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Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC Preview

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For a long time Microsoft was in an enviable position in the smartphone space. It had almost all the pieces of the puzzle you'd expect for delivering a truly unique smartphone platform. It had the historical perspective, from the initial days of PocketPC, to Windows Mobile platforms, the software...
Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8X by HTC Preview

Leaked iPad Mini Pics Show Nano-SIM Card Slot, Anodized Aluminum Casing

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The iPad mini is taking shape. Pics of the 7.85-inch tablet hit the interwebs today and show a tablet similar to the iPhone 5. The tablet is said to sport a nano-SIM card slot for wireless network support. The casing is also reportedly anodized aluminum, a material iPhone owners quickly...
Leaked iPad Mini Pics Show Nano-SIM Card Slot, Anodized Aluminum Casing

5 Instagram Alternatives

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Not happy with the new, controversial changes taking shape over at Facebook's photo-sharing service? Consider these other filtering app masters. Add your recommendations for Instagram-alternative apps in the comments section below! Instagram is embroiled in more than a little controversy at the moment. The mess has stirred up some...
5 Instagram Alternatives

A Walk Through Downtown Las Vegas, Where A New Generation Of Startups Is Taking Root [TCTV]

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[tc_5min code="517666792"] TechCrunch TV recently made the trek to Las Vegas, where we had the chance to check out the burgeoning startup community that’s taking shape there thanks in large part to a $350 million initiative called the “Downtown Project.” When many people think of Vegas, they think of the...
A Walk Through Downtown Las Vegas, Where A New Generation Of Startups Is Taking Root [TCTV]

You Might Already Be Rich In The Newest Alternative Currency: Social

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Bitcoins developed as an alternative to the international banking system, but a new form of financial interaction is taking shape on the world's social network. What is the currency of reputation and good will worth?...
You Might Already Be Rich In The Newest Alternative Currency: Social

Solving The Developer Deficit In The Cloud

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Editor’s note: Ruben Daniels is CEO and co-founder of Cloud9 IDE, a leading cloud-based Integrated Development Environment (IDE) that enables web and mobile developers to work together and collaborate in remote teams anywhere, anytime. Software is taking over the world. This sentiment has become widely accepted throughout the tech community, most...
Solving The Developer Deficit In The Cloud

Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

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Unified communications is one of those terms that makes enterprise IT guys giddy but also haunts their dreams. The idea of unified communications was conceived in the late 1970s and early '80s when the first Public Branch Exchange systems (PBX) were put in place. The concept continued to evolve with...
Fuzebox, the iPad and the Reality of Simple Unified Communications

Opera 15 provides a mish-mash of Opera features and the Chrome interface

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Opera Software has released the preview of Opera 15, the first version of its desktop browser to use the WebKit engine. It's early days yet, with the browser missing features that many Opera users know and love. But it's already taking shape, sharing more than a little with the...
Opera 15 provides a mish-mash of Opera features and the Chrome interface
INFOGRAPHIC: Inside The Booming Mobile Video Ecosystem

The Revolution at Work (the industry reacts to Salesforce’s moves)

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Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, has been using the bully pulpit over at Techcrunch to tell everyone that how we work together is about to radically change to be more like how we are able to share photos and fun things with each other over on Facebook. He’s right,...
The Revolution at Work (the industry reacts to Salesforce’s moves)

Emerging Photographer of the Year Finalist – Konrad Blum

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Copyright Konrad Blum Hopefully you’re aware of our Emerging Photographer of the Year Award – to recap, over the next year, we’re going to identify 24 photographers who have outstanding work and offer them the exposure that they can get through our Photofocus website. Then, we’re going to select one...
Emerging Photographer of the Year Finalist – Konrad Blum
Firefox Metro screenshots show an almost-functional browser
An in-depth preview of SimCity reveals a crafted, intricate experience
CHART: How Tablets Are Driving A Huge Explosion In Mobile Video
Cornell taps ex-Twitter CTO as Founding Entrepreneurial Officer for NYC tech school

Don’t Post ‘Irrelevant’ Comments on Facebook (Updated)

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Zuck says be relevant or else. (flickr.com/gpaumier) Tech startup personality and Rackspace Internet talking guy (seriously, what do you call Mr. Scoble, anyway?) Robert Scoble inadvertently ran afoul of Facebook's vast, hydra-headed Cthulhu-armed cyber-nannyism today. This is news on a Saturday in early May: ...Robert Scoble, the well-known tech startup...
Don’t Post ‘Irrelevant’ Comments on Facebook (Updated)

Motorola DROID M launches soon on Verizon Wireless for $149.99

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Motorola’s long-leaked followup to the Motorola DROID RAZR may finally be taking shape as the Motorola DROID M. We have been told by an anonymous source that the smartphone will be launching on Verizon Wireless (VZ) soon at an attractive $149.99 on contract. There will also be two color...
Motorola DROID M launches soon on Verizon Wireless for $149.99

Tomb Raider: the story of a reboot

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On Tuesday, Bafta held a Tomb Raider event, exploring the forthcoming re-imagining of the series. Here's what Crystal Dynamics revealed about the processIt didn't start as a reboot. That was one of the interesting revelations during last night's Tomb Raider event at Bafta. Crystal Dynamics, the California-based studio, which has...
Tomb Raider: the story of a reboot
DEMO: The big Silicon Valley launch extravaganza, set for Oct 1-3

Mozilla Confirms It Will Join Berlin's New 'Factory' Campus

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We’ve covered them since before they existed, but now “Factory”, Berlin’s new, vast tech campus, is taking shape. As builders adapt old factory buildings (an area which will cover 107,000 square feet or 10,000 square meters), the privately-funded initiative has announced that Mozilla will become an anchor resident in the...
Mozilla Confirms It Will Join Berlin's New 'Factory' Campus
Apple's iPhone 5 unveiling this week is just the beginning

Watch a novel being written "live"

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Fantasy author is offering readers the chance to watch her novel taking shape, word by word, on a Google documentFantasy author Silvia Hartmann is opening herself up to the kind of scrutiny most writers would pay to avoid: this morning, she started writing her new novel on Google Docs, and...
Watch a novel being written "live"

Foxconn's Pay Increase: Will Apple's Prices Go Up, Too?

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The new global balance that’s taking shape will be far-reaching among consumers, investors, and voters....
Foxconn's Pay Increase: Will Apple's Prices Go Up, Too?

Meet Betabeat's 2012 Tech Insurgents

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(Illustration: Robert Grossman) Jack Dorsey, cofounder of Twitter and Square, recently tried to disabuse the tech industry of its infatuation with the word ‘disruption.’ “We don’t want ‘disruption,’ where we just move things around. We want a direction. We want a purpose,” he said on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt, humbly...
Meet Betabeat's 2012 Tech Insurgents

OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

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If you were one of the many who funded OUYA and have been sitting on pins and needles waiting for tangible progress updates, you just received them in spades. The fledgling console builder is on track with its Engineering Verification Test phase (you're looking at a board sample here)...
OUYA upgrades to Jelly Bean, gives early hardware details to game developers

Norway Faces Site Blocking Measures in Anti-Filesharing Bill

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Back in March 2009, the IFPI and several local movie studios began putting pressure on Telenor, Norway’s largest Internet service provider. It was a familiar tale – stop your subscribers from accessing The Pirate Bay, the ISP was told, or legal action will follow. Following Telenor’s refusal the rightsholders kept...
Norway Faces Site Blocking Measures in Anti-Filesharing Bill
Exploratorium's Experience Experts Deliver Awesome iPad App

Shapes of Things

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To absolutely no surprise, the people I know are enamored of Google Glasses. The world of sensor-driven big data is sure to come, just as apps have supplanted sites as the metaphor with which we frame our lives. As one who replaced music with computers, I am eager for the...
Shapes of Things

[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape

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YouTube is still the pesky younger sibling of television, which is the wicked uncle of Hollywood. But the social video site is slowly becoming a formidable medium in its own right, creating new business models and spheres of influence for - literally - a million rising stars. OpenSlate, which...
[Infographic] YouTube's Top 1,000 Channels Reveal An Industry Taking Shape

Lebanon is tough for tech entrepreneurs, but that's not holding them back

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Editor’s note: While working at Buzzcar (Zipcar founder Robin Chase’s project in France) as community manager, Aline Mayard decided to go explore the Middle East. She quit her job, and starting investigating society, innovation and change there on her travel blog: yallabye.eu. She’s sharing what she’s learning on the local web...
Lebanon is tough for tech entrepreneurs, but that's not holding them back
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