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Why Google worries utility companies

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The search giant will soon be in a position to provide powerful predictive models aggregating and connecting informationIf we factor Google's geospatial applications + its unique data-processing infrastructure + Android tracking, etc, we're seeing the potential for absolute power over the economy. Large utility companies worry about Google. Why? Unlike...
Why Google worries utility companies
Institutional Venture Partners explains why it bet big on game studio Supercell

RIAA To Congress: We're Finally Innovating... Now Go Shut Down Pirate Sites

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Cary Sherman, RIAA boss, is testifying before Congress on Wednesday morning, and (not surprisingly) he uses the opportunity to whine about those dirty pirates again, while asking Congress to buck up and do something. To his credit, it appears that Sherman (or one of his PR handlers) has realized that...
RIAA To Congress: We're Finally Innovating... Now Go Shut Down Pirate Sites
Q3 VC Funding Stats Suggest Southern California Tops New York

Image correction app Blurity now available for Mac OS X

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Blurity, an app that deblurs your images, is no longer just for Windows users — the developers announced today that a Mac OS X version is now available for download. Blurity has you provide a good example of blurring in the image — run through the tutorial for more information...
Image correction app Blurity now available for Mac OS X

Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

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Dropbox plans to add features that will turn it from a personal file share/locker business into a broader content-delivery one. Dropbox is amazingly popular as a cloud-based file locker, or for small scale sharing of files between individual users--but the company just revealed some new features that begin to...
Dropbox Reveals A Future Where More 'Content' Is Shared, Less Files

TouchPal Keyboard for Windows 8 brings Swype-like typing to your slate (video)

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Android fans wanting to try a Windows 8 tablet haven't really had the choice of a glide-based keyboard in the vein of SwiftKey Flow or Swype, in part because the OS isn't designed for an easy replacement. After months of teasing, though, CooTek claims to have the remedy with...
TouchPal Keyboard for Windows 8 brings Swype-like typing to your slate (video)

Wonderbook - hands-on preview

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It's every Harry Potter fan's dream - a magical spellbook and wand which transports them to the world of Hogwarts from the comfort of their living room. But is the Wonderbook peripheral a one-trick pony?Up until now, artificial reality objects have suffered from a disconnect. Much like an actor on...
Wonderbook - hands-on preview

Tips have 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display joining iPad mini at rumored Apple event

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While Apple's supposed October 23rd event still exists only in the land of leaks and rumors for now, there's mounting suspicions that it won't just be a one-trick pony if it becomes real. Both AllThingsD and 9to5Mac claim to know that a 13-inch MacBook Pro with a Retina display...
Tips have 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display joining iPad mini at rumored Apple event

Diaspora Is Now Community Property: 'It Was Never Supposed to Be a Startup'

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Mr. Salzberg (Photo: Darren McCarra via Sociable.co) Earlier this month, Diaspora cofounder Max Salzberg told Betabeat that the team would turn away from the highly-anticipated, but daunting enterprise of building the anti-Facebook and instead devote its “main focus” towards Makr.io: a photo remixing tool that makes sharing and creating image macros more social....
Diaspora Is Now Community Property: 'It Was Never Supposed to Be a Startup'

Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

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Huawei, everyone’s favorite cheap smartphone maker, is taking over. Huawei has risen above the plummeting RIM and Nokia to become the third-largest smartphone maker in the world, reports the Wall Street Journal. Huawei shipped 10.8 million phones last quarter, allowing it to capture five percent of the global market.  While this is...
Huawei is taking over the world (but Americans still can't pronounce it)

Nokia Announces The 808 PureView And Its 41MP Camera, We Go Hands-On

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I think it’s safe to say that the new 808 Pureview handset was a surprise to just about everyone here at Nokia’s press conference. Not only did Nokia manage to squeeze a 41-megapixel sensor (no, that’s not a typo) into a smartphone, they squeezed it into a smartphone that runs...
Nokia Announces The 808 PureView And Its 41MP Camera, We Go Hands-On

Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige

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The opening dialogue of Christopher Nolan’s 2006 film, The Prestige: Every great magic trick consists of three parts or acts. The first part is called “The Pledge”. The magician shows you something ordinary: a deck of cards, a bird or a man. He shows you this object. Perhaps he asks...
Apple's Magic Is In The Turn, Not The Prestige

Is New York's Startup Scene a 'One-Trick Pony'?

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Let’s make a deal! (Courtesy CB Insights) The latest CB Insights report on venture capital investment just dropped, and we’ve spent the morning digging into the data. Local entrepreneurs might want to sit down, because this is gonna sting a little. Overall the quarter was a big one, with 812 deals...
Is New York's Startup Scene a 'One-Trick Pony'?

3 Things You Need to Know About Google's Earnings Call

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Google reported earnings from the first quarter of 2012 today, and it looks like the Mountain View company is running as strong as ever - or at least stronger than at the end of last year. Revenues for the first three months of the year came in at $10.65...
3 Things You Need to Know About Google's Earnings Call

Microsoft's Hilarious New Nokia Ad Slams iPhone And Samsung Fanboys

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With the help of ad agency 72andSunny, Samsung made Apple-bashing cool. Now Microsoft is getting in on the action by slamming both iPhone and Samsung in its new ad for the Nokia Lumia 920 Windows phone. The commercial is actually pretty funny. It shows a brawl that breaks out at...
Microsoft's Hilarious New Nokia Ad Slams iPhone And Samsung Fanboys

Bad Piggies - review

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Forget the Angry Birds: the pigs are the focus in Rovio's newest game in its 1bn-downloads franchiseRovio's Angry Birds has spawned three sequels so far: Angry Birds Seasons, Angry Birds Rio and Angry Birds Space. Yet all three used the tried and trusted gameplay of the original game. Bad Piggies...
Bad Piggies - review

Tandem, the Valley's mobile-only accelerator, puts out a last call for applications

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You might remember a few months ago when we took a look at Tandem, the mobile-focused accelerator based in The Valley. I had the chance to pick the brain of Doug Renert, Tandem’s “Dealmaker”. In the time that has passed, the team has had quite a few things going on,...
Tandem, the Valley's mobile-only accelerator, puts out a last call for applications
Mobile Game Developer Storm8 Crosses 10M Users Every Day

Review: Toolbar Cleaner removes unwanted browser toolbars, browser extensions, and start-up items

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At one time or another, we install too much stuff. And who can blame us? The Internet is one big playground with lots to install and play with, and we eventually forget that too many installations can slow down and eventually crash our system. One key to a smooth...
Review: Toolbar Cleaner removes unwanted browser toolbars, browser extensions, and start-up items

Biscotti TV phone connects to the cloud, adds home security functionality

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As a video conferencing solution, Biscotti's TV phone scores high marks for form, function and charm. But apart from the cutesy name and appealing build, it's more or less a $199 one trick pony -- or it was, anyway. Which is why the company's now tethering the peripheral to...
Biscotti TV phone connects to the cloud, adds home security functionality
Siri's 'little brother' Trapit grows up, enters formidable world of publishing

With New Features, Lytro Aims to Show Its Futuristic Camera Is No One-Trick Pony

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Camera maker Lytro has captured a lot of attention for its photos that can be refocused after a picture is taken. But the start-up has a broader story that is only now becoming clear. By capturing far more data then just points of light, Lytro’s light-field images can be displayed...
With New Features, Lytro Aims to Show Its Futuristic Camera Is No One-Trick Pony

Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

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Angry-bird maker Rovio has shown that is more than a one-trick pony with the release today of Amazing Alex, a physics game that perhaps draws on the original trajectory physics of those annoyed Birds. This time, the game game centers around whiz kid Alex and his creations, where players set...
Rovio Hopes Amazing Alex Will Catapult It Past Angry Birds Into Its $9bn IPO

Blue Microphones Tiki – A $60 USB mic to silence your surroundings

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Chances are that if you’ve ever tried to have a Skype conversation or a Google+ Hangout in any sort of public place, you’ve found that background noise prevents it from being enjoyable for your partners. Blue Microphones, the company that brought us the amazing Yeti and Yeti Pro (among many...
Blue Microphones Tiki – A $60 USB mic to silence your surroundings
New Large Hadron Collider data may thin out theories in particle physics

PRO: How vulnerable is Google?

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Google received an ultimatum from the European Commission’s antitrust head the same week it re-invented its vertical shopping search site as a pay-to-play program for merchants. While it’s a mistake to characterize Google as a one-trick pony, it’s worth examining just how vulnerable Google may be in its core businesses....
PRO: How vulnerable is Google?

Google says it's betting big on mobile

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Google put on a webcast with analysts Monday to tout its grand plans for mobile. Google Engineering Vice President Vic Gundotra predicted that the rates companies pay for search ads on mobile phones would overtake rates they pay on the desktop because of the growing popularity and adoption of so-called...
Google says it's betting big on mobile

ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Barnes & Noble

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Barnes & Noble remains a big player in a growing industry, and until Google changed everything this week, it made fantastic hardware for the money. But as with Nokia, a changing market and financial problems are driving a proud Number Two into a subordinate role that threatens to choke it out...
ReadWriteWeb DeathWatch: Barnes & Noble

Can We Finally Take OUYA Seriously?

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Revolutionary. A flop. A disruption. Just another Kickstarter project doomed to a life of delays, cancellations, and a disappointing product. OUYA could be any – or all – of those things. We won’t know if the OUYA will be a success until well after its debut next year, but we...
Can We Finally Take OUYA Seriously?
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