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On Tuesday PayPal acquired card.io, a smartphone credit card scanner.
According to Hill Ferguson, VP Global Product PayPal, card.io will integrate its credit card information capturing technology to PayPal’s mobile wallet. The payment details were not made public.

Join us tonight at 8pm right here on TechZulu for the live stream of the NewFront panel. This is your LA chance to meet the shows in LA! Speakers will introduce their new shows debuting this spring, including shows that were pitched at the NewFronts, YouTube-funded shows and other original shows.

If you’ve ever played with a Tarot deck, you may have noticed people cringing at the sight of the Tower card. Admittedly, a tower aflame from a lightning bolt with people plummeting to their death isn’t very welcoming, but looks can be deceiving.

Thanks hologram technology of which we’ve only seen like this in Star Trek or Science Fiction movies, we got to enjoy Tupac being back for one night…

“I paid money to STAND here for 4 hours and watch a bunch of couched geeks chat?” I thought. “SERIOUSLY?”
Absolutely. And honestly? It was DAMN entertaining. We had a fantastic time at last week’s inaugural leetUP event, a new live event series catered to celebrating and showcasing nerd culture. One part arts, culture, and entertainment showcase; two parts variety show; three parts toilet humor infused banter, The show was hosted by “Attack of the Show” (G4)’s host Kevin Pereira (who also founded and produced the show).

We’ve all become witness to the ever-growing 3D television industry and the expansion of theatrical movies being produced in 3D. Now the next progression is live 3D telecast by individual networks. Heaven help us when the Food Network signs on, it’ll be an evil temptation.

Big news in the social gaming sphere as major interactive gaming player Kabam announces the launch of The Godfather: Five Families out of beta and into commercial exclusively with Google+ Games. It’s some pretty major news at it signifies an interesting list of milestones in the social gaming industry:

These past few months we have seen the rebirth of virtual worlds. With sites like TurnTable.fm, Chill, and Shaker to name a few. Although Worlize may be news to some they have been around for just over a year and they are based right here in Los Angeles. Worlize is a user-created social gaming and chat platform for Facebook and social networks including Twitter, MySpace and OpenSocial.

Morris May is a computer graphics (CG) film big wig—or at least he was. It is not that Morris is no longer a ‘big wig’ or even an FX supervisor credit for that matter, but rather he splits building ‘ 3D nebulas’ for Reliance Films with surfing. He is not the average computer nerd, one might say.

Among some tech press releases from this week include a few announcements from local LA-based venture, ImageCollect, a micro-stock celebrity photo library, high-res and all all prelicensed. In just over three months, they’ve doubled their library to 3 million photos and are adding 40,000 images per day. The immediate goal is to reach 5M photos by early 2012, all accessible via their streamlined subscription-based service with real time celebrity photo coverage and older archives.