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It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad

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Whether because of its name, its outsize media hype, or its reputation for getting its users in trouble for ill-advised words, Twitter has struggled to be taken seriously by adult Americans outside the media and celebrity spheres. But while faddish firms like Groupon and Zynga have fallen by the wayside,...
It's Official: Twitter Is Not a Fad
'Jurassic Park 4' is coming to a theater near you on June 13, 2014

Nokia Becomes World’s No. 1 Seller Of Windows Phones

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Nokia Corp., the world’s largest handset maker, sold more smartphones powered by Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone operating system than any other company in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to research from Strategy Analytics. Nokia accounted for 900,000, or 33%, of the 2.7 million Windows Phone devices sold during the...
Nokia Becomes World’s No. 1 Seller Of Windows Phones

Thai webmaster found guilty over royal 'insults'

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Chiranuch Premchaiporn given eight-month suspended jail term for failing to remove posts deemed insulting to royaltyA Thai court has sentenced a webmaster to an eight-month suspended sentence for failing to act quickly enough to remove internet posts deemed insulting to the country's royalty.The ruling showed leniency against Chiranuch Premchaiporn, who...
Thai webmaster found guilty over royal 'insults'

Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)

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It may seem a bit silly that Motorola launched the Droid 4 just seven months after the Droid 3 debuted. But here it is: the fourth iteration of the flagship Android phone that kicked off the platform's rise to dominance. Motorola seems to be shifting to a more rapid...
Hopefully This Is The Last Droid Motorola Ever Makes (VZ, MMI, GOOG)
'Crafting Azeroth' project brings 'World of Warcraft' to 'Minecraft'
Freshen Up iPhone With These 10 Unique Accessories (AAPL)

Foursquare Tries a Bicoastal Approach to Engineering

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Some companies are almost entirely virtual, like blog host Automattic. Others grow through acquisitions, like what Groupon is doing in the Bay Area — piecing together a tech team thousands of miles from its Chicago headquarters. Another strategy is to build strategic outposts, like Facebook’s new engineering office in New...
Foursquare Tries a Bicoastal Approach to Engineering
Apple said to be prepping a ‘revolutionary’ new product that will launch this year

6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

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6waves is taking its Facebook hit Ravenwood Fair to mobile. The game quietly appeared in the Canadian iTunes App Store last week, when it was soft-launched on June 29. Although the game’s App Store listing credits Ravenwood Fair Mobile to 6waves alone, the game was actually developed by New York-based...
6waves is bringing Ravenwood Fair to mobile

Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

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This is a guest post by entrepreneur Agu De Marco In the international startup world, there are numerous options when it comes to accelerators. Those options are even greater if you have a solid idea, strong team, and a sound execution plan. Being a startup from Argentina, our team could...
Startups, it's okay to be promiscuous when it comes to accelerators

Aaron Swartz's Death Leads To Public Attention Towards Prosecutorial Overreach

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While we're already seeing things like Rep. Zoe Lofgren's attempt to reform the CFAA, and Rep. Darrell Issa's plan to investigate the DOJ, one interesting thing that has come out of the tragedy of Aaron Swartz's suicide is sudden public interest in prosecutorial overreach. Many criminal defense attorneys have been...
Aaron Swartz's Death Leads To Public Attention Towards Prosecutorial Overreach

Simple launches Android app designed from scratch so more people can 'replace their banks'

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Eight months after arriving on iOS and one month after teasing us with mockups, Banking startup Simple has finally launched on Android. To create the app, Simple says it needed to rely on an “outside perspective,” and did so by recruiting mobile product development firm Two Toasters — the same firm behind Airbnb’s Android app. On its...
Simple launches Android app designed from scratch so more people can 'replace their banks'

JP Morgan continues its Rocket Internet lovefest, invests in Asian Zappos clone ZALORA

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Online footwear and fashion retailer ZALORA today announced that J.P. Morgan Asset Management (JP Morgan) has injected an undisclosed amount of capital into the business. ZALORA is a Southeast Asia-focused Zappos clone launched by the German Samwer brothers’ infamous Rocket Internet incubator, which we recently reported is continuing its major...
JP Morgan continues its Rocket Internet lovefest, invests in Asian Zappos clone ZALORA

With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

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We’ve covered Seattle-based Haiku Deck‘s iPad-based presentation tool in the past, and come away impressed. The mobile native PowerPoint killer lets anyone create attractive presentations quickly using only their device, and now the startup behind it has raised a $3 million Series A funding round, led by Trilogy Partnership and...
With 500K Downloads, Haiku Deck Raises $3M Series A For Its Unique, Mobile-First Presentation Creation App

Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data - will it now close down in 2013?

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When Posterous was bought by Twitter in March, the team behind the blogging platform said it would introduce a system to allow users to export their data from the service “in the coming weeks”. Eight months later, the service finally launched a back-up tool, as announced on its blog. Initially...
Twitter-owned Posterous finally lets users export their data - will it now close down in 2013?

Meet EvoNexus - the Country's Only Free Startup Incubator

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There are more than 1,000 business incubators in the U.S. But there’s only one pro bono incubator. No, not a professional startup camp run by the U2 frontman. Which is probably a good thing, since Bono was named the 2010 worst investor in America. (OK, that was before he...
Meet EvoNexus - the Country's Only Free Startup Incubator

British Media Investigation Copied An Embarrassing Mistake From Wikipedia

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An American man wrongly named in the Leveson Report as a founder of The Independent newspaper has expressed surprise that a judge would accept without question information on Wikipedia. Brett Straub was incorrectly identified in the 1,987-page report as being a cofounder of the newspaper alongside Andreas Whittam Smith and...
British Media Investigation Copied An Embarrassing Mistake From Wikipedia

Check out a picture of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone

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Big ups to our pals at CrackBerry, as they unearthed what looks to be an official image of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone: Say hello to the London. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the London but this image does look more complete than the prototype models which appeared...
Check out a picture of the first BlackBerry 10 smartphone

25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

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The number of adult Americans who own tablet computers continues to grow, hitting 25 percent in the first eight months of 2012, according to the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project. In survey results released Thursday, Pew reveals the 6 percent increase in tablet ownership over the...
25 percent of adult Americans own a tablet, research reveals

Emerging top grossing Android apps: Draw Something, Draw Something and Draw Something

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This week’s Android charts bear a striking similarity to our iOS charts — lead by Draw Something. Other than the continued dominance of the social Pictionary-style game, the wasn’t much change in the top ranked games and apps, but Soft Pauer’s officially licensed F1 2012 Timing App proved to be...
Emerging top grossing Android apps: Draw Something, Draw Something and Draw Something

Pantech Vega S5 does Android 4.0 on a 5-inch LCD, facemask not included

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The 4.5-inch Vega LTE is not eight months old and the 4.8-inch Vega Racer 2 is still properly wet behind the years. But, the flow of progress abides by no calendars, so welcome the Pantech Vega S5 to the world. It steps up to a full 5-inch IPS LCD...
Pantech Vega S5 does Android 4.0 on a 5-inch LCD, facemask not included

New Design Marketplace Folio Wants To Help You Sell Your Digital Goods

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Mr. Kieran (linkedin.com) For designers who have ever spent hours trying to tweak a tiny button or icon on a time crunch, salvation is nigh: Folio, a new startup based out of General Assembly, has created a marketplace where top-notch design talent can market and sell their digital content. The...
New Design Marketplace Folio Wants To Help You Sell Your Digital Goods

Facebook starts to roll out Pages Manager app for Android

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Facebook released an Android version of its standalone page management application on Thursday for users in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, according to a company spokesperson. Pages Manager gives page owners access to page notifications and insights on the go, and allows them to make posts, respond to comments and reply to...
Facebook starts to roll out Pages Manager app for Android
Shape Security raises $20M for a project so secret, if it told you, it would have to kill you
Microsoft's 'HomeOS' automation platform detailed in research paper

The iTunes influence, part two: Setting the music free

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"I think the consumer is going to be driving this train for quite a long time." -- Casey Rae, deputy director, Future of Music Coalition In 2003, the iTunes Music Store established an environment for downloadable music at exactly the time when consumers needed a safe and stable online...
The iTunes influence, part two: Setting the music free

Starck confirms 'Apple project' is actually Jobs' yacht

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French designer Philippe Starck has finally confirmed that his initial quotes about a "revolutionary" Apple product that will come out "in eight months" were in fact about his long involvement in designing a yacht for the Jobs family, the Wall Street Journal reports. The yacht, which began life as a...
Starck confirms 'Apple project' is actually Jobs' yacht

With 250k users, Vizify moves out of beta and launches mini self-infographics called Vizcards

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Vizify, the simple online profile service similar to About.me, has opened up its doors to the public. After amassing more than 250,000 users during its invite-only phase, the company is moving forward. In conjunction with this unveiling, it is launching a new feature: miniature infographics about users called Vizcards. The...
With 250k users, Vizify moves out of beta and launches mini self-infographics called Vizcards
Steve Jobs' custom, aluminum-hulled super-yacht "Venus" now seaworthy
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