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TalkAndroid Weekly Recap for September 15 – September 21, 2014view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It was a rather slow week, but there were some interesting things. Android One was officially launched for the next 5 billion people. The Galaxy Note 4 goes on pre-order, but does it stand a chance against the iPhone 6 / 6 Plus? Speaking of pre-orders, the Moto X 2014 is also available. Will it rise above the original? We seem to be getting closer to a new DROID launch on Verizon. (IT news)

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The State Of Investments In Europe: A Review Of The Last 5 Yearsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  A lot has been written in the last few years on the evolution of the technology ecosystem in Europe. Our intent with this analysis was to use data to determine the challenges and opportunities surrounding the European entrepreneurial ecosystem. European companies raise smaller rounds at each stage versus their U.S. (IT news)

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Google Removes Mandatory G+ Sign-up for new Gmail Accountsview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – If you’ve made a Gmail account, you know the struggle of having to sign up for Google Plus against your will in order to use any of the neat features that come with a Google account. Thankfully,that annoying restriction is on the way out. Now you can create a new Google account in order to further compartmentalize your online presence without making ANOTHER Google Plus account. (IT news)

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5 Reasons You Should Work For A Startup At Least Onceview story

http://techcrunch.com –  They say in business you should think big. But when it comes to your career, have you considered thinking “small”? In my experience, a startup is a roller-coaster ride that can offer you incredible career experiences and teach you some invaluable life lessons. (IT news)

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Oculus Execs Believe Controllers Are The Missing Link In Virtual Realityview story

http://techcrunch.com –  When you put a child in virtual reality, they instinctively raise their hands hoping to see them, says Oculus CTO John Carmack. Yet Oculus doesn’t have its own gloves or handheld controllers, despite rumors amongst the VR community that Oculus would reveal a controller today at its Oculus Connect conference. (IT news)

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Samsung introduces KNOX Express and Premium, pricing is free to startview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung is making some changes, for the better, to its enterprise mobile security solution. KNOX is getting two knew offerings called KNOX Express and KNOX Premium. At no cost at all, KNOX Express has basic features that are useful to IT managers. Devices can be managed through an online portal and it includes KNOX Workspace and KNOX EMM. (IT news)

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Verizon launching the Motorola Moto X (2014) on September 26view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – On September 26, the Moto X (2014) will be available through Verizon. A leaked internal document shows that the wait for the Motorola flagship is almost over. Verizon will have both 16 and 32GB versions with Moto Maker customizations being an option. As expected, it will cost $99/$149 with a new two-year contract. (IT news)

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Motorola Moto 360 owners reporting image persistence on displayview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Across the web, there are reports that Moto 360 owners are experiencing something called image persistence. It is similar to burn-in on an AMOLED displays, but this round Android Wear smartwatch features an LCD. The problem is identifiable when an image is basically imprinted onto the display. Displaying the same image for a lengthy period of time without moving is to blame. (IT news)

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Gillmor Gang: Slight of Handview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The Gillmor Gang — Robert Scoble, Dan Farber, John Taschek, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. The new big iPhone and its younger less bigger brother hit the streets, along with the iOS refresh that will link the shipping devices to a late October iPad update and next year’s iWatch. (IT news)

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The Investments In A Wearables Futureview story

http://techcrunch.com –  People may debate when the wearable first came into being or what industries will be most impacted by the technology, but there is no debating that startup activity in the wearable space has accelerated. if Apple moving into a category is one sure sign of anything, it’s that. Between consumer interest and investor attention, the wearable category is exploding. (IT news)

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Oculus Reveals Its New “Crescent Bay” Prototype With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphonesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Oculus gave the world the first look at its new prototype Crescent Bay today at the Oculus’ Connect conference (livestream), and I got the very first hands-on demo. Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate, 360-degree head tracking, and integrated headphones, plus it’s lighter. (IT news)

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Return Of The M&Aview story

http://techcrunch.com –  2014 has seen an unprecedented number of M&A transactions globally, especially within the tech sector. Global tech M&A was up 55% over last year, soaring to its highest level since 2000. Technology related transactions this year alone have generated over $100B. Read More (IT news)