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Researchers Report Genetic Advance

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In a major step toward an era of personalized medicine, researchers reported Wednesday that they have sequenced the complete DNA material of more than 1,000 people from 14 population groups in Europe, Africa, East Asia and the Americas. The report from the $120 million 1000 Genomes Project project involved 700...
Researchers Report Genetic Advance
StatCounter: Chrome now the world’s most popular browser, beating out Internet Explorer

Opera opens Singapore office to extend its reach in Asia-Pacific and focus on advertising

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Norwegian browser software company Opera has opened a regional head office in Singapore today as it seeks to extend its reach in the Asia-Pacific region with a focus on developing its advertising business. Opera already has a presence in Asia — with offices in China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan — but the...
Opera opens Singapore office to extend its reach in Asia-Pacific and focus on advertising
Evernote Partners With South Korean Messaging Giant KakaoTalk

Common Singing & Fighting Insects of China & Japan http://bit.ly/9B3gYn

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Common Singing & Fighting Insects of China & Japan http://bit.ly/9B3gYn

Who still uses typewriters? Prisons, police stations and baby-boomers, it seems.

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In case you missed it, this week heralded the end of an era in the UK, as the last ever typewriter rolled off the production line at Brother’s factory in North Wales. But what perhaps surprised most people was that typewriters were actually still being produced up until this week....
Who still uses typewriters? Prisons, police stations and baby-boomers, it seems.
Ecosystem 101: The Six Necessary Categories To Build The Next Silicon Valley

Carriers in China, Japan, Korea agree on NFC 'roaming'

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The largest mobile operators in China, Japan, and Korea have agreed on common standards for touch-card technology, clearing the way for travellers across East Asia to user their phones for travel and payments....
Carriers in China, Japan, Korea agree on NFC 'roaming'

PlayUp, the $50m-funded social network for sports fans, arrives on Android

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You might not think that the world needs another social network, but the good people behind Australian-based startup PlayUp disagree. Launched globally last October, the premise behind PlayUp is pretty simple – you choose a sporting encounter that you’re watching, and you set-up a virtual, private hangout to discuss all...
PlayUp, the $50m-funded social network for sports fans, arrives on Android

Berlin's Txtr introduces €9.90 e-reader subsidized by mobile carriers

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In an effort to turn mobile phone users into ebook readers, Berlin-based Txtr announced a tiny, cheap e-reader, the Txtr Beagle, at the Frankfurt Book Fair Tuesday. While the Beagle is very light — five inches and 128 grams with two AAA batteries — its main selling point is its...
Berlin's Txtr introduces €9.90 e-reader subsidized by mobile carriers
Amazing Alex is the No. 1 paid app in over 50 countries, but can't crack the top grossing charts
Distimo: app translation can pay off, especially in Asia

Apple's Largest Retail Store Yet Coming to Dalian, China?

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Apple appears to be working on plans to open its largest retail store yet, advertising a forthcoming store in the main Century City shopping district of Dalian, China. M.I.C. gadget posts a photo showing promotional signage in a shopping center there calling the forthcoming store the "world's biggest". Signage in...
Apple's Largest Retail Store Yet Coming to Dalian, China?

Why Internet/GDP Ratios Make No Sense

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On Monday, the Economist reprinted a chart from a BCG report, which purported to show the contribution of “the internet” to the total GDP of various different countries. Britain comes out on top, with an internet-to-GDP ratio of 8.3%; it’s followed by Korea, China, Japan, USA, India, and Australia. After the UK, the...
Why Internet/GDP Ratios Make No Sense

The Life Of A Facebook Millionaire Is Exactly As Glamorous As You Imagine

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Earlier today we posted an extensive Q&A with Facebook's seventh employee, Kevin Colleran.  Having joined the company as its first ad salesman so early, Colleran is one of these Facebook millionaires you keep hearing about it. Colleran quit his job at Facebook last summer and, having decided he "wanted...
The Life Of A Facebook Millionaire Is Exactly As Glamorous As You Imagine
Killing sickness: is DRACO a doomsday device for viruses?

Leading Indonesian E-Commerce Platform Raises Stage A Funding From GREE Ventures

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GREE Ventures, the venture capital arm of social gaming company GREE, has made an undisclosed series A investment in leading Indonesian e-commerce fashion platform Berrybenka.com. The funds will be used to grow Berrybenka.com’s business in Indonesia, by expanding its product selection, scaling marketing and expanding logistics. Berrybenka.com also announced that...
Leading Indonesian E-Commerce Platform Raises Stage A Funding From GREE Ventures

Cisco Sales, Profits Top Expectations

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Cisco Systems results just posted a few minutes ago, and the highlight is that both sales and profits on a per-share basis are slightly better than expectations. Cisco reported a 48-cent per share profit, up 12 percent from this time last year, on sales of $11.9 billion, which were up...
Cisco Sales, Profits Top Expectations

Do Network Effects Span Geographies

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Three years ago most western european countries had a local social network that was the most popular social net in the country. Today Facebook is dominant in most of western europe and those local social nets have been bypassed.It would seem that Facebook leveraged the size of its network (approaching...
Do Network Effects Span Geographies

U.S. regains supercomputing crown, bests China, Japan

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The U.S., once again, is home to the world's most powerful supercomputer after being knocked off the list by China two years ago and Japan last year....
U.S. regains supercomputing crown, bests China, Japan

Localization alone isn't enough for overseas game studios succeed in China, says App Annie chief

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There’s been a lot of talk about internationalization among mobile game studios this year at the Global Mobile International Conference. I’ve sat in on enough talks to notice the consensus: localization – adding location-specific monetization features, and country-specific content – is being heralded as the answer to successful internationalization. There are...
Localization alone isn't enough for overseas game studios succeed in China, says App Annie chief

Samsung acquires Swedish fabless Wi-Fi chipset maker Nanoradio

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Samsung Electronics this morning announced its acquisition of Nanoradio, a Kista, Sweden-based developer of low-power Wireless LAN chipsets for wireless access in mobile phones, tablets, portable media players, gaming devices and more. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed, but the reasoning behind it is obvious given Samsung’s mobile...
Samsung acquires Swedish fabless Wi-Fi chipset maker Nanoradio

App Annie: Google Play revenue doubles quarter-over-quarter, revenue growth led by Japan and South Korea

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Both of the top app stores — Apple App Store and Google Play — showed high growth in app revenue from Q3 2012 to Q4 2012, App Annie reports. Google Play, in particular, doubled app revenue from Q3 to Q4 along with a higher growth rate than the Apple App...
App Annie: Google Play revenue doubles quarter-over-quarter, revenue growth led by Japan and South Korea

Google explains how celebs and politics are driving Google+ growth in Asia

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Google+ is now up to 90 million users worldwide and while the spotlight shines on its battle with Facebook and Twitter, and the ongoing enhancements it makes to its platform, Google says that the social network is making strong progress in Asia. Asia is a regional that is largely dominated by...
Google explains how celebs and politics are driving Google+ growth in Asia

GREE Ventures invests in fashion startup Berrybenka, its second e-commerce deal in Indonesia

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GREE Ventures, the VC arm of Japanese gaming giant GREE, has made its second investment in an Indonesian e-commerce startup through an undisclosed Series A round in fashion-focused Berrybenka. The size of the stake it has bought has not been revealed either. Last year saw GREE Ventures make its first investment...
GREE Ventures invests in fashion startup Berrybenka, its second e-commerce deal in Indonesia

Mapfia launches in the UK and five other regions to let you share locations with friends during phone calls

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Mapfia launched its location-based calling app to a swell of fanfare back in June, though initially the apps were restricted to North American smartphone users. Today, however, it rolls out in the UK, India, Brazil, China, Japan and Taiwan, taking its total region count to eight – including the US...
Mapfia launches in the UK and five other regions to let you share locations with friends during phone calls

Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013

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Apple continues to show growth in China, reporting $6.8 billion in revenue in Q1 2013, a 66 percent growth year-over-year and 26 percent growth quarter-over-quarter. “It’s clear that China is our second largest region from data that we’ve given you, and it’s clear that there’s potential there,” CEO Tim Cook...
Apple profits in Greater China jump 66% year-over-year to $6.8B, 26% quarter-over-quarter in Q1 2013

NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind

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In an effort to recreate the fusion reaction that occurs in start formation, the National Ignition Facility in Livermore, CA has been building up to some extremely powerful laser shots. Back in March, researchers fired off 411 terawatts, and we know that kind of power doesn't come cheap. NIF's...
NIF sets record with 500 TW laser shot, lab-based nuclear fusion not far behind

Fotopedia Launches Its New Ad Model For iPad, Partners With Flipboard, Jetsetter & National Geographic

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Fotopedia, the company best known for it’s travel-focused iOS photo apps, launched its new ad model for the iPad today that will allow advertisers to buy highly targeted ads to its over 12 million users in more than 120 countries. The company, which recently updated many of its apps for...
Fotopedia Launches Its New Ad Model For iPad, Partners With Flipboard, Jetsetter & National Geographic
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