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Staples to offer 'Easy 3D' printing service, put an end to hackneyed hockey masks

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Just one more robbery and then we can happily retire. But there's this nagging feeling that our criminal swan song should be more than just another Class B felony -- it should be art. That's why we're heading over to Staples to collect a 3D printed mask that, for...
Staples to offer 'Easy 3D' printing service, put an end to hackneyed hockey masks

Cloud, consumerization of IT makes life tough for CIOs

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Pity the poor CIO. If he or she refuses to let employees use the hot new consumer technology they want, they’ll just use it anyway, and the CIO loses credibility and control.  But keeping up with user demands is tough. “If the CIO stands in the way, it probably hurts...
Cloud, consumerization of IT makes life tough for CIOs

My thoughts on 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, 2012 edition

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When last week, Amazon announced a whole slew of new Kindle devices including a new 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, I asked the Seattle-based company if they would send me a device. I normally don’t really review devices — that is what my colleague Kevin Tofel excels at — but...
My thoughts on 7-inch Kindle Fire HD, 2012 edition

Treater launches its social and mobile gifting service, raises $2.5m in seed funding

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Washington, DC-based Treater has secured $2.5 million in seed funding and is today launching its ‘instant’ social and mobile gifting service in public beta. The capital injection comes from a mix of unnamed funds and angel investors. Treater has expanded its board of directors with folks like Jack Davies (founder...
Treater launches its social and mobile gifting service, raises $2.5m in seed funding

Bafta names first games winners

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts's annual video games awards get underway with a win for The Unfinished Swan....
Bafta names first games winners

R.BOT shows off Synergy Swan, a phone- or tablet-powered telepresence robot (video)

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While wandering around the show floor at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, we had to stop and take a closer look at these cute-looking robots. Conveniently dubbed the Synergy Swan, this 14kg machine from Russian-based R.BOT (or Quanzhou Future Robot Technology in China) uses an Android device as its...
R.BOT shows off Synergy Swan, a phone- or tablet-powered telepresence robot (video)
NYC startup Floored makes 3D real estate modeling surprisingly awesome

Drybox Rescue Station: the ultimate cellphone drying system (hands-on)

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We all agree it's a terrible feeling when you drop a phone, that fraction of a second when you realize, only too late, that your handset is headed toward the ground. Worse, of course, is knowing it won't be hitting concrete, but instead performing a beautiful swan dive into...
Drybox Rescue Station: the ultimate cellphone drying system (hands-on)

Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Raises $1.65M To Embrace Mobile And More

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SeatGeek, the ticketing startup that launched at TechCrunch50 three years ago, has raised $1.65 million in new funding. The round was disclosed in an SEC filing, and co-founder Jack Groetzinger just confirmed it. The company offers a ticket search engine that helps users find the best deals across multiple sites....
Ticketing Startup SeatGeek Raises $1.65M To Embrace Mobile And More

The Unfinished Swan – preview

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Trapped in a totally white world, throwing paint to mark your way in a storybook narrative – this is no standard gaming fareThe Unfinished Swan began life as a humble tech demo in 2008 called WhiteSpace, created by Ian Dallas. It showed a perfectly white arena, giving the user the...
The Unfinished Swan – preview

OrderGroove Raises $7M To Help Brands Enable Subscription Commerce

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OrderGroove, a startup that allows brands to create subscription and membership commerce, has raised $7 million from Fung Capital USA, with additional investment from Lerer Ventures, Legend and SWaN Ventures, Allegro Venture Partners, Bee Partners, as well as former Walmart.com CEO Raul Vazquez and NEW Corporation’s Chairman Fred Schaufeld. Brands...
OrderGroove Raises $7M To Help Brands Enable Subscription Commerce
Blinded By Big Data: It's The Models, Stupid

'Black swan' predictions for 2013 include solar storm

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If you are making a list of tech predictions for next year, as this story does, it may be a good idea to put the solar maximum on this list. The next one is expected in 2013, says NASA....
'Black swan' predictions for 2013 include solar storm
The Unfinished Swan is wonderfully creative but full of emptiness (review)

Video Games: Unfinished Swan, Assassin's Creed and Need for Speed

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Video games released recently include The Unfinished Swan, Assassin's Creed III: Liberation, Need for Speed: Most Wanted, Skylanders Giants and Letterpress....
Video Games: Unfinished Swan, Assassin's Creed and Need for Speed

Review: The Unfinished Swan will make you paint the world back in black

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I went into The Unfinished Swan knowing absolutely nothing about it. That doesn't happen very often these days, especially with a downloadable game as unique as The Unfinished Swan. It is unlike any other game I've played before; it doesn't hold the players hand or instruct you what to...
Review: The Unfinished Swan will make you paint the world back in black
OrderGroove moves subscription e-commerce from serial dating to monogomy
Sony livestreaming Gamescom 2012 press conference

Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals

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Screen Grabs chronicles the uses (and misuses) of real-world gadgets in today's movies and TV. Send in your sightings (with screen grab!) to screengrabs at engadget dot com. The residents of Mystic Falls, Virginia are the most tech-savvy bunch of supernatural creatures we've ever seen. If Edward Cullen and Bella...
Screen Grabs: Vampire Diaries uses Galaxy Note to scratch out sinister signals

Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

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There has been a lot of discussion out there about the Series A crunch, the consumer sector falling out of favor, VCs getting more conservative, the need to focus on revenues instead of users, and so on and so forth. All of this is going on and the environment is...
Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book

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MagicScroll for Chrome wants to transform the way you read online. Typically, you’ll navigate a Web page by using the vertical scroll bar, the scroll wheel on your mouse or perhaps the arrow buttons on your keyboard. But the MagicScroll Web reader transforms each page into a book-like interface, making...
MagicScroll for Chrome lets you read every Web page like a book
The End V: The second coming

Behind The Year's Most Talked-About (Gun-Free) Game, "Unfinished Swan"

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One of the most talked-about games of the year is one of the most unusual--a game that has players discovering the unfinished world of a madly creative king. Creator Ian Dallas talks about making a game about creativity itself....
Behind The Year's Most Talked-About (Gun-Free) Game, "Unfinished Swan"

Fred Wilson Is Not Happy With Underperforming Startups In His Portfolio

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Fred Wilson, the most influential venture capitalist in New York, sounds frustrated with some of his startups. In a post on his site A VC, he tells startups (and everyone, really) to quit screwing around and just deliver results in 2013. Here's the relevant bit: I would like to tell...
Fred Wilson Is Not Happy With Underperforming Startups In His Portfolio

Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

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The author, broadcaster and comedy scriptwriter takes up our Twitter-based challenge to come up with a story in 140 characters or fewer"Comrades, I will infiltrate the Bullingdon Club to expose it!"Next, undercover as a Tory MP, "I'm in deeper than I planned," thought Dave.• The Man Who Forgot His Wife,...
Twitter fiction: John O'Farrell

As Stock Hits New High, eBay Says It's Raising $3B in Debt Offering, but Not Shopping

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eBay’s stock hit a new high for the year, climbing 12 percent this week after reporting strong second-quarter results. On Friday, the stock increased 2 percent, or 90 cents, to close at $44.85 a share — in sharp contrast to today’s general market losses. In addition, only a day after announcing positive...
As Stock Hits New High, eBay Says It's Raising $3B in Debt Offering, but Not Shopping

Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

www.avc.com
There has been a lot of discussion out there about the Series A crunch, the consumer sector falling out of favor, VCs getting more conservative, the need to focus on revenues instead of users, and so on and so forth. All of this is going on and the environment is...
Advice for 2013: Deliver On Your Promises

Lowestofthekeys' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

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Reading through the menagerie of Techdirt posts this week led me to develop a better understanding of how some of these media companies work as well as to increase my disdain for Hollywood and their view of the consumer. First up, we have the article regarding HBO's lack of foresight:...
Lowestofthekeys' Favorite Techdirt Posts Of The Week

Clearwire borrows $80 million from Sprint but still flirts with Dish

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Who knew that the greatest love triangle of the decade would involve the mobile industry's own Bella Swan, Clearwire? The network provider has accepted an $80 million loan from nailed-on suitor and sparkly vampire, Sprint, but Clear is still pondering a buyout offer from Jacob, sorry, Dish Network. The...
Clearwire borrows $80 million from Sprint but still flirts with Dish

The VC's paradox: We can't all be black swans

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In the past 30 days I’ve had sad and unfortunate conversations with around five entrepreneurs about the reality that their venture funded companies are headed toward their eventual end. Some are indignant. Some are accepting. Others are openly sad. All of them have lost the passion that they once...
The VC's paradox: We can't all be black swans
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