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New Dirt Showdown Video Shows Off Its Demolition-Focused Gameplay

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Codemasters has just presented a fresh video with its upcoming Dirt Showdown destruction racing game, this time presenting gameplay from the new title. Dirt Showdown represents a new direction for the racing series made by Codemasters, as the UK-based studio wants to deliver an experience focused on demolition derbies, stunt...
New Dirt Showdown Video Shows Off Its Demolition-Focused Gameplay

Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'

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The creator of the popular game Minecraft, Markus Persson, took to Twitter on Thursday to slam Microsoft over Windows 8. Persson's critique is the latest to emerge from the gaming world, which is bad news for Microsoft, as the company seeks the support of software developers to ensure Windows...
Minecraft creator tells Microsoft to 'stop trying to ruin the PC'
Seesmic: We’re “Passing The Torch” To DoubleDutch On CRM

Four years in the making, BioShock Infinite will hit October 16

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Developer Irrational Games has revealed that BioShock Infinite will be available for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PC in North America on October 16, 2012, with an international release October 19. Irrational President and Creative Director Ken Levine said the upcoming title has been "our sole focus for the...
Four years in the making, BioShock Infinite will hit October 16

Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

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Zynga’s CFO David Wehner has left the company, and will head to Facebook for a financial role there. According to Business Insider, his job there will be “vice president for corporate finance and business planning.” Also out today is news from Zynga, reshaping its executive staff: David Ko will take...
Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

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Dropbox plans to add features that will turn it from a personal file share/locker business into a broader content-delivery one. Dropbox is amazingly popular as a cloud-based file locker, or for small scale sharing of files between individual users--but the company just revealed some new features that begin to...
Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files
Hungry developers sell out Google I/O in less than 30 minutes
Flipora is the fastest-growing social surfing service you’ve never heard of (interview)
Intel may be planning a it’s own set-top box & streaming service

Brain-to-brain interface transmits information from one rat to another | Mo Costandi

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Electronically-linked brains could facilitate rehabilitation and revolutionize computingIn Star Trek, the Borg is a menacing race of cybernetically-enhanced beings who conquer other races and assimilate them. They do not act as individuals, but rather as an interconnected group that makes decisions collectively. Assimilation involves integrating other life forms into the...
Brain-to-brain interface transmits information from one rat to another | Mo Costandi

Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

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It already sells phones and tablets, provides a wealth of online services and has been laying high-speed fiber to people's homes. Now Google is apparently considering a wireless network service as well. Google has been in talks with satellite TV provider Dish Network over a possible partnership to build...
Google in talks with Dish to build wireless network, report says

Motorola Android device leaked in Vietnam may not be the 'X Phone' but does look promising

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Motorola’s once hugely successful range of mobile devices is positively outdated in today’s market, but a new, mystery phone that has surfaced in Vietnam suggests that the struggling handset maker is headed in a new direction under the ownership of Google. Google agreed to buy Motorola for $12.5 billion in...
Motorola Android device leaked in Vietnam may not be the 'X Phone' but does look promising
Tableau Updates Its Data Visualization Software And Unfortunately It's Their Biggest Product News Of The Year

First Apple exec since Tim Cook took office steps down

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Apple is losing its head of hardware engineering Bob Mansfield to retirement this year, one of the leads behind the Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Mansfield is the first executive to leave since Apple chief executive Tim Cook took the reigns from the late Steve Jobs. He came to Apple...
First Apple exec since Tim Cook took office steps down
The three P's of a pivot

Crowdflower Heads Downmarket With New Photo Moderation Tools

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Crowdflower, the crowdsourcing platform, is striking out in a new direction under the leadership of co-founder Lukas Biewald, who recently took back the CEO role from a hired executive. Crowdflower went through its own image moderation tool to find inoffensive images for this sample screenshot. Crowdflower traditionally charges customers at...
Crowdflower Heads Downmarket With New Photo Moderation Tools
Ownshelf is a cloud-based network for eBook fans to share with friends

Ridge Racer Unbounded – review

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PS3, Xbox 360, PC, Namco, cert: 7, out nowCynics would have it that the motor racing genre is hamstrung by its own conventions – there's only so much you can do with a car, right? That's a theory Ridge Racer Unbounded looks to put to the test. For the first...
Ridge Racer Unbounded – review

Marissa Mayer's grand vision for Yahoo is in technology, not media

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With revenues drying up in online content creation, sources say that Yahoo will revert back to a technology company. For years, the Silicon Valley company has been caught between an online content and news provider, and a supplier of technology tools. If it embraces the latter, the company will...
Marissa Mayer's grand vision for Yahoo is in technology, not media
T-Mobile becomes the 'Uncarrier', drops contracts and launches LTE
What Lies Beyond The Check-In: Foursquare To Launch Big New Redesign Next Week

Rep. Zoe Lofgren's two new bills on Internet and technology policy set fresh tone in Washington

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If you haven’t heard the name Rep. Zoe Lofgren before, prepare to become quite accustomed to it. Today Rep. Lofgren announced two new bills, both dealing technology issues, that could spark a more constructive debate on both privacy, and the security of Internet freedom. Of course, the proposed laws are...
Rep. Zoe Lofgren's two new bills on Internet and technology policy set fresh tone in Washington

Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful

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Myspace has just revealed a video of what appears the be the future of the once wildly popular social network, now that Justin Timberlake and others have steered it in a new direction. As you can see in the teaser below, Myspace is debuting a media focused social network which...
Myspace teases a completely rethought service, and believe it or not, it looks beautiful
Startup Spotlight: Tenacity Sports helps you discover sports activities

With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

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When Adkeeper launched as a virtual ad-clipping service last February, the big question was: will people actually want to save online ads? More than one year later, the company still says the answer is “yes.”  But they’re finding that consumer behavior isn’t changing as fast as they’d hoped. So while they...
With ad-saving business slow, Adkeeper expands to email, Pinterest

Why the Windows 8 launch isn't as big as you've been told

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Three years ago, I was working at Microsoft to ensure that the security response process didn’t get in the way of the Windows 7 launch. Despite some white-knuckle moments, the launch went off without a hitch and Windows 7 has gone on to be the most popular version of Windows...
Why the Windows 8 launch isn't as big as you've been told

Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

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Yahoo has announced a series of changes set to roll out this week that integrate Facebook's social networking service into various Yahoo properties, including Yahoo Mail and its homepage. Also included in the announcement is news of a refresh for Yahoo Profiles. Originally launched in 2008, the new profiles will...
Yahoo Adds Facebook, Begins New Role as Social Network Aggregator

'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile

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Take the smartphone camera sensor that was the toast of MWC, add in the burgeoning Windows Phone platform and this might be what you might get. Although we hope -- and suspect -- that it isn't. Sneaking out from China with some judicious pixelation, the phones look pretty... dynamic....
'Leaked' Nokia Lumia PureView concept images brandish bright colors, chunky profile

With $1.8M From Andreessen, Chris Sacca & More, Rental Marketplace Getable Digs Into The $32B Construction Market

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When we last caught up with Getable, the startup formerly known as Rentcycle, it was announcing that Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph was joining Collaborative Fund founder Craig Shapiro and OpenTable founder Chuck Templeton on its board of directors. In becoming Getable, the startup began moving away from its original mission:...
With $1.8M From Andreessen, Chris Sacca & More, Rental Marketplace Getable Digs Into The $32B Construction Market

Sony reported to be cutting 10,000 jobs

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Japan's Nikkei newspaper has claimed Sony is to reduce its global workforce by 6% after four years in the redJapan's Sony is to cut 10,000 jobs, about 6% of its workforce, the Nikkei newspaper has reported, as new chief executive Kazuo Hirai looks to steer the electronics and entertainment company...
Sony reported to be cutting 10,000 jobs
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