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Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets a permanent price cut in the USA

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Amazon today launched its largest slate, the Kindle Fire HD 8.9, in Europe -- or the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain, to be exact -- and Japan, where it's been up for pre-order since the end of February. That's not all though, as Amazon says having to make...
Kindle Fire HD 8.9 launched in Europe and Japan, gets a permanent price cut in the USA

Two Year Startup ‘Apprenticeship’ Program: Innovative or Exploitative?

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Ms. Ittycheria and Mr. Sarhan. Want to spend two years working full-time at Thrillist, Learnvest or Birchbox for free? If Enstitute’s campaign on Indiegogo is successful, a group of 18- to 24-year-olds will be heading to New York City for a two-year unpaid apprenticeship at a startup, with living costs...
Two Year Startup ‘Apprenticeship’ Program: Innovative or Exploitative?
“In the Studio,” MinoMonsters’ Josh Buckley Chronicles His Quest to Constantly Create

Google goes for a Drive

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It's hard to find that cool blue Lumia 900, startups are getting spacey, and Google gives you your space -- 5 gigs to be exact. [Read more]...
Google goes for a Drive

With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

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I can has affordable wireless bill? (Photo: flickr.com/joshsemans) What’s a girl got to do to get some affordable data service around here? Americans are putting more money than ever towards their smartphone bills, and carriers don’t seem inclined to cut their rates any time soon. But the Wall Street Journal says one company...
With Dirt Cheap Data, Can FreedomPop Crack U.S. Smartphone Market?

Google Drive is Almost Here

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This image is often relevant. (level343.com) A source has informed Reuters that The Next Web's scoop was on the money: Google's Dropbox competitor, Google Drive, is about to happen. Reuters reports Google may announce the new service as early as Tuesday. There will be a 5 gigabyte free version with...
Google Drive is Almost Here

EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at £46 per month

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Want to take advantage of blazing-fast LTE speeds in the UK? You better be prepared to drop a few dozen quid, each and every month. The nation's only LTE provider is clearly taking advantage of that exclusivity with gigantic tariffs, like £31 (about $50) per month for 3 gigs...
EE adds 20GB plan for 4G power users, pricing starts at £46 per month

Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

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Newly appointed New Yorker staff writer Jonah Lehrer — author of the bestselling books “Imagine,” “How We Decide” and “Proust Was a Neuroscientist” and a former editor at Wired — has been recycling a bunch of his own content in pieces for various publishers. Jim Romenesko discovered the first example...
Jonah Lehrer, self-borrowing and the problem with “big ideas”

NVIDIA announces Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro, brings 4K support, 2x performance over Quadro 4000

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NVIDIA's Kepler-powered Quadro K5000 GPU will be making its way to Apple's Mac Pro systems, the company announced today at IBC. The professional graphics card made its debut earlier this summer and is slated to ship beginning in October for $2,249. Timing for the Quadro K5000 for Mac isn't...
NVIDIA announces Quadro K5000 for Mac Pro, brings 4K support, 2x performance over Quadro 4000

Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

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Gigwalk, the mobile workforce application, is announcing today that it has raised $6 million from August Capital for its Series A round of funding. This round will allow it to extend their work to help give businesses “instant access to talented, smartphone-enabled workers across the country”. Launched in 2010, it...
Gigwalk raises $6M from August Capital, signs deal with Microsoft to place 100k Gigs in 3,500 cities

Fiverr Updates Its Task-Based Marketplace With Slicker Look & More Buyer/Seller Tools

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Fiverr, an online services marketplace that gives its community of skilled sellers a platform to market and sell whatever it is they can do from as little as $5, is relaunching its website with an overhauled design. It’s also adding analytics and tools to help its users turn their Fiverr...
Fiverr Updates Its Task-Based Marketplace With Slicker Look & More Buyer/Seller Tools

These 6 Women's LinkedIn Profiles Led To Modeling Gigs (Even Though They're Not Models) (LNKD)

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Is a LinkedIn profile going to replace the model look book? Probably not, but the profiles of these six non-model professionals were plucked from the masses on LinkedIn to model in ads for Buick, White House Black Market, and Mustela in Marie Claire's May "work" issue. "We had three...
These 6 Women's LinkedIn Profiles Led To Modeling Gigs (Even Though They're Not Models) (LNKD)

Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

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Trying to compare and contrast the cost of computing resources between clouds takes a lot of fortitude. And, just when you think you’ve got the best possible price for a small compute instance or a couple gigs of storage, Amazon, or Google, or Microsoft or someone else cuts its prices....
Bringing comparison shopping to the cloud

AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros

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After a brief tease earlier this summer, AMD just announced pricing and availability for its new market-leading FirePro W9000 graphics processing unit -- the $3,999 GPU is available now through AMD resellers, and is compatible with Supermicro SuperWorkstations. Joining that "world's most powerful" rig are the W8000, W7000 and...
AMD announces $4k FirePro W9000 GPU, entry-level FirePro A300 APU for CAD and graphics pros

Gillmor Gang: TV or Not TV

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The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, John Taschek, Kevin Marks, and Steve Gillmor — pretended to care about Hipswitch, er HighLight while unwrapping Christmas in March’s iPad Next. After a somber opening in remembrance of @kevinmarks’ father John Marks and Firesign Theatre co-founder Peter Bergman, the Gang got down...
Gillmor Gang: TV or Not TV

the next generation of “blogging about blogging”?

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[The "CFA" print. One of my favorite all-time cartoons. For sale here etc.] “Blogging about Blogging” was an early phenomenon in the early Blogosphere. It was such a new medium for us early-adopters, it was very exciting to us.  The possibilities it offered us seemed almost endless, and we...
the next generation of “blogging about blogging”?

Ex-Google exec brings Kickstarter model to careers of new grads

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Upstart wants to offer students the chance to start their own companies. FORTUNE -- In his 8 years at Google, where he was president of the company's enterprise business, Dave Girouard hired new college grads in droves. While the Google gigs might have made their classmates envious, it turns out...
Ex-Google exec brings Kickstarter model to careers of new grads

Setlist plugs the Songkick gap, tapping your Rdio account to recommend live music by location

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We’ve covered Songkick on a number of occasions before, a service that scans music on your computer or smartphone and lets you know about gigs and concerts in your area based on your music taste. You can also integrate it with Spotify, Facebook, Google Music, Pandora and Last.fm if you’re...
Setlist plugs the Songkick gap, tapping your Rdio account to recommend live music by location
Temping fate: can TaskRabbit go from side gigs to real jobs?

Surprise! Walmart's unlimited iPhone 5 data plan not so unlimited

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When Walmart announced earlier this month that it would begin selling the iPhone 5 with a surprisingly affordable $45-per-month, unlimited everything plan, there was much rejoicing. After all, you could never get away with paying that little per month for such attractive benefits—particularly, unlimited data—on a contract through AT&T...
Surprise! Walmart's unlimited iPhone 5 data plan not so unlimited

Hands-on with Fujitsu's waterproof, dustproof Stylistic M702 tablet (video)

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Somehow we missed this at Mobile World Congress last week. We were so busy playing with Fujitsu's GPS cane and 5-inch F-02E phone, that we didn't even notice the company introduce a waterproof, dustproof Android tablet. As you can see in that shot above, the Stylistic M702 is more...
Hands-on with Fujitsu's waterproof, dustproof Stylistic M702 tablet (video)

Per These Leaked CES Pics, Sony Is Actually Capable Of Making A Memorable Android Phone

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Quick! What’s Sony’s current high-end Android phone? Anyone? Yeah, Sony has a problem with brand recognition, one it likely hopes will be resolved with a big CES debut next week. While that could still happen, Sony’s Japanese press site just prematurely posted pics of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and the...
Per These Leaked CES Pics, Sony Is Actually Capable Of Making A Memorable Android Phone

Simon Amstell's Twitter travails take a fresh twist

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The project to beef up the comedian's social media presence suffered a blow when he was unfollowed by his own co-writerIt's been a busy time for Simon Amstell. He has performed at a comedy festival in Australia, the second series of Grandma's House has just arrived on our TV screens,...
Simon Amstell's Twitter travails take a fresh twist

Archos 116 Platinum tablet joins CES lineup with 11.6-inch IPS screen for $349

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How do you build a powerful, attractive 11.6-inch tablet that retails for $349? Well, you cut some corners when it comes to build quality, as we discovered when handling Archos' 8 and 9.7-inch Platinum models last month at CES. The company's latest slab features an identical quad-core 1.2GHz processor,...
Archos 116 Platinum tablet joins CES lineup with 11.6-inch IPS screen for $349
Amanda Palmer: social technology soothsayer

Steve Jobs expected to be forgotten by history

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In a previously unseen video clip from 1994, in between his gigs at Apple, Jobs says he expected his life's work to be obsolete by now. [Read more]...
Steve Jobs expected to be forgotten by history

Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

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When Huawei revealed its new MediaPad 7 Lite slate, it wasn't generous with the details, but now we've got a few more to share with you. The final specifications are out, so we now know for sure that the ICS tab will arrive packing a 7-inch IPS display (1,024...
Huawei's MediaPad 7 Lite gets detailed specs, shipping dates

Is Apple app fatigue starting to show among developers?

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An online jobs site shows first-ever drop in gigs for iPad and iPhone developers. [Read more]...
Is Apple app fatigue starting to show among developers?

HP Pavilion dv6 gets treated to AMD's Trinity processor, shakes hands with Ivy Bridge twin

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HP's Pavilion dv6 must be pretty popular. That's how we'd explain the fact that the laptop will be one of the first to land with AMD's Trinity chipset -- despite already appearing with an Ivy Bridge refresh. According to Laptop Reviews, the Pavilion dv6-7010 will arrive with the quad-core...
HP Pavilion dv6 gets treated to AMD's Trinity processor, shakes hands with Ivy Bridge twin

Here are the specs and pricing for Apple’s newly-updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air

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If you’ve been waiting for Apple to refresh its Mac line, today is going to be a good one for you. At the WWDC conference, we’ve gotten details about the company’s newest updates to its Mac, MacBook Pro and MacBook Air computers. Here’s what we know: MacBook Air The MacBook...
Here are the specs and pricing for Apple’s newly-updated MacBook Pro and MacBook Air
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