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Zynga Shares Sink 12% After Renegotiated Partnership With Facebook Makes It Just A Regular Developer

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You might think Zynga’s newfound flexibility from the end of its exclusivity agreements with Facebook would encourage investors. Instead, $ZNGA is down 12.21% after-hours, likely because it’s lost its special relationship with the social network. Now it can launch games elsewhere and use non-Facebook payments and ads on Zynga.com, but it...
Zynga Shares Sink 12% After Renegotiated Partnership With Facebook Makes It Just A Regular Developer
Hoping To Ride The Crowdfunding Wave, Celery Lets Sellers Accept Pre-Orders, Charge When Products Ready To Ship

Intel to launch Celeron and Pentium chips based on Atom architecture

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In recent years, Intel's Celeron and Pentium processors have been cut-down versions of more advanced counterparts. For the chips' next updates, Intel is taking an opposite tack -- it's bringing low-end Atom architecture into the big leagues. The company is confident enough in the speed and flexibility of the...
Intel to launch Celeron and Pentium chips based on Atom architecture

Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network

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Today Yahoo announced a non-exclusive deal with Google that will see advertisements from the search giant appear on its new partner’s web properties for users around the world. Specifically discussing contextual advertising, and in this case display contextual advertising, Yahoo welcomed Google’s Adsense and AdMob networks to both its own properties,...
Yahoo picks up Google as an ad provider, calling the partnership a move to expand its network

BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility

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Will BlackBerry 10 be the hallowed OS that heals Waterloo's recent wounds or yet another RIM-shot to highlight its foibles? Only the fickle tide of consumer interest will certainly tell. But while the success and awareness of that new platform undoubtedly rests on the company's shoulders, a great deal...
BlackBerry 10 developer toolkit released in beta, adds Native and WebWorks SDKs for app-building flexibility
Cash in the clouds: Google says CFOs believe in cloud computing
How Wordnik moved its database to the cloud
Wowzapp: Microsoft Opens Registration For Its Worldwide Windows 8 Hackathon In November

Zynga Loosens Its Deal With Facebook: No Longer Tied To Facebook Ad Units, Credits, Or Exclusivity

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Zynga just filed an amendment to its agreement with Facebook. According to the filing, Zynga is now bound by Facebook’s standard terms of service, meaning that it no longer has a separate obligation to use Facebook ad units and Facebook credits. The company also says it’s no longer bound to...
Zynga Loosens Its Deal With Facebook: No Longer Tied To Facebook Ad Units, Credits, Or Exclusivity

Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

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Creative Commons recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, with well-deserved praise for its work flooding in from around the world. There's no doubt it has played an important role in raising people's awareness of the problems with copyright, and in offering some alternative licenses that ameliorate some of its worst aspects....
Why Using Creative Commons Licensed Materials Is Not As Easy As It Looks

Apple increases buyback to $60 billion, and quarterly dividend to 15%

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Following its Q1 2013 earnings report on Tuesday, Apple announced that its Board of Directors authorized increasing share repurchasing to $60 billion, up from $10 billion that it announced in 2012. In total, the company expects to utilize a total of $100 billion of cash under this expanded program. Shareholders...
Apple increases buyback to $60 billion, and quarterly dividend to 15%

"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

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Courtesy of a plethora of very irked Yahoo employees, here is the internal memo sent to the company about a new rule rolled out today by CEO Marissa Mayer, which requires that Yahoo employees who work remotely to relocate to company facilities. “Speed and quality are often sacrificed when...
"Physically Together": Here's the Internal Yahoo No-Work-From-Home Memo -- Which Extends Beyond Remote Workers

Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

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Heroku announced a new version of its Add-Ons Marketplace to give developers a “program in a box,” so they can focus on the apps they’re developing instead of spending time on such issues as marketing and billing. Heroku CEO Oren Teich said in an interview that the company has found that developers need...
Heroku's New Add-Ons Marketplace Is A "Program In A Box" For Developers

Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

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Eventbrite may look like a company on the verge of an IPO, but the company’s latest bit of financing shows it’s quite content with staying private. Eventbrite has raised a fresh $60 million in funding, thanks to T. Rowe Price and Tiger Global. While it’s a bit strange that a late-stage company...
Eventbrite raises a fresh $60M, but it's still in no rush to go public

Google profits climb, company announces stock split

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Google’s profits rose sharply in the first quarter, to $2.89 billion, with CEO Larry Page saying the company is “tremendous momentum from the big bets we’ve made in products like Android, Chrome and YouTube.” The search giant also announced an unusual plan to implement what amounts to a stock split,...
Google profits climb, company announces stock split

Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

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After reaching smartphones and tablets, Google's mobile OS is stretching to electronic headwear. And looking on the bright side, the CEO says Android fragmentation shows innovation and flexibility. [Read more]...
Larry Page: Android powers Google Glass

Amazon's Vogels on 21st-century apps and "IT life events"

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Maybe big businesses really do understand cloud computing after all. When I sat down with Amazon CTO Werner Vogels at the Amazon Web Services re:Invent conference on Wednesday, we began the discussion by talking about applications designed to take advantage of everything the cloud has to offer in terms of...
Amazon's Vogels on 21st-century apps and "IT life events"

Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Android Phone from Your Computer

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One of the benefits of using Android is the options and flexibility you get. Like Phonedeck, an app that essentially lets you control your phone from a web browser. That's right, you can send texts, make calls and reject calls on your phone all through your computer. More »...
Phonedeck Lets You Control Your Android Phone from Your Computer

Google Chrome/OS to use new rendering engine 'Blink' based of predecessor Webkit

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In a surprise announcement made at the Chromium Blog today, Google has announced that Chrome OS, Chrome, and Opera, will be using a new rendering engine titled ‘Blink’. Blink is based of the current rendering engine WebKit. Google states the change as “not an easy decision” , but due to the ‘slow down of innovation’,...
Google Chrome/OS to use new rendering engine 'Blink' based of predecessor Webkit

Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

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Microsoft today announced the release of the Windows Phone app for Windows desktop. Available as a preview since October, the app is now available as a stable release. Here’s what’s new: Expanded podcast support. Support for iTunes podcasts has been a useful feature in the preview versions of the app,...
Windows Phone app for Windows arrives with expanded podcast support, quick updates, and flexible library selection

Plexxi will reinvent networking for a scaled out era

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The enterprise infrastructure of the late 90s and early aughts is no match for the demands of webscale companies like Google or Facebook, or even cloud providers like Amazon. Thus, the giants in the web and cloud worlds are demanding new infrastructure and remaking the world of computing for their...
Plexxi will reinvent networking for a scaled out era
AMD Completes Exit From Chip Manufacturing Biz

WSO2 releases its open source API manager out of beta

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WSO2, the enterprise middleware company has launched its open source API manager publicly after 140 developers applied to join its beta program. The firm hopes that its latest product for API access, government and analysis lowers barriers of cost and complexity related to traditional methods. The full release features an...
WSO2 releases its open source API manager out of beta

New Digg Buttons Keep Traffic With Publishers

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Digg has launched some new Digg Buttons and a widget generator for publishers, which the company refers to as updated tools to improve speed, usability and flexibility of integrations for publishers. A representative for Digg tells WebProNews the updated tools are "one of the many steps we're taking in advance...
New Digg Buttons Keep Traffic With Publishers

SiriusXM for Android update brings On Demand and offline listening

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If you're an Android-toting SiriusXM fan, you've probably spent the last month wondering when your smartphone would get the newfound flexibility to tune in beyond live radio. As of Sirius XM's version 2.2 update, Android is back on equal footing. The upgrade supplies On Demand streaming, both for catch-up...
SiriusXM for Android update brings On Demand and offline listening

ZenDesk alternative SupportBee introduces flexible reporting platform with a dedicated API

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We last covered SupportBee when the customer support startup set up a popular new service over a single weekend, and it has developed some way since then, September 2012. For one thing, it upped sticks from Vietnam, returning to founder Prateek Dayal‘s home country of India, where it is now among the second...
ZenDesk alternative SupportBee introduces flexible reporting platform with a dedicated API

Mozilla intros experimental web payment API for Firefox OS

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Mozilla's fledgling Firefox OS has yet to seed out to actual consumers, but when it does an "easy and secure" payment platform should be in place. Announced via the company's developer-focused Hacks blog, navigator.mozPay() is a Javascript API crafted in the vein of Google Wallet, but with a key...
Mozilla intros experimental web payment API for Firefox OS
Verizon iPhone 5 comes unlocked, will stay that way

Facebook ends Reach Generator program in favor of Promoted Posts product

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Facebook has ended the Reach Generator program for premium advertisers less than seven months since it was announced at fMC, a company spokesperson confirms. Reach Generator allowed advertisers to pay Facebook on an ongoing basis, as opposed to a CPC or CPM basis, to sponsor their page posts and guarantee...
Facebook ends Reach Generator program in favor of Promoted Posts product
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