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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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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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Here’s A Sneak Peak At MotionSavvy’s UNI Sign Language Interpretation Deviceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  MotionSavvy, the San Francisco startup working on tech to help the deaf communicate, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to commercialize its first product, UNI. The UNI app works with Leap Motion technology to translate each hand sign from American sign language and translates it into audible words on a tablet. (IT news)

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The Groups App I Wish Facebook Would Buildview story

http://techcrunch.com –  About once a week, if not more, I find myself typing these words or something similar on Facebook: “I just PM’d you, check your ‘Other’ inbox.” Or, “sorry, I’m on mobile, I can’t get to the ‘Other’ inbox right now.” Or sometimes, just “bump.” If any of these phrases sound familiar, you’re probably also a memb (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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Bitcasa Ends Unlimited Storageview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Bitcasa, a cloud storage service that initially made waves with a low cost unlimited storage offer is scrapping this option entirely — claiming it’s not being used enough to justify the high costs of dealing with a small group of what it dubs Terms of Service abusers. Read More (IT news)

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First Look At 3D Camera App 3DAroundview story

http://techcrunch.com –  What if you could shoot those cool 360-degree, swivel-around photos you see on ecommerce sites or in The Matrix with just your smartphone? Then you’d be using the 3DAround camera app that launches next month from Dacuda, which gave TechCrunch an early peek. (IT news)

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Yelp Buys Restaurant-Kritik To Expand Its Presence In Germanyview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Yelp has boosted its presence in Europe after announcing the acquisition of Restaurant-Kritik, a restaurant review service in Germany. Restaurant-Kritik claims to have over 330,000 reviews of more than 94,000 restaurants across Germany. Read More (IT news)

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College Messaging App DormChat Takes On Yik Yak With Backing From ff Venture Capitalview story

http://techcrunch.com –  DormChat aims to give people a new way to message each other that’s location-based and anonymity-optional — and it’s starting with college students. The iOS app was released earlier this year and is already available on more than 200 college campuses, including founder Adam Michalski’s alma mater Penn State. (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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Sundar Pichai’s Ascension At Google Could Herald New Platform Unificationview story

http://techcrunch.com –  In a sweeping transfer of power, Google CEO Larry Page will bequeath operational leadership of a host of core products to his lieutenant Sundar Pichai. Pichai, a well-known Google executive, will add control of Google+, search, maps, infrastructure and ads to his portfolio, which already includes Chrome’s browser and operating system efforts, Google Apps and Android. Read More (IT news)

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Bitcoin 2.0: Sidechains and Ethereum and Zerocash, Oh My!view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Strange, interesting, and wildly ambitious things are afoot in the world of Bitcoin and blockchains. I give you Zerocash, a completely anonymous currency; Ethereum, an blockchain platform designed to decentralize much of the Internet; and Sidechains, a proposal to accelerate the evolution of Bitcoin itself. Any one of these could conceivably become a very big deal. All three? (IT news)