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Parcelio wants to turn your Facebook friends into your personal mail carriers

pandodaily.com
This is a balikbayan or “repatriate box,” a container of goodies that a Filipino living oversees sends to relatives living in the Philippines. When I was younger, my parents shipped them to family in the Philippines, and they were essentially America in a box – toys, designer clothing, anything that would...
Parcelio wants to turn your Facebook friends into your personal mail carriers
T-Mobile says LTE is coming 'this month,' updates Galaxy Note II to take advantage

Angry Birds topped 30m downloads in Christmas week

www.guardian.co.uk
And 8m downloads on Christmas Day alone for Rovio's collection of mobile gamesFinnish firm Rovio has revealed that its Angry Birds games were downloaded 8m times on Christmas Day, and 30m times in the week of 22-29 December.The company benefited from its Angry Birds Star Wars and Bad Piggies games...
Angry Birds topped 30m downloads in Christmas week

Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

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Those who draw some self-esteem from being the first of their friends to get new Apple gadgets are going to have to find a new source of identity for a while. Why? Because unless Apple pulls a rabbit out of a hat next winter in the form of a...
Sorry, Apple Fans, No More New Product Launches For Longer Than Anyone Can Even Imagine...*

Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

techcrunch.com
Remember that one time you downloaded iOS 6? You were so excited about features like Panorama and… well, Maps. There was nothing else to be all that excited about, at least from a Christmas-morning, I-can’t-wait-to-play point of view. And then, you opened up Apple Maps to find that your...
Google Maps App Hacked Onto iPhone 3GS Running iOS 6

stevekovach: Nokia reviewed its own Lumia phone. I don't  think...

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stevekovach: Nokia reviewed its own Lumia phone. I don't  think people are impressed. My favorite part was: "Like a kid on Christmas morning..."...
stevekovach: Nokia reviewed its own Lumia phone. I don't  think...

Gracenote co-founder on 'iPod day' and better music through data

gigaom.com
It was April 2000 when the team at Gracenote got a call from Apple that would change its business forever. Apple wouldn’t give Gracenote any specifics, but it did offer up some prescient advice: “You need to buy more servers.” A few years into Steve Jobs’s second stint as Apple’s...
Gracenote co-founder on 'iPod day' and better music through data
Give the gift of good design

Dennis Crowley of Foursquare: “I’ve never worked on a product as well received as 5.0″

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Following the launch of a completely new Foursquare app on iOS and Android, CEO Dennis Crowley must feel like a major burden has been lifted off his shoulders. After months of honing in on the major redesign, Crowley said waking up the next day “was like Christmas morning.” The 5.0 launch wasn’t without its critics, however,...
Dennis Crowley of Foursquare: “I’ve never worked on a product as well received as 5.0″

One month to the iPhone: how it will go down

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Apple Computer (AAPL) is more determined than any other company in Silicon Valley to use secrecy to its advantage - and the result is that product announcements from its CEO awaken a glee in the tech press that can be compared only to a kid under the tree on Christmas...
One month to the iPhone: how it will go down

Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

www.engadget.com
Apple was supposedly waiting for a deal with Sony before it could launch its rumored internet radio service. Well, that may have just happened: AllThingsD claims that Apple has reached an agreement, which gives it the all clear for an announcement at WWDC. Developing... Filed under: Cellphones, Tablets, Internet,...
Apple reportedly lands radio service deal with Sony ahead of WWDC

Dropbox's Drew Houston on what to do right after you get funding

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Drew Houston was feeling good. He’d just raised money from Sequoia for his file syncing company Dropbox. But soon afterward he realized he had a company to build. So what do you do after you finally raise that elusive first round of funding? During PandoMonthly in San Franscico, Houston...
Dropbox's Drew Houston on what to do right after you get funding
GameStop refurb Nintendo 3DS came with porn, ruining one father's Christmas morning

Familiar keeps growing, tops 47M photos displayed in Nov.

www.geekwire.com
Photo sharing may be one of the most hyped parts of the consumer Internet world, tracing back to Facebook’s big buy of Instagram. But even so, people still love shooting and sharing photos from all sorts of gadgets. And that trend is playing right into the hands of Familiar, a...
Familiar keeps growing, tops 47M photos displayed in Nov.

Christmas Eve AWS outage stings Netflix but not Amazon Prime

gigaom.com
Oh to be a fly on the wall for the conversations that must be going on between Netflix and Amazon engineers this holiday season. If you’re not a Netflix subscriber, you may not yet know that issues at Amazon’s US-East data center facility took down Netflix’ streaming service on Christmas...
Christmas Eve AWS outage stings Netflix but not Amazon Prime

Netflix outage mars Christmas Eve

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The company's video streaming service went down for an unknown number of people across the U.S. yesterday. The outage apparently has continued into Christmas morning. [Read more]...
Netflix outage mars Christmas Eve

Samsung escalates war on iPhone 5 as launch looms

www.washingtonpost.com
Samsung released a new ad Wednesday that takes direct aim at the Christmas-morning atmosphere that's started at Apple stores across the world. The ad is taking off on the Web, and has 3 million views on YouTube. Read full article >>...
Samsung escalates war on iPhone 5 as launch looms

How To Get Groupon To Waive Its Silly 14-Day Return Policy

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This Christmas, I bought about half my presents on Groupon. At the time, I figured it was a great way to stay on budget, and it was easier to ship presents home than worry about packing them.  I forgot just one thing: Groupon's ridiculous return policy.  It hit me when...
How To Get Groupon To Waive Its Silly 14-Day Return Policy

Nintendo's Long Lines Extend From the Store to Software Downloads in the Home

allthingsd.com
Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U’s software patch that is necessary to access most of the game console’s online features will take more than a hour for customers to download. Additionally, the company said it is planning on restocking store shelves by Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, in time for...
Nintendo's Long Lines Extend From the Store to Software Downloads in the Home

Yodel customers vent frustrations online

www.guardian.co.uk
Delivery firm used by Amazon and Boots facing a barrage of criticism amid claims of parcels going missing and undeliveredChristmas shoppers are claiming that the presents they have ordered are going missing because delivery giant Yodel, used by retailers such as Amazon, Boots and Tesco Direct, is losing parcels or...
Yodel customers vent frustrations online
New Apple TV gets the teardown treatment, finds increased RAM

Merry Christmas to me: I just got to inbox zero!

www.geekwire.com
I just gave myself a wonderful Christmas gift, one that I never thought I’d ever achieve. As of 9:00 a.m. today, I officially got my GeekWire email account — john@geekwire.com — down to zero email messages. That’s no small achievement given the daily barrage of email that hits technology journalists like...
Merry Christmas to me: I just got to inbox zero!
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