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Marc Andreessen Thinks the News Business Is About to Grow 1,000 Percent
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The news business is about to undergo a long boom driven by a tenfold increase in demand, says Silicon Valley wunderkind Marc Andreessen. Here’s what that will mean to news consumers.     

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Citi paints not-so-pretty picture for Apple's iPad, future market
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Citi says Apple headed for rough weather in 2014 as tablet market growth collapses. Originally posted at News – Apple

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Engadget HD Podcast 387 – 2.27.14
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The HD news heap has reached a toppling point, so Ben and Richard get to work sifting through all the insanity from the past week. One of the major talking points is the streaming bottleneck of Netflix’s content on various service providers. This…

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Tesla, Panasonic said to plan $1B investment in US battery plant
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Tesla and Panasonic may hook up on a US battery plant with a total investment close to $1 billion, according to a Japan-based report. Originally posted at News – Cutting Edge

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Nook sales plummet 50%, but loss narrows
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Barnes & Noble’s Nook division has a rough fiscal third quarter. However, the bookseller hopes to reverse the decline with the launch of a new Nook color device later this year. Originally posted at News – Internet & Media

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Sony to shutter two-thirds of its US stores
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Sony Electronics is closing 20 of its 31 US-based store locations, the Japanese consumer electronics giant announced this afternoon. The news follows layoffs at Sony affecting approximately 5,000 employees worldwide; it’s unclear if European or Asian…

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Microsoft said to slash Windows 8.1 price on low-cost devices
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Microsoft is cutting the price of Windows 8.1 for devices under $250 in order to be more competitive with low-cost devices that run on rival operating systems. Originally posted at News – Microsoft

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All In All, Kids Just Another Brick In the Data Wall
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theodp writes “If you don’t have kids of school age, you may not be aware that Data Walls — typically a low-tech “dashboard” of color-coded sticky notes on a wall bearing the names of pupils to highlight their achievement level, absences, or discipline problems — are apparently quite the rage. This is much to the […]

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Adobe issues emergency patch — again
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For the second time in two weeks, Adobe delivers a quick fix for a Flash flaw. Meanwhile, Microsoft patches Internet Explorer with a stopgap measure. Originally posted at News – Security & Privacy

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