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Google Buys JetPac For Undisclosed Terms - RTT News

August 15, 2014 - 10:45pm

Reuters India

Google Buys JetPac For Undisclosed Terms
RTT News
Google Inc. (GOOG: Quote) Friday announced that it's buying the startup that designs social travel applications company JetPac Inc. Further details were not disclosed. JetPac's Home page had an update on the matter stating that it's look forward to working on ...
Google Buys Jetpac To Give Context To Visual SearchesTechCrunch
Google buys city-guide app maker JetPacGlobalPost

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History Lessons - The New Yorker

August 15, 2014 - 9:37pm

The New Yorker

History Lessons
The New Yorker
“Bootycandy” is a series of vignettes, many outrageous, based on the playwright's life. Credit Illustration by Steve Wacksman. It feels weird to call the forty-four-year-old playwright and director Robert O'Hara a major figure in the American theatre, because the ...

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Pokémon Will Finally Come To The iPad, As A Virtual Card Game - TechCrunch

August 15, 2014 - 8:39pm

TechCrunch

Pokémon Will Finally Come To The iPad, As A Virtual Card Game
TechCrunch
Pokémon, the game franchise that I love more than most real things in the actual world, is coming to the iPad. I would weep for joy were the news not watered down somewhat by the fact that the first game arriving on Apple's devices isn't the actual monster ...
​Pokémon Trading Card Game Online coming to iPad later this yearEngadget
Pokemon Trading Card Game for iPad inboundSlashGear
Nintendo confirms: Pokémon Trading Card Game Online comes to iPad this yearVentureBeat
Kotaku -Hardcore Gamer -Polygon
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Wolverton: LG's new flagship G3 phone lacks pizazz - San Jose Mercury News

August 15, 2014 - 8:08pm

Wolverton: LG's new flagship G3 phone lacks pizazz
San Jose Mercury News
If Samsung represents one extreme in the move to add new bells and whistles to smartphones, LG seems to be aiming for the other end of the spectrum. In its Galaxy S line of phones, Samsung has taken the kitchen sink approach each year by adding a host ...

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IBM Obtains US Approval for Sale of Server Business to Lenovo - Bloomberg

August 15, 2014 - 5:38pm

Reuters

IBM Obtains US Approval for Sale of Server Business to Lenovo
Bloomberg
International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) cleared a U.S. national-security review for the sale of its low-end server business to China's Lenovo Group Ltd. (992), letting the $2.3 billion transaction go forward even amid tensions between the two nations.
Partners: IBM x86 Sale Approval Could Set Off Security Questions For LenovoCRN
UPDATE 1-IBM says $2.3 bln server sale gets regulator approvalReuters
Lenovo's x86 server buyout from IBM clears last US hurdlePCWorld
ZDNet -Wall Street Journal (blog) -News & Observer
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored with new design language - CNET

August 15, 2014 - 5:09pm

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 rumored with new design language
CNET
The forthcoming phablet could feature the metal trimming ushered in with the recently announced Galaxy Alpha. by Scott Webster · @swebster77; August 15, 2014 2:55 PM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr.

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Robin Williams - The New Yorker

August 15, 2014 - 4:31pm

The New Yorker

Robin Williams
The New Yorker
Strongbox is a new way for you to share information, messages, and files with our writers and editors and is designed to provide you with a greater degree of anonymity and security than afforded by conventional e-mail. To help protect your anonymity, ...

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Ford recalls 160000 Focus STs, Escapes - USA TODAY

August 15, 2014 - 4:29pm

USA TODAY

Ford recalls 160000 Focus STs, Escapes
USA TODAY
Ford is recalling almost 160,000 Focus ST and Escapes from 2013 and 2014 model years for a problem with wiring harnesses that could cause the vehicles to stall. The recall only affects models with the 2.0-liter engine in North America. Some harnesses ...
Yet another auto recall: Ford calls back 160000 carsFortune
Ford Recalls 160000 Focus, Escape Models for Wiring ProblemNBCNews.com
Ford Recalls 2013 Escape For 11th Time Over Wiring IssueAuto World News
Automotive News -New York Times
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Marikana: After the Massacre - The New Yorker

August 15, 2014 - 4:04pm

The New Yorker

Marikana: After the Massacre
The New Yorker
Two years ago, police in Marikana, South Africa, killed thirty-four platinum miners who were striking against Lonmin, a British-owned mining corporation. At the time, Charlayne Hunter-Gault wrote that the shooting—which followed weeks of tension between ...

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IBM says sale of low-end server business gets regulator approval - Reuters UK

August 15, 2014 - 3:56pm

Reuters UK

IBM says sale of low-end server business gets regulator approval
Reuters UK
(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp IBM.N said on Friday that U.S. regulators had approved the $2.3 billion sale of its low-end server business to Lenovo Group Ltd 0992.HK, as the company continues its shift to more profitable software and ...

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US extends deadline for 'net neutrality' comments to Sept 15 - Reuters UK

August 15, 2014 - 3:12pm

Reuters UK

US extends deadline for 'net neutrality' comments to Sept 15
Reuters UK
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Friday said it would accept public comments on its proposed new "net neutrality" rules through Sept. 15, giving Americans extra time to weigh in on how they think Internet traffic should ...

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Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share - PCWorld (blog)

August 15, 2014 - 3:11pm

Android, iOS gobble up even more global smartphone share
PCWorld (blog)
According to IDC, the total combined market share of Android and iOS swelled to 96.4 percent during the second quarter, up from 92.6 percent a year ago. That left just 2.5 percent of the market to Windows Phone, down from 3.4 percent in a year's time. In part ...

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There's Life on Mars in Bungie's Latest Destiny Trailer - TIME

August 15, 2014 - 2:06pm

There's Life on Mars in Bungie's Latest Destiny Trailer
TIME
Mars is the kind of place to raise your kids, so long as they're comfortable wearing something Dune-ish and come packing heat. + READ ARTICLE. Is it really mid-August already? We've less than a month until Destiny lands on September 9 for PlayStation ...

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App Watch: Foursquare vamps up - Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

August 15, 2014 - 1:49pm

Columbus Ledger-Enquirer

App Watch: Foursquare vamps up
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
This undated screen shot shows "find a place" feature of the new Foursquare app for iPhone. The company branched out to become a Yelp-like local recommendations service, with an emphasis on suggesting places based in part on where your friends have ...
App Watch: New Foursquare focuses on local search, recommendations based ...Greenfield Daily Reporter
Foursquare's relaunch: what your biz needs to do immediatelyAGBeat

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Facebook's Slingshot app is a dud, but it's still going to be useful - Quartz

August 15, 2014 - 1:48pm

Forbes

Facebook's Slingshot app is a dud, but it's still going to be useful
Quartz
Facebook's photo-messaging app Slingshot, its latest attempt to catch some of Snapchat's allure, hasn't taken off. While Snapchat usually ranks in the top 10 most downloaded iPhone apps, Slingshot dropped out of the top 1,000 only a few weeks after its ...
Microsoft makes a Snapchat competitor—for Windows Phone onlyPCWorld (blog)
WindUp is a Serious Snapchat Alternative for Windows PhoneChip Chick

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Azure cloud services have a rough week - PCWorld

August 15, 2014 - 12:40pm

Windows IT Pro

Azure cloud services have a rough week
PCWorld
Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform suffered a series of outages and service disruptions in the past week that affected several products and impacted customers in various parts of the world. Maintaining solid performance and reliability of the Azure ...
What failure looks like in Microsoft's cloud-first worldComputerworld
Interest in Microsoft big data strategy grows as customers push limitsTechTarget
Microsoft Rights Management for IndividualsWindows IT Pro

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The Most Powerful Range Rover Ever Is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient - Wired

August 15, 2014 - 12:08pm

Wired

The Most Powerful Range Rover Ever Is Surprisingly Fuel Efficient
Wired
The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever made. Land Rover. The Range Rover Sport SVR is the fastest, most powerful Land Rover ever made. Land Rover. Jaguar Land Rover took the supercharged 5-liter V8 engine from the ...

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IE on Android or iOS? Not in Microsoft's current vision - CNET

August 15, 2014 - 11:42am

ABC News

IE on Android or iOS? Not in Microsoft's current vision
CNET
A cross-platform push may be on at "cloud first/mobile first" Microsoft, but for now Internet Explorer isn't a product the company plans to make available for its mobile OS rivals. by Mary Jo Foley; August 15, 2014 9:39 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter.
Microsoft considered changing the name Internet Explorer to bury its reputationInquirer

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Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint to Blame for Windows Phone Market Share? - Windows IT Pro

August 15, 2014 - 11:19am

Windows IT Pro

Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint to Blame for Windows Phone Market Share?
Windows IT Pro
In an awesome bit of journalist discovery and investigative reporting, Brad Sams at Neowin today posted a confirmation of my earlier report where I told the story of a mobile customer who was looking for a new Windows Phone but was turned away by a ...
What mobile phone carrier provides best customer experience?Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)
What To Do When Phone Contracts EndNewsFactor Network
Sprint to Unveil Aggressive New Pricing PlanBoston.com
MarketWatch -Wireless Week
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Microsoft preps Windows 'Threshold' preview for late September - CNET

August 15, 2014 - 10:14am

Microsoft preps Windows 'Threshold' preview for late September
CNET
Microsoft is aiming to make a "technology preview" of Windows 9, aka Threshold, available to anyone interested this fall. by Mary Jo Foley; August 15, 2014 8:12 AM PDT. comments. 0. facebook. twitter. linkedin. googleplus. more. more +. email. tumblr.

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