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The Battle Looms--Uber Developing Driverless Cars, Google Looking At Ridesharing

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Ah, what beautiful timing. Within an hour we have two announcements that are interesting in and of themselves, and fascinating when seen together. First up, a report from Bloomberg that suggests that Google is looking at creating its own ride hailing service. It makes sense when you consider that Google is designing its [...]

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Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 Review Part 1 -- The New 1080p Champion

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With plenty of overclocking potential and a significant performance boost over its predecessors, Nvidia's GTX 960 earns its place as the current champion for 1080p gamers.

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The New Razer Blade Makes Gaming At High Resolutions On A Laptop Less Of A Compromise

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Razer Blade Razer is once again proving it’s capable of squeezing a lot of power into a tiny space with the debut of the 2015 Razer Blade, the latest in the company’s series of flagship laptops that put an Apple-like spin on the gaming segment.

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GoSquared Launches People Analytics To Help Businesses Get A Better Understanding Of Customers

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People Analytics 2 As GoSquared celebrates its 9th birthday — James Gill, James Taylor and Geoff Wagstaff started the company when they were just 14 — the London-based ‘startup’ is launching its most ambitious product to date.

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Alibaba And Lending Club Launch Financing Program For U.S. Businesses

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Alibaba Share 80-83 Alibaba.com and peer-to-peer financing site Lending Club have inked a strategic partnership designed to get more U.S. businesses to buy inventory from the e-commerce giant’s wholesale marketplace.

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Eero Is A Smart Wireless Routing System That Wants To Do For WiFi What Nest Did For Thermostats

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Eero Eero hopes to change the way we think about wireless routers. It hopes to make an affordable, smart wireless networking system that will do to WiFi routers what Nest did for thermostats or Sonos did for home audio.

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Uber Is Finally Applying More Stringent Driver Background Checks In India

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uber It took a tragic incident, but Uber is finally raising the intensity with which it checks the background of prospective drivers in India.

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Twitter’s Promoted Tweets Can Now Run On Other Websites And Apps

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twitter nyse ipo Twitter is expanding the potential audience for its Promoted Tweet ad campaigns by syndicating them to other services, starting with Flipboard and Yahoo Japan. In a blog post about the new ad capabilities, the company notes that tweets can already “flow from Twitter to other mediums seamlessly” — so why not do the same for Twitter’s ads?

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China Now Has 557M Mobile Internet Users, Claims The Government

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China Shutterstock The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC), a government organization, has released its latest report on Internet usage (link via Google Translate). It claims mobile Internet users reached 557 million as of December 2014, a growth of 11.4 percent from the year before.

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Social Influence Startup PeerIndex Acquired By Brandwatch in Cash/Shares Deal

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Screen Shot 2014-12-17 at 09.01.10 After raising $22 million in May this year, UK-based social media monitoring startup Brandwatch has clearly been hunting around for arrows to add to its quiver. Its gaze has alighted on another UK startup, PeerIndex: Brandwatch has bought PeerIndex, a specialist in social influencer mapping, in what is its first acquisition.

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Snapchat Plans Music Feature, Acquired QR Scan.me For $50M And Vergence Eyeglass Cam For $15M,

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Snapchat Leaked emails from the Sony Pictures hack have uncovered several acquisitions made by Snapchat, as well as plans for a music feature and meetings to discuss partnerships with Twitter.
According to emails between Snapchat, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton, and Snapchat board member Mitch Lasky, Snapchat bought a QR scanning and iBeacon startup called Scan.me for $14 million in cash, $3…

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Sean Parker Pledges $24 Million Toward A Stanford Allergy Research Center In His Name

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 AP) Well known tech billionaire Sean Parker suffers from asthma and allergies so severe that he doesn’t even know how many times he’s landed in the emergency room just for accidentally eating something that touched a peanut. He tells TechCrunch that least 14 of those visits have happened since he’s been with his wife. “Nuts, avocados, shellfish, all of it.

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Chinese Search Engine Baidu Confirms Strategic Investment In Uber, May Add Ride Requests

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uber It’s official: Chinese Internet giant Baidu has confirmed that it is Uber’s latest investor, as TechCrunch reported last week.

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Sony Outs Clip-On Smart Glass Module For Sports

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Sony glasses More Sony news. In a pre-CES announcement that’s perhaps hoping to draw eyeballs away from the toxic fallout of the Sony Pictures email hack — or, more likely, hoping to suck up a little oxygenated publicity ahead of the consumer electronic scrum in January — Sony has today announced its own take on Google Glass.

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5 Great TVs

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There are some fantastic HDTVs on the market today. No matter what size and price you’re considering, you’ll find something on this list to check out.

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Microsoft Is Getting Rid Of Clip Art

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clipart There are many things that the next generation of geek won’t get to experience.
The sound of the 56k modem connecting when your parents are sleeping in the next room.
Burning CDs.
Being somewhere and not knowing something, and just having to deal with it because you don’t have a space computer with pretty much all of humanity’s collective knowledge in your pocket.

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Apploud Is Like An Instagram For Live Music Where Musicians Get Paid

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Screen Shot 2014-12-01 at 13.27.21 Musicians have a need to perform, whether it’s a subway platform or a stage. But they also need money to create their art. Street musicians get tips. But what if you allowed more people to view the performances beyond who are in front of the musicians at that moment? appLOUD is a new startup with a clever new app.

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Apple Patents An iPhone Drop Protection Mechanism That Changes Device Angle In Freefall

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iphone-6-plus-rear-hand-landscape Apple has a new patent granted by the USPTO today (via AppleInsider), which describes a system that can actually re-orient an iPhone during freefall, changing the angle of its eventual impact with the ground after first determining how best to shift it to make sure the fall does as little damage as possible.

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