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Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

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iTunes is a big, profitable business for Apple. Revenue for the iTunes marketplace rose 32 percent in Apple’s most recent quarter to more than $4 billion. According to the Apple, iTunes is on track to bring in $16 billion in 2013. That’s exceptionally impressive. However, when those numbers came out,...
Xbox, iTunes, and the massive money found in selling entertainment

After claiming Verizon attack, hacker and the spoils disappear

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Hours after boasting about the theft of 3 million records from Verizon Wireless, the hacker claiming responsibility for the attack and the purloined data posted to Pastebin have disappeared from the Web. A search for the hacker's Twitter handle, @TibitXimer, produced a "Sorry, that page doesn't exist!" message. Meanwhile,...
After claiming Verizon attack, hacker and the spoils disappear

Funding the Impractical: Yuri Milner Creates $27M Foundation to Reward Physicists

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Well, this is a different side of Yuri Milner… The famed Russian tech investor and founder of Russian Web giant Mail.ru, has launched the Milner Foundation, with the aim of doing nothing more than advancing our knowledge of the universe. The $27 million foundation will annually award $3 million to fundamental...
Funding the Impractical: Yuri Milner Creates $27M Foundation to Reward Physicists

Google opens Web Lab at London's Science Museum, because 'the internet is incredible'

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Still unable to resist its techno-philanthropic urges, Google has just unveiled the Web Lab at the Science Museum in London. Paid for entirely with Google juice and constructed in a basement area that was previously used for storage, the exhibition consists of five experiments that help us to "discover...
Google opens Web Lab at London's Science Museum, because 'the internet is incredible'

Need noise? Print a pair of headphones

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The spoils of owning a 3D printer get even sweeter now that you can create a pair of working headphones. [Read more]...
Need noise? Print a pair of headphones

Nokia Lumia 928 possibly seen in Verizon's system, spoils few surprises

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We know that Verizon is adding at least one more Nokia Lumia to its stable in the near future. However, there's been little in tangible evidence to suggest just what's coming to the carrier's Windows Phone line. A purported leak to Phone Arena from Verizon's internal product listings could...
Nokia Lumia 928 possibly seen in Verizon's system, spoils few surprises

Cute mini-robots compete for championship title, gladiator freedom (video)

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If you thought a robot fighting championship just sounds like the plot for a Hugh Jackman vehicle, you'd be partly right. We'll tell you who does have the real steel though, the plucky fellas you see above. They're competing for this year's ROBO-ONE championship, an annual competition where humanoid...
Cute mini-robots compete for championship title, gladiator freedom (video)

Like trying to buy a religion

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You’ve all heard the stories. You may have even lived through one yourself — the failed acquisition. The reasons are always the same: It was a poor fit. The team chafed under their new bosses. Visions weren’t aligned. Eventually, most of the acquired team departs in search of greener...
Like trying to buy a religion
Despite Sexting Snafu, Snapchat Continues To Crush Facebook Into 2013 (FB)

Viral Video: Nate Silver Declared President of United States of Pollsters

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Here’s the New York Times’ famous polling blogger, FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver, taking his bows for being right about his calculations on the re-election of President Barack Obama. His firm prediction, declaring that Obama would be well over the needed 270 electoral votes, caused enormous controversy among his detractors, who...
Viral Video: Nate Silver Declared President of United States of Pollsters

Now everyone can make money from their videos, as YouTube opens its Partner Program to everyone

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You may or may not already know this, but YouTube’s Partner Program is an initiative by the Google-owned video-streaming platform to help creators develop skills, build audiences and – crucially – earn some bucks. YouTube has now announced that its expanding the eligibility to the program across the twenty countries...
Now everyone can make money from their videos, as YouTube opens its Partner Program to everyone

TechStars Spotlight: Leanplum lets game developers alter titles on the fly

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[Editor's note: GeekWire is running a series of profiles on the startups participating in this year's class in the TechStars Seattle incubator program. Check back each day at 1:30 p.m. for a new profile, leading up to Demo Day on Nov. 1] Drawing on their experiences at Google, Andrew First and...
TechStars Spotlight: Leanplum lets game developers alter titles on the fly

Rugby Challenge 2: Lions Edition - review

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(Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Alternative Software, cert: 3, out now)A tie-in with the Lions tour of course, RC2 is an enjoyable effort but one that suffers from feeling more like a patch for the original Rugby Challenge from 2011, rather than a new game with 18 months of development work...
Rugby Challenge 2: Lions Edition - review

US carriers agree to build stolen phone database, blacklist hot handsets

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What's the best way to deter a thief? Ruin the spoils, of course. Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint have agreed to a broad outline that will culminate in the creation of a central database for stolen cellphones. The goal? To block lifted units from functioning on US shores. Over...
US carriers agree to build stolen phone database, blacklist hot handsets

Vietnam leak spoils Samsung Galaxy S III

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Samsung's May 3 event was spoiled in conspicuous fashion on Friday after Vietnam's Tinhte briefly posted (since pulled) a detailed look at what's now very likely to be the Galaxy S III. Previously seen earlier as the GT-i9300, the hardware appears to have roughly the physical footprint of the Galaxy...
Vietnam leak spoils Samsung Galaxy S III

Pose, 1M Users Strong, Brings Its Fashion Photo App To The iPad -- And Starts To Make (And Share) Revenue

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Pose has made some serious traction since it first launched its iPhone app in early 2011. Its mobile photo-sharing platform that lets people share snapshots of their outfits and tag them with brand and designer details now has one million users who have shared more than two million “poses” on...
Pose, 1M Users Strong, Brings Its Fashion Photo App To The iPad -- And Starts To Make (And Share) Revenue

Police intercept online threat, raid wrong house

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A teen is watching Food Network at home, when a SWAT team bursts down her door and spoils her digestion. It seems her wi-fi may have been purloined by someone offering online threats. [Read more]...
Police intercept online threat, raid wrong house
Meanwhile, In Space: Asteroid Mining Startup Planetary Resources Inks Deal With Virgin Galactic

Lenovo spoils plans for Ivy Bridge-based notebooks on June 5

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A Lenovo reseller channel update (PDF has inadvertently revealed the company's plans to ship systems based on Intel's Ivy Bridge platform in June. Systems based on Chief River, the mainboard chipset plaform for Ivy Bridge processors, will be on sale for resellers on June 5. These stores won't get their...
Lenovo spoils plans for Ivy Bridge-based notebooks on June 5
The spoils of failure: Former RIM co-CEOs net $12M after stepping down
Live: Sony's big PlayStation (4?) announcement

Game Insight’s upcoming Rule the Kingdom and Tribez lead on tablet before mobile, Facebook

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Airport City developer Game Insight has two new game franchises in the works, both of which are set to debut on tablet, rather than smartphone or social network. The move is a new one for the Russian company, but it follows a trend in the industry we’re beginning to see as...
Game Insight’s upcoming Rule the Kingdom and Tribez lead on tablet before mobile, Facebook
Preempting Big Brother, Baihe Demands Real Names and Sees Numbers Climb
Corporate Censorship Reborn: Paypal Bans Erotic Fiction

Proview Could Have Been A Contender

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Reuters, usually taciturn in their coverage of technology, has written a nice tick tock about the rise and fall of trademark troll Proview in China. The company, founded around the same time the Mac Portable hit the scene, was once a display powerhouse, producing 4% of the CRTs sold during...
Proview Could Have Been A Contender

By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps

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Earlier this week, Josh Constine wrote an epic piece on Facebook, Google and Apple’s impending messaging war. As Constine explains, we have most likely reached “peak SMS,” that is, text messaging is on the decline and another form of messaging will take its place. But as the major empires wage...
By Waging War For Messaging, Apple, Google and Facebook Create Huge Opportunity For Impermanent Data Apps
Cloud executives feel good about VC investing right now

Wendr, an app for planning a night out, wins Thrillist and Samsung's 'Speed Dating for Startups' competition

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More than 100 startups applied to “Speed Dating for Startups,” a joint competition by Thrillist and Samsung to find interesting new business ideas, but it was the nightly planning app Wendr that stood out from the pack. Wendr, founded by Sam Zises and Nick Kaye, allows you to figure...
Wendr, an app for planning a night out, wins Thrillist and Samsung's 'Speed Dating for Startups' competition

Patience is a Virtue, for Losers

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Editor’s note: Contributor Ashkan Karbasfrooshan is the founder and CEO of WatchMojo.  Follow him @ashkan. Patience is one of the seven virtues, the lesser-known cousins of the seven sins.  And indeed, “patience is a virtue” – or so goes the saying.  But another saying states that “fortune favors the bold.” So which one is it?...
Patience is a Virtue, for Losers

Being Pissed Off Doesn't Mean You Have A Legal Claim

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One of the common themes we see over and over again is people filing lawsuits just because they're upset about something (to a lesser extent, this also applies to DMCA takedowns). We just wrote about Judge Posner's shredding of Apple's patent litigation strategy, noting that just because you're "really annoyed,"...
Being Pissed Off Doesn't Mean You Have A Legal Claim
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