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Tomfoolery, A Mobile-First, Consumer-Driven Enterprise App Lab From Ex-AOL And Yahoo Execs, Picks Up $1.7M From Andreessen Horowitz, Jerry Yang And More

Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, gives us the Touchpad Go that might have been (video)

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More than a few enthusiasts were gutted when HP exited webOS hardware before the Touchpad Go could even have the distinction of a press release. WebOS Ports' Simon Busch can't resurrect HP's miniature tablet plans, but he can give us an inkling of what we missed with his new...
Open webOS ported to the Nexus 7, gives us the Touchpad Go that might have been (video)
PayPal releases revamped Android app with new design, credit card scanning
One mobile browser passed Facebook's Ringmark tests, and you'll never guess which one

Behance launches redesign for showcasing & discovering talent right from tap

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Behance, a popular platform for sharing and finding creative work, has just launched a handsome redesign that makes discovering talent and inspiration so much easier. The site has long housed work from some of the most compelling designers alive, and this redesign fine tunes everything without ditching its core. The...
Behance launches redesign for showcasing & discovering talent right from tap

Review: MuseScore is powerful and free musical notation software

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If you thought you had to pay an arm and a leg for a top-notch musical notation editor, think again. MuseScore is powerful, versatile, and free. It may not offer the bells and whistles provided by some of the paid competition, but the core functionality is there: WYSIWYG creation...
Review: MuseScore is powerful and free musical notation software

China Mobile targets overseas growth as it prepares to launch a mobile Skype competitor

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SMS is being driven out the door in China, and the country’s three major operators are feeling the pinch. Against the backdrop of the threat of messaging and VoIP apps – among them Whatsapp, WeChat, Line, Skype, Tango – China Mobile, the world largest mobile operator, is taking matters into...
China Mobile targets overseas growth as it prepares to launch a mobile Skype competitor

Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management

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Salesforce.com has added contacts, deal tracking and public APIs to its do.com platform for task management. Initially, Salesforce.com is adding the capability to integrate Facebook and Google contacts. It will soon after add Twitter and Salesforce.com. The deal management capability adds to the do.com lightweight CRM environment. Do.com is also opening...
Do.com Adds Contacts and Deal Tracking For Facebook Style Task Management
Samsung launches £9.99 Music Hub Premium with Galaxy S III, offers unlimited streaming and cloud storage

Facebook formalizes reciprocity policy and clearly prohibits replicating core features

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Facebook today amended its platform policy to formalize its stance toward which types of apps can use its data and when. The company clarified two key points: developers may not use its platform if they replicate core functionality of Facebook or if they do not enable people to share their...
Facebook formalizes reciprocity policy and clearly prohibits replicating core features
MOG just landed on a new device platform: Fords

Facebook testing Android SMS integration, denies "spying" allegations

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Facebook is testing new mobile features for Android that integrate with the SMS functionality in smartphones, taking advantage of updated permissions allowing Facebook access to users' text messages. Facebook acknowledged the tests while responding to a Sunday Times article claiming that Facebook and other mobile apps are reading users'...
Facebook testing Android SMS integration, denies "spying" allegations
In a commitment to the mobile web, Facebook open-sources Ringmark

Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

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Hot on the heels of the previous writeup about the Olympics Second Screen and the design challenges we faced, this post is more geared at popping open the hood and looking at the technical details on how we've built the web app.The Guardian's Second Screen project is an attempt at...
Anatomy of an interactive: a look at the code behind our Second Screen

ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

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Via Lauren Weinstein, we find out that ICANN has effectively lost its bid to retain control over IANA functions, though the fact that everyone else sucks too means it gets to hang on for at least six more months. In the meantime, though, it appears the whole thing took an...
ICANN's Sense Of Entitlement Takes Over; Shocked It Lost Its Bid To Retain IANA

Tencent aims for Southeast Asia as it brings its WeChat messaging app to RIM's BlackBerry platform

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Chinese Internet giant Tencent has released its popular WeChat application for Research In Motion’s BlackBerry platform, a move that should give it a boost in markets throughout Southeast Asia on its quest for 300 million users. As noted by 36Kr, Version 1.0 of WeChat for BlackBerry runs on OS 5,...
Tencent aims for Southeast Asia as it brings its WeChat messaging app to RIM's BlackBerry platform

Beware the BCC: Copying Can Make Us All Blind

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Assuming E-mail is the original social network, this Web 1.0 tool continues to have a large role in how we communicate and share ideas. With the exception of the clear GMail/Buzz integration or the recent Outlook/LinkedIn tie-up, for the most part, e-mail has not been dramatically revamped to take advantage...
Beware the BCC: Copying Can Make Us All Blind

Meet Scanner Mini, the free app that turns your iPhone into a scanning boss

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Out today from Readdle is Scanner Mini, the free, lightweight version of Scanner Pro that TNW reviewed favorably. If you need the ability to scan, but just on the occasion, spending the $7 for Scanner Pro might not make sense. Scanner Mini could be just the ticket. TNW tested the new application,...
Meet Scanner Mini, the free app that turns your iPhone into a scanning boss

iOS 6: Siri's Excellent Marketing Skills Lock In the App Store Strategy

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Siri knows sports. Siri can make a reservation for you. Siri speaks many more languages. Apple’s talking assistant is getting a big update with iOS 6, the software that runs your iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. Many of the new features in iOS 6 will be great for Apple's marketing department,...
iOS 6: Siri's Excellent Marketing Skills Lock In the App Store Strategy
Google adds flight search to Android and iOS

More social sharing with Via.Me, now on Android

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Via.Me is a “social sharing” app for the Web and mobile devices. The developer RadiumOne claims that the existing iOS version of the app currently has over 12 million monthly users, and the service has now expanded to Android devices. The Android app was tested on a Motorola Xoom tablet...
More social sharing with Via.Me, now on Android
Joshua Schachter Launches Newest Tasty Labs Project, Skills.to

FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

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Under fire for cutting off popular new apps, Facebook has announced new rules for developers using its social network. It is now requiring developers to show "reciprocity," which means their apps must let users easily post content to Facebook, in order to use Facebook's friend-finding features. The change comes as Facebook...
FACEBOOK: Yeah, We're Getting Tough With Developers (FB)

A Google Glass rival emerges from an upstart in Japan

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Japanese entrepreneur Takahito Iguchi wants people to see the world through other people’s eyes. But as a less ambitious jumping off point, he’ll kick it off with a world that looks like a Japanese manga cartoon. His device, called the Telepathy One, is the closest thing I’ve seen under development...
A Google Glass rival emerges from an upstart in Japan

Live by the platform, die by the platform: Facebook grabs more control of its data

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Third party apps are important to the Facebook phenomenon — they keep users inside Facebook’s web no matter where they are. Even beyond the addition of new data, a developer ecosystem establishes Facebook as a platform instead of a service, and provides the attractive possibility for a developer to gain traction and...
Live by the platform, die by the platform: Facebook grabs more control of its data
Facebook: No data for anyone trying to 'replicate' our features
Quick Review: Tweetbot for Mac finally arrives in public alpha, download now!
Is Android doomed in the wake of the Apple v. Samsung verdict? Not a chance

Windows 8 UI is dropping the ‘Start’ button

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Microsoft has removed the “Start” menu button from its upcoming Windows 8 operating system, according to a consumer preview released earlier this week. The Start button. which made its debut in the Windows 95 version of the OS, sits on the far left side of the “Live Bar” (see...
Windows 8 UI is dropping the ‘Start’ button

Google Now comes to iPhone, iPad with fewer features than Android

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July 9-10, 2013 San Francisco, CA Early Bird Tickets on Sale Google Now is officially invading Siri’s home turf. Google announced today that an updated version of its iOS search app brings Google Now to the iPhone and iPad. Just like on Android, it’s focused entirely on bubbling up...
Google Now comes to iPhone, iPad with fewer features than Android
× Just a test of the new info bar. What do you think?