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Sony announces massive 84" 4K flat panel TV set to ship this year

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Sony announced on Wednesday that it has developed an 84" 4K resolution TV that will ship later this year. The unfortunately named XBR-84X900 features a "quad full high definition" (QFHD) resolution of 3840x2160 pixels, and comes complete with a detachable 10-driver "virtual 5.1 surround sound" speaker system designed to offer...
Sony announces massive 84" 4K flat panel TV set to ship this year
Apple granted patent for NFC-based airport check-in system from 2008

Coda files for bankruptcy, hopes to sell its EV assets for $25 million

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We can't say we were enthused with Coda Automotive's ho-hum EV design, and we know the public wasn't, either. Still, it's hard not to lament the company's fate now that its parent, Coda Holdings, is declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy and getting out of the car market. The firm has...
Coda files for bankruptcy, hopes to sell its EV assets for $25 million
Here's The Huge Problem That's Bedeviling Google In Mobile (GOOG)

Bill Gates offers candid answers during Reddit's ask-me-anything-session

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Microsoft cofounder Bill Gates let it all hang out on Monday answering questions during an ask-me-anything session on Reddit. Gates wanted questions to focus on his work with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, a charitable organization dedicated to improving healthcare and reducing poverty around the world. This being...
Bill Gates offers candid answers during Reddit's ask-me-anything-session

Gartner: Over $172B In Mobile Payments In 2012 With 212M Users; SMS, Web Most Popular Transaction Methods

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No, NFC still hasn’t come to the iPhone — or many other devices, for that matter. But this does not appear to be stopping the momentum in the world of mobile payments. Research out today from Gartner says that this year will see more than $171.5 billion in mobile payment...
Gartner: Over $172B In Mobile Payments In 2012 With 212M Users; SMS, Web Most Popular Transaction Methods
5 Enterprise Cloud Predictions for 2013
Why Japan can't quit the fax machine

How do you win Startup Weekend? Follow the money

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Jerry McGuire's advice applies to startups. Photo via Hark. I had the pleasure of mentoring as many of the 19 teams at Startup Weekend Redmond as our limited time and joint caffeine levels would allow, and let me assure you that this intense event is the only thing that could...
How do you win Startup Weekend? Follow the money

Microsoft cuts the price of Windows 8 and Office 2013 to overcome slow adoption

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In a double whammy of bad news, it seems that Microsoft has been forced to cut the price of Windows and Office licenses to spur the adoption of Windows 8 -- and Samsung, citing lack of consumer interest, has pulled its Windows RT tablet from Germany and 'additional European countries.'...
Microsoft cuts the price of Windows 8 and Office 2013 to overcome slow adoption
Shocker: An electric car company actually meets production goals (and yes, it's Tesla)

Solution: The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword

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Last Saturday, I posted The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword, just in case there were any cryptic fans in the Techdirt audience. It turns out there are quite a few, including at least one AC who almost solved it in less than 24 hours. All in all it was a...
Solution: The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword

Med tech's top 10 stories from 2012

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This year, Silicon Valley had a few big moments of clarity and cooperation between entrepreneurs and digitally-savvy patients and doctors. Outraged by the healthcare industry’s slow adoption of digital systems, some tech entrepreneurs questioned whether doctors could be replaced by machines altogether. Vinod Khosla likened modern medicine to witchcraft, and IBM supercomputer...
Med tech's top 10 stories from 2012

How Apple's Passbook can bring mobile ticketing mainstream

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If you’ve flown on a major airline in the past few years, you’ve probably seen someone using a mobile boarding pass, or maybe even used one yourself. But mobile ticketing still isn’t universal, especially in the U.S., despite the ubiquity of smart mobile devices. Apple’s Passbook app, which launches on Wednesday...
How Apple's Passbook can bring mobile ticketing mainstream

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hits 2.7% adoption, ICS at 25.8%, Gingerbread still on over half of devices

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Google today updated its Platform Versions Web page for Android, and it looks like the slow adoption story continues: Android 4.x still isn’t even at the 30 percent mark. More specifically, 2.7 percent of Android users are now on version 4.1 (Jelly Bean), while 25.8 percent of Android users are...
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean hits 2.7% adoption, ICS at 25.8%, Gingerbread still on over half of devices

Google’s new Wallet plan: share the take with carriers

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Google’s mobile payment system known as Google Wallet hasn’t received as warm of a welcoming as the company might have hoped. First there were issues with Verizon blocking the service on the new Galaxy Nexus as the carrier preps its own rival service known as ISIS. Wallet then had a...
Google’s new Wallet plan: share the take with carriers

Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

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Foursquare is an on-the-rise application that blends mobile, location awareness and a clever points system that's an evolutionary leap for loyalty programs. Think coupons, but with rich data and gaming thrown in. Dennis Crowley, co-founder of Foursquare and a speaker at the upcoming Where 2.0 conference, cut his teeth on...
Foursquare wants to be the mayor of location apps

Licensing Is The Achilles Heel For The New Microsoft Office

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This morning Microsoft sent us a guide to the new Microsoft Office. It’s 53 pages. It reviews every feature imaginable. Read though the document and it’s evident Microsoft did what it had to do. It integrated with Office 365. It developed an elegant touch user interface. It took the best...
Licensing Is The Achilles Heel For The New Microsoft Office

The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce

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Editor’s note: Mike Jones is CEO of Science, Inc., a Los Angeles-based technology studio; he has no connection to the companies mentioned herein. Follow him on Twitter @mjones. Gawker Media made headlines recently when founder Nick Denton offered his full-throated support of sponsored posts and “commerce journalism” and said he expected 10...
The Exciting Uncertainty At The Intersection Of Content And Commerce
Please Let This Leaked 6.4-Inch 1080p Sony Phone Be A Joke
Android 5.0 ‘Jelly Bean’ could push fragmentation to new heights

Watch This Google Wallet Guy And Startup Founder Tear Each Other Apart Over Mobile Payments (GOOG)

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Mike Dudas, an executive at Google Wallet, and Seth Priebatsch, founder and CEO of payments startup LevelUp, just tore into each other's businesses on Twitter. It's payback time in payments land! Transactional trash talk! Dudas started the Twitter fight by expressing skepticism that a big fast-food chain would use a...
Watch This Google Wallet Guy And Startup Founder Tear Each Other Apart Over Mobile Payments (GOOG)

Boot up: Google Wallet's struggles, OMGPOP's choices, Guardian on GoogleTV, MS mocks IE and more

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Plus iPad content, Windows Phone sales in Finland, how quickly Draw Something grew and moreA quick burst of 7 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamGoogle said to rethink Wallet strategy amid slow adoption >> BloombergGoogle is weighing changes aimed at improving its Google Wallet...
Boot up: Google Wallet's struggles, OMGPOP's choices, Guardian on GoogleTV, MS mocks IE and more

HP reboots tablet strategy with ElitePad 900

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Hewlett-Packard is rebooting its tablet strategy with the ElitePad 900, but faces challenges as it tries to overcome past tablet failures and deals with the slow adoption of the Windows 8 OS, analysts said....
HP reboots tablet strategy with ElitePad 900

SpiderOak Unveils Hive, Streamlines Zero-Knowledge Privacy Storage

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An old saying states that “security is inversely proportional to convenience.” This explains the slow adoption of many important security technologies. HTTPS, the secure version of the HTTP protocol used to browse the world wide web, has been around for more than two decades, but it’s only been in the...
SpiderOak Unveils Hive, Streamlines Zero-Knowledge Privacy Storage
Android 4+ surpasses a quarter of install base

Facebook Home over a week later: only 500K installs with a two-star user rating

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Facebook’s betting a lot on its Home Android skin — but it looks like users aren’t biting just yet. Yesterday, more than a week after Facebook Home launched in the U.S., the app finally reached the 500,000 installation...
Facebook Home over a week later: only 500K installs with a two-star user rating

The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword

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I don't know if we have any fans of cryptic crosswords in the Techdirt audience, but if so, this one's for you. I've been putting this together slowly on and off over the past few months, and now it's ready: the Copy Culture Cryptic. We're posting it this week...
The Copy Culture Cryptic Crossword

The Morning Lowdown 3-22-12

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The Morning Lowdown 3-22-12

Windows Phone 8: Third time’s the charm for Microsoft

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When Microsoft introduced Windows for the Pocket PC twelve years ago it was intent on leveraging its unmatched arsenal of applications into a dominant position in hand-held computing. For many years it did, if only because there were few alternatives, and Windows CE and later Windows Mobile integrated well with...
Windows Phone 8: Third time’s the charm for Microsoft
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