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Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

Robotic Bartenders, Brainwave-Reading Headbands and a Jetpack Like James Bond's

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A roundup of the 10 most interesting new technologies that make us scratch our heads and say, 'What the heck?'
September 18, 2013 in News and Trends
LivingSocial Quadruples Inventory, Moves Away From Daily Deals

LivingSocial Quadruples Inventory, Moves Away From Daily Deals

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As customers tire of flash sales and daily deals, LivingSocial hopes that merchants will appreciate its new extended-length promotions.
September 18, 2013 in News and Trends
Music Service Rdio Will Launch Free Version to Compete With Spotify

Music Service Rdio Will Launch Free Version to Compete With Spotify

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Three-year-old startup Rdio is partnering with a terrestrial radio station operator to gain new content and grow its audience.
September 17, 2013 in News and Trends
6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

6 Startup Events and News to Watch This Week

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Celebrate all things entrepreneurial at Denver Startup Week, the Be Great Fest promotes LA startup ecosystem, practice your public speaking at Impact Hub, unleash your social media super-powers at the Social Media Strategies Summit . . . This week's notable news and startup events.
September 16, 2013 in News and Trends
Google It! Anatomy of a Tech Giant (Infographic)

Google It! Anatomy of a Tech Giant (Infographic)

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The innovative tech giant turns 16 today. This graphic breaks down some of the company's important stats and milestones.
September 15, 2013 in News and Trends
Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

Online Lifestyle Retailers Are Turning Into Magazines

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A new wave of ecommerce startups is getting traction in the marketplace by marrying high-quality editorial with online shops boasting fast delivery, excellent customer service and lust-worthy products.
September 13, 2013 in News and Trends
10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

10 Stories From the Web to Know About This Week

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Music group Arcade Fire embraces new web technology for latest video, Japan looks to women to save its startup economy, the story behind iPhone's fingerprint technology. . . This week's notable news and tantalizing tidbits.
September 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Twitter Files for IPO

Twitter Files for IPO

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Twitter has filed to go public, though potential investors will have to wait a bit to get a sense of its financials.
September 13, 2013 in News and Trends
3 Quirky, Innovative Startups From TechCrunch Disrupt

3 Quirky, Innovative Startups From TechCrunch Disrupt

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We look at a trio of hot tech niche startups that stirred up some buzz at the big tech event in San Francisco this week.
September 13, 2013 in News and Trends
Marissa Mayer, Traitor?

Marissa Mayer, Traitor?

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Recent comments from Yahoo's CEO suggest U.S. technology companies can be charged with the high crime of treason if they meddle in the government's attempt to collect private data on citizens.
September 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.

Done Deal: A Look at the Long, Contentious Road to Buying Dell Inc.

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In this interactive timeline, we look back at how founder Michael Dell's proposal to acquire the company and take it private played out.
September 12, 2013 in News and Trends
How to Turn Customers Into Data Junkies Who Can't Get Enough of Your Brand

How to Turn Customers Into Data Junkies Who Can't Get Enough of Your Brand

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Using data to give customers insight on how they're living their lives can help build a loyal following for your brand. Here's how.
September 12, 2013 in News and Trends
New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

New York Times to Invest in Startups Through Its Own Incubator

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The New York Times Co. plans to invest in early-stage media startups through its incubator, timeSpace, which recently graduated its inaugural class. Here's a look at what each of its three startups are up to.
September 12, 2013 in News and Trends
Will Ads Ruin Instagram?

Will Ads Ruin Instagram?

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The photo-sharing service plans to bring ads to its platform within the next year, and it's anyone's guess how users will react.
September 10, 2013 in News and Trends
How Google Glass Could Revolutionize the Medical Industry (Infographic)

How Google Glass Could Revolutionize the Medical Industry (Infographic)

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The hot new tech gadget could have potential uses in the fast-growing health-care industry. Here's a look at the pros and cons.
September 10, 2013 in News and Trends
Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

Eyeing Twitter, Facebook Rolls Out New Tools That Track Social Activity Surrounding TV Events

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Buzzfeed, CNN, NBC's Today Show, BSkyB and Slate will be the first media outlets with access to the applications, which are a seen as a thinly-veiled move to encroach on Twitter's dominance as the forum for real-time conversations.
September 9, 2013 in News and Trends
Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Drops Campaign to Derail Dell's Takeover Bid

Billionaire Investor Carl Icahn Drops Campaign to Derail Dell's Takeover Bid

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In letter to the SEC, Icahn says he's done opposing Michael Dell but just getting started recruiting Twitter followers.
September 9, 2013 in News and Trends

Russian Internet Company Sells Facebook Shares for $525 Million

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Now that Facebook is finally several dollars north of its May 2012 IPO price, investors are seeing profits.
September 7, 2013 in News and Trends
YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS: Elon Musk Designs a Rocket Part With Hand Gestures and 3-D Prints It

YOU HAVE TO SEE THIS: Elon Musk Designs a Rocket Part With Hand Gestures and 3-D Prints It

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In this video, the SpaceX founder goes beyond computers to design the rocket part with free-standing projection.
September 6, 2013 in News and Trends
Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

Microsoft Acquires Nokia's Device Business in Mega Deal

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Outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer agrees to pay $7.2 billion in cash for the Finnish tech company's smartphone business, associated patents and talent.
September 3, 2013 in News and Trends
Was a 'Thorny' Romantic Situation Why a Google Exec Left for a Chinese Startup?

Was a 'Thorny' Romantic Situation Why a Google Exec Left for a Chinese Startup?

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Android vice president Hugo Barra is leaving Google. According to reports, his departure might not only be about business.
August 30, 2013 in News and Trends
Why All the Hate for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer?

Why All the Hate for Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer?

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Let us know what you think of Ballmer's tenure as chief of the tech giant.
August 26, 2013 in News and Trends
First Google, Now Amazon: Tech Giants Want to Bring You Online

First Google, Now Amazon: Tech Giants Want to Bring You Online

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Amazon and other giant tech companies are trying to become synonymous with the internet in users' minds.
August 24, 2013 in News and Trends
Steve Ballmer to Retire as Microsoft CEO

Steve Ballmer to Retire as Microsoft CEO

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The tech giant's long-time chief executive expects to step down sometime within the next 12 months.
August 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

Move Over James Bond. Here Comes a Jetpack for the Rest of Us

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A company in New Zealand thinks it's finally time we take our commute to the skies, jetpack-style.
August 23, 2013 in News and Trends
Startup Telepathy Raises $5 Million for Wearable Computer

Startup Telepathy Raises $5 Million for Wearable Computer

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Google isn't the only company investing in wearable computing devices. Telepathy is an upstart with a device of its own.
August 23, 2013 in News and Trends
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