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PayPal Is Buying StackMob For Christmasview story

http://techcrunch.com – [Update: PayPal is buying StackMob. Original post follows.] Mobile backend service provider StackMob is being acquired in a deal expected to be announced soon, according to multiple TechCrunch sources. (IT news)

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2013: The Year of the Linux on the…Everythingview story

http://www.linuxfoundation.org – In the Linux community we love predicting that “this is the year of Linux in cars, or in gaming, or yes, even the desktop.” But in fact, this was the year of Linux in everything. From smartphones, tablets,   consumer appliances and cars, to the open cloud and high-performance computers, to gaming platforms and more, Linux was, and is, literally everywhere. (General)

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onPostExecute doesn't seem to get calledview story

http://stackoverflow.com – When I run my app, onPostExecute doesn't seem to be called. It is not populated the UI like it should be. Also, on DoInBackground, any log messages past the for loop: for (int i = 0; i < businesses.length(); i++) { } excluding the log messages in that particular for loop are not shown. (HowTos)

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Avago Buys LSI for $6.6 Billion, Gains Storage Chip Businessview story

http://thevarguy.com – Semiconductor manufacturer Avago (AVGO) said it will pay $6.6 billion to buy venerable storage chip maker LSI (LSI), in the largest acquisition ever for the Singapore-based wireless and wired specialist and one of the industry’s heftiest deals this year. read more (IT news)

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Three Steps To Improve Your Brand In 2014view story

http://thevarguy.com – Marketing your business can be overwhelming. But when you learn how to tackle branding one step at a time, you can easily turn it into a habit that drives new prospects into your pipeline. The VAR Guy Blog read more (IT news)

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Why Microsoft Had No Choice But To Buy Nokia’s Smartphone Business In One Chartview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft is set to close on a deal to purchase the vast majority of Nokia’s handset business in the first quarter of 2014. (IT news)

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Facebook Confirms Autoplaying Video Trial For Ads In Newsfeedview story

http://techcrunch.com – Facebook is indeed rolling out autoplaying videos for ad units in your News Feed on both mobile and desktop, something the Wall Street Journal pegged for arrival just a little while before it was made official. (IT news)

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The things one learns...view story

https://www.kubuntuforums.net – I'm conducting some research on public certificate authorities. This evening I encountered a thing I would never have guessed. Thawte, one of the largest public CAs, became part of VeriSign in 1999, which then sold its entire security business to Symantec in 2010. Guess who founded the firm? Our very own SABDFL! (HowTos)

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WyzAnt Lands $21.5M From Accel To Take Its Tutoring Marketplace Global And Mobileview story

http://techcrunch.com – Building an online marketplace for local services is a tricky proposition, especially at scale. It takes time to recruit a stable of service providers, to offer deep coverage within local markets and maintain the quality of service (and the trust of customers) as the marketplace expands into new cities. (IT news)

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Office 2013 Licensingview story

http://hardforum.com – Does Microsoft sell a standard Retail version of Office 2013 that does not require creating a Microsoft account? The reason I ask is that the method of creating an account, attaching the product key, and downloading the product onto the PC works OK for a home user, but, when you are a business it's a pain. (Hardware)