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Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

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Netvibes has just been acquired by European product design company Dassault Systèmes (sure this isn’t the type of thing I usually write, but I like the founder Tariq Krim so bear with me here … ). French startup Netvibes is an analytics dashboard that allows Fortune 500 companies to track their...
Analytics Dashboard Netvibes Sold To Dassault Systèmes

Czech, Slovak governments backing away from ACTA, too

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My wife, who is professionally interested in the politics of the Czech Republic, doesn't usually find ways to connect her work and mine. So she was surprised to see this week that the European protests against the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA) have now reached the highest levels of the...
Czech, Slovak governments backing away from ACTA, too

Czech Government Suspends ACTA Ratification

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Following Poland's lead, the Czech Prime Minister, Petr Necas has announced that the government there will suspend the ACTA ratification process until the country has had more time to analyze the agreement. This follows a "wave of protests" across Europe, in which this agreement, that everyone assumed was going through...
Czech Government Suspends ACTA Ratification

Tianyu K-Touch Treasure V8 hands-on at Mobile World Congress 2012 (video)

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Ever heard of Tianyu? You probably haven't, but that's why the Chinese manufacturer left most of the heavy PR lifting for its ICS-equipped, quad-core phone to NVIDIA at this year's Mobile World Congress 2012. Details on this Tegra 3-based Android handset are admittedly scarce for the time being, but...
Tianyu K-Touch Treasure V8 hands-on at Mobile World Congress 2012 (video)

WordPress bloggers with iPhones can now publish photos direct from Camera+

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WordPress has announced that it now allows its iPhone-owning users to publish photos to their blog directly from popular iOS app Camera+. Bloggers that have Camera+ 3.0 and one of the latest versions of WordPress for iOS (2.9.5 or higher) on their Apple smartphone are all set to enjoy a far...
WordPress bloggers with iPhones can now publish photos direct from Camera+
Readdle’s Scanner Pro jumps to iPad with improved camera

Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

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A new social class is emerging on the Internet and your place in it depends on your reputation.  In this world, you might be nothing, "but online you might be king," explained Betterworks co-founder Paige Craig, an angel investor in more than 50 companies. Craig said he invested in...
Someday, Your Reputation May Be More Important Than Your Net Worth

Here are five alternatives to the now Facebook-owned Instagram

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Now that the news of Facebook buying up Instagram has made its way around the Internet, you may be looking for an alternative to the uber-popular photo sharing app. With all of Facebook’s privacy issues, some mobile photographers may shy away from using an app owned by the social...
Here are five alternatives to the now Facebook-owned Instagram

More entrepreneurs looking to raise bigger rounds, from more traditional sources

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There’s nothing quite like data to make a point. Today, Dorsey & Whitney, a law firm that works with early stage technology companies released a survey of the larger market for capital. The survey reprises one that they executed in 2010, giving us a starting point to compare to. The shortest version...
More entrepreneurs looking to raise bigger rounds, from more traditional sources

Did Apple's Claims Over Rectangles And Corners Lead To 'The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers'?

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Android blogger Ron Amadeo has a great post over at Android Police where he tries to explain the design of the new Samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone, which many people have deemed pretty hideous. In his opinion, it all comes down to legal tiptoeing. As you may recall, last year Apple...
Did Apple's Claims Over Rectangles And Corners Lead To 'The First Smartphone Designed Entirely By Lawyers'?

Facebook shoots for major headquarters expansion

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Menlo Park's City Council agrees to let the social-networking giant expand within its borders in exchange for a host of benefits, funding, amenities, and town improvements. [Read more]...
Facebook shoots for major headquarters expansion

iZettle launches across Nordics — next stop U.K.

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Since launching late last year payment service iZettle, Europe’s answer to Square, has only been available in its native Sweden. Now it is launching across the rest of the Nordic region — and putting the pieces in place to expand into Britain later this year. As of tomorrow, customers Denmark,...
iZettle launches across Nordics — next stop U.K.
Tablets taking over the living room: 88% of owners use them while watching TV

Made in America: could your next phone be homegrown?

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"Made in America." For some reason, my parents -- and the parents of many of my peers -- take great pride in seeing that phrase. I've seen people buy inferior products just because the label on the back proclaimed that it was thrown together in one of our 50...
Made in America: could your next phone be homegrown?

Structure 2012: the ongoing cloud computing evolution

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GigaOM’s fifth annual Structure conference examines how cloud computing is changing the way business is done around the world. Hear from the leaders who are innovating, shaping and defining the cloud computing industry. Here’s just a few of the hot topics we will cover: Why CIOs are finally getting over...
Structure 2012: the ongoing cloud computing evolution
Barnes & Noble Delivers New 8GB Tablet, Disappointing Earnings

Microsoft tries to woo iOS developers with massive design case study

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There is no way that I can fit a full synthesis of Microsoft’s new post on why it views Windows 8′s app design system as superior to that of iOS into this entry. However, I do want to give you a short window into Microsoft’s thinking. If you are of the UI/UX...
Microsoft tries to woo iOS developers with massive design case study

TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

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Far beyond Bulgaria’s borders, millions of file-sharers worldwide are familiar with Zamunda and ArenaBG, the country’s largest and most famous BitTorrent trackers. Whenever online piracy is discussed in Bulgaria, it’s rare for these sites to avoid a mention. At the end of May a TV channel owned by Central European...
TV Network Censors Journalist Who Criticized BitTorrent News Report

Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

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Updated: For the last few years European regulators have been pushing mobile companies to slash the roaming charges they slap on customers who cross the continent’s borders. Although operators have grumbled and griped about lost profits, for the most part they have taken the hits. Apparently, though, the gloves are...
Vodafone lashes out as EU votes to cut roaming charges

Intuit GoPayment goes live in Canada, more rectangular than Square

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Looks like Canada just scored another mobile credit card payment system within its borders. It was back at CES when Intuit revealed its updated GoPayment dongle for our neighbors up north, and now the company's announced that the service has officially launched in the region. Once you're application is...
Intuit GoPayment goes live in Canada, more rectangular than Square
Instagram for feature phones? Facebook adds simple photo filter options to mobile app
The "NEXT" Metal Gear Solid coming to PC, high-end consoles

Skype sets a new record with 35M people using the service at the same time

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Skype is a powerhouse when it comes to VOIP, which is exactly why Microsoft bought the company for $8.5M last year. In what appears to be a surge of usage this past month, the company has announced a new record for usage at the same time, 35 million users. That...
Skype sets a new record with 35M people using the service at the same time

Why It's Mathematically Impossible To Avoid Infringing On Software Patents

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In 2008 James Bessen and Michael Meurer came out with a truly excellent book, Patent Failure. It's chock full of excellent information and a pretty wide survey of the research showing just how much patents harm innovation. While I don't necessarily agree with the "solutions" proposed, the key thesis of...
Why It's Mathematically Impossible To Avoid Infringing On Software Patents
US, EU, and Japan file trade complaint against China's rare earth metals export rules

The newest phone app teens will hate but parents will love

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With 11 teens killed while texting and driving per day, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that parents are turning towards apps to limit their kids’ phone use behind the wheel. The sad statistic comes from Chris Holbert, CEO of SecuraFone, which offers an app for iPhone and Android handsets that diables some...
The newest phone app teens will hate but parents will love

How far is too far to invest? Your plane’s Wi-Fi may dictate new growth

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(L to R) John Vironis, Managing Director, Lightspeed Ventures; Michael Skok, General Partner, North Bridge Venture Partners; Frank Artale, Managing Director, Ignition Partners(c)2012 Pinar Ozger pinar@pinarozger.com How far are investors willing to go to invest? As long as they get wifi on their flights, the borders are extending further, they told...
How far is too far to invest? Your plane’s Wi-Fi may dictate new growth

Maxroam Launches An MVNO With Vodafone In The UK

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While startups across the world are doing their best to disrupt mobile networks with clever voice call apps, like Viber, there remains the basic issues of actual voice and data access which still requires some chipping away at. It’s a particular issue in places like Europe where you can drive...
Maxroam Launches An MVNO With Vodafone In The UK
MOG streaming music coming to Australia in deal with carrier Telstra

Are Boys Prettier Than Flowers? And Other Questions Answered By DramaFever, A Hulu For Asian TV

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Meet Seung Bak, cofounder of DramaFever. The site recently closed a multi-million-dollar funding round, gaining backing from YouTube cofounder Steve Chen, among others.Seung Bak is cofounder of DramaFever, a streaming service for Asian primetime television, subtitled for the American and Canadian market. The site recently closed a multi-million-dollar funding round,...
Are Boys Prettier Than Flowers? And Other Questions Answered By DramaFever, A Hulu For Asian TV
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