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Amazon Incarnate: Bezos The Book Giant Is Planning A Store In Seattle

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According to GoodEReader, Amazon is planning to open a retail store in Seattle this year where they will sell Amazon-exclusive books and, more importantly, Kindles of all kinds. While this looks to be more of a pop-up retail presence than a fully-fledged store, if I were in publishing I’d be...
Amazon Incarnate: Bezos The Book Giant Is Planning A Store In Seattle

Microsoft Flight set to debut on February 29th

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Microsoft has finally taken the wraps of the launch date for its coming flight simulator, dubbed ‘Flight.’ The game should arrive on February 29th, a date that is in line with expectations. According to the Microsoft update that made the launch date publicly known, interest in the game’s beta has been high:...
Microsoft Flight set to debut on February 29th

BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

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Showing that it’s not quite dead yet, Research in Motion aimed to “bust a few myths” about its BlackBerry app ecosystem at the company’s Europe BlackBerry DevCon today. RIM VP of developer relations Alec Saunders pointed out that the company is now seeing over 6 million daily App World downloads,...
BlackBerry App World more profitable than Android, says RIM

China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway

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State news agency Xinhua is reporting that China is planning to launch a manned spacecraft later this month. A Shenzhou-9 capsule and rocket are already in place, and when it launches it'll manually dock with the nation's space station: Tiangong-1. The nation is moving quickly to capitalize on its...
China planning manned mission to its own space station, didn't want to be on the ISS anyway

Copper-nickel nanowires from Duke University could make ubiquitous printable circuits

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Nanowires, although they're building steam, still have to overcome the not-so-small problem of cost -- they often have to use indium tin oxide that's not just expensive, but fragile. Duke University has developed copper-nanowire films that could remedy this in style. The choice of material is both a hundred...
Copper-nickel nanowires from Duke University could make ubiquitous printable circuits

Steve Jobs & The Lost Years

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Brent Schlender, a veteran journalist who wrote for Fortune and the Wall Street Journal had always enjoyed a close relationship with Steve Jobs and got unprecedented access to the computer industry legend. He recently discovered a set of interview tapes with Jobs in his storage shed. These tapes have Jobs...
Steve Jobs & The Lost Years
The real reason Marissa Mayer left Google: She had to

No Resumes, Just Skills: Smarterer Grabs $1.75M From True, Google Ventures; Tony Conrad Joins Board

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There’s plenty of noise today in job forums, and resumes have never seemed so ineffective. As more and more people enter the workplace, with a variety of backgrounds and skill sets that may seem misleadingly similar on paper, employers have to find new, smarter ways to find the right candidates....
No Resumes, Just Skills: Smarterer Grabs $1.75M From True, Google Ventures; Tony Conrad Joins Board

Royal Canadian Mint’s “MintChip” Looks To Officially Digitize Cash

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Moving everyday transactions into the digital realm seems an inevitability, but as yet there have been no breakout successes. Sure, there are fringe efforts like Square (which relies on existing card and bank infrastructure) and Google Wallet (which is a bit early to the NFC party), but there’s nothing that...
Royal Canadian Mint’s “MintChip” Looks To Officially Digitize Cash

Samsung Galaxy S III tops UK pre-order records, shows British love their quad-core

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The British clearly didn't waste any time once pre-orders opened up for the Galaxy S III, which just broke through pre-order records for at least one carrier and one retailer in the country. Carphone Warehouse's chief commercial officer Graham Stapleton says that the quad-core, 4.8-inch flagship is the quickest-moving...
Samsung Galaxy S III tops UK pre-order records, shows British love their quad-core
GetTaxi Raises Capital in Race to Launch in New York

Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers

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With successes like the Pebble smart watch, crowd-funding is becoming more and more attractive to startups. But maybe you aren’t even at the startup stage in your idea. Maybe all you have is an idea and a computer. That’s where Noodlecrumbs comes into the picture. It’s a new type of...
Noodlecrumbs Is A Crowd-Funding Platform For Thinkers, Not Doers

Facebook’s ‘life saving’ feature for organ donation awareness hits Ireland

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According to a report in Silicon Republic this morning, the Facebook Timeline tool for organ donation has gone live for people in Ireland. The ‘life saving‘ system where Facebook users can sign up to donate and save lives is already working in the US, UK and Australia. There were early...
Facebook’s ‘life saving’ feature for organ donation awareness hits Ireland

Kauffman Foundation: The venture capital model is ‘broken’

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In the technology press we hear much more about the disbursement of venture capital funds than we do how those monies were originally raised by the firm that is now releasing them. Of course, a huge fund raise will generate a few headlines, but it’s far sexier to talk about...
Kauffman Foundation: The venture capital model is ‘broken’

Swiftkey talks Android success, iOS ambitions and enterprise expansion

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British startup looking to build on its popularity on the Google Play storeSwiftKey is one of the big British successes in the apps world, winning a global audience for its SwiftKey X Keyboard app, which replaces the native Android keyboard and uses natural language technology to predict what users will...
Swiftkey talks Android success, iOS ambitions and enterprise expansion

Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

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Google CEO Larry Page is either experiencing amnesia or consciously rewriting the history of Apple and Google in the battle for mobile developers and consumers. In an interview with Bloomberg Businessweek Wednesday, Page says that with Apple the “Android differences were actually for show” and that Steve Jobs and company created...
Google used Android/iOS battle “for show” too

Kasabi shuts down, says data marketplace 'too slow'

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Kasabi, a platform that hosted and published linked data, is closing down after owners Talis Systems said the market was growing too slowly to be sustainable. The UK-based company allowed anyone to publish data sets, create APIs and use tools to combine and recombine them with each other. It was...
Kasabi shuts down, says data marketplace 'too slow'

10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg

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With the recent passage of the JOBS Act, crowdfunding is about to get even hotter. Serial tech entrepreneur, speaker and consultant Scott Steinberg, author of The Crowdfunding Bible, explains how to make crowdfunding work for your startup. Steinberg, CEO of TechSavvy Global, answered ReadWriteWeb’s most pressing questions with these...
10 Secrets of Successful Crowdfunding - From Scott Steinberg

Sean Parker: Too Many Entrepreneurs Are Doomed To Either Become One-Hit Wonders Or VCs

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Sean Parker recently launched a startup, Airtime, with his Napster cofounder Shawn Fanning.Until recently, he wasn't sure he wanted to start another company. When you've had a mega success as an entrepreneur, like Parker did with Napster, it's hard to produce something that won't be a let down."The expectation thing...
Sean Parker: Too Many Entrepreneurs Are Doomed To Either Become One-Hit Wonders Or VCs

Microsoft touts 98-percent 'Smoked by Windows Phone' success rate, a few beg to differ

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Microsoft's "Smoked by Windows Phone" challenge has been long on claims that Windows Phone can outrace your smartphone platform of choice in day-to-day tasks, but it's been short on hard numbers. Until now, that is. Company Evangelist Ben Rudolph claims that over 50,000 smartphones -- or 98 percent of...
Microsoft touts 98-percent 'Smoked by Windows Phone' success rate, a few beg to differ
Will OpenFlow really be the Android of networking?
Apple reportedly planning to cut Ping from next iTunes release
Steve Wozniak Shares His Thoughts On Google Glass And Microsoft's Surface Tablet

Apple beats estimates at $39.2 billion in revenue

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Apple announced its second quarter earnings today at $39.2 billion, beat analyst estimates of $36.8 billion in revenue. The company raked in $11.6 billion in net profit. Year over year, Apple’s net profit increased 94 percent. Last quarter, Apple announced $13.06 billion in net profit, blowing Wall Street estimates...
Apple beats estimates at $39.2 billion in revenue

The Year Nobody “Won” SXSW

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South by Southwest Interactive has become famous for producing big “winners.” Twitter, Foursquare and GroupMe can credit the festival for their respective surges in buzz from the influencer crowd. That led to mainstream buzz and, eventually, adoption. Now Twitter is worth something like $8 billion, Foursquare $600 million, and GroupMe...
The Year Nobody “Won” SXSW

Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?

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Now that Yahoo has managed to make its way through yet another CEO shuffle — its sixth in just five years — the former portal has to get back to the main task at hand: namely, figuring out what its future looks like. By replacing Scott Thompson with Ross...
Does Yahoo even know how to be a modern media company?

Does Europe lack ambition? No, but some Europeans do

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It’s no great secret that things are pretty gloomy across Europe right now. Everywhere startups and investors see problems, whether it’s in the precarious situation across the Eurozone, local concerns about political changes, or complaints that the environment is too “negative”. We recently spoke to a couple of local entrepreneurs...
Does Europe lack ambition? No, but some Europeans do
How Edward Saatchi's NationalField Can Make Your Workplace A Happy, Productive Hive
Google spends another $200 million on YouTube channels as partners learn to reinvent TV

Watch Live Now: SocialLoco, the Convergence of the Social Web, Mobile and Local-Business

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Today is one of Silicon Valley’s top conferences for the convergence of the social web, mobile and local-business; Social-Loco. Social-Loco will dive into social, location and mobile web convergence, and what that means for the tech ecosystem, brands, agencies and consumers. Learn from real-world successes in daily deals, location-based services and...
Watch Live Now: SocialLoco, the Convergence of the Social Web, Mobile and Local-Business
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