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Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover mini brings tactile typing to the iPad mini for $80

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It was inevitable that Logitech would expand its Ultrathin iPad keyboard cover lineup to include an offering fit for the iPad mini, and the time has finally arrived. Priced 20 bucks less than it's full-sized counterpart, the $79.99 Ultrathin Keyboard mini brings tactile typing and some added protection to...
Logitech's Ultrathin Keyboard Cover mini brings tactile typing to the iPad mini for $80
Long-lost film by 'Star Wars' art director could be offered for download

Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)

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Social networking giant Facebook has filed for 3 trademarks in the United States: for ‘Poke’, ‘Facebook Poke’ and the logo of its new Poke app for iPhone. The company filed for the trademarks on the 21st of December 2012, the same day it announced its latest smartphone app, which was...
Facebook files for 'Poke' trademark (after obtaining and abandoning it earlier)
EU votes to create unified patent system in 2014
Python v. Python: Software foundation fights for trademark in EU

Sorry, Europe, don't hold your breath for Pandora music

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Expanding beyond the United States would probably require lots of negotiations for expensive deals, Pandora CTO Tom Conrad says, so Spotify can breathe easier for now. [Read more]...
Sorry, Europe, don't hold your breath for Pandora music
Watch live as a record-breaking asteroid passes the Earth

Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

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This is about to ruin any hopes you had of a productive day. Bombermine, an unofficial version of SNES throwback, Super Bomberman, is a web-based gift that lets you face-off against up to 1,000 players in a single game. Borrowing the same scoresheet setup of a first-person shooter, you'll...
Bomberman gets unofficial web-based version, crams in up to 1,000 online players

Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches

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To combat a rise in cybercrime, the European Commission is considering a plan to require companies that store data on the Internet - like Microsoft, Apple, Google and I.B.M. - to report the loss or theft of personal information in the 27-nation bloc or risk sanctions and fines, reports Kevin...
Daily Report: Europe Weighs Requiring Firms to Disclose Data Breaches
OnApp nabs $20M from LDC to improve cloud management software

Acer Iconia B1-710 tablet swings by the FCC

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Back when Acer unveiled the Iconia A1 tablet, it slipped out an upgrade to its starter Iconia B1 series, the B1-710. That refresh has at last surfaced in the US -- through the FCC, anyway. The 7-inch, WiFi-toting slate has cleared the FCC's approval process with its subtle design...
Acer Iconia B1-710 tablet swings by the FCC

TNW's Daily Dose: Yahoo partners with Google for ads, Facebook deletes face data in Europe, and more

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Yahoo has announced a display ads partnership with Google, it’s confirmed that Facebook has deleted data used for its controversial face recognition feature in Europe, and Twitter revamps search in its iOS and Android apps. It’s all in today’s Daily Dose. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through...
TNW's Daily Dose: Yahoo partners with Google for ads, Facebook deletes face data in Europe, and more
Productivity App Wunderlist Is Launching A Paid, Pro Version Aimed At Business Users

TNW Daily Dose: Samsung sells three TVs per second, Raspberry Pi in Europe and more

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In today’s Daily Dose, j2 Global buys IGN Entertainment from News Corporation, Samsung sells three TVs every second and Raspberry Pi’s Model A board goes on sale in Europe. You can catch The Daily Dose every Monday through Friday right here on The Next Web. Be sure to hit the...
TNW Daily Dose: Samsung sells three TVs per second, Raspberry Pi in Europe and more

Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

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Big Chinese consumer-technology companies are dominant at home, but they have struggled overseas. Now, in an attempt to change that, they are charging into Brazil and other emerging markets. The Chinese like emerging markets because, for a change, they don’t have to start way behind established American companies. By moving...
Chinese Tech Titans Eye Brazil

Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

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As part of its Napster (and Napster International) acquisition from a while back, Rhapsody promised it would spread the music service across more places worldwide, with one of the many focuses being to have a stronger presence in Europe. Well, staying true to its word, Rhapsody's announcing today that...
Rhapsody announces Napster launch in 14 countries across Europe

Authorities bust global credit card fraud network

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A global credit card fraud network was shut down on Thursday as the result of an international police operation called "Pandora-Storm" that saw the participation of 20 law enforcement agencies from Europe, America and Australia, Europol announced,...
Authorities bust global credit card fraud network

Apple Secretly Filed Three Dynamic Smart Pen Patents in Europe that are Chock Full of Cool Ideas

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Every once in a while we check out various IP databases around the world to see if we could find any Apple activity. Well, Bingo, we found three all new smart pen patents from Apple that are chalk full of great ideas. In between Apple's US patent filings published in...
Apple Secretly Filed Three Dynamic Smart Pen Patents in Europe that are Chock Full of Cool Ideas

Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

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Samsung’s Galaxy S IV will feature software that uses eye tracking to scroll content on the screen, according to a report from the New York Times on Monday. When the phone senses that readers’ eyes have reached the bottom of the screen, it will page up the content on...
Who needs thumbs? Samsung Galaxy S IV may scroll using eye-tracking

'Europe's rocket has no chance'

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The Californian SpaceX chief executive Elon Musk tells the BBC that Europe must replace its Ariane 5 rocket if it wants to keep up with his company....
'Europe's rocket has no chance'

Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami

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Boeing announced today that it is moving its training flight simulators — including one for the 787 Dreamliner — along with other aircraft from Seattle to Miami. Boeing says that Miami is the company’s largest flight-training center and the preferred location for its customers from Latin America, United States, Middle East...
Boeing relocating 787 training simulator from Seattle to Miami

Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance'

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There's so much deja vu here it's almost bewildering, but Microsoft has managed to get itself fined by the European Commission once again for failing to comply with its earlier commitments to offer browser choice to its customers. The penalty of 561 million euros ($730 million) isn't the biggest...
Microsoft hit with $730 million fine in Europe over browser choice 'non-compliance'

Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

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American carrier AT&T is looking towards expanding into Europe, according to insiders. The telecommunications giant may be making a bid to buy a mobile phone network, with the likelihood that the company will upgrade older generations of technology and improve the slow rate of 4G rollouts, as well as moving...
Rumor: AT&T considers move to acquire European carrier

Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

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The Vikings are coming to Amazon. LoveFilm, Europe’s leading movie subscription services that Amazon bought in 2011, just gained exclusive streaming rights in the U.K. and Germany for the popular television series Vikings. This marks the first time that a show has been distributed on LoveFilm before hitting the cable networks or...
Amazon's LoveFilm nabs streaming rights to Vikings

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

Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

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Global CRM (customer relationship management) revenue grew 12.5 percent last year to US$18 billion, a rate three times that of all enterprise software segments on average, as companies look to acquire more business and serve existing customers better, according to a new Gartner report.Salesforce.com overtook SAP as the largest...
Gartner: Worldwide CRM revenue grew 12.5 percent in 2012

Mobile enterprise management tools are targeted by spyphones, researchers warn

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Enterprises that use mobile device management (MDM) systems to protect their corporate data on employees' mobile phones are not safe from attacks from spyphones, researchers warned at BlackHat Europe on Thursday....
Mobile enterprise management tools are targeted by spyphones, researchers warn

Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

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Windows RT, Microsoft's first tablet-focused operating system, is not proving to be a hit in Europe. Actually, demand on the old continent is so weak that Samsung will reportedly stop sales of its Windows RT tablet in Germany. Ativ Tab sales will also be halted in several other, yet...
Windows RT takes a hit as Samsung halts European sales of Ativ Tab tablets

Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement

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It seems that, once again, the UK is going censorship crazy and not realizing how that only attacts more attention to that which they're trying to censor. This time, it involves some photos that were posted online of one Jon Venables, who at the age of 10, murdered 2-year old...
Google, Facebook And Twitter Ordered To Delete Photos By UK Law Enforcement

EU, U.S. antitrust officials to meet about Google investigations

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The heads of separate probes into the Web giant's business practices will meet next week in Europe, The Wall Street Journal reports. [Read more]...
EU, U.S. antitrust officials to meet about Google investigations
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