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HarperCollins to launch digital-first mystery imprint, with monthly royalty payments

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HarperCollins’ William Morrow division will launch Witness, a digital-first imprint for mysteries and thrillers, this October, the company announced Tuesday. Witness is part of HarperCollins’ “Impulse” line of books, which also includes digital-first romance, sci-fi/fantasy and young adult books. The idea behind digital-first lines is that they let publishers take...
HarperCollins to launch digital-first mystery imprint, with monthly royalty payments

Vamonos! Runkeeper adds support for new languages in global sprint

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Runkeeper, one of the more popular fitness tracking apps, has already found its way on to millions of smartphones overseas. But the company is making an even bigger international push by adding support for 6 new languages. Already two-thirds of its 17 million users are in more than 200 countries...
Vamonos! Runkeeper adds support for new languages in global sprint

Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

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Pearson released its 2012 annual report Monday. The company had worldwide revenues of £6.1 billion (USD $9.2 billion). Some digital highlights: As previously reported, Financial Times digital subscriptions overtook print subscriptions for the first time in 2012. The FT now has “almost 316,000″ digital subscribers, compared to about 286,000 print subs, and...
Pearson: FT digital subs overtake print; ebooks hit 17% of global sales

Top jobs of the week in digital media

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January isn’t too early to be thinking about spring, is it? While the weather on the East Coast has been anything but balmy, our editorial team is already thinking ahead to April, when our paidContent Live event will take the stage at the Time and Life Building in Manhattan. Turn...
Top jobs of the week in digital media

Twitter is pivoting

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Peter Chernin had this to say during his days as President of News Corp, owners of MySpace, in 2006: If you look at virtually any Web 2.0 application, whether its YouTube, whether it’s Flickr, whether it’s Photobucket or any of the next-generation Web applications, almost all of them are really...
Twitter is pivoting

Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

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Last month, I wrote about an interesting iPhone 5 case called the Linkase. And by interesting, I mean it claims to something that most cases can’t: Boost your iPhone’s Wi-Fi signal strength by up to 50 percent. It’s made by a company in Taiwan called Abosolute Technology. The case has...
Video test: Does the Linkase for iPhone 5 really boost Wi-Fi signals?

Report: Samsung planning $100 LTE smartphone, possible JV, for India

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A fast LTE network isn’t very useful if there aren’t devices to use it. That obvious point may be why Reliance Industries (RIL) is set to “shake up the Indian telecommunications market” according to the Times of India. The publication’s sources say that RIL is close to striking a deal with...
Report: Samsung planning $100 LTE smartphone, possible JV, for India

Chrome for Android may get a speedy websurfing boost

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Google is reportedly experimenting with delivering the web faster on Android devices through data compression. Over the weekend, Francois Beaufort noted the development on his Google+ page; Beaufort has consistently delivered early information on Google’s Chrome OS and Android efforts in the past. He says the end result would be...
Chrome for Android may get a speedy websurfing boost

Coming to a school near you: Google launches Android app store for education

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Google already reaches millions of students through its Apps for Education classroom tools but, at its annual developer conference Wednesday, the tech giant said it’s making an even bigger push with Android. Starting this fall, it plans to offer teachers across the country an education-focused Android app store, called Google Play...
Coming to a school near you: Google launches Android app store for education

Quantance takes in another $12M to improve 4G battery life

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Phone power supply maker Quantance has raised another $12 million in funding,  which the company plans to put to use commercializing its battery-saving envelope tracking technology. Envelope tracking might sound like a certified mail service, but it’s really a technology used to tame LTE’s normally power hungry ways. LTE is...
Quantance takes in another $12M to improve 4G battery life
Samsung's ATIV Windows 8 Smart PC Pro 700 slate now includes integrated LTE

Santa Clara launches free outdoor Wi-Fi on backs of smart meters

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Residents of Santa Clara, Calif. not only have a new smart meter program but free outdoor Wi-Fi to boot. The city’s non-profit electric municipal utility, Silicon Valley Power (SVP), is taking advantage of connected electric meters by integrating support for a second public unencrypted Wi-Fi channel, allowing the city to...
Santa Clara launches free outdoor Wi-Fi on backs of smart meters
FT launches "second generation" web app, says online payments will soon be much easier

ActivityStreams Aim to Be DNA of the Future Web

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When the well-respected open source advocate Chris Messina announced he was joining Google in January, many folks were concerned that his being absorbed in to the big company Borg would mean a cessation or redirection of some of his projects targeting the next generation Web, possibly in exchange of proprietary...
ActivityStreams Aim to Be DNA of the Future Web
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Need instant Wi-Fi? Boingo makes it an iTunes in-app purchase

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With over 600,000 Wi-Fi hotspots, Boingo Wireless has connectivity available all around the world. Signing up for a new Boingo account is relatively painless but when you need Wi-Fi in a hurry, who wants to waste time jumping through registration hoops? Folks with an iOS device don’t have to any...
Need instant Wi-Fi? Boingo makes it an iTunes in-app purchase

Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

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It took three years, but OpenSignal finally has an iPhone app that will measure and track the performance of any mobile network it runs over. OpenSignal has been using its Android app to keep tabs on carriers’ networks around the world, crowdsourcing that data into detailed reports. Why participate in...
Crowdsourced network tester OpenSignal releases on iPhone app

Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

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Later today in New York, Samsung plans to introduce its latest flagship Android phone, the Galaxy S 4. I’ll be covering the event live from Radio City Music Hall starting at 4pm PT (7pm ET), as Samsung introduces what will likely be the most scrutinized phone in the Android world....
Live blog: Samsung unveils the Galaxy S 4

STMicro taps Quantenna's gigabit Wi-Fi technology for future chips

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High-speed Wi-Fi specialist Quantenna Communications has found a willing advocate for its new Wi-Fi superchip technology. Semiconductor giant STMicroelectronics has signed a licensing agreement with Quantenna to incorporate its multi-gigabit 802.11ac designs into future chips. The companies said the first products from the collaboration would come out next year. While...
STMicro taps Quantenna's gigabit Wi-Fi technology for future chips

Bad Wi-Fi signal? Linkase iPhone 5 case boasts a 50% boost

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Wouldn’t it be great if an iPhone case increased wireless speeds while protecting the phone at the same time? That’s exactly what the Linkase for iPhone claims to do. The case includes a slide-out antenna that looks like its part of the case. According to Absolute Technology, the company behind...
Bad Wi-Fi signal? Linkase iPhone 5 case boasts a 50% boost

Kik raises $19.5M to continue waging its messaging war

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Kik Interactive, the over-the-top communications startup that makes the popular Kik Messenger app, has raised a $19.5 million Series B ,led by new investor Foundation Capital and added Foundation partner Anamitra Banerji to its board. Benarji was Twitter’s 30th employee and first product manager, so he knows a bit about...
Kik raises $19.5M to continue waging its messaging war

Hold off updating your iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1, European carriers warn customers

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Two mobile operators in Europe have told customers with an iPhone 4S to avoid updating the device to iOS 6.1, because of reports that the upgrade brings connectivity problems with it. Vodafone UK flagged up the issue in a forum post late on Friday, after 3 Austria made a similar...
Hold off updating your iPhone 4S to iOS 6.1, European carriers warn customers

Hearst: Women finally embracing online magazines thanks to 7-inch screens

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The arrival of the iPad in 2010 was supposed to be a game-changer for magazine brands but subscriptions never took off as expected, especially among women. Now, that’s starting to change thanks to smaller screens that can fit in a purse. Speaking at the D: Dive Into Media conference in...
Hearst: Women finally embracing online magazines thanks to 7-inch screens
Smartphones will be half of the total phones shipped in 2013: Ericsson CEO

10 Great Sites for Watching Video on Your iPad

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By now you’re probably well aware that the shiny new iPad is missing something: support for Adobe Flash content. Even Adobe called out Jobs and co. for its omission on the device that will herald the renaissance of the tablet computing form factor (maybe).Still, despite the prevalence of Flash...
10 Great Sites for Watching Video on Your iPad
Breakdown of Android tablet market shows small slates rule the roost
Meet 7 startups that could define the Chinese cloud
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