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worth noting that

‘Course of the Force’ short film lands on Nerdists’ YouTube channel
Reddit's new multireddit feature brings a massive change to its front page

As Windows Phone 8 fulfilled the Windows Phone promise, so will Blue complete Windows 8

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This weekend brought a number of Windows Blue leaks that confirmed much of what we already knew: Windows Blue is not Windows 9, it is instead a bundle of feature improvements and general corrections to the operating system that has suffered from quirkiness its entire, short life. Windows Blue will...
As Windows Phone 8 fulfilled the Windows Phone promise, so will Blue complete Windows 8
Flipboard for Android leaks out for all to download

BLOW BY BLOW: The Good And The Bad Of Being An Engineer At Google Right Now (GOOG)

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It's been a busy day for former Googler Spencer Tipping. He's started a huge debate on the web over what it's like at Google right now, now that he's left the company. We've done our best to distill down his most salient points about being a Google engineer — and...
BLOW BY BLOW: The Good And The Bad Of Being An Engineer At Google Right Now (GOOG)

The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

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The New York Times has just announced timeSpace; an incubator which invites early stage media startups into the company’s headquarters. The program will allow up to five companies to connect with NY Times staff, demo their product, and “teach/learn alongside entrepreneurs and employees who make their livings in digital media, technology...
The NY Times announces timeSpace; a 4 month incubator for early stage media startups

Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

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Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report is usually full of good stuff and this year is no exception. We already covered her comments about mobile monetization and the Facebook IPO, but one of the most interesting sections of her presentation were her thoughts about the future of the Internet. In...
Mary Meeker: “We Are Still In Spring Training — Magnitude Of Upcoming Change Will Be Stunning”

It's Not Just Reader - Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too

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Oh Google. Thought we wouldn’t notice that you’re trying to kill off not just Google Reader, but your support and endorsement for the RSS format itself? People have just started noticing that Google’s own RSS Subscription Chrome browser extension has disappeared from the Google Chrome Web Store. Though it’s unclear...
It's Not Just Reader - Google Kills Its RSS Subscription Browser Extension, Too

More than 15M users connect Facebook with iOS 6

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More than 15.3 million users have connected their Facebook accounts with iOS 6, according to our AppData tracking service. On Monday, Apple announced that more than 100 million iOS devices are running the latest operating system. This means roughly 15 percent of iOS users have connected with Facebook only a...
More than 15M users connect Facebook with iOS 6
Backfire: Dropping U.S. citizenship could cost Facebook co-founder Saverin $43M

Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations

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Microsoft revealed full details of its annual BUILD developer conference a couple of weeks back, with the 2012 event running from October 30 – November 2 at its campus in Redmond, Washington. If you’re keen to attend and can stomach the $1595 fee (rising to $2095 if you’re not an...
Microsoft's BUILD 2012 developer conference is now open for registrations
Multiple Google services, including search and Gmail, are currently blocked in China
Slimmer, Air-like MacBook Pros in production

Bang & Olufsen announces Spotify partnership, brings streaming integration to BeoSound 5

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The BeoSound 5 is, without a doubt, among the priciest of its kind, but thanks to a new partnership with Spotify, Bang & Olufsen has just added a little more value to its lavish controller. According to the company, those with a BeoSound 5 in their possession will able...
Bang & Olufsen announces Spotify partnership, brings streaming integration to BeoSound 5

More than 15M users connect Facebook with iOS 6

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More than 15.3 million users have connected their Facebook accounts with iOS 6, according to our AppData tracking service. On Monday, Apple announced that more than 100 million iOS devices are running the latest operating system. This means roughly 15 percent of iOS users have connected with Facebook only a...
More than 15M users connect Facebook with iOS 6

Mobile payment platform tPago expands across Latin America to cater for the unbanked

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Mobile transaction platform tPago is expanding across Latin America to cater for the unbanked, its parent company GCS International has announced. As you may know, it has been operating in the Dominican Republic since 2010, and will now be available to users in Colombia, Guatemala, El Salvador and Puerto Rico. Mobile payments are...
Mobile payment platform tPago expands across Latin America to cater for the unbanked

Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity

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Earlier today, the Munich I Regional Court held a second hearing, which under the local rules for patent litigation ("Münchner Verfahren") roughly corresponds to a trial, on one of Apple'S various German lawsuits against Motorola Mobility. In this particular action, Apple is asserting EP1430380 on a "computing device with dynamic...
Munich court won't ban Motorola Gleam at this stage for infringement of an Apple patent of doubtful validity
Boxee rebrands new device as Cloud DVR, tones down cord cutting rhetoric
Expect Labs Taps Nuance's Voice Recognition Tech In A Bid For Better Conversation Analysis

Google Takes Its Google+ Platform Mobile With Android, iOS SDKs & Social Plugins For The Mobile Web

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Google+ is obviously a major focus for Google these days, but until now, the company hasn’t really focused on extending the Google platform beyond its own services and its +1 buttons. Now, however, the company is extending the Google+ platform to mobile with the upcoming release of its Google+ SDKs...
Google Takes Its Google+ Platform Mobile With Android, iOS SDKs & Social Plugins For The Mobile Web

Investors Who Gave Groupon, Like, A Billion Dollars Get Closer To, Like, Breaking Even

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Remember when Groupon raised, like, a billion dollars? We certainly do. Well, it looks like Groupon’s slide over the past month is bringing its last round of venture investors ever closer to breaking even. The stock has rebounded slightly this morning to $11.49, but the number to watch is $7.90....
Investors Who Gave Groupon, Like, A Billion Dollars Get Closer To, Like, Breaking Even
For the first time, Apple’s iOS generates more web traffic than Mac OS X

Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads

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A new milestone for Apple’s iTunes U, the company’s vast catalog of lectures from colleges and universities around the world. Apple said Thursday that since it debuted in 2007, iTunes U has served up more than one billion downloads. That’s a nice big number (Stanford University alone has seen more...
Apple's iTunes U Hits One Billion Downloads

Bing Gets Smarter, Partners With Encyclopedia Britannica (But It’s No Challenge For Google’s Knowledge Graph)

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Microsoft today announced that it has partnered with Encyclopedia Britannica and will start to prominently feature answers from Britannica Online on the search results pages of Bing. As Franco Salvetti, the principal development lead for Bing, notes in today’s announcement, Bing is “about delivering relevant information in a more organized way...
Bing Gets Smarter, Partners With Encyclopedia Britannica (But It’s No Challenge For Google’s Knowledge Graph)

Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

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Google today announced the launch of its Mobile Backend Starter that allows Android developers to deploy a basic cloud infrastructure for their apps that runs on Google’s App Engine. Mobile Backend Starter provides developers with a one-click deployable mobile backend and a client-side framework for Android that provides them with...
Google Launches Mobile Backend Starter, A One-Click Deployable Cloud Backend For Android Apps

Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered

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2011 was a tumultuous year for the Middle East, but the troubles also served as a reminder of the role technology can play in giving everyone a voice. Live video-streaming platform Bambuser is one example of how citizens took the initiative and reported on events from their own perspective, often...
Vyclone: This collaborative video app is just what citizen journalists ordered
HP and Apple outperform the rest of the PC market in the US, according to Gartner's Q1 data

Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

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RR Donnelley’s Press+, which helps more than 400 publishers offer metered paywalls and manage digital subscriptions, says its clients are charging more for monthly subscriptions while offering fewer articles for free. “What we’re seeing is a tide sweeping through the industry of publishers lowering their meters and moving to prices that...
Press+: Publishers are charging more for digital content and offering less free

Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

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Fab, the fast-growing online design sales site, has acquired fellow design store LLUSTRE.COM, which will be henceforth be known as Fab UK. The news was due to be announced by Fab later today, but looks like LLUSTRE.com jumped the gun on its own blog. The UK launches comes as social...
Now at 5m members, Fab buys design store LLUSTRE and launches in the UK on its first birthday

4 things to know about the new MacBook Pro

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We got our hands on Apple's much-coveted new laptop. Here's a first read. The new MacBook Pro: thinner than your index finger.FORTUNE -- Don't call it a MacBook Air. Apple's newest 15-inch uber-notebook may be thinner and lighter than older MacBook Pro models, but its redesigned aluminum body houses a...
4 things to know about the new MacBook Pro
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