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PowerInbox launches a massive API, letting anyone add apps to their emails

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When we first wrote about PowerInbox a few months ago, I was impressed by how the company was attempting to make email do more than just send messages back and forth. By custom-coding its own applications, PowerInbox was allowing people to annotate messages, track packages and more, akin to how...
PowerInbox launches a massive API, letting anyone add apps to their emails

Startup copycats: You’re doing it wrong.

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Yesterday I was having brunch with another Italian entrepreneur in San Francisco. He said he was thinking about going back to Italy to create startup copycats, that spurred an interesting conversation and I wanted to share my thoughts on it. I’m not going to debate on the morality of it,...
Startup copycats: You’re doing it wrong.

Nearly a Quarter of Smartphone Users Are Also Tablet Users

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The iPad debuted in April of 2010, creating a viable market for tablets in the United States and elsewhere. Now just two years later that market has reached critical mass. This according to new research from comScore, which finds that nearly a quarter of all U.S. smartphone owners possess a...
Nearly a Quarter of Smartphone Users Are Also Tablet Users

The most popular brands on Google+ are slowly becoming more consumer focused

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Since launching its Pages product for businesses last November, Google+ has tried to get mainstream brands to adopt the platform. Up until recently, the most popular brands on Google+ happened to be owned by the company itself, which wasn’t a very good sign of adoption. It looks like brands were...
The most popular brands on Google+ are slowly becoming more consumer focused

Chrome Beta for Android Will Be Good for Mobile HTML5 Development

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When Google announced that the Chrome browser would become its own operating system and run on netbooks, the thought around the tech community was that eventually Google would have to merge Chrome with Android. After all, what is the point of supporting two disparate mobile operating systems? The convergence has...
Chrome Beta for Android Will Be Good for Mobile HTML5 Development

4 Key Recommendations For Social Media Execution In The Industrial Sector

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Published earlier this year, GlobalSpec conducted its third annual Social Media Usage Survey of engineering, technical, manufacturing, and industrial professionals. While social media adoption is on the rise, more traditional social networks might be blocked or limited at the workplace, even if a... Please visit Search Engine Land for the...
4 Key Recommendations For Social Media Execution In The Industrial Sector

Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

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The folks over at Hulu originally promised Wii users would have access to their Hulu Plus streaming service by the end of 2011, but things didn’t exactly pan out the way they had hoped. Well, after a few extra months of waiting, the Nintendo-faithful are finally being rewarded for their...
Better Late Than Never: Hulu Plus Finally Arrives On The Wii

Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010: report

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Mobile now accounts for 10 percent of all Internet usage worldwide, after the rise in demand and ownership of smartphones and tablets saw the proportional use of the mobile Web more than double over the last 18 months. Asia is the region where mobile is most active, accounting for almost 18...
Mobile now accounts for 10% of Internet usage worldwide, double that of 2010: report

Huawei partners with Intel to test TD-LTE interoperability in China

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In a classic case of east meets west, Huawei and Intel have joined forces to create an interoperability test lab that will focus on China's homegrown time-division LTE (TD-LTE) network. While the technology runs contrary to the more common frequency-division LTE (FD-LTE), the Chinese brand of 4G is situated...
Huawei partners with Intel to test TD-LTE interoperability in China
One quarter of worldwide households have Wi-Fi, says Strategy Analytics
Microsoft Office logo goes Metro, hints at 2013 release for Office 15

Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook

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Bullhorn, which develops a recruitment software and applicant tracking system, is releasing a new Social Recruiting Activity Report, which examines the usage of social media in executive and job recruiting. Bullhorn found that LinkedIn leads among the frequency of usage by recruiters and their effectiveness for sourcing candidates, followed by...
Report: LinkedIn Leads In Social Job Recruiting Followed By Twitter And Facebook
PowerInbox Goes Plug-in Free With Email Client API; Adds Apps For Instagram & Pivotal Tracker

First Gigabit Wi-Fi Routers Ready to Launch

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Netgear today announced its first 802.11ac-comptaible Wi-Fi router, capable of delivering gigabit speeds up to three times faster than current 802.11n routers. Topping out at 1300 Mbps in 5 Ghz mode and 450 Mbps in 2.4 GHz, Netgear's R6300 router will launch next month at a price of $199.99. Netgear's...
First Gigabit Wi-Fi Routers Ready to Launch

Microsoft reaches 600 million Windows 7 licenses sold, adding 75 million in four months

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Although most of the focus is on Microsoft’s new Windows 8 platform, its predecessor (and current) Windows 7 continues to see massive adoption all over the world, with global license sales reaching the 600 million milestone. The announcement was made by Steven Guggenheimer, CVP of the OEM division at Microsoft, during the...
Microsoft reaches 600 million Windows 7 licenses sold, adding 75 million in four months

Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees

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Momentum against Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement continued to build on Thursday as three different committees of the European Parliament voted not to recommend adoption of the treaty. A final vote by the full European Parliament is scheduled for July. The EU-wide votes followed on the heels of a Wednesday vote in...
Reeling ACTA treaty rejected by three European Parliament committees

M-commerce much? Domino’s UK arm sees £1 million in mobile sales in a single week

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Domino’s adoption of mobile commerce has proved time and again that if a company offers the right mobile apps and services, it can be a hugely lucrative market. Smashing records over the past two years, the company today announced it took £1 million ($1.59 million) in sales via its mobile platforms...
M-commerce much? Domino’s UK arm sees £1 million in mobile sales in a single week

Storify working with Middle Eastern initiative Taghreedat to translate the site into Arabic

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Storify has recently announced that it will be working in cooperation with Taghreedat to translate its interface into Arabic. We caught up with Taghreedat co-founder Mina Takla to find out more about the project. Speaking to The Next Web, he told us that Arabic is one of the first three...
Storify working with Middle Eastern initiative Taghreedat to translate the site into Arabic

iPhone Activations Drop 43% at AT&T, But Represent 60% of Total Postpaid Phone Sales

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AT&T today announced its financial results for the first quarter of 2012, revealing that it activated 4.3 million iPhones during the quarter. The number marks a substantial drop from the 7.6 million iPhones activated last quarter for the launch of the iPhone 4S, but still easily tops Verizon's 3.2 million...
iPhone Activations Drop 43% at AT&T, But Represent 60% of Total Postpaid Phone Sales
Enterprises to cloud: Ready or not, here we come

Google To Back Branding Measurement Standards With “Brand Activate”

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Citing the conventional wisdom that a lack of branding impact metrics is hindering ad dollars from moving online, Google today unveiled an initiative it’s calling “Brand Activate,” which involves the adoption of branding-oriented metrics and the roll-out of tools to measure them... Please visit Marketing Land for the full article....
Google To Back Branding Measurement Standards With “Brand Activate”

With $42M more, 10gen wants to take MongoDB mainstream

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10gen, the creator and commercial entity behind the popular MongoDB database has raised another $42 million and wants to take the technology to an application near you. New Enterprise Associated led the round, with 10gen’s existing investors also participating. The round brings 10gen’s total funding to $73 million, which should...
With $42M more, 10gen wants to take MongoDB mainstream

The state of cloud APIs: myths vs. reality

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With no single cloud standard in sight, developers and IT pros need to think carefully about how to maintain control and compatibility with current and future cloud services. Betting on one of a multitude of working groups attempting to pin down a standard API for cloud services seems risky, as...
The state of cloud APIs: myths vs. reality

8 GB iPad 2 Coming Alongside 16 GB and 32 GB iPad 3 Next Week?

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The sometimes-reliable DigiTimes reports that Apple is planning to launch a new 8 GB iPad 2 model next week alongside the iPad 3, presumably seeking to reduce costs to make the device as affordable as possible while also differentiating the offering from the iPad 3. The strategy is similar to...
8 GB iPad 2 Coming Alongside 16 GB and 32 GB iPad 3 Next Week?

30 million NFC-equipped phones shipped in 2011, could reach 700 million by 2016

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Those working on life-changing uses for NFC in phones will now find it even harder to explain why life still hasn't changed. According to Berg Insight, annual global sales of NFC-equipped handsets increased ten-fold to reach 30 million units in 2011 and are forecast to grow to 700 million...
30 million NFC-equipped phones shipped in 2011, could reach 700 million by 2016

Viddy hits 26M users, consistently registering over 500K a day

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On April 16th, I wrote an article about how popular video sharing app Viddy had hit 6.5M users. Less than a month later, the company tells me that it’s starting to consistently sign up over 500K new users a day, and currently boasts a userbase of 26M. That’s pretty impressive...
Viddy hits 26M users, consistently registering over 500K a day

Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

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More than a year ago, I blogged a few times about the European Interoperability Framework 2.0, a set of IT procurement guidelines that was adopted in December 2010. The most controversial item, which delayed adoption by many months, was a passage that some stakeholders wanted to turn into a ringing...
Google tells European Commission on 'open standards': do as I say, not as I do

Tactus Technology prototype Android tablet shows off shapeshifting screen at SID 2012 (video)

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Typing with thumbs on glass can often prove to be as fruitful as talking to an actual wall. That is to say, both are an exercise in frustration. Yet, with smartphone adoption continuing to climb, that method of touchscreen input is only going to become more pervasive. Good thing,...
Tactus Technology prototype Android tablet shows off shapeshifting screen at SID 2012 (video)

LG Optimus 3D Max launches in Europe, won't be coming to the UK

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For those that still keen to dabble with the world of 3D we've got some good and some bad news. While the Optimus 3D Max has made its first arrival in Europe, launching in Germany today, it looks like the phone won't be docking at British ports. A spokesperson...
LG Optimus 3D Max launches in Europe, won't be coming to the UK

Forrester report urges HTML5 adoption, says most browsers can support it

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A new report from market research company Forrester says that it’s time for companies to embrace the latest Web standards and start building richer Web experiences that take advantage of the capabilities that are supported by modern Web browsers. The report highlights changing trends in browser adoption and talks about...
Forrester report urges HTML5 adoption, says most browsers can support it
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