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Hisense Pulse with Google TV priced at $100, now available from Amazon

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It's been a while since we saw it at IFA, but it looks like the Hisense Pulse with Google TV is finally available for purchase a month after its promised release date. You can finally snag the Google TV set-top box from Amazon for $100 -- it misses that...
Hisense Pulse with Google TV priced at $100, now available from Amazon
Ivy Bridge release delayed until June?

Google Search Data Shows Torrent Site Censorship Reaction

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Following a High Court ruling last month, six ISPs – BT, Sky, Virgin Media, O2, EE and TalkTalk – were required to block subscriber access to three of the world’s largest torrent sites. The legal action, initiated by the music industry group BPI on behalf of a variety of major...
Google Search Data Shows Torrent Site Censorship Reaction

Judge Posner Rips Apart Apple's Patent Litigation Strategy: Being 'Really Annoyed' Is No Reason To Sue

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A few weeks ago, we wrote about influential appeals court Judge Richard Posner, who was slumming it down in a district court for fun (appeals court judges do that sometimes) and gave a brief statement about his plans to dismiss a major patent lawsuit between Apple and Motorola Mobility (now...
Judge Posner Rips Apart Apple's Patent Litigation Strategy: Being 'Really Annoyed' Is No Reason To Sue

Blizzard to take up to 15 percent of Diablo III real-money auction house sales

arstechnica.com
Since its initial announcement last summer, Blizzard's decision to let Diablo III players buy and sell in-game items for real money through a centrally controlled, in-game auction house has drawn controversy. Today's announcement of the specific fees and conditions for those auctions seems unlikely to calm those angry that...
Blizzard to take up to 15 percent of Diablo III real-money auction house sales

The Facebook Ad Exchange Is So Big You Can't Talk About It

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Facebook’s new ad exchange is a big deal for the ad tech business. It’s an especially big deal for the 8 companies Facebook has tapped to work on an early version of the product, which is supposed to let ad buyers bid on Facebook’s inventory in “real time”. Which is...
The Facebook Ad Exchange Is So Big You Can't Talk About It

Here's HP's comeback tablet: the steel-framed, Android-based Slate7

gigaom.com
HP is back in the non-Windows small tablet game, and this time Android is the platform. The company’s webOS-based TouchPad may have been loved by some, but not by enough to help HP battle the iPad. Now, after a year of licking its wounds, HP has returned with the Slate7....
Here's HP's comeback tablet: the steel-framed, Android-based Slate7

Chinese Scientists Don’t Want to Lose Google, Survey Finds

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Google and China may not be fighting over science, but their feud could have unintended negative consequences for researchers in the rising power. A Nature News survey of Chinese scientists found that 84 percent of them thought losing access to Google would “somewhat or significantly” hurt their work process....
Chinese Scientists Don’t Want to Lose Google, Survey Finds

Weekly Wrap-Up: Microsoft Announces New Windows 8 Tablet, Surface

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This week Microsoft announced its upcoming tablet Surface. Eliot Weisberg compared the announcement of Surface with Steve Job's initial announcement of the iPad. After the jump you'll find more of this week's top news stories on some of the key topics that are shaping the Web - Location, App Stores...
Weekly Wrap-Up: Microsoft Announces New Windows 8 Tablet, Surface
Microsoft's Surface graffiti ads go global, French version hints at European launch
Microsoft, Barnes and Noble close partnership deal to create Nook Media spin-off

Amazon Giant Aims to Squash PaaS Competition with Elastic Beanstalk

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The good news for PaaS providers is that the largest player in cloud computing took another big step into PaaS support itself, with a PHP-based offering. That helps validate the model pretty effectively. The bad news for PaaS providers is... well, the same thing, really. Amazon's PHP support for Elastic...
Amazon Giant Aims to Squash PaaS Competition with Elastic Beanstalk

Asus announces Padfone tablet/smartphone hybrid alongside low-end Transformer Pad 300

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Asus on Monday unveiled the Padfone from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. The hybrid device was first announced in May last year, however a bit has changed since the Padfone’s initial announcement at Computex 2011. The unique Padfone tries to capitalize on separating itself from the pack, and...
Asus announces Padfone tablet/smartphone hybrid alongside low-end Transformer Pad 300

The First Ubuntu Smartphones Will Debut In October

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Ubuntu’s recently announced mobile operating system certainly has some panache, which has prompted more than a few nerds (myself included) to become enamored with it. Thankfully, Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth has jsut recently given us a clearer idea of when to expect it — he told the Wall Street Journal...
The First Ubuntu Smartphones Will Debut In October

Verizon confirms HTC One coming later this summer

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Verizon has officially confirmed that the HTC One will finally be available to customers on its 4G LTE network starting later this summer. The initial announcement comes from Verizon’s Twitter account and didn’t provide any other information on pricing or exact availability. We’re thinking Verizon will be releasing a...
Verizon confirms HTC One coming later this summer

Pirate Bay and Antigua Explore Launch of Authorized "Pirate Site"

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Yesterday President Obama announced Michael Froman as his new U.S. Trade Representative. Froman will be tasked with protecting U.S. trade interests around the globe and informing other countries on how to improve their copyright enforcement initiatives. “He does not rest until he’s delivered the best possible deal for American businesses...
Pirate Bay and Antigua Explore Launch of Authorized "Pirate Site"

Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?

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Richard Ziade, founding partner of Readability, is forthright with me about the wait for an official iOS app. “It did take a really long time.” In fact, the official app of the reading platform took over three months from its initial announcement back in November to make it to market....
Review: Readability finally gets a gorgeous app on iOS, but was it worth the wait?
Will Google Deliver on Its Nexus Q Promise? Not at This Year's I/O.

What has Microsoft done for Skype? You'd be surprised

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Roughly a year after Microsoft’s spectacular $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype, technology pundits across the globe continue to scratch their heads in bewilderment trying to figure out what the behemoth from Redmond has done to justify the hefty price tag paid for the Swedish VoIP giant. With the company’s...
What has Microsoft done for Skype? You'd be surprised

Neo Geo X Gold gets worldwide December release date, $200 price tag

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The Neo Geo X Gold has finally received a worldwide release date of December 6th after missing its original Q2 window. The retro gaming system has a suggested retail price of a cent under $200, and for that you get the handheld and the newly detailed peripherals shown above...
Neo Geo X Gold gets worldwide December release date, $200 price tag
A cure for your incubator fatigue: Meet nReduce, the open-source Y Combinator
New FTC online privacy framework urges 'Do Not Track' system, more transparency
Facebook / Instagram deal is a go, as FTC brings investigation to a close

Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany

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Another step ahead for Facebook’s strategy to make more money out of its mobile business: the company is now accepting mobile payments via carrier billing in the U.S., UK and Germany, with further rollouts coming this year. The option of letting users bill things like virtual gifts and game credits...
Facebook Mobile Payments Via Carrier Billing (And Bango) Now Live In U.S., UK And Germany

Wi-Fi Alliance announces first Miracast-certified devices, full compatibility with Intel WiDi

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Take note, because there's a new standard in realm of wireless video streaming and it's known as Miracast. Since the initial announcement, some very respectable manufacturers have chosen to support the specification, which includes Broadcom, NVIDIA and Texas Instruments. Now the Wi-Fi Alliance has announced the first round of...
Wi-Fi Alliance announces first Miracast-certified devices, full compatibility with Intel WiDi

My First Experience With Twitter @Anywhere

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Last month at the SXSW conference, Twitter executives announced the launch of @Anywhere — their simple service which allows websites to connect with Twitter. Mathew Ingram at GigaOm has a recap of the initial announcement including a video with Twitter CEO Evan Williams. At the Twitter Chirp developer gathering last...
My First Experience With Twitter @Anywhere
The New York Times makes its online videos available to all users for free

Is Twitter About to Ax Your Posterous Account?

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If you're a user of the short-form blogging service Posterous, you may want to consider backing up your content and migrating to another platform. That much is quietly being implied by Twitter, who just made the bold and somewhat unexpected move of acquiring Posterous. Both companies promise that the...
Is Twitter About to Ax Your Posterous Account?

Rubicon Project Acquires Mobsmith To Expand Into Mobile Ads

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Online advertising company Rubicon Project just announced that it’s getting into the mobile market by acquiring a startup called Mobsmith. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed in the initial announcement. I’ve asked Rubicon for more details and will update if I hear back. The company does say...
Rubicon Project Acquires Mobsmith To Expand Into Mobile Ads
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