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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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Daily Report: Seeking New Ways to Make Computer Chips

Daily Report: Seeking New Ways to Make Computer Chips | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Scientists are looking for new ways to make computer chips and investigating materials that can self-assemble.
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Bulletproof Accessible Icon Fonts

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What happens when your font doesn’t load? What happens when @font-face isn’t supported in the browser? The Filament Group has the answers.
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IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud

IBM Plans Big Spending for the Cloud | Technobabble | Scoop.it
IBM is planning to spend $1.2 billion this year on increasing the number and quality of computing centers it has worldwide, partly to keep pace with the competition.
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Digital global statistics: 2014

Digital global statistics: 2014 | Technobabble | Scoop.it
We Are Social Singapore has aggregated digital global statistics for 2014:
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The Last Thing We Want is Real Artificial Intelligence

The Last Thing We Want is Real Artificial Intelligence | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Neuroscientist Gary Marcus has a typically sharp post over at the New Yorker’s site explaining how dumb our most cutting edge artificial intelligence technologies still are.
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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
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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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Disruptions: The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape

Disruptions: The Holodeck Begins to Take Shape | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Hollywood and computer and video game companies are working to move immersive virtual entertainment closer to reality.
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Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future

Shooting for the Moon, Google Hopes to Own the Future | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Google's latest acquisitions have technologies that advance humanoid robotics, driverless cars and Internet-connected home devices, making the company look as if it is using a business planning book from the future.
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Apple and Samsung Widen Lead in U.S. Phone Market

Apple and Samsung Widen Lead in U.S. Phone Market | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Apple and Samsung Electronics, the two technology companies that make almost all the profit in the smartphone market, have grown even stronger in the United States.
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Nintendo slashes Wii U sales expectations by two thirds

Nintendo slashes Wii U sales expectations by two thirds | Technobabble | Scoop.it
Uh oh. Nintendo has slashed its Wii U sales projections for the current financial year by over two thirds.In a revised financial forecast, Nintendo has said it now expects to sell only 2.8 million Wii U consoles in the 12 months ending March 2014.
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Cengage Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Learning Technology Program

Cengage Partners With Knewton on Adaptive Learning Technology Program | Technobabble | Scoop.it
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