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Columnist turned investor MG Siegler moves on from CrunchFund to Google Ventures

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TechCrunch columnist and former regular has moved on from his post at CrunchFund to join Google Ventures as a general partner focusing on seed and early-stage investments. Siegler left his job at the tech blog just over a year and a half ago to join CrunchFund. Siegler stated in a blog...
Columnist turned investor MG Siegler moves on from CrunchFund to Google Ventures

Verizon serves up GameTitanium, giving customers 150 on-demand Android games for $5.99 a month

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Wanting to take the hassle out of Android downloads and limiting the possible spend on the Google Play marketplace, Verizon has teamed up with Exent to offer its Android customers access to its new GameTanium service, offering hundreds of games for $5.99 a month. If you’re a Verizon customer with...
Verizon serves up GameTitanium, giving customers 150 on-demand Android games for $5.99 a month

Samsung Stratosphere II makes IRL appearance at Best Buy for $100

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Remember Stratosphere II that got all sorts of official the other day? Well, a little birdie just fed us a few more details to flesh out this tale, including our first pics of an actual device and not just some press renders. In addition to the QWERTY keyboard and...
Samsung Stratosphere II makes IRL appearance at Best Buy for $100
An acquisition is always a failure

Lego shuttle boldly heads to the stratosphere

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While the American space shuttle program may never be the same, it continues to inspire a space race among Legonauts and their vehicles. [Read more]...
Lego shuttle boldly heads to the stratosphere
Putting the breaks on climate change with... diamonds?

A 28 Year-Old Facebook Cofounder Just Bought A 100 Year-Old Company

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Facebook cofounder Chris Hughes has purchased The New Republic, a magazine that's almost 100 years old and has been struggling to be relevant. It's not exactly the sort of purchase you'd expect from a 28-year-old tech mogul, but he says he's hoping to produce a high quality magazine with...
A 28 Year-Old Facebook Cofounder Just Bought A 100 Year-Old Company

Top 5 lowest power-consuming IPS monitors

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Low power-consuming IPS screens are rare breed, but here are five that won't run your electric bill into the stratosphere. [Read more]...
Top 5 lowest power-consuming IPS monitors

Samsung SCH-i425 Godiva outed in benchmark tests, headed for Verizon

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Like Lady Godiva herself, a phone dubbed the Samsung Godiva has been seen naked -- at least as far as benchmarks are concerned. The site GLBenchmark has revealed it has a 1.4GHz MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 SoC on board, along with Adreno 305 graphics, a 720p screen, Android 4.1.2 Jelly...
Samsung SCH-i425 Godiva outed in benchmark tests, headed for Verizon

Disruptions: A Tiny Camera for the Stratosphere

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While the smartphone has pushed some camera companies off a cliff, a tiny, ultrahigh-resolution camera that can record that very feat has taken off into the stratosphere, figuratively and literally....
Disruptions: A Tiny Camera for the Stratosphere

Here's A Closer Look At Google's Crazy Floating Wireless Network (GOOG)

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This sounds like something out of a Douglas Adams novel, but it's for real: Google is building a floating wireless network out of solar-powered balloons. It's called Project Loon, and the idea is to bring Internet access to the hardest-to-reach corners of the planet by sending these balloons out to the...
Here's A Closer Look At Google's Crazy Floating Wireless Network (GOOG)
How GungHo Online Entertainment created Puzzle & Dragons, the surprise billion-dollar mobile game
After reaching Twitter token limit, Falcon Pro now priced at $132 to dissuade new downloads

Foursquare designer launches Sunrise, the new must-have daily email

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Despite naysayers as famous as Mark Zuckerberg crying out that email’s end is nigh — it’s not. Email is wildly convenient (attachments, reply all, Boomerang!) and still handles the majority of our current work and personal communication processes. It might need a significant redesign, as German designer Tobias Van Schneider has...
Foursquare designer launches Sunrise, the new must-have daily email

iOS 6 adoption at 25-35% after just 48 hours, eclipsing iOS 5, which took 21 days to hit 21%

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iOS 6 has seen rapid adoption among iPhone and iPad users, reports developer David Smith. Smith’s applications like Audiobooks get around 100k downloads weekly and he’s taken to mapping the adoption of Apple’s software releases over the last couple of years. This update’s data shows a 35.4% adoption of iOS 6,...
iOS 6 adoption at 25-35% after just 48 hours, eclipsing iOS 5, which took 21 days to hit 21%

Project Loon: Google plans balloon network to extend internet reach

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Google says balloons could be an option for connecting rural, remote and underserved areas to internetMobile phone users could receive signals from balloons floating in the stratosphere if a project launched by Google this week succeeds.Google launched 30 test balloons in New Zealand to test the possibility of having a...
Project Loon: Google plans balloon network to extend internet reach

With no new iPhone, this could be the summer of Samsung

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Apple's WWDC didn't produce a new iPhone. So as we wait for Apple to move the time is right for Samsung and Google to step on the gas and push Android into the stratosphere. [Read more]...
With no new iPhone, this could be the summer of Samsung
Why the Apple-Samsung verdict matters, even if Samsung appeals

Felix Baumgartner Discusses His Supersonic Freefall From Space

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Remember Felix Baumgartner – that chap who jumped from space and broke the speed of sound with nothing but gravity at his disposal? Just in case you were asleep at the time, here’s another quick peek at what he did: Indeed, on October 14, 2012, Baumgartner flew 39km into the...
Felix Baumgartner Discusses His Supersonic Freefall From Space

Nielsen: US smartphones have an average of 41 apps installed, up from 32 last year

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The growing ubiquity of smartphones in the US is helping to drive the surge in app downloads, but as Nielsen reports the average number of apps per device has also increased significantly over the past year. The data measurement and research company notes that this time last year, 38% of...
Nielsen: US smartphones have an average of 41 apps installed, up from 32 last year

Book Review: Lessons From the Stratosphere, and How to Get There

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Sheryl Sandberg's new book, "Lean In," has reignited the debate about women climbing the workplace ladder....
Book Review: Lessons From the Stratosphere, and How to Get There

Samsung Stratosphere II heading to Verizon in the 'coming weeks' for $130

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The Samsung Stratosphere II has been officially unveiled as the next-gen QWERTY device coming to Verizon. We still don't know the exact date of arrival, but Big Red mentioned that it'll be heading to stores and online sometime in the coming weeks. We do, however, know the cost: $130...
Samsung Stratosphere II heading to Verizon in the 'coming weeks' for $130
Verizon offering Galaxy Nexus, Droid Razr, Samsung Stratosphere for free to loyal customers
Daredevil successfully jumps from stratosphere, in preparation for jump from space

Google flies Internet balloons in stratosphere for a "network in the sky"

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Googlers prepare to launch an Internet balloon. Google Google this week launched 30 balloons into the stratosphere in the first step toward creating what it calls a "network in the sky" that could eventually bring "balloon-powered Internet [to] everyone." Dubbed "Project Loon," Google's balloon-based wireless networks aim to bring...
Google flies Internet balloons in stratosphere for a "network in the sky"
Rx for a carbon-warmed planet: Sulfuric acid?

Google fetes 40 years of Landsat with new timelapse videos of Earth

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Compared to Landsat, which has been beaming photos of our planet since 1972, Mountain View is a cartographic newb. But Google Earth drove geospatial interest into the stratosphere when it launched in 2005 and, with a billion downloads and counting, the company is well placed to celebrate 40 years...
Google fetes 40 years of Landsat with new timelapse videos of Earth

Virgin Media extends free tube WiFi for all until 2013

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Tweeting about the obnoxious individuals you share a tube platform with was expected to be a one-time thing if you weren't a Virgin Media customer. The Branson-backed provider had said that, once the summer games had finished, it would make the service exclusive to its own broadband subscribers. Now,...
Virgin Media extends free tube WiFi for all until 2013

Brighten clouds to help Earth? Scientists want to test theory

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Credit: John McNeill, via UW News A group of scientists, including a University of Washington atmospheric physicist, wants to test the theory that pumping sea salt into the sky over the ocean would combat global warming by creating clouds that reflect more sunlight back into space. The experiment in “marine...
Brighten clouds to help Earth? Scientists want to test theory
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