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Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

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It was at TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco in 2011 where a fine tradition began, namely, the Israeli Pavilion. No less than 20 early-stage Israeli startups flew-in from Israel to demo and network themselves to the bone for three non-stop days. The inaugural Pavilion was such a success, we decided to...
Tudo Bem? Disrupt SF to Feature Both Israeli AND Brazilian Pavilions, Vamos?!

Amazon and Apple Aid and Abet Digital Drive-By

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Hackers turned Mat Honan's life upside down last week -- with a big helping hand from the two tech giants....
Amazon and Apple Aid and Abet Digital Drive-By

Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

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Self-help guru Tim Ferriss may have had a troubled start with his latest book, The 4-Hour Chef, but now it’s flying off the shelves. The book in question has gone from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to becoming the first BitTorrent bestseller. Here’s the story. The book is published...
Thanks to BitTorrent, The 4-Hour Chef goes from being boycotted by Barnes and Noble to a bestseller

DARPA-Funded Robot Gives Troops a Helping Hand Dismantling Explosives

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Robotic hands are getting increasingly smart, as this self-repairing, bomb-disarming one demonstrates....
DARPA-Funded Robot Gives Troops a Helping Hand Dismantling Explosives
Future Members Of The League Of Extraordinary Women? Meet 3 Teenage Techies From The Middle East

TomTom is eager to lend Apple a helping hand with its iOS 6 Maps issues

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Dutch satellite navigation specialists TomTom may already provide mapping technologies to Apple for its new iOS 6 Maps service, but the company has said it is more than willing to help Apple fix errors in its software to calm the user backlash around their operation. While TomTom’s vice-president consumer business...
TomTom is eager to lend Apple a helping hand with its iOS 6 Maps issues
Out of juice? AAA debuts Washington roadside charging service for electric cars

Google+ Pages gain interaction with those beyond their circles, will get analytics soon

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Many running Google+ Pages for their companies have likely been frustrated by the lack of interaction with some of their fans -- if visitors haven't already put the brand in a circle, they've been off-limits regardless of their interest. A quiet change may have just opened the floodgates. Pages...
Google+ Pages gain interaction with those beyond their circles, will get analytics soon

Sprint Black Friday ad reveals $50 Galaxy S III on November 23rd only

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As the holiday season draws closer, bargain hunters and retailers alike are starting to map out their Black Friday game plan. However, if you're balling on a budget and looking to score a stellar smartphone, then allow us to lend a helping hand. An anonymous tipster has shared a...
Sprint Black Friday ad reveals $50 Galaxy S III on November 23rd only
Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch resigns

Rummble adds check-ins, reviews via Twitter, pulls in updates from Foursquare, Gowalla

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[UK] London-based social mobile location startup Rummble has added the ability for members to ‘check-in’ and recommend places via Twitter, rather than having to use the company’s Android or iPhone app or browser-based version. It does this through a bit of nifty but fairly crude sentiment analysis, turning any tweet...
Rummble adds check-ins, reviews via Twitter, pulls in updates from Foursquare, Gowalla

Oxford Dictionaries adds tweetable, dumbphone and FOSS to its latest editions

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Oxford Dictionaries has announced its latest word additions and there’s a few more deserving utterances from the tech world in the February update. Along with more regular language, the latest tech additions to the dictionary include; FOSS, touchless, dumbphone, SSD, social sharing and tweetable. A topical addition following the debacle...
Oxford Dictionaries adds tweetable, dumbphone and FOSS to its latest editions
Enemies are exposed as 10k users take to new Facebook app

App support gets social: Google Play launches the ability for developers to reply to user reviews

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This feature has been a long time coming. Every app developer that I’ve ever talked to, whether they are on Apple’s App Store or in Google Play, loathe the fact that they can’t reply to user reviews, suggestions, feedback and complaints. It’s one of those things that has always boggled...
App support gets social: Google Play launches the ability for developers to reply to user reviews

Arduino GSM/GPRS Shield gets helping hand from Telefonica for data, remote control

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Arduino devices have had the option of a GSM linkup for awhile, but getting that cellular link to truly strut its stuff hasn't always been easy, even for those of us who'd be inclined to program an Arduino in the first place. Enter Telefonica, which wants to be the...
Arduino GSM/GPRS Shield gets helping hand from Telefonica for data, remote control

BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

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BlackBerry last week posted better than expected quarterly results, but it’s not out of the woods yet. Now Canada is stepping in to help. Today, Export Development Canada, the Canadian export credit agency, announced that it has provided a €200 million ($256 million) working capital facility to Telefonica, one of...
BlackBerry Gets A Helping Hand From Canada, With A $256M Loan To Telefonica For BB Devices

Wanted: an 'Adobe PC' for processing photographs | Ask Jack

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Allen has a decent budget for a PC to run Adobe Photoshop CS6 and Lightroom 4, but what sort of specification should he be looking for?When websites suggest PC configurations, usually you can choose between "home computing" and "gaming". If the former is 0 and the latter 100, where does...
Wanted: an 'Adobe PC' for processing photographs | Ask Jack

Austrian startups get $106m boost from the state

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The growing Austrian startup scene might be about to get a real shot in the arm, after the country’s finance ministry announced a €110 million ($135 million) ‘Young Entrepreneurs’ scheme. The cash, not all of which will come from the state, is going to be dished out over the next...
Austrian startups get $106m boost from the state

Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Supercomputers at the forefront of medical practice? The notion is by no means a stretch of the imagination. Yet, research of this kind mostly goes unnoticed -- that is, unless the computational wizardry handholding these advancements belongs to Jeopardy!'s AI king. That's right, Watson, IBM's bold-face named powerhouse of...
Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps

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So far we've gotten a look at some Siri / OnStar canoodling here at CES 2013, and iHeartRadio flaunted its new GM liaison yesterday. But the automaker wants to let all comers in on the MyLink action, so it's just announced a new developer portal, SDK and forum for...
GM launches API framework to let developers put wheels on apps

Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

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It's been 30 years since we saw Deckard track down replicants by having a machine "enhance" pictures, and yet we're still stuck with distant-looking photos when we want more detail than our smartphone cameras can manage. While we'd argue that a few phones already live in that Blade Runner...
Google patent delivers close-up photos when your phone can't, Blade Runners would approve

In the digital economy, we'll soon all be working for free - and I refuse | Suzanne Moore

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The digital economy operates as a kind of sophisticated X Factor: someone will make it, but most won't - and the real loser is societyNever mind checking your privilege. Flaunting those enviable privileges is where it's at. Go to any of our big cities and cash will be flowing through ponced-up...
In the digital economy, we'll soon all be working for free - and I refuse | Suzanne Moore

How Did Three Dudes from Connecticut Make a Translation App That’s Better than Google Translate?

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In the space of just over a week, SayHi Translate went from a tiny unknown to the #3 paid app in the iPhone App Store. In the last couple of days, the voice-translation app crossed 100,000 downloads, and today it’s at #6, sitting just below four games and the...
How Did Three Dudes from Connecticut Make a Translation App That’s Better than Google Translate?

LinkedIn lends a helping hand to job seekers

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In making jobs easier to find, the professional social network is looking after its bottom line. [Read more]...
LinkedIn lends a helping hand to job seekers

I’m A Startup — Why Am I Being Inundated With Cloud Providers?

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Editor’s note: Robert Scoble is Rackspace’s Startup Liaison and a blogger. Follow him on Twitter @scobleizer. Over the past few weeks, when I’ve visited several startup incubators from Stanford’s Start X, to Los Angeles’ Start Engine, to the NewMe Accelerator, I have noticed many cloud computing companies hoping to get...
I’m A Startup — Why Am I Being Inundated With Cloud Providers?

Do Rich People Have A 'Moral Obligation' To Pay More Taxes? California Governor Says 'Yes'

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We had an interesting debate on DailyTicker this morning after California governor Jerry Brown said rich people have a moral obligation to pay higher taxes... Yahoo producer Stacy Curtin: Do the wealthiest Americans have a "moral" obligation to pay higher taxes? California governor Jerry Brown thinks so. Under Prop. 30,...
Do Rich People Have A 'Moral Obligation' To Pay More Taxes? California Governor Says 'Yes'

Nerd Fitness: An open letter to conventional wisdom…stop it!

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This is the next installment in a series on The Next Web, in partnership with Steve Kamb from Nerd Fitness. Guides to staying healthy, without giving up your geek lifestyle. Dear Conventional Wisdom, For decades, you’ve been giving us rules-to live-by for a ‘healthier life.’ I understand that you think...
Nerd Fitness: An open letter to conventional wisdom…stop it!

Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

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Microsoft’s Surface line of tablets is no small bet by the company. Indeed, we are seeing stirrings that indicate that the company has a broadly global vision for selling the devices, hoping to become an OEM for its software in a meaningful way, on a market share basis. Today, rumor...
Microsoft's Surface RT tablet could be headed to the Chinese market via local retail partner

Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Moving From PC to Mac

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Moving data from a Windows computer to a new Mac is easier than it used to be, thanks to a helping hand from Apple....
Gadgetwise Blog: Q&A: Moving From PC to Mac

Tech Writer Blames Technology For His Son Not Knowing How To Mail a Damn Letter

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An envelope. Filling the news void that is Memorial Day, a ReadWrite contributor doxxed his son by revealing that the little jerk doesn’t know how to correctly fill out an envelope. Lamenting that he has a “smartphone, a tablet and a laptop,” in addition to knowing some “basic coding,” Brian Hall...
Tech Writer Blames Technology For His Son Not Knowing How To Mail a Damn Letter
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