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Mobile Industry Sees Shift in Innovation

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The Mobile World Congress showed how the locus of innovation is shifting in the industry....
Mobile Industry Sees Shift in Innovation
PayPal cans 470 workers to delight customers and get stronger (yeah, really)

Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed

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Facebook today released an update to its iOS application that improves the speed of the app and includes a new feature for users to upload photos to an album. The iOS update comes on the heels of an overhaul of the Android app earlier today with natively built features to...
Facebook for iOS 5.3 includes photo album selection, faster Timeline and News Feed

Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

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Don Dodge is well known to longtime TechCrunch readers. Dodge was the guy who Mike Arrington turned into a bit of a martyr after he got unceremoniously fired by Microsoft back in November 2009. Indeed, as Dodge told me last week backstage at Disrupt, it was Mike’s very public...
Keen On... Don Dodge: Why Indoor Location Is The Next Big Thing [TCTV]

PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

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Wait, didn’t we just do one of these? Never mind. First Round Capital’s Josh Kopelman schlepped over from Philadelphia last night to join us for another sunless PandoMonthly New York. Kopelman, who wore his “Gangnam Style” suit from First Round Capital’s 2012 holiday video and suffered through our montage of...
PandoMonthly New York with First Round Capital's Josh Kopelman, the full interview

State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control Challenge winners

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The State Department sought submissions from the public on how to use modern technology to help solve some of the world's most pressing arms control and international security problems. [Read more]...
State Department unveils Innovation in Arms Control Challenge winners

Nike launches its first 3D-printed football cleat, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be pleased

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While we're still giddy at the idea of printing our own phone case, Nike's gone more than a few steps further with its latest innovation. The Swoosh has managed to 3D print the base plate of its latest football cleat, the Vapor Laser Talon. The boot was created using...
Nike launches its first 3D-printed football cleat, Ryan Fitzpatrick will be pleased
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We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

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At GigaOM, we’re all about emerging technology — particularly emerging technology that’s disruptive. We believe there are certain technology shifts, like big data or the cloud, or advances in mobile networks or the spread of digital media, that aren’t mere trends: They are part of fundamental changes in how...
We're looking for a reporter who can tell great stories about emerging technology

Apple to spend $10 billion on innovation, expansion in 2013

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This year, Apple will spend $10 billion investing in its future. That's a huge increase over last year, and it obliterates the popular notion that the company is drifting off into a highly competitive market with no real plans for innovating in the future....
Apple to spend $10 billion on innovation, expansion in 2013

How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function

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The promise of modern medical technology is everyday miracles; bringing innovations to the average person that might greatly improve their lives is the goal. And happily that promise is being met by products heading to the market right now. CNN released an amazing clip recently that shows off a man...
How an iPhone Helped This Man Regain Hand Function
Bill Gates calls for more innovation at Microsoft after mobile 'mistake'

For Dell, Consolidation Is Innovation

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Dell just announced a unified system of servers, storage, networking and software that employs technology from several of the companies it has purchased in the last few years. Having so many new products, the company argues, saves it from supporting legacy businesses with its R&D....
For Dell, Consolidation Is Innovation
BitTorrent accelerator fights off piracy reputation with innovation

Booz & Co. names Apple the 'most innovative' for third year

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Praised not for the size of its R&D budget, but for the "fuzzy front end" of its innovation FORTUNE -- Although it spent less than Amazon (AMZN) on R&D last year, half as much as Google (GOOG) and IBM (IBM) and one third as much as Samsung and Microsoft (MSFT),...
Booz & Co. names Apple the 'most innovative' for third year

Google CEO digs into rival tech companies, says industry needs more innovation

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In an interview with Wired, Google CEO and cofounder Larry Page offered his take on the state of technology, saying that companies like Apple and Facebook should dedicate more resources on innovation rather than competion....
Google CEO digs into rival tech companies, says industry needs more innovation

Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW

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SXSW Interactive may have everyone worked up over non-stop marketing gimmicks and booze, but the true value of festivals like SXSW is their role as a catalyst for conversations and ideas. When you bring a ton of smart and creative people into a small space, great things can happen. In this spirit of conversation,...
Watch: Tumblr, Makerbot and Vimeo founders do brunch, talk innovation at SXSW
FCC Chairman calls for gigabit internet in all 50 states by 2015

Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

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Broadband caps are spreading across the U.S., and even if Comcast did recently raise its cap of five years from 250 GB a month to 300 GB, the growth of usage based broadband is a negative and insidious trend that could hurt our ability to innovate. So I’ve documented which...
Which ISPs are capping your broadband, and why?

New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517695770"] City governments here in the United States aren’t typically known as early adopters of the latest in technology and innovation — that means that New York City’s first-ever Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot has a pretty big job on her hands. So it was great to have the...
New York City's Chief Digital Officer Rachel Haot On Bringing Innovation Into Government [TCTV]

Yet Another Example Of Our Bad Immigrations Laws Hurting Innovation And Jobs

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We see stories like this one over and over again, but that's because they're not exceptions. The Washington Post has a profile of two MIT postgrads who have created a water-decontamination system that was dubbed by Scientific American as a world changing idea, based on the fact that it could...
Yet Another Example Of Our Bad Immigrations Laws Hurting Innovation And Jobs

Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

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After reaching smartphones and tablets, Google's mobile OS is stretching to electronic headwear. And looking on the bright side, the CEO says Android fragmentation shows innovation and flexibility. [Read more]...
Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

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For the first time in years, Apple will manufacture computers in the United States, the chief executive of Apple, Timothy D. Cook, said in interviews with NBC and Bloomberg Businessweek. As an icon of American technology success and innovation, Apple has been criticized in recent years for outsourcing jobs abroad....
Daily Report: Apple to Bring Some Manufacturing to U.S.

Sorry, But Fees For Things Like Checked Bags Are Never Going Away, Says Kayak Chairman

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Terry Jones is the founder of Travelocity and the chairman of Kayak. He's written a book called ON Innovation. We had him into the office for an interview. We asked him: Is flight travel going to get more expensive? Are fees for things like checked bags here to stay? Watch...
Sorry, But Fees For Things Like Checked Bags Are Never Going Away, Says Kayak Chairman

DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service

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Uber, the smartphone-based car service that has been shaking up taxicab and limosine markets around the country, scored a big victory on Tuesday as the DC City Council passed legislation that officially recognizes "digital dispatch" car services. The new law comes just months after Uber rallied to defeat legislation...
DC City Council passes law legitimizing Uber car service

Why there are no new toys for Christmas

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Toy sales are expected to have their worst year in 30 years. Did the video game kill toy innovation forever? FORTUNE -- This holiday, the toy aisle will be a lot quieter. Again. It seems like we haven't had a must-have holiday toy since the Furby hit stores in 1998....
Why there are no new toys for Christmas

Facebook to design an open source switch

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As part of the Open Compute Project (OCP), Facebook's network engineering team is leading a project to develop an open source networking switch."It's our hope that an open, disaggregated switch will enable a faster pace of innovation in the development of networking hardware," wrote Frank Frankovsky in a blog...
Facebook to design an open source switch

Obama administration expands open data access

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U.S. President Barack Obama has signed an executive order requiring that government data be made available in open, machine-readable formats, expanding open-access requirements from earlier in his administration.A new open data policy, released along with the executive order Thursday, calls information a "valuable national asset" with value that multiples...
Obama administration expands open data access

Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services

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Already using its technologies to power the Text-to-Speech, Voice Guide and Explore by Touch features on its Kindle Fire tablets, Amazon today announced it has acquired IVONA Software, to being development of its technology in-house and “deliver world-class voice solutions to customers around the world.” Established in 2001 by Łukasz Osowski and...
Amazon acquires text-to-speech specialist IVONA Software to enhance Kindle Fire audio services

Samsung Display will show off a 5.5-inch flexible screen at CES

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Samsung’s (005930) impending Galaxy S IV may not feature an unbreakable or flexible screen, but that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working hard to get such high-tech displays onto its phones within the next year. Engadget reports that Samsung display panel spin-off Samsung Display is preparing to demonstrate a 5.5-inch,...
Samsung Display will show off a 5.5-inch flexible screen at CES
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