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Android now powers 75% of all smartphones sold. Are we heading towards a Google monopoly?

GNM taps Rightster to launch Guardian Select Video, a syndication portal to monetize digital video

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Guardian News & Media (GNM), the publisher behind Guardian.co.uk, Guardiannews.com and the Guardian and Observer newspapers, has now announced the launch of Guardian Select Video, in partnership with Rightster. The new partnership will herald the launch of a private video syndication portal that’s geared towards distributing and monetizing its digital...
GNM taps Rightster to launch Guardian Select Video, a syndication portal to monetize digital video
Breezi is a drag and drop website builder for obsessive designers
Google allegedly working on Wallet 2.0, but Sprint wants its own mobile payment system

The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

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I do everything I can to not dwell too much on the 1980s and early 1990s, but sometimes I just don’t have any other choice. I think it’s a generalized problem you experience as you get older: try as you might, you can’t completely abandon your formative years, full of...
The inescapable ’80s: 8-bit, SimCity, and Wing Commander all make a comeback

Kitchen faucet thinks different

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The Tyent UCE-9000 Turbo Under-Counter Extreme Water Ionizer offers complete control over what comes out of the tap. Running water may never be the same. [Read more]...
Kitchen faucet thinks different

Mobile Security Takes a Front Row Seat at MWC

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Not too long ago, nobody really worried too much about mobile security. The worst thing that could really happen to your data on your phone, most people thought, was that you would lose the physical device and somebody could make calls or browse your address book. Today, however, with the...
Mobile Security Takes a Front Row Seat at MWC

Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends

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As a former dog owner, I know how challenging it can be to find the best care for your four-legged-friend when going on vacation or taking a trip. While boarding dogs at kennels is an option, I always prefer to have a dog sitter at an actual home (or at...
Dogbnb: DogVacay Wants To Help You Find A Boarding Alternative For Your Four-Legged Friends
The perverted world of webcam hackers

The amazing LIFX hits Kickstarter to completely reimagine the lightbulb

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Lightbulbs may have been around for more than 125 years, but in that time they haven’t changed all that much. Filaments have become more reliable and energy-saving products have started to rise in popularity over their more wasteful counterparts, and LED lighting is also becoming more popular. After all this...
The amazing LIFX hits Kickstarter to completely reimagine the lightbulb

The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

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DogVacay, which launched in March this year as an Airbnb for dogs, has raised $6 million in new funding from Benchmark Capital. This round comes after previous funding from incubator Science, First Round Capital, Science, Baroda, Quest, most recently Andreessen Horowitz. Benchmark partner Bill Gurley is joining DogVacay’s board of...
The Airbnb For Pets, DogVacay, Raises $6M From Benchmark

Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

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Reports - and myths - about user privacy abound on Facebook. Is it time for the social network to be more open with users?In the weeks since Mark Zuckerberg trumpeted Facebook's growth to 1bn monthly users, there has been a lot of focus on the social network's struggle to convince...
Facebook users raise privacy concerns as company tweaks security settings

DEAR FACEBOOK INVESTORS: Here's What Mark Zuckerberg's Letter Really Means

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Would-be Facebook investors are already complaining that they aren't getting enough time with Mark Zuckerberg. This is ridiculous for a number of reasons, one of which is this: Mark Zuckerberg has already told these would-be investors everything they need to know... in the form of a letter published in...
DEAR FACEBOOK INVESTORS: Here's What Mark Zuckerberg's Letter Really Means
Google adopts paid inclusion model for hotel and flight search results

First Look Trailer: Netflix Original Series 'House of Cards'

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With less than three months to go before our premiere, we’re proud to share the first trailer from the Netflix Original Series House of Cards.From acclaimed director David Fincher, award-winning playwright and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon, and Academy Award® winner Eric Roth, this wicked political drama slithers beneath...
First Look Trailer: Netflix Original Series 'House of Cards'

Facebook’s only weakness: Mobile

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Facebook has filed for its initial public offering (IPO), and assuming the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approve it, Facebook will emerge on the public stock market in a couple of months, create up to $10 billion of capital, and make multi-millionaires out of its stock-holding employees. To start the...
Facebook’s only weakness: Mobile

Fashion-savvy Instagram users can turn their photos into a lookbook with 52Grams

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Instagram is certainly no stranger to the world of fashion. It’s been used by Burberry to unveil a new collection, it got a backstage pass to New York Fashion Week, and has even been used by a Brazilian designer for an entire fashion shoot. It comes as no surprise then, that...
Fashion-savvy Instagram users can turn their photos into a lookbook with 52Grams

Researcher advises against use of Sophos antivirus on critical systems

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Antivirus provider Sophos has fixed a variety of dangerous defects in its products that were discovered by a security researcher who is recommending many customers reconsider their decision to rely on the company. "Sophos claim that their products are deployed throughout healthcare, government, finance, and even the military," Tavis Ormandy...
Researcher advises against use of Sophos antivirus on critical systems

Google Is On The Cusp Of Losing Control Of Android (GOOG)

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Last night Samsung become the world's largest phone maker, and likely, the world's number one smartphone seller. Analysts estimate it shipped 44 million smartphones last quarter. Apple sold ~32 million iPhones to customers. We don't know how many smartphones Samsung actually sold versus just shipped to retailers. Either way, it's...
Google Is On The Cusp Of Losing Control Of Android (GOOG)
Bootstrapping a startup: Less cash, more cowbell
Facebook now saves all your searches to your private Activity Log

A field guide to ad-free distribution platforms

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As major content providers and independent creators alike experiment with various new ways of making money off web video, a number of new sites are popping up, rejecting the idea of ad-supported business models. Nothing is ever free, though: To make up for the lack of ads, all of these...
A field guide to ad-free distribution platforms
Google’s Siri competitor to called ‘Assistant,’ report claims
The Chicago Startup That Changed How Orbitz, Gap, And Obama Collect Your Data

After Walking Away From Acquisition Talks With Facebook, Ark Opens Its People Search Engine

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Following a jam-packed beta test and a jaw-dropping $4.2 million seed round, Ark people search is open for sign ups…at least for the next three days. Ark lets you sift through profiles on Facebook, Google, Twitter, and others services to help you find out which of your high school classmates...
After Walking Away From Acquisition Talks With Facebook, Ark Opens Its People Search Engine

Dish raises bid for Clearwire as Sprint buyout comes down to the wire

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Tensions have risen even further in the four-way stand off between Sprint, Clearwire, Dish Network and SoftBank. On the eve of a shareholder vote determining whether Sprint will take over Clearwire, Dish has upped its bid for the WiMAX operator by 29 percent. Dish is now offering $4.40 a share...
Dish raises bid for Clearwire as Sprint buyout comes down to the wire
Skydog Router Provides Powerful And Simple Cloud-Based Home Wireless Network Management

Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

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Lots of companies want to let their employees use personal devices for work purposes but aren't yet doing so. There are a ton of security and privacy concerns with such a move, especially if an employee loses their device. VMware and Verizon's enterprise group say they've got a solution for...
Verizon And VMware Are Tackling A Mobile Device Problem Companies Have Struggled With For Years

Your Verizon Galaxy Nexus just lost its Nexus

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The Verizon Galaxy Nexus LTE handset is reportedly no longer a Google-supported developer phone, which could have software update implications. Droid-Life has some screen shots indicating that the CDMA Galaxy Nexus — and as well as Sprint’s Nexus S — no longer appear on Google’s page showing how to get...
Your Verizon Galaxy Nexus just lost its Nexus

Serious Apache Exploit Discovered

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bennyboy64 writes "An IT security company has discovered a serious exploit in Apache's HTTP web server, which could allow a remote attacker to gain complete control of a database. ZDNet reports the vulnerability exists in Apache's core mod_isapi module. By exploiting the module, an attacker could remotely gain system privileges...
Serious Apache Exploit Discovered
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