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Chrome for Android also gets bumped up to version 27

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Yesterday we reported that Google officially updated the stable version of Chrome to Chrome 27, introducing several new features and bug fixes. Chrome for Android (stable version) also received similar treatment and has been promoted to Chrome 27. It comes with several options that were previously included in past versions...
Chrome for Android also gets bumped up to version 27
Swype Android keyboard finally available in Google Play store
SoundCloud's size does matter, but it's not the only metric to watch

Geekli.st releases API to allow developers to monetize their achievements

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It was only several weeks ago when Geekli.st rolled out of beta and became available to the public and, since then, the company has stayed busy making the service more useful for developers. As you may know, it’s a community developed by programmers for programmers to basically use as their portfolio to...
Geekli.st releases API to allow developers to monetize their achievements

Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

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As anticipated in August, digital game seller Steam is now offering Windows softwares. It acts like a traditional App Store. After the reviewing process, apps are available to purchase in a centralized store. Users can choose where to install their apps in the latest Steam beta. However, like Amazon’s Appstore...
Steam Starts Selling Windows Apps Just Before Windows Store Launch

Facebook launching 'Graph Search,' a personalized social search engine, beta starts today

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Facebook this morning announced "Graph Search," a way to search all of Facebook's content for queries tailored to your profile. CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained the search by saying, "Graph Search is meant to answer very specific questions like 'Who are my friends in San Francisco?" But worry not, privacy...
Facebook launching 'Graph Search,' a personalized social search engine, beta starts today

Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth

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Mozilla’s Persona, the organization’s experimental distributed login system that’s an alternative to OpenID and OAuth, is now officially in public beta. Mozilla bills Persona as a “login system that completely eliminates passwords on websites while being safe, secure, and easy to use.” Persona uses your email address to identify you...
Mozilla's Persona Login System Is Now In Beta, Takes On OpenID And OAuth

Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you

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Nuance has long wanted Dragon Mobile Assistant to do as much of the heavy lifting as possible for common Android phone tasks. The newly available 3.0 beta is shouldering even more of the load, including responsibilities that can still involve separate apps with rivals. It's now possible to share...
Dragon Mobile Assistant 3.0 can share locations, call meeting numbers for you

Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows

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Google just announced that it is taking its Chrome Remote Desktop screen sharing service out of beta. As the name implies, the Chrome Remote Desktop app runs in Chrome and allows you to share your desktop with others or control theirs to see presentations or, as Google notes, become the...
Google's Chrome Remote Desktop Screen Sharing Service Comes Out Of Beta, Adds Real-Time Audio For Windows

Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

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Stitcher is already a heavy hitter in the world of mobile apps, but users will now find their favorite radio shows and podcasts are accessible from the desktop. Today, the company announced an HTML5 version of its popular app that's optimized for all of the major browsers. Upon login,...
Stitcher keeps the news flowing for desktop users with new web-based app

Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid

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Just days after announcing that Wells Fargo customers would receive same-day payments through its Payouts API, Balanced has launched “Balanced Bank Payments” service, a new payment option that functions as a white-label API for bank account payments. Basically, what it does is enable people to pay with their bank accounts...
Balanced rolls out a new bank payment option for merchants to get paid
Retail: Best Buy to Match Online Retailers' Lower Prices
Apple seeds OS X Lion 10.7.5 build 11G45 to developers

Top video conferencing services

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Desktop video has come a long way. Today's SaaS-based products are faster, easier-to-use and less expensive than their predecessors. We tested Adobe Connect, Cisco WebEx, Citrix GoTo Meeting, InterCall United Meeting, LogMeIn's JoinMe Pro, Microsoft Lync 2013 (beta), Skype Premium and Vyew.com Professional. Read on to see thumbnail reviews...
Top video conferencing services

Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

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Nokia refreshed its web browser for the Asha line with the outing of the 308 and 309 last week and now it's spreading the love to Lumia. Announced today via the company's Beta Labs site, Nokia Xpress leverages the cloud to compress internet data up to 85 percent, help...
Nokia Xpress brings cloud-based compression to the Lumia line (video)

Briefly: Google Street View updates, Razer Comms in beta

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Google has added Street View coverage to areas of Hungary and Lesotho. Users of Google Maps can now explore the countries in Europe and Africa, making the total count of countries covered by Street View now 50. A Google blog claimed it as the largest single update of Street View...
Briefly: Google Street View updates, Razer Comms in beta

At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually

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Google I/O has not officially started, but the developers' show is already seeing some action. Two warring factions, the Resistance and the Enlightenment, are vying for control of various "portals" at key landmarks throughout San Francisco, which are leaking dangerous amounts of radioactive energy, to determine the fate of...
At Google I/O, attendees compete to save the world, virtually
Live streaming service Twitch expands its reach with EA and Sony partnerships

Facebook re-opens notifications channel for developers to send users custom messages

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Facebook has launched the new Notifications API beta giving developers a way to reengage users with custom messages through the native notifications channel. These notifications are different from app requests in that users do not need to allow further permissions to receive them. Developers will find many positives to this feature...
Facebook re-opens notifications channel for developers to send users custom messages

Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

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Facebook today announced that it will offer a self-service conversion measurement feature for direct response marketers and expand the capabilities of its Optimized CPM bidding option to incorporate conversion data. Facebook tells us marketers will be able to use its tool to generate a unique bit of code to add...
Facebook to offer conversion tracking and optimization through self-serve ad tool

Briefly: Pizza Hut on Xbox Live, Razer Comms enters beta

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Microsoft and Pizza Hut have created an app for the Xbox 360 that can be used to order pizza. Gamers in the US can download the app to the console, which allows for both controller and Kinect motion controls to place the order and customize the pizza itself, according to...
Briefly: Pizza Hut on Xbox Live, Razer Comms enters beta

Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 with lock screen bug fix

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Apple on Thursday pushed out to developers a new beta build of its iOS mobile operating system designed to address a bug that can allow users to get past an iPhone lock screen even when a secure passcode is enabled....
Apple releases iOS 6.1.3 beta 2 with lock screen bug fix
BitTorrent launches SoShare beta, lets users send files up to 1TB in size
We try Nvidia's GeForce Experience, a tool to automatically optimize PC game settings

Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

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Tumblr is wasting no time in ramping up the amount of advertising it serves now that its $1.1 billion acquisition by Yahoo has been announced. Tumblr will launch a test of "in-stream" ads on its desktop users' dashboards as soon as tomorrow, a source tells Business Insider. A company representative...
Tumblr's Ad Sales Pitch Deck Says Brands Will Now Be 'Front And Center' (YHOO)

First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

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There's a lot to like in Windows Server 2012 R2, but the key question centers around how Microsoft will handle licensing, our reviewer says. That alone might be the gating factor for the eventual success of this OS release....
First look: Windows Server Blue beta shows compelling improvements

The book that had a violent impact on my business strategy [Video]

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Vooza, “the world’s most unbelievable tech startup.” This week’s video from Vooza: VP of Biz Dev, Steve Skinner explains his app’s target market, why startups are like having children, the benefits of staying in beta forever, and the book that’s had a violent...
The book that had a violent impact on my business strategy [Video]

PayPal co-founder Max Levchin returns to online payments with Affirm

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Curious what Max Levchin's been up to ever since he left Google in 2011? Well, wonder no more. Today, PayPal's co-founder revealed his return to the payment world with a new company called Affirm. Like many startups, Affirm is looking to make online payments quicker and easier, but the...
PayPal co-founder Max Levchin returns to online payments with Affirm

Google adds Chrome Beta channel for Android

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Google has introduced a new Chrome Beta channel for Android smartphones and tablets. The new portal for Android will sit alongside similar channels for the desktop versions of its Chrome browser on other platforms. It will allow developers and early adopters the opportunity to shakedown the browser between major releases,...
Google adds Chrome Beta channel for Android

Spotify launches Windows Phone 8 music-streaming app in beta

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Streaming music service Spotify is now available to use on Windows Phone 8 devices. Now downloadable from the Windows Phone Store, the new Windows Phone 8-specific app is launching in beta, and offers new users a free trial lasting for 30 days, before requiring the premium service subscription of $10...
Spotify launches Windows Phone 8 music-streaming app in beta
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