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Month: September 2011 (page 1 of 3)

Own takes aim at point-of-sale with ambitious hardware, software and cloud product

Own's point-of-sale device is a customized touchscreen tabletA small Detroit-based company has plans to reinvent the way restaurants, cafes and stores take money from customers.

Own is aiming to make a point-of-sale (POS) system that doesn’t just reinvent the cash register, it turns it into a node on a web-connected information system.… Read the rest

Kindle, Nook, Kobo or iPad: Which tablet or e-reader should you buy?

small picture of the Amazon Kindle FireAmazon’s announcement of the Kindle Fire today threw down the gauntlet for both tablets and e-book readers. At just $199, it’s not much more expensive than previous e-readers, and it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than competing tablets.

In fact, you might be asking yourself: Why would I want a drab, monochrome E Ink reader when for a little bit more money I could get an awesome 7-inch tablet?… Read the rest

Dylan’s Desk: Amazon’s Kindle tablet takes on the iPad



Each week, I’m writing a column on business and technology called Dylan’s Desk. Subscribe here, and you can read my columns a whole day before they appear on the VentureBeat website.


Like a backroom brawler, Apple’s iPad has taken on one tablet challenger after another, and kicked the ass of every single one.… Read the rest

Facebook tracks what you do online, even when you’re logged out

Entrepreneur and hacker Nik Cubrilovic reports that Facebook can track the web pages you visit even when you are logged out of Facebook.

According to Cubrilovic’s tests, Facebook merely alters its tracking cookies when you log out, rather than deleting them.… Read the rest

Dylan’s Desk: Facebook approaches a billion customers

With 750 million people using it, Facebook has become one of the most far-reaching computer platforms of all time.

The company will have a billion users soon, most likely within the next few months. Zuckerberg has been promising to hit that milestone for awhile, and I see no reason that he’ll miss.… Read the rest

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