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Samsung Galaxy S III expected to be just 7mm thick, launch in May

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We know that Samsung will not introduce its new flagship Android smartphone, the Galaxy S III, at the upcoming Mobile World Congress expo but that hasn’t stopped some details leaking ahead of time, with the device’s slim profile being touted in new reports. According to Korean publication ETNews, Samsung’s new...
Samsung Galaxy S III expected to be just 7mm thick, launch in May

Apple's Television: Wave Your Hands To Change The Channel (AAPL)

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The Apple television rumor mill is working overtime, and now we learn the device might support hand gestures and voice commands according to sources cited in The Globe And Mail. We'd certainly expect Siri integration, but we're surprised by reports of waving your hands around as a means to...
Apple's Television: Wave Your Hands To Change The Channel (AAPL)

Prometheus trailer world premiere to spawn UK’s first live Twitter response advert

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Buzz around Ridley Scott’s new film Prometheus is already pretty huge, but UK TV network Channel 4 is set push the bar to a new level by airing a live advert for the movie, which is believed to be the first to display viewer’s tweets as they are sent. MediaWeek...
Prometheus trailer world premiere to spawn UK’s first live Twitter response advert
Privacy group demands FTC force Google to roll back privacy policy changes

Apple warns developers not to manipulate App Store rankings, or risk a ban

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After some buzz around the manipulation of App Store rankings, largely stemming from a thread in the Touch Arcade forums, Apple has posted a warning to developers not to cross the line when promoting their apps. The line that they draw is ‘manipulating App Store rankings’ and a clear consequence...
Apple warns developers not to manipulate App Store rankings, or risk a ban

Women are ‘more likely’ to make your social media campaign go viral

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uSamp has just published a study that gives a little insight into what kind of information men and women are willing to share on social networks. Surveying 600 adults in the UK this past January, the survey revealed that 78% of women were happy to share what brand they preferred, compared...
Women are ‘more likely’ to make your social media campaign go viral

Samsung: Galaxy S III with a 3D display? Forget about it.

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Samsung must be enjoying the amount of buzz its next flagship Android smartphone is generating, despite the company’s silence on what will be included in the device and when it will launch, but it has today moved to quash any rumours it is about to incorporate a 3D display in...
Samsung: Galaxy S III with a 3D display? Forget about it.

High-res UI elements in OS X 10.7.3 renew buzz about "retina" display MacBooks

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There's renewed buzz about support for "retina" displays on Apple's portable Macs thanks to higher-resolution cursor images showing up in Mac OS X 10.7.3. Noticed by a handful of Mac developers, there are new UI images for things like the Safari finger, the Mail gripping hand, and one of...
High-res UI elements in OS X 10.7.3 renew buzz about "retina" display MacBooks

iPad 3 With New 'Retina Display' to Be Announced in March, Say Reports

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Buzz over an alleged Apple iPad 3 event has reached a fevered pitch just as a Japanese site claims it has pictures of Apple's next-gen iPad 9.7-inch display....
iPad 3 With New 'Retina Display' to Be Announced in March, Say Reports

TechStars founder David Cohen hits “power angel” status — raises new $28M fund

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So-called “power angels” have emerged as a force in the U.S.  technology start-up scene. They bring money and relationships to help promising start-ups get to the next stage. David Cohen,  founder of TechStars, a well-known incubator of start-ups, has emerged as one of them — and he’s doing it by focusing...
TechStars founder David Cohen hits “power angel” status — raises new $28M fund

Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

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Instagram was finally…FINALLY…launched on Android on Tuesday, which was probably as much a relief for co-founder Kevin Systrom as it was the hundreds of millions of users on Google’s mobile operating system. I can’t imagine how tired he must’ve gotten answering the same question over and over and over… With...
Instagrille brings Instagram to your Windows PC

Nokia Aims Directly At Apple And Google With “The Smartphone Beta Test” Ad Spots

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It’s on like Donkey Kong. Nokia is back and ready to take on the big dogs. Several Nokia TV adverts started airing last night that doesn’t dance around the prime targets. Nope, Nokia’s latest ad campaign, The Smartphone Beta Test, is clever but very direct shot at Apple and...
Nokia Aims Directly At Apple And Google With “The Smartphone Beta Test” Ad Spots

Consumers & Content Still Central In Social Media

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Have you heard of Pinterest yet? There’s been plenty of buzz about it recently, and it’s even won an award. Why? Because its traffic figures are going “gang-busters“ and so, obviously, according to the majority of tech blogs, it’s the “social media platform you... Please visit Marketing Land for the full...
Consumers & Content Still Central In Social Media

Samsung sends out event invites to “come and meet the next Galaxy” on May 3 in London. Galaxy S III incoming?

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Samsung could be just weeks away from unveiling its next flagship Android smartphone — the Galaxy S III — on May 3 after the company began sending invites with the tagline “come and meet the next Galaxy” for an event that will be held in London at the start of...
Samsung sends out event invites to “come and meet the next Galaxy” on May 3 in London. Galaxy S III incoming?

The Ultimate SXSW infographic: The most popular influencers, parties, brand campaigns and more

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In our recent “Best of: Austin SXSW” breakdown, we asked a few folks why they came to the annual tech conference, which draws Internet lovers from across the globe. “To meet my Twitter friends in real life,” was one girl’s twee answer. “To get people excited about my startup!” exclaimed...
The Ultimate SXSW infographic: The most popular influencers, parties, brand campaigns and more

Instagram for Android hits 10m downloads in 22 days, as the service nears 50m total users

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Downloads of Instagram’s Android application continue to grow at an impressive rate, today hitting 10 million downloads on the Google Play Marketplace, just 22 days after it launched on the platform. Instagram is enjoying a relatively quiet period after the buzz of its Android launch, then the unexpected and huge...
Instagram for Android hits 10m downloads in 22 days, as the service nears 50m total users

Four Free Tools For Better Tweeting

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Just because you're not ready to shell out $99 per month to figure out the best times to tweet and post Facebook status updates doesn't mean you can't take better control of understanding your social media output. Indeed, paid Twitter analytics services may offer way more than the average user...
Four Free Tools For Better Tweeting

Twitter Trends: Now Showing In Bing Results?

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Bing has been very upfront about the fact that people and social stats can power search results.  A new implementation of social data was spotted in the wild by techie-buzz.com who found Twitter trends making their way into the search results pages.  The query in question was for a hot topic...
Twitter Trends: Now Showing In Bing Results?

When to Believe the Buzz

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The start-up scene is on fire, flooded with apps and services that are attracting users and backing from venture capitalists....
When to Believe the Buzz

Here's How Best Buy Is Generating Buzz For The Apple Television (AAPL, BBY)

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Best Buy is asking web customers to take a survey about the Apple television, reports The Verge. The survey refers to it as an "Apple HDTV" and includes the tagline "Apple finally reinvents what the television can do." According to the survey, the television will run iOS, have support...
Here's How Best Buy Is Generating Buzz For The Apple Television (AAPL, BBY)

Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone

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Microsoft sets up "free time machines" in select cities with freebies such as free meals, grocery deliveries, dog walking services, and access to a personal shopper -- all in a bid to generate some buzz from the recently launched Lumia 900. [Read more]...
Microsoft gives away 'free time' to promote Windows Phone

Google Analytics Launches New “Social Reports” To Measure Social ROI

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Google Analytics has launched a new tool called Social Reports today, designed to help marketers measure the return on investment for social media activities. “Many social measurement tools focus on social listening by monitoring keywords and buzz. While they’re helpful in many cases, these... Please visit Marketing Land for the...
Google Analytics Launches New “Social Reports” To Measure Social ROI

No, Netflix Has NOT Formed A Pro-SOPA SuperPAC

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Okay, can we kill this story quickly? There's a ton of buzz going around claiming that Netflix has built up a Super PAC to promote a pro-SOPA agenda. As far as I can tell, this is simply not true. It started from a report in Politico, which mentioned (accurately) that...
No, Netflix Has NOT Formed A Pro-SOPA SuperPAC

Group sues FTC over Google's planned privacy update

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Electronic Privacy Information Center says the policy update violates of a 2011 privacy agreement between the agency and the company over its launch of Google Buzz....
Group sues FTC over Google's planned privacy update
Microsoft launches msnNOW, tracking trends using data from social media and search

Pew: Twitter, Facebook Aren't Moving As Much News As You Think

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We’ve heard that social media is a great source of traffic for news outlets so often that it’s close to textbook.  Yes, Facebook, Twitter and the rest are important, according the 2012 State of the News Media report by Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism—but not yet...
Pew: Twitter, Facebook Aren't Moving As Much News As You Think

RIM Gives Developers Peek at Smartphone

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Research In Motion opened its annual developers conference by giving away prototypes of its next line of smartphones, hoping to create much-needed buzz for the struggling BlackBerry maker....
RIM Gives Developers Peek at Smartphone
In the Race to Win Social Video, Is One App Gaming the System Too Much?

UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what’s being discussed online

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Speaking at the Financial Times’ Digital Media Conference today, David Abraham, CEO of UK broadcaster Channel 4, announced a brand new channel called 4Seven, which will be launching this year. As Tim Bradshaw from the Financial Times reports, it seems that its schedule will be determined entirely by the Internet...
UK broadcaster Channel 4 to launch a new catch-up channel based on what’s being discussed online

LIVE: Microsoft's Big Secret Event! (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)

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Microsoft is planning to announce something big. We don't know what it is, but as soon as it's officially announced, we'll be all over it. We are going to live blog everything that happens. Click here for the latest, or just refresh your browser. We'll also peel out all the...
LIVE: Microsoft's Big Secret Event! (MSFT, AAPL, GOOG)
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