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AVADirect Mini Gaming PC review: custom-built, compact powerhouse

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AVADirect's custom-built Mini Gaming PC packs some serious power inside its small, shock-resistant mini-tower. This compact gaming PC doesn't come cheap, but the $2000+ price tag isn't too bad considering some gaming rigs will cost you over $5000. Plus, the performance - it scored an impressive 200 on our...
AVADirect Mini Gaming PC review: custom-built, compact powerhouse
Because Of This Chart, A Serious Person Posited That Samsung Might Someday Buy Google (SSNLF, GOOG)

You can now watch your YouTube playlists with friends in Google+ Hangouts

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You can watch YouTubes in Google+ Hangouts, which is a pretty fun feature, but you haven’t been able to share a complete playlist of videos that lets you watch a series of clips. Selecting them one by one is a pain in the butt. Thankfully, YouTube has announced a new...
You can now watch your YouTube playlists with friends in Google+ Hangouts

Time Warner CEO Thinks YouTube's $100 Million Content Investment Is "Cute"

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Much has been made of Google's foray into original content with its $100 million investments in its bid to compete with television. But as Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes pointed out at this week's Business Insider's IGNITION conference, Google's content investments are essentially chump change - nowhere near enough to...
Time Warner CEO Thinks YouTube's $100 Million Content Investment Is "Cute"

IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

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Strong growth in tablet sales is helping to drive overall growth in the global smart connected device market, according to analyst IDC, as the market reshapes itself with mobility at its core. Posting a new report for full year 2012 and projections through to 2017, the analyst notes that market expansion last year...
IDC: Tablet Sales Grew 78.4% YoY In 2012 - Expected To Pass Desktop Sales In 2013, Portable PCs In 2014

Lenovo takes the covers off five new IdeaPhones

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Lenovo has revealed five new Android-powered IdeaPhones including the S890 flaghship. It has been joined by the introduction of P-series, targetted at professionals and the new A-series aimed at the entry-level. These join the K900, Lenovoís oversized 5.5-inch dual-core Intel Atom powerhouse launched earlier this week.......
Lenovo takes the covers off five new IdeaPhones

PSA: LG Optimus G Pro now available at AT&T

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American fans of giant smartphones haven't lately had the giant selection of devices to match, but AT&T can at last offer a little diversity: the LG Optimus G Pro is now on sale at the carrier's online and retail stores. For $200 on contract or $550 contract-free, US residents...
PSA: LG Optimus G Pro now available at AT&T

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
Yahoo 'reimagines' Flickr with a bold new design, a free TB of space for all users, & more

PlayStation 4: welcome to the next level

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The machine itself was nowhere to be seen, but last week's PlayStation 4 press conference in New York promised important innovationsSony's video games division have finally revealed the long anticipated PlayStation 4 at a high-profile event in New York. Or rather, they've revealed how the PS4 will function. The actual...
PlayStation 4: welcome to the next level

This 24-Year-Old's Startup, Quirky, Just Nabbed Another $68 Million ... And Mary Meeker

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Quirky, the super-hot New York startup founded by 24-year-old Ben Kaufman, just raised another $68 million in Series C funding. That brings the total raised since it was founded in 2009 to $91.3 million. This round was led by Andreessen Horowitz, with significant participation from new investor Kleiner Perkins Caufield...
This 24-Year-Old's Startup, Quirky, Just Nabbed Another $68 Million ... And Mary Meeker

Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

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On Tuesday afternoon, the Walt Disney Company announced in a press release shortly before its investor call that it would acquire 100 percent of LucasFilm LTD for $4.05 billion, in cash and stock. In the press release, Disney also said it would invest in a Star Wars Episode 7 which...
Walt Disney buys LucasFilm, promises Star Wars Episode 7 in 2015

AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity

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US telecommunications powerhouse AT&T has announced that it has agreed to acquire NextWave Wireless, which holds key licenses in the Wireless Communication Services (WCS) and Advanced Wireless Service (AWS) bands. NextWave Wireless produces mobile multimedia solutions and speculates in the wireless spectrum market. The company is perhaps most notable for...
AT&T acquires NextWave Wireless for $25m up front, to boost mobile Internet capacity
Sprint announces Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, LG Optimus G and two more LTE devices

HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone

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Sprint let some hot news fly at CTIA today: The first commercially available phone that will support the WiMAX next-generation cell network will be the HTC EVO 4G. It’s a powerhouse of a phone, running a 1GHz processor even more powerful than what’s under the hood of the Nexus...
HTC EVO 4G: Sprint’s First WiMAX Phone
Google's Nexus 4 is already sold out on Google Play

LG Optimus G review: a quad-core powerhouse with Nexus aspirations

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More Info LG Optimus G: hands-on with Korea's latest powerhouse LG Optimus G for AT&T hands-on LG Optimus G for Sprint hands-on You've heard it before: the more things change the more they stay the same. It wasn't that long ago that we reviewed LG's flagship Optimus 4X HD,...
LG Optimus G review: a quad-core powerhouse with Nexus aspirations

MapMyFitness edges past 10m members, and gears up for another $3m in funding

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One month to the day after MapMyFitness revealed a fresh $9m Series B funding round, the online health and fitness powerhouse has announced that it has edged past ten million registered members and is arranging a further $3m in financing from Square 1 Bank. MapMyFitness is the Texas-based tech fitness...
MapMyFitness edges past 10m members, and gears up for another $3m in funding

Wintel under siege as mobile and Android ascend at Computex

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Surging tablet sales and the muted response to Windows 8 have opened the door for Android at this year's Computex and exposed deeper cracks in the Wintel powerhouse of Windows software and Intel chips.Microsoft and Intel have dominated the Computex trade show for decades, with faster chips and new...
Wintel under siege as mobile and Android ascend at Computex
Rare-earth mining rises again in United States
AOL revenue is showing signs of life, except where it counts

With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious

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Of all the complex aspects of the $23 billion leveraged buyout that is set to take PC maker Dell private — which sources said is likely to be announced sometime early today — one of the more interesting parts of the mega-deal is the evolving relationship between software giant...
With Dell Buyout Poised to Be Announced Today, the Bromance Between Microsoft and Silver Lake Gets Serious
Leaked: If This New BlackBerry Is Real, It's Going To Be A Beast (RIMM)

Viacom's Dauman: Nickelodeon Isn't Losing Viewers To Netflix

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Nickelodeon, usually a ratings star, has been on a slide recently, and several analysts this week put the blame on Netflix (NSDQ: NFLX). On Thursday, Viacom (NYSE: VIA) CEO Philippe Dauman weighed in.  Nick parent company Viacom reported a 65 percent drop in profits for its fiscal first quarter...
Viacom's Dauman: Nickelodeon Isn't Losing Viewers To Netflix

Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

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Yesterday Samsung added the iPhone 5 to its patent lawsuit against Apple and other manufacturers. This comes after Apple was awarded $1 billion for Samsung’s infringements. But sales of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S III haven’t been hurt and appear to have been helped by the news. The powerhouse Android device...
Lawsuit, iPhone 5 Spur Samsung Galaxy Sales

How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryl’s IPO

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A tug of war between innovation and monetization as Facebook grows towards could dilute The Hacker Way, says a paywalled piece from CNN Fortune. But a plan a hatched since it filed its S-1 to IPO. Rather than sacrifice the user experience for revenue or vice versa, Facebook is merging...
How The Cult Of Zuck Will Survive Sheryl’s IPO
Shutterstock dives into Getty's domain with Offset, a premium photo site. Next step? Video

10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

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Good morning! Here's the news: The iPad 3 will be announced March 7 in San Francisco. Darren Sinofsky is likely the next CEO of Microsoft -- here's his story. The $25 Raspberry Pi computer is officially for sale. Google nearly issued its own currency called "Google Bucks." HP just...
10 Things You Need To Know This Morning (AAPL, GOOG, MSFT)

Angry Birds hits 1.7bn downloads as its games become cartoon channels

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Rovio reveals plans to screen its Angry Birds Toons shorts within its own appsOnce upon a time, people laughed at Finnish mobile firm Rovio's ambitions to hit 100m downloads of its Angry Birds games. They'd stopped laughing by the time it hit 1bn in May 2012, but now the series...
Angry Birds hits 1.7bn downloads as its games become cartoon channels

eBay’s got a PayPal problem

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As long as eBay has been struggling to right itself, Paypal has been surging. Now, it may be in jeopardy too. By Janet Morrissey, contributor FORTUNE — Through all eBay’s struggles, PayPal has always been a bright spot. The online payment system, acquired in 2002, provided eBay with growing profits...
eBay’s got a PayPal problem
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