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Belkin outs AC1800 and AC750 dual-band routers, USB WiFi adapter at CES 2013

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If you've been planning on re-tooling your home network after the new year, Belkin has just outed a line of gadgets that could help do just that. The company has announced a pair of dual-band routers -- the AC1800 and AC750 -- that sport 802.11ac muscle, IntelliStream tech to...
Belkin outs AC1800 and AC750 dual-band routers, USB WiFi adapter at CES 2013

Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset

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In a short video interview, Nokia’s Stephen Elop admitted that his company is ramping up production of the Lumia 920 and 820 over time, helping to explain some reported shortages of the handset. The specific quote, as transcribed and surfaced by WMPowerUser, is as follows: [A]s we introduce the 920...
Nokia's Elop admits to low early Lumia 920 production, explaining some shortages of the new handset
NASA's Curiosity Rover will broadcast a 'special message' in Times Square on New Year's Eve
It's dangerous to go alone! Take these Android apps into the New Year.

RIM marketing interns apparently have lots of free time on their hands

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Research in Motion took to its blog to explain that the cartoon superhero foursome known as "The BeBold Team" is not a new ad campaign, but the result of some New Year's Eve fun. That sounds about right.read more...
RIM marketing interns apparently have lots of free time on their hands

Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down

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Amazon is growing fast. But that growth is outpacing its ability to make money, if the company’s quarterly results are any indication. Virtually every area of the company experienced double-digit growth over the same period a year earlier. Net sales were up 35% to $17.4 billion in total revenue....
Amazon Rides Kindle Fire to Huge Growth, but Profits Are Down
13 web apps you need to start 2013 off right

Q:How many New Year resolutions have you already broken? A:I don't do New Year resolutions. http://me.chacha.com/s/Gxg

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Q:How many New Year resolutions have you already broken? A:I don't do New Year resolutions. http://me.chacha.com/s/Gxg

Google's New Year's Day Logo Cleans Up The New Year's Eve Logo

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Today on Google’s home page, you will find a special logo for New Year’s Day. The logo represents what most people and venues are doing during the day after New Year’s Eve – cleaning up. Here is today’s logo showing how the Google logo is cleaning itself up for... Please...
Google's New Year's Day Logo Cleans Up The New Year's Eve Logo

Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

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Twitter has partnered with Yandex, the Russian web search giant, to include tweets in Yandex's search results, reports TechCrunch. This could potentially be a new source of revenue for Twitter -- Yandex described it as a licensing arrangement and Microsoft paid Twitter $30 million for a similar deal. Yandex...
Twitter Just Partnered With Google's Huge Russian Competitor (GOOG)

Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today

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We wouldn't blame you if, three months into 2013, you'd let those New Year's resolutions slide a bit. Luckily for you, Withings is giving you a chance to wipe the slate clean after launching its air-sniffing flagship, the Smart Body Analyzer. As well as monitoring your weight and body...
Withings $150 WS-50 Smart Body Analyzer goes on sale from today

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2009 New Year's Eve Travel Destinations in America: What are the top New Year's Eve travel destinations in the USA... http://bit.ly/8316JA

Thanks To Free Shipping Offers, Online Holiday Sales Surge 16 Percent To $39B

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Holiday season retail e-commerce spending for the first 51 days of season is up 16 percent to $38.7 billion, according to comScore. This past week, which was the last full week consumers could order gifts online and receive them in time for Christmas, saw Free Shipping Day (Monday, Dec. 17)...
Thanks To Free Shipping Offers, Online Holiday Sales Surge 16 Percent To $39B

Happy New Year 2013, Starting With 'Future of Mapping'

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For reasons planned and unplanned, I really did end up being out of electronic touch for a very long period, on a whole-family adventure. These past few days, rather than looking at a computer screen on a typical evening, I would look at something like what's shown below. And I read...
Happy New Year 2013, Starting With 'Future of Mapping'

With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

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We last heard from Pirq when the company announced a nice deal with Apple to offer its employees a special app for discounts on food at restaurants near its offices in Cupertino — a relationship that just might develop into something further, according to sources at the time. Today, however,...
With An Extra $1.2M From Rally Capital, Pirq Adds Loyalty, Nat'l Rollout To Its Restaurant Deals App

Dabbling in the dark arts

www.computerworld.com
With another New Year comes a "new" flurry of predictions across all industries. I say "new" because if we do some homework, we can see that many of these so-called "predictions" are actually spun off of technology trends over the past decade....
Dabbling in the dark arts

Happy 30th Birthday, Internet!

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An important part of the modern-day Internet (the TCP/IP protocol, which is among our favorite protocols) turned the Big Three-Oh on New Year's Day. An important structural component of the modern-day Internet celebrated its 30th birthday this week, according to a post on Google's Official blog. The standard computer...
Happy 30th Birthday, Internet!

Yes Folks, The Official iPhone Twitter App Is Here

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We already knew it was hours if not minutes away - see our earlier report - and it's perhaps no surprise that New Zealand gets the goods ahead of Europe and the US (a bit like New Year's day). Yes folks, the official Twitter app for iPhone is here, you...
Yes Folks, The Official iPhone Twitter App Is Here

Deezer launches ad-supported streaming in 150 countries and supports artists with new D4A service

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Look out Spotify, Deezer the music subscription service has launched an ad-supported streaming service in 150 countries today. Along with the ads, Deezer has also released Deezer4Artists (D4A), a new platform that the company hopes will help artists work out a relationship with their fans. The ad-supported service is free...
Deezer launches ad-supported streaming in 150 countries and supports artists with new D4A service

Foolish on Facebook: Teen arrested after posting about drunk driving

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There are certain things you probably shouldn’t post on social media. Some examples: angry insults directed at your boss, drunk pictures of yourself from last night, your social security number. But Jacob Cox-Brown may have shared something much worse than any of that. So bad, in fact, that the 18-year-old...
Foolish on Facebook: Teen arrested after posting about drunk driving
Here's A Diagram Of How Facebook's FBX Ad Exchange Works (FB)

Samsung Galaxy Note to Get Jelly Bean in New Year

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The Samsung Galaxy Note is set to receive an update that will bring Android Jelly Bean to the phablet. In addition to the latest Android software, the upcoming Premium Suite adds such features found on the newer Galaxy Note II as multi-window support and a pop-up video player. Samsung said...
Samsung Galaxy Note to Get Jelly Bean in New Year

Sprint plans $10 monthly charge for iDEN push-to-talk subs in the new year

www.engadget.com
For Nextel push-to-talk subs, the writing's been on the wall for some time now, what with that legacy service destined to sunset on June 30th, 2013. But for those unwilling to heed Sprint's many early warnings and make the switch to its CDMA-based Direct Connect plan before this coming...
Sprint plans $10 monthly charge for iDEN push-to-talk subs in the new year

China’s Sina Weibo passes 300m registered users, reveals mobile usage is higher than PC

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Twitter is blocked in China but that hasn’t stopped microblogging flourishing in the country, and proof of that comes with the announcement that Sina Weibo broke 300 million registered users in the last quarter. News of the landmark, published on Sina’s tech site (and translated by Tech In Asia), also reveals that mobile-based usage...
China’s Sina Weibo passes 300m registered users, reveals mobile usage is higher than PC

Paris thieves nab $1.3M in Apple products in New Year's Eve robbery

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Armed and masked robbers made off with an estimated $1.3 million in Apple products during a heist of an Apple store in central Paris on New Year's Eve....
Paris thieves nab $1.3M in Apple products in New Year's Eve robbery

AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

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AT&T will be shutting down its 2G bands by the start of 2017, according to a mention in a recent SEC filing picked up by the Wall Street Journal. The carrier gave New Year's Day, 2017 as a deadline to discontinue its 2G service to customers, which allows nearly four...
AT&T shutting off 2G networks by January 2017

Apple's Suppliers Had A Terrible February (AAPL)

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More bad news for Apple. Brian White of Topeka Capital says his "Apple Monitor" was terrible for February. White, who is a mega-bull on Apple, maintains an "Apple Monitor," which tracks the results of key Apple suppliers. When their results are good, it usually means good things for Apple. When...
Apple's Suppliers Had A Terrible February (AAPL)

New Year Resolution: Startups, improve your branding!

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I have two passions in life: technology and building brands. This is why it hurts me so much when I see so many promising startups who don’t care about developing their brand. Usually branding is seen as an afterthought. First we build it, then they come, then we make it...
New Year Resolution: Startups, improve your branding!

Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays

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Microsoft on Wednesday announced a rather interesting statistic for Windows Phone 8: the launch of the platform in late October has resulted in a sustained 40% increase in Windows Phone app submissions. As a result, the company has decided to keep the Windows Phone Store open for business during the...
Microsoft says Windows Phone 8 increased app submissions by 40%, to keep full staff on for holidays
SkyDrive Assets Hint At Web-Based Streaming Music Player Coming From Microsoft
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