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Apple's App Store Reaches 50 Billion Downloads, Now on Pace for 20 Billion Apps Per Year
Allen Blue's Journey From Limelight To LinkedIn

Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video

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Netflix is rolling its own content delivery network (CDN) and inviting ISPs to either connect directly to its vast library of video streaming content at global peering sites or cache its content within their own networks. Called Open Connect, the service will help Netflix cut the umbilical cord to commercial...
Forget the CDN players, Netflix is caching its own video
Ziftit stealthily raises $2M to "make gifting easy"

Ubuntu for tablets revealed with split screen multi-tasking, preview for Nexus slates coming this week

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Here it is: the fourth and final piece of the Ubuntu puzzle. We've seen the OS on smartphones, on TVs and of course on desktops, but the tablet version has spent a little longer in its dressing room. Fortunately, Canonical feels that the last stage in its four-screen strategy...
Ubuntu for tablets revealed with split screen multi-tasking, preview for Nexus slates coming this week
Windows Phone 8 launches in the US with AT&T's HTC Windows Phone 8X, Nokia Lumia 920

Fly Or Die: Apple TV

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Apple’s third-generation Apple TV didn’t really enjoy the limelight upon arrival. Something flashier stole the show. But it’s still an important product, especially considering that the way we consume media is rapidly changing. Matt and I discuss this, and actually end up arguing a little bit more than I...
Fly Or Die: Apple TV

SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

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The co-founder of SanDisk and one of the illustrious fathers of flash memory, Eli Harari, says that flash memory will “checkmate” hard drives by 2020. This is in stark contrast to Microsoft Research and UCSD, which earlier this week claimed that solid-state storage would meet its maker by 2024.Speaking at...
SanDisk co-founder: Flash to squeeze out hard drives and DRAM by 2020

Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD

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Harman often works behind the scenes to supply the infotainment systems for the cars we know. This year, it's hoping to catch more of the limelight by putting mobile front and center. Its high-end car system for 2013 runs a unique virtualized platform that keeps vital car functions running...
Harman preps in-car infotainment with Android, shows concept with gestures and HUD

Why Silicon Valley needs the Unvarnished truth

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Unvarnished is no "burn book." After 15 years of covering Web startups, it’s not often that one strikes a chord in this jaded journalist’s heart. But one new Silicon Valley company strikes me as not just timely, but necessary. It’s called Unvarnished, and it aims to collect reviews about people....
Why Silicon Valley needs the Unvarnished truth

iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test Application

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Earlier this month, privacy issues related to the uploading of users' address books to developers' servers were cast into the limelight as Congress requested details from Apple on how private information is handled and protected. While Apple quickly responded to note that it would be addressing the issue by requiring...
iOS Photo and Video Privacy Issues Highlighted with New Test Application
Sequoia Capital is raising funds again

Dotcom's Mega Pushes More Bandwidth Than New Zealand

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The introduction of Mega has been one of the most successful tech launches this year. In a matter of days the site’s membership went from zero to more than a million and in the weeks that followed the site continued to expand its user base. Thus far Kim Dotcom and...
Dotcom's Mega Pushes More Bandwidth Than New Zealand

It's official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

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Sprint’s Dan Hesse The ongoing fluctuations in the mobile market took yet another turn today as Sprint Nextel announced its intentions to buy out its partner Clearwire for $2.1 billion. The acquisition talks were disclosed in SEC filings Thursday morning, and Clearwire said it would not be commenting further on...
It's official: Sprint is trying to buy the rest of Clearwire for $2.1B

BitTorrent Torque alpha puts file seeds on the web, makes desktop apps look stale

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Almost without fail, BitTorrent downloads have had to spread through a dedicated client, whether it's on the desktop or a router. Thankfully, BitTorrent Torque has just come in alpha form to liberate the peer download service from its software chains. All that's needed now is a web browser that...
BitTorrent Torque alpha puts file seeds on the web, makes desktop apps look stale

See A Former Yahoo Executive's $3.45 Million Home In Menlo Park

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The outspoken CEO of YouSendIt, Brad Garlinghouse, just put his Menlo Park house on the market. He's asking $3.45 million. Garlinghouse first landed in the limelight in 2006 when he was a Yahoo exec. That's when he penned the famous memo known as the "Peanut Butter Manifesto" that accused Yahoo...
See A Former Yahoo Executive's $3.45 Million Home In Menlo Park

HTC 8X, 8S and Butterfly to reach China in mid-December

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HTC isn't going to let Nokia keep the Chinese limelight for long: the phone maker has just launched three variants of its late 2012 flagship phones for China's mainland, all of which should reach local stores by mid-December. Those looking for sheer brawn will want the Butterfly. While it's...
HTC 8X, 8S and Butterfly to reach China in mid-December
Attention women: Marissa Mayer's life as a working mom has nothing to do with you

Who says education can't be lucrative? The early days of Lynda.com

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This embed is invalid We certainly couldn’t spend a month focusing on online education and not include Lynda.com. The 17-year-old company grabbed the Valley’s attention when it raised a whopping $103 million series A deal lead by Accel Partners in January– a hefty series A by any standards and the...
Who says education can't be lucrative? The early days of Lynda.com
Samsung aims to cool down iPhone 5 hype with Feb Galaxy S4 launch
There's high trust in clean power despite the negative headlines

Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquared

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Two names that have recently been out of the limelight recently turned up on Tuesday at the U.S. Federal Communications Commission: Bankrupt would-be mobile......
Former FCC Chairman Kevin Martin Lobbies for LightSquared

iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 -- stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface

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Most recently in the iPad Mini rumor mill, we heard that Apple was going to send out invites on October 10 for an event on the 17th. Well that date has come and gone without a peep from Apple. Now it looks like the company may be aiming for...
iPad Mini may be unveiled on Oct. 23 -- stealing limelight from Microsoft's Surface

Nokia Fixes Lumia 900 Data Woes Ahead Of Schedule With New Software Update

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Nokia certainly didn’t waste any time when it came to fixing that pesky data connection bug that popped up in a new first-run Lumia 900s. Just two days after Nokia acknowledged the issue and pledged to make things right, they’ve already made that critical update available to those in need....
Nokia Fixes Lumia 900 Data Woes Ahead Of Schedule With New Software Update

Facebook Just Lost A Key PR Exec To Pinterest (FB)

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Annie Ta, a corporate communications exec at Facebook who's known to many in the media world, is jumping ship for Pinterest. The move is interesting because she brings a truckload of knowledge about the inner workings and communications issues of Facebook to an upstart network that recently has stolen much...
Facebook Just Lost A Key PR Exec To Pinterest (FB)

Exclusive: Mobile Payments Heat Up with Intuit’s Donation App Updates

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Intuit's interface for accepting political donations. Photo courtesy of IntuitNot to be outdone by mobile payments competitors Square and PayPal, financial services software company Intuit will release enhancements to its GoPayment mobile application on Monday, allowing U.S.-based fundraisers to accept credit card donations directly from smartphones or tablets. The announcement...
Exclusive: Mobile Payments Heat Up with Intuit’s Donation App Updates

Rumor: Nokia Lumia 900 to sell for $99.99

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With January almost over and CES behind us, the rumor mill has moved on to the next big thing. Today, the device in the limelight is the Nokia Lumia 900, Windows Phone Mango device that's at the top of our lust list. Set to launch March 18, 2012, you...
Rumor: Nokia Lumia 900 to sell for $99.99

Twitter reveals how it painstakingly overhauled mobile client [Photos]

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Twitter recently released an update to its mobile effort, and rival client Tweetbot followed the frenzy by making its public alpha for Mac available today, but the microblogging service is not ready to share the limelight. Coleen Baik, a designer at Twitter, took to the network’s blog this afternoon to fully...
Twitter reveals how it painstakingly overhauled mobile client [Photos]

Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back

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Notorious file-sharing service Megaupload was shuttered last year as part of a multinational sting that did nothing to curtail illegal file-sharing and everything to place Megaupload creator Kim Dotcom in the limelight. While the flamboyant founder has vowed that the service will return in one form or another, federal prosecutors say...
Feds say users will likely never get Megaupload files back
The Kevin Rose reboot: Our first look at Google's newest VC
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