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Gartner: PC sales continue to slide as tablets eat their lunch

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PC shipments are still heading the wrong way down the gadget freeway, according to Gartner, who thinks that we're now consuming media mostly on tablets and just flitting over to the PC for grunt work. The survey outfit theorized that a single shared computer can often suffice for a...
Gartner: PC sales continue to slide as tablets eat their lunch
Researchers mine 2.5M news articles to prove what we already know

3 Companies That Keep Customers On Hold For Incredible Lengths Of Time

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The average person wastes two days each year on hold. And if anyone knows the pain of placing calls, it's the assistants at Fancy Hands. Fancy Hands is a New York startup that matches busy clients with personal assistants for a monthly subscription fee. Fancy Hands just crunched a lot...
3 Companies That Keep Customers On Hold For Incredible Lengths Of Time

The FBI’s Case Against Megaupload? Brought to You By the MPAA

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Hello, my name is Kim Dotcom. You killed my website. Prepare to die. Now that Kim Dotcom is in custody, details about the FBI's two year investigation into Megaupload are surfacing. According to CNET, the grunt work can be traced back to the Motion Picture Association of America. Record labels...
The FBI’s Case Against Megaupload? Brought to You By the MPAA

Cash In Your Old Blackberry At uSell.com

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This post is sponsored by uSell, a price-comparison website that helps you find the best price when it's time to sell your BlackBerry, smartphones, and other used electronics. Find reputable buyers for your used devices on uSell. #sellblackberry If you're a BlackBerry user, you're no doubt looking forward to the...
Cash In Your Old Blackberry At uSell.com

LG launches new A540-T/D 3D notebook, adds A540-P IPS model

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While LG neatly folded its glasses-free A540-H model into its CES line-up at the start of the year, it's now added another pair of notebooks to launch alongside it in Korea. This includes another 3D model that requires a pair of stylish squash goggles passive 3D glasses to gain...
LG launches new A540-T/D 3D notebook, adds A540-P IPS model

THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Pushes To Become Third Largest Handset Maker In The World (AAPL)

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The Apple Investor is a daily report from SAI. Sign up here to receive it by email. AAPL Up As Market RocketsMarkets are surging in early trading as the jobs report crushes expectations and unemployment falls to 8.3%. Shares of AAPL are up with the rest of the markets....
THE APPLE INVESTOR: Apple Pushes To Become Third Largest Handset Maker In The World (AAPL)

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

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Good morning! Here's the news: Starbucks just invested $25 million in Square. Howard Schultz, the CEO of Starbucks, will join the board.  Even after the crash, Facebook is still trading at more than twice the price of the average hot tech stock. Marissa Mayer just announced that Yahoo employees in...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Here's What It Takes To Succeed As An Entrepreneur In China

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Recently, I wrote a post expressing irritation with those who seem to think that only people from "advanced economies" (the ones in serious financial trouble right now) are capable of innovation. Such a stance is often taken with China specifically. Too many people seem to think that the Chinese are...
Here's What It Takes To Succeed As An Entrepreneur In China

MIT’s Brainput boosts your brain power by offloading multitasking to a computer

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A group of American researchers from MIT, Indiana University, and Tufts University, led by Erin Treacy Solovey, have developed Brainput — pronounced brain-put, not bra-input — a system that can detect when your brain is trying to multitask, and offload some of that workload to a computer.The idea of using...
MIT’s Brainput boosts your brain power by offloading multitasking to a computer

10 Ways All Employees Can Contribute to Link Building

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It’s not a hidden secret that link building is an essential part of SEO, but how you go about building links can make a huge difference in your organic visibility. Having your company buy into the fact that actively building links to your site can help your bottom line can...
10 Ways All Employees Can Contribute to Link Building

MAAS Effect: Canonical dives into bare metal cluster provisioning

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As every system administrator knows, remaining nimble with virtual and hardware resources is an absolute must when it comes to managing cloud infrastructure. Something that is often easier said than done because of the wide, dynamic array of tasks that such a network needs to accomplish. If you have ever...
MAAS Effect: Canonical dives into bare metal cluster provisioning

Facebook and the big IPO letdown

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Facebook’s IPO has raised hopes in Silicon Valley that the tech industry’s days of wine and roses will soon be back with hundreds of startups going public. Even President Obama seems excited. He recently proposed an “IPO on-ramp” to help young, smaller companies go public. Sadly, everyone is going to...
Facebook and the big IPO letdown
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Twilio Raises A $70M Series D As They Consider An IPO

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Twilio, the company whose APIs help developers easily add SMS, voice, and VoIP functionality to their applications, has closed a Series D round of $70M dollars. The round was led by Redpoint Ventures, along with Draper Fisher Jurvetson and existing investors, Bessemer Venture Partners. As part of the deal, Redpoint’s...
Twilio Raises A $70M Series D As They Consider An IPO
Shaun Rein: Apple is Under-performing in China
Bizodo Launches SignupasaService At AngelHack NYC To Cut Registration Woes Out Of The Design Process

New York Startup Fancy Hands Steals An Employee From Tyra Banks

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Fancy Hands is a a startup that helps people accomplish menial yet time-consuming tasks. After years of bootstrapping the company, its founder Ted Roden raised a small lump sum and is now hiring up a storm.His latest hire is a woman he poached from former super model, Tyra Banks. Karyn...
New York Startup Fancy Hands Steals An Employee From Tyra Banks
Can Samsung survive without Android?

Google gains appeal for cloud services, but there's this company called Amazon

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With Google opening up its Google Compute Engine (GCE) for anyone and expanding the feature set of its Google Cloud Platform, the web giant appears to have its gaze fixed on easing Amazon Web Services’ lock on the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) market. But it won’t be easy, with many startups and...
Google gains appeal for cloud services, but there's this company called Amazon

Why carriers feel they were robbed by the new iPad

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They feel that they do the hard work while someone else is making all the moneyFirst: No (new) iPad report, yet. In the meantime you can feast your eyes, or nurse your dyspepsia, by googling "iPad 3" or "new iPad". This will tell you almost everything (minus the Fingerspitzengefhül, the...
Why carriers feel they were robbed by the new iPad
The New War Between People and Machines

Intel opens up about its 'Knights Corner' supercomputer co-processor

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HotChips is the show where chip makers come to show off their latest slices of silicon, and Knights Corner architect George Chrysos spilled the beans on Santa Clara's Xeon Phi co-processor. The unit's designed to bolt onto Xeon chips to help supercomputers crunch the numbers faster, by handling the...
Intel opens up about its 'Knights Corner' supercomputer co-processor
5 things you need to know before working at a startup

Adobe working on Lightroom for iOS, uses cloud compute to edit RAW files (video)

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Photoshop Touch? Bah. Real photographers use Lightroom, but since the software makes your average PC sweat, you're not likely to see it available on a tablet. Adobe, however, thinks that it can get around the limitations of mobile hardware with a cloud-connected version of Lightroom that'd let iOS users...
Adobe working on Lightroom for iOS, uses cloud compute to edit RAW files (video)

Factor.io wants to be a sous chef, handling prep work for develoeprs

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When it comes to adding features to an existing web service, it takes more than just sitting down and hashing out lines of code. Generally there are several steps from noting the project in some sort of project management software to creating a new entry in Github that goes along...
Factor.io wants to be a sous chef, handling prep work for develoeprs

ARM and Globalfoundries hammer out deal to promote 20nm mobile chips

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Sure it's British, but ARM's mobile empire is being built through careful alliances rather than conquest. The chip designer's latest deal with Globalfoundries, which mirrors a very similar agreement signed with rival foundry TSMC last month, is a case in point. It's designed to promote the adoption of fast,...
ARM and Globalfoundries hammer out deal to promote 20nm mobile chips
2 billion pounds of dirt and 1.7 trillion square feet later, Roomba celebrates its 10th anniversary (infographic)

From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3-Years; How Nest Thermostats Were Born.

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Editor’s note: Derek Andersen is the founder of Startup Grind, a 40-city community bringing the global startup world together while educating, inspiring, and connecting entrepreneurs. I remember when the press first hit about Nest Labs, the guys behind the iPod/iPhone were taking on thermostats everywhere! A collective “huh?” went through the tech industry. It...
From The Garage To 200 Employees In 3-Years; How Nest Thermostats Were Born.

Meet Ted Roden, The Unlikely Founder Of Fancy Hands: His Army Of Assistants Take Care Of Your Grunt Work

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Ted Roden did everything startup founders are told not to do. He didn't have a cofounder and he didn't start a company in his 20's. He started one alone, in his 30's, as a father. When Roden first started working on personal assistant startup Fancy Hands, he was still collecting...
Meet Ted Roden, The Unlikely Founder Of Fancy Hands: His Army Of Assistants Take Care Of Your Grunt Work
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