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The PlayStation 4 is copying tablets, and I like it

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Lead system architect Mark Cerny announces the design principles for PlayStation 4 at Sony’s kickoff event last week in New York City. Jussi Laakkonen is the founder and CEO of Applifier. The console war of today is no longer a battle between just Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. It’s expanded and...
The PlayStation 4 is copying tablets, and I like it

The Spaceship-Like Apple HQ May Get Pushed Until 2016

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The Spaceship-Like Apple HQ May Get Pushed Until 2016: As with everything, Apple is not going to release this until it's ready to go. And they're still refining and refining and refining the plan. But the last bit from the Peter Burrows is the best: The city plans to post...
The Spaceship-Like Apple HQ May Get Pushed Until 2016

Psystar Case Comes to a Close as U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

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More than four years after Psystar challenged by Apple by first selling unauthorized Mac clones and later shifting tactics to offer software supporting installation of Mac OS X Snow Leopard on PCs, the dispute between the two companies has finally reached its conclusion. As noted by CNET, Psystar's persistent legal...
Psystar Case Comes to a Close as U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review

Demand That Congress Actually Debate FISA Amendments Act

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We've pointed out that the unconstitutional FISA Amendments Act (along with its secret interpretation), look likely to get renewed before the end of the year. Senator Wyden is willing to drop his hold, but if he doesn't get certain amendments in, he wants to limit the length of the extension...
Demand That Congress Actually Debate FISA Amendments Act

Shopkick Sees Big Traffic, Engagement Bump After Major Redesign

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For most consumer-focused apps, a redesign can be a daunting experience. If users don’t love it, a startup must either go back to the drawing board or stick with something, with the bet that users will eventually respond positively. And then there are the rare cases where usage explodes following...
Shopkick Sees Big Traffic, Engagement Bump After Major Redesign

If the TSA Were Running New York

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James Fallows: All vans or SUVs headed into Midtown Manhattan would have to stop and have their contents inspected. If any vehicle seemed for any reason to have escaped inspection, Midtown in its entirety would be evacuated. And: The point of terrorism is not to “destroy.” It is to terrify....
If the TSA Were Running New York
Diet Robot, Autom, Now Available On IndieGogo, Will Ship In Six Months

How To Marry Your Cofounder And Not Kill Your $200 Million Startup (Or Each Other) In The Process

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Kevin and Julia Hartz have been married for five and a half years. They've been running Eventbrite, a ticketing startup worth ~ $200 million, for five years. "We knew we wanted to start a business together before we lived together," Julia tells us. She and Kevin, Eventbrite's President and CEO...
How To Marry Your Cofounder And Not Kill Your $200 Million Startup (Or Each Other) In The Process
Google: 900 million Android activations to date, 48 billion app installs

Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others

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Startupi, a site covering the Brazilian startup scene, has raised a $300,000 seed round of its own. The team was pitched to me as the “TechCrunch of Brazil,” and in fact it has attracted the backing of Roi Carthy, who covers Israeli startups for TechCrunch. (Carthy invested through his firm...
Brazilian Tech Blog Startupi Raises $300K From Redpoint eVentures, Initial Capital, And Others

3D Printing Is The New Personal Computing

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The similarities between the early era of personal computing and the current state of 3D printing are huge. When personal computing was in its salad days in the late 1970s, it was a fringe interest for weirdos with beards. While it had its share of true believers who envisioned a...
3D Printing Is The New Personal Computing

Kilar: More reason for Hulu to exist now than ever

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Hulu has seen a massive change in the media ecosystem since it was first announced as a joint venture between Fox and NBC Universal. But while the company was formed primarily as a way for content owners to distribute and monetize content online that would otherwise be pirated, Hulu CEO...
Kilar: More reason for Hulu to exist now than ever

AT&T plans to shut down entire 2G network by 2017

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AT&T has only just begun the transition away from 2G services with its spectrum refarming in New York City, but it now has a target end date to mark on the calendar: January 1st, 2017. Courtesy of an SEC filing, we know that the carrier hopes that both its...
AT&T plans to shut down entire 2G network by 2017

Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

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Ning CEO Gina Bianchini is being replaced as the CEO of Ning by COO Jason Rosenthal. Bianchini founded the DIY network of social networks with Marc Andreessen. But after five and half years at the helm, she is ready to try something new. She will transition to an entrepreneur...
Gina Bianchini Replaced As Ning CEO By COO Jason Rosenthal

Instagram announces 100M active users

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Instagram today announced a new milestone of 100 million monthly active users. Just a month ago, Instagram surpassed 90 million MAU, but before that, the company only reported registered users not monthly actives. Some had speculated that Instagram might have lost users or seen growth slow after a controversy related to...
Instagram announces 100M active users

Dance Like Michael Jackson--But Lead Like Cortés

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Urban Airship is a Portland, Oregon-based company that helps power and glean analytics from the push notifications companies send you via their apps. Companies as diverse as ESPN, Groupon, USA Today, Walgreens, and NBC Universal use Urban Airship's services. This week, Urban Airship is announcing a new feature that allows...
Dance Like Michael Jackson--But Lead Like Cortés
Why GitHub abandoned the bootstrapper's ship for a $100M Series A

What Tech Issues Loom Large for Election 2012?

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After three-and-a-half years of Obama's presidency, progressive and conservatives have developed pointed assessments of his administration's handling of tech policy issues. From cybersecurity to net neutrality, how does the tech agenda fit into the fall election?...
What Tech Issues Loom Large for Election 2012?

Twitter Drops Other Shoe, Which You All Saw Coming, Right?

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Way back in the spring of 2010, when Twitter was constantly under siege for “not having a business model,” I co-hosted “Chirp,” Twitter’s first (and I think only) developer conference. This was just two and half years ago, but it seems like a decade. But it was at that conference,...
Twitter Drops Other Shoe, Which You All Saw Coming, Right?

The French Government Just Did Marissa Mayer A Huge Favor, Blocking Yahoo's $200 Million Deal To Buy The French YouTube (YHOO)

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According to several reports, the French government has blocked Yahoo's attempt to buy a controlling stake in Dailymotion, the YouTube of France. Everyone is mocking the French government for doing this, because the government says it blocked the deal to protect the French economy and its workers, but Yahoo was...
The French Government Just Did Marissa Mayer A Huge Favor, Blocking Yahoo's $200 Million Deal To Buy The French YouTube (YHOO)

"Buffy vs Edward" remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate

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Jonathan McIntosh is a remix video artist, new media teacher, and fair use advocate. All of his recent remix projects can be found on his website rebelliouspixels.com. You can also follow him on twitter @radicalbytes. Jonathan McIntosh It has been three and a half years since I first uploaded...
"Buffy vs Edward" remix unfairly removed by Lionsgate

After three-plus years, Amazon RDS database is finally GA

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After three and a half years in operation, the Amazon Web Services RDS database is finally generally available. Users can also get a service-level agreement if they choose to run the database in multiple places....
After three-plus years, Amazon RDS database is finally GA

Quora Snags John Hegeman From Facebook To Lead Its Engineering Efforts

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We’ve just gotten word that Facebook’s Director of Engineering for Ads, John Hegeman, will be moving to Quora to lead the Quora engineering team. While I haven’t received direct confirmation from either Quora or Hegeman on the hire, Hegeman has apparently confirmed the move on his (private) Facebook Timeline according...
Quora Snags John Hegeman From Facebook To Lead Its Engineering Efforts

Twitter Acquires Personalized Email Marketing Provider RestEngine

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Twitter has just finalized a deal to acquire RestEngine, a developer of personalized email marketing services, which could help Twitter deliver email digests of tweets you’ve missed. The acquisition fits well with Twitter’s recent talent acquisition of Summify, which creates these kinds of personal news digets. Three of four founders...
Twitter Acquires Personalized Email Marketing Provider RestEngine

Microsoft to support Surface Pro tablet until 2017

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Microsoft will support its Surface Pro tablet until July 2017, or almost four-and-a-half years after its launch last weekend, the company's website confirmed....
Microsoft to support Surface Pro tablet until 2017

The future of e-commerce is both online and offline

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While the web opened up all kinds of selling opportunities, the future of commerce will be a blend of online and offline channels, said Dave Gilboa, the co-founder and co-CEO of eyeglass brand Warby Parker. Gilboa, who spoke at the GigaOM RoadMap conference, said less than 10 percent of the...
The future of e-commerce is both online and offline

AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

www.electronista.com
AT&T will be shutting down its 2G bands by the start of 2017, according to a mention in a recent SEC filing picked up by the Wall Street Journal. The carrier gave New Year's Day, 2017 as a deadline to discontinue its 2G service to customers, which allows nearly four...
AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

Amazon's RDS database gets SLA, becomes generally available

www.pcworld.com
After three and a half years in operation, Amazon Web Services' RDS is finally generally available, and users can also get a service-level agreement if they choose to run the database in multiple places.The combination of customer adoption, numerous new features and a lot of operational experience has taken...
Amazon's RDS database gets SLA, becomes generally available

Fight My Monster Borrows From The Angry Birds Playbook – Merchandise And Movies Up Next?

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In a move that borrows from the Angry Birds playbook, quite literally, Fight My Monster – the so-called ‘Moshi for boys’ – has appointed licensing heavy-weights Russell Binder and Dimensional Branding Group to represent the brand globally and, presumably, to begin exploring merchandising options. Binder’s Striker Entertainment actually claims Angry...
Fight My Monster Borrows From The Angry Birds Playbook – Merchandise And Movies Up Next?

Dust: An Elysian Tail: One animator's 3.5 year quest to create his dream game

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16-bit Action RPG HD Remix When professional animator and illustrator Dean Dodrill set out to learn how to program by creating a simple game based on his "Elysian Tail" universe, he figured the entire project would take him about three months. Instead, Dust: An Elysian Tail turned into a...
Dust: An Elysian Tail: One animator's 3.5 year quest to create his dream game
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