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Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)

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Aaron Levie grew up in Microsoft's backyard. Today, Box's young CEO faces a strange problem with Microsoft. Redmond is Box's biggest competitor AND one its most important partners. Box's mainstay is a secure file-sharing and collaboration product. One of Microsoft's key products is SharePoint, which is, yes, a file-sharing and...
Box CEO Aaron Levie Talks About His Love/Hate Relationship With Microsoft (MSFT)
Huawei's Windows Phone 4Afrika leads Microsoft's latest push on the continent
HTC’s Android 4.0 upgrade plans: Sensation next month
Podio brings social business collaboration to the iPad

Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Pancake Labs' founder Jim Belosic your entrepreneurship questions

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Streaming live on The Next Web, Pancake Labs founder Jim Belosic will answer questions from readers at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT) Thursday, May 2. As part of the Young Entrepreneur Council’s #StartupLab initiative, a virtual mentorship program, Jim will appear live via video chat broadcast on this site....
Tomorrow on TNW: Your chance to ask Pancake Labs' founder Jim Belosic your entrepreneurship questions

TrackVia Raises $7.1 Million Series B To Democratize App Development

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TrackVia, a company that provides tools that enable non-coders to build simple web apps, announced today that it raised a series C round of funding Led by Longworth Venture Partners and Fairhaven Capital. Others participating in the round include Access Venture Partners, Flywheel Ventures, Draper Associates and Allen & Company....
TrackVia Raises $7.1 Million Series B To Democratize App Development

Why The PC Won't Matter In Two Years

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The PC will soon be dead. Long live the "personal cloud." This personal cloud will become "the center of users' digital lives," by 2014, according to Gartner. By "personal cloud" Gartner means that we'll all have a bunch of applications we can access from any device we want --...
Why The PC Won't Matter In Two Years

LEAKED: Here's How To Get Samsung's Siri Clone On Any Android Phone (GOOG)

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We're still a few days away from Samsung's big Galaxy S III launch, but some intrepid developers have figured out a way to port some of the phone's best features to other Android phones. If you have an Android phone running version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, head over to the...
LEAKED: Here's How To Get Samsung's Siri Clone On Any Android Phone (GOOG)
The Daily doubles down on app development with Angry Birds Space guide for Android
Appirio raises $60M to be your one-stop cloud service shop

Microsoft unveils its Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone to aid the rapidly growing African tech market

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Microsoft has set out on a mission to help one of the fastest growing technology markets in the world remain competitive. The software giant announced today that it was launching its 4Afrika Initiative to help accelerate adoption of smart devices for those in Africa. In order to put more devices...
Microsoft unveils its Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone to aid the rapidly growing African tech market

Podio brings its collaboration software goodness to the iPad

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Podio, the Danish online collaboration tools maker that was recently acquired by Citrix for about $53 million, is today debuting an iPad app. Podio says it didn’t simply want to ‘downscale its website’ or ‘upscale its iPhone app’ and set out to build a tablet app from scratch and focus...
Podio brings its collaboration software goodness to the iPad

Live now: Pancake Labs founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

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Got a question for Jim? Use the chat feature below to get it answered live. Jim Belosic is the co-founder and CEO of Pancake Labs, a software company based in Reno, Nev. The company is best known for its flagship product, ShortStack, software that’s designed to help small business owners...
Live now: Pancake Labs founder answers questions via video. Get involved!
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If Apple Has Its Way, You Won't Need Microsoft Office On The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

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Apple has reportedly teamed up with Microsoft's archrival, VMware, to create an Internet-based alternative to Microsoft Office for use on the iPad. The new iPad app will be based on the VMware View virtual-desktop software and a cloud-based version of Apple's iWork suite that runs on Apple infrastructure, reports Kevin...
If Apple Has Its Way, You Won't Need Microsoft Office On The iPad (AAPL, MSFT)

Cloud-Based Phone Software Start-Up Twilio Taps Former Jive Exec as Its CMO

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There’s a certain kind of geek that gets excited about Twilio. Who among software developers wouldn’t jump at the chance of adding voice-calling and text-messaging options to a public-facing application? Companies like eBay unit Stubhub, Salesforce.com and AirBNB have used it to create some custom apps that include the use...
Cloud-Based Phone Software Start-Up Twilio Taps Former Jive Exec as Its CMO

Ford Launches Its OpenXC SDK And Hardware Specs To Let Developers Access Its Cars' Sensors And Metrics

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Our cars today feature a lot of sensors, but it’s not easy for developers and hardware hackers to access to all of this data, which is typically proprietary and manufacturer specific. Last year, Ford, in collaboration with Bug Labs, announced the beta of its OpenXC program to allow developers to...
Ford Launches Its OpenXC SDK And Hardware Specs To Let Developers Access Its Cars' Sensors And Metrics

Budget Archos 80 Xenon tablet surfaces with an 8″ IPS display and stock Android out of the box

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Archos is expanding its range of cheap ‘Elements’ Android tablets today through the Archos 80 Xenon, a new 8-inch tablet with a 1.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The slate runs on Android version 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage, although it’s worth...
Budget Archos 80 Xenon tablet surfaces with an 8″ IPS display and stock Android out of the box
Up Next For Brit Morin’s Geek-Chic Lifestyle Brand: Custom Apps [TCTV]

Saleforce's Chatter mobile apps updated to allow access to customer data, easier creation of content

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Enterprise cloud computing company Salesforce.com has released an update to Chatter, its enterprise-focused social network. The iOS and Android mobile apps are getting a refresh and, starting today, companies will be able to access, create, and act on customer data/information within Salesforce — all through the Chatter feed, across any device....
Saleforce's Chatter mobile apps updated to allow access to customer data, easier creation of content

Funding Daily: it's peanut butter jelly time

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I almost used an image of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich for my post on Lexus’ new startup contest. Alas, I went the Justin Timberlake route, but I still found this tantalizing photo of a PB&J inspired treat that I thought I would share to sweeten up your...
Funding Daily: it's peanut butter jelly time

Pebble's Smartwatch Gets Its First Fitness App, From RunKeeper

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The Kickstarter record-breaking smartwatch is launching a series of custom apps, starting with a RunKeeper integration that lets you track every step by glancing at your wrist. Pebble, the smartwatch that raised a record-breaking $10-plus million on Kickstarter, first drew us in with the promise that it would intelligently...
Pebble's Smartwatch Gets Its First Fitness App, From RunKeeper

PSA For Win8 Devs: The Only Way To Distribute Your Metro Apps Is Through The Windows Store

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Here is a reminder for developers who want to write apps for Windows 8′s Metro mode (or whatever Microsoft prefers to call it these days): the only way to distribute your apps to consumers is through the Windows Store. This isn’t actually a new policy but one that Microsoft announced...
PSA For Win8 Devs: The Only Way To Distribute Your Metro Apps Is Through The Windows Store

Can Microsoft make it in Africa with the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone?

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Once upon a time, Microsoft could count on platform dominance around the world, because Windows ruled in the age of the desktop. In emerging economies that platform dominance was usually maintained through rampant ‘piracy’ of Windows – a fact that Microsoft could never openly condone, but from which it clearly...
Can Microsoft make it in Africa with the Huawei 4Afrika Windows Phone?

Two business power tools come together as Podio adds Evernote support

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Just two weeks after announcing its acquisition by Citrix, online collaboration service Podio is back with a new exclusive announcement – Evernote integration into the platform. Podio offers teams access to online collaboration, by allowing them to share files, manage tasks, and create custom apps designed specifically to suit its...
Two business power tools come together as Podio adds Evernote support

Guest Post: One of Facebook's Most Underestimated Advertising Tools

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This is a guest post by Mario Zelaya, Managing Director at Majestic Media, a Facebook Preferred Marketing Developer & digital marketing agency, specializing in custom apps and promotions for web and mobile. Facebook has been vigilant in its effort to improve adverting options on the Facebook Platform. They’ve been very smart...
Guest Post: One of Facebook's Most Underestimated Advertising Tools
LevelUp launches white-label version of mobile pay service

Silicon Valley Geeks Are Talking Up This Watch That Alerts You When You Get Email

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Foursquare's Dennis Crowley may be obsessed with Nike+ FuelBand, a wristband that keeps track of your daily activity and how many calories you burn.  Google Matt Cutts, however, has his eyes set on the inPulse smartwatch, which is a device that lets you email reminders straight to your watch. Cutts wrote...
Silicon Valley Geeks Are Talking Up This Watch That Alerts You When You Get Email
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