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Bill Gates: tablets in the classroom have a 'terrible track record'

Google says more than 500 districts in US and Europe use Chromebooks actively

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Google just revealed over 500 school districts in the United States and Europe use Chromebooks on a regular basis, while also naming a few new districts to adopt the technology in both North Carolina and Wisconsin. In a post on the Official Google Blog, Google talked about the functionality of Chromebooks...
Google says more than 500 districts in US and Europe use Chromebooks actively

Carlyle Group Buys Getty Images For $3.3 Billion

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Ownership of the stock photo giant Getty Images has changed hands. The Carlyle Group has bought a controlling stake in Getty Images for the price of $3.3 billion, and it's also reported existing execs will invest a lot of their equity into the deal. Getty Images was previously owned by...
Carlyle Group Buys Getty Images For $3.3 Billion
Oh hey, a solution to the Facebook Page drama! That was fast

LinkedIn Contacts looks to boost relationships

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Keep track of professional contacts with LinkedIn's new app, hide from Facebook's green dots, and doodle in new ways with Draw Something 2. [Read more]...
LinkedIn Contacts looks to boost relationships
With new U.S. presence, Shopcade expands its social commerce business model
FBI reportedly launches surveillance unit targeting online, VoIP communications
Kinect in a smartphone? Amazing Cirque du Soleil Chrome experiment reveals the future of web browsers

Here comes Windows 8: What's at stake for Microsoft

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Later this morning, at a launch event in New York City, Microsoft will introduce Windows 8 to the world. Tomorrow Windows 8 will debut in stores. This is the biggest change in Microsoft operating systems since the move from MS-DOS to Windows more than 25 years ago, and the...
Here comes Windows 8: What's at stake for Microsoft

Facebook Gifts gets ability to make charitable contributions on behalf of friends

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Facebook has begun testing the ability to give charitable contributions on behalf of friends in its Facebook Gifts product. The gifts product used to be limited to giving physical or digital items to friends and having them delivered, but now takes on a charitable bent. The charitable gift mode has...
Facebook Gifts gets ability to make charitable contributions on behalf of friends

Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

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HE SMELLS BLOOD. (Photo: flickr.com/oreilly) As if anyone in the publishing industry needed another reason to view Amazon with suspicion and alarm: Today the goliath announced it’s acquiring literary-themed social networking site Goodreads. Head for your bunkers; we’ve just gone to End of Publishing DefCon 1. Said Amazon’s VP of...
Amazon Is Buying Goodreads; Draw Your Own End-of-Literature Conclusions

Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

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A lot of what they build in Silicon Valley these days is pretty mundane: sexting apps, social games, and new ways to "share" things over the Internet. So it's pretty exciting when you hear about someone who has some really crazy ideas for what the future might hold. One such...
Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home

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J. K. Rowling’s virtual Harry Potter community Pottermore is launching on Sony’s PlayStation Home, the company’s free social gaming platform. Users of Pottermore’s website will be able to link their Pottermore.com accounts to their PlayStation Network IDs. Pottermore at Playstation Home will be available in April. According to an announcement...
J. K. Rowling's Pottermore to launch on PlayStation Home

Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

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Setting: Large ballroom in Moscone. Large enough that two sets of projected screens are on, one up front, and one pair amidset. Crowded, one or two open seats per long row. Two bright-shirted Google employees in blue. We start on time. Today during the I/O developer conference, Googlers Waleed Kadous and...
Inside Google's new location APIs for Android

LoungeUp Scores Seed Round To Help Hotels Keep Guests App Happy

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Anything that helps hotels improve their customer service levels is welcome in my book. Tools to help them up sell, not quite so much. To that end, LoungeUp, a startup that provides a platform to enable hotels to jump on the mobile app bandwagon, has announced that it’s raised a...
LoungeUp Scores Seed Round To Help Hotels Keep Guests App Happy

Viddy takes social video to the next level: Officially opens up its API

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Today, social video sharing site Viddy has made a huge leap towards becoming a powerhouse. The company has announced the availability of its API, which will allow developers to build around the platform and come up with new ways to share videos. In a blog post, the company has challenged...
Viddy takes social video to the next level: Officially opens up its API
NTIA to make 95Mhz of ‘prime spectrum’ available to wireless carriers

Swedish magicians + 7 new iPads = One of the best presentations you will ever see

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The iPad allows us to do many things, whether it be to watch and interact with media, utilise hundreds of thousands of apps, browse the web, send email or simply play games. People are continually finding new ways to use the iPad as a promotional tool, but this video from...
Swedish magicians + 7 new iPads = One of the best presentations you will ever see

It's not enough to just have information -- intelligence requires context

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The U.S. intelligence community has plenty of information about the countries and regions where its adversaries operate, but it needs more than that — it needs better ways to understand the context of that information, and how it changes over time, Samantha Ravich told attendees at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference in...
It's not enough to just have information -- intelligence requires context

Elephanti is the loyalty card version of Foursquare designed to bring customers inside the retail store

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Online shopping has really affected the way people buy things. If you look at the effect e-commerce stores have had on Thanksgiving and on Black Friday, you’ll find that $1 billion went to sites like Amazon and other online retail stores — something that greatly affects traditional brick and mortar...
Elephanti is the loyalty card version of Foursquare designed to bring customers inside the retail store

Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph

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Last September at its annual F8 Conference, Facebook unveiled a new version of its Open Graph. Based around the notion that different actions have different meanings, Facebook opened the door to a slew of media apps, with a focus on frictionless, serendipitous, real-time sharing. This was subsequently opened to any...
Healthy numbers: Facebook says fitness apps such as RunKeeper and Nike+ are thriving off Open Graph
A Redesigned, Slicker PayPal Is Coming Tomorrow; Some Seeing New Look Today

Nominate The Most Creative People In Mobile Advertising

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We want to know, who are the most creative people in mobile advertising? You tell us. Nominees can be people who have created innovative tablet ads, new ways to approach mobile ad display, changed the face of in-game ads, or found novel uses for SMS and QR codes. We will...
Nominate The Most Creative People In Mobile Advertising

New Ways to Track You via Your Mobile Devices: Big Brother or Good Business?

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A new technology called IPS can track your every move--or help you find a departure gate at the airport. Should we fear it or embrace it?...
New Ways to Track You via Your Mobile Devices: Big Brother or Good Business?

Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

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Founded in California in 2012, Moosify is setting out to help you meet new people through music and places. Based in Palo Alto, Moosify already has an iOS and Android app, but today it’s taking its social discovery service to Spotify with a dedicated app for the music-streaming platform. After...
Moosify's Spotify app lets you meet new people through a shared taste in music

Apple investigating new question-based iPhone unlock, hearing aid auto-detection

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A pair of new Apple patent applications published this week show potential new ways to interact with an iPhone: an unlock system that asks the user to identify a random image, and a way to identify if the current device user is wearing a hearing aid....
Apple investigating new question-based iPhone unlock, hearing aid auto-detection
Lung-on-a-chip research could give us new ways to fight disease

UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

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Techdirt has written before about the self-destructive vindictiveness of the copyright industries, which would rather die in a futile attempt to stamp out piracy than embrace new ways of making money that will help to reduce piracy anyway. Here's another example of this blinkered approach from the UK, pointed out...
UK Recording Industry Doesn't Want Google To Reduce Piracy Until It Reduces Piracy

EVRYTHNG launches to connect physical products with the web for smart marketing

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EVRYTHNG has been formally launched to make physical objects smarter by linking them to the Web. The Internet of Things has seen plenty of coverage online but until now it has been a little slow off the mark when it comes to making more things happen around us. In basic...
EVRYTHNG launches to connect physical products with the web for smart marketing

New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization

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Remember your father's disaster recovery (DR) process? Chances are it involved using a bunch of data tapes and rotating them between home and work, or different offices. Tapes were cheap, but notoriously unreliable. And getting them restored on a server took a lot of work. There are better solutions for...
New Ways to Do Disaster Recovery Using Virtualization
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