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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

Mozilla’s Firefox OS (also known as Boot to Gecko), a mobile operating system that focuses on web technologies like HTML, CSS and JavaScript, is quickly moving through its development stages. While it’s already possible to install Firefox OS on many phones, the Firefox OS team today launched its Firefox OS ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

As Twitter tries to surface more content from its network, it continues to beef up tweets and its Discover section of the site. Today, the company announced a few new features to make sure that you know the context behind a story so that you can figure out why it’s ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

Lytro is on a roll. After launching manual controls just last month, the company today release a real treat. The Lytro desktop software just received an update that brings two new features into the mix: perspective shift, which slightly adjusts the perspective of the camera after the picture’s been taken, ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 622 days ago

Things have gotten a little too dirty for Al Gore's liking. The former vice president is currently in the midst of a 24 hour live streamed Internet event, Climate Reality, hoping to clean things up. He and other environmental advocates are using the forum to educate the world on the ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

To most companies, the two or three letters coming at the end of their URL probably don’t make a huge difference (with exceptions). However, the company behind the .co domain has been working to change that — it’s trying, in the words of vice president Lori Anne Ward, to trying ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

If you’ve ever tried to look up guitar tablature on the Internet, you know how impossible it can be to find good stuff. Many of the sites with guitar tabs are filled with spam or just plain hard to read. Things are a bit better on YouTube, where people can ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 622 days ago

Zulily, a daily deal’s site for mom’s and their kids, has just announced raising $85 million from prestigious venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. This fourth round of funding sets Zulily’s valuation at $1 billion. Zulily presents flash sales which last for an average of 72 hours. Users receive an email every ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

Not to be outdone by Facebook’s new mobile share button, Twitter has just added an option to “Share this tweet via email” so you can send content to less tech savvy folks. The button appears in the ‘more’ menu alongside reply, favorite, and retweet. It could be a powerful way ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 622 days ago

They say technology has made dating an easier, richer, more multi-faceted experience. While that's true, it's also created a lot of new arguments. Let's face it: relationships didn't really need any more of those -- we already have plenty to go around. Below, take a look at the top 10 ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 622 days ago

While Mashable has already declared Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" dead, this flash mob by the cast of "The Big Bang Theory" is too amazing not to cover. All seems normal on set at first, but when the director calls "Action," the now-familiar refrain begins to chime. The cast ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 622 days ago

A "large number" of NASA employees may be at risk following the theft of an unencrypted agency laptop and several other documents from an employee vehicle. The theft has prompted the space agency to adopt new security procedures. "We are thoroughly assessing and investigating the incident, and taking every possible ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

Zulily, a private-sale shopping site targeted at ‘busy moms’ and their kids, has raised $85 million in Series D funding led by Andreessen Horowitz. Fortune reported that the site, which launched in 2009, was valued at $1 billion. This brings Zulily’s total funding to $139 million. The daily deals site, ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

In what is the most-watched TED Talk to date, Sir Ken Robinson makes perhaps the most convincing case for why the educational system in the U.S. needs to be torn down and rebuilt: It stifles creativity. Given the current state of affairs, making creativity the linchpin of a new school ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

After launching its same day delivery service in San Francisco a few weeks ago, eBay is debuting ‘eBay Now’ to to New York City. Users in the area can download the new app here. The service offers customers in Manhattan (as far north as 125th Street) and the western edge ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 622 days ago

Google is said to have distributed an external test version of its native maps app for iOS, according to a new report from the Wall Street Journal. Citing “a person with direct knowledge of the matter,” the WSJ says that Google is readying the app for submission to the App ...

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