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    New York is the place to do business in. In addition to the usual movers, shakers and salsa-makers, government is a huge client to serve between borough, city, state and cross-state agencies, there are tens of thousands in the ranks that need to be equipped to serve the millions in the metropolis. Microsoft's serving up the NYPD and now Amazon is serving up the public schools. The digital retailer has scored a New York City Department of Education contract to provide eBooks to its 1.1 million students. No hardware will be moving in, though — instead, teachers will interact with an ...

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    Barnes & Noble's NOOK digital offerings have not been winners for the company — rather, far to the contrary. From the provision of its own Android-based hardware (before having Samsung build some) to the locked down ecosystem of the company's content stores, it just didn't add up for consumers to flock over from the Kindle. NOOK-related losses, though, have been trailing off recently, down 62 percent this past quarter ending January 30. CEO Ron Boire said in a press release accompanying the earnings report that he was "pleased with the progress that has been made to reduce NOOK ...

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    Update 2: MaterialUP developer Victor Borga responded to our request for comment, saying: I change the logo "Google Play" to "Google Store" because I think the name is more consistent. Update: We saw in the comments of the original post that the user was running Cyanogenmod v. 12, which is compatible with a theme called MaterialUP, available here on the Play Store (still). Gaurav Garg, one of our readers, has been able to achieve the same results with the skin and has posted the screenshots below. Thanks for the support! All that said, it is a surprise in any fashion to have a new ...

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    So, Pocketnow is a technology website, right? "Always start your posts with a rhetorical question," says the Internet Manual of Poor Style. We're off to a good start. There are some downsides to running sites like ours, those that cater to a specific niche. One of those is that usually, readers don't get much opportunity to get to know we writers personally, because everyone's too busy trying to figure out how many GeeBees and WeeFees are under the hood of the latest, fantastically-named mobile device. There's not a lot of time for much socialization. So unless you follow me on ...

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