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Former Tumblr President John Maloney Joins Storenvy Boardview story

http://techcrunch.com – After a brief hiatus from any official tech role, former Tumblr president John Maloney will be joining the board of custom store platform Storenvy this week. (IT news)

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Poikos Takes The Prize At The Pioneers Festival In Viennaview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Pioneers Festival kicked off in Vienna this week and by the looks of the 2,300 attendees at the amazing Hofburg Imperial palace, the conference is shaping up to be a stand-out event in Europe, not least because it is enormously upbeat and positive. Something we need more of in Europe. (IT news)

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Droid World heads to San Francisco this February 2013view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Leading Android developers, Google Android representatives, handset manufacturers and operators will be appearing on Apps World’s Droid World stage early next year at the world famous Moscone Center in San Francisco, California delivering valuable developer advice and ideas around the world’s most popular smartphone OS. Some of the industry’s most successful developers will there to shed light on (IT news)

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Fanboy Targeting: Facebook Advertisers Can Now Choose What Mobile Devices Their Ads Appear Onview story

http://techcrunch.com – Which mobile device you use says a lot about your buying habits. That’s why Facebook has begun allowing advertisers to select which devices and operating systems their Facebook mobile ads show up on. (IT news)

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Wow! Disney bought Lucasfilmview story

http://ubuntuforums.org – George Lucas just sold Lucasfilm to Disney. Not only that, but Disney is now working on a new Star Wars trilogy (episodes 7-9) that will be released in 2015. They'll be using George Lucas as a creative consultant, and they will be using a storyline that Lucas has already worked on. Lucas's current co-chair will be going to Disney and will still be in charge of this stuff. (Hardware)

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Where Hollywood And Tech Collide: Disney To Buy ‘Star Wars’ Maker Lucasfilm For $4.05 Billionview story

http://techcrunch.com – The worlds of Hollywood, tech, and gaming are getting cozier than ever. The latest evidence of this came this afternoon, with the announcement that entertainment juggernaut Walt Disney Company will buy Lucasfilm, the film production company best known for making the Star Wars series, in a cash-and-stock deal worth $4.05 billion. This is a major payday for George Lucas, the screenwriter, director, (IT news)

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Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 289view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/ Welcome to the Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter, Issue 289 for the week October 22 - 28, 2012. Links to UWN Wiki page: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/UbuntuWeeklyNewsletter/Issue289 In This Issue Ubuntu Core On The Nexus 7 Raring Ringtail Ubuntu Developer Summit Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) end-of-life reached on October 28, 2012 Welcome New Members and Deve (Hardware)

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The EFF Needs Help Keeping 3D Printing Freeview story

http://techcrunch.com – The Electronic Frontier Foundation is looking forward to a future when 3D printing, thanks to “creative” patents, could no longer be free. Because the technology is so nascent, patenting parts of the process or renewing expiring patents could prevent incremental improvement of the technology out of fear or patent infringement. (IT news)

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Video Game Journalist Out Of A Job For Calling Out Dead-Eyed, Dorito-Hoarding Journalistsview story

http://techcrunch.com – In the great, wide world of journalism, games journalism is a weird animal. Those who “practice” – and practice it well – face a barrage of PR perks, free trips, and angry houses. Access is given and taken away by marketing folks on a whim. There are a few great news sources (Polygon is one as is Rock, Paper, Shotgun), a few silly ones, and a few horrible ones. (IT news)

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Cars That Fly *And* Float: Explaining Apple’s Q4 And Beyondview story

http://techcrunch.com – Apple’s Q4 2012 results were mixed. As usual, reading Twitter, you’d think this was the end of the world. Nevermind that Amazon managed to post a loss on $13.8 billion in sales today — Apple only made $8.2 billion in profit. “Ahhhh!!!!! (IT news)