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Facebook's App Center Goes International: Open To All English-Speaking Countries; Developer Translation Tool Added

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Last week we got a little clue that Facebook was gearing up to take its App Center to markets outside the U.S., when it began to appear in the UK. As of today, it’s official: Facebook has now extended the App Center to Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa,...
Facebook's App Center Goes International: Open To All English-Speaking Countries; Developer Translation Tool Added
15 percent of Facebook users download from the App Center

iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries

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The advent of movie support in iTunes for the Cloud was a boon to Apple TV owners as well as any iTunes user with a tendency to hop between devices -- within the US, that is. Apple today swung the doors open and let Australia, Canada, the UK as...
iTunes in the Cloud movies find their way to Australia, Canada, the UK and 32 more countries

Do You Have What it Takes to be the ‘Next’ great YouTube Vlogger?

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Vlogging, or video blogging, videos are some of the most popular on YouTube. And rightfully so--they’re one of the few types of videos that literally anyone can create: all you have to do is sit in front of camera, share words of wisdom (okay, wisdom not always required), and upload...
Do You Have What it Takes to be the ‘Next’ great YouTube Vlogger?

Microsoft debuts Chinese online store to push Surface preorders

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Microsoft has launched a Chinese version of its online store in order to begin taking preorders of its Surface RT tablet in the world’s most populous nation, WPDang reports. The 32GB Surface without the Touch Cover is selling for RMB 3688 ($590), while the 32GB and 64GB versions with the...
Microsoft debuts Chinese online store to push Surface preorders

Confusion in Asia as Apple's iPhone 5 is unavailable for pre-order in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan

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When Apple’s iPhone 5 goes on sale next Friday, it will launch in a record three Asian countries: Singapore, Japan and Hong Kong. However, Apple’s would-be customers in Asia were confused today when pre-orders began, as they appeared to be unavailable in the region. The press release announcing the new...
Confusion in Asia as Apple's iPhone 5 is unavailable for pre-order in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan

Kim Dotcom Cleared To Pursue Case Against New Zealand For Illegal Spying

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The latest in the saga of New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) -- their version of the NSA -- illegally spying on Kim Dotcom, is that he's been cleared to file a lawsuit against the GCSB for its activities and the GCSB will be told to reveal some of...
Kim Dotcom Cleared To Pursue Case Against New Zealand For Illegal Spying

The Rise Of Instagram: Tracking The App’s Spread Worldwide

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The industry just can’t stop analyzing the Instagram success story, and this month, it’s app store analytics firm Distimo’s turn to take a crack at it. The company, which typically releases reports revealing notable mobile app and app marketplace trends, has turned its focus to the rise of Instagram. In...
The Rise Of Instagram: Tracking The App’s Spread Worldwide

Apple iPad Coming to US on April 3

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Apple finally announced the exact date of iPad availability in the US: it’s Saturday, April 3, for Wi-Fi models, while Wi-Fi + 3G models will be available in later April.As far as other countries go, all models of iPad will be available in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan,...
Apple iPad Coming to US on April 3

Why Is The US So Hostile To Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Want To Build Businesses Here?

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We've talked about just how ridiculous US policies towards highly skilled immigrants and entrepreneurs are for years. We're driving away the very people who can help create new companies and new jobs within our economy, and handing them, gift-wrapped, to other countries. And those other countries are increasingly aware of...
Why Is The US So Hostile To Foreign Entrepreneurs Who Want To Build Businesses Here?

Apple Selling Million iPads a Month

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So much for it being a niche product! Apple says it has sold two million iPads in 60 days since the launch of the tablet device. It sold the first million iPads in 28 days. It is hard to find some of the 3G enabled iPads in their retail stores....
Apple Selling Million iPads a Month
Apple moves 3 million third-generation iPads over launch weekend

Google expands Chromebook availability to six more countries while doubling down in U.S.

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Google’s cloudy Chromebooks must be doing well. The company has just extended their availability to six new countries, namely Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands, and doubled the number of Best Buy stores in the U.S. in which the Chrome OS laptops are sold. According to a blog...
Google expands Chromebook availability to six more countries while doubling down in U.S.

Rdio promises 'up to' six months of free streaming in more countries

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What's better than free music? Lots of stuff, probably -- but it's still on the top of our list. Rdio is hoping to get you hooked into its vowel-agnostic music streaming ways with the promise of "up to six months of free music" without ads or credit card numbers....
Rdio promises 'up to' six months of free streaming in more countries
The Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement: ACTA struggles to pass in Europe

Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order From March 12, On Sale From April 3

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Apple just announced that its tablet device, the iPad, will be available in the U.S. on April 3. See announcement below. When Apple unveiled the device a few months ago, we were told it would be available by March. Rumors began to swirl recently that shipment of the devices was...
Apple iPad Available For Pre-Order From March 12, On Sale From April 3

Apple announces iPhone 5 hitting South Korea on Dec. 7, 50 additional markets across December

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Following its iPad announcements last week, Apple has announced that it will launch the iPhone 5 in South Korea on Friday, December 7, releasing the smartphone in more than 50 additional countries across December.   This is a developing story, please refresh for updates.  Apple’s press release: Apple® today announced...
Apple announces iPhone 5 hitting South Korea on Dec. 7, 50 additional markets across December

Google Play Books makes an efficient arrival in Germany

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Germans, grab your reading glasses, for it's today that Google is announcing the arrival of Play Books -- complete with the ability to purchase native language texts -- in the land of the Kant and Goethe. Yes, those in Deutschland may now buy and read titles from Google Play...
Google Play Books makes an efficient arrival in Germany
Android this week: Nexus 7 dock stock; Galaxy S 4 'spec-tations; how to speed up Chrome

iPhone 5 Sales Break Records, and Disappoint

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Apple says it sold more than 5 million iPhone 5s over the last three days, which sets a new opening-weekend sales record for the company. But that number is unlikely to please Wall Street, which wanted Tim Cook to do more: Many analysts thought the company would top 6 million,...
iPhone 5 Sales Break Records, and Disappoint

Facebook launches translation tool for developers as App Center launches in all English-speaking countries

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Just days after it started appearing in user accounts in the US, then the UK, Facebook has today announced it has rolled out its new App Center portal to all users from English-speaking countries, also launching a new translation tool to help expand the number of apps submitted from around...
Facebook launches translation tool for developers as App Center launches in all English-speaking countries

Light-Field Camera Maker Lytro Expands Into Stores in U.S. and Internationally

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Lytro, the maker of a new kind of camera that can refocus after a picture is taken, said Tuesday that it will, for the first time, start selling the camera via other retailers. The company had been selling the $400 camera exclusively via its Web site, but will start selling...
Light-Field Camera Maker Lytro Expands Into Stores in U.S. and Internationally
European parliament advised to reject global anti-piracy agreement

Apple confirms 8AM Friday, March 16 launch for new iPad

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Apple has just released a press release confirming that the new iPad will launch in the US and nine additional countries this friday, March 16 at 8am local time. The countries include the US, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, Switzerland, as well as the US Virgin Islands and...
Apple confirms 8AM Friday, March 16 launch for new iPad

Wave at Your PC: Kinect for Windows Now Available

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As Steve Ballmer promised in January, Microsoft has released version 1.0 of the Kinect for the Windows Software Development Kit (SDK). Improvements since the Beta 2 version, which was released in November 2011, include support for up to four Kinect sensors on one computer, improved skeletal tracking and speech...
Wave at Your PC: Kinect for Windows Now Available
iPad Mini, fourth generation iPad doubles first weekend sell-through mark for Apple

Apple reports it has sold 3 million new iPads since launch day

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Apple has reported that it sold 3 million units of its new iPad. CUPERTINO, California―March 19, 2012―Apple® today announced it has sold three million of its incredible new iPad®, since its launch on Friday, March 16. The new iPad features a stunning new Retina™ display, Apple’s new A5X chip with...
Apple reports it has sold 3 million new iPads since launch day

Xbox 360 adds Crackle and CinemaNow to list of up and running apps

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You can't deny one of Microsoft's main goals with its revamped 360 dashboard update was to enhance the box's entertainment attributes, and now the Redmond crowd has flipped the live switch on two more vid-focused apps. Crackle and CinemaNow are joining the likes of Vudu and UFC as part...
Xbox 360 adds Crackle and CinemaNow to list of up and running apps

Facebook App Center goes globetrotting with 7 new countries, blankets all of the English-speaking world

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Facebook's App Center is having its passport stamped quite a lot lately. Just days after the HTML5 app portal set foot in the UK, it's making the leap to seven more countries. Brazil, France, Germany, Russia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey will all get a crack at using web apps...
Facebook App Center goes globetrotting with 7 new countries, blankets all of the English-speaking world

Turning a profit on the "toughest event on the planet"

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Tough Mudder isn't your typical road race. Barbed wire, dangling electrical cords, and frozen mud baths figure prominently. Its organizers hope new boot camps will continue to grow the business. By Daniel Roberts, reporter FORTUNE -- In 2011, Joel Gat ran every Tough Mudder event in the country. Granted, the...
Turning a profit on the "toughest event on the planet"
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