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Why Apple Wants To Kill The 2nd Biggest Mobile Ad Business On The Planet (AAPL, P)

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Apple appears to have woken up to the Pandora threat: Every minute that users spend listening to the music streaming service is a minute not spent listening or buying stuff in iTunes. So Apple is now looking at building its own Pandora-killing music-streaming clone. The fastest-moving dynamic in this play...
Why Apple Wants To Kill The 2nd Biggest Mobile Ad Business On The Planet (AAPL, P)

Facebook Has Acquired Divvyshot. The Most Gorgeous Photosharing Site Yet.

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Facebook just acquired Divvyshot, a Y Combinator startup that we reviewed in detail just over a month ago and described as the most gorgeous photosharing site out there.According to TechCrunch, the acquisition price was undisclosed and primarily to get hold of the startup’s founder Sam Odio. Divvyshot will be shut...
Facebook Has Acquired Divvyshot. The Most Gorgeous Photosharing Site Yet.
Skype For BlackBerry 10 Arrives, But It's A World Of Hurt

Kinect makes pact with head-mounted display, virtual reality Skyrim ensues

www.engadget.com
Yeah, streaming Skyrim on a Tegra 3-powered Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is nice and all, but what about folks who want a more immersive experience with their beloved time sink? One tech-savvy gamer took matters into his own hands -- conjuring a bit of electronics alchemy by throwing together...
Kinect makes pact with head-mounted display, virtual reality Skyrim ensues

Fujitsu aims Floral Kiss Ultrabook line at women in Japan

www.electronista.com
Fujitsu is launching a range of female-oriented Ultrabooks in Japan. Called Floral Kiss, the range hopes to "bring elegance to PCs", and was planned and developed primarily by female Fujitsu employees. The Windows 8 notebooks will be made available in three colors: Elegant White, Feminine Pink and Luxury Brown.......
Fujitsu aims Floral Kiss Ultrabook line at women in Japan
Mobile Photo-Sharing App Tracks Creates Photo Albums For You, Finds Shared Albums You Can Join
uTest Launches Applause, An iOS And Android Mobile App Analytics Dashboard With A Klout-Like Score
Squarespace Adds Commerce System For A High-Class Blogging/Sales Experience

Jolicloud Me opens in beta, brings together shares in the cloud

www.engadget.com
For as small as Jolicloud is, the company sure knows how to hang around. After renaming its cloud-based desktop operating system to Joli OS (and subsequently open-sourcing the thing), the outfit is taking a somewhat different approach with its latest offering. Jolicloud Me is a new type of cloud...
Jolicloud Me opens in beta, brings together shares in the cloud

PHP 5.4 aspires to elegance

www.computerworld.com
PHP, one of the most widely used languages for building websites, has been updated with a number of improvements to ease development and speed performance....
PHP 5.4 aspires to elegance

The iPad Is Not Changing Music Production And Performance

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Shared by Jesse Stay Singer's been rather critical lately. I'm not sure I see the benefit of this post, but he's a reputable source. Singer's a great DJ. The early adopters tend to overvalue what’s new.  That’s fine and nothing out of the norm, it’s just what they do.  But...
The iPad Is Not Changing Music Production And Performance

Here's what Ubuntu will look like on tablets, and why enterprise users might be interested

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Ubuntu for tablets is almost here. Canonical has just revealed details of the slate piece of its phone-tablet-PC-TV puzzle, and it’s largely about the enterprise. Yes, Canonical’s Ubuntu Linux has run on tablets before, but the upcoming version is the first to be engineered specifically with touch in mind. The...
Here's what Ubuntu will look like on tablets, and why enterprise users might be interested
Goodbye, Lumia 920: The AT&T Exclusive Superphone Will Probably Flop

Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform gets stuffed inside a monitor

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You don't have to build custom motherboards and source specialty components to build a sleek all-in-one PC. At least not anymore, thanks to Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform, which it debuted roughly a year ago at Computex. The main board is the same footprint as Mini-ITX (that's a 6.7-inch square),...
Intel's Thin Mini-ITX platform gets stuffed inside a monitor

This could be one of the first Apple authorized iPhone gaming controllers

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We already know that Apple has added support for game controllers in iOS7, but it appears that these plans are further along than first thought.  According to Kotaku, the above image shows an early  iOS gaming controller prototype made specifically for the iPhone 5 by gaming giant Logitech. While...
This could be one of the first Apple authorized iPhone gaming controllers

Ubuntu smartphone preview coming February 21 for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4

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Developers (and plenty of brave geeks) will soon be able to get a taste of Ubuntu’s smartphone version — assuming they have a Galaxy Nexus or Nexus 4. Ubuntu developer Canonical announced today that it will release a Developer Preview image, along with the necessary tools to install it,...
Ubuntu smartphone preview coming February 21 for Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4

Huawei to Have a London Mobile Launch Event Two Days Before Samsung

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Talk about a fast follower. Huawei said Tuesday that it will have a mobile event on June 18 in London. That’s just two days before the London event that Samsung just announced. The invite is short on details, but asks reporters to join Huawei consumer business CEO Richard Yu “to...
Huawei to Have a London Mobile Launch Event Two Days Before Samsung

Optimus G Pro deep-dive review: A supersized smartphone done right

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LG's new Optimus G Pro smartphone brings a fresh dose of elegance to the supersized smartphone form. Could it be the new heavyweight champion?...
Optimus G Pro deep-dive review: A supersized smartphone done right

Former Apple Executive Blends Genres with iPad

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Jean-Marie Hullot, a computer scientist and a longtime associate of Steve Jobs at Apple and NeXT, is one of the latest people to use the iPad to blend genres through a start-up he founded called Fotopedia. The company has started to attract a following with its own growing catalog of...
Former Apple Executive Blends Genres with iPad

Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in

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Developing a real, working tractor beam has regularly been an exercise in frustration: it often relies on brute force attempts to induce a magnetic link or an air pressure gap, either of which falls a bit short of science fiction-level elegance. The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology's Mordechai Segev has...
Negative radiation pressure in light could make some tractor beams real, we're already sucked in

Canonical unwraps Ubuntu Linux for tablets

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It's been just a few weeks since Canonical announced Ubuntu for phones, but on Tuesday the company followed up by taking the wraps off the software's tablet counterpart. Among the most notable features offered by Ubuntu for tablets are a new capability Canonical calls "side stage" multitasking along with full...
Canonical unwraps Ubuntu Linux for tablets

★ Apple’s Highest Priority Is Obviousness

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Good piece from Sebastiaan de With, riffing on my bit last week regarding the tension between simplicity and obviousness. But I gently disagree with this: For now, there is a middle ground. It only takes one look at the changes in recent iOS and Apple app updates to see that...
★ Apple’s Highest Priority Is Obviousness

Twitter Week for client developers

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The last couple of weeks have been Apple's. Next week, barring some unforseeable disruption, belongs to Twitter. And it's already started. First, Fred Wilson telegraphs that there are changes coming in the relationship between developers and the platform vendor. Then, yesterday -- late Friday afternoon (the deadest time of the...
Twitter Week for client developers

Polling and comment startup Quipol rolls out YouTube and Vimeo support

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If you haven’t noticed, polling and taking comments on the Internet is generally a drag. The systems tend to be slow, difficult to use, and hard to track. We’ve settled on LiveFyre here at TNW, but many publications are stuck on something that is stodgy at best. That fact is...
Polling and comment startup Quipol rolls out YouTube and Vimeo support

Why 500px Plus Has Photographers Fired Up

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Photos are one of the Web's most valuable emotional currencies. Photographers deserve a good home online to host, showcase and share their work. Thus far, Flickr has been that home, but it has left photographers wanting. The insurgent site 500px launched its Plus plan this week, and we asked...
Why 500px Plus Has Photographers Fired Up

I'd be all thumbs with a non-qwerty keyboard | Morven Crumlish

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Touch-typing has been more useful to me than all my other skills and qualifications. The new Kalq keyboard is not for meWhat's got two thumbs and can type 65 words a minute? This guy! Researchers have designed a new keyboard layout for tablets and smartphones which leaves eight of the...
I'd be all thumbs with a non-qwerty keyboard | Morven Crumlish

Windows Phone 7 Destroys The iPhone (Well, Its Foursquare App Does)

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There’s no denying that Windows Phone 7 (or Windows Phone 7 Series, or whatever awful branding was chosen) looks to be a huge improvement from the previous iterations of Windows Mobile. And there’s even some talk that it may be able to compete with the current golden boy of the...
Windows Phone 7 Destroys The iPhone (Well, Its Foursquare App Does)

Fred Wilson: I've Seen GeoCities. And You, Tumblr, Are No GeoCities

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XKCD’s Geocities tribute (Photo: Inquisitr At yesterday’s Ad Tech New York conference, Union Square Ventures investor Fred Wilson dismissed the notion that Tumblr will go the way of GeoCities. Mr. Wilson should know: he invested in both. Although the two platforms, which both grew out of empowering community and self-expression, may share a...
Fred Wilson: I've Seen GeoCities. And You, Tumblr, Are No GeoCities

Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone

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It's hard to underestimate the value of brand loyalty. Just ask Verizon Wireless. It's with satisfied Incredible and Incredible 2 owners in mind that the carrier is promoting the Droid Incredible 4G LTE, a 4-inch, $149 device that -- as you may have guessed -- rides along VZW's fast...
Droid Incredible 4G LTE review: Verizon gets an excellent smaller-sized Android phone
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