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After Growing Revenue 270% Last Year, Personalization Startup Sailthru Raises $19M From Benchmark, Adds Bill Gurley To Board

Penguin ends OverDrive e-library deal due to Amazon link

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Penguin's recent decision to pull its e-books and digital audiobooks from libraries is because it didn't have permission to distribute the borrowed books by forwarding users to Amazon, INFOdocket said. OverDrive only had relationships in place with publishers, who can store and serve library end users' e-books. It doesn't have...
Penguin ends OverDrive e-library deal due to Amazon link

Exotic XSS bug in Adobe Flash controlled users' Web accounts

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Adobe has plugged a hole in its ubiquitous Flash media player that attackers were exploiting to control services such as webmail accessed by end users. The universal XSS, or cross-site scripting, vulnerability is present in all versions of Flash, but was only being actively exploited in versions that worked...
Exotic XSS bug in Adobe Flash controlled users' Web accounts

Samsung's Galaxy Note II hits 5 million channel sales, adding 3 million over the last 24 days

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Samsung has announced [translation] that its Samsung Galaxy Note II, its flagship phone-meets-tablet (‘phablet’), has passed 5 million in channel sales, chalking up a further 2 million shipments since November 2. The Korean phone maker, which regularly issues statistics relating to the number of units that have been bought by...
Samsung's Galaxy Note II hits 5 million channel sales, adding 3 million over the last 24 days
ARM-based OpenStack: it's like an army of cell phones powering cloud-based computing

The Windows Phone Marketplace buckles under influx of new apps

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Well, this is a problem that comes wrapped in a bit of good news: the Windows Phone Marketplace app submission process is jammed at the moment, reducing the number of apps that are making it into the platform’s app store. However, the cause of the problem is quite encouraging. Microsoft claims...
The Windows Phone Marketplace buckles under influx of new apps

Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types

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Samsung's main camera plant in China is being converted to produce high-end mirrorless cameras instead of cheaper compacts. That's a steel-and-concrete sign that the manufacturer is trying to boost digital imaging profits by focusing on cameras with higher margins, and it implies a level adaptability that other companies can...
Samsung shuns point-and-shoot cameras, switches factory to pricier mirrorless types

Instagram pulls Cards support from Twitter, favors its own web experience

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Something's amiss with Instagram links on Twitter and it's not just the overabundance of unnecessarily filtered photos. Users have noticed that, upon clicking those links, images are displaying incorrectly and, in some cases, showing up as cropped. There's no need to drag out the fail whale though (apart from...
Instagram pulls Cards support from Twitter, favors its own web experience
More mobile ads headed your way as Facebook opens new ad unit to all app makers

New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2

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Both in our forums and Apple's Discussions, there have been observations and complaints that the new iPad runs warmer than the previous generation. The phenomenon was noticed in TechCrunch's review of the new iPad where they said: One other slight downside which I have to assume is related to either...
New iPad Runs About 10 Degrees (F) Hotter than iPad 2
It's not your startup anymore if the market tells you what to do

Citrix releases desktop as a service improvements for providers

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As desktop as a service (DaaS) continues to mature as a potential option for enterprises, service providers are attempting to automate and optimize their DaaS offerings, which officials at Citrix say will ultimately lead to lower costs and more choices for end users....
Citrix releases desktop as a service improvements for providers
Looking back: the five most important security stories of 2012
New service lets you track tweets politicians tried to delete
Microsoft details full Windows Phone 'Tango' 256MB RAM device limitations

Facebook is now testing an ad unit that allows developers to drive app installs

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Yes, we’re all aware that Facebook has to figure out how to monetize its powerful mobile platform. Facebook is clearly aware of this too, as it has just announced a new beta ad unit that lets developers drive app installs. Here’s what Facebook had to say about it: Facebook has...
Facebook is now testing an ad unit that allows developers to drive app installs

May’s Patch Tuesday to contain 7 bulletins, patch 23 vulnerabilities

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The month is fresh, which means that Microsoft has a raft of upcoming fixes and patches coming out next Tuesday for its software products. Patch Tuesday is an institution, and one that matters as it helps keeps everyone a bit safer, and hopefully, one step ahead of the digital baddies....
May’s Patch Tuesday to contain 7 bulletins, patch 23 vulnerabilities

This Guy's Instagram Add-On App Has Gotten More Than 150,000 Downloads In Six Days

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Instagram is one of the hottest startups in San Francisco. Its Android version hit 1 million downloads in just 24 hours. But the popular photo sharing app doesn't have a direct messaging service like Twitter does. To fix that, 27-year-old Mexican entrepreneur Cristian Castillo decided to make a messaging...
This Guy's Instagram Add-On App Has Gotten More Than 150,000 Downloads In Six Days
Zendesk hacked: Twitter, Pinterest, and Tumblr users were affected

A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook

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Filed under: Security, Features, Web services, Social Software By now, you've probably heard that Facebook has made some big changes that affect your privacy. However, you might not know what they are. So far, the changes have been explained in the language of the people that they benefit: companies and...
A guide to protecting your information on the New Facebook

With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

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Mobile payments platform Dwolla has the potential to disrupt how money moves in the new, digital economy. It’s an idea of how a payments network should look, if one had been built today, as opposed to tacking on digital payments to the legacy system that is the current credit card...
With Places, Payments Platform Dwolla Finally Lists Where It Works, Lets You Request Merchant Support

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

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Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life...
Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

Cisco edges F5 in VPN shootout

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Connecting remotely to network servers is a fact of life for millions of end users. Whether working from a PC or a mobile device, users rely on secure, reliable remote connections to maintain their productivity....
Cisco edges F5 in VPN shootout

Yammer Seeks to Simplify Enterprise Social Network Usage With Upgrade

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Yammer has upgraded its cloud-based enterprise social networking software with new and improved features designed to make it easier for end users to manage their......
Yammer Seeks to Simplify Enterprise Social Network Usage With Upgrade
Smartphone, tablet pile-up may lead to grim Q1 for suppliers

VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

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Does DRM stop (or even slow down) piracy? This question's hardly hypothetical. It's been answered with a resounding "no" all over the internet. Of course, it's been argued that DRM was never about piracy prevention, but instead was a vehicle for content owners to control the technology in the...
VOD Service Acetrax Shutting Down, Forcing Customers Through DRM Hoops To Retain Their Purchased Movies

Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

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Here is an interesting development for Windows Phone Developers. The latest improvements to the Windows Phone Dev Centre allows developers to basically publish two different apps for Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 under the same name, with different app descriptions and screen shots. This allows developers to...
Windows Phone Dev Centre will now allow multiple XAPs for the same Windows Phone 7 and 8 app

Open audio codec Opus gets real, gains VLC support

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Opus, the open audio codec whose backers include Mozilla, Xiph.org, Microsoft’s Skype and Google, got a little closer to being enjoyed by end users this week: The popular media player VLC added Opus support with the release of new version 2.0.4 Thursday. Meanwhile, there has been some more talk on...
Open audio codec Opus gets real, gains VLC support

Flash Player updates now linked to Microsoft's Patch Tuesday schedule

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Certainly, Flash remains a difficult controversial tool, but what no one can dispute is that Safe Flash is far and away better than Unsafe Flash. To that end, users of the Internet can rest a bit easier, provided they are typing on a Windows-based machine: Adobe is linking its security...
Flash Player updates now linked to Microsoft's Patch Tuesday schedule

Facebook Updates Stream Publishing Policy For Developers

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When Facebook opened up their “stream” to developers via the Open Stream API last year, they arguably added potential value for end users and are now trying to provide consistency of use in applications. The Facebook Developer Blog has a new post indicating a policy update on the devopment use...
Facebook Updates Stream Publishing Policy For Developers
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