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B&N Debuts $249 Nook Tablet, Upgrades NookColor, Now $199

B&N Debuts $249 Nook Tablet, Upgrades NookColor, Now $199 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
As expected, Barnes & Noble will release the Nook Tablet, a new 7-inch multimedia reading and media device, priced at $249, on November 17.
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Pancake Bot Draws Edible Makey Art

Pancake Bot Draws Edible Makey Art | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Maker Miguel Valenzuela's goal is to inspire kids to get into technology, and learn about programming and food manufacturing.Read more on MAKE
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The Europeans Are Coming, One City at a Time

The Europeans Are Coming, One City at a Time | Technobabble | Scoop.it
European tech start-ups have found that by tailoring their apps to individual cities, they can gain a foothold in the prized American market.
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Facebook’s New Privacy Mascot: The Zuckasaurus

Facebook’s New Privacy Mascot: The Zuckasaurus | Technobabble | Scoop.it
On Thursday, Facebook showed off a blue dinosaur character that will become the privacy ambassador on the social network.
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The Languages of Twitter Users

The Languages of Twitter Users | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Gnip, a provider of social media data, tracked the primary languages chosen by Twitter users.
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Facebook’s Hack, a Language of Tech Competition

Facebook’s Hack, a Language of Tech Competition | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The world's biggest social network introduced on Thursday a new open-source software language that is focused on helping to build interactive web pages.
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Daily Report: Fallout From Snowden Hurts Tech Company Bottom Lines

Daily Report: Fallout From Snowden Hurts Tech Company Bottom Lines | Technobabble | Scoop.it
It is impossible to see the full economic ramifications of the spying revelations by Edward J. Snowden but the pieces are beginning to add up as businesses question the trustworthiness of American technology products.
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Cisco Bets a Billion on the Cloud

Cisco Bets a Billion on the Cloud | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The biggest name in computer networking announces a plan to link public and private cloud computing systems in a secure and reliable system, the "Intercloud."
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Virtual reality devices need to sell 1 million units before Ubisoft gets interested [UPDATE]

Virtual reality devices need to sell 1 million units before Ubisoft gets interested [UPDATE] | Technobabble | Scoop.it
[UPDATE] Ubisoft has issued a statement regarding Raynaud's comments. You can read the statement in full below.
"Ubisoft is always excited about new hardware and platforms and creating innovative experiences.
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Bookish Engine to Power New York Public Library Book Recommendations

Bookish Engine to Power New York Public Library Book Recommendations | Technobabble | Scoop.it
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Books You Might Like! The New York Public Library Launches Recommendations from Bookish in Online Catalog The New York Public Library (NYPL) launched today a state-of-the-art book recommendation tool in its online catalog,...
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News Corp’s Amplify Makes Big Education Play

News Corp’s Amplify Makes Big Education Play | Technobabble | Scoop.it
News Corp digital education unit Amplify has a new English and language arts curriculum aimed at middle-school students.
Astoundingly, the program is completely digital and only costs schools $45 per year per student.
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Readfy: Advertiser-Supported ‘Spotify for Ebooks’

Readfy: Advertiser-Supported ‘Spotify for Ebooks’ | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Readfy, a new German start-up is calling itself “Spotify for ebooks,” a title that has many competitors. Unlike other subscription ebook services, however, Readfy is free and will be supported by ads.
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Pew: Internet Will Be Like ‘Electricity’ in 2025

Pew: Internet Will Be Like ‘Electricity’ in 2025 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
[Press Release] Predicting the future on the Web’s 25th anniversary Experts say the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ over the next decade – less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives, with many good and potentially bad results...
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The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs

The 30-Year-Old Macintosh and a Lost Conversation With Steve Jobs | Technobabble | Scoop.it
To celebrate the 30 year anniversary or the Mac, Steven Levy, the author of a book on the computer, is releasing an unseen and raw interview with Steve Jobs, the founder of Apple.
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Marc Andreessen on the Future of Silicon Valley(s), and the Next Big Technology

Marc Andreessen on the Future of Silicon Valley(s), and the Next Big Technology | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The noted investor and entrepreneur discusses the valley’s investment climate, his faith in virtual reality and digital currency — and his long tweets.
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Google S.E.C. Filing Says It Wants Ads In Your Thermostat and Car

Google S.E.C. Filing Says It Wants Ads In Your Thermostat and Car | Technobabble | Scoop.it
According to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Google wants to put advertisements on your thermostat, in your car and on your refrigerator.
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iPad Sales Slow as Tablet Competitors Rise

iPad Sales Slow as Tablet Competitors Rise | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Despite pumping another 60 million e-reading devices into the market, including 16 million iPads, Apple may be losing its grip on the tablet market.
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Apple After Jobs: Pretty Much the Same as Ever

Apple After Jobs: Pretty Much the Same as Ever | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A new book on Apple's state after Steve Jobs paints a dire picture of a company losing its way. Farhad Manjoo disagrees.
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Minecraft Maker Won’t Work With a Facebook-Owned Oculus VR

Minecraft Maker Won’t Work With a Facebook-Owned Oculus VR | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Like many game makers who were considering working with the Oculus virtual-reality tools, Markus Persson is uncomfortable with Facebook's ad-driven business model.
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Experts Offer Their Guidance for Dealing With Online Bullying

Experts Offer Their Guidance for Dealing With Online Bullying | Technobabble | Scoop.it
A number of potentially harmful effects can result from anonymous content online. Specialists and social start-ups share unique insight into the pros and cons of anonymous online sharing.
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Google’s Bigger, Cheaper Cloud

Google’s Bigger, Cheaper Cloud | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google is getting serious about taking on Amazon Web Services, with sharply cheaper prices and new features. Just as important, Google is vowing that prices will continue to fall in line with Moore's Law.
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This guy just raised $38,000 to make a video game about being a bear

This guy just raised $38,000 to make a video game about being a bear | Technobabble | Scoop.it
If you've ever wondered of what it would be like to be a bear, you're not far from finding out.
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Facebook buys Oculus Rift company in a massive deal worth an estimated $2 billion

Facebook buys Oculus Rift company in a massive deal worth an estimated $2 billion | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Social network Behemoth Facebook has acquired Oculus Rift developer Oculus VR in a massive deal worth an estimated $2 billion. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced the news today on, you guessed it, Facebook.
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Book Promotion Platform eBookSoda Launches Ebook Recommendation Subscription Service

Book Promotion Platform eBookSoda Launches Ebook Recommendation Subscription Service | Technobabble | Scoop.it
[Press Release]
eBookSoda Launches Subscription eBook Service
eBookSoda launched a free service for readers to enjoy all over the world.
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Introducing Rooster: Bite-Sized Literature Delivered to Your Phone

Introducing Rooster: Bite-Sized Literature Delivered to Your Phone | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The number one reason Americans say they don’t read more: lack of time.
Half of Americans cited that impediment in a USA Today/Bookish survey released last year on reading habits.
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Daily Report: Microsoft’s Earnings Indicate a Shift to Devices and Services

Daily Report: Microsoft’s Earnings Indicate a Shift to Devices and Services | Technobabble | Scoop.it
The company said its second-quarter profit rose 3 percent, ahead of analysts’ forecasts, with strong sales of its Xbox consoles and Surface tablets.
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