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Amazon Cloud Drive and app arrive in UK at last, sans fanfare

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Eons after it appeared in the US, Amazon's Cloud Drive is at last available in the UK. Brits can manage the service from within their Amazon account online, or get the free standalone Mac or PC app for desktop dragging and dropping. It slipped in with nary a peep...
Amazon Cloud Drive and app arrive in UK at last, sans fanfare
Acer reveals sub-$200 7-inch quad-core Iconia Tab A110
Google Fiber is live in Kansas City, real-world speeds at 700 Mbps

With "Lillyhammer" Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching

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There was no premiere episode. And not much fanfare. Monday morning the show went online, its entire first series watchable in one sitting. What is Netflix thinking?If a show debuts without a premiere, will anyone watch it? That's the multi-million-dollar koan Netflix is looking to answer. And fast.Earlier this week...
With "Lillyhammer" Netflix Wants To Destroy Traditional TV, Get You "Hooked" On All-At-Once Watching

Apple Fans Are Angry About The New iPads (AAPL)

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The fanfare of Apple's (AAPL) announcement of two new iPads Tuesday quickly gave way to backlash from consumers who say the short life span of Apple products is becoming wearisome -- and expensive. Apple surprised fans by unveiling a revamped, full-size iPad, just seven months after releasing the third-generation iPad....
Apple Fans Are Angry About The New iPads (AAPL)

Apple's new iPad 3 – review

www.guardian.co.uk
The voice dictation isn't much good, and those who want to plug in a USB hub will be disappointed. Everyone else will find the retina display and better graphics a delightIn answer to your first question: yes, there is a difference. In answer to your second: yes, you can actually...
Apple's new iPad 3 – review

Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile now available for $370 on contract

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T-Mobile may be a bit late to the Samsung Galaxy Note II party, but the mega-sized 5.5-inch smartphone has now landed in its online store for $370 on contract. You'll need to commit yourself to one of several of the carrier's two year contracts, but if you can manage...
Samsung Galaxy Note II for T-Mobile now available for $370 on contract

Zuckerberg Could Make Facebook Members, Advertisers & Investors Happier

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In his first public comments since Facebook went public, CEO Mark Zuckerberg expressed disappointment with the company's recent performance and hinted at new search and mobile strategies. But here are three concrete ways Facebook can make members, advertisers and shareholders happy again. Wall Street already likes Zuckerberg's seemingly new approach: Shares of...
Zuckerberg Could Make Facebook Members, Advertisers & Investors Happier
The Microsoft Surface, A 10.6-inch Windows 8 Tablet From Microsoft

Colors! Samsung's Galaxy Camera pops at Photokina with vibrant orange and magenta paint jobs

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Another Photokina star is Samsung's Galaxy Camera, which launched to much fanfare several weeks ago at IFA, but dominates the company's photo-themed booth at the biennial photography show in Cologne, Germany. There's not much more to report on the hardware side, apart from confirmation that certain versions of the...
Colors! Samsung's Galaxy Camera pops at Photokina with vibrant orange and magenta paint jobs
That Which We Call An UltraBook By Any Other Name Would Smell As Sleek

Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox?

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The Google Drive cloud storage service launched yesterday to much fanfare, but as with any new Google product, there are important questions about how the company will actually use personal data uploaded to the system. Google sells ads against your data, after all, and the more data you give...
Is Google Drive worse for privacy than iCloud, Skydrive, and Dropbox?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) hands-on (video)

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As far as product launches go, the 10-inch Galaxy Tab 2's debut was relatively discreet. Announced with little fanfare, it's not even on display in Samsung's booth here at Mobile World Congress; you'll have to talk your way into a private room if you want a shot at getting...
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1) hands-on (video)
Mobile app startups are failing like it's 1999
Nest launches slimmer, smarter learning thermostat
Airbnb Acquires UK-based Crashpadder As Part Of International Growth Push

Option XYFI is 'world's smallest' personal hotspot -- we go hands-on!

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Option's XYFI (pronounced ex-WiFi) was announced earlier this week with little fanfare but piqued our interest with its claim to being the world's smallest personal hotspot. We had an opportunity to look and discuss it at a quiet table at MWC today, a nice change from a showy booth....
Option XYFI is 'world's smallest' personal hotspot -- we go hands-on!
Mark Zuckerberg, the new dictator of Facebookistan

Among many hits, Apple's lonely flop

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The company's iAd advertising platform was launched with great fanfare two years ago. But it's remained a painfully niche product. By Verne Kopytoff, contributor FORTUNE -- Two years ago, Steve Jobs introduced Apple's iAd, the company's first foray into mobile advertising. On stage at Apple's headquarters, he called the new...
Among many hits, Apple's lonely flop

Sony Xperia tipo dual shares SIMs, still fits in tiny pockets

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It looks like Sony's not quite finished today, with two more phones sneaking out on its YouTube channel ahead of any official fanfare. The Xperia tipo dual (and its single-SIM version, the tipo) keep things small and simple, with a 3.2-inch TFT screen and 800MHz Snapdragon. Both, however, will...
Sony Xperia tipo dual shares SIMs, still fits in tiny pockets

Where oh where is Windows Phone 8?

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Two companies have now announced their Windows Phone 8 hardware. Samsung was first out of the blocks, showing off its ATIV S at IFA last month. With much fanfare, Nokia revealed its first pair of Windows Phone 8 handsets, the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920. But in spite of gathering...
Where oh where is Windows Phone 8?
Who needs WHOIS? Kanye West launches WhoDat instead

This is how you shut down your MMO's servers for good: Glitch's graceful exit

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Developers and players pour themselves into building up MMOs, but the games can't always support themselves, and then those worlds blink out. All too often, MMOs close but don't offer closure for the workers who spent so much time on them--nor for the players who expected to keep playing...
This is how you shut down your MMO's servers for good: Glitch's graceful exit
Indeed - A Hiring Powerhouse

Nokia’s Lumia gambit: TNW’s take on the company’s biggest bet

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It’s game time for Nokia, as the firm has initiated its advertising campaign to launch the Lumia 900, its great hope for a massive return to glory in the United States, a critical mobile market. We’ve written much on the Lumia 900, a handset that we have reviewed favorably in our testing thus...
Nokia’s Lumia gambit: TNW’s take on the company’s biggest bet

Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

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Rovio to Houston. The Mighty Eagle as landed. Big time. Rovio just took to Twitter to announce that its latest Angry Birds installment, Angry Birds Space, was downloaded 50 Million times in 35 days. As the company brags, that makes Angry Birds Space the fastest growing mobile game in history....
Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 50 Million Times In 35 Days

Japan’s DeNA launches its first mobile social games for the iPhone and iPad in the US

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It’s finally happened, albeit without the big stage launch that we may have expected, Japanese mobile social gaming firm DeNA has begun offering games from its ‘Mobage’ social gaming platform for iOS devices in America and other regions worldwide. Just last week, the company said that support for Apple devices...
Japan’s DeNA launches its first mobile social games for the iPhone and iPad in the US

Google on a hiring spree in UK and Ireland

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The London offices that Google’s European boss says don’t do much innovative engineering is on a hiring spree — but Google doesn’t want to talk about it. Google is currently advertising for 134 positions at its locations in the capital, after posting dozens of vacancies last week. A further 156...
Google on a hiring spree in UK and Ireland

Apple takes iTunes to Asia without a fanfare

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Nine years after the US version opened its doors, the iTunes platform has made its way to Asia. [Read more]...
Apple takes iTunes to Asia without a fanfare

MobileApps.com, the 'AdSense for mobile apps', shuts down - domain can be yours for $1 million

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Singapore-based startup MobileApps.com, which launched its mobile app discovery platform to some fanfare last year, recently decided to call it quits and re-focus on ‘rich media ads’. The company had raised $400,000 in seed funding from Tokyo-based mobile company I-FREEK. This morning, founder and CEO Alvin Koay published a press...
MobileApps.com, the 'AdSense for mobile apps', shuts down - domain can be yours for $1 million
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