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Klarna Acquires Germany’s Sofort For $150M To Build A Formidable European Payment Networkview story

http://techcrunch.com – Klarna, the Stockholm-based payments company that has raised a whopping $250 million from top-tier investors like Sequoia Capital, is making an acquisition of its own. The company, which makes it easy for European consumers to buy goods online before paying, is acquiring Germany’s market leader Sofort. (IT news)

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Amazon Raises Its Game Against Alibaba, Will Expand AWS Cloud Services To China In 2014view story

http://techcrunch.com – Another step ahead for Amazon in its bid to become the world’s biggest cloud computing platform for businesses, and to specifically take aim at a big regional competitor in Asia, Alibaba: today it announced that it would extend its Amazon Web Services suite of products to China beginning with a limited preview in early 2014. You can apply for early access on the AWS China homepage here. (IT news)

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LG to unveil the Chromebase at CES, an all-in-one computer powered by ChromeOSview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – LG sent out a presser tonight announcing that they will be showing off the Chromebase at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. What is a Chromebase you ask? It’s an all-in-one computer powered by Google Chrome. (IT news)

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South America Can Now Crowdfund With Bitcoinsview story

http://techcrunch.com – While the rest of us are messing around with our Paypals and Amazon Payments, some folks in Argentina have created the first crowd funding platform in America to take bitcoin. The platform, called Idea.me focuses primarily on artistic, musical, and retail projects although, as evidenced by the project photos, many campaigns have a philanthropic bent. (IT news)

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Wrike Launches Enterprise Platform For Project Management And A Data Driven Business Worldview story

http://techcrunch.com – Wrike has launched a new version of its project management platform with an emphasis on real-time analysis and new features such as syncing calendars to work projects. The new platform, Wrike Enterprise, gives the company a deeper focus on the corporate market for its collaboration-centered tools. (IT news)

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How The Nokia Purchase Will Impact Microsoft’s Financialsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Microsoft’s purchase of Nokia’s hardware business appears set to sail through, having passed shareholder and regulator approval. (IT news)

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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)