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I enjoy publishing the Silicon Valley Blog and managing my Marketocracy stock fund. I am a sports fanatic. I watch NBA games and am a lifelong Laker fan. Boxing is also one of my favorite sports. I especially enjoy the welter- and middleweights. There hasn't been any good heavyweights since the... More
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  • FarmVille loses top spot on Facebook
    FarmVille has been the most popular game on Facebook for over a years. It has just fallen to second place in terms of monthly activity on Facebook, according to Read more
    Nov 20 6:49 PM | Link | Comment!
  • Google Voice now has iPhone app

    Click here to read the latest news and tweets about the new Google Voice iPhone app.
    Nov 16 3:31 PM | Link | Comment!
  • RIM demos new Blackberry tablet with Adobe AIR apps
    Research in Motion (RIMM) co-CEO Mike Lazaridis and Adobe's (ADBE) chief technology officer Kevin Lynch unveiled the Blackberry Playbook tablet yesterday.

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    RIM also released the tablet's software development kit, which is integrated with the new Adobe AIR application platform. Partnering with the cross-platform Adobe AIR is part of RIM's plan to attract developers to design apps for Playbook, which will be released in early 2011. The new tablet will also use Adobe's Flash Player 10.1.

    The Playbook will compete with Apple's (AAPL) iPad and Hewlett-Packard's (HPQ) new Slate tablets.

    Adobe recently unveiled AIR 2.5, the latest version of its application platform. AIR was originally designed as an internet-connected desktop app. It was later transformed into a platform for apps to install on mobile phones. AIR for Android became available earlier this month.

    With 2.5, apps for television and tablets are now part of the platform. Early next year, Samsung's SmartTV devices will be the first to ship with AIR pre-installed.

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    Tags: tablets
    Oct 26 8:15 AM | Link | Comment!
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