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Dish declares the death of commercials

Dish declares the death Dish is taking its digital video recorder, the Hopper, national today, and it’s doing it with an ad that declares the death of TV advertisements. The campaign is just the latest salvo in a fight between Dish and the major broadcast networks, including CBS, the parent company of CNET. Dish and the broadcasters are tussling over …

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Protect your keyboard’s keys from fading into oblivion

Protect your keyboard’s keys Unlike classic keyboards where characters were small decals stuck on generic keys, many modern keyboards, such as those in Apple’s laptops, have keys built for the specific characters. The keys are made of translucent plastic with a black coating so the character can be illuminated with a backlight. This approach to keys offers great advantage in …

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Intel Haswell possibly delayed till June 2013

Intel’s next-generation desktop and mobile platform will not debut till June 2013, according to Chinese website VR-Zone.com. The delay has not been attributed to any particular reason, but the new timing lines up with the 2013 edition of Computex, the world’s largest computer and information technology trade fair. Intel could be planning a large, splashy launch at the event, during …

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Microsoft turns Forbes magazines into Wi-Fi hot spots

Microsoft turns Forbes magazines This is what you get inside. I have always believed that the old and the new can coexist with extreme joy. Microsoft appears to believe this too. In a promotion that melds the dying world of magazines with the living world of Wi-Fi, select copies of Forbes are enjoying a Wi-Fi router, which oozes 15 days …

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Analytics Startup Elasticsearch Raises $24M From Index Ventures

Analytics Startup Elasticsearch Elasticsearch, a real-time, enterprise data search and analytics startup and open source project, has raised $24 million in Series B financing led by Mike Volpi from Index Ventures. The round includes contributions from existing investor Benchmark Capital and new investor SV Angel. This brings the company’s total funding to over $34 million. Elasticsearch, which is based in …

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