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Facebook buys real-time content startup SportStream
Times of India
WASHINGTON: Social-network giant Facebook has acquired social startup SportStream in a bid to compete with Twitter as a source of real-time information and conversation around major events. SportStream, launched in June 2012 and owned by ...
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What Samsung needs to do to make Galaxy Gear a hit in 2014
The Korean electronics giant's first take on wearables landed with a thud, but it's hoping for a little progress in the coming year. Shara Tibken. by Shara Tibken. December 18, 2013 12:00 AM PST. Follow @sharatibken. Samsung's Galaxy Gear.
Debitel gives away Galaxy Gear smartwatchTelecompaper (subscription)
Samsung Presents – #GALAXY11: The Beginning | VideostupidDOPE.com
Google Gem Smartwatch Paves Path for Google Glass – Could Undercut Galaxy ...Highlight Press
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Apple forced to extend warranties in Australia
Apple is in trouble with Australia's consumer watchdog after the company reportedly misled consumers about their right to a refund or replacement when buying Apple products such as iPods, iPhones, iPads, MacBooks and iMacs. The Australian Competition ...
Apple forced to adopt new refund policy under Australian consumer lawSydney Morning Herald
Apple dinged by consumer watchdog over specious Australian refund, return ...Apple Insider
Apple forced to comply with Australian Consumer LawZDNet
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AWS to deliver services from inside China from 2014
Summary: The cloud services giant pledges to begin providing services out of China for the first time, pledging the country is an "important long-term market". Nick Heath. By Nick Heath | December 18, 2013 -- 11:22 GMT (03:22 PST). Follow @NickJHeath.
Amazon Web Services Announces Upcoming China Region for its Cloud ...Wall Street Journal
Amazon Raises Its Game Against Alibaba, Will Expand AWS Cloud Services To ...TechCrunch
Amazon wants to analyze real-time data with KinesisPCWorld
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Sony PS4's Rs 39990 price tag could give Xbox One the edge in India
Sony's decision to price its flagship device at Rs 39,990 has come as quite a shocker, given that it costs $399 in the US (this works out to about Rs 25,000). The price is for the console and one controller, while additional DualShock 4 controllers will cost you ...
Sony: PS4 launch 'a great opportunity for Vita'Computerandvideogames.com
Sony: New PS4 stock coming early next yearMCV
PlayStation boss Andrew House assesses the PS4 launchThe Guardian
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Google's Mass. buy puts robotics in focus
Bedford-based iRobot is loving Google right now. In the few days since the Silicon Valley search giant bought the Waltham robotics company Boston Dynamics for an undisclosed sum, iRobot Corp. stock has surged, up 17.3 percent on Tuesday alone. Google ...
Why iRobot's CEO Welcomes Our New Google Robot OverlordsMashable
Google Snaps Up Boston Dynamics, Major Military Robotics ContractorFox News Latino
The Future Is All Robots. But Will We Even Notice?Forbes
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LG embraces Chrome OS, announces all-in-one desktop
LG Electronics is planning to unveil its first product built around the Google Chrome operating system at the International CES show in Las Vegas next month. The all-in-one Chromebase desktop computer is targeted at consumers and business users, and is ...
LG Chromebase all-in-one desktop to run Chrome OSZDNet
LG announces 21.5-inch Chromebase, a Chrome OS-powered all-in-one computerIBNLive
LG To Introduce World's First All-In-One Chromebase At CES 2014MarketWatch
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Facebook acquires sport data firm SportStream
Facebook has acquired SportStream, a start-up firm that analyses social media mentions of sport. The social networking site said that SportStream enables users to aggregate, filter and display "real-time" data. The acquisition is expected to make it easier for ...
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Apple CEO and other Silicon Valley execs urge President Obama to sign off on ...
President Barack Obama met with top Silicon Valley executives on Tuesday, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, to discuss digital surveillance and HealthCare.gov Web portal, with the companies urging stricter rules be applied to government-sanctioned ...
Tech Leaders and Obama Find Shared Problem: Fading Public TrustNew York Times
Tech executives to Obama: NSA spying revelations are hurting businessWashington Post
Quinn: What Obama and tech want from an improved relationshipSan Jose Mercury News
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Facebook Acquires SportStream in Real-Time Content Push
Backed by business magnate Paul Allen and launched in June 2012, SportStream aggregates social chatter and updates in a personalized social feed for sports fans. With this acquisition, the social-network giant may also be planning to compete with Twitter ...
Facebook nabs sports data aggregator SportStream to improve live TV coverageZDNet
Facebook Acquires SportStream To Increase Sports Chatter By Providing News ...TechCrunch
Facebook Just Bought San Francisco Startup SportStreamBusiness Insider
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Apple's Misunderstood makes Edmonton's winter a star
A screen grab from Apple's new holiday ad, featuring what appears to be images from Edmonton. Photograph by: YouTube , Supplied. Apple's new Christmas ad campaign is designed to sell the iPhone 5 - but Edmonton may be the commercial's real star.
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Google Glass Gets 'Wink To Shoot Picture' Mode, Lock Screen, YouTube ...
Google has just announced a massive update to Google Glass which adds a lock screen, Hangouts chat, direct YouTube uploading via a Glass app and a 'wink to shoot a picture' mode. The wink photo mode is obviously interesting as developers had dug up ...
Google Pulls MyGlass for iOS From Apple App StoreMashable
New Google Glass update includes MyGlass iOS support, Hangouts and moreGigaOM
Glass Gets Update To XE12 With Hangouts Glassware, Official Wink Support ...Android Police
Tucson Citizen -Engadget -Gotta Be Mobile
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PayPal Is Buying StackMob For Christmas
[Update: PayPal is buying StackMob. Original post follows.] Mobile backend service provider StackMob is being acquired in a deal expected to be announced soon, according to multiple TechCrunch sources. We've heard from a few people the acquiring ...
PayPal adds StackMob team to bake payments into more appsZDNet
PayPal Acquires Mobile Backend Services Company StackMobReadWrite
PayPal acquires StackMob to build a better platform — especially for mobileVentureBeat
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White House taps new chief for health care website
WASHINGTON — Kurt DelBene, former president of the Microsoft Office Division, will replace Jeff Zients as the administration's point person on HealthCare.gov, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday. "Jeff did an outstanding job ...
Former Microsoft exec to head HealthCare.gov effortPCWorld
Zients to transition to WH in Feb; replaced by Microsoft exec, husband of ...NBCNews.com
White House Brings On Microsoft Executive to Fix HealthCare.GovReuters
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Meta's $3000 3D glasses look to ...
Meta expects to ship the equivalent of a MacBook Air in a pair of augmented reality glasses and a pocket computer in June 2014. Dan Farber. by Dan Farber. December 17, 2013 9:55 AM PST. Follow @dbfarber. Meta enables a "natural interface," using your ...
Meta Pro promises Tony Stark-style computing with a $3000 pair of sunglassesEngadget
Startup Meta Challenges Google Glass With Sleek, $3000 Smart GlassesForbes
For $3000, Meta's augmented reality glasses provide a look at the futureGigaOM
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Roku enters early 21st century, offers YouTube
The Roku YouTube channel includes high-definition streaming; a Send to TV option that lets you use your phone as a YouTube remote control, as with Chromecast; and access to subscribed channels. The channel is available on Roku 3's in the United States ...
YouTube *finally* releases a Roku app in time for the holidaysVentureBeat
It's a Christmas MIIIRACLE! Roku Finally Gets a YouTube ChannelTIME
A YouTube Channel Lands on Roku, Which Means More Cats on the Big ScreenFast Company
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Just Push Start
Tomorrow's Nintendo Direct will focus on spring 2014 Wii U and 3DS titles
Video broadcast starting at 6 a.m. PDT on December 18 may provide a new look at Mario Kart 8, but don't expect Super Smash Bros. by Eddie Makuch on December 17, 2013. 161 Comments · Shares · Tweets · +1. Nintendo will hold a Nintendo Direct video ...
Nintendo NES Remix Does Exactly What It SaysDual Pixels
NES Remix mixes up 16 games, available starting today on Wii U eShopJoystiq
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Seriously, Enough With This Apple Holiday Ad
Apple's new holiday ad has been called, in turn, endearing, note-perfect, and, in a spasm of enthrallment, perhaps Apple's best iPhone commercial ever. I think maybe I saw a different ad. You can watch above, but for those who prefer words: We see a family ...
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The West Australian
Microsoft to pick CEO by early 2014
SAN FRANCISCO -- Microsoft expects to pick a successor to CEO Steve Ballmer by early next year. "We're moving ahead well, and I expect we'll complete our work in the early part of 2014," said board member John Thompson on Microsoft's blog. Shares of ...
Microsoft Says Board Will Complete CEO Search in 2014Bloomberg
Microsoft: No CEO news until 2014CNET
Microsoft expects CEO appointment early 2014Reuters
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Xbox One gets Verizon live TV app featuring 74 channels but requires Gold ...
Free app also features Kinect controls and allows you to watch two things at once via Snap multitasking feature. by Eddie Makuch on December 17, 2013. 3 Comments · Shares · Tweets · +1. A free Verizon FiOS TV app is now available on Xbox Live, but you'll ...
Verizon FiOS TV App Hits The Xbox OneMultichannel News
Xbox One cuts out the middle man, gets live TV directly with Verizon's FiOS appEngadget
Verizon FiOS app arrives on Xbox One with up to 74 channels...The Verge
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