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Backed Or Whacked: Kids Projects Put The ‘Fun’ In Crowdfundingview story

http://techcrunch.com – Editor’s note: Ross Rubin is principal analyst at Reticle Research and blogs at Techspressive. Each column will look at crowdfunded products that have either met or missed their funding goals. (IT news)

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Amazon Kindle Might Finally Arrive In China Following iOS And Android App Launchesview story

http://techcrunch.com – The long-anticipated release of Kindle devices in China may finally become a reality. On Wednesday, the Kindle iPhone and iPad apps launched in the Chinese App Store; the Android version is also available for download. Meanwhile, Amazon China’s Kindle bookstore is now stocked with about 22,500 Chinese language titles. (IT news)

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Microsoft Adds Retail Locations for Surface RTview story

http://www.thevarguy.com – Maybe, as it turns out, Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) isn’t all that happy with Surface RT sales figures so far for this quarter. (IT news)

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Google Shuts Down Its Shopping Service in Chinaview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google just announced it is shutting down its Google Shopping China service. The website is still online, but Google confirmed its closure in a post on its China blog (link via Google Translate). It stated: In order to better optimize resources, we have decided to close our shopping search service in China. (IT news)

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Kazakhstan Beats Alabama On Science Tests. Massachusetts Bests Japan. Global Comparisons Are Sillyview story

http://techcrunch.com – One of America’s worst performing education systems, Alabama schools, got beat on International science tests by the humble central Asian republic of Kazakhstan, and only narrowly outperformed Iran and Turkey. (IT news)

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Motorola Mobility Sheds Manufacturing Bases In China, Brazil; Singapore Electronics Maker Flextronics To Take Over Operationsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Google-owned Motorola Mobility is shedding its manufacturing operations in Tianjin, China, and Jaguariuna, Brazil — with long-time manufacturing partner Flextronics agreeing to acquire the factories and take on management and operation. (IT news)

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Is there anywhere I can go (online) to get these chinese phones?view story

http://androidforums.com – I keep seeing reviews for these sweet ZTE, lenovo, or xiaomi phones that are just priced fantastic, but only available in China or on ebay with a 200% markup. Anybody have any legit sources to get these phones at the prices they're available overseas? (General)

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Adobe Closes Taiwan Sales Office, Alarming Local Tech Observersview story

http://techcrunch.com – Adobe announced today that it has closed its Taiwan sales office. (IT news)

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Linux Mint 14 “Nadia” KDE RC released!view story

http://blog.linuxmint.com – The team is proud to announce the release of Linux Mint 14 KDE RC. Linux Mint 14 KDE KDE is a vibrant, innovative, advanced, modern looking and full-featured desktop environment. (Distributions)

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How to configure dnsmasq to forward multiple DNS servers?view story

http://serverfault.com – I'm now using public DNS over VPN to avoid some DNS pollution in China. (HowTos)