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Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

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Last week I mentioned Mark Bernstein's essay on the surprisingly complex sequence of decisions, trade-offs, and design choices that went into creating even the most routine-seeming aspects of the electronic environment that surrounds us.Now reader David Glende, a software veteran in California, describes the way that Internet-era everything-is-a-commodity pricing pressures...
Is App-Era Pricing Making Software Better, or Worse?

8 billion photos later, Flickr finally gets a new look

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Following the launch of its new iPhone app, which had gone without an update for almost a year, Yahoo has continued its Flickr revamp by rolling out a revamped design for its Flickr.com website by introducing a new “simplified navigation bar” and an overhauled Explore page. Flickr says the new...
8 billion photos later, Flickr finally gets a new look

Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II

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Currently, Google Wallet is available on a plethora of smartphones, but is there really such a thing as too much coverage? Google surely doesn't seem to think so. Earlier today, the company added support for its mobile payment system to the GS4, HTC One (Sprint) and the Galaxy Note...
Google Wallet comes to Sprint HTC One, Galaxy Note II, GS4 and US Cellular Note II
Small tablets = big engagement: 20% more pageviews, more time on site for e-readers

Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

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From mobile phones to CCTV, not to mention social media and the internet, becoming digitally invisible takes some doingOh, the naivety ... On Tuesday night, I thought the first step to going off-grid, erasing my digital fingerprint, becoming undetectable to a government agency or anyone else, was to take the...
Erasing your digital footprint: burner phones, Bitcoins and metal wallets

Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

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The jailbreak for for iOS 6.1, going by the name Evasi0n, has arrived. Over 270,000 people have downloaded it today to jailbreak their iPhones and iPads to introduce a host of new capabilities to their devices. In fact, people have been so eager to get their mitts on Evasi0n that...
Here's Proof That People Want To Do More With Their iPhones Than Apple Will Allow (AAPL)

LG explains existence of LTE chip in Nexus 4

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LG has officially come forward with an explanation on why it included a 4G LTE chip in the Nexus 4. The official statement, which was originally offered to TechRadar, explains that the LTE chip is included in Google's new stock Android handset because the "powerful chipset is only available with...
LG explains existence of LTE chip in Nexus 4

Qualcomm shows off Snapdragon 800 voice activation and photo editing abilities (video)

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Qualcomm unveiled its new Snapdragon SoC flag bearer at CES, and here at MWC 2013 we got to see some of what the 800 series can do. Last week, the company revealed the chip's voice activation feature that allows users to wake the chip up using a voice command....
Qualcomm shows off Snapdragon 800 voice activation and photo editing abilities (video)

Apple Rumor Patrol: The Truth About The Long-Promised iPad Mini

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We've heard rumors of a smaller iPad for a couple of years now. Steve Jobs himself once dismissed the idea, but he was famous for carefully controlling PR, and even making distracting statements. Now it appears the 7-inch iPad is finally on its way--and soon. Battery One of the more...
Apple Rumor Patrol: The Truth About The Long-Promised iPad Mini

Tablet shipments to outpace laptops in 2013

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New tablet shipments will outnumber laptops for the first time in 2013, as touch display capabilities drive buying patterns rather than new operating systems like Windows 8 and Windows RT, research firm NPD DisplaySearch reported on Monday....
Tablet shipments to outpace laptops in 2013

New Cloud Foundry app validates cloud portability

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Cloud Foundry wants its Platform as a Service to be the basis for a wide array of such services going forward — a sort of super Paas foundation. And so far, it’s got some promising partners in that effort: AppFog, Uhuru, ActiveState, and Tier 3 Network all provide PaaS offerings based on...
New Cloud Foundry app validates cloud portability

Salesforce.com preps intranet app

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Salesforce.com plans to ship in the second half of the year a hosted application for companies to create intranets that are accessible via mobile devices and that offer enterprise social networking (ESN) capabilities to employees.Called Company Communities, the application uses Salesforce.com's Chatter ESN product and combines it with newly...
Salesforce.com preps intranet app

Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

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Moxie Software will now provide its full enterprise social networking (ESN) software for free because the company is convinced that standalone, general-purpose ESN capabilities are a commodity.The company will charge customers when and if they link its Collaboration Spaces product with other, third-party business applications and systems."This supports our...
Enterprise social software vendor Moxie goes freemium

Pocket releases "Save for Later" API for app developers

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Content-saving app Pocket announced today a new API, which aims to make it easier for developers to put Pocket’s “Save for Later” capabilities in their apps. The new API includes easy integration and access to features available in the Pocket native app including quick authentication, drop-in Objective-C SDK for iOS...
Pocket releases "Save for Later" API for app developers

YouTube expanding live streaming to all channels with over 1k subscribers

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YouTube has been allowing live streaming from a number of select partner channels over the last year for everything from sports events to hangouts with politicians and today it is finally expanding live streaming to others. A post on the YouTube Creator blog today announced that all channels with over...
YouTube expanding live streaming to all channels with over 1k subscribers
Live streaming service Twitch expands its reach with EA and Sony partnerships

AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight

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AOL just announced that it has acquired Buysight, a startup offering ad targeting and retargeting. The startup will become part of the Advertising.com group, which includes AOL’s various ad platforms, such as Advertising.com, ADTECH, The AOL On Network, goviral, and Pictela. (AOL also owns TechCrunch.) In the acquisition press release, the...
AOL's Advertising.com Group Acquires Retargeting Startup Buysight
Crashlytics Enterprise Is Now Free
Sony announces 6.9mm-thin Xperia Tablet Z with 10.1-inch screen and Android 4.1

Verizon CEO claims to have sold Steve Jobs on LTE for the iPhone

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Speaking at the NAB conference on Wednesday, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam claims he was the one who suggested adding 4G LTE capabilities to the iPhone some time after the iPhone 4 was released.    ...
Verizon CEO claims to have sold Steve Jobs on LTE for the iPhone

Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

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Kontagent, a company that provides enterprise-level mobile in-app analytics to companies that build and distribute mobile applications, today announced two new features to its platform that should allow companies to better segment their user base and track revenue per user over individual accounts. The new capabilities allow for the following: user groups can...
Kontagent gives mobile app makers the tools to track and increase the lifetime value of a user

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

Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet Commercial Focuses On Its Multiple Account Feature, And That's An Advantage

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Google has been on a bit of a roll with its commercials lately, especially for its gadgets. Today, the company unleashed its latest commercial for the Nexus 10, its iPad killer competitor. The video tells the story of a couple who has just found out that they’re having a baby...
Google's New Nexus 10 Tablet Commercial Focuses On Its Multiple Account Feature, And That's An Advantage

Lookout's Signal Flare Finds Your Lost Phone Even When It's Dying

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Today, Lookout, makers of the Lookout Mobile Security app for smartphones, released a new feature for iPhone users that will help locate a phone even when the battery is dead. Dubbed Signal Flare, the tool automatically records your phone’s location when your handset’s battery is low. Users will then be...
Lookout's Signal Flare Finds Your Lost Phone Even When It's Dying

FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband

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FreedomPop, the Niklas Zennstrom-backed mobile broadband company, is adding another $4.3 million to its coffers. The funding will come from its existing investors, but at a higher valuation than its Series A round, CEO Stephen Stokols said in an interview. Since last year, FreedomPop has been selling various add-on sleeves,...
FreedomPop Raises a Few More Million to Further Disrupt Mobile Broadband
Google set to announce the Nexus 10, Android 4.2 and more in NYC next week
Withings challenges Fitbit with Bluetooth Activity Tracker and Star Trek-inspired scale

RIM Rolls PlayBook 2.1 Update, Improves BlackBerry Bridge, Data Security, And Android App Support

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RIM is not done with the PlayBook. The company just announced a major update for its tablet. The software update will be available later today for the WiFi PlayBook and brings a host of significant improvements. With this update the tablet now sports SMS capabilities through BlackBerry Bridge, data encryption...
RIM Rolls PlayBook 2.1 Update, Improves BlackBerry Bridge, Data Security, And Android App Support

HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of OpenGL in the browser

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Epic Games has released a new version of its popular Epic Citadel tech demo that runs entirely using open HTML5 and JavaScript standards in order to show off the potential for plugin-free game development inside a Web browser. To convert the Unreal Engine 3 tech demo to standards-compliant HTML5,...
HTML5 Epic Citadel demo shows the power of OpenGL in the browser
AT&T first to announce LG Optimus G in the US
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