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Apple accused of plagiarizing iconic Swiss clock design
Groupon keeps moving the goalposts, leaving investors scratching their heads
Apple and RIM hit with patent suit for “drag,” “tap” and “scroll”

Apple Shake-Up Signals Cook Era

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This week's revamp at Apple demonstrates CEO Tim Cook putting his own stamp on the company's management that still bears the hallmark of its late co-founder....
Apple Shake-Up Signals Cook Era

Outbid's Latest App Update Lets Users Listen To Live Auctioneers On Their iDevices

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Outbid’s real-time mobile auctions are neat enough as is, but the company has just pushed out an iOS app update that packs a much-needed feature to make the auction experience complete — users can now hear live auctioneers hawking their goods. But let’s back up a bit first. In case...
Outbid's Latest App Update Lets Users Listen To Live Auctioneers On Their iDevices

Macworld? Who cares. How's Steve?

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At last year's Macworld, Jobs introduced the Macbook Air - and speculation about his health intensified. Photo: Jon Fortt Under Steve Jobs, ninja-like discipline has been the hallmark of Apple's communication strategy. He has guarded the details of the company's product launches so jealously that even some Apple executives don't...
Macworld? Who cares. How's Steve?

Louis Vuitton Loses Bogus Trademark Lawsuit: Using Fake Handbag In Hangover II Isn't Infringement

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Louis Vuitton is probably the biggest of the trademark bullies out there. We have a bunch of posts detailing some of Louis Vuitton's overreach. Unfortunately, just a couple months ago, it actually won in one of its more bizarre claims -- that a clearly fake basketball in a commercial damaged...
Louis Vuitton Loses Bogus Trademark Lawsuit: Using Fake Handbag In Hangover II Isn't Infringement

Found this neat: Martha Stewart Exploring New Lifestyle Channel With Hallmark; PE Partner http://bit.ly/bluce6

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Found this neat: Martha Stewart Exploring New Lifestyle Channel With Hallmark; PE Partner http://bit.ly/bluce6

World of Good Sells Brand And Assets To eBay, Wholesale Division To GreaterGood

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World of Good, a five-year old venture that connects artisans from developing communities with mainstream retail markets, has been working with eBay for the past few years, with the ecommerce giant essentially powering the company’s multi-seller marketplace for socially and environmentally responsible shopping. This morning, World of Good announced that...
World of Good Sells Brand And Assets To eBay, Wholesale Division To GreaterGood

Texting Doesn't Make Your Kids Dumb, Text Bands Do

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I’m not one of those people who thinks that texting and tweeting is ruining children’s ability to communicate. Texting and tweeting are the future of communication, so if kids are learning to keep it concise or feel more comfortable sending a text to their crush than making a call, I’m...
Texting Doesn't Make Your Kids Dumb, Text Bands Do
The iPhone 5: Less innovation than Android and WP8, in a bigger package
All The World's Countries Ranked By How Expensive It Is To Advertise There On Facebook

Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores Now Feature “Free App Of The Week” And “Editor’s Choice” Promotions

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In an apparent effort to help its users find more interesting apps in its cavernous digital stores, Apple today made an interesting tweak to its iOS and Mac app stores. Both now feature a “free app of the week” and an “editor’s choice” section. As Apple’s official App Store Twitter...
Apple’s iOS and Mac App Stores Now Feature “Free App Of The Week” And “Editor’s Choice” Promotions

Galaxy S Blaze 4G Lights Up T-Mobile Shelves On March 28

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Word of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G first broke around the time Team TechCrunch was roaming the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, but at the time T-Mobile wasn’t feeling very talkative about release dates. The mangenta-hued carrier seems to have opened up a bit...
Galaxy S Blaze 4G Lights Up T-Mobile Shelves On March 28

The passive-aggressive wunderkind

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Mandie in Sullivan, Illinois found this love note from her six-year-old daughter tucked under her pillow one night. Can we get this kid on a stamp, stat? I think she has a future at Hallmark (or someecards). Perhaps she could work on getting this prototype (by six-year-old Max in Marietta,...
The passive-aggressive wunderkind
Nokia Said To Be Prepping An Aluminum-Clad Lumia For Release Later This Year

San Francisco's flagship Apple Store remodel to remove one of few remaining theaters, cost about $1.16M

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Apple will remodel its flagship Apple Store in San Francisco, reports IFOAppleStore. The store, located a 1 Stockton Street, is one of the most recognizable in the world and was the fourth store to feature a glass staircase of the type that is now synonymous with the chain. The store...
San Francisco's flagship Apple Store remodel to remove one of few remaining theaters, cost about $1.16M

Hangtime Looks To Be The Watercooler For Events At SXSW And Beyond

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OK, so maybe we said it would be hard for an app to break out at SXSW this year. But that isn’t stopping several startups from trying. One startup called Hangtime, from serial entrepreneur Karl Jacob, is looking to be the comprehensive rolodex of events at SXSW and beyond....
Hangtime Looks To Be The Watercooler For Events At SXSW And Beyond

Nimble's CRM platform gets more social with Linkedin-like 'Today' feature, filtering and more apps

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Nimble, a social contact relationship management service, today launched a new version of its platform designed to help people keep in touch with their business connections in a “deeper and more personal” way. This new product offers a new ‘Today’ screen to display contact updates happening that day, smart filtering...
Nimble's CRM platform gets more social with Linkedin-like 'Today' feature, filtering and more apps

With Square Stand, Jack Dorsey Brings High Design to the Point of Sale

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If you’re a business, Jack Dorsey wants to make your countertop look a whole lot better than it does right now. That’s, in part, the philosophy behind Square Stand, the payments startup’s new point-of-sale product unveiled on Tuesday morning. It’s sleek, it’s stark white like Square’s other hardware, it’s like...
With Square Stand, Jack Dorsey Brings High Design to the Point of Sale

Chat Multi-Tasking, Facebook Home's Game Changer, Could Rattle Apple And Google

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Single-tasking has been a hallmark of mobile. But Facebook Home lets you chat in an overlaid drop-down window as you use Google, Yelp, Maps or any other app, bringing the productivity of the desktop to the small screen. Home’s cover feed and responsive design are nice, but you could call...
Chat Multi-Tasking, Facebook Home's Game Changer, Could Rattle Apple And Google

Hallmark Greets Digital, Acquires SpiritClips To Let You Send Photo/Video E-Cards

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Photos and video can be even more personal than a handwritten card. That’s why Hallmark has just acquired SpiritClips, an online video production and streaming service that also makes personalized digital greeting cards. It looks like Hallmark customers will soon be able to create and send e-cards by uploading their...
Hallmark Greets Digital, Acquires SpiritClips To Let You Send Photo/Video E-Cards
Microsoft Quietly Shuts Down Bing Deals, Launches Bing Offers As A Replacement
BitTorrent's Surf Extension Now In Beta; Use Chrome Or Firefox Like A Desktop Client For Downloading

Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

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For many people, turning of their Internet connection can ramp up productivity. But if you rely on the web, you need a more precise offensive.A few years ago Cory Doctorow wrote a nice little essay on "Writing in the Age of Distraction" that contains this memorable line: "The biggest impediment...
Waging Guerrilla War Against Online Distractions

Inside Fumbled Facebook Offering

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Less than three days before Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering, Chief Financial Officer David Ebersman decided to boost the number of shares the company would offer investors by 25 percent, said people familiar with the planning. His main adviser at lead underwriter Morgan Stanley assured him there was plenty of...
Inside Fumbled Facebook Offering
Sony NEX-FS700 hands-on: super-slow motion and 4K video for under $10,000

RIM CEO Thorsten Heins clarifies comments on change, rejects Android speculation

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Freshly anointed RIM CEO Thorsten Heins sat down with Crackberry this week to discuss his vision for the future of BlackBerry, his thoughts on Android and, most strikingly, his recent comments about maintaining the status quo. Shortly after his appointment, Heins issued a video address in which he implicitly...
RIM CEO Thorsten Heins clarifies comments on change, rejects Android speculation

Forget Paywalls – How About More Serendipity?

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If ChatRoulette does nothing else, at least it seems to be getting some traditional media outlets to think about their content differently. For Chris Thorpe of The Guardian, the lightbulb went on during a lunchtime presentation by media analyst Clay Shirky at the newspaper’s offices in London. Thorpe, a...
Forget Paywalls – How About More Serendipity?

Cloudkick Moves (Quickly) Into the Hot Hybrid Cloud Market

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Cloudkick, a San Francisco-based cloud monitoring startup, today launched Hybrid Cloudkick, an extension to its cloud-monitoring service that brings non-cloud servers into the fold. The company is moving pretty fast with a major upgrade just a few months after releasing its flagship service to the public, but rolling out new...
Cloudkick Moves (Quickly) Into the Hot Hybrid Cloud Market
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