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Great Minds Think Alike: A Tale of Twin Kickstarter Projects

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Imagine devoting months of your life as well as personal funds to developing a product only to discover on launch-day another team has just released the same thing....
Great Minds Think Alike: A Tale of Twin Kickstarter Projects
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One in four Black Ops II players plan to call in sick on Tuesday

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Call of Duty: Black Ops II launches at midnight tonight, and lots of fans are planning on skipping work or school to play it. In a survey of 10,000 IGN fans, about one in four respondents said they plan to skip work or school to play Black Ops II...
One in four Black Ops II players plan to call in sick on Tuesday

Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

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Vine has just opened up a few new positions for the NY-based engineering team, as tweeted by co-founder Colin Kroll. As it would appear, there are six positions available to work alongside the three-man team currently developing for Vine. Notably, one of the positions is for an Android developer, which...
Vine Is Hiring Engineers In NYC, Including One Android Developer

BLACKBERRY: We're Killing It With These New Phones (BBRY)

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Take this as you would like, but BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins says the new BlackBerry 10-based phones are selling well. We'll have more shortly, but for now, here is his statement: "In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry...
BLACKBERRY: We're Killing It With These New Phones (BBRY)

Verizon Leaving iPhone 5 SIM Slots Unlocked as Required by FCC Network Access Regulations

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Last week it was reported that the Verizon iPhone 5 is being sold with an unlocked SIM slot, allowing users with a nano-SIM or a trimmed micro-SIM from a GSM carrier such as AT&T to use the device on their networks. The Associated Press confirmed with Verizon that it will...
Verizon Leaving iPhone 5 SIM Slots Unlocked as Required by FCC Network Access Regulations

iPhone 5 Now on Sale in the U.S.

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The iPhone 5 just launched in the U.S. along the east coast. Fortune's Philip Elmer-Dewitt is at the 5th Avenue Store and notes that the line is longer than last year's iPhone 4S line:We're here at the big glass cube of Apple's (AAPL) flagship Fifth Avenue store for the...
iPhone 5 Now on Sale in the U.S.
iPad Launch Day: Why these people are waiting in the rain

T-Mobile's New LTE Network Spotted Being Tested In 8 Major U.S. Cities

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While T-Mobile is more than a bit late to the LTE game, the company confirmed on Monday that their new network would be launching by the end of the month. Where it would launch, however, was kept under wraps. That’s the idea, at least. Thanks to some data mined out...
T-Mobile's New LTE Network Spotted Being Tested In 8 Major U.S. Cities
Netflix for iOS updated with iPhone 5 support, native 16:9 video

Riot Shuts Down Foxconn Plant, Impact on iPhone 5 Production Unclear

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Reuters reports on a riot that broke out earlier today at Foxconn's facilities in Taiyuan, China, forcing the company to temporarily shutter the plant as it cleans up the damage and investigates the situation. The cause of the riot, which reportedly involved about 2,000 workers, remains unclear, with the company...
Riot Shuts Down Foxconn Plant, Impact on iPhone 5 Production Unclear

Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: "We've Been Completely Blown Away"

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Late-sleeping early adopters may be unhappy to hear that pre-order inventory of its new iPhone 5 has been depleted, but Apple’s pretty happy with the level of demand it’s seeing. “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told AllThingsD. “We’ve been completely blown away by the...
Apple on iPhone 5 Demand: "We've Been Completely Blown Away"

iPad Mini Sells Out in Two Hours at Apple's Flagship Fifth Avenue Retail Store

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While reports have indicated that launch-day lines for the iPad mini and fourth-generation iPad have been shorter than seen for many previous Apple product launches, some Apple retail stores are still seeing long lines. Fortune notes that despite the impact of Hurricane Sandy in the northeastern United States, Apple's flagship...
iPad Mini Sells Out in Two Hours at Apple's Flagship Fifth Avenue Retail Store

Best Buy Delays iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Up to 28 Days, Walmart and Sam's Club Also Seeing Delays

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While Apple and its carrier partners are the most popular sources for iPhone purchases, the new iPhone 5 was also made available through a handful of other retailers in the United States including Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Target, Sam's Club, and RadioShack. Model availability is typically limited at these outlets, but...
Best Buy Delays iPhone 5 Pre-Orders Up to 28 Days, Walmart and Sam's Club Also Seeing Delays

Cyberlink's PowerDirector app lets you edit movies on your Windows 8 slate (hands-on)

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We're still a ways away from the official debut of Windows 8 hardware, but given its impending release, there's plenty of software being cooked up for the new OS with a split personality. Cyberlink, best known for its ubiquitous PowerDVD software, is among those preparing for Win8's tablet assault...
Cyberlink's PowerDirector app lets you edit movies on your Windows 8 slate (hands-on)
Singapore Fashion Retailer Inverted Edge Takes $1.2M Funding
Microsoft reportedly accepting Surface pre-orders in official stores
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Google Drive Doesn't Go Far Enough - But It Could

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Google Drive launched today, and the team behind it took great pains to explain to ReadWriteWeb that the service is in its "early stages." While it does offer unique features on day one, there's so much potential that Google has yet to implement. Here's what Google Drive should be...
Google Drive Doesn't Go Far Enough - But It Could

OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 Seeded to Developers

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Apple today seeded the second preview version of OS X Mountain Lion to developers, building upon the initial developer version released one month ago. As noted by The Next Web, Apple has also posted an extensive list of known issues alerting developers to various bugs and missing features that have...
OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Developer Preview 2 Seeded to Developers
The Mighty Eagle Himself, Peter Vesterbacka, Offers First In-Depth Demo Of Angry Birds Space

Get Ready For A Huge Week In Tech (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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Today kicks off a week of tech news and events from just about every major company. It's the perfect storm. Microsoft, Apple, Samsung, Google, and perhaps a few others are all planning major product announcements and launches between today and October 29. Add that to earnings reports from Apple, Amazon,...
Get Ready For A Huge Week In Tech (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

Here's Everything You Need To Know For iPhone 5 Launch Day (AAPL)

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It's iPhone 5 launch day! Some of you have already received your iPhone in the mail or are eagerly anticipating it arriving on your doorstep. Others are standing in line, or stood in line already. We are just as excited as you are to play with our new iPhone 5. We...
Here's Everything You Need To Know For iPhone 5 Launch Day (AAPL)

Apple on iPhone 5 pre-oders: 'we've been completely blown away'

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Earlier today, Apple’s initial allotment for iPhone 5 launch day pre-orders sold out. Now, Apple has told AllThingsD that it is “completely blown away” by customer response: “Pre-orders for iPhone 5 have been incredible,” Apple spokeswoman Nat Kerris told AllThingsD. “We’ve been completely blown away by the customer response.” The new...
Apple on iPhone 5 pre-oders: 'we've been completely blown away'
8 things you need to know about Windows 8
Apptopia, Set for a Post-SXSW Launch, Is an Exit Strategy for Unprepared Developers

The Blackberry 10 rollout: Death by a thousand paper cuts

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It’s been only one month since the company formerly known as RIM publicly debuted the Blackberry 10 platform and corresponding flagship devices (on which its comeback hopes rest), and yet there are already serious cracks in its foundation. While the devices aren’t yet available for purchase in the US, early...
The Blackberry 10 rollout: Death by a thousand paper cuts

Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

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Pent-up demand by Nintendo fans may ensure that the new Wii U console starts off with a bang, but maintaining interest over the long term may be prove to be the bigger challenge. A report released by IHS Screen Digest today is forecasting sales of 3.5 million units between next week’s...
Nintendo Wii U Forecast Calls for Heavy Sales, Easing Later

The Unintended Consequences of Using Airtime

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Even Zuck uses Airtime. Forbes freaked out your Betabeat writers recently with an alarmist post about the way Sean & Shawn’s new videochatting service, Airtime, monitors the tool for inappropriate content. Apparently Airtime takes pictures of you sporadically throughout your videochat sessions to make sure there’s no sexy cam action...
The Unintended Consequences of Using Airtime

Apple reports it has sold 3 million new iPads since launch day

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Apple has reported that it sold 3 million units of its new iPad. CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with...
Apple reports it has sold 3 million new iPads since launch day
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