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CES 2013: what's around, what's up and what's down ahead of day one

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Qualcomm's keynote, Nvidia's new processor, rumours of the Samsung Galaxy S4, Lenovo's giant tablet, what's still not arrived from last year ... and moreLast year it was Steve Ballmer who gave the keynote, winding up nearly 20 years of keynotes by one of Microsoft's top people with a speech in...
CES 2013: what's around, what's up and what's down ahead of day one

Mozilla Hispano pranks blog readers with phony Firefox OS Facebook phone announcement

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Happy Day of Innocents! Think of it as the Spanish version of April Fool’s day and be on the look out for your friends out pranking online. Not ones to be left out of the frivolities, Mozilla Hispano has an interesting post on its blog today. “Facebook Phone OS based...
Mozilla Hispano pranks blog readers with phony Firefox OS Facebook phone announcement

Texas Instruments confirms color TI-84+ calculator is on track for a spring 2013 release

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You've seen the recent rumours of a TI-84 calculator with a color screen, and now Tech Powered Math has gotten the official word from Texas Instruments that such a device is indeed coming, finally bringing the popular line of calculators out of the monochrome age. As those earlier reports...
Texas Instruments confirms color TI-84+ calculator is on track for a spring 2013 release

Here are the leaked specs of Samsung’s white-hot Galaxy S III

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With a ton of rumours surrounding the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S III smartphone, from the actual launch date, to what to expect from the phone itself, BGR is has just reported some pretty interesting specs to wrap your head around. With no confirmation on the predicted sleek 7mm body, 1.5...
Here are the leaked specs of Samsung’s white-hot Galaxy S III

Attention Game Developers And Console Manufacturers: 'Always On' Is NOT The Same As 'Always Connectable'

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Game publishers and console manufacturers have been feeling some intensified heat from customers about "always on" requirements. (SimCity, anyone?) Microsoft has been battling rumours that the new Xbox will need an internet connection to function, an issue greatly magnified by some unfortunate tweets by its (former) Creative Director. Ubisoft...
Attention Game Developers And Console Manufacturers: 'Always On' Is NOT The Same As 'Always Connectable'

Microsoft: Don’t expect a new console anytime soon, 2012 is “all about Xbox 360″

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Despite rumours suggesting that Microsoft will ditch the disc drive in its next-generation Xbox console, the company wants to draw a line under reports that it will debut its new gaming platform at this years E3 gaming expo by telling Bloomberg that “2012 is all about the Xbox 360.” With...
Microsoft: Don’t expect a new console anytime soon, 2012 is “all about Xbox 360″

German TV maker Loewe denies Apple acquisition rumour, says report has “absolutely nothing to it”

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Following an AppleInsider report that hit last night stating that Apple was in talks to acquire the company, German TV maker Loewe has today officially denied rumours of a $113 million buyout, with a company spokesperson stating that the report has “absolutely nothing to it.” Loewe contacted German website Heise,...
German TV maker Loewe denies Apple acquisition rumour, says report has “absolutely nothing to it”

Spotify eyes European expansion with Italy and Poland launch, according to new job postings

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Widening its footprint in Europe, popular music streaming company Spotify is set to launch its service in Italy and Poland, after it posted new job vacancies for “Growth Manager” positions in both countries. Both job openings (Poland/Italy) state that a successful candidate will be responsible for launching Spotify in one...
Spotify eyes European expansion with Italy and Poland launch, according to new job postings
Netflix's 'House Of Cards' Is Internet TV-Funded Original Programming But Don't Kid Yourself It's Ad-Free (Spoiler Alert)

Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

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At the end of last month we reported rumours that Samsung was planning to develop Tizen-based phones, in partnership with Japanese carrier NTT DoCoMo. Now Samsung has confirmed its intention to build hardware for the Intel-backed Linux-based Tizen platform. In an emailed statement to BloombergBusinessweek, Samsung said: ”We plan to release new, competitive...
Following Rumours Of DoCoMo Tie-Up, Samsung Confirms It Will Launch Tizen-Based Devices This Year

Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

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Time for yet another Berlin startup to raise funding to fuel international growth. Moviepilot, the company behind a community-driven personal movie and TV show recommendation and discovery site with the same name, has secured $7 million in a Series B financing round led by DFJ Esprit. Notably, the VC firm...
Movie discovery site Moviepilot.com scores $7m from DFJ Esprit, others

Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

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We caught up with Opera Software CEO Lars Boilesen at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to discuss some of the company’s recent moves and announcements, and to talk about the recent acquisition rumours and the big push of Firefox OS by chief competitor Mozilla. The Norwegian browser software company...
Opera CEO Lars Boilesen talks acquisition rumors, plans and Firefox OS [Video]

Twitter launches Political Index to track sentiment around the US presidential election

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No doubt you’re going to hear the phrase ‘Twitter election’ about a million times between now and the US election date. Not least on the Twitter blog itself which has announced the launch of its Political Index for tracking sentiment around the forthcoming vote. Use the index to find out...
Twitter launches Political Index to track sentiment around the US presidential election

TNW's Daily Dose: Apple radio, Yahoo buys Stamped, and more...

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Apple radio rumours, Yahoo buys Stamped and Microsoft Windows 7 pushes 670 million licences. All this and more in today’s edition of the Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the subscription button of your...
TNW's Daily Dose: Apple radio, Yahoo buys Stamped, and more...

RIM unsellable? There 'isn't enough' of it to buy: analyst

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One analyst believes, despite rumours that the BlackBerry maker could be split-off or sold in its entirety, that there isn’t enough of the company to make it look like an attractive purchase....
RIM unsellable? There 'isn't enough' of it to buy: analyst

iPad 3 launch expected next week

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Apple has sent journalists invitations to an event that falls close to the 2 March anniversary of launch of the iPad 2Apple is expected to launch the third version of the iPad next Wednesday after sending out invitations accompanied by an image of what looks like an iPad touchscreen.The company,...
iPad 3 launch expected next week

Microsoft Surface: a change of religion?

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The unveiling of Microsoft's new Surface tablet raised more questions than it answeredMy appetite whetted by three days of rumours, I went online last Monday and watched Microsoft introduce its Surface tablets. After the previous false starts – the moribund Tablet PC and the still-born Courier – Microsoft finally took...
Microsoft Surface: a change of religion?

News: Microsoft: No new Xbox in 2012

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Microsoft France's director of marketing has made it clear that we will not see a new Xbox console in 2012, despite rumours to the contrary. "We're in an industry that talks a lot, that likes to tell stories. I am not convinced things will happen this year," he told...
News: Microsoft: No new Xbox in 2012

Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

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Rumoured £161bn takeover bid by US firms AT&T and Verizon would dwarf AOL's acquisition of Time Warner in 2000Vodafone's shares hit a decade high on Tuesday on renewed rumours that the mobile phone company may be subject to a £161bn bid - which would smash previous takeover records.Shares in Vodafone...
Vodafone shares reach 10-year high

Studio Stefke: Gmail Gets a Slick Social CRM Tool. You’re Going to Like This.

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Studio Stefke Gmail Gets a Slick Social CRM Tool. You’re Going to Like This. – http://thenextweb.com/apps… 16 minutes ago from Google Reader - Comment - Like...
Studio Stefke: Gmail Gets a Slick Social CRM Tool. You’re Going to Like This.

Top online death hoaxes revealed

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Celebrities who have faced false death rumours on Twitter...
Top online death hoaxes revealed

Samsung confirms next Galaxy Note will be unveiled August 29 in Germany

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Thursday saw plenty of speculation about exactly what Samsung is launching at the media event it has arranged for German consumer electronics show IFA, and now the company has come clean and confirmed it will unveil the next version of the Galaxy Note ‘phablet’ on August 29 at the event....
Samsung confirms next Galaxy Note will be unveiled August 29 in Germany

Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8

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The release of Windows 8 on October 26 will come with a little bonus for those who have been waiting for accompanying hardware, according to the company’s SEC filing, the Surface tablet will go on sale the same day. In its annual report filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission...
Microsoft Surface tablet to arrive on October 26 along with the release of Windows 8
Facebook Says VoIP Calling Will Be Added To Its Messenger iOS App In The U.K. Today

Wii Mini confirmed by Nintendo

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A cheaper, smaller version of the original Wii will be accompanying the Wii U onto shelves this Christmas - but only in Canada it seemsIt's typical, you wait years for a Nintendo home console launch and then two come along at once. Not content with rolling out its new Wii...
Wii Mini confirmed by Nintendo

Job posting confirms Holidays target for next major Windows Phone release

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There has been some controversy about the time scales for the next major release for Windows Phone and its counterpart for Windows 8. According to Mary Jo Foley Windows Phone Blue will come after the Windows 8 release, which according to rumours is set to  be released this summer. Now...
Job posting confirms Holidays target for next major Windows Phone release

BEWARE: The iPad Mini Is Going To Hammer Apple's Regular iPad Business (AAPL)

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Apple's forthcoming iPad Mini could take 15 per cent of sales away from the full-size iPad, according to analysts. The new tablet is expected to be announced by Apple in California next Tuesday. Little is known about it except that it will probably have a 7.85-inch screen - slightly smaller...
BEWARE: The iPad Mini Is Going To Hammer Apple's Regular iPad Business (AAPL)

Can Apple, Amazon and Google's new mini-tablets revive the news industry?

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Apps on cheaper, portable computers could prove a boost for national newspapersAny news executives confident that the answer to falling print sales is more people using tablet computers should be delighted by the next six weeks or so. On Thursday, Amazon's Jeff Bezos is expected to unwrap a new version...
Can Apple, Amazon and Google's new mini-tablets revive the news industry?

Samsung Galaxy S III MWC no-show confirmed

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Separate event for successor It looks as if those rumours regarding a Samsung Galaxy S III no-show at Mobile World Congress were on the money after all. A memo has just popped into the Pocket-lint inbox from Samsung stating: "The successor to the Galaxy S II smartphone will be...
Samsung Galaxy S III MWC no-show confirmed

Twitter lights up with rumours of Kim Jong-un assassination

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Twitter and its Chinese equivalent, Weibo, were today flooded with rumour and plot following claims that Kim Jong-un had been assassinated just months after taking power in North Korea....
Twitter lights up with rumours of Kim Jong-un assassination
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