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The Royal Nokia Screw-Up That Shouldn't Have Been
Is Bigger Better? Facebook Mobile Redesign Spikes Data Usage by 50%

Salman Khan to MIT Grads: Innovators Will Foster Societal Change

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Future scientists and technology professionals, not governments, will develop the innovations that most benefit society, online educator entrepreneur Sal Khan......
Salman Khan to MIT Grads: Innovators Will Foster Societal Change

A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

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Having been riddled with setbacks, including a major recall of faulty batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive, Michigan's favorite EV battery maker A123 Systems has filed for bankruptcy. It has also announced the sale of its main business units to rival Johnson Controls in a deal pegged at $125 million...
A123 Systems becomes America's latest EV battery maker to file for bankruptcy

TheCityFix Picks, April 16: Zero Traffic Deaths, Top Tech Transit Innovations,

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TheCityFix Picks, April 16: Zero Traffic Deaths, Top Tech Transit Innovations,

Devlin Dunsmore: Gmail Updated for the iPad

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Devlin Dunsmore: Gmail Updated for the iPad

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

Does Anyone Who Develops New Products In Hollywood Ask 'Would I Ever Actually Use This?'

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For all the lip service the MPAA has been paying to the claim that it loves tech innovations and wants to work with the tech industry to build cool things, why is it that every new "innovation" the industry comes up with only seems to make life complicated for people...
Does Anyone Who Develops New Products In Hollywood Ask 'Would I Ever Actually Use This?'
Don't mess with AppNexus: Ad tech company puts $75M in its holster

Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

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What have you built lately? 14-year-olds Duro-Aina Adebola, Akindele Abiola, Faleke Oluwatoyin, and 15-year-old Bello Eniola have created a urine powered generator. All over Africa, young men and women have missioned across the country and arrived in Lagos, Nigeria. All they want to do is show off what they have...
Forget apps and useless startups: These four African girls have created a pee-powered generator

PlayStation 4: welcome to the next level

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The machine itself was nowhere to be seen, but last week's PlayStation 4 press conference in New York promised important innovationsSony's video games division have finally revealed the long anticipated PlayStation 4 at a high-profile event in New York. Or rather, they've revealed how the PS4 will function. The actual...
PlayStation 4: welcome to the next level
6 technologies and innovations that could finally go mainstream in 2013

Apple CEO Tim Cook comments on Samsung victory

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Apple has made public a full statement from CEO Tim Cook on the victory Apple scored earlier this week against Samsung, winning a billion-dollar damages award (which could be tripled under US law to a possible $3 billion) and gaining a clear and unequivocal verdict that Samsung indeed "slavishly copied"...
Apple CEO Tim Cook comments on Samsung victory
Samsung's revenge plan takes form: iPhone 5 added to patent lawsuit

Charge your phone with your shoe? New Kenyan technology makes it possible.

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Kenya’s Anthony Mutua, 24, has developed an ultra-thin chip of crystals that can charge mobile phones when placed in shoe soles. The technology can generate electricity when put under pressure. The technology, which generates electricity once stepped on when the user walks, Mutua says, harvests the energy in two ways. It...
Charge your phone with your shoe? New Kenyan technology makes it possible.

Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

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Australia's Andrew Forrest Gets Help From Bill Gates, Richard Branson Australia's richest man, Andrew Forrest, has long been committed to ending worldwide slavery, and he recently gained some sage advice and a few dollars from fellow billionaire, Bill Gates. Find a way to quantify slavery, Gates posited, while pledging...
Ending Slavery: The Billionaire's Club Innovations

BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

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Mobile Insights is a daily newsletter from BI Intelligence delivered first thing every morning exclusively to BI Intelligence subscribers. Sign up for a free trial of BI Intelligence today. What Were The Top Trends In Mobile In 2012? (Econsultancy)Was 2012 the year of mobile? No, and in reality trying to say that any 12 month period...
BII MOBILE INSIGHTS: Is 2013 The Year Of Mobile Payments?

Google+ Launches a Page for Developers

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Google+ may be mired in a bit of controversy, but the team behind Google's social network keeps adding new features on an almost daily basis. What's really missing in the world of Google+ right now, though, is better support for developers and third-party apps that can't just read data from...
Google+ Launches a Page for Developers

IBM Plans Research Lab In Kenya

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Nairobi will play host to a new IBM research lab, one of 12 sprinkled worldwide. The lab will focus on tech innovations focused on solving local problems, while keeping costs low, IBM's senior VP of research, John Kelley, told the New York Times. IBM plans to have 50 members working...
IBM Plans Research Lab In Kenya

HTC, Nokia, Motorola, LG face suit alleging misuse of semiconductor patent

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Tela Innovations has filed patent infringement complaints against key mobile handset vendors, including LG, HTC, Nokia and Motorola Mobility, before the U.S. International Trade Commission and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware....
HTC, Nokia, Motorola, LG face suit alleging misuse of semiconductor patent
Don’t mess with credit: Why the future of payments is already in your pocket.
Microsoft's chief patent counsel Bart Eppenauer: 'We believe our patent laws have served the country very well.'

FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

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AT&T asked, and the Federal Communications Commission most definitely listened. Three months after AT&T submitted a complex proposal to turn a very cellular-unfriendly band into pristine 4G airwaves, FCC chairman Julius Genachowski appears set to push AT&T’s request through the commission. Genachowski on Wednesday began circulating a proposed order among...
FCC chair grants AT&T's wish for a nationwide 4G band

Does Anyone Who Develops New Products In Hollywood Ask 'Would I Ever Actually Use This?'

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For all the lip service the MPAA has been paying to the claim that it loves tech innovations and wants to work with the tech industry to build cool things, why is it that every new "innovation" the industry comes up with only seems to make life complicated for people...
Does Anyone Who Develops New Products In Hollywood Ask 'Would I Ever Actually Use This?'
Robotic cars, aeroponics, and Lego: building tomorrow's city in MIT's Media Lab

How to Win the Ebook War

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[Editor's Note: Former Amazon manager Jason Merkoski, one of the early leaders of the company's Kindle team, is the author of the new book Burning the Page: The Ebook Revolution and the Future of Reading. This excerpt is reprinted with permission.] Ebook innovation is a game of cat and mouse. Unfortunately,...
How to Win the Ebook War

The Next Big Tech Battle Could Be Apple Versus Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)

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Bolstered by a huge victory in its patent-infringement case against Samsung, where could Apple turn next? To the north, in Seattle, there's a juicy target: Amazon.com. Amazon is widely expected to introduce new mobile devices next month--possibly a smartphone but almost certainly new Kindle tablets that compete with the iPad....
The Next Big Tech Battle Could Be Apple Versus Amazon (AAPL, AMZN)
A Redesigned, Slicker PayPal Is Coming Tomorrow; Some Seeing New Look Today

Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time

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While a series of acronyms dominated the news this week – WWDC, PRISM, E3 – over on GigaOM Research, our analysts were laser-focused on the cloud. This week, we’re featuring three in-depth research reports that look at the cloud in three distinct ways. No surprise there, as Structure, our signature...
Last week on GigaOM Research: all cloud, all the time
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