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Xbox One Makes The Console Gaming Experience Less Lonely

As Software Industry Patent Wars Rage, the Consumer Is Not Without an Advocate

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Microsoft’s recent acquisition of a $1 billion chunk of AOL’s patent portfolio, followed hot on its heels by Facebook’s payment to Microsoft for access to a significant part of that portfolio, is just the latest intrigue in what has become a worldwide intellectual property mêlée between the tech giants. No...
As Software Industry Patent Wars Rage, the Consumer Is Not Without an Advocate

Watch my dog help me make the picks for the WTIA awards

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We’ve already made it through Oscar season, and now we’re gearing up for March Madness. But before we get there, I’ve got one piece of business to take care of. The Washington Technology Industry Association is celebrating its 17th annual Industry Achievement Awards on Thursday night at the Showbox Sodo....
Watch my dog help me make the picks for the WTIA awards
Alibaba.com to go private, raising funds to buy back its stock
Sony’s $380 Million Gaikai Acquisition Shows LA’s Technical Talent
Future Members Of The League Of Extraordinary Women? Meet 3 Teenage Techies From The Middle East

Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

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Israel is now one of the world’s tech powerhouses, second only to Silicon Valley as a hub for startups, but it wasn’t always this way. Today, in honour of the 84th birthday of Professor Aviezri Fraenkel, we’re delighted to share a short film sharing his story of working on the...
Remembering WEIZAC: the beginning of computing in Israel

Rovio announces Rovio Stars Publishing Initiative

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Finnish mobile game developer and creator of Angry Birds Rovio Entertainment announced the launch of its third-party mobile game publishing initiative, Rovio Stars. Icerbreaker: A Viking Voyage by developer Nitrome will be the first game published under the Rovio Stars Program, followed by Spanish developer 5 Ants’ stealth puzzle...
Rovio announces Rovio Stars Publishing Initiative

Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible

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Our readers know ReadWriteWeb as the blog that's ahead of the technology curve. Our sponsors know us as that, too, which is why we occasionally like to introduce our sponsors to our readers and let them know a little more about who they are and what they do. You can...
Check Out the Companies That Make ReadWriteWeb Possible
With Newly Opened New York Office, Polyvore Looks to Bond With Brands

Xbox Music officially announced for Windows 8, iOS, and Android

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Microsoft has officially announced the launch details for its revamped Xbox Music service, which will work on all Windows 8 desktop and mobile devices as well as on Android and iOS devices shortly thereafter. Conspicuously absent from the compatibility list are Windows 7 and Windows Phone 7 devices. Xbox Music...
Xbox Music officially announced for Windows 8, iOS, and Android

GungHo's market cap surges to $9B

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Game company GungHo Online, the makers of the Japanese juggernaut mobile game Puzzle & Dragons, saw its market cap surge to $9 billion as its stock prices significantly jumped in the past few days. GungHo’s stock, which is traded on the Osaka Stock Exchange, has more than doubled in price...
GungHo's market cap surges to $9B

Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center

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Microsoft is expanding to Brazil with a $100 million tech center investment. Within the next four years, Rio de Janeiro will be host to the Summer Olympics, the World Cup, and now after one year of negotiations, a $100 million Microsoft advanced technology center. As first reported by Agencia Estado,...
Investing internationally: Microsoft pouring $100M into Brazil tech center

Vblocks -- here today, where tomorrow?

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Now that VMware has bought Nicira and its software-defined networking expertise, doubts about the future of the VCE Vblock effort have multiplied. VCE is the three-year-old partnership between EMC, Cisco and VMware. The goal was to sell Vblocks — converged bundles of EMC storage, Cisco servers and networking and VMware virtualization. The theory...
Vblocks -- here today, where tomorrow?
Seamless and GrubHub merge to conquer online food ordering market

Transphorm, An Energy Efficiency Groundbreaker Backed By Google, Raises $35M From Japan Powerhouses

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Transphorm, a company that has developed a power conversion technology to drive energy efficiency, emerging from stealth early last year, has today announced a Series E raise of $35 million led by a particularly strategic pair of investors. The round is led by the Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)...
Transphorm, An Energy Efficiency Groundbreaker Backed By Google, Raises $35M From Japan Powerhouses
Facebook and Yahoo! may be forming strategic alliance
How An App Born Of Baltimore's Housing Crisis Could Save You Money
How Cloud Computing Will Save Hollywood
Lessons From Samsung's Chairman Lee: Sometimes It Takes A Match

New Competitive Threat Forces Halcyon Molecular to Accelerate Its Game Plan

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Back in 2009, brothers William and Michael Andregg founded Halcyon Molecular, a genetics company with direction and funding from powerhouses like Peter Thiel, Luke Nosek, and Elon Musk. Their long term mission is a noble one: to figure out how to make people live longer. Their short-term goal, while...
New Competitive Threat Forces Halcyon Molecular to Accelerate Its Game Plan

Yahoo! Hires Former Disney/ABC Television's Sandy Gould To Lead Talent Acquisition and Development

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Yahoo! is making moves in the new year already. Today, it announced that it has hired Disney/ABC’s Sandy Gould to lead talent acquisition and development. Here’s what the company had to say on its corporate blog today: As we work to transform the world’s daily habits, it’s critical that we...
Yahoo! Hires Former Disney/ABC Television's Sandy Gould To Lead Talent Acquisition and Development

Facebook expected to raise price range ahead of IPO

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Sources say social network has raised price target to $34-$38 a share, potentially valuing the company at more that $100bnFacebook has reportedly increased the price range in Silicon Valley's biggest-ever initial public offering to raise more than $12bn (£7.4bn), giving the social network a valuation potentially exceeding $100bn.The company founded...
Facebook expected to raise price range ahead of IPO
Kleiner Perkins says VC fund performance stinks, and they're going to fix it

Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?

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Windows 8 is supposed to be Microsoft's majestic OS reset--a dramatic overhaul designed to usher the Windows platform into the age of mobility. And Windows 8 is also Microsoft's bid to achieve feature parity with iOS and Android, the other two OS powerhouses in the mobile universe. But one...
Why isn't Microsoft's answer to Siri built into Windows 8?
Who is Ross Levinsohn?: Yahoo’s new salesman-in-chief

Yahoo! and Citizen Sports: Ready, Set, Score!

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In the past month, Yahoo! Sports has proven that it is the destination that sports fans turn to when news happens.  Not only did the site surpass all of its competitors to become the #1 online destination for the Winter Olympics, it also set a traffic record, generating more...
Yahoo! and Citizen Sports: Ready, Set, Score!

Google announces 'Arabic Web Days', a month-long initiative to boost Arabic Web content

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Arabic is one of the world’s most common tongues by number of native speakers, so it’s little surprise that Google wants to boost the amount of online content available in the language. The Internet giant is today launching an initiative to build what it calls a “vibrant Arabic Web” - ...
Google announces 'Arabic Web Days', a month-long initiative to boost Arabic Web content
Spotify Is Now Live In 17 Countries After Quietly Adding Ireland And Luxembourg Today
Wanna Make It In The Valley? Better Eat Your Kale
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