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Droid Bionic finally gets an ICS update as everyone else moves on to Jelly Bean

www.engadget.com
After nearly a year of suffering with Gingerbread, Droid Bionic owners who haven't given up on their phone will finally be rewarded with that long-awaited ICS update; the rollout starts October 19th, according to Verizon. Those who get it will receive a new customizable launch bar, a direct access...
Droid Bionic finally gets an ICS update as everyone else moves on to Jelly Bean
Every Company Named In NSA Spying Case Has Now Denied Knowledge Of It

Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM & Government Needs More Transparency

marketingland.com
Google gave the press statements yesterday denying it was involved with the NSA’s PRISM data gathering program. Today, it’s making that statement more strongly and taking it directly to its users, through a blog post. US Government Has No Direct Access To Google Writing today, Google... Please visit Marketing Land...
Google To Users: We're Not Part Of PRISM & Government Needs More Transparency

Cowards

uncrunched.com
Will not one tech CEO stand up and tell the truth? The NSA story of the secret assassination of the Fourth Amendment continues to unfold. Today we heard from Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Page was confused (the title of his post is “What the…?). Zuckerberg...
Cowards

Instagram launches redesign of camera and photo experience

gigaom.com
Instagram plans to announce a major redesign of the app on Monday in version 3.2, making improvements to the in-app camera feature as well as changes to the newsfeed and the addition of a new filter. The changes come as a reminder that even as some users are angry with...
Instagram launches redesign of camera and photo experience

Google announces Glass Developer Kit, will enable offline apps and direct hardware access

www.engadget.com
Google I/O 2013 is entering day two in San Francisco and a Google Glass developer session is happening right now. The focus is on the current Mirror API, which allows for online, web services-based apps that push simple content to the headset. This enables current apps like the New...
Google announces Glass Developer Kit, will enable offline apps and direct hardware access

PeopleBrowsr Vs. Twitter Legal Battle Returns to California Court

allthingsd.com
PeopleBrowsr won a small victory in its ongoing litigation with Twitter on Wednesday, winning a decision to keep the case inside the state of California at the San Francisco Superior Court. It’s a long, complicated history between the two technology companies, but here’s the gist: PeopleBrowsr relies on access to...
PeopleBrowsr Vs. Twitter Legal Battle Returns to California Court

Enigma makes it easy for anyone to search, discover and analyze public data from over 100,000 sources

thenextweb.com
The problem with public data is that while it’s accessible to anyone, finding it in the first place and figuring out how to use it is borderline impossible. Browser-based portals are confusing or outdated, or the information is stored on static or physical media. Enigma is launching today to solve...
Enigma makes it easy for anyone to search, discover and analyze public data from over 100,000 sources

Inexplicable: Jeff Price Pushed Out Of TuneCore, Despite Tremendous Success In Helping Artists

www.techdirt.com
We always talk about how various industries are changing such that gatekeepers are history and enablers are the future. One of the most impressive enablers around in the music industry has been TuneCore, a company built up over the last half-decade or so to provide artists with direct access to...
Inexplicable: Jeff Price Pushed Out Of TuneCore, Despite Tremendous Success In Helping Artists
Sunglass Launches With New API, Dropbox Integration To Democratize 3D Design

Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

thenextweb.com
Nokia this morning introduced two new low-cost phones, the Nokia 110 and Nokia 112, in an effort to appeal to young, urban consumers who can’t afford high-end smartphones. The phones, which are priced 35 euros and 38 euros respectively, come with a 1.8″ display, a VGA camera and dual SIM...
Nokia unveils two new cheap, social media-enhanced phones with 1.8″ display, dual SIM support

LG ‘Lobbying Google’ to be next Nexus Partner

9to5google.com
LG is lobbying Google to score a collaborating partnership on the next Nexus device. “We’re having discussions,” said head of LG’s smartphone division Ramchan Woo to CNET in an interview. “We’re working on it.” Garnering the honor would gain LG an ounce of prestige in the mobile industry, because the handset...
LG ‘Lobbying Google’ to be next Nexus Partner

SMPlayer 0.7.0 Media Player Now Available

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One of my favorite media players of all time, SMPlayer, has recently been updated to version 0.7.0. SMPlayer is a front-end for MPlayer making it a player that supports nearly every video format out of the box without the need to go codec hunting before you can start watching the...
SMPlayer 0.7.0 Media Player Now Available

Facebook Chat Alternative Has Pretty Colors, Little Else

www.allfacebook.com
Facebook users looking for an alternative to the social network’s chat feature now have another option, Chit Chat Web Messenger, but we’re not sure why an alternative to Facebook chat is even necessary. Chit Chat Web Messenger, from Wiltshire, England-based Athena IT, is a free browser add-on that works with...
Facebook Chat Alternative Has Pretty Colors, Little Else

Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

thenextweb.com
Got a question for Chuck? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Chuck is the founder of the user experience design company, digital-telepathy. He helps startups, web designers, entrepreneurs and large organizations improve the user experience of websites by making them easier to use. He has the...
Live now: digital-telepathy's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance programme to access user data

www.guardian.co.uk
Obama's director of national intelligence attacks programme's disclosure as 'reprehensible' and says it threatens securityThe US has admitted using a secret system to tap the systems of the biggest technology companies to spy on millions of people's online activity, overshadowing attempts by Barack Obama to force China to abandon its...
Clapper admits secret NSA surveillance programme to access user data

Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Hacked

mashable.com
It seems hundreds of Twitter accounts have started to Tweet out “weight loss” product spam today. Specifically, users who have had their accounts hijacked are Tweeting the message “I lost 20 lbs in 2 weeks!” and links to diet sites. Our source counts over 200 rogue tweets so far...
Hundreds of Twitter Accounts Hacked
NSA had no 'direct access' to tech company servers, say CNET sources
The strange and unbelievable similarities in Google, Facebook, and Apple's PRISM denials

Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

thenextweb.com
Sina, the creator of China’s top microblogging platform, has announced a new partnership with market-leading navigation company AutoNavi to integrate location-based services into its Weibo service. The companies said the deal will allow Sina Weibo users to login to AMAP, AutoNavi’s mobile map application, and have direct access to the...
Sina links up with AutoNavi, Apple's Chinese maps partner, to integrate location service into Weibo

FinTech Innovation Lab: December 19th deadline

www.avc.com
For the past two springs, a great program has run in NYC called the FinTech Innovation Lab. It's an accelerator program of a different sort. They accept a half dozen innovative financial technology companies into a twelve week program where the companies get direct access to top executives in the...
FinTech Innovation Lab: December 19th deadline

Live now: Dwolla's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

thenextweb.com
Got a question for Ben? Use the chat feature above to get it answered live. Ben Milne is CEO and founder of Dwolla, a completely new payment that system that’s fixes the underlying inefficiencies, hazards, and fraud encumbering current options. A repeat entrepreneur, Ben built his first international company at...
Live now: Dwolla's founder answers questions via video. Get involved!

Remember Color? It's Taking Another Shot With A Big Verizon Partnership (VZW)

www.businessinsider.com
Color has signed a partnership with Verizon that will help Color dramatically improve its live video sharing app, and Verizon will integrate Color into upcoming 4G LTE phones. Color became infamous last year after it raised $41 million from Sequoia and other venture firms, only to release a really confusing...
Remember Color? It's Taking Another Shot With A Big Verizon Partnership (VZW)

The Google Wallet Hack Is Not The End Of The World (Or Even NFC) As We Know It

www.fastcompany.com
Stay calm and carry on, people: It's way to soon to say that NFC should stand for Now Fatally Corrupted. Yes, Google's breakthrough NFC payments app Wallet is being mentioned all over the news thanks to a flaw--it's vulnerable to a hack that gives nefarious types access to your secure...
The Google Wallet Hack Is Not The End Of The World (Or Even NFC) As We Know It
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Just Vehemently Denied Giving The Government Direct Access To Facebook Servers
Geeklist Debuts New Tools to Help Companies Tap Into the Geekosphere

Two business power tools come together as Podio adds Evernote support

thenextweb.com
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
Facebook & Google CEOs Say NSA Spy Program Is News To Them

British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data

thenextweb.com
The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in the UK is reportedly accessing information obtained by PRISM, the covert initiative created by the National Security Agency and FBI to monitor communications in the United States. The Guardian claims to have obtained documents which show that GCHQ has been able to leverage the...
British intelligence agency is reportedly accessing NSA's PRISM surveillance data
Apple patent details replaceable back panels for adding lenses and advanced camera features
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