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Nokia dominates global Internet usage in mobile devices, but Apple is king in the US, UK

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According to a report by Web analytics firm StatCounter, global Internet use of mobile devices has nearly doubled over the past year, and has done so since 2009. The report, which excludes tablets, and found that the total percentage of worldwide browsing on devices like mobile phones has grown from 4.3% to 8.5% since...
Nokia dominates global Internet usage in mobile devices, but Apple is king in the US, UK

Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words

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A search engine should be about more than just keywords. MC Hammer believes that passionately and Google must do too, because over the next few months and years it'll gradually adjust its own algorithms to put greater emphasis on "semantic search". Under this system, search queries are run through...
Google to switch on 'semantic search' within months, emphasize things as well as words

Apple tops J.D Power smartphone customer satisfaction rankings for the seventh time in a row

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For the seventh time in a row, Apple has topped the J.D Power Smartphone Customer Satisfaction Study, beating HTC and Samsung into first place, as consumers increasingly warm to its ease of operation and features. Polling 7,080 smartphone owners, J.D Power’s rankings showed that Apple scored 839 points from a 1,000-point...
Apple tops J.D Power smartphone customer satisfaction rankings for the seventh time in a row

Sense Networks makes location-based advertising relevant

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While mobile advertising is still not the big money maker that online advertising is, the hope is that location-based targeting will make mobile ads more lucrative for publishers and more efficient for advertisers. But so far, many location-based ads aren’t that sophisticated, targeting users based on their general distance to...
Sense Networks makes location-based advertising relevant

Flickr outs new Uploadr feature for image uploads: HTML5-based, drag-and-drop UI

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If you'll recall, it was only a few weeks ago when Flickr announced Aviary was replacing the vanished Picnik as the main photo-editing tool on the site. Now, continuing its ongoing makeover, the Yahoo-owned image hosting service is introducing yet another feature. Uploadr, as it's very cleverly dubbed, is...
Flickr outs new Uploadr feature for image uploads: HTML5-based, drag-and-drop UI

Pew: 8% Of U.S. Online Adults Now Use Twitter Daily

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According to the latest data from the Pew Internet & American Life project, 15% of online adults in the U.S. now say that they have used Twitter in the past and 8% told Pew that they do so on a typical day. Overall Twitter usage has actually remained pretty stable...
Pew: 8% Of U.S. Online Adults Now Use Twitter Daily
Google Just Got A Whole Lot Smarter, Launches Its Knowledge Graph

Make An iPhone, Android App Without Knowing A Line Of Code

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JamPot's new AppBuilder asks a series of questions and spits out a genuine, though limited function, app. It could blow the market wide open. With JamPot's AppBuilder, you can build a genuine iPhone or Android app in mere minutes for free--according to the company's own website. The young company, savvy...
Make An iPhone, Android App Without Knowing A Line Of Code

Can You Patent How You Cut Your Meat?

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How long will it be until your entire dinner is covered by patents? A few months ago, we covered the unfortunate rise of vegetable patents, and now we need to worry about how we cut our meat as well? Kaden alerts us to a report about how some "meat processing...
Can You Patent How You Cut Your Meat?

Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google

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Google’s latest blog post provides details and a video from Maile Ohye about how they handle the pagination attributes within a page’s source code. You can use these attributes to indicate pages in a series (such as a multi-page article or set of product listings), which enables Google... Please visit Search...
Implementing Pagination Attributes Correctly For Google

Google launches Knowledge Graph today, wants to understand real things (video)

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Americans and Brits might chuckle at their respective understandings of words like chips, pants and biscuits -- a search engine, however, can't be quite so discerning. As it turns out, Google actually thinks it can, and has been working on its Knowledge Graph project to prove it. Beginning today,...
Google launches Knowledge Graph today, wants to understand real things (video)
MapsTD adds tower defense to Google Maps

500% growth? $10M in new cash? Steve Jobs-trained CEO? Magnetic has it all

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Single-year revenue growth of over 500 percent is going to bring any company good things. In online marketing firm Magnetic’s case, it’s brought a new series of funding totalling $10 million. Magnetic is a leader in the search retargeting industry, an industry that allows advertisers to aggregate audiences and market to them based...
500% growth? $10M in new cash? Steve Jobs-trained CEO? Magnetic has it all

Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

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Mixpanel, the analytics startup backed by Sequoia Capital, hasn’t yet succeeded in its goal of unseating established analytics services like Omniture — but momentum is building. Let’s start with the biggest number that co-founder Suhail Doshi shared with me this week. He says the company is now tracking 4 billion...
Analytics Startup Mixpanel Is Tracking 4 Billion Actions Each Month — And It’s Cash-Flow Positive

Top 15 Cloud Storage Tips and Tasks

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We pinpoint the cloud storage services with the best attributes for accomplishing specific tasks, and offer advice on how to use the cloud most effectively....
Top 15 Cloud Storage Tips and Tasks
Apple beats Google to top spot in Harris Poll of US corporate reputation
Bing to embarrass: Feature lets you link Facebook friends to search results

Angelina: the experimental AI that's coming for our game dev jobs

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Ok so, maybe Angelina couldn't have created Skyrim all on her own, but the experimental AI from Michael Cook (a computer scientist at Imperial College London) is still quite impressive. The artificial dev is able program enemy behavior, layout levels, and distribute power ups with random attributes. While many...
Angelina: the experimental AI that's coming for our game dev jobs

Chameleon: A must-see home screen for Android tablets

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Android tablet owners may have opted for their device over an iPad due to support for widgets, but a new home screen app called Chameleon is like widgets on steroids. And Chameleon’s developers are using Kickstarter to sell their app before it’s even released: A $5 backing will get you...
Chameleon: A must-see home screen for Android tablets
BlackBerry 7 rated as the most secure enterprise-ready OS by Trend Micro

Here's to the Generous Side of Social Media

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While it's fashionable in some quarters to bash social media and its shallowness, one of the key attributes of many savvy users is how generous they can be. [Read more]...
Here's to the Generous Side of Social Media
Big data startup Sociocast goes beyond analytics with new SaaS tools (exclusive)
Google to adopt ‘semantic search’ within months, WSJ says

What Google’s Search Changes Might Mean for You

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Google is undergoing a major, long-term overhaul of its search-engine, using what’s called semantic Web search to enhance the current system in the coming years. The move, starting over the next few months, will impact the way people can use the search engine as well as how the search engine...
What Google’s Search Changes Might Mean for You

Apsalar introduces even more advanced user segmenting analytics

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Mobile analytics company Apsalar is expanding its services with a new feature called Advanced User Segments. The San Francisco-based startup, which sells itself as a much more sophisticated analytics service provider than rivals Flurry and Kontagent, now allows developers using the service to segment their audiences based on almost unlimited...
Apsalar introduces even more advanced user segmenting analytics
Cyberplasm: a disease-searching robot based on parasitic fish

Sparrow launches email client for iOS with gorgeous UI, no push notifications [video]

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Sparrow’s desktop email client for OS X includes a great UI and a number of great features such as multiple accounts, a unified inbox and a user-friendly layout. The company on Thursday brought those same attributes to Apple’s iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with the release of its much...
Sparrow launches email client for iOS with gorgeous UI, no push notifications [video]
Barnes & Noble fiscal Q3 earnings down on higher sales

Flickr Adds Photo Editor, Powered by Aviary

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Aviary's new embedded editor in Flickr. Flickr, in the midst of its most drastic makeover since its acquisition by Yahoo, just announced it will be rolling out a new embedded photo editor to users over the next few weeks starting tomorrow. The HTML editor will be powered by New York...
Flickr Adds Photo Editor, Powered by Aviary

Shades of Twitter and Delicious in New Bitly Release

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Bitly links are now "bitmarks." New York-based link shortening service Bitly just launched a major redesign that emphasizes link sharing similar to Twitter or the once-popular bookmark service Delicious. The old Bitly centered around shortening links and publishing them to Twitter, Facebook and other social networks. Log into the new...
Shades of Twitter and Delicious in New Bitly Release
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?