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Veronica Mars movie hits $2M Kickstarter goal in 10 hours

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Veronica Mars fans got one step closer towards seeing bringing their favorite teen detective back on the screen – the big screen, that is: A Kickstarter project to raise funds for a Veronica Mars movie that show creator Rob Thomas launched hit its funding goal of $2 million less than...
Veronica Mars movie hits $2M Kickstarter goal in 10 hours

Meet The Early Favorites To Take Over Intel, A $100 Billion Company (INTC)

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Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Intel Corp., seeking a replacement for departing Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini, needs a candidate with credentials internal contenders lack: a record of success in the market for mobile-device semiconductors. The world's largest chipmaker said yesterday that it named Chief Operating Officer Brian Krzanich, Chief Financial...
Meet The Early Favorites To Take Over Intel, A $100 Billion Company (INTC)
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Now You Know Why Spotify Has Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO

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In March, we reported that Spotify is out pitching potential partners on a plan to offer a streaming video service with premium, original content. The source who told us about this pitch said Spotify "wants to do the House of Cards thing that Netflix is doing." Now we know why....
Now You Know Why Spotify Has Plans To Take On Netflix And HBO

HP taps Gwen Stefani and others for Print 2.0 strategy (Photos 1/7)

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(1/7) STAR POWER. Gwen Stefani launches the consumer-facing portion of Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) $300 million global marketing campaign. To maintain its lead on Dell (DELL), Canon (CAJ), Lexmark (LXK) and others, HP is encouraging people to try more demanding print jobs at home and at work. || NEXT>> (Image: HP)...
HP taps Gwen Stefani and others for Print 2.0 strategy (Photos 1/7)
Amazon launches Vine.com shopping site for all things green and organic

Oprah Opens Online Auditions, Voting For Her Next TV Star

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When the Oprah Winfrey Network launches in January, we’ll see whether her star power is enough to carry a whole network—and what it can do for one person in particular whose name we can’t even imagine today. Oprah elevated relative unknowns like Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz and Nate Berkus...
Oprah Opens Online Auditions, Voting For Her Next TV Star
Rich, smart, and -- apparently -- sexy: Yandex CEO Arkady Volozh is GQ man of the year

No LTE, No Problem: Sprint’s $100 LG Viper Goes On Pre-Order On April 12

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Sprint still hasn’t launched their new LTE network yet, but that hasn’t stopped them from fast tracking some new LTE-capable hardware. Though the existence of a Sprint-bound Galaxy Nexus probably overshadowed it a bit, Sprint has announced that LG’s eco-friendly Viper handset will be available for pre-order beginning on April...
No LTE, No Problem: Sprint’s $100 LG Viper Goes On Pre-Order On April 12

Nike To Open First-Ever API To Developers At Backplane’s SXSW Music Hackathon

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Last month, Jason wrote about the announcement that Backplane — the new interactive, visual platform that’s part Pinterest, part Tumblr and Ning — will be using its star power to stage an unusual event at SXSW: A music hackathon. The startup, which is backed by Lady Gaga along with a...
Nike To Open First-Ever API To Developers At Backplane’s SXSW Music Hackathon
Wayfair raises $36M to extend its control over home goods sales

In just 3 months, WIGS finds the ladies online

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One of web content’s greatest obstacles in the march to legitimacy is the fact that while some genres thrive, others struggle — especially dramas tailored to the over-25 set.  But with each year, we see new in-roads, and the success of WIGS this summer is  showing that with the right...
In just 3 months, WIGS finds the ladies online
TheAudience: A Stealthy, Celeb-Driven Startup Co-founded By Sean Parker, Ari Emanuel & Oliver Luckett

Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and beyond: how ITV got back on top

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TV thriller Broadchurch was an extraordinary hit. Perhaps most surprising was the fact that it was on ITV, not always seen as the home of edgy entertainment. But that's changingThere was something out of the ordinary about Broadchurch, the TV murder mystery that kept nearly 10 million viewers guessing until...
Downton Abbey, Broadchurch and beyond: how ITV got back on top

The Last of Us game preview: 'The fuel for the story is conflict'

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In the second of two features, the survival drama's co-director reveals how Hollywood influenced story, character and gameplayIn the early days of digital entertainment, when it was first recognised that videogames and films shared an audience and common creative ground, it seemed obvious to many that the two had a...
The Last of Us game preview: 'The fuel for the story is conflict'

YouTube Premium Channel SourceFed Racks Up 50,000 Subscribers

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SourceFed, a.k.a. the "bacon of the news" on YouTube, emerged as the first successful channels among Google's premium content offering yesterday, when the show hit 500,000 subscribers with 158 million views to date. Google launched invested roughly $400 million in nearly 100 shows last January as part of YouTube's Original...
YouTube Premium Channel SourceFed Racks Up 50,000 Subscribers

Marissa Mayer Made Her Most Impressive Hire Yet, Poaching A Star Exec From A Fast-Growing Startup (YHOO)

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One reason Yahoo's board hired Marissa Mayer to be the company's CEO last summer was that board members hoped her star power would enable Yahoo to hire talented people away from other Silicon Valley companies. And, in the months since, Mayer has indeed made recruiting talent into the company a...
Marissa Mayer Made Her Most Impressive Hire Yet, Poaching A Star Exec From A Fast-Growing Startup (YHOO)

Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel promote Apple’s iPhone 4S

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Apple has never been big on adding star power to its ad campaigns, but a new series of spots has put its iPhone 4S in conversations with actor Samuel L. Jackson and “New Girl” star Zooey Deschanel. The spots are a departure for Apple, which tends to concentrate on how...
Samuel L. Jackson, Zooey Deschanel promote Apple’s iPhone 4S
Beats Targets The Business Traveller With Executive Edition Headphones, We Listen In

Lady Gaga-Backed Backplane Raises Over $4M From Sequoia & More; Acquires Sharing Platform Cortex

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You may have heard the buzz by now about a young startup that’s being fueled by some pretty impressive star power, including the likes of the one and only Lady Gaga. The project, called Backplane, was co-founded by Lady Gaga’s manager, Troy Carter, and raised an early (then hush hush)...
Lady Gaga-Backed Backplane Raises Over $4M From Sequoia & More; Acquires Sharing Platform Cortex

Siri takes a star turn

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Samuel L. Jackson and Zooey Deschanel signal a shift in Apple's marketing strategy Deschanel with iPhone As anyone who has lived with an iPhone 4S for more than a few weeks can tell you, its voice-activated personal assistant can be -- to put it kindly -- a little flaky. But Siri...
Siri takes a star turn

Singapore's MediaCorp Invests $40M In Luxury Online Retailer Reebonz

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MediaCorp, one of Singapore’s two largest media companies, has poured $40 million into Reebonz in a deal that values the designer brand flash-sales site at about $200 million. This is the first time that MediaCorp has invested in an online retailer, according to a story on Channel News Asia (a...
Singapore's MediaCorp Invests $40M In Luxury Online Retailer Reebonz

NASA's Footage of a Massive X-Class Solar Flare

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NASA has been tracking a major sunspot, Active Region 1429, which released this X5.4 solar flare on March 6. "Stay tuned for more from this very active sunspot," NASA says. The sun's surface has been especially active for the past few months, with solar storms erupting in January. We...
NASA's Footage of a Massive X-Class Solar Flare

Read/Write Daily: Stars & Galaxies Eating Each Other

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Today's theme is star power. We Earthlings think we're pretty powerful. Sometime's it's healthy to look around the galaxy (or at other nearby galaxies) and remember that we're just riding the waves of vastly more powerful forces. Let's hope our own star stays calm for the time being. Astronomers...
Read/Write Daily: Stars & Galaxies Eating Each Other
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Starz Drama 'Spartacus' Adds Julius Caesar to Cast

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The Starz action drama "Spartacus" is ramping up its historical star power by adding Gaius Julius Caesar to the cast of characters. One problem: there's no hard evidence that Caesar actually participated in the war....
Starz Drama 'Spartacus' Adds Julius Caesar to Cast

Airtime Aims To Win The Mainstream With Over-The-Top, Star-Studded Promo Video

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Are you ready for your close-up? In early June, the dynamic, disrupting duo of Sean Parker and Sean Fanning launched their new video chat and sharing network, called Airtime. As a matter of course, the founders built Airtime on top of Facebook, with a cool $33.5 million in funding...
Airtime Aims To Win The Mainstream With Over-The-Top, Star-Studded Promo Video

How to make a shower karaoke with your iPad

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Shower karaoke set up by Sabina Cao Have you heard this coming from your neighbor’s shower in the morning: “Just small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world. She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere. Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit. He took the midnight train...
How to make a shower karaoke with your iPad

President Clinton at CES: The World Needs More Smartphones (And Fewer Guns)

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Tim Hamilton/FlickrIt was a bit of a head-scratcher to see former President Bill Clinton on the Samsung keynote roster at CES 2013. Obviously it had to do with star power and pulling in audience attention, but I was curious to see how Samsung would tie in the president’s cameo. Surprise...
President Clinton at CES: The World Needs More Smartphones (And Fewer Guns)

Lady Gaga’s strength in community starts to shine on ‘Little Monsters’

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We all know how popular musician Lady Gaga is, but regardless of the popularity of her music she’s done something that not many other artists can say. She has built a sustainable and massive community around herself. She even gave her fans a name, “Little Monsters”, which they’ve embraced rabidly....
Lady Gaga’s strength in community starts to shine on ‘Little Monsters’
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