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Picasa Web Albums Are Officially Dead, Now Redirect To Google+ Photos

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We’ve known for some time that Google would be transitioning users away from its Picasa photo-sharing service to Google+ Photos, but now it’s official. Google has begun to redirect users from the old Picasa URL (picasweb.google.com) to Google+ Photos, which currently still offers a way to return to the old...
Picasa Web Albums Are Officially Dead, Now Redirect To Google+ Photos

Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

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Rovio announced today it hit 263 million monthly active users in December 2012. This happened precisely three years after the first Angry Birds game debuted at the end of 2009. Incidentally, the somewhat better-known Twitter hit the 200 million monthly active user mark in December 2012. And since Twitter was...
Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter
Long-lost film by 'Star Wars' art director could be offered for download

Best business laptops for Windows 7

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Microsoft is aiming to make a splash on October 26 with the debut of Windows 8, but most businesses aren't leaping to upgrade right away. If you're planning to run Windows 7 for a while, but you still need to buy hardware today, one of these laptops could be...
Best business laptops for Windows 7

Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

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After launching back in August, Backspaces, an iPhone app for telling stories using just photos and text, has passed 50,000 users and 90,000 stories. The service received a considerable boost during Instagram’s terms of service debacle, and has since taken on an interesting, reflective role in the mobile sharing space. In short, Backspaces...
Fledging storytelling app Backspaces passes 50k users and 90k stories, refines Web presence

Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

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Zynga’s CFO David Wehner has left the company, and will head to Facebook for a financial role there. According to Business Insider, his job there will be “vice president for corporate finance and business planning.” Also out today is news from Zynga, reshaping its executive staff: David Ko will take...
Zynga loses CFO Dave Wehner to Facebook, appoints Mark Vranesh as replacement

Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

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Fotopedia has two pieces of news today. The iOS-only travel magazine company is launching its newest app, this time with a focus on Italy, as well as a new ad format. The new AdStories advertising format, which will make its debut on the iPad and iPad mini across all of...
Fotopedia Launches Its Italy App And iPad-Only AdStories Ad Format

Switched On: The roads to home automation

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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. At a dinner event several years ago, a former editor-in-chief of a major computing trade magazine told attendees that his first published article was about home automation. That article ran back in 1979 -- just two years...
Switched On: The roads to home automation
Squarespace partners with Stripe to launch Squarespace Commerce

Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

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No, Blab’s new platform can’t necessarily predict the future. But what the Seattle-based social analytics company did debut today is software that will help brands determine which of the millions of social media conversations they should focus on. Using Blab’s patented technology, the company analyzes 50,000 news and social...
Blab launches software to predict social media conversations

The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

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That Microsoft is working on iPad versions of its Office apps is one of the worst kept secrets in technology. The company has nearly said as much several times. In one of many statements last year, Microsoft said that a forthcoming version of “Office Mobile will work across Windows Phones,...
The New Office is Here; Those Pesky iOS Apps Aren't

Watch: This close-up video of Steve Jobs' super-yacht will give you a serious case of gadget envy

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If you’re up for the ultimate case of ‘gadget’ envy, take a look at this close-up video of Venus, the high-tech yacht designed by the late Steve Jobs, that was shot from the docks in Amsterda by TNW reader Michiel Frackers. The boat was recently set free from its temporary impoundment...
Watch: This close-up video of Steve Jobs' super-yacht will give you a serious case of gadget envy

Amazon vs. Netflix: Streaming Battle Heats Up

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Netflix's debut of an original Web TV series was upstaged by Amazon.com's announcement that it signed a deal with PBS to stream the hit drama "Downton Abbey." The companies have been trading content announcements in the fight for streaming customers...
Amazon vs. Netflix: Streaming Battle Heats Up

Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year

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Fans who follow the goings on in the Marvel universe just got a better way to do so... assuming they own an iOS device. With the debut of the Marvel Unlimited app, iPhone and iPad owners can now access Marvel's full 13,000 issue back catalog for a mere $60...
Marvel Unlimited for iOS appears, brings comics subscriptions to iPhones and iPads for $60 a year

Flipboard amps up user-generated magazines with Android release and new Web-based editing tool

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Flipboard has brought its magazine curation service to Android devices. The popular service has released an update that will now brings in features iOS device owners have been experiencing for the past couple of months. In addition, to allow better organization with individually curated magazines, Flipboard has unveiled a new Web-based...
Flipboard amps up user-generated magazines with Android release and new Web-based editing tool

Review: CloudMagic Lives Inside Windows 8

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CloudMagic has gone Metro. The excellent search service, which I've been a fan of since it made its debut in 2010, is now available as a native application for Windows 8's Metro interface. CloudMagic's Windows 8 edition still delivers super-speedy, accurate search results across a host of services, but...
Review: CloudMagic Lives Inside Windows 8

Opera bringing new 'Ice' browser to iOS, Android next month

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After 19 years, the alternative browser known as Opera has capitulated and will move to the WebKit core used by most other browsers for their latest mobile offering, known as "Ice." The new browser, which will likely debut for iOS and Android at the upcoming Mobile World Congress next month,...
Opera bringing new 'Ice' browser to iOS, Android next month

Curiosity's difficult debut, moment by moment

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Things are looking up now, but Peter Molyneux's startup 22Cans struggled with the premature launch and explosive popularity of its first game, Curiosity. Here's a timeline of the event. [Read more]...
Curiosity's difficult debut, moment by moment

Apple Cedes Share in Tablet Market

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Though Apple's iPad has dominated the global tablet market since its debut in 2010, its share is falling as consumers vet more options from rivals like Samsung and Amazon....
Apple Cedes Share in Tablet Market
Microsoft lifts Xbox Live Gold requirement for Netflix's 'House of Cards' premiere
PayPal unveils new Android SDK with multiple in-app payment methods, available to US developers on May 15

First Intel-based ëphabletí inbound, from Asus

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The first Intel Atom-powered ëphabletí is set to debut at Mobile World Congress, according to Digitimes. The rumored 7-inch Asus device is set to be dubbed the ëFonepad, í which is a reversal of the PadFone name that Asus has previously used for a different smartphone/tablet hybrid device. This device...
First Intel-based ëphabletí inbound, from Asus

Per These Leaked CES Pics, Sony Is Actually Capable Of Making A Memorable Android Phone

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Quick! What’s Sony’s current high-end Android phone? Anyone? Yeah, Sony has a problem with brand recognition, one it likely hopes will be resolved with a big CES debut next week. While that could still happen, Sony’s Japanese press site just prematurely posted pics of the Xperia Z “Yuga” and the...
Per These Leaked CES Pics, Sony Is Actually Capable Of Making A Memorable Android Phone

Nokia Lumia 928 with metal casing rumored for April debut on Verizon

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Nokia Lumia 928 with metal casing rumored for April debut on Verizon
Apple stock sinks below $500 after Citigroup downgrade

Kindle Fire HD is Amazon's best-selling product

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos at the Kindle Fire HD launch last month. Amazon announced Monday that the tablet is the best-selling product across all of Amazon worldwide. Just as Amazon appears to be pushing out some older Kindle models, the company announced today that the Kindle Fire HD is the “No....
Kindle Fire HD is Amazon's best-selling product

BlackBerry Q10 U.S. launch delayed, now set to debut in June

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BlackBerry Q10 U.S. launch delayed, now set to debut in June

T-Mobile releases 'T-Mobile TV' app for iOS with 30-day free preview

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T-Mobile on Thursday gave iPhone users on its network a new means of accessing on-demand and live video content with the debut of the T-Mobile TV app in Apple's App Store.    ...
T-Mobile releases 'T-Mobile TV' app for iOS with 30-day free preview

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE model

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Equipped with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the new LTE-enabled tablet has made its debut in Korea. [Read more]...
Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1 LTE model
As Facebook lockout ends, new millionaires struggle with new wealth
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