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Microsoft allows Windows 8 to run on smaller displays: is a reader-sized Surface on its way?

Until now, Windows 8's official hardware requirements have been understandably ruthless: devices with anything less than 1,366 x 768 pixels need not apply. That policy was changed in a recent newsletter, however, to permit the creation of Windows 8 devices with a resolution of 1,024 x 768 -- likely …

Gigaom | Cooking site Food52 raises $2M to expand publishing, mobile and shopping initiatives

Advertisement<p>Food52, the crowdsourced cooking website cofounded by former <i>New York Times</i> food writer Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, has raised $2 …

Gigaom | Amazon acquires book-based social network Goodreads

Advertisement<p>Amazon (s AMZN) announced Thursday that it is acquiring Goodreads, the book-based social network founded by Otis Chandler in 2006. The …

Wal-mart to use its customers to deliver products

Wal-Mart is examining a groundbreaking plan to use shoppers in its stores to make deliveries to consumers who have ordered the retailer’s items online.<p>The world’s biggest retailer is making a big push to drive online sales as more Americans stay connected to the internet throughout the day through …

eCommerce

Amazon facing trader backlash after raising fees by up to 70pc

Amazon is facing a backlash from traders on its website after raising fees by as much as 70pc.<p>Third-party companies who list their products for sale on Amazon are seeing the cut they have to give the US retailing giant rise from 7pc to 12pc from April 4.<p>However, sellers in certain sectors will be …

One Reason Everyone Has Outsourced Their Brains To Evernote

CEO Phil Libin wants Evernote to be consistent on every device. Which has meant a lot more work–but a much better user experience.<p>Evernote CEO Phil Libin has this great story about the iPad launch. Let’s crank back to April 2010, before tablets were everywhere and people debated about whether …

Productivity

How to find the safest possible place for your money

We explain how the Financial Services Compensation Scheme works, and look at other "safe havens" for your money.<p>Could the Government help itself to the money in your bank account? It's probably unlikely, and in any event amounts below the guaranteed limit of £85,000 would surely be safe. So the …

Announcing Judges For Co.Labs & Target Retail Accelerator (And How To Impress Them)

For the first time we’re announcing the judges for the contest. Hailing from Dropbox, Github, Mixpanel, Target, and FastCompany.com, these five minds …

Startups

A videogame that teaches kids to code! The game is called Hakitzu and its developers at Kuato Studios have figured out how to make learning javascript fun. Here's the story: http://trib.al/ceM1FDU