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'Clone by phone' makes for faster vaccine preparation

Sonic Jump, Sonic's first mobile-only game, hits the App Store

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Sonic Jump is a new mobile game from Sega. It’s available now for $1.99 on iOS devices, with an Android version set to follow in November. Sonic Jump is the first Sonic the Hedgehog game that has been specifically designed for mobile devices rather than being a port of a console...
Sonic Jump, Sonic's first mobile-only game, hits the App Store

Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

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App.net has so far raised nearly $800,000 in membership fees with the promise that it will be a non-commercial, user and developer-friendly version of Twitter. It's off to a good start, with early adopters enthusiastically kicking the tires of App.net's alpha service and (perhaps more importantly) its API. But there...
Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

Nuance overhauls Swype for Android with word prediction, letter tracing, and Dragon voice-recognition [Video]

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Nuance just released a significant update to its Swype keyboard software that it acquired last year. The entire UI is revamped. Users can still quick-swipe for input, but the keyboard now offers multimodal support with the option to press keys and initiate Nuance’s “Next Word Prediction” technology. Swype’s built-in dictionary...
Nuance overhauls Swype for Android with word prediction, letter tracing, and Dragon voice-recognition [Video]

Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale Of Redemption - review

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iPhone, iPad; Vlambeer; £1.99Reading this on mobile? Click here to viewDespite being almost destroyed during its development, with a clone by a rival developer released months earlier, Ridiculous Fishing is a work of perfection. It's divided into three phases. First, you cast your hook into the sea, letting it drift...
Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale Of Redemption - review
6waves, Spry Fox settle Triple Town cloning suit
When Is It More Than Inspiration? Burner CEO Calls Out Hushed As An "Obvious Clone"

Introducing the Antidote to YCombinator: NCombinator

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As any of the dozens of companies who get turned away by the incubator every year can attest, the “Y” in YCombinator doesn’t stand for “Yes.” Jacques Crocker and his team decided to have some fun with that by taking the best parts of Y Combinator – the community,...
Introducing the Antidote to YCombinator: NCombinator

Trying https://rabr.in - A total Twitter clone plus some handy features.

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Trying https://rabr.in - A total Twitter clone plus some handy features.

Test Run: Facebook's Poke App Is a Head-Scratcher

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Facebook's Poke app, which came out last week, is a clone of Snapchat, an app popular among teenagers who use it for "sexting." It's a bit of a head-scratcher for adults who are more inclined to uploading photos of pets, babies and food....
Test Run: Facebook's Poke App Is a Head-Scratcher

Games for the weekend: Gravity Guy 2

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Games for the Weekend is a weekly feature aimed at helping you avoid doing something constructive with your downtime. Each Friday we’ll be recommending a game for Mac, iPhone or iPad that we think is awesome. Here is one cool enough to keep you busy during this weekend. Gravity Guy...
Games for the weekend: Gravity Guy 2

Clone king Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international head following record high advertising violations

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Groupon’s business stateside has been embroiled in an accounting scandal that cut the stock price in half. But its international operations are responsible for two thirds of the company’s revenue. Yesterday the company announced that Marc Samwer, who along with his brothers notoriously creates clones of successful American startups, was...
Clone king Marc Samwer out as Groupon’s international head following record high advertising violations

The Samwer brothers’ Square clone is called EvoPay, and businesses can already sign up

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Rocket Internet, the controversial German startup incubator (lovingly called ‘cloning factory’ by some) that was started by the infamous Samwer brothers, is indeed working on the launch of a credit card reader for tablets and smartphones that will inevitably end up looking suspiciously similar to Square. But contrary to...
The Samwer brothers’ Square clone is called EvoPay, and businesses can already sign up

The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential

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Another day, another massive wad of cash flying Rocket Internet’s way. This time it’s JP Morgan again, putting somewhere between $40m-$80m into the Samwer Brothers’ Lamoda fashion site. Lamoda is of course a Russian version of Rocket’s Zalando, which is in turn a clone of Zappos. JP Morgan has already...
The ethics of cloning: Why 'original' isn't always essential

Two years after acquisition, CityDeal co-founders leave Groupon

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A little over two years after Germany’s CityDeal was acquired by social buying site Groupon in a push into Europe, its co-founders Daniel P. Glasner and Philipp Magin are leaving the company, reports Deutsche Startups (in German). If you’re interested, this is probably why they’re leaving now. The news comes...
Two years after acquisition, CityDeal co-founders leave Groupon

Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

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Last week, Chinese site sjbbs.zol.com.cn posted several photos (via The Times of India) of what was alleged to be the iPhone 5S in production. Despite the fact that the device is clearly an iPhone 5 clone, the photos have been widely circulating today. The photos show a device with an...
Photos of iPhone 5 Clone Circulating as Alleged 'iPhone 5S'

Here's a blatant Snapchat clone that looks a lot better than Snapchat

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Clipchat. When it comes to bandwagon on-jumping and shameless clonery, it can hardly get more blatant than that. But the creators of Clipchat – which, you guessed it, is a hell of a lot like Snapchat – don’t seem to mind. They think they have a better product and that there’s...
Here's a blatant Snapchat clone that looks a lot better than Snapchat

Droid X360 goes for the KIRF prize, antagonizes Microsoft, Motorola and Sony at the same time (video)

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Can we establish a KIRF award for Most Likely to Invite Multiple Lawsuits? If so, Long Xun Software would have to claim the statuette for its Droid X360, at least if it dared set foot in the US. This prime example of keepin' it real fake is even more...
Droid X360 goes for the KIRF prize, antagonizes Microsoft, Motorola and Sony at the same time (video)

Zalando, The Samwer Zappos Clone, Closes Another Round, Adds JP Morgan, Quadrant Capital As Backers

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Zalando, the shoe and fashion e-commerce site originally started as a clone of Zappos by the Samwer brothers, is gearing up for another phase of growth. The company today announced that it has closed another round of funding, adding J.P. Morgan Asset Management and Quadrant Capital Advisors as its newest...
Zalando, The Samwer Zappos Clone, Closes Another Round, Adds JP Morgan, Quadrant Capital As Backers
Groupon shareholder Kinnevik heads for the door

With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

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RSS reader Feedly has revealed usage statistics about its growth over the past six month and where it will go in the future. With one month until Google Reader is set to shut down, Feedly has gained more traction. It tells us that it’s seeing a 4 percent week-over-week growth...
With 70% of new signups becoming active users, Feedly details its coming feature roadmap

Gameloft releases first trailer for upcoming Modern Combat 5 title [Video]

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With each instalment of the popular FPS Modern Combat series on iOS and Android, Gameloft seems to be getting a little closer to matching the quality of gameplay we expect from the top of the line console games in the genre such as Call of Duty.  While it’s no...
Gameloft releases first trailer for upcoming Modern Combat 5 title [Video]

Thing's inspiration is pretty 'Clear'

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Minimalist task manager app Clear (which we reviewed here) has proven to be quite popular despite its premium price point, so it’s unsurprising to see some app developers attempting to piggyback off that success with their own products that superficially resemble Realmac’s title. Thing, a recent release in the Productivity...
Thing's inspiration is pretty 'Clear'

Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months

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Just months after the Samwer brothers courted controversy by cloning design sales site Fab.com, they are about to close their copycat site, Bamarang, down. German media has reported that the site, which was launched by the brothers’ Rocket Internet incubator and operated across a number of European countries, will be...
Samwers kill their Fab clone after just six months
Hacker arrested in France for stealing about 500,000 euros using malware apps

Daily iPhone App: Blot

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There's a lot of buzz around cloning apps lately. Zynga recently received some flak for making a clone of Tiny Tower, and there's a big lawsuit around Triple Town and its clone Yeti Town. I would argue that there's a right way and a wrong way to clone an...
Daily iPhone App: Blot
Apple looks to stop Big Brother ‘dataveillance’ with new tech

RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

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There are quite a few Pinterest clones out there, and to be quite honest with you, there’s nothing wrong with a clone if it adds value in a fundamentally different way than the service it’s cloning. This is why I’m totally amped to tell you about RankBoards. Yes, I know,...
RankBoards, A Pinterest For Opinions, Brings Ranking Into The Imagery Equation

OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m

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Russian Internet commerce powerhouse The OZON Group this morning announced its financial results for 2011, and they’re promising. The company, which operates Amazon.com-like ecommerce site OZON.ru as well as online shoe store Sapato, delivery service O’Courier and digital travel agency OZON.travel, reached a $302.5 million turnover last year. In this...
OZON, the ‘Amazon of Russia’, grew revenues 84% last year to over $300m
Writers of Disney Sitcom Fail to Understand Open Source
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