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leap of faith

Developer detects what are likely to be 2 seperate iPad Minis in his logs, could imply LTE

Cisco Says Its "Internet of Everything" Is Worth $14.4 Trillion. Really?

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Networking giant Cisco predicted Wednesday that as we move into a "fundamentally mobile and video" world, the "Internet of Everything" -- which combines the so-called Internet of Things with the Internet used by people and their mobile devices -- will create $14.4 trillion in value and boost overall corporate profits...
Cisco Says Its "Internet of Everything" Is Worth $14.4 Trillion. Really?
The New Middle East: Women at the Center of a Startup Ecosystem, Pt. 4

Tablet Cheat Sheet 2.0: Now an editable spreadsheet

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After posting our initial Tablet “Cheat Sheet” yesterday, to help keep track the array of tablets hitting the market, we received lots of feedback from readers suggesting improvements and additions. GeekWire contributor Christopher Budd was participating in the comment thread and jumped in to help by putting the key info...
Tablet Cheat Sheet 2.0: Now an editable spreadsheet

Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

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Readers react to a proposal for a longer school year and day.    ...
Letters: Sunday Dialogue: A New School Schedule?

Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market

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More Info Hands-on with Kobo's Glo and Mini e-readers Nook SimpleTouch with GlowLight review Amazon Kindle Paperwhite review There's nothing like a good underdog story. Aside from last year's failed Vox tablet, Kobo has made some quality devices, but has still failed to make a huge dent in the...
Kobo Glo review: another illuminated e-reader lights up the market

Windows Phone is headed for a life of fragmentation

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If you’re one of the handful who has taken a Windows Phone leap of faith, bad news: Your device is forever stuck with Windows Phone 7. People close to the company say Microsoft will only make Windows Phone 8 available on new phones that are released later this year, according...
Windows Phone is headed for a life of fragmentation
Ben Horowitz And The Founders Explain Why A16Z Put $15M Into Rap Genius: "Knowledge About Knowledge"

The Web is going to look hideous on the new retina MacBook Pro

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Like everyone else who watched Apple’s WWDC yesterday, I wouldn’t mind getting my hands on one of those brand new MacBook Pros with a Retina Display. Of course, since it’s starting at $2,200, I’ll have to wait to make that jump, and I’m going to take a leap of faith...
The Web is going to look hideous on the new retina MacBook Pro

Introducing Aereo: One Small Step for Cord Cutting, One Giant Leap of Faith

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NEW YORK — As we zero in tantalizingly on that State of Nirvana colloquially described as “Cutting the Cord,” we have a new player: Aereo, a subscription service which brings live, real-time HD television programming to any internet-connected device. The service, unveiled at a New York news conference, is only...
Introducing Aereo: One Small Step for Cord Cutting, One Giant Leap of Faith

Microsoft Takes a Leap of Faith With Windows 8

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In time for leap day, Windows 8 Consumer Preview garners early positive reviews, but we're a long way before it lands....
Microsoft Takes a Leap of Faith With Windows 8

Why This Guy Quit His Sports Radio Dream Job... To Write Software

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Sometimes, life throws you a curveball. Jon Rish was living, breathing and sleeping his dream job as a sports announcer calling Red Sox games for a Boston radio station. Then, after several months spent working without a contract, he suddenly faced a 30 percent pay cut. So he stepped to...
Why This Guy Quit His Sports Radio Dream Job... To Write Software

Ex-Rovio Julien Fourgeaud on why he left Angry Birds to start Scarlet Motors (video)

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Rovio‘s multi-billion dollar Angry Birds empire has everything going for it. Merchandise, an upcoming cartoon series and a Hollywood movie deal to boot. So, when you’re as high up in the company’s stakes as the then New Product Wizard Julien Fourgeaud, severing career ties with a brand as big as Hello Kitty...
Ex-Rovio Julien Fourgeaud on why he left Angry Birds to start Scarlet Motors (video)

Founder Lands $500,000 Startup Investment Despite Wearing A Strap-On In Public

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Hermione and Ben Way are a brother-sister team of entrepreneurs, and they're also reality TV stars on Bravo's show, "Start-Ups: Silicon Valley." The pair wanted a $500,000 investment for their company, Ignite. But after Hermione pranced around wearing a strap-on in front of investors, we thought the Ways would never get...
Founder Lands $500,000 Startup Investment Despite Wearing A Strap-On In Public

Flinc: Become an Internet-Enabled Leather Tramp

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It used to be you might need a huge thumb, like Sissy Hankshaw, to be a master of the roadways. Then, along came Craigslist's rideshare board, making it even easier to get around the world sans car. Today, Flinc has debuted at the DEMO conference in hopes of forever changing...
Flinc: Become an Internet-Enabled Leather Tramp
Why the creation of the game-show Defiance terrified game developers and TV show makers
Tech startups are the luckiest startups: A view from outside the bubble

Airbnb Waives Fees For Sandy-Affected Users, Encourages Lower Prices From Hosts

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We’ve seen a few companies rally behind the victims of Hurricane Sandy, and today Airbnb joins the fold. The peer-to-peer home sharing startup has decided to waive all of its fees for both hosts and guests in Sandy-affected areas. They are also encouraging hosts to lower prices and take in...
Airbnb Waives Fees For Sandy-Affected Users, Encourages Lower Prices From Hosts

Uber confirms it is shuttering NY taxi service, blames TLC and NYC for not supporting innovation

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Following reports from The Verge that Uber has shuttered its taxi service in NY, the transportation startup has publicly confirmed this is true on its blog, blaming New York’s Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) for putting up “obstacles and roadblocks in order to squash the effort.” Going further, Uber explained to users that, in...
Uber confirms it is shuttering NY taxi service, blames TLC and NYC for not supporting innovation

When does it pay to outsource your small-business tasks?

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To paraphrase the old saying: The road to China is paved with good intentions. For many businesses, outsourcing work overseas promises a road to business success, offering low-cost production with high quality results. For some, a business wouldn't be financially possible at all without outsourcing. But outsourcing isn't easy,...
When does it pay to outsource your small-business tasks?
The greatest obstacle between a startup and a killer brand

Square's Invisible Mobile Payment Solution: Software That Gives You Superpowers

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"A lot of people think that design is adorning something," Robert Anderson began as we sat down. As creative director at Square, Anderson does the kind of design that people aren't supposed to notice. "It's not visual." On the contrary, in the mobile world, the best design makes the software...
Square's Invisible Mobile Payment Solution: Software That Gives You Superpowers

VMware to buy Nicira for $1.26B in a strategic leap of faith

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Nicira’s CEO Martin Casado VMware will shell out $1.26 billion in cash and an assumption of existing equity to buy Nicira, a company that has built software to do for networking what VMware has done for virtualizing computing. That’s a lot of money, especially when you consider how few production-level...
VMware to buy Nicira for $1.26B in a strategic leap of faith

LG has found 300 homes for its $20K, 84-inch, 4K TV in Korea so far

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Throwing a $20k Ultra HD TV set onto the market when there's no 4K content of any kind in sight is quite the leap of faith, but LG told ChosunBiz (and confirmed to us) that it's already found 300 deep-pocketed videophiles in Korea for its 84-inch 84LM9600 since it...
LG has found 300 homes for its $20K, 84-inch, 4K TV in Korea so far

DEMO spreads the start-up love for bootstrapped companies

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Today, the DEMO Conference raises a flag for bootstrapped start-ups by announcing a brand-new sponsor program, “Angel Alley.” As any first-time entrepreneurs will tell you, the seed-stage investor circuit is by far the hardest circle to break into since your product is not quite there and investors really must...
DEMO spreads the start-up love for bootstrapped companies
Broadway's Religious Raps Rake In The Ticket Sales

Exclusive look at Vampire Season, Brainz Games tower defense title with a twist

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Columbian developer Brainz Games is betting that quirky humor and surprisingly deep gameplay will help it conquer the tower defense genre with its game, Vampire Season. Due to be released as a universal app for iPhone and iPad the end of March, it will be in the first wave of...
Exclusive look at Vampire Season, Brainz Games tower defense title with a twist

Why Is It So Hard To Move From Gmail to Google Apps?

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Shared by louisgray I look forward to hearing Holden's take on the process. I have decided that I have invested enough of myself into this domain/blog that I am going to make the leap of faith and transfer my main means of communication from holdenpage@gmail.com to holdenpage@pagesaresocial.com. I thought this...
Why Is It So Hard To Move From Gmail to Google Apps?

WSJ: AT&T and Verizon will sell LTE iPads

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Citing sources "familiar with the matter," the Wall Street Journal is now stating rather unequivocally that both AT&T and Verizon Wireless are set to begin selling LTE versions of Apple's iPad. The latest revelation is hardly a leap of faith, as rumors to this effect have been swirling for...
WSJ: AT&T and Verizon will sell LTE iPads

E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones

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Worldreader has already distributed over 75,000 e-books to students in sub-Saharan Africa. Now the literary nonprofit is launching an e-reading app designed for basic mobile phones. In many African countries, 80 percent of the population owns a cell phone. Up to now, Worldreader has focused on distributing Kindles to classrooms...
E-books for smart kids on ‘dumb’ phones
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