Noogler Poach — Google Nabs Top Maps and AR Engineer From Microsoft (Video)

A big talent leaves Microsoft.
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Larry Summers, Gabrielle Giffords and Extreme Pilots Headline Google’s Partner-Petting Conference in the Desert

Larry Page and company head to Arizona to entertain customers and partners.
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Voices

Talking TED (Comic)

Here is the latest comic from our Joy of Tech friends at Geek Culture, Nitrozac and Snaggy. Joy of Tech appears three times a week in the Voices section of this site.
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News Byte

Distributor Magnify, a Web Video Curator, Raises $1 Million

Magnify, a video distribution and curation startup, has raised $1 million from a group of investors that includes TED conference producer Chris Anderson and Chris Kelly, Facebook’s former chief privacy officer. Magnify, which has previously raised $4.2 million over five years, helps publishers find, sort and publish Web video on some 90,000 sites. The New York-based company has 13 employees.

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A Contrarian Futurist

Remember when we used to spend our days looking down at those little screens?
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Marissa’s Million-Dollar Bonus, YouTube’s Money Woes and Cellphone Unlocking: The AllThingsD Week in Review 3/03/13 — 3/09/13

The Top 10 stories of the week, in one convenient serving.
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The Disappearing Interface

What do vibrating insoles that help blind people navigate, Google Glass, live brain simulcasts and talking to dolphins have in common?
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Don’t U Dis Txtspeak; It’s a “Linguistic Miracle,” Says Professor

“Texting is fingered speech. Now we can write the way we talk.”
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Shopping in the Future: Glasses.com’s Augmented-Reality Fitting-Room App

Coming soon: See how glasses fit your face and your style from the comfort of your own iPad.
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“We Need a Plan B for the Internet,” Warns Internet Pioneer Danny Hillis

“We don’t know the consequences of what an effective denial-of-service attack on the Internet would be. So what we need is a plan B.”
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The TED Conference Is Moving to Canada

HBO Hangs On to Universal’s Movies

BuzzFeed Hires Web Video Pioneer Ze Frank

DARPA’s Regina Dugan Will Join Google