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The Gilt Groupe of Russia, KupiVIP, Raises Another $38M Led By Intel

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In the same week that Fab snapped up UK design site Llustre and set its sights on more European expansion, some growth news from another big online fashion commerce player: KupiVIP, the Gilt Groupe of Russia, has raised another $38 million in funding to help fuel a business that is...
The Gilt Groupe of Russia, KupiVIP, Raises Another $38M Led By Intel

Should Facebook Be Worried About Diaspora?

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As Facebook has become an increasingly powerful magnet for controversy — over privacy and the way it handles user information, but also over the sheer size and dominance of the social network — interest has grown in finding some kind of open alternative. Perhaps the most obvious sign of that...
Should Facebook Be Worried About Diaspora?

Oracle's appeal of ruling in Google/Java case focuses entirely on copyright, drops patents

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On October 3, Oracle gave formal notice of its previously-announced appeal of Judge Alsup's non-final final ruling on the Android/Java copyright and patent case. On that occasion I explained how Oracle's appeal might succeed. It's not going to be easy, but it's far from impossible or unrealistic. Five weeks ago...
Oracle's appeal of ruling in Google/Java case focuses entirely on copyright, drops patents

The Real Top 15 Venture Capital Deals Of 2012

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Editor’s note: Brad Garlinghouse is CEO of YouSendIt, the cloud file collaboration service. Brad previously held senior executive positions at AOL and Yahoo. He’s also an avid angel investor in and advisor to several consumer and enterprise tech companies. Follow him on Twitter @bgarlinghouse. The news that electric car company Fisker Automotive could potentially be acquired by...
The Real Top 15 Venture Capital Deals Of 2012

Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

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Concerns over Amazon's power underlie plan to create £2.6bn super-publisher - yet industry is relatively healthyFear of Amazon may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the proposed merger between Random House and Penguin, to create a super-publisher with worldwide revenues of...
Penguin merger with Random House speaks volumes about book industry

If Facebook Is Smart, It'll Do More With Voice

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Facebook could boost revenue by as much as $800 million per year by adding Skype-like voice service, according to a report by the Copenhagen-based research firm Strand Consult. The question is, should it? The report says Facebook's sheer size could allow it to succeed where Google Voice and Microsoft, which...
If Facebook Is Smart, It'll Do More With Voice

Amazon Now Most Respected Firm In U.S.

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The online retail company just shaded Apple, last year's winner, in the Harris Interactive report. Amazon has become the most respected company in the U.S., according to Harris Interactive's RQ--that stands for Reputation Quotient-- report (.pdf file.) The Internet retail firm beat both Google and last year's Number One,...
Amazon Now Most Respected Firm In U.S.
Put on the camouflage: Big Buck Hunter is back, in 1080p

Apple's mammoth size said to dictate tech investment strategies

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The sheer size and reach that Apple has come to enjoy over the past few years has forced some analysts to assess tech companies not only based on merits, but how they line up with the iPad maker's current and future plans....
Apple's mammoth size said to dictate tech investment strategies

7 Incredible Meteorite Strikes Before Chelyabinsk

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And they are far from alone. Thousands of tons of stuff falls from space every year. Here, a handful of the hottest rocks ever seen. Last week a fallen space rock caused all sorts of chaos in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Its supersonic shock wave smashed buildings, injured about 1,000 citizens,...
7 Incredible Meteorite Strikes Before Chelyabinsk

CES 2013: Televisions continue as major show focus

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The living room is sure to be a main focus at the International CES consumer electronics show next week, with companies highlighting their most innovative television tech. Of course, it wouldn't be a CES without a lineup of bigger, better televisions. This year is no exception with companies promoting their...
CES 2013: Televisions continue as major show focus
Apple Yanks The iPad Off Of Amazon’s Chinese Shelves, But Why?
The iPad is too big to ban in China, authorities tell Proview
AMD sees opportunity in 'chaos' of Windows 8

All Eyes Turn To Boomers And How They Use The Internet

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If your image of a computer geek is a scruffy, awkward kid in T-shirt and jeans, you may want to think again. The biggest technology adopters may well be the affluent over-50 powerhouse known as the Baby Boomer. The Economic Juggernaut Eighty million Boomers live, work and spend in the...
All Eyes Turn To Boomers And How They Use The Internet

Data centers are big polluters, report says

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Data centers across the world use about 30 billion watts of electricity, about the same as the output of 30 nuclear power plants, with digital warehouses in the U.S. accounting for one-quarter to one-third of that load, The New York Times reports. Those are huge numbers for an industry...
Data centers are big polluters, report says

Google loses leverage as Motorola Mobility confirms German patent license to Apple

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In the aftermath of Apple's resounding U.S. court victory over Samsung, analysts again ask the question whether its acquisition of Motorola Mobility has enabled Google to protect Android against patent assertions -- and the consensus answer to this question is "no". I expressed serious doubts (to say the least) about...
Google loses leverage as Motorola Mobility confirms German patent license to Apple

Quantcast releases bigger, faster, stronger Hadoop file system

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The Quantcast File System is like the Six-Million Dollar Man of distributed data stores for Hadoop. An implementation of the erstwhile Kosmix File System (aka CloudStore) that had largely been written off as dead, Quantcast has built QFS to be bigger, faster and stronger than the Hadoop Distributed File System...
Quantcast releases bigger, faster, stronger Hadoop file system

A Former Google Designer Is Calling Some Of Its Recent Changes 'Bats**t Crazy' (GOOG)

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Kevin Fox, a former senior user experience design lead at Google, has a few problems with some of the company's recent design changes. He's nitpicking a little bit, to be sure, but given the sheer size and minimalist style of Google, these are the kinds of things that were...
A Former Google Designer Is Calling Some Of Its Recent Changes 'Bats**t Crazy' (GOOG)

Death To The Dock Connector? Apple Is Looking For A Connector Design Engineer

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Could Apple really be looking to end their longstanding affair with the 30-pin Dock Connector? It’s been a move that’s been rumored for years, and a job opening at Cupertino for a Connector Design Engineer adds a bit of fuel to that fire. This person will be “responsible for managing...
Death To The Dock Connector? Apple Is Looking For A Connector Design Engineer

Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

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Google beefs up its in-app purchasing capabilities, but this isn't the only factor on publishers' mindsGoogle introduced in-app purchases on its Android Market store in March 2011, but that feature has now been expanded to include auto-renewing subscriptions as well as one-off payments.Android developers distributing their apps through what's now...
Will Android in-app subscriptions attract magazine and newspaper apps?

Sony's 65-and 55-inch Ultra HD TVs, eyes-on

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The message of tonight's Sony CES press event? Bigger's not always, better, we guess. The huge reveal on the side of the stage at tonight's event were two new Ultra HD TVs-- smaller siblings of the positively massive 84-inch beast we've already seen. But what these guys lack in...
Sony's 65-and 55-inch Ultra HD TVs, eyes-on
3 key lessons from Facebook & Zynga’s shopping spree

iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads of Free Educational Content

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Apple today announced that its iTunes U service has hit one billion downloads, less than six years after its official debut."It's inspiring to see what educators and students of all types are doing with iTunes U," said Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. "With the...
iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads of Free Educational Content

Zynga's David Ko opens up about Zynga's mobile publishing plans

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When Zynga announced its mobile publishing program at June’s Zynga Unleashed event, details about the program were left vague. Recently, Zynga CMO David Ko talked to us about the program, unveiling some details about what developers can expect to get out of partnering with Zynga and what Zynga itself is looking for....
Zynga's David Ko opens up about Zynga's mobile publishing plans
Verizon launches games portal using PlayPhone technology

MR-808 recreates Roland drum machine with robot instruments, puts them in an 808 State (video)

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Music lovers will often tell you that Roland's TR-808 gave birth to modern music. Acid house, rap, techno and other genres owe some of their original (and even current) sounds to that synthetic beat. Moritz Simon Geist appreciates the effort, but has built a solution for those who think...
MR-808 recreates Roland drum machine with robot instruments, puts them in an 808 State (video)
Chinese customs: iPad too powerful and popular to be banned

Meet The Company That Wants To Block All Chinese iPad Sales (AAPL)

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Chinese customs authorities have told Proview, the company engaged in a legal battle with Apple over use of its trademarked term "iPad," that blocking iPad imports and exports would be nearly impossible, reports Reuters. The case boils down to Apple believing it bought the unconditional rights to use "iPad"...
Meet The Company That Wants To Block All Chinese iPad Sales (AAPL)
Why App Store search (still) needs to be fixed
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