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A New Stage for Apple's Tim Cook

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Apple CEO Tim Cook steps into a new spotlight Tuesday, when he will make his first appearance at D: All Things Digital, a gathering of technology celebrities....
A New Stage for Apple's Tim Cook

This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

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It’s that time of week again when we take a look at the latest social media news, and highlight some of the most interesting stories. From a not so surprising FTC probe into Facebook’s acquisition of Instagram, to Google’s week of new features, updates and more, we take a look...
This week in social media: Google reportedly in talks to buy Meebo, Bing launches social search, and more

Finally: Facebook Silences App Notification Spam

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Facebook is about to become a quieter, less annoying place for users. The company just announced that it has deprecated "application notifications" and will require apps to use other, less intrusive methods of sending news to users. It's a big step in the ongoing anti-MySpace-ification of Facebook. Now your "notifications"...
Finally: Facebook Silences App Notification Spam

13" Retina MacBook Pro rumored to share iPad mini spotlight next week (Updated)

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WeiPhone.com The 13" Retina MacBook Pro rumors are back in anticipation of a possible Apple event next week. Not only has the rumored device allegedly been "confirmed" for the event, it's also said to sport an "unprecedented" battery design on the inside. Apple introduced the 15" version of the...
13" Retina MacBook Pro rumored to share iPad mini spotlight next week (Updated)

Now you too can watch Valve's Gabe Newell and Bad Robots' J.J. Abrams talk about storytelling

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For some reason or another, Valve head Gabe Newell and Bad Robot head J.J. Abrams' DICE 2013 keynote wasn't available via livestream or on Variety's YouTube channel last week. We're guessing it's because they're both such nice gents that they wanted to give everyone else some time in the...
Now you too can watch Valve's Gabe Newell and Bad Robots' J.J. Abrams talk about storytelling

App Spotlight: MobileDay Lets You Join Conference Calls with Just One Tap

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Available for Android and iOS, this incredibly handy app makes it simple to dial into a call from your smartphone....
App Spotlight: MobileDay Lets You Join Conference Calls with Just One Tap

Disclosures Spotlight Tightrope for Phone Firms

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Disclosures about a huge U.S. data-gathering aimed at hunting down terrorists have cast a spotlight on the balancing act telecom providers do in trying to maintain customers' trust while coping with government requests....
Disclosures Spotlight Tightrope for Phone Firms

LinkedIn woes put spotlight on password flaws

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Here's the problem: Passwords may be the most imperfect security measure around, but it's tough to nudge out a practice that has been around for decades. [Read more]...
LinkedIn woes put spotlight on password flaws

App Spotlight: Scan business cards straight to your Salesforce account

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Of all the magical things a smartphone can do, I rank business-card OCR among the highlights. Think of it: Instead of manually transcribing each and every card into your phone or desktop address book, you simply snap a photo and presto: an app transcribes everything for you. Shape's Business...
App Spotlight: Scan business cards straight to your Salesforce account
Unofficial Google+ Photographer’s Conference shines spotlight on lensmen, encourages Google+ activity

Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups

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Nokia finally had a profitable quarter. Now it's spending a quarter of a billion dollars investing in the future. Nokia has said it's going to invest $250 million into its own worldwide ventures effort, Nokia Growth Partners. The fund invests in mobile communications tech startups. Nokia explained the deal...
Nokia Pumps $250 Million Into Mobile Tech Startups
Our live blog of Apple's iPad mini event begins on Tuesday at 10AM PT, 1PM ET
The Vergecast 044 - August 23rd, 2012

NY Tech Meetup teams up with Change the Ratio and Microsoft for its 1st Women’s Demo Night

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NY Tech Meetup, New York’s massive monthly gathering of 24,000 technologists, entrepreneurs, developers and designers, has just announced a new collaboration with Change the Ratio and Microsoft. Now, in addition to its standard meetup, NY Tech Meetup is ushering in its first Women’s Demo Night this Thursday and tickets are already...
NY Tech Meetup teams up with Change the Ratio and Microsoft for its 1st Women’s Demo Night

Jeff Bezos boosts investment in photo editing service Aviary

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Photo editing upstart Aviary has reeled in $6 million in new funding from Bezos Expeditions, the venture arm of Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos, Spark Capital and others. All Things D reports that Aviary is now used by eight million people, with more than 100 million photos edited via the tool...
Jeff Bezos boosts investment in photo editing service Aviary

Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition are now open!

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Because you haven't been living under a rock, by now you know about our big Expand event coming up in San Francisco this March (plus, you're following us on Twitter and Facebook to be the first to get all the news, right?!). Did you also know about our Insert...
Submissions for Expand's Insert Coin: New Challengers competition are now open!

Apple Attack Backfires for Chinese State Broadcaster

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A report by China Central Television questioning the integrity of Apple Inc. has instead ended up shining an unkind spotlight on the state broadcaster’s own reputation thanks to what appears to be a poorly edited post on the country’s most popular Twitter-like microblogging service. The post, published Friday night on...
Apple Attack Backfires for Chinese State Broadcaster

Tumblr's Ad Chief Says Yes, We're Doing Advertising ... But No One Knows It

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Rick Webb, Tumblr's consultant on marketing and revenue, says that one of the keys to the social network's advertising strategy is that most people simply don't know about it. "We have people say don't ever advertise," Webb said, "which we already are ..." Tumblr, which gets 20 billion pageviews a...
Tumblr's Ad Chief Says Yes, We're Doing Advertising ... But No One Knows It

Bits Blog: Photos Take the Spotlight in Updates to Google's Social Network

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Google is using its expertise in algorithms to offer users better social sharing tools through its Google Plus network. The company's software will now select the best photos and fix their flaws, offer more links to topics mentioned in posts by members of a user's social network and archive long-running...
Bits Blog: Photos Take the Spotlight in Updates to Google's Social Network

Spotify signs ad deals with McDonalds, AT&T and Coca-Cola

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The spotlight has been on Spotify the past several months and it gets only hotter today. The company has scheduled a press event for later in the day but just announced new ad deals with some Fortune 500 companies. [Read more]...
Spotify signs ad deals with McDonalds, AT&T and Coca-Cola

LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM

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Unlike today's other phone announcement, we can't say we were expecting to see LG come out with something of its own -- and it's a bit of a doozy, at that. Samsung's Korean rival decided not to let the Galaxy S III have the full spotlight for long, officially...
LG announces Optimus LTE2, coming to Korea mid-May with True HD IPS and 2GB RAM
Nike Accelerator Spotlight: HighFive is the advertising middleman between brands and fitness apps

KatieCam Gets Enterprising: The Lighter Side of Cisco's John Chambers

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He was paired with Box CEO Aaron Levie on-stage, but John Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco, got the spotlight to himself after his official D11 appearance ended. Here, he tells Katie Boehret about learning to fly a helicopter and being scolded by his granddaughter. [ See post to watch...
KatieCam Gets Enterprising: The Lighter Side of Cisco's John Chambers

6 Oscar-Nominated Films That Shine A Spotlight On Visual Wizardry

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With the Academy Awards nominees now out, it's clear that in New Hollywood technology and innovative takes are making the moving pictures prettier than ever. Lincoln tops the list for 2013's Oscar nominations, with a grand total of four score and seven... well, twelve nominations including Best Picture and...
6 Oscar-Nominated Films That Shine A Spotlight On Visual Wizardry
Without UDID, developers stand to lose 24 percent ad revenue

The Morning Lowdown 3-27-12

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Some of the stories people are talking about this morning: »  You can buy the Harry Potter e-books now—here’s what you need to know (paidContent) »  Why Mike Daisey isn’t done apologizing for his lies (GigaOM) »  The future of magazines should look a lot like Spotify (PandoDaily) » ...
The Morning Lowdown 3-27-12
A sneak peek at Subaru's first-ever hybrid

CES 2013: Gaming roundup

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Ultra High Definition TV and -- surprisingly -- gaming took the spotlight at this year's Consumer Electronics Show. Who'da thunk it? Certainly not me, Engadget's resident gaming dude. But here we are, with NVIDIA's first game console, Razer's modular PC rig, Valve's Steambox prototypes and Xi3's first example of...
CES 2013: Gaming roundup
Mountain Lion causing battery life issues for select users? [Poll]

Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite

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Filed under: Utilities, Social Software, Mobile We've been writing an awful lot about the location wars on Download Squad lately. Gowalla, Foursquare, and the rest are exploding in popularity, and that means trendy, early-adopter types might have several different sites to check in with every time they go somewhere. Reporting...
Check.in: finally, a unified check-in for Foursquare, Gowalla and Brightkite
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?