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Apple confirms it will stream 'iPad Mini' event via Apple TV

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In a remarkable turn-up for the books, Apple has confirmed that it will stream a live-video feed of its special launch event today, pushing the event via the Apple Events app on Apple TV devices around the world. The app (shown below), shows the decal from Apple’s invites for the...
Apple confirms it will stream 'iPad Mini' event via Apple TV

This hack tells you who’s your most valuable friend on Facebook

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MVF, a hack created by Alex Taub and Michael Schonfeld, blew up last week, giving thousands of Twitter users the opportunity to indulge in who their most popular follower was. The Web app went viral and got tons of press, signaling just how important this sort of information can be to users, and perhaps...
This hack tells you who’s your most valuable friend on Facebook

The Rise Of Social Commerce [DECK]

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Yesterday, we hosted our Social Commerce Summit in New York. To kick off the conference, our BI Intelligence team—Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry, Alex Cocotas, and I—put together a deck on the current trends in e-commerce, including the explosion of innovation in the past few years. We focused on the impact of social...
The Rise Of Social Commerce [DECK]

Soundcloud Revamps Site, Announces New Numbers: 180M Users And Counting

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It’s been a while since we heard new user numbers from the “YouTube of audio” startup Soundcloud (though not much of a startup these days), so Le Web in Paris was as good a time as any to announce new user numbers. They’ve hit hit 180 million users and re-vamped...
Soundcloud Revamps Site, Announces New Numbers: 180M Users And Counting

On Privacy in Social Networks: The Provider's Perspective

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Editor's note: This is the second story in a three-part series by Alex Korth on privacy. Read the first post: On Privacy in Social Networks: What Drives Users? Most of the time, providers of social networks are commercial enterprises. Developing, bootstrapping and running a social network comes with very...
On Privacy in Social Networks: The Provider's Perspective
Simple's online-only banking app launches on Android

Recruiting Is Broken, And Video-Driven Readyforce Wants To Fix It

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Dozens of startups have launched in the past few years claiming to fix the broken recruiting and hiring process. One of them, Readyforce, has already signed up some well-known startups with a relatively straightforward and compelling idea, and it’s opening up its beta test today. When it comes to finding...
Recruiting Is Broken, And Video-Driven Readyforce Wants To Fix It

Apple seizes on Samsung internal document as proof of mimicry

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Much as Apple would love for Kwon Oh-hyun to turn up at court and tearfully confess to being a copycat, that's probably not going to happen. Instead, Cupertino's lawyers are burrowing through Samsung's history in search of a legal smoking gun, and one of their latest submissions has been...
Apple seizes on Samsung internal document as proof of mimicry
'Temple Run' for Android available now in the Google Play Store
Fetchnotes Readies Twitter-Like Sharing For Its Note-Taking App (& They’re Fundraising By Singing Karaoke)

LoveThis Launches Social Recommendation ‘Anti-App’ By Adding Facebook, Email Tips To The Mix

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Feeling overloaded by social recommendation apps? Get ready for another one hitting the market, although this one says it will come with a twist: LoveThis, the social recommendation service that launched last year with $2 million in funding, today has launched an iOS app to let friends recommend across 10...
LoveThis Launches Social Recommendation ‘Anti-App’ By Adding Facebook, Email Tips To The Mix
Berlin Apple Store opening on Friday 3rd May
Google’s One-Gender-Fits-All T-Shirts Don’t Fit

Brian Cox iPad book-app sold 20k copies in its first three days

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HarperCollins reveals stats and says £4.99 price point paid off for Wonders of the Universe appPublic sales figures are notoriously hard to come by in the book-apps world, but HarperCollins has shared some details of how its Brian Cox's Wonders of the Universe app performed following its release in March...
Brian Cox iPad book-app sold 20k copies in its first three days

Four Microsoft Windows 8 demo videos sneak online

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As we get closer to Windows 8's October 25th launch date, expect the floodgates to open on a barrage of tidbits, insider peeks and revelations. One such early arrival is these four clips, lasting just under a minute, that demonstrate some of the new features that'll soon arrive on...
Four Microsoft Windows 8 demo videos sneak online

Microsoft Flight is now available for free download

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Ahead of its big Windows 8 event in Barcelona, due to start any minute at the time of writing, Microsoft has made Flight, its new flight simulator, available as a free download. Making a scheduled landing today, the sim is designed as an easily accessible alternative to the full-on Flight...
Microsoft Flight is now available for free download

SoundCloud's brings discovery, sharing to audio-sharing site

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People now can link better with Facebook and other outside sites, find new music, and search faster, CEO Alex Ljung said. [Read more]...
SoundCloud's brings discovery, sharing to audio-sharing site

How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?

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"Definitely the best Android phone available today -- it's possibly even the best phone available today, period." That's the oft-repeated conclusion to our Galaxy Nexus review and the question is, were we right? Four months have elapsed since the handset arrived and it's still the daily driver for a...
How would you change Samsung's Galaxy Nexus?

Dropbox Bans BitTorrent Startup Boxopus Over Piracy Concerns

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On Saturday we covered Boxopus, a new startup that allows people to download torrents directly to their dropbox folders. The news was quickly picked up by many other technology sites and as a result the service’s member count surged to more than 50,000. Boxopus didn’t go unnoticed by the people...
Dropbox Bans BitTorrent Startup Boxopus Over Piracy Concerns

Google acquires neural network startup that may help it hone speech recognition and more

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Mountain View has just picked up some experts on deep neural networks with their acquisition of DNNresearch, which was founded last year by University of Toronto professor Geoffrey Hinton and graduate students Alex Krizhevsky and Ilya Sutskever. The group is being brought into the fold after developing a solution...
Google acquires neural network startup that may help it hone speech recognition and more

Shazam 5.0 claims to be the fastest content identification gun in the West

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Shazam claims it can now identify content in as little as one second, the music and visual recognition company announced today. The information follows the launch of Shazam 5.0, which the startup describes as a major update to its existing apps. Enhanced speed seems to be the main focus of...
Shazam 5.0 claims to be the fastest content identification gun in the West

Twitter Uses Country-Specific Blocking Powers For The First Time To Restrict Neo-Nazi Account In Germany

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Twitter has used country-by-country blocking powers for the first time to restrict access to a neo-Nazi Twitter account in Germany at the request of local authorities. The move was spotted by the FT, which also flagged up two tweets from Twitter’s general counsel, Alex Macgillivray confirming both the request to close the...
Twitter Uses Country-Specific Blocking Powers For The First Time To Restrict Neo-Nazi Account In Germany

Google Mobile Tests Large Black Menu Drop Down Bar

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Despite Google moving away from the large black navigation menu on the web version, it seems like they are testing that exact same version on the mobile version of Google. Alex Chitu posted screen shots of Google testing the new large black drop down menu on Google mobile. Here are...
Google Mobile Tests Large Black Menu Drop Down Bar
DocTrackr: file tracking "for paranoid people by paranoid people"

Tastebuds Scores $600K To Help You Meet People Who Share Your Musical Taste, U.S. Launch Imminent

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Tastebuds, the London-based startup that matches people based on their musical tastes, has been kicking around for a while now. A graduate of the accelerator Springboard (now TechStars London) back in 2011, the company has ploughed along bootstrapped ever since — garnering a not-too-shabby 100,000 registered users along the way....
Tastebuds Scores $600K To Help You Meet People Who Share Your Musical Taste, U.S. Launch Imminent
Betaworks' Giphy takes on Google in the red-hot market for GIF search

Inside AnyVivo, The YC Startup That Wants To Be The Amazon.com For Pets And Plants [TCTV]

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AnyVivo, a startup that launched this spring out of Y Combinator’s Winter 2012 program, has a pretty big mission: It wants to be the e-commerce hub for all living things. You might think that Amazon sells everything, and you’re almost right — but AnyVivo wants to pick up exactly...
Inside AnyVivo, The YC Startup That Wants To Be The Amazon.com For Pets And Plants [TCTV]

Google's Expandable Knowledge Graph Test

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Alex Chitu reports Google is testing a new feature for the Google Knowledge Graph. The new feature is a way to show an expanded version of the knowledge graph in the top of the search results. Currently, when you search in Google and the knowledge graph comes up, it shows...
Google's Expandable Knowledge Graph Test

Google Totally Blew It With Its Latest Mapping Feature (GOOG)

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Google Totally Blew It With Its Latest Mapping Feature (GOOG)

Fetchnotes launches its slick note-taking app for iOS, Android, and the Web

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I’ll be the first one to tell you that my iPhone and Android devices are glorified, and over-priced, note-taking devices. I use the iOS version of Notes more than any other application on my phone. I know that without even having to think twice about it. I constantly take notes,...
Fetchnotes launches its slick note-taking app for iOS, Android, and the Web
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?