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Data: Some MLB All Stars Should Thank Twitter As Much As Talent

Japanese phone optimization startup Fuller grabs $1.2m from m8 Capital and ASAHI Net

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Fuller, the mobile optimization startup based in Japan has nailed down 100 million Yen ($1.2m) in a seed funding. The round was led by the UK’s m8 Capital and ASAHI Net, the Japanese Internet and cloud service provider. Fuller, describes itself as ‘a next-generation mobile software development company’ and was established...
Japanese phone optimization startup Fuller grabs $1.2m from m8 Capital and ASAHI Net
Ripped from Star Trek: Researchers say lasers could create tiny tractor beams
MySpace founder Chris DeWolfe has a system to de-risk game development

Red Hot Labs raises $1.5M for mobile games and a platform to make them spread

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Started by the team that created Zynga’s FarmVille, Red Hot Labs has raised $1.5 million in funding to create a mobile-technology platform and the games that prove it works. The San Francisco company, started by founders and Zynga veterans Amitt Mahajan (pictured right) and Joel Poloney (pictured left), is...
Red Hot Labs raises $1.5M for mobile games and a platform to make them spread

Some Investors May Request Protection From Acqui-Hires

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Inside baseball warning, but I like writing about the things being discussed that the press never really picks up on. Acqui-hires, if you aren’t aware, are the acquisitions of startups by large companies (usually Facebook, Google and Twitter) that are made primarily for the teams, not the products. Every few...
Some Investors May Request Protection From Acqui-Hires
Liberate Your Pics: OpenPhoto Brings Its Killer Photo Sharing Platform To Your iPhone

Judge Posner upholds largest part of Apple's touchscreen heuristics ('949) patent in Motorola case

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In its litigations against Android, Apple is still on a quest for the Holy Grail in terms of a few patents that are broad enough to be powerful (to the extent that Android device makers would have to settle) but nevertheless able to withstand challenges to their validity. So far,...
Judge Posner upholds largest part of Apple's touchscreen heuristics ('949) patent in Motorola case

Google's EU antitrust allegations against Microsoft and Nokia were dismissed by the ITC

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The latest news on the smartphone patents front is old wine in new bottles: Google filed an EU antitrust complaint against Microsoft and Nokia, blaming the two companies for collusion involving a non-practicing entity, Mosaid, which acquired 2,000 patents from Nokia in September 2011. It's not just "old wine" but...
Google's EU antitrust allegations against Microsoft and Nokia were dismissed by the ITC
How an all-star team put an end to the Deepwater Horizon oil spill

Revelations: 12 stories you may have missed this week

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This week, Ars reviewed the 21.5 inch iMac and iTunes 11, weighed in on a court filing saying that the jury foreman in the Apple v. Samsung case knew little to nothing about the details of the case before the trial, and dug in to NASA's Curiosity discoveries (which...
Revelations: 12 stories you may have missed this week

Cisco CEO John Chambers Chases Off Yet Another Heir To His Throne (CSCO)

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Cisco has again rearranged its executive ranks with another potential successor to CEO John Chambers out the door. Cisco's chief strategy officer Ned Hooper is out, Cisco announced in a blog post. Hooper, a 13 year veteran at Cisco, was the architect of much of Cisco's big M&A activity including...
Cisco CEO John Chambers Chases Off Yet Another Heir To His Throne (CSCO)

Weekly Wrap-up: Deactivating Facebook, Social Oversharing, iPad vs. Netbooks, And More...

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This week, Marshall Kirkpatrick answered a simple question - "What Happens When You Deactivate Your Facebook Account" - and it quickly became the top story of the week. It turns out it's all about manipulating emotions. We also continued our exploration of the significant Internet trends of 2010: The...
Weekly Wrap-up: Deactivating Facebook, Social Oversharing, iPad vs. Netbooks, And More...

Icelandic lawmaker: Asylum for NSA leaker far from a sure thing

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Daniel Ellsberg and Birgitta Jónsdottír spoke in Berkeley on Tuesday evening. Steve Rhodes BERKELEY, CA—On the final day of a nearly two-week tour of the United States, Icelandic Parliament member Birgitta Jónsdottír said that she wants to help National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden—but nobody knows where he is. “We...
Icelandic lawmaker: Asylum for NSA leaker far from a sure thing

Researchers max out image resolution with 100,000 dots per inch printer

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Say hello to the future of high-resolution printing. Researchers at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*Star) in Singapore have created a printer capable of spitting out images with 100,000 dots–per-inch resolution (dpi) – a big improvement over the 10,000 dpi in current inkjet printers. To do this, the researchers had to go small. Within each colored...
Researchers max out image resolution with 100,000 dots per inch printer

Predictive Game Studio PrePlay Raises $3.1M Series A From Gary Vaynerchuck And Others

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PrePlay, a New York-based predictive sports game startup, has raised $3.1 million in Series A funding. The company says it will use the funding to expand its staff and develop new apps for baseball and “other entertainment related content.” The funding round was led by social media entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk,...
Predictive Game Studio PrePlay Raises $3.1M Series A From Gary Vaynerchuck And Others

BMW and Aster Data alums gather $1 million to launch Datahero’s “Data-Science-as-a-Service”

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It’s unfortunate that most data analysis tools on the market do a pretty terrible job of information filtering, visualization and…well…analysis. But today, Datahero is launching with $1 million in seed money and an all-star team behind it in order to make the world of big data more accessible to the common...
BMW and Aster Data alums gather $1 million to launch Datahero’s “Data-Science-as-a-Service”
Teen founders launch Hallway, a homework helper for high-school students

Color Failed. What Happens To Its $41 Million?

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Before Color became the poster-child for Bubble 2.0, some very smart people made what were, in hindsight, very poor decisions to invest a combined $41 million in a team without a product. If a report from All Things D is correct, Apple recently acqhired a majority of the all-star team...
Color Failed. What Happens To Its $41 Million?

Platforms Are For Pussies

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From the first conversation our new Senior Editor, Mark Ames and I had about NSFWCORP, it was clear he and I shared a similar view of the future of journalism (with jokes). Really there was no question that Ames belonged at NSFWCORP or that it was my job to figure...
Platforms Are For Pussies
Vinod Khosla: "I Feel Sad Sometimes For Y Combinator Companies That Get So Much Hype"
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