IBM Watson-Powered Mobile Apps Can Reinvigorate Brick-and-Mortar Retailers

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It’s safe to say that many of us are fans of online shopping. The ease of use, convenience and abundance of available products make it incomparable to brick-and-mortar retail. Yet every now and then many of us get the urge … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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Google Misses in Q1 With Revenue Of $15.42B, EPS Of $6.27 As Its Cost-Per-Click Fell 9%

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 Following the bell, Google reported its first quarter financial performance, including revenue of $ 12.20 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs (ex-TAC), $ 15.42 billion including those costs, and earnings per share of $ 6.27. Analysts and investors had expected Google to earn $ 6.40 on revenue of $ 12.25 billion (ex-TAC), or $ 15.54 billion including traffic costs. Google’s revenue was… Read More TechCrunch

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Office 365 Personal now available for $7 per month

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Office 365 Personal, a leaner version of Microsoft’s subscription-based productivity suite, is now available for $ 70 per year or $ 7 per month. The new package lets you use Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access on one Mac or… Engadget RSS Feed

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Inherently Hybrid: If The Question Is Public vs. Private Cloud, the Answer Is ‘Yes’

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Those who ask, “what is the state of IT in today’s cloud-driven world?” are posing the wrong question. That’s because today’s enterprise IT has no state; it is, in many aspects of the word, stateless. IT is in a state … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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Etsy Details Pricing For Wholesale Business, Now Nearing Public Launch

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 Etsy announced a new channel for its online crafts marketplace last year, with the launch of Etsy Wholesale. The service, which allows sellers to connect with qualified retailers around the U.S. and elsewhere, is now nearly ready to exit from beta testing, the company says today, with a public launch set for later this summer. More importantly, Etsy is now announcing …

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Simple.TV UK release date, price and features: watch live and recorded TV anywhere

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Simple.TV has been available in the US for around a year now, and it’s coming to the UK. The small box connects to your TV aerial and broadband router to make live and recorded TV available on your tablets, smartphones and TVs via a media streamer such as the Chromecast or Roku. Simple.TV: how it works It’s very much like …

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Industry voice: Six top tips to boost your product’s profile online

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The web is definitely one of the most time and cost effective ways to launch your next product or service and can be central to your strategy – Tweet about it, blog about it, make a video of it. To help achieve the jump start you need, here are six killer (affordable) launch ideas that every business, big or small, …

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Windows Phone 8.1 Review: Gloriously Good Enough

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Windows 8.1′s recent update was a subtle but effective boost. Windows Phone‘s 8.1 power up follows the same cues. It’s not mind-blowing, it’s not world-changing, it’s nothing to jump around and scream about, but it turns Windows Phone into something it’s never quite been before: an OS that’s totally good enough.   What Is It? [...] Gizmodo UK

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Big Data for Healthcare: End of the Zombie Film Genre

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I remember as a child watching the horrific treatment of Ryan White as he was expelled from middle school and became the poster child for HIV/AIDS in the United States. A young boy, not much older than me, was thrust … WIRED » Innovation Insights

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Beauty And E-Commerce Brand Julep Raises $30M To Disrupt The $160B Cosmetics Industry

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 Julep, a cosmetics and beauty brand and e-commerce platform, has raised $ 30 million in Series C financing; Azure Capital, Madrona Venture Group, Altimeter Capital, Andreessen Horowitz and Maveron all participated in the round. The new investment brings Julep’s total venture funding to $ 56 million. Celebrity backers include Will Smith and Jay-Z. Read More TechCrunch

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Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

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In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by “handful” we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at… Engadget RSS Feed

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In depth: 10 supercomputers that are saving the world in super-fast time

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Supercomputers are astonishing feats of engineering, boasting mind-blowing processing power and the ability to calculate the answer to life, the universe and everything. But to some they are supervillains rather than superheroes. For decades governments around the world funded supercomputers with military applications in mind, and some of the most powerful machines ever made were put to work modelling missile …

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