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Motorola Plans Modular Smartphones, Star Wars Blooper Reel Surfaces, Amazon Kindle Matchbook Launches and More

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Motorola Plans Modular Smartphones, Star Wars Blooper Reel Surfaces, Amazon Kindle Matchbook Launches and More
 
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Motorola Plans Modular Smartphones, Star Wars Blooper Reel Surfaces, Amazon Kindle Matchbook Launches and More

Motorola is currently working on an interesting plan that will see it build a highly modular smartphone platform using free and open hardware. The platform is called Ara and devices using the platform are expected to land this holiday season.

If you're a fan of Star Wars you'll want to stop what you're doing and check out this Star Wars blooper reel that has surfaced. The video is about two minutes long and shows a bunch of bloopers from the original Star Wars films that were discovered in the Lucasfilm archives.

Apple will offer in-store pickup for the iPad Air tablet starting with the tablet's launch. The tablet will launch on November 1.

Samsung has announced it will be launching a tablet aimed specifically at kids called the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids tablet. The tablet will start at $229 and will launch on November 10 with pre-orders kicking off November 1.

Amazon has announced the launch of its Kindle Matchbook service. The service offers people who purchased print versions of books from Amazon going back to 1995 the opportunity to buy digital versions at prices of up to $2.99. There are currently over 70,000 books enrolled in Matchbook.

A source has tipped that Google is set to begin mass production of its own smart watch soon. The source says that Google is in talks with Asian suppliers to begin mass production of the smart watch within months.

 

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Apple hires rising medical star w/ experience in FDA approvals, product development

Source: 9to5Mac

Apple has added Divya Nag, a rising star in the medical device community, to its in-house medical technology team, according to sources with knowledge of the hire. Nag made her entry into the medical technology world earlier this decade by co-founding Stem Cell Theranostics, a company that focuses on technologies for testing new medicines for the market and how the drugs will affect patients. Nag also found ...
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Steve Jobs' 13 Most Inspiring Quotes

Source: Entrepreneur.com

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Ex-Apple chief plans mobile phone for India

Source: PhysOrg.com

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped s ...
Source: PhysOrg.com   Full article at: PhysOrg.com 10 hours ago, 6:02pm CDT
 

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Man says he found the Loch Ness monster through Apple’s map app

Source: Canada.com

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A man claims he has irrefutable proof the Loch Ness monster exists after finding an image of the mythical creature through Apple’s map application. “I could see something big under the water and I saved it [an image] to my phone. My first thought was that it was the monster and I contacted Gary Campbell of the Official Loch Ness Monster Club,” said Andy Dixon. Apple Maps may have found the Loch Ness Mo ...
Source: Canada.com   Full article at: Canada.com 10 hours ago, 5:45pm CDT
 

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Apple, Inc. and the pursuit of affordable luxury electronics

Source: Apple Insider

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In an industry captivated by cheap commodity components, Apple's ability to command healthy profit margins for "magical," premium priced products designed to delight users--rather than just solve basic problems in a cost effective way--has confounded analysts and pundits for the better part of 40 years. It appears Apple will continue to introduce upscale new products in 2014, rather th ...
Source: Apple Insider   Full article at: Apple Insider 11 hours ago, 4:42pm CDT
 

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A Sneak Peek At Apple's Earnings

Source: Seeking Alpha

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ByQuoth the Raven:You're not really going to see an earnings report dissected in the way that Apple's (AAPL) is every quarter. The numbers broken out by product are opined over, analyzed in every possible direction, compared and compared again - and by that time, it's time for the company to report earnings again. Every time it feels like we've just had Apple earnings, they pop up again.Apple is going to be hopin ...
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Google Is Planning A $100 Smartphone [Report] (GOOG)

Source: The Business Insider

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Google is planning a low-budget smartphone that may retail for as little as $100, according to rumors coming from Taiwanese supply chain sources. We saw the news on 9to5Google but you can read more about it here, too. Treat this info with skepticism: There's little more to go on. Nonetheless, the rumor is enticing for several reasons. First, Google is actually expected to launch the Nexus 6 later this year. That's the successo ...
Source: The Business Insider   Full article at: The Business Insider 18 hours ago, 9:56am CDT
 

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Ex-Apple chief executive John Sculley plans smartphone for India

Source: NDTV

Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit i ...
Source: NDTV   Full article at: NDTV 19 hours ago, 9:05am CDT
 

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Experts Encouraging Investments In Apple Stock

Source: Apple Balla

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According to an Analyst at Morgan Stanley, Apple’s stock isn’t seen as a risk at the moment and if anyone is still trying to make up their mind about buying in, this is the time.During research and... ...
Source: Apple Balla   Full article at: Apple Balla 20 hours ago, 8:15am CDT
 

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Former Apple chief executive plans to launch mobile phone for India

Source: Asia One

NEW DELHI - Former Apple chief executive John Sculley, whose marketing skills helped bring the personal computer to desktops worldwide, says he plans to launch a mobile phone in India to exploit its still largely untapped smartphone market.Inflexionpoint, an information technology supply company co-founded by Sculley, will start selling the smartphones next month in India under the new Obi Mobiles brand, the Singapore-based firm ...
Source: Asia One   Full article at: Asia One 20 hours ago, 8:00am CDT
 

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