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PlayStation Vita – the essential guide

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Everything you need to know about Sony's latest handheld console – the games, the hardware, the future – analysed and assessedThe first video game hardware launch of the year hits Europe on Wednesday. And while everyone seems to love the look and feel of the PS Vita, question marks remain...
PlayStation Vita – the essential guide

Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

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As 2012 rolls on, consumers shopping for a PC will be seeing more of the thin, light, quick-starting Windows laptops called ultrabooks. Big names like Lenovo and Toshiba already have entered this new category, and on Tuesday, Dell will introduce its first ultrabook, the XPS 13, starting at $999. Dell...
Dell Goes on Ultrabook Diet With Slimmed-Down Laptop

Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung

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Most Apple-Samsung patent trial watchers hold the same assumptions about potential outcomes: If Apple wins, the judgment will show current and future copycats the price to pay for imitating Apple products. If Samsung wins, it’s a license for anyone to develop and sell products that could be possibly confused for...
Contrarian alert: The downside of an Apple victory over Samsung
A developer's review of Windows Surface RT: "it fills the gap between tablet and laptop"
Samsung reveals lineup, pricing on Windows 8 hybrids & ultrabooks (photos)

New Gmail interface arrives on iOS

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Desktop? Check. Android? Check. iOS? Check that one off too. The refreshed Gmail design is now officially available on the App Store for both iPad and iPhone. The update not only brings the new category-based, multiple-tab inbox -- bringing it in line with Google's new interface on other platforms...
New Gmail interface arrives on iOS

In Activity-Tracking Race, Larklife Band Comes Up Short

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A friend recently said something to me that stuck: You can’t manage what you don’t measure. That’s the basic premise behind all of these new activity trackers you might be hearing about. And I’ve tested quite a few of them throughout the past year. I didn’t love the Nike+ Fuelband,...
In Activity-Tracking Race, Larklife Band Comes Up Short

Prismatic Hopes to Create A New Category of Social News

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Prismatic, new social news discovery site, helps people find news topics on Twitter that they might normally not be able to find. An artificial intelligence program curates the content being shared on social media....
Prismatic Hopes to Create A New Category of Social News

GraphScience Raises $2 Million Series A for Social Ad Optimization, Data Services

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Advertisers treat social media as a branding category like TV, not a direct marketing category like email. And for brand spending, there’s no such thing as ROI. Not many object to that because brand dollars are considered to be the Holy Grail of digital advertising. GraphScience, a Palo Alto data startup, objects....
GraphScience Raises $2 Million Series A for Social Ad Optimization, Data Services

Bridging The Gap Between Pawn Shop And Bank, Borro Raises $26M Led By Canaan Partners

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Borro, a personal asset lending platform, has just received a massive $26 million funding round led by Canaan Partners. The service essentially classes up the idea of collateral loans, offering up to $1 million secured against high-end personal assets. This includes fine art, jewelry, antiques, luxury watches, classic cars, fine...
Bridging The Gap Between Pawn Shop And Bank, Borro Raises $26M Led By Canaan Partners

Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

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It seems like every cloud storage company really, really, really  wants to be the Dropbox of the enterprise when it grows up. It’s easy to see why. Dropbox, which now claims 50 million users, is the sweetheart of the cloud storage,  file sharing, and synchronization world. People laud it for...
Who will be the ‘Dropbox of the enterprise?’ The race is on

To Meme, Or Not to Meme, That Is The (Startup) Question

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Editor’s note: This guest post was written by Dave Chase, the CEO of Avado.com, a patient portal & relationship management company that was a TechCrunch Disrupt finalist. Previously he was a management consultant for Accenture’s healthcare practice and founder of Microsoft’s Health platform business. You can follow him on Twitter @chasedave. Smart B2B companies have...
To Meme, Or Not to Meme, That Is The (Startup) Question
Andreessen: Here's The Difference Between Steve Jobs And Tim Cook (AAPL)
Startups: Payment Processor Stripe Buys Into Transparency and User Rights
Copyright Enforcement Bots Seek And Destroy Hugo Awards

OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

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Group video chat startup OoVoo is working on adding premium video content, gaming and dating applications to its service, according to OoVoo president Jay Samit. Adding additional content to video chat isn’t just supposed to make people stick around even longer, but also bring more advertisers on board. Samit told...
OoVoo wants to bring TV viewing, gaming & dating to video chat

Geekiest Office Space? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards

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Here’s a fun new category in this year’s GeekWire Awards: Geekiest Office Space, where geeky = cool. Cryptograms on the walls, swanky furniture in the lobby, or a hidden room behind the bookshelf? That’s the type of stuff we’re looking for here. This category is presented by Knoll, which is...
Geekiest Office Space? Vote here in the GeekWire Awards
T-Mobile tinkers with its tablet, dongle plans; offers overage fee option

As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs

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The iPad, considered a side business for Apple when it was introduced in 2010, created an entire new category of consumer electronics. Soon tablets will be more popular that PCs, some analysts say....
As New iPad Debut Nears, Some See Decline of PCs

Samsung confirms Galaxy Note II to launch on all major carriers by mid-November

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Samsung (005930) on Wednesday announced that its follow-up to the popular Galaxy Note “phablet” will launch on at least five major carriers in the United States ahead of the holidays. The Galaxy Note II, which BGR previewed earlier this month, is now confirmed to be arriving on Verizon Wireless...
Samsung confirms Galaxy Note II to launch on all major carriers by mid-November

The Unauthorized TechCrunch iPad Review

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For some strange reason we weren’t invited to test drive the iPad early. But easy-to-get stories are never fun anyway. And there has always been another way to spend time with the iPad other than a freebie loaner from apple – the third party developers. Scores of developers have had...
The Unauthorized TechCrunch iPad Review

Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences

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The company behind the hugely popular smartphone tool is turning its focus on viewers' consumption with a 'one-click' information serviceWhen a brand name becomes a verb, you know it has hit the big time. Hoover did it, as did Google. More recently, "Shazaming" has entered the vernacular, with it is...
Shazam taps into small-screen potential with 'companion app' for TV audiences
Apple creating a Food & Drink category in the App Store

Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google’s Real-Time Results

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A few weeks after Google first announced the launch of Twitter and MySpace’s integration into their-real time search results, Facebook Pages have begun to show up. While the features are just beginning to roll out, they real-time search will be globally available in English over the next few days. While...
Facebook Pages Now Part Of Google’s Real-Time Results

BitTorrent Power Tips From The Makers of Vuze

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While simple to use if so desired, Vuze is probably the most complex and powerful of all BitTorrent clients if users are prepared to take a look under the hood and explore its array of features. But despite its undoubted capabilities, in years gone by when processing power and RAM...
BitTorrent Power Tips From The Makers of Vuze
What happened at WWDC 2012: iOS 6, new MacBooks

DOUG KASS: I'm Short Apple (AAPL)

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Minutes ago, legendary investor Doug Kass tweeted this.  This comes on the tail of Apple announcing a new cash dividend and stock buyback plan. I covered half of my Apple short after the quick schmeissing after release ofr press statement - staying with other half of theshort. — Douglas...
DOUG KASS: I'm Short Apple (AAPL)

4 ways Microsoft can make Azure better for startups

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Marcelo Calbucci Guest Commentary: This week Microsoft made a big announcement by providing TechStars startups up to $60,000 worth of Windows Azure services for two years. That’s huge. I have never seen Amazon or any other cloud provider, or any other provider of anything, offer this much. It’s an exciting...
4 ways Microsoft can make Azure better for startups
The “Unhyped” New Areas in Internet and Mobile

Here's Why Google's New 'Packaged Apps' Are Bad News For Microsoft

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Google is making big improvements to its Chrome operating system to make it function a lot more like a regular PC. Google has just taken a small step with something called "packaged apps" that could have big implications. Google Chrome is a cloud-only device. It doesn't store all of its...
Here's Why Google's New 'Packaged Apps' Are Bad News For Microsoft
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