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Norway has more bandwidth than all of Africa & other broadband gaps

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Broadband use in Africa, the Middle East and Latin America are growing incredibly quickly, but developed nations are still the heaviest broadband users. This research out from Telegeography today shouldn’t come as any big surprise but the fact that Norway has access to more bandwidth than the entire African continent...
Norway has more bandwidth than all of Africa & other broadband gaps
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Technology on paper now, technology in pocket tomorrow: Patents and the mobile future

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Want to take a look into the future of mobile? The United States Patent and Trademark Office is a veritable crystal ball, filled with innovative and exciting inventions developed by some of the biggest names in tech. While some of the applications are so fantastical they seem like something out...
Technology on paper now, technology in pocket tomorrow: Patents and the mobile future

Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

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The federal judge overseeing the Apple-Samsung case asked a question last week that is clearly on everyone’s mind. When will all of this mobile patent warfare come to an end? Unfortunately, the responses that she and the rest of us got back indicate that the answer is probably no time...
Judge to Apple and Samsung: So How Does All This End?

Listen up: Podcasts now a standalone iOS app

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No longer buried under menus in the Music app, Apple has created a standalone place to keep your podcasts: in an iOS app called, you guessed it, Podcasts. It’s free and is available now. In addition to all its previous features as part of the Music app, the new Podcasts...
Listen up: Podcasts now a standalone iOS app

The GigaOM Show: LinkedIn leans into news, Apple's dumb phone, YouTube Subscriptions

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It was a busy week in the tech world. In between rumors of billion dollar acquisitions, we plucked three interesting stories for you to sink your brain into this weekend. Mathew Ingram joins the show for a look at how LinkedIn is evolving into a media entity. Erica Ogg and...
The GigaOM Show: LinkedIn leans into news, Apple's dumb phone, YouTube Subscriptions

Instagram rival EyeEm expands to WinPhone and web

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While the dust settles from Instagram’s silly-money takeover by Facebook, rival photo-sharer EyeEm is developing its own service as quickly as it can. It may not have Instagram’s user numbers, but what EyeEm does now have is wider platform reach. On Wednesday the Berlin firm’s Windows Phone app came out,...
Instagram rival EyeEm expands to WinPhone and web

Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

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The FBI and the National Security Agency have been pulling photos, emails and other personal information from the servers of nine US internet companies, according to an explosive report in the Washington Post that describes a secret six-year snooping program. Highly confidential slides explaining the program, known as PRISM, say...
Leak reveals mass internet snooping program: feds pull personal data from Google, Apple

Social discovery service bitly raises $15M round led by Khosla Ventures

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Known to most for its link shortening service, bitly has raised another $15 million aimed at changing that perception. Bitly, a betaworks company, wants to be the “primary online service for sharing and discovering interesting content.” The new round, led by Khosla Ventures’ Vinod Khosla, was announced Tuesday with existing...
Social discovery service bitly raises $15M round led by Khosla Ventures

Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

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When CBS starts airing Stephen King’s new drama Under the Dome this summer, viewers will have two ways to watch it: On CBS or through Amazon Prime Instant Video. New episodes of Under the Dome will be available for viewing on the site four days after they’re first broadcast on CBS....
Amazon advances to in-season TV streaming with CBS's Under the Dome

Pinterest plans local-language launches

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Pinterest is planning to roll out several local-language sites. On its blog, the company announces that it is seeking translators in French, German, Japanese, Portuguese and Spanish. After that, “we hope to launch in many other languages soon including Dutch, Greek, Italian, Korean, Malay, Polish, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Swedish, and...
Pinterest plans local-language launches

Let the music play: Spotify for Windows Phone 8 arrives

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Windows Phone 8 users may be in the minority but they’re no longer pining for their Spotify fix. The online music service launched a beta version of Spotify for Windows Phone 8 on Friday as a free download. While the app is free, the service is subscription-based at $9.99 per...
Let the music play: Spotify for Windows Phone 8 arrives

Sneak peek: A first look at GetGlue HD (video)

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GetGlue is about to roll out a significant update of its mobile app that moves the service beyond check-ins and towards a personalized programming guide. The new app is called GetGlue HD, and GetGlue founder and CEO Alex Iskold stopped by our office the other day to tell us all...
Sneak peek: A first look at GetGlue HD (video)

Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

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Video blogging pioneer Ze Frank quietly raised around $756,000 late last month from Marc Andreessen, Buzzfeed co-founder John Johnson and Huffington Post co-founder Jonah Peretti. The financing comes just two months after a successful Kickstarter campaign to relaunch his web series that netted close to $150,000. Frank told me that...
Ze Frank raises $750k to kickstart his media empire

YouTube users upload 72 hours of video every minute

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YouTube has seen its video uploads grow 50 percent over the last year: Users are now uploading 72 hours of video every minute, compared to 48 hours just a year ago. The Google-owned video site announced the milestone Sunday night to celebrate its seventh birthday. The amount of video uploaded...
YouTube users upload 72 hours of video every minute

New York Times kicks off “NYT Everywhere,” first stop: Flipboard

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The New York Times is launching a new initiative, “NYT Everywhere,” designed to bring its content to third-party platforms. Its first partnership under the new program is with social magazine Flipboard. Starting Thursday, the full contents of the newspaper will be available via Flipboard’s iOS and Android apps, and the...
New York Times kicks off “NYT Everywhere,” first stop: Flipboard

Metamaterials and how to make something invisibile

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If you combine nanomaterials, lightwaves, and a supercomputer it’s possible to make an 18-centimeter tube invisible … to a microwave. Clearly this falls far short of the human hope of making an actual invisibility cloak, but it is an advancement in the science of cloaking objects, including airplanes or drones....
Metamaterials and how to make something invisibile

HTC wins dismissal of one patent (of nine) from ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint

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All in all, Nokia clearly has the upper hand in its patent enforcement against HTC, as I reported three days ago. But HTC has already proven in its dispute with Apple that it's not a soft target. Yesterday an HTC v. Nokia countersuit became discoverable in Germany. And (also yesterday)...
HTC wins dismissal of one patent (of nine) from ITC investigation of Nokia's complaint

The next Apple TV is still a box, just smaller

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Apple is getting ready to launch the next generation Apple TV — and it’s still just a box. An FCC filing first spotted by Engadget reveals that Apple has been working on an updated Apple TV device with a slightly smaller casing. 5 millimeters smaller (0.2”) on each side, to...
The next Apple TV is still a box, just smaller

New York partners with Code for America to help fix the criminal justice system

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New York City has today announced a new partnership with Code for America (CfA), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping governments become more connected, to bring real-time information to courtrooms and help the NYC Criminal Justice Commission in developing methods of data driven decision-making. Contrasting with last year’s decision to not partner with the non-profit, NYC has...
New York partners with Code for America to help fix the criminal justice system

In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case

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U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has abruptly recused herself from a high-profile case in which Facebook had recently proposed to pay $10 million to settle accusations that it violated users’ privacy when it used their photos for “sponsored stories” without their permission. The recusal, which was first reported in a...
In surprise move, judge quits Facebook 'Sponsored Stories' case
iCloud had a big hiccup this morning, several services still experiencing problems

Swivl turns your iPhone into a self-tracking cameraman

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Since I only have two arms, capturing myself on video with an iPhone is basically a non-event. It’s not that I’m narcissistic; I often do gadget reviews on camera or interview folks at trade shows. The iPhone 4S actually works well in both cases and alleviates the need to carry...
Swivl turns your iPhone into a self-tracking cameraman

Google+ finally allows you to merge your accounts

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Google+ users with a profile attached to their regular Gmail account and one attached to their Google apps account are finally able to merge those two accounts, thanks to a new tool launched by Google Thursday. The tool, which is part of Google Takeout, the company’s data portability initiative, allows...
Google+ finally allows you to merge your accounts

Samsung ships its millionth Galaxy Note II 'phablet' in Korea

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Samsung has shipped the millionth Galaxy Note II ‘phablet’ – which we simply call a big smartphone, and deemed one of the six best of 2012 to boot – in its South-Korean home turf. According to MK (via SammyHub), the consumer electronics giant has surpassed 1 million in sales –...
Samsung ships its millionth Galaxy Note II 'phablet' in Korea
Shawn Fanning’s & Sean Parker’s Airtime to launch in June

New video: Ikea TV comes with slide-out remote control

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Ikea just published a new YouTube video on Thursday that reveals a few more details about the Uppleva TV set it is going to start selling in select European stores next month. The video was shot at the Milan Furniture Fair, where Ikea showed the device to the public for the...
New video: Ikea TV comes with slide-out remote control

Samsung ships record 57 million smartphones globally in Q3

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Strategic Analytics released its latest report today that depicted global smartphone shipments growing to 162 million in Q3 2012, and it said Samsung led the charge with a record 35 percent global share. “Samsung shipped 56.9 million smartphones worldwide and captured a record 35 percent market share in the third...
Samsung ships record 57 million smartphones globally in Q3
Spotify said to hit 20M users, but it’s no wunderkind

World starts to tune out America’s moronic copyright ‘watch list’

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In a rite of spring, US trade officials have released a “priority watch list” for copyright that places nations like Canada alongside the likes of China, Russia and Pakistan. The annual exercise is supposed to trigger a flurry of “time to get tough on copyright” editorials in the countries that...
World starts to tune out America’s moronic copyright ‘watch list’
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