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New Study Shows Patent Laws Spur Patents; Report's Authors Pretend This Means Innovation

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Slashdot points us to an article about a new research report, commissioned by a biotech trade group that argues the evidence shows that patents spur innovation, rather than hinder it. However, as some quickly noticed, the report has severe methodological flaws, starting with the fact that it seems to use...
New Study Shows Patent Laws Spur Patents; Report's Authors Pretend This Means Innovation

Google invests $200m in Texas wind farm, ends 2012 with over $1 billion in renewable energy

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Google on Wednesday announced an approximately $200 million equity investment in a wind farm in west Texas that generates enough energy to power more than 60,000 average US homes. The company’s Treasury team actually struck the deal in late December, but because of the holiday season it delayed the news...
Google invests $200m in Texas wind farm, ends 2012 with over $1 billion in renewable energy

Google Keeps Its Renewable Energy Investments Going

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While Washington's support for green things rises and falls every twelve months or so, some corporations have had less up-and-down interest in renewable energy. Google, which closed a $200 million investment in the 161-megawatt Spinning Spur Wind Project near Amarillo, Texas in late December, has now enabled more than two...
Google Keeps Its Renewable Energy Investments Going

Will Texas Textbook Decision Spur On E-Readers?

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Will Texas Textbook Decision Spur On E-Readers?

PC growth slowing, and Windows 8 won't fix that soon, says IDC

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Can Windows 8 save the traditional PC and spur growth again? Maybe -- but it doesn't look like that's going to happen this year, a market-research firm suggests....
PC growth slowing, and Windows 8 won't fix that soon, says IDC

Interaction design firm ZURB acquires Pattern Tap, a website for design inspiration

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ZURB, a well-known interaction design firm with big name clients and an amazing suite of apps that make the design process easier, has just acquired Pattern Tap, a website for design inspiration and design examples. The site, which was originally created by Matthew Smith, the Creative Director at Zaarly, will be...
Interaction design firm ZURB acquires Pattern Tap, a website for design inspiration

Apple switch from Intel chips? The real question may be when not if.

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Once again there’s a rumor about Apple exploring plans to dump Intel chips on its Macbook line of computers. The rumor is a favorite, but the question is probably less a matter of whether or not Apple is weighing a switch and more about when such a switch would happen. From...
Apple switch from Intel chips? The real question may be when not if.

PCs still slowing, and Windows 8 won't change that soon, says IDC

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Can Windows 8 save the traditional PC and spur growth again? Maybe -- but it doesn't look like that's going to happen this year, a market-research firm suggests. [Read more]...
PCs still slowing, and Windows 8 won't change that soon, says IDC
Googles tosses $200M at "Spinning Spur Wind Project" to bring its green power to 2 gigawatts

Slices app shows that not all Twitter innovation is internal

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But OneLouder's app is one of those at risk from social network's 'stricter guidelines'An iPhone and Android app called Slices is the latest attempt at developing a Twitter client that plugs some of the holes in Twitter's official apps.Launched by OneLouder, which also developed the TweetCaster app, Slices claims to...
Slices app shows that not all Twitter innovation is internal

Any Investor Who Watched Mitt Romney Answer This Question Would Short His Stock Immediately

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One of the most telltale signs that a company is about to blow up is when its CEO gets indignant at anyone who dares question his detail-free assertions that the numbers will work. Alarmingly often, these CEOs are trying to cover up ugly or inconvenient details by intimidating analysts...
Any Investor Who Watched Mitt Romney Answer This Question Would Short His Stock Immediately

Google X phone, tablet spur speculation

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With speculation swirling that Google is preparing to come out with what's been called the Google X phone and a Google X tablet this spring, analysts say the company is pushing the hardware envelope....
Google X phone, tablet spur speculation

Google makes $200M investment in Texas wind farm

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The 161 megawatt Spinning Spur Wind Project in Oldham County boasts 70 2.3 megawatt Siemens wind turbines that Google says produce enough juice to power more than 60,000 homes in the U.S. [Read more]...
Google makes $200M investment in Texas wind farm
Microsoft's 'Surface phone' could hit next year (especially if Windows Phone 8 fails)

Google ups renewable portfolio with $200M on wind

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Adding to the search giant's existing renewable energy portfolio, Google last week announced a $200 million investment in a wind farm in west Texas. Google's nearly quarter-billion dollar investment in the Spinning Spur Wind Project is the company's eleventh green energy investment since 2010. It is also one of Google's...
Google ups renewable portfolio with $200M on wind
Maluuba lets you shop by voice from your smartphone

Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

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FWD.us, the political action group founded by Mark Zuckerberg, announced Friday that IAC chief Barry Diller and YouTube co-founder Steve Chen are now supporters of the group. FWD.us aims to help spur change in immigration reform with its D.C. lobbying efforts — which recently came under scrutiny and resulted in...
Barry Diller and Steve Chen Back the ZuckerPAC

Samsung pours $976M into chip tech firm ASML to keep Moore's Law alive

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Here’s something to distract from Samsung’s massive legal loss to Apple: Dutch chip technology company ASML announced this morning that Samsung has committed around $976 million to help spur on next-generation lithography techniques. Samsung has purchased 3 percent of ASML for 503 million euros (around $630 million) and will...
Samsung pours $976M into chip tech firm ASML to keep Moore's Law alive

Ahead of Windows 8 launch, Microsoft sets up basic Chinese Xbox Live site

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Despite the fact that Xbox Live has yet to officially arrive in mainland China, Microsoft has set up a stripped-down promotional page for the service to tease the upcoming launch of Windows 8, as noted by Joystiq. China is not currently listed as an available country for Xbox Live. Microsoft does operate the...
Ahead of Windows 8 launch, Microsoft sets up basic Chinese Xbox Live site

Thalmic Labs Raises $14.5M To Make The MYO Armband The Next Big Thing In Gesture Control

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Thalmic Labs, the Waterloo-based startup working on an all new form of user input for computing devices with the MYO amrband, today announced the close of its $14.5 million Series A funding round, led by Spark Capital and Intel Capital. The round boasts a lot of others besides, including Formation...
Thalmic Labs Raises $14.5M To Make The MYO Armband The Next Big Thing In Gesture Control

TP Link debuts redesigned AV 200 Powerline network adapter

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TP-Link detailed the new AV200 Mini Powerlink Adapter starter kit. With one button 128-bit AES encryption synchronization to a paired device, the AV200 turns a single spur of household electrical cabling of up to 300 meters into an encrypted network connection capable of 200Mbps.......
TP Link debuts redesigned AV 200 Powerline network adapter

ZURB launches its clickable prototyping service Solidify to take the pain out of user testing

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Following a private beta release, interaction design firm ZURB is now officially launching Solidify to help anyone create clickable, cross-device prototypes. This is ZURB’s third major product release, preceded by both Notable and Verify, and much has changed since we first reviewed a preview of the product back in February. As a primer, Solidify lets you create interactive prototypes...
ZURB launches its clickable prototyping service Solidify to take the pain out of user testing
Startups: Game Aims to Fight "Showrooming" And Get Shoppers Back in Stores

Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

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Twitter wasn't designed with teaching in mind but Rosie Miles finds it an ideal way to encourage students to get under the skin of academic texts. Here she explains howI am senior lecturer in English at the University of Wolverhampton and have been an advocate for the past few years...
Teaching with Twitter: how the social network can contribute to learning

SEC Filing: First Round Capital Raising $135 Million For New Fund

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From a recent SEC filing, it looks like early stage investment firm First Round Capital is raising $135 million for a new fund, First Round Capital IV, L.P. Managing partners Josh Kopelman, Chris Fralic, Robert Hayes and Howard Morgan are all named in the filing and it appears that the...
SEC Filing: First Round Capital Raising $135 Million For New Fund

AT&T Limits on Video-Chat App Spur Complaint

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AT&T's decision to limit access to Apple's FaceTime video-chat application on its wireless network is about to draw the first formal complaint under the federal government's Internet antidiscrimination rules....
AT&T Limits on Video-Chat App Spur Complaint

Science funding and the EU: you've got to be in it to win it

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The benefits to UK research, from finance to international collaboration, make a strong case for continued EU membershipGiven the increasing importance of science for many aspects of our lives, what will the impact be on UK science if we are in or out of Europe?The first question to ask is...
Science funding and the EU: you've got to be in it to win it

FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung

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Most of the scrutiny over abuse of standards-based patents has come through European Union investigations of Motorola and Samsung. That attention might come to the US if the Federal Trade Commission has its way. It just sent a letter to the International Trade Commission arguing that companies should be...
FTC tells ITC that bans over standards-based patents aren't kosher, looks warily at Motorola and Samsung
Google invests $200M in renewable energy with 161-megawatt Texas wind farm
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