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from http://venturebeat.com/ 516 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 516 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/ 516 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/ 516 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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from http://mashable.com/ 516 days ago

Oh, the humanity! Those were the timeless words uttered by radio reporter Herbert Morrison when the last hydrogen airship ever to float above American soil -- the Hindenburg -- crashed and burned in a field in New Jersey in 1937. The Eureka, a modern-day Zeppelin that has run tours a ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 516 days ago

Radiation levels at Martian surface appear to be similar to those experienced by astronauts in low-Earth orbit, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has found. More About: Curiosity, Mars, Mars rover, NASA, astronauts, space

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 516 days ago

The hot piece of funding news today was Andreessen Horowitz’s $85 million investment in Zulily, a daily deals site that targets moms and their kids. Zulily’s amazing traction clearly demonstrates how much stuff kids need, and how parents are eager to find cost-effective ways of providing it. Founding a startup ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 516 days ago

  Steve Ballmer is no diva, but he kept 100 senior technology executives waiting around today. Microsoft‘s CEO was otherwise engaged listening to founders pitch their startup ideas, and offering advice to build an enduring enterprise software business. After making a plea for “total Windows domination,” the war-weary executive took ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 516 days ago

Just about a year ago, Wantful launched a gift-giving website offering product recommendations based on the information you provide about the person you’re shopping for. Today, the company is moving into what it calls the second phase of its vision, which is less about gifting and more about personalized e-commerce. ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 516 days ago

Like many other things in the bricks-and-mortar world, window shopping has gone digital. This holiday season, more Americans will prepare wish lists of gifts for themselves and others by searching online or browsing digital catalogs than from physically shopping in stores or thumbing through print catalogs, a new survey shows. ...

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from http://mashable.com/ 516 days ago

Consumers and businesses worldwide will make more than $1 trillion in purchases from mobile devices by 2017, as the technology enabling mobile payments becomes increasingly common, according to a new report from IDC, a market research firm. IDC predicts that the vast majority of these payments will come from mobile ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 516 days ago

At the Defrag conference in Broomfield, Colo., this week, three themes came in the forefront: APIs, identity and data. The themes reflect the tenor of the times, which can be summed up in the turmoil at Microsoft this week: Microsoft President Steve Sinofsky left the company. Steve Ballmer said the ...

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from http://techcrunch.com 516 days ago

Tonight at Facebook Gifts event at toy store Fao Schwartz, the company announced that Facebook Gifts is available to tens of millions of users starting today. Many new partners were announced as well: babyGap, Fab, Brookstone, Dean & Deluca,L’Occitane, Lindt, ProFlowers, Random House, Inc. and NARS Cosmetics, and subscription services ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 516 days ago

NEW YORK CITY — Facebook has opened up its “Gifts” program that lets users send and receive real-world presents to “tens of millions in the United States,” the company said Thursday evening at a private event. Facebook launched Gifts with a limited group of users back in late September. The ...

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from http://venturebeat.com/ 516 days ago

Ruckus Wireless, maker of complex Wi-Fi technology for enterprises and service providers, has priced its IPO for the NYSE at $15 a share — the top of its previously estimated price range of $13 to $15. The company sold a reported 8.4 million shares at $15 a piece, valuing the ...

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