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01

May

“When we mentioned ‘social games’ two years ago, [brands] looked at us like we had three heads.” - Basil Farano
The self-cleaning, glare-free glass that doesn’t fog up. 
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27

Apr

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Universal Real-Time Translator 

AT&T is bringing the universal translator to an app store near you. Well, Granted, it isn’t quite universal yet. For now, the AT&T Translator is capable of seven languages. So far the app supports English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It seems reasonable to assume that if the app catches on that more languages will eventually be added.
The app was developed at AT&T Research Labs, using both AT&T Watson and AT&T Natural Voices speech technologies. Usage is simple. Speak a phrase into your device and the Translator converts what you’ve said into the language of your choice before broadcasting it to listeners. […]

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Universal Real-Time Translator 

AT&T is bringing the universal translator to an app store near you. Well, Granted, it isn’t quite universal yet. For now, the AT&T Translator is capable of seven languages. So far the app supports English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. It seems reasonable to assume that if the app catches on that more languages will eventually be added.


The app was developed at AT&T Research Labs, using both AT&T Watson and AT&T Natural Voices speech technologies. Usage is simple. Speak a phrase into your device and the Translator converts what you’ve said into the language of your choice before broadcasting it to listeners. […]

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[via] [AT&T Labs]

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Why just donate to a project when you can invest in one? That’s the premise behind Gambitious, a sort of Kickstarter for video games — except Gambitious investors will actually share in the project’s profits.

“Gambitious is the first equity-based, crowd-funding platform that solely concentrates on the video game industry,” Paul Hanraets, the company’s managing director, told The Daily. “Our model is the first of its kind, providing a new way for small and large investors to directly invest in a wide selection of promising game projects, thus taking home a share in any eventual profits from the venture.”

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Why just donate to a project when you can invest in one? That’s the premise behind Gambitious, a sort of Kickstarter for video games — except Gambitious investors will actually share in the project’s profits.

“Gambitious is the first equity-based, crowd-funding platform that solely concentrates on the video game industry,” Paul Hanraets, the company’s managing director, told The Daily. “Our model is the first of its kind, providing a new way for small and large investors to directly invest in a wide selection of promising game projects, thus taking home a share in any eventual profits from the venture.”

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Exclusive: Apple courts Hollywood for upcoming TV
Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX, which is backed by three major movie studios, on devices including a long-anticipated TV, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.
Apple, which now sells a $99 set-top box that hooks up to a television set and lets users stream online content from Netflix and the MLB channel, opened discussions with three-year-old EPIX, created by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, MGM and Viacom’s Paramount Pictures.
One of the sources told Reuters that any discussions would apply to its set-top box and also to upcoming devices that stream content. Apple is widely expected to unveil a full-fledged TV product later this year or in early 2013 to drive its next phase of growth and potentially revolutionize the industry.
Read more of this exclusive story on Reuters.com

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Exclusive: Apple courts Hollywood for upcoming TV

Apple Inc began talks earlier this year to stream films owned by EPIX, which is backed by three major movie studios, on devices including a long-anticipated TV, according to two people with knowledge of the negotiations.

Apple, which now sells a $99 set-top box that hooks up to a television set and lets users stream online content from Netflix and the MLB channel, opened discussions with three-year-old EPIX, created by Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, MGM and Viacom’s Paramount Pictures.

One of the sources told Reuters that any discussions would apply to its set-top box and also to upcoming devices that stream content. Apple is widely expected to unveil a full-fledged TV product later this year or in early 2013 to drive its next phase of growth and potentially revolutionize the industry.

Read more of this exclusive story on Reuters.com

"What’s the only thing unavailable on the internet?” Is there a certain amount of truth in Mad’s answer?
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"What’s the only thing unavailable on the internet?”

Is there a certain amount of truth in Mad’s answer?

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20

Apr

Startups Attempting to Reinvent the Magazine Industry (via BetaKit)
There’s no doubt that the publishing industry is in flux. From the symbolism of the recently-acquired Instagram being valued higher than the New York Times, to the recent antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple and huge publishing firms … [Interested in Magazine Industry? Read more here!]

Startups Attempting to Reinvent the Magazine Industry (via BetaKit)

There’s no doubt that the publishing industry is in flux. From the symbolism of the recently-acquired Instagram being valued higher than the New York Times, to the recent antitrust lawsuit accusing Apple and huge publishing firms … [Interested in Magazine Industry? Read more here!]

Beamit Raises $2.4M for International Remittance Service (via BetaKit)
Seattle-based Beamit announced a round of $2.4 million in equity financing this week, from investors including Bezo Expeditions, TomorrowVentures, and Eric Schmidt, among others … [Find out more here]

Beamit Raises $2.4M for International Remittance Service (via BetaKit)

Seattle-based Beamit announced a round of $2.4 million in equity financing this week, from investors including Bezo Expeditions, TomorrowVentures, and Eric Schmidt, among others … [Find out more here]

500px Debuts Android App, Updates iPad Version for Retina Display (via BetaKit)
Toronto-based photo sharing site 500px, which has done a good job ofattracting away pro and advanced amateur photographers from sites like Flickr, today released an official Android app for the first time … 

500px Debuts Android App, Updates iPad Version for Retina Display (via BetaKit)

Toronto-based photo sharing site 500px, which has done a good job ofattracting away pro and advanced amateur photographers from sites like Flickr, today released an official Android app for the first time … 

Crowdsourced Travel Apps Are Taking Off (via BetaKit)
There are no shortage of travel apps trying to help travellers before, during and after their trip … [Want to find more about new travel apps? Click here!]

Crowdsourced Travel Apps Are Taking Off (via BetaKit)

There are no shortage of travel apps trying to help travellers before, during and after their trip … [Want to find more about new travel apps? Click here!]