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Klout buys community app Blockboard, confirms intent to score offline influence

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Money can’t buy you friends, but in the case of influence tracking startup Klout, money can buy you neighbors — and possibly even an understanding of the social dynamic linking people in communities. Klout, a San Francisco-based company that attempts to quantify a social media user’s reach, has used a...
Klout buys community app Blockboard, confirms intent to score offline influence

Visa axes Global Payments support after hackers access up to 1.5 million card numbers

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Credit card giant Visa has dropped support for Global Payments pending verification of the security of its system following a high profile data hack, which the payment processing firm estimates saw up to 1.5 million card numbers stolen. While Visa has removed support for Global Payments, the business partnership is likely...
Visa axes Global Payments support after hackers access up to 1.5 million card numbers

Infographics: Pandora’s Size Issues

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Pandora's catalog of 1 million songs is dwarfed by Spotify Radio's 16 million songs. Graphic: Ryan Tate. Data: Companies. The online jukebox Spotify announced Tuesday it will offer customized internet radio stations, putting the upstart into competition with longtime netcaster Pandora. Spotify might lack Pandora’s deep experience in online...
Infographics: Pandora’s Size Issues
Hackers crack Google Wallet security on rooted Galaxy Nexus [video]

Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

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Yahoo has confirmed that it has disabled the Google Chrome extension from its new Axis browser, after security concerns were raised by a developer who managed to forge the extension. A company spokesperson provided The Next Web with the following statement that confirms the temporary shutdown: Yahoo! takes online security...
Yahoo disables Axis Chrome extension after developer exposes security vulnerability

German TV maker Loewe repeats: We’ve had no contact with Apple

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Originally linked with a $113 million takeover by Apple, German TV maker Loewe has again distanced itself from reports after Rainer Hecker, chairman of the board, yesterday told shareholders at the company’s annual general meeting that there had been ‘no contact’ between the two companies. German newspaper Handelsblatt reports that Loewe’s management have...
German TV maker Loewe repeats: We’ve had no contact with Apple

Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

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Canon has announced that it'll ditch human production line employees and rely entirely on robots to build its cameras. Several Japanese companies have felt the pinch thanks to the soaring value of the yen and have acted quickly to move production overseas, but Canon has resisted doing the same....
Canon ditching humans, cameras hand-made by robots by 2015

Zynga's First Super Bowl Commercial … Kind Of

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Zynga’s popular puzzle game Words With Friends was featured in Best Buy’s Super Bowl commercial yesterday, calling attention to the games’ founders as some of the “greatest mobile innovators.” The game, which is a take on Scrabble, has been working its way into the cultural fabric, as Zynga is happy...
Zynga's First Super Bowl Commercial … Kind Of

Nokia Exits Mobile Payments Business With Shuttering Of Nokia Money

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Nokia is announcing today it plans to shut down its mobile payments service known as Nokia Money in India, as a part of a shift in strategy that will allow the company to more narrowly focus on its handset business and related location-based services offerings. According to a company spokesperson,...
Nokia Exits Mobile Payments Business With Shuttering Of Nokia Money

Viddy adds 5.5M users in 11 days, signs on celebrity investors and partners

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Fresh after receiving a vote of confidence from Silicon Valley venture firms and rocketing to fame through Facebook, social video application Viddy is getting the red-carpet treatment from Hollywood. Singers Shakira and Jay-Z and actor Will Smith join other high-profile entertainment and technology types as investors and partners in...
Viddy adds 5.5M users in 11 days, signs on celebrity investors and partners

Palestinian tech startups offer hope to struggling economy

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A growing number of businesses are building a reputation for cheap tech expertise, but the occupation brings problemsIn the moribund economy of the West Bank, there are few growth industries. Jobs are scarce, industry, agriculture and tourism are all in decline, and bureaucracy is the biggest employer.So it comes as...
Palestinian tech startups offer hope to struggling economy

What the heck is an interest graph? Pearltrees raises $6.6M to show us

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Social curation startup Pearltrees has just sealed a deal for €5 million (around $6.6 million), all in the name of creating a better interest graph. Much is being made in current social media circles of the “interest graph” concept, which is more about what you know than who you know,...
What the heck is an interest graph? Pearltrees raises $6.6M to show us

Streamed music has short long tail, more Rihanna than Rita

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In the move from music ownership to music access, how might popularity evolve? Anyone expecting to see a radical change in listening habits may be disappointed. The first ever weekly top 100 chart of streamed plays, released by the UK’s Official Charts Company on Monday, is broadly similar to the chart of...
Streamed music has short long tail, more Rihanna than Rita

Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing

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Korea Times is a publication that isn't shy of the odd bold statement and today it's claiming that HP's South Korean offices were raided on suspicion of price-fixing deals made with IBM and Oracle. The country's Fair Trade Commission seized documents, computer records and questioned employees over alleged price-rigging...
Report: HP's South Korean offices raided over alleged price fixing
Twitter investigating giant password leak, suggests it may be much ado about nothing
Microsoft admits to 'technical error' with browser choice screen, offers to extend compliance period

Boxee may launch a DVR subscription service

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Boxee is considering the launch of a DVR subscription service for users of its new Live TV tuner, according to a user survey the startup sent out over the weekend. A Boxee-powered DVR subscription service could cost anywhere from $5 to $15 per month if the company follows through with...
Boxee may launch a DVR subscription service
Spotify removes Facebook account signup requirement in Germany
Tumblr updates Android app with a radical new look

Bitly Kinda Says It’s Not Raising $20M, But Also Hints That It Is

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Is link shortener Bitly raising $20 million in new funding? The Verge says it is. In response to my email, a company spokesperson denied The Verge’s story, but in vague enough terms that it could probably turn around and announce a new round in the next few weeks or months....
Bitly Kinda Says It’s Not Raising $20M, But Also Hints That It Is

Condé Nast Buys Recipe Startup ZipList

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Publisher Condé Nast has acquired ZipList, an online service that allows users to save recipes and turn them into ingredient shopping lists. AllThingsD’s Peter Kafka is reporting that the acquisition price was $14 million, including earnouts for some employees. I’ve asked a company spokesperson to confirm the amount, but I...
Condé Nast Buys Recipe Startup ZipList

Sprint Galaxy S III won't hit stores tomorrow due to 'overwhelming demand,' pre-orderers not affected

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Eager to get your hands on a Samsung Galaxy S III with the little Sprint logo on the back? The Now Network is being ever the tease, confirming to us through an official company spokesperson that overwhelming demand has prevented sufficient inventory from reaching store shelves. This doesn't count...
Sprint Galaxy S III won't hit stores tomorrow due to 'overwhelming demand,' pre-orderers not affected

Apple says new iPad demand is ‘off the charts’ as pre-orders sell out

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Apple confirmed this past weekend that pre-order inventory of its new iPad tablet has been depleted. ”Customer response to the new iPad has been off the charts and the quantity available for pre-order has been purchased,” a company spokesperson told USA Today in a statement. “Customers can continue to order...
Apple says new iPad demand is ‘off the charts’ as pre-orders sell out
Verizon temporarily killing data-monitoring widget in advance of 'Share Everything' plans
HP’s Printer Boss Out As Ink Machines Merge With PCs

Kickstarter sends some love to Europe, will support UK projects beginning this fall

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Kickstarter's US-based micro funding site has seen measurable success on this side of the Atlantic, and it looks like the company is planning to capitalize on that momentum, bringing its service to the United Kingdom later this year. A company spokesperson was unable to comment on the move beyond...
Kickstarter sends some love to Europe, will support UK projects beginning this fall
Microsoft working to fix Skype bug that sends private messages to the wrong contacts

Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman

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Atlassian, the maker of popular software project management tools JIRA and Confluence, has doubled the size of its board of directors, adding three new members, including a new chairman. Previously, the board consisted of co-founders and co-CEOs Scott Farquhar and Mike Cannon-Brookes, as well as Rich Wong from Accel Partners....
Atlassian Expands Its Board, Appoints Former SuccessFactors Chair Doug Burgum As Chairman

Exclusive: PayPal's VP of Product Sam Shrauger Resigns (Memo)

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A PayPal spokesperson has confirmed to All Things D that Sam Shrauger, the VP of global product and experience, is leaving the company. “After eight years at PayPal, Sam has decided to leave the company. We wish him all the best,” said Anuj Nayer, a company spokesperson. Shrauger’s last day...
Exclusive: PayPal's VP of Product Sam Shrauger Resigns (Memo)

Nokia Halves Price of Lumia 900 "Hero Phone"

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The Lumia 900, Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone handset and AT&T’s “hero phone,” has had its U.S. price slashed by half, just three months after its release. As of Sunday the Lumia 900 can be purchased for just $49.99 with a two-year contract through AT&T. That’s an aggressive price cut for...
Nokia Halves Price of Lumia 900 "Hero Phone"
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