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Snooper's charter is threat to internet freedom, warn web five in letter to May

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Exclusive: Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo! and Twitter dismiss email tracking as too costly and 'highly contentious'The five biggest internet companies in the world, including Google and Facebook, have privately delivered a thinly veiled warning to the home secretary, Theresa May, that they will not voluntarily co-operate with the "snooper's charter".In...
Snooper's charter is threat to internet freedom, warn web five in letter to May

Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

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Monitoring service Renesys detected 'profoundly degraded activity' after cable sustained damage off the coast of EgyptA cut to the largest internet cable that connects Europe and Asia caused severe service disruption that stretched from from Africa to Pakistan. Chief technology officer at internet connectivity measuring company Renesys, Jim Cowie, said...
Damaged undersea internet cable causes widespread global service disruption

Windows Phone adds 75,000 apps and games in 2012

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Microsoft’s Windows Phone more than doubled the size of its app catalog in 2012, adding more than 75,000 new apps and games from third-party developers, according to a Microsoft blog post published overnight. Todd Brix of Microsoft writes in the post, “We literally set a new foundation this year with...
Windows Phone adds 75,000 apps and games in 2012

Apigee acquires global API alliance's carrier billing technology

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API management startup Apigee has just announced it’s acquired some interesting mobile payment processing and other technologies from the Wholesale Applications Community (WAC). This deal includes a specific API for carrier billing for in-app purchases, and it plays nicely with carriers all around the globe. WAC’s technology offering is...
Apigee acquires global API alliance's carrier billing technology

Sportingbet and Plumbee pool their bets to create Bonza Gaming

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Gaming companies Sportingbet and Plumbee have announced that they are pairing up in a joint venture called Bonza Gaming. The new, London-based company brings the pair together under the leadership of Rick Brownlow, formerly head of mobile for Sportingbet. The two firms have slightly different approaches to gaming. Plumbee is...
Sportingbet and Plumbee pool their bets to create Bonza Gaming

Microsoft looks to boost China sales with Chongqing services center

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Microsoft is expanding its enterprise services in China with a new Global Service Delivery Center in the country, the second of its kind in the world, the company said Wednesday....
Microsoft looks to boost China sales with Chongqing services center

Congratulations, Facebook!

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Eight years ago, you were a dorm-room coding project. Now, you're a global service used by 1/8th of the world's population. You're generating $4+ billion of revenue and $1+ billion of profit. You're more than 3,000+ employees strong. You've revolutionized the way people communicate and share information. You've made thousands...
Congratulations, Facebook!

Accel's Jim Breyer to step down from Facebook board

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Jim Breyer, the Accel Partners venture capitalist who played a big role in Facebook’s launch, has decided to step down from the social networks board of directors. In a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, Breyer notified the company that he will not stand for reelection to the...
Accel's Jim Breyer to step down from Facebook board

Flipboard's Mike McCue Talks Mobile Media At Disrupt NY

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People want to get their news on their phones, but many publishers are struggling to offer a set of mobile web sites and apps that users truly love. Meanwhile, mobile advertising is currently making much less money than web advertising, which is already a fraction of what print used to...
Flipboard's Mike McCue Talks Mobile Media At Disrupt NY

Social dating service Badoo launches an iPad app for its 172 million users

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London-based social network Badoo has finally released its iPad app, adding tablets to its list of devices that the service can be accessed on. In doing so, the company says that it helps move it closer towards its goal of connecting “people around the world for flirting, dating and making new...
Social dating service Badoo launches an iPad app for its 172 million users

Myriad focuses on low-end phones, buys UK’s Synchronica

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Not everyone wants or can afford a smartphone, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need some of the key functions that comes with these app platforms — browsers, messaging and social tools, for example. Monday saw some consolidation in the industry supplying these capabilities for low-end phones, with Swiss handset...
Myriad focuses on low-end phones, buys UK’s Synchronica

Microsoft eyes enterprise market with new services center in China

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Microsoft is expanding its enterprise services in China with a new Global Service Delivery Center in the country, the second of its kind in the world, the company said Wednesday.The company is building the center in Chongqing, where it signed an agreement with the municipal government, Microsoft said in...
Microsoft eyes enterprise market with new services center in China

75,000 applications were added to the Windows Phone Marketplace in 2012, more than doubling its size

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2012 has been a year of transition for Windows Phone, as well as the period in which it remade itself. A new platform, Windows Phone 8, moved the mobile operating system to the Windows core. Microsoft rebuilt its entire development stack, with a new “client platform, new developer toolset, new...
75,000 applications were added to the Windows Phone Marketplace in 2012, more than doubling its size
Windows Phone Store added 75K apps this year, but will it lead to a brighter 2013?

What Happens Next If Spotify Goes Public?

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Record labels’ equity in Spotify has allowed the music subscription service to start and to flourish. But, if the company decides to file for IPO, their ownership could also be an added source of tension between labels and artists who already feel underpaid by the company. paidContent understands the...
What Happens Next If Spotify Goes Public?

Social media monitoring firm Synthesio steps into Asia with Singapore office launch

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Business and brands in Asia that are keen to harness the potential of social media have a new option after Synthesio, a social media monitoring service originally from France, expanded into the continent by opening an office in Singapore. The company — which was founded in 2006 and has offices in Paris,...
Social media monitoring firm Synthesio steps into Asia with Singapore office launch

After Eight Years On Facebook's Board, Jim Breyer Exits To Focus On His New Harvard Board Seat

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Venture capitalist Jim Breyer is giving up his seat on Facebook’s board in June, which he’s held since April 2005. The split is amicable, and stems from his desire to concentrate on his new board seat with the Harvard University Corporation Board. Breyer joined the Facebook board after his venture...
After Eight Years On Facebook's Board, Jim Breyer Exits To Focus On His New Harvard Board Seat

Breaking away from the app store model, games giant GREE launches HTML5 service

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Gaming giant GREE is gearing up to announce its latest financial results today but, just before doing so, it has let loose with another announcement which will see it break free of the app store model by introducing HTML5 Web apps games to its global userbase. This summer was the Japanese...
Breaking away from the app store model, games giant GREE launches HTML5 service
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