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Roku Hits 5M Streaming Players Sold In The U.S., Has Streamed 8B Videos And Music Tracks

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Roku just announced via its blog that it has sold 5 million of its streaming Internet media players between now and its launch back in 2008. The devices have managed to stream a total of 8 billion pieces of content in that time, impressive for a device that started out...
Roku Hits 5M Streaming Players Sold In The U.S., Has Streamed 8B Videos And Music Tracks

Barclays’ money transfer app Pingit passes 500,000 downloads 3 months after launch

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Back in February, UK bank Barclays launched Pingit, a potentially game-changing app that lets users send and receive money using just their mobile phone number. And today the British bank has revealed that it has just hit 500,000 downloads of the app, less than three months after launch. We’re pleased...
Barclays’ money transfer app Pingit passes 500,000 downloads 3 months after launch

Google's Tablet Manufacturer: It's 'Torture' Working With Googlers (GOOG)

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  Google only gave Asus four months to build the Nexus 7 tablet, Asus chairman Jonney Shih told AllThingsD. “Our engineers told me it is like torture,” Shih said in an AllThingsD interview. "They ask a lot.” Harsh! But Google is going up against some stiff competition, Apple and Amazon,...
Google's Tablet Manufacturer: It's 'Torture' Working With Googlers (GOOG)

BlackBerry Q10 the Best-Selling Smartphone at One Store That Doesn't Sell Many Smartphones

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Just you wait, BlackBerry is going to sell a ton of its new QWERTY-keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone. This according to Thorsten Heins, the struggling smartphone maker’s CEO, and early sales of the device seem to so far support that assertion. Speaking at the Milken Institute conference on Monday, Heins said the...
BlackBerry Q10 the Best-Selling Smartphone at One Store That Doesn't Sell Many Smartphones

IT'S OFFICIAL: The New HTC One Is Hands Down The Best Android Phone Around

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Reviews are in for HTC's latest smartphone, the One. While the Taiwanese company doesn't have the same marketing man-power as its top rivals Apple and Samsung, it does have an incredibly well-crafted offering that easily stands above the rest. The high-quality smartphone is receiving high praise across the entire industry...
IT'S OFFICIAL: The New HTC One Is Hands Down The Best Android Phone Around

Tim Cook Told A Room Of Investors That Facebook Is 'The One Company That Is Closest To Being Like Apple' (AAPL, FB)

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Tim Cook appears to have a great deal of admiration for Facebook. In Adam Lashinsky's latest mega-report on the state of Apple, he says Tim Cook told a room full of Apple investors Facebook is, "the one company that is closest to being like Apple." He also said he had...
Tim Cook Told A Room Of Investors That Facebook Is 'The One Company That Is Closest To Being Like Apple' (AAPL, FB)

Microsoft Surface in stores today: what to know before you buy

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Microsoft's Surface tablet is finally in stores Friday, months after consumers got their first look at it. The Surface tablet has gotten high praise from reviewers who say its clean lines and solid build are a joy to use. Read full article >>...
Microsoft Surface in stores today: what to know before you buy

The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

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How is it that a leading newspaper with a global reach doesn’t get it. I mean here we have the New York Times competing with all the other big brand papers to establish a foothold on the Web and yet when an iPad app uses their publicly available RSS...
The New York Times pulls dumbass move after getting free Apple publicity

Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

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With Windows 8 finally launched, Microsoft is now turning its attention to mobile. Today, the company is hosting an event in San Francisco to spill the rest of the beans on the next version of its mobile operating system, Windows Phone 8. Over the past few months, the company has...
Will Windows Phone 8 Turn the Tide for Microsoft?

Struq Secures $8.5 million From Reed Elsevier, Pentech, Allen & Co

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The problem with internet advertising – and there are many – is that while there are plenty of users who interact with ads, the hard part is working out which users are actually the most valuable to advertisers. While the advertising industry normally sends one brand message and blasts it...
Struq Secures $8.5 million From Reed Elsevier, Pentech, Allen & Co

LogEntries Raises $1m To Join The Big Data Log Management Crowd

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Only today Loggly, a startup which helps big companies like Intuit track their application logs, raised $5.7 million in new funding. Loggly’s founding team came from IT search engine Splunk which has a downloadable solution and IPO’d this year. And like another well funded competitor Sumo Logic it has a...
LogEntries Raises $1m To Join The Big Data Log Management Crowd

Chute Brings Its Photo Aggregation Tools Into Real-World Locations With Chute Live

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Chute is a Y Combinator-backed startup that helps publishers and brands incorporate photos and other media (sometimes submitted directly by users, sometimes aggregated from social networking sites) onto their own websites. Now it’s offering similar functionality for real-world locations, thanks to a new feature called Chute Live. For example, according...
Chute Brings Its Photo Aggregation Tools Into Real-World Locations With Chute Live

Internet radio, Fuzz style: Where humans upstage the algorithms

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Fuzz is tackling one of the hardest startup categories around -- yet it's not necessarily doomed. And that's high praise. [Read more]...
Internet radio, Fuzz style: Where humans upstage the algorithms

Why Windows RT needs native Facebook and Twitter apps

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Microsoft is hosting a media event tomorrow to mark the official launch of Windows 8, and the Surface RT tablet. The initial reviews of the Surface RT have had high praise for the quality and construction of the tablet hardware, but almost universally reviewers are concerned with the lack...
Why Windows RT needs native Facebook and Twitter apps
Sascha Dikiciyan shows off the gear he used to record the 'Mass Effect 3' score

MB&F's New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And 'Relatively' Affordable (But Still $63K)

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If you’re into drooling over watches that you’ll likely never be able to afford (and I am), then you’ll probably recognize the name MB&F (Max Busser & Friends). The boutique watch-maker has created some stunners, including the HM3 special edition profiled by contributor Ariel Adams last May. While that watch...
MB&F's New Lamborghini-Inspired Watch Is Beautiful, And 'Relatively' Affordable (But Still $63K)

French band draws applause from Jony Ive with Apple-themed music video

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Shooting music videos using Apple products is nothing new, we’ve seen videos recorded with an iPad 2 and even using FaceTime on an iPhone 4 – to name just two. However, a French band by the name of Exsonvaldes decided they would do one better by recording the music video for their...
French band draws applause from Jony Ive with Apple-themed music video

Pioneer Square tower plan: Jenga puzzle meets Borg ship

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For a while now we’ve been keeping an eye on developments in Pioneer Square as the Seattle neighborhood tries to make a comeback as a technology hum. More tech companies have been moving in, but one of the neighborhood’s big needs is more residential life, to keep the area populated after...
Pioneer Square tower plan: Jenga puzzle meets Borg ship
New Will.i.am and Britney Spears Video Also Stars a Makerbot 3D Printer for Some Reason

Yahoo's Acquisition Spree Continues With Conference Calling Startup Rondee

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Thought Yahoo’s acquisition spree would culminate with its $1.1 billion Tumblr purchase? Oh no. The company made its second acquisition today in two completely different markets, following its purchase of iOS photo app maker, GhostBird Software, by moving into enterprise conference calling. Yes, Yahoo tonight followed GhostBird by scooping up...
Yahoo's Acquisition Spree Continues With Conference Calling Startup Rondee
Blizzard producer attributes drop in WoW subscriptions to Star Wars: The Old Republic

Twitter chat extension Bonfire to close, will be extinguished on September 26

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Earlier in the year, we waxed lyrical about a new Twitter chat service called Bonfire, a browser extension that integrates a real-time chat service into the official Twitter website. While the service gained a loyal userbase, the company has decided to close its chat tool, telling users it will turn...
Twitter chat extension Bonfire to close, will be extinguished on September 26

How would you change ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31a?

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To paraphrase the words of our reviewer, ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31A is the third-best thin and light laptop you can buy. That's high praise indeed when the only two superior devices are the MacBook Air and Samsung's Series 9. So, why does it deserve such love? That's probably down...
How would you change ASUS' Zenbook Prime UX31a?
Ohio-Based Entrepreneur's SketchParty TV Shows AirPlay's Gaming Power, But The Tech Needs A Spotlight

Review: Dark Souls brings murderously hard gameplay to the PC

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PC gamers have had it easy for years. Can't shoot straight? Don't worry, there's auto-aim in the options menu. Don't understand what's happening? No sweat, NPCs will explain it all to you in minute detail. Not sure which way to go? Look for the glowing green arrow flashing over...
Review: Dark Souls brings murderously hard gameplay to the PC

Meet One Of The Most Important Startups Of 2012 (AAPL)

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Last year Band of the Day, was runner up in Apple's award for App Of The Year. With high praise like that you would think it was entirely built from scratch. It turns out it was actually built on top of another startup, Parse. Parse is the "plumbing" of about...
Meet One Of The Most Important Startups Of 2012 (AAPL)

Band Together - review

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iPad 2, App Store, Backflip Studios, 69pNineties puzzler Lemmings became an early cultural totem for the gaming industry, embraced by both the casual and hardcore market, as people sought to protect, and sometimes blow up, the suicidal little green-haired rodents. So comparing Band Together to the classic puzzler is high...
Band Together - review

Sega Master System & Game Gear emulator now in the Windows Phone Marketplace

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The Sega Master System and Game Gear emulator for Windows Phone which allows you to load up ROMs is now live in the Marketplace! Going by the name of Sonic's Jewels (SJ7), the app fetches for a fair $1.29 with a free trial. In our preview a few days...
Sega Master System & Game Gear emulator now in the Windows Phone Marketplace
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Ridiculously embarrassing Microsoft dance routine is top story of the month (again)

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Sometimes it’s the odd, offbeat stories that grab the attention of our readers. How better to explain the fascination with the absurd techno-dance routine (posted above) that preceded Microsoft’s Windows Azure presentation at the Norwegian Developers Conference in June. For the second month in a row, the sexually-charged video...
Ridiculously embarrassing Microsoft dance routine is top story of the month (again)
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