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Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data

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Seattle-based Placed is an analytics service that ties consumers’ smartphone behavior to brand insights, helping companies understand how their customers shop in retail locations, and showcasing to developers how users behave in their apps. Today the company is launching Placed Affiliate, a way for developers to make money by sharing information...
Placed Launches Placed Affiliate to Let Developers Monetize by Sharing App Location Data
PDP's Afterglow gaming headsets offer LED illumination, wireless audio for less than $100 (hands-on)
Facebook launches 'Graph Search' beta feature

Apple Spent A Reported $50 Million To Improve The App Store. Is It Any Better?

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Seven months after being gobbled up by Apple, mobile app discovery engine Chomp is no more. Having integrated its guts into the App Store in iOS 6, Apple shuttered its acquisition's legacy website and mobile apps earlier this week. Here's how the facelift has changed iOS app discovery. The App Store...
Apple Spent A Reported $50 Million To Improve The App Store. Is It Any Better?

Samsung puts apps in the fridge

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LAS VEGAS--Samsung on Monday added a trio of interactive appliances to its 2013 lineup, such as the T9000 refrigerator with an LCD screen that lets you share lists on Evernote, check the weather, and program schedules in Google Calendar. "The kitchen is the hub of the home and the...
Samsung puts apps in the fridge
'Big data' biz Tableau shares explode 60% in strong IPO debut
Researchers create tiny battery that recharges 1,000x faster than current tech
Star Trek's replicator comes to life, thanks to NASA funding

Researchers hear telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell's voice for the first time (video)

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One of the more bitter historical ironies is that no one knows what Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, sounded like. At least until now. Thanks to a 128 year-old recording and the scientific wizardry of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers Carl Haber and Earl Cornell, the world  finally has...
Researchers hear telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell's voice for the first time (video)

New Nokia leaks reveal a sexy wireless charging pad for the Lumia 820 and 920

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Yet again, more leaks have emerged relating to Nokia’s upcoming Lumia 820 and 920. This time, we have a sneak peek of the purported Nokia wireless charging pad, which may or may not come standard with devices: Note that, judging by the micro-USB connector at the end of the phone,...
New Nokia leaks reveal a sexy wireless charging pad for the Lumia 820 and 920

NASA's close call with Saturn hurricane leads to amazing imagery

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This amazing video shows images from Cassini, a spacecraft that’s orbited Saturn for nine years. A huge hurricane is the star of the show. With 300 mile per hour winds, the storm is the size of two Earths. Its eye alone is a massive 1,250 miles wide. Strangely, the...
NASA's close call with Saturn hurricane leads to amazing imagery

BOOM: Virgin Galactic breaks the sound barrier

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If you were in the Mojavi Desert today and heard something loud and bewildering, it could have been the inaugural test flight of Virgin Galactic’s full spaceship today. The rocket engine, paired with its spacecraft blew past the sound barrier today, paving yet another road (if the road was...
BOOM: Virgin Galactic breaks the sound barrier

Florida appeals court hands victory to Expedia, other travel companies over lodging tax

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Expedia and other online travel companies won a crucial decision this week when the The First District Court of Appeals in Florida ruled that the travel companies do not have impose hotel occupancy taxes on the services they sell. “Our members maintain the same ambition now as we did prior to litigation:...
Florida appeals court hands victory to Expedia, other travel companies over lodging tax
BlackBerry 10: RIM Demos Key Features Of Next-Gen Mobile OS Ahead Of Q1 2013 Release

GameStop Mobile will not be an MVNO; company still testing sales of prepaid SIMs from other carriers

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In a recent interview with us, GameStop CEO Paul Rainer confirmed that GameStop Mobile -- an entity that appeared to be on the brink of selling prepaid GSM SIM cards to GameStop patrons -- is nothing more than "a mockup." If you'll recall, an entire website launched back in...
GameStop Mobile will not be an MVNO; company still testing sales of prepaid SIMs from other carriers
NASA livestreams six-hour spacewalk from the International spacestation

Samsung unveils new video teaser as the next part of its ‘Next Galaxy’ countdown

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Samsung has today unveiled the latest part of its ‘Next Galaxy’ countdown on its smartphone teaser site, launching a new video that says customers will stand out from everyone else. Over the weekend, the company launched a new teaser site with a countdown that allowed visitors to “take the next step” on...
Samsung unveils new video teaser as the next part of its ‘Next Galaxy’ countdown
Kindle Paperwhite diagramed in full detail
Microsoft's 'The Random Adventures of Brandon Generator,' created by Edgar Wright, Tommy Lee Edwards, and you

Apple adds two new iPhone 4S commercials focusing on Siri

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Apple has quietly added two new iPhone 4S ads, both showcasing Siri's voice recognition and intelligent-assistant technology, to its iPhone videos web page. In "Road Trip," a man decides to travel across the US from what appears to be Boston to Santa Cruz with his partner, and both of them...
Apple adds two new iPhone 4S commercials focusing on Siri
Hospitals can now track which workers have washed their hands

Samsung Galaxy S III confirmed as official Olympic phone, delivering NFC payWave payments for athletes

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We may have known this was the case for a number of months already but today Visa has announced that Samsung’s new Galaxy S III will indeed be the official London 2012 Olympic Games smartphone, combining to offer NFC payments to athletes while they are competing in the city. Launched...
Samsung Galaxy S III confirmed as official Olympic phone, delivering NFC payWave payments for athletes

Seedcamp Marks 5 Years As the 'Anti-Y Combinator' -- Roaming Globally Inside And Outside The Valley

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“This is a 20 year project” according to Seedcamp founder and chairman Saul Klein, who also just happens to be a partner in the Index Ventures VC firm. It’s five years on since Seedcamp’s launch in 2007 and Klein is as bullish and upbeat about Europe’s oldest ‘new model’ accelerator,...
Seedcamp Marks 5 Years As the 'Anti-Y Combinator' -- Roaming Globally Inside And Outside The Valley
Third Rock Ventures gets its hands dirty with $516M for healthcare startups

Microsoft Wants to Build Its Business With Data

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Everyone likes to talk about big data, but few know how to make use of it. Thanks to cloud computing and the efforts of several companies, however, the ability to access and make sense of huge chunks of information is here. The question is whether there’s a business in providing...
Microsoft Wants to Build Its Business With Data

IBM's Watson supercomputer could be the cure for awful customer service

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IBM’s jack-of-all-trades supercomputer Watson now has a new trade: customer service. IBM announced today Watson Engagement Advisor, a new application for Watson that lets it take all of its brainpower and apply it to answering questions from regular people rather than, say, doctors or Alex Trebeck. Think of it as Siri, but...
IBM's Watson supercomputer could be the cure for awful customer service
Qpid gets $3M to make electronic health records easy-to-use

Adobe showcasing prototype Android tablet at Web 2.0 Expo and saying goodbye to Apple

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Adobe showcasing prototype Android tablet at Web 2.0 Expo and saying goodbye to Apple

‘Russian Google’ Yandex does what Google couldn’t – cuts a search deal with Twitter

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In a deal that surely gives the middle finger to Google, Twitter has signed a deal with Russian search giant Yandex to provide access to its full feed of public tweets — its Firehose — allowing the company to deliver tweet search results in its Blog Search results. Similar to...
‘Russian Google’ Yandex does what Google couldn’t – cuts a search deal with Twitter
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