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Google is planning its first ever retail store

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Google is considering opening a retail store in Dublin, a planning application noted by Bloomberg reveals. The store, located on its campus in the Irish capital, would be open to the public and sell unspecified “Google merchandise,” the application says. This would be Google’s first public retail store. Last year...
Google is planning its first ever retail store

Google sweeps its $61.5m mortgage comparison acquisition under the carpet

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What do you do if you spend £37m ($61.5m) acquiring an Internet company only to then decide, well, it might not have been the best idea after all? If you’re Google, you quietly take it offline and go back to square one. You may (or may not) remember that in...
Google sweeps its $61.5m mortgage comparison acquisition under the carpet

Could LG's Fantasy be an outright Miracle?

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If you ask us, miracles are pretty hard to come by, and it would take a great amount of gusto for a smartphone manufacturer to bestow such a weighty name upon a rather middling handset. The crew at Pocketnow claim that's exactly what LG's done with its latest Windows...
Could LG's Fantasy be an outright Miracle?

Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

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Good morning, and welcome to our Tuesday edition of People Suing Each Other. In the far corner, we have the number four PC maker in the world, Acer, based out of Taiwan; and in the other corner we have Acer former CEO Gianfranco Lanci, based out of Italy, who resigned...
Acer Comes After Former CEO Gianfranco Lanci For Breach Of Non-Compete

More Claims of Taller, Thinner Next-Generation iPhone with 4-Inch Screen and New Dock Connector

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iLounge reports on information its has received regarding the next-generation iPhone, claiming that Apple will indeed be making the move to a 4-inch display by increasing the height only has had been previously speculated. To accommodate the taller screen, the body of the device will also become slightly taller, but...
More Claims of Taller, Thinner Next-Generation iPhone with 4-Inch Screen and New Dock Connector

Amazon could finally shake off its e-commerce shackles and open a physical store

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There’s little question that Amazon is one of the Internet’s greatest success stories, but the word on the street is that the e-commerce giant could be about to break free from its digital shackles and launch a bona fide, bricks-and-mortar store. As Good E Reader reports, it quotes sources “close...
Amazon could finally shake off its e-commerce shackles and open a physical store

GDrive at last? Google reportedly ready to launch online storage service

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Rumors of Google launching a cloud storage service known as "GDrive" have been coming and going for years, with no actual product ever making its way to consumers. But the Wall Street Journal says Google is, finally, perhaps only weeks away from launching the service, now simply called "Drive."...
GDrive at last? Google reportedly ready to launch online storage service
Apple Store Goes Down Ahead Of WWDC, Silver Background Further Hints At UI Color Scheme Change-Up

NTT DoCoMo's augmented 3D chat system let's you have your virtual cake

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Google's Project Glass has garnered lots of attention among Earthlings and Saiyans on the augmented reality front. Now NTT DoCoMo is serving up its take on the subject -- a tablet-based interface it calls the "Live 3D Communication System." An augmented version of video chat, the system lets users...
NTT DoCoMo's augmented 3D chat system let's you have your virtual cake

This ‘VIP Fridge Magnet’ lets you order pizza at the push of a button

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We’ve all heard about ubiquitous computing, right? And what about the Internet of Things? The notion that everyday objects will one day be ‘connected’ and perhaps even talk to each other is not a new concept, indeed we’re already seeing this come to fruition. But what about refrigerators? Yes, fridges...
This ‘VIP Fridge Magnet’ lets you order pizza at the push of a button

IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation

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Barry Diller’s IAC is testing the waters on a partial exit of Vimeo, according to two sources familiar with the situation. The company is hoping to raise a $50 million round of funding in conjunction with a spin off of the hipster online video business. IAC is looking to keep...
IAC Trying to Sell Vimeo, Seeking $300M Valuation

YouTube’s co-founders raise Series A funding for AVOS from Google Ventures and NEA

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The Internet company AVOS Systems has raised a Series A round, its co-founder Chad Hurley announced on stage during TNW Conference in Amsterdam today. New Enterprise Associates (NEA) and Google Ventures led the round with participation from Madrone Capital and China-based incubator Innovation Works. The fact that Google is co-leading the round isn’t...
YouTube’s co-founders raise Series A funding for AVOS from Google Ventures and NEA

Fundable launches to take on startup crowdfunding, fusing CircleUp and Kickstarter into a single platform

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A new startup called Fundable launched today, taking on the funding of young companies through crowd collection. At its most basic, Fundable is a fusion of Kickstarter, which lets average folks finance projects that they want to see come to fruition, and get rewarded in non-equity ways, and CircleUp, which...
Fundable launches to take on startup crowdfunding, fusing CircleUp and Kickstarter into a single platform

Google Drive: Finally coming this April

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Google’s online storage service, rumored to be called GDrive is the like the wolf in the fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Well, after long history of false alarms, the storage drive might just see the day in early April, according to my well placed sources familiar with company’s plans....
Google Drive: Finally coming this April

Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?

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There has long been talk that Apple would — or should — someday pay a dividend to its investors. Such talk got more serious when Tim Cook stepped into the CEO role last fall. And now, it looks like this wishful thinking by Apple shareholders might come to fruition. Here’s...
Is Apple ready to issue a dividend?

Skype Video Calling Comes To The Playstation Vita

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A while ago, people opined that the PS Vita – despite horrible battery life and a dearth of compelling game titles – could become a sort of “gamers iPad,” a tool that ends up being more than just a console. That dream is coming closer to fruition with the announcement...
Skype Video Calling Comes To The Playstation Vita

3Crowd is now XDN, launches federated CDN

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It was two years ago when Barrett Lyon first told me about how he wanted to disrupt the CDN industry. His startup, 3Crowd, had just raised a round of seed funding from folks like Kevin Rose, Jay Adelson, Storm Ventures and Greenwich Technology Associates. Up until that point, people just...
3Crowd is now XDN, launches federated CDN

SpaceX CEO claims he can send you on a round-trip to Mars for $500K

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Your dream of visiting the Red Planet may soon come true if the claim made by Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, actually comes to fruition. The commercial space travel entrepreneur told the BBC in an interview that he’s figured out how to send a person on a round-trip journey to...
SpaceX CEO claims he can send you on a round-trip to Mars for $500K

I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

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Editor’s Note: Sales Marketing Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. Two of my favorite things are shoes and tech. That a site exists which combines...
I’ve Been Hooked By Shoes Of Prey

Sparrow mail app for iOS hits version 1.1, Push support to follow 'with or without Apple'

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Good news today for Sparrow iOS users. As expected, the company has updated its splendid lil' email app to version 1.1 and loaded it with a few hotly anticipated features. Among some bug fixes, you can now make use of a built-in browser, "Send and Archive" messages, filter specific...
Sparrow mail app for iOS hits version 1.1, Push support to follow 'with or without Apple'

ASUS PadFone review

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It's been a long ride for the PadFone. ASUS' last smartphone was the Android 2.1-powered A10 from two years ago, then five months later the company ended its smartphone partnership with Garmin (though they're still friends). The next thing we knew, the outfit was openly considering Windows Phone, but...
ASUS PadFone review

Web & native apps are the future & the browser will never be the same

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First there were clunky mobile app stores managed by carriers — aka people who don’t know anything about software or user experience — and then there were in-between devices like the early Windows Phone incarnations. Finally, Apple’s built-in apps arrived and set a standard that inspired third-party developers to create...
Web & native apps are the future & the browser will never be the same

How AT&T, Nokia pulled Windows Phone into 4G LTE world

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The back story of how 4G LTE came to Windows Phone and how the Lumia 900 came to fruition. [Read more]...
How AT&T, Nokia pulled Windows Phone into 4G LTE world

HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols

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Maybe you love Tim Tebow. Or maybe it’s Lady Gaga that tickles your fancy. Whoever the celebrity may be, we’re all huge fans at one point or another, which is why a new startup out of The Fort in D.C. is ready to connect you to your idols in new...
HugeFan.com Wants To Connect You With Your Idols
Latest Sonic game can be played across Xbox and Windows Phone

Google Announces $199 Nexus 7 Tablet, $299 Nexus Q Media Streamer

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At its Google I/O conference today, Google unveiled several new products intended to compete in the tablet and home entertainment markets, squarely targeting Apple's iPad and its rumored push into the living room for which the Apple TV has served as a foothold. Google's presentation began with a spotlight on...
Google Announces $199 Nexus 7 Tablet, $299 Nexus Q Media Streamer

News International considers Olympics downtime for Times and Sunday Times paywall

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Rupert Murdoch’s News International erected a paywall around the UK’s Times and Sunday Times online content two years ago, which resulted in an almost immediate drop-off in traffic at the time. Indeed, the debate surrounding paywalls in general has been ongoing, with The New York Times typically held aloft as...
News International considers Olympics downtime for Times and Sunday Times paywall

Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone

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"Siri, turn on the flash and take three pictures with my camera after waiting two seconds." Apple's intelligent voice control system has been wildly popular amongst consumers in the U.S., and abroad, but Siri could be making her way to other devices in the future, including iPods, cameras and...
Apple patents Siri-like system for controlling cameras, PMPs through a computer or smartphone

How StumbleUpon saved itself

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It doesn’t have Facebook’s huge user base or Pinterest’s deafening buzz, but some people use this quiet social media service just as much, and advertisers actually prefer putting their ad dollars in it. FORTUNE — StumbleUpon, the 11-year-old social site, has managed something few Silicon Valley companies have: a comeback. It may...
How StumbleUpon saved itself
Microsoft selects 11 Kinect Accelerator startups for future app development
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