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Kanji Kindle: Amazon e-reader comes to Japan late, but priced to move

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The text on Amazon's newest Kindle reads top-to-bottom and right-to-left....
Kanji Kindle: Amazon e-reader comes to Japan late, but priced to move

Annual off-sites: Time to trade plane tickets for web cams?

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As more and more of working life becomes virtual, there’s one bastion of face-to-face interaction that seems least likely to go remote – the executive off-site. If for no other reason than it’s hard to imagine the higher-ups giving up the chance to gather in Aspen or Miami, many folks...
Annual off-sites: Time to trade plane tickets for web cams?

5 Things I Learned About the Future from Stephen Wolfram

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Lots of the knowledge dropped at South By Southwest Interactive is vertical. In the sense that tech people use that word, "vertical" means focused on a particular market or problem and all its implications from top to bottom. Talks tend to be about the business of this or that, or...
5 Things I Learned About the Future from Stephen Wolfram

Dear Vivek: Think Big On Immigration

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Editor’s note: Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois in the U.S. Congress and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGutierrez. I was sorry to read in your most recent post that you were “disappointed” with my response to...
Dear Vivek: Think Big On Immigration

USA Today Tells Facebook Its Services Are No Longer Needed For Super Bowl (FB)

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Last year, USA Today partnered with Facebook to create its Super Bowl Ad Meter, which for better or worse has become the most prominent measure of a Super Bowl ad's success. The partnership was innovative because it asked all Facebook members to vote on ads, instead of just a panel...
USA Today Tells Facebook Its Services Are No Longer Needed For Super Bowl (FB)
Frog redesigns the Android user experience with Feel_UX

These Designers Did for Fun What News Sites Can't Do to Save Their Business

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A Web design studio built the first news site I've ever read from top to bottom two days in a row, and it did so as a side project. Mule Design is not in the journalism business. It builds sites to solve all manner of client communication problems. But it...
These Designers Did for Fun What News Sites Can't Do to Save Their Business

Prenda Tries Yet Another Loophole; But Entirely Plagiarizes Someone Else's Failed Attempt

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Prenda Law seems to be the gift that keeps on giving if you're writing about absolutely ridiculous attempts at copyright trolling. If 2012 was the year of Righthaven as the representative of brazen, hubristic, bullshit copyright trolling getting its due, 2013 looks to be the year of John Steele /...
Prenda Tries Yet Another Loophole; But Entirely Plagiarizes Someone Else's Failed Attempt
Spotify for Android cranks it to 11 with ICS support, revamped design, & more
Dennis Crowley On ‘Reinventing’ Foursquare: De-Emphasizing Check-ins, Digging Into Data, And Moving Toward Revenue
New details surrounding Apple’s next iPhone emerge

Review: PC Booster 2013

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If your computer's running slow, you're probably wondering what will give it the jolt it needs. PC Booster aims to help: This $35 application is designed to boost your PC's performance by optimizing your system from top to bottom. It's easy to use and sports an attractive interface, but...
Review: PC Booster 2013

First 'Three Strikes' Case In NZ Dropped After It Becomes Clear Accused Didn't File Share

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One of our biggest problems with the various "three strikes" or similar programs is the fact that they're all based entirely on accusations not convictions. You would think, in this day and age of bogus copyright claims, that people would realize why that might be a problem. Down in New...
First 'Three Strikes' Case In NZ Dropped After It Becomes Clear Accused Didn't File Share

Murder Room gives players a horror-themed room escape challenge

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Murder Room is a new iOS and Android game from Japanese developer Ateam Inc. The game is a first-person perspective “room escape” adventure game, and is set for release today on the App Store and Google Play. In Murder Room, players are cast in the role of an anonymous character who...
Murder Room gives players a horror-themed room escape challenge

Brewster's Revamped App Is 'A Modern-Day Speed Dial' For Smartphones

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When we first saw Brewster, we said it was destined to change the way we interacted with our iPhone contacts. Brewster is a personalized address book that understands your social networking relationships and merges everything into a beautifully designed app. The goal is to make it easier to manage your...
Brewster's Revamped App Is 'A Modern-Day Speed Dial' For Smartphones

AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

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Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices reported today that its first quarter results beat expectations, but the company had a big loss of $590 million. While AMD is very competitive with its product line-up, the results show that it’s not easy to stay in the unending war with Intel, the world’s...
AMD beats expectations but accounting write-off leads to a huge $590M net loss

Google Doodle pays homage to Gideon Sundback, zipper pioneer

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Google has come out with another one of its doodles today, paying homage to one Gideon Sundback — the engineer who developed the zipper. Sundback was born on this day 132 years ago, an occasion that Google has appropriately commemorated with a giant zipper running length-wise down its homepage....
Google Doodle pays homage to Gideon Sundback, zipper pioneer

PayPal Buys Card.io To Add More Startup Energy To The Company (EBAY)

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PayPal just acquired Card.io, a startup whose technology makes it easy for mobile apps to scan credit cards--a handy feature that saves users the time it takes to enter a 16-digit card number. We don't think Card.io's card-scanning feature is that earthshaking. But we think it's a positive sign that...
PayPal Buys Card.io To Add More Startup Energy To The Company (EBAY)

Opera's WebKit-Based Android Browser Exits Beta To Battle Apps For Users' Attention

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Browser maker Opera’s first WebKit browser has exited beta. The full launch for the browser previously code-named Ice adds a few addition minor updates to the meaty feature-set demoed at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow back in February. The new updates in this full launch version of the Android browser are as...
Opera's WebKit-Based Android Browser Exits Beta To Battle Apps For Users' Attention
Review: Nintendo's 3DS XL expands the system's screen, and its appeal

When you think you know it all

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When I said I'm "nearing the end of a top-to-bottom rewrite of the software behind Scripting News," what I really meant is that I'm "just beginning a top-to-bottom rewrite..." I've been doing this a long time, but software projects still kick my ass, even when I'm doing it for the...
When you think you know it all

If AWS is the WalMart of cloud, is OpenStack the Soviet Union?

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(R to L) Marten Mickos, CEO, Eucalyptus Systems; Chris Kemp, CEO Nebula and co-founder, OpenStack; Sameer Dholakia, Group VP and GM, Citrix(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com The stage was set for a lively debate between public cloud rivals at GigaOM Structure in San Francisco Thursday – representatives from Citrix, Eucalyptus and...
If AWS is the WalMart of cloud, is OpenStack the Soviet Union?

Windows Phone’s Facebook app set to receive much needed update

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New platforms often contain apps that, while fuctional, are not exactly bursting with features. So it has been with the Windows Phone Facebook app, an application that, especially given the closeness of Microsoft and Facebook, has been in great need of an update for some time. Happily, the wait is...
Windows Phone’s Facebook app set to receive much needed update
Overhauled Spotify app for Android now available

Dear Vivek Wadhwa, We Need To Fix Our Whole Immigration System And I Need Your Help

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Editor’s note: Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez represents the Fourth District of Illinois in the U.S. Congress and is the Chairman of the Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Follow him on Twitter @LuisGutierrez. First, thank you Vivek and thank you to TechCrunch for giving me a chance to engage...
Dear Vivek Wadhwa, We Need To Fix Our Whole Immigration System And I Need Your Help

How Apple Can Make The iPhone And iPad More Awesome Starting Next Week (AAPL, GOOG)

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We've already seen a ton of leaks about what's coming to iOS 6, the next version of the software that'll power iPhones and iPads. We'll have all the answers next week once Apple shows off iOS 6's new features. But until then, we have some things we'd like to see....
How Apple Can Make The iPhone And iPad More Awesome Starting Next Week (AAPL, GOOG)
Elop pledges ‘urgency’ as Nokia takes another beating

Toshiba's Haswell lineup includes notebooks that can support 4K external displays

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Toshiba unveiled part of its back-to-school PC lineup at Computex today, boasting touchscreen options with edge-to-edge glass at every price point in its Satellite S- and P-series notebooks; its Qosimo X75 enthusiast notebook; and its PX35t all-in-one desktop PC. "Our customers are telling us that touch is a nice-to-have...
Toshiba's Haswell lineup includes notebooks that can support 4K external displays

YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

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Parse, a Y Combinator-backed startup that makes it easier for mobile developers to handle their back-end infrastructure, is launching Cloud Code — a way to easily write custom code without worrying about servers. “If you’re a social game and you need to calculate the top 10 scores every day for...
YC's Parse Lets You Run Custom Code For Your Mobile Apps Without Worrying About The Server Stack

Nokia's New Lumia 920 Could Raise Smartphone Bar with Windows Phone 8

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Nokia unveiled is new line of Lumia smartphones today at an event in New York City. Building on Windows Phone 8, the company has harnessed its design and development teams to create one of the most innovative smartphone approaches on the market. It's no secret that Nokia has been playing...
Nokia's New Lumia 920 Could Raise Smartphone Bar with Windows Phone 8
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