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Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!

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March 7, 2012. Hard to say if it's a day that'll live long in terms of historical significance, but you can bet it'll be an important milestone in the history of Apple's iPad family. The next iPad (iPad 3? iPad HD? iPad 2S?) is due to be unveiled by...
Apple next-generation iPad liveblog!

Pinterest is spamming your Facebook friends’ email with fake connection requests

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There’s no doubt that what interest-aggregation site Pinterest has managed over the past few months is spectacular. Recently reaching the milestone of 10 million users, the site has gained traction faster than just about any other site in history. But with that growth comes the responsibility to handle it and...
Pinterest is spamming your Facebook friends’ email with fake connection requests

Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

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SolarReserve hits a milestone on a 110-megawatt solar power plant that will have between 10 and 15 hours of energy storage in tanks of molten salt for supplying Nevada....
Solar tower will power Las Vegas at night

Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook has just finished a deal to acquire Instagram. The compensation will be approximately $1 billion in cash and stock. The purchase will expand Facebook’s prowess in online photo sharing. Mark Zuckerberg posted the following letter to his Timeline about the purchase: I’m excited to share the news that we’ve...
Facebook To Acquire Instagram For $1 Billion

Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller

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Kerry Wilkinson's Jessica Daniel detective novels sell more than 250,000 copies on KindleA self-published author has beaten names including Lee Child, James Patterson and Stieg Larsson to become the bestselling ebook author on Amazon for the last three months of 2011, the online retailer said on Wednesday.Kerry Wilkinson, 31, self-published...
Self-published ebook author becomes Amazon's top seller

LoveFilm’s CEO jumps ship for, er, Mothercare

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Online movie rental and streaming service LoveFilm has gone from strength to strength since it was launched in London way back in 2002, but its CEO Simon Calver has announced that he’s moving on to pastures new…at Mothercare. After being acquired by Amazon, LoveFilm grew its staff by 20% last...
LoveFilm’s CEO jumps ship for, er, Mothercare

Twilio Passes A Milestone: 100,000 Developers For Its VoIP, SMS Platform

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Twilio, the San Francisco-based startup that powers all kinds of phone-like applications on the web and mobile, just passed 100,000 developers on its platform. That’s up from about 30,000 a year ago. “In six months, we’ve doubled our base,” said chief executive Jeff Lawson. “It’s been really exciting for us...
Twilio Passes A Milestone: 100,000 Developers For Its VoIP, SMS Platform

Researchers make an RGB laser with a regular laser and quantum dots

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The problem with lasers is, they tend to generate just a single color or light.To get more than one hue requires actually combining more than one type of laser to produce red, green and blue. But researchers at Brown University have figured out a solution to creating small RGB...
Researchers make an RGB laser with a regular laser and quantum dots

Apple expected to become the world's first trillion-dollar company by 2014

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Shares of Apple have been projected to reach $1,000 in calendar year 2014, which would give the company a market capitalization of about a trillion dollars, making it the first company to ever reach that milestone....
Apple expected to become the world's first trillion-dollar company by 2014

ProgrammableWeb predicts that ‘Every Company Will Have APIs’

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The site ProgrammableWeb has been tracking web APIs since 2005, and that’s a long time in Internet years. Today, the site announced that it has crossed the 5,000 API mark in its directory, covering everything from Twitter to government sites. Here’s what they had to say about the mark: Our...
ProgrammableWeb predicts that ‘Every Company Will Have APIs’

Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate

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It took six years for Redbox to cross the one billion discs rented mark, but clearly the pace is picking up as it's taken only 18 months to duplicate the feat. Sure, two billion is no 25 billion, but the red kiosk company isn't just going to share the...
Redbox notches its second billion rentals, offers freebies Thursday to celebrate

Double Fine Adventure shatters Kickstarter record with $750,000 raised in first 24 hours

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Sketches of Double Fine's new gameEarlier this week Kickstarter set a new record when the Elevation iPhone Dock became the first to close in on the $1 million dollar mark. But that milestone isn’t likely to last long. In the first 24 hours a project from gaming studio Double Fine...
Double Fine Adventure shatters Kickstarter record with $750,000 raised in first 24 hours

Rambus, Nvidia Wisely Put Patent Dispute Behind Them

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When a corporation stakes its reputation on the competitive value of its patent portfolio, it can't afford to watch that portfolio go down in flames. Although the novelty of most any patented technological concept perhaps warrants some re-examination, three patents assigned to memory maker Rambus were recently invalidated by the...
Rambus, Nvidia Wisely Put Patent Dispute Behind Them

Facebook football game I Am Playr hits 1m monthly active users

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First launched back in November 2010 by social games publisher We R Interactive, social football game I Am Playr came out of beta in October last year, and it has now announced that it’s notching up a cool one million monthly active users around the world. If you’re new to...
Facebook football game I Am Playr hits 1m monthly active users

No, Microsoft's Entry-Level Surface Will Not Cost $1000

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Microsoft’s announcement last month that they’re making their own tablet hardware — and directly competing with the very OEMs and partners that they license their software to — was huge in revealing a radical step forward for the company.However, while it certainly is an important milestone and turning point...
No, Microsoft's Entry-Level Surface Will Not Cost $1000
Comparing Pre-IPO Facebook To Pre-IPO Google: Fair, Or A Case Of Apples And Oranges?

How Google Translate Works Its Magic

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Google Translate has reached a milestone of 200 million users on translate.google.com. Ordinarily, we wouldn’t report a basic usage statistic like that, but this one deserves to be celebrated. Google's scale could someday make it possible for all human beings to understand each other. Here's how. Translating the Web into...
How Google Translate Works Its Magic

Milestone for wi-fi with 'T-rays'

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Researchers smash a record for wireless data transmission in the terahertz band, an uncharted part of the electro-magnetic spectrum....
Milestone for wi-fi with 'T-rays'

Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices

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If you hadn't noticed, it's Mobile World Congress this week and Google's showing off its enormous booth packed to the gills with smiling green Androids. Andy Rubin insouciantly added that the Android Marketplace has reached its latest milestone: there are now 450,000 apps available for the platform. Other pertinent...
Google: 450,000 Android Apps now available to 300 million devices
BBC’s iPlayer The Latest To Join Microsoft’s Xbox Platform, Free And UK-Only For Now

Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion

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Facebook just bought Instagram. Mark Zuckerberg just announced the news on Facebook: I'm excited to share the news that we've agreed to acquire Instagram and that their talented team will be joining Facebook.For years, we've focused on building the best experience for sharing photos with your friends and family....
Facebook Buys Instagram For $1 Billion
Google Play About To Pass 15 Billion Downloads? Pssht! It Did That Weeks Ago

Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

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Newfangled social and gaming apps are popular and all, but it turns out that content dating back thousands of years can still more than hold its own in today’s tech landscape. YouVersion, a Bible reading app made by nationwide Christian megachurch LifeChurch.tv, has crossed the 50 million download mark...
Holy Moly: Bible App ‘YouVersion’ Hits 50 Million Downloads

iPhone Coming to U.S. Prepaid Carrier Cricket on June 22

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Cricket Communications today announced that it will begin offering the iPhone on June 22, becoming the first U.S. carrier to offer the device on a prepaid basis with no contract. Service will cost $55 per month and include unlimited voice and SMS, as well as "unlimited" data with a soft...
iPhone Coming to U.S. Prepaid Carrier Cricket on June 22

Rovio: Angry Birds Space downloaded 10 million times in less than 3 days

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Rovio’s latest title in the smash hit Angry Birds franchise — Angry Birds Space — has been downloaded more than 10 million times in less than three days, the company has revealed. The company noted the milestone in a tweet: 10 million Angry Birds Space downloads in less than 3...
Rovio: Angry Birds Space downloaded 10 million times in less than 3 days

Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

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Today, I am excited to announce that Windows 8 has been released to manufacturing (RTM)! This means we've completed the product development and testing of the product and have started handing off the final code to our OEM partners. They can now begin preparing new Windows 8 PCs and devices...
Windows 8 has reached the RTM milestone

Internet advertising revenues hit record $8.4 billion in 2012′s first quarter

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Internet advertising revenues set a new record in the first quarter of 2012, totaling some $8.4 billion during the three month period, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) announced today. This is one of the key findings of the IAB Internet Advertising Report, which is conducted twice a year by PwC...
Internet advertising revenues hit record $8.4 billion in 2012′s first quarter

Vibergrowth: 50 Million Users, 150 Million Calls And Nearly A Billion Text Messages Per Month

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Viber, the smartphone app that lets people call and text other users free of charge, has recently surpassed 50 million registered users. Yes, but how many of them are active users, you ask? Well, the Israeli startup doesn’t say, but provides some impressive usage stats to back up the fact...
Vibergrowth: 50 Million Users, 150 Million Calls And Nearly A Billion Text Messages Per Month
Kickstarter crosses threshold as two projects hit $1 million in donations

Foursquare confirms 20M users on 4sqDay 2012

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Today, the third annual 4sqDay (April 16, four-squared, get it?), check-in king Foursquare confirmed that it has reached a new milestone of 20 million users. Anyone who makes a check-in on the service today will receive the 2012 4sqDay badge, as well as the following message: In 2010, foursquare...
Foursquare confirms 20M users on 4sqDay 2012
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