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Facebook Starts Turning Listen, Read, and Watch Stories Into Ads

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When you listen, read, or watch through a Facebook Open Graph app, a few of your friends hear about through the news feed, Ticker, or Timeline. Starting this week, Facebook is allowing advertisers to pay for more exposure of listen, read, or watch stories that mention them by turning the stories...
Facebook Starts Turning Listen, Read, and Watch Stories Into Ads

Real Augmented Reality Google Goggles In Prototype Stage?

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There have been whispers in the past of augmented reality goggles or glasses, but generally we have been able to dismiss them as exaggerations or concepts. The technology, while it isn’t unrealistic, simply isn’t quite there yet. Apparently that hasn’t stopped Google: a new report is appearing corroborating earlier ones...
Real Augmented Reality Google Goggles In Prototype Stage?

Google reportedly developing Android-powered smart glasses

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Much like flying cars and jet packs, wearable computing is one of those aspirational fields of technology where the current state of the art doesn't deliver the sort of experience that people have imagined for decades. An experimental project that is reportedly under development in Google's labs could raise...
Google reportedly developing Android-powered smart glasses

Mobeam Adds $1.5M To Series A Following Partnership With P&G

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Mobeam, the San Francisco-based startup whose technology enables mobile phones to interact with laser scanners at the point of sale, has added another $1.5 million to its Series A round. The company had previously raised $4.9 million in October 2011. The round includes new investor DFJ Athena, a Korea-focused venture...
Mobeam Adds $1.5M To Series A Following Partnership With P&G

Buffalo Wild Wings testing Apple's iPad for quicker customer ordering

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Restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings is expanding a pilot program in which customers place orders for food and drinks via Apple's iPad right from their table....
Buffalo Wild Wings testing Apple's iPad for quicker customer ordering

BT reveals UK’s first fibre-only location as Deddington, Oxfordshire

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BT has announced that Deddington, a village in Oxfordshire is to become its first testing ground for its fibre-only exchange program. Deddington is a small rural exchange serving approximately 1,400 people and so it is a compact location for a pilot program. This comes as part of a plan to replace...
BT reveals UK’s first fibre-only location as Deddington, Oxfordshire

Google launches its Business Photos service in India

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Google has introduced Business Pages in India, extending the global reach of the service that helps retailers attract customers by posting panoramic photos of their store or shop-front to the Web. The pilot program will see Google take 360 degree photos of businesses’ premises, which are then uploaded to Google Places...
Google launches its Business Photos service in India

Google to launch pilot program for Android-based HUD glasses

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Google has reportedly been hard at work developing glasses with a built-in heads-up display (HUD) on one lens. The glasses reportedly look very similar to Oakley’s Thump sunglasses, which allowed users to load songs onto a small flash drive and listen to tunes through integrated ear buds. According to...
Google to launch pilot program for Android-based HUD glasses
SoFi Reinvents College Loans With Alumni Funding

White House announces anti-botnet initiative

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The White House has been drumming up momentum for tighter internet privacy laws for a while now, and today it's furthering that online safety agenda with a new initiative for combating botnets. Washington just announced a pilot program for fighting viruses, citing a whopping five million PCs infected worldwide...
White House announces anti-botnet initiative

NYC phone booths to get second lives as slate stalls

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Believe it or not, but there are still hundreds, nay, thousands of phone booths out there on the streets of New York City. Obviously, in the age of the ubiquitous smartphone, most of them go untouched -- though, usually that has more to do with some mysterious substance covering the...
NYC phone booths to get second lives as slate stalls

AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services

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Let's face it, walkie-talkies are far from glamorous, but for large and small enterprises that rely on real-time communication, the WWII artifact remains an integral part of the workday. Now, AT&T has set forth on a journey to give its push-to-talk services a modern makeover, and it's recruiting a few...
AT&T launches pilot program for expanded push-to-talk services
NASA Puts Nanotechnology Swarm Patents Up for Auction
Dell's Project Sputnik pairs Ubuntu with the XPS 13 to help create a developer's dream

NYC Considering Installing Enormous Touchscreens Instead Of Pay Phones

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The Big Apple is looking into upgrading its existing pay phones, and a pilot study is underway that replaces everyone’s favorite anachronism with something a little more 21st-century: giant touchscreens. According the NY Post, the city will unveil 250 revamped phone booths next month that have been revamped with 32-inch...
NYC Considering Installing Enormous Touchscreens Instead Of Pay Phones
Microsoft Expands $99 Subscription Xbox Program To Best Buy And GameStop

Google’s Age Engage program hopes to teach your grandparents how to use the Internet

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Those native to the tech scene know a lot more about the Internet than the average person. Seniors, on the other hand, have largely missed out on the World Wide Web, barring some exceptions (like my great great uncle). We’ve all likely experienced that moment: trying to explain social networks to...
Google’s Age Engage program hopes to teach your grandparents how to use the Internet

iZettle, Europe’s rival to Square, hits the UK

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Swedish payments startup iZettle is making its most significant since coming out of beta last year, with a pilot program to enter the potentially huge British market. Until now the company, billed as Europe’s equivalent to Square, has so far only made its product — a free plug-in dongle and...
iZettle, Europe’s rival to Square, hits the UK

Audi cancels A1 and A2 EVs due to pricing concerns

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Audi's A2 and A1 EV concepts have been floating around for a while now, but it looks like neither will make it past the exploratory phase. According to Car Magazine, the auto maker is cancelling production of the two models due to concerns about pricing. The projected cost is...
Audi cancels A1 and A2 EVs due to pricing concerns

Disney outfitting park employees with iPads to add magic to Magic Kingdom

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There has always been a strong connection between Apple and the Walt Disney Company.  Steve Jobs served on the board of directors for Disney and was the co-founder / CEO for Pixar, which was purchased by Disney to create some of the most memorable animated films ever.  Jobs also used...
Disney outfitting park employees with iPads to add magic to Magic Kingdom

LetsWombat Founder On Turning Product Sampling Into A Trackable Marketing Channel

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When I think of product sampling, I remember the glorious days of wheeling around the grocery store with my mom and picking up every cheese and meat-laden toothpick in the building. My mom hated it. She was quite organized, and knew exactly what she wanted from the trip, while...
LetsWombat Founder On Turning Product Sampling Into A Trackable Marketing Channel

Is Condition One the future of video? Mark Cuban thinks so

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Danfung Dennis, a war photographer and videographer who turned his experiences in Afghanistan into an Academy Award-nominated documentary, would like people to get a look through his eyes. But instead of referring people to his pictures or documentary, he’s got a more ambitious plan to build a new video standard...
Is Condition One the future of video? Mark Cuban thinks so

Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering

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Supercomputers at the forefront of medical practice? The notion is by no means a stretch of the imagination. Yet, research of this kind mostly goes unnoticed -- that is, unless the computational wizardry handholding these advancements belongs to Jeopardy!'s AI king. That's right, Watson, IBM's bold-face named powerhouse of...
Watson lends a helping hand to cancer research, partners with Memorial Sloan-Kettering
NYC to transform old phone booths into 32-inch ‘smart screens’
$99 Xbox 360 and Kinect subscription bundle arriving at Best Buy and GameStop stores later this month

Coca-Cola's A011 vending machine keeps drink cool without using (much) power

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So maybe that self-chilling soda didn't pan out, but Coca-Cola is working on another method for keeping its beverages cool without using power. In partnership with Fuji Electric Retail Systems, the company has developed the A011 vending machine, which is capable of keeping drinks frosty for up to 16...
Coca-Cola's A011 vending machine keeps drink cool without using (much) power
GameStop now sells Android tablets at over 1,600 stores

iPad, iPhone at heart of Square's NYC taxi payment system

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In a bid to change the way people pay for cab rides, Square has rolled out a pilot program in New York City that leverages iPads and iPhones running specialized software as backseat payment stations....
iPad, iPhone at heart of Square's NYC taxi payment system

Audi comes clean on A3 e-tron pilot program, electric mobility coming to four US cities

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Longing to get back into the EV game after your MINI E got sent back to the mothership? If you didn't hop on the BMW Group's other electric trial, the 1 Series-based ActiveE, how about giving a shake to a car from its rival in Ingolstadt? At the TED2012...
Audi comes clean on A3 e-tron pilot program, electric mobility coming to four US cities

Penguin brings e-books back to NYC libraries in 1-year pilot program with 3M

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Penguin, which removed all of its e-books from libraries and ended its relationship with digital library distributor OverDrive in February, is tiptoeing back into the digital lending waters again. In a one-year pilot program with OverDrive competitor 3M, beginning in August, Penguin will make e-books available to the New York...
Penguin brings e-books back to NYC libraries in 1-year pilot program with 3M
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