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Hasbro lands deal for real-world Tetris games, brings us our L blocks this August

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With all the Tetris ports we've seen to not-quite-digital mediums, there's been very few truly physical games built around those seven iconic pieces. Hasbro plans to explore that final frontier shortly. It just reached a licensing deal with The Tetris Company to offer "multiple" very tangible games based on...
Hasbro lands deal for real-world Tetris games, brings us our L blocks this August

Microsoft reveals new logo after 25 years, proves that it's (still) okay to be square

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Remember that time Microsoft teased what most sane humans thought were new logos? That was right around two years ago, but the branding you see above is no mistake -- that's the new Microsoft logo, landing just months after Windows 8's new flag and merely weeks before the aforesaid...
Microsoft reveals new logo after 25 years, proves that it's (still) okay to be square

Mobile app news roundup: Android earnings, the Kindle Fire and Viddy

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Trial unearths Android earnings — According to information revealed in Google/Oracle trial over the use of Java in Android, in 2010 Google estimated it would earn $278.1 million from Android, breaking down to $158.9 million on ads and $3.8 million from app sales, reports The Verge. Nintendo posts $534 million...
Mobile app news roundup: Android earnings, the Kindle Fire and Viddy

Why Hollywood Needs To Make TV More Tweetable [THE BRIEF]

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Good morning, AdLand. Here's what you need to know today: The more people are tweeting about a show, the higher its ratings are, says Nielsen. A study shows that for the 18-34 age bracket, a 4.2 percent increase in Tweets means a 1% ratings rise -- and that's for a...
Why Hollywood Needs To Make TV More Tweetable [THE BRIEF]

Microsoft shows devs the secrets to creating fluid animations in Windows 8 Metro apps

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As Microsoft brings its Metro style from the mobile world back to the desktop in Windows 8, it's also focusing on keeping the smooth animated transitions users have gotten used to on certain mobile platforms intact. A new post on the Windows 8 app developer blog breaks down exactly...
Microsoft shows devs the secrets to creating fluid animations in Windows 8 Metro apps

The new face of business analytics

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Donald Farmer, VP for Product Management at business intelligence (BI) technology provider QlikTech, spoke with MIS Asia recently about the new face of business analytics. Find below the expurgated transcript of the first part of our interview....
The new face of business analytics

Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

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The new software from Lamda Labs, who are based in San Francisco, raises the prospect of never forgetting a face again, and also of internet recommendations for who Google Glass wearers should meet at large social gatherings. It will launch to computer programmers in days. Google has been at pains to...
Facial Recognition Technology Is Now Available For Google Glass

Myspace gets a new face

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The revamped Myspace looks like Pinterest, LinkedIn adds an awkward endorsement feature, and Barnes & Noble will soon hit play on Nook Video. [Read more]...
Myspace gets a new face
Hacker Accessed A Silicon Valley Billionaire's AOL Account And Sent Some Pretty Strange Emails

Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off

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Google's very own "Loch Ness monster," also known as Google Drive, has finally launched. It's the new face of Google Documents, and it's also Google's oft-rumored Dropbox-killer. It enters a scene crowded with competitors besides Dropbox that let you sync multiple folders, collaborate with friends, and stream data to your mobile...
Google Drive vs. Dropbox, SkyDrive, SugarSync, and others: a cloud sync storage face-off

Shot from the air: A photo of the new face of Apple's iCloud

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Meet the mysterious "tactical data center" that just popped up on Apple's server farm FORTUNE -- The news that Apple (AAPL) was building a smaller, insect-shaped data center next to its big Maiden, N.C., server farm was broken -- in all places -- in the Hickory Daily Record, a 16,000-circulation...
Shot from the air: A photo of the new face of Apple's iCloud
Windows 8 now available in 140 markets, upgrades start at just $15

High-tech camouflage could protect soldiers from ballistic heat

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The heat wave that follows bomb blasts exceeds 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit and can cook exposed skin. New face paint that actually deflects heat could offer protection for up to a minute. [Read more]...
High-tech camouflage could protect soldiers from ballistic heat

Face-recognizing billboard ad identifies gender: no boys allowed (video)

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A new face recognition ad will only reveal its full contents to women. It uses a "high-definition" camera to scan people's faces, detecting their gender with an apparent 90 percent success rate. The charity, Plan UK, is looking to raise funds to sponsor education for girls living in developing...
Face-recognizing billboard ad identifies gender: no boys allowed (video)

PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer

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The European mobile payments market is about to get a major new face after online payment giant PayPal announced plans to bring its PayPal Here solution to the UK by the summer, marking its first rollout in the continent. Pricing has not been announced yet, but the presence of PayPal...
PayPal eyes Europe's mobile payment space, Chip & PIN-flavored PayPal Here coming to UK this summer
If this is BlackBerry 10, RIM is killing itself with ugly

Three photojournalist projects on Emphas.is you don’t want to miss out on

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Last month, we took a look at Emphas.is, which can be described as a Kickstarter for visual journalism. Photographers can use the site to crowdsource funds to finance their photography projects, as well as get them published. Quite a few of the projects listed on Emphas.is have already been fully funded,...
Three photojournalist projects on Emphas.is you don’t want to miss out on
Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

Jennifer Hudson: The New Face of Weight Watchers

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Jennifer Hudson: The New Face of Weight Watchers

InfoSpace shares soar after big revenue boost from new TaxAct unit

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Investors are liking the new face of InfoSpace. The Bellevue company, a dot-com darling and survivor, transformed itself yet again with the $287 million purchase of online tax preparation company TaxAct earlier this year. And the addition of that unit is already adding a nice boost to InfoSpace, which Wednesday...
InfoSpace shares soar after big revenue boost from new TaxAct unit

Make a new face for yourself with Avatar Creator

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Avatar Creator is a new iOS app from independent developer Yuki Tsujihara, aka Q-Blitz. It’s available now as a free ad-supported download from the App Store, and carries no additional in-app purchases at this time. Avatar creation tools are a mainstay of the social Web, and have been growing in...
Make a new face for yourself with Avatar Creator

Microsoft Store hacked in India, leaked passwords stored in plain text

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Frequenters of India's online Microsoft Store were briefly greeted with the suspicious visage of a Guy Fawkes mask this morning, following a hack that compromised the site's user database. According to WPSauce, Microsoft Store India's landing page was briefly taken over by a hacker group called Evil Shadow Team,...
Microsoft Store hacked in India, leaked passwords stored in plain text

Cheryl Cole To Be the New Face of Disney

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Cheryl Cole To Be the New Face of Disney

Carly Foulkes vs. Chris Pirillo: T-Mobile tries a new type of advertising campaign

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Carly Foulkes has been the public face of T-Mobile for a few years now, but the motorcycle-riding Carly is now getting a little competition in the form of Seattle uber geek and video blogger Chris Pirillo. Carly Foulkes Pirillo, who has run the site LockerGnome since 1996, is the star...
Carly Foulkes vs. Chris Pirillo: T-Mobile tries a new type of advertising campaign

The Pitch Season 2, Episode Nine: Edge/Admitted.ly - College Admissions 2.0

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Jessica Brondo, Founder & CEO of Edge/Admitted.ly, is on a mission to make her company the new face of college admissions. Having raised her own SAT score 430 points, Ms. Brondo was bit by the test prep bug and went on to develop her own proprietary curriculum. The Edge is...
The Pitch Season 2, Episode Nine: Edge/Admitted.ly - College Admissions 2.0
IT infrastructure provider SevOne raises a massive $150M

Condoleezza Rice: The new face of venture capital?

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Amidst all the hand wringing that's been going on in Silicon Valley's venture capital circles of late (Is the Internet boom over!? Is the VC industry fundamentally flawed!?) -- it's fascinating that legendary venture capitalist Vinod Khosla of Khosla Ventures just signed up former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice...
Condoleezza Rice: The new face of venture capital?

Xbox Music said to rival Spotify and iTunes, Microsoft to make a mark in music

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Xbox Music is coming to Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, that much we know. We also know that the Zune brand is dead. But whether the new service will be a simple rebadge or an entirely new beast remains a mystery. Bloomberg has it on good authority, however,...
Xbox Music said to rival Spotify and iTunes, Microsoft to make a mark in music

DataStax closes $25 million funding round for international expansion of 'big data' platform

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DataStax, a company that develops products and services for handling ‘big data’ problems using the Apache Cassandra open-source database, has announced the completion of a $25 million Series C funding round today. The latest batch of funding was led by Meritech Capital Partners, with participation from Lightspeed Venture Partners and...
DataStax closes $25 million funding round for international expansion of 'big data' platform

Xbox: The new face of 'entertainment' at Microsoft, beyond just video games

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The most striking takeaway from a recent meeting I had with Xbox Music GM Jerry Johnson wasn't the Spotify-like service he was in New York City to show off, but rather what he said about a much larger internal change at Microsoft. Having been relegated to the world of...
Xbox: The new face of 'entertainment' at Microsoft, beyond just video games
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