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Ray Kurzweil Joins Google As Engineering Director Focused On Machine Learning And Language Processing Techview story

http://techcrunch.com – Famed inventor, entrepreneur, author, and futurist Ray Kurzweil announced this afternoon that he has been hired by search engine giant Google as a director of engineering focused on machine learning and language processing. He starts this upcoming Monday, according to a report issued on his website. It’s certainly very interesting news, but it does not come as a huge shock. (IT news)

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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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Trapdoor Social on Music and Activismview story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – Coming up from beneath our holiday food hangovers, we took some time to talk with self-described Alternative Energy Rock group Trapdoor Social, one of our SB7 Artists. (Software)

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Korean Startup Accelerator SparkLabs Unveils Its First Class, Bolsters Its Advisory Boardview story

http://techcrunch.com – It seems like it’s been ages since SparkLabs revealed its intentions to nurture a handful of promising startups in South Korea (it was actually the end of July), but now the accelerator has officially pulled back the curtains on its inaugural class. (IT news)

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Find a lawyer iPhone, Android app launched in NSWview story

http://www.itwire.com – Written by: Peter Dinham | Published in: MarketAustralia’s first mobile app providing access to 24,000 or more solicitors in New South Wales has just been launched by the Law Society of NSW. (IT news)

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T-Mobile lights up 10 new metro areas with enhanced serviceview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – T-Mobile announced today that 10 more metro areas throughout the U.S. now have HSPA+ coverage. Customers on T-Mobile’s network in these areas with appropriate handsets can take advantage of T-Mobile’s Challenger initiative to eventually roll out service on the 1900MHz HSPA+ band nationwide. (IT news)

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[all variants] Problem installing OS without optical drive or USB boot option.view story

http://ubuntuforums.org – Hola people, Mods.., hope this is the correct section for this post. Feel free to move if not. I have been trying to install Peppermint 3 (based on Ubuntu 12.04) onto an old Toughbook CF-28, 30 Gb, 800Mhz, 256Mb Ram, which has no optical drive nor USB boot option. (Hardware)

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Eyeing LA, Chris Sacca Brings On His First Partner At Lowercase Capital: CAA’s Matt Mazzeoview story

http://techcrunch.com – Earlier this month, angel investor Chris Sacca announced that his firm Lowercase Capital was launching a new Los Angeles-focused fund, and that he’d hired someone to run it. (IT news)

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newbieview story

http://androidforums.com – isnt it always funny how folks never go to new forums without having a problem first. found this forum while looking for answers and the threads i read that were posted by members made the forum look fun. so i thought i would not just "lurk" and say hi. im a newbie both to this site and to the "smart" phone that is just a few quorks from flying across the yard. lol. (General)