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Freshdesk Launches $10M “Future Fund” To Bring Free Help Desk Support To Startups

Oh look, these two little guys found large, square Easter Eggs.. :) -> http://bit.ly/9qit9A #ipad

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Oh look, these two little guys found large, square Easter Eggs.. :) -> http://bit.ly/9qit9A #ipad

Dell called: It wants its server marketshare back.

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Dell grew its server share in the first quarter of 2013, but that good news isn’t good enough, apparently. The company is now rallying around a new strategy to get its server and PC businesses booming again — by making fewer products, bringing efficiencies to its supply chain and lowering prices...
Dell called: It wants its server marketshare back.

Swarming Robots Will Fly Menacingly Towards Your Loved Ones In Perfect Formation

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This video is making the nerd rounds today and it’s pretty amazing. It shows a set of quadrocopters first righting themselves after a catastrophic failure and returning to a certain point (the scientists throw the little guys into the air and they turn over and fly back to their...
Swarming Robots Will Fly Menacingly Towards Your Loved Ones In Perfect Formation

Why publishers should give away ebooks

www.roughtype.com
I used to buy a lot of MP3s. I don't anymore. That's not to say I don't listen to MP3s. I have about 10,000 of the little guys squeezed like vienna sausages into my iTunes music folder, and I listen to them a lot. But when I buy music today...
Why publishers should give away ebooks

Promising competition

www.scripting.com
Several interesting half-developments in the competitive landscape from non-dominant tech entities. I believe in supporting the second and third tier companies and startups, when they offer alternatives to the BigCo's. I like the little guys because they have an incentive to listen to and please users, without the strategy taxes...
Promising competition

T-Mobile embraces new ‘rural’ carrier role in 4G debate

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T-Mobile USA is asking the Federal Communications Commission to require that all LTE devices in the 700 MHz band be interoperable – meaning that if you roam across AT&T’s to Verizon’s to U.S. Cellular’s 4G networks your smartphone or hotspot should still work. The FCC is considering just such a...
T-Mobile embraces new ‘rural’ carrier role in 4G debate
The death knell of the data center

Amazon launches indie game portal to promote the little guys

www.engadget.com
Amazon feels for indie devs. So much so, that it's set up a standalone Indie Game storefront on its site specifically to highlight these gaming gems that might otherwise get overlooked. The new portal, designed to "increase discoverability," will feature select games for Mac, PC and the browser, but...
Amazon launches indie game portal to promote the little guys

Ex-Marchex exec lands cash for Lucky Oyster, plans to take on Bing and Google in social search

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Berk Matthew Berk is just four weeks into his new Seattle startup, Lucky Oyster. But the former executive vice president of product engineering at Marchex and CTO at Open List already understands that he’s on a potential collision course with the likes of Google, Bing, Facebook and others. After all, Berk’s...
Ex-Marchex exec lands cash for Lucky Oyster, plans to take on Bing and Google in social search
Meritful Launches A Student CRM Platform To Help Recruiters Keep Tabs On Campus Talent

SK Telecom Smart Learning robots add twist to interactive learning, we go hands-on (video)

www.engadget.com
They aren't quite up to Johnny Number Five's level of fame and stature, but SK Telecom's new "Smart Learning" robots have something it (he?) never could have dreamed of: the power of a smartphone. The mechanical critters are designed to be next-gen educational tools for our posterity, and only...
SK Telecom Smart Learning robots add twist to interactive learning, we go hands-on (video)
Hardware Hackers, Unite: TechCrunch Is Headed To CES And We Want To Talk To You

Comcast, Verizon, Say They're Itching to Fight Google, Apple

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Last last year Comcast and Verizon unveiled a whopper of a deal: Verizon would buy a big chunk of wireless spectrum Comcast wasn’t using. And the cable company and the telco would agree to market each others’ products, and create a joint venture that’s supposed to work on cool new...
Comcast, Verizon, Say They're Itching to Fight Google, Apple

Helping Microbusiness Take On Megabusiness

www.readwriteweb.com
A new Israeli startup hopes to upend the dominance of mega-companies like Amazon and Wal-Mart over local businesses. The idea has been to give small organizations free, consumer-grade tools to manage themselves and connect with each other. Starting Wednesday, SohoOS' new App Store will bring third-party paid apps to the...
Helping Microbusiness Take On Megabusiness

The New iPhone Earphones Are Called 'Earpods' And They Look Like This (AAPL)

www.businessinsider.com
Apple is revealing a new iPhone today. We're going to have wall-to-wall live coverage all day. In the meantime, check out the new earphones/headphones Apple will release today: News of these little guys has been reportedly previously, but the most reliable Apple news outlet on the planet, 9to5Mac, confirmed their...
The New iPhone Earphones Are Called 'Earpods' And They Look Like This (AAPL)
For Facebook Ads, It’s the Little Brands That Make All the Difference

Bottlenose 2.0: Taming The “Share-pocalypse” With A Smarter Social Media Dashboard

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There’s a lot of noise in our social media channels. I’m busy clogging up your Twitter feed with my deep thoughts, your friends are sharing their one-millionth baby picture on Facebook, and Scoble is filming startups in your living room on Google+. There is unfathomable amount of data being produced...
Bottlenose 2.0: Taming The “Share-pocalypse” With A Smarter Social Media Dashboard
Week in Gaming: Big news for big-name games, little guys still fighting a battle

Mosaic Helps the Little Guys Invest Directly in Solar

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Similar to Lending Club or Prosper, Mosaic is a site that helps people who have a little extra money to invest find a fairly reliable return by helping others out with loans. But Mosaic is specifically focused on loans to solar developers, for projects needing smaller loans — say, $100,000,...
Mosaic Helps the Little Guys Invest Directly in Solar

Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

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The patent dramas of the last couple of years have included fights between the very biggest tech titans — Oracle v. Google; Samsung v. Apple; etc. — those picking on the little guys — remember patent troll Lodsys suing all those iOS developers? — and everything in between (here’s one...
Stack Exchange Links Up With USTPO For Community Patent Project AskPatents.com For Prior Art

iPad mini coming to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in mid-November starting at $459

www.engadget.com
Today, Apple finally announced its highly anticipated iPad mini. This 7.9-inch "little tablet that could" will be available from Verizon, AT&T and Sprint with shipping starting "a couple of weeks after" WiFi models go on sale on November 2nd. Available in black and white for $459 (16GB), $559 (32GB)...
iPad mini coming to Verizon, AT&T and Sprint in mid-November starting at $459

Square gives small businesses monthly fee option

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The little card reader gives the little guys a $275 flat fee instead of charging 2.75 percent per swipe. [Read more]...
Square gives small businesses monthly fee option

Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

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The saga of PeopleBrowsr vs. Twitter appears to have come to a close, AllThingsD reports. Last November, PeopleBrowsr took Twitter to court after the company had informed them that they’d be losing access to its full firehose of data. This was a move happening with nearly all third-party developers, but...
Twitter Settles With PeopleBrowsr, Gives The Company Firehose Access Until The End Of The Year

Meet Swirl It, A Location-Focused iOS App For Wine Drinking And Discovery [TCTV]

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Amidst all this coverage of snazzy new products from big established companies, it’s always a huge breath of fresh air to talk to the little guys — budding entrepreneurs passionately making clever new apps and services. In many ways, these are the people that actually keep the tech industry...
Meet Swirl It, A Location-Focused iOS App For Wine Drinking And Discovery [TCTV]

Google Co-Founder Blasts Entertainment Industry On Piracy

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Instead of the entertainment industry beating up the little guys on the issue of piracy, in 2011 and early 2012 they went for the nuclear legislative option. The ensuing battle for the free flow of information online polarized the Internet. SOPA and PIPA became the acronyms on everyone’s lips and...
Google Co-Founder Blasts Entertainment Industry On Piracy

How I Use Third Tribe Marketing

www.chrisbrogan.com
I’m a co-founder of Third Tribe Marketing, a private membership site where we talk about online marketing. It’s been the best thing I’ve done in 2010 so far, and I say that because I’m really enjoying the interaction with the over 2000 members, and because I’m making money (or at...
How I Use Third Tribe Marketing

ZTE N910 clears the FCC with LTE support for AWS and PCS bands

www.engadget.com
You'll be forgiven if ZTE's N910 smartphone isn't at the forefront of your mind -- when we attempted to grab some hands-on time with the demo unit at Mobile World Congress, the phone straight up wasn't functional. Nonetheless, if priced appropriately, the CDMA / EV-DO handset should be able...
ZTE N910 clears the FCC with LTE support for AWS and PCS bands

Submit a geeky gift for our second annual gift guide

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Shopping for geeks this year? Why not get them something from Seattle’s own entrepreneurial backyard? We’re on the lookout for local products and services to recommend in GeekWire’s second annual Seattle Geek Gift Guide. Are you selling something geeks who buy local would love? Books, services, subscriptions, gadgets, knick-knacks — if...
Submit a geeky gift for our second annual gift guide
With Ex-Yahoo CTO On Board, Yottaa Nabs $9M To Bring Affordable Mobile, Web Acceleration To SMBs
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