Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 8, 2013

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Apple has filed patents on them, Sony just released one, and now an independent, crowdfunded piece of tech called the Pebble is available at a big box store. There has been a lot of talk about smartwatches as tech's next big object of desire. We will soon see whether consumers actually want to read text messages and Facebook posts on their wrists. And it's the last day to bid for one of the world's only Apple 1 computers.

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Shazam gets $40 million from Carlos Slim

Slim's money will help the app, which was an early favorite for smartphone owners, grow its user base ahead of a rumored IPO.
Posted In: shazam, Carlos Slim, Music, apps

Pebble smartwatch hits the big time, or at least the Best Buy

The Pebble smartwatch goes on sale today at Best Buy. Will consumers actually want to read text messages and listen to music from their wrists?
Posted In: smartwatch, pebble, Best Buy, wearable tech

Daughter mines social media to track down father's killer

Joselyn Martinez says her own Internet legwork was the key to catching her father's escaped murderer over 25 years later.
Posted In: social media, Crime, big data, Internet