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Controller board for 3D printers emphasizes expandability, gives nod to Sun God

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Is your 3D printer's standard feature set lacking? Maybe Elefu's Kickstarter-funded custom controller board can help. Dubbed Ra (think ancient Egyptian god), the project places a focus on expandability and carries a roster of I/O options including camera triggers and fans. The ATMega2560-based system allows for computer-free printing by...
Controller board for 3D printers emphasizes expandability, gives nod to Sun God
LinkedIn Doubles Down On Job Hunting With A Redesigned Recruiter Page That Is Closer To LinkedIn's New Look

Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's

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When Apple negotiated its e-book contracts with the five publishers with which it would ultimately launch iBooks, the company demanded a Most Favored Nation provision that prohibited e-books from being sold at any other retailer for a lower price. That provision today is central to the U.S. Department of Justice’s...
Amazon's E-Book Deals Were Just as Tough as Apple's
New Boundary App For Splunk Predicts Root Cause Of App Brownouts

News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

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Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp is planning once again to let stories from its paywalled UK newspaper The Times get indexed by the search giant Google. This reverses a two-year-old policy in which News Corp dramatically pulled stories from from Google as it prepared a paywall to better monetize that content...
News Corp Backs Down On Anti-Google Stance, Plans Searchable Article Previews, Keeps Paywall Intact

Classmates.com settles suit over misleading e-mails

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In 2008, the social networking site Classmates.com found itself on the receiving end of a class action lawsuit that focused on its membership recruitment tactics. The company has now settled the suit via the typical mechanism: trivial discounts to the affected parties, and some hefty legal fees. But, as...
Classmates.com settles suit over misleading e-mails

Budding Service Management App Mhelpdesk Hits 5K Customers

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Mhelpdesk is fielding a message to small businesses: help us help you. Headaches can ensue when businesses use separate applications to manage the daunting inflow and outflow of service tickets, scheduling and billing. With little to no communication between those applications, a lot can fall through the cracks. That’s where...
Budding Service Management App Mhelpdesk Hits 5K Customers

Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

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According to a report in TechJungle, pricing information for Acer’s Windows 8 tablet line has been made public. This allows us to further sketch the hardware picture that Windows 8 will enjoy – or not – when it launches. To the brass tacks: the cheapest Acer tablet, the Acer Iconia Tab...
Acer tablet pricing data indicates that many Windows 8 machines will decidedly expensive

HootSuite's Conversations Adds Real-Time Chat To Its Social Media Mgmt Dashboard

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HootSuite has carved out a position as a popular way for businesses to manage their social media profiles on sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, but in its quest to become more of a one-stop “dashboard” for all social media interactions, it is adding a new feature: Conversations, a real-time...
HootSuite's Conversations Adds Real-Time Chat To Its Social Media Mgmt Dashboard

Analyst: Google Will Spend $84M Building Out KC's Fiber Network To 149K Homes; $11B If It Went Nationwide

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With Austin, Texas, expected to be named as the next city for the Google Fiber project, possibly as soon as tomorrow, the analysts at Bernstein Research have published some estimates on how the economics are shaping up for the only place where Google has built out services so far — Kansas City....
Analyst: Google Will Spend $84M Building Out KC's Fiber Network To 149K Homes; $11B If It Went Nationwide
VMware Announces VMWare Fusion 5 with 70 new features, starting at $49.99

Infratel Raises $3 Million For Facebook Connected Cloud-Based Telephony Service

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Go to almost any small business Web site and you will find you can’t make a call.  A real call where you talk to someone simply by clicking a button. Infratel hopes to change all that. The Seattle company has received $3 million in funding from Prostor Capital and Runa Capital...
Infratel Raises $3 Million For Facebook Connected Cloud-Based Telephony Service
Verizon unveils FiOS Quantum: 300Mbps download speeds for $209.99 a month
Comcast rejiggers its 250GB monthly data cap policy

Apple's 500 Million iTunes Store Accounts Offer Significant Potential for Growth in Services

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Morgan Stanley analyst Katy Huberty released an extensive new report today offering a look at how Apple's base of 500 million iTunes/App Store customers fits in with other services and how Apple can leverage that user base to drive future sales and revenue growth. Huberty notes that Apple's account base...
Apple's 500 Million iTunes Store Accounts Offer Significant Potential for Growth in Services
Verizon preparing to raise FiOS broadband speeds and prices?
And here it is! Comcast's 305 Mbps tier

FreedomPop lets customers rollover unused megabytes each month - for a fee

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If you’ve ever been an AT&T Mobility customer you’re probably familiar with the concept of rollover: you can take a portion of unused voice minutes one month and add it to next month’s talk bucket. Mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) FreedomPop this week jumped on the rollover bandwagon, but instead...
FreedomPop lets customers rollover unused megabytes each month - for a fee

WeVideo Raises $19.1M For Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Editing Platform

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WeVideo has just secured $19.1 million for its cloud-based collaborative video editing platform, in a round led by Crest Capital Ventures of Houston, Texas. The company says it plans to use the funding to further ramp up its B2B focused development team. Unlike desktop editing software, which is restricted by...
WeVideo Raises $19.1M For Cloud-Based Collaborative Video Editing Platform

Get a disposable number for Android with the new Burner app

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If you've ever needed a temporary phone number for whatever reason, there are apps out there that can provide them. Last summer, we wrote about Burner, an application on iOS that enables users to take on another phone number for a small fee. Unlike Google Voice or Skype, the app can assign...
Get a disposable number for Android with the new Burner app

Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives Users A Choice With New Mobile Share Plans

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AT&T unveiled its new Mobile Share plans earlier this morning, and at first blush it seemed awfully familiar. Under those new plans, users pay a set monthly access fee for unlimited talk, messaging, and a specified lump of data, with different classes of devices adding to the total monthly cost....
Unlike Verizon, AT&T Gives Users A Choice With New Mobile Share Plans

FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

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A milestone reached as the world of old media continues its push in a digital direction: the storied, pink-sheeted daily newspaper the Financial Times, read by 2.1 million readers daily, today said digital subscribers now outnumber those in print, and that digital revenues now account for half of all sales...
FT: Digital Subscribers Now Outnumber Print For First Time

The real reason Pinterest bought Punchfork

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Pinterest’s recent acquisition of Punchfork has largely been misinterpreted by the industry and onlookers as merely a content-centric acquisition. While Punchfork’s database of recipes certainly will have value for Pinterest, in reality there is a Trojan horse in this acquisition that was the real focus of Pinterest’s move: the technology that powers Punchfork....
The real reason Pinterest bought Punchfork

Facebook to report public app usage in tiers instead of specific numbers

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Facebook today announced changes to the way it reports user counts for apps that integrate with its platform, providing a ranking and a user tier rather than monthly active and daily active users rounded to the nearest ten-thousand, as it did previously. Monthly active user tiers are 0, 5, 10,...
Facebook to report public app usage in tiers instead of specific numbers

Is Microsoft Pricing Itself Out of Its Own App Market?

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On Friday, Microsoft revealed that the minimum price for a paid Windows 8 app would be $1.49 - 50% more than the 99-cent entry-level pricing that most mobile users have been accustomed to. Has Microsoft priced itself out of its own app market? Possibly. But based on its history with...
Is Microsoft Pricing Itself Out of Its Own App Market?
RIM’s recent marketing blitz deemed a bust; BlackBerry 7 sales weakened in January
Redbox Instant streaming to cost the same as Netflix Instant

Zynga's David Ko opens up about Zynga's mobile publishing plans

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When Zynga announced its mobile publishing program at June’s Zynga Unleashed event, details about the program were left vague. Recently, Zynga CMO David Ko talked to us about the program, unveiling some details about what developers can expect to get out of partnering with Zynga and what Zynga itself is looking for....
Zynga's David Ko opens up about Zynga's mobile publishing plans

Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest

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Sprint has created a new service to entice mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs) to base their operations on its network. With the new service, Single Source Enablement, Sprint manages every aspect of the business, from customer care to the distribution of devices. The only thing the MVNO has to worry...
Sprint to MVNOs: if you get us customers, we'll do the rest
Verizon announces ultra-high speed FiOS “Quantum” service, up to 300 Mbps for $210 a month
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