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Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics set boasts Linux, ARM9 SOC

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Today, The Lego Group announced Lego Mindstorms EV3, a new platform for consumer robotics designed to introduce a younger generation to the excitement of building and programming robots while adding new flexibility for its devoted following of robotics enthusiasts. Lego Mindstorms EV3 is the result of three years of product...
Lego Mindstorms EV3 robotics set boasts Linux, ARM9 SOC
Big Tech | With I/O Speech, Larry Page Reminds Us Why Google Rules Tech
Apple looking to bolster its 3D research group, according to job listing

Time to Start Looking for a Buyer, Palm?

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So much for Palm’s (PALM) big recovery. This morning the company lowered its fiscal-year revenue forecast and warned of an ugly 30 percent shortfall in its current quarter. Palm expects third quarter revenue to be between $285 million and $310 million — signifigantly less than the $425.4 million analysts had...
Time to Start Looking for a Buyer, Palm?
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From The Digital District To Silicon Valley

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While the Digital District (Washington, D.C.) has a startup community that is alive and well, it’s finally time that we move out to the San Francisco bay area. We began this effort by hiring a full-time writer, Raj Dash, out there a few weeks ago, but I’ve decided that it’s...
From The Digital District To Silicon Valley
How Ontario plans to become the world's top technology hub

Salesforce Names Former Oracle Exec Keith Block President and Vice Chairman

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Salesforce.com just announced that it had named Keith Block as president and vice-chairman. If that name sounds familiar, it is the same Keith Block who used to be executive vice president for North America at the software giant Oracle. Still not ringing a bell? Block was the one found to...
Salesforce Names Former Oracle Exec Keith Block President and Vice Chairman

How Europe is rocking the startup world

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Young Euros used to happily settle for life-long government or corporate jobs. European tech entrepreneur Martin Varsavsky explains how the crisis has changed all that. Interview by Jack D. Hidary, contributor FORTUNE -- Martin Varsavsky is one of Europe's leading technology entrepreneurs. He recently spoke to Fortune about startup trends...
How Europe is rocking the startup world

London Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple: Gets Its Own FinTech Innovation Lab

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Modelled after its New York-counterpart, London is to get its own FinTech Innovation Lab. Supported by the Mayor of London, the City of London Corporation and the Technology Strategy Board, and backed by Accenture, leading banks and VCs, the new programme is designed to help financial tech startups “test and...
London Takes A Bite Out Of The Big Apple: Gets Its Own FinTech Innovation Lab
First Enswers Will Kill QR Codes, Then It Will Invade Your Living Room

Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

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While the internet is abuzz this week with talk of the Star Wars franchise's Kinect debut, Microsoft wants to remind you that its motion control hardware isn't all play. Last fall the company announced its inaugural Kinect Accelerator program, which would award ten startups with $20,000 and a shot...
Kinect Accelerator startup finalists include 3D scanner, surgery projects

How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

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As if you needed more evidence that mobile payments have become vitally important to PayPal, just take a look at the company’s new leader. David Marcus, previously PayPal’s vice president of mobile, has been tapped to lead the company as president, eBay CEO John Donahoe announced in a blog...
How important is mobile to PayPal? Mobile VP David Marcus is now PayPal’s new President

Google Makes $200M Equity Investment In Texas Wind Farm, Says Its Investments Now Generate 2 Gigawatts

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Google just announced yet another major investment in renewable energy. The company says that it has made a $200 million equity investment in an existing wind farm in Oldham County Texas. The Spinning Spur Wind Farm currently produces about 161 MW and uses 70 Siemens turbines to generate enough power...
Google Makes $200M Equity Investment In Texas Wind Farm, Says Its Investments Now Generate 2 Gigawatts

Time Inc. Digital Vet Vivek Shah, Great Hill Partners Acquire Ziff Davis

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So Vivek Shah has emerged from his post-Time Inc. (NYSE: TWX) stage as the new owner of tech publisher Ziff Davis, including PCMag.com, with Boston-based Green Hill Partners providing the funding. More to come but in the meantime, their press release is below. Ziff Davis Acquired by Digital Media...
Time Inc. Digital Vet Vivek Shah, Great Hill Partners Acquire Ziff Davis
Barnes & Noble slashes Nook pricing ahead of rumored Kindle refresh

Q&A: London's leading technology investors

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The capital's investment experts tell us how they go about identifying the next big thing – and about the opportunities that slipped through their fingersSONALI DE RYCKERSonali De Rycker is a partner at Accel Partners in London. From offices around the world, Accel manages funds totalling $9bn. De Rycker's investments...
Q&A: London's leading technology investors

Ericsson and STMicro agree ST-Ericsson divorce terms, with 1,600 jobs on the line

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With STMicroelectronics having indicated back in December that it wanted out of its chipmaking joint venture with Ericsson, and with Ericsson having politely declined to buy the half it didn’t already own, it was only a matter of time for ST-Ericsson. The question was how it would go, and now...
Ericsson and STMicro agree ST-Ericsson divorce terms, with 1,600 jobs on the line

Come Invade Russia With Us - TechCrunch Moscow Returns On 9-10 December

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It only seems like five minutes ago now, but we started a TechCrunch Moscow Meetup back in 2010. As one of the first ever startup and investment oriented events in Russia, the reaction was fantastic, and we repeated the event again last year. So we’re excited to announce we’ll be...
Come Invade Russia With Us - TechCrunch Moscow Returns On 9-10 December

Nokia confirms: Amazon has licensed its Location Platform for maps and geocoding

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It’s not that a big surprise anymore, after Reuters earlier reported that Amazon teamed up with Nokia for mapping services, but to my knowledge the Finnish smartphone and mobile software maker has never actually confirmed this to date. However, in a message to The Next Web, Nokia confirms that yes,...
Nokia confirms: Amazon has licensed its Location Platform for maps and geocoding

Former Zong CEO David Marcus Named President Of PayPal

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After Scott Thompson departed for the CEO role at Yahoo, PayPal has named David Marcus, the former CEO and founder of mobile payments startup Zong and PayPal Mobile VP, as President (PayPal acquired Zong last year). eBay CEO and acting PayPal president John Donahoe posted the news this morning in...
Former Zong CEO David Marcus Named President Of PayPal

Win a free ticket to GROW2012 Conference and a Nokia Lumia 800 phone

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This sponsored post is produced by the GROW Conference.  The GROW Conference is less than three weeks away and we’re giving you a last minute chance to win a ticket to attend. If you want a shot at winning the phone and a free ticket to GROW2012 on August 23rd, all...
Win a free ticket to GROW2012 Conference and a Nokia Lumia 800 phone

Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

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Monash University is preparing to launch technology that should allow blind users to make out objects and other peopleWorld-leading technology that could help restore vision to a large number of Australia's 45,000 blind people is set to emerge from a Melbourne university.The Monash Vision system, developed by a team of...
Bionic eye promises vision for the blind

Already Facebook-endorsed, social management specialist Sprout Social is now one of Twitter's 'Certified Products'

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Today Sprout Social announced that it has been added to Twitter’s list of ‘Certified Products,’ being granted that status for both ‘Engagement’ and ‘Analytics.’ Chicago-based Sprout is the sixth company that Twitter has given those specific certifications. The new endorsement comes on top of the fact that Sprout has already...
Already Facebook-endorsed, social management specialist Sprout Social is now one of Twitter's 'Certified Products'

Sponsor post: Get ready to rule the cloud!

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Sponsor post: Get ready to rule the cloud!

Ultrabooks Still Fail to Catch On

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A leading technology research firm has cut its 2012 forecast for shipments of ultrabooks by more than 50 percent. Ultrabooks were supposed to revitalize the personal computer market, but have been slow to market, generally unmemorable in their advertising and more expensive than expected....
Ultrabooks Still Fail to Catch On

Whitman says HP '100 percent committed' to Autonomy products

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Hewlett-Packard CEO Meg Whitman has moved to reassure customers that the future of its Autonomy product line is safe, a day after HP disclosed an alleged accounting scandal at the company it acquired last year. "We remain 100 percent committed to Autonomy and its industry-leading technology," Whitman said during...
Whitman says HP '100 percent committed' to Autonomy products

Samsung's New Galaxy Could Have A Sweet Unbreakable Screen

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SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics, the world's leading technology company by revenue, is likely accelerating the launch of its next-generation flagship Galaxy smartphone - which may come with a breakthrough unbreakable screen. Codenamed "Project J" after mobile division chief JK Shin, development of the new Galaxy S IV could be...
Samsung's New Galaxy Could Have A Sweet Unbreakable Screen

Tech City: two years in, how is east London's technology hub faring?

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David Cameron launched his vision for a cluster of high-growth startups in the capital two years ago. Rohan Silva, the man responsible for implementing the initiative, talks about progress so farAt the Google campus in east London last month, an unshaven, scruffily dressed 31-year-old man took to the stage to...
Tech City: two years in, how is east London's technology hub faring?

Nope! Still No Bubble Here, Says Marc Andreessen

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It will be a man bites dog story when a prominent tech investor comes out and declares that we are in fact in a bubble, and that they’ve stopped investing in tech companies. But, for the record: Marc Andreessen, who is now perhaps Silicon Valley’s most prominent investor, does not...
Nope! Still No Bubble Here, Says Marc Andreessen
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