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How to convert text documents into MP3 audio files

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Bill Farman wants to convert his RTF text documents into MP3 files so he can listen to them while mowing the lawn...Is there is a safe free download that will convert the Open University info I receive in RTF so that I can listen to it as I work outside?...
How to convert text documents into MP3 audio files

Slashnot? Geeknet mulls sale of online media businesses, including Slashdot and SourceForge

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Geeknet this morning announced that its board has started evaluating “strategic alternatives” for its online media businesses, including popular ‘news for nerds’ site Slashdot, open-source software community site SourceForge and Freecode, an online index of Linux, Unix and cross-platform software. In order to “maximize shareholder value”, Geeknet is considering selling...
Slashnot? Geeknet mulls sale of online media businesses, including Slashdot and SourceForge

10 award-winning open source apps to try today

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The world of open source software offers free alternatives to just about any expensive commercial package you might care to name, but there's no denying that some of them are better than others. Firefox, LibreOffice, and GIMP are a few of the better-known examples with a reputation for quality...
10 award-winning open source apps to try today

Facebook hires: software engineers, product design manager, client partner, account managers and more

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Facebook appears to have hired a number of software engineers, as well as a product design manager, a client partner and some account managers, according to listings removed from its careers page. The company also moved some existing employees into new roles, based on LinkedIn updates. New hires and promotions,...
Facebook hires: software engineers, product design manager, client partner, account managers and more

Telerik acquires Danish cross-platform app analytics software maker EQATEC

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Telerik, a US-based provider of tools for project management, collaboration, software development and testing, has acquired Copenhagen, Denmark-based EQATEC. The acquisition, announced earlier today by EQATEC, is meant to enable Telerik to boost its application development lifecycle solution stack with a software analytics suite. Financial terms of the deal were...
Telerik acquires Danish cross-platform app analytics software maker EQATEC

Amazon offers free SDK plugin for Eclipse to help build Kindle Fire and Android smartphone apps

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Amazon on Monday announced a new tool for Android app developers looking to integrate Amazon APIs into their projects: the Amazon Mobile App SDK Eclipse Plugin. The company says the tool, which is currently in beta, is free to use for developers distributing their apps on Amazon, much like most...
Amazon offers free SDK plugin for Eclipse to help build Kindle Fire and Android smartphone apps

Business Insider Is Looking For A Part-Time QA Engineer

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Business Insider is looking for an experienced QA engineer to join our rapidly growing tech and product team. You'll work closely with developers and product managers seeing new features through to a successful, bug-free launch. You'll also help keep the focus on our readers, making sure Business Insider is easy to...
Business Insider Is Looking For A Part-Time QA Engineer
This Little White Box Can Run Your Home Entirely By Remote Control From Your Phone

For Dell, Joyent Weaves a Software Cloud

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Dell Computer, once viewed as a fearsome force in the world of Internet infrastructure, has lost some of its awe. Much like its desktop business, the Texas-based computer hardware maker has been but into the shade by its rivals such as Hewlett Packard, IBM and newer entrants such as Cisco...
For Dell, Joyent Weaves a Software Cloud

Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.

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It's one thing to have a good idea for a new piece of software, but raising the funds necessary to bring it to life is a whole separate challenge. Crowdfunding can offer a nice solution, and platforms like Kickstarter and--more recently--Selfstarter can sometimes help. On Thursday, however, a brand-new...
Have a new software idea? FundaGeek wants to help fund it.
Report: 6 of top 10 enterprise devices using Good are iOS, 97% of tablets are iPad

Buddy.com raises $1m, offers a “backend-as-a-service” platform for app developers

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Buddy Platform this morning announced that it has raised $1 million in seed funding from Transmedia Capital and Crestlight Venture Productions as it launches its ‘backend-as-a-service’ (okay we’ll call it BaaS just this once) platform to the world. Basically, Buddy enables app developers to focus on building the best cross-platform...
Buddy.com raises $1m, offers a “backend-as-a-service” platform for app developers
Dice Holdings buys Slashdot, SourceForge, & Freecode for $20M cash

Why America Will Be The Next Consumer Electronics Powerhouse (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)

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We were speaking to a prominent venture capitalist the other day (he asked not to be quoted), and picking his brain on the trends to watch for the coming year. One that surprised us: this investor is absolutely convinced that the consumer electronics industry is going to swing back...
Why America Will Be The Next Consumer Electronics Powerhouse (GOOG, AAPL, MSFT)
Eucalyptus updates cloud platform in open source mold

Social influencer startup BlogFrog rebrands to TapInfluence, release self-managed community platform

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BlogFrog, the Boulder-based platform connecting consumer-facing brands with social influencers, is rebranding as TapInfluence. In conjunction with this move, it is also releasing its community platform software as a cloud-based offering that no longer requires brands to go directly through TapInfluence. Instead, it gives companies a self-managed service to help...
Social influencer startup BlogFrog rebrands to TapInfluence, release self-managed community platform

Belkin to take Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed sum

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It’s been a big week for deal-making over at Cisco Systems. One day after announcing the blockbuster purchase of tiny Israeli mobile networking startup Intucell for $475 million, Cisco is turning around and selling one of its biggest former acquisitions, Linksys, to home-networking competitor Belkin. No financial details were revealed....
Belkin to take Linksys from Cisco for an undisclosed sum
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