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Marketplace Tech for Monday, July 8, 2013
Jul 8, 2013

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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Daughter mines social media to track down father's killer

Jul 8, 2013
Joselyn Martinez says her own Internet legwork was the key to catching her father's escaped murderer over 25 years later.

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

Jul 8, 2013
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?

Shazam gets $40 million from Carlos Slim

Jul 8, 2013
Slim's money will help the app, which was an early favorite for smartphone owners, grow its user base ahead of a rumored IPO.

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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