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Facebook Will Monetize Games With Ads, Not Messenger

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Facebook Messenger Games How is Facebook going to monetize Messenger? Not by featuring games in the app like Korea’s KakaoTalk, at least for now. Instead, Facebook could concentrate on solving new problems with Messenger.

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Scaled Inference Lands $8M From Khosla To Build A Cloud-Based AI Platform For All

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big data visualization Scaled Inference — a startup founded by two ex-Googlers that is building a cloud-based platform for third parties that want to use artificial intelligence and machine learning tools to run their apps and services – has raised another round of funding to continue its development and hiring, a Series A round of $8 million from Khosla Ventures.
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Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare Review

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare_Review_Utopia With Advanced Warfare, Activision is taking the extremely successful Call of Duty mostly to places it’s already been, which is to say this is a game about war, shooting, explosions and guns.

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Amazon Launches Its Fastest EC2 Instances Yet

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DSC06143 Amazon today announced its fastest EC2 instances for compute yet. The new so-called c4 instances will feature a 2.9 GHz Haswell processor (with bursts up to 3.5 GHz with Turbo boost) with up to 36 virtual CPUs and up to 60 GiB of RAM.

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The Prynt Case Turns Your Smartphone Into A Polaroid Camera

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Prynt Case Hot off of their Haxlr8r demo day presentation last week, hardware startup Prynt was nice enough to drop by TechCrunch HQ to show off the latest prototypes of their smartphones cases, which contain built-in printers so you can instantly get a copy of that selfie with your best friends.

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Social Media And The Celebrity Factor

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Ellen DeGeneres plays guitar at the Oscars The re/code mobile conference took place a couple of weeks ago, and among the speakers discussing the trends in tech were YouTube’s Susan Wojcicki, Instagram’s Kevin Systorm, Kim Kardashian West and… “Wait, what? Kim Kardashian is a tech expert now?

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Ex-Reddit CEO Wanted To Move The Company To Daly City Instead Of SF

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As we detailed this morning, Reddit CEO Yishan Wong has resigned from the company after what Y Combinator President Sam Altman called a “disagreement with the board” about the location of Reddit’s new office. If that reasoning sounds a bit strange to you… you’re not alone.

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The Oatmeal Addresses Net Neutrality As Only The Oatmeal Could

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Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 12.31.02 PM The Internet routes around damage, which is why I suspect this whole Net Neutrality mess will become moot once users realize that they can hobble Cox and Time Warner as easily as they hobble their users. However, thanks to saber-rattling from the big carriers, it looks like the whole thing will be a slog with moneyed folks leading up the pro-Big-Cable cause.

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A Gift Guide For On-The-Go Bloggers, Students And City Dwellers

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giftguide-splash The life of a blogger can be nauseating. You’re a rolling stone and wherever you lay your laptop is your home. Your laptop bag is essentially your corner office and must contain everything needed for a day’s work. What follows is a gift guide for your favorite blogger, but can easily apply to college students, city dwellers and anyone else living out of a messenger bag.

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Flux’s 3D Printer Is Also A Scanner, Laser Engraver And More Thanks to A Modular Design

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8c0133eaad259d4c5252960328e12902_large 3D printers are at a bit of a crossroads – after a lot of initial promise, they seem to have hit a roadblock between early adopter zeal and general consumer interest. A new entrant called Flux should at least reinvigorate hobbyist excitement, thanks to a modular design that makes it a veritable all-in-one maker factor for budding builders.

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