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Mobile Game Developers Reconcile Monetization: In-Apps or Ads?

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Mobile game developers are some of the leaders in app development. They push the bounds of what devices can do, how to implement constructive user experiences and handle privacy situations. By studying mobile game developers, one can see the macro environment of the mobile app ecosystem at large. Yet, when...
Mobile Game Developers Reconcile Monetization: In-Apps or Ads?

Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan to relaunch Daily Dish behind paywall

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The political blogger is leaving the Daily Beast - and advertising - behind, encouraging readers to fund his revamped siteVeteran political blogger Andrew Sullivan is to leave the Daily Beast, he has announced, to relaunch his popular blog the Daily Dish as an independent, subscription-based site.Adding weight to the move...
Daily Beast's Andrew Sullivan to relaunch Daily Dish behind paywall

USPTO rejects another Apple patent -- but it's far from dead

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The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has struck another blow against a key Apple patent on Wednesday. It’s a patent that covers an iPhone or iPad’s ability to tell if the user is using one or more fingers in a gesture on the screen, and is one of the patents that...
USPTO rejects another Apple patent -- but it's far from dead

App developers ask Apple to fix Radar bug reporting tool

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An online petition signed by over 350 iOS and Mac app developers is asking Apple to fix its bug reporting tool called Radar, one of the only avenues through which software makers can communicate with the company....
App developers ask Apple to fix Radar bug reporting tool
Google Adds Non-Profit Information To Knowledge Graph, Gives Them A Boost With Google+ Follow Buttons

Verizon to throttle pirates' download speeds

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Piracy has been made into a huge issue thanks to cabals like the RIAA and MPAA. For many years, court was where the battles between pirates and copyright organizations were held. Thankfully, that is becoming more of a rarity. However, copyright enforcement is moving to the venue of ISPs, and...
Verizon to throttle pirates' download speeds

Nearly 50,000 People Ask Why The Government Is Seizing Their Digital Files

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The folks at Demand Progress today filed a brief in one part of the ongoing Megaupload case: the fight over users being able to get their files back. The DOJ is trying to block this, while also wanting the evidence destroyed. The MPAA says it is okay with data being...
Nearly 50,000 People Ask Why The Government Is Seizing Their Digital Files

Facebook seeks to improve iOS app discovery

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Facebook added additional settings to help native iOS applications get traffic from the mobile News Feed, search and other avenues, the company announced today in a blog post. Developers can optimize distribution by allowing single sign-on and deep linking. Apps that enable Facebook SSO can get distribution from the Facebook iOS...
Facebook seeks to improve iOS app discovery

Android is failing by succeeding in China

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By all accounts Google is riding high on the success of Android. More than three-quarters of all new phones shipped are running Google’s mobile operating system, and that gives Mountain View access to a ton of user data, and avenues to promote its services. However, Google’s business decisions over the...
Android is failing by succeeding in China

How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Last week I bought 13 laptops from WalMart.com. All were pretty cheap, between $500 and $700, but 13 of them added up to a rather hefty $8,000 bill on my MasterCard. There were only two problems: I didn’t...
How to avoid buying 13 laptops in 15 minutes, then shipping them to a stranger in Sacramento

WellTok Raises $2.1M to Build Private, Health-Related Social Networks

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We end up writing about health and fitness a lot on PandoDaily. A growing number of companies are trying to tackle the belly problem, and the trend doesn’t appear to be losing any steam. And who can blame them? Users that rely on a product to stay well and fit...
WellTok Raises $2.1M to Build Private, Health-Related Social Networks

European VC isn’t dead — it’s just subsidized

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Every few years, the Cassandras of the investment world get together and write the obituary for venture capital. Just recently, we heard how the amount of cash sloshing around America’s VC community is down again, even if the Instagram sale perked everyone up a little. But there’s at least one...
European VC isn’t dead — it’s just subsidized

FreedomPop's pseudo-free home WiMAX goes live

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FreedomPop tempted users with the prospect of free home internet access -- free after buying the hardware, that is -- back in December. If you've been champing at the bit ever since, you'll be glad to know that the more stationary service is at last live. As promised, you'll...
FreedomPop's pseudo-free home WiMAX goes live

The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great -- now, where do you put it?

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Not that long ago, if you decided to write something — an essay, perhaps, or a piece of fiction — your choices on what to do with it were fairly limited. If you knew someone at a specific publication, you could try to convince them to run it, or you...
The new writer's dilemma: You wrote something really great -- now, where do you put it?

Fear Not, Those Without Access To Other Avenues For Internet Porn, Google Is Not Really Censoring Results

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Be brave, heroes, for the hour is at hand: Google, in their wisdom, is now filtering – or selectively showing – hardcore porn with a bit heavier hand. This means looking up “boobs” on Google brings far fewer bare breasts than before but looking up “orgy facial sex” will definitely...
Fear Not, Those Without Access To Other Avenues For Internet Porn, Google Is Not Really Censoring Results

MPAA Points To Its Roster Of Crappy Online Services And Asks What We're Complaining About

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In response to Jimmy Wales reiterating the fact that Hollywood's own failings online are a major cause of infringement, the MPAA has hit back by saying: that's crazy! After all, the studios do Hulu and Netflix, so how can anyone complain? Wales had used everyone's favorite example these days: the...
MPAA Points To Its Roster Of Crappy Online Services And Asks What We're Complaining About

Sharp forms strategic partnership with Foxconn parent Hon Hai to boost competitiveness

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Japanese electronics giant Sharp has today announced a strategic deal with Hon Hai (parent company of Foxconn) that sees both parties combine and establish a manufacturing partnership that will combine the strengths of each company, “to launch cost competitive components and products.” As part of the deal, Sharp and Hon Hai...
Sharp forms strategic partnership with Foxconn parent Hon Hai to boost competitiveness

This Presidential Debate Is Brought To You By The Internet

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If you're torn between spending tomorrow evening watching the presidential debates and watching GIFs, don't worry: Now, you can watch the first presidential debate as GIFs. Tomorrow, Tumblr and The Guardian are teaming up for the first-ever presidential debate live-GIF. Tumblr will have a four-person "crack team" of GIF-makers on...
This Presidential Debate Is Brought To You By The Internet

AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale

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There have been plenty of accusations made against AOL's the Huffington Post concerning its habit of "over aggregating" content from other sites. While, personally, I think people who accuse HuffPo of being just an aggregator are overreacting on two separate issues (one: HuffPo does a ton of actual reporting also...
AOL Threatens Blogger With Copyright Infringement Charge... For Doing The Exact Same Thing AOL Has Done On A Large Scale

Toshiba goes perpendicular to solve MRAM's power issues, rethink cache memory

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As much of a breakthrough as magnetoresistive RAM might be for its ability to retain data while powered off, its susceptibility to leak currents while turned on has made it impractical as a replacement for cache-oriented memory like SRAM. Toshiba's new approach could almost literally turn the situation on...
Toshiba goes perpendicular to solve MRAM's power issues, rethink cache memory
Tablets a TV friend: 85 percent tablet owners use the device while watching shows
Will DVR and streaming video kill the live television star?
Palo Alto Networks want its firewall to be worth $175M, files to go public

Videoplaza secures $12 million for ad platform led by Qualcomm, Innovacom

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With the huge rise in the consumption of online video it follows that services to monetize that video are becoming hot properties. To that end, today Videoplaza, a ‘sell side’ ad management platform for video, has secured a Series B round of $12million led by Qualcomm Ventures and Innovacom. The...
Videoplaza secures $12 million for ad platform led by Qualcomm, Innovacom

Despite report, UBS says no lawsuit yet over Facebook mess

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Two tweets from a CNBC account say investment bank UBS lost $350 million and plans to sue. UBS says only that it's "continuing to consider avenues" to recover its losses. [Read more]...
Despite report, UBS says no lawsuit yet over Facebook mess

Twitter #Music adds genre charts to aid your musical discovery

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Unless you've been living under a proverbial rock, you've at least a passing familiarity with Twitter's #Music service, and today the platform given us another reason to check it out, thanks to the addition of genre charts. When #Music launched a month ago, it provided the means to discover...
Twitter #Music adds genre charts to aid your musical discovery

Erli Bird: A Startup Connecting Other Startups With Early Adopters

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Don't listen to customers, develop your products in secret and make every decision yourself. This approach worked for Steve Jobs. But it won't work for your startup because you're not Steve Jobs. (Heck, even Steve Jobs wasn't Steve Jobs.) If you want to succeed today, you need to put your...
Erli Bird: A Startup Connecting Other Startups With Early Adopters

UserVoice partners with Crittercism, brings customer service and crash reporting to mobile developers

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UserVoice has partnered with Crittercism in a move that will give companies the ability to not only incorporate customer feedback and help desk features into their applications, but also now mobile app crash reporting. With the proliferation of mobile apps flooding the market, this arrangement makes it possible for developers...
UserVoice partners with Crittercism, brings customer service and crash reporting to mobile developers
The 12-step landing page rehab program
Cancelled 'Star Wars 1313' video game would have starred Boba Fett
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