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Cowon D20 launches in Japan, keeps MP3 players alive 90 hours at a time

There's no denying it: the MP3 player market is in free fall, and competitors often have to either go big or go home if they want to justify their work over the many smartphone alternatives. Cowon is still kicking, and the extreme battery life of its new D20 player may be a good explanation as to …

CEO Supper Club: The uneasy relationship between the sharing economy and Facebook

Well we're not getting consensus on this one.<p>At our dinner with the CEOs of TaskRabbit, Lyft, Nextdoor and Zaarly, I tried to argue that mobile has …

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12 Women in Gaming to Watch - Entrepreneurs' Edition

<i>Celebrate the women in gaming – female founders edition!</i><p>This week, GDC (Game Developers Conference) was held in San Francisco and brought with it thousands of gaming enthusiasts and designers/producers/artists – the whole gaming ecosystem! Women in gaming came out to represent as speakers and …

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World Backup Day: Now's the Time to Fortify Your Digital Existence

If you haven't backed up your digital data yet, you are a fool. No offense. Seriously, though, it is so, so, so easy to lose everything. And guess …

Google starts April Fools’ early with Google Maps ‘Treasure’ layer, ‘closing’ of YouTube

Google has gotten into the spirit of April Fools’ Day a bit early with its new “Treasure Map” layer in Google Maps and a video suggesting YouTube will close tomorrow.<p>First up, as you can see in the photo above, a Google Maps look at San Francisco has a much different look that hearkens to old …

Google Opens Up Registration For Its 2013 Code Jam Competition

Google has opened up registration for its 2013 Code Jam programming competition. Now in its 10th year, the company is inviting all participants with higher stakes on the line. This year, the top prize has grown to $15,000 and an automatic bid to the 2014 event.<p>It’s around this time of the year when …

Energy inefficiency brings an end to 2008's record-breaking Roadrunner supercomputer

The fastest supercomputer of 2008 is being decommissioned today after setting record-breaking speeds five years ago. The IBM-built Roadrunner was the first machine to reach the notable performance target of 1 sustained petaflops — equivalent to one million billion calculations per second. Though …

The Disruptors 2013

Disr<b>u</b>ptors<p><b>Who are the people shaking up their fields most dramatically?</b> To answer that question, we sifted through hundreds of names in scores of categories to come up with a dozen disruptors less content to improve the status quo than to blow it up.<p>The 12 Most Disruptive Names In Business 2013: …

All Quiet On The Western Front: Gaming M&A May Be In A Lull As A New Generation Grows Up

When you step off the elevator into Kixeye’s new downtown San Francisco office, a guy in military fatigues has you sign an NDA. After you do (I didn’t), a receptionist with a lot of piercings takes your name, while The White Panda’s “Foolish Monsters” blares in the background. Kixeye has whale …

TV Service Providers Held Talks With Aereo

Aereo Inc., the Web television startup backed by media mogul Barry Diller, has discussed partnerships with major pay-TV distributors and Internet …

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