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LG claims 3m LTE smartphone sales, plans to double its international focus

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LG has claimed that it has sold more than 3 million LTE-compatible smartphones worldwide, and revealed plans to extend the sale of its LTE range to 10 new countries, taking the total to 20. The Korean manufacturer’s devices are currently available in 10 markets — with a particularly focus on...
LG claims 3m LTE smartphone sales, plans to double its international focus
VMware and EMC promise app building platform for Amazon, other clouds
Sources: Kaazing raises $15 million led by NEA to power real-time communication

Web security firm WhiteHat raises $31m to expand globally and focus on small business customers

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US-based Inernet security firm WhiteHat Security has raised a $31 million round of funding which will be used to grow its business overseas and increase its focus on small and medium-sized business customers. The new investment was led by JMI Equity and it takes the Santa Clara company, which was founded in 2001...
Web security firm WhiteHat raises $31m to expand globally and focus on small business customers

Head of European Operations? Never heard of her | Media Monkey

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Is it possible, even in this age of instant communication, to miss an important company announcement? If your employer were Facebook, one would imagine not. And yet you would be wrong, reports the Telegraph. Board member Reed Hastings was unaware that Joanna Shields had quit as head of European operations....
Head of European Operations? Never heard of her | Media Monkey

Mac and Windows work better together in latest Parallels desktop app

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The eighth major version of Parallels Desktop for Mac will be generally available on Sept. 4, with greater integrations between the Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. While Parallels’ virtualization software can run just about any modern operating system on the Mac, a company announcement today focuses on the...
Mac and Windows work better together in latest Parallels desktop app

Sharp is bringing full-HD LCD viewing to the masses with new 5-inch mobile displays

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Sharp is doing its part to bridge the gap between big screen technology and mobile devices after it revealed that it has begun producing 5-inch full-HD LCD panels that it says bring the pixel density of a full HD-LCD TV to smartphone screens. The 1,080 by 1,920 pixel panels generate...
Sharp is bringing full-HD LCD viewing to the masses with new 5-inch mobile displays

Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

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Coinstar, the company behind DVD-kiosk service Redbox, today announced it had acquired NCR for as much as $100 million. NCR, once the central rival to Redbox through its Blockbuster Express brand, operates thousands of kiosks which will now come under Redbox and Coinstar's control. The announcement comes on the...
Redbox To Acquire NCR, Blockbuster Express For Up To $100 Million, Boast "More Locations Than McDonald's And Starbucks Combined"

Japanese airline ANA introduces social media campaign to boost tourist numbers

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We’ve already seen the Japanese government turn to social media to help boost tourist numbers, and now All Nippon Airways (ANA) has followed suit by rolling out its own viral campaign. The airline has announced the launch of its Is Japan Cool? website which is aimed at sharing and exploring the...
Japanese airline ANA introduces social media campaign to boost tourist numbers

'Zaarly Anywhere' launched, partnering with LA Times, Ikea and more as Zaarly moves into B2C

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Zaarly, the service that allows users to find people to carry out tasks, has taken the next step of its evolution with the launch of its “Zaarly Anywhere” API. The launch sees partnerships with a range of publishers and B2C retailers, including the LA Times and Ikea’s Hackers Platform, that...
'Zaarly Anywhere' launched, partnering with LA Times, Ikea and more as Zaarly moves into B2C

Barnes & Noble adding in-app purchases to Nook in future

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Book retailer Barnes & Noble will be allowing Nook HD and Nook HD+ users to make in-app purchases in the future, according to a company announcement. Working with mobile payment provider Fortumo, developers of apps available through the Nook store will have the option of adding the one-click checkout payments...
Barnes & Noble adding in-app purchases to Nook in future

Rakuten to launch data-only LTE mobile service in Japan from October 1

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Rakuten is following in the footsteps of Amazon, chief-rival to its Kobo e-reader, after it partnered with local Internet provider eAccess to introduce a data-only LTE mobile service in Japan that will go live from October 1. Amazon leapt into the space in May when it unveiled plans its own data-only...
Rakuten to launch data-only LTE mobile service in Japan from October 1

International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich

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Samsung has been teasing Galaxy Note users with the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich for months now, but now it seems like the consumer electronics giant has finally come through for their phablet fans. Multiple reports from European Note owners confirm that the long-awaited software update is hitting devices, though...
International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich

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French Web/mobile games startup Adictiz lands $2.5m to expand and play the global market

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Casual gaming has developed into a billion dollar market and France-based mobile and social games startup Adictiz has closed a $2.5 million (€2 million) round of funding which it hopes will help it grab a share of the hugely lucrative global industry. The round, Adictiz’s first outside investment, is led...
French Web/mobile games startup Adictiz lands $2.5m to expand and play the global market

Amazon launches social gaming studio, kicks Zynga when it's down

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Signaling its intention to strike while the market’s key competitor is down, Amazon on Monday announced the launch of Amazon Game Studios. It also unveiled the unit’s first game, the literary-themed Living Classics, which debuted on Facebook Monday.  “Amazon Game Studios is exactly what it sounds like: a new team at...
Amazon launches social gaming studio, kicks Zynga when it's down

Zuckerberg eyes Android takeover with 'best version of Facebook there is'

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Facebook boss announces software system - Facebook Home - designed to push updates directly to users' home screensFacebook launched a supercharged mobile version of its social network on Thursday, in a risky bid to take over of a new generation of smartphones.At a much-hyped product launch in California, chief executive...
Zuckerberg eyes Android takeover with 'best version of Facebook there is'
The curious case of BlackBerry subscriber growth

Japan's DeNA to invest $92.4 million for 20% stake in game developer Cygames

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Fresh from announcing record quarterly revenues of $627 million yesterday, Japanese mobile social gaming giant DeNA has agreed to a deal to pay $92.4 million (7.4 billion yen) to grab a 20 percent stake in Cygames, one of the leading publishers on its Mobage games network. DeNA is forming a capital...
Japan's DeNA to invest $92.4 million for 20% stake in game developer Cygames
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