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Always on, location aware: Google's Field Trip app is a pocket tour guide for Android

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While Google’s long had a penchant for travel, the company’s purchase of Zagat might get its first showings today as Google releases an app called Field Trip. From the New York Times report, the app will be constantly running in the background, triangulating position via cell phone towers, to provide...
Always on, location aware: Google's Field Trip app is a pocket tour guide for Android

Instagram's Kevin Systrom: You Have To Go Through False Starts

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Popular photo sharing site Instagram may have 27 million users, but it originally started out as a check-in app called Brbn. Pando Daily's Sarah Lacy interviewed Kevin Systrom, the CEO at Instagram, at IGNITION West. Speaking on-stage, Systrom hinted at the company's big business plans and talked about his plans for...
Instagram's Kevin Systrom: You Have To Go Through False Starts

LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)

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LG's been stepping up its mobile game recently, with the Optimus G being the firm's clearest display of podium-position ambitions yet. And just like its regional neighbors, it's getting in on the "explaining-ideas-behind-concepts" video action. In this clip we see senior research engineer, Sebastian Hochan Song, explain the inspiration...
LG tells the story behind QSlide multitasking, won't be mad if you tweet at the same time (video)

Cracks appear in Osborne's plan to boost mobile phone coverage

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Major network declines to sign up for £150m project, which now looks likely to benefit fraction of rural users originally anticipatedA £150m project championed by George Osborne that promised to bring full mobile phone coverage to millions of rural inhabitants has run into difficulty, because a fraction of that number...
Cracks appear in Osborne's plan to boost mobile phone coverage

RIM licenses Microsoft's exFAT file system to stuff extra-large files into BlackBerry devices

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RIM has big ambitions for media on BlackBerry hardware -- really big. Accordingly, it just reached a patent licensing deal with Microsoft that lets it use the exFAT file system on "certain BlackBerry devices." We have a hunch that's a reference to future BlackBerry 10 phones and tablets rather...
RIM licenses Microsoft's exFAT file system to stuff extra-large files into BlackBerry devices

Verizon and broadcasters to collide over mobile TV ambitions

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Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam sees his company's LTE wireless network as the answer for distributing live TV to mobile users. But TV broadcasters may have something to say about that. [Read more]...
Verizon and broadcasters to collide over mobile TV ambitions

Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Birmingham City | Championship match report

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Birmingham breathed fresh life into their Championship play-off ambitions with a 3-1 victory which nudged Doncaster closer to relegation.The Blues' campaign had stuttered in recent weeks, with one win in eight games, but second-half goals from Chris Burke and Marlon King won it after David Murphy's header had earlier cancelled...
Doncaster Rovers 1-3 Birmingham City | Championship match report

Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)

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A lot of what they build in Silicon Valley these days is pretty mundane: sexting apps, social games, and new ways to "share" things over the Internet. So it's pretty exciting when you hear about someone who has some really crazy ideas for what the future might hold. One such...
Google Hired A Man Who Believes He Will Bring His Father Back To Life (GOOG)
After finding success with cheap HDMI cables, Monoprice aims for loftier ambitions

Google's Project Glass: You aint seen nothin' yet

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Google's augmented reality Project Glass provides a peek into Google's ambitions with artificial intelligence and how AI software could further shake up mobile computing. [Read more]...
Google's Project Glass: You aint seen nothin' yet

Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

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Yahoo is moving forward with a “mobile first” mindset, the company stated via blog post late last week, then incongruously announced it would be shuttering 10 of its mobile applications. The list, which contains a mix of iPhone, Android and BlackBerry apps, includes an odd, and somewhat surprising group of underperforming...
Yahoo Shuts Down 10 Mobile Apps, Says Its Going “Mobile First” (?)

Launching a New Location Service at SXSW? Let Us Know About It.

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It’s on.Location buzz is reaching epic proportions.Today alone, Facebook and Twitter gave not so subtle hints about their Location ambitions.  Google is already in.  Yelp is already in.  Foursquare and Gowalla are running like hell to stay ahead of the check-in pack – as evidence, Gowalla is apparently sitting on...
Launching a New Location Service at SXSW? Let Us Know About It.
Jon Miller: Hulu still essential to broadcasters

Fleksy keyboard app targets visually-impaired and sighted users alike

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Syntellia's freemium app is starting on iPhone but with Android ambitionsAlternative keyboard apps like SwiftKey and Swype have been popular on Android, where they're able to replace the default touchscreen keyboard across the OS. Less so on iOS, where they can't do that.That hasn't stopped Syntellia and its Fleksy app....
Fleksy keyboard app targets visually-impaired and sighted users alike

How can Europe find its own vision of the future?

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Last weekend I made a brief visit to Belfast, Northern Ireland. Most cities are scarred and shaped by their history, but it’s true of Belfast more than most. Wherever you went, shadows of the past were visible. The docks, once crawling with shipbuilders constructing huge constructing vessels like The Titanic,...
How can Europe find its own vision of the future?
30 million-track Xbox Music service coming from Microsoft

Let's help One Direction make a film that isn't all over the place

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Justin Bieber made millions from his 3D film last year so now One Direction and Simon Cowell want a slice of the 3D pie. How can we salvage an undoubtedly awful movie?Say what you like about Simon Cowell, you can't deny he has an appalling taste in movies. Nine years...
Let's help One Direction make a film that isn't all over the place
2011 Was The Year Of ‘Social’ For Google. 2012 Is The Year Of ‘Assistant.’

Netflix chief vows to go toe-to-toe with Sky in UK fight for premium movie rights

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has vowed to fight Rupert Murdoch-backed Sky (BSkyB) to wrestle premium movie rights from the media giant, with Hastings prepared to be “aggressive” when bidding for films from Hollywood’s six biggest studios. The Telegraph reports that Netflix, which launched in the UK at the beginning of...
Netflix chief vows to go toe-to-toe with Sky in UK fight for premium movie rights
YC-Backed Vayable Launches Destinations To Crowdsource Interesting Things To Do In Cities Around The World

Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT

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In the increasingly complex world of gaming mice, we'd be happy with one that doesn't scrape the paint from the top of our desk. Still, if your ambitions are a little loftier, Roccat's unveiled the Savu gaming mouse in anticipation for its big day out at CeBIT. Named after...
Roccat unveils Savu hybrid gaming mouse ready for CeBIT

Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees

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A jury decided this last month that Google did not infringe upon Oracle’s patents, but it has now come to light that Oracle must pay Google’s legal fees accrued from the trial. Oracle, a database software giant based in Redwood City, Calif., sued Google in August 2010, while alleging the Android operating system violated a number...
Judge orders Oracle to pay Google’s $300K in legal fees
Groupon Exposes Customer Emails In Google Results…Again

Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone

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HTC is rumored to be the partner here. An invitation to an event next week has reignited the Facebook smartphone rumor again. Entitled "Come see our new home on Android", the launch is taking place at Facebook HQ in Menlo Park on Thursday 4 April, and has 9to5Google claiming...
Facebook's Android Event Leads To Speculation That It's Launching Its Own Smartphone
Will Apple TV be a glorified cable box? Cable companies sure hope so

Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for

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Newly surfaced Amazon.com job postings provide some interesting clues about the company’s push into original programming. An Amazon unit called the People’s Production Company, an extension of its crowd-sourced Amazon Studios initiative, is seeking creative executives to develop half-hour comedy and kids shows “for online and traditional distribution.” As noted...
Amazon hiring execs to make comedy and kids shows, possibly for
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Mark Zuckerberg Only Has 3 Public Photos Posted On His Instagram Account (FB)

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has an Instagram account under the name Zuck. At least we're pretty sure it's his -- the first picture is a closeup shot of his girlfriend Priscilla Chan. The second is a picture of a MacBook Air keyboard. We have no idea why it's there....
Mark Zuckerberg Only Has 3 Public Photos Posted On His Instagram Account (FB)
Toyota and Lexus show off autonomous -- but not self-driving -- car at CES
Google rolls out revamped Chrome notifications, available in Windows beta channel now
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?