Money Makers

Dropbox confirms Galaxy S III on AT&T and Verizon won’t include 50GB storage

If that extra Dropbox storage helped swing the Galaxy S III pendulum in your favor, and you're a customer of AT&T or Verizon , it's not good news. Droid Life reports that one such expectant customer was asking Dropbox, via its forums, where their storage was. The cloud-space provider informed them that not all carriers are offering the deal, with those two big hitters being among them.

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Engineer makes light-up business cards with 555 timer, proves PCB skills

Sure, there have been some pretty creative variations on the standard paper business card, but if you're looking to make a career in electronics engineering, card stock isn't necessarily the best option for material. Such was the case for one student, who had the canny idea to make a card that demonstrates his printed circuit board know-how

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Oprah Announces the Release of her Book Club in Digital Form

Oprah Winfrey’s book club was a social phenomenon in itself.   When Oprah put her name on a book, it was golden.  Winfrey has announced the return of her book club, but this time in digital form. The club is going to come back next week and will be part of her Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on cable television.  OWN has ...

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20-Year Old Sleeps Nights at AOL Headquarters and Eventually Gets $500K for His Venture

Eric Simons, 20, had all the attributes of a passionate entrepreneur: hungry, visionary, resourceful and willing to do whatever it took to get his startup off the ground, including squatting at AOL’s headquarters in Palo Alto, Calif. But after surviving on office catering leftovers and snacks for two months, the entrepreneur has now put his startup in motion with $500,000 ...

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Government Giving Opportunities for Techies to Make Money

  Editor’s note: Abhi Nemani is Strategy Director at Code for America, which is a nonprofit helping develop public service opportunities for developers, designers, and entrepreneurs. The Code for America Accelerator is providing seed funding, support, and networking for startups interested in working in the civic space. At TechCrunch Disrupt New York, the White House’s chief geeks — CTO Todd Park and CIO Steve Van Roekel ...

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ComScore: Android’s US share dips ever so slightly, iPhone slowly marching up

Here's a minor surprise: Android slipping at all in US market share .

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iCache Geode claims title of first shipping iPhone e-wallet, asks ‘who needs NFC?’

Apple has been sending mixed signals as to whether or not it will bring NFC to the iPhone for mobile payments , but iCache clearly isn't waiting for the technology to show its face -- the company just started shipping its Geode e-wallet . As we saw just a few weeks ago, the Geode simply rolls existing credit and debit cards into a proxy GeoCard that's scanned at the store to handle transactions. Although it demands a specially-made case with an e-paper screen and fingerprint reader, not to mention an app to manage the attached cards, the choice lets an iPhone owner buy goods at all the usual places instead of having to hunt down special terminals

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Google Shopping to change formats, charge merchants

It's just about closing time for Google Shopping's free merchant listings. The iconic search engine has traditionally shown us products regardless of a commercial relationship with sellers, but they'll be required to fork over some coin if they want to join the party after the fall.

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Web Companies That Rely on Advertising Need to Find New Source of Revenue

The world is moving to mobile faster than any point in the internet’s history and this will cause major problems for advertisers. This sentiment comes from internet analyst guru and venture capitalist, Mary Meeker. In a recent presentation, she says that big problems for web is the fact that people are moving to mobile faster than the ad dollars are ...

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Facebook and Google Compete for a Stake in Music Video Site Vevo

Two of the biggest companies in the tech industry,  Facebook  and  Google , are interested in grabbing a piece of popular music video site  Vevo . The tech giants are competing for an equity stake in Vevo as well as a lucrative advertising deal with the site, according to a New York Post  report  that cites two unnamed sources familiar with the situation. Vevo is an independent music video company created in partnership with Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, and the Abu Dhabi Media Company.

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