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Burning Hot: Jeff Bezos, Leap Motion and Kickass African Startups

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos jumps on The Washington Post bandwagon, hands-on 3D gesture controllers and a round-up of some kickass African startups: on Burning Hot, Stuart Thomas gives us a lowdown on this week’s trending topics.

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One of our top stories this week dives into the possible reasons why Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ would buy The Washington Post. What could be the reasoning behind this sudden out-of-play acquisition? Is it part of some scheme to get Amazon’s content on a different platform, or experiment with new methods of advertising and ecommerce? Memeburn explores all these possible scenarios.

On the Gearburn side of things, Steven Norris gives us a preview of the Leap Motion — the very futuristic 3D motion gesture device. The balance between novelty and the learning curve gives the Leap Motion a bumpy head start.

Over to Ventureburn, where our editor Mich Atagana takes a look at 12 brilliant African tech startups that caught her fancy. These include everything from the first open-source metabolic chamber and solar power projects to gaming developers in Kenya.

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