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IBM Earnings Reflect Just How Difficult Transformation Really Isview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The news came out this week that IBM had another bad quarterly report card. Unfortunately for IBM it marked the 10th straight quarter of falling revenue, indicating that maybe something’s not quite right at Big Blue. (IT news)

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Socar, Korea’s Answer To Zipcar, Raises $18 Million But Isn’t Looking Overseas Just Yetview story

http://techcrunch.com –  South Korea is know for advanced technology and hardware companies like Samsung, LG and others. But startups? Certainly the country has produced few fledgling tech companies, though there are increasing signs that things are changing: the latest being Socar — a startup comparable to Zipcar — raising a $18 million round of funding this month. Read More (IT news)

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Amazon Quietly Launches A Functional App Store Within Its Main Android Applicationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Until recently, if you wanted to install an application from Amazon’s own Appstore onto your Android device, you would have to install the Amazon Appstore app separately. And this is a bit of a hassle, since you can’t exactly just download the app from Google Play. (IT news)

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Japanese Hobbyists Build A Working Transformerview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Eee-urrk-urrk-urrk-urk! A pair of Japanese hobbyists have built a transforming robot that can walk or, when in sports car form, drive around autonomously. It’s called the J-deite Quarter and is four feet tall. The goal, apparently, is to make a full-sized transformer… just because they can. The team consists of Kenji Ishida and Wataru Yoshizaki of Brave Robotics and Asratec. (IT news)

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The Queen’s First Tweet Is A Royal Mysteryview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Think about your first tweet. Mine was sent from a desktop, but I’m sure plenty of people sent their first tweet from a smartphone. But before you can ever send a tweet, you have to sign up for an account. And, of course, you have to type out an actual message. Only then can you press that little blue Tweet button and begin your Twitter journey. (IT news)

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Looksery Launches A Video Chatting App That Makes You Look More Attractiveview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Want to look more attractive on video? Or just different? Earlier this year, a company called Looksery popped up on Kickstarter to raise crowdfunding for a new kind of mobile video chat application that allows users to look more attractive on video using special effects that can remove blemishes, let you change your eye color, slim your face, and more. (IT news)

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Blloon App Encourages Ebook Reading By Letting Readers Earn Free Pagesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Berlin-based startup Blloon has launched an app that aims to get more young people reading ebooks by applying a freemium model to the medium — gifting a certain number of pages (1,000) when a user signs up, so they can get started reading straight away. Read More (IT news)

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Nintendo’s Extended Amiibo Video Is Weird And Long But Goodview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Nintendo has a new online ad for its Amiibo ‘toys-to-life’ mobile figures, and the spot depicts the lengthy journey of one young player looking to upgrade his collectible character in order to win over the favours of one of his older brother’s friends. (IT news)

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Deezer Buys Stitcher, Adds 35K Talk Radio Shows And Podcasts To Its Music Platformview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Deezer, the Paris-based music streaming service that competes against the likes of Spotify and Rdio, is switching up its game in the battle for more differentiation, more users and a higher profile in the U.S. It has acquired Stitcher, the San Francisco-based aggregator of podcasts and talk radio programming. (IT news)

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How To Tell If You’re Burning Money Too Fastview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Questions about cash burn have blazed through Twitter like wild fire. Entrepreneurs are asking us: How do I know if I am burning money too fast? Unfortunately, there is no one size fits all answer for an entrepreneur on what level of burn is appropriate for their startup. However, every entrepreneur should consistently assess their runway and revise spending against their strategic goals. (IT news)