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Amazon tests mobile in-app purchases, Bloomberg says

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Amazon, which already has its own app store, is taking on Apple and Google in another facet of the mobile business. [Read more]...
Amazon tests mobile in-app purchases, Bloomberg says

InfoQ: How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters

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A well-written API can be a great asset to the organization that wrote it and to all that use it. Given the importance of good API design, surprisingly little has been written on the subject. In this talk (recorded at Javapolis), Java library designer Joshua Bloch teaches how to...
InfoQ: How to Design a Good API & Why it Matters

Apple patents method for intelligent caller ID image selection

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In its quest to protect every facet of iOS and the products it powers, Apple has won a patent for the method in which pictures are assigned to incoming calls, but offers a twist to the common feature seen in most cellular devices since the introduction of the camera phone....
Apple patents method for intelligent caller ID image selection
Blogger's new Google+ tab aims to tie two communities together

What's the future of communication? Let's ask the experts

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Communication plays a role in all information exchanged between living species. Technically speaking, even plants and fungi communicate with each other. What sets us humans apart is the speed at which our means of communication develops and innovates. Technology has been helping us to communicate easier, faster and more often....
What's the future of communication? Let's ask the experts

Data Suggests Mobile TV Viewing Figures Still Very Low

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Mobile TV may be the next big thing for web-based TV, but it's not happening much yet. A new survey by marketers Thinkbox in the U.K. suggests that that average TV viewer was consuming four hours and four minutes of television per day in 2012, but that just three...
Data Suggests Mobile TV Viewing Figures Still Very Low
Facet Wants to Cradle Your iPad on the Couch and in Bed

Making News Useful

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Yesterday at the Googleplex, journalists, technologists and Googlers converged for the TechRaking summit. Our goal was to figure out how to break news of its bad habits lingering from the pre-Web era. We compared notes about our own organizations, shared examples of stories and projects, and dreamed up ways to...
Making News Useful

Swype gets backup and sync features to take your personalized keyboard cross-platform

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You know Swype, right? The innovative mobile keyboard app that lets to spell out words by simply sliding their finger? Well, an interesting update has been announced, one that will see your personalized Swype-powered dictionary made available cross platform, through new backup and sync features. Nuance Communications, the company behind...
Swype gets backup and sync features to take your personalized keyboard cross-platform

Domino's starts harassing idiot non-patrons

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Domino's terror campaign against consumers who can't stand its pizza continues. Crispin Porter + Bogusky is back with a new facet to the "New Pizza" campaign with a microsite called "Pizza Holdouts." The brand set out to harass three poor unsuspecting souls who were ratted out as not eating...
Domino's starts harassing idiot non-patrons

Wanted: More Directors With Digital Savvy

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Nearly every facet of corporate life has gone digital. But many public-company boards remain stuck in analog mode. That has started to change. Boards worried about their scant digital expertise are scrambling to recruit newcomers who can advise management on strategies for mobile devices, social media and data analytics. Read...
Wanted: More Directors With Digital Savvy

In defence of online comments | James Ball

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The internet would be a dull place without readers being able to challenge writers – and journalism would be impoverishedOnline comments are getting a bad press of late. After a small number of prison sentences have been doled out to online trolls, most recently to a tweeter who posted racist...
In defence of online comments | James Ball
MarketWatch founder Larry Kramer is the new publisher of USA Today

A Beginner's Guide To The NYC Tech Scene

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New to the New York tech scene? Steve Schlafman, a principal at Lerer Ventures, put together a presentation of everything a new tech player needs to know about Silicon Alley. He spent the past month creating it and he's covered every facet, from which blogs to read, which founders and...
A Beginner's Guide To The NYC Tech Scene

Finding the Balance of Design and Functionality

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We've talked a lot on ReadWriteStart about how design is an important facet of the development of a web applications for startups. Last week we provided some advice on how to deal with irate customers who hate your design changes, and earlier this month we talked about how small design...
Finding the Balance of Design and Functionality

Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox

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Microsoft announced today via its blog that it will be selling its Mediaroom properties to Ericsson, in a deal that will see Ericsson become the dominant IPTV player in the industry with over 25 percent market share. Mediaroom operates as a pretty much separate company from Microsoft, with its own...
Microsoft To Sell IPTV Mediaroom Division To Ericsson, Will Refocus TV Efforts On Xbox

Motorola forces Germany to ban iOS push mail

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If you’ve emailed an iOS user in Germany during the last couple of days and they haven’t gotten back to you instantly, don’t be too hard on them – Apple has been forced to disable push mail for iCloud and MobileMe there. The move is the result of a permanent...
Motorola forces Germany to ban iOS push mail

Nintendo's Wii U up close and personal: a photo tour

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We're here at Nintendo's Wii U event in New York City where the gaming outfit's prexy Reggie Fils-Aime just announced US pricing and release details for the console, as well as it's own unique TVii service. And now that those important tidbits have been squared away, it's time to...
Nintendo's Wii U up close and personal: a photo tour
What would an anti-drone, anti-surveillance city look like?
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S4 mini: A Powerful, Compact Smartphone

On the Difference Between Google and Journalism

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"We need to rethink every facet of the journalism model in light of the dramatic changes in the architecture of the news ecosystem." This is the quote from Richard Gingras, as first pointed out by my colleague Jon Mitchell last Friday. Gingras holds an important position: As head of...
On the Difference Between Google and Journalism

Google Designing "X Phone" to Rival Apple, Samsung

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Engineers at Motorola are hard at work on a sophisticated handset, to be released next year, that parent Google Inc. hopes will provide more potent competition for devices like Apple Inc.’s iPhone, said people familiar with the matter. Seven months after being acquired by Google for $12.5 billion, Motorola is...
Google Designing "X Phone" to Rival Apple, Samsung

Introducing Mozilla Persona

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This past year we’ve been building the core of a Web-scale identity system. We’ve been calling it BrowserID: our name both for the technology1 and the Mozilla service that implements the technology. Today we’d like to introduce Mozilla Persona, our new name for the complete Identity offering from Mozilla: a...
Introducing Mozilla Persona

Resistant to the inevitable: How technology is changing the restaurant industry

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Technology touches every facet of our lives – as it always has – but with the emergence of mobile devices and cloud computing making more of an impact than ever, you’d be hard-pressed to go anywhere and not find a high-tech piece of hardware or software around. These advances have...
Resistant to the inevitable: How technology is changing the restaurant industry

For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability

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IBM recently won the contract to create a more sustainable and energy efficient Los Angeles Unified School District. But before ripping out old roofs or replacing leaky windows, David Bartlett’s, the computing gaint’s sustainability guru, took a look at the data. “Most buildings don’t have a good way to look...
For Earth Day: a chat with IBM’s “Building Whisperer,” Dave Bartlett, on the tech behind sustainability
After 2 years in a Chevy Volt, this guy is averaging 460 mpg

Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Future Of Data Storage [Video]

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Last week, ReadWrite Editor-in-in-Chief Dan Lyons sat down with 27-year-old Box CEO Aaron Levie to discuss the complex market of enterprise cloud technology in the third ReadWrite Mix event in San Francisco. (See also Aaron Levie On The Uncertain Landscape Of Enterprise Software, Aaron Levie On Finding Mentors & Mixing Enterprise/Consumer Cultures and Aaron Levie On Growing Up During...
Box CEO Aaron Levie On The Future Of Data Storage [Video]
Sleep Tracking Startup Zeo Says Goodnight
Gettin' Naggy with It: The Latest in Fitness Tech

Gawker unveils new comments system and Nick Denton immediately uses it to pick fight with BuzzFeed

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After users accuse him of trying to emulate BuzzFeed, Denton jumps into the fray to accuse rival Jonah Peretti of 'stunt' tacticsIn announcing a facet of his site's new commenting system, Gawker impresario Nick Denton caused a stir, naturally, in the comments. The publisher went on an angry tirade against...
Gawker unveils new comments system and Nick Denton immediately uses it to pick fight with BuzzFeed
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