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from http://techcrunch.com 620 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 620 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/ 620 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/ 620 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/ 620 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 620 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/ 620 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 620 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/ 620 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/ 620 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/ 621 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/ 621 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/ 621 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/ 621 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 621 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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