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Technologists’ Duty Can Go Beyond For-Profit Industriesview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Early last year, I wrote an article explaining how our team views the concept of duty for leaders in the technology ecosystem. We believe that this duty involves looking beyond conventional startups to study complex industries and using technology to tackle the biggest problems we can find. Read More (IT news)

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PopKey’s iOS 8 Launch Will Replace Written Language With The Expressive Art Of The GIFview story

http://techcrunch.com –  We’re on the verge of a linguistic revolution, made possible by the fact that Apple has opened up its iOS operating system to allow third-party keyboards. One of the first entrants will be PopKey, a project out of the WorkshopX creative studio based in Ottawa, which has created on-demand social photo printing service CanvasPop, among others. (IT news)

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Gillmor Gang: AppleJackedview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The Gillmor Gang — Dan Farber, Robert Scoble, Benedict Evans, Keith Teare, and Steve Gillmor. It’s three days later and I’m still going back and forth over which iPhone to buy. The preorders are sold out for 6+, tipping the scale toward the smaller bigger one. (IT news)

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Sailo Is A Marketplace Connecting Boats, Captains, And Rentersview story

http://techcrunch.com –  If you think boating sounds vaguely appealing but you’ve never actually made it out on the water, a New York City startup called Sailo aims to help. It’s not the first company to allow you to rent boats from their owners. Early last year, for example, we wrote about Boatbound, a self-described Airbnb for boats. (IT news)

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Colorado High Schooler Invents Smart Gun That Unlocks With Your Fingerprintview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Colorado has a history with gun violence so it’s only appropriate that 17-year-old Kai Kloepfer, a high school student from Boulder, would want to apply biometric user authentication to firearms. Kloepfer just won the $50,000 Smart Tech for Firearms Challenge for his smart gun prototype. (IT news)

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11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekview story

http://techcrunch.com –  It’s been an exciting week for us here at TechCrunch with the Hackathon, Disrupt SF and Apple’s product launch all taking place within a few days. Here are 11 of our best stories from the past week (9/6-9/12). 1. Apple had a number of new product releases this week. (IT news)

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The Music Industry Is About To Change, And Apple And U2 Are Just The Beginningview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Of all industry roller coasters, the music industry must be the wildest. The last 30 years reshaped the business in a way we never could have imagined. Music as a product changed dramatically (e.g. from LPs to MP3s) and the ups-and-downs in worldwide sales would make the most hardened theme park visitor queasy. (IT news)

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Twitter’s Huge Mistakeview story

http://techcrunch.com –  The worst tech news I read last week was: “Twitter CFO says a Facebook-style filtered feed is coming, whether you like it or not.” The horrified firestorm of condemnation that erupted in response was the first time I’ve ever seen anything like unanimity on my Twitter feed. Fortunately, it seems it’s not actually happening. (IT news)

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Google Play Music All Access Brings Back Public Playlist Searchview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google has re-released its public playlist search feature that lets you search for other users’ playlists in order to find new music that meshes with your personal tastes.The update originally came out in August, but was pulled almost immediately inexplicably. (IT news)

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Specs for Samsung SM-A300 Appear Onlineview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Samsung has three new devices coming through the pipes due for release soon, apparently set up with the same design as the Galaxy Alpha. Unlike the Alpha, it seems that these three devices are not high end, or at least the SM-A300 isn’t. Today the device appeared on GFXBench, and sports low-end specs. (IT news)

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TalkAndroid Daily Dose for September 12, 2014view story

http://www.talkandroid.com – With hectic schedules, it can be hard to keep track of everything in your news feed. That’s why we created the TalkAndroid Daily Dose. This is where we recap the day’s hottest stories so you can get yourself up to speed in quick fashion. (IT news)

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Chromebook’s Lending Library is Coming to Campusview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Google’s great-value laptop is headed to a campus near you this fall with the Chromebook Lending Library. The Lending Library is a kiosk that will be set up at 12 different campuses throughout September and October, hitting popular schools like UCLA, Auburn, and Texas State University. (IT news)