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from http://techcrunch.com 642 days ago

Latest missive from the games console wars: Sony has announced cumulative sales of its PlayStation 3 reached 70 million units on November 4, a few days short of the machine’s sixth birthday. Microsoft’s rival Xbox 360 console achieved the 70 million cumulative sales milestone back in September, according to Microsoft’s ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 642 days ago

Sony has sold more than 70 million PlayStation 3 gaming consoles, the company has announced. Sony also claims it has sold more than 15 million PlayStation Move motion controllers to date. The milestone comes almost exactly six years after November 2006, when PS3 was launched. PlayStation Move was launched in ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 642 days ago

Benjamin Romano While this was Zulily’s week, with an $85 million Series D, there were several other more modest deals done in recent days, headlined by Seattle supercomputer maker Cray. —Cray (NASDAQ: CRAY) announced plans to acquire Appro International, a maker of high performance computing (HPC) cluster systems, for $25 ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 642 days ago

Complicated itinerary planning just got a lot easier with the Anchornote app, which gives users to ability to make and organize location-based notes. Organizing trips can be an informational nightmare. There's often complicated logistical information like plane tickets, transportation and hotel stays to organize, as well as itineraries to plan ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 642 days ago

As a part of a greater push into e-commerce, Facebook announced a whole slew of retail partnerships Thursday night at a press event held at the iconic FAO Schwarz toy store in New York City. The social network launched in September a service called Facebook Gifts, allowing users to buy ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 642 days ago

Even though they just bought a baseball team, The Yokohama Baystars, and have gleaming new offices in a skyscraper peering down on Tokyo’s famous Shibuya Crossing, DeNA still feels like it has so much to prove outside of Japan. The $4.4 billion company and its Japanese arch-rival GREE have spent ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 642 days ago

Four years after it launching its first graduate program with USC, 2U today has announced its foray into undergraduate education through a new program called Semester Online. The company will be powering a virtual classroom environment and interactive platform for a consortium of 10 top universities, including some it’s already ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 642 days ago

It's the 60th anniversary of Mr. Potato Head, and to celebrate, Hasbro has commissioned several "portraits" of 60-year-old icons as their Mr. Potato Head counterparts. The images, created by Nacho Tamez and Leo Kambayashi of Mexico-based Media Bullys, were inspired by "60-year-old personalities that represent a moment in time and ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 642 days ago

Sony said today that sales of the PlayStation 3 have hit 70 million units worldwide. That’s an impressive number, but it means that Sony has come in third place in the three-horse console race. The Tokyo electronics giant said today it also sold more than 15 million units of its ...

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from http://www.xconomy.com/ 642 days ago

Gregory T. Huang In a very busy week for tech events, you should know that this one is BYOD. No, not “bring your own device.” Bring your own dataset. But don’t fret if you don’t have one; there’s also plenty of data available to work on. The inaugural big-data hackathon ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 642 days ago

You might have heard a few things about Ev Williams and crew’s new product, Medium. To some, it seems like “just another blogging software,” but if you think about where Ev and Biz come from in the past, these folks are pretty hip to next level publishing. I don’t have ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 642 days ago

Following its strategy of landing on a variety of streaming devices, YouTube today launched a brand new app for the Nintendo Wii game console. The new YouTube Wii app means that the online video leader is now available on all major gaming consoles (Playstation 3, Xbox 360 as well as ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 642 days ago

WHILL TYPE-A Bucking the trend of more software-centric winners at TechCrunch Disrupts in the U.S., a hardware startup named Whill took home TechCrunch Tokyo’s grand prize this week. Whill, an electric add-on that wheelchair users can use to go longer distances, picked up the grand prize of 1 million yen ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 642 days ago

Looking for a way to prevent fumbling around with your smartphone while wearing gloves this winter? How about not touching it at all? BEARTek gloves, currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, are the world's first pair of gloves that offer built-in Bluetooth controls for your smartphone. On three fingers are six ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 642 days ago

This accidental full-moon photobomb is probably one of the funniest social media gaffes in NFL history. More About: Sports, nfl

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