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The Microsoft-Yammer acquisition is a go, with a $1.2B pricetag

venturebeat.com
Microsoft has officially removed the final veil to reveal its planned acquisition of Yammer for a tidy $1.2 billion in cash. We’ve been hearing rumors about this deal for a week or two; the Redmond-based Windows maker has now issued an official statement on the acquisition, complete with a...
The Microsoft-Yammer acquisition is a go, with a $1.2B pricetag

Vizio's XVT Ultra HDTVs to bring 4K and glasses-free 3D to the masses, we go eyes-on

www.engadget.com
Vizio officially announced its 2013 HDTV lineup this morning and now we've gotten to see the new sets in person. At the top of the list are the company's XVT Ultra models at 55-, 65- and 70-inches, which will bring 4K video to living rooms on an unknown date...
Vizio's XVT Ultra HDTVs to bring 4K and glasses-free 3D to the masses, we go eyes-on

How to Use Spotify to Crowd-Curate the Music at Your Next Party

www.readwriteweb.com
When it comes to planning get-togethers, the logistical details can pile up. Thankfully, we have fancy new digital tools to which we can outsource some of the planning. For curating the music, a number of options exist. Spotify, as it turns out, is a pretty good one. The idea...
How to Use Spotify to Crowd-Curate the Music at Your Next Party
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Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

arstechnica.com
For as long as tablets have been a thing, the devices have ranged across a spectrum of sizes, from a too-massive 13 inches down to a dubious not-quite-sure-if-this-is-a-tablet 5 inches. Most manufacturers aren't even ashamed of the fractional inches attached to the screen size, to the point that such fractionals...
Lucky numbers: Should you get a 7 or a 10 inch tablet?

HarvestGeek seeks to empower local farmers with "brains" for gardens

pandodaily.com
It is one thing to read about a cool-sounding Kickstarter project that is just too crazy to seem real, and another to see it in action. No offense to Stompy, the 4000-pound six-legged, hydraulic robot, of course. HarvestGeek, a much humbler project which recently launched its Kickstarter campaign, has already implemented...
HarvestGeek seeks to empower local farmers with "brains" for gardens

The Psychology Behind The Sweet Spots Of Pricing

www.fastcompany.com
Thanks to the likes of Louis C.K., Aziz Ansari, and the brains who created Google Wallet, $5 is the new 99 cents. It's funny what makes customers loosen their purse strings. Have you ever noticed how some stores mark the price of their goods with a "$" sign, while others...
The Psychology Behind The Sweet Spots Of Pricing

Is the iPhone good enough?

parislemon.com
Is the iPhone good enough?: Horace Dediu: If a product's improvements are not used and the buyer will not pay more for them then they are not being absorbed and the effort to develop the improvements should be redirected. Three letters: N F C. Overall, a great piece about hitting...
Is the iPhone good enough?
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No, not every database was created equal. Here's how they're stand out

gigaom.com
SQL or NoSQL? In-memory or hard disks? Graph? These questions have been top of mind in recent years as developers and IT administrators check out new-age databases capable of handling scale-out data sets. Executives from four databases showed how they stand out in a hot market at GigaOM’s Structure:Data conference...
No, not every database was created equal. Here's how they're stand out

China's Tuniu Finds A Way To Love Packaged Tours

pandodaily.com
In China, travel has proven to be one of the few reliable sweet spots for Internet businesses outside of gaming. Nasdaq-listed Ctrip and eLong have traditionally been market leaders, but technology platform Qunar has been making strong gains, especially since Baidu invested $306 million in the company, valuing it at $500...
China's Tuniu Finds A Way To Love Packaged Tours

Intel Ultrabooks to get dual-core Ivy Bridge chips

arstechnica.com
Intel has officially unveiled a set of 22nm Ivy Bridge CPUs to be used specifically in its Ultrabook initiative. The dual core, hyper-threaded processors are designed for very slim and light notebooks that maintain a $1,000 price point, and arrive alongside a few new requirements that notebooks must follow in...
Intel Ultrabooks to get dual-core Ivy Bridge chips

Local Advertising Will Dominate Mobile Ad Spending

www.businessinsider.com
This post is from Tom MacIsaac is the CEO of Verve Wireless, the largest local mobile ad network in the US. Mobile is local.  Mobile devices are inherently local tools.  Not exclusively – no doubt people use their smartphones for all sorts of things that they might also do on...
Local Advertising Will Dominate Mobile Ad Spending
Drag Racing: Bike Edition races up the Top Grossing Android app charts
Windows 8 to support Retina-like displays and range of resolutions
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