What Will We Do With a 12.9-Inch iPad?

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By this time next month, the rumors about a new, larger iPhone will be put to rest. By next year, if those rumors hold true , we’ll also have the super-sized 12.9-inch iPad alongside the regular 9.7-inch model and the mini It’s a product I don’t fully understand, but there are scenarios in which a bigger iPad is truly better. See also: 5 Apps to Improve Work Productivity It's not the first time we're heard the giant iPad rumor, and it won't be the last, either. If you listen to analysts and supply-chain snoops, Apple is always building a 12- or 13-inch iPad, but have never delivered one. Apple soothsayers tend to hedge their bets by predicting delivery sometime next year. Read more... More about Apple , Tablet , Ipad , Tablets , and Tech Read more »

LibraTax Looks To Solve Bitcoin Tax Accounting-Related Woes

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 With new IRS guidance on taxing crypto-currency trading, it can be a bit complicated for Bitcoin enthusiasts to figure out how much capital gains and income tax they owe. Losses and gains are subject to a capital gains tax, which means you have to remember Bitcoin’s valuation at the point you bought the currency and at the point you sold it. That leads to a complicated year-round… Read More Read more »

11 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week (8/22)

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This week had our writers investigating new engineering, aerospace and NASA hires for Amazon Prime Air, self-reflecting on social media involvement and getting drunk with robots. 1.  Tom Hanks launched the Hanx Writer typewriter app for iPad, and it soared to the top of the iTunes App Store charts ranking first in the Productivity section, and Overall. 2. Former Microsoft CEO Steve… Read More Read more »

European Investor Admits He Pestered Female Entrepreneur For Sex In “Deal” Email

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 Pavel Curda, a European angel investor, (now ex) contributor at The Next Web and mentor to several startups, has admitted to sending a sexually explicit, inappropriate email to a woman entrepreneur following a meeting during a conference, implying a “Deal” could be struck. While he has apologised, it’s since emerged that he sent the same email to another woman at the event.… Read More Read more »

Uber Opens Its API With 11 Launch Partners, Including OpenTable, TripAdvisor, and United Airlines

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 Last week, my colleague Josh Constine reported that Uber was preparing to release an API that would enable its on-demand ride-hailing service to be integrated into a number of third party apps. And today, the company is announcing an API will become available to app developers, with 11 launch partners already signed up. Read More Read more »

Coinbase Acquires Blockchain Explorer Blockr.io

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 A small consolidation wave in the Bitcoin space continues as bigger, better-funded companies scoop up teams of talented designers and engineers. Coinbase, the Andreessen Horowitz-backed Bitcoin wallet and merchant processing company, completed another talent acquisition today with the purchase of Blockr.io. Blockr.io is a popular explorer for the Blockchain, or the distributed public ledger… Read More Read more »

CloudFlare’s CEO On Expanding In Key Markets Like China And Brazil

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 As Web security startup CloudFlare grows internationally, it plans to take a slow and steady approach to dealing with the challenges of expanding in key markets like China and Brazil. In a discussion with TechCrunch senior editor Jonathan Shieber this week at TechCrunch Beijing (organized with TechNode), CloudFlare co-founder and CEO Matthew Prince talked about dealing with laws and regulations… Read More Read more »

Apple’s Sapphire iPhone Costs Could Be Lower Than Expected

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 Apple’s plan is to work synthetic sapphire into pricier next-generation iPhone models, according to the WSJ, provided they can get enough supply. While some analysts quoted expect this to potentially increase the consumer price of iPhone hardware, I’d be very skeptical of next-gen smartphones from Apple carrying retail costs higher than they currently do for buyers. Instead,… Read More Read more »

TeVido BioDevices 3D-Prints Skin And Fat Grafts For Breast Cancer Survivors

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 Laura Bosworth spends most of her time talking about breasts — nipples, specifically. For the past three years as CEO of TeVido BioDevices, which works with human tissue and 3D printing to create skin and fat grafts, Bosworth has been researching how these products can help breast cancer survivors. For women who survive breast cancer, the damage left behind by lumpectomies or… Read More Read more »