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

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It does look tasty. We don’t tend to associate Walmart with either buzzy startup business models or high-end snacks. And yet GigaOm reports the ultimate big-box store has launched Goodies, its very own subscription service, devoted to gourmet food samples. Think chocolate souffle and–seriously–kale chips.  It’s the brainchild of in-house innovators...
Walmart Just Launched a Birchbox for Gourmet Food

Luxury Smartphone Brand Vertu Keeps Current CEO, Names Nokia Alum Anssi Vanjoki Chairman

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Nokia finally managed to offload its luxury-oriented Vertu brand to private equity firm EQT-VI late last week, but the parties involved seemed content to keep quiet at the time. Not so anymore — Vertu has just issued an official statement on the matter, and shed a bit of new light...
Luxury Smartphone Brand Vertu Keeps Current CEO, Names Nokia Alum Anssi Vanjoki Chairman

Why we're all big data now

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Distilling the idea of big data into image form isn’t always easy — large data files and lines of MapReduce code aren’t exactly visually compelling subjects. Photojournalist Rick Smolan has taken a different tact, however, by focusing not on what big data is, but on who big data is. His new book, The Human Face...
Why we're all big data now

3 best features of the new Gmail

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Changes are coming to Google's popular email service--and they're good. FORTUNE -- One of the most widely used email clients in the U.S. is about to get (even) better. Over the next few weeks, Google (GOOG) will roll out a new Gmail inbox, with subtle tweaks many users ought to...
3 best features of the new Gmail
NYT: Apple 'experimenting' with curved glass smartwatch

Why does skin wrinkle in water? To improve our grip, claim scientists

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Puckered skin may have helped our ancestors grasp slippery food and keep their footing on treacherous groundThousands of years after the invention of the bath, scientists have come up with a theory to explain why our fingers and toes wrinkle when steeped in water.Puckered skin gives a better grip and...
Why does skin wrinkle in water? To improve our grip, claim scientists

Mayor Bloomberg Announces Official NYC Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare Page

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NY ♥ Kelly Choi Time to get serious about social media! And what better time than Social Media Week. New York City may be winning accolades for its sloppy, wet embrace of the local budding tech sector, but City Hall was still a step behind. To that end, during Mayor...
Mayor Bloomberg Announces Official NYC Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Foursquare Page

Why Google Is Getting Into Entertainment: Your Data

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Everyone (including the New York Times!) is suggesting that Google is busy designing and testing its own-branded hardware--information that's coming directly from insiders with knowledge of the company's plans. The mysterious device "exists as a prototype and will eventually be sold as a branded item to consumers," says the Times,...
Why Google Is Getting Into Entertainment: Your Data

Google sold Frommer's Travel -- but kept all the social media data

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Mystery solved. Many were scratching their heads over why Google sold Frommer’s Travel Guides this month — less than a year after buying the brand for $22 million. The answer is the same as for why Google does nearly anything: data. As Skift reports, Google handed over the company to...
Google sold Frommer's Travel -- but kept all the social media data
Microsoft hires former CBS executive to develop original content for Xbox

Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S

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Microsoft co-founder reveals 3% of security group which was criticised for chaotic Olympics performanceBill Gates has bought a £110m stake in G4S, the security company trying to rebuild its reputation following its chaotic performance during the London 2012 Olympics.Representatives of the Microsoft co-founder's charity, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation...
Bill Gates buys £110m stake in security group G4S
Former Apple CEO describes how the failure of Apple's MessagePad led to future mobile triumphs [video]

Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards

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Google rebranded Android Market as Google Play today to showcase the company’s recent forays into other types of digital content like movies, music and books. Google Play is now a single destination for apps, games, movies, music and books, in the way that the iTunes store has also hosted songs, podcasts...
Google rebrands Android Market as Google Play, does another sale to round up credit cards
Wrist envy: Can Sundar Pichai and his smartwatch finally give Google hardware cred?

Skype partners with Penguin, NY Philharmonic & more to promote video-calling in the classroom

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Skype in the Classroom was launched by the now Microsoft-owned VoIP platform back in 2010, and was one of the company’s first forays into the education realm, aimed at helping like-minded teachers collaborate on projects and share resources. Today, Skype has announced that it’s joining forces with Penguin Group, New...
Skype partners with Penguin, NY Philharmonic & more to promote video-calling in the classroom

iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achillies' Heel: services

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You known something has gone terribly wrong when a major feature of your most anticipated software release of the year has a parody Tumblr blog and Twitter account in less than 24 hours. If you’ve been on the internet in the last 24 hours, you know that Apple’s getting roasted...
iOS 6 Maps debacle exposes Apple's Achillies' Heel: services

Amazon Is Reportedly Working On A Smartphone, But Cracking The Market Won’t Be Easy

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Amazon’s Kindle Fire has done a remarkable job carving out its own niche in the tablet space, and it seems a sequel is already barreling down the pipeline for a release in the coming months. That new tablet may not be alone though, as rumblings of yet another Amazon hardware...
Amazon Is Reportedly Working On A Smartphone, But Cracking The Market Won’t Be Easy
Amazon's cloud is how big again?

Why Microsoft's Xbox One Won't Kick the Cable Guy Out of Your House

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Like everyone else, Microsoft wants to control your living room. The problem with that plan: The cable guy already controls your living room. He’s not leaving anytime soon. So despite what you may have read yesterday, the new Xbox One isn’t TV’s future, today. If you squint at it, you...
Why Microsoft's Xbox One Won't Kick the Cable Guy Out of Your House

Why Social Media Means Big Opportunities for Women

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Jessica Faye Carter is an award-winning author and columnist. Her company, Nette Media develops social media technologies for women and multicultural communities, and she blogs at Technicultr.Women have firmly established their presence on the social web, and account for the majority of users on many popular social media sites. But...
Why Social Media Means Big Opportunities for Women
Prismatic takes on Twitter in the race to build a better serendipity engine

David Carey Says Hearst is No Time Inc.

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Time Warner is so down on the magazine business that it is going to dump/spin off Time Inc., the world’s biggest magazine publisher. But other magazine publishers insist things are fine. Or if not fine, then potentially fine. Now, it’s entirely possible that publishers like Conde Nast and Hearst are...
David Carey Says Hearst is No Time Inc.
Eli Roth's 'Hemlock Grove' announced as the latest original series to be distributed by Netflix
Ballmer on Microsoft hardware: More, more more
AOL's First Mobile Game 'Clucks' Uses Nuance Voice Recognition In A Video- And Turn-Based Mobile Word Game
NASCAR And Twitter Team Up For Audience Growth

Amazon moves freak out partners and rivals alike

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As Amazon Web Services adds more features to its cloud platform, the anxiety among competitors — as well as partners — grows.  Can anybody, including the evolving OpenStack crowd, Microsoft Windows Azure, or other potential rivals, hope to compete? The latest news that Amazon will let Eucalyptus use the...
Amazon moves freak out partners and rivals alike
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