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HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

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HouseFix launched a year ago at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco with the goal of becoming the Carfax for your home. The Pennsylvania-based startup aimed to bring social recommendations to the home repair industry in an effort to give homeowners a directory of contractors and repair professionals, including reviews and...
HouseFix, The Carfax For Homes, Closes Up Shop

Google plans to sell off stake in Clearwire at a steep loss

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It was just under four years ago that Sprint and Clearwire brought together an impressive group of companies as part of a multi-billion dollar partnership to back the WiMAX service provider, but it's safe to say that things haven't quite worked out as planned in the years since. While Clearwire...
Google plans to sell off stake in Clearwire at a steep loss

AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

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As a followup to its flagship Opteron 6300 launch last month, AMD has just released several more Piledriver-based processors meant for the server room. One eight-core and two quad-core models are part of the Opteron 3300 series, while the Opteron 4300 series gets six new CPUs: one quad-core, three...
AMD reveals Opteron 3300 and 4300 processors for the penny-pinching enterprise

Google Pays $22.5 Million For Violating Users' Privacy

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After violating a 2011 privacy settlement it had made with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), Google has been ordered to pay a $22.5 million fine over its use of cookies on users of Apple's  Safari web browser. The FTC dragged Google back to court after discovering that despite promises to...
Google Pays $22.5 Million For Violating Users' Privacy
T-Mobile says four major US carriers won't last, 'likely' will be reduced to three

AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014

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Last year AMD officially became an ARM licensee, although the deal wasn't publicized at the time. Fast forward to June 2012 and we saw the first fruits of that deal: AMD announced it would integrate ARM's Cortex A5 core into its 2013 APUs to enable TrustZone support. Today comes...
AMD Will Build 64-bit ARM based Opteron CPUs for Servers, Production in 2014
Dish chairman Charlie Ergen challenges broadcasters and carriers, 'we're not afraid of change'

Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit today denied two Samsung motions relating to the preliminary injunction Apple won against the Galaxy Tab 10.1 four weeks ago:The Federal Circuit denied Samsung's motion to stay the preliminary injunction for the duration of the appellate proceedings.The appeals court had previously...
Appeals court denies stay of preliminary injunction against Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Guy Files Lawsuit To Strip Google Of Its Trademarks

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We all know that "Google" has become a verb (i.e., "just Google it") but has it reached the point that it refers generically to all search? One... er... enterprising guy is trying to make the legal case that this is so. David Elliott has filed a lawsuit to have Google's...
Guy Files Lawsuit To Strip Google Of Its Trademarks

Newly Discovered Android Malware Was Downloaded Millions Of Times

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Security firm Lookout has detailed a clever new bit of Android Malware lurking in the Google Play store. The good news: unless you’re downloading questionable Russian clone apps, you’re probably not affected. The bad news: that hasn’t kept it from being downloaded a few million times. The new malware, fittingly...
Newly Discovered Android Malware Was Downloaded Millions Of Times

After Nixing M&A Offers, Android Panorama Developer TeliportMe Nabs Funding From Bill Gross, 500 Startups

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Last July, TeliportMe launched an Android app that allows users to capture and share panoramic images. The app, appropriately called 360, is gives users the ability to not only capture high-res 360 panoramic views, but share their images on Facebook and Twitter and view, comment on, and “fav” images captured...
After Nixing M&A Offers, Android Panorama Developer TeliportMe Nabs Funding From Bill Gross, 500 Startups

Investor Aims High With Price for Dell

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Dell Inc.’s largest outside shareholder faces an uphill battle in its effort to squeeze billions more out of the planned $24.4 billion deal to take the tech giant private. Southeastern Asset Management on Friday laid out a case that Dell is worth $24 a share — $10 a share more...
Investor Aims High With Price for Dell

Defining Tetris: How courts judge gaming clones

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The fact that it's hard to tell which one is Tetris and which one is Mino bolstered the copyright infringement claim. Besides handling the rights and distribution for every official version of Tetris, The Tetris Company is also responsible for protecting the Tetris brand from unlicensed knock-offs. In the...
Defining Tetris: How courts judge gaming clones
Changemakrs Looks To Reinvent Inspirational Quotes For A More Social Web

Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

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Another icon of 20th century news reporting is about to disappear. Newsweek editor Tina Brown announced this morning that the magazine will publish its final print copy on December 31 but live on in a new tablet edition known as Newsweek Global. The move appeared to be inevitable after recent...
Newsweek shuts print edition, goes gently into digital night

Meet 'The Bill Gates Of Ghana'

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He was born in Ireland, studied in America and worked in Britain. But when Ghanaian Herman Chinery-Hesse decided to build a software company, he was determined that it would be in Africa. "I didn't have an option in America," he says. "I was a black African there; until Obama, we...
Meet 'The Bill Gates Of Ghana'
App Search Startup Xyo Scores A Deal With Nokia To Land On Lumia Phones
4K TVs are coming, but they face an uphill battle in the home

DailyDirt: Pricing Ain't Easy

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Sometimes the prices of products are mysterious -- or just don't make much sense. Why is gasoline sold per gallon to nine-tenths of a cent? How can rare artwork really be worth millions of dollars? Sometimes, pricing puzzles can stump economists, but more often than not, there's a well-known economic...
DailyDirt: Pricing Ain't Easy

Prospects Dim for BlackBerry Maker

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Research In Motion warned its business is deteriorating and will likely lose money for the second straight quarter, underscoring the uphill battle to turn around its flagging BlackBerry smartphone business....
Prospects Dim for BlackBerry Maker

Mozilla Persona sign-in launches in beta, skips the social networking ball and chain (video)

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We all know those web pages where the only alternative to a site-specific login is a social networking account. That's not very reassuring for anyone skittish about linking their commentary to a Facebook account relatives might see, if they're even willing to join a social network in the first...
Mozilla Persona sign-in launches in beta, skips the social networking ball and chain (video)

Silvercar snags $11.5M to disrupt airport car rentals

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Okay, they got me. Silvercar is not a luxury car rental service, as I wrote when I discovered the stealthy startup in March. To my credit, my guess was based on a job description Silvercar had written to trick nosy people like me. Fortunately for everyone, what they’re building is...
Silvercar snags $11.5M to disrupt airport car rentals

RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral

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There is no way to sugarcoat today’s announcement from once great Blackberry maker, RIM.  They are, after years of putting their heads in the sand, finally taking drastic measures to change course including getting rid of former Co-CEO and current board member Jim Balsillie as well as their their CTO and...
RIM (RIP?) is in its death spiral
BlackBerry 10 sees 15,000 app submissions in less than two days

How To Raise A $1M Seed Round

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Editor’s note: Sunil Rajaraman is the co-founder and CEO of Scripted.com, a marketplace for businesses to hire freelance writers. Follow him on Twitter @subes01. When I talk to my friends who are not currently at startups, or the Silicon Valley, the perception is that VCs and individual investors are throwing...
How To Raise A $1M Seed Round

The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)

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We'll be honest, we didn't really know what we were getting ourselves into when we headed to BlackBerry's SXSW event. Gone are the business-suited low key gatherings traditionally tied to trade shows. The smartphone maker is here to meet developers on their own turf, putting together a bumping house...
The Engadget Interview: BlackBerry developer evangelist Tom Anderson (video)
Walmart's Black Friday strike could be Amazon's gain
Firefox's New Social API Brings Facebook Chat Right To Your Browser

The app-controlled smart home is now a reality

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Intelligent, digital control of the environment around us has long been an uphill battle, with HVAC, lighting systems, and home automation being relatively recent innovations. In the past decades, our homes have become both increasingly comfortable and complex, but now we’re finally getting to the point where that comfort and...
The app-controlled smart home is now a reality

How To Avoid The Most Common Startup Tech Mistakes

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For any startup founder, the first few months are an uphill battle. During this time, it's crucial to develop a solid infrastructure that will protect your intellectual property, manage data systems, and ensure that you can scale up without any major glitches. It's a daunting task. To get some insight,...
How To Avoid The Most Common Startup Tech Mistakes
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