There’s a company that people have been buzzing about for some time called ToyTalk, which was founded by former Pixar CTO Oren Jacob. He was also previously an EIR at August Capital.
A video was released today showing off what the company is working on and it’s pretty awesome. Basically, it’s a talking teddy bear that uses artificial intelligence and scripted voices.
The International Trade Commission upholds a preliminary ruling that a potentially valuable patent covering image preview is, in fact, invalid.
The struggling BlackBerry-maker gets an executive shakeup as Patrick Spence, a 14-year company veteran, bows out.
It’s easy to see why the new iPad will be a big hit. But something else should scare Apple’s competition even more: the newly reduced price of the iPad 2, a tablet that’s still significantly more expensive than the Kindle Fire but in the sweet spot of dozens of tablets about to get obliterated.
Security experts say it's too early to tell how much damage has been done to the hacking groups that operate under the loose affiliation of Anonymous.
Apple’s lawyers may have spent a small fortunate pursuing Android companies that have allegedly infringed on its patents, a report claims.
And just when you thought things had finally settled down, everything – and I mean everything – is changing once again. That’s at least the view of Roger McNamee, the co-founder and Managing Partner of Elevation Partners, who believes that HTML5 is a “sudden dramatic disruption” that will fundamentally revolutionize the entire online consumer space. Riffing off Chris Anderson’s idea about the death of the web, McNamee thinks that in 3 or 4 years time, we will have HTML5 companies that will be creating consumer apps that none of us can even imagine today.
First 3DS sales were great, then not so much, and now things seem to be evening out somewhere around “normal.” According to numbers released by Nintendo, the fledgling handheld is poised to break the original DS’ first year sales numbers — closing out its 8th month with 1.65 million units sold, or roughly 69 percent of its predecessor’s 2.37 million first year sales. Noting that half of the old DS’ year one sales were made during the holiday season, Nintendo is confident the 3DS will surpass its predecessor’s numbers before hitting the one year mark. We’ll let you make your own predictions — Nintendo’s press release is after the break, if you want to compare notes.
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