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Apple's new iPad: Get all the details here

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Apple showed off its new iPad tablet, which offers upgrades in key areas, but nothing revolutionary. [Read more]...
Apple's new iPad: Get all the details here

LinkedIn explains why 'simple is beautiful' on mobile devices

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Head of mobile products Joff Redfern talks mobile social networking at Guardian Mobile Business Summit"Mobile first is not necessarily about trying to do something first on the mobile and then on the desktop. It's a way of life," says Joff Redfern, head of mobile products at business social network LinkedIn.Redfern...
LinkedIn explains why 'simple is beautiful' on mobile devices

REVIEW: The New BlackBerry Phone (BBRY)

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BlackBerry lost its way over the years. You can't argue against that. Even after the launch of the iPhone, the company buried its head in the sand and refused to admit the future of smartphones was in gorgeous touchscreen hardware with friendly, innovative interfaces.  Consumers started ditching their BlackBerrys for...
REVIEW: The New BlackBerry Phone (BBRY)

Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a 'Hyperloop' train

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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green. This summer has been one of the harshest in recent memory in the US, with record heat waves and more than half of the...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: liter of light project, space tourism and a 'Hyperloop' train

Gamification Platform BigDoor Raises $5 Million From Foundry Group

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White label gamification platform BigDoor has raised $5 million in new funding led by existing investor Foundry Group, bringing BigDoor’s total funding to $13 million. BigDoor’s gamification platform essentially allows online publishers to add game mechanics to web interactions and engagements. BigDoor helps companies build game-like mechanics and loyalty programs...
Gamification Platform BigDoor Raises $5 Million From Foundry Group

Nimble storage pulls in $40M, readies for global expansion and an IPO

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It may not seem all that exciting, but enterprise storage has investors in a tizzy! Nimble Storage, a startup that provides data storage, backup and disaster recovery, closed an over-subscribed, mezzanine funding round of funding for $40.7 million today. Nimble says the size of the round reflects the “rapid success” it’s been able...
Nimble storage pulls in $40M, readies for global expansion and an IPO

RyanAir Just Canceled All Flights In Key Areas Until Wednesday

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RyanAir Just Canceled All Flights In Key Areas Until Wednesday

It's not Skynet yet: In machine learning, there's still a role for humans

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If you’ve ever seen any of The Terminator films, you’re familiar with Skynet, the self-aware computing system at odds with humanity. But, even though a perception persists that machines can increasingly solve complex problems and process large amounts of data on their own, machine learning experts say humans still play...
It's not Skynet yet: In machine learning, there's still a role for humans

Tesla's Elon Musk posts data from disastrous New York Times test drive

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Angry at what he called the paper's 'fake' review, Tesla founder supplies charts that appear to contradict reviewer's accountThe world of electric cars is usually seen as one of mildly eccentric do-gooders striving to solve the world's all-too real addiction to fossil fuels by developing vehicles that can be recharged...
Tesla's Elon Musk posts data from disastrous New York Times test drive
Some comatose brains remain active, but can't enable conscious actions
Deutsche Telecom in talks to buy MetroPCS for merger with T-Mobile USA, MetroPCS confirms

A Look at George Takei’s Tactics in Engaging a Social Media Following

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George Takei, of original Star Trek fame, has most recently taken the social media world by storm with outstanding engagement numbers from a dedicated fanbase. Originally created in March 2011, Takei’s page now reaches more than 2 million fans. Impressively, Takei receives engagement numbers similar to that of Eminem and...
A Look at George Takei’s Tactics in Engaging a Social Media Following

[Study] Android Fragmentation Not as Bad as You Think

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Fragmentation is often seen as the biggest bane for publishers developing Android applications. There are hundreds of Android devices on the market, running different versions of the operating system across disparate screen sizes and pixel resolutions. But it might not be as bad as many people think. Mobile analytics company...
[Study] Android Fragmentation Not as Bad as You Think
More bad news: Developers are giving up on BlackBerry, too
HootSuite Command Center: take a little Bond, add social, throw in enterprise (shaken, not stirred)

Google launches Google for Entrepreneurs to keep an even closer eye on startups around the world

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Google today launched Google for Entrepreneurs both at google.com/entrepreneurs and of course Google+. The company is using its 14th birthday this month as an excuse for the timing of the launch. Mountain View says Google for Entrepreneurs is “the umbrella” for the company’s several dozen programs and partnerships around the...
Google launches Google for Entrepreneurs to keep an even closer eye on startups around the world

Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' takes flight at last

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There's never any shortage of excitement and anticipation surrounding the major updates to Ubuntu Linux that arrive twice each year, and Thursday's brand-new release is no exception. This time, however, the timing is particularly fortuitous. As the PC-using world braces itself not just for the release of Windows 8...
Ubuntu Linux 12.10 'Quantal Quetzal' takes flight at last

Apple's Greenpeace cloud rating no longer a 'fail'

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In an updated report on energy use among cloud data centers, Apple is no longer failing in two key areas, and has improved in others, Greenpeace says. [Read more]...
Apple's Greenpeace cloud rating no longer a 'fail'

Levinsohn's Management Musical Chairs at Yahoo (Internal Memo)

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Here’s a memo that interim Yahoo CEO Ross Levinsohn sent his troops earlier today about some management switcheroos. No surprise that ousted CEO Scott Thompson’s hire from his former job at eBay’s PayPal unit is gone — just-installed-a-minute-ago commerce leader Sam Schrauger — is gone. (Also out, but not in...
Levinsohn's Management Musical Chairs at Yahoo (Internal Memo)

Even After The iPhone's Big Update, Here's Every Way Android Is Still Better (AAPL, GOOG)

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Apple gave the world a look at its latest mobile operating system, iOS 6, at its big developers conference this week.  On the surface, it doesn't look that much different than the current version of iOS. For those of you hoping for a radical new look or suite of features,...
Even After The iPhone's Big Update, Here's Every Way Android Is Still Better (AAPL, GOOG)
Cloud executives feel good about VC investing right now
The new Motorola: Bold, confident, but boring
Beyond online advertising into knowledge monetization
Facebook Opens First International Engineering Office In London

Influential reviewer Walt Mossberg calls Nexus 7 'a winner'

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We were big fans of the Nexus 7 but sometimes its good to hear what the older generation has to say. Walt Mossberg, the highly influential product reviewer for the Wall St. Journal has his go an the Nexus 7 and comes away recommending it, saying it beats the iPad in...
Influential reviewer Walt Mossberg calls Nexus 7 'a winner'

Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

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Six years ago, Facebook unveiled its Platform service to allow third-party developers to integrate its social graph into their apps. Today, the company has revealed its enormous growth: 550 million people are having social experiences each month and more than 1 billion stories are being shared daily. It also shared...
Facebook opens up on platform growth, ads, and Parse, reveals 1B stories are being shared daily

Microsoft: jQuery 2.0 Will Add Full Support For Windows Store Apps

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The next version of jQuery, the popular JavaScript library, will drop support for Internet Explorer 6, 7, and 8, but doesn’t mean Microsoft isn’t very bullish about getting developers to use jQuery 2.0 and HTML5 to develop “a new wave of jQuery-based Windows Store applications.” As Microsoft announced today, Microsoft...
Microsoft: jQuery 2.0 Will Add Full Support For Windows Store Apps

Windows 8 boots 55.26% faster than Windows 7, and that’s important for tablet devices

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At its BUILD event last September, Microsoft presented an operating system that it claimed would boot faster than its predecessors, and consume less memory. Back then, only Windows 8′s developer preview was made available. A consumer preview followed. Currently, Windows 8′s public build is its ‘release preview.’ That version of...
Windows 8 boots 55.26% faster than Windows 7, and that’s important for tablet devices

New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos

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Technology works best when it gets out of the way, and lets people do what makes them happiest: living, learning and loving. That’s why, when we started the Google+ project nearly two years ago, we aimed to bring real-life sharing to software. We wanted to forget about tools, and focus...
New Google+: Stream, Hangouts, and Photos

PayPal Gets Its Own Share Of The Yahoo Diaspora, Hires Java Icon Douglas Crockford

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The reorganizing and downsizing at Yahoo — and possibly the executive scandal at the very top of the pyramid — are leading to a wave of talent departures at the company: the latest in that story is that Douglas Crockford, a trailblazing Java guru most recently at Yahoo, is joining...
PayPal Gets Its Own Share Of The Yahoo Diaspora, Hires Java Icon Douglas Crockford
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