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Fresh from the rumor mill: Microsoft is in talks to acquire music startup Rdio

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Sometimes, you hear something from someone that sounds like it would make sense if you take some time to think about it. But, 9 out of 10 times, unsubstantiated rumors don’t even stand a chance of getting published by The Next Web or any other tech blog worth its salt...
Fresh from the rumor mill: Microsoft is in talks to acquire music startup Rdio

Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

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Call it a noble experiment: only a month to re-imagine institutions with centuries of tradition and, some might say, baggage. But that’s exactly what the University of Washington’s Master of Communication in Digital Media program pursued as it re-thought higher education in April. Hanson Hosein Hacking Edu wrapped up this...
Hacking Edu: tech’s role in the future of higher education

Want To Display Your Product Idea At Fenway? There's A Competition For That

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The Daily Grommet wants to help a lucky entrepreneur get their product into the marketplace. Attention entrepreneurs with a great idea: Online marketplace Daily Grommet is sponsoring a competition that will culminate at Fenway Park to pick a new product concept to bring to market. The applications are due...
Want To Display Your Product Idea At Fenway? There's A Competition For That
Disney spends millions to keep Club Penguin’s young audience safe

Telus plans LG Optimus G launch on November 13th, other carriers remain shy

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LG committed to launching its mostly superb Optimus G to the three major carriers in Canada sometime in November. Just which day the phone would arrive was left a mystery, though, even when Rogers started taking pre-orders. It's taking another provider to sort things out: Telus has gone on...
Telus plans LG Optimus G launch on November 13th, other carriers remain shy

Apple's iPhone 5 gains final regulatory license in China ahead of rumored December launch

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Having already passed two of the required certifications to go on sale in China, Apple’s iPhone 5 has now passed its third and final regulatory hurdle in the country by receiving approval for its network access license. With the final piece of the puzzle completed, it’s left to the operators (and...
Apple's iPhone 5 gains final regulatory license in China ahead of rumored December launch

Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)

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This post is co-written with Daniel Cunha, my partner at Initial Capital. Initial Capital was launched in 2011 as an investment firm targeting early stage startups in Israel and Brazil. The unlikely investment focus is the result of three friends — two Israeli and one Brazilian — turned professional investors....
Brazil’s Startup Industry: Impressions, Insights & Lessons from Israel (Part I)
T-Mobile halts marketing campaign targeting iPhone users

Google Acquires Nik Software, the creators of iOS and Mac photo app Snapseed

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Google has just acquired Nik Software, the creators of the well-known Snapseed app for iOS and Mac, for an undisclosed amount. Although Nik Software has been around for quite a long time — 17 years in fact — according to The Verge, the deal was centered around the filter-focused Snapseed...
Google Acquires Nik Software, the creators of iOS and Mac photo app Snapseed

Green Cars are the Platform, Now Come the Applications

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Today forward thinking developers are eying the iPad — tomorrow they’ll be focused on your family sedan. The next generation of electric cars will fuel up from a smart power grid, have one of several operating systems, will connect to broadband networks provided by wireless carriers and have a charge...
Green Cars are the Platform, Now Come the Applications

Bubble Motion lands $5m to bring its 'Twitter for voice' service to the US, via Hollywood

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Bubble Motion is set to bring its ‘Twitter for voice’ service to the US, and continue its emerging market focus, after the Singapore-based startup landed $5 million in fresh funding through a strategic investment from Japanese VC firm Jafco Asia. The deal takes the company’s total funding to $50 million from a...
Bubble Motion lands $5m to bring its 'Twitter for voice' service to the US, via Hollywood

Microsoft’s Nadella: We will democratize big data

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Satya Nadella, President, Server and Tools Business, Microsoft(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com Microsoft plans to bring big data to the little guy, said Satya Nadella, president of the Microsoft Server and Tools group and the executive directing the company’s gigantic Windows Azure cloud effort. The company’s decision to make Hadoop a...
Microsoft’s Nadella: We will democratize big data

AAP Publishers Get More Control Over Google As They Settle 7-Year Copyright Infringement Suit Over Google Library Project

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Google has finally made some headway on the litigation over copyright infringement for the Google Library Project; and the deal puts in place another key piece of the puzzle for Google Books. Google has reached a settlement with the Association of American Publishers, ending a seven-year legal dispute over the use...
AAP Publishers Get More Control Over Google As They Settle 7-Year Copyright Infringement Suit Over Google Library Project
Those Rumored Google Stores Are Starting To Make A Lot Of Sense

Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

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With a history only fitting an Internet business, Digg has seen the highest of the highs and the lowest of the lows, and everywhere in between. We’ve received a tips from multiple sources that Digg may have found a suitor by way of The Washington Post. The social bookmarking site...
Rumor: Digg to be acquired by The Washington Post

Alcatel-Lucent's Optism mobile ad platform finally gets location-savvy

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Struggling telecoms supplier Alcatel-Lucent has beefed up its Optism mobile advertising platform by integrating geolocation technology from fellow French firm Intersec. Optism is hardly as recognized a name as Admob or InMobi, but then again it’s more targeted at operators, offering them a way to get into the mobile advertising...
Alcatel-Lucent's Optism mobile ad platform finally gets location-savvy

Google redesigns its Android Developers site as part of ramp up to I/O

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As part of its ramp up to the I/O conference, Google has redesigned its Android Developers site to assist its ecosystem to get the information it needs to build beautiful apps on its platform. In what the team calls a “streamlined, simplified and refocused” design, the site is split up...
Google redesigns its Android Developers site as part of ramp up to I/O
Where Magazines Fear to Tread: Beautylish Expands from MakeUp Tutorials into Ecommerce

T-Mobile Aims to Remake Itself with New Network, New Plans and New Devices

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After spending months getting its network and business ready, T-Mobile USA is ready to show its new look to the world. The revamped No. 4 carrier is still the underdog, of course, but now the company has some of the pieces it has long been missing. T-Mobile has been readying...
T-Mobile Aims to Remake Itself with New Network, New Plans and New Devices

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

Silentale Opens Up Public CRM

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Silentale is a service just launching their public beta that wants to help you keep track of all your contacts and interactions with those contacts. They are apparently calling themselves he “Dropbox for communications,” collecting and storing your contacts’ information and messages in the cloud for you. 360° view of...
Silentale Opens Up Public CRM

Facebook Doesn't Need a New CEO, Reuters Needs a New Technology Writer

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You know what’s great about blogs? Anyone can become a reporter. You know what’s horrible about blogs? Anyone can become a reporter. People in the former category are insightful insiders like Fred Wilson or Ben Horowitz or even former attorney Michael Arrington. People in the latter category are like...
Facebook Doesn't Need a New CEO, Reuters Needs a New Technology Writer

Good News for Solving Bufferbloat: CoDel Provides "No Knobs" Solution

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Data transfer speeds have been getting faster and faster, but that doesn't mean that we're actually reaping the full benefits. A few years ago, Jim Gettys put his finger on the "criminal mastermind" behind poor networking performance. Dubbed Bufferbloat, the problem was not a simple one to solve. Not...
Good News for Solving Bufferbloat: CoDel Provides "No Knobs" Solution
As Apple Reportedly Nears Streaming Licensing Agreements For iRadio, Competitors Should Circle The Wagons

NVIDIA’s mobile GPUs to surpass Xbox 360 performance by 2014

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NVIDIA sees its mobile system-on-a-chip graphics solutions surpassing the performance of the Xbox 360 in the coming years. A new graph the company shared with AnandTech highlights the performance of Tegra chips in comparison to those found within PCs and gaming consoles. The solid lines are estimated performance, while...
NVIDIA’s mobile GPUs to surpass Xbox 360 performance by 2014
Thermodo Reveals New Stretch Goals, Outside Developer Support And Backer Reward Levels

Moving trash can catches your waste, annoys Larry Bird (video)

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Just when you thought developments in trash can technology hadn't moved too far since the trusted b-ball backboard accessory, a Japanese genius comes along to raise the bar. Modder FRP has created the Smart Trashbox, a moving can which uses a Kinect to track airborne garbage and make sure...
Moving trash can catches your waste, annoys Larry Bird (video)

REVEALED: The Real Name Of The Next iPad (AAPL)

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One more piece of the puzzle falls into place before tomorrow's big reveal from Apple. According to reports on CNET and VentureBeat, the next iPad will be called the iPad HD. Until now, everyone was calling it the iPad 3. The "HD" refers to the super sharp screen on...
REVEALED: The Real Name Of The Next iPad (AAPL)
Vidmind wants to become the one-stop-shop for virtual cable operators

LG Intuition spied in press shots, leaves one piece of the puzzle left to go

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The LG Intuition may be one of Verizon's more poorly-kept secrets of recent memory. Apart from LG itself having confirmed that an Optimus Vu rebranding is due for the US within weeks, there's been pricing and even an uncannily detailed FCC filing to fill in the gaps. Why not...
LG Intuition spied in press shots, leaves one piece of the puzzle left to go
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