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The Apple store is down... here we go

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Down goes the Apple store. Whatever the reason is, it'll be a few short hours until we know what new goodies have been added to Cupertino's wares. Developing... [Thanks to everyone who sent this in]The Apple store is down... here we go originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 11...
The Apple store is down... here we go

IKEA puts away your TV cables, tech credentials

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If your abode has ever been touched by the space-saving hand of IKEA, you'll be familiar with its clever, pocket-friendly wares. Now, the Swedish furniture giant is bringing its quirky ideas into the technology market. Frustrated with cable spaghetti ruining the otherwise sharp lines of its TV storage units,...
IKEA puts away your TV cables, tech credentials

Pinterest valued at more than $1bn after raising $100m funding

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Popular social network valued at between $1bn and $1.5bn following a $100m round of fundingMove over, Facebook. Pinterest, the social site that lets people "pin" pictures and content to create collections of interest, has become the latest company to be valued at more than $1bn (£630m), following a $100m round...
Pinterest valued at more than $1bn after raising $100m funding
Apple gets ‘Samsunged’ again, this time by Amazon [video]
Menswear Startup American Giant Gets Into The T-Shirt Business

Apple utilizes Facebook’s platform pretty well even though they’re not partners

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You might remember that some time ago Apple launched its first attempt at a social network with “Ping“. When it launched, many thought this would be a perfect spot for Apple and Facebook to partner by sharing and selling music on Facebook’s platform. That turned out to not be the...
Apple utilizes Facebook’s platform pretty well even though they’re not partners

Cricket now offers the iPhone with $55 'unlimited' everything plan

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Cricket Wireless, the prepaid subsidiary of Leap, has just announced the availability of the iPhone 4 and 4S on its network. A 16GB 4S will set you back $500, while an 8GB 4 clocks in at a slightly more affordable $400. Both are available with Cricket's $55 "unlimited" everything...
Cricket now offers the iPhone with $55 'unlimited' everything plan

Tripomatic launches iOS app to let holidaymakers plot and plan their daily travel itinerary

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Tripomatic was one of the startups demoing their wares at The Next Web’s conference last month [see all our coverage here], and the travel-planner startup has just rolled out its new iOS app. The Czech Republic-based company launched in 2011 as a Web-based platform, and the introduction of a native...
Tripomatic launches iOS app to let holidaymakers plot and plan their daily travel itinerary

Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

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Nigeria’s Amazon clone has launched with an offer of 1,500 naira (US$9.20) gift for new subscribers. For new orders, Kasuwa will offer free shipping for goods bought as a part of its launch promotion. Currently, the site’s wares include books, electronics, mobile phones, computing and hardware. Kasuwa will also offer its customer pay-on-delivery...
Rocket Internet launches its Nigerian Amazon clone, Kasuwa

eBay’s UK Fashion app now enables colour and pattern matching from photos

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eBay has rolled out a key update to its Fashion app for iOS devices in the UK, as it now features the so-called ‘Image Swatch’ technology to allow shoppers to find fashion items on eBay UK that match the colour and pattern of images in photographs. It was initially rolled...
eBay’s UK Fashion app now enables colour and pattern matching from photos

With 350 Investors On Hand, TechStars Debuts New Cloud Accelerator’s Inaugural Batch

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In September, national startup accelerator and seed fund, TechStars, launched its first program focused on providing mentorship and capital to companies working in a particular space. With cloud computing growing like gangbusters, the company saw fit to focus on the cloud, launching TechStars Cloud, a sub-accelerator that focuses exclusively on...
With 350 Investors On Hand, TechStars Debuts New Cloud Accelerator’s Inaugural Batch

Whole Foods experimenting with Kinect-powered shopping carts that are smarter than you (video)

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Here's a little secret Whole Foods doesn't like to advertise: they want, nay, demand, that a rather large percentage of residents near its highfalutin grocery stores have a college degree. Apparently you've gotta be smart to navigate its aisles crowded with over-priced organic wares and exotic condiments. Perhaps, though,...
Whole Foods experimenting with Kinect-powered shopping carts that are smarter than you (video)

7 Startups Launch Out Of NewMe Accelerator’s Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]

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The NewMe Accelerator, a startup incubation program founded last year aimed at under-represented minorities in the tech world (namely African Americans, Latinos, and women), held its second-ever Demo Day today for its latest class of entrepreneurs. A total of seven startups presented their wares to a packed room full...
7 Startups Launch Out Of NewMe Accelerator’s Spring 2012 Demo Day [TCTV]

Adobe Creative Suite 6 now available, Creative Cloud floating into action May 11th

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Eager to get your fancy new mask on? Open up the wallet. Adobe's freshly announced Creative Suite (we're up to CS6, for those keeping count) is now available, with Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premiere Pro, After Effects, Flash Professional and more up for grabs. As for that subscription-based Creative...
Adobe Creative Suite 6 now available, Creative Cloud floating into action May 11th

Apple scores temporary ruling in Motorola battle, can keep selling iPads, iPhones in Germany

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Apple today won a victory in Germany in its on-going legal dispute with Motorola Mobility. An appeals court in that country ruled that Cupertino can continue to offer its wares in its online store while it appeals a ruling that temporarily barred their sale. According to the court, the...
Apple scores temporary ruling in Motorola battle, can keep selling iPads, iPhones in Germany
Maria Sharapova, serial mobile phone endorser, signs three-year deal with Samsung Electronics
Xbox SmartGlass: did Microsoft just render the Wii U controller obsolete?

Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

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Oddly, Random House deciding to triple the price of its e-books for libraries is being considered a compromise. While others, like Penguin, are pulling their electronic tomes from the virtual shelves of our lending institutions, Random House is at least willing to still play ball -- even if it's...
Random House drastically raises the price of e-books for libraries

HTC predicts 55 percent revenue jump thanks to One phones

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HTC's results for Q1 2012 were a long way short of spectacular, but they came too early to see any impact from sales its latest wares -- particularly the flagship One X and the ambitious mid-range One S. According to Reuters, the Taiwanese manufacturer predicts that the popularity of...
HTC predicts 55 percent revenue jump thanks to One phones
Sell Simp.ly Rebrands As Chirpify; Launches New Twitter Commerce Platform For Brands

Tobii EyeAsteroids 3D lets you destroy virtual space stones with a gaze, we go eyes-on (video)

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We've touched and tapped our way through a variety of gadgets at CeBIT, but it's the devices that operate without traditional user interfaces that have really grabbed our focus. Tobii was on-hand to demonstrate its eye-tracking technology earlier this year at CES, but the company is peddling its wares...
Tobii EyeAsteroids 3D lets you destroy virtual space stones with a gaze, we go eyes-on (video)

EU ‘not in a hurry’ to decide in ‘complex’ antitrust case against Google: report

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Back in November 2010, EU regulators kicked off antitrust investigations over Google’s search practices, recently also adding Motorola to the fray. Companies like online travel giants Expedia and TripAdvisor and a dozen or so other firms have filed antitrust complaints against the Internet search and advertising giant, accusing Google of...
EU ‘not in a hurry’ to decide in ‘complex’ antitrust case against Google: report

PlayStation Suite open to all developers from April, full SDK coming 'later'

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It's been many months since we first heard about this PlayStation SDK, which entered closed beta for a chosen few back in November. Now we're told the open beta will arrive in April, allowing any interested developer to create content for the PS Suite, which will ultimately be accessible...
PlayStation Suite open to all developers from April, full SDK coming 'later'

Judge Koh stops US sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1, puts a smack down on Samsung

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Thought Samsung was out of the woods when it defeated Apple's attempt to prevent it from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 stateside? Well, Apple appealed that decision and was given a second crack at banning Sammy's slate last month -- and it looks like Cupertino made the most of...
Judge Koh stops US sales of Galaxy Tab 10.1, puts a smack down on Samsung
Logitech’s solar-powered K760 keyboard pairs with up to three devices simultaneously

Cisco Takes A Jab At Microsoft With New Skype Alternatives (MSFT, CSCO)

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Cisco sees enterprise collaboration as a $45 billion market and it is going after it with a vengeance. It announced a trio of new products today that shows how it's on a headlong collision course with Microsoft's collaboration products, Lync and Skype. Next quarter, Cisco will bring Jabber to...
Cisco Takes A Jab At Microsoft With New Skype Alternatives (MSFT, CSCO)

Macy’s Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Men’s Jeans

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Maybe I’m thrifty or maybe I’m just too busy to go and try on a pair of jeans in store. Either way, I know I’m not the only one. In the US alone, the apparel and footwear market is a $300 billion business with an estimated 10 percent of transactions...
Macy’s Rolls Out True Fit Sizing For Men’s Jeans
Flame malware hijacks Windows Update to spread from PC to PC
Lenovo announces 2012 ThinkPad lineup, including Ivy Bridge and revamped keyboards

TI cuts the cables, backs Miracast as wireless video standard for OMAP platform

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It wasn't but a few days ago that the Wi-Fi Alliance announced its certification program for the Miracast wireless display specification. Now, TI has thrown its weight behind the technology with the announcement that future versions of its OMAP processor and WiLink connectivity chip will adhere to Miracast standards....
TI cuts the cables, backs Miracast as wireless video standard for OMAP platform
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