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Steve Jobs was 'very receptive' to a 7-inch iPad

Hypersonic test flight flames out

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That 46-minute cross country-flight so many people would love to see, may take a little bit longer than hoped. A key test to prove the viability of sustained hypersonic flight flamed out Thursday when an experimental X-51A WaveRider aircraft crashed into the Pacific Ocean less than 15 seconds into what was supposed...
Hypersonic test flight flames out
The Chromebook Pixel may be a hoax, but it's the laptop Google needs to build
5 reasons why the off grid solar revolution will be driven by cell phones

MYTHBUSTING: Facebook Is Actually Fantastic Marketing Platform (FB)

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Much of the skepticism surrounding Facebook has to do with doubts about its viability as a marketing platform. But let's stop ignoring two crucial facts: Facebook is actually an incredibly valuable marketing platform. John Coleman, CEO of The VIA Agency recently told us that Facebook's "platform" – the free stuff, like...
MYTHBUSTING: Facebook Is Actually Fantastic Marketing Platform (FB)

Stone Spray research project wants to print bridges with sand, solar power

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Envious of your pet hermit crabs' 3D-printed domicile? Maybe you should cast your green eyes upon the Stone Spray project, an Eco-friendly robot printer that's exploring the viability of soil as a building material. Although making actual buildings is a bit out of the robot's reach, its team has...
Stone Spray research project wants to print bridges with sand, solar power

DealBook: Groupon Shares Hit New Low in Latest Plunge

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Shares in Groupon plummeted more than 5.5 percent, raising questions about the viability of the daily deals site....
DealBook: Groupon Shares Hit New Low in Latest Plunge

Google announces $249 Samsung Chromebook, available starting next week

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Google has just announced that is releasing a brand new Chromebook next week hoping for viability in the laptop marketplace. Sundar Pinchai, SVP of Chrome and Apps, said that this new device will be available for $249 with orders beginning to take place next week. Additionally, the company will be...
Google announces $249 Samsung Chromebook, available starting next week

Twitter expected to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2014

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Twitter is set to reach $1 billion in sales by 2014, significantly outpacing analyst predictions and demonstrating the company’s advertising viability, sources tell Bloomberg. The company earned $139.5 million in 2011, analysts say, which means if Bloomberg’s sources are correct, demand for advertising is taking off among companies looking to grow their...
Twitter expected to reach $1 billion in revenue by 2014

Why I broke up with Kickstarter

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This is a guest post by designer Jim Clark  When I first found out about Kickstarter, I thought it was a great idea. I’ve been making things all my life. As the owner of a visual effects and imaging studio, designing, rendering and visually developing creations is right up my alley. I wanted...
Why I broke up with Kickstarter

Google announces 11.6-inch Acer C7 Chromebook with 3.5 hours of battery life, for just $199

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Google today announced the $199 Acer C7 Chromebook. The latest addition to the Chromebook family comes less than a month after Samsung announced the $249 Samsung Chromebook. As with Samsung’s device, Google has pushed Acer to essentially deliver a notebook for the price of a netbook. Google touts that Acer’s...
Google announces 11.6-inch Acer C7 Chromebook with 3.5 hours of battery life, for just $199

Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

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Newsrooms with one or both eyes on digital trends are going to produce what provokes an online reaction. But where does that leave detail and complexity?Listen to the editor of the Daily Telegraph talking about his job and a day stuffed full of "data-influenced decisions". Here's a news story, breaking...
Never mind the analysis - abuse and vitriol are trending on Twitter

Dailymotion advances its paid content service OpenVoD, powered by Cleeng

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Dailymotion‘s partners can now sell their content via OpenVoD, the video platform announced today. The paid service is powered by content monetization startup Cleeng, and lets online viewers buy TV episodes and live shows in a few clicks. According to Dailymotion, it first launched OpenVoD in France at the end of...
Dailymotion advances its paid content service OpenVoD, powered by Cleeng

Move Over, Manhattan: The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Claims It’s Bigger and Better

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WTH is a tech engine? (brooklyntechtriangle.com) Looks like DUMBO isn't the only neighborhood eager to flaunt its tech prowess. According to a new site launched last week, DUMBO is just one 'hood that's part of the "Brooklyn Tech Triangle," which also includes downtown Brooklyn and the Navy Yard. A local...
Move Over, Manhattan: The Brooklyn Tech Triangle Claims It’s Bigger and Better

Can "Lift" Make the Human Race Cleaner, Fitter, and Nicer?

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Here’s the awesome and frustrating thing about covering startups. The second you think you have a rule of thumb for if they’ll work or not, you find an exception. Remember the obsessive late 1990s need to be first to market? Well, then we had Facebook and Google and the iPhone...
Can "Lift" Make the Human Race Cleaner, Fitter, and Nicer?

The president's big greenwash

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Perhaps the Obama administration has the set the bar for green success too low. Anything that does not implode or burst into flames qualifies as a success. By Sunil Sharan, contributor FORTUNE -- The United Nations climate chief, Christiana Figueres, has warned that a Republican win in the U.S. presidential...
The president's big greenwash

NYC's livery car groups may have blocked the city's e-hail app pilot program from being enacted

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Not so fast, New York City. It appears that the implementation of the city’s e-hail app pilot program has been blocked, at least temporarily. Bloomberg is reporting that New York’s livery car groups have succeeded in preventing the city from testing out a new plan to allow people to hail...
NYC's livery car groups may have blocked the city's e-hail app pilot program from being enacted

Sharp manages an operating profit in Q3, but forecast remains cloudy

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It's been a while since we had any good financial news for Sharp, so we'll start there. On an operating basis, Reuters and Nikkei report it managed to turn a profit for the October to December quarter of 2.6 billion yen ($28.5 million) -- more than analysts had predicted...
Sharp manages an operating profit in Q3, but forecast remains cloudy

Twitter outage Thursday morning frustrate users

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Twitter appeared to be experiencing a widespread outage on Thursday morning, users discovered, taking their complaints to other sites around the web while waiting for the company to respond. The company has not yet responded to our inquiries for comment on the service disruption, nor has it updated the...
Twitter outage Thursday morning frustrate users

BlackBerry Z10 sales lower than expected, analysts say

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Struggling company could be at risk of fifth loss-making quarter after analysts slash estimates for number of handsets soldBlackBerry may only have sold about 300,000 of its new Z10 smartphone with its make-or-break BB10 software by the end of its fiscal year on 2 March, analysts say - a far...
BlackBerry Z10 sales lower than expected, analysts say

Relive VentureBeat's Mobile Summit in pictures

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale If you couldn’t make it to this year’s Mobile Summit, you can at least live through the experience vicariously through the photos below. (And there’s always our upcoming MobileBeat conference.) Just like our past two Mobile Summits, this...
Relive VentureBeat's Mobile Summit in pictures
Tesla Shares Are Going Bonkers Again (TSLA)
The Daily Drops Dead: What Murdoch's Failure Means For iPad Publishing

Investor Dave McClure at I/O: ‘Open Is for Losers’

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Anthony Ha, writing for VentureBeat: Paul Graham of incubator Y Combinator took up the question again when asked about the viability of building a website that works on multiple phones through their mobile browsers versus native applications that are built for specific platforms like the iPhones. Graham said he hopes...
Investor Dave McClure at I/O: ‘Open Is for Losers’

Forget Trends, Is Yahoo's Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?

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Yahoo's plan to bring all work-at-home employees back to the office starting in June was not meant to be a statement on the viability of telecommuting, but that's what happened. Now a company that's trying to pick itself up off of the ground is smack dab in the media spotlight,...
Forget Trends, Is Yahoo's Workplace Policy Right For Yahoo?
AT&T: Sprint-SoftBank deal gives Japan 'control of significantly more US wireless spectrum than any other company'

Foursquare Moves Beyond Check-Ins

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Foursquare, the company known for its location-based social app, is exploring a move that will put those roots in the background as it seeks to instead highlight the trove of data it has collected about its users’ habits. “We’re in the process now of disassembling the app,” said CEO Dennis...
Foursquare Moves Beyond Check-Ins

Adobe's CTO heading to Apple?

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Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch has reportedly been wooed away by Apple. CNBC is reporting that Lynch has been hired but so far there are no details as to what his job title or responsibilities at the company would be. ALERT: Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch is leaving the company this week...
Adobe's CTO heading to Apple?

3 Approaches to Securing Identity in the Cloud

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There's one big problem with the growing number of cloud-based applications and platform services, and it's growing faster than its prospective solutions: They typically handle authentication for their users by themselves. And when they do enable OAuth or another method to share authentication duties between services and sites, their implementations...
3 Approaches to Securing Identity in the Cloud

Boston Dynamics shows a quieter, more thoroughbred AlphaDog to DARPA and the Marines (video)

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When we last saw Boston Dynamics' AlphaDog (aka LS3), it was strutting through outdoor trials with the subtlety of a nuclear missile: for all that noise, it might as well have been holding a "shoot here please" sign broadcasting American soldiers' positions to everyone in the forest. Several months...
Boston Dynamics shows a quieter, more thoroughbred AlphaDog to DARPA and the Marines (video)
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