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Attack of the acqui-hires

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Why tech companies buy the cow, even though they can get the milk for free. FORTUNE -- I'm a sucker for VC exits. Even when I don't know the purchase and sale prices, there is something instinctively positive about a portfolio company being acquired by Google or Facebook or LinkedIn....
Attack of the acqui-hires
BRACING FOR DISASTER: How Bad Will Apple's Earnings Be?

Let's (Gamify) Date(ing), And Make It Addicting In The Process

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Editor’s Note: Event Partnerships Manager Leslie Hitchcock is a non-editorial TechCrunch employee. In addition to working at TechCrunch and being super fashionable, she reviews startups and tech products occasionally on her personal blog, Leslie Just Joined. A few months ago I broke down and did something I swore I’d never do. Yes,...
Let's (Gamify) Date(ing), And Make It Addicting In The Process
Silicon Valley Can Do Better Than Facebook

Oracle's final damage claim against Google well under $100 million

www.engadget.com
My, my, my, how the mighty have fallen. In this case, the mighty is the roughly $6 billion Oracle initially sought in its suit against Google. By September of last year that number had dropped to a comparatively paltry $2 billion, which was still to high for presiding Judge...
Oracle's final damage claim against Google well under $100 million

Nokia's Lumia Ads Say Your Phone Is No Good

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Nokia's strategy to sell its new Lumia smartphone is to make you feel dumb about what you already have. The Finnish phone maker's new video ads suggest that iPhones and Android phones are flawed, unfinished "beta" devices, which makes you a sucker for having one....
Nokia's Lumia Ads Say Your Phone Is No Good

Bing one-ups knowledge graph, hires Encyclopaedia Britannica to supply results

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It may have retired from the cut-throat world of print, but Encyclopadia Britannica is enjoying a renaissance by supplying results to Bing. Search for a topic and a Knowledge Graph-esque box will offer supplementary information to help you on your way. If it's a topic that the Britannica editors...
Bing one-ups knowledge graph, hires Encyclopaedia Britannica to supply results

13-Year-Old Thinks She's Come Up With A Pretty Sweet Cure For Hiccups

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A 13-year-old Connecticut native, Mallory Kievman, thinks she's found a cure for hiccups. After researching some solutions online, she's created patent-pending lollipops, Hiccupops, made from apple cider vinegar and sugar. UConn graduate students have been enlisted to help her launch the product. “It triggers a set of nerves in your...
13-Year-Old Thinks She's Come Up With A Pretty Sweet Cure For Hiccups

Vizio CT15-A4 Review: Performance and elegance in one slick package

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It's not often that I'm taken with a laptop before even touching it, but I was with the $899 Vizio CT15-A4. Then again, I'm a sucker for minimalist design and that's the CT15-A4 in a nutshell: streamlined and elegant. It's also one of the thinner 15.6-inch laptops you'll run...
Vizio CT15-A4 Review: Performance and elegance in one slick package
Swipely raises another $12m from tiny Rhode Island

Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right

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Andrews Ross Sorkin wrote a piece for the NY Times that was just ridiculous. He put the blame squarely on the back of the CFO of FB. Talk about getting it 180 degrees wrong. Have you ever been to an auction where the selling party told a buyer to reduce...
Facebook Handled their IPO Exactly Right

Facebook IPO: what is the banks' role?

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Bankers' fees for Facebook's landmark flotation total about $100m – but what is the company getting for its money?So who's the sucker in Facebook's initial public offering (IPO) today? Any banker will tell you that there is a fool in every trade, which is why you must always know who...
Facebook IPO: what is the banks' role?

Sprint Preps White EVO 4G LTE For Launch, While AT&T's Galaxy S III Sees Red

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For a particular set of phone geeks, the problem with owning a popular flagship device is that plenty of other people will end up with the exact same thing. After all, it’s a proven fact — your phone isn’t cool if everyone else has one too. That’s where carrier-exclusive color...
Sprint Preps White EVO 4G LTE For Launch, While AT&T's Galaxy S III Sees Red

Say, do they have a badge for “Duh I am such a sucker”?

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Say, do they have a badge for “Duh I am such a sucker”?

Sonos Multi-room Music System Review: S5, ZoneBridge, Controller 200

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It’s pretty incomprehensible that until about two weeks ago, I had never used a piece of Sonos equipment. Heard about it, and read about it? Sure, but never used it. What MP3s did for personal audio enjoyment 5 years ago, Sonos does for your home, office, or wherever you...
Sonos Multi-room Music System Review: S5, ZoneBridge, Controller 200
The 4th-Generation iPad Makes Me Feel Like A Sucker

Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch

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Do you ever find yourself wishing that the act of telling time was as simple, and tactile, as flipping a light switch in your home?  If so, then the folks at Watchismo have got quite the surprise in store for you. Aptly named the “Click Wall Switch” watch, it...
Inspired By Your Home: The Click Wall Switch Watch

How To Fight "Socware" - Malware On Facebook And Other Social Networks

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Engineering professors and graduate students at University of California-Riverside have coined a new term to describe malware distributed on social networks, but they didn't stop there: They also developed an app to fight it. "Socware" - pronounced "sock-where" - describes all criminal and parasitic behavior on Facebook and other...
How To Fight "Socware" - Malware On Facebook And Other Social Networks

Samsung sucker-punched by Euro set-backs

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Samsung‘s short run of legal success against Apple has been quickly curtailed, with the past two weeks punctuated by court rejections and news that the European Commission has singled out the firm for potentially misusing patents. The Korean company’s prospects had been buoyed by a Dutch court finding against Apple...
Samsung sucker-punched by Euro set-backs

The Simpsons' Theme Sung By One Man Is Better Than the Original [Video]

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I'm a sucker for these multiple-track videos. This guy is Nick McKaig, and he's extremely good at reproducing soundtracks with his voice. Here's the proof: the Simpsons' theme sung a capella. It's sounds so good and wacky that I like it better than the original. More »...
The Simpsons' Theme Sung By One Man Is Better Than the Original [Video]
Nokia Pureview 808 Hands-On

Are You "Google Pagerank Certification"? I Hope Not

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A WebmasterWorld thread reports that one person spotted a product that is being sold under the claim that it is "Powered by Google PageRank Certification" of "PR=6." You say what? Yes, a product is claiming it has PageRank certification from......
Are You "Google Pagerank Certification"? I Hope Not

A Problem Google Has Created for Itself

www.theatlantic.com
Over the eons I've been a fan of, and sucker for, the latest automated system to "simplify" and "bring order to" my life. Very early on this led me to the beautiful-and-doomed Lotus Agenda for my DOS computers, and Actioneer for the early Palm. For the last few years Evernote has been...
A Problem Google Has Created for Itself

Mega problems: Scammers try to make a buck, Anonymous calls for a boycott over Kim Dotcom snitching

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Kim Dotcom’s Mega launched this weekend amongst a ton of publicity, passing 1 million users after just one day. Naturally, this means many want to take advantage of the service’s popularity or cut it down to size: scammers are already taking advantage while the hacktivist group Anonymous has called for...
Mega problems: Scammers try to make a buck, Anonymous calls for a boycott over Kim Dotcom snitching

Embedded In The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets A Big Tax Break

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Last month, we wrote about some of the more ridiculous subsidies that Hollywood studios get these days, in which approximately $1.5 billion in taxpayer money goes straight to Hollywood studios in the US (and even more internationally). While the reasoning given for most of these programs is that they create...
Embedded In The Fiscal Cliff Deal: Hollywood Gets A Big Tax Break

Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route

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To date, there have only been a handful of watch projects on Kickstarter, and of those, there really have only been a couple that grabbed my attention.  But here’s an interesting one that just popped up on PleaseFund.us, a new crowd-funding site that looks to be a direct Kickstarter competitor....
Horology Goes The Crowdfunding Route
Put Instagram In Your Mac's Menu Bar With Instabar

What, no fist Bump?

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Call me a sucker for cool networking tools, but I love Bump and wrote about the Mountain View, Calif.-based back in August 2010. The company’s audacious goal – to bridge the physical and digital world – made a lot of sense to me. Investors, too, liked the company and have...
What, no fist Bump?

DailyDirt: Fooling Some Of The People Some Of The Time...

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There's a sucker born every minute -- if you like to believe unverifiable statistics. Usually, if it's too good to be true, it ain't true. But as technology gets better, sometimes it's hard to distinguish sufficiently advanced algorithms from magic. Here are a few scams that successfully fooled some folks...
DailyDirt: Fooling Some Of The People Some Of The Time...

ItsTrending Shows Popular Facebook Shared Items

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ItsTrending is a new website that shows popular shared items on Facebook. This isn’t anything magical – Matt Schlicht, a product manager at Ustream, put it together in an evening – “This is a good example of how easy the Facebook plugins are to implement – I’m a product guy...
ItsTrending Shows Popular Facebook Shared Items
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