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from http://venturebeat.com/ 62 days ago

Check out more of our 20th anniversary of Pokémon coverage this week at GamesBeat. It’s dangerous to go to that new antique store in that part of town you never go to alone! Take this. Link, the hero from publisher Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda series, is the latest video ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 62 days ago

 The United States faces a global competitiveness crisis that, if not addressed, will put our nation at a strategic disadvantage for decades to come. In just a few years, there will be 1.8 million jobs unfilled in our nation because we don’t have enough individuals trained with the necessary technical ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 62 days ago

 Two recently launched applications, Daycap and VideoSlam, make it easy to summarize your day in the format of videos or GIFs, which can then be shared out to social media. Do you need these apps on your iPhone? No. Are you totally going to download them on your lunch break ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 62 days ago

 If you’re looking for a supremely qualified intelligence figure to talk to about the current state of technology, policy and intelligence, you could do worse than retired four-star Air Force General Michael Hayden. Hayden has held the two top intelligence roles in the US government, Director of the NSA (’99-’05) ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

Endgame is going to be a fascinating project in collective storytelling. The project started as Endgame: The Calling, a novel published in October by bestselling author James Frey and Nils Johnson-Shelton. It is the first of three books. Before the second novel comes out, Google’s Niantic Labs division will launch ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

Skin cancer may have found its worst enemy: IBM’s cognitive computers. VentureBeat has learned that IBM Research will announce a partnership today with New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center on technology that, in tests, successfully evaluated patterns in medical images and detected even the most deadly forms of skin ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

People love reading and writing their own stories. And Pocket Gems has figured out how to make that happen in a big way on mobile devices with the interactive stories of Episode. Above: Cass PhillipsImage Credit: Pocket Gems Pocket Gems released its Episode platform for telling interactive stories in February. ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

Native advertising company Sharethrough launched “Native Cards” today, a new form of native advertising that adds interactivity and media to ads in card format on websites or apps. Above: An example Native Card on mobileImage Credit: Sharethrough The cards will allow advertisers to display content on a site that fits ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

When Apple opened up iOS to third-party keyboard apps this year, a slew of startups rejoiced as the move effectively opened up their service to hundreds of millions more users. One of those companies was San Francisco-based Fleksy, which arrived on the scene shortly after iOS 8 launched with a ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

SPONSORED:This sponsored post is produced by appsasia. The Internet marketplace is littered with those that fell to the wayside because their creators failed to suss out users’ needs. The lessons left by MySpace, Friendster, Airtime, and Apple Maps show that to maintain relevancy, you must continue to evolve – or ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

Reimagining the human diet is pretty useless unless we address how we grow and harvest food, something Y Combinator-backed FarmLogs knows all about. The two-year-old startup provides farmers with web and mobile apps to help them better track and understand their operations, and today it’s announcing it has raised $10 ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

(This post has been updated.) Baidu and Uber held a press conference in China today to confirm a partnership that will bring the San Francisco-based ride-sharing service to a massive new market. The deal was widely reported last week, though neither company would acknowledge it until today. The company’s did ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

The imploding Russian ruble may have forced the hand of another tech company. It appears Valve has taken steps to prevent people from buying cheap versions of games from its Steam service in Russia, where the currency has reached all-time lows against the dollar in recent weeks. According to Engadget ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

Sean Parker has announced he will donate $24 million to the Stanford University School of Medicine to create a new center that will research severe food allergies. The noted investor and entrepreneur has suffered from food allergies. The money will be used to fund the Sean N. Parker Center for ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 506 days ago

Brandwatch, the maker of technology for acquiring social intelligence, has purchased PeerIndex, an analytics firm that finds and measures social influencers. Above: Giles Palmer, CEO of Brandwatch. New York-based Brandwatch wants to merge both companies’ technical capabilities for measuring social influencers, or people who have a big impact because they ...

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