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Microsoft Cuts The Price Of The Surface 2 By $100view story

http://techcrunch.com –  Microsoft has cut the price of its Surface 2 tablet hybrid by $100, leaving the consumer-facing device with a price tag as low as $349. That price, however, doesn’t include a keyboard attachment that is generally viewed as mandatory to use any Surface tablet. Other Surface 2 models, including the LTE-powered, higher-storage SKU have also received price reductions. (IT news)

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With Money Tight, HubSpot Looks To Tap Public Marketsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  With $7.3 million in cash on hand, and losses of $17.77 million in the first half of 2014, HubSpot has filed to go public. (IT news)

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Sorry Google, Amazon purchases Twitch for $1 billionview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – It seemed pretty likely that Google was going to purchase Twitch, the video game streaming platform, and fold some of its technology into YouTube. Well, things didn’t quite turn out that way, and today Amazon announced that they’ve purchased Twitch for $1 billion. (IT news)

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Pick up a free smartphone with your next Burger King mealview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   If you eat at Burger King often, you might want to take them up on their latest limited time offer. Instead of a half price sandwich, the fast food chain is actually giving away a free smartphone through their website. (IT news)

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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to feature updated fingerprint technologyview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – The Galaxy S 5 and Galaxy Tab S are two devices currently roaming the world with Samsung’s fingerprint technology. (IT news)

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Samsung may launch a SIM-enabled Gear with the Galaxy Note 4, circular Gear watch to followview story

http://www.talkandroid.com –   We’ve heard several rumors that Samsung is cooking up a SIM-enabled Gear smartwatch, and it’s looking like we’ll see it sooner rather than later. The latest rumors points to Samsung unveiling the new version of their Gear smartwatch (along with a VR headset) alongside the Galaxy Note 4 next month. (IT news)

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ASUS teases its smartwatch, shows a seemingly curved displayview story

http://www.talkandroid.com – Today, ASUS has released a new promotional image teasing its upcoming smartwatch. The most interesting part is that a curved display seems likely here. That would be a first for an Android Wear device, albeit the platform is still relatively new. ASUS has scribbled some notes onto the image that seem to highlight some distinctive features. (IT news)

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Corporate Accelerators Are An Oxymoronview story

http://techcrunch.com –  ntial to deeply influence what innovations succeed — and which ones do not. Perhaps nowhere is this conflict more pronounced than in the development of “design customers” early in a startup’s life. (IT news)

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The Original Night Trap Programmers Want To Release A New Version Of The Campy Classicview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Night Trap was released in 1992 for the Sega CD and the horror survival title was one of the most divisive and notorious games ever made. Now the original creators want to re-release the title in beautiful HD, a move that should send gamers of a certain age into a tizzy. (IT news)

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For The First Time, More People Will Watch MLB.tv Streams On Devices Than Desktopsview story

http://techcrunch.com –  On August 26th of 2002, Major League Baseball streamed its first live MLB.tv video of a game to the web — a tiny, grainy little player that looks laughable in comparison to today’s HD streams you hold in your palm. This month, 12 years later, the MLB says that it projects that over 51% of its monthly live streams will be watched on ‘connected’ and mobile devices in&#8 (IT news)

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Korean Bitcoin Exchange Korbit Raises $3M Series Aview story

http://techcrunch.com –  Korean bitcoin exchange Korbit has raised $3 million in Series A funding led by SoftBank Ventures Korea and Pantera Capital, with participation from BAM Ventures, and returning investors Bitcoin Opportunity Corp., Tim Draper, Pietro Dova, and Strong Ventures. (IT news)

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Mailbox Suffers Outage Due To ‘Unprecedented Demand’view story

http://techcrunch.com –  When you consider yourself a pro at something, but it’s mainly because you have a great tool to help you, what happens when that tool breaks? I got to find out this morning when Mailbox, my email client for both mobile and desktop, for some reason decided to stop working. And I suddenly was no longer a pro at handling email. Read More (IT news)