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UK Internet users hitting up social media for customer service double in 8 months to 18 million

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According to a study conducted by Fishburn Hedges and Echo Research, as many as 18 million UK Internet users have turned to social media at one time or another to connect with brands. It doesn’t come as a surprise that more and more people are taking to social media as a...
UK Internet users hitting up social media for customer service double in 8 months to 18 million

HP eyes 2015 release for 3D integrated photonic chips

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It's unavoidable -- mention HP and images of the TouchPad come floating to the surface. What most geek folk don't realize, however, is that the company recently famous for open sourcing webOS has been hard at work behind-the-scenes prepping for the next stage in computing: integrated photonics. The project,...
HP eyes 2015 release for 3D integrated photonic chips
Gap, H&M, and others welcome Wrapp’s awesome social gift cards to the U.S.

Oracle's Larry Ellison and Pixar's Ed Catmull on Their Friend, Steve Jobs (Video)

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Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared on the D stage six times before he passed away last October, leaving behind a storied legacy that plenty of memorials have explored and summarized but few have truly managed to capture. Not an easy task, but certainly quite a bit simpler for those who...
Oracle's Larry Ellison and Pixar's Ed Catmull on Their Friend, Steve Jobs (Video)

Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

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Companies like Amazon can control the way we use the ebooks we buy. Instead let's build a publishing model based on freedomI love the detective novel The Jehovah Contract, and I'd like everyone else to love it, too. I have lent it out at least six times over the years....
Technology should help us share, not constrain us | Richard Stallman

BMO: Salesforce's Quarter Should Be Better Than the Last One

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Cloud software concern Salesforce.com reports earnings later this month, and analysts are starting to try to get an idea of how its quarterly results are going to look. Karl Keirstead of BMO Capital Markets checked in with a handful of sources, and what he found, he wrote in a note...
BMO: Salesforce's Quarter Should Be Better Than the Last One
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Steve Jobs at D: A Retrospective (Video)

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Between 2003 and 2010, Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared six times on the D stage. Here’s the brief video retrospective of those appearances that was shown prior to a panel discussion of Jobs’s legacy by longtime friends — Ed Catmull and Larry Ellison. [ See post to watch video ]...
Steve Jobs at D: A Retrospective (Video)
Chinese mobile subscribers grew to 987.58 million in January

Wrapp’s social gift cards are coming to the U.S.

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After launching in Sweden in November and recently expanding its presence in Europe, Wrapp, the Swedish social gifting startup, is now coming to the U.S. to tap America’s love of gift cards. The startup, founded by Rebtel co-founder Hjalmar Winbladh, is coming ashore with a number of retail partners including Gap,...
Wrapp’s social gift cards are coming to the U.S.
Verizon to add 27 new 4G LTE markets, expand in 47 others this week
All Things D makes all six Steve Jobs conference appearances available on iTunes
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Microsoft’s Xbox 720 may have touchscreen controllers
Arduino Grande is a 'comically large,' fully functional microcontroller

Drobo embraces Thunderbolt, releases Drobo Mini

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Drobo today announced two new storage arrays, including its first portable unit, the Drobo Mini, and a larger array with as much as six times the performance of predecessors. The company also announced its support for Thunderbolt and USB 3.0....
Drobo embraces Thunderbolt, releases Drobo Mini
Nearly 90% of the World Uses Mobile Phones

Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

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Astronomers in Chile using the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope are now able to analyze the atmosphere on faraway planet Tau Bootis b. Using CRIRES, a supercooled infrared spectrograph bolted to the 'scope, the team was able to judge the size of the exoplanet -- and for the...
Infrared telescope can pick out the atmosphere on distant planets, smell what the aliens are smelling

Beauty-in-a-Box Company Birchbox Will Ship Lifestyle and Tech Products for Men

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A New York start-up that has been building a business on oversized samples of beauty products for women is now turning to the other team, with deliveries of grooming products, lifestyle goods and consumer-tech gadgets for men. Birchbox.com, a subscription service that ships monthly mystery boxes containing a handful of...
Beauty-in-a-Box Company Birchbox Will Ship Lifestyle and Tech Products for Men

Leaked document sheds light on next-generation Xbox, Kinect 2

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Even though Microsoft confirmed that we wouldn’t see it, some fans were still disappointed the company didn’t reveal details regarding its next-generation Xbox gaming console at this year’s Electronics Entertainment Expo. A newly leaked 56-page document detailing the “Xbox 720” may ease those frustrations, however. The document, which appears...
Leaked document sheds light on next-generation Xbox, Kinect 2

How I died in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition

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Namco Bandai Ars at E3 Nintendo busts out Mario and other classic franchises to sell Wii U Lara Croft shows her vulnerability in new Tomb Raider Creating the beautiful mystery of The Unfinished Swan Live from E3: EA's press conference 30 million-track Xbox Music service coming from Microsoft In...
How I died in Dark Souls: Prepare to Die edition
Rumored Instagram funding may boost its valuation from $25M to $500M
Download Demand for Steve Jobs at D Podcasts Strong

Has Uber fixed its surge-pricing problem?

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Last year during certain major events — Halloween and New Year’s Eve — Uber introduced surge pricing to deal with high demand for its cars. The thinking was that by increasing rates, it would have a greater supply of drivers, because they would be more likely to work if they...
Has Uber fixed its surge-pricing problem?
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Google’s taking a nap: Not one buyout in four months despite 79 acquisitions in 2011

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Google must be napping to reenergize for its upcoming Motorola Mobility acquisition, because it has not completed a single buyout in 2012 despite purchasing 79 companies last year. Google filed its 10-K with the SEC in January that revealed the Mountain View, Calif.-based search engine spent $1.9 billion (including...
Google’s taking a nap: Not one buyout in four months despite 79 acquisitions in 2011

NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

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NetApp announced a significant refresh of its FAS2220 storage array, increasing performance by three times and memory six times for the same price as the previous version....
NetApp boosts entry-level array performance

Microsoft would like you to think that So.cl is for students, but don’t be fooled

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During the hush of the weekend after Facebook’s IPO bonanza, and Mark Zuckerberg’s wedding, Microsoft unleashed its entry into the social vertical. The site, called So.cl, is positioned as a research tool for students. The project comes out of Microsoft’s FUSE Labs, a division of the company that is working...
Microsoft would like you to think that So.cl is for students, but don’t be fooled

Georgia Tech researchers turn an iPhone into a Braille writer with BrailleTouch app

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It wasn't all that long ago that we saw a student turn a tablet into a Braille writer, and now some researchers from Georgia Tech have done the same thing for smaller touchscreens, too. The Yellow Jackets produced a prototype app, called BrailleTouch, that has six keys to input...
Georgia Tech researchers turn an iPhone into a Braille writer with BrailleTouch app

Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition

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Zillow, the popular online real estate search engine,  just announced that it has closed its previously announced $40 million acquisition of RentJuice. With RentJuice, Zillow now owns a rental relationship management service for landlords, property managers and rental brokers that helps them market their inventory and client relationships. RentJuice is currently being...
Zillow Completes Its $40M RentJuice Acquisition
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