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prototype of new iphone, source, ilounge
 iLounge editor Jeremy Horwitz posted details about the new iPhone, due out this Fall. Why should we believe these specs? Before new iPad launch, he claimed to have held the actual device, and went on to report some of the features that wound up in the “New iPad.” Some of the details were ringers, but maybe that’s part of the game. Horwitz’s latest reports that the device have a longer 4-inch screen, Gorilla Glass 2 on the front, metal on the back, and a new, smaller dock connector 
These details match up with and expand upon his earlier reports, so this is seeming pretty credible. Here is an excerpt of his report:Yesterday, iLounge editor Jeremy Horwitz posted details about the new iPhone, due out this Fall. Why should we believe these specs? Before new iPad launch, he claimed to have held the actual device, and went on…

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How Much Does a McDonald’s Franchise Cost?

Posted: April 27, 2012 by HACKERSROAD in News
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The Entrepreneur Network

McDonalds Franchise Information

Introduction
In 1954, Ray Kroc made food-service history by becoming the very first franchisee of a hamburger restaurant operation started by Mac and Dick McDonald of San Bernardino, California.  One year later, Kroc opened his first restaurant in suburban Chicago.  A mere four years after that, the city could boast a hundred McDonald’s.  The chain has gone on to become the most successful fast-food franchise operation ever.  In January 2007, the company reportedly had more than 30,000 locations in 119 countries worldwide.  Its largest location in Beijing, China, can seat 700 customers at a time.  McDonald’s Corporation exemplifies its success in the company’s motto, “Quality, Service, Cleanliness and Value.”  No matter where in the world you come across a McDonald’s, you know that the items on its menu will be of reliable and consistent quality, its restrooms will be clean, and its employees will be friendly.

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Unlike other fast-food businesses, most of the…

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iPhone 5 with Face Recognizing Technology

Posted: April 27, 2012 by HACKERSROAD in News
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Pottermore Finally Opens To The Public

Posted: April 14, 2012 by HACKERSROAD in News
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TechFleece

The highly anticipated, Pottermore, which is the official site for fans of all things Harry Potter, has finally opened to the public today after being in beta for a very long time. The site was originally supposed to open back in October 2011, but were still ironing out some bugs and other server load issues etc that they were finding. Here’s is the statement made by the official Pottermore Insider account:

We always knew Pottermore would be incredibly popular, which is why we made the decision to only open to one million Beta users to begin with. We wanted to make sure that we had a really good understanding of how people want to use the site and which bits we’d need to modify before giving more people access.

We gathered some incredibly useful feedback from our Beta users, and it became clear that our original platform wouldn’t be suitable when millions…

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Knowledge communities + Google Books

Posted: April 14, 2012 by HACKERSROAD in News
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The Social Media Journal

Previously at The Social Media Journal, we got into a discussion about Google+ and what too many social media accounts meant for us as users. But upon further reflection we realised this was more than just another social media account. The line between social media and knowledge communities is somewhat dotted and blurry. When does one cross over to another?  We aren’t sure here, which is why we’re going to discuss it!

Essentially the whole debate about convergence culture and knowledge communities is all about sharing ideas and concepts MUCH like that of a social network. We even have friends and groups just like Twitter or Facebook.

The public sphere plays a big part in this. Habermas questioned whether or not more information created a more informed society? Or does it just create the scope to develop elitist groups and prejudice.  It seems information is at the heart of our…

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