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Raspberry Pi Mini Computer: Tiny $35/$25 Price-Tag Could Be Squeezed A little Lower -- But Don't Expect Sub-$20 Pi

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The differentiator for the Raspberry Pi mini computer is price. It’s not the most powerful single-board computer around but it’s not trying to be. The platform-makers’ big idea was to make a device that kids could learn to code on — meaning it needed to be powerful enough to do...
Raspberry Pi Mini Computer: Tiny $35/$25 Price-Tag Could Be Squeezed A little Lower -- But Don't Expect Sub-$20 Pi

Groupon Launches Its Point Of Sale Solution, Breadcrumb

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We know that the mobile payments industry is exploding right now--particularly so if you include hardware solutions like Square--and now Groupon is in the game too. It's just launched its iPad payment system in the U.S. under the name Breadcrumb, borrowed from its May 2012 acquisition of a point-of-sale firm...
Groupon Launches Its Point Of Sale Solution, Breadcrumb

Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone

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Sprint chief executive Dan Hesse is being watched closely by the company’s board of directors, but the CEO has to answer to investors and subscribers as well. Last year in October, Hesse revealed that the company is placing a massive $15.5 billion bet on Apple’s iPhone, and in a...
Sprint CEO defends company’s decision to bet it all on Apple’s iPhone
Smartphones Have Bridged The Digital Divide
Grockit makes $20M deal with Discovery to invigorate online learning

Hojoki adds task management tools to its newsfeed for enterprise cloud apps

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Hojoki, a productivity tool that helps teams manage their work and collaborate through multiple cloud-based apps such as Dropbox, Evernote and Google Calendar, has added a task management feature today that can be used in conjunction with any of its supported services. Hojoki already provides users with updates, revisions, new...
Hojoki adds task management tools to its newsfeed for enterprise cloud apps

We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

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The inexorable rise of mobile devices isn't just a chance for brand-new startups to offer new services--shifting consumer behavior gives established brands a chance to reinvent themselves, too. Here's a case study--Citysearch, once synonymous with local reviews in the '90s, is battling back against the upstarts with its refreshed iPhone app....
We Got An Exclusive Look At '90s Icon Citysearch's Mobile Comeback Strategy

Productivity Porn: 8 key steps to going paperless

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Photo via Chris Tolworthy I love paper. I hate paper. Independent of format, print or digital, what I want is information at my fingertips when I need it, wherever I am. I want instant capture of ideas, to-do’s and notes (which for me still requires paper) but I want that...
Productivity Porn: 8 key steps to going paperless

Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

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Editor’s Note: With talk submissions for UBM Tech’s inaugural App Developers Conference (ADC) due tomorrow, Inside Mobile Apps chatted with Simon Careless about what the upcoming conference is all about. ADC focuses on the development, user interface (UI), marekting and business of apps outside of games. The emphasis away from games is ADC’s...
Simon Careless on inaugural App Developers Conference

Fuelled By A $200K Seed, Free Mobile Marketplace Vendly Wants To Be A 'Twitter For E-Commerce'

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Chilean startup Vendly, backed by a $200,000 seed from UDD Ventures – and now relocated to San Francisco and looking to raise a Series A this spring – wants to cash in on mobile by turning your smartphone into a free mobile marketplace. The Vendly iPhone app lets you sell (aka ‘vend’) items; impulse buy from your...
Fuelled By A $200K Seed, Free Mobile Marketplace Vendly Wants To Be A 'Twitter For E-Commerce'

CEO Supper Club: Aaron Levie’s Key to Beating Dropbox

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As the wine-soaked CEO Supper Club continued through the evening, I asked Box’s Aaron Levie about the key differentiator between Box and Dropbox and how he competes with such an impressive company. As he answered the question it became clear: Intense, unblinking focus. Just watch. As is also clear...
CEO Supper Club: Aaron Levie’s Key to Beating Dropbox

Why Sprint is pushing LTE for 100 cities in "coming months"

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Sprint is continuing its big network push for fast LTE service, announcing on Monday that 100 cities will receive LTE in the “coming months.” That’s not a very precise timetable, but what is definite is that Sprint is quickly trying to catch up to its U.S. rivals who already offer...
Why Sprint is pushing LTE for 100 cities in "coming months"

CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

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CircleCI, a continuous integration platform for web application developers, has announced $1.5 millon in seed funding from a group of individual investors. The investors participating include original Heroku founders and Eric Ries, founder of The Lean Startup, whose company IMVU pioneered many of the techniques that CircleCI has developed into a product...
CircleCI Raises $1.5M From Eric Ries And Heroku Founders For Platform To Test Web Apps

Barnes & Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight now $119

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Barnes & Noble has dropped the price of its Nook Simple Touch with Glowlight e-reader by $20. The price cut puts the Barnes & Nobles premiere e-reader at the same price point as the new Kindle Paperwhite, which also starts at $119. However, the key differentiator between the two is...
Barnes & Noble Simple Touch with Glowlight now $119

Xbox One: five key points you need to know

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Microsoft has unveiled its new generation of games console - but what else can it do, and when can you buy one?1. What exactly is the Xbox One?It's the latest games console from Microsoft, announced at an elaborate event co-hosted in Seattle and London this week. It's the first new...
Xbox One: five key points you need to know

Sprint announces FM radio and Entertain Me app bundle for future smartphones

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Sprint is hedging a bet that FM radio isn't dead. Today, the Now Network revealed that certain Android and Windows Phone devices will debut this year with support for terrestrial radio stations. The move is a differentiator for Sprint, which is the first US carrier to make such an...
Sprint announces FM radio and Entertain Me app bundle for future smartphones

Online auction house Auctionata wins $20.2m from Earlybird, Kite and others

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Berlin and New York-based online fine art and live auction house Auctionata has secured $20.2 million to spur global growth. Founded only a year ago, it has raised money from private investment firms Earlybird, Bright Capital, Kite Ventures and prior backers Holtzbrinck Ventures, ­­­­­­eVenture Capital Partners and the ­­­­­­Raffay Group....
Online auction house Auctionata wins $20.2m from Earlybird, Kite and others
Boxee rebrands new device as Cloud DVR, tones down cord cutting rhetoric

Opera Mobile for Android: Slimmer, safer and faster than Chrome

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Android device owners looking for a zippy browsing experience have a few good reasons to download Opera Mobile from Google Play. The company released version 12 1 of its browser on Tuesday; it takes up less storage space and adds helpful anti-fraud detection and support for additional HTML 5 standards. A quick...
Opera Mobile for Android: Slimmer, safer and faster than Chrome
Blue Apron Delivers All The Ingredients You Need To Cook Fresh Meals Every Week

Android's U.S. Marketshare More Than Doubles In Just Three Months

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Google (NSDQ: GOOG) Android’s U.S. smartphone market share jumped by an impressive 5.2 points in the three months ended in February to 9 percent. Meanwhile, Apple’s iPhone share remained relatively flat, comScore finds. If those trends continue (and, that’s a big ‘if’), Google could catch-up to the iPhone by...
Android's U.S. Marketshare More Than Doubles In Just Three Months

TNW at IBC: How Pond5 is doing stock media differently [Video]

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During our recent live coverage of IBC in Amsterdam, The Next Web’s Paul Sawers met Chris Hwang, Business Development Manager at stock media marketplace Pond5. While Hwang isn’t keen on the term ‘stock’ (he believes that artists have been “screwed over” by the stock media industry in the past), he’s...
TNW at IBC: How Pond5 is doing stock media differently [Video]

Quantifying your pup: Whistle wants to create the world's largest database on dog behavior

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Whistle is the latest San Francisco startup trying to crack the wearable device market, but it has one key differentiator over the Fitbits (see disclosure), FuelBands and Amiigos out there. You would look awfully silly wearing Whistle’s activity tracking device, since its intended to clip onto your dog’s collar. Whistle...
Quantifying your pup: Whistle wants to create the world's largest database on dog behavior

Office 365 For Business Is Here. Good Luck Figuring Out What It'll Cost You

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Office 365, Microsoft's cloud-based office suite, is moving the turf war against Google Docs to the business world with today's announcement of business-ready subscriptions. But you'll need a spreadsheet to figure out which of six different options you'll need - not to mention what it'll cost. It's easier to first explain...
Office 365 For Business Is Here. Good Luck Figuring Out What It'll Cost You

Sony PS4′s key differentiator vs Xbox: No used game restrictions, no need to be online to play

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The new PlayStation 4 may look similar to Microsoft’s new Xbox One console, but Sony has put a clear line in the sand between its rival after announcing that the PS4 will not impose restrictions on used games, while the console will not require an Internet connection. Speaking at E3, the...
Sony PS4′s key differentiator vs Xbox: No used game restrictions, no need to be online to play

How Start-Up Chile Is Attracting Startups From Singapore, London, and San Francisco

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Socialance is a startup out of London that has moved to Santiago, Chile, for six months. The reason for the move is pretty straightforward: Start-Up Chile is giving the company $40,000 without taking any equity stake. And the rent is relatively cheap. Start-Up Chile, which was here at Disrupt San...
How Start-Up Chile Is Attracting Startups From Singapore, London, and San Francisco

Sprint Confirms It Will Still Serve Unlimited Data To The Next iPhone

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Sprint plans to offer unlimited data on the next iPhone even if it’s LTE. This would make the carrier the only one in the U.S. with the pairing. Verizon and AT&T went away from unlimited plans before the iPhone 4S launched in 2011 leaving just Sprint with both unlimited data...
Sprint Confirms It Will Still Serve Unlimited Data To The Next iPhone

The Pitch Season 2, Episode 5: EQuala - Personalized Radio for You and Your Friends

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Are American consumers ready for a social radio app that creates a personalized music station based on what your friends have shared and listened to? EQuala cofounder, Lior Aharoni, is on a mission to prove the answer is yes. Created by a team of Israeli technical wizards, who honed their...
The Pitch Season 2, Episode 5: EQuala - Personalized Radio for You and Your Friends

10 Game-Changing Pieces of Tech From The 2000s

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The 2000s were a great decade for technology. We are still seeing influences from this recent time period today. In case you don't remember, here are 10 pieces of tech that changed everything by making our lives easier  and more enjoyable.10. Bluetooth headsets (2002) Bluetooth, a low-power, short-range wireless technology,...
10 Game-Changing Pieces of Tech From The 2000s

Sprint confirms unlimited data plan for next iPhone

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Sprint, the nation’s third largest wireless carrier, is the only major wireless provider that continues to offer unlimited smartphone data plans. When its network finally landed Apple’s iPhone, many people feared unlimited data would be heading out the door. Sprint continued to offer the plans, however, and will continue...
Sprint confirms unlimited data plan for next iPhone
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