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Panasonic doubles down on smart TVs

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LAS VEGAS-- Panasonic readily admits that these are challenging times for the consumer electronics industry. Its answer: An updated HDTV lineup that focuses on a richer, more convenient user experience. Which is to say, pushing really, really hard on the whole Smart TV idea. The company plans 32 new Viera...
Panasonic doubles down on smart TVs

Bad News For Microsoft's Plans To Crush The iPad? (MSFT)

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Microsoft's plans to put Windows on tablets that compete with iPad and Android could be hitting some snags. Brooke Crothers at CNET says Windows RT, which runs on ARM-based chips, could "stumble out of the gate." He believes that Microsoft's PC partners, like HP, and chip-makers are struggling to get...
Bad News For Microsoft's Plans To Crush The iPad? (MSFT)

If 6th Graders Ruled The World: Learning From Historia

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In the simulation game Historia, 6th graders learn how their own decisions stack up to the past 4,000 years of civilization. PLAYMAKERS is an exploration of the experiences and innovations that are leading the way for learning design in the twenty-first century. Produced by Institute of Play, the seven...
If 6th Graders Ruled The World: Learning From Historia

What is the UK's 4G spectrum worth?

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This week on Tech Weekly Charles Arthur, the Guardian's technology editor and telecoms correspondent Juliette Garside discuss how the sale of the UK's 4G spectrum will take place, what it might net the exchequer and what it will mean for customers.Also Jemima Kiss, the Guardian's digital correspondent talks to Mike...
What is the UK's 4G spectrum worth?

The UK's online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption

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UK consumers spend an average £1,083 per year each on online shopping and 60% of mobile phone users in the UK own a smartphone. Here is what the latest Ofcom report tells us about media consumption in the UK and worldwide• Get the data• More data journalism and data visualisations...
The UK's online obsession: the latest Ofcom figures for media consumption
DataSift nabs $15M from SVP, Northgate, & Daher to better analyze & process social data

Pirated Buildings In China And The Rise Of Architectural Mashups

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Although China is often glibly dismissed as little more than an imitator of others, yet another story about copying paradoxically shows it leading the way. That's because what's being cloned is an entire building complex that's still under construction: The project being pirated is the Wangjing SOHO, a complex of...
Pirated Buildings In China And The Rise Of Architectural Mashups

FCC Introduces "Experimental Authorization" Program To Give Commercial Space Companies Access To Spectrum

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The FCC has introduced a plan to give commercial space companies like SpaceX access to the spectrum they need to perform missions. The plan will allow companies to apply for spectrum on a temporary basis so they can safely operate their missions, as scheduled. As it stands now, companies like...
FCC Introduces "Experimental Authorization" Program To Give Commercial Space Companies Access To Spectrum

Meridian is developing a content management system for places

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Earlier this month we covered a new app for NYC’s largest gallery: the subway system. Yes, NY’s subway system is quite the source of fine art, and the app, built by Meridian, showcases the Arts for Transit program, which has been active since 1985. That app is certainly impressive, but there were concerns over...
Meridian is developing a content management system for places

These Are The Sectors Leading The Way In Mobile Commerce

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Capturing the mobile consumer will likely be the secret to success for many businesses in the coming years. But the question is how? We talked to some of the top mobile ad buyers and sellers at our Mobile Advertising Conference in this summer to find out what they think is...
These Are The Sectors Leading The Way In Mobile Commerce

Chartboost expands offerings with public Kiosk program

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Mobile game cross-promotion service Chartboost is expanding its advertising trading system with a new program called Kiosk.  Described as a “public profile tool” by Chartboost’s co-founder and CEO Maria Alegre, Kiosk allows Chartboost advertisers to work with developers outside the Chartboost network. The company is unveiling the product by announcing...
Chartboost expands offerings with public Kiosk program

In U.S., Slightly More Women Than Men Are Using Smartphones

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By now, we all know that about half of U.S. phone owners have smartphones, but what’s interesting is some new data on just who is more likely to be in the smartphone camp. According to Nielsen, ethnic minorities were highly likely to have a smartphone, with Asian Americans leading the...
In U.S., Slightly More Women Than Men Are Using Smartphones
QUIZ: Can You Spot The Knock-Off Handbags, Shoes, And Gadgets?
Amazon creates Presidential Election heat map based on political book purchases

Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats

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If recent reports are to be believed, Apple is on the verge of releasing its own 3D mapping service, effectively replacing Google Maps on the iPhone. There appear to be many reasons why Apple is launching its new service - disassociating itself with its smartphone rival, possible launch of new location-based features,...
Why Apple wants to build its own mapping service: It’s all in the usage stats
Canalys data shows HP and Dell worldwide PC shipments took a major hit in Q2

Marine unit gone rogue, or leading the way?

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Marine unit gone rogue, or leading the way?

Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells

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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 week, Inhabitat reported that the world's first algae-powered building officially opened its doors in Hamburg. It's called the BIQ House and it features...
Inhabitat's Week in Green: algae-powered building, ionic wind thrusters and 3D-textured solar cells

The IPO Boom Is Back: Pricings Hit A 12-Year High, With Tech Stocks Leading The Way

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It’s official: We’re back in boom times from a tech IPO standpoint. 2012 is now on pace to be a record-breaking year for initial public offerings, and technology companies are leading the way. 57 IPOs have been priced since January 1st, which is the most U.S. IPO pricings the US...
The IPO Boom Is Back: Pricings Hit A 12-Year High, With Tech Stocks Leading The Way
HasOffers doubles sales, plans to continue bootstrapping ways
The Indianapolis 500: a remarkable test-case in the future of transmedia programming

The UK government says “Britain is leading the way in open data”

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Speaking at a Digital Birmingham roundtable event today, Francis Maude, the Minister for the Cabinet Office, reiterated the UK government’s open data vision, saying that ”Britain is leading the world by making ever more data freely available.” He also said that the government will relaunch data.gov.uk to make it simpler for...
The UK government says “Britain is leading the way in open data”

Who needs Google Fiber? Comcast exec says U.S. consumers not ready for gigabit bandwidth

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As far as Comcast is concerned, gigabit broadband is more bandwidth than consumers want, though they might not know it. In an editorial published today in the Philadelphia Inquirer, David L. Cohen, Comcast’s Executive Vice President, took aim at criticism leveled at the U.S. telecommunications industry regarding high speed broadband....
Who needs Google Fiber? Comcast exec says U.S. consumers not ready for gigabit bandwidth

White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

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After leading the way in remotely-operated warfare—killing terror suspects and insurgent leaders with drones—the White House is now trying to push for international guidelines on drone use.  In an interview with Reuters, former White House National Security Council spokesperson Tommy Veitor said that the Obama administration wants to set...
White House to world: Do as I say, not as I did with drones

Telly video discovery app now optimized for Android tablets

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Social discovery applications are becoming more and more popular amongst mobile users, and Telly's certainly one that's leading the way in this category. Today, in an effort to get on as many devices as possible, the video-focused service has released a new version of its app which is vastly...
Telly video discovery app now optimized for Android tablets

Nokia: Pick Apple’s SIM standard, no patents for you

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Nokia is escalating its objections to Apple leading the way on how future SIM cards for our mobile devices are designed. In an official statement issued Wednesday in advance of a hearing at Europe’s telecom standards organization, the Finnish handset maker warned that it would not license any of its...
Nokia: Pick Apple’s SIM standard, no patents for you

Backed By New Partnerships With Humana, Aetna & Verizon, Blueprint Health Debuts Its Third Class Of Healthcare Disruptors

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If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it one bajillion times. If you’re going to start a business accelerator, don’t clone Y Combinator or TechStars, find a niche. With the glut of new accelerators today, the most successful are building vertical-specific approaches that bring together seed capital with meaningful industry...
Backed By New Partnerships With Humana, Aetna & Verizon, Blueprint Health Debuts Its Third Class Of Healthcare Disruptors

Jeff Bezos-backed Workday files for $400M IPO, facing off against Concur, SAP, Oracle

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Workday, a Pleasanton, California-based company that specializes in cloud-based payroll, financial management and employee expense management, has filed to raise up to $400 million through an initial public offering. It is backed by Amazon.com co-founder Jeff Bezos, Greylock, NEA and others who’ve pumped more than $250 million into the company....
Jeff Bezos-backed Workday files for $400M IPO, facing off against Concur, SAP, Oracle

Is Facebook's Facial Recognition That Scary?

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There has been some concern here and there about Facebook's face recognition technology, though I will admit that I still don't see it as being that concerning. It only works on people who you're already listed as being "friends" with -- not just randomly identifying people in crowds or anything....
Is Facebook's Facial Recognition That Scary?

Microsoft Earnings Big on Windows 8 and SuperBowl Strategy

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On the eve of Microsoft’s possibly most significant earnings reports in recent history, eyes are fixed are on the Redmond giant.  The recent announcement of pricing and availability of their tablet product – the Surface Pro is no coincidence, regardless of the earnings outcome this announcement will be a positive...
Microsoft Earnings Big on Windows 8 and SuperBowl Strategy
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