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Is An Always-On Xbox Indefensible Or Is Taking To Twitter Just The Wrong Way To Defend It?view story

http://techcrunch.com – After a very public defense of rumors about the next Xbox’s always-on Internet requirements, a new report claims that Microsoft creative director Adam Orth is no longer with the company. (IT news)

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Meet Donna, Your Mobile Personal Assistant From Khosla-Backed Startup Incredible Labsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Don’t have a “custom-designed, one-of-a-kind bespoke app… to communicate and collaborate” with your assistant through? Hell, don’t even have a personal assistant? Well, that’s all about to change, thanks to a wonderful new mobile application called Donna. Donna is a mobile-based personal assistant from a funky little startup called Incredible Labs. (IT news)

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Thunderbird 21.0 Beta 1 for Linux Uses New Twitter APIview story

http://news.softpedia.com – Mozilla released Mozilla Thunderbird 21.0 Beta 1 for Linux, an email and RSS client, featuring numerous bug fixes and improvements. Mozilla has announced a while ago that the development of Thunderbird will cease in the near future, but, for now, they are adding quite a lot of new stuff. Highlights of Mozilla Thunderbird 21.0 Beta 1: • The Twitter API has been updated to use v1.1; • L (IT news)

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Microsoft Reportedly Working On 7″ Surface Tablet As PC Market Slumps To Four-Year Lowview story

http://techcrunch.com – According to a report in the WSJ, Microsoft is working on a new line-up of its Windows 8-powered Surface tablets that includes a seven inch version of the slate. (IT news)

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Google Ventures, Kleiner Perkins And Andreessen Horowitz Team Up As "Glass Collective" To Invest In Google Glass Ecosystemview story

http://techcrunch.com – Today, Google Ventures announced a partnership with two of the biggest technology venture capital firms in the world, Andreessen Horowitz and Kleiner Perkins, on what they’re calling the “Glass Collective.” While this isn’t a fund, the three firms will be sharing seed investment dealflow for entrepreneurs and developers who are working on Google Glass software and hardware. (IT news)

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Glass Explorer Edition To Ship Within The Next Month, Google Confirmsview story

http://techcrunch.com – Today during Google Venture’s “Glass Collective” event, Google told us that it hopes to get the Glass hardware into the hands of developers “within the next month.” The exact date for when Google plans to ship the first publicly available versions of Glass remains unknown, but Google has now confirmed to us that it is now very close to shipping the $1,500 devices to d (IT news)

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Well, That Was Fast: Twitter Already Shut Down Ribbon's Newly Launched In-Stream Payments Featureview story

http://techcrunch.com – This morning, payments startup Ribbon announced support for “in-stream” payments on Twitter.com, allowing users to click a button directly within a tweet in order to make a purchase without having to leave the Twitter.com website. (IT news)

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Adblock rule to block g+ / twitter / etc.view story

http://unix.stackexchange.com – Looks like this rule works to blocking facebook domain, when not visiting the facebook domain (ex.: "like/share" etc. buttons on other pages then facebook): ! (HowTos)

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SimCity Arrives On Mac June 11, 1.3M PC Copies Sold So Far Despite Connection Requirementsview story

http://techcrunch.com – SimCity is making its way to Mac, as promised, but now EA has put a specific date on when that will happen. (IT news)

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Lightbank Invests $650,000 In Walk.by, A New Platform Connecting Local Merchants With Online Shoppers By Way Of Smartphonesview story

http://techcrunch.com – Lightbank has invested $650,000 in its own Founder-in-Residence Josh Hernandez’s new startup, Walk.by, a platform for bringing local merchants into the e-commerce world by way of smartphones. (IT news)