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Rdio Inks Google, LG, DTS, Hisense Deals To Extend Its Music Into More Home Devices

rdio Rdio, the music streaming service founded by Skype co-founder Janus Friis that offers 30 million songs in 60 countries, is trailing behind Spotify and Deezer in the race for paying music streaming subscribers; today it announced a raft of integration partnerships that it hopes will give its service more ubiquity and make it more attractive. At CES, the company announced that the partners… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 6th

Gadgets

Razer Unveils Its $100 Android-Powered Gaming Console, Razer Forge TV

Gadgets_Razer_Forge_TV_Pic Earlier this year, high-end gaming tech company Razer announced at Google I/O that it would be soon be making its first foray into Android-based gaming consoles. Today at CES, that device made its public debut. The Razer Forge TV is a micro-console, 4×4 inches and selling for $100, and Razer hopes it will give the company three new routes into your living room: as a platform for… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

January 6th

Gadgets

Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

intuitive-notifications-band Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed to… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

October 15th

Gadgets

Gaming Company Razer Is Now Valued At $1B+

intuitive-notifications-band Razer, the San Diego-based high-end gaming tech company, is on a roll. In the wake of the latest models of its thin Blade gaming laptops, a partnership with Tencent in China, and preparing for the sale of a new wearable, it has recently closed a round of funding with Intel on at least a $1 billion valuation. The details come by way of a leaked internal memo to staff that was passed to… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

October 15th

Gadgets

Google X Founder Sebastian Thrun Has Left His Role As Google VP And Fellow

9709935113_818c2eae79_b Sebastian Thrun has left the building — the Google X building, that is. The founder of search giant Google’s factory to develop and build “moonshot” technologies, who launched the company’s driverless car project and was the project lead on Google Glass, is no longer a VP and Fellow at the company. Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

September 23rd

Gadgets

3D Printing Company Stratasys Is Buying GrabCAD For Around $100M

Screen Shot 2014-09-16 at 13.23.08 Some M&A activity afoot in the world of hardware design: GrabCAD, an online community that has been described as the ‘Github for mechanical engineers’, is getting acquired by 3D printing giant Stratasys, a source tells us. The companies plan to announce the deal a little later today [Update: confirmed]. We have heard that the deal is in the region of nine figures, and… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

September 16th

Gadgets

Nokia’s Here Maps Its Future On Samsung With Its First Android And Tizen Apps

here-android Opera may have taken some of the wind out of the Nokia brand’s sails with the news that its browser will be replacing Nokia’s on the now-Microsoft-owned, winding down, feature handset business. But today the Finnish company that has remained after the Microsoft handset sale had some interesting news of its own: it’s tying up with Samsung for two new versions of its Here… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

August 29th

Gadgets

Mobile

For Its First Google Glass Effort, EBay Adapts Its RedLaser Product Finder App

Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 15.52.58 Back in March 2013, eBay said it would start to work on applications for Google Glass — the idea being that the Android-powered, head-mounted computer could help consumers shop for things online and in the real world more seamlessly than pulling out your smartphone (and even less so, a full-fledged computer). Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

July 22nd

Gadgets

Mobile

CEO With A Heart Of Gold, Neil Young Takes The Reins At PonoMusic, Tech Vet John Hamm Remains Investor

ponoplayer A changing of keys and tempo, at PonoMusic, the venture founded on the premise of a high-fidelity digital music service and music-playing device. Neil Young, the iconic musician who founded Pono and saw it raise over $6.2 million on Kickstarter after aiming for only $800,000, is stepping in as its new CEO as John Hamm steps down. Hamm will remain an investor in the company, the company… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

July 11th

Gadgets

Mobile

FreedomPop Brings Its Free Wireless Service To Europe, Sans Handsets

freedompop FreedomPop, the startup out of LA that has been going after U.S. carriers’ wireless business with a “free” basic mobile offering, is now bringing a SIM-only version of its service to Europe and beyond. Today, the company announced that it will kick off first with FreedomPop in Belgium, with rollouts also in the UK, Germany, France and Spain, as well as to markets in the… Read More

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Ingrid Lunden

July 10th

Gadgets

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